Daily Digest

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5809–S5850

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills were introduced as follows: S. 1337–1348.
Pages S5839–40

Measures Considered:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of ÐS. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, the text of H.R. 2610, as reported by the House Committee on Appropriations, was deemed House passed text for the purpose of Rule XVI, and taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S5809–28

Adopted:

By 99 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 182), Vitter Amendment No. 1744, to prohibit funds to be used to provide housing assistance benefits to individuals convicted of certain felonies.
Pages S5827–28

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

By 73 yeas to 26 nays (Vote No. 181), 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 motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Senator Portman be recognized to call up Amendment No. 1749.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
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Chestnut and Gibson Moment of Silence--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 3:40 p.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Senate observe a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police, who were killed 15 years ago in the line of duty defending this Capitol, the people who work here, and its visitors against an armed intruder.
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Smarter Solutions for Students Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of H.R. 1911, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish interest rates for new loans made on or after July 1, 2013, to direct the Secretary of Education to convene the Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary Education Data to conduct a study on improvements to postsecondary education transparency at the Federal level; that the only first-degree amendment in order to the bill be a Manchin-Burr Amendment, the text of which is at the desk; that the only second-degree amendments in order to the Manchin-Burr Amendment, be the following, the text of each is at the desk: Reed-Warren, and Sanders; that there be up to one hour of debate equally divided between proponents and opponents on each amendment; that there be three hours of debate on the bill equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member, or their designees, with Senator Boxer controlling 30 minutes of the Democratic time and Senator Reed controlling 15 minutes of the Democratic time; that no points of order or motions be in order other than the budget points of order and the applicable motions to waive; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on or in relation to the second-degree amendments in the order listed; that upon disposition of the Sanders Amendment, Senate vote on or in relation to the Manchin-Burr Amendment, as amended, if amended; that upon disposition of the Manchin-Burr Amendment, the bill, as amended, if amended, be read a third time and the Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended; that all of the amendments and passage of the bill be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that there be two minutes equally divided between the votes; finally, all after the first vote be ten minute votes.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
Page S5837


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S5837, S5850


Executive Communications:
Pages S5838–39


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5839


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5840–42


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5842–43


Additional Statements:
Pages S5836–37


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5843–48


Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S5848–49


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S5849–50


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--182)
Pages S5817, S5827–28


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:10 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5850.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Krysta L. Harden, of Georgia, to be Deputy Secretary, who was introduced by Senator Chambliss and Representative Bishop, and Robert Bonnie, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, both of the Department of Agriculture, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs for fiscal year 2014.

APPROPRIATIONS: FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Service and General Government approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for Financial Services and General Government for fiscal year 2014.

FINANCIAL HOLDING COMPANIES

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection concluded a hearing to examine financial holding companies, focusing on if banks should control power plants, warehouses, and oil refineries, after receiving testimony from Saule T. Omarova, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Joshua Rosner, Graham Fisher and Co., and Randall D. Guynn, Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP, both of New York, New York; and Tim Weiner, MillerCoors LLC, Brookfield, Wisconsin.

HOUSING FINANCE SYSTEM

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment concluded a hearing to examine creating a housing finance system built to last, focusing on ensuring access for community institutions, including S. 1217, to provide secondary mortgage market reform, after receiving testimony from Sandra Thompson, Deputy Director, Division of Housing Mission and Goals, Federal Housing Finance Agency; Jack Hartings, The Peoples Bank Co., Coldwater, Ohio, on behalf of the Independent Community Bankers of America; Bill Hampel, Credit Union National Association, Lorton, Virginia; Andrew J. Jetter, Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, Topeka, Kansas; and Michael Middleton, Community Bank of Tri-County, LaPlata, Maryland, on behalf of the American Bankers Association.

IMPACT OF SEQUESTRATION

Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the impact of sequestration on national security and the economy, after receiving testimony from Mark N. Klett, Klett Consulting Group, Inc, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Robert O. Work, Center for a New American Security, Baker Spring, The Heritage Foundation, and Thomas M. Donnelly, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, all of Washington, D.C.; and Jennifer-Cari Green, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, on behalf of the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL–CIO.

MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT REAUTHORIZATION

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded a hearing to examine New England and mid-Atlantic perspectives on ``Magnuson-Stevens Act'' reauthorization, after receiving testimony from John K. Bullard, Northeast Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce; C. M. Cunningham Jr., New England Fishery Management Council, Newburyport, Massachusetts; Richard B. Robins, Jr., Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Dover, Delaware; Nick Muto, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance, Brewster, Massachusetts; John McMurray, ``One More Cast'' Charters, Oceanside, New York; John Boreman, North Carolina State University, Durham; Joshua B. Wiersma, Northeast Fishery Sectors XI and XII, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Patrick Paquette, Hyannis, Massachusetts.

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FAIR ACT

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 1273, to establish a partnership between States that produce energy onshore and offshore for our country with the Federal Government, after receiving testimony from Pamela K. Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Budget, Finance, Performance, and Acquisition; Cathie J. France, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Deputy Director for Energy Policy, Richmond; Mayor Charlotte Brower, North Slope Borough, Alaska; and Reggie Dupre, Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, Houma, Louisiana; Ryan Alexander, Taxpayers for Common Sense, Randall Luthi, National Ocean Industries Association, and Athan Manuel, Sierra Club Lands Protection Program, all of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee announced the following subcommittee assignments: Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Senators Baucus (Chair), Carper, Cardin, Sanders, Udall (NM), Gillibrand, Hirono, Barrasso, Inhofe, Sessions, Crapo, Wicker, and Fischer. Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety: Senators Carper (Chair), Baucus, Cardin, Sanders, Whitehouse, Udall (NM), Sessions, Barrasso, Crapo, Wicker, and Boozman. Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife: Senators Cardin (Chair), Carper, Whitehouse, Merkley, Gillibrand, Hirono, Boozman, Inhofe, Barrasso, Sessions, and Fischer. Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health: Senators Udall (NM) (Chair), Baucus, Merkley, Gillibrand, Hirono, Crapo, Inhofe, Wicker, and Fischer. Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy: Senators Merkley (Chair), Carper, Sanders, Wicker, and Sessions. Subcommittee on Oversight: Senators Whitehouse (Chair), Baucus, Hirono, Inhofe, and Boozman.

Senators Boxer and Vitter are ex officio members of each subcommittee.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Kenneth J. Kopocis, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, James J. Jones, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances, and Avi Garbow, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, all of the Environmental Protection Agency, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Joseph Y. Yun, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to Malaysia, Daniel A. Clune, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Morrell John Berry, of Maryland, who was introduced by Representative Hoyer, to be Ambassador to Australia, all of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NUCLEAR EMPLOYMENT

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing on nuclear employment from Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Madelyn Creedon, Assistant Secretary for Global Security Affairs, General Robert Kehler, Commander, United States Strategic Command, and Mike Elliott, Deputy Director for Strategic Stability, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, United States Strategic Command Joint Staff, all of the Department of Defense; and Kevin Greenaugh, National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs, Department of Energy.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. Res. 156, expressing the sense of the Senate on the 10-year anniversary of NATO Allied Command Transformation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and

The nominations of Victoria Nuland, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Douglas Edward Lute, of Indiana, to be United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador, Daniel Brooks Baer, of Colorado, to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the rank of Ambassador, Catherine M. Russell, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues, and Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador and the Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative to the United Nations, all of the Department of State.

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IMPROVING MILITARY AND VETERANS EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 90/10 rule, focusing on improving educational outcomes for our military and veterans, after receiving testimony from Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, and Robert M. Worley II, Director, Education Service, both of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Hollister K. Petraeus, Assistant Director, Office of Servicemember Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Steve Gunderson, The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, and Tom Tarantino, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, both of Washington, D.C.; and Sergeant Christopher J. Pantzke, USA (Ret.), Prince George, Virginia.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, and Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, both to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, after the nominees, who were both introduced by Senator Harkin, testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

PAY-FOR-DELAY DEALS

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights concluded a hearing to examine pay-for-delay deals, focusing on competition and consumers, including S. 214, to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, after receiving testimony from Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission; Robert G. Romasco, AARP, Diane E. Bieri, Arnold and Porter LLP, and Mike Russo, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, all of Washington, D.C.; Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers Law School, Camden, New Jersey; Jonathan M. Orszag, Compass Lexecon, West Palm Beach, Florida; and Sumanth Addanki, NERA Economic Consulting, White Plains, New York.

