CONGRESS: the Republicans : the Democratic : CONGRESS


the Senate Convenes: 10:00amET November 28, 2012

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
  • We hope to begin consideration of S.3254, the Defense Authorization Act of 2012 during Wednesday’s session.
  • Additionally, we continue to work on an agreement on amendments to Executive Calendar #6, Treaty Document 112-7, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The following amendments are pending to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill:

  • Kyl amendment #3123 (US-Russia nuclear arms, missile defense, and long-range conventional strike system matters)

The following amendments have been considered to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill:

  • McCain amendment #3051 (additional Marine Corps personnel for US embassies, consulates and other diplomatic facilities abroad); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Udall amendment #2985 (biofuels); Agreed to: 62-37
  • Gillibrand amendment #3016 (sexual assault in the military); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Murray amendment #3099 (mental health); Agreed to by voice vote

The Senate has adopted the motion to proceed to S.3254, National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Reid then called up Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (strikes section 313 in the bill relating to a limitation on the availability of funds for the procurement of alternative fuels

By consent, at 2pm the Senate will proceed to a vote in relation to Udall amendment #2985 (biofuels). No amendments to the amendment are in order prior to the vote.

Senator McCain amendment #3051 (to authorize additional Marine Corps personnel for the performance of security functions for U.S. embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities abroad) was agreed to by voice vote

The Senate is in a period of debate only on the Defense Authorization bill (S.3254) until 2pm today.

2:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels);

Agreed To: 62-37

The Gillibrand amendment #3016 (sexual assault) was agreed to by voice vote

Senator Kyl offered amendment #3123 (requires regular updates on military implications of US-Russia negotiations under consideration on nuclear arms, missile defense, and long-range conventional strike system matters).

The Senator Murray amendment #3099 (improves mental health care programs and activities for members of the armed Forces and veterans) was agreed to by voice vote.

 Additional roll call votes are possible during today’s session as we work through amendments to the Defense Authorization bill.

Senator Levin announced on the floor that following the remarks of Senators Feinstein and Paul, it is his intention to turn to the Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officer’s Benefits Program) and proceed to a vote on the amendment today. At this point, we expect there to be a roll call vote on the amendment.

At 6pm today, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the Leahy amendment #2955 (to improve the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program). No amendments are in order to the Leahy amendment prior to the vote.

Senators Levin and McCain would like to continue to consider amendments to the bill this evening.

6:01pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act;

Agreed To: 85-11

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

The following amendments are pending to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill:

  • Kyl amendment #3123 (US-Russia nuclear arms, missile defense, and long-range conventional strike system matters)

The following amendments have been considered to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill:

  • McCain amendment #3051 (additional Marine Corps personnel for US embassies, consulates and other diplomatic facilities abroad); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Udall amendment #2985 (biofuels); Agreed to: 62-37
  • Gillibrand amendment #3016 (sexual assault in the military); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Murray amendment #3099 (mental health); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement); Agreed to: 85-11

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1) Udall (CO) amendment #2985 (biofuels) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act; Agreed to: 62-37

2) Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers’ Improvement); Agreed to: 85-11

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed S.1998, the DHS Audit Requirement Target Act of 2012 with a committee-reported substitute amendment.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Watch Most Recent House Floor Activity

The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on November 28, 2012.

12:00:28 P.M.   The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:01:35 P.M.   Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Kenneth Johnson, Seaman United Methodist Church, Seaman, Ohio.
12:03:17 P.M.   The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:22 P.M.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Higgins to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:23 P.M.   The Speaker recognized Ms. Schmidt for one minute for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain.
12:05:04 P.M.   ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:28:24 P.M.   The House received a communication from The Honorable John Garamendi. Mr. Garamendi notified the House that he accepted a position on the Agriculture Committee and tendered his resignation from the Natural Resources Committee, effective immediately. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:29:19 P.M.   The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
12:55:11 P.M.   The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 28.
12:56:20 P.M.   The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:56:42 P.M. H.R. 6604 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6604 — “To designate the federal building currently known as Federal Office Building 8, located at 200 C Street Southwest in the District of Columbia, as the “Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building”.”
12:57:05 P.M. H.R. 6604 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:57:06 P.M. H.R. 6604 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6604.
1:21:28 P.M. H.R. 6604 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:21:34 P.M. H.R. 6604 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:22:17 P.M. H.R. 6374 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6374 — “To designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 180 Martin Drive in Carrollton, Georgia, as the “Trinka Davis Veterans Village”.”
1:22:38 P.M. H.R. 6374 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:22:41 P.M. H.R. 6374 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6374.
1:32:28 P.M. H.R. 6374 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:32:31 P.M. H.R. 6374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:32:47 P.M. H.R. 5788 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5788 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Center Street West in Eatonville, Washington, as the “National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office”.”
1:34:00 P.M. H.R. 5788 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:34:04 P.M. H.R. 5788 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5788.
1:42:02 P.M. H.R. 5788 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:42:08 P.M. H.R. 5788 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:42:11 P.M. H.R. 5738 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5738 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15285 Samohin Drive in Macomb, Michigan, as the “Lance Cpl. Anthony A. DiLisio Clinton-Macomb Carrier Annex”.”
1:42:27 P.M. H.R. 5738 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:42:35 P.M. H.R. 5738 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5738.
1:49:34 P.M. H.R. 5738 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:49:40 P.M. H.R. 5738 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:49:41 P.M. H.R. 3892 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3892 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8771 Auburn Folsom Road in Roseville, California, as the “Private First Class Victor A. Dew Post Office”.”
1:50:43 P.M. H.R. 3892 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:50:44 P.M. H.R. 3892 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3892.
2:03:06 P.M. H.R. 3892 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:03:10 P.M. H.R. 3892 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:03:13 P.M. H.R. 3892 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:03:17 P.M.   The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3642.
2:03:18 P.M. H.R. 2338 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2338 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 Florida Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, as the “Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office”.”
2:03:37 P.M. H.R. 2338 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:03:40 P.M. H.R. 2338 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2338.
2:12:47 P.M. H.R. 2338 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:12:51 P.M. H.R. 2338 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:00 P.M. H.R. 3912 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3912 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Mastic Road in Mastic Beach, New York, as the “Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull Post Office Building”.”
2:13:09 P.M. H.R. 3912 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:13:11 P.M. H.R. 3912 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3912.
2:19:08 P.M. H.R. 3912 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:19:11 P.M. H.R. 3912 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:15 P.M. H.R. 5954 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5954 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 320 7th Street in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. Post Office Building”.”
2:19:33 P.M. H.R. 5954 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:19:35 P.M. H.R. 5954 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5954.
2:28:09 P.M. H.R. 5954 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:28:13 P.M. H.R. 5954 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:29:17 P.M.   SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

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