Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy with up to 3 hours of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Wyden and Murkowski or their designees.
Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 2:00pm), there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Moniz nomination.
During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, the Senate reached an agreement that on Monday, May 20th, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #73, S.954, the Farm bill
The Senate is debating Executive Calendar #91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy, for up to 3 hours. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination. If all time is used, the vote would begin at approximately 2:26pm. If time is yielded back, the vote could begin earlier.
1:51pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy
1:51pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy;
The Senate is in a period of morning business until 5pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes this week.
Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to proceed to H.Con.Res.25, that the amendment which is at the desk, the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; that H.Con.Res.25, as amended, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be made and laid upon the table; that the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees. This is the long way of saying she asked to go to conference on the Budget resolution.
Senator Lee asked that Murray modify her request to make it not in order to consider any conference report that includes reconciliation instructions to raise the debt limit. Senator Murray declined to modify her request. Senator Lee objected to Murray’s request.
Senator Sessions then asked consent that at a time to be determined the Senate proceed to H.Con.Res.25, House passed Budget resolution. Senator Murray objected.
Senator Lee asked unanimous consent the HELP Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.133, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress and the States should investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices; and the Senate adopt the resolution and preamble, with no intervening action or debate.
Senator Blumenthal objected and asked that in lieu of S.Res.133, the HELP Committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.134, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that all incidents of abusive, unsanitary, or illegal health care practices should be condemned and prevented and the perpetrators should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law; the resolution be agreed to; the Blumenthal amendment to the preamble (to reflect the outcome of the court case), which is at the desk, be agreed to; and the preamble, as amended, be agreed to; with no intervening action or debate.
Senator Lee objected to Blumenthal’s request.
On Monday, May 20, 2013, at 5:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nomination:
Executive Calendar #46, Michael J. McShane, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon.
There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the nominations in the order listed. If all time is used, at approximately 5:30pm on Monday the Senate will vote in relation to the above listed amendments.
Further, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:
Executive Calendar #11 Mark A. Barnett, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade; and
Executive Calendar #12 Claire R. Kelly, of New York, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.
There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the nominations in the order listed.
ROLL CALL VOTE
1) Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy; Confirmed: 97-0
Passed S.982, to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam.
Adopted S.Res.145, a resolution Promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2013 to bring attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations such as American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
Adopted S.Res.146, designating the week of May 12 through May 18, 2013 as “National Police Week.”
Adopted S.Res.147, recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
Adopted S.Res.148, designating May 18, 2013, as “National Kids to Parks Day”.
Adopted S.Con.Res.16, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass.
No additional EXECUTIVE ITEMS
Last Floor Action:
8:04:15 P.M. – The House adjourned. 5/15
The next meeting in the House is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 16, 2013.
|10:00:15 A.M.||The House convened, starting a new legislative day.|
|10:00:20 A.M.||The Speaker designated the Honorable Vicky Hartzler to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.|
|10:00:36 A.M.||MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.|
|10:46:46 A.M.||The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.|
|12:00:47 P.M.||The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 16.|
|12:00:54 P.M.||Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. Mike Landry, Sarasota Baptist Church, Sarasota, Florida.|
|12:02:00 P.M.||POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Shimkus demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Shimkus demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.|
|12:03:11 P.M.||PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Olson to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.|
|12:03:25 P.M.||The Speaker recognized Mr. Buchanan for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain.|
|12:04:18 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.|
|12:44:19 P.M.||Prior to the consideration of any legislation in the House, the Chair recognized Mr. Takano for an inquiry on the constitutionality of H. Res. 215 and H.R. 45. The Chair stated that the inquiry by Mr. Takano was not timely.|
|12:46:20 P.M.||Prior to the consideration of any legislation in the House, the Chair recognized Mr. Polis to propound a statement regarding the consideration of H. Res. 215 and H.R. 45. The Chair stated the context of his comments were not parliamentary in nature.|
|12:49:54 P.M.||H. Res. 215||Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 215 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 45) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.”|
|12:50:11 P.M.||H. Res. 215||DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 215.|
|2:01:49 P.M.||H. Res. 215||On ordering the previous question Roll Call 150 – Yea and Nay vote pending.|
|2:32:27 P.M.||H. Res. 215||On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 193 (Roll no. 150).|
|2:42:58 P.M.||H. Res. 215||On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 192 (Roll no. 151).|
|2:43:00 P.M.||H. Res. 215||Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|2:43:01 P.M.||MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence for the police officers who serve and protect us each day.|
|2:44:01 P.M.||UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on the Speakers approval of the Journal on which previous proceedings had been postponed.|
|2:52:01 P.M.||On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 277 – 132, 1 Present (Roll no. 152).|
|2:52:52 P.M.||H.R. 45||Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 215. H.R. 45 — “To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.”|
|2:52:57 P.M.||H.R. 45||Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 45 with 2 hours of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment printed in the report shall be considered as adopeted|
|2:53:15 P.M.||H.R. 45||DEBATE – The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 45.|
|5:41:05 P.M.||H.R. 45||The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.|
|5:41:24 P.M.||H.R. 45||Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce.|
|5:45:00 P.M.||H.R. 45||DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to preserve benefits of the Affordable Care Act for women and children by excluding from repeal: (1) elimination of cost sharing for preventive health services, including breast cancer screening, screening for gestational diabetes, and screening for domestic abuse; (2) access to health care coverage for those with preexisting conditions (children and adults); (3) medical loss ratio requirements that ensure consumers receive good value for their premiums; (4) elimination of lifetime and annual limits on benefits; and (5) dependent coverage of adult children until age 26.|
|5:54:40 P.M.||H.R. 45||The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.|
|6:20:25 P.M.||H.R. 45||On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 153).|
|6:20:31 P.M.||H.R. 45||On passage Roll Call 154 – Yea and Nay vote pending.|
|6:28:26 P.M.||H.R. 45||On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 195 (Roll no. 154).|
|6:28:27 P.M.||H.R. 45||Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|6:29:41 P.M.||BRITISH-AMERICAN INTERPARLIAMENTARY GROUP – Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276l, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the BRITISH-AMERICAN INTERPARLIAMENTARY GROUP: Mr. Cicilline.|
|6:29:51 P.M.||CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA – Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 6913 and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Mr. Wolf, Mr. Pittenger and Mr. Meadows.|
|6:30:55 P.M.||ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.|
|6:47:49 P.M.||SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.|
|8:05:13 P.M.||Mr. Rokita moved that the House do now adjourn.|
|8:05:23 P.M.||On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.|
|8:05:24 P.M.||The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 17, 2013.|