Daily Digest

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S8637–S8668

Measures Introduced: One bill and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3716, and S. Res. 630.
Page S8665

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 692, to improve hurricane preparedness by establishing the National Hurricane Research Initiative. (S. Rept. No. 112–266)
Page S8665

Measures Passed:

Natural Gas Pipelines in Glacier National Park: Senate passed H.R. 4606, to authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park.
Page S8666


Protect Our Kids Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged from further consideration of H.R. 6655, to establish a commission to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect, the bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance and then discharged from further consideration, and the bill was then passed.
Pages S8666–67


Taxable Vaccines: Senate passed S. 3716, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
Page S8667


26th and Final Deployment of the U.S.S. Enterprise: Senate agreed to S. Res. 630, congratulating the Navy and the current and former officers and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65) on completion of the 26th and final deployment of the vessel.
Page S8668


Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, the Majority Leader be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
Page S8646


Resignation of Senator Jim DeMint: Senator Jim DeMint, of South Carolina, submitted a letter of resignation from the United States Senate, effective January 1, 2013.
Page S8666


Presentation of Certificates of Election and Swearing-in of Elected Members-Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the Senate convenes on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 12 noon, pursuant to the Constitution, following the presentation of the certificates of election and the swearing-in of elected Members, and the required live quorum.
Page S8668


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Erica Lynn Groshen, of New York, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, for a term of four years. (Prior to this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration.)
Pages S8666, S8668

Deborah Ann McCarthy, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)
Pages S8666, S8668

Robert F. Godec, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)
Pages S8666, S8668


Messages from the House:
Pages S8664–65


Measures Referred:
Page S8665


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S9665


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S8665–66


Additional Statements:
Page S8664


Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon and adjourned at 5:07 p.m., until 12 noon on Thursday, January 3, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8668.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:1 resolution, H. Res. 845, was introduced.
Page H7585


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H7585


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

Fourth Semiannual Report on the Activity of the Committee on Financial Services for the 112th Congress (H. Rept. 112–742);

Legislative Review and Oversight Activities of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, One Hundred Twelfth Congress (H. Rept. 112–743);

Fourth Semiannual Report on the Activities of the Committee on Armed Services for the One Hundred Twelfth Congress (H. Rept. 112–744); and

Fourth Semiannual Report of Activities of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (H. Rept. 112–745).
Page H7585


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Rivera to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H7567


Recess: The House recessed at 11:50 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H5780


Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from South Carolina, Mr. Scott, the whole number of the House is 431.
Page H7580


Recess: The House recessed at 12:12 p.m. and reconvened at 12:35 p.m.
Page H7580


Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry Act of 2012: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 3250, to amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide for Debbie Smith grants for auditing sexual assault evidence backlogs and to establish a Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry, with amendments.
Pages H7580–84

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide for Debbie Smith grants for auditing sexual assault evidence backlogs, and for other purposes.''.
Page H7583


Extending the Application of Certain Space Launch Liability Provisions Through 2014: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 6586, to extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014.
Pages H7584–85


Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow, January 3rd.
Page H7585


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 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:38 p.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JANUARY 3, 2013

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 p.m., Thursday, January 3

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Following the presentation of the certificates of election and the swearing-in of elected Members, there will be a required live quorum to convene the 113th Congress. All Senators are asked to report to the floor at that time.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

11 a.m., Thursday, January 3

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: House will convene the First Session of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Burton, Dan, Ind., E2038

Coble, Howard, N.C., E2034

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E2033, E2034, E2035, E2036, E2036, E2037, E2037, E2038, E2038, E2038

Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E2035

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E2037, E2038

Griffin, Tim, Ark., E2038

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2034

Miller, George, Calif., E2037

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E2036

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E2033

Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E2036 

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