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August 2, 2013

House Record Digest - Thursday, August 1, 2013

The House passed H.R. 2879, to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, and to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 436.

The House began consideration of H.R. 367, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. Consideration of the measure is expected to continue tomorrow, August 2nd.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
78 public bills, 2900-2977; and 9 resolutions, H.J. Res. 55-57; H. Con. Res. 48-50; and H. Res.323-325 were introduced.
Pages H5341-45 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5347-49 

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Huizenga to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5265 

Recess:
The House recessed at 10:55 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H5271

Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013:
The House passed 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 181 noes, Roll No. 432. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, July 31st.
Pages H5285-93
Rejected the Capps motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 221 noes, Roll No. 431.
Pages H5291-92
Agreed to: Woodall amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that requires EPA to make publicly available all data and documents relied upon by the Agency to develop estimates under the bill and
Pages H5285-86  
Murphy (PA) amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that prohibits the EPA from using the ``social cost of carbon'' valuation affected by this bill (by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 178 noes, Roll No. 430).
Pages H5286-88, H5290-91  
Rejected: Waxman amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that was debated on July 31st D821that sought to strike section 2 of the bill, which allows DOE to effectively veto EPA rules (by a recorded vote of 183 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 428) and
Pages H5288-89

[Page: D821]  GPO's PDF

Connolly amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that was debated on July 31st that sought to prevent section 2 of the bill from applying to rules related to protecting air and water quality (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 224 noes, Roll No. 429).
Pages H5289-90 

H. Res. 315, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2218) and (H.R. 1582) was agreed to on Wednesday, July 24th.

Recess:
The House recessed at 2:21 p.m. and reconvened at 2:35 p.m.
Page H5288

Suspension--Proceedings Resumed:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure which was debated yesterday, July 31st: Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013: H.R. 1897, amended, to promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 435.
Pages H5295-96

Stop Government Abuse Act:
The House passed H.R. 2879, to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, and to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 436.
Pages H5276-85, H5296-H5306

H. Res. 322, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 367), (H.R. 2009) and (H.R. 2879), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 223 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 434, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 433.
Pages H5276-85, H5293-94
Pursuant to section 9 of the rule, the following bills are laid on the table: H.R. 1541, H.R. 2579, and H.R. 2711.
Page H5306

Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013:
The House began consideration of H.R. 367, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. Consideration of the measure is expected to continue tomorrow, August 2nd.
Pages H5306-32
Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-187, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
Page H5315
Agreed to: Rodney Davis (IL) amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that adds to the definition of what constitutes a ``major rule'' to include any interim final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would have a significant impact on a substantial amount of agricultural entities (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture);
Pages H5319-20
Sessions amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that requires the agency submitting the report on a proposed Federal rule to include an assessment, as part of the cost-benefit analysis submitted to the Comptroller General and each House of Congress, of anticipated jobs gained or lost as a result of implementation, and to specify whether those jobs will come from the public or private sector;
Pages H5322-24
McKinley amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that reduces the annual effect on the economy of the term ``major rule'' from $100 million or more to $50 million or more; and
Pages H5328-29  
Webster amendment (No. 11 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that prevents Federal agencies from implementing significant policy changes without appropriate congressional review. Brings administrative rules having an economic impact of $100 million or more as scored by the Office of Management and Budget before Congress for a vote.
Pages H5329-30
Proceedings Postponed: Scalise amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to require the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax;
Pages H5317-19
Smith (MO) amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to require congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care Act;
Pages H5320-21
Latham amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to clarify that the report required to be submitted to Congress by Federal agencies promulgating a rule under the Act must include a list of any other related regulatory actions taken by or that will be taken by any other Federal agency with authority to implement the same statutory provision or regulatory objective;
Pages H5321-22
Nadler amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns like the one in D822Fukushima. The amendment would ensure enhanced nuclear safety protection requirements can go into effect;
Pages H5324-25

[Page: D822]  GPO's PDF

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt from the provisions of the bill any rule that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation;
Pages H5325-26
Jackson Lee amendment (No. 8 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security; and
Pages H5326-28  
Moore amendment (No. 12 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt rules pertaining to veterans from the additional requirements of this Act.
Pages H5330-32 

H. Res. 322, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 367), (H.R. 2009) and (H.R. 2879), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 223 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 434, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 433.
Pages H5276-85, H5293-94

Senate Message:
Message received from the Senate today appears on page H5309.

Senate Referral:
S. Con. Res. 22 is held at the desk.
Page H5309 

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5289, H5289-90, H5290, H5292, H5292-93, H5293, H5294, H5295-96, H5306. 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

Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1184, E1203

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1199

Bishop, Timothy H., N.Y., E1201

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1186, E1201

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1200

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1192

Buchanan, Vern, Fla.,E1188

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1186

Chu, Judy, Calif., E1186

Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E1185

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1188

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1193

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1185, E1189, E1198

Culberson, John Abney, Tex., E1202

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1191, E1199

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1195

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1194

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E1199

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1181

Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E1194

Gabbard, Tulsi, Hawaii, E1192

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1189

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1190

Green, Gene, Tex., E1183, E1185, E1200

Hanna, Richard L., N.Y., E1193

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1181, E1182, E1183

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1201

Horsford, Steven A., Nev., E1202

Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E1184

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1203

Kildee, Daniel T., Mich., E1181

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1181

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1182

Long, Billy, Mo., E1193

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E1187

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1189

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1190

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1200, E1202

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1202

Miller, George, Calif., E1184

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1193

Moran, James P., Va., E1186

Noem, Kristi L., S.D., E1201

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1202

Nunes, Devin, Calif., E1190

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1193

Polis, Jared, Colo., E1191, E1194

Reichert, David G., Wash., E1198

Runyan, Jon, N.J., E1183

Schneider, Bradley S., Ill., E1181, E1182

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E1188

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1189, E1200

Smith, Jason T., Mo., E1189

Terry, Lee, Nebr., E1190

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1203, E1203

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E1198

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E1200

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1190

Yoder, Kevin, Kans., E1184




Next Meeting:
9 a.m., Friday, August 2
House Chamber

Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 367--Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013. Consideration of H.R. 2009--Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule).

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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