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House Record Digest - Thursday, September 19, 2013

The House passed H.R. 3102, to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, by a yea-and-nay vote of 217 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 476.

The House began consideration of H.R. 1526, to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, and to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Consideration of the measure is expected to resume tomorrow, September 20th.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
24 public bills, H.R. 3133-3156, were introduced.
Pages H5765-66

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5767-68

Report Filed:
A report was filed today as follows: Supplemental report on H. Res. 352, providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 113-216, Pt. 2).
Page H5765

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Smith (MO) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5657

Recess:
The House recessed at 11:06 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H5663

Chaplain:
The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Bishop Jerry Macklin, Glad Tidings Church, Hayward, California.
Pages H5663-64

Journal:
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H5664, H5721

Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014--Rule for Consideration:
The House agreed to H. Res. 352, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014 and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules, by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 473, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 472.
Pages H5684-94

Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013:
The House passed H.R. 3102, to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, by a yea-and-nay vote of 217 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 476.
Pages H5694-H5721
Rejected the Gallego motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Agriculture with instructions to report the bill back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 193 yeas to 230 nays, Roll No. 475.
Pages H5719-21 

H. Res. 351, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 687), (H.R. 1526), and (H.R. 3102) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 474, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Page H5694

Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act:
The House began consideration of H.R. 1526, to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, and to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Consideration of the measure is expected to resume tomorrow, September 20th.
Pages H5721-55
Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-21, modified by the amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-215, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole and shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources.
Page H5733
Agreed to: Daines amendment (No. 2 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that requires the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report specifying for each Forest Reserve Revenue Area the annual volume requirement in effect for that fiscal year, the volume of board feet actually harvested, the average cost of preparation of timber sales, the revenues generated from such sales, and the amount of receipts distributed to each beneficiary county. Restricts the length of this report to one page;
Pages H5749-50
Smith (MO) amendment (No. 4 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that puts a moratorium on the use of prescribed fires in the Mark Twain National Forest until the Secretary of Agriculture submits a report to Congress on the economic impacts of these fires. The amendment does not prohibit the use of prescribed fire as part of wildfire suppression activities; and
Pages H5751-52
LaMalfa amendment (No. 7 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that streamlines the U.S. Forest Service's post-wildfire efforts by including reforestation, site rehabilitation and salvage operations as eligible to be conducted as a part of suppression efforts and adds funding flexibility for such work.
Pages H5754-55 
Withdrawn: LaMalfa amendment (No. 6 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have limited the Department of Justice efforts to seek damages beyond D887actual damage to property, public lands and firefighting and restoration costs in states with laws limiting such damages.
Page H5754

Proceedings Postponed:

[Page: D887]  GPO's PDF

Daines amendment (No. 1 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that seeks to protect forest reserve projects from delay by precluding Court-issued injunctions based on alleged violations of procedural requirements in selecting, planning, or analyzing the project;
Pages H5747-49
McClintock amendment (No. 3 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that seeks to waive judicial review on any timber salvage project resulting from a wildfire occurring in 2013; and
Pages H5750-51
McClintock amendment (No. 5 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that seeks to prohibit the U.S. Forest Service from removing any roads or trails unless there has been a specific decision, which included adequate and appropriate public involvement, to decommission the specific road or trail in question.
Pages H5752-54

H. Res. 351, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 687), (H.R. 1526), and (H.R. 3102) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 474, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Page H5694

Senate Messages:
Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and a message received from the Senate today appear on pages H5669, H5694.

Quorum Calls--Votes:
Five yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5692-93, H5693, H5694, H5720, H5721. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:40 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Amodei, Mark E., Nev.,E1347

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1344

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E1348

Brown, Corrine, Fla., E1348

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E1341, E1342

Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E1341

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1349

Garcia, Joe, Fla., E1349

Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E1350

Green, Gene, Tex., E1349

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1345

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1347

Holt, Rush, N.J., E1342

Hurt, Robert, Va., E1343

Lance, Leonard, N.J., E1350

Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1343, E1345

McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1348, E1349

McKinley, David B., W.Va., E1346

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E1343

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1349

Beto O'Rourke, Tex., E1341

Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E1345, E1347

Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E1344

Rigell, E. Scott, Va., E1347

Vargas, Juan, Calif., E1341

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E1343

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1348

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1343, E1346, E1350




Next Meeting:
9 a.m., Friday, September 20

Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 1526--Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act. Consideration of H. J. Res. 59--Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (Subject to a Rule).

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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