Daily Digest

Friday, July 25, 2014

Daily Digest


Senate

Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
9 public bills, H.R. 5203–5211; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 687–690 were introduced.


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Additional Cosponsors:


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Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

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


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Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq:
The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 105, to direct the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq, by a yea-and-nay vote of 370 yeas to 40 nays, Roll No. 452.


Pages H6819–25, H6833–34

Pursuant to the order of the House of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record is adopted.


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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific, subsequent statutory authorization.''.


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H. Con. Res. 105 was considered pursuant to the order of the House of July 23, 2014.

Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014:
The House passed H.R. 4935, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements to the child tax credit, by a yea-and-nay vote of 237 yeas to 173 nays, Roll No. 451.


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Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113–54 shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill.


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H. Res. 680, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3393) and (H.R. 4935), was agreed to yesterday, July 24th.

Pursuant to section 3 of the rule, in the engrossment of H.R. 3393, the Clerk shall (1) add the text of H.R. 4935, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 3393; (2) conform the title of H.R. 3393 to reflect the addition of H.R. 4935, as passed by the House, to the engrossment; (3) assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; and (4) conform provisions for short titles within the engrossment. Upon the addition of the text of H.R. 4935, as passed by the House, to the engrossment of H.R. 3393, H.R. 4935 shall be laid on the table.

Motion to Instruct Conferees:
The House agreed to the Brownley (CA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230 by a yea-and-nay vote of 213 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 453. The motion was debated yesterday, July 24th.


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Suspension--Proceedings Resumed:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure which was debated on July 23rd:
Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014:
H.R. 5081, to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to enable State child protective services systems to improve the identification and assessment of child victims of sex trafficking, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 454.


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Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act:
The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 517, to promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices.


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Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to enhanced relations with the Republic of Moldova and support for Moldova's territorial integrity:
The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 562, as amended by Representative Smith (NJ), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to enhanced relations with the Republic of Moldova and support for Moldova's territorial integrity.


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Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2013:
The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 653, to provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.


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Assessing Progress in Haiti Act:
The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 1104, to measure the progress of recovery and development efforts in Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010.


Pages H6838–39

Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act:
The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3212, to ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations and to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries.


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Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to award Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001:
The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 106, to authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to award Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.


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Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run:
The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to H. Con. Res. 103, to authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.


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Meeting Hour:
Agreed that when the House adjourns today it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 28th at 12 noon for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business.


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Motion to Instruct Conferees:
The House debated the Rahall motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. Further proceedings were postponed.


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Quorum Calls--Votes:
Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6832–33, H6833–34, H6834, H6834–35. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

AMPHIBIOUS FLEET REQUIREMENTS

Committee on Armed Services:
Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces held a hearing on amphibious fleet requirements. Testimony was heard from Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, and Acquisition; Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Office of Naval Operations Warfare Systems (N9); and General John M. Paxton, Jr., Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a markup on H. Res. 665, condemning the murder of Israeli and Palestinian children in Israel and the ongoing and escalating violence in that country; and H. Con. Res. 107, denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in violation of international humanitarian law. H. Res. 665 was ordered reported, without amendment; and H. Con. Res. 107 was ordered reported, as amended.

THE CRIMES ON THE BOOKS AND COMMITTEE JURISDICTION

Committee on the Judiciary:
Task Force on Over-Criminalization held a hearing entitled ``The Crimes on the Books and Committee Jurisdiction''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS: IS SUPPORTING CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGN FUND-RAISING AN APPROPRIATE USE OF A GOVERNMENT OFFICE?; RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Full Committee resumed the hearing entitled ``White House Office of Political Affairs: Is Supporting Candidates and Campaign Fund-Raising an Appropriate Use of a Government Office?''; and held a markup on a resolution of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. No witness testimony was heard. The committee resolution was agreed to.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:
Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 2996, the ``Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013''. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

JULY 28, 2014

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce,
Subcommittee on Health, markup on a bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for recommendations for the development and use of clinical data registries for the improvement of patient care; and H.R. 4067, a bill to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2014, 3 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Protecting Americans from Illegal Bailouts and Plan Cancellations Under the President's Health Care Law'', 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules,
Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 4315, the ``21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2 p.m., Monday, July 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture.

At 5:30 p.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations of Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York, to be a Commissioner and Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Joseph P. Mohorovic, of Illinois, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Brian P. McKeon, of New York, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 p.m., Monday, July 28

House Chamber

Program for Monday:
To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1238, E1239

Bentivolio, Kerry L., Mich., E1241

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1242

Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E1241

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1233

Cicilline, David N., R.I., E1242

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1234

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1239

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1237, E1239

DeGette, Diana, Colo., E1239

Herrera Beutler, Jaime, Wash., E1241

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1243

Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E1242

Keating, William R., Mass., E1240

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1238

Lewis, John, Ga., E1235

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1233

McGovern, James P., Mass., E1234

Maloney, Sean Patrick, N.Y., E1241

Marino, Tom, Pa., E1233, E1234

Peters, Gary C., Mich., E1240

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1237

Royce, Edward R., Calif., E1238

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1234

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1241

Schneider, Bradley S., Ill., E1233, E1237, E1240

Serrano, José E., N.Y., E1236

Smith, Lamar, Tex., E1238

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1233, E1236, E1238, E1240

Tsongas, Niki, Mass., E1242 

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