SEQUESTRATION'S EFFECT ON THE COURTS

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts concluded a hearing to examine how sequestration is affecting the courts, after receiving testimony from Julia S. Gibbons, Judge, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Chair, Committee on the Budget of the Judicial Conference of the United States; Michael S. Nachmanoff, Eastern District of Virginia Federal Public Defender, Alexandria, on behalf of the Federal Public and Community Defenders; and W. West Allen, Federal Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 2788–2791, 2793–2803 were introduced.
Pages H4978–79


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4979–80


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as followed:

H.R. 2787, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–171);

H.R. 2786, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–172);

H.R. 2792, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–173); and

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H. Res. 315, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2218) to amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1582) to protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy (H. Rept. 113–174).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Massie to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:37 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Dr. Shane Alexander, Northcrest Church of Christ, Mexia, Texas.
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Recess: The House recessed at 1:24 p.m. and reconvened at 1:40 p.m.
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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014: The House began consideration of H.R. 2397, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Consideration is expected to continue tomorrow, July 24th.
Pages H4866–H4976

Agreed to:

Walberg amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that increases funding for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force--Crisis Response by $10 million and reduces funding to the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $11 million;
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Delaney amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that increases Fisher House Account by $16 million and decreases Operation and Maintenance Account Defense-Wide by $25 million;
Pages H4908–09

Grayson amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that increases the Defense Health Program Account by $10 million to specifically target finding a cure for Gulf War Illness;
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Israel amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that increases by $10 million the Defense Human Resources Activity account for the purpose of enhancing DOD efforts in mental health research, treatment, education, and outreach and reduces the same amount from the Office of the Secretary of Defense account;
Pages H4910–11

Young (FL) en bloc amendment No. 1 that consists of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 113–170: Kilmer amendment (No. 6) that makes a symbolic cut of $1 million to the Defense Human Resources Activity, Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, account; funds are reinserted at the same place, with the intent of encouraging a study on how the Defense Human Resources Activity components and the Chief Information Officer identify, catalogue, process, notify appropriate personnel, and rectify mistakes or inconsistencies found when data is uploaded to the Defense Manpower Data Center; Esty amendment (No. 32) that adds $10 million to the Defense Health Program for suicide prevention awareness and outreach in the Overseas Contingency Operations account, which is offset by reductions to the Afghan Security Forces Fund; Sessions amendment (No. 76) that reduces the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $10 million and increases the Defense Health Program by a similar amount to create a pilot program to assist service individuals suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Bridenstine amendment (No. 77) that increases funding by $10 million for the National Guard State Partnership Program, split evenly between the Army National Guard and Air Force National Guard, which is offset by $11m reduction to Defense Media Activity account; McKinley amendment (No. 78) that increases the Youth Challenge Program under Civil Military Programs within the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $10,000,000 and decreases by $10,000,000 under Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide the general account for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Bass amendment (No. 79) that reduces the department-wide Operations & Maintenance account by $3 million, then increases it by the same amount with the intent to combat illicit poaching and trafficking of animal products commonly linked to terrorism and armed conflict; Velázquez amendment (No. 80) that increases the funding to the Defense Health Program by $5 million for the purposes of reducing military hazing and suicides; Grayson amendment (No. 81) that reduces the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $10 million and increases the Defense Health Program account by $10 million in order to bolster prostate cancer research efforts; and Esty amendment (No. 82) that adds $5 million to the Operations & Maintenance, Defense-Wide account for overseas contingency operations to strengthen support services like the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for members of the National Guard and Reserve;
Pages H4911–12

