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                                       Thursday, September 26, 2013

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6905-S6969
Measures Introduced: Four bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1552-1555, and S. Res. 261-263.
  Page S6960
Measures Passed:
  Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 
1348, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S6968
  Tester (for Carper) Amendment No. 1998, to change the enactment date.
                                                             Page S6968
  National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 261, designating the week beginning September 23, 
2013, as ``National Historically Black Colleges and Universities 
Week''.
  Page S6968
  Suicide Prevention Awareness: Senate agreed to S. Res. 262, 
supporting the goals and ideals of suicide prevention awareness. 
                                                         Pages S6968-69
Measures Considered:
  Continuing Appropriations Resolution--Agreement: Senate continued 
consideration of H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014, taking action on the following amendments and motions 
proposed thereto:
Pages S6907-32, S6933-56
Pending:
  Reid/Mikulski Amendment No. 1974, to perfect the joint resolution. 
                                                             Page S6907
  Reid Amendment No. 1975 (to Amendment No. 1974), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S6907
  Reid Motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on 
Appropriations with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 1976, to change 
the enactment date.
Page S6907
  Reid Amendment No. 1977 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 1976), 
of a perfecting nature.
Page S6907
  Reid Amendment No. 1978 (to Amendment No. 1977), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S6907
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that 
following Leader remarks on Friday, September 27, 2013, the time until 
12:10 p.m. be equally divided between proponents and opponents of the 
motion to invoke cloture on the joint resolution; that the time from 
12:10 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. be reserved for the two Leaders, with the 
final ten minutes under control of the Majority Leader; that at 12:30 
p.m., Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the joint 
resolution; that if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time be 
yielded back; Reid Amendment No. 1975 (listed above) be withdrawn; that 
no other amendments be in order; that the Majority Leader be recognized 
to make a motion to waive applicable budget points of order; that if a 
motion to waive is agreed to, Senate vote, on or in relation to Reid/
Mikulski Amendment No. 1974 (listed above); that upon disposition of 
Reid/Mikulski Amendment No. 1974, the joint resolution be read a third 
time and Senate vote on passage of the joint resolution, as amended, if 
amended; and that all after the first vote in this sequence of votes be 
ten minute votes and there be two minutes equally divided between the 
votes.
Pages S6947-48
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 9:30 a.m. on 
Friday, September 27, 2013, under the previous order; and that the 
filing deadline for all second-degree amendments to the joint 
resolution be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013.
Page S6969
House Messages:
  Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act: Senate 
concurred in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the 
amendment of the Senate to H.R. 527, to amend the Helium Act to 
complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a 
competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets 
while protecting the interests of American taxpayers.
  Pages S6932-33
Messages from the House:
Page S6957
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S6957
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S6957-60
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S6960
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6960-61

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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6961-62
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6956-57
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6962-68
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S6968
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S6968
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:01 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S6969.)



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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be 
Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, who was 
introduced by Senators Shaheen and Isakson, Frank A. Rose, of 
Massachusetts, to be Assistant Secretary for Verification and 
Compliance, and Adam M. Scheinman, of Virginia, to be Special 
Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the 
rank of Ambassador, all of the Department of State, 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 Timothy M. Broas, of Maryland, to be 
Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Donald Lu, of California, 
to be Ambassador to the Republic of Albania, and Robert A. Sherman, of 
Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic, all of the 
Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
PROMOTING A 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE FOR THE POSTAL SERVICE
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine reforming and renewing the postal 
service, part II, focusing on promoting a 21st century workforce, 
including health and pension benefits proposals involving trade-offs, 
and S. 1486, to improve, sustain, and transform the United States 
Postal Service, after receiving testimony from Patrick R. Donahoe, 
Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, United States Postal 
Service; Jonathan Foley, Director, Planning and Policy Analysis, Office 
of Personnel Management; Frank Todisco, Chief Actuary, Applied Research 
and Methods, and John E. Dicken, Director, Health Care, both of the 
Government Accountability Office; Fredric V. Rolando, National 
Association of Letter Carriers, John F. Hegarty, National Postal Mail 
Handlers Union, Robert J. Rapoza, National Association of Postmasters 
of the United States, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, and 
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, all of Washington, 
D.C.
NEWBORN SCREENING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on 
Children and Families concluded a hearing to examine how newborn 
screening saves lives, focusing on the past, present, and future of the 
newborn screening system, after receiving testimony from Natasha F. 
Bonhomme, Baby's First Test, and Jennifer L. Howse, March of Dimes 
Foundation, both of Washington, D.C.; R. Rodney Howell, University of 
Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; and Joye Mullis, 
Raleigh, North Carolina.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Patricia M. Wald, of the District of Columbia, to be a 
Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and Zachary 
Thomas Fardon, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District 
of Illinois, Department of Justice.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, focusing on the NSA call 
records program, after receiving testimony from James Clapper, Director 
of National Intelligence; General Keith Alexander, Director, National 
Security Agency; James Cole, Deputy Attorney General, Department of 
Justice; Ben Wittes, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.; and Tim 
Edgar, Brown University Watson Institute for International Studies, 
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 3184-
3199; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 360 were introduced.
  Pages H5882-83
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5884-85
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1493, to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and 
settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take 
regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other 
purposes (H. Rept. 113-230)
  H. Res. 361, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules, and relating to consideration of the Senate 
amendment to the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and 
continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of 
Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes (Rept. 
113-231).
Page H5882
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative LaMalfa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5835
Recess: The House recessed at 10:52 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H5841
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 260 yeas to 137 nays with 2 answering ``present'', 
Roll No. 488.
  Pages H5842, H5848
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures which were debated yesterday, September 
25th:
  Ensuring that any new or revised requirement providing for the 
screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial 
motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking 
proceeding: H.R. 3095, to ensure that any new or revised requirement 
providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals 
operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted 
pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 
yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 486 and
  Pages H5846-47
  Amending the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how 
the Act applies to condominiums: H.R. 2600, to amend the Interstate 
Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to 
condominiums, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 487.
  Pages H5847-48
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013: The House 
began consideration of H.R. 687, to facilitate the efficient extraction 
of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing 
an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land. Consideration of the 
measure is expected to resume tomorrow, September 27th. 
                                                         Pages H5848-63
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the 
bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of 
amendment under the five-minute rule.
Page H5854
Rejected:
  Grijalva amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) that 
sought to guarantee the jobs this mine does create benefit the local 
community by requiring that the Remote Operating Center be located in 
the town of Superior, Arizona or an adjacent mining community (by a 
recorded vote of 180 ayes to 227 noes, Roll No. 489) and 
                                                  Pages H5856-57, H5862
  Napolitano amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) 
that sought to protect water quality and water quantity for the people 
living and working near this proposed mine, given estimates that mining 
operations will consume the equivalent of the annual water supply for 
20,000 homes (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 217 noes, Roll No. 
490).
Pages H5860-62, H5862-63
Proceedings Postponed:
  Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 
113-215) that seeks to require the Secretary to remove Native American 
sacred and cultural sites from the conveyance in consultation with 
affected Indian Tribes.
Pages H5857-60
  H. Res. 351, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
687), (H.R. 1526), and (H.R. 3102) was agreed to on Thursday, September 
19th.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on 
pages H5841, H5871.
Senate Referral: S. 252 was referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce.
  Page H5881
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5846-47, 
H5847-48, H5848, H5862, H5862-63. There were no quorum calls.

