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Title: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Advanced technology and technological innovations: Air quality: Alternative and renewable resources: Appalachian Regional Commission: Appropriations: Aquatic ecology: Arms control and nonproliferation: Army Corps of Engineers: Border security and unlawful immigration: Business ethics: California: Climate change and greenhouse gases: Congressional operations and organization: Congressional oversight: Corporate finance and management: Dams and canals: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board: Delta Regional Authority: Denali Commission: Department of Defense: Department of Energy: Department of the Interior: Electric power generation and transmission: Employee hiring: Endangered and threatened species: Energy efficiency and conservation: Energy research: Environmental health: Executive agency funding and structure: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): Federal officials: Firearms and explosives: Fishes: Floods and storm protection: Florida: Foreign labor: Government buildings, facilities, and property: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Government information and archives: Government lending and loan guarantees: Government studies and investigations: Government trust funds: Great Lakes: Hazardous wastes and toxic substances: Hybrid, electric, and advanced technology vehicles: Illinois: Indiana: Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information: Kentucky: Lakes and rivers: Licensing and registrations: Lighting and heating: Louisiana: Manufacturing: Marine and coastal resources, fisheries: Marine and inland water transportation: Military civil functions: Mississippi River: Motor vehicles: Natural disasters: Navigation, waterways, harbors: Nevada: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board: Nuclear power: Nuclear weapons: Oil and gas: Pest management: Pipelines: Poverty and welfare assistance: Presidents and presidential powers: Public contracts and procurement: Radioactive wastes and releases: Research administration and funding: Research and development: Residential rehabilitation and home repair: Rural conditions and development: Seashores and lakeshores: Strategic materials and reserves: Tax administration and collection, taxpayers: User charges and fees: Water quality: Water resources funding: Water use and supply: Watersheds: Wetlands: Wildlife conservation and habitat protection: Economics and public finance

Description: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for FY2014. Title I: Corps of Engineers-Civil - Appropriates funds to the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers-Civil, for: (1) civil functions pertaining to river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, and aquatic ecosystem restoration (including the Mississippi River alluvial valley below Cape Girardeau, Missouri); (2) the regulatory program pertaining to navigable waters and wetlands; (3) the formerly utilized sites remedial action program for clean-up of early atomic energy program contamination; (4) flood control and coastal emergencies, including hurricanes and other natural disasters; and (5) the Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). (Sec. 101) Prohibits the availability of funds for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming that would: (1) create, initiate, or eliminate a new program, project, or activity; (2) eliminate an existing program, project or activity; (3) increase funds or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which funds are either denied or restricted by this Act; (4) reduce funds directed for use for a specific program, project or activity; (5) increase or reduce funds by more than $2 million or 10%, whichever is less. (Sec. 103) Prohibits the use of funds to award any continuing contract that commits additional funding from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund before enactment of a long-term mechanism to enhance revenues in this Fund sufficient to meet the cost-sharing authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. (Sec. 104) Directs the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to submit to certain congressional committees the report of the Chief of Engineers Report on a water resource matter. (Sec. 105) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army (Secretary in this title) to implement measures recommended in a specified efficacy study, with appropriate modifications or emergency measures, to prevent aquatic nuisance species from dispersing into the Great Lakes by way of any hydrologic connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin. (Sec. 106) Authorizes such Secretary to transfer to the Fish and Wildlife Service any funds necessary to mitigate for fisheries lost due to Corps of Engineers projects, but no more than the amount identified for such purpose in the report accompanying the appropriations for the pertinent fiscal year. (Sec. 107) Prohibits the use of funds by the Corps of Engineers to develop, adopt, implement, administer, or enforce any change to regulations and guidance in effect on October 1, 2012, pertaining to the definition of waters under the jurisdiction of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (including specified rules pertaining to such jurisdiction). (Sec. 108) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1988 to increase the authorization of appropriations for the Lower Ohio River, Locks and Dams 52 and 53, Illinois and Kentucky. (Sec. 109) Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 to increase funding for the navigation project for Miami Harbor, Miami-Dade County, Florida. (Sec. 110) Modifies the authorization in the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 for the Little Calumet River Basin (Cady Marsh Ditch), Indiana, project to authorize the project's completion at a specified total cost of $269.988 million, divided between specified estimated federal and non-federal costs. (Sec. 111) Declares a specified limitation relating to total project costs in the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 inapplicable during FY2014 to any project that receives funds made available by this Act. (Sec. 112) Prohibits the use by the Corps of Engineers of Energy and Water Development appropriations to develop, adopt, implement, administer, or enforce any change to regulations in effect on October 1, 2012, pertaining to the definitions of "fill material" or "discharge of fill material" for the purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. (Sec. 113) Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from promulgating or enforcing any proscription against individual possession of a firearm at a water resources development project if: (1) the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm, and (2) such possession complies with the law of the state in which the project is located. Title II: Department of the Interior - Makes appropriations for FY2014 to the Department of the Interior for: (1) the Central Utah Project Completion Account; (2) the Bureau of Reclamation, including for water and related natural resources, the Central Valley Project Restoration Fund, California Bay-Delta Restoration, and administrative expenses in the Office of the Commissioner (the Denver office) as well as offices in the Bureau's five regions. (Sec. 201) Prohibits the availability of funds for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming that would: (1) create or initiate a new program, project, or activity; (2) eliminate an existing program, project, or activity; (3) increase funds for any program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted by this Act; or (4) restart or resume any program, project, or activity for which funds are not provided in this Act unless prior approval is received from certain congressional committees. Prohibits funds for any reprogramming that transfers funds in excess of: (1) 15% for any program, project, or activity for which $2 million or more is available at the beginning of the fiscal year; or (2) $300,000 for any program, project, or activity for which less than $2 million is available at the beginning of the fiscal year. Extends the same prohibition for any reprogramming that transfers more than $5 million: (1) from either the Facilities Operation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation category or the Resources Management and Development category to any program, project, or activity in the other category; or (2) to provide adequate funds for settled contractor claims, increased contractor earnings due to accelerated rates of operations, and real estate deficiency judgments, when necessary to discharge legal obligations of the Bureau of Reclamation. (Sec. 202) Prohibits the use of funds to determine the final point of discharge for the interceptor drain for the San Luis Unit until development by the Secretary of the Interior and the state of California of a plan, which conforms to California water quality standards as approved by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to minimize any detrimental effect of the San Luis drainage waters. