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Senate

Measures Placed On The Calendar—S. 201 And S. 204

Mr. President, with these two bills, I would object to any further proceedings.

Speaking: Reid
Measures Placed On The Calendar—S. 201 And S. 204

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Measures Placed On The Calendar—S. 201 And S. 204

The clerk will read the titles of the bills for the second time.

Senate

Senate The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy).

Congressional Record

United States of AmericaAmerican eagle (seal) PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 113th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This ``bullet'' symbol identifies statements or insertions which are not spoken by the Member of the ...

Recognition Of The Majority Leader

The majority leader is recognized.

Measures Placed On The Calendar—S. 201 And S. 204

Objection is heard. The measures will be placed on the calendar.

Measures Placed On The Calendar—S. 201 And S. 204

Mr. President, there are two bills at the desk due for a second reading.

Speaking: Reid
Prayer

The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer: Let us pray. Lord God, You are infinite, unchangeable, and holy. Thank You for this day and the opportunities to ...

Pledge Of Allegiance

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy 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 ...

Schedule

Mr. President, I am going to have to get used to the President pro tempore presiding over the Senate. That is not the script we have followed for quite a ...

Speaking: Reid
Violence Against Women Act

Mr. President, in the two decades since the Violence Against Women Act passed--it passed with a very strong vote, a bipartisan vote here in the Senate, and then in the ...

Speaking: Reid
Morning Business

The clerk will call the roll.

Morning Business

I ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be rescinded.

Speaking: Roberts
Morning Business

Under the previous order, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5 p.m. with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Reservation Of Leader Time

Under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved.

Morning Business

I ask unanimous consent that I be recognized to proceed as in morning business.

Speaking: Roberts
Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Morning Business

Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: McConnell
Recognition Of The Minority Leader

The Republican leader is recognized.

Spending Control

Mr. President, the American people are deeply unhappy with the way Washington operates these days. They are tired of people telling them what they want to hear instead of what ...

Speaking: McConnell
Morning Business

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Remembering Adele Hall

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Remembering Adele Hall

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

Speaking: Coats
Remembering Adele Hall

Mr. President, I rise to pay tribute to a most remarkable woman. In just a few hours, a celebration of life service will be held at St. Andrew's Church in ...

Speaking: Roberts
Remembering Adele Hall

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Remembering Adele Hall

The clerk will call the roll.

Federal Spending

The Senator from Maryland.

Federal Spending

Mr. President, I come to the Senate floor today, as I have virtually every day since we have been back in session, to address what is perhaps the most critical ...

Speaking: Coats
Debt Ceiling Extension

Mr. President, last week the Senate passed legislation that had already been approved in the House that extended the debt ceiling until late this summer. It was the right thing ...

Speaking: Cardin
Debt Ceiling Extension

The Senator from Maine.

Violence Against Women Act

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Violence Against Women Act

The clerk will call the roll.

Violence Against Women Act

The Senator from Tennessee is recognized.

Violence Against Women Act

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that I speak as in morning business.

Speaking: McCain
Violence Against Women Act

Mr. President, I notice the absence of a quorum, and I thank the chair for the time.

Speaking: Corker
Violence Against Women Act

I thank the Chair.

Speaking: Corker
Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act has made a significant difference in combating domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, through grants to State and local governments and nonprofit organizations. Since it ...

Speaking: Collins
Violence Against Women Act

Mr. President, seeing no one seeking recognition, I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Collins
Violence Against Women Act

Mr. President, I am honored to be an original cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Let me thank the two leaders of that important ...

Speaking: Collins
Violence Against Women Act

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

Speaking: McCain
Violence Against Women Act

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Dod Reform

Mr. President, this past year, our national debt passed a staggering $16 trillion, more than $51,000 for every man, woman, and child in America. Today, several very serious fiscal matters ...

Speaking: McCain
Dod Reform

The Senator from Iowa.

Immigration

Mr. President, I am glad the Senate is now having some discussion among Members not yet on the floor about the issue of immigration because it is a very important ...

Speaking: Grassley
Immigration

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Immigration

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Immigration

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

Speaking: Crapo
Violence Against Women Act

Mr. President, I appreciate the opportunity to be here today to highlight my support for a program that is improving life in Idaho and across the Nation--the Violence Against Women ...

