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House Passed - H.R. 2009: Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

H.R. 2009: Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013

8/2/2013 12:17pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed186-230
8/2/2013 12:26pm:
On passage Passed232-185

House Passed - H.R. 367: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act

H.R. 367: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013

8/2/2013 10:23am:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed185-229
8/2/2013 10:29am:
On passage Passed232-183

Senate Record Digest - Friday, August 2, 2013

Senate met at 11:45:59 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 11:46:29 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

House Record Digest - Friday, August 2, 2013

The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 22, Adjournment Resolution.

The House passed H.R. 367, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law, by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 183 noes, Roll No. 445. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, August 1st.

The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 222, as amended, to recognize the long-term partnership and friendship between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, working together towards peace and security in the Middle East.

The House passed H.R. 2009, to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 447.

The House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1344, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to provide expedited air passenger screening to severely injured or disabled members of the Armed Forces and severely injured or disabled veterans.

The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 22, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.

Senate Record - Friday, August 2, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 11:45 and 59 seconds a.m., and was called to order by the Honorable MARK R. WARNER,
  2. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  3. ADJOURNMENT UNTIL TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M.
Source: Congressional Record (same list, temporary links)

House Record - Friday, August 2, 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. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

August 2, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 2879: Stop Government Abuse Act

H.R. 2879: Stop Government Abuse Act

8/1/2013 5:51pm:
On passage Passed239-176

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 1897: Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013

H.R. 1897: Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013

8/1/2013 4:13pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 405-3

House Rule Votes - H.Res. 322: Providing for consideration of H.R. 367, H.R. 2009, H.R. 2879

H.Res. 322: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 367) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2009) to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; providing for proceedings during the period from August 3, 2013, through September 6, 2013; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2879) to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes.

8/1/2013 3:48pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to222-191
8/1/2013 3:56pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to223-189

House Passed - H.R. 1582: Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

H.R. 1582: Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

8/1/2013 3:34pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed188-221
8/1/2013 3:41pm:
On passage Passed232-181

Senate Cloture Vote - S. 1243: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations

S. 1243: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations

8/1/2013:
Cloture on the measure not invoked in Senate: 54-43 (GT).

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, August 1, 2013

Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 22, Adjournment Resolution.

House Record Digest - Thursday, August 1, 2013

The House passed H.R. 2879, to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, and to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 436.

The House began consideration of H.R. 367, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. Consideration of the measure is expected to continue tomorrow, August 2nd.

Senate Record - Thursday, August 1, 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. SCHEDULE
  6. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  7. COMMENDING DAVID J. SCHIAPPA
  8. COMMENDING DAVID J. SCHIAPPA
  9. COMMENDING ROHIT KUMAR
  10. MORNING BUSINESS
  11. TRIBUTE TO DAVID SCHIAPPA
  12. OBAMACARE
  13. TRIBUTE TO DAVID LYLES
  14. TRIBUTE TO DAVE SCHIAPPA
  15. OBAMACARE
  16. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Thursday, August 1, 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. SENATOR PAUL SIMON WATER FOR THE WORLD ACT OF 2013 (H.R. 2901)
  5. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
  6. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AN UMBRELLA ON A RAINY DAY
  7. THE TRUTH ABOUT YOSEMITE
  8. CLIMATE RESEARCH
  9. HONORING THE LIVES OF THIRTY-TWO AMERICAN HEROES
  10. SUPPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS
  11. STOP GOVERNMENT ABUSE WEEK
  12. CLIMATE CHANGE
  13. SUPPORT PATIENT OPTION ACT
  14. UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN CONGRESS
  15. HONORING MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT ARMY STAFF SERGEANT TY MICHAEL CARTER
  16. RECESS
  17. AFTER RECESS
  18. PRAYER
  19. THE JOURNAL
  20. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

August 1, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 1911, H.R. 850

H.R. 1911: Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013

7/31/2013 6:22pm:
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to: (2/3 required): 392-31


