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September 30, 2013

Congress Last Week

House

September 23, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 25, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 26, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 27, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 28, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

Senate

September 23, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 24, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 25, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 26, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 27, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 2848: Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, FY2014

H.R. 2848: Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014

9/29/2013 12:30am:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 384-37

House Passed - H.R. 3210: Making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.

H.R. 3210: Making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.

9/29/2013 12:24am:
On passage Passed423-0

House Votes - H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

9/28/2013 9:37pm:
Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House agree with amendments to the Senate amendment.
9/29/2013 12:11am:
On agreeing in the Senate amendment with amendment #1 Agreed to248-174
9/29/2013 12:17am:
On agreeing in the Senate amendment with amendment #2 Agreed to231-192

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 2251: United States courthouse designation, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

H.R. 2251: To designate the United States courthouse located at 118 South Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the "Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse".

9/28/2013 9:34pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 416-4

House Rule Votes - H.Res. 366: Providing for consideration of H.R. 3210, Senate amendment to H.J.Res. 59

H.Res. 366: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J.Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3210) making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.
9/28/2013 9:19pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to229-192
9/28/2013 9:26pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to231-191

House Rule Vote - H.Res. 361: consideration of certain resolutions, Senate amendment to H.R. 2642

H.Res. 361: Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
9/28/2013 1:45pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to226-191

House Record Digest - Saturday, September 28, 2013

The House agreed to H. Res. 361, to waive a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules and relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 493, after the previous question was ordered without objection.

The House concurred in the Senate amendment with amendments, made in order by the rule and printed in H. Rept. 113-238, to H. J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014. Pursuant to the rule, the question of adoption of the motion to concur was divided between the two House amendments.

The House passed H.R. 3210, making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown, by a yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 499.

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug D922compounding and drug supply chain security: H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security and

Pages H5946-65 

Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014: H.R. 2848, amended, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2014, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 384 yeas to 37 nays, Roll No. 500.
Pages H5965-75, H6010 

House Record - Saturday, September 28, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. CONTINUING RESOLUTION AND DEBT CEILING
  5. CONTINUING RESOLUTION
  6. LET'S PASS A SOUND BUDGET
  7. PROTECTING THE FINANCIAL SOLVENCY OF THE UNITED STATES
  8. COMPROMISE
  9. A COMMON COURSE FOR COMMON GOALS
  10. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  11. OBAMACARE
  12. OBAMACARE
  13. DEFICIT DAY
  14. OBAMACARE
  15. LET'S FIND SOLUTIONS
  16. 52 PERCENT OF AMERICANS OPPOSE OBAMACARE
  17. PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP
  18. AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE HEALTH CARE
  19. NO SPECIAL EXEMPTION FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS UNDER OBAMACARE
  20. FRAUD AND ABUSE IN OBAMACARE
  21. HOW WILL OBAMACARE AFFECT YOU?
  22. AT A CROSSROADS
  23. RECESS
  24. AFTER RECESS
  25. PRAYER
  26. THE JOURNAL
  27. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  28. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

September 28, 2013

Senate Passed - H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

9/27/2013:
Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate: 79-19
9/27/2013:
Motion to waive all applicable budget points of order with respect to the measure and amendment SA 1974 made in Senate: 68-30
9/27/2013:
S.AMDT.1974 Amendment SA 1974 agreed to in Senate: 54-44
9/27/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment: 54-44

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 1412, H.R. 3096

H.R. 1412: Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013

9/27/2013 10:22am:
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-0


H.R. 3096: To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the "Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center".

9/27/2013 10:38am:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to (2/3 required): 403-2

Senate Record Digest - Friday, September 27, 2013

Senate passed H. J. Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, as amended.

By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 209), Senate passed H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, after taking action on amendments and motions.

