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November 25, 2013

Congress Last Week

House

November 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
    Suspensions:
  • H.R.2061 - Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013 (Passed 388-1)
  • H.R.272 - To designate a VA/DOD outpatient clinic (Passed 388-0)

November 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 21, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 22, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

November 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
  • S. 1197 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Cloture invoked 91-0)

November 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
  • S. 1197 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
    • Ayotte Amdt. No. 2255; To propose alternative requirements and limitations applicable to individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Rejected 43-55)
    • Levin Amdt. No. 2175; To propose an alternative to section 1033, relating to a limitation on the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Rejected 52-46)

November 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 21, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
  • Nomination of Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
    • Motion to proceed to the motion to proceed agreed to 57-40-3.
    • McConnell motion to adjourn until 5:00 p.m. rejected 46-54.
    • Motion to reconsider the motion to invoke cloture agreed to 57-43.
    • Ruling of the Chair that cloture on all non-SCOTUS nominations is not by majority vote rejected 48-52.
    • Ruling of the Chair under new precedent that cloture on all non-SCOTUS nominations is by majority vote sustained 52-48.
    • Motion to close further debate on the nomination agreed to 55-43.
  • S. 1197 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Cloture rejected 51-44)
  • S.Con.Res. 28 - Adjournment Resolution agreed to 51-42.

November 16, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

November 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 14, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 15, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

November 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 14, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Passed - H.R. 3350: Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013

H.R. 3350: Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013

11/15/2013 1:28pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed187-230
11/15/2013 1:35pm:
On passage Passed261-157

House Record Digest - Friday, November 15, 2013

The House passed H.R. 3350, to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 157 noes, Roll No. 587.

House Record - Friday, November 15, 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

November 15, 2013

House Motion to Instruct Conferees - H.R. 3080: Water Resources Development Act of 2013

H.R. 3080: Water Resources Development Act of 2013

11/14/2013 12:44pm:
Mr. Shuster moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
11/14/2013 12:45pm:
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
11/14/2013 3:11pm:
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to347-76

House Passed - H.R. 2655: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

H.R. 2655: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

11/14/2013 2:54pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed197-225
11/14/2013 3:03pm:
On passage Passed228-195

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Senate began consideration of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on amendments and motions proposed.

House Record Digest - Thursday, November 14, 2013

The House agreed by unanimous consent to the Shuster motion to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States and to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, with a Senate amendment thereto, disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference requested by the Senate thereon.

The House passed H.R. 2655, to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 581.

The House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1848, to ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration advances the safety of small airplanes and the continued development of the general aviation industry.

Senate Record - Thursday, November 14, 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. FINISHING SENATE BUSINESS
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, November 14, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Petri).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. SPECIAL IMMIGRATION VISAS
  5. PULSE OF TEXAS: OBCARE
  6. HONORING TOM GARDNER III
  7. OBAMACARE VIOLATES THE ORIGINATION CLAUSE
  8. HUNGER IN AMERICA
  9. NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OBAMACARE
  10. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
  11. RECOGNIZING DR. TOM KIM AND THE FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF AMERICA
  12. ARTICLE 32
  13. HELP FOR THE PHILIPPINES
  14. RECESS
  15. AFTER RECESS
  16. PRAYER
  17. THE JOURNAL
  18. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  19. WELCOMING REVEREND LARRY PHILLIPS
  20. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

November 14, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 982: Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013

H.R. 982: Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013

11/13/2013 5:18pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed197-224
11/13/2013 5:28pm:
On passage Passed221-199

House Rule Vote - H.Res. 403: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2655 and H.R. 982

H.Res. 403
  • Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2655) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and 
  • providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 982) to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes.

11/13/2013 2:08pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to224-195
11/13/2013 2:17pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to223-194

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security.

House Record Digest - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The House passed H.R. 982, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 579.

Senate Record - Wednesday, November 13, 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. THANKING THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  5. DRUG SAFETY
  6. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  7. HEALTH CARE
  8. CONGRATULATING FORD MOTOR COMPANY
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, November 13, 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. DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF SEQUESTRATION
  5. SAFE CLIMATE CAUCUS
  6. TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE SIERRAS
  7. HONORING PUERTO RICO'S MILITARY VETERANS
  8. COLLEGE STATION'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY
  9. IN HONOR OF MARTYL LANGSDORF
  10. OBAMACARE CANCELATIONS
  11. OBAMACARE
  12. THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  13. RECESS
  14. AFTER RECESS
  15. PRAYER
  16. THE JOURNAL
  17. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  18. WELCOMING RABBI JOSHUA GRUENBERG
  19. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

November 13, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 2871, H.R. 2922

H.R. 2871: To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, and for other purposes.

11/12/2013 6:57pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 401-0


H.R. 2922: To extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds.

11/12/2013 7:06pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 399-3


Senate Cloture Vote - H.R. 3204: Drug Quality and Security Act

H.R. 3204: Drug Quality and Security Act

11/12/2013:
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate: 97-1

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Senate passed S. 1557, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.

Senate passed S. 1499, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 278 Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska, as the ``Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office''.

Senate passed S. 1512, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the ``Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office''.

House Record Digest - Tuesday, November 12, 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:
PREEMIE Reauthorization Act: S. 252, amended, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity;

Pages H6961-67

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, and for other purposes.''.
Page H6967

HIV Organ Policy Equity Act: 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);
Pages H6967-71

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013: S. 893, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans;
Pages H6971-72

Amending title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency: H.R. 2871, to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 571; and
Pages H6972-74, H6977

Extending the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds: H.R. 2922, to extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 572.
Pages H6974-75, H6978 

Senate Record - Tuesday, November 12, 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. DRUG QUALITY AND SECURITY ACT—MOTION TO PROCEED
  5. MORNING BUSINESS
  6. PILLARD NOMINATION
  7. NOMINATIONS
  8. CONDOLENCES TO INHOFE FAMILY
  9. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Tuesday, November 12, 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. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  7. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE

November 8, 2013

Senate Passed - S. 815: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

S. 815: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

11/7/2013:
Cloture on the bill invoked in Senate: 64-34
11/7/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment: 64-32

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, November 7, 2013

Senate passed S. 815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as amended.

By 64 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 232), Senate passed S. 815, to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and after taking action on amendments.

Senate Record - Thursday, November 7, 2013

  1. Senate
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. DRUG QUALITY AND SECURITY ACT—MOTION TO PROCEED

November 1, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Senate passed H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, Reid (for Boxer) Amendment No. 2009, the text of S. 601, Senate companion measure, after taking action on an amendment.

Senate passed H.R. 2094, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements).

Senate Record - Thursday, October 31, 2013

  1. Senate
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES
  7. CONGRATULATING CARL FRITTER
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. TRIBUTE TO CARL FRITTER
  10. FAMILY FRIENDLY AND WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY ACT
  11. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

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