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to classify as reimbursable or nonreimbursable and collected until fully repaid the costs of the Kesterson Reservoir Cleanup Program and the costs of the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program pursuant to specified alternative repayment plans. Requires future federal obligations of funds regarding drainage service or drainage studies for the San Luis Unit to be fully reimbursable by San Luis Unit beneficiaries of such service or studies. (Sec. 203) Prohibits the Bureau of Reclamation, until a specified pipeline reliability study is completed and any necessary changes are made to Technical Memorandum No. 8140-CC-2004-1, from denying approval, funding, or assistance to any project, or disqualifying any material from use based upon the corrosion control used, if the corrosion control meets specified requirements of published national or international standards. Directs the Bureau to allow any project initiated during the study to use any corrosion control meeting the above standards. Title III: Department of Energy - Makes appropriations for FY2014 to the Department of Energy (DOE) for energy and science programs, including: (1) renewable energy, energy reliability, and efficiency; (2) electricity delivery and energy reliability; (3) nuclear energy; (4) fossil energy research and development; (5) naval petroleum and oil shale reserves; (6) the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve; (7) the Energy Information Administration; (8) non-defense environmental cleanup; (9) the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund; (10) science activities; (11) the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E); (12) the Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Loan Program; (13) the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program; (14) departmental administration; (15) the Office of the Inspector General; (16) the National Nuclear Security Administration and atomic energy defense weapons activities; (17) defense nuclear nonproliferation activities; (18) naval reactors activities; (19) Office of the Administrator in the National Nuclear Security Administration; (20) defense environmental cleanup; and (21) other defense activities. Approves expenditures from the Bonneville Power Administration Fund for specified construction activities. Makes FY2014 appropriations for operation and maintenance of: (1) the Southeastern Power Administration, (2) the Southwestern Power Administration, (3) the Western Area Power Administration, including construction and rehabilitation, (4) the Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund, (5) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and (6) specified DOE activities. (Sec. 301) Prohibits the use of any funds or authority made available for DOE under this Act to initiate or resume any program, project, or activity, or to prepare or initiate Requests For Proposals or similar arrangements for a program, project, or activity which has not been funded by Congress. Prohibits the use of funds made available under this Act to make grant allocations or discretionary grant or contract awards of $1 million or more, or perform certain related duties, unless DOE notifies the congressional appropriations committees at least three business days in advance. Requires DOE, in addition, to submit quarterly reports to such committees detailing each grant allocation or discretionary grant award totaling less than $1 million provided during the previous quarter. Prohibits DOE from entering into certain multi-year transactions under DOE-Energy Programs unless such transactions are funded for the full period of performance as anticipated at the time of award, or a transaction conditions the federal obligation upon the availability of future-year budget authority and DOE notifies certain congressional committees at least 14 days in advance. Authorizes the reprogramming of funds for any program, project, or activity. Requires DOE to notify certain congressional committees at least 30 days before the use of any proposed reprogramming which would cause a program, project, or activity funding level to increase or decrease by more than $5 million or 10%, whichever is less. Prohibits the availability of funds for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming that would: (1) create, initiate, or eliminate a new program, project, or activity; (2) increase funds or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which funds are denied or restricted by this Act; or (3) reduce funds directed to be used for a specific program, project, or activity by this Act. Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to waive a requirement or restriction that applies to the use of funds made available for DOE if compliance would pose substantial risk to human health, the environment, welfare, or national security. Instructs the Secretary to notify the congressional appropriations committees of any such waiver within three days after the activity to which a requirement or restriction would otherwise have applied. (Sec. 302) Permits the availability to the same appropriation accounts of unexpended balances of prior appropriations provided for activities in this Act. (Sec. 303) Deems funds for intelligence activities to be specifically authorized by Congress during FY2014 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2014. (Sec. 304) Prohibits the use of funds to: (1) construct specified high-hazard nuclear facilities unless independent oversight is conducted by the Office of Health, Safety, and Security to ensure compliance with nuclear safety requirements; or (2) approve a Critical Decision-2 or Critical Decision-3 under a specified DOE Order for construction projects where the total project cost exceeds $100 million, until a separate independent cost estimate has been developed. (Sec. 307) ) Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to pay the salaries of DOE employees to implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with respect to the Weatherization Assistance Program. (Sec. 308) Permits DOE to authorize up to 4.5% of the funds made available by DOE for activities at federally-owned, contractor-operated laboratories for use by such laboratories for directed research and development. (Sec. 309) Prohibits the use of funds made available under this Act for DOE Energy Programs, Science, for any multiyear contract or other transaction agreement of $1.5 million or less unless the agreement is funded for the full period of performance anticipated at the time of award. (Sec. 310) Directs DOE to submit to certain congressional appropriations committees: (1) a tritium and enriched uranium management plan that assesses the national security demand for tritium and low and highly enriched uranium through 2060, and (2) an analysis of alternatives for each major warhead refurbishment program that reaches Phase 6.3. Title IV: Independent Agencies - Makes FY2014 appropriations to: (1) the Appalachian Regional Commission; (2) the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; (3) the Delta Regional Authority; (4) the Denali Commission; (5) the Northern Border Regional Commission; (6) the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission; (7) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), including the Office of Inspector General; (8) the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board; and (9) the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects. (Sec. 401) Prohibits the NRC Chairman from terminating any program, project, or activity without a majority vote of the NRC Commissioners approving such action. (Sec. 402) Requires the NRC Chairman to notify the congressional appropriations committees not later than one day after the Chairman begins performing specified functions under the Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1980, or after a member of the NRC who was delegated emergency functions under that Plan begins performing those functions, including an explanation of the circumstances warranting the exercise of such authority. Title V: General Provisions - (Sec. 502) Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to: (1) eliminate or