January 23, 2013 - Issue: Vol. 159, No. 8 — Daily Edition113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - 1st Session
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that from Wednesday, January 23, 2013, through Monday, January 28, 2013, the Majority Leader be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
2 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Messages from the House:
Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S210, S226
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Recess: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and recessed at 6:39 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S226–27.)
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Benghazi, focusing on the attacks and lessons learned, after receiving testimony from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State.
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Nelson Stephen Roman, and Analisa Torresto, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and Claire R. Kelly, of New York, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade, who were introduced by Senator Gillibrand, Raymond P. Moore, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado, who was introduced by Senators Udall (CO) and Bennet, and Derrick Kahala Watson, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii, who was introduced by Senator Schatz, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentlewoman from Missouri, Mrs. Emerson, the whole number of the House is 432.
No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013: The House passed H.R. 325, to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, by a recorded vote of 285 ayes to 144 noes, Roll No. 30.
Rejected the Murphy (FL) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 151 yeas to 277 nays, Roll No. 29.
H. Res. 39, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 27, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 26.
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 25th; and when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th.
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: Representatives Sam Johnson (TX) and Cole.
Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics--Appointments: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individuals to serve as the Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics, pursuant to section 4(d) of H. Res. 5, 113th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013: Nominated by the Speaker with the concurrence of the Minority Leader: Mr. Porter J. Goss of Florida, Chairman; Mr. James M. Eagen III of Colorado; Ms. Allison R. Hayward of Virginia; and Mr. Bill Frenzel of Virginia, Alternate. Nominated by the Minority Leader with the concurrence of the Speaker: Mr. David Skaggs of Colorado, Co-Chairman; Mrs. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke of California; Ms. Karan English of Arizona; and Mr. Mike Barnes of Maryland, Alternate.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY BASIC TRAINING INSTRUCTORS AT LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee met to receive testimony on a review of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base. Testimony was heard from General Mark A. Welsh III, USAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; General Edward A. Rice, Jr., USAF, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Force; and public witnesses.
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a markup to adopt the rules of the Committee on Financial Services pursuant to clause 2 of Rule XI of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
TERRORIST ATTACK IN BENGHAZI: THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S VIEW
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Terrorist Attack in Benghazi: The Secretary of State's View''. Testimony was heard from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary, Department of State.
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee approved its rules for the 113th Congress.
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
Committee on Small Business: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.
No joint committee meetings were held.
Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of John Forbes Kerry, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of State, 10 a.m., SH–216.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine the state of America's mental health system, 10 a.m., SD–430.
Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Thursday: Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12 p.m.
Program for Friday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 2 p.m.
Barr, Garland ``Andy'', Ky., E53
Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E55
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E52
Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E53
Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E55
Castor, Kathy, Fla., E50
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E57
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E52
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E57
Frankel, Lois, Fla., E54
Gabbard, Tulsi, Hawaii, E56, E59
Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E50
Grayson, Alan, Fla., E53
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E57
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E49, E50
Honda, Michael M., Calif., E51
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E53
Lewis, John, Ga., E54
McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E51, E59
Maffei, Daniel B., N.Y., E50, E52
Michaud, Michael H., Me., E49
Miller, George, Calif., E58
Murphy, Patrick, Fla., E54
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E56
Poe, Ted, Tex., E49
Quigley, Mike, Ill., E50, E59
Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E58
Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E54
Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E53
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E51
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E56
Wagner, Ann, Mo., E58
Yarmuth, John A., Ky., E56
Young, Don, Alaska, E55