Daily Digest

Friday, September 21, 2012

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed H.J. Res. 117, Continuing Appropriations Resolution.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6559–S6686

Measures Introduced: Eighteen bills and fifteen resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3608–3625, and S. Res. 575–589.
Pages S6625–26

Measures Reported:

H.R. 2467, to take certain Federal lands in Mono County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Bridgeport Indian Colony.
Page S6625

Measures Passed:

Sense of Congress Regarding Iran: By 90 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 197), Senate passed S.J. Res. 41, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the nuclear program of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Pages S6601–03


Continuing Appropriations Resolution: By 62 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 199), Senate passed H.J.Res. 117, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013, after taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S6603–04

Withdrawn:

Reid Amendment No. 2844, to change the enactment date.
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Reid Amendment No. 2845 (to Amendment No. 2844), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6604

Reid motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2846, to change the enactment date.
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Reid Amendment No. 2847 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2846), of a perfecting nature.
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Reid Amendment No. 2848 (to Amendment No. 2847), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6604

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 62 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 198), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the joint resolution.
Pages S6603–04


European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act: Senate passed S. 1956, to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the United States from participating in the European Union's emissions trading scheme, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendments proposed thereto:
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Reid (for Cardin) Amendment No. 2859, to prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to pay taxes and penalties imposed on United States air carriers pursuant to the European Union emissions trading scheme.
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Reid (for Merkley) Amendment No. 2860, to provide for the reassessment by the Secretary of Transportation of a determination that it is in the public interest to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the United States from participating in the European Union's emissions trading scheme.
Page S6611


Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4850, to allow for innovations and alternative technologies that meet or exceed desired energy efficiency goals, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S6661–64

Pryor (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 2861, relative to Uniform Efficiency Descriptor for Covered Water Heaters.
Pages S6611–64

Pryor (for Shaheen/Portman) Amendment No. 2862, relative to Industrial Energy Efficiency.
Pages S6661–64


Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act: Senate passed H.R. 915, to establish a Border Enforcement Security Task Force program to enhance border security by fostering coordinated efforts among Federal, State, and local border and law enforcement officials to protect United States border cities and communities from trans-national crime, including violence associated with drug trafficking, arms smuggling, illegal alien trafficking and smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across the international borders of the United States, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6664–65


Trademark Dilution Correction: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 6215, to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct an error in the provisions relating to remedies for dilution, and the bill was then passed.
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Billfish Conservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 2706, to prohibit the sale of billfish.
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Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko: Senate agreed to S. Res. 466, calling for the release from prison of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6665–66

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Pryor (for Durbin) Amendment No. 2863, to improve the resolution.
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Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 3556, to designate the new United States courthouse in Buffalo, New York, as the ``Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse''.
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Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 1791, to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 101 South United States Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the ``Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse''.
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Robert Boochever United States Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 4347, to designate the United States courthouse located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the ``Robert Boochever United States Courthouse''.
Pages S6666–67


James F. Battin United States Courthouse: Senate passed S. 3311, to designate the United States courthouse located at 2601 2nd Avenue North, Billings, Montana, as the ``James F. Battin United States Courthouse''.
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Multistake Governance Model: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 50, expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived.
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Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act: Senate passed S. 3486, to implement the provisions of the Hague Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6667–70


Barona Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Clarification Act: Senate passed S. 3193, to make technical corrections to the legal description of certain land to be held in trust for the Barona Band of Mission Indians, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Pryor (for Akaka) Amendment No. 2864, in the nature of a substitute.
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Burma: Senate passed H.R. 6431, to provide flexibility with respect to United States support for assistance provided by international financial institutions for Burma.
Pages S6670–71


Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2453, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mark Twain, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Pryor (for Blumenthal) Amendment No. 2865, relative to Mark Twain coins.
Page S6671


FDA User Fees: Senate passed H.R. 6433, to make corrections with respect to Food and Drug Administration user fees.
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NASA Artifacts: Senate passed H.R. 4158, to confirm full ownership rights for certain United States astronauts to artifacts from the astronauts' space missions.
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SAFE DOSES Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4223, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit theft of medical products, and the bill was then passed.
Page S6671


VA Major Construction Authorization and Expiring Authorities Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 6375, to authorize certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility projects, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Page S6671


