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October 31, 2013

House Passed - H.J.Res. 99: Debt Limit Suspension Disapproval

H.J.Res. 99: Relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013.

10/30/2013 2:37pm:
On passage Passed222-191

House Passed - H.R. 992: Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act

H.R. 992: Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act

10/30/2013 2:21pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed190-223
10/30/2013 2:28pm:
On passage Passed292-122

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Senate passed S. 1561, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve provisions relating to the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Senate passed H.R. 3190, to provide for the continued performance of the functions of the United States Parole Commission.

House Record Digest - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The House passed H.R. 992, to amend provisions in section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to Federal assistance for swaps entities, by a recorded vote of 292 ayes to 122 noes, Roll No. 569.

The House agreed to H.J. Res. 99, relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013, by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 191 nays with 2 answering D1035``present'', Roll No. 570. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, October 29th.

The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 62, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.

The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Ike Skelton, former Member of Congress.

Senate Record - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable EDWARD J. MARKEY, a Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. NOMINATIONS
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. OBAMACARE
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Cramer).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. MILITARY BUDGET WOES
  5. BUDGET CONFEREES
  6. LOWER LEVEL OPERATIVES TO BLAME
  7. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM
  8. REMEMBERING OUR NATION'S VETERANS
  9. REMEMBERING SENATOR GEORGE McGOVERN
  10. SUGAR VALLEY AIRPORT'S SPIRIT OF AVIATION
  11. THANK YOU, EXPORT-IMPORT BANK
  12. STOP BUREAUCRACY FROM CRUSHING OUR OPPORTUNITIES
  13. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
  14. THE AMERICAN HELLENIC INSTITUTE
  15. THE HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT
  16. RECESS
  17. AFTER RECESS
  18. PRAYER
  19. THE JOURNAL
  20. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 30, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 2374: Retail Investor Protection Act

H.R. 2374: Retail Investor Protection Act

10/29/2013 5:28pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed195-223
10/29/2013 5:37pm:
On passage Passed254-166

House Rule Passed - H.Res. 391: Providing for consideration of H.R. 992 and H.R. 2374

H.Res. 391: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 992) to amend provisions in section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to Federal assistance for swaps entities, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2374) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide protections for retail customers, and for other purposes.
10/29/2013 2:10pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to226-193
10/29/2013 2:20pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to230-188

Senate Vote - S.J.Res. 26: Debt Limit Suspension Disapproval

S.J.Res. 26: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013.
10/29/2013:
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure rejected in Senate: 45-54

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7583-S7635

Measures Introduced:
Seventeen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1594-1610, and S. Res. 276.
Pages S7615-16

Measures Passed:
National Bison Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 254, designating November 2, 2013, as ``National Bison Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S7634
National Work and Family Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 276, designating October 2013 as ``National Work and Family Month''.
Page S7634

Measures Considered:

Debt Limit Authority:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 26, relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013.
Pages S7585-95, S7595

House Record Digest - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The House passed H.R. 2374, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide protections for retail customers, by a recorded vote of 254 ayes to 166 noes, Roll No. 567.

The House agreed to H. Res. 393, electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.

The House began consideration of H.J. Res. 99, relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013. Further proceedings were postponed.

Senate Record - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Edward J. Markey, a Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. MEASURE PLACED ON THE CALENDAR—S. 1592
  7. NOMINATIONS
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. OBAMACARE
  10. DISAPPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT'S EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND THE DEBT LIMIT—MOTION TO PROCEED
  11. RECESS

House Record - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Collins of New York).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. BUILDING A NEW MIDDLE EAST—THE WORK OF A GENERATION
  5. AFGHANISTAN
  6. HURRICANE SANDY 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
  7. COLLAPSE OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE
  8. PERSONALIZE YOUR CARE ACT OF 2013
  9. NSA AND THE SNOOP AND SPY CAUCUS
  10. TRADE AND KOREA
  11. GOVERNMENT GLITCHES
  12. IN CELEBRATION OF DIWALI
  13. HONORING GEORGE BERRY, SR.
  14. RECESS
  15. AFTER RECESS
  16. PRAYER
  17. THE JOURNAL
  18. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  19. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  20. WELCOMING REVEREND JACK HIBBS
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 29, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 2189, H.R. 2011

H.R. 2189: To improve the processing of disability claims by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

10/28/2013 6:56pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 404-1


H.R. 2011: Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013

10/28/2013 7:04pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 404-2

Senate Record Digest - Monday, October 28, 2013

Senate passed S. 893, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

House Record Digest - Monday, October 28, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Major Owens, former Member of Congress.

