Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
20 public bills, H.R. 3461-3480; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 102-103; and H. Res. 408-410 were introduced.
Pages H7050-51Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H7052-53Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today. Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Hartzler to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House recessed at 10:40 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, Congregation Beth El Yardley, Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Page H7006 D1080Journal:
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H7006, H7034Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013:
The House passed H.R. 982, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 579.
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Pages H7032-33Rejected: Cohen amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 113-264) that sought to exempt from the bill asbestos trusts with internal anti-fraud procedures (by a recorded vote of 198 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 575);
Pages H7025-26, H7030Nadler amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 113-264) that sought to protect public health and safety by adding a requirement that any party seeking payment information from a trust must also make available information relevant to such action that pertains to public health or safety (by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 576); and
Pages H7026-27, H7030-31Jackson Lee amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 113-264) that sought to apply the transparency rules in the bill equally to asbestos industry defendants by requiring asbestos companies to report information about the location of their asbestos-containing products and provides an exception for trade secrets (by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 577).
Pages H7027-29, H7031-32H. Res. 403, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2655) and (H.R. 982), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 574, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 573.
The House recessed at 3:55 p.m. and reconvened at 4:17 p.m.
Page H7029Suspension--Proceedings Resumed:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the following measure which was debated yesterday, November 12th: Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel: H. Res. 196, amended, to support the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel.
Page H7034Senate Message:
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 H7040. Senate Referrals:
S. 1499 and S. 1512 were referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; S. 1557 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; and S Con. Res. 25 was held at the desk.
Pages H7017, H7050Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7016, H7017, H7030, H7030-31, H7031-32, H7032-33, H7033-34. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:14 p.m.
Consideration of H.R. 2655--Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule).
Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record