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Do-Nothing Congress Somehow Manages to Do Even Less

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The 112th Congress (2011-2013, R.I.P.) was relentlessly mocked for its amazing ability to not get things done, but the new edition is on pace to set an even greater standard for futility. The 112th, which ended its last session on January 3, passed 220 laws, the fewest of any Congress since they started keep statistics, and more than 100 fewer than the previous record low. Yet, six months into its term the 113th Congress is actually on pace to pass even fewer laws than that. Just 15 bills have become law this year, compared to 23 over the same period in 2011. (It also doesn't help that they rarely show up to work.)

So with six months gone in 2013, there's been no progress on immigration, the debt ceiling, gun control, taxes, climate change, or any of the big, hot ticket items that everyone says they want to take action on. And it's clear that they're not simply responding to the will of the people. One of the few things they have accomplished is historically low approval and confidence ratings. Voting 37 times to repeal a law that isn't going away has a way of making people thing that you're wasting their time.

 

The Record of the 113th Congress of the US (2013 - 2014)
Introduction

 

 


The 113th Congress of the United States (2013 - 2014)

 

Congressional Leaders
Senate House
  • President of the Senate: Vice-President Joseph Biden (D)
  • President Pro-Tempore of the Senate: Patrick Leahy (D)(VT)
  • Majority Leader: Harry Reid (D)(NV)
  • Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell (R)(KY)
  • Majority Whip: Dick Durbin (D)(IL)
  • Minority Whip: John Cornyn (R)(TX)
  • Speaker of the House: John Boehner (R)(OH-8)
  • Majority Leader: Eric Cantor (R)(VA-7)
  • Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi (D)(CA-12)
  • Majority Whip: Kevin McCarthy (R)(CA-23)
  • Minority Whip: Steny Hoyer (D)(MD-5)

 

 

 


 

 

Congressional Activities


Congressional Activities of the Previous (112th) Congress
 

Congressional Record Summary Resume and History of Bills of the Previous (112th) Congress
1st session of the 112th Congress

2nd session of the 112th Congress

 

 


 

 


Congressional Activities of the Current (113th) Congress
 
Congressional Record Summary Resume and History of Bills of the Current (113th) Congress
1st 3 months (1/13 - 3/13) of the 1st session of the 113th Congress

 


Members
 
Guide to the Members of the 113th Congress, Senators and Congressmen.

House and Senate Committees
 
Index to the Senate and House Committees of the 113th Congress.

Daily Summary
 
Daily Summary of the Activities of the 113th Congress.
This summary is primarily taken from the Congressional Record Daily Digest, with links and additional information as necessary.
Both the format and detail are varied from month to month as I have struggled to find the most readable and informative mix.

Legislation
 
  • Status of Active House Legislation
  • All House Legislation
    • House Bills
    • House Joint Resolutions
    • House Concurrent Resolutions
    • House Simple Resolutions
  • Status of Active Senate Legislation
  • All Senate Legislation
    • Senate Bills
    • Senate Joint Resolutions
    • Senate Concurrent Resolutions
    • Senate Simple Resolutions

Laws Passed
 
Review a list of all the laws passed to date by the 113th Congress.

U.S. Debt
 
 

Unemployment
 
 

Definitions
 
 

U. S. Documents
 
 

 

 


 

 

 


 

Laws Passed by the 113th Congress Jan -June 2013

The list below is sequential, by Public Law identification number.
The listing below identifies the Public Law identification number and the House or Senate bill number that produced the law.
A link is provided to the text of both the Public Law and the enrolled bill. Note that it may take some time for the Government Printing Office to release the text of the public law, but the text of the enrolled bill is usually available at the time the bill is signed.
The Description provides the title of the law, as well as other brief supplementary explanation, as necessary.
Additionally, links are provided to the CRS Summary, the CBO estimate, and House or Senate reports on the bill, if available, and to the Library of Congress legislation summary.
- The Congressional Research Service (CRS) produces a concise summary of each bill, which can be reviewed without getting into all the details of the bill text.
- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) produces estimates, as appropriate, of the impact of a bill on government spending, government revenues, and the US deficit.
- House and Senate reports are produced by the responsible committee and generally include rationale, minority party opinions, and other background information.
- Legislation summary provides the Library of Congress summary of legislative activity to pass the law.