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Jackson Lee amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that increases funding for Defense Health Program account (intended for PTSD) by $500,000 offset by a similar reduction in the Environment Restoration, Army account;
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Jackson Lee amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that increases the Defense Health Program's Research and Development account by $10 million and reduces the Defense Procurement-Wide account by the same amount;
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Young (FL) en bloc amendment No. 2 that consists of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 113–170: Lowenthal amendment (No. 83) that increases funding by $5,000,000 for the STARBASE Youth Program which falls under the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide and reduces the same amount from the Maintenance, Defense-Wide, Office of the Secretary of Defense account; Griffin (AR) amendment (No. 86) that provides that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to cancel or modify the avionics modernization program of record for C–130 aircraft; Hunter amendment (No. 87) that prohibits the use of funds from this Act to plan for, consider, or carry out any action to remove any portion of the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California; Kline amendment (No. 88) that prohibits funds from this Act to be used by the DOD to enlist an individual into the Armed Forces convicted of rape, sexual assault, or other sex crimes as outlined in the DOD enlistment waivers policy; Nunes amendment (No. 89) that prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from using FY14 funds for the reduction in force structure at Lajes Field, Azores Portugal; Runyan amendment (No. 90) that prohibits the use of appropriated funds for any purpose that would violate 49 U.S.C. Sec. 41106, the Fly CRAF Act; Bustos amendment (No. 91) that prohibits the Department of Defense from purchasing American flags that aren't made in the United States; Engel amendment (No. 92) that mandates that all vehicles purchased by DOD and related agencies must conform to the Presidential Memorandum dated May 24, 2011; Grayson amendment (No. 93) that prevents contracts from being awarded to contractors who have been convicted within the last three years for crimes against the federal government such as fraud, theft, bribery, making false statements, and tax evasion; Grayson amendment (No. 94) that provides that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to engage in an act covered by or described in 18 U.S.C. 2340A (torture or conspiracy to commit torture); Grayson amendment (No. 95) that prohibits the use of funds to have a net increase of additional flag or general officers above current levels; and LoBiondo amendment (No. 96) that prohibits funding for Department of Defense aviation demonstration teams to perform outside of the United States;
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Heck (NV) amendment (No. 18 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that transfers $15,000,000 to Defense-Wide RDTE for producing the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program in the United States, including for infrastructure, tooling, transferring data, special test equipment, and related components;
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Shea-Porter amendment (No. 21 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that designates funding to study the Therapeutic Service Dog Training Program;
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Walberg amendment (No. 27 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $79 million and transfers the savings to the Spending Reduction Account (by a recorded vote of 283 ayes to 139 noes, Roll No. 387);
Pages H4929–30, H4935–36

Young (FL) en bloc amendment No. 3 that consists of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 113–170: Cicilline amendment (No. 31) that reduces appropriations for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $60 million and increases appropriations for the Defense Health Program by $14 million; Murphy (FL) amendment (No. 68) that prevents funds from being used to maintain or improve facilities that DoD lists as being completely unused; and Broun (GA) amendment (No. 85) that prohibits the Department of Defense from using any funds to operate an unmanned aerial system in contravention of the fourth amendment to the Constitution;
Pages H4936–37

Scalise amendment (No. 37 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits the Department of Defense from entering into any new contracts for the procurement or production of non-petroleum based fuels for use as the same purpose or as a drop-in substitute for petroleum;
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Cole amendment (No. 42 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that provides that none of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be available to implement a furlough of Department of Defense federal employees who are paid from the Working Capital Fund (WCF) Account;
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Cohen amendment (No. 29 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from $279 million to $140 million and transfers the savings to deficit reduction (by a recorded vote of 249 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 389);
Pages H4938–39, H4954–55

Coffman amendment (No. 30 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that decreases the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $553.8M (contract to Rosoboron export for 30 Mi-17 helicopters) and increases the Spending Reduction Account by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 346 ayes to 79 noes, Roll No. 390);
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Fleming amendment (No. 35 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prevents funds from being used to appoint chaplains without an endorsing agency (by a recorded vote of 253 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 392);
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Rigell amendment (No. 36 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits funds in the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from being used to commence new projects (by a recorded vote of 332 ayes to 94 noes, Roll No. 393);
Pages H4943–44, H4957–58

Flores amendment (No. 41 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits any funds from being used to enforce the selective fuel bans set forth in Sec. 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expands options for the federal government to purchase fuels from unconventional sources like California heavy oil resources or Canadian oil sands (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 394);
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DeLauro amendment (No. 44 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits funds to train the Afghan Special Mission Wing (SMW) to operate or maintain Mi-17 helicopters manufactured by Russia's state arms dealer that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports the SMW does not have the capacity to use (by a recorded vote of 333 ayes to 93 noes, Roll No. 395);
Pages H4949–50, H4958–59

Kline amendment (No. 50 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits funds to carry out recent DoD recruitment policies in contravention of congressional intent in the Fiscal Year 2012 NDAA and to ensure all students are given the same opportunities to enlist in the armed forces;
Pages H4962–63

Lamborn amendment (No. 52 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits the use of funds to conduct an environmental impact study on ICBMs;
Pages H4964–65

