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Daily Digest - Friday, October 9, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Daily Digest

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Chamber Action
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.------
Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 3731-3755; and 6 resolutions, H. Res. 474-479 were introduced.
Pages H6973-74

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6975-76

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Graves (LA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H6939

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H6939, H6965

Recess: The House recessed at 9:13 a.m. and reconvened at 10:02 a.m.
Page H6941

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.
Pages H6941-65
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.
Pages H6963-64
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.
Pages H6951-63
Agreed to:
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;
Pages H6953-54
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;
Pages H6954-55
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;
Page H6955
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;
Pages H6957-58
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;
Pages H6958-59

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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;
Pages H6959-60
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.
Page H6965

Meeting Hour: 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.
Page H6967

Discharge Petition: 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).
Pages H6972-73

Quorum Calls--Votes: 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.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:24 p.m.
Committee Meetings


Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a markup on reconciliation submissions. The reconciliation submissions were ordered reported, without amendment.


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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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.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


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 SENATE
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 13
Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

2 p.m., Tuesday, October 13
House Chamber

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

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