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May 25, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

May 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

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May 22, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

May 23, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

May 24, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

May 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
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May 22, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

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House Record Digest - Friday, May 24, 2013

House agreed to S. Con. Res. 17, Adjournment Resolution.

House Record - Friday, May 24, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  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. PROVIDING FOR A CONDITIONAL ADJOURNMENT OR RECESS OF THE SENATE AND AN ADJOURNMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  8. ADJOURNMENT

May 24, 2013

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013

S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013

5/22/2013:
S.AMDT.965 Amendment SA 965 proposed by Senator Sanders. (consideration: CR S3749-3752 ; text: CR S3749-3750)
To permit States to require that any food, beverage, or other edible product offered for sale have a label on indicating that the food, beverage, or other edible product contains a genetically engineered ingredient.
5/23/2013:
S.AMDT.965 Amendment SA 965, under the order of 5/22/13, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate: 27-71

5/23/2013:
S.AMDT.923 Amendment SA 923 proposed by Senator Feinstein.
To prohibit the payment by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation of any portion of the premium for a policy or plan of insurance for tobacco.
5/23/2013:
S.AMDT.923 Amendment SA 923, under the order of 5/23/13, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate: 44-52

5/23/2013:
S.AMDT.1031 Amendment SA 1031 proposed by Senator Hagan.
To authorize the use of the insurance fund to reduce fraud and maintain program integrity in the crop insurance program.
5/23/2013:
S.AMDT.1031 Amendment SA 1031 agreed to in Senate: 94-0

5/23/2013:
S.AMDT.953 Amendment SA 953 proposed by Senator Durbin.
To limit the amount of premium subsidy provided by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation on behalf of any person or legal entity with an average adjusted gross income in excess of $750,000, with a delayed application of the limitation until completion of a study on the effects of the limitation.
5/23/2013:
S.AMDT.953 Amendment SA 953 agreed to in Senate: 59-33

House Passed - H.R. 1911: Smarter Solutions for Students Act

H.R. 1911: Smarter Solutions for Students Act
5/23/2013 12:32pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed194-223
5/23/2013 12:41pm:
On passage Passed221-198

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, May 23, 2013

Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 17, Adjournment Resolution.


Routine Proceedings, pages S3791-S3886

Measures Introduced:
Fifty-six bills and seven resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1028-1083, S. Res. 153-158, and S. Con. Res. 17.
Pages S3843-45

House Record Digest - Thursday, May 23, 2013

The House passed H.R. 1911, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish interest rates for new loans made on or after July 1, 2013, by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 198 noes, Roll No. 183.

Senate Record - Thursday, May 23, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 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. ORDER OF PROCEDURE
  6. WELCOMING THE GUEST CHAPLAIN
  7. SCHEDULE
  8. MAKING THE SENATE WORK
  9. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  10. NOMINATIONS
  11. UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT—EXECUTIVE CALENDAR
  12. IRS AND OBAMACARE
  13. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, May 23, 2013

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

May 23, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 3: Northern Route Approval Act

H.R. 3: Northern Route Approval Act

5/22/2013 6:52pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed194-223
5/22/2013 7:01pm:
On passage Passed241-175

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act

S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013

5/22/2013:
S.AMDT.960 Amendment SA 960 proposed by Senator Inhofe.
To repeal the nutrition entitlement programs and establish a nutrition assistance block grant program.
5/22/2013:
S.AMDT.960 Amendment SA 960 not agreed to in Senate: 36-60 (GT).

5/22/2013:
S.AMDT.925 Amendment SA 925 proposed by Senator Stabenow for Senator Shaheen.
To reform the Federal sugar program, and for other purposes.
5/22/2013:
S.AMDT.925 Amendment SA 925 not agreed to in Senate: 45-54 (GT).

Senate Vote - S.Res. 65: Iran Sanctions

S.Res. 65: A resolution strongly supporting the full implementation of United States and international sanctions on Iran and urging the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation.
5/22/2013:
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble: 99-0

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Senate agreed to S. Res. 65, Iran Sanctions Resolution, as amended.