Speaking: Crapo
Violence Against Women Act

I have enjoyed working with the senior Senator from Idaho. If he wants more time--

Speaking: Leahy
Violence Against Women Act

I have concluded my remarks. I yield my time.

Speaking: Crapo
Conclusion Of Morning Business

Morning business is closed.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

Under the previous order, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 47, which the clerk will report.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

Mr. President, I ask for the yeas and nays on the motion to proceed.

Speaking: Leahy
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

Under the previous order, the time until 5:30 p.m. will be equally divided and controlled in the usual form.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

The assistant legislative clerk called the roll.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

The Senator from Iowa.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

Mr. President, I urge my colleagues, as I will do, to support the motion to proceed to the Violence Against Women Act. I expect that many of my Republican colleagues ...

Speaking: Grassley
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

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

Speaking: Leahy
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

The clerk will call the roll.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

Since we first passed the Violence Against Women Act nearly two decades ago, States have strengthened criminal rape statutes, and every State has made stalking a crime. The annual incidence ...

Speaking: Leahy
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

All time has expired.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed

Mr. President, I thank the senior Senator from Idaho for his comments. He has been not only a stalwart supporter, he actually has been essential in the drafting of this ...

Speaking: Leahy
Morning Business

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Senate proceed to a period of morning business, with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Speaking: Landrieu
Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Republican Announcements

The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Isakson), the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Moran), the Senator from Alabama (Mr. Sessions), the Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Toomey), ...

Speaking: Cornyn
Republican Announcements

Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote?

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Congratulating New Orleans

The Senator from Iowa.

Republican Announcements

The result was announced--yeas 85, nays 8, as follows:

Republican Announcements

[Rollcall Vote No. 12 Leg.] YEAS--85 Alexander Ayotte Baldwin Barrasso Baucus Bennet Blumenthal Blunt Boozman Boxer Brown Burr Cantwell Cardin Carper Casey Chambliss Coats Coburn Cochran Collins Coons Corker Cornyn ...

Congratulating New Orleans

I know Senator Harkin is on the floor with others to present several new pieces of legislation or to speak on items pending. I wanted to take a moment of ...

Speaking: Landrieu
Republican Announcements

The motion was agreed to.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013

The clerk will report the bill by title.

Democratic Announcements

I announce that the Senator from Alaska (Mr. Begich) is necessarily absent.

Speaking: Durbin
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2013

The Senator from Louisiana.

Twentieth Anniversary Of Fmla

The Senator from Connecticut.

Twentieth Anniversary Of Fmla

Mr. President, I wish to thank my colleague Senator Harkin for his leadership on the Family and Medical Leave Act, along with my predecessor Chris Dodd's very strong dedication to ...

Speaking: Blumenthal
Twentieth Anniversary Of Fmla

Mr. President, this week is a milestone for working families across America. Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act. There ...

Speaking: Harkin
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Mr. President, the measure we have approved today to move forward, the Violence Against Women Act, so far as it defines us, states our values and articulates the vision we ...

Speaking: Blumenthal
Tobacco Control Accomplishments And Tobacco Tax Parity Act

Mr. President, last week I was joined by Senators Lautenberg and Blumenthal to introduce the Tobacco Tax Parity Act, a bill aimed at closing loopholes in how tobacco products are ...

Speaking: Durbin
Additional Statements

Mr. President, today I ask my colleagues to join me in saluting and commending Ryan Heber, Kim Fields and Mary Murphy, three educators who risked their lives to protect students ...

Speaking: Boxer
Tribute To Aaron Mankin

Mr. President, having served on the Rogers School Board, I understand how important the Wall of Distinction is to the school district and the community. This honor highlights the accomplishments ...

Speaking: Boozman
Messages From The President

Messages from the President of the United States were communicated to the Senate by Mrs. Neiman, one of his secretaries.

Remembering Gordon Mansfield

Mr. President, today I rise to honor the legacy of former VA Deputy Secretary Gordon Mansfield; a combat veteran, friend, and tireless advocate for our veterans. He passed away last ...

Speaking: Kirk
Rhode Island’s Marine Economy

Mr. President, today I wish to pay tribute to one of my State's great traditions and to a wonderful man. The Herreshoff Marine Museum, founded in 1971, preserves today the ...

Speaking: Whitehouse
Executive Messages Referred

As in executive session the Presiding Officer laid before the Senate messages from the President of the United States submitting sundry nominations which were referred to the appropriate committees. (The ...

