Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
November 16, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 147 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Page D960] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Friday, November 16, 2012 [[Page D960]] Daily Digest Senate Chamber Action The Senate met at 9:30:22 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 9:30:50 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Monday, November 26, 2012.
[Daily Digest] [Page D960] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings INTELLIGENCE Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community. Committee recessed subject to the call.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D960-D961] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HIGHLIGHTS House agreed to S. Con. Res. 60, Adjournment Resolution. House of Representatives Chamber Action Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 6593- 6602; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 813-817 were introduced. Page H6428 Additional Cosponsors: Page H6429 Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows: In the Matter of Joy Henrichs (H. Rept. 112-696). Pages H6427-28 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012: The House passed H.R. 6156, to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, by a yea-and-nay vote of 365 yeas to 43 nays, Roll No. 608. Pages H6401-18 Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-33 shall be considered as adopted. Page H6401 H. Res. 808, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to yesterday, November 15th. Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 60, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives. Page H6417 Recess: The House recessed at 10:58 a.m. and reconvened at 11:30 a.m. Page H6417 Expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders: The House agreed to discharge and agree to H. Res. 813, expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizing and strongly supporting its right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism. Page H6418 Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page S6409. Senate Referral: S. 1440 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Page H6425 Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on pages H6417-18. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and at 1:21 p.m., pursuant to S. Con. Res. 60, the House [[Page D961]] stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
[Daily Digest] [Page D961] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings ASSESSING DANGEROUS THREATS TO OUR NATION'S BORDERS Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management held a hearing entitled ``A Line in the Sand: Assessing Dangerous Threats to Our Nation's Borders''. Testimony was heard from Marc Rosenblum, Specialist in Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service; and public witnesses. REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INSPECTOR GENERAL'S FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA): A Review of the Department of Transportation Inspector General's Findings and Recommendations''. Testimony was heard from Representative Connolly; Ray LaHood, Secretary, Department of Transportation; Michael A. Curto, Chairman, Airports Authority Board, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority; and Calvin L. Scovel III, Inspector General, Department of Transportation. ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing on ongoing intelligence activities. This was a closed hearing. Joint Meetings UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission received a briefing on assessing Ukraine's parliamentary elections, focusing on the lack of a level playing field, from Thomas Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Olha Ajvazovska, Ukrainian Citizen Network OPORA, Kyiv, Ukraine; and Katie Fox, National Democratic Institute, and Stephen Nix, International Republican Institute, both of Washington, D.C.
[Daily Digest] [Page D961] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate No meetings/hearings scheduled.
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