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Senate

Senate

The Senate met at 1 p.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Michael F. Bennet, a Senator from the State of Colorado.

Schedule

Mr. President, there will be an hour of debate on the Galante nomination. At 2 p.m. there will be two rollcall votes on confirmation of the nominations of William Baer ...

Speaking: Reid
Pledge Of Allegiance

The Honorable Michael F. Bennet led the Pledge of Allegiance, as follows: I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which ...

Recognition Of The Majority Leader

The majority leader is recognized.

S E N A T E

Vol. 158WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012No. 170

Appointment Of Acting President Pro Tempore

The clerk will please read a communication to the Senate from the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy).

Reservation Of Leader Time

Under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved.

Prayer

The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer: Let us pray. Mighty God, have mercy upon us because of Your unfailing love. Because of Your great compassion let ...

Appointment Of Acting President Pro Tempore

The assistant legislative clerk read the following letter:

Appointment Of Acting President Pro Tempore

Mr. BENNET thereupon assumed the chair as Acting President pro tempore.

Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Order Of Business

Mr. President, we are going to come in at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning. We will have further announcements, perhaps, at 11 o'clock in the morning. I certainly hope so.

Speaking: Reid
Legislative Session

Under the previous order, the Senate will resume legislative session.

Recess

There being no objection, the Senate, at 3:05 p.m., recessed subject to the call of the chair and reassembled when called to order by the Presiding Officer (Mr. Brown of ...

Recess

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Senate recess subject to the call of the Chair.

Speaking: Reid
Order Of Business

The senior Senator from Connecticut is recognized.

Morning Business

Mr. President, I was gratified to hear the Republicans taking their demand for Social Security cuts off the table. The truth is that they should never have been on the ...

Speaking: Reid
Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports To Africa

Is there objection?

Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports To Africa

Objection is heard.

Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports To Africa

Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I wish to make just a couple observations and explain why I am going to object.

Speaking: Toomey
Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports To Africa

Mr. President, I wish to clarify a few things. The Parliamentarian referred the bill to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It was reported favorably by that committee. It was referred ...

Speaking: Durbin
Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports To Africa

Mr. President, I rise with the intention of asking consent for the immediate consideration of passage of S. 2215, the Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act that ...

Speaking: Durbin
The Fiscal Cliff

Mr. President, it is hard to imagine we are a little over 24 hours away from going over the so-called fiscal cliff, which occurs at midnight on December 31--tomorrow. This ...

Speaking: Durbin
The Fiscal Cliff

The Senator from Texas.

The Fiscal Cliff

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

The Fiscal Cliff

Without objection, it is so ordered.

The Fiscal Cliff

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.

Speaking: Durbin
The Fiscal Cliff

Mr. President, we are here just hours before a looming deadline that is going to affect just about every American in some way, and I do believe both sides of ...

Speaking: Hutchison
The Fiscal Cliff

The clerk will call the roll.

Defense Appropriations

Mr. President, I am pleased that on Friday, December 28, the Senate passed H.R. 1. I would like to outline some of the goals that I and many of my ...

Speaking: Schumer
Tributes To Departing Senators

Mr. President, I rise today to speak on behalf of my friend and colleague Senator Dick Lugar, who is retiring from the Senate at the end of this year.

Speaking: Murkowski
Message From The House

Enrolled Bills and Joint Resolution Signed At 2:39 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered by Mrs. Cole, one of its reading clerks, announced that the Speaker has ...

Measures Read The First Time

The following bill was read the first time: H.R. 459. To require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks ...

Introduction Of Bills And Joint Resolutions

The following bills and joint resolutions were introduced, read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred as indicated: By Mr. MANCHIN: S. 3714. A bill to alleviate ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 3714. A bill to alleviate the fiscal cliff, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance.

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise today frustrated, embarrassed, and angry. It is absolutely inexcusable that all of us find ourselves in this place at this time standing on the floor of ...