reduce funding for a program, project, or activity proposed in a President's budget request for a fiscal year until the proposed change is subsequently enacted in an appropriations Act, or unless it is made pursuant to the reprogramming and transfer provisions of this Act. (Sec. 503) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to any corporation that was convicted of a federal felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and determined that this further action is not necessary to protect government interests. (Sec. 504) Extends the same prohibition to any corporation that has any unpaid federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless it has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and determined that this further action is not necessary. (Sec. 505) Prohibits funds made available by this Act to DOE from being transferred to any federal department, agency, or instrumentality, except pursuant to certain statutory transfer authorities, or any authority whereby a federal department, agency, or instrumentality may provide goods or services to another such entity. Requires the head of a department or agency funded in this Act that utilizes any transfer authority to report semiannually to certain congressional committees, detailing such transfer authority. (Sec. 506) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) to contravene Executive Order No. 12898 of February 11, 1994 ("Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations"), and (2) for new hires by a federal agency funded in this Act that are not verified through a specified E-Verify Program. (Sec. 508) Rescinds specified amounts from unobligated balances available from prior year appropriations affecting the following accounts: (1) Corps of Engineers Construction, General, flood control projects and general investigations, and (2) DOE programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and the atomic energy defense weapons activities and defense nuclear nonproliferation of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Prohibits rescissions from amounts designated by Congress as emergency requirements. (Sec. 509) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) to conduct closure of adjudicatory functions, technical review, or support activities associated with the Yucca Mountain (Nevada) geologic repository license application; or (2) for actions that irrevocably remove the possibility that Yucca Mountain may be a repository option in the future. (Sec. 510) Requires the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) to submit to the congressional appropriations committees, at the same time that the President's FY2015 budget proposal is submitted, a comprehensive report compiled in conjunction with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that details updated missions, goals, strategies, and priorities, and performance metrics directly linked to requests for funding. (Sec. 511) Expresses the sense of Congress that Congress should not pass legislation authorizing spending cuts that would increase poverty in the United States. (Sec. 512) Sets $0.00 as the amount by which the applicable allocation of new budget authority made by the House Committee on Appropriations exceeds the amount of proposed new budget authority under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. (Sec. 513) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to implement or enforce specified energy conservation standards for: (1) general service incandescent lamps; or (2) BPAR incandescent reflector lamps, BR incandescent reflector lamps, and ER incandescent reflector lamps. (Sec. 514) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to pay the salary of individuals appointed during a recess of the Senate to fill vacancies in certain existing offices before the appointee has been confirmed by the Senate. (Sec. 515) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act within the borders of the state of Louisiana by the Mississippi Valley Division or the Southwestern Division of the Army Corps of Engineers, or any district of the Corps within such divisions, to implement or enforce the Modified Charleston Mitigation Method. (Sec. 516) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to finalize, implement, or enforce a rule proposed by DOE (Energy Conservation Standards Ceiling Fans and Ceiling Fan Light Kits) identified by regulation identification number 1904-AC87. (Sec. 517) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to relocate or consolidate general and administrative functions, personnel, or resources of the Buffalo and Chicago Districts of the Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. (Sec. 518) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to implement or enforce the national media campaign to increase energy efficiency and reduce oil consumption throughout the U.S. economy required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. (Sec. 519) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to enter into a contract whose offeror certifies that within the three-year period preceding its offer it has been charged with, convicted of, or had a civil judgment rendered against it for specified criminal or civil offenses, including an unsatisfied liability for delinquent federal taxes. (Sec. 520) Reduces funds made available in this Act for DOE-Energy Programs-Department Administration by $2 million, and increases by the same amount the funds made available for construction by the Corps of Engineers-Civil. (Sec. 521) Reduces funds made available in this Act for DOE-Energy Programs-Fossil Energy Research and Development by $20 million, and increases by the same amount the funds made available for construction by the Corps of Engineers-Civil. (Sec. 522) Prohibits DOE from using funds made available either in this Act or in the Bonneville Power Administration Fund for any program, project, or activity required by or proposed in the memorandum from Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, to the Power Marketing Administrators with the subject line "Power Marketing Administrations' Role" and dated March 16, 2012. (Sec. 523) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to reduce U.S. active and inactive nuclear weapons stockpiles in contravention of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act (which permits such a reduction only pursuant to the treaty-making power of the President, or by enactment of affirmative legislation by Congress). (Sec. 524) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles for any executive fleet, or for an agency's fleet inventory, except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011. (Sec. 525) Reduces by $1 million the funds made available in this Act for the expenses of the Corps of Engineers-Civil, but increases by that amount the funds made available for construction by the Corps. (Sec. 526) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to: (1) study the Missouri River Projects as authorized by the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; (2) continue a specified study by the Army Corps of Engineers of the Missouri River and its tributaries regarding actions to mitigate losses of aquatic and terrestrial habitat, recover certain federally listed endangered species, and restore the ecosystem to prevent further declines among other native species; or (3) issue regulations to establish a fee for surplus water from Missouri River reservoirs. (Sec. 529) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to develop or submit a proposal to expand certain authorized expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. (Sec. 530) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to regulate activities pertaining to the discharge of dredged or fill material: (1) from normal farming, silviculture, and ranching activities; or (2) for the purpose of construction or maintenance of farm or stock ponds or irrigation ditches, and the maintenance of drainage ditches. (Sec. 531) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to: (1) dump sediment or soil into the Missouri River; (2) implement, administer, or enforce the National Ocean Policy relating to the stewardship of oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes; (3) implement, administer, or enforce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions restrictions on federal agency procurement of certain alternative or synthetic fuels; or (4) pay the salaries of any personnel seeking to implement the authority of the Western Area Power Administration to obtain loans from the Secretary of the Treasury for transmission line and related facility projects.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134.