Public Laws

Public Law 113-1 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 41 Signed into law by the President 1/6/2013.
To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program.
Congressional Research Service Summary
(Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief)
Amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to increase from $20.725 billion to $30.425 billion the total amount of notes and obligations (federal borrowing authority) which may be issued by the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the President's approval, for the National Flood Insurance program. Designates such increase as an emergency requirement under the the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
CBO Estimate, dated 1/4/13, of Direct Spending Effects.
H.R. 41 would increase the maximum level of borrowing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on behalf of the National Flood Insurance Program, could have outstanding at any time by $9.7 billion. Based on historical claims data and other information from FEMA, CBO estimates that more than $5 billion of new borrowing would be used in 2013, mostly to cover expenses related to Superstorm Sandy. Because FEMA sets premium rates below expected cost for some policies, CBO expects that remaining borrowing authority would be used in future years to cover program deficits until total borrowing reaches the proposed limit of $30.4 billion (which CBO projects would occur sometime in fiscal year 2018). The additional borrowing authorized by the bill would increase direct spending by $9.7 billion over the 2013-2018 period, CBO estimates. Amounts provided by the bill would be designated as an emergency pursuant to Section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

Public Law 113-2 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 152 Signed into law by the President 1/29/2013.
"Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013"
"Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013"
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Makes supplemental appropriations of $50.5 Billion for FY2013 to specified federal agencies and programs for expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, including:
付he Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Commodity Assistance Program for the emergency food assistance program;
付he Department of the Army for the Corps of Engineers--Civil;
付he Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Office of Inspector General, the Disaster Loans Program Account, and grants to or cooperative agreements with organizations to provide technical assistance related to disaster recovery, response, and long term resiliency to small businesses;
付he Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Disaster Relief Fund, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office;
付he Department of the Interior for the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service for construction and for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for oil spill research;
付he Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund;
付he Social Security Administration;
付he Department of Defense (DOD) for the Army National Guard;
付he Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the Veterans Health Administration, the National Cemetery Administration, and departmental administration;
付he Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Federal Railroad Administration for operating subsidy grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and the Federal Transit Administration for the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program; and
付he Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Fund. Authorizes the HUD Secretary, upon request by a public housing agency, to make temporary adjustments to the section 8 housing choice voucher annual renewal funding allocations and administrative fee eligibility determinations for public housing agencies in an area for which the President declared a disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to avoid significant adverse funding impacts that would otherwise result from the disaster.
Requires the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board to develop and use information technology resources and oversight mechanisms to detect and remediate waste, fraud, and abuse in the obligation and expenditure of funds appropriated through FY2015 for purposes related to the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
CBO Estimate, dated 1/16/13.
Total Budget impact = $50.5 Billion.
House Report 113-1
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

