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the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 11/19 ~~ the House


obamacapitol_300The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

 Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act.

 The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

The following amendments are pending to S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act:

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 2 roll call votes at 5:00pm tonight. Those votes will be in relation to the amendments listed below. Each amendment is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold.

–          Ayotte #2255 (Guantanamo)

–          Levin-MCain-Feinstein #2175 (Guantanamo)

Unanimous consent agreement

Reid:    Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the pending motion to recommit be withdrawn; that the pending Levin amendment #2123 be set aside for Senator Ayotte, or designee, to offer amendment #2255, relative to Guantanamo; that the amendment be subject to a relevant side-by-side amendment, which is #2175 from Senators Levin and McCain; that no second degree amendments be in order to either of the Guantanamo amendments; that each of these amendments be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that the time until 5pm be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that at 5pm, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the Ayotte amendment #2255; that upon disposition of the Ayotte amendment, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the Levin-McCain amendment #2123; that there be two minutes equally divided in between the votes; further, that no motions to recommit be in order during the consideration of S.1197.

5:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Ayotte amendment #2255 (Guantanamo).

Not Agreed to: 43-55

5:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Levin amendment #2175 (Guantanamo)

Not Agreed to: 52-46

There will be no further roll call votes today.

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending Levin amendment #2123 and Senator Gillibrand or her designee be recognized to offer the amendment #2099 (sexual assault) and that the amendment be subject to a relevant side-by-side amendment from Senators McCaskill and Ayotte, amendment #2170. He also asked consent that no second degree amendments be in order and each of the amendments be subject to 60 affirmative votes; that when the Senate resumes consideration of the bill on Wednesday, November 20th, the time until 5:00pm be equally divided between the proponents and the opponents of the Gillibrand amendment; and that that at 5:00pm, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the Gillibrand amendment #2099; that upon disposition of the Gillibrand amendment, the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the McCaskill-Ayotte amendment #2170; that there be two minutes equally divided in between the votes; and no motions to recommit be in order during the consideration of the sexual assault amendments.

Senator Inhofe asked to modify the request that following disposition of the McCaskill/Ayotte amendment #2170, all pending amendments be withdrawn and the Republican manager or his designee be recognized to offer the next amendment in order to be followed by an amendment offered by the Majority side and the two sides continue to offer amendments in alternating fashion until all amendments are disposed of.

Senator Reid did not agree to the modification and Senator Inhofe objected to the original request.

Subsequently, Senator Reid re-filled the amendment tree.

–          Motion to recommit S.1197 with instructions (amendment #2305)

–          Reid amendment #2306 (date change) to the instructions

–          Reid amendment #2307 to amendment #2308 (date change)

Senator Reid expressed his hope that Senators will come to the floor tomorrow to debate the sexual assault issue so that we can set up a vote tomorrow afternoon.

The Senate is in a period of morning business for debate only until 7:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Ayotte amendment #2255 (Guantanamo) to S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act; Not Agreed to: 43-55 (60 affirmative votes required)

2)      Levin amendment #2175 (Guantanamo); Not Agreed to: 52-46 (60 affirmative votes required)

Additional LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and passed S.381, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders,” for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo with a Brown amendment.

Discharged the Armed Services Committee and passed H.R.3304, to authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor with a Levin amendment and a Levin title amendment.

Adopted S.Res.300, a resolution to authorize production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Began the Rule 14 process of S.1737, the Minimum Wage Fairness Act. (Harkin)

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action:
5:12:46 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES –
The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded
to Special Order speeches.

Last Floor Action:11/18
9:46:55 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The
next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 19, 2013.

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the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 10/24 ~~ the House


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The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, October 28, 2013.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until ­­­4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #344, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years.  There will be up to one hour of debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form.

Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Griffin nomination.

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Last Floor Action:
7:42:28 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 24, 2013.

the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 10/13 ~~ the House … gone


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The Senate stands adjourned until 1:00pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Following any Leader remarks, Senators will be permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

WRAP UP FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.J.Res.76, National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action:
12:37:54 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 14, 2013.

the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 10/9 ~~ the House


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The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

12:12pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Reid motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators;

Agreed To: 78-19

Senator Murray asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives a Message from the House that they have passed H.J.Res.59, as amended by the Senate, the Senate go to conference on the Budget resolution (H.Con.Res.25, as amended with the text of S.Con.Res.8).