Senate passed H.R. 258, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals.

House Record Digest - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas.

The House passed H.R. 3, to approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, by a recorded vote of 241 ayes to 175 noes with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 179.

Senate Record - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable William M. Cowan, 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. MEASURES PLACED ON THE CALENDAR—S. 1003, S. 1004, H.R. 45
  7. IMMIGRATION AND THE BUDGET
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. NOMINATIONS
  10. UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST—EXECUTIVE CALENDAR
  11. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. McClintock).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. SERGEANT DWAYNE POLK, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, LAWMAN
  5. THE EFFECTS OF SEQUESTRATION
  6. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS TOO LARGE AND HAS TOO MUCH CONTROL
  7. SAFETY NEEDS OF CHILDREN AS A NATIONAL PRIORITY
  8. NORTHERN ROUTE APPROVAL ACT
  9. END HUNGER NOW
  10. A MORE SECURE ENERGY FUTURE IN AMERICA
  11. MEMORIAL DAY
  12. CLIMATE CHANGE
  13. JOBS AND SEQUESTRATION
  14. IN MEMORY OF ALMERINDO ``AL'' CARVALHEIRA
  15. CLIMATE CHANGE
  16. RECESS
  17. AFTER RECESS
  18. PRAYER
  19. THE JOURNAL
  20. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  21. WELCOMING DR. KEN WHITTEN
  22. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

May 22, 2013

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act

S. 954: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013

5/20/2013:
S.AMDT.919 Amendment SA 919 proposed by Senator Stabenow for Senator Cantwell. (consideration: CR S3592; text: CR S3592)
To allow Indian tribes to participate in certain soil and water conservation programs.
5/21/2013:
S.AMDT.919 Amendment SA 919 agreed to in Senate: 87-8

5/21/2013:
S.AMDT.948 Amendment SA 948 proposed by Senator Roberts.
To improve and extend certain nutrition programs.
5/21/2013:
S.AMDT.948 Amendment SA 948 not agreed to in Senate: 40-58

5/21/2013:
S.AMDT.931 Amendment SA 931 proposed by Senator Gillibrand.
To strike a reduction in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, with an offset that limits crop insurance reimbursements to providers.
5/21/2013:
S.AMDT.931 Amendment SA 931 not agreed to in Senate: 26-70

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 1412, H.R. 324, H.R. 1344


H.R. 1412: Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013
5/21/2013 2:59pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 416-0

H.R. 324: To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II.
5/21/2013 3:07pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 415-0

H.R. 1344: Helping Heroes Fly Act
5/21/2013 3:14pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 413-0

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S3633-S3699

Measures Introduced:
Thirteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 992-1004, and S. Res. 150-151.
Pages S3657-58 

Measures Reported:

S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S3657 

House Record Digest - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
21 public bills, H.R. 2061-2081; 1 private bill, H.R. 2082; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 37; and H. Res. 229-230 were introduced.
Pages H2837-39 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2839-40

Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 228, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3) to approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-88).
Page H2837

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2805 

Recess:
The House recessed at 10:42 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H2809

Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Pastor Mark Turner, South Valley Community Church, Gilroy, California.
Page H2809

Suspensions:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:

Senate Record - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable William M. Cowan, 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. OKLAHOMA TORNADOES
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. OKLAHOMA DISASTER
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  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
  4. CONGRESSIONAL FOSTER YOUTH SHADOW DAY
  5. AFGHANISTAN
  6. REMEMBERING THE WORDS OF HARVEY MILK
  7. YUCCA MOUNTAIN AND SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY
  8. PUT ASIDE POLITICS FOR DISASTER RELIEF
  9. HONORING THE 200TH-PLUS ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEATACK COMMUNITY
  10. EXTENDING SYMPATHY TO THE PEOPLE OF OKLAHOMA
  11. GIVE US THEIR NAMES
  12. MAXIMIZING OPTIMAL MATERNITY SERVICES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ACT
  13. HEALTH CARE
  14. RECESS
  15. AFTER RECESS
  16. PRAYER
  17. THE JOURNAL
  18. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  19. WELCOMING PASTOR MARK TURNER
  20. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

