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A Balanced Budget

Hardworking taxpayers in Michigan and across the country live within their means in large part because they create responsible budgets. It's only natural that they expect the same from their ...

Speaking: Walberg
Prayer

The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following prayer: God of the Universe, thank You for giving us another day. As the Democratic Caucus leaves for its retreat, ...

Senate

SenateThe Senate was not in session today. Its next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.----------------------------------------------------------------------- House of RepresentativesWednesday, February 6, 2013 The House met ...

A Balanced Budget

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

National Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day

(Mrs. CHRISTENSEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

National Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day

Madam Speaker, tomorrow, February 7, is the 13th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Speaking: Christensen
National Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day

(Ms. LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Introducing The Government Waste Reduction Act

Madam Speaker, I rise to talk about the first piece of legislation I am introducing as a Member of Congress.

Speaking: Bustos
Mox Is A National Asset

Madam Speaker, yesterday I sent a letter to the President to encourage him to support the MOX project, the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, located in Aiken, Barnwell, and Allendale ...

Speaking: Wilson
National Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day

I rise as founding cochair of the bipartisan Congressional Black HIV/AIDS Caucus to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Tomorrow, individuals and organizations across the Nation, including in my own ...

Speaking: Lee
Mox Is A National Asset

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

Introducing The Government Waste Reduction Act

(Mrs. BUSTOS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Honoring Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha

Madam Speaker, as inadequate as words are in expressing our gratitude to our American heroes who wear the uniform of our armed services, I rise to do my best to ...

Speaking: Cramer
Honoring Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha

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

Congratulating The Baltimore Ravens

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

Congratulating The Baltimore Ravens

Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the world champions of football, the Baltimore Ravens. On February 3, the Vince Lombardi Trophy returned home to ``Charm City.'' Like Coach Harbaugh ...

Speaking: Ruppersberger
Recess

Pursuant to clause 12(a) of rule I, the Chair declares the House in recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.

After Recess

The recess having expired, the House was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Collins of Georgia) at 10 o'clock and 57 minutes a.m.

National Prayer Breakfast

Mr. Speaker, tomorrow morning, right here in our Nation's Capital, your country's leaders will meet to gather in prayer. Yes, I said ``in prayer.'' For 60 years now, Presidents, Members ...

Speaking: Palazzo
National Prayer Breakfast

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

Excessive Pay At Bailed-Out Companies

(Ms. KAPTUR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Excessive Pay At Bailed-Out Companies

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call attention to a report by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, about compensation at bailed-out companies, bailed-out ...

Speaking: Kaptur
Adjournment To Friday, February 8, 2013

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

Adjournment To Friday, February 8, 2013

There was no objection.

Adjournment To Friday, February 8, 2013

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013; and when the House adjourns on ...

Speaking: Cantor
Promoting Manufacturing And A Thriving Economy

Mr. Speaker, I rise to encourage this body to support our Nation's vital manufacturing sector by reducing burdensome regulations. Nearly 12 million Americans--almost 10 percent of the workforce--are employed directly ...

Speaking: Collins
Promoting Manufacturing And A Thriving Economy

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

Honoring Lee Rush

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a true leader in my district back home in Pennsylvania, Mr. Lee Rush, who 10 years ago founded a community nonprofit organization known ...

Speaking: Fitzpatrick
Celebrating President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s 102nd Birthday

Mr. Speaker, today we observe the 102nd birthday of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. I take this opportunity to again thank Mrs. Reagan and the Reagan ...

Speaking: Rothfus
Passage Of The Farm Bill

Mr. Speaker, without reforms, by the year 2020, the interest alone paid on our national debt by American taxpayers will cost $1 trillion per year--money that could otherwise be used ...

Speaking: Thompson
Honoring Lee Rush

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

Celebrating President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s 102nd Birthday

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

Passage Of The Farm Bill

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

The Global Jihadist Threat

Mr. Speaker, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently issued a stern warning in her testimony before the House and Senate committees responsible for oversight of U.S. foreign policy. She ...

Speaking: Franks
The Global Jihadist Threat

Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 3, 2013, the gentleman from Arizona (Mr. Franks) is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader.

National Security Issues

Mr. Speaker, at this time, the first thing I would like to do is yield to the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Danny K. Davis).