Senator Cornyn reserved his right to object, questioned why the Democratic offer requires the House to pass the clean continuing resolution (to open the government), and asked that the request be modified to prohibit the Senate from considering the conference report if it includes reconciliation instructions to increase the debt limit. Senator Murray objected to the modification. Senator Cornyn objected to the original request.

Murray unanimous consent request

Murray:           I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate receives a Message from the House that they have passed H.J.Res.59, as amended by the Senate, the Senate then proceed to the consideration of     Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; that the amendment which is at the desk, the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that the Senate proceed to vote on a motion to insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and authorize the Chair to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate; with all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate.

Cornyn:          I object

Cornyn counteroffer

Cornyn:            I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; that the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that the Senate proceed to a vote on a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, and authorize the Chair to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate, with all of the above occurring with no intervening action or debate. I further ask that it not be in order for the Senate to consider a conference report that includes reconciliation instructions to raise the debt limit.

Murray:           I object

The period of morning business for debate only has been extended until 5pm. The Republicans control the time between 2-2:45pm and the Majority controls the time from 2:45-3:30pm.

Several Republican senators asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and pass mini-continuing resolutions and a sense of Congress regarding religious services to members of the Armed Forces. In most cases, there was a Democratic counteroffer to amend the applicable legislative vehicle with a clean CR amendment. After counteroffers and counter-counteroffers, there was eventually an objection to each request.

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent to take up and adopt H.Con.Res.58, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the need for the continued availability of religious services to members of the Armed Forces and their families during a lapse in appropriations. Senator Casey asked for a modification to the request include an amendment on the sense of Congress that the House should vote on clean the CR, Senator McConnell objected to the modification, and Senator Casey objected to original request)

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent that after receipt from House, the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.91, Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014. Senator Reid stated that the President is going to fix this situation shortly and asked that Senator Cornyn renew his request after 4pm. Senator Cornyn agreed and withdrew his request.

 

Senator Enzi asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.70, National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014. Senator Boxer asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment, Senator Enzi objected to the modification, and Senator Boxer objected to the original request.

Senator Coats asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.85, Federal Emergency Management Agency Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014. Senator Durbin asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment. Senator Coats said would be willing to modify the request to include other emergency response agencies, but objected to Senator Durbin’s request. Senator Durbin objected to the original request.

Senator Hoeven asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.R.3230, Making continuing appropriations during a Government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period. Senator Murray asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment, Senator Hoeven objected to the modification, and Senator Murray objected to the original request.

Senator Rubio asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.84, Making continuing appropriations for Head Start for fiscal year 2014. Senator Harkin objected.

Senator Paul asked unanimous consent to take up and pass H.J.Res.70, National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014. Senator Durbin asked to modify the request to include a clean CR amendment. Senator Paul said he would modify his request to include a $940 top line number on a clean CR. Senator Durbin objected to Paul’s modification to the modification. Senator Paul objected to Senator Durbin’s modification. Senator Durbin objected to the original request.

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Last Floor Action:
4:11:20 P.M. – The House adjourned. 10/9

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 10, 2013.

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Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate considers S.1867,the Department of Defense Authorization Act&receive report on HR2112,the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill


the Senate Convened at 10:00amET November 17, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will begin consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act.
  • We expect to receive the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill, which contains the continuing resolution during Thursday’s session. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

The following amendments are pending to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act:

  • Levin amendment #1092 (counterfeit electronic parts)
  • Kirk amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions)
The following amendments have been considered:

The Senate is considering S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization bill.

Senator McConnell has called up amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions). By consent, the next amendment offered will be by Senators Levin and McCain and the Levin-McCain amendment will be considered as being the first amendment offered.

The Levin-McCain amendment #1092 (counterfeit electronic parts) is pending to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act. The Ayotte amendment #1065 (force structure for strategic airlift aircraft) was agreed to by unanimous consent.

The following amendments are pending to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act:

  • Levin amendment #1092 (counterfeit electronic parts)
  • Kirk amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions)
  • Leahy amendment #1072 (National Guard)
The following amendments have been considered:
  • Ayotte amendment #1065 (force structure for strategic airlift aircraft)

2:13PM During Thursday’s session, Senator Cardin asked unanimous consent that the Senate confirm Executive Calendar #403, Kenneth J. Kopocis, of VA, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Senator Barrasso then objected to Senators Cardin’s request.