Speaking: Manchin
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mr. MANCHIN:

Amendments Submitted And Proposed

SA 3445. Mr. DURBIN (for Mr. Cornyn (for himself, Mr. Grassley, and Mr. Leahy)) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 3250, to amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 3445. Mr. DURBIN (for Mr. Cornyn (for himself, Mr. Grassley, and Mr. Leahy)) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 3250, to amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act ...

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

(The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of Amendments''.)

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

I ask unanimous consent that the Cornyn substitute at the desk be agreed to, the bill, as amended, be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be ...

Speaking: Durbin
Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

The amendment (No. 3445) in the nature of a substitute was agreed to.

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk will report the bill by title.

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

Mr. President, I am glad that the Senate today will pass the SAFER Act with important amendments I requested to ensure that law enforcement gets the support and funding it ...

Speaking: Leahy
Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

The bill (S. 3250), as amended, was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, was read the third time, and passed.

Amending The Dna Analysis Backlog Elimination Act Of 2000

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of S. 3250, and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.

Speaking: Durbin
Extension Of Limited Antitrust Exemption

I further ask unanimous consent that the bill be read three times and passed, the motion to reconsider be made and laid upon the table, with no intervening action or ...

Speaking: Durbin
Establishing Pinnacles National Park

The bill (H.R. 3641) to establish Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes, was ordered to a ...

The Calendar

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Extension Of Limited Antitrust Exemption

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Energy Policy Act Of 2005

The bill (S. 3563) to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project, was ordered to be engrossed ...

Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act

The bill (S. 2015) to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming, was ordered to be ...

Extension Of Limited Antitrust Exemption

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.

Extension Of Limited Antitrust Exemption

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Extension Of Limited Antitrust Exemption

The clerk will report the bill by title.

The Calendar

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Energy Committee be discharged from further consideration of S. 2015 and S. 3563, and the Senate proceed to their consideration, along with ...

Speaking: Durbin
Authorizing Storage And Conveyance Of Nonproject Water At Norman Project In Oklahoma

The bill (H.R. 3263) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the storage and conveyance of nonproject water at the Norman project in Oklahoma, and for other purposes, ...

The Calendar

I ask unanimous consent that where applicable, the committee-reported amendments be considered; that any amendments to those amendments, which are at the desk, be agreed to; that the committee-reported amendments, ...

Speaking: Durbin
Extension Of Limited Antitrust Exemption

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S. 3715 introduced earlier today by Senator Harkin.

Speaking: Durbin
Authorizing Quitclaim, Disclaimer, And Relinquishment Of Right Of Way In El Paso County, Colorado

The bill (H.R. 4073) to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way within and adjacent to Pike National Forest ...

Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act

The bill (S. 264) to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace ...

Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Act Of 2011

The bill (S. 1047) to amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment of 1992 to require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to take actions ...

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act

The bill (S. 1478) to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota, and for other purposes, was ordered to be engrossed ...

Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation In Dc Act

The bill (S. 1421) to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, was ordered ...

Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act

The bill (S. 499) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project, was ordered ...

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation And Recreation Act

The bill (S. 140) to designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes, was ...

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act Of 2011

The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 114) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement for a park headquarters at San Antonio Missions ...

Orders For Monday, December 31, 2012

Without objection, it is so ordered.

White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

Without objection, it is so ordered.

White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

The clerk will report the bill by title.

Authority To Print

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that when tributes to Danny Inouye, late Senator from Hawaii, be printed as a Senate document, and that Members have until 12 p.m. on ...

Speaking: Durbin
White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Recess Until 11 A.M. Tomorrow

Mr. President, if there is no further business to come before the Senate, I ask unanimous consent it recess under the previous order.

Speaking: Durbin
White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

The bill having been read the third time, the question is, Shall the bill pass?

Recess Until 11 A.M. Tomorrow

There being no objection, the Senate, at 7:26 p.m., recessed until Monday, December 31, 2012, at 11 a.m.

Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 459

Mr. President, I understand there is a bill at the desk. I ask for its first reading.

Speaking: Durbin
White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

I ask unanimous consent the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table.