GAO Mandates Revision Act: Senate passed S. 3315, to repeal or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office, after agreeing to the committee amendment, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6671–72

Pryor (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 2866, to improve the bill.
Page S6672


Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2838, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2013 through 2014, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
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Pryor (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 2867, in the nature of a substitute.
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Pryor (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 2868, to amend the title.
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Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act: Senate passed S. 3341, to require a quadrennial diplomacy and development review.
Pages S6673–74


Divisional Realignment Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5512, to amend title 28, United States Code, to realign divisions within two judicial districts, and the bill was then passed.
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Reporting Efficiency Improvement Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 6189, to eliminate unnecessary reporting requirements for unfunded programs under the Office of Justice Programs, and the bill was then passed.
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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act: Senate passed H.R. 1272, to provide for the use and distribution of the funds awarded to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, et al, by the United States Court of Federal Claims in Docket Numbers 19 and 188.
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Lowell National Historical Park Land Exchange Act: Senate passed H.R. 2240, to authorize the exchange of land or interest in land between Lowell National Historical Park and the city of Lowell in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2606, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6674–75

Pryor (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 2869, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6674–75


Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act: Senate passed H.R. 2139, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the establishment of Lions Clubs International.
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Commercial Driver's Licenses: Senate passed S. 3624, to amend section 31311 of title 49, United States Code, to permit States to issue commercial driver's licenses to members of the Armed Forces whose duty station is located in the State.
Page S6675


Internet Publication Date Requirements: Senate passed S. 3625, to change the effective date for the internet publication of certain information to prevent harm to the national security or endangering the military officers and civilian employees to whom the publication requirement applies.
Pages S6675–76


100th Anniversary of Hadassah: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 448, recognizing the 100th anniversary of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc., and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S6676, S6679


Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 472, designating October 7, 2012, as ``Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Pryor (for Enzi) Amendment No. 2870, to update the number of patriots in the United States Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan.
Page S6676


United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 558, congratulating the athletes from the State of Nevada and throughout the United States who participated in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as members of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S6676–78


National Save for Retirement Week: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 555, 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, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S6677–78


National Native American Heritage Month: Committee on Indian Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 561, recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6679


50th Anniversary of the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act: Senate agreed to S. Res. 576, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of Public Law 87–788, an Act commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act.
Pages S6679–84


First Special Service Force: Senate agreed to S. Res. 577, honoring the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II.
Pages S6679–84


Red Ribbon Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 578, supporting the goals and ideals of Red Ribbon Week, 2012.
Pages S6679–84


National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 579, designating the week of September 24 through September 28, 2012, as ``National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week''.
Pages S6679–84


National Wildlife Refuge Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 580, designating the week beginning on October 14, 2012, as ``National Wildlife Refuge Week''.
Pages S6679–84


Day of the Deployed: Senate agreed to S. Res. 581, designating October 26, 2012, as ``Day of the Deployed''.
Pages S6679–84


Hispanic Heritage Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 582, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
Pages S6679–84


National Preparedness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 583, designating September 2012 as ``National Preparedness Month''.
Pages S6679–84


Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 584, designating October 4, 2012, as ``Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day''.
Pages S6679–84


State of New Mexico's Centennial Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 585, recognizing the extraordinary history and heritage of the State of New Mexico, and honoring and commending the State of New Mexico and its people on its centennial anniversary.
Pages S6679–84


National Infant Mortality Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 586, expressing support for the goals and ideals of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, 2012.
Pages S6679–84


Lights on Afterschool: Senate agreed to S. Res. 587, supporting ``Lights on Afterschool'', a national celebration of afterschool programs.
Pages S6679–84


Honoring United States Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty: Senate agreed to S. Res. 588, commending the 4 American public servants who died in Benghazi, Libya, United States Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, for their tireless efforts on behalf of the American people, and condemning the violent attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi.
Pages S6679–84


Small Business Saturday: Senate agreed to S. Res. 589, designating November 24, 2012, as ``Small Business Saturday'' and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.
Pages S6679–84

Measures Failed:

United States Assistance: By 10 yeas to 81 nays (Vote No. 196), Senate rejected S. 3576, to provide limitations on United States assistance. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the bill, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, the bill was rejected, and the bill was returned to the calendar.)
Page S6601

Measures Considered:

Sportsmen's Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3525, to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting.
Pages S6559–S6601, S6604–05

