Daily Digest

Friday, January 2, 2015

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Interim Résumé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned sine die, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 125, until 12 noon on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

Committee on Environment and Public Works: On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, after receiving testimony from Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency; Bryan W. Shaw, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin; Thomas William Ferkol, Jr., Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri; Vicki Patton, Environmental Defense Fund, Boulder, Colorado; Gregory A. Wellenius, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island; and Ross Eisenberg, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: public bills, H.R. 5889–5893; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 784 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed on December 18, 2014 as follows:

Report on Activities During the 113th Congress, Second Session (Committee on Agriculture) (H. Rept. 113–679); and

Activities and Summary Report of the Committee on the Budget, 113th Congress, Second Session (H. Rept. 113–680).

A report was filed on December 19, 2014 as follows:

Second Annual Report of Activities of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (H. Rept. 113–681).

Reports were filed on December 22, 2014 as follows:

Activity Report of the Committee on the Judiciary for the period January 3, 2013 through December 15, 2014 (H. Rept. 113–682);

H.R. 5214, 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, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–683);

Report on the Activities of the Committee on Small Business 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–684);

H.R. 69, to strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–685);

H.R. 361, to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–686);

H.R. 706, to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–687);

H.R. 916, to improve Federal land management, resource conservation, environmental protection, and use of Federal real property, by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property and identifying inaccurate, duplicate, and out-of-date Federal land inventories, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–688);

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. Rept. 113–689);

H.R. 1363, to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under existing geothermal leases, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–690);

H.R. 1561, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make improvements to support facilities for National Historic Sites operated by the National Park Service, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–691);

H.R. 1785, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–692);

H.R. 1839, to designate certain Federal land in the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–693);

H.R. 3286, to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–694);

H.R. 3806, to authorize payment of funds in accordance with the agreement entered into by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the State of North Carolina, Swain County, North Carolina, and the United States Department of the Interior, with amendments (H. Rept. 113–695);

H.R. 4166, to transfer recreational management authority for Lake Berryessa in the State of California from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–696);

H.R. 4220, to authorize the exchange of certain Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Minnesota, (H. Rept. 113–697);

H.R. 4296, to amend Public Law 94–241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–698, Part 1);

H.R. 4534, to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–699);

H.R. 4979, to provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–700);

H.R. 5003, to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–701);

H.R. 5026, to prohibit closing or repurposing any propagation fish hatchery or aquatic species propagation program of the Department of the Interior unless such action is expressly authorized by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–702);

H.R. 5139, to correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–703);

H.R. 5176, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–704);

H.R. 5203, to enhance the operation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–705);

H.R. 5204, to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve recreation opportunities and increase consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of recreation fees collected on public lands and forests, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–706, Part 1);

H.R. 5476, to modify the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for determining cabin user fees, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–707);

S. 311, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–708);

S. 363, to expand geothermal production, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–709);

S. 609, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–710);

H.R. 4742, to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–711);

H.R. 712, to extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024, with amendments (H. Rept. 113–712, Part 1); and

S. 354, to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–713).

Reports were filed on December 23, 2014 as follows:

Second Annual Report of Activities of the Committee on Armed Services for the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–714);

H.R. 4342, to prohibit the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from relinquishing responsibility over the Internet domain name system until the Comptroller General of the United States submits to Congress a report on the role of the NTIA with respect to such system (H. Rept. 113–715); and

Activity Report of the Committee on Energy and Commerce for the Second Session of the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–716).

A report was filed on December 29, 2014 as follows:

Annual Report on the Activity of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–717).

Reports were filed on December 30, 2014 as follows:

Summary on the Activities of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–718);

Report on Legislative and Oversight Activities of the House Committee on Homeland Security 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–719);

Report on Legislative and Oversight Activities of the Committee on Natural Resources 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–720); and

Second Annual Report on the Activities of the Committee on House Administration During the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–721).

A report was filed on December 31, 2014 as follows:

Second Annual Activity Report of the Committee on Financial Services for the period January 3, 2013 through January 2, 2015 (H. Rept. 113–722).

Reports were filed today as follows:

Report on the Legislative and Oversight Activities of the Committee on Ways and Means 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–723);

Committee on Appropriations Annual Report of Committee Activities, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (H. Rept. 113–724);

Report on the Activities of the Committee on Education and the Workforce for the Second Session of the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–725);

Survey of Activities of the House Committee on Rules for the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113–726);

Summary of Activities One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (H. Rept. 113–727);

Legislative Review and Oversight Activities of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (H. Rept. 113–728);

H.R. 1575, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require a provider of a commercial mobile service or an IP-enabled voice service to provide call location information concerning the user of such a service to law enforcement agencies in order to respond to a call for emergency services or in an emergency situation that involves risk of death or serious physical harm, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–729, Part 1);

Annual Report on the Activities of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi of the House of Representatives during the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (H. Rept. 113–730);

H.R. 328, to establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of Federal real property (H. Rept 113–731, Part 1);

H.R. 3300, to reauthorize the programs and activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with an amendment (H. Rept 113–732, Part 1); and

H.R. 2748, to restore the financial solvency of the United States Postal Service and to ensure the efficient and affordable nationwide delivery of mail, with an amendment (H. Rept 113–733, Part 1).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014: The House agreed by unanimous consent to lay on the table H.R. 647, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities.
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H10327.