May 21, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 258, H.R. 1073

H.R. 258: Stolen Valor Act of 2013
5/20/2013 6:59pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 390-3

H.R. 1073: Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2013
5/20/2013 7:07pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 390-3

Senate Record Digest - Monday, May 20, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S3589-S3631

Measures Introduced:
Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 988-991, and S. Res. 149.
Page S3614

House Record Digest - Monday, May 20, 2013

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Stolen Valor Act of 2013: H.R. 258, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military declarations or medals, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 161 and

Pages H2779-81, H2786

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals.''.
Page H2786

Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2013: H.R. 1073, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for protection of maritime navigation and prevention of nuclear terrorism, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 162.
Pages H2781-85, H2786-87 

Senate Record - Monday, May 20, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Tim Kaine, a Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. THE FARM BILL
  7. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Monday, May 20, 2013

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

May 20, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

May 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
May 14, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

May 15, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

May 16, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

May 17, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

May 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
May 14, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

May 15, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

May 16, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Record Digest - Friday, May 17, 2013

SEC Regulatory Accountability Act:
The House passed H.R. 1062, to improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 161 noes, Roll No. 160.

House Record - Friday, May 17, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  2. PRAYER
  3. THE JOURNAL
  4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  5. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

May 18, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 1062: SEC Regulatory Accountability Act

H.R. 1062: SEC Regulatory Accountability Act

5/17/2013 1:24pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed179-217
5/17/2013 1:32pm:
On passage Passed235-161

May 17, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 45: Affordable Care Act Repeal

H.R. 45: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

5/16/2013 6:20pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed190-230
5/16/2013 6:28pm:
On passage Passed229-195

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, May 16, 2013

Senate confirmed the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy.

Senate passed S. 982, to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam.

House Record Digest - Thursday, May 16, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of all law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The House passed H.R. 45, to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 154.

Senate Record - Thursday, May 16, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 11 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. SCHEDULE
  6. BENGHAZI ATTACK
  7. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  8. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, May 16, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mrs. Hartzler).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. FREEDOM UNDER SIEGE
  5. CLIMATE CHANGE
  6. NATIONAL EXCHANGE CLUB BIRTHDAY
  7. DEBT CEILING
  8. LIGHTS OUT AT OUR MILITARY BASES
  9. GUN VIOLENCE
  10. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  11. REPEAL PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE LAW
  12. RIGHT TO VOTE AMENDMENT
  13. HONORING JACOBY DICKENS
  14. POVERTY IN AMERICA
  15. RECESS
  16. AFTER RECESS
  17. PRAYER
  18. THE JOURNAL
  19. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  20. WELCOMING DR. MIKE LANDRY
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

May 16, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 767, H.R. 701, H.R. 384

H.R. 767: To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
5/15/2013 5:31pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 415-1

H.R. 701: To amend a provision of the Securities Act of 1933 directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to add a particular class of securities to those exempted under such Act to provide a deadline for such action.
5/15/2013 5:47pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 416-6

H.R. 384: Homes for Heroes Act
5/15/2013 5:55pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 420-3

Senate Passed - S. 601: Water Resources Development Act

S. 601: Water Resources Development Act of 2013

5/15/2013:
Passed Senate with amendments: 83-14

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Senate passed S. 601, Water Resources Development Act, as amended. By 83 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 124), Senate passed S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, after taking action on amendments.