5:10PM The following amendments are pending to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act:

  • Levin amendment #1092 (counterfeit electronic parts)
  • Kirk amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions)
  • Leahy amendment #1072 (National Guard)
  • Paul amendment #1064 (repeal of Military Force Against Iraq Authorization Resolution)
  • Merkley amendment #1174 (Afghanistan)
The following amendments have been considered:
  • Ayotte amendment #1065 (force structure for strategic airlift aircraft)

5:30PM  The Senate is now debating the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill, which includes the continuing resolution momentarily. There will be up to two hours of debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. However, we expect to yield back some debate time and vote as early as 7:00pm. The conference report will be subject to a 60-vote threshold.

Additionally, the Leahy amendment #1072 (National Guard), the Paul amendment #1064 (repeal the Military Force against Iraq Authorization Resolution) and the Merkley amendment #1174 (Afghanistan) were made pending to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act prior to turning to the conference report to accompany H.R.2112.

    6:41pm The Senate began a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation Appropriations bill. Adopted: 70-30

ROLL CALL VOTE

1) Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation Appropriations bill; Adopted: 70-30

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed H.R.2059, a bill to protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes.

Passed H.R.2056, to instruct the Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to study the impact of insured depository institution failures, and for other purposes with a Levin amendment

Passed H.R.3321, America’s Cup Act of 2011 with a Feinstein substitute amendment

Passed S.99, the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011 with a committee-reported substitute amendment and Bingaman amendment

Adopted S.Res.332, supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week

Adopted S.Res.333, a resolution honoring former World War II U.S. POWs

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER 17, 2011

 112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

3Votes today … minibus … balanced budget amendment …

-The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 18, 2011.9:44:15 P.M. -On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.9:44:00 P.M. -Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.7:36:09 P.M. -SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed with Special Order Speeches.7:36:08 P.M. -The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2112.7:19:00 P.M. -SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.7:18:59 P.M. -The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification to extend the period of production of the Naval Petroleum Reserves for a period of 3 years from April 5, 2012. – referred to the Committee on Armed Services and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112-73).7:18:31 P.M. -H.J. Res. 2POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 466, further consideration of this motion is postponed.4:39:42 P.M. -H.J. Res. 2DEBATE – The House continued with debate on H.J. Res. 2.4:39:41 P.M. -Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 470.4:23:40 P.M. -H.J. Res. 2DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 466, the House proceeded with 5 hours of debate on H.J. Res. 2.4:22:15 P.M. -H.J. Res. 2Considered under suspension of the rules.4:22:00 P.M. -H.J. Res. 2Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended. H.J. Res. 2 — “Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”4:18:18 P.M. -H.R. 2112Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.4:18:18 P.M. -H.R. 2112On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 298 – 121 (Roll no. 857).3:53:30 P.M. -H.R. 2112The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.2:47:49 P.M. -H.R. 2112DEBATE – Pursuant to H. Res. 467, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 2112.2:45:59 P.M. -H.R. 2112Mr. Rogers (KY) brought up conference report H. Rept. 112-284 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 467.2:44:53 P.M. -H. Res. 467Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:44:52 P.M. -H. Res. 467On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 262 – 156 (Roll no. 856).2:38:00 P.M. -H. Res. 467Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 467 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2112) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.”2:37:58 P.M. -H. Res. 466Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:37:55 P.M. -H. Res. 466On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 248 – 169 (Roll no. 855).2:29:35 P.M. -H. Res. 466On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 173 (Roll no. 854).1:04:41 P.M. -H. Res. 466DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 466.1:04:18 P.M. -H. Res. 466Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 466 — “Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”1:03:29 P.M. -H. Res. 467POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 467, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the resolution until a time to be announced.1:03:07 P.M. -H. Res. 467The previous question was ordered without objection.12:33:22 P.M. -H. Res. 467DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 467.12:33:07 P.M. -H. Res. 467Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 467 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2112) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.”12:02:27 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.12:01:54 P.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Donnelly of IN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:01:51 P.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:00:34 P.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Martin R. Springer, Trinity Lutheran Ministries, Edwardsville, Illinois.12:00:30 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 17.11:30:24 A.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.10:00:48 A.M. -MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.10:00:39 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:21 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.