Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 156
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:  public bills, H.R. 5889-5893; 
and 1 resolution, H. Res. 784 were introduced.
  Pages H10335-36
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H10336
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

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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duplicate, and out-of-date Federal land inventories, and for other 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

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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). 
                                                        Pages H10333-35
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                            Page H10327
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.
  Page H10328
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. 
                                                            Page H10327
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no 
Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

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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.