Daily Digest

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Daily Digest



Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7419–S7432

Measures Introduced:
One bill was introduced, as follows: S. 1571.


Page S7430 

Measures Passed:

Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico:
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of S. 812, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take actions to implement the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico, and the bill was then passed.


Page S7431 

Measures Considered:


Default Prevention Act:
Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1569, to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.


Pages S7419–30 

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

By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 216), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.


Page S7426 

Subsequently, Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.


Page S7426 

Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination:

1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.


Page S7432 

Messages from the House:


Page S7430 

Measures Placed on the Calendar:


Page S7430 

Measures Read the First Time:


Page S7430 

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages S7430–31 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:

Additional Statements:

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--216)


Page S7426 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 2:58 p.m., until 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7431.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:

Additional Cosponsors:

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

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


Page H6547 

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014:
The House began consideration of H.J. Res. 80, making continuing appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service for fiscal year 2014. Further proceedings were postponed.


Pages H6548–56 
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H. Res. 371, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolution, was agreed to on Friday, October 4th.

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture's administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar:
The House rejected H. Res. 378, to express the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture's administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar, by a yea-and-nay vote of 192 yeas to 212 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 545.


Page H6556 

H. Res. 380, the rule relating to consideration of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 and providing for consideration of the resolutions (H. Res. 378) and (H. Res. 379), was agreed to yesterday, October 11th.

Motion to Instruct Conferees:
The House rejected the Peterson motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642 by a yea-and-nay vote of 195 yeas to 204 nays with 2 answering ``present'', Roll No. 546. The motion was debated yesterday, October 11th.


Pages H6556–57 

The Chair appointed the following conferees on H.R. 2642: From the Committee on Agriculture, for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Lucas, King (IA), Neugebauer, Rogers (AL), Conaway, Thompson (PA), Austin Scott (GA), Crawford, Roby, Noem, Denham, Rodney Davis (IL), Peterson, McIntyre, Costa, Walz, Schrader, McGovern, DelBene, Negrete McLeod, and Vela.


Page H6557 

From the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for consideration of title III of the House amendment, and title III of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Royce, Marino, and Engel.


Page H6557 

From the Committee on Ways and Means, for consideration of secs. 1207 and 1301 of the House amendment, and secs. 1301, 1412, 1435, and 4204 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Camp, Sam Johnson (TX), and Levin.


Page H6557 

For consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Southerland and Fudge.


Page H6557 

Discharge Petition:
Representative Van Hollen presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 372, providing for the consideration of legislation to reopen the Government (Discharge Petition No. 5)


Page H6569

Quorum Calls Votes:
Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6556 and H6557. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 12:37 p.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SUNDAY,

OCTOBER 13, 2013

(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

1 p.m., Sunday, October 13

Senate Chamber

Program for Sunday:
Senators will be permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 p.m., Monday, October 14

House Chamber

Program for Monday:
To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1503, E1504

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1503

Schweikert, David, Ariz., E1503

Smith, Adrian, Nebr., E1504 

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