Speaking: Gohmert
National Security Issues

Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 3, 2013, the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gohmert) is recognized for 54 minutes as the designee of the majority leader.

National Security Issues

Thank you, Mr. Davis. It's my pleasure to have had the opportunity to yield to you. It's one of the things that's good if we do more of, and that ...

Speaking: Gohmert
Adjournment

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

Speaking: Gohmert
Leave Of Absence

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to: Mr. Sensenbrenner (at the request of Mr. Cantor) for today on account of illness. Mr. Crawford (at the request of Mr. ...

Adjournment

The motion was agreed to; accordingly (at 1 o'clock and 48 minutes p.m.), under its previous order, the House adjourned until Friday, February 8, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Communication From The Democratic Leader

The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following communication from the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader: House of Representatives, Washington, DC, February 6, 2013. Hon. John Boehner, Speaker ...

Oath Of Office Members, Resident Commissioner, And Delegates

The oath of office required by the sixth article of the Constitution of the United States, and as provided by section 2 of the act of May 13, 1884 (23 ...

Oath For Access To Classified Information

Under clause 13 of rule XXIII, the following Members executed the oath for access to classified information: Robert B. Aderholt, Rodney Alexander, Justin Amash, Mark E. Amodei, Robert E. Andrews, ...

Executive Communications, Etc.

Under clause 2 of rule XIV, executive communications were taken from the Speaker's table and referred as follows: 217. A letter from the Chief Counsel, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, ...

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. GEORGE MILLER of California: H.R. 521. A ...

Private Bills And Resolutions

Under clause 3 of rule XII, private bills and resolutions of the following titles were introduced and severally referred, as follows: By Mr. PASTOR of Arizona: H.R. 590. A bill ...

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 ...

Additional Sponsors

Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors were added to public bills and resolutions as follows: H.R. 11: Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Polis and Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of ...

Entries in the Congressional Record

Extensions of Remarks

Recognizing The Lockport Township High School Boys Bowling Team’s State Championship

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Lockport Township High School Boys Bowling Team on winning their first Illinois High School Association championship.

Speaking: Lipinski
Tribute To Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Ambassador Kenneth Quinn for receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Speaking: Latham
Tribute To Coach Andrew Trenkel And The Maine South High School Constitution Team

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Coach Andrew Trenkel and the Maine South High School Constitution Team for their achievement in winning the Illinois State Title of ``We the ...

Speaking: Schakowsky
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained and so I missed rollcall vote No. 34 On Agreeing to H. Res. 48. Had I been present, I would have voted, ``no.''

Speaking: DeLauro
Honoring Mrs. Helen Agnes Weaver

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Mrs. Helen Agnes Weaver, a constituent of my district, who celebrated her 101st birthday on August 1, 2012.

Speaking: Brady
Honoring Mayor John Rednour

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the dedicated community service of Du Quoin, Illinois Mayor John Rednour as he retires after 24 ...

Speaking: Enyart
Tribute To Cpsc Employee Bill Moore On His Retirement

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the distinguished career of my constituent William J. (Bill) Moore, Trial Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Consumer ...

Speaking: Van Hollen
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 31 on Motion to Suspend the Rules and pass H.R. 225, the National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013. I was unable to vote.

Speaking: Simpson
Honoring The Life And Contributions Of Hattie Elie Jackson

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the life and contributions of Mrs. Hattie Elie Jackson, a Memphis educator, a devout woman of faith and a leader in the Civil ...

Speaking: Cohen
Honoring The 90th Birthday Of Dorothy Rockaitis

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mrs. Dorothy Rockaitis, a lifelong resident of Chicago who is celebrating her 90th birthday today.

Speaking: Lipinski
Introduction Of A Bill To Amend Title Iv Of The Employee Retirement Income Security Act Of 1974 To Provide For A Guarantee By The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation For Qualified Preretirement…

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill to rectify an inequity regarding the benefits provided to surviving spouses through the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). I am pleased to ...

Speaking: Petri
Commemorating The 21st Anniversary Of The Khojaly Massacre

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly massacre perpetrated by Armenian armed forces on February 25-26, 1992 in the town of Khojaly in the ...

Speaking: Cohen
Honoring Kristina “Kristy” Marie Sermersheim

Mr. Speaker, I rise to acknowledge and honor Kristina ``Kristy'' Marie Sermersheim. I first met Kristy more than 30 years ago. I was a brash candidate for office not backed ...

