Daily Digest

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Daily Digest


Senate

Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
9 public bills, H.R. 3300–3308 and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 97; H. Con. Res. 61; and H. Res. 383, 386–388 were introduced.


Pages H6674–75 

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages H6676–77 

Report Filed:
A report was filed on Monday, October 21, 2013 as follows:

H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes, with an amendment (Rept. 113–246, Pt. 1).

Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1443, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research and treatment by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–247);

H.R. 623, to provide for the conveyance of certain property located in Anchorage, Alaska, from the United States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–248, Pt. 1);

H.R. 1963, to amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization Act, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–249);

H.R. 2463, to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain States (H. Rept. 113–250, Pt. 1); and

H. Res. 385, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3080) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–251).


Pages H6673–74 

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


Page H6645 

Journal:
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a recorded vote of 275 ayes to 116 noes with 2 answering ``present'', Roll No. 553.


Pages H6659–60 

Whole Number of the House:
The Chair announced to the House that, in light of the passing of the gentleman from Florida, Mr. Young, the whole number of the House is 431.


Page H6646 

Recess:
The House recessed at 2:08 p.m. and reconvened at 5 p.m.


Page H6646 

Suspensions:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Paul Brown United States Courthouse Designation Act:
H.R. 185, to designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the ``Paul Brown United States Courthouse'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 551;


Pages H6646–47, H6658 
Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act:
H.R. 2083, amended, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require criminal background checks for school employees;

Pages H6647–51 
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and procedures on background checks for school employees.''.


Page H6651 
Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act:
H.R. 3205, to reauthorize and restructure the adoption incentives grant program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 552; and

Pages H6651–58, H6659 
C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Designation Act:
H.R. 3302, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the ``C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.''.

Pages H6660–64 

Recess:
The House recessed at 5:59 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.


Page H6658 

In Memory of the late Honorable Thomas S. Foley of Washington:
The House agreed to H. Res. 383, expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable Thomas S. Foley, former Member of the House for 15 terms and Speaker of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred First, One Hundred Second, and One Hundred Third Congresses.


Page H6660 

In Memory of the late Honorable C.W. Bill Young of Florida:
The House agreed to H. Res. 384, expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable C.W. Bill Young, a Representative from the State of Florida.


Page H6660 

Presidential Message:
Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted a certification pursuant to section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113–68).


Page H6646 

Senate Message:
Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H6646.

Quorum Calls--Votes:
Two yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6658, H6659, H6659–60. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 2 p.m. and at 9:31 p.m., pursuant to House Resolutions 383 and 384, the House stands adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Honorable Thomas S. Foley and the late Honorable C.W. Bill Young.

Committee Meetings

WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013

Committee on Rules:
Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3080, the ``Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013''. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structure rule for H.R. 3080. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. In section 2, the rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113–24 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule. Each amendment printed in the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc. In section 3, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc. –In section 4, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Shuster; and Representatives Young (AK); Gibbs; Rahall; Brown (FL); Bishop (NY); Hahn; Frankel; Hastings (FL); Polis; King (IA); Murphy (PA); Salmon; Stutzman; Collins (GA); Cooper; Carolyn B. Maloney (NY); Jackson Lee; Huffman; Jeffries.

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Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

OCTOBER 23, 2013

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Armed Services,
Subcommittee on Seapower and Project Forces, hearing entitled ``An Independent Assessment of the Navy's 30 year Shipbuilding Plan'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Tactical Air And Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Impacts of a Continuing Resolution and Sequestration on Acquisition and Modernization'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce,
Subcommittee on Communication and Technology, hearing entitled ``The Evolution of Wired Communications Networks'', 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services,
Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ``Legislation to Further Reduce Impediments to Capital Formation'', 2 p.m. 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means,
Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing entitled ``Preventing and Addressing Sex Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2 p.m., Monday, October 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 4:30 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, with a vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, October 23

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
Consideration of H.R. 3080--Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule).









Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Bentivolio, Kerry L., Mich., E1533, E1536, E1539, E1540, E1543, E1544

Bishop, Timothy H., N.Y., E1543

Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E1535, E1540, E1545

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E1535, E1536

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1534

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1538

Capps, Lois, Calif., E1534

Carter, John R., Tex., E1540

Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1544

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1543

Cook, Paul, Calif., E1542

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1539, E1540, E1543, E1545

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1535

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1539

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1533

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1533

Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E1537

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1541

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1538

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1533, E1534

Johnson, Sam, Tex., E1545

Keating, William R., Mass., E1537

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E1537

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E1533

Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1534

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1538

McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E1537

Messer, Luke, Ind., E1535

Peters, Gary C., Mich., E1539

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1535, E1545

Roe, David P., Tenn., E1543

Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E1544

Titus, Dina, Nev., E1536

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1536 

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