House Record Digest - Friday, September 27, 2013

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

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1412, to improve and increase the availability of on-job training and apprenticeship programs carried out by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 491 and

Pages H5888-90, H5894

Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center Designation Act: H.R. 3096, to designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the ``Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center'', by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 403 ayes to 2 noes, Roll No. 492.
Pages H5892-93, H5894-95 

Senate Record - Friday, September 27, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Angus S. King, Jr., a Senator from the State of Maine.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Friday, September 27, 2013

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

September 27, 2013

House Amendment Votes - H.R. 687: Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013

H.R. 687: Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013

9/26/2013 2:26pm:
H.AMDT.476 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Grijalva.
An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 113-215 to guarantee the jobs this mine does create benefit the local community by requirin g that the Remote Operating Center be located in the town of Superior, Arizona or an adjacent mining community.
9/26/2013 2:49pm:
H.AMDT.478 Amendment (A003) offered by Mrs. Napolitano. 
An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 113-215 to protect water quality and water quantity for the people living and working near this proposed mine, given estimates that mining operations will consume the equivalent of the annual water supply for 20,000 homes.
9/26/2013 3:26pm:
H.AMDT.476 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment (A001) Failed180-227
9/26/2013 3:35pm:
H.AMDT.478 On agreeing to the Napolitano amendment (A003) Failed191-217

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 3095, H.R. 2600

H.R. 3095: To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes.

9/26/2013 1:12pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 405-0


H.R. 2600: To amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums.

9/26/2013 1:25pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 410-0

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, September 26, 2013

Senate passed S. 1348, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act, after agreeing to an amendment.

House Record Digest - Thursday, September 26, 2013

The House began consideration of H.R. 687, to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land. Consideration of the measure is expected to resume tomorrow, September 27th.

Senate Record - Thursday, September 26, 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. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. OBAMACARE
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, September 26, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. LaMalfa).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM
  5. IN REMEMBRANCE OF HARRIET HOWARD
  6. UNBUDGED IN OUR TRACKS
  7. CONGRATULATING TIDIOUTE COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
  8. END HUNGER NOW
  9. HEALTH CARE PERSPECTIVES
  10. CONGRATULATING ORACLE TEAM USA
  11. FOREIGN POLICY
  12. WE DON'T SERVE TEENS
  13. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  14. CONTINUING RESOLUTION
  15. MENTAL ILLNESS AND GUN VIOLENCE
  16. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  17. RECESS
  18. AFTER RECESS
  19. PRAYER
  20. THE JOURNAL
  21. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  22. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

September 26, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 1961, H.Res. 354

H.R. 1961: To amend title 46, United States Code, to extend the exemption from the fire-retardant materials construction requirement for vessels operating within the Boundary Line.

9/25/2013 6:56pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 280-89


H.Res. 354: Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 527, with an amendment.

9/25/2013 7:10pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to: (2/3 required): 367-0

Senate Cloture Vote - H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

9/25/2013:
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate: 100-0

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Routine Proceedings pages S6763-S6903 Proceedings that occurred on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, may be found in Congressional Record of Tuesday, September 24, 2013.




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Thursday, September 26
Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Senate will continue consideration of H.J. Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution. The filing deadline for germane first-degree amendments to the joint resolution is 1 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest

House Record Digest - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims and survivors of the flooding in Colorado.

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:
Amending title 46, United States Code, to extend the exemption from the fire-retardant materials construction requirement for vessels operating within the Boundary Line: H.R. 1961, to amend title 46, United States Code, to extend the exemption from the fire-retardant materials construction requirement for vessels operating within the Boundary Line, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 280 yeas to 89 nays, Roll No. 484 and

Pages H5810-15, H5823-24

Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 527, with an amendment: H. Res. 354, to provide for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 527, with an amendment, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 367 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 485.
Pages H5816-21, H5824-25D909

House Record - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Bentivolio).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. FREE AMIR HEKMATI
  5. HUNDREDS ATTEND JOB FAIR IN GROTON, CONNECTICUT
  6. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE
  7. RECESS
  8. AFTER RECESS
  9. PRAYER
  10. THE JOURNAL
  11. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  12. THE PRESIDENT'S SHUTDOWN
  13. GRAY WOLF
  14. OBAMACARE'S BROKEN PROMISES
  15. BIPARTISAN SOLUTION TO IMMIGRATION
  16. OBAMACARE TO HIT NORTH CAROLINA HARDEST
  17. OCTOBER 1 SIGNALS A NEW DAY
  18. HHS: A TRICKLE OF DATA, A TORRENT OF SPIN
  19. RECESS

September 24, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, September 23, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6673-S6687

Measures Introduced:
Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1536-1538, and S. Res. 251.
Page S6683

Measures Reported:

S. 1348, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act. (S. Rept. No. 113-109)

S. 287, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-110)
Page S6683

Measures Passed:
Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1412, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring authorities affecting veterans and their families, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Monday, September 23, 2013

The House met at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 11:03 a.m.

