Daily Digest

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daily Digest


Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S189–S232

Measures Introduced:
Sixty-one bills and seven resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 64–124, S.J. Res. 2–4, and S. Res. 8–11.


Pages S212–14

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.


Page S226

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.


Pages S227–32

Messages from the House:


Page S210

Measures Referred:


Page S210

Measures Read the First Time:


Pages S210, S226

Executive Communications:


Pages S210–12

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages S214–15

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:


Pages S215–26

Additional Statements:


Pages S208–09

Authorities for Committees to Meet:


Page S226

Privileges of the Floor:


Page S226

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.)
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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BENGHAZI

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.

NOMINATIONS

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

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
65 public bills, H.R. 12, 351–414; 1 private bill, H.R. 415; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 42–46 were introduced.


Pages H277–81 

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages H283–84 

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

Journal:
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 291 yeas to 129 nays with 2 answering ``present'', Roll No. 28.


Pages H236–37

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.


Page H225

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.


Pages H237–50
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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.


Pages H248–50

Pursuant to the rule, the amendment printed in H. Rept. 113–2 shall be considered as adopted.


Page H237 

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.


Pages H227–36

Committee Elections:
The House agreed to H. Res. 42, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.


Pages H250–51 

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.


Page H251

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.


Page H251

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.


Page H251 

Quorum Calls--Votes:
Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H235, H235–36, H236–37, H249–50, H250. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Committee Meetings

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Agriculture:
Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Homeland Security:
Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary:
Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee approved its rules for the 113th Congress.

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ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Natural Resources:
Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:
Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Small Business:
Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
Full Committee met for organizational purposes. The Committee adopted its rules for the 113th Congress.

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JANUARY 24, 2013

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

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.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 24


Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Friday, January 25

House Chamber

Program for Friday:
The House will meet in pro forma session at 2 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



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 

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