Last Action Date: July 16, 2013

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Sponsors

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1 sponsors: Frelinghuysen, Rodney P.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jul 16, 2013 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 134.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.275 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A031) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 238 (Roll no. 331). (consideration: CR H4334)
House Jul 10, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Titus amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Titus demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
House Jul 10, 2013 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2609 as unfinished business.
House Jul 10, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4322-4336)
House Jul 10, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.285 Amendment (A041) offered by Mr. Burgess. (consideration: CR H4322-4323; text: CR H4322)Amendment prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce provisions with respect to BPAR, BR and ER incandescent reflector lamps.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Burgess amendment No. 17 amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.285 On agreeing to the Burgess amendment (A041) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.286 Amendment (A042) offered by Ms. Bass. (consideration: CR H4323, H4336; text: CR H4323)Amendment sought to prohibit the use of funds from being used to support hydraulic fracturing in the Baldwin Hills/Inglewood Oil Field.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bass amendment No. 29 amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bass amendment No. 29, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Bass demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.287 Amendment (A043) offered by Mr. Meadows. (consideration: CR H4323-4324; text: CR H4323)Amendment prohibits the use of funds in the bill to pay the salaries of Presidential recess appointees until they are formally confirmed by the Senate.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Meadows amendment amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.287 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment (A043) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.288 Amendment (A044) offered by Mr. Scalise. (consideration: CR H4324-4325; text: CR H4324)An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the mitigation methodology, referred to as the "Modified Charleston Method", within the borders of Louisiana.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Scalise amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.288 On agreeing to the Scalise amendment (A044) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.289 Amendment (A045) offered by Mr. Lynch. (consideration: CR H4325-4326, H4339; text: CR H4325)An amendment to increase the Department of Army Corps of Engineers funds by $20,000,000, and decrease the Fossil fuel research program by $20,000,000.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lynch amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lynch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lynch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.290 Amendment (A046) offered by Mrs. Blackburn. (consideration: CR H4326-4328; text: CR H4326)An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, or enforce the proposed ceiling fan rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Blackburn amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.290 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment (A046) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.291 Amendment (A047) offered by Mr. Higgins. (consideration: CR H4328-4329; text: CR H4328)An amendment numbered 31 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to relocate or consolidate general resources of the Buffalo and Chicago Districts of the Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Higgins amendment No. 31 amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.291 On agreeing to the Higgins amendment (A047) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.292 Amendment (A048) offered by Mr. Walberg. (consideration: CR H4329; text: CR H4329)Amendment prohibits the use of funds in the bill to run a national media campaign for the promotion of alternative green energies.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Walberg amendment No. 32 amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.292 On agreeing to the Walberg amendment (A048) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.293 Amendment (A049) offered by Mr. Grayson. (consideration: CR H4329-4330; text: CR H4329)Amendment prohibits the use of funds for entering into contracts with offerors who have been convicted of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, receiving stolen property and other specified violations.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment No. 14 amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.293 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A049) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.294 Amendment (A050) offered by Mr. Barrow (GA). (consideration: CR H4330; text: CR H4330)An amendment numbered 26 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds for the purchase or hire of motor vehicles.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Barrow amendment No. 26 amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.294 On agreeing to the Barrow (GA) amendment (A050) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.295 Amendment (A051) offered by Mr. Scalise. (consideration: CR H4330-4331; text: CR H4330)Amendment transfers $2 million out of the Department of Energy's Administrative account and moves it to the construction budget of the Army Corps of Engineers.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Scalise amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.295 On agreeing to the Scalise amendment (A051) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.270 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment (A026) Failed by recorded vote: 156 - 266 (Roll no. 328). (consideration: CR H4332)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.272 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment (A028) Failed by recorded vote: 155 - 266 (Roll no. 329). (consideration: CR H4332-4333)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.274 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment (A030) Failed by recorded vote: 165 - 252 (Roll no. 330). (consideration: CR H4333-4334)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.277 On agreeing to the Quigley amendment (A033) Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 227 (Roll no. 332). (consideration: CR H4334-4335)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.278 On agreeing to the Heck (NV) amendment (A034) Failed by recorded vote: 86 - 338 (Roll no. 333). (consideration: CR H4335-4336)
House Jul 10, 2013 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the committee rise.
House Jul 10, 2013 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2609 as unfinished business.
