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July 10, 2013

House Record Digest - Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The House agreed by unanimous consent to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 43, to authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of his birth.

The House began consideration of H.R. 2609, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, July 10th.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
9 public bills, H.R. 2628-2636, and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 290-291, 293-294 were introduced.
Page H4308

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4309-10

Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 657, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-145, Pt. 1);

H.R. 819, to authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-146, Pt. 1); and

H. Res. 292, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 761) to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness (H. Rept. 113-147).
Page H4308

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Collins (NY) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4217

Recess:
The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H4221

Journal:
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 262 yeas to 138 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 310.
Pages H4221, H4230-31

Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela:
The House agreed by unanimous consent to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 43, to authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of his birth.
Page H4231

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014:
The House began consideration of H.R. 2609, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, July 10th.
Pages H4224-30, H4231-4308
Agreed to: Noem amendment that increases funding, by offset, for the Bureau of Reclamation rural water projects by $25,000,000;
Pages H4255-56
Hastings (WA) amendment that reduces funds in both the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and D672Efficiency account and the Departmental Administration account and redirects funds to the Defense Environmental Cleanup account;
Pages H4256-57

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Reed amendment that increases funding, by offset, for Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup by $18,956,000;
Pages H4279-80
Schiff amendment that increases funding, by offset, for the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy by $20,000,000; and
Pages H4284-86
Frelinghuysen amendment that amends section 311 relating to a required report that provides an analysis of alternatives for each major warhead refurbishment program that reaches Phase 6.3.
Page H4305
Rejected: Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency activities, Science activities, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy by a total of $1,655,900,180;
Pages H4257-60
Moran amendment (No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of July 8, 2013) that sought to strike section 107, which prohibits funds from being used to implement regulations pertaining to the definition of waters under the jurisdiction of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (by a recorded vote of 177 ayes to 236 noes, Roll No. 311);
Pages H4246-50, H4265-66
Moran amendment (No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record of July 8, 2013) that sought to strike section 112, which prohibits funds from being used to develop, adopt, implement, administer, or enforce any change to the regulations in effect on October 1, 2012, pertaining to the definitions of the terms ``fill material'' or ``discharge of fill material'' for the purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 312);
Pages H4250-55, H4266
Takano amendment (No. 7 printed in the Congressional Record of July 8, 2013) that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $245,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 152 ayes to 264 noes, Roll No. 313);
Pages H4260-61, H4266-67 
Perry amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $31,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 140 ayes to 275 noes, Roll No. 314);
Pages H4261-62, H4267-68 
Broun (GA) amendment that sought to reduce funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $9,826,370 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 153 ayes to 257 noes, Roll No. 315);
Pages H4262-63, H4268-69 
Broun (GA) amendment that sought to reduce funding for Science activities of the Department of Energy by $158,309,900 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account;
Page H4280 
Broun (GA) amendment that sought to reduce funding for Departmental Administration by $9,500,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account;
Page H4288 
Cohen amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $50,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 168 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 316);
Pages H4263-65, H4290-91 
Broun (GA) amendment that sought to reduce funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $4,751,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 158 ayes to 256 noes, Roll No. 317);
Pages H4265, H4291 
Swalwell amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $1,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 201 ayes to 213 noes, Roll No. 318);
Pages H4269-70, H4292 
McClintock amendment that sought to reduce funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency; Nuclear Energy; and Fossil Energy Research and Development and apply the $1,543,929,000 in total savings to the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 115 ayes to 300 noes, Roll No. 319);
Pages H4270-72, H4292-93 
Peters (CA) amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $10,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 320);
Pages H4272, H4293 
Perlmutter amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $15,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 177 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 321);
Pages H4272-73, H4293-94 
Connolly amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $15,500,000 (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 322);
Pages H4273-74, H4294-95 
Takano amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $20,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 164 ayes to 252 noes, Roll No. 323);
Pages H4275, H4295 
Takano amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $40,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 166 ayes to 250 noes, Roll No. 324);
Pages H4275-76, H4295-96 