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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 84 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. 200), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S6604–05

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, all post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill be yielded back, and Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S6684

House Messages:

Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House of Representatives to S. 300, to prevent abuse of Government charge cards.
Page S6672


Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House of Representatives to S. 710, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a hazardous waste electronic manifest system.
Pages S6672–73


Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that from Saturday, September 22, 2012 through Tuesday, November 13, 2012, the Majority Leader and Senator Lieberman be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
Page S6684


Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the upcoming recess, or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Page S6684


Authority for Committees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the Senate's recess, committees be authorized to report legislative and executive matters on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
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Pro Formas--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the Senate adjourns, it adjourn and convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.; Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10 a.m.; Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 11 a.m.; Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11 a.m.; Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10 a.m.; Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 1 p.m.; Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10 a.m.; Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11 a.m.; and Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10 a.m.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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Albert DiClemente, of Delaware, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years.

Sharon English Woods Villarosa, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles.

Gonzalo P. Curiel, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Robert J. Shelby, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah.

Joseph E. Macmanus, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

Joseph E. Macmanus, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador.

Heidi Shyu, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Emil J. Kang, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018.

Dawn M. Liberi, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi.

Stephen D. Mull, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland.

Walter North, of Washington, to be Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu.

Richard G. Olson, of New Mexico, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

John Hardy Isakson, of Georgia, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Kevin K. Washburn, of New Mexico, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

Robert Stephen Beecroft, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)
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6 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

13 Army nominations in the rank of general.

1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Department of State, Navy, and Public Health Service.
Pages S6606–09, S6685–86

Routine list in the Coast Guard. (Prior to this action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration.)
Pages S6606–09, S6685–86

Routine list in the Foreign Service. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)
Pages S6606–09, S6685–86


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Marilyn A. Brown, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2017.

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Vera Lynn Evans, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2017.

Michael McWherter, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2016.

Joe H. Ritch, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2016.

Vincent G. Logan, of New York, to be Special Trustee, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the Interior.

Olga Viso, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018.

Alan F. Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
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Messages from the House:
Pages S6623–24


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S6624–25


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6626–28


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6628–29


Additional Statements:
Pages S6619–22


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6635–61


Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--200)
Pages S6601, S6602, S6604, S6604, S6605


Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 and adjourned at 4:03 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012, until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6684.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 79 public bills, H.R. 6480–6558 and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 139–140 and H. Res. 802–805 were introduced.
Pages H6273–77


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6279–80


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 6016, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for administrative leave requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112–686);

H.R. 4369, 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 the filing of such reports with the Executive Office for United States Trustees, with amendments (H. Rept. 112–687);

H.R. 2572, to amend title 18, United States Code, to deter public corruption, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112–688); and

A Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 To Request Government Records (H. Rept. 112–689).
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Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 3409, to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations before December 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 603. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, September 20th.
Pages H6237–57

Rejected the Capps motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 173 ayes to 233 noes, Roll No. 602.
Pages H6254–56

Agreed to:

Kelly amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that was debated on September 20th that requires the Secretary of Transportation to submit a report to Congress estimating the number of jobs, the fatalities and injuries, and the cost to the economy caused by the ``2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards'' rule. Requires that the Secretary shall not consult with the EPA or the California Air Resources Board to complete the report (by a recorded vote of 242 ayes to 168 noes, Roll No. 594);
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McKinley amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that prohibits the EPA from retroactively vetoing a Section 404 Permit under the Clean Water Act (by a recorded vote of 247 ayes to 163 noes, Roll No. 597);
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Flake amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that gives power to the states to revoke any existing federal implementation plan (FIP) with regard to the regulation of visibility. In revoking the FIP, the state must propose a state implementation plan (SIP) to regulate visibility within 2 years. Also gives the states a minimum of five years to become compliant with Federal standards if they choose to accept the FIP, allowing businesses time to plan for the changes (by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 183 noes, Roll No. 600); and
Pages H6243–45, H6253

Gosar amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that adds language to the end of the ``Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012'' which limits the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue regulations on the Navajo Generating Station, located near Page, Arizona (by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 601).
Pages H6245–47, H6253–54

Rejected:

