[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 78 (Thursday, June 2, 2011)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D590-D592]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]





                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 21 public bills, H.R. 2084-
2104; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 58; and H. Res. 292-293, 295 were 
introduced.
  Pages H3984-86
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H3986-87
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 294, providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 
292) declaring that the President shall not deploy, establish, or 
maintain the presence of units and members of the United States Armed 
Forces on the ground in Libya, and for other purposes, and providing 
for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 51) 
directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers 
Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya (H. 
Rept. 112-99) and
  H.R. 672, to terminate the Election Assistance Commission, and for 
other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112-100, Pt. 1). 
                                                             Page H3984
Recess: The House recessed at 11:09 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H3925
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend Dr. 
John Sloop, First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia. 
                                                             Page H3925
Recess: The House recessed at 3:20 p.m. and reconvened at 4:11 p.m. 
                                                             Page H3945
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012: The House 
passed H.R. 2017, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 231 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 409. Consideration of the 
measure began yesterday, June 1st.
  Pages H3928-36 H3939-64
  Rejected the Bishop (NY) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 
234 noes, Roll No. 408.
Page H3961
  Agreed to:
  Jackson Lee (TX) amendment that prohibits funds from being used in 
contravention of section 44917 of title 49, United States Code; 
                                                         Pages H3930-31
  Clarke (MI) amendment that was debated on June 1st that strikes 
language relating to the top 10 highest risk urban areas (by a recorded 
vote of 273 ayes to 150 noes, Roll No. 389);
Pages H3931-32
  Sessions amendment that was debated on June 1st that strikes section 
514 (by a recorded vote of 218 ayes to 204 noes, Roll No. 390); 
                                                         Pages H3932-33
  Lummis amendment that was debated on June 1st that strikes section 
547 (by a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 177 noes, Roll No. 391); 
                                                             Page H3933
  Carter amendment that was debated on June 1st that prohibits funds 
from being used for the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force of the 
Department of Homeland Security (by a recorded vote of 242 ayes to 180 
noes, Roll No. 392);
Pages H3933-34
  Price (NC) amendment that was debated on June 1st that prohibits 
funds from being used to enforce requirements in certain sections of 
the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (by a recorded vote 
of 264 ayes to 157 noes, Roll No. 393);
Pages H3934-35
  King (IA) amendment that was debated on June 1st that prohibits funds 
from being made available to the Association of Community Organizations 
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Reform Now and related organizations (by a recorded vote of 251 ayes to 
168 noes with 1 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 397);
Pages H3954-55
  Cravaack amendment that was debated on June 1st that prohibits funds 
from being used in contravention of section 236(c) of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act (by a recorded vote of 289 ayes to 131 noes, Roll 
No. 398);
Page H3955
  Amash amendment that was debated on June 1st that prohibits funds 
from being used for any action by a political appointee to delay, 
vacate, or reverse any decision by an employee in the Privacy Office of 
the Department of Homeland Security to make records available pursuant 
to the Freedom of Information Act (by a recorded vote of 257 ayes to 
164 noes, Roll No. 401);
Page H3957
  Rokita amendment that was debated on June 1st that prohibits funds 
from being used to implement the determination of the Administrator of 
the Transportation Security Administration regarding transportation 
security officers and collective bargaining as described in the 
decision memorandum dated February 4, 2011 (by a recorded vote of 218 
ayes to 205 noes, Roll No. 403);
Pages H3958-59
  Cole amendment (No. 42 printed in the Congressional Record of June 1, 
2011) that prohibits funds from being used to implement any rule, 
regulation, or executive order regarding the disclosure of political 
contributions that takes effect on or after the date of enactment of 
this Act (by a recorded vote of 252 ayes to 170 noes, Roll No. 404); 
and
Pages H3939-40, H3959
  Mica amendment that allocates no more than $2,760,503,458 for 
screener personnel, compensation, and benefits under the heading 
``Transportation Security Administration--Aviation Security'' (by a 
recorded vote of 219 ayes to 204 noes, Roll No. 406). 
