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December 31, 2012

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 3159, H.R. 4057, S. 3202

H.R. 3159: Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012
12/30/2012 6:58pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 390-0

H.R. 4057: Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012
12/30/2012 7:05pm:
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to: (2/3 required): 392-3

S. 3202: Dignified Burial of Veterans Act of 2012
12/30/2012 7:13pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 393-0

Record Digest - December 30, 2012

Daily Digest

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 30, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 1 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable MICHAEL F. BENNET, a Senator from the State of Colorado.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Record - December 30, 2012

  1. Pursuant to section 2 of House Resolution 479, 112th Congress, the House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker.
  2. NOTICE OF REASSEMBLY
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

December 29, 2012

Weekly Digest

House

December 27, 2012

Senate

December 27, 2012
December 28, 2012

Senate Votes - H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

12/19/2012:
S.AMDT.3344 Amendment SA 3344 proposed by Senator Bingaman to Amendment SA 3395.
To provide for the approval of an agreement between the United States and the Republic of Palau in response to Super Typhoon Bopha.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3344 Amendment SA 3344, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 52-43

12/18/2012:
S.AMDT.3350 Amendment SA 3350 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 3338.
To provide additional funds for wildland fire management.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3350 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 3350 (the section within the amendment regarding an emergency designation) rejected in Senate: 51-44

12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3368 Amendment SA 3368 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 3395. (consideration: CR S8432-8433; text: CRS8432)
To clarify cost-sharing requirements for certain Corps of Engineers activities.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3368 Amendment SA 3368, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 44-51

12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3370 Amendment SA 3370 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 3395. (consideration: CR S8433-8434S8442; text as modified: CR S8433)
To ensure funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy is not spent on tax cheats, deceased individuals, or fisheries outside of the affected area.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3370 Amendment SA 3370 Division II, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 35-60

12/18/2012:
S.AMDT.3371 Amendment SA 3371 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 3338.
To ensure that Federal disaster assistance is available for the most severe disasters, and for other purposes.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3371 Amendment SA 3371, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 40-55

12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3382 Amendment SA 3382 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 3395. (consideration: CR S8431-8432S8441; text: CR S8432)
To require merit-based and competitive awards of disaster recovery contracts.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3382 Amendment SA 3382, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 48-47

12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3376 Amendment SA 3376 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 3395.
To provide for the nonapplication of the Davis-Bacon Act in the case of projects funded under this Act.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3376 Amendment SA 3376, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 42-52

12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3410 Amendment SA 3410 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 3395.
To offset the cost of the bill and to put the spending on budget as regular spending and not emergency.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3410 Amendment SA 3410, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 3-91

12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3355 Amendment SA 3355 proposed by Senator McCain to Amendment SA 3395.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3355 Amendment SA 3355, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 46-49

12/18/2012:
S.AMDT.3367 Amendment SA 3367 proposed by Senator Merkley to Amendment SA 3338.
To extend certain supplemental agriculture disaster assistance programs.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3367 Point of order that emergency designations within the amendment violate the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 3367.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3367 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 3367 (the sections within the amendment regarding emergency designations) rejected in Senate: 55-40

12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3391 Amendment SA 3391 proposed by Senator Coats to Amendment SA 3395. (consideration: CR S8425-8427)
In the nature of a substitute.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3391 Amendment SA 3391, under the order of 12/27/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 41-54

12/28/2012:
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title: 62-32

Senate Votes - H.R. 5949: FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act

H.R. 5949: FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3439 Amendment SA 3439 proposed by Senator Wyden.
To require a report on the impact of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 on the privacy of the people of the United States.
12/28/2012:
S.AMDT.3439 Amendment SA 3439, under the order of 12/21/12, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, not agreed to in Senate:43-52
12/28/2012:
Passed Senate, under the order of 12/21/12, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay. 73-23


Senate Record - December 28, 2012

Daily Digest
    Senate passed H.R. 5949, FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act.
    Senate passed H.R. 1, Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, as amended.
  1. Senate
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE ACTING MAJORITY LEADER