Public Law 113-3 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 325 Signed into law by the President 2/4/2013.
"No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013"
To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Suspends through May 18, 2013, the current $16.394 trillion public debt limit. Makes a special rule relating to obligations issued during the suspension period. Revises the discretionary increase in the public debt limit by the Secretary of the Treasury, under current law, subject to a congressional resolution of disapproval, upon submission to Congress of required presidential certifications that the debt subject to limit is within $100 billion of the limit and further borrowing is required to meet existing commitments. Substitutes for this discretionary increase, effective May 19, 2013, an automatic increase in the public debt limit, but only to the extent that: (1) the face amount of obligations issued and the face amount of obligations whose principal and interest are guaranteed by the federal government (except guaranteed obligations held by the Secretary of the Treasury) outstanding on May 19, 2013, exceeds (2) the face amount of such obligations outstanding on the date of enactment of this Act. Prohibits an obligation from being taken into account unless its issuance was necessary to fund a commitment incurred by the federal government that required payment before May 19, 2013. Requires the appropriate payroll administrator of each house of Congress to deposit in an escrow account all mandatory payments for compensation of Members of Congress serving in that house if by April 15, 2013, that house has not agreed to a concurrent budget resolution for FY2014. Requires release to those Members of such payments after April 16, 2013, only upon the earlier of: (1) the day on which that house agrees to a concurrent budget resolution for FY2014, or (2) the last day of the 113th Congress.
CBO Estimate, dated 1/23/13.
H.R. 325 would temporarily suspend the limitation on borrowing by the Treasury through May 18, 2013. On the following day, the current debt limit of $16.394 trillion would be raised by the amount of borrowing above that level during the period in which the limitation was suspended. The bill also would provide an incentive for action on a concurrent resolution on the budget. If a version of such a resolution has not been passed by a House of the Congress by April 15, 2013, the salaries of Members of that chamber would be put in an escrow account. The escrow account for a given House would remain in place until a concurrent resolution on the budget was passed for fiscal year 2014 by that chamber, or until the last day of the 113th Congress, whichever was earlier. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 325, by itself, would not have a significant impact on the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 325 would not affect direct spending or revenues.
House Report 113-2
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-4 Passed Congress as bill S. 47 Signed into law by the President 3/7/2013.
"Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013"
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
Includes: "Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act of 2013" Congressional Research Service summary
Amends the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) to add or expand definitions of several terms used in such Act. Modifies or expands grant conditions under such Act, including requirements relating to: (1) nondisclosure of personally identifying information or other client information, (2) information sharing between grantees and subgrantees, (3) civil rights and nondiscrimination, (4) audit requirements for grants, and (5) nonprofit organizations. Requires the Office on Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a biennial conferral process with state and tribal coalitions, technical assistance providers, and other key stakeholders on the administration of grants and related matters. Requires the Attorney General to authorize in writing expenditures for DOJ conferences that exceed $20,000. Makes specified provisions of this Act effective at the beginning of the fiscal year following the enactment of this Act.
  • Title I: Enhancing Judicial and Law Enforcement Tools to Combat Violence Against Women
  • Title II: Improving Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
  • Title III: Services, Protection, and Justice for Young Victims of Violence
  • Title IV: Violence Reduction Practices
  • Title V: Strengthening the Healthcare System's Response to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
  • Title VI: Safe Homes for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
  • Title VII: Economic Security for Victims of Violence
  • Title VIII: Protection of Battered Immigrants
  • Title IX: Safety for Indian Women
  • Title X: Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act
  • Title XI: Other Matters
  • Title XII: Trafficking Victims Protection
    • Subtitle A: Combating International Trafficking in Persons
    • Subtitle B: Combating Trafficking of Persons in the United States
      • Part I: Penalties Against Traffickers and Other Crimes
      • Part II: Ensuring Availability of Possible Witnesses and Informants
      • Part III: Ensuring Interagency Coordination and Expanded Reporting
      • Part IV: Enhancing State and Local Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons
    • Subtitle C: Authorization of Appropriations
    • Subtitle D: Unaccompanied Alien Children
Note: More detailed summary available at the Congressional Research Service Summary link above.
CBO Estimate, 2/25/13, as passed by Senate.
CBO estimated total outlays of $2.67 Billion for fiscal years 2013 through 2018.
House Report 113-10
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-5 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 307 Signed into law by the President 3/13/2013.
"Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013"
To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.
Congressional Research Service Summary
  • Title I: Strengthening National Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies
    • Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit the National Health Security Strategy to the relevant congressional committees in 2014. Revises the Strategy's preparedness goals, in part to specify that the drills and exercises included in periodic evaluations of federal, state, local, and tribal preparedness and response capabilities also include drills and exercises to ensure medical surge capacity for events without notice. Requires the Strategy to include: (1) provisions for increasing the preparedness, response capabilities, and surge capacity of ambulatory care facilities, dental health facilities, and critical care service systems; (2) plans for optimizing a coordinated and flexible approach to the medical surge capacity of hospitals, other health care facilities, critical care, and trauma care and emergency medical systems; (3) provisions taking into account the unique needs of individuals with disabilities in a public health emergency; and (4) strategic initiatives to advance countermeasures to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or treat harm from any biological agent or toxin or any chemical, radiological, or nuclear agent or agents, whether naturally occurring, unintentional, or deliberate. Requires the Secretary to: (1) monitor emerging issues and concerns as they relate to medical and public health preparedness and response for at-risk individuals in the event of a public health emergency; (2) disseminate and update novel and best practices of outreach to and care of at-risk individuals before, during, and following public health emergencies in as timely a manner as is practicable, including from the time a public health threat is identified; and (3) ensure that public health and medical information distributed by HHS during a public health emergency is delivered in a manner that takes into account the range of communication needs of the intended recipients, including at-risk individuals.
  • Title II: Optimizing State and Local All-Hazards Preparedness and Response
    • Allows the Secretary to authorize a state or tribe to temporarily reassign state and local public health department or agency personnel funded through PHSA programs to immediately address a public health emergency in the state or tribe. Requires such reassignments to be voluntary. Requires GAO to evaluate such temporary reassignments. Terminates this temporary reassignment authority on September 30, 2018. Reauthorizes the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Health Professions Volunteers (ESAR-VHP) for FY2014-FY2018, which provides a single national interoperable network of systems to verify the credentials and licenses of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health services during a public health emergency. Reauthorizes for FY2014-FY2018 the Medical Reserve Corps to provide for an adequate supply of volunteers in the case of a public health emergency. Requires training exercises to incorporate the needs of at-risk individuals in the event of such an emergency. Revises and reauthorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2018 for a program of grants and cooperative agreements to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness.
  • Title III: Enhancing Medical Countermeasure Review
    • Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to revise requirements for special protocol assessments to include agreements on the design and size of animal and any associated clinical trials which, in combination, are intended to form the primary basis of an effectiveness claim for a countermeasure or epidemic or pandemic product when human efficacy studies are not ethical or feasible. Revises the Secretary's authority to allow the use of unapproved medical products or the unapproved use of an approved product. Authorizes the Secretary to make a declaration that the circumstances exist justifying such an authorization and base the determination on: (1) a (general) threat (rather than a specific threat as under current law), (2) a significant potential for a public health emergency, (3) the health and security of U.S. citizens abroad, and (4) the identification of a material threat sufficient to affect national security. Eliminates the one-year expiration date for such an authorization (thus allowing it to continue). Authorizes the Secretary to permit deviations from good manufacturing practice requirements when the circumstances of a domestic, military, or public health emergency or material threat so warrant. Authorizes the Secretary to waive prescription requirements during an emergency and create and issue emergency use instructions to inform health care providers or individuals to whom an eligible product is to be administered concerning the product's approved, licensed, or cleared conditions. Authorizes the Secretary to waive requirements for a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy in the event of a domestic, military, or public health emergency (currently, such waiver authority applies only to a public health emergency) or the identification of a material threat sufficient to affect national security or the health and security of U.S. citizens abroad.
  • Title IV: Accelerating Medical Countermeasure Advanced Research and Development
    • Authorizes the Secretary to enter into contracts and other agreements that are in the government's best interest in meeting identified security countermeasure needs, including reimbursement of the cost of advanced research and development as a reasonable, allowable, and allocable direct cost of the contract involved. Reauthorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2018 for the Special Reserve Fund for procurement of security countermeasures and for countermeasure advanced research and development under Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Prohibits the Secretary from utilizing more than 50% of such amount for research and development. Requires the Secretary to report to the appropriate congressional committees if the amount in the Fund falls below a specified threshold. Revises and reauthorizes for FY2014-FY2018 the Biodefense Medical Countermeasure Development Fund used to support BARDA to accelerate countermeasure and product advanced research and development. Authorizes the Secretary to support innovation under BARDA by promoting dose sparing technologies, efficacy increasing technologies, and platform technologies. Requires the Secretary to provide a clear statement of defined government purpose related to BARDA activities for the awarding of contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for a qualified countermeasure or qualified pandemic or epidemic product. Extends the antitrust exemption to permit meetings and consultations to discuss the development of security countermeasures, qualified countermeasures, or qualified pandemic or epidemic products. Reauthorizes the Strategic National Stockpile for FY2014-FY2018.