House Jul 10, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4336-4367)
House Jul 10, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
House Jul 10, 2013 VACATING PROCEEDINGS - Ms. Bass asked unanimous consent to withdraw her request for a recorded vote on the Bass (CA) amendment to the end that the amendment stand disposed of by voice vote. Agreed to without objection.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.286 On agreeing to the Bass amendment (A042) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.279 On agreeing to the Polis amendment (A035) Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 243 (Roll no. 334). (consideration: CR H4336-4337)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.280 On agreeing to the Burgess amendment (A036) Failed by recorded vote: 114 - 308 (Roll no. 335). (consideration: CR H4337)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.281 On agreeing to the Burgess amendment (A037) Failed by recorded vote: 131 - 291 (Roll no. 336). (consideration: CR H4337-4338)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.284 On agreeing to the Titus amendment (A040) Failed by recorded vote: 87 - 337 (Roll no. 337). (consideration: CR H4338-4339)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.289 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment (A045) Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 - 206 (Roll no. 338).
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.296 Amendment (A052) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H4339-4340; text: CR H4339)Amendment to prohibit use of funds in the bill for activities proposed in the memorandum from Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, to the Power Marketing Administrators with the subject line "Power Marketing Administrations' Role" and dated March 16, 2012.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.296 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A052) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.297 Amendment (A053) offered by Mr. Whitfield. (consideration: CR H4340-4342, H4362-4363; text: CR H4340)An amendment to prohibit use of funds in the bill by the Department of Energy for wind energy programs.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Whitfield amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Whitfield amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Whitfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.298 Amendment (A054) offered by Mr. Turner. (consideration: CR H4342-4344; text: CR H4342)An amendment to prohibit use of funds in the bill to reduce the nuclear forces of the United States in contravention of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Turner amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.298 On agreeing to the Turner amendment (A054) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.299 Amendment (A055) offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM). (consideration: CR H4344-4345; text: CR H4344)Amendment sought to provide $15 million in reimbursement to the city of Rio Rancho, the county of Benalillo, and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District for work done in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ben Ray Lujan amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.299 On agreeing to the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment (A055) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.300 Amendment (A056) offered by Mr. Nugent. (consideration: CR H4345; text: CR H4345)An amendment to prohibit use of funds in the bill to bring an action against the United States.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nugent amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.300 By unanimous consent, the Nugent amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H4345)
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.301 Amendment (A057) offered by Mr. Engel. (consideration: CR H4345-4346; text: CR H4345)An amendment to prohibit use of funds to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles for any executive fleet, or for an agency's fleet inventory, except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum--Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Engel amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.301 On agreeing to the Engel amendment (A057) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.302 Amendment (A058) offered by Mr. Garcia. (consideration: CR H4346; text: CR H4346)Amendment increases funding to the Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works Construction account by $1 million to support flood and storm damage reduction efforts.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 2609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garcia amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.302 On agreeing to the Garcia amendment (A058) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.303 Amendment (A059) offered by Mr. Fleming. (consideration: CR H4346-4347, H4363; text: CR H4346)Amendment prohibits use of funds for enforcement of the borrowing authority in the Western Area Power Administration's Transmission Infrastructure Program.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Fleming amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.304 Amendment (A060) offered by Mr. Garamendi. (consideration: CR H4347-4348, H4363-4364; text: CR H4347)Amendment sought to transfer $100 million in funding from weapons systems accounts to the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 28 under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.305 Amendment (A061) offered by Mr. Luetkemeyer. (consideration: CR H4348-4349; text: CR H4348-4349)Amendment prohibits use of funds for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study (MRAPS).
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Luetkemeyer amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.305 On agreeing to the Luetkemeyer amendment (A061) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.306 Amendment (A062) offered by Mr. Luetkemeyer. (consideration: CR H4349-4351; text: CR H4349-4350)Amendment prohibits use of funds for the Missouri River Ecosystem Recovery Program (MRERP).
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Leutkemeyer amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.306 On agreeing to the Luetkemeyer amendment (A062) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.307 Amendment (A063) offered by Mrs. Noem. (consideration: CR H4351-4352; text: CR H4351)An amendment to prohibit use of funds to issue rules or regulations to establish a fee for surplus water from Missouri River reservoirs.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Noem amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.307 On agreeing to the Noem amendment (A063) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.308 Amendment (A064) offered by Ms. Speier. (consideration: CR H4352, H4364; text: CR H4352)An amendment to provide that the amount otherwise made available for "Department of Energy--Energy Programs--Fossil Energy Research and Development" is reduced by $30 million.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Speier amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Speier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Speier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.309 Amendment (A065) offered by Mr. Grayson. (consideration: CR H4352-4353; text: CR H4353)Amendment sought to increase funding for Army Corps of Engineers' Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies by $10 million.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.309 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A065) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.310 Amendment (A066) offered by Mr. Chabot. (consideration: CR H4353-4355, H4364-4365; text: CR H4353)An amendment to reduce the funding levels for "Appalachian Regional Commi ssion", "Delta Regional Authority", "Denali Commission", "Northern Border Regional Commission", and "Southeast Crescent Regional Commission" to $0.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Chabot amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Chabot amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Chabot demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.311 Amendment (A067) offered by Mr. Butterfield. (consideration: CR H4355-4356; text: CR H4355)An amendment to express the sense of Congress that the Army Corps of Engineers should take into consideration and prioritize emergency operations, repairs, mitigation activities, and other activities in response to or in anticipation of any flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster when evaluating construction projects.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Butterfield amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point order.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.311 Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Butterfield amendment (A067). Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the amendment proposed to change existing law and constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.312 Amendment (A068) offered by Mr. Kelly (PA). (consideration: CR H4356-4358; text: CR H4356)Amendment prohibits use of funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for activities beyond dredging and maintenance of harbors.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kelly (PA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.312 On agreeing to the Kelly (PA) amendment (A068) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.313 Amendment (A069) offered by Mr. LaMalfa. (consideration: CR H4358-4359; text: CR H4358)Amendment prohibits use of funds for regulatory activities by the Corps of Engineers outside the scope of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the LaMalfa amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.313 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment (A069) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.314 Amendment (A070) offered by Mr. King (IA). (consideration: CR H4359-4360; text: CR H4359)An amendment to prohibit use of funds by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for sediment or soil dumping into the Missouri River.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the King (IA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.314 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment (A070) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.315 Amendment (A071) offered by Mr. Flores. (consideration: CR H4360-4361; text: CR H4360)An amendment to prohibit use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the National Ocean Policy developed under Executive Order No. 13547 of July 19, 2010 (75 Fed. Reg. 43023, relating to the stewardship of oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes).