H.R. 850: Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013

7/31/2013 6:25pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 400-20

Senate Amendment Vote - S.Amdt. 1739: Egypt Foreign Assistance Redirection

S. 1243: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations

7/31/2013:
S.AMDT.1739 Amendment SA 1739 proposed by Senator Paul.
To redirect certain foreign assistance to the Government of Egypt as a result of the July 3, 2013, military coup d'etat.
7/31/2013:
S.AMDT.1739 Motion to table amendment SA 1739 agreed to in Senate: 86-13

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6083-S6140

Measures Introduced:
Sixteen bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1401-1416, S. Res. 207-211, and S. Con. Res. 21.
Pages S6126-27 

Measures Reported:

S. 415, to clarify the collateral requirement for certain loans under section 7(d) of the Small Business Act, to address assistance to out-of-State small business concerns, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-84)

H.R. 1171, to amend title 40, United States Code, to improve veterans service organizations access to Federal surplus personal property.

S. 233, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the ``Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building''.

S. 668, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Main Street in Brockport, New York, as the ``Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid Post Office Building''.

S. 796, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 302 East Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, as the ``James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building''.

S. 885, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the ``Thaddeus Stevens Post Office''.

S. 1093, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 130 Caldwell Drive in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, as the ``First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building''.
Page S6126 

Measures Passed:
NATO Allied Command Transformation 10-year Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 156, expressing the sense of the Senate on the 10-year anniversary of NATO Allied Command Transformation, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6137-38 
National Airborne Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 207, designating August 16, 2013, as ``National Airborne Day''.
Page S6138 
National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 208, designating the week beginning September 8, 2013, as ``National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week''.
Page S6138 
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Shooting Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 209, remembering the anniversary of the tragic shooting on August 5, 2012, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Page S6138 
Recognizing and Honoring Robert S. Mueller, III: Senate agreed to S. Res. 210, recognizing and honoring Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Page S6138 
National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 211, designating September 2013 as ``National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month''.
Page S6138 

Measures Considered:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The House debated the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed:

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Government Spending Accountability Act of 2013: H.R. 313, amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to institute spending limits and transparency requirements for Federal conference and travel expenditures;

Pages H5193-96

Government Customer Service Improvement Act of 2013: H.R. 1660, amended, to require the establishment of Federal customer service standards and to improve the service provided by Federal agencies;
Pages H5207-09

Stop Playing on Citizen's Cash Act: H.R. 2769, amended, to impose moratorium on conferences held by the Internal Revenue Service;
Pages H5209-11

Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2013: H.R. 2768, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that a duty of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue is to ensure that Internal Revenue Service employees are familiar with and act in accord with certain taxpayer rights;
Pages H5211-12

STOP IRS Act: H.R. 2565, to provide for the termination of employment of employees of the Internal Revenue Service who take certain official actions for political purposes;
Pages H5212-14

Smarter Solutions for Students Act: Concurred in the Senate amendment to 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 and to direct the Secretary of Education to convene the Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary Education Data to conduct a study on improvements to postsecondary education transparency at the Federal level, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 31 nays, Roll No. 426;
Pages H5214-21, H5240-41

Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013: H.R. 850, amended, to impose additional human rights and economic and financial sanctions with respect to Iran, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas to 20 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 427; and
Pages H5221-40, H5241-42

Encouraging peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula: H. Con. Res. 41, amended, to encourage peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula.
Pages H5254-56

Announcement by the Chair: The Speaker addressed the Members on matters of decorum in the House.

Page H5241

Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013:

The House began consideration of H.R. 1582, to protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, August 1st.

Page H5242

Senate Record - Wednesday, July 31, 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. RECOGNIZING SENATOR MARKEY
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. MEASURE PLACED ON THE CALENDAR—S. 1392
  8. THE TAX CODE
  9. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  10. PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP
  11. TRIBUTE TO ROHIT KUMAR
  12. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Heck of Nevada).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. PANCREATIC CANCER AND BETSY KAPLAN
  5. INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING
  6. TENTH UNANSWERED BENGHAZI QUESTION
  7. IN HONOR OF JAMES WATTS
  8. GOVERNMENT WASTE
  9. END HUNGER NOW
  10. THE FACE OF A HERO
  11. RECESS
  12. AFTER RECESS
  13. PRAYER
  14. THE JOURNAL
  15. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  16. WELCOMING IMAM TALIB SHAREEF
  17. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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