December 28, 2012

Senate Votes - H.R. 5949: FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act

H.R. 5949: FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3435 Amendment SA 3435 proposed by Senator Merkley.
To require the Attorney General to disclose each decision, order, or opinion of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that includes significant legal interpretation of section 501 or 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 unless such disclosure is not in the national security interest of the United States.
12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3436 Amendment SA 3436 proposed by Senator Paul.
To ensure adequate protection of the rights under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3437 Amendment SA 3437 proposed by Senator Leahy.
12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3437 Amendment SA 3437, under the order of 12/21/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 38-52
12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3435 Amendment SA 3435, under the order of 12/21/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 37-54
12/27/2012:
S.AMDT.3436 Amendment SA 3436, under the order of 12/21/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, the amendment was not agreed to in Senate: 12-79

Record Digest - December 27, 2012

Daily Digest
    Senator-Designate Brian Schatz, of Hawaii, was administered the oath of office by the Vice President.

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 27, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, a Senator from the State of Rhode Island.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. THE FISCAL CLIFF
  6. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - December 27, 2012

  1. The House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. LaTourette).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  7. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE
  8. SENATE BILL REFERRED
  9. BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTION PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT
  10. ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
  11. ADJOURNMENT

December 22, 2012

Weekly Digest

House

December 17, 2012 December 18, 2012
December 19, 2012 December 20, 2012
December 21, 2012

Senate

December 17, 2012
December 18, 2012
December 19, 2012
December 20, 2012
December 21, 2012

Senate Votes - H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Hurricane Sandy aid)

H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

12/19/2012:
S.AMDT.3395 Amendment SA 3395 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S8195)
12/21/2012:
S.AMDT.3395 Cloture on SA 3395 invoked in Senate: 91-1
12/21/2012:
S.AMDT.3395 Point of order that the amendment violates section 314(e) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 3395.
12/21/2012:
S.AMDT.3395 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to amendment SA 3395 (the section within the amendment regarding an emergency designation) rejected in Senate: 57-34

Senate Vote - H.R. 4310: National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2013

H.R. 4310: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

12/21/2012:
Senate agreed to conference report: 81-14

Record Digest - December 21, 2012

Daily Digest
    Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4310, National Defense Authorization Act.

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 21, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 1 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, a Senator from the State of Rhode Island.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. SCHEDULE
  5. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Record - December 21, 2012

  1. The House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker.
  2. PRAYER
  3. THE JOURNAL
  4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  5. PROVIDING FOR AN ADJOURNMENT OR RECESS OF THE TWO HOUSES
  6. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE
  7. CONDITIONAL ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012
  8. ADJOURNMENT

December 21, 2012

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 3197, H.R. 6443, S. 925

H.R. 3197: To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Spokane, Washington, as the "Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".
12/20/2012 6:54pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 421-1 (GT).

H.R. 6443: To designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 9800 West Commercial Boulevard in Sunrise, Florida, as the "William 'Bill' Kling VA Clinic".
12/20/2012 7:00pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 422-0 (GT).

S. 925: Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011
12/20/2012 7:06pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 408-7 (GT).

House Votes - H.R. 4310: National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2013

H.R. 4310: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

12/20/2012 6:46pm:
On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to315-107

House Votes - H.R. 6684: Spending Reduction Act of 2012

H.R. 6684: Spending Reduction Act of 2012
12/20/2012 6:32pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed179-243
12/20/2012 6:40pm:
On passage Passed215-209

House Rule Vote - H.Res. 841: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 66, H.R. 6684

H.Res. 841: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.J. Res. 66, and providing for consideration of H.R. 6684.
12/20/2012 3:01pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to233-184
12/20/2012 3:09pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to219-197

Record Digest - December 20, 2012

Daily Digest
    House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4310--National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 20, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 11 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Sherrod Brown, a Senator from the State of Ohio.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. MODIFICATIONS TO AMENDMENTS—H.R. 1
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. TRIBUTES TO DEPARTING SENATORS
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADER
  9. PLAN B

