Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
July 18, 2011
112th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 157, No. 107 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Page D797] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Monday, July 18, 2011 [[Page D797]] Daily Digest Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S4623-S4646 Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1376-1382, and S. Con. Res. 25. Pages S4640-41 Measures Reported: Report to accompany S. 951, to improve the provision of Federal transition, rehabilitation, vocational, and unemployment benefits to members of the Armed Forces and veterans. (S. Rept. No. 112-36) S. 300, to prevent abuse of Government charge cards, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 112-37) Report to accompany S. 49, to amend the Federal antitrust laws to provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from such laws that are contrary to the public interest with respect to railroads. (S. Rept. No. 112-38) Page S4640 Measures Passed: Republic of South Sudan Independence: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 25, welcoming the independence of the Republic of South Sudan, congratulating the people of South Sudan for freely and peacefully expressing their will through an internationally accepted referendum, and calling on the Governments and people of Sudan and South Sudan to peacefully resolve outstanding issues including the final status of Abyei. Pages S4644-45 Measures Considered: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2055, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S4629-30 Pending: Coburn (for McCain) Amendment No. 553, to eliminate the additional amount of $10,000,000, not included in the President's budget request for fiscal year 2012, appropriated for the Department of Defense for planning and design for the Energy Conservation Investment Program. Page S4629 Johnson (SD) Modified Amendment No. 556, of a perfecting nature. Page S4629 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 12 p.m., on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Page S4645 Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 80 yeas 13 nays (Vote No. EX. 112), J. Paul Oetken, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Pages S4630-31, S4633-34, S4646 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Bruce J. Sherrick, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. Chester John Culver, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection for a term of five years. David A. Montoya, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Page S4646 Messages from the House: Page S4640 Measures Referred: Page S4640 Measures Placed on the Calendar: Pages S4623, S4640 =========================== NOTE =========================== On page D797, July 18, 2011 the following language appears: Measures Placed on the Calendar: Page S4623 The online Record has been corrected to read: Measures Placed on the Calendar: Pages S4623, S4640 ========================= END NOTE ========================= Executive Reports of Committees: l Cosponsors:30Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:30Additional Statements:30Amendments Submitted: s of the Floor:30Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--112) nt: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:18 p.m., untiurnmel 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4645.)
[Daily Digest] [Page D797] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) No committee meetings were held.
[Daily Digest] [Page D797] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 8 public bills, H.R. 2573- 2581; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 356 were introduced. Pages H5149-50 Additional Cosponsors: Page H5150 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H.R. 2061, to authorize the presentation of a United States flag at the funeral of Federal civilian employees who are killed while performing official duties or because of their status as a Federal employee, with amendments (H. Rept. 112-149) and H. Res. 355, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2560) to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget (H. Rept. 112-150). Page H5149 Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H5129 Recess: The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. Page H5129 Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 56 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 602. Pages H5132-33 Recess: The House recessed at 2:11 p.m. and reconvened at 5 p.m. Page H5130 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure: Church Plan Investment Clarification Act: H.R. 33, amended, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to specify when certain securities issued in connection with church plans are treated as exempted securities for purposes of that Act, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 310 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 601. Pages H5130-32 Recess: The House recessed at 5:07 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. Pages H5131-32 Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5132 and H5132-33. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:31 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D797-D799] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings CUT, CAP, AND BALANCE ACT OF 2011 Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2560, the ``Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011.'' The Committee granted, by record vote of 8 to 3, a closed rule providing four hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from Rep. Chaffetz and Rep. Van Hollen. Joint Meetings No joint committee meetings were held. COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be an Assistant Secretary for Global Strategic Affairs, and Alan F. Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, both of the Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine enhanced consumer financial protection after the financial crisis, 10 a.m., SD-538. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the recent report of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) energy initiative entitled ``The Future of Natural Gas'', 10:30 a.m., SD-366. Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Kenneth J. Kopocis, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Rebecca R. Wodder, [[Page D799]] of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife, 2:30 p.m., SD-406. Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of David S. Adams, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, and Joyce A. Barr, of Washington, to be Assistant Secretary for Administration, both of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD-419. Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, to hold hearings to examine United States policy in Yemen, 2:30 p.m., SD-419. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs, to hold hearings to examine 2011 spring storms, focusing on picking up the pieces and building back stronger, 2:30 p.m., SD-342. Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine Drug and Veterans Treatment Courts, focusing on seeking cost-effective solutions for protecting public safety and reducing recidivism, 10:30 a.m., SD-226. House Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2553, the ``Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV''. 4 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
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