Senate Record - Monday, October 28, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy).
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. SCHEDULE
  5. UPCOMING WORK PERIOD
  6. SENATOR-ELECT CORY BOOKER
  7. THE WORK AHEAD
  8. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Monday, October 28, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Wolf).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. RECESS
  5. AFTER RECESS
  6. PRAYER
  7. THE JOURNAL
  8. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

October 24, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 3080: Water Resources Reform and Development Act

H.R. 3080: Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

10/23/2013 6:23pm:
On passage Passed417-3 (GT).

House Record Digest - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The House passed H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States and to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, by a yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 560.

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the 241 Americans who were lost in the bombing in Beirut on October 23, 1983.

House Record - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEIRUT BOMBING
  5. LET'S WORK TOGETHER
  6. POLITICAL DOUBLE STANDARD AT WORK
  7. THE NATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT
  8. AMERICA'S OUT-OF-CONTROL SPENDING
  9. CONGRATULATING THE BOSTON RED SOX
  10. WHEN PROPAGANDA TRUMPS REALITY
  11. JPMORGAN CHASE SETTLEMENT
  12. BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS
  13. WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT
  14. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: THE BATTLE RESUMES IN 2014
  15. IN HONOR OF LUIS FERRE ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PASSING
  16. ACCELERATING THE END OF BREAST CANCER ACT
  17. WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT
  18. A TRIBUTE TO A TEXAS LEGEND, BUM PHILLIPS
  19. SUSTAINING THE ARAB SPRING
  20. THE WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013
  21. THE WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013
  22. OBAMACARE EXCHANGES
  23. CONSEQUENCES OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  24. OBAMACARE IS DISASTROUS LAW FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE
  25. THE WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013
  26. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH
  27. THE IMPACT OF OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  28. THE CONSTITUTION AND OBAMACARE
  29. IN MEMORY OF U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST PAT TINNELL
  30. RECESS
  31. AFTER RECESS
  32. PRAYER
  33. THE JOURNAL
  34. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  35. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

October 23, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 185, H.R. 3205

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".

10/22/2013 6:57pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-1


H.R. 3205: Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act

10/22/2013 7:07pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-0

House Record Digest - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The House agreed to H. Res. 383, expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable Thomas S. Foley, former Member of the House for 15 terms and Speaker of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred First, One Hundred Second, and One Hundred Third Congresses.

The House agreed to H. Res. 384, expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable C.W. Bill Young, a Representative from the State of Florida.

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Paul Brown United States Courthouse Designation Act: 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'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 551;

Pages H6646-47, H6658 

Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act: H.R. 2083, amended, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to D1000require criminal background checks for school employees;
Pages H6647-51 

[Page: D1000]  GPO's PDF

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and procedures on background checks for school employees.''.

Page H6651 

Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act: H.R. 3205, to reauthorize and restructure the adoption incentives grant program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 552; and
Pages H6651-58, H6659 

C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Designation Act: H.R. 3302, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the ``C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.''.
Pages H6660-64 

House Record - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

October 17, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

10/16/2013 10:20pm:
On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to285-144

Senate Passed - H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

10/16/2013:
Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate: 83-16
10/16/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title: 81-18

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Senate passed H.R. 2775, Continuing Appropriations Act, as amended.

Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 25, Budget Resolution, as amended.

Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, Adjournment Resolution.

Senate passed H.R. 2775, Continuing Appropriations Act, as amended.


By 81 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 219), Senate passed H.R. 2775, making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30 2014, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The House agreed to the Rogers (KY) motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 2775, to condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, by a yea-and-nay vote of 285 yeas to 144 nays, Roll No. 550.

The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to H. Con. Res. 58, as amended, to express the sense of Congress regarding the need for the continued availability of religious services to members of the Armed Forces and their families during a lapse in appropriations.

The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.