Markey amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that was debated on September 20th that sought to allow the Secretary of the Interior to promulgate rules under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, if such rule would reduce the prevalence of pulmonary diseases, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease or reduce the prevalence of birth defects or reproductive problems in pregnant women or children (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 592);
Pages H6247–48

Waxman amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that was debated on September 20th that sought to strike the language that would repeal EPA's scientific finding that carbon pollution endangers the public health and welfare (by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 593);
Pages H6248–49

Markey amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that was debated on September 20th that sought to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to take any action using its authority under the Clean Air Act if such action would increase North American energy independence by reducing demand for oil (by a recorded vote of 164 ayes to 246 noes, Roll No. 595);
Pages H6249–50

Jackson Lee (TX) amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that sought to strike section 503 of the committee print. The existing deadlines in subsections (m) and (q) of section 404 of the Clean Water Act would remain unchanged (by a recorded vote of 164 ayes to 247 noes, Roll No. 596);
Pages H6237–39, H6250–51

Markey amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that sought to create a national renewable electricity and energy efficiency standard (by a recorded vote of 160 ayes to 250 noes, Roll No. 598); and
Pages H6240–42, H6251–52

DeFazio amendment (No. 11 printed in H. Rept. 112–680) that sought to require EPA and the Department of Transportation to submit a report to Congress within 6 months on the health, environmental, and public health impacts of fugitive coal dust (by a recorded vote of 168 ayes to 243 noes, Roll No. 599).
Pages H6242–43, H6252–53

H. Res. 788, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 118) and the bill (H.R. 3409) was agreed to yesterday, September 20th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25th.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:31 p.m. and reconvened at 4:10 p.m.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Twelve recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6247–48, H6248, H6249, H6249–50, H6250–51, H6251, H6251–52, H6252–53, H6253, H6254, H6255–56, and H6256–57. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 4:11 p.m.

Committee Meetings

LIGHTSQUARED NETWORK: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FCC'S ROLE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The LightSquared Network: An Investigation of the FCC's Role''. Testimony was heard from Mindel De La Torre, Chief, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission; and Julius P. Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission.

IN THE MATTER OF REPRESENTATIVE MAXINE WATERS

Committee on Ethics: Full Committee held a hearing in the matter of Representative Maxine Waters. Testimony was heard from Mikale Moore, Chief of Staff, Representative Waters; and public witnesses.

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PRICE OF MONEY: CONSEQUENCES OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S ZERO INTEREST RATE POLICY

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Price of Money: Consequences of the Federal Reserve's Zero Interest Rate Policy''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DHS ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES: SOLUTIONS FOR SAVING TAXPAYER DOLLARS

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management held a hearing entitled ``DHS Acquisition Management Challenges: Solutions for Saving Taxpayer Dollars''. Testimony was heard from John Hutton, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office; Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; and Karen Shelton Waters, Assistant Administrator, Office of Acquisition, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security.

BREAKING THROUGH THE BACKLOG: EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NEW STATE STRIKE FORCE TEAM

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Breaking Through the Backlog: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the New State Strike Force Team''. Testimony was heard from Eliseo ``Al'' Cantu, Chair, Texas Veterans Commission; James O. Richman, Director, Claims Representation and Counseling, Texas Veterans Commission; Steve Hernandez, County Veterans Service Officer, McLennan County, Texas; and Diana Rubens, Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

EXAMINING THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE (MA) PROGRAM AND OTHER HEALTH PLANS

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Current Status of the Medicare Advantage (MA) Program and Other Health Plans''. Testimony was heard from James Cosgrove, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D832–833)

H.R. 6336, to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to accept a statue depicting Frederick Douglass from the District of Columbia and to provide for the permanent display of the statue in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol. Signed on September 20, 2012. (Public Law 112–174)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 25

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session. [D21SE2-95]{D910}Next Meeti

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, September 25

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: The House will meet in pro forma session.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue






