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[Pages D993-D995]
                                        Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 2775, Continuing Appropriations Act, as 
      amended.
      Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 25, Budget Resolution, as amended.
      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, Adjournment Resolution.
      The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, Adjournment Resolution.

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7503-S7561
Measures Introduced: Three bills and seven resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1573-1575, S. Res. 269-274, and S. Con. Res. 24. 
                                                             Page S7536
Measures Passed:
  Continuing Appropriations Act: By 81 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 219), 
Senate passed H.R. 2775, making continuing appropriations for the 
fiscal year ending September 30 2014, after taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S7531-32
Adopted:
  Reid/Mikulski Amendment No. 2004, to provide continuing 
appropriations.
Page S7531
  Reid Amendment No. 2005, to amend the title.
Page S7532
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 83 yeas to 16 nays (Vote No. 218), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Pages S7531-32
  Budget Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 25, establishing the 
budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and 
setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 
through 2023, after taking action on the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Page S7532
Adopted:
  Murray Amendment No. 2006, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S7532
  Senate insisted on its amendment, and requested a conference with the 
House thereon.
Page S7532
Budget Resolution: Senate disagreed to the House Amendment to S. Con. 
Res. 8, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States 
Government for fiscal year 2014, revising the appropriate budgetary 
levels for fiscal year 2013, and setting forth the appropriate 
budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023, agreed to 
conference with the House thereon, the Chair appointed the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Murray, Wyden, Nelson, 
Stabenow, Sanders, Whitehouse, Warner, Merkley, Coons, Baldwin, Kaine, 
King, Sessions, Grassley, Enzi, Crapo, Graham, Portman, Toomey, Johnson 
(WI), Ayotte, and Wicker, and the conferees were instructed to report 
back a conference report by December 13, 2013.
  Page S7560
   A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that it not be 
in order for the Senate to consider a conference report with respect to 
H. Con. Res. 25, or S. Con. Res. 8, if it includes reconciliation 
instructions to raise the debt limit; that all of the above occur with 
no intervening action or debate; and that H. Con. Res. 25, as amended, 
and agreed to, be held at the desk until a message is received from the 
House relative to H.R. 2775, making continuing appropriations for the 
fiscal year ending September 30 2014, and if the House fails to concur 
in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2775, this agreement be vitiated. 
                                                             Page S7531
  National Character Counts Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 272, 
designating the week beginning October 20, 2013, as ``National 
Character Counts Week''.
  Page S7559
  Day of the Deployed: Senate agreed to S. Res. 273, designating 
October 26, 2013, as ``Day of the Deployed''.
  Page S7559

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  Lights On Afterschool: Senate agreed to S. Res. 274, supporting 
Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of afterschool programs 
held on October 17, 2013.
  Page S7559
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S7559
Measures Considered:
Default Prevention Act: Senate began 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 S7503-31
Appointments:
  Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center: The Chair, on 
behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to the provisions of 2 
U.S.C. 1151, as amended, appointed the following individual to the 
Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center: Senator Heinrich 
of New Mexico vice Senator Levin of Michigan.
  Page S7560
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that during the adjournment or recess of the Senate from 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, through Monday, October 28, 2013, the 
Majority Leader and Senators Kaine and Rockefeller be authorized to 
sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
  Page S7560
Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the 
upcoming recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the 
Senate, the President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority 
Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, 
boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by 
law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
                                                             Page S7560
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Senator Begich be 
authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions. 
                                                             Page S7560
Pro Formas--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that when the Senate completes its business, it adjourn and 
convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the 
following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, 
the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Thursday, October 
17, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.; Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., and 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon; and that the Senate adjourn 
on Thursday, October 24, 2013, until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 
2013, unless the Senate receives a message from the House that it has 
adopted S. Con. Res. 24, the adjournment resolution.
  Page S7560
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the continuation 
of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12978 with 
respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia; 
which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs. (PM-22)
Page S7535
Griffin Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the 
nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to 
be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
  Page S7532
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, 
in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur at 
approximately 5:30 p.m., on Monday, October, 28, 2013.
Page S7532
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 4:30 
p.m., on Monday, October 28, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the 
nomination, with up to one hour of debate, equally divided and 
controlled in the usual form, prior to the vote on the motion to invoke 
cloture on the nomination.
Page S7560
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Carol Waller Pope, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring 
July 1, 2014.
Pages S7558, S7560


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  On page D994, October 16, 2013, in the second column, the 
following language appears: Carol Waller Pope, of the District of 
Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority 
for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2014.
  