Lamborn amendment (No. 53 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits the use of funds to implement sequestration-related furloughs of civilian Department of Defense employees;
Pages H4965–66

Meadows amendment (No. 54 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits the use of funds for payment of salaries to recess appointees until the appointee is formally confirmed by the Senate;
Pages H4966–67

Palazzo amendment (No. 57 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prevents any funds from being used to plan for or carry out furloughs of Dual Status Military Technicians;
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Rogers (AL) amendment (No. 58 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that provides that none of the funds made available by this act may be used to carry out reductions to the nuclear forces of the United States to implement the New START Treaty;
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Turner amendment (No. 61 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prevents funds from being used to reduce strategic delivery systems and ensures that the President is in compliance with the Arms Control and Disarmament Act; and
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Hanabusa amendment (No. 66 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that prohibits funds from being used to implement an enrollment fee in the TRICARE for Life program.
Pages H4975–76

Rejected:

Langevin amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to reduce the appropriation for Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $22 million and transfer this amount to RDT&E, Navy for the purpose of supporting development, demonstration, evaluation and fielding of promising undersea technologies in RDT&E Project Number 2033, for Advanced Submarine Systems Development;
Pages H4912–13

O'Rourke amendment (No. 22 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to strike Section 8058;
Pages H4924–25

Gabbard amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to increase funding for the Navy Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare weapon and Air-Launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program by $104,000,000, and reduce Operations and Maintenance, Defense-wide by the same (by a recorded vote of 50 ayes to 372 noes, Roll No. 379);
Pages H4909–10, H4930–31

Blumenauer amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to restore funding for Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites to FY 2013 levels so that DoD can clean up and remediate Unexploded Ordnance in a timely and safe fashion (by a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 380);
Pages H4913–15, H4931

Polis amendment (No. 14 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to strikes $107,000,000 for 14 Ground-based Interceptors and reduce the deficit by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 141 ayes to 272 noes, Roll No. 381);
Pages H4917–18, H4931–32

Blumenauer amendment (No. 15 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to reduce funding for the Ohio-class submarines by 10 percent to help prepare the Department of Defense for the sequestration (by a recorded vote of 49 ayes to 372 noes, Roll No. 382);
Pages H4918–19, H4932–33

Nugent amendment (No. 17 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to reduce appropriations for Defense-wide rapid innovation and increase the appropriations to develop a high power microwave cruise missile weapon (by a recorded vote of 93 ayes to 327 noes, Roll No. 383);
Pages H4920–21, H4933

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Nadler amendment (No. 20 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to cut $70 million of unrequested funds for the East Coast Missile Defense site and dedicate that funding to deficit reduction instead (by a recorded vote of 173 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 384);
Pages H4922–24, H4933–34

Moran amendment (No. 23 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to strike section 8107, which prohibits funding to transfer or release any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into the United States, its territories, or possessions; strike section 8198, which prohibits funding to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to a country of origin or other foreign country or entity unless the Secretary of Defense makes certain certifications; and strike Section 8109, which prohibits funding to modify any United States facility (other than the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) to house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 247 noes, Roll No. 385);
Pages H4925–26, H4934–35

Poe amendment (No. 25 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to cut funding to Pakistan by $600 million (by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 386);
Pages H4927–28, H4935

Wittman amendment (No. 39 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to provide that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to propose, plan for, or execute an additional Base Realignment and Closure round;
Pages H4946–47

Cicilline amendment (No. 28 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to reduce appropriations for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $279,000,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 388);
Pages H4937–38, H4954

Garamendi amendment (No. 33 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to cut $2,615,000,000 from the Afghan Security Forces Fund (by a recorded vote of 150 ayes to 276 noes, Roll No. 391);
Pages H4940–41, H4956

Lee amendment (No. 45 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to reduce funding by 1%, excluding the Defense Health Program and Military Personnel Accounts (by a recorded vote of 109 ayes to 317 noes, Roll No. 396);
Pages H4950–51, H4959–60

Quigley amendment (No. 46 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to limit funds made available in the bill to operate and maintain no more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (by a recorded vote of 142 ayes to 283 noes, Roll No. 397);
Pages H4951–53, H4960

Denham amendment (No. 47 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to prohibit funds from being used to implement the Trans Regional Web Initiative (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 398);
Pages H4953–54, H4960–61