Speaking: Durbin
Confirmations

Executive nominations confirmed by the Senate Sunday, December 30, 2012: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT CAROL J. GALANTE, OF CALIFORNIA, TO BE AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN ...

White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar No. 283, S. 970.

Speaking: Durbin
Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 459

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Orders For Monday, December 31, 2012

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate completes its business today, it recess until 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012; that following the prayer and pledge, the ...

Speaking: Durbin
White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.

White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.

Authority To Print

Without objection, it is so ordered.

White Clay Creek Wild And Scenic River Expansion Act

I do not believe there is any further debate on this bill.

Speaking: Durbin
Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 459

Objection having been heard, the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.

Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 459

I now ask for a second reading and in order to place the bill on the calendar under rule XIV, I object to my own request.

Speaking: Durbin
Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 459

The clerk will read the bill by title for the first time.

Entries in the Congressional Record

House

House Of Representatives

Pursuant to section 2 of House Resolution 479, 112th Congress, the House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker.

Pulse Of Texas—Mike: “Cannot Have Cookies Without The Milk”

(Mr. POE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

H O U S E O F R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

Vol. 158WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012No. 170

Notice Of Reassembly

The SPEAKER laid before the House the text of the formal notification sent to Members on Thursday, December 27, 2012, of the reassembly of the House. Congress of the United ...

Prayer

The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following prayer: Loving God, we give You thanks for giving us another day. The year, and the 112th Congress near completion, ...

Pulse Of Texas—Mike: “Cannot Have Cookies Without The Milk”

Mr. Speaker, ``Can't have cookies without the milk. Tax reform and spending cuts, not one without the other.'' That was a comment on my Facebook page from Mike in Texas.

Speaking: Poe
As It Was For The Anasazi, So Could It Be For America

The Anasazi were Native Americans whose culture dated back 2,000 years. They were the cliff dwellers who built into the sheer walls of canyons extraordinary places to live. Yet, in ...

Speaking: Kucinich
As It Was For The Anasazi, So Could It Be For America

(Mr. KUCINICH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Deficit Crisis

Mr. Speaker, our country is facing a crisis. I'm not talking about the made-for-TV crisis that's going on right now over the fiscal cliff. I'm talking about the deficit.

Speaking: Burgess
Deficit Crisis

(Mr. BURGESS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

A Tribute To A Great American, Mike Coats

(Mr. OLSON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

A Tribute To A Great American, Mike Coats

Mr. Speaker, I rise today wearing my space shuttle tie to honor my hero, my friend, Mike Coats. Tomorrow, Mike is retiring as Director of the Johnson Space Center of ...

Speaking: Olson
Fiscal Cliff

Recent reports have said this Congress is the most unproductive in modern times. Those studies compare the number of rollcall votes and bills passed to previous sessions. But the most ...

Speaking: Altmire
Middle Class Tax Cuts

Mr. Speaker, this Republican-controlled House has less than 36 hours to pass an extension of middle class tax cuts. Count me in as a ``yes'' vote right now to protect ...

Speaking: McCollum
Fiscal Cliff

(Mr. ALTMIRE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Middle Class Tax Cuts

(Ms. McCOLLUM asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Communication From The Clerk Of The House

The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following communication from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, December 30, ...

Announcement By The Speaker Pro Tempore

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, the Chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays ...

Recess

Pursuant to clause 12(a) of rule I, the Chair declares the House in recess subject to the call of the Chair.

Communication From The Clerk Of The House

The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following communication from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, December 28, ...

Communication From The Clerk Of The House

The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Harris) laid before the House the following communication from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, ...

After Recess

The recess having expired, the House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Harris) at 4 o'clock and 30 minutes p.m.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Miller) and the gentleman from Maine (Mr. Michaud) each will control 20 minutes.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The text of the bill is as follows:

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Miller) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, S. 3202.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and add any extraneous material that they may have on ...

Speaking: Miller
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Michaud
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Speaking: Bilirakis
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Florida?

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (S. 3202) to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that deceased veterans with no known next ...