Message From The House Received During Adjournment

ENROLLED BILL SIGNED Under the authority of the order of the Senate of January 3, 2013, the Secretary of the Senate, on February 1, 2013, during the adjournment of the ...

Measures Placed On The Calendar

The following bills were read the second time, and placed on the calendar: S. 201. A bill to prohibit the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 ...

Measures Read The First Time

The following bill was read the first time: S. 209. A bill to require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal ...

Report On The Continuation Of The National Emergency That Was Declared In Executive Order 13396 On February 7, 2006, With Respect To The Situation In Or In Relation To Cote D’Ivoire—Pm 1

The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States, together with an accompanying report; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, ...

Executive And Other Communications

The following communications were laid before the Senate, together with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, and were referred as indicated: EC-264. A communication from the District of Columbia Auditor, transmitting, ...

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 Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mrs. Boxer): S. ...

Additional Cosponsors

S. 29 At the request of Mr. Portman, the name of the Senator from Wisconsin (Mr. Johnson) was added as a cosponsor of S. 29, a bill to amend title ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 215. A bill to ensure that the Federal Reserve conducts its policies to ensure long-term price stability and a low rate of inflation; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 225. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise to introduce the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2013.

Speaking: Feinstein
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

There being no objection, the text of the bill was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mr. CORKER (for himself and Mr. Vitter):

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I am here today to introduce the Federal Reserve Mandate Act of 2013 in an effort to begin returning our country to the right place in monetary policy. ...

Speaking: Corker
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise on behalf of myself and Senator Boxer to introduce legislation to further the restoration of the San Francisco Bay.

Speaking: Feinstein
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 228. A bill to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mrs. Boxer):

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise on behalf of myself and Senator Boxer to introduce legislation to establish a National Heritage Area in the California Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This legislation will create ...

Speaking: Feinstein
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise today on behalf of myself and Senator Boxer to introduce the Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act. This legislation is an important step in ...

Speaking: Feinstein
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 208. A bill to require the Federal Aviation Administration to prescribe regulations to reduce helicopter noise pollution in residential areas in Los Angeles County, California; to the Committee on ...

Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of S. 227, introduced earlier today.

Speaking: Blumenthal
Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

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

Speaking: Blumenthal
Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

The clerk will report the bill by title.

Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

Today I am pleased the Senate will pass the bipartisan Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act of 2013. This commonsense legislation will enact a provision similar to one passed overwhelmingly by ...

Speaking: Leahy
Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

Mr. President, as a cosponsor of this important legislation, I am pleased the Senate will pass this bill and once again provide for stronger security at our diplomatic facilities.

Speaking: Paul
Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act Of 2013

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

Orders For Thursday, February 7, 2013

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Measure Read The First Time—S. 47

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

Adjournment Until Thursday, February 7, 2013 At 9:30 A.M.

There being no objection, the Senate, at 6:41 p.m., adjourned until Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.

Adjournment Until Thursday, February 7, 2013 At 9:30 A.M.

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

Speaking: Blumenthal
Measure Read The First Time—S. 47

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Measure Read The First Time—S. 47

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

Speaking: Blumenthal
Program

Mr. President, at noon on Thursday, Senator-designate Cowan will be sworn in.

Speaking: Blumenthal
Measure Read The First Time—S. 47

Objection is heard. The bill will be read for the second time on the next legislative day.

Orders For Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate completes its business today, it adjourn until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013; that following the prayer and pledge, ...

Speaking: Blumenthal
Nominations

Executive nominations received by the Senate: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ERIC K. FANNING, OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TO BE UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE, VICE ERIN C. CONATON, RESIGNED. ...

Measure Read The First Time—S. 47

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

Speaking: Blumenthal
Appointments

The Chair, on behalf of the majority leader, pursuant to Public Law 112-240, appoints the following as members of the Commission on Long-Term Care: Dr. Javaid Anwar of Nevada, Laphonza ...

Entries in the Congressional Record

House

Sequestration

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

House Of Representatives

House of Representatives The House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker.

Time To Submit A Credible Plan

Mr. Speaker, families budget, small businesses budget, cities budget, churches budget, schools budget, my state of North Carolina budgets, but Washington does not.

Speaking: Foxx
Time To Submit A Credible Plan

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

Sequestration

Yesterday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta bluntly warned if sequester happens on March 1 it's going to badly damage the readiness of the United States of America. It will go right ...