Senate Record - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 12 noon and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy).
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED
  5. UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT—H.R. 2775
  6. NO SUBSIDIES WITHOUT VERIFICATION ACT
  7. ESTABLISHING THE BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014
  8. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  9. NOMINATION OF RICHARD F. GRIFFIN, JR., TO BE GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
  10. LEGISLATIVE SESSION
  11. MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Harper).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. TIME TO DEAL WITH BUDGET MATTERS
  5. REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN HAS BEEN A DISASTER
  6. TIME TO END SHUTDOWN AND GO TO WORK ON LONG-TERM PROBLEMS
  7. WHY WE MUST DEFUND OBAMACARE
  8. WORK TOGETHER ON BUDGET MATTERS
  9. FUNDING FOR IMPACT AID SHOULD NEVER BE THREATENED
  10. MOVING TOWARD A PLACE AMERICA SHOULD NOT BE
  11. SHUTDOWN AND DEFAULT
  12. THE EXTEND NOT CUT SNAP BENEFITS ACT OF 2013
  13. RECESS
  14. AFTER RECESS
  15. PRAYER
  16. THE JOURNAL
  17. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  18. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

October 16, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7475-S7501

Measures Introduced:
One bill was introduced, as follows: S. 1572.
Page S7500 

Measures Considered:

Default Prevention Act:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1569, to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.
Pages S7475-99 

House Record Digest - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

There were no Yea-and-Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Senate Record - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. LEAHY).
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED
  5. RECESS
  6. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED—Continued
  7. MORNING BUSINESS
  8. TRIBUTE TO PALMER DePAULIS
  9. REMEMBERING ADMIRAL TAZEWELL T. SHEPARD, JR.
  10. MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
  11. MEASURES READ THE FIRST TIME
  12. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
  13. ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS
  14. AUTHORITY FOR COMMITTEES TO MEET
  15. MEASURE READ THE FIRST TIME—H.J. RES. 80
  16. ORDERS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
  17. ADJOURNMENT UNTIL TOMORROW
Source: Congressional Record (same list, temporary links)

House Record - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Huizenga of Michigan).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. LOOK FOR AREAS OF POTENTIAL AGREEMENT
  5. THE TIME FOR SOLUTIONS IS NOW
  6. THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN'S HUMAN CONSEQUENCES
  7. DEFICIT SPENDING AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  8. THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND HEAD START
  9. A BATTLE FOR THE ECONOMIC SURVIVAL OF THIS NATION
  10. THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND POTENTIAL DEFAULT
  11. REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PAY OUR COUNTRY'S DEBTS
  12. LET US VOTE
  13. RECESS
  14. AFTER RECESS
  15. PRAYER
  16. THE JOURNAL
  17. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  18. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

October 15, 2013

House Passed - H.J.Res. 80: Indian Affairs, Indian Education, Indian Health CR, 2014

H.J.Res. 80: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

10/14/2013 6:55pm:
On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair. Agreed to216-180
10/14/2013 7:04pm:
On passage Passed233-160
10/14/2013 7:22pm:
H.AMDT.480 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A001) Failed161-228

Senate Record Digest - Monday, October 14, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7455-S7473

Measures Considered:

Default Prevention Act:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1569, to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.
Pages S7455-71 

House Record Digest - Monday, October 14, 2013

The House passed H.J. Res. 80, making continuing appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 160 noes, Roll No. 548. Consideration of the measure began on Saturday, October 12th.

The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 3190, to provide for the continued performance of the functions of the United States Parole Commission.

Senate Record - Monday, October 14, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Christopher Murphy, a Senator from the State of Connecticut.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED
  6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  7. LEGISLATIVE SESSION
  8. MORNING BUSINESS
  9. CONTINUING NEGOTIATIONS
  10. ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS
  11. ORDERS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013
  12. ADJOURNMENT UNTIL 10 A.M. TOMORROW
  13. CONFIRMATIONS
Source: Congressional Record (same list, temporary links)

House Record - Monday, October 14, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Holding).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. OUR SACRED DUTY IS TO GOVERN
  5. DAY NUMBER 14 OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  6. THE DEBT CRISIS
  7. HONORING 12 MEMBERS OF THE 1ST SQUAD, 2ND PLATOON, HOTEL COMPANY OF THE 26TH MARINE REGIMENT
  8. THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE MUST DISABUSE ITSELF OF THE NAME ``REDSKINS''
  9. RECESS
  10. AFTER RECESS
  11. PRAYER
  12. THE JOURNAL
  13. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