Speaking: Lofgren
Territorial Sea

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill that will return to the people of the Northern Marianas ownership of the three miles of submerged lands surrounding each of our ...

Speaking: Sablan
Recognizing The Service Of Reverend James S. Young

Mr. Speaker, I am privileged to recognize Reverend James S. Young for his selfless service to the Northwest Florida community.

Speaking: Miller
In Honor Of Willie F. Monday

Mr. Speaker, Bill Monday of Locust, North Carolina, dedicated his life to the service of his country. His military career and civic service make admirers of all those fortunate enough ...

Speaking: Hudson
In Honor And Remembrance Of Ted Schlossman

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and remember Ted Schlossman, a great husband, father, and grandfather. He was an outstanding businessman, a volunteer in his community, and a friend ...

Speaking: Neugebauer
Honoring The 4th Anniversary Of The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the progress we've made in ensuring equal pay for equal work, and the 4th year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. ...

Speaking: Schakowsky
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, I was not present during the rollcall vote No. 5, on January 3, 2013. I would like the record to reflect that I would have voted ``yes.''

Speaking: Eshoo
Honoring The Life And Service Of Delegate Christine M. Jones

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the life and service of Christine M. Jones, a resident of Temple Hills in the Fourth Congressional District of Maryland. She unexpectedly passed ...

Speaking: Edwards
Opinion Editorial Written By Marion P. Hammer Of Florida

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call to the attention of my colleagues an opinion editorial that was written by Marion P. Hammer, of Tallahassee, Florida.

Speaking: Hudson
Recognizing Patricia “Patty” Bennett As The 2012 Citizen Of The Year For The Town Of Novato, California

Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate Novato resident Patricia (Patty) Bennett as the 2012 Citizen of the Year for the Town of Novato located in Mann County in Northern California.

Speaking: Huffman
Honoring Donald Vaughn, Former Chief Engineer, Alabama Department Of Transportation

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to pay tribute to Mr. Donald W. Vaughn, a distinguished civil servant of the State of Alabama who will be inducted into the ...

Speaking: Bonner
Where’s The Budget

Mr. Speaker, Groundhog Day has come and gone.

Speaking: Poe
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, due to constituent obligations in my district, I was unavoidably detained in Massachusetts on February 4, 2012. I was therefore unable to cast a vote on rollcall votes ...

Speaking: Capuano
Tribute To State Senator Hinton Mitchem

Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to a long-time Alabama political leader and businessman who dutifully served the Tennessee Valley region for more than 30 years in Montgomery. Former ...

Speaking: Bonner
Tribute To The Morehead State University’s Electric Edge Band

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the talented musicians of the ``Morehead State University and Electric Edge'' band, which performed at the renowned Kentucky Society of Washington ...

Speaking: Rogers
Tribute To Ms. Molly F. Ryan

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the service of a friend, constituent, and faithful public servant, Ms. Molly F. Ryan of Rouses Point, New York, and to congratulate her ...

Speaking: Owens
Nonadmitted And Reinsurance Reform Act (Nrra)

Mr. Speaker, I rise to address an important issue regarding the implementation of the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA). The NRRA is legislation that I co-authored and was signed ...

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

Mr. Speaker, the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education program was first created in 1999, because there were not nearly enough pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists to serve the children of our ...

Speaking: Eshoo
Recognizing David Oliker’s Thirty Years Of Service

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate David W. Oliker's 30 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of MVP Health Care. Mr. Oliker has been a successful and steadfast ...

Speaking: Reed
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
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained and so I missed rollcall vote No. 33 On Ordering the Previous Question (H. Res. 48). Had I been present, I would have voted ...

Speaking: DeLauro
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 32 on Motion to Suspend the Rules and pass H.R. 297, the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2011. I was unable to vote.

Speaking: Simpson
Importance Of Funding In Medical Research For Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma And Other Diseases

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to discuss the importance of funding medical research for epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and other diseases. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, known simply as EHE, is a rare cancer affecting ...

Speaking: Schakowsky
Recognizing The 90th Birthday Of Miriam Lawler

Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate San Rafael, California, resident Miriam Lawler on the occasion of her 90th birthday on January 30, 2013.

Speaking: Huffman

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