Speaking: Courtney
Congressional Record

United States of AmericaAmerican eagle (seal) PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 113th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION-------------------------------------------------------------------------This symbol represents the time of day during the House proceedings, e.g.,1407 is 2:07 p.m.Matter set ...

Prayer

The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following prayer: Eternal God, we give You thanks for giving us another day. We thank You that we are a Nation ...

Replacing President Obama’s Sequester

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

Replacing President Obama’s Sequester

Mr. Speaker, President Obama missed a great opportunity today to help our economy. This was supposed to be the day that the President submitted his budget to the Congress, but ...

Speaking: Boehner
Unleashing Economic Potential Of Hardworking Americans

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

Thank You, Lizard’s Thicket

Mr. Speaker, in 1977, Bob and Anna Williams moved back to Columbia, South Carolina, from Alabama and opened a restaurant. Due to their hard work, Lizard's Thicket is now one ...

Speaking: Wilson
Thank You, Lizard’s Thicket

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

In Memory Of Ted Ogle

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

Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

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

Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

Mr. Speaker, last week on the fourth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, I met with women leaders in my district to discuss the importance of ensuring women ...

Speaking: Kildee
In Memory Of Ted Ogle

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the memory of one of my constituents and a dear friend, Ted Ogle.

Speaking: Messer
Unleashing Economic Potential Of Hardworking Americans

Mr. Speaker, last week we received troubling economic news. In January, unemployment went up and 169,000 people gave up looking for work. And the economy stopped growing and actually shrank.

Speaking: Rothfus
America Has A Spending Problem

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

America Has A Spending Problem

Mr. Speaker, America has a spending problem. The numbers don't lie. With the national debt at $16 trillion and climbing, each American's share is more than $50,000. Things only stand ...

Speaking: Bentivolio
Recess

Pursuant to clause 12(a) of rule I, the Chair declares the House in recess until approximately 5 p.m. today.

Resignation As Member Of Committee On The Budget

Without objection, the resignation is accepted.

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 ...

After Recess

The recess having expired, the House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Shimkus) at 5 o'clock and 5 minutes p.m.

Message From The President

A message in writing from the President of the United States was communicated to the House by Ms. Evans, one of his secretaries.

Resignation As Member Of Committee On The Budget

The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Stutzman) laid before the House the following resignation as a member of the Committee on the Budget:

Resignation As Member Of Committee On The Budget

There was no objection.

Recess

Pursuant to clause 12(a) of rule I, the Chair declares the House in recess until 6:30 p.m. today.

After Recess

The recess having expired, the House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Shimkus) at 6 o'clock and 30 minutes p.m.

Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect To The Situation In Or In Relation To Cote D’Ivoire—Message From The President Of The United States (H. Doc. No. 113-8)

The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following message from the President of the United States; which was read and, together with the accompanying papers, referred to the ...

Announcement By The Speaker Pro Tempore

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

Providing For A Joint Session Of Congress To Receive A Message From The President

Mr. Speaker, I send to the desk a privileged concurrent resolution and ask for its immediate consideration in the House.

Speaking: Culberson
National Pediatric Research Network Act Of 2013

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 375, nays 27, not voting 29, as follows:

National Pediatric Research Network Act Of 2013

[Roll No. 31] YEAS--375 Alexander Amodei Andrews Bachmann Bachus Barletta Barr Barrow (GA) Barton Bass Beatty Becerra Benishek Bentivolio Bera (CA) Bilirakis Bishop (NY) Bishop (UT) Black Bonamici Bonner Boustany ...

National Pediatric Research Network Act Of 2013

There are 2 minutes remaining.

National Pediatric Research Network Act Of 2013

The unfinished business is the vote on the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 225) to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to ...

National Pediatric Research Network Act Of 2013

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

Children’s Hospital Gme Support Reauthorization Act Of 2013

[Roll No. 32] YEAS--352 Alexander Amodei Andrews Bachmann Bachus Barletta Barr Barrow (GA) Barton Bass Beatty Becerra Benishek Bera (CA) Bilirakis Bishop (NY) Bishop (UT) Black Bonamici Bonner Boustany Brady ...

Children’s Hospital Gme Support Reauthorization Act Of 2013

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 352, nays 50, not voting 29, as follows:

Children’s Hospital Gme Support Reauthorization Act Of 2013

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

Children’s Hospital Gme Support Reauthorization Act Of 2013

Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 31, H.R. 225--National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013, had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.''

