Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
18 public bills, H.R. 3343-3360; and 2 resolutions, H.J. Res. 99; and H. Res. 392, were introduced.
Pages H6827-28Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6828-29Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows: 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 (H. Rept. 113-253).
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Wolf to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H6777Committee to attend the funeral of the late Honorable C.W. Bill Young--Appointment:
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment on October 24, 2013 of the following Members of the House to the committee to attend the funeral of the late Honorable C.W. Bill Young: Representatives Ros-Lehtinen and Boehner; The members of the Florida delegation: Representatives Brown, Hastings, Mica, Crenshaw, Miller, Diaz-Balart, Wasserman Schultz, Bilirakis, Buchanan, Castor, Posey, Rooney, Deutch, Nugent, Ross, Southerland, Webster, Wilson, Grayson, DeSantis, Frankel, Garcia, Murphy, Radel, and Yoho; and Representatives Cantor, Pelosi, Hoyer, McCarthy (CA), Young (AK), Sensenbrenner, Rogers (KY), Wolf, Visclosky, Bishop (GA), Calvert, McKeon, Frelinghuysen, Jackson Lee, Latham, Price (NC), Aderholt, Granger, Sessions, Carter, Cole, King (IA), Gohmert, Roe (TN), Nunnelee, and Womack.
The House recessed at 2:09 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: Authorizing and requesting the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict: H.R. 3304, to authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor;
Pages H6778-80Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013: H.R. 1742, to exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance;
Pages H6780-82Establishing a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs: H.R. 2189, amended, to establish a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 561;
Pages H6782-94, H6806Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To improve the processing of disability claims by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.''.
Page H6806Veterans Economic Opportunity Act of 2013: H.R. 2481, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to codify and improve the election requirements for the receipt of educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program of the Department of Veterans Affairs;
Pages H6794-H6804Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to benefits, and for other purposes.''.
Page H6799Amending title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued D1015for the denial of a benefit sought: H.R. 1405, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought; and
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Page H6804Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013: H.R. 2011, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a two-year extension of the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 562.
Pages H6804-06, H6806-07Recess:
The House recessed at 5:47 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H6806Moment of Silence:
The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Major Owens, former Member of Congress. Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6806 and H6807. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment:
The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:51 p.m.
Consideration of H.R. 2374--Retail Investor Protection Act (Subject to a Rule).
Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record