House Record Digest - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Amending a provision of the Securities Act of 1933 directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to add a particular class of securities to those exempted under such Act to provide a deadline for such action: H.R. 701, amended, to amend a provision of the Securities Act of 1933 directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to add a particular class of securities to those exempted under such Act to provide a deadline for such action, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 148;

Pages H2627-29, H2636

Homes for Heroes Act of 2013: H.R. 384, amended, to establish the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 149;
Pages H2629-31, H2636-37

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To transfer the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Office of the Secretary, and for other purposes.''.
Page H2637

Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act: H.R. 356, to clarify authority granted under the Act entitled ``An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes'';
Pages H2631-32

Amending the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project: H.R. 767, amended, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 147; and
Pages H2632-33, H2634

Amending Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity D449with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa: H.R. 573, to amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
Pages H2633-34

Senate Record - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable William M. Cowan, 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. 953
  7. HEALTH CARE
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADER
  9. THE IRS
  10. NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2013
  11. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Brooks of Alabama).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. SEQUESTRATION
  5. RETURN THE POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE
  6. PROTECT BANGLADESHI FACTORY WORKERS
  7. AMNESTY BILL HARMS VULNERABLE WORKERS
  8. THE PARTNERSHIPS FOR ACHIEVING STUDENT SUCCESS ACT
  9. COMFORT WOMEN
  10. THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  11. POLITICAL BIAS AT EPA
  12. ACKNOWLEDGING THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR IN SRI LANKA
  13. INTRODUCTION OF PUERTO RICO STATUS RESOLUTION ACT
  14. GOVERNMENT OPPRESSION OF PATRIOTS
  15. RECESS
  16. PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS OF FORMER MEMBERS PROGRAM
  17. AFTER RECESS
  18. PRAYER
  19. THE JOURNAL
  20. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

May 15, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 180, H.R. 1580, S.Con.Res. 10

H.R. 180: National Blue Alert Act of 2013
5/14/2013 6:54pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 406-2

H.R. 1580: To affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance.
5/14/2013 7:02pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 413-0

S.Con.Res. 10: A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha.
5/14/2013 7:09pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to: (2/3 required): 411-0

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 601: Water Resources Development Act

S. 601: Water Resources Development Act

5/14/2013:
S.AMDT.868 Amendment SA 868 proposed by Senator Barrasso.
To preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States.
5/14/2013:
S.AMDT.899 Amendment SA 899 proposed by Senator Boxer.

5/14/2013:
S.AMDT.868 Amendment SA 868, under the order of 5/14/13, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate:52-44
5/14/2013:
S.AMDT.889 Amendment SA 889, under the order of 5/14/13, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate:56-40

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S3391-S3436

Measures Introduced:
Nineteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 936-954, and S. Res. 140-141.
Pages S3429-30

Measures Reported:

S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018.
Page S3429

Measures Passed:
National Travel and Tourism Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 141, recognizing the goals of National Travel and Tourism Week and honoring the valuable contributions of travel and tourism to the United States.
Page S3436
Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Officers: Senate agreed to S. Res. 140, commemorating and acknowledging the dedication and sacrifices made by the Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
Page S3436

Measures Considered:
Water Resources Development Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3397-S3400, S3400-21

House Record Digest - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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

National Blue Alert Act of 2013: H.R. 180, amended, to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 144;
Pages H2579-82, H2586-87

Affirming the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance: H.R. 1580, to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 145; and
Pages H2582-84, H2587

Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha: S. Con. Res. 10, to authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 146.
Pages H2584-86, H2587-88

Senate Record - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Elizabeth Warren, 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. BASEBALL FANS
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. THE BUDGET
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. IRS ACTIVITIES
  10. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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

May 14, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, May 13, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S3355-S3389

Measures Introduced:
Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 930-935, and S. Res. 139.
Pages S3371-72

Measures Reported:

H.R. 267, to improve hydropower.

H.R. 678, to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law.

S. 306, to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 545, to improve hydropower, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 761, to promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry, with amendments.
Page S3371

Water Resources Development Act--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Senate resume consideration of S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, with the time until 12 noon, equally divided and controlled in the usual form; and that the filing deadline for all second-degree amendments to the bill be 11:15 a.m., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Page S3389

House Record Digest - Monday, May 13, 2013

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 1947-1958; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 212, were introduced.
Page H2574

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H2574

Report Filed:
A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 1062, to improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders (H. Rept. 113-53).
Page H2574

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Wolf K to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2573

Senate Message:
Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2573.