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Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:59 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE'S LONG-TERM BUDGET OUTLOOK
Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The 
Congressional Budget Office's Long-Term Budget Outlook''. Testimony was 
heard from Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office.
CLOSER LOOK AT CUBA AND ITS RECENT HISTORY OF PROLIFERATION
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere 
held a hearing entitled ``A Closer Look at Cuba and its Recent History 
of Proliferation''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FULFILLING A KEY 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: IMPLEMENTING BIOMETRIC 
EXIT
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime 
Security held a hearing entitled ``Fulfilling A Key 9/11 Commission 
Recommendation: Implementing Biometric Exit''. Testimony was heard from 
John Wagner, Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field 
Operations, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security; John Woods, Assistant Director, Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; and Rebecca Gambler, 
Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government 
Accountability Office.
SAME-DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE 
COMMITTEE ON RULES; AND RELATING TO CONSIDERATION OF THE SENATE 
AMENDMENT TO THE BILL H.R. 2642
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H. Res. 361 
waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule xiii with respect to 
considerations of certain resolutions reported from the committee on 
rules, and relating to consideration of the senate amendment to the 
bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of 
agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture 
through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. The Committee granted 
by record vote of 9-3, a rule, which waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII 
(requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is 
reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported 
from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the waiver to any resolution 
reported through the legislative day of September 30, 2013, relating to 
any of the following: (1) A measure making continuing appropriations 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014; and (2) a measure 
relating to the public debt limit. In Section 2, the rule provides that 
the House concurs in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 with an 
amendment consisting of the text of H.R. 2642, as passed by the House, 
modified by the insertion of a new title IV consisting of the text of 
H.R. 3102, as passed by the House, with designations, short titles, and 
cross-references conformed accordingly.

Joint Meetings

  No joint committee meetings were held.



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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No hearings are scheduled.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Friday, September 27 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of H.J. Res. 59, 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution. At approximately 12:30 p.m., 
there will be up to four votes on or in relation to cloture on the 
joint resolution, a motion to waive budget points of order, Reid/
Mikulski Amendment No. 1974, and passage of the joint resolution. The 
filing deadline for second-degree amendments to the joint resolution is 
10:30 a.m.
    
    
    
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     9 a.m., Friday, September 27 

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of the following measures under 
suspension of the rules: 1) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 
1412--Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013, 
as amended; 2) H.R. 185--To designate the United States courthouse 
located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the ``Paul Brown 
United States Courthouse; 3) H.R. 2251--To designate the United States 
courthouse located at 118 South Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, 
Minnesota, as the ``Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse''; and 4) 
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''.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1379
Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E1377, E1378, E1379
Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E1377
Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1380
Brown, Corrine, Fla., E1383
Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E1383
Clay, Wm. Lacey, Mo., E1381, E1386
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1378, E1385
Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1380
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1377
Foster, Bill, Ill., E1382
Gibson, Christopher P., N.Y., E1384
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1379, E1381, E1382, E1383
Grijalva, Raul M., Ariz., E1385
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1384
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1377
Langevin, James R., R.I., E1386
Long, Billy, Mo., E1385
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1384
Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1378, E1383
Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1377
Olson, Pete, Tex., E1380
Owens, William L., N.Y., E1383
Ryan, Paul, Wisc., E1380
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1380
Schwartz, Allyson Y., Pa., E1378, E1383
Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1383, E1386
Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E1386
Sires, Albio, N.J., E1382
Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E1379
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1384, E1385, E1386
Yarmuth, John A., Ky., E1380
Yoho, Ted S., Fla, E1386



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