Speaking: Miller
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as he may consume to the vice chairman of the full committee, the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Bilirakis).

Speaking: Miller
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, might I inquire of the time remaining.

Speaking: Miller
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The gentleman from Florida has 14\1/2\ minutes remaining.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

There was no objection.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Miller
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Miller
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of S. 3202, the Dignified Burial of Veterans Act and particularly section 303 of this bill, which designates the Department of Veterans Affairs ...

Speaking: Gingrey
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I have no further speakers, and I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Michaud
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, once again I encourage all Members to support this legislation.

Speaking: Miller
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Hochul
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. Terry) and the gentlewoman from New York (Ms. Hochul) each will control 20 minutes.

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I have no further requests for time, and I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Hochul
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

I thank Chairman Terry very much for yielding and my friend and colleague, the gentlelady from New York, for your support of this good bill.

Speaking: Rigell
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

There was no objection.

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 4212) to prevent the introduction into commerce of unsafe drywall, to ensure ...

Speaking: Terry
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

At this time I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Rigell), who's the lead Republican sponsor. His dogged leadership on this is why it's back on the ...

Speaking: Terry
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Nebraska?

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in the Record on ...

Speaking: Terry
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, in closing, let me make one very important point. Republicans and Democrats alike are united on this important health and safety issue. I urge all Members to pass ...

Speaking: Terry
Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. Terry) that the House suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill, H.R. ...

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

The text of the Senate amendment is as follows:

Drywall Safety Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Hochul, Terry
Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Smith) and the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Scott) each will control 20 minutes.

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

There was no objection.

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Texas?

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Smith) that the House suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill, H.R. ...

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

The text of the Senate amendment is as follows:

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume

Speaking: Scott
Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself as much time as I may consume.

Speaking: Smith
Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Scott
Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Smith
Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the matter currently ...

Speaking: Smith
Foreign And Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 6029) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for increased ...

Speaking: Smith
Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Smith) that the House suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill, H.R. ...

Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Smith, Scott
Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

There was no objection.

Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the matter currently ...

Speaking: Smith
Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Scott
Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

The text of the Senate amendment is as follows:

Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 6621) to correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents ...

Speaking: Smith
Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Smith) and the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Scott) each will control 20 minutes.

Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

The question was taken.

Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Smith
Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Texas?

Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Correcting And Improving The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, we have no further requests for time, and we are ready to yield back once the gentleman from California yields back.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

The text of the bill is as follows:

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) and the gentleman from California (Mr. Berman) each will control 20 minutes.

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (S. 3331) to provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, and for other purposes.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I don't see the one individual who asked to join me in speaking on this, so I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Berman
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, S. 3331.

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of S. 3331, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012, and I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Berman
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from Florida?

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material in the Record on this ...

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act Of 2012

There was no objection.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from Texas, Judge Poe, an esteemed member of our Foreign Affairs Committee and the author of this ...

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The text of the bill is as follows:

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Connolly
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material in the Record on this bill.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I also yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from Florida?

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

I thank the gentlewoman and appreciate her yielding me this time. I want to thank Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Berman, and House leadership for getting this bill to the House ...

Speaking: Poe
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

There was no objection.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

I have no other speakers. Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Connolly
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 3159, as amended.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3159, as amended, and I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Connolly
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 3159) to direct the President, in consultation with the Department of State, United States Agency for International ...

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) and the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Connolly) each will control 20 minutes.

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) and the gentleman from California (Mr. Berman) each will control 20 minutes.

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

There was no objection.

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from California (Mr. Royce), the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, and ...

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material in the Record on this bill.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from Florida?

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, S. 2318.

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (S. 2318) to authorize the Secretary of State to pay a reward to combat transnational organized crime and ...

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

I thank the gentlelady.

Speaking: Royce
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

I also have no further requests for time, and I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

The text of the bill is as follows:

Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

I have no further requests for time, and I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Berman
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen, Berman
Department Of State Rewards Program Update And Technical Corrections Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 44) granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum ...

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material in the Record on this ...