Quorum Calls--Votes:
There were no yea-and-nay votes, and there were no rcorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 2:03 p.m.

Senate Record - Monday, May 13, 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. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE IRREGULARITIES
  6. THE BUDGET
  7. SANDY HOOK
  8. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Monday, May 13, 2013

  1. The House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Wolf).
  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. BILL PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT
  8. ADJOURNMENT

May 10, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 807: Full Faith and Credit Act

H.R. 807: Full Faith and Credit Act

5/9/2013 11:33am:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed200-227
5/9/2013 11:41am:
On passage Passed221-207

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, May 9, 2013

Senate passed H.R. 360, to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley to commemorate the lives they lost 50 years ago in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where these 4 little Black girls' ultimate sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.


Routine Proceedings, pages S3285-S3353

Measures Introduced:
Nineteen bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 911-929, S.J. Res. 15, and S. Res. 135-138.
Page S3326

House Record Digest - Thursday, May 9, 2013

Full Faith and Credit Act:
The House passed H.R. 807, to require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached, by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 207 nays, Roll No. 142.

Senate Record - Thursday, May 9, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable William M. Cowan, 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. WELCOMING THE GUEST CHAPLAIN
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. OBSTRUCTION AND DELAY
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. UNEMPLOYMENT
  10. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, May 9, 2013

  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. WELCOMING SISTER JACQUELYN GUSDANE
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

May 9, 2013

House Rule Passed - H.Res. 202: Providing for consideration of H.R. 807

H.Res. 202: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 807) to require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.

5/8/2013 6:02pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to227-199
5/8/2013 6:14pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to226-199

House Passed - H.R. 1406: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

H.R. 1406: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

5/8/2013 5:47pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed200-227
5/8/2013 5:55pm:
On passage Passed223-204

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 601: Water Resources Development Act of 2013

S. 601: Water Resources Development Act of 2013

5/8/2013:
S.AMDT.805 Amendment SA 805 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 799. (consideration: CR S3218-3223S3227; text: 3219)
To protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects administered by the Secretary of the Army.
5/8/2013:
S.AMDT.805 Amendment SA 805, under the order of 5/7/13, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate: 56-43

5/8/2013:
S.AMDT.803 Amendment SA 803 proposed by Senator Whitehouse to Amendment SA 799. (consideration: CR S3223-3227S3227-3228)
To create the National Endowment for the Oceans to promote the protection and conservation of United States ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems.
5/8/2013:
S.AMDT.803 Amendment SA 803, under the order of 5/7/13, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was agreed to in Senate: 67-32

5/8/2013:
S.AMDT.813 Amendment SA 813 proposed by Senator Brown. (consideration: CR S3242-3243)
To provide a multiagency effort to slow the spread of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins and tributaries.
5/8/2013:
S.AMDT.813 Amendment SA 813 as modified agreed to in Senate: 95-0

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

House and Senate met in a Joint Meeting to receive Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of South of Korea.


Routine Proceedings, pages S3215-S3283

Measures Introduced:
Twenty bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 891-910, and S. Res. 131-134.
Pages S3255-56 

Measures Passed:
Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 622, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs.
Pages S3275-82 
Use of Capitol Grounds: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 32, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
Page S3282 
Recognizing the Teachers of the United States: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 126, recognizing the teachers of the United States for their contributions to the development and progress of our country, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S3282 

Measures Considered:
Water Resources Development Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3217-28, S3240-48 

House Record Digest - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

House and Senate met in a Joint Meeting to receive Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of South of Korea.