House Record - December 20, 2012

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Dold).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE
  7. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

December 20, 2012

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 6672, H.R. 1845, H.Res. 668, H.R. 6655, S. 3564, H.R. 6016

H.R. 6672: To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.
12/19/2012 2:25pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 383-16

H.R. 1845: Medicare IVIG Access Act
12/19/2012 2:32pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 401-3

H.Res. 668: To refer H.R. 5862, a bill making congressional reference to the United States Court of Federal Claims pursuant to sections 1492 and 2509 of title 28, United States Code, the Indian trust-related claims of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) as well as its individual members.
12/19/2012 2:40pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 398-5

H.R. 6655: To establish a commission to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect.
12/19/2012 5:03pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 330-77

S. 3564: Public Interest Declassification Board Reauthorization Act of 2012
12/19/2012 5:09pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 409-1

H.R. 6016: Government Employee Accountability Act
12/19/2012 5:17pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-2

Record Digest - December 19, 2012

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Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 19, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Kirsten E. Gillibrand, a Senator from the State of New York.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE

House Record - December 19, 2012

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Webster).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  4. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

December 19, 2012

Record Digest - December 18, 2012

Daily Digest
    Senator Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont, was sworn in as President pro tempore of the Senate of the United States.
    Senate agreed to S. Res. 624, relative to the death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, of Hawaii.

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 18, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m., on the expiration of the recess, and was called to order by the Acting President
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. MOMENT OF SILENCE

House Record - December 18, 2012

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Ms. Hayworth).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  4. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 6504, H.R. 3783, H.R. 6621, S. 3642

H.R. 6504: Small Business Investment Company Modernization Act of 2012
12/18/2012 6:54pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 359-36

H.R. 3783: Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012
12/18/2012 7:01pm:
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to: (2/3 required): 386-6

H.R. 6621: To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code.
12/18/2012 7:13pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 308-89 (GT).

S. 3642: Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012
12/18/2012 7:19pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 388-4 (GT).

December 18, 2012

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 4606, S. 3193

H.R. 4606: To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes.

12/17/2012 7:00pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 286-10


S. 3193: Barona Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Clarification Act of 2012

12/17/2012 7:12pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 306-0

Record Digest - December 17, 2012

Daily Digest
    Senate agreed to S. Res. 619, electing Senator Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont, to be President pro tempore of the Senate of the United States.
    Senate agreed to S. Res. 620, authorizing the administration of the oath of office of President pro tempore of the Senate of the United States.

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 17, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, a Senator from the State of Delaware.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. MOMENT OF SILENCE

House Record - December 17, 2012

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

December 14, 2012

Senate Vote - S. 3637: Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program extension

S. 3637: A bill to temporarily extend the transaction account guarantee program, and for other purposes.
12/13/2012:
Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure rejected in Senate: 50-42

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 4053: Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act

H.R. 4053: Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012

12/13/2012 11:46am:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-0

House Votes - H.R. 4310: National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2013

H.R. 4310: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

12/13/2012 11:27am:
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to399-4
12/13/2012 11:35am:
On motion to permit closed conference meetings Agreed to351-53

Record Digest - December 13, 2012

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Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 13, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Tom Udall, a Senator from the State of New Mexico.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Record - December 13, 2012

  1. The House met at 9 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker.
  2. PRAYER
  3. THE JOURNAL
  4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  5. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

December 13, 2012

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 6190: Asthma Inhalers Relief Act

H.R. 6190: Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012

12/12/2012 5:20pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed: (2/3 required): 229-182

House Votes - H.Res. 827: Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules

H.Res. 827: Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.


12/12/2012 5:03pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to224-183
12/12/2012 5:12pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to226-178

Record Digest - December 12, 2012

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Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 12, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Kirsten E. Gillibrand, a Senator from the State of New York.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Record - December 12, 2012

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Webster).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

December 12, 2012

Senate Cloture Vote - S. 3637: Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program extension

S. 3637: A bill to temporarily extend the transaction account guarantee program, and for other purposes.
12/11/2012:
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill invoked in Senate: 76-20 (GT).