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) and the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Connolly) each will control 20 minutes.

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

The question is on the motion offered by the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) that the House suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution, S.J. Res. 44.

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

The text of the joint resolution is as follows: S.J. Res. 44

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Mr. Speaker, I object to the vote on the ground that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Mr. Speaker, I also rise in support of S.J. Res. 44, and I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Connolly
State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

The question was taken.

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

There was no objection.

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from Florida?

State And Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum Of Understanding

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Announcement By The Speaker Pro Tempore

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, proceedings will resume on motions to suspend the rules previously postponed.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The title was amended so as to read: ``A bill to direct the President to establish guidelines for United States foreign development assistance, and for other purposes.''.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 649, had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.''

Speaking: Larson
Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The unfinished business is the question on suspending the rules and passing the bill (H.R. 3159) to direct the President, in consultation with the Department of State, United States Agency ...

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

[Roll No. 649] YEAS--390 Ackerman Adams Aderholt Akin Alexander Altmire Amash Amodei Andrews Austria Baca Bachmann Bachus Baldwin Barber Barletta Barrow Bartlett Barton (TX) Bass (CA) Benishek Berg Berkley Berman ...

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Stated for:

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The yeas and nays were ordered.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

So (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the rules were suspended and the bill, as amended, was passed.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 390, nays 0, not voting 41, as follows:

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Foreign Aid Transparency And Accountability Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Miller) that the House suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment.

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

This will be a 5-minute vote.

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

The unfinished business is the question on suspending the rules and concurring in the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 4057) to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct ...

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 392, nays 3, not voting 36, as follows:

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

So (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the rules were suspended and the Senate amendment was concurred in.

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.

Speaking: Reed
Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

[Roll No. 650] YEAS--392 Ackerman Adams Aderholt Akin Alexander Altmire Amodei Andrews Austria Baca Bachmann Bachus Baldwin Barber Barletta Barrow Bartlett Barton (TX) Bass (CA) Becerra Benishek Berg Berkley Berman ...

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

The yeas and nays were ordered.

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Improving Transparency Of Education Opportunities For Veterans Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Announcement Regarding Classified Schedule Of Authorizations And Classified Annex Accompanying Intelligence Authorization Bill For Fy 2013

Mr. Speaker, in light of anticipated House consideration of S. 3454, the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2013, tomorrow, I wish to announce to all Members of the House that ...

Speaking: Rogers
Announcement Regarding Classified Schedule Of Authorizations And Classified Annex Accompanying Intelligence Authorization Bill For Fy 2013

(Mr. ROGERS of Michigan asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 393, nays 0, not voting 38, as follows:

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

[Roll No. 651] YEAS--393 Adams Aderholt Akin Alexander Altmire Amash Amodei Andrews Austria Baca Bachmann Bachus Baldwin Barber Barletta Barrow Bartlett Barton (TX) Bass (CA) Becerra Benishek Berg Berkley Berman ...

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.

Speaking: Reed
Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The question was taken.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The unfinished business is the question on suspending the rules and passing the bill (S. 3202) to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that deceased veterans with no ...

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

There was no objection.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The yeas and nays were ordered.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Miller) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

Without objection, 5-minute voting will continue.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

So (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the rules were suspended and the bill was passed.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

This will be a 5-minute vote.

Dignified Burial And Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act Of 2012

A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

Hour Of Meeting On Tomorrow

Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from Florida?

Congratulations, Eric Dell

(Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Hour Of Meeting On Tomorrow

There was no objection.

Report On Resolution Waiving Requirement Of Clause 6(A) Of Rule Xiii With Respect To Consideration Of Certain Resolutions

Mr. SESSIONS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a privileged report (Rept. No. 112-734) on the resolution (H. Res. 843) waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with ...

Hour Of Meeting On Tomorrow

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. for morning-hour debate and 10 a.m. for legislative business.

Speaking: Ros-Lehtinen
After Recess

The recess having expired, the House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Ms. Foxx) at 8 o'clock and 20 minutes p.m.