Senate Record - Monday, September 23, 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. MAKING CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014—MOTION TO PROCEED

House Record - Monday, September 23, 2013

  1. The House met at 11 a.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. ADJOURNMENT FROM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013, TO WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
  7. ADJOURNMENT

September 21, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

September 16, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 17, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

Senate

September 16, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 17, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Passed - H.R. 1526: Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act

H.R. 1526: Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act

9/20/2013 12:12pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed190-228
9/20/2013 12:20pm:
On passage Passed244-173

House Passed - H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

9/20/2013 11:13am:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed190-228
9/20/2013 11:20am:
On passage Passed230-189

House Record Digest - Friday, September 20, 2013

The House agreed to H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 478.

The House passed H.R. 1526, to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, and to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, by a recorded vote of 244 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 483. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, September 19th.

House Record - Friday, September 20, 2013

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

September 20, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 3102: Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013

H.R. 3102: Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013

9/19/2013 6:01pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed193-230
9/19/2013 6:09pm:
On passage Passed217-210

House Rule Passed - H.Res. 351: Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 687, H.R. 1526, H.R. 3102

H.Res. 351

  • Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 687) to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes; 
  • providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1526) to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes; 
  • providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3102) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act 2008; and for other purposes.

9/19/2013 3:56pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to231-193

House Rule Passed - H.Res. 352: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 59, the FY 2014 continuing resolution (CR)

H.Res. 352: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J.Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.
9/19/2013 3:42pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to232-193
9/19/2013 3:49pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to230-192

Senate Passed - H.R. 527: Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act

H.R. 527: Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act


9/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1960 Amendment SA 1960 proposed by Senator Wyden.
9/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1960 Amendment SA 1960 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/19/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment: 97-2

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Senate passed H.R. 527, Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, as amended.

House Record Digest - Thursday, September 19, 2013

The House passed H.R. 3102, to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, by a yea-and-nay vote of 217 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 476.

The House began consideration of H.R. 1526, to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, and to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Consideration of the measure is expected to resume tomorrow, September 20th.

Senate Record - Thursday, September 19, 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. WELCOMING THE GUEST CHAPLAIN
  5. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. ECONOMIC RECOVERY
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST—S. 1514
  10. WAR ON COAL
  11. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, September 19, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Smith of Missouri).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. CLIMATE CHANGE
  5. DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
  6. ACT NOW TO SUPPORT THE ECONOMY
  7. SECRETARY LEW
  8. THE MORE HUNGER, LESS OPPORTUNITY ACT
  9. HEALTH CARE PROMISES HAVE BEEN BROKEN
  10. NAVY YARD SHOOTING
  11. MADE IN THE USA
  12. SNAP CUTS VERSUS CROP INSURANCE
  13. OBAMACARE FAILS TO LIVE UP TO ITS GUARANTEES
  14. HONORING MEXICAN GUEST WORKERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE BRACERO PROGRAM
  15. POTENTIAL CUTS TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
  16. AMERICA SHOULD TAKE NOTICE
  17. A DREAM-KILLING BILL
  18. DON'T CUT SNAP
  19. NO MORE STEAK
  20. RECESS
  21. AFTER RECESS
  22. PRAYER
  23. THE JOURNAL
  24. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  25. WELCOMING BISHOP J.W. MACKLIN
  26. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

September 19, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 761: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act

H.R. 761: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013

9/18/2013 5:37pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed197-229
9/18/2013 5:44pm:
On passage Passed246-178

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 301: Promote Religious Freedom in the Near East and South Central Asia

H.R. 301: To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.
9/18/2013 1:54pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-22

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6547-6609

Measures Introduced:
Eleven bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1515-1525, and S. Res. 237-240.
Page S6597

Measures Reported:

S. Res. 237, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S. Res. 238, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S. Res. 239, authorizing expenditures by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Page S6596

Measures Passed:
National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 164, designating October 30, 2013, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6608
National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 240, designating the week beginning September 15, 2013, as ``National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week''.
Page S6609

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The House passed H.R. 761, to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness, by a recorded vote of 246 ayes to 178 noes, Roll No. 471.

The House agreed to H. Res. 349, electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.