Palazzo amendment (No. 56 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to prevent any funds from being used to rebase any Air Force, Air Guard, or Air Force Reserve aircraft until 60 days after the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force has submitted its report as required by the FY 2013 NDAA; and
Pages H4968–69

Rohrabacher amendment (No. 59 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that sought to prohibit any funds in the bill from being provided to Pakistan.
Pages H4971–72

Withdrawn:

Jackson Lee amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have reduced funding for Procurement, Defense-Wide, by $2 million and transfer the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account;
Page H4915

Pocan amendment (No. 16 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have made available from amounts available for the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation $10,000,000 for applied research to improve the safety of advanced batteries, specifically lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries;
Pages H4919–20

Lujan Grisham amendment (No. 19 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have reduced RDT&E by $10 million and add $10 million to RDT&E for Operationally Responsive Space;
Pages H4921–22

Bonamici amendment (No. 26 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have provided $30 million for the purchase of emergency response medical equipment sets for National Guard M997A3 HMMWV ambulances to ensure they carry adequate life-saving equipment; and
Pages H4928–29

Terry amendment (No. 38 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have prohibited the Department of Defense from spending any appropriated funds in FY14 to enforce Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Pages H4945–46

Proceedings Postponed:

Terry amendment (No. 24 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that seeks to increase Defense-wide O/M by $1 billion, while reducing funding in the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $2.6 billion. The reduction would be in order to give DoD more flexibility to offset civilian furloughs;
Pages H4926–27

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Jones amendment (No. 48 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that seeks to restrict the use of funds approved by this Act from being used to carry out activities under the United States-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, without being approved by Members of Congress;
Pages H4961–62

LaMalfa amendment (No. 51 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that seeks to provide that none of the funds made available in this act may be used to pay any fine assessed against a military installation by the California Air Resources Board;
Pages H4963–64

Mulvaney amendment (No. 55 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that seeks to reduce funds made available in the Overseas Contingency Operations budget by $3,546,000,000 to better correspond with the President's request. Protects all amounts made available for the National Guard and Reserve Component Equipment modernization shortfalls for homeland defense and emergency response;
Pages H4967–68

Stockman amendment (No. 60 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that seeks to prohibit participation by the People's Republic of China in joint U.S. military exercises;
Pages H4972–73

Walorski amendment (No. 62 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that seeks to prohibit any funds made available by this Act from being used to transfer or release detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen; and
Pages H4974–75

Bonamici amendment (No. 65 printed in H. Rept. 113–170) that seeks to prevent the retirement, divestment, transfer, or preparation to do so of C–23 aircraft used by the National Guard and to designate $34 million for the sustainment and operation of the C–23 aircraft in a viable state.
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H. Res. 312, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2397) and (H.R. 2610) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 378, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 377.
Pages H4875–77


Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and 21 recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4875–76, H4876–77, H4930–31, H4931, H4931–32, H4932–33, H4933, H4933–34, H4934–35, H4935, H4935–36, H4954, H4954–55, H4955–56, H4956, H4956–57, H4957–58, H4958, H4958–59, 4959–60, H4960 and H4960–61. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th.

Committee Meetings

THE FUTURE OF THE CFTC: COMMISSION PERSPECTIVES

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing entitled ``The Future of the CFTC: Commission Perspectives''. Testimony was heard from Scott D. O'Malia, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Mark P. Wetjen, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies held a markup on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2014. The bill was forwarded, without amendment.

EMPLOYER MANDATE: EXAMINING THE DELAY AND ITS EFFECT ON WORKPLACES

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pension; and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled ``The Employer Mandate: Examining the Delay and Its Effect on Workplaces''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health concluded a markup on Committee print to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for physicians' services, and for other purposes. The Committee print was approved, as amended.

OVERSIGHT OF INCENTIVE AUCTION IMPLEMENTATION

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of Incentive Auction Implementation''. Testimony was heard from Gary Epstein, Senior Advisor and Co-Lead, Incentive Auction Task Force; and public witnesses.

OVERVIEW OF THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD: STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing entitled ``Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Stakeholder Perspectives''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 2767, the ``Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act of 2013''.

ASIA: THE CYBER SECURITY BATTLEGROUND

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``Asia: The Cyber Security Battleground''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

STUDY IN CONTRASTS: HOUSE AND SENATE APPROACHES TO BORDER SECURITY

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security held a hearing entitled ``A Study in Contrasts: House and Senate Approaches to Border Security''. Testimony was heard from Senator Cornyn; and Representative Becerra; and public witnesses.