Senate Referrals: S. 1800 and S. 684 were held at the desk.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Sine Die Adjournment: The House met at 1 p.m. and at 1:07 p.m., in accordance with the provisions of H. Con. Res. 125, the second session of the 113th Congress adjourned sine die.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D1139)

H.R. 43, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Red River Avenue North in Cold Spring, Minnesota, as the ``Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–204)

H.R. 78, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the ``George Thomas `Mickey' Leland Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–205)

H.R. 451, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 North Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida, as the ``Richard K. Salick Post Office''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–206)

H.R. 1391, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 South Oak Street in London, Ohio, as the ``London Fallen Veterans Memorial Post Office''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–207)

H.R. 1707, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 302 East Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, as the ``James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–208)

H.R. 2112, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe, New York, as the ``National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–209)

H.R. 2203, to provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus, in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–210)

H.R. 2223, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, as the ``Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–211)

H.R. 2366, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–212)

H.R. 2678, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10360 Southwest 186th Street in Miami, Florida, as the ``Larcenia J. Bullard Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–213)

H.R. 3085, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3349 West 111th Street in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Captain Herbert Johnson Memorial Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–214)

H.R. 3375, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the ``PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–215)

H.R. 3534, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan, as the ``Officer James Bonneau Memorial Post Office''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–216)

H.R. 3682, to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the ``Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–217)

H.R. 3957, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218–10 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, New York, as the ``Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–218)

H.R. 4189, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4000 Leap Road in Hilliard, Ohio, as the ``Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon, Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–219)

H.R. 4443, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Vermilyea Avenue, in New York, New York, as the ``Corporal Juan Mariel Alcantara Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–220)

H.R. 4812, to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service, and for other purposes. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–221)

H.R. 4919, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 715 Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin, Ohio, as the ``Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids and Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post Office''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–222)

H.R. 4924, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–223)

H.R. 4939, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2551 Galena Avenue in Simi Valley, California, as the ``Neil Havens Post Office''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–224)

H.R. 5030, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13500 SW 250 Street in Princeton, Florida, as the ``Corporal Christian A. Guzman Rivera Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–225)

H.R. 5106, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo, California, as the ``Philmore Graham Post Office Building''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–226)

H.R. 5108, to establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–227)

H.R. 5681, to provide for the approval of the Amendment to the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–228)

H.J. Res. 105, conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Gálvez. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–229)

S. 229, to designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 3900 Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the ``Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–230)

S. 1434, to designate the Junction City Community-Based Outpatient Clinic located at 715 Southwind Drive, Junction City, Kansas, as the Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–231)

S. 2040, to exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–232)

S. 2917, to expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–233)

S. 2921, to designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 310 Home Boulevard in Galesburg, Illinois, as the ``Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic''. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–234)

H.R. 83, making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes. Signed on December 16, 2014. (Public Law 113–235)

H.R. 669, to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–236)

H.R. 1067, to make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–237)

H.R. 1204, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–238)

H.R. 1206, to grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–239)

H.R. 1281, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–240)

H.R. 1378, to designate the United States Federal Judicial Center located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the ``John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center'' and to designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the ``James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–241)

H.R. 1447, to encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–242)

H.R. 2591, to amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–243)

H.R. 2640, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–244)

H.R. 2719, to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–245)

H.R. 2952, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess the cybersecurity workforce of the Department of Homeland Security and develop a comprehensive workforce strategy, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–246)

H.R. 3027, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 Miller Valley Road in Prescott, Arizona, as the ``Barry M. Goldwater Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–247)

H.R. 3044, to approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–248)

H.R. 3096, to designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the ``Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–249)

H.R. 3329, to enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–250)

H.R. 3374, to provide for the use of savings promotion raffle products by financial institutions to encourage savings, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–251)

H.R. 3468, to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to extend insurance coverage to amounts held in a member account on behalf of another person, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–252)

H.R. 3572, to revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–253)

H.R. 4007, to recodify and reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–254)

H.R. 4193, to amend title 5, United States Code, to change the default investment fund under the Thrift Savings Plan, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–255)

H.R. 4199, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Waco, Texas, as the ``Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–256)