Senate Record - Wednesday, September 18, 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. SCHEDULE
  6. MEASURES PLACED ON THE CALENDAR—S. 1513, S. 1514, H.R. 2009, AND H.R. 2775
  7. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. TROUBLING REALITIES
  10. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. LaMalfa).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. ALZHEIMER'S MONTH
  5. END HUNGER NOW
  6. END HUNGER NOW
  7. SNAP
  8. SNAP
  9. SNAP
  10. SAFE CLIMATE CAUCUS AND HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
  11. SNAP BENEFITS FOR VETERANS
  12. A SAD DAY IN AMERICA
  13. UNITED STATES FINANCIAL CRISIS: 5 YEARS LATER
  14. THE REPUBLICAN SNAP PROPOSAL
  15. RECESS
  16. AFTER RECESS
  17. PRAYER
  18. THE JOURNAL
  19. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  20. WELCOMING REVEREND DALE RIBBLE
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

September 18, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 3092, H.R. 2449, S. 793

H.R. 3092: Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013

9/17/2013 6:57pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 407-2


H.R. 2449: To authorize the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016.

9/17/2013 7:04pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 407-0


S. 793: Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013

9/17/2013 7:16pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 383-24

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry

House Record Digest - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the shooting at the Washington Naval Yard on Monday, September 16, 2013.

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

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Keep the Promise Act of 2013: H.R. 1410, to prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts;

Pages H5556-62

Authorizing the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016: H.R. 2449, to authorize the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 461;
Pages H5562-64, H5573-74D870

Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013: S. 793, amended, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 383 yeas to 24 nays, Roll No. 462; and
Pages H5567-69, H5574-75

Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013: H.R. 3092, amended, to amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 460.
Pages H5569-72, H5572-73 

Senate Record - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 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. ORDER FOR MOMENT OF SILENCE
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. ORDER OF PROCEDURE
  8. NAVY YARD TRAGEDY
  9. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  10. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  11. NAVY YARD TRAGEDY
  12. CONSTITUTION DAY
  13. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Valadao).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK
  5. RECESS
  6. AFTER RECESS
  7. PRAYER
  8. THE JOURNAL
  9. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  10. OBAMACARE MANDATE
  11. CONGRATULATING THE CNMI PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
  12. THE DELICATE BALANCE OF POWERS
  13. A FISCAL CUL-DE-SAC
  14. A NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
  15. RECESS

Senate Record Digest - Monday, September 16, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6473-S6476

House Record Digest - Monday, September 16, 2013

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
3 public bills, H.R. 3102-3104; and 2 resolutions, H.J. Res. 63; H. Con. Res. 54 were introduced.
Page H5553 

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H5554 

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Rooney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5549 

Quorum Calls--Votes:
There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 2:02 p.m.

Senate Record - Monday, September 16, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable CHRISTOPHER MURPHY, a Senator from the State of Connecticut.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. NAVY YARD SHOOTINGS
  6. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  7. NAVY YARD SHOOTINGS
  8. UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGREEMENT—EXECUTIVE CALENDAR

House Record - Monday, September 16, 2013

  1. The House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Rooney).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. CORRECTION TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 AT PAGE H5542
  7. REMOVAL OF NAME OF MEMBER AS COSPONSOR OF H. RES. 281
  8. ADJOURNMENT

September 13, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

September 9, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 11, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

Senate

September 9, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 11, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

September 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Passed - H.R. 2775: No Subsides Without Verification Act

H.R. 2775: To condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, and for other purposes.
9/12/2013 11:02am:
On passage Passed235-191

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, September 12, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6403-S6471

Measures Introduced:
Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1497-1504, and S. Res. 223-226.
Page S6446

Measures Reported:

S. 559, to establish a fund to make payments to the Americans held hostage in Iran, and to members of their families, who are identified as members of the proposed class in case number 1:08-CV-00487 (EGS) of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-104)

S. 815, to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-105)

S. Res. 223, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. Res. 224, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Page S6445

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Thursday, September 12, 2013

The House passed H.R. 2775, to condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 458.

Senate Record - Thursday, September 12, 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. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. OBAMACARE
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME
  10. MORNING BUSINESS
  11. OBAMACARE
  12. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Thursday, September 12, 2013

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

September 12, 2013

House Rule Votes - H.Res. 339: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2775

H.Res. 339: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2775) to condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, and for other purposes.
9/11/2013 2:38pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to227-196
9/11/2013 2:47pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to228-195

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6337-S6402

Measures Introduced:
Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1494-1496, and S. Res. 222.
Page S6377 

Measures Passed:
National Save for Retirement Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 222, supporting the goals and ideals of National Save for Retirement week, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles and increasing personal financial literacy.
Page S6377 

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

The House agreed to H. Res. 339, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 2775, to condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 457, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 456.

