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House Record Digest - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The House passed H.R. 2397, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014.

The House passed H.R. 2397, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 315 yeas to 109 nays, Roll No. 414. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, July 23rd.

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police who were killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol against an intruder armed with a gun on July 24, 1998.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
18 public bills, H.R. 2804-2821; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 52-54; and H. Res. 316-317 were introduced.
Pages H5049-51

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5051-52

Report Filed:
A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 1961, to amend title 46, United States Code, to extend the exemption from the fire-retardant materials construction requirement for vessels operating within the Boundary Line (H. Rept. 113-175).
Page H5049

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4981

Recess:
The House recessed at 11:01 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H4988

Chaplain:
The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend John Reynolds, Volusia County Baptist Church, Orange City, Florida.
Page H4988

Journal:
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Page H4988

Member Resignation:
Read a letter from Representative Jo Bonner, wherein he resigned as Representative for the First Congressional District of Alabama, effective 11:59 p.m., August 2, 2013.
Page H4988

Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 and Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013--Rule for Consideration:
The House agreed to H. Res. 315, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 2218, to amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment and H.R. 1582, to protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy, by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 400, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 399.
Pages H4995-H5002

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014:
The House passed H.R. 2397, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 315 yeas to 109 nays, Roll No. 414. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, July 23rd.
Pages H5002-31
Rejected the Frankel (FL) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 192 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 413.
Pages H5029-30
Agreed to: LaMalfa amendment (No. 51 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was debated on July 23rd that provides that none of the funds made available in this act may be used to pay any fine assessed against a military installation by the California Air Resources Board (by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 402);
Page H5003
Mulvaney amendment (No. 55 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was debated on July 23rd that reduces funds made available in the Overseas Contingency Operations budget by $3,546,000,000 to better correspond with the President's request. Protects all amounts made available for the National Guard and Reserve Component Equipment modernization shortfalls for homeland defense and emergency response (by a recorded vote of 215 ayes to 206 noes, Roll No. 403);
Pages H5003-04
Walorski amendment (No. 62 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was debated on July 23rd that prohibits any funds made available by this Act from being used to transfer or release detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen (by a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 405);
Page H5005
Bonamici amendment (No. 65 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was debated on July 23rd that prevents the retirement, divestment, transfer, or preparation to do so of C-23 aircraft used by the National Guard and to designate $34 million for the sustainment and operation of the C-23 aircraft in a viable state (by a recorded vote of 264 ayes to 154 noes, Roll No. 406);
Page H5006
Brooks (AL) amendment (No. 72 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits funds from this Act from being used to implement or execute any agreement with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defenses of the United States;
Pages H5011-12 
Speier amendment (No. 74 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that provides funds to identify individuals who were separated from the military on the grounds of a disorder subsequent to reporting a sexual assault and, if appropriate, correcting their record;
Pages H5013-14 

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Speier amendment (No. 75 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that provides $10 million in additional funds to increase training for investigators to properly investigate sexual assault related offenses;
Pages H5014-15 
Radel amendment (No. 97 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that prohibits the use of any funds with respect to military action in Syria to the extent such action would be inconsistent with the War Powers Resolution;
Pages H5015-17 
Massie amendment (No. 98 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that provides that no funds made available by this Act may be used to fund military or paramilitary operations in Egypt;
Pages H5017-19 
Kilmer amendment (No. 67 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that protects DoD civilians' security clearances (by a recorded vote of 277 ayes to 142 noes, Roll No. 407);
Pages H5006-07, H5019 
Terry amendment (No. 24 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was debated on July 23rd that increases Defense-wide O/M by $1 billion, while reducing funding in the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $2.6 billion. The reduction would be in order to give DoD more flexibility to offset civilian furloughs (agreed by unanimous consent to withdraw the earlier request for a recorded vote to the end that the amendment stand adopted in accordance with the previous voice vote thereon); and
Page H5027 
Pompeo amendment (No. 99 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that ensures none of the funds may be used by the NSA to target a U.S. person or acquire and store the content of a U.S. person's communications, including phone calls and e-mails (by a recorded vote of 409 ayes to 12 noes, Roll No. 411).
Pages H5021-23, H5027-28 
Rejected: Jones amendment (No. 48 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was debated on July 23rd that sought to restrict the use of funds approved by this Act from being used to carry out activities under the United States-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, without being approved by Members of Congress (by a recorded vote of 177 ayes to 246 noes, Roll No. 401);
Pages H5002-03 
Stockman amendment (No. 60 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was debated on July 23rd that sought to prohibit participation by the People's Republic of China in joint U.S. military exercises (by a recorded vote of 137 ayes to 286 noes, Roll No. 404);
Pages H5004-05 
Nadler amendment (No. 69 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to prevent the further detention of Guantanamo Bay detainees that have already been cleared for release (by a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 408);
Pages H5007-09, H5019-20 
Nadler amendment (No. 70 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to prevent further construction or expansion of existing facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 409);
Pages H5009-10, H5020-21 
Schiff amendment (No. 73 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to prohibit funding the use of force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF, PL 107-40) effective on December 31, 2014--concurrent with the end of our combat role in Afghanistan (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 236 noes, Roll No. 410); and
Pages H5012-13, H5021 
Amash amendment (No. 100 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that sought to end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act. Bars the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215 (by a recorded vote of 205 ayes to 217 noes, Roll No. 412).
Pages H5023-27, H5028-29 
Withdrawn: Pierluisi amendment (No. 71 printed in H. Rept. 113-170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have enabled the Department of Defense to respond to significant public safety hazards and fulfill its environmental restoration responsibilities under CERCLA by removing unexploded ordnance from the Northwest Peninsula of the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico, which is a formerly used defense site where U.S. Navy ship-to-shore bombing and weapons training occurred from 1903 until 1975.
Pages H5010-11 
Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to make technical and conforming changes to reflect the actions of the House.
Page H5031 

H. Res. 312, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2397) and (H.R. 2610) was agreed to yesterday, July 23rd.

Moment of Silence:
The House observed a moment of silence in honor of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police who were killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol against an intruder armed with a gun on July 24, 1998.
Page H5011 

Meeting Hour:
Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, July 25th.
Page H5031 

Senate Message:
Message received from the Senate today appears on page H5031.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and 14 recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5000-01, H5001-02, H5002-03, H5003, H5003-04, D764H5004-05, H5005, H5006, H5019, H5019-20, H5020-21, H5021, H5027-28, H5028, H5030 and H5031. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:55 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1130

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1127

Boehner, John A., Ohio, E1121

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1125, E1126, E1126, E1128

Cole, Tom, Okla., E1126

Cotton, Tom, Ark., E1121

Crenshaw, Ander, Fla., E1123

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E1130

Edwards, Donna F., Md., E1128

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1127

Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E1123, E1124

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1122

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1121

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E1130

Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E1123

Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E1122

Hahn, Janice, Calif., E1127

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1125

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E1125

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1121

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1129

Nunes, Devin, Calif., E1124

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1130

Pittenger, Robert, N.C., E1122

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1126

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1125, E1126

Ryan, Paul, Wisc., E1127

Serrano, Jose E., N.Y., E1126

Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1130

Terry, Lee, Nebr., E1129

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1124, E1128

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1123

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1126

Young, Todd C., Ind., E1121, E1122




Next Meeting:
9 a.m., Thursday, July 25
House Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Consideration of H.R. 2218--Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 1582--Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule).

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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