Speaking: Aderholt
Children’s Hospital Gme Support Reauthorization Act Of 2013

There are 2 minutes remaining.

Children’s Hospital Gme Support Reauthorization Act Of 2013

The unfinished business is the vote on the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 297) to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for ...

Let’s Start Budgeting Responsibly

Mr. Speaker, the only way for Washington to control its spending problem is to start budgeting, and budgeting responsibly.

Speaking: Thompson
Let’s Start Budgeting Responsibly

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

Remembering Theodore “Ted” W. Ogle

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and salute a remarkable Hoosier, Theodore ``Ted'' W. Ogle. He was a true leader in his home of Columbus, Indiana. He left us ...

Speaking: Rokita
Remembering Theodore “Ted” W. Ogle

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

A Remembrance Of The Heroes Of The Space Shuttle “Columbia—Sts” 109

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

Pulse Of Texas—Ronald From Kingwood, Texas

Mr. Speaker, Ronald from Kingwood, Texas, writes me this:

Speaking: Poe
Report On Resolution Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 444, Require Presidential Leadership And No Deficit Act

Mr. WOODALL, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a privileged report (Rept. No. 113-8) on the resolution (H. Res. 48) providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 444) to require ...

A Remembrance Of The Heroes Of The Space Shuttle “Columbia—Sts” 109

Mr. Speaker, on April 12, 1981, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off into space to launch America's space shuttle program. She would complete 28 missions, with over 300 days in ...

Speaking: Olson
Pulse Of Texas—Ronald From Kingwood, Texas

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

Remembering Former New York Mayor Ed Koch

This morning, I attended the funeral of former Congressman and former mayor Ed Koch in New York City. Ed was larger than life. He was a great mayor of the ...

Speaking: Engel
Remembering Former New York Mayor Ed Koch

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

Correction To The Congressional Record Of Friday, February 1, 2013 At Page H309

(e) OTHER COMMITTEE PUBLICATIONS.-- (1) House Reports. (i) Any document published by the Committee as a House Report, other than a report of the Committee on a measure which has ...

Adjournment

The motion was agreed to; accordingly (at 9 o'clock and 9 minutes p.m.), under its previous order, the House adjourned until tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. for ...

Bills Presented To The President

Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the House, reported that on January 29, 2013, she presented to the President of the United States, for his approval, the following bills: H.R. 152. ...

Executive Communications, Etc.

Under clause 2 of rule XIV, executive communications were taken from the Speaker's table and referred as follows: 179. A letter from the Director, Policy Issuances Division, Department of Agriculture, ...

Adjournment

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

Speaking: Jeffries
Leave Of Absence

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to: Mr. Bishop of Georgia (at the request of Ms. Pelosi) for today. Mr. Farr (at the request of Ms. Pelosi) for ...

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: Mr. UPTON: Committee on Energy and ...

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 Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York (for ...

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 ...

Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, Or Limited Tariff Benefits

Under clause 9 of rule XXI, lists or statements on congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits were submitted as follows: Offered By Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin The ...

Additional Sponsors

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Entries in the Congressional Record

Extensions of Remarks

In Celebration Of The 20th Anniversary Of Baker And O’Brien, Inc.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Baker and O'Brien, Inc. as they celebrate twenty years of outstanding business.

Speaking: Sessions
Honoring And Celebrating The Accomplishments Of Sig Sanchez

Mr. Speaker, I rise to acknowledge and honor Sig Sanchez.

Speaking: Lofgren
Great Lakes Exploration Group

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Great Lakes Exploration Group on the occasion of the work they do to discover and preserve the maritime history of the State ...

Speaking: Benishek
Honoring The Life And Service Of Former Mayor Vicente Ignacio Aguon

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and service of Vicente Ignacio Aguon, the former Mayor of the village of Chalan Pago-Ordot, Guam. Vicente was born on July ...

Speaking: Bordallo
Honoring The Life Of Tracy A. Sugarman

Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, January 20, we lost a cherished and dearly loved member of our community. Tracy Sugarman lit up the town of Westport, Connecticut, for 60 years with ...

Speaking: Himes
Congratulating Bob Bennett

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Bob Bennett for being inducted into the Dubuque Area Labor Hall of Fame. Bob has dedicated his life to improving the relationship between ...