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flores amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.315 On agreeing to the Flores amendment (A071) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.316 Amendment (A072) offered by Mr. Flores. (consideration: CR H4361; text: CR H4361)Amendment prohibits use of funds for enforcement of section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which prohibits Federal agencies from entering into contracts for the procurement of fuels unless their lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions are less than or equal to emissions from an equivalent conventional fuel produced from conventional petroleum sources.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flores amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.316 On agreeing to the Flores amendment (A072) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.317 Amendment (A073) offered by Mr. Bridenstine. (consideration: CR H4361; text: CR H4361)An amendment to prohibit use of funds by the Corps of Engineers to set water storage prices for municipal use for a nonhydropower lake constructed by the Corps above the price that was set at the time of the completion of that lake.
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bridenstine amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.317 Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Bridenstine amendment (A073). Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the provisions of the Bridenstine amendment result in a net increase in budget authority and violate H. Res. 5, 113th Congress. The Chair sustained the point of order.
House Jul 10, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.297 On agreeing to the Whitfield amendment (A053) Failed by recorded vote: 94 - 329 (Roll no. 339).
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.303 On agreeing to the Fleming amendment (A059) Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 194 (Roll no. 340).
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.304 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment (A060) Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 253 (Roll no. 341).
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.308 On agreeing to the Speier amendment (A064) Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 250 (Roll no. 342).
House Jul 10, 2013 H.AMDT.310 On agreeing to the Chabot amendment (A066) Failed by recorded vote: 147 - 273 (Roll no. 343).
House Jul 10, 2013 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
House Jul 10, 2013 On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 10, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2609.
House Jul 10, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H4365)
House Jul 10, 2013 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
House Jul 10, 2013 Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations. (consideration: CR H4365-4367; text: CR H4365)
House Jul 10, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Schneider motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments which would increase the Corps of Engineers Investigations and Construction accounts by a total of $3.65 million (intended to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes and across the nation); increase the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies account by $7 million (intended to deal with upcoming hurricanes); increase the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $2 million (intended for the US-Israel Energy Cooperation Program); and decrease the Departmental Administration account by $12.65 million.
House Jul 10, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4366)
House Jul 10, 2013 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 198 (Roll no. 345).
House Jul 10, 2013 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 230 (Roll no. 344). (consideration: CR H4367)
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Burgess amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Burgess demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.281 Amendment (A037) offered by Mr. Burgess. (consideration: CR H4302; text: CR H4302)Amendment sought to strike the language allowing the Secretary of Energy to make $48 million available for the purpose of carrying out domestic uranium enrichment research, development, and demonstration activities.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Burgess amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Burgess amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Burgess demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garamendi amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.282 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment (A038) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.283 Amendment (A039) offered by Mr. Frelinghuysen. (consideration: CR H4305; text: CR H4305)Amendment changes section 311 requiring the Secretary of Energy to submit only a report that provides an analysis of alternatives for each major warhead refurbishment program that reaches Phase 6.3.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Frelinghuysen amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.283 On agreeing to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A039) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.284 Amendment (A040) offered by Ms. Titus. (consideration: CR H4307-4308; text: CR H4307)Amendment sought to strike section 509 from the bill which prohibits the use of funds to conduct closure of adjudicatory functions, technical review, or support activities associated with the Yucca Mountain geologic repository license application, or for actions that irrevocably remove the possibility that Yucca Mountain may be a repository option in the future.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Titus amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.282 Amendment (A038) offered by Mr. Garamendi. (consideration: CR H4302-4303; text: CR H4302)Amendment sought to redirect $1 million in funding from the MOX facility at the Savannah River site for use in producing an independent report to analyze potential cost-effective alternatives for plutonium disposition and a study on potential uses for the Savannah River site and other existing facilities.
House Jul 9, 2013 Rule H. Res. 288 passed House.
House Jul 9, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 288. (consideration: CR H4231-4308; text of Title I as reported in House: CR H4239-4240, H4243, H4245-4246, H4246, H4250, H4253; text of Title II as reported in House: CR H4254-4255, H4256; text of Title III as reported in House: CR H4256, H4276, H4278, H4279, H4280, H4285-4286, H4286, H4288, H4300, H4303-4305; text of Title IV as reported in House: CR H4305-4306; text of Title V as reported in House: CR H4306-4307, H4307-4308)
House Jul 9, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2609 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments. The resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 288 and Rule XVIII.