  The Record has been corrected to read: Carol Waller Pope, of the 
District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor 
Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 
2014. Pages S7558, S7560


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  Michael Wayne Hail, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term 
expiring December 10, 2017.
Pages S7559, S7560


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  On page D994, October 16, 2013, in the second column, the 
following language appears: Michael Wayne Hail, of Kentucky, to be 
a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman 
Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2017. Page 
S7959
  
  The Record has been corrected to read: Michael Wayne Hail, of 
Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S 
Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 
2017. Pages S7559, S7560


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  Ernest W. Dubester, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor 
Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 29, 2017.
  Olga Viso, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the National Council on 
the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018.
  Kevin A. Ohlson, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years to 
expire on the date prescribed by law.

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  Ranee Ramaswamy, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the National Council 
on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018.
  Rick Lowe, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Council on the 
Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018.
  Andrea Levere, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank for a term of three years.
  Roberto R. Herencia, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term 
expiring December 17, 2015.
  Zachary Thomas Fardon, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for 
the Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years.
  Stephen Woolman Preston, of the District of Columbia, to be General 
Counsel of the Department of Defense.
  Gregory Dainard Winfree, of New York, to be Administrator of the 
Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of 
Transportation.
  Nisha Desai Biswal, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant 
Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs.
  Scott S. Dahl, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of 
Labor.
  Julia Frifield, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(Legislative Affairs).
  Caroline Kennedy, of New York, to be Ambassador to Japan.
  Sylvia I. Garcia, of Michigan, to be Chief Financial Officer, 
Department of Transportation.
  Christopher A. Hart, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National 
Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2017.
  Deborah A. P. Hersman, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the National 
Transportation Safety Board for a term of two years.
  Deborah A. P. Hersman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National 
Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2018.
  Stevan Eaton Bunnell, of the District of Columbia, to be General 
Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.
  Patrick Pizzella, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor 
Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2015.
  Bradley Crowell, of Nevada, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy 
(Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs).
  Beth F. Cobert, of California, to be Deputy Director for Management, 
Office of Management and Budget.
Pages S7558-59, S7560-61
Nomination Discharged: The following nomination were discharged from 
further committee consideration and placed on the Executive Calendar:
  Michael P. O'Rielly, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal 
Communications Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 
30, 2014, which was sent to the Senate on August 1, 2013, from the 
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 
                                                     Pages S7559, S7560
Messages from the House:
  Pages S7535-36
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S7536, S7559-60
Measures Held at the Desk:
  Page S7536
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S7536
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7536-39
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7534-35
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7539-58
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S7558
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--219) 
                                                             Page S7532
Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 p.m. and adjourned at 11:36 p.m., 
until 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
  No committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 3295-3299 
were introduced.
  Page H6643
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H6643
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2072, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
accountability of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Inspector 
General of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment (H. 
Rept. 113-245).
Page H6643
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Harper to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H6607
Recess: The House recessed at 10:43 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H6611
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend Dr. 
Kurt Gerhard, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC. 
                                                         Pages H6611-12
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by 
voice vote.
  Pages H6612, H6626
Recess: The House recessed at 12:34 p.m. and reconvened at 9:20 p.m. 
                                                             Page H6616
Report Filing: Agreed by unanimous consent that the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure have until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 
21, 2013 to file a report to accompany H.R. 3080.
  Page H6616
No Subsidies Without Verification Act--Order of Business: Agreed by 
unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to take from the 
Speaker's table H.R. 2775, with the Senate amendments thereto, and to 
consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a 
single motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations 
or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendments; that 
the Senate amendments and the motion be considered as read; that the 
motion be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the 
chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; 
and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion 
to its adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of 
the question.
  Page H6616
No Subsidies Without Verification Act: The House agreed to the Rogers 
(KY) motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 2775, to 
condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a 
program to verify household income and other qualifications for such 
subsidies is operational, by a yea-and-nay vote of 285 yeas to 144 
nays, Roll No. 550.
  Pages H6616-26
  The motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 2775 was 
considered pursuant to a previous special order of the House.
Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government 
for fiscal year 2014, revising the appropriate budgetary levels for 
fiscal year 2013, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels 
for fiscal years 2015 through 2023--Order of Business: Agreed by 
unanimous consent that (1) the House be considered to have taken from 
the Speaker's table S. Con. Res. 8; adopted an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute consisting of the text of H. Con. Res. 25, as adopted 
by the House; adopted such concurrent resolution, as amended; insisted 
on its amendment; and requested a conference with the Senate thereon; 
and (2) during the remainder of the 113th Congress, it shall not be in 
order to offer a motion under clause 7(c) of rule 22 with respect to S. 
Con. Res. 8.
  Pages H6626-42
  The Chair appointed the following conferees on S. Con. Res. 8: 
Representatives Ryan (WI), Cole, Price (GA), Black, Van Hollen, 
Clyburn, and Lowey.
Pages H6641-42
Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the need for the continued 
availability of religious services to members of the Armed Forces and 
their families during a lapse in appropriations: The House agreed to 
take from the Speaker's table and agree to H. Con. Res. 58, as amended, 
to express the sense of Congress regarding the need for the continued 
availability of religious services to members of the Armed Forces and 
their families during a lapse in appropriations.
  Page H6642
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page H6642
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia is to continue 
in effect beyond October 21, 2013--referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-66).
  Pages H6615-16
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today and a message received from 
the Senate today appear on pages H6616, H6642.