Leave Of Absence

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to: Ms. Roybal-Allard (at the request of Ms. Pelosi) for today and through January 2 on account of death in family.

Recess

Pursuant to clause 12(a) of rule I, the Chair declares the House in recess subject to the call of the Chair.

Resignation From The House Of Representatives

The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following resignation from the House of Representatives: Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Washington, DC, December 30, 2012. Hon. ...

Congratulations, Eric Dell

Mr. Speaker, I am grateful for the opportunity to recognize Eric Dell, chief of staff for the Second District of South Carolina. Eric has accepted to serve as senior vice ...

Speaking: Wilson
Senate Bill Referred

A bill of the Senate of the following title was taken from the Speaker's table and, under the rule, referred as follows: S. 3667. An act to rename section 219(c) ...

Expenditure Reports Concerning Official Foreign Travel

Reports concerning the foreign currencies and U.S. dollars utilized for Official Foreign Travel during the fourth quarter of 2012 pursuant to Public Law 95-384 are as follows: REPORT OF EXPENDITURES ...

Adjournment

Madam Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn.

Speaking: Sessions
Senate Enrolled Bill And Joint Resolution Signed

The Speaker announced his signature to an enrolled bill and joint resolution of the Senate of the following titles: S. 925. An act to designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence. S.J. Res. ...

Bills Presented To The President

Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the House, reported that on December 30, 2012, she presented to the President of the United States, for his approval, the following bills: H.R. 5949. ...

Enrolled Bills Signed

Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the House, reported and found truly enrolled bills of the House of the following titles, which were thereupon signed by the Speaker: H.R. 1339. An ...

Adjournment

The motion was agreed to; accordingly (at 8 o'clock and 22 minutes p.m.), under its previous order, the House adjourned until tomorrow, Monday, December 31, 2012, at 9 a.m. for ...

Executive Communications, Etc.

Under clause 2 of rule XIV, executive communications were taken from the Speaker's table and referred as follows: 8949. A letter from the Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, ...

Additional Sponsors

Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors were added to public bills and resolutions as follows: H.R. 2721: Ms. DeLauro and Ms. Roybal-Allard. H.R. 3993: Mr. Schiff. H.R. 4378: Mr. ...

Public Bills And Resolutions

Under clause 2 of rule XII, public bills and resolutions of the following titles were introduced and severally referred, as follows: By Mr. DICKS: H.R. 6716. A bill to amend ...

Reports Of Committees On Public Bills And Resolutions

Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of committees were delivered to the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as follows: [Submitted December 28, 2012] Mr. ROGERS ...

Constitutional Authority Statement

Pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the following statements are submitted regarding the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution ...

Entries in the Congressional Record

Extensions of Remarks

In Tribute To Larry And Ralph Cimmarusti

Mr. Speaker, I rise in tribute to my good friends, entrepreneurs, patriots, and philanthropists Larry and Ralph Cimmarusti.

Speaking: Gallegly
Tribute To Alexander J. Beckles

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Alexander J. Beckles, a great Bahamian-American and friend, who was on my staff for sixteen years and was my Legislative Director for eight ...

Speaking: Towns
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence Farewell Speech

Mr. Speaker, it's an honor to rise for what will be my last time speaking as a Member of the United States House of Representatives. The people of Indiana have ...

Speaking: Pence
In Honor Of Ms. Alice Davis

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Ms. Alice Davis of Albemarle, NC, and her service to our community.

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Ashley Honeycutt

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Alexander Ginis

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Thomas Thacker

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Allison Auman

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Zach Pfister

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Tony Spaulding

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Paul Irving

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Sean Dugan

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Leanne Powell

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Kevin Tann

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Joshua Logelin

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Elena Ditraglia

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Elizabeth Bonner

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Georgia Lozier

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Jarrod Hall

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Emma Lambeth

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Christopher Schuler

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of David Deese

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Chris Kelley

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell
In Recognition Of Chaz Offenburg

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the members of my Congressional Staff who have served with me over the past four years. As a Member of Congress, my ...

Speaking: Kissell

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