October 13, 2013

Congress Last Week

House

October 7, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 8, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 9, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 11, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

October 7, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 8, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 9, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 11, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

October 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

Senate Cloture Vote - S. 1569: Default Prevention Act of 2013

S. 1569: Default Prevention Act of 2013

10/12/2013:
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate: 53-45

House Votes - Motions to Instruct on H.R. 2642

H.Res. 378: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture's administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar.

10/12/2013 11:01am:
On agreeing to the resolution Failed192-212 (GT).


H.R. 2642: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

10/12/2013 11:09am:
On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed195-204

Senate Record Digest - Saturday, October 12, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7419-S7432

Measures Introduced:
One bill was introduced, as follows: S. 1571.
Page S7430 

Measures Passed: Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of S. 812, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take actions to implement the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico, and the bill was then passed.
Page S7431 

Measures Considered:

Default Prevention Act:
Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1569, to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.
Pages S7419-30 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 216), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S7426 
Subsequently, Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S7426 

House Record Digest - Saturday, October 12, 2013

The House began consideration of H.J. Res. 80, making continuing appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service for fiscal year 2014. Further proceedings were postponed.

The House rejected H. Res. 378, to express the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture's administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar, by a yea-and-nay vote of 192 yeas to 212 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 545.

The House rejected the Peterson motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642 by a yea-and-nay vote of 195 yeas to 204 nays with 2 answering ``present'', Roll No. 546. The motion was debated yesterday, October 11th.

Senate Record - Saturday, October 12, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 11 a.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy). 
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED
  5. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  6. LEGISLATIVE SESSION

House Record - Saturday, October 12, 2013

  1. The House met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Chaffetz).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 12, 2013

House Rule Votes - H.Res. 380: Consideration of H.R. 2642, H.Res. 378, H.Res. 379

H.Res. 380
  • Relating to consideration of the House amendment to 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, 
  • providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 378) expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture's administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar, and 
  • providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 379) expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to crop insurance.
10/11/2013 3:42pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to219-193
10/11/2013 3:53pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to223-189

House Passed - H.J.Res. 76: National Nuclear Security Administration CR, 2014

H.J.Res. 76: National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

10/11/2013 10:56am:
On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to226-195
10/11/2013 11:07am:
On passage Passed248-176

Senate Record Digest - Friday, October 11, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7389-S7417

Measures Introduced:
Two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S.J. Res. 25, and S. Res. 268.
Page S7414 

Measures Reported:

S. 1094, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Page S7414 

Measures Considered:

Default Prevention Act:
Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1569, to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.
Pages S7389-S7411 

House Record Digest - Friday, October 11, 2013

The House passed H.J. Res. 76, making continuing appropriations for the National Nuclear Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 248 ayes to 176 noes, Roll No. 542.

The House agreed by voice vote to the Lucas motion to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 2642, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, with the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, insist on the House amendment, and agree to the conference requested by the Senate.

The House began consideration of H. Res. 378, to express the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture's administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar. Further proceedings were postponed.

The House passed H. Res. 379, to express the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to crop insurance, by voice vote.

Senate Record - Friday, October 11, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Angus S. King, Jr., a Senator from the State of Maine.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED
  6. RECESS SUBJECT TO THE CALL OF THE CHAIR
  7. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED—Continued
  8. MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Friday, October 11, 2013

  1. The House met at 9 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Collins of Georgia).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 11, 2013

House Passed - H.J.Res. 79: Border Security and Enforcement CR, 2014

H.J.Res. 79: Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

10/10/2013 2:12pm:
On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to226-196
10/10/2013 2:19pm:
On passage Passed249-175

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, October 10, 2013

Senate passed H.J. Res. 91, making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014.

Senate passed S. 1276, to increase oversight of the Revolving Fund of the Office of Personnel Management, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute

House Record Digest - Thursday, October 10, 2013

The House passed H.J. Res. 79, making continuing appropriations for certain components of the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 249 yeas to 175 nays, Roll No. 540.