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Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H6625-26. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 10:55 p.m., pursuant to S. 
Con. Res. 24, the House stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 
October 22, 2013.



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Committee Meetings
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE'S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee and 
Committee on Natural Resources held a joint hearing entitled ``As 
Difficult As Possible: The National Park Service's Implementation of 
the Government Shutdown''. Testimony was heard from Jonathan B. Jarvis, 
Director, National Park Service, Department of Interior; Greg Bryan, 
Mayor of the Town of Tusayan, Arizona; and public witnesses.
BUSINESS MEETING
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
meeting on Member Access Requests. This was a closed hearing.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D991)
  H.R. 3095, to ensure that any new or revised requirement providing 
for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating 
commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a 
rulemaking proceeding. Signed on October 15, 2013. (Public Law 113-45)



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-10-17



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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            OCTOBER 17, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to receive a closed briefing on 
United States military operations in Libya and Somalia, 9:30 a.m., 
SVC-217.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH-219.


                                 House

  No hearings are scheduled.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   12:15 p.m., Thursday, October 17 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
  (If the Senate receives a message that the House of Representatives 
has agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, Adjournment Resolution, Senate will next 
meet at 2 p.m., on Monday, October 28, 2013.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      2 p.m., Tuesday, October 22 

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bentivolio, Kerry L., Mich., E1527, E1528, E1528, E1529, E1529, E1530, 
E1530, E1531, E1531, E1532
Brownley, Julia, Calif., E1519, E1528, E1531
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1520, E1526
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1524
Costa, Jim, Calif., E1521, E1524
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1530
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E1522
Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E1520
Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1521, E1526
Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1528
Frankel, Lois, Fla., E1521, E1529
Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E1519
Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1524
Green, Gene, Tex., E1520
Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E1529, E1531
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1523
Israel, Steve, N.Y., E1530
Loebsack, David, Iowa, E1523
Messer, Luke, Ind., E1524
Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1521
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1520, E1522
Moran, James P., Va., E1522
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1523
Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E1519
Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1526
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1532
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E1532
Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E1519
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1527
Walberg, Tim, Mich., E1522
Walden, Greg, Ore., E1524
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E1522



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