Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
October 12, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 143 — Daily Edition
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
One bill was introduced, as follows: S. 1571.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senate confirmed the following nomination:
1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
Messages from the House:
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Measures Read the First Time:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--216)
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.)
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
There were no reports filed today.
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Chaffetz to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Southerland and Fudge.
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)
The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 12:37 p.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Sunday:
Senators will be permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each.
Program for Monday:
To be announced.