H.R. 4276, to extend and modify a pilot program on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–257)

H.R. 4416, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 161 Live Oak Street in Miami, Arizona, as the ``Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–258)

H.R. 4651, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 601 West Baker Road in Baytown, Texas, as the ``Specialist Keith Erin Grace, Jr. Memorial Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–259)

H.R. 4771, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–260)

H.R. 4926, to designate a segment of Interstate Route 35 in the State of Minnesota as the ``James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–261)

H.R. 5050, to repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–262)

H.R. 5057, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to permit exemptions for external power supplies from certain efficiency standards, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–263)

H.R. 5069, to amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–264)

H.R. 5185, to reauthorize the Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–265)

H.R. 5331, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms, California, as the ``Colonel M.J. `Mac' Dube, USMC Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–266)

H.R. 5562, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the ``Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams Memorial Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–267)

H.R. 5687, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–268)

H.R. 5705, to modify certain provisions relating to the Propane Education and Research Council. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–269)

H.R. 5739, to amend the Social Security Act to provide for the termination of social security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi persecution, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–270)

H.R. 5816, to extend the authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–271)

H.R. 5859, to impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, to provide additional assistance to Ukraine, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–272)

S. 1000, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–273)

S. 1353, to provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity, and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and public awareness and preparedness, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–274)

S. 1474, to amend the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 to repeal a special rule for the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–275)

S. 1683, to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–276)

S. 1691, to amend title 5, United States Code, to improve the security of the United States border and to provide for reforms and rates of pay for border patrol agents. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–277)

S. 2142, to impose targeted sanctions on persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela, to strengthen civil society in Venezuela, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–278)

S. 2270, to clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–279)

S. 2338, to reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–280)

S. 2444, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–281)

S. 2519, to codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–282)

S. 2521, to amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for reform to Federal information security. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–283)

S. 2651, to repeal certain mandates of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–284)

S. 2759, to release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–285)

S. 3008, to extend temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction, and for other purposes. Signed on December 18, 2014. (Public Law 113–286)

H.R. 1068, to enact title 54, United States Code, ``National Park Service and Related Programs'', as positive law. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–287)

H.R. 2754, to amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of assistance or support in violation of that Act, and for other purposes. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–288)

H.R. 2901, to strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world's poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis, and for other purposes. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–289)

H.R. 3608, to amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–290)

H.R. 3979, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–291)

H.R. 4030, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 18640 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida, as the ``Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building''. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–292)

H.R. 4681, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–293)

H.R. 5462, to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on the fees charged to passengers of air carriers. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–294)

H.R. 5771, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–295)

S. 2673, to enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel. Signed on December 19, 2014. (Public Law 113–296)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JANUARY 6, 2015

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled. January 2, 2015* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 192 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 402 reports have been filed in the House.

Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 3, 2014 through December 31, 2014

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

136134
. .

Time in session

908 hrs., 15704 hrs., 24
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

6,93410,325
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,854
. .

Public bills enacted into law

61163
224

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

11
. .

Measures passed, total

501565
1,066

Senate bills

9557
. .

House bills

153375
. .

Senate joint resolutions

64
. .

House joint resolutions

87
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

64
. .

House concurrent resolutions

2325
. .

Simple resolutions

21093
. .

Measures reported, total

*275*373
648

Senate bills

1907
. .

House bills

51302
. .

Senate joint resolutions

3. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .2
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

1. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

14
. .

Simple resolutions

2958
. .

Special reports

1226
. .

Conference reports

33
. .

Measures pending on calendar

414123
. .

Measures introduced, total

1,4322,500
3,932

Bills

1,1262,085
. .

Joint resolutions

1827
. .

Concurrent resolutions

1453
. .

Simple resolutions

274335
. .

Quorum calls

11
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

366248
. .

Recorded votes

. .315
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 3, 2014 through December 31, 2014

Civilian nominations, totaling 654 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

474

Withdrawn

14

Returned to White House

166

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 3,585, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,602

Returned to White House

983

Air Force nominations, totaling 4,424, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

4,200

Withdrawn

1

Returned to White House

223

Army nominations, totaling 6,379, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

6,325

Withdrawn

1

Returned to White House

53

Navy nominations, totaling 3,877, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,875

Returned to White House

2

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 879, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

878

Returned to White House

1

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

2

Total nominations received this Session

19,796

Total confirmed

18,354

Total unconfirmed

0

Total withdrawn

16

Total returned to the White House

1,428
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 p.m., Tuesday, January 6

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Following the presentation of the certificates of election and the swearing-in of elected Members, there will be a required live quorum.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday, January 6

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Convening of the first session of the 114th

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Boehner, John A., Ohio, E1855

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1856

Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1855

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1856

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1856

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