The House and Senate met in a joint session to receive Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea. She was escorted into the Chamber by a committee comprised of Representatives Cantor, McCarthy (CA), Walden, Lankford, Sessions, Royce, Camp, McKeon, Ros-Lehtinen, Brady (TX), Chabot, Granger, Reichert, Rogers (AL), Poe, Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn, Becerra, Crowley, Israel, Engel, Moran, Pascrell, Honda, Van Hollen, Matsui, Chu, Sewell, and Meng; and Senators Reid, Begich, Menendez, Cardin, McConnell, Cornyn, Barrasso, Murkowski, and Corker.
Pages H2487-90

Full Faith and Credit Act--Rule for Consideration:
The House agreed to H. Res. 202, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 807, to require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached, by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 199 nays, Roll No. 139, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 199 nays, Roll No. 138.
Pages H2495-H2502, H2522-23

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013:
The House passed H.R. 1406, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector, by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 204 noes, Roll No. 137.
Pages H2502-22

Senate Record - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable William M. Cowan, a Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. MEASURE PLACED ON THE CALENDAR—S. 888
  5. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  6. THE BUDGET
  7. SCHEDULE
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA
  10. NOMINATION OF THOMAS PEREZ
  11. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  1. The House met at 9 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Meadows).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  7. RECESS
  8. JOINT MEETING TO HEAR AN ADDRESS BY HER EXCELLENCY PARK GEUN-HYE, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
  9. JOINT MEETING DISSOLVED
  10. AFTER RECESS
  11. PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS HAD DURING RECESS

May 8, 2013

House Rule Votes - H.Res. 198: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1406

H.Res. 198: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1406) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.

5/7/2013 2:37pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to230-198
5/7/2013 2:46pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to228-199

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Measures Considered: Water Resources Development Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, withdrawing the committee reported substitute amendment, and taking action on proposed amendments
Pages S3110-38, S3139-52 

Joint Meeting of Congress--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Senate recess for the Joint Meeting of Congress with the President of the Republic of Korea until 11:30 a.m.
Page S3213 

House Record Digest - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013--Rule for Consideration:
The House agreed to H. Res. 198, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 1406, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 133, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 132.

Senate Record - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 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. SCHEDULE
  6. WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT
  7. THE BUDGET
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. THE ECONOMY
  10. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Ribble).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. WHAT WOULD REAGAN DO ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS?
  5. SEQUESTRATION
  6. OUT OF AFGHANISTAN
  7. THE TIME HAS COME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR MILITARY
  8. ADDRESSING THE DEBT LIMIT
  9. TRIBUTE TO MR. JOSEPH CARTER CORBIN, FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF
  10. PASS A RESPONSIBLE FARM BILL
  11. MATTIE RIPKOWSKI—TEXAS MOTHER
  12. RECESS
  13. AFTER RECESS
  14. PRAYER
  15. THE JOURNAL
  16. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  17. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

May 7, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 507, H.R. 291, H.R. 588

H.R. 588: Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act
5/6/2013 6:58pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 398-2

H.R. 291: Black Hills Cemetery Act
5/6/2013 7:07pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 390-2

H.R. 507: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act
5/6/2013 7:14pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 401-2

Senate Votes - S. 743: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

S. 743: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
5/6/2013:
S.AMDT.741 Amendment SA 741 agreed to in Senate: 70-24
5/6/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment: 69-27

Senate Record Digest - Monday, May 6, 2013

Senate passed S. 743, Marketplace Fairness Act, as amended.


Routine Proceedings, pages S3069-S3098

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 856-867, and S. Res. 128-129.
Page S3091 

Measures Passed: Marketplace Fairness Act: By 69 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 113), Senate passed S. 743, to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3081-84 
Adopted: By 70 yeas to 24 nays (Vote No. 112), Reid (for Enzi) Amendment No. 741, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S3081-82 
Withdrawn: Durbin Amendment No. 745 (to Amendment No. 741), to change the enactment date.
Page S3081 

House Record Digest - Monday, May 6, 2013

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013: H.R. 588, to provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 398 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 129;
Pages H2409-10, H2412-13

Black Hills Cemetery Act: H.R. 291, to provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 130; and
Pages H2410-11, H2413

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act: H.R. 507, to provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 131.
Pages H2411-12, H2413-14 

Senate Record - Monday, May 6, 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. THE BUDGET
  6. UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST—H. CON. RES. 25
  7. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

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