Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
16 public bills, H.R. 3184-3199; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 360 were introduced.
Pages H5882-83Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5884-85Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as follows: H.R. 1493, to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-230) H. Res. 361, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes (Rept. 113-231).
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative LaMalfa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House recessed at 10:52 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 260 yeas to 137 nays with 2 answering ``present'', Roll No. 488.
Pages H5842, H5848Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures which were debated yesterday, September 25th: Ensuring that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding: H.R. 3095, to ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 486 and
Pages H5846-47Amending the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums: H.R. 2600, to amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 487.
Pages H5847-48Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013:
The House began consideration of H.R. 687, to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land. Consideration of the measure is expected to resume tomorrow, September 27th.
Pages H5848-63Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
Page H5854Rejected: Grijalva amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) that sought to guarantee the jobs this mine does create benefit the local community by requiring that the Remote Operating Center be located in the town of Superior, Arizona or an adjacent mining community (by a recorded vote of 180 ayes to 227 noes, Roll No. 489) and
Pages H5856-57, H5862Napolitano amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) that sought to protect water quality and water quantity for the people living and working near this proposed mine, given estimates that mining operations will consume the equivalent of the annual water supply for 20,000 homes (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 217 noes, Roll No. 490).
Pages H5860-62, H5862-63Proceedings Postponed: Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) that seeks to require the Secretary to remove Native American sacred and cultural sites from the conveyance in consultation with affected Indian Tribes.
Pages H5857-60H. Res. 351, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 687), (H.R. 1526), and (H.R. 3102) was agreed to on Thursday, September 19th. Senate Messages:
Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H5841, H5871. Senate Referral:
S. 252 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Page H5881Quorum Calls--Votes:
Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5846-47, H5847-48, H5848, H5862, H5862-63. There were no quorum calls. D915 Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:59 p.m.
Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the rules: 1) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1412--Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013, as amended; 2) H.R. 185--To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the ``Paul Brown United States Courthouse; 3) H.R. 2251--To designate the United States courthouse located at 118 South Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the ``Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse''; and 4) H.R. 3096--To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the ``Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center' '.
Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record