House Jul 9, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
House Jul 9, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2609.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.245 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Kelly (PA). (consideration: CR H4246; text: CR H4246)An amendment to require the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey to lead an effort to slow the spread of Asian Carp in the Ohio River basin and tributaries.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kelly (PA) amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.245 By unanimous consent, the Kelly (PA) amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H4246)
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.246 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Moran. (consideration: CR H4246-4250, H4265-4266; text: CR H4247)Amendment sought to strike section 107 of the bill, which prohibits the use of funds to implement regulations pertaining to the definition of waters under the jurisdiction of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Moran amendment No. 1 under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moran amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Moran demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.247 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Moran. (consideration: CR H4250-4253, H4266; text: CR H4250)Amendment sought to strike section 112 which pertains to the definition of fill material or discharge of fill material for the purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Moran amendment No. 2 under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moran amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Moran demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.248 Amendment (A004) offered by Mrs. Noem. (consideration: CR H4255-4256; text: CR H4255)Amendment reduces funding for the Department of Energy's administration budget by $15 million; reduces funding for Solar Energy Programs by $15 million; increases funding for the Bureau of Reclamation's Rural Water Projects by $25 million and allocates $5 million for deficit reduction.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Noem amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.248 On agreeing to the Noem amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.249 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Hastings (WA). (consideration: CR H4256-4257; text: CR H4256)Amendment reduces funding for the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability and Efficiency account by $9,518,000; reduces funding for the Departmental Administration account by $20,000,000; and increases funding for the Defense Environmental Cleanup account by $22,586,500.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hastings (WA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.249 On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.250 Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B.. (consideration: CR H4257-4260; text: CR H4257)Amendment sought to reduce funding for the Defense Environmental Cleanup account by $1,655,900,180; increase funding for the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $992,620,780; increase funding for the Science Activities account by $430,029,400; and increase funding for the Advanced Research Projects account by $233,250,000.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the E.B. Johnson (TX) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.250 On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment (A006) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.251 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Takano. (consideration: CR H4260-4261, H4266-4267; text: CR H4260)Amendment sought to increase funding for the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability and Efficiency account (for advanced manufacturing) by $245 million and to decrease funding for Weapons Activities by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Takano amendment No. 7 amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.252 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Perry. (consideration: CR H4261-4262, H4267-4268; text: CR H4261)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability and Efficiency (for water power energy) by $31 million and to decrease funding for Departmental Administration by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Perry amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Perry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.253 Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Castor (FL). (consideration: CR H4262; text: CR H4262)An amendment to increase the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $1,127,954,000.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Castor amendment under the five-minute rule pending a reservation of a point of order.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.253 Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Castor (FL) amendment (A009). Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the amendment increased net budget authority. The Chair sustained the point of order.
House Jul 9, 2013 Ms. Castor (FL) appealed the ruling of the Chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the Chair.
House Jul 9, 2013 On sustaining the ruling of the Chair. Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.254 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Broun (GA). (consideration: CR H4262-4263, H4268-4269; text: CR H4262-4263)Amendment sought to reduce funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $9,826,370 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Broun amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Kaptur demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.255 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Cohen. (consideration: CR H4263-4265, H4290-4291; text: CR H4263)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $50 million and to reduce funding for Weapons Activities by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cohen amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.256 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Broun (GA). (consideration: CR H4265, H4291; text: CR H4265)Amendment sought to reduce the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $4,751,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Broun amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.246 On agreeing to the Moran amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 236 (Roll no. 311).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.247 On agreeing to the Moran amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 226 (Roll no. 312).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.251 On agreeing to the Takano amendment (A007) Failed by recorded vote: 152 - 264 (Roll no. 313).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.252 On agreeing to the Perry amendment (A008) Failed by recorded vote: 140 - 275 (Roll no. 314).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.254 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 153 - 257 (Roll no. 315).
House Jul 9, 2013 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
House Jul 9, 2013 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2609 as unfinished business.
House Jul 9, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration CR H4269-4308)
House Jul 9, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.257 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Swalwell (CA). (consideration: CR H4269-4270, H4292; text: CR H4269)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliablity, and Efficiency by $1 million and to reduce funding for Departmental Administration by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Swalwell amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Swalwell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Swalwell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.258 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. McClintock. (consideration: CR H4270-4272, H4292-4293; text: CR H4270)Amendment sought to reduce funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency, Nuclear Energy, and Fossil Energy Research and Development by a total of $1,543,929,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McClintock amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.259 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Peters (CA). (consideration: CR H4272, H4293; text: CR H4272)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency (electric delivery and energy reliability) by $10 million and to reduce funding for Departmental Administration by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Peters (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.260 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Perlmutter. (consideration: CR H4272-4273, H4293-4294; text: CR H4272)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency (facilities and infrastructure) by $15 million and to reduce funding for Weapons Activities by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Perlmutter amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perlmutter amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Perlmutter demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.261 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Connolly. (consideration: CR H4273-4274, H4294-4295; text: CR H4273)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency (combined heat and power systems) by $15.5 million and to reduce funding for Weapons Activities by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Connolly amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.262 Amendment (A018) offered by Mr. Tonko. (consideration: CR H4274-4275; text: CR H4274)An amendment to increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $145,000,000 and reduce funds in the Nuclear Energy account by $50,000,000; the Fossil Energy Research and Development account by $40,000,000; and the Weapons Activites account by $55,000,000.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tonko amendment under the five-minute rule, pending the reservation of a point of order.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.262 Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Tonko amendment (A018). Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the amendment increased net budget authority. The Chair sustained the point of order.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.263 Amendment (A019) offered by Mr. Takano. (consideration: CR H4275, H4295; text: CR H4275)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency (zero emission cargo transport grant) by $20 million and to reduce funding for Weapons Activities by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Takano amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Takano amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.264 Amendment (A020) offered by Mr. Takano. (consideration: CR H4275-4276, H4295-4296; text: H4275)Amendment sought to increase funding for Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency (weatherization assistance) by $40 million and to reduce funding for Weapons Activities by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Takano amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Third Takano amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.265 Amendment (A021) offered by Mr. Heck (NV). (consideration: CR H4276-4277, H4296-4297; text: CR H4276)Amendment sought to reduce funding for Nuclear Energy (Yucca Mountain high-level waste repository) by $25 million and to increase funding for Science (high energy physics) by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Heck (NV) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Heck (NV) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Heck (NV) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.266 Amendment (A022) offered by Ms. Brownley (CA). (consideration: CR H4277-4278; text: CR H4277-4278)Amendment to reduce funding in the Nuclear Energy account by $5,000,000 and increase funding in the Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup account by $5,000,000.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Brownley amendment under the five-minute rule, pending the reservation of a point of order.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.266 Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Brownley (CA) amendment (A022). Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the amendment increased net budget authority. The Chair sustained the point of order.