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Heck (NV) amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Science activities of the Department of Energy by $25,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 81 ayes to 335 noes, Roll No. 325);
Pages H4276-77, H4296-97 
Butterfield amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy by $127,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 150 ayes to 266 noes, Roll No. 326);
Pages H4278-79, H4297 
Foster amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Science activities of the Department of Energy by $500,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 143 ayes to 273 noes, Roll No. 327); and
Pages H4281-83, H4297-98 
Garamendi amendment that sought to redirect $1,000,000 in funding within the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account.
Pages H4283-84, H4302-05 
Withdrawn: Kelly (PA) amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have required the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey to lead a multiagency effort to slow the spread of Asian Carp in the Ohio River basin and tributaries.
Page H4246 

Point of Order sustained against: Castor (FL) amendment that sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency activities by $1,127,954,000 and require that the amount made available under such heading be allocated between programs, projects, and activities previously funded under the heading ``Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy'' and programs, projects, and activities previously funded under the heading ``Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability'' in the same proportion as such funds were allocated between such accounts in fiscal year 2013 (Representative Castor (FL) appealed the ruling of the Chair and it was agreed by voice vote to sustain the ruling of the Chair);
Pages H4262, H4275 
Tonko amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $145,000,000; and
Pages H4274-75 
Brownley (CA) amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for Non-Defense Environment Cleanup by $5,000,000 (Representative Brownley (CA) appealed the ruling of the Chair and it was agreed by voice vote to sustain the ruling of the Chair).
Pages H4277-78 

Proceedings Postponed: Hastings (FL) amendment that seeks to increase funding, by offset, for Science activities of the Department of Energy by $223,000,000;
Pages H4280-81 
Garamendi amendment that seeks to increase funding, by offset, for the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy by $329,000,000;
Pages H4283-84 
Broun (GA) amendment that seeks to eliminate funding for the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program and apply the $6,000,000 in savings to the spending reduction account;
Page H4286 
Jackson Lee amendment that seeks to increase funding for Departmental Administration by $1,000,000 and reduce funding for Weapons Activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration by $1,200,000;
Pages H4286-87 
Quigley amendment that seeks to reduce funding for Weapons Activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration by $23,700,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account;
Pages H4288-90 
Heck (NV) amendment that seeks to increase funding for Weapons Activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration by $14,000,000 and reduce funding for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation by $16,546,000;
Pages H4298-99
Polis amendment that seeks to reduce funding for Weapons Activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration by $13,072,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account;
Pages H4299-H4300 
Burgess amendment that seeks to reduce funding for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation by $48,000,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account;
Pages H4300-02 
Burgess amendment that seeks to strike language allowing the Secretary of Energy to make not more than $48,000,000 available for the purpose of carrying out domestic uranium enrichment research, development, and demonstration activities; and
Page H4302  
Titus amendment that seeks to strike section 509, which prohibits funds from being used to conduct closure of adjudicatory functions, technical review, or support activities associated with the Yucca Mountain geologic repository license application, or for actions that irrevocably remove the possibility that Yucca Mountain may be a repository option in the future.
Pages H4307-08 

H. Res. 288, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 309, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 308.
Pages H4228-30 

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4224. D674

Senate Referral:
S. 793 was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Page H4308 

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and 17 recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4229, H4230, H4230-31, H4265-66, H4266, H4267, H4267-68, H4268-69, H4290-91, H4291, H4292, H4292-93, H4293, H4294, H4294-95, H4295, H4296, H4296-97, H4297, H4297-98. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:03 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1029

Capps, Lois, Calif., E1029

Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E1026

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1031

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1028, E1032

Edwards, Donna F., Md., E1033, E1033

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1026

Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E1026, E1027

Gutierrez, Luis V., Ill., E1031

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1025

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1027, E1030

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E1025

Kirkpatrick, Ann, Ariz., E1030

Lamborn, Doug, Colo., E1033

Larson, John B., Conn., E1032

Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E1029

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1030

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E1031

Miller, George, Calif., E1031

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1029

Paulsen, Erik, Minn., E1028

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E1025

Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1026

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1033, E1033

Terry, Lee, Nebr., E1031

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1027, E1027, E1028, E1029, E1030, E1031, E1032

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1029

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1028




Next Meeting:
10 a.m., Wednesday, July 10
House Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
Continue consideration of H.R. 2609--Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014.

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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