The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Rod Grams, former Representative and Senator.

Senate Record - Thursday, October 10, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable BRIAN SCHATZ, a Senator from the State of Hawaii.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED
  6. RECESS SUBJECT TO THE CALL OF THE CHAIR
  7. DEFAULT PREVENTION ACT OF 2013—MOTION TO PROCEED—Continued
  8. MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Thursday, October 10, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Bentivolio).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. IMPROVING HEALTH CARE
  5. END HUNGER IN AMERICA NOW
  6. HUMAN CONSEQUENCES OF IRRESPONSIBLE AND IRRATIONAL SHUTDOWN
  7. TRIBUTE IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF MARVIN DANIEL PRICE
  8. VERY REAL AND DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  9. PAIN OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS TOO GREAT
  10. VOTE FOR A CLEAN CR AND DEBT CEILING BILL
  11. NEED TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT NOW
  12. THE CONTINUED SHUTDOWN OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BY HOUSE REPUBLICANS
  13. THE HIGH COST OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  14. ENDING THE SHUTDOWN
  15. TIME TO GET AMERICA BACK TO WORK
  16. RECESS
  17. AFTER RECESS
  18. PRAYER
  19. THE JOURNAL
  20. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  21. WELCOMING REVEREND GUILLERMO MALDONADO
  22. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 10, 2013

House Suspension Vote - H.J.Res. 91: benefits for survivors of deceased military service members, FY 2014

H.J.Res. 91: Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.

10/9/2013 2:34pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to: (2/3 required): 425-0

House Passed - H.J.Res. 90: Federal Aviation Administration CR, 2014

H.J.Res. 90: Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

10/9/2013 2:14pm:
On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to228-194
10/9/2013 2:21pm:
On passage Passed252-172

Senate Motion for Attendance Vote (RC 215)

On the Motion for Attendance (Motion to Instruct the Sgt. at Arms )

Motion for Attendance Agreed to 78-18

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7311-S7355

Measures Introduced:
One resolution was introduced, as follows: S. Res. 267.
Page S7353 

Measures Passed:
Death of Former Senator Rod Grams: Senate agreed to S. Res. 267, relative to the death of Rod Grams, former United States Senator for the State of Minnesota.
Page S7354 
Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms:
By 78 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 215), Senate agreed to the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators.
Page S7319 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years.

House Record Digest - Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:

Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014:

H.J. Res. 91, to make continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 425 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 538.

Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014:

The House passed H.J. Res. 90, making continuing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 252 ayes to 172 noes, Roll No. 537.

Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of order sustained against the Esty motion to recommit the joint resolution to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 536.

H. Res. 373, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolutions (H.J. Res. 89) and (H.J. Res. 90) and the bill (H.R. 3273) was agreed to yesterday, October 8th.

Senate Record - Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable HEIDI HEITKAMP, a Senator from the State of North Dakota.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. MEASURES READ THE SECOND TIME
  7. DEBT DEFAULT
  8. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Collins of New York).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. LEAVING THIS WORLD A LITTLE BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT
  5. GETTING TO A BIG DEAL
  6. THREE CRISES
  7. HOUSE GYM REMAINS OPEN FOR MEMBERS DURING SHUTDOWN
  8. HOUSE REPUBLICANS PASSING BILLS TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT
  9. CREATING JOBS IN AMERICA
  10. AFGHANISTAN
  11. PROVIDING RELIEF FOR AMERICANS AFFECTED BY SHUTDOWN
  12. THE INCONVENIENT INCONSISTENCY OF THE ADMINISTRATION—DEBT LIMIT
  13. ECONOMIC HARM OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  14. LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS
  15. INVESTING IN AMERICA'S PEOPLE
  16. THE PRESIDENT'S REFUSAL TO NEGOTIATE
  17. MR. SPEAKER, LET YOUR PEOPLE GO
  18. THE DEFINITION OF ``FAIR''
  19. CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S 100TH-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
  20. DEATH BENEFITS
  21. OBAMA REFUSES TO PAY MILITARY DEATH BENEFITS
  22. DENYING MILITARY DEATH BENEFITS
  23. AN ADULT CONVERSATION ABOUT FIXING OUR ECONOMY
  24. TIME TO PAY THE PIPER
  25. THEIR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY
  26. RECESS
  27. AFTER RECESS
  28. PRAYER
  29. THE JOURNAL
  30. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  31. WELCOMING REVEREND DR. ROD MacILVAINE
  32. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 9, 2013

House Passed - H.J.Res. 89: salaries of certain Federal employees during a lapse in funding, FY 2014

H.J.Res. 89: Making appropriations for the salaries and related expenses of certain Federal employees during a lapse in funding authority for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.