House Jul 9, 2013 Ms. Brownley (CA) appealed the ruling of the Chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the Chair.
House Jul 9, 2013 On sustaining the ruling of the Chair. Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.267 Amendment (A023) offered by Mr. Butterfield. (consideration: CR H4278-4279, H4297; text: CR H4278)Amendment sought to increase funding for ARPA-E by $127 million and to reduce funding for Weapons Activities by $98 million and Fossil Energy by $29 million.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Butterfield amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Butterfield amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Butterfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.268 Amendment (A024) offered by Mr. Reed. (consideration: CR H4279-4280; text: CR H4279)Amendment increases funding for Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup by $18,956,000 and reduces funding for Departmental Administration by $9,478,000 and the Office of the Administrator by $9,478,000.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Reed amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.268 On agreeing to the Reed amendment (A024) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.269 Amendment (A025) offered by Mr. Broun (GA). (consideration: CR H4280; text: CR H4280)Amendment sought to reduce funding for basic energy science research by $158,309,900 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.269 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment (A025) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.270 Amendment (A026) offered by Mr. Hastings (FL). (consideration: CR H4280-4281; text: CR H4280)Amendment sought to increase funds in the Science account by $223 million and reduce funds in the Weapons Activities account by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.271 Amendment (A027) offered by Mr. Foster. (consideration: CR H4281-4283, H4297-4298; text: CR H4282)Amendment sought to increase funding for the Office of Science by $500 million and to reduce funding for Weapons Activities by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Foster amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Foster amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Foster demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.272 Amendment (A028) offered by Mr. Garamendi. (consideration: CR H4283-4284, H4302-4305; text: CR H4283)Amendment sought to increase funds in the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) account by $329 million and to reduce funds in the Weapons Activites account by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garamendi amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.273 Amendment (A029) offered by Mr. Schiff. (consideration: CR H4284-4285 text: CR H4284)Amendment increases funding for ARPA-E by $20 million and reduces funding for Departmental Administration by a similar amount.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Schiff amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.273 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment (A029) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.274 Amendment (A030) offered by Mr. Broun (GA). (consideration: CR H4286; text: CR H4286)Amendment sought to eliminate the remaining funding for the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan program and to apply the $6 million in savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fourth Broun amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.275 Amendment (A031) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H4286-4287; text: CR H4286)Amendment sought to increase funding in the Departmental Administration account by $1 million for environmental justice activities and to reduce funding in the Weapons Activities account by $1.2 million.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.276 Amendment (A032) offered by Mr. Broun (GA). (consideration: CR H4288; text: CR H4288)Amendment sought to reduce funding for Departmental Administration by $9.5 million and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.276 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment (A032) Failed by voice vote.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.277 Amendment (A033) offered by Mr. Quigley. (consideration: CR H4288-4290; text: CR H4288)Amendment sought to reduce funding in the Weapons Activities account (for the B61 nuclear weapon) by $23.7 million and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Quigley amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Quigley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Quigley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.255 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment (A011) Failed by recorded vote: 168 - 241 (Roll no. 316).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.256 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment (A012) Failed by recorded vote: 158 - 256 (Roll no. 317).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.257 On agreeing to the Swalwell (CA) amendment (A013) Failed by recorded vote: 201 - 213 (Roll no. 318).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.258 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment (A014) Failed by recorded vote: 115 - 300 (Roll no. 319).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.259 On agreeing to the Peters (CA) amendment (A015) Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 223 (Roll no. 320).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.260 On agreeing to the Perlmutter amendment (A016) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 238 (Roll no. 321).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.261 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment (A017) Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 242 (Roll no. 322).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.263 On agreeing to the Takano amendment (A019) Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 252 (Roll no. 323).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.264 On agreeing to the Takano amendment (A020) Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 250 (Roll no. 324).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.265 On agreeing to the Heck (NV) amendment (A021) Failed by recorded vote: 81 - 335 (Roll no. 325).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.267 On agreeing to the Butterfield amendment (A023) Failed by recorded vote: 150 - 266 (Roll no. 326).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.271 On agreeing to the Foster amendment (A027) Failed by recorded vote: 143 - 273 (Roll no. 327).
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.278 Amendment (A034) offered by Mr. Heck (NV). (consideration: CR H4298-4299; text: CR H4298)Amendment sought to increase funding for the Weapons Activities account by $14 million and to reduce funding for the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account by $16.546 million in order to direct monies for use in further securing United States facilities containing nuclear materials.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Heck (NV) amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Heck (NV) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Heck (NV) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.279 Amendment (A035) offered by Mr. Polis. (consideration: CR H4298-4299; text: CR H4298)Amendment sought to reduce funding for Weapons Activities (submarine launched ballistic missile) by $13.072 million and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Polis amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 9, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
House Jul 9, 2013 H.AMDT.280 Amendment (A036) offered by Mr. Burgess. (consideration: CR H4300; text: CR H4300)Amendment sought to reduce funding for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (USEC) by $48 million and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
House Jul 9, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 288, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Burgess amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 8, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 288 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2609 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments. The resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.
House Jul 2, 2013 The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-135, by Mr. Frelinghuysen.
House Jul 2, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 97.
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