HOUSE


Akin, W. Todd, Mo., E1601

Alexander, Rodney, La., E1584, E1586, E1588

Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1591

Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E1617

Bartlett, Roscoe G., Md., E1615

Barton, Joe, Tex., E1601

Bass, Charles F., N.H., E1612

Beniskey, Dan, Mich., E1606, E1607, E1641

Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1618, E1621

Biggert, Judy, Ill., E1584

Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E1623, E1650

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1589, E1596, E1645

Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E1638, E1649

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1608, E1632, E1652

Boren, Dan, Okla., E1602

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1586, E1628

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1587, E1639

Brooks, Mo, Ala., E1620

Broun, Paul C., Ga., E1605

Brown, Corrine, Fla., E1605

Bucshon, Larry, Ind., E1615

Buerkle, Ann Marie, N.Y., E1644

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1642, E1648

Burton, Dan, Ind., E1593, E1606

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1608, E1631, E1652

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1643

Camp, Dave, Mich., E1592, E1600, E1611, E1646

Capito, Shelley Moore, W.Va., E1624, E1636

Carson, André, Ind., E1632

Cassidy, Bill, La., E1612, E1624, E1626

Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E1617

Cicilline, David N., R.I., E1636

Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E1643

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1595, E1647

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1600, E1610

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1589

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1591, E1644

Critz, Mark S., Pa., E1587

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E1635

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1594, E1619

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1596, E1599, E1603

Dent, Charles W., Pa., E1637, E1639, E1640, E1641

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E1590

Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E1602

Edwards, Donna F., Md., E1622

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1612

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1635, E1649

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1619, E1641, E1641, E1642, E1643, E1643, E1644, E1645, E1646

Farenthold, Blake, Tex., E1599

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1602

Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E1613

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1617, E1618, E1619, E1637

Frank, Barney, Mass., E1587, E1604

Gardner, Cory, Colo., E1597

Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E1607, E1609, E1637

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1613

Green, Al, Tex., E1589

Green, Gene, Tex., E1640

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1641

Heinrich, Martin, N.M., E1618, E1651

Herger, Wally, Calif., E1618

Hinchey, Maurice D., N.Y., E1597

Hochul, Kathleen C., N.Y., E1598

Holden, Tim, Pa., E1620

Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1590

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1583, E1628

Hultgren, Randy, Ill., E1593, E1646

Jones, Walter B., N.C., E1585

Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E1595

Keating, William R., Mass., E1635, E1636, E1637

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1586, E1589, E1591, E1593, E1595, E1596, E1598, E1601, E1626, E1627, E1628, E1630, E1631, E1632, E1633, E1634, E1635

Lance, Leonard, N.J., E1587, E1642, E1648

Langevin, James R., R.I., E1615, E1632

Lewis, John, Ga., E1621

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1613

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E1644

Lungren, Daniel E., Calif., E1627

Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E1609

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1611

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1592, E1614, E1616

McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1635

McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E1600

Manzullo, Donald A., Ill., E1610

Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E1608, E1627

Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1632, E1650

Miller, George, Calif., E1583, E1604

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1646, E1647, E1648, E1650

Moran, James P., Va., E1630

Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E1623

Nunes, Devin, Calif., E1594

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1633, E1650

Paulsen, Erik, Minn., E1639, E1648

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E1611

Peters, Gary C., Mich., E1594

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1598, E1619, E1621, E1622, E1623, E1636, E1643

Price, David E., N.C., E1614

Price, Tom, Ga., E1583

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1587, E1618

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1638, E1649

Rehberg, Denny, Mont., E1599

Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E1622, E1627, E1651

Richardson, Laura, Calif., E1586

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E1609

Rivera, David, Fla., E1609, E1651

Roby, Martha, Ala., E1612

Roe, David P., Tenn., E1642, E1648

Rogers, Harold, Ky., E1607, E1631, E1652

Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E1628

Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E1642

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1626, E1650

Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E1614

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1607, E1631, E1652

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1602

Sánchez, Linda T., Calif., E1592

Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E1621

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1585, E1597, E1618

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1638

Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, E1594

Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E1595, E1604

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1596, E1603

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E1627

Sires, Albio, N.J., E1595

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E1645

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1586, E1589, E1592, E1593, E1616, E1640, E1651

Smith, Adrian, Nebr., E1647

Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1634

Terry, Lee, Nebr., E1622

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1587

Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E1610

Tierney, John F., Mass., E1616

Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1602

Tsongas, Niki, Mass., E1623

Upton, Fred, Mich., E1609

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1605, E1634, E1640

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1637

Walden, Greg, Ore., E1593, E1633

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E1633

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E1601, E1603, E1613, E1615, E1616, E1617

Westmoreland, Lynn A., Ga., E1585

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1646

Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1583, E1605, E1634

Young, Don, Alaska, E1584 

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