10/8/2013 7:49pm:
On passage Passed420-0 (GT).

House Passed - H.R. 3273: bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth

H.R. 3273: To establish a bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth.

10/8/2013 7:34pm:
On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to227-194
10/8/2013 7:41pm:
On passage Passed224-197

House Rule Votes - H.Res. 373: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 89, H.R. 3273, and H.J.Res. 90

H.Res. 373: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 89) making appropriations for the salaries and related expenses of certain Federal employees during a lapse in funding authority for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3273) to establish a bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 90) making continuing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.
10/8/2013 5:29pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to226-186 (GT).
10/8/2013 5:37pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to227-186 (GT).

Senate Motion for Attendance Vote (RC 214) - H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

10/8/2013:
On the Motion for Attendance Agreed to 84-14

House Passed - H.J.Res. 84: Head Start CR, 2014

H.J.Res. 84: Head Start Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

10/8/2013 1:51pm:
On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to226-191
10/8/2013 1:57pm:
On passage Passed248-168

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7275-S7309

Measures Introduced:
One bill was introduced, as follows: S. 1569.
Page S7308 

Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms:
By 84 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 214), Senate agreed to the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators.
Page S7283 

House Record Digest - Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The House passed H.J. Res. 84, making continuing appropriations for Head Start for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 248 ayes to 168 noes, Roll No. 530.

The House passed H.J. Res. 89, making appropriations for the salaries and related expenses of certain Federal employees during a lapse in funding authority for fiscal year 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 535.

The House passed H.R. 3273, to establish a bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth, by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 534.

Senate Record - Tuesday, October 8, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy). 
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. SCHEDULE
  5. CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS
  6. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Tuesday, October 8, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Massie).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. SHUTDOWN AND AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE
  5. DOING THE PEOPLE'S WORK
  6. GETTING BACK TO WORK
  7. THE SHIELD ACT
  8. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  9. WORDS HAVE MEANING
  10. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  11. AMERICAN NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
  12. ATF CENSORS FREE SPEECH
  13. DEBT CEILING INCREASE
  14. BLIZZARD IN SOUTH DAKOTA
  15. THE ISSUE THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY
  16. HONORING THE LIFE OF MARVIN COGHILL
  17. END THE TRAVESTY AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT
  18. COME TO THE BARGAINING TABLE
  19. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  20. TIME TO SHOW LEADERSHIP
  21. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  22. SHUTDOWN DUE TO LACK OF LEADERSHIP
  23. MILITARY FAMILY BENEFITS DURING SHUTDOWN
  24. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  25. IT IS TIME TO PUT THE INTERESTS OF AMERICANS FIRST
  26. RECESS
  27. AFTER RECESS
  28. PRAYER
  29. THE JOURNAL
  30. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  31. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

October 8, 2013

House Passed - H.J.Res. 77: Food and Drug Administration CR, 2014

H.J.Res. 77: Food and Drug Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

10/7/2013 7:07pm:
On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to217-182
10/7/2013 7:15pm:
On passage Passed235-162

Senate Record Digest - Monday, October 7, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7245-S7274

Measures Introduced:
One bill was introduced, as follows: S. 1568.
Page S7271 

House Record Digest - Monday, October 7, 2013

The House passed H.J. Res. 77, making continuing appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration for fiscal year 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 162 nays, Roll No. 528.

Senate Record - Monday, October 7, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Angus S. King, Jr., a Senator from the State of Maine.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Monday, October 7, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Holding).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. WHY WE FIGHT
  5. LET US VOTE
  6. HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES WORKING
  7. SHUTDOWN'S IMPACT IN MY DISTRICT
  8. RECESS
  9. AFTER RECESS
  10. PRAYER
  11. THE JOURNAL
  12. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

October 7, 2013

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