ADDRESSING THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT TO THE UNITED STATES AS CHILDREN

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled ``Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Coffman, Denham, Gardner, and Gutiérrez, and public witnesses.

WAR ON JOBS: EXAMINING THE OPERATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING AND THE STATUS OF THE STREAM BUFFER ZONE RULE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing entitled ``War on Jobs: Examining the Operations of the Office of Surface Mining and the Status of the Stream Buffer Zone Rule''. Testimony was heard from Joseph Pizarchik, Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Department of Interior.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a hearing on the following: H.R. 163, the ``Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act''; H.R. 361, the ``Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act''; H.R. 433, the ``Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act of 2013''; H.R. 706, the ``Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act''; H.R. 908, the ``Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act''; H.R. 930, the ``New Philadelphia, Illinois, Study Act''; H.R. 1025, the ``Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area Act''; H.R. 1808, the ``Maine Coastal Islands Wilderness Act of 2013''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Benishek; Huizenga; Schock; DelBene; Thompson (PA); Cicilline; Amodei; Reichert; and Michaud; and Herbert C. Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resources Stewardship and Science, National Park Service, Department of Interior; Carl Roundtree, Director, Office of National Landscape System and Community Programs, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior; Reagan Dunn, Councilman, King County, WA; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on the following: H.R. 1103, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 1225, the ``Samish Indian Nation Homelands Act of 2013''; H.R. 2319, the ``Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 2013''; H.R. 2388, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other purposes; H.R. 2455, the ``Nevada Native Nations Lands Act''; and H.R. 2650, the ``Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013''. Testimony was heard from Michael Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Interior; and public witnesses.

COAL RESIDUALS REUSE AND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2013; AND ENERGY CONSUMERS RELIEF ACT OF 2013

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2218, the ``Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013''; and H.R. 1582, the ``Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–4, a structured rule for H.R. 2218. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill shall be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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 Part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule also granted a structured rule for H.R. 1582. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113–19 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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 Part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instruction. Testimony was heard from Representatives Shimkus, Murphy (PA), Tonko, Hastings (FL), Whitfield, Rush, and Kildee.

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HOW THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND IMPACTS SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highway and Transit held a hearing entitled ``How the Financial Status of the Highway Trust Fund Impacts Surface Transportation Programs''. Testimony was heard from Polly Trottenberg, Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Transportation; and Kim P. Cawley, Unit Chief, Natural and Physical Resources Cost Estimates Unit, Congressional Budget Office.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a markup on the following: H.R. 1443, the ``Tinnitus Research and Treatment Act of 2013''; H.R. 1612, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to convey a parcel of land in Tuskegee, Alabama, to Tuskegee University, and for other purposes; H.R. 2065, the ``Safe Housing for Homeless Veterans Act''; and H.R. 2072, the ``Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2013''. The following bills were forwarded, as amended: H.R. 1443; and H.R. 2065. The following bills were forwarded, without amendment: H.R. 1612; and H.R. 2072.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D697)

H.R. 251, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District. Signed on July 18, 2013. (Public Law 113–19)

H.R. 254, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. Signed on July 18, 2013. (Public Law 113–20)

H.R. 588, to provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center. Signed on July 18, 2013. (Public Law 113–21)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JULY 24, 2013

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the ``Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Solvency Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Mark E. Schaefer, of California, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine cruise industry oversight, focusing on the need for a stronger focus on consumer protection, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider subcommittee assignments, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold an oversight hearing to examine implementation of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century's (MAP–21) ``Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act'' (TIFIA) program enhancements, 10 a.m., SD–406.

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Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, to hold hearings to examine cleaning up and restoring communities for economic revitalization, 2 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine health information technology, focusing on using it to improve care, 10:30 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, James F. Entwistle, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Patricia Marie Haslach, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Stephanie Sanders Sullivan, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo, Patrick Hubert Gaspard, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, and Reuben Earl Brigety II, of Florida, to be Representative of the United States of America to the African Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador, all of the Department of State, 9 a.m., SD–419.

Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to hold hearings to examine rebalance to Asia III, focusing on protecting the environment and ensuring food and water security in East Asia and the Pacific, 2 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider the nominations of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, and Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, both to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, and any pending nominations, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Cornelia T. L. Pillard, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, Landya B. McCafferty, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Hampshire, Brian Morris, and Susan P. Watters, both to be a United States District Judge for the District of Montana, and Jeffrey Alker Meyer, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, to hold hearings to examine closing Guantanamo, focusing on the national security, fiscal, and human rights implications, 2 p.m., SH–216.

Committee on Rules and Administration: business meeting to consider S. 375, to require Senate candidates to file designations, statements, and reports in electronic form, and the nomination of Davita Vance-Cooks, of Virginia, to be Public Printer, Government Printing Office, 9:50 a.m., SR–301.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Ann Miller Ravel, of California, and Lee E. Goodman, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission, 10 a.m., SR–301.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold hearings to examine implementation of the ``Affordable Care Act'', focusing on understanding small business concerns, 2:30 p.m., SR–428.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: business meeting to mark up pending legislation, 10:45 a.m., SR–418.

Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine payday loans, 2 p.m., SD–562.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, public hearing entitled ``The Future of the CFTC: End-User Perspectives'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Full Committee, markup on State and Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, FY 2014, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific Region and Implications for U.S. National Security'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Women in Service Reviews'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2637, the ``Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, hearing entitled ``Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Stakeholder Perspectives'', 1:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Department of Energy Oversight: What is Necessary to Improve Project Management and Mission Performance?'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing entitled ``The U.S.-E.U. Free Trade Agreement: Tipping Over the Regulatory Barriers'', 9:45 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, markup on the ``Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013''; and the ``Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2013'', 5 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, markup on the following: H.R. 1409 to amend the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes; H.R. 1926, to further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2449, to authorize the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016; and S. 793, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security, markup on H.R. 1204, the ``Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013''; H.R. 2719, the ``Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act'', 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1123, the ``Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act''; H.R. 1493, the ``Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013''; H.R. 2122, the ``Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013''; H.R. 2542, the ``Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013''; H.R. 2641, the ``Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2013''; and H.R. 2655, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

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Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on the following: H.R. 555, the ``BLM Live Internet Auctions Act; H.R. 586, the ``Denali National Park Improvement Act''; H.R. 638, the ``National Wildlife Refuge Review Act of 2013''; H.R. 1394, the ``Planning for American Energy Act of 2013''; H.R. 1410, the ``Keep the Promise Act of 2013''; H.R. 1459, the ``Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act''; H.R. 1513, to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station and certain land along Plum Run in Cumberland Township, to limit the means by which property within such revised boundaries may be acquired, and for other purposes; H.R. 1965, the ``Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act''; H.R. 2197, the ``York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2013''; H.R. 2337, the ``Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act''; H.R. 2640, the ``Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act''; S. 130, the ``Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act''; S. 157, the ``Denali National Park Improvement Act''; S. 304, the ``Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013''; S. 459, the ``Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the following: H.R. 2711, the ``Citizen Empowerment Act''; H.R. 1541, the ``Common Sense in Compensation Act''; H.R. 1660, the ``Government Customer Service Improvement Act of 2013''; H.R. 2579, the ``Government Employee Accountability Act''; H.R. 899, the ``Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2013''; H.R. 1423, the ``Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act''; and H.R. 2748, the ``Postal Reform Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment; and Subcommittee on Energy, joint hearing entitled ``Lessons Learned: EPA's Investigations of Hydraulic Fracturing'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``Improving Technology Transfer at Universities, Research Institutes and National Laboratories'', 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Reducing Red Tape: The New OIRA Administrator's Perspective'', 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine America's crumbling infrastructure, and how to fix it, 9:30 a.m., SD–628.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 24

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

At 3:40 p.m., Senate will observe a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police, who were killed 15 years ago in the line of duty defending this Capitol, the people who work here, and its visitors against an armed intruder.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, July 24

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Continue consideration of H.R. 2397--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Alexander, Rodney, La.,E1115

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1118, E1118

Capps, Lois, Calif., E1118

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1119

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E1118

Duckworth, Tammy, Ill., E1115

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1118, E1119

Hastings, Doc, Wash., E1117

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1119

Keating, William R., Mass., E1116, E1119

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1115

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E1116

Negrete McLeod, Gloria, Calif., E1119

Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E1120

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1120

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1117, E1117

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1117

Young, Todd C., Ind., E1115 

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