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                                          Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


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



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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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[Page D999]
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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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[Pages D999-D1000]
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                        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

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require criminal background checks for school employees; 
                                                         Pages H6647-51
  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.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings



[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1000-D1001]
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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

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(PA); Salmon; Stutzman; Collins (GA); Cooper; Carolyn B. Maloney (NY); 
Jackson Lee; Huffman; Jeffries.

Joint Meetings

  No joint committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-10-23



[Daily Digest]
[Page D1001]
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                   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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[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1001-D1002]
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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).
    
    
    
    
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            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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