                                               Pages H3943-46, H3960-61
  Rejected:
  Sherman amendment that was debated on June 1st that sought to 
prohibit funds from being used in contravention of the War Powers 
Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.) (by a recorded vote of 208 ayes to 
213 noes, Roll No. 394);
Page H3935
  Gosar amendment that was debated on June 1st that sought to prohibit 
funds from being used to comply with subchapter IV of chapter 31 of 
title 40, United States Code, popularly known as the Davis-Bacon Act 
(by a recorded vote of 183 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 395); 
                                                         Pages H3935-36
  Scalise amendment that was debated on June 1st that prohibits funds 
from being used to implement or enforce Executive Order 13502, the FAR 
Council supporting regulations FAR Rule 2009-005, or any agency 
memorandum, bulletin, or contracting policy that derives its authority 
from Executive Order 13502 or FAR Rule 2009-005 (by a recorded vote of 
207 ayes to 213 noes, Roll No. 396);
Page H3953
  Amash amendment that was debated on June 1st that sought to prohibit 
funds from being used to purchase new advanced imaging technology 
machines (by a recorded vote of 127 ayes to 295 noes, Roll No. 399); 
                                                         Pages H3955-56
  Amash amendment that was debated on June 1st that sought to prohibit 
funds from being used to operate or maintain existing advanced imaging 
technology machines as mandatory or primary screening devices (by a 
recorded vote of 123 ayes to 300 noes, Roll No. 400);
Pages H3956-57
  Rokita amendment that was debated on June 1st that sought to reduce 
each amount made available by the Act by 10 percent (by a recorded vote 
of 110 ayes to 312 noes, Roll No. 402);
Pages H3957-58
  Gohmert amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used for 
the new construction, purchase, or lease of any building or space in 
the District of Columbia except where a contract for the construction, 
purchase, or lease was entered into before the date of the enactment of 
this Act (by a recorded vote of 199 ayes to 224 noes, Roll No. 405); 
and
Pages H3940-41, H3959-60
  Polis amendment (No. 23 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
1, 2011) that sought to prohibit funds from being used to carry out 
section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (by a recorded 
vote of 107 ayes to 313 noes, Roll No. 407).
Pages H3946-48, H3961
  Withdrawn:
  Issa amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would 
have prohibited funds from being used to promulgate regulations that 
will result in private sector job losses to United States companies. 
                                                         Pages H3941-43
  Point of Order sustained against:
  Baldwin amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used to 
design, develop, or procure any vessel of the Coast Guard Offshore 
Patrol Cutter class of ships unless the main propulsion diesel engines 
of the vessel are manufactured in the United States by a domestically 
operated entity;
Page H3928
  Speier amendment (No. 19 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
1, 2011) that sought to prohibit funds from being used by the 
Transportation Security Administration to purchase clothing that is not 
100 percent domestic in origin; and
Page H3929
  Speier amendment (No. 18 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
1, 2011) that sought to

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prohibit funds from being used to award a noncompetitively bid contract 
to an Alaska Native Corporation, Indian Tribe, or Native Hawaiian 
Organization in an amount in excess of the competitive bidding 
threshold; and
Page H3929
  Eshoo amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used to 
enter into a contract with a corporation or other business entity that 
does not disclose its political expenditures.
Pages H3951-53
  H. Res. 287, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to yesterday, June 1st.
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 293, electing a Member 
to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives. 
                                                             Page H3964
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2012: The House began consideration of H.R. 2055, 
making appropriations for military construction, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2012.
  Pages H3936-39, H3964-77
  Agreed to:
  Culberson amendment that redirects $20 million with respect to the 
Veterans Health Administration, Medical Services; redirects $100,000 
with respect to Medical Support and Compliance; increases funding, by 
offset, for Medical and Prosthetic Research by $22 million; redirects 
$100,000 with respect to the Veterans Benefits Administration, General 
Operating Expenses; and redirects $70 million with respect to 
Information Technology Systems.
Pages H3976-77
  H. Res. 288, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by voice vote after the previous question was ordered without 
objection.
Pages H3936-39
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page H3987.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and twenty recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3931-32, 
H3932-33, H3933, H3933-34, H3934-35, H3935, H3935-36, H3953, H3954-55, 
H3955, H3956, H3956-57, H3957, H3957-58, H3958-59, H3959, H3959-60, 
H3960-61, H3961, H3962-63 and H3963. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:03 p.m.