Senate Record - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 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. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME
  5. OBSERVING THE TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
  6. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  7. ORDER FOR MORNING BUSINESS
  8. SCHEDULE
  9. REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
  10. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  11. REMEMBERING 9/11
  12. MORNING BUSINESS
  13. REMEMBERING 9/11
  14. REMEMBERING 9/11
  15. SYRIA
  16. BENGHAZI
  17. REMEMBERING 9/11
  18. FISCAL 2014 SPENDING
  19. ORDER OF BUSINESS
  20. ORDER OF PROCEDURE
  21. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Reed).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MOMENT OF SILENCE COMMEMORATING THE 9/11 ATTACKS
  4. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  5. WHERE ARE THE BENGHAZI KILLERS 1 YEAR LATER?
  6. MO BROOKS OF ALABAMA VOTING ``NO'' ON ATTACKING SYRIA
  7. WAR, PEACE, AND THE CONSTITUTION
  8. ACCUWEATHER'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
  9. ECONOMY/UNEMPLOYMENT
  10. HONORING THE LIFE OF MICHIGAN STATE POLICE TROOPER PAUL BUTTERFIELD
  11. TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ATTACK ON AMERICA
  12. 9/11
  13. RECESS
  14. AFTER RECESS
  15. PRAYER
  16. THE JOURNAL
  17. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  18. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

September 11, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 1155, H.R. 2747, S. 130, S. 304, S. 256, S. 459

H.R. 1155: National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act of 2013
9/10/2013 2:05pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 397-6 (GT). (text: CR H5443-5447)

H.R. 2747: Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act
9/10/2013 2:16pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 396-10 (GT). (text: CR H5449)

S. 130: Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act
9/10/2013 2:25pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 408-1 (GT).

S. 304: Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013
9/10/2013 4:58pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 419-1 (GT). (text: CR H5452)

S. 256: A bill to amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
9/10/2013 5:08pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 415-0 (GT). (text: CR H5453)

S. 459: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act
9/10/2013 5:16pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 414-5 (GT). (text: CR H5454)

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Measures Passed:
Naturopathic Medicine Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 221, designating the week of October 7 through October 13, 2013, as ``Naturopathic Medicine Week'' to recognize the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care.
Pages S6334-35 

House Record Digest - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of our brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in the service of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and all who serve in our armed forces and their families.

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act of 2013: H.R. 1155, amended, to reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 450;
Pages H5443-49, H5455-56

Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act: H.R. 2747, to amend title 40, United States Code, to transfer certain functions from the Government Accountability Office to the Department of Labor relating to the processing of claims for the payment of workers who were not paid appropriate wages under certain provisions of such title, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas to 10 nays, Roll No. 451;
Pages H5449-50, H5456

Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act: S. 130, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 452;
Pages H5450-51, H5456-57

Denali National Park Improvement Act: S. 157, to provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska;
Pages H5451-52

Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013: S. 304, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 453;
Pages H5452-53, H5458

Amending Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands: S. 256, to amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 454; and
Pages H5453-54, H5458-59  

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act: S. 459, to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 455.
Pages H5454-55, H5459-60

Moment of Silence:

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of our brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in the service of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and all who serve in our armed forces and their families.

Page H5456 

Senate Record - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy).
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. AUTHORIZING THE LIMITED AND SPECIFIED USE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AGAINST SYRIA—MOTION TO PROCEED
  5. MORNING BUSINESS
  6. PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP
  7. SYRIA
  8. ENERGY SAVINGS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ACT
  9. SYRIA
  10. ENERGY SAVINGS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ACT
  11. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. LET'S WORK TOGETHER
  5. THE WAR ON SYRIA
  6. THE SYRIAN CRISIS
  7. THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE PRESIDENT BEATS THE DRUMS FOR WAR
  8. USDA FOOD INSECURITY FIGURES
  9. MEDICARE DME-POS MARKET PRICING PROGRAM ACT OF 2013
  10. RECESS
  11. AFTER RECESS
  12. PRAYER
  13. THE JOURNAL
  14. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  15. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

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