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Daily Digest - Thursday, July 31, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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HIGHLIGHTS

Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 3230, Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act.

Senate agreed to the motion to recede in the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 5021, Highway and Transportation Funding Act.

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Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5159-S5285

Measures Introduced: Sixty bills and seven resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2714-2773, S.J. Res. 41, S. Res. 531-535, and S. Con. Res. 42.
Pages S5216-18

Measures Reported:

S. 1771, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon. (S. Rept. No. 113-225)
S. 1800, to require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-226)
S. 1946, to amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-227)
S. 1965, to amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services. (S. Rept. No. 113-228)
S. 2010, to amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-229)
S. 2019, to reauthorize and update certain provisions of the Secure Water Act, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 113-230)
H.R. 1963, to amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-231)
S. 2741, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 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. (S. Rept. No. 113-233)
S. 2250, to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-234)
S. 231, to reauthorize the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp. (S. Rept. No. 113-235)
S. 1214, to require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government. (S. Rept. No. 113-236)
S. 1486, to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-237)
S. 1961, to protect surface water from contamination by chemical storage facilities, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-238)
S. 2042, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-239)
S. 2519, to codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-240)
H.R. 606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the ``Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building''.

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H.R. 1671, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6937 Village Parkway in Dublin, California, as the ``James `Jim' Kohnen Post Office''.
H.R. 2291, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the ``Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office''.
H.R. 3472, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the ``Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office''.
H.R. 3765, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the ``Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building''.
H.R. 4194, to provide for the elimination or modification of Federal reporting requirements, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
H.R. 4197, to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers.
S. 2117, to amend title 5, United States Code, to change the default investment fund under the Thrift Savings Plan.
Pages S5215-16

Measures Passed:

Enrollment Corrections: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 111, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make certain corrections in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 3230.
Pages S5208-09
Jason Crisp Forest Service Building: Senate passed H.R. 4360, to designate the facility of the United States Forest Service for the Grandfather Ranger District located at 109 Lawing Drive in Nebo, North Carolina, as the ``Jason Crisp Forest Service Building''.
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Autism CARES Act: Senate passed H.R. 4631, to reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to autism.
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Improving Trauma Care Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3548, to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, radioactive, and other extrinsic agents, and the bill was then passed.
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William H. Gray III 30th Street Station: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4838, to redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as ``30th Street Station'', as the ``William H. Gray III 30th Street Station'', and the bill was then passed.
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Nuclear Cooperation between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Senate passed S.J. Res. 36, relating to the approval and implementation of the proposed agreement for nuclear cooperation between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Senate agreed to S. Res. 502, concerning the suspension of exit permit issuance by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo for adopted Congolese children seeking to depart the country with their adoptive parents, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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Warsaw Uprising 70th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 513, honoring the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
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Condemning the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Senate agreed to S. Res. 520, condemning the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and expressing condolences to the families of the victims, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Pryor (for Murphy) Amendment No. 3779, to make a technical correction.
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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Support: Senate agreed to S. Res. 522, expressing the sense of the Senate supporting the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to be held in Washington, DC from August 4 through 6, 2014.
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Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 231, to reauthorize the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp.
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National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 532, designating the week beginning September 7, 2014, as ``National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week''.
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National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 533, designating September 2014 as ``National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month''.
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Everett McKinley Dirksen and Marigold Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 534, designating September 6, 2014, as ``Everett McKinley Dirksen and Marigold Day''.
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Authorizing Printing: Senate agreed to S. Res. 535, to authorize the printing of a revised edition of the Senate Rules and Manual.
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Measures Considered:

Election Contributions and Expenditures: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 19, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
Page S5197

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act: Senate began consideration of S. 2648, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S5159-5197, S5197-S5206

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Pursuant to Section 312 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, a 306 point of order having been sustained on S. 2648, the bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations. All of the following amendments thereto fell, and the cloture motion thereon was rendered moot:
Page S5204
Reid Amendment No. 3750, to change the enactment date.
Page S5197
Reid Amendment No. 3751 (to Amendment No. 3750), of a perfecting nature. (By 43 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 251), Senate failed to table the amendment.)
Pages S5197, S5204
Reid motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 3752, to change the enactment date.
Page S5197
Reid Amendment No. 3753 (to (the instructions) Reid Amendment No. 3752), of a perfecting nature.
Page S5197
Reid Amendment No. 3754 (to Amendment No. 3753), of a perfecting nature.
Page S5197
During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the following action: By 50 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 252), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected a motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to S. 2648. Subsequently, a point of order that the bill was in violation of section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act, and that the bill contained matter within the jurisdiction of the Committee on the Budget, was sustained.
Page S5205

Conference Reports:

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act: By 91 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 254), Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany 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, by the order of the Senate of Thursday, July 31, 2014, 60 Senators having voted in the affirmative.
Pages S5206-09
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By 86 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 253), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, and all applicable budget resolutions, with respect to the conference report to accompany 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. Subsequently, the point of order that the emergency designation provision contained in section 803(b) of the conference report to accompany H.R. 3230, was in violation of Section 403(e)(1) of the FY 2010 Budget Resolution, S. Con. Res. 13, was not sustained.
Page S5207

House Messages:

Highway and Transportation Funding Act: Senate began consideration of the House message to H.R. 5021, to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and taking action on the following motion proposed thereto:
Page S5209

Adopted:

By 81 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. 255), Senate agreed to the motion to recede in the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
Page S5209

Appointments:

State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader and the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 110-298, the reappointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: Mike Hettich of Kentucky.
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State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader and the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 110-298, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: Michael Harris of Nevada.
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Public Service Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 107-12, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the Public Service Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board: Berl Perdue of Kentucky.
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Pryor Nomination--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
Pages S5209-11

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During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
By 58 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 256), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S5211
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-cloture time be expired, and at 5:30 p.m., on Monday September 8, 2014, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination; and that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
Page S5209

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
John Francis Tefft, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation.
Page S5284
Laura Junor, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
Page S5284
1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
30 Army nominations in the rank of general.
4 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S5284-85

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Rafael J. Lopez, of Maryland, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
Carmen Amalia Corrales, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2015.
Manson K. Brown, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
Allison Dale Burroughs, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.
Amit Priyavadan Mehta, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.
Brodi L. Fontenot, of Louisiana, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Treasury.
Lourdes Maria Castro Ramirez, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Andrew LaMont Eanes, of Kansas, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019.
Mari Carmen Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador.
Robert T. Yamate, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Union of the Comoros.
Mary Lucille Jordan, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2020.
P. David Lopez, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term of four years.
2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
3 Army nominations in the rank of general.
2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S5275-84

Messages from the House:
Page S5213

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S5159, S5214

Measures Read the First Time:
Page S5214

Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S5214

Executive Communications:
Pages S5214-15

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5216

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5218-21

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5221-36

Additional Statements

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5236-75

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5275

Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--256)
Pages S5204-05, S5207-09, S5211

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:15 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S.)
Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

FINANCIAL PRODUCTS FOR STUDENTS


Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine financial D897products for students, focusing on issues and challenges, including S. 915, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to update reporting requirements for institutions of higher education and provide for more accurate and complete data on student retention, graduation, and earnings outcomes at all levels of postsecondary enrollment, S. 2460, to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require additional disclosures and protections for students and cosigners with respect to student loans, and S. 2432, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, after receiving testimony from David A. Bergeron, Center for American Progress, Alexandria, Virginia; Christine Lindstrom, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Boston, Massachusetts; Ken Kocer, Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota; and Richard Hunt, Consumer Bankers Association, Washington, DC.

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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR BANK HOLDING COMPANIES


Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection concluded a hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office report on expectations of government support for bank holding companies, after receiving testimony from Lawrance L. Evans, Jr., Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, Government Accountability Office; Deniz Anginer, Virginia Tech Pamplin Business School, Falls Church; Edward J. Kane, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Anat R. Admati, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, Arlington, Virginia.

AVIATION MANUFACTURING


Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security concluded a hearing to examine domestic challenges and global competition in aviation manufacturing, after receiving testimony from Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, Government Accountability Office; Marc Allen, The Boeing Company, Chicago, Illinois; and Keith Crane, The RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia.

NOMINATION


Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Mikulski, testified and answered questions in her own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING


Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Robert W. Holleyman II, of Louisiana, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, D. Nathan Sheets, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary, and Ramin Toloui, of Iowa, to be Deputy Under Secretary, both of the Department of the Treasury, Maria Cancian, of Wisconsin, to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Sevices for Family Support, and Cary Douglas Pugh, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

INTELLIGENCE


Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.
House of Representatives
Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 87 public bills, H.R. 5303-5389; and 11 resolutions, H.J. Res. 122; and H. Res. 699, 701-709 were introduced.
Pages H7180-85

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H7188-90

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 5078, to preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-568);
H. Res. 644, condemning and disapproving of the Obama administration's failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement to notify Congress before releasing individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and expressing national security concerns over the release of five Taliban leaders and the repercussions of negotiating with terrorists, with amendments (H. Rept. 113-569); and H. Res. 700, waiving a requirement D898of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 113-570).
Page H7180

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H7131

Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend Roger Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield, California.
Page H7131

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H7131, H7176

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act: The House passed H.R. 935, to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, by a recorded vote of 267 ayes to 161 noes, Roll No. 470. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, July 30th.
Pages H7149-52

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Rejected the Capps motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 195 yeas to 233 nays, Roll No. 469.
Page H7150
H. Res. 694, the rule providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 676) and the bill (H.R. 935), was agreed to yesterday, July 30th.

Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014: The House began consideration of H.R. 5230, to make supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Further proceedings were postponed.
Pages H7153-69
H. Res. 696, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 5230) and (H.R. 5272) and the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 5021), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 220 ayes to 205 noes, Roll No. 472, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 471.
Pages H7133-49, H7152-53

Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014: The House agreed to the Shuster motion to disagree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5021, to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, by a yea-and-nay vote of 272 yeas to 150 nays, Roll No. 473.
Pages H7169-76
H. Res. 696, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 5230) and (H.R. 5272) and the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 5021), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 220 ayes to 205 noes, Roll No. 472, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 471.
Pages H7133-49, H7152-53

Recess: The House recessed at 2:30 p.m. and reconvened at 6:19 p.m.
Page H7177

Selection of Majority Leader: The Chair of the Republican Conference, Representative McMorris Rodgers, notified the House officially that the Republican Members have selected Representative McCarthy (CA) as Majority Leader effective August 1, 2014.
Page H7177

Selection of Majority Whip: The Chair of the Republican Conference, Representative McMorris Rodgers, notified the House officially that the Republican Members have selected Representative Scalise as Majority Whip effective August 1, 2014.
Page H7177

Communication from the Speaker of the House: Read a letter from the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House, notifying the House that pursuant to H. Con. Res. 1, and also for purposes of such concurrent resolutions of the current Congress as may contemplate his designation of Members to act in similar circumstances, he designated Representative McCarthy (CA) to act jointly with the Majority Leader of the Senate or his designee, in the event of his death or inability, to notify the Members of the House and Senate, respectively, of any reassembly under any such concurrent resolution. In the event of the death or inability of that designee, the alternate Members of the House listed in the letter bearing this date that the Speaker placed with the Clerk are designated, in turn, for the same purposes.
Page H7177

Clerk Designations: Read a letter from the Clerk wherein she designated Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk, and Kirk Boyle, Legal Counsel, to sign any and all papers and do all other acts under the name of the Clerk of the House in case of her temporary absence or disability.
Page H7177

Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, August 1st.
Page H7177

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7150, H7151-52, H7152-53, H7153, H7176. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

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House Committees

PPACA IMPLEMENTATION: UPDATES FROM CMS AND GAO


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``PPACA Implementation: Updates from CMS and GAO''. Testimony was heard from Andy Slavitt, Principal Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and William T. Woods, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office.

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: OPERATING WHILE STONED


Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing entitled ``Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Operating While Stoned''. Testimony was heard from Christopher A. Hart, Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board; Jeffrey P. Michael, Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Patrice M. Kelly, Acting Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, Department of Transportation; and Ronald Flegel, Director, Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

WAIVING A REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6(a) OF RULE XIII WITH RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES


Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on a resolution waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules. The committee granted, by record vote of 9-2, a rule that 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 any resolution reported from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of September 5, 2014 relating to the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border, border security, and related immigration law. In section 2, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of September 5, 2014, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules for measures relating to the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border, border security, and related immigration law.

TECHNOLOGY NEEDED TO SECURE AMERICA'S BORDER


Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and Subcommittee on Oversight held a joint subcommittee hearing entitled ``Technology Needed to Secure America's Border''. Testimony was heard from David C. Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

TELEMEDICINE: A PRESCRIPTION FOR SMALL MEDICAL PRACTICES?


Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Health and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Telemedicine: A Prescription for Small Medical Practices?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ABLE ACT OF 2013


Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 647, the ``Able Act of 2013''. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.

BUSINESS MEETING


House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a markup on final HPSCI Investigative Report on the September 2012 Attacks in Benghazi, Libya. A portion of the meeting was closed. The report was adopted.
Joint Meetings
No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

AUGUST 1, 2014

(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
11 a.m., Friday, August 1
Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will be in a period of morning business until 2 p.m.

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
10 a.m., Friday, August 1
House Chamber

Program for Friday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

HOUSE

Barr, Andy, Ky., E1286

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1287

Buchanan, Vern, Fla.,E1292

Cardenas, Tony, Calif., E1288

Carson, Andre, Ind., E1292

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1287

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1285

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1286, E1291

Crenshaw, Ander, Fla., E1288

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1285, E1289

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1287

Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E1285

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1288

Green, Gene, Tex., E1291

Hahn, Janice, Calif., E1287

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1286, E1287

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E1291

McGovern, James P., Mass., E1291

Maffei, Daniel B., N.Y., E1289

Miller, Candice S., Mich., E1285

Peterson, Collin C., Minn., E1289

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1288

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1290, E1293

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1288

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1292



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