Record Digest - December 11, 2012

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Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 11, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable JIM WEBB, a Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Record - December 11, 2012

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker.
  2. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  3. FISCAL CLIFF UPDATE
  4. RECOGNIZING VICTOR DiCARLO
  5. BIDDING FAREWELL TO OUTGOING OHIO MEMBERS
  6. AT LAST, FISCAL CLIFF DEBATE
  7. THE FISCAL CLIFF
  8. THE HIGHEST BUDGET DEFICITS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
  9. TIME FOR LEADERSHIP
  10. RECESS
  11. AFTER RECESS
  12. PRAYER

December 6, 2012

House Suspension Votes - S.Con.Res. 50, H.R. 6602, S. 2367

S.Con.Res. 50: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived.

12/5/2012 11:44am:
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to: (2/3 required): 397-0


H.R. 6602: To make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements.

12/5/2012 11:51am:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 392-0


S. 2367: 21st Century Language Act of 2012

12/5/2012 11:58am:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 398-1

Record Digest - December 5, 2012

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Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 5, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Kirsten E. Gillibrand, a Senator from the State of New York.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE

House Record - December 5, 2012

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

December 5, 2012

Senate Votes - S. 3254: National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2013

S. 3254: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

12/4/2012:
S.AMDT.3262 Amendment SA 3262 proposed by Senator McCain.
To require a report on military activities to deny or significantly degrade the use of air power against civilian and opposition groups in Syria.
12/4/2012:
S.AMDT.3262 Amendment SA 3262 as modified agreed to in Senate: 92-6

12/4/2012:
Passed Senate with amendments: 98-0

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 6582: American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act

H.R. 6582: American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act
12/4/2012 2:11pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 398-2

Senate Treaty Vote - UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Floor Action:   December 04, 2012 - Resolution of advice and consent to ratification not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61-38.

Record Digest - December 4, 2012

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    Senate passed National Defense Authorization bills.

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 4, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Christopher A. Coons, a Senator from the State of Delaware.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE

House Record - December 4, 2012

  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

December 4, 2012

Senate Cloture Vote - S. 3254: National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2013

S. 3254: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
12/3/2012:
Cloture on the bill invoked in Senate: 93-0

Record Digest

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Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - December 3, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Christopher A. Coons, a Senator from the State of Delaware.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Record - December 3, 2012

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

December 1, 2012

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House Votes - H.R. 6429: STEM Jobs Act of 2012

H.R. 6429: STEM Jobs Act of 2012

11/30/2012 11:35am:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed157-231 (GT).
11/30/2012 11:43am:
On passage Passed245-139 (GT).

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 3254: National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2013

S. 3254: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
11/29/2012:
S.AMDT.3232 Amendment SA 3232 proposed by Senator Menendez. (consideration: CR S7201-7203)
To enhance sanctions imposed with respect to Iran.
11/30/2012:
S.AMDT.3025 Amendment SA 3025 proposed by Senator Cardin.
To ensure sufficient sizing of the civilian and contract services workforces of the Department of Defense.
11/30/2012:
S.AMDT.3025 Amendment SA 3025 not agreed to in Senate: 41-53 (GT).
11/30/2012:
S.AMDT.3232 Amendment SA 3232 agreed to in Senate: 94-0 (GT).
11/30/2012:
S.AMDT.3073 Amendment SA 3073 proposed by Senator Nelson FL.
To repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation.
11/30/2012:
S.AMDT.3073 Motion to waive section 302(f) of the CBA with respect to amendment SA 3073 rejected in Senate: 58-34 (GT).

Record Digest - November 30, 2012

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Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate

Senate Record - November 30, 2012

  1. The Senate met at 9:15 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Christopher A. Coons, a Senator from the State of Delaware.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER

House Record - November 30, 2012

  1. The House met at 9 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker.
  2. PRAYER
  3. THE JOURNAL
  4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  5. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

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