Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to H.R.3402, the Pharmaceutical Drug Compounding bill. A voice vote is expected on the motion to proceed to the bill.
The Senate will recess from 1:00pm until 2:15pm to allow for caucus meetings.
Following morning business, the Senate adopted the motion to H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act, and Senator Reid filled the amendment tree with date change amendments.
Senator Reid then filed cloture motions on the following items:
- Executive Calendar #381, the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit;
- H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act; and
- Motion to proceed to S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm. When the Senate resumes session, it will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent that the only amendment in order to H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act, be the Vitter amendment #2024 (Show Your Exemption Act) and a Democratic alternative; that there be 2 hours for debate prior to votes on the amendments; the amendments be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold; and that upon disposition of the Vitter and Democratic amendment, the bill, as amended, if amended, be read a third time and passed.
Senator Reid objected.
Senator Vitter then asked consent that the Senate pass H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act; that the Senate then proceed to the consideration of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act; the Vitter amendment, which is at the desk, and a Democratic alternative, be called up and notwithstanding Rule 22, the Vitter and Democratic amendments remain in order, with no second degree amendments in order, and the amendments be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold for passage.
Senator Reid objected.
Senator Vitter then asked consent that the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.1629, Show Your Exemption Act. There be 60 minutes for debate equally divided, prior to a vote on passage of the bill. Finally, that the bill be subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold.
Senator Reid objected.
The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
No ROLL CALL VOTES
Concurred in the House amendments to S.252, Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act’ or the “PREEMIE Reauthorization Act”; National Pediatric Research Network; and Care for NIH chimpanzees.
Adopted S.Res.295, expressing support for the designation of October 20, 2013, as the “National Day on Writing”.
Adopted S.Res.296, designating the week beginning on October 13, 2013, as “National Wildlife Refuge Week”.
Adopted S.Res.297, congratulating the Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball team on winning the 2013 Women’s National Basketball Association Championship.
Adopted S.Res.292, Expressing support for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and the surrounding region.
Discharged the Foreign Relations Committee and adopted S.Res.284, calling on the Government of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs.
Confirmed all nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Coast Guard and the following items:
DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD
Executive Calendar #389 Kenneth L. Mossman – to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2016
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Executive Calendar #392 Michael D. Lumpkin – to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Executive Calendar #405 Gregory B. Starr – to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security)
Executive Calendar #411 James Walter Brewster, Jr. – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Dominican Republic
Executive Calendar #421 Philip S. Goldberg – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines
Last Floor Action: 11/13
8:14:58 P.M. – The House adjourned. The
next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2013.
|10:00:14 A.M.||The House convened, starting a new legislative day.|
|10:00:18 A.M.||The Speaker designated the Honorable Thomas E. Petri to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.|
|10:01:02 A.M.||MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour Debate, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.|
|10:49:00 A.M.||The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.|
|12:00:15 P.M.||The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 14.|
|12:00:24 P.M.||Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Larry Phillips, Midway Baptist Church, Mount Airy, North Carolina|
|12:01:33 P.M.||POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF JOURNAL – The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Hultgren demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Speaker announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hultgren objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Speaker postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.|
|12:02:08 P.M.||PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Kelly of IL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.|
|12:04:54 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.|
|12:44:53 P.M.||H.R. 3080||Mr. Shuster moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.|
|12:45:15 P.M.||H.R. 3080||On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.|
|12:47:07 P.M.||H.R. 3080||Mr. Maloney, Sean moved that the House instruct conferees.|
|12:47:20 P.M.||H.R. 3080||DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on Sean Maloney (NY) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3080. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 3080 be instructed to recede from disagreement with the provisions contained in title IX of the Senate amendment (relating to reducing the risks to life and property from dam failure in the United States through reauthorization of an effective dam safety program).|
|1:09:11 P.M.||H.R. 3080||The previous question was ordered without objection.|
|1:09:31 P.M.||H.R. 3080||POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Sean Maloney(NY) motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sean Maloney (NY) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3080 until later in the legislative day.|
|1:11:10 P.M.||H.R. 2655||Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 403. H.R. 2655 — “To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.”|
|1:11:15 P.M.||H.R. 2655||The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 2655 and H.R. 982. In the case of H.R. 2655, the resolution provides for one hour of debate and one motion to recommit. In the case of H.R. 982, the resolution provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The resolution also provides for one motion to recommit the bill H.R. 982.|
|1:11:22 P.M.||H.R. 2655||DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2655.|
|2:14:06 P.M.||H.R. 2655||The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.|
|2:14:19 P.M.||H.R. 2655||Mr. Lewis moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.|
|2:14:51 P.M.||H.R. 2655||DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit provisions of the bill from applying to any cases brought under civil rights laws or the Constitution.|
|2:24:20 P.M.||H.R. 2655||The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.|
|2:54:02 P.M.||H.R. 2655||On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 – 225 (Roll no. 580).|
|3:03:37 P.M.||H.R. 2655||On passage Passed by recorded vote: 228 – 195 (Roll no. 581).|
|3:03:38 P.M.||H.R. 2655||Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|3:03:39 P.M.||UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3080 which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.|
|3:11:58 P.M.||H.R. 3080||On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 347 – 76, 1 Present ) (Roll no. 582).|
|3:11:59 P.M.||H.R. 3080||Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|3:12:07 P.M.||UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal.|
|3:12:08 P.M.||On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.|
|3:12:23 P.M.||H.R. 3080||The Speaker appointed conferees from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Shuster, Duncan of Tennessee, LoBiondo, Graves of Georgia, Capito, Miller of Michigan, Hunter, Bucshon, Gibbs, Hanna, Webster of Florida, Rice of South Carolina, Mullin, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Rahall, DeFazio, Brown of Florida, Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Bishop of New York, Edwards, Garamendi, Hahn, Nolan, Frankel of Florida, and Bustos.|
|3:12:24 P.M.||H.R. 3080||The Speaker appointed conferees from the Committee on Natural Resources, for consideration of secs. 103, 115, 144, 146, and 220 of the House bill, and secs. 2017, 2027, 2028, 2033, 2051, 3005, 5002, 5003, 5005, 5007, 5012, 5018, 5020, title XII, and sec. 13002 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Hastings (WA), Bishop (UT), and Napolitano.|
|3:15:49 P.M.||H.R. 1848||Mr. Pompeo asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.|
|3:16:10 P.M.||H.R. 1848||On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.|
|3:16:11 P.M.||H.R. 1848||Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|3:16:15 P.M.||ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.|
|5:13:17 P.M.||H.R. 3080||Pursuant to clause 11 of Rule 1, the Chair removed Mr. Graves (GA) as a conferee on H.R. 3080 and appointed Mr. Graves (MO) to fill the vacancy. Agreed to without objection.|
|5:14:55 P.M.||SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.|
|7:09:00 P.M.||Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 413.|
|7:10:00 P.M.||SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed with Special Order speeches.|
|7:29:53 P.M.||Ms. Foxx moved that the House do now adjourn.|
|7:29:55 P.M.||On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.|
|7:29:57 P.M.||The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 15, 2013.|