Speaking: Braley
In Honor Of Mr. Gordon Prout

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the life of Mr. Gordon Prout. Mr. Prout, a resident of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, passed away on December 17, 2012 after decades ...

Speaking: Pallone
Introducing The Donate For Disaster Relief Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the Donate for Disaster Relief Act.

Speaking: Hastings
Remembering Judge James H. Taylor

Mr. Speaker, I rise to remember my friend, the late Judge James H. Taylor, who passed away on October 31 at his home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. A prosecutor, judge, ...

Speaking: Hoyer
The High School Data Transparency Act

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to introduce the High School Data Transparency Act. Since the enactment of Title IX in 1972, the number of women competing in ...

Speaking: Slaughter
Congratulating Walt Pregler

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Walt Pregler for being inducted into the Dubuque Area Labor Hall of Fame. Walt has been active in both the labor community and ...

Speaking: Braley
Our Unconscionable National Debt

Mr. Speaker, on January 3, 2009, the day I took office, the national debt was $10,627,961,295,930.67.

Speaking: Coffman
Recognizing Brian Boatright, Recipient Of The Boy Scout Honor Medal

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to commend the heroic actions of a young member of our Central Florida community. In recognition of his swift and decisive action in a ...

Speaking: Webster
In Recognition Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’S 100th Anniversary

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. Since its inception at Howard University in January 1913, Delta Sigma Theta ...

Speaking: Pallone
Honoring The Life And Service Of Former Umatac Mayor Dean Sanchez

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and service of Dean D. Sanchez, former Mayor of the village of Umatac, Guam. Dean was born on June 21, 1961, ...

Speaking: Bordallo
In Honor Of The Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program. Since its inception 14 years ago, the program has placed some of Australia's best and most ...

Speaking: Farr
Clairton Bears Piaa Class A State Champions

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating the Clairton Bears on another perfect high school football season and their fourth consecutive PIAA Class ...

Speaking: Doyle
Honoring Anderson House For Its Public Service

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Anderson House for two decades of public service. Anderson House has been a resource for women in need in Hunterdon County. It has ...

Speaking: Lance
In Recognition Of St. James’ Church And Beatriz Oesterheld

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate St. James' Church and Beatriz Oesterheld as they are honored by the Long Branch Concordance at their ``Success Starts at Home'' fundraiser. The ...

Speaking: Pallone
Congratulating Francis Giunta

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Francis Giunta for being inducted into the Dubuque Area Labor Hall of Fame. Francis has been an active member of the Communication Workers ...

Speaking: Braley
Honoring Mr. Danniel J. Petro, Recipient Of The First Inaugural Danniel J. Petro—“The Bright Future Of West Orange” Award

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to take this opportunity to recognize a close friend of mine and a highly accomplished leader in the electrical contracting field. Mr. Danniel J. Petro ...

Speaking: Webster
Dr. Peter R. Betzer Honored For His Visionary Leadership

Mr. Speaker, I rise to join the leaders of the science and education community of the Tampa Bay area who are honoring Dr. Peter R. Betzer of St. Petersburg, Florida ...

Speaking: Young
Recognizing The Service Of Carol Hafner

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Ms. Carol Hafner for her service, as she prepares to retire from her position as Fresno County's Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures. ...

Speaking: Costa
The Evan Amendment By Holly Scheuren

Mr. Speaker, I would like to submit the following by Holly Scheuren:

Speaking: Pocan
In Recognition Of The Birthday Of Janice Jennings

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask for the House's attention today to recognize Jan Jennings who is celebrating her 60th birthday on Thursday, February 7th, 2013.

Speaking: Rogers
Honoring The Life Of Laura Lasalvia

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the life of Laura LaSalvia, who lived a long and fulfilling life of 95 years. Laura joined her late husband, Tony ...

Speaking: Costa
In Support Of United States Postal Service Release Of Commemorative Rosa Parks Stamp

Mr. Speaker, today is the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks, the mother of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Speaking: Beatty
Something Inside” By Maddie Greene

Mr. Speaker, I would like to submit the following by Maddie Greene:

Speaking: Pocan
Senate Committee Meetings

Title IV of Senate Resolution 4, agreed to by the Senate of February 4, 1977, calls for establishment of a system for a computerized schedule of all meetings and hearings ...

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