Daily Digest - Friday, October 9, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
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The Senate met at 10:00:03 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 10:00:31 a.m., until 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.------
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
25 public bills, H.R. 3731-3755; and 6 resolutions, H. Res. 474-479 were introduced.
There were no reports filed today.
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Graves (LA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H6939, H6965
The House recessed at 9:13 a.m. and reconvened at 10:02 a.m.
Adapting to changing crude oil market conditions:
The House passed H.R. 702, to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 159 noes, Roll No. 549.
Rejected the Hufman motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 179 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 548.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-29 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill.
Delaney amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that adds an additional finding that the United States has reduced its oil consumption over the past decade, and increasing investment in clean energy technology and energy efficiency will lower energy prices, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase national security;
Huffman amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that requires the Secretary of the Energy to complete a study on the net greenhouse gas emissions that will result from the repeal of the crude oil export ban;
Lawrence amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that requires a study of the State of national implications of lifting the crude oil export ban with respect to consumers and the economy;
Cuellar amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that provides the Department of Energy authority to continue developing partnerships in the areas of oil and gas exploration, production, midstream, and refining with minority serving institutions, including Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities; would encourage public private partnerships between the Department of Energy and minority serving institutions;
Jackson Lee amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that requires the lifted ban to be assessed after 10 years and directs the Secretaries of Energy and Commerce to work together to review D1086the impact of lifting the ban as it relates to promoting U.S. energy and national security and report their findings to Congress;
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Jackson Lee amendment (No. 10 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that directs the Secretaries of Energy and Commerce to work together and submit a report within 180 days on how lifting the ban on crude oil exports will help create opportunities for veterans and women in the U.S., while promoting energy and national security;
Messer amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that ensures the Administration is able to ban the export of crude oil to state sponsors of terrorism (by a recorded vote of 414 ayes to 1 noe, Roll No. 546); and
Pages H6955-56, H6961-62
Messer amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that prohibits the export of crude oil, refined petroleum products, and petrochemical products to the Islamic Republic of Iran (by a recorded vote of 419 ayes with none voting ``noe'', Roll No. 547).
Pages H6956-57, H6962-63
Amash amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that sought to strike section 6 and its related findings in section 1; remove the provision increasing the authorization of appropriations for the Maritime Security Fleet (by a recorded vote of 109 ayes to 306 noes, Roll No. 545).
Pages H6952-53, H6961
H. Res. 466, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 538) and (H.R. 702) was agreed to yesterday, October 8th.
Permission to file report:
Agreed that the Committee on the Budget have until 6 p.m. on Friday, October 16th to file a privileged report to accompany a measure to provide for reconciliation pursuant to Title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016.
Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13th, and that the order of the House of January 6, 2015, regarding morning-hour debate not apply on that day.
Representative Fincher presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of the resolution, H. Res. 450, a resolution providing for consideration of the bill, H.R. 597, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes (Discharge Petition No. 2).
Five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6961, H6962, H6962-63, H6964, H6964-65. There were no quorum calls.
The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:24 p.m.
Committee on the Budget:
Full Committee held a markup on reconciliation submissions. The reconciliation submissions were ordered reported, without amendment.
THE FUTURE OF THE MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS
Committee on Financial Services:
Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The Future of the Multilateral Development Banks''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Full Committee held a markup on H. Res. 348, supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their future; and H. Res. 354, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe. H. Res. 348 and H. Res. 354 were ordered reported, as amended.
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 10, the ``Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act''; H.R. 3231, the ``Federal Intern Protection Act of 2015''; H.R. 2347, the ``Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2015''; S. 1172, the ``Edward `Ted' Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015''; S. 1576, the ``Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015''; S. 1580, the ``Competitive Service Act of 2015''; S. 1629, the ``District of Columbia Courts, Public Defender Service, and Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Act of 2015''; H.R. 136, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 in Camp Pendleton, California, as the ``Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Post Office''; H.R. 2928, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in Perryville, Arkansas, as the ``Harold George Bennett Post Office''; H.R. 3082, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ``Daryle Holloway Post Office Building''; H.R. 3274, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in Pine Lake, Georgia, as the ``Francis Manuel Ortega Post Office''; H.R. 3601, to designate the facility of the United D1087States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the ``Melvoid J. Benson Post Office Building''; S. 1596, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the ``Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building''; and S. 1826, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as the Lieutenant Colonel James ``Maggie'' Megellas Post Office. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 10, H.R. 3231, and S. 1172. The following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 2347, S. 1576, S. 1580, S. 1629, H.R. 136, H.R. 2928, H.R. 3082, H.R. 3274, H.R. 3601, S. 1596, and S. 1826.
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DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION: EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:
Subcommittee on Space held a hearing entitled ``Deep Space Exploration: Examining the Impact of the President's Budget''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
No joint committee meetings were held.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 13, 2015
(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
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Next Meeting of the
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 13
Program for Tuesday:
Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2 p.m., Tuesday, October 13
Program for Tuesday:
House will meet in Pro Forma session at 2 p.m.
Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1465, E1471
Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1457
Bost, Mike, Ill., E1462, E1466
Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1469
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1463, E1465
Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1471
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1466
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1468
Costa, Jim, Calif., E1469
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1462, E1466
Crenshaw, Ander, Fla., E1457, E1459
DeGette, Diana, Colo., E1460
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1470
Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1464, E1465, E1473
Dold, Robert J., Ill., E1466
Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E1472
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1473
Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E1471
Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1465, E1466
Fleming, John, La., E1470
Frankel, Lois, Fla., E1464
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1463
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1459
Hahn, Janice, Calif., E1468
Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1457
Hurt, Robert, Va., E1473
Kelly, Trent, Miss., E1461
Kind, Ron, Wisc., E1457
Lance, Leonard, N.J., E1462, E1464
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1471
Levin, Sander M., Mich., E1467
Long, Billy, Mo., E1467, E1472
Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1470
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1469
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1459
Neal, Richard E., Mass., E1467
Payne, Donald M., Jr., N.J., E1458
Pittenger, Robert, N.S., E1472
Poe, Ted, Tex., E1461
Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E1458
Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E1461
Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1460, E1461
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1458, E1460
Valadao, David G., Calif., E1463
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1464
Waters, Maxine, Calif., E1472
Young, David, Iowa, E1461, E1462, E1463, E1464, E1466, E1467, E1468, E1470, E1472, E1473