Note: Much more detail provided at Congressional Research Service Summary link above.
CBO Estimate, dated 2/21/13.
H.R. 307 would amend the Public Health Service Act and the United States Code to authorize funding for certain activities carried out by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Veterans Affairs (VA) that would support the readiness of the public health system to address public health and medical emergencies. Based on information provided by HHS and VA, CBO estimates that implementing the act would cost about $11 billion over the 2014-2018 period, assuming the appropriation of the authorized amounts. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, included funding totaling about $2 billion in fiscal year 2012 for activities similar to those that would be authorized by H.R. 307. CBO assumes that amounts appropriated through the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013, for those activities are similar to 2012 levels. H.R. 307 also would change the terms for Project Bioshield contracts, which would result in a change in direct spending. Assuming H.R. 307 is enacted this spring, it would decrease direct spending by $58 million over the 2013-2018 period, but would result in no net change in direct spending over the 2013-2023 period.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-6 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 933 Signed into law by the President 3/26/2013.
"Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013"
An Act making consolidated appropriations and further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Appropriates funds for FY2013 to the Department of Defense (DOD) for: (1) military personnel; (2) operation and maintenance, including for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, environmental restoration, overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid, former Soviet Union cooperative threat reduction, and the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund; (3) procurement, including for aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and purchases under the Defense Production Act of 1950; (4) research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E;); (5) Defense Working Capital Funds and the National Defense Sealift Fund; (6) the Defense Health Program; (7) chemical agents and munitions destruction; (8) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities; (9) the Office of the Inspector General; (10) the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund; (11) the Intelligence Community Management Account; and (12) overseas contingency operations, including regular, reserve, and National Guard personnel, operation and maintenance, the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund, the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, procurement, RDT&E;, and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund.
Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of appropriated funds. Rescinds specified funds from various accounts under prior defense appropriations Acts.
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for DOD for: (1) military construction for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force (military departments), DOD, the Army and Air National Guard, and the Army, Navy, and Air Force reserves; (2) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program; (3) family housing construction and related operation and maintenance for the military departments and DOD; (4) the Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund; (5) DOD chemical demilitarization construction; and (6) the Department of Defense Base Closure Accounts of 1990 and 2005.
Appropriates funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for: (1) the Veterans Benefits Administration; (2) readjustment benefits; (3) veterans insurance and indemnities; (4) the Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund; (5) the Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program; (6) the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program; (7) the Veterans Health Administration; (8) the National Cemetery Administration; (9) the Office of Inspector General; (10) construction for major and minor projects; and (11) grants for the construction of extended care facilities and veterans cemeteries.
Appropriates funds for: (1) the American Battle Monuments Commission, (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, (3) DOD cemeterial expenses, (4) the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and (5) overseas contingency operations for military construction for the Navy and Marine Corps.
Specifies restrictions and authorities regarding the use of funds appropriated in this Act.
Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes continuing appropriations for FY2013.
Appropriates amounts for continuing operations, projects, or activities which were conducted in FY2012 and for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were made available in: (1) the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (2) the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (3) the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (4) the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012; (5) the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012; (6) the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (7) the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; (8) the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012; (9) the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012; (10) the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; and (11) the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012. Establishes levels of funding for FY2013 for departments and agencies included under such Acts.
Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of appropriated funds.
Rescinds, except as specified, defined applicable percentages of: (1) the budget authority provided (or obligation limit imposed) for FY2013 for any of the preceding discretionary accounts, (2) the budget authority provided in any advance appropriation for FY2013 for any discretionary account in any prior fiscal year appropriation Act, and (3) the contract authority provided in FY2013 for any program subject to limitation incorporated or otherwise contained in the preceding provisions this Act.
CBO estimate, dated 3/20/13, of H.R. 933 as passed by the Senate. Total budget authority (for discretionary spending covered within this bill) = $1.2 Trillion.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-7 Passed Congress as bill S. 716 Signed into law by the President 4/15/2013.
A bill to modify the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms.
Congressional Research Service summary
Nullifies the effectiveness of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) with respect to mandatory public, on-line financial disclosure reporting by congressional staff (except Members of Congress and congressional candidates) and executive branch officers and employees (except the President, the Vice President, and officers at levels I and II of the Executive Schedule who require nomination by the President and confirmation by the Senate).
Applies the financial disclosure reporting requirements and restrictions of the STOCK Act only to Members of Congress, congressional candidates, the President, the Vice President, and executive branch officers at levels I and II of the Executive Schedule who require nomination by the President and confirmation by the Senate.
Extends the deadline until January 1, 2014, for:
  • the Secretary, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Clerk to develop systems to enable the electronic filing of financial disclosure reports as well as their on-line public availability;
  • the Director of the Office of Government Ethics to develop such systems for financial disclosure forms filed by covered executive branch officials.
Repeals: (1) the prohibition against requiring a login to search or sort the data contained in the publicly available financial disclosure systems, and (2) the requirement that a login protocol with the name of the user be utilized by a person downloading data contained in the reports.
No CBO Estimate.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-8 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 1246 Signed into law by the President 5/1/2013.
"District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act"
To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to provide that the District of Columbia Treasurer or one of the Deputy Chief Financial Officers of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia may perform the functions and duties of the Office in an acting capacity if there is a vacancy in the Office.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Amends the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to require the District of Columbia Treasurer (who is a Deputy Chief Financial Officer) to serve as acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the event that there is a vacancy in the Office of Chief Financial Officer because the CFO has died, resigned, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the Office.
Authorizes the Mayor, as an alternative to the District of Columbia Treasurer, to direct another Deputy CFO to serve as acting CFO.
Limits the service of an acting CFO to 210 days after the vacancy occurs.
Prohibits an individual from serving as acting CFO if he or she did not serve as the District of Columbia Treasurer or as a Deputy CFO for at least 90 days during the one-year period immediately preceding the occurrence of the vacancy.
CBO Estimate, dated 3/27/13. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1246 would have no effect on the federal budget. The bill would amend District of Columbia law to allow the District痴 Treasurer or one of the Deputy Chief Financial Officers to perform the functions and duties of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia in an acting capacity in the event of a vacancy. H.R. 1246 would not affect direct spending or revenues.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-9 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 1765 Signed into law by the President 5/1/2013.
"Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013"
To provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (DOT), notwithstanding the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6), any other provision of law, or sequestration order, to transfer for FY2013 to any Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) appropriations accounts (such as the one for air traffic control operations) a certain amount from funds otherwise made available for discretionary grants-in-aid under the airport improvement program or any other FAA program.
Makes any transferred amount available immediately for obligation and expenditure as directly appropriated budget authority.
Prohibits any such transfer of funds unless the Secretary notifies Congress at least five days in advance.
No CBO Estimate.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-10 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 1071 Signed into law by the President 5/17/2013.
To specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Amends the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act to modify the requirements for the production of gold and silver coins commemorating the National Baseball Hall of Fame to require such coins to be struck on planchets of specified diameters.
No CBO Estimate.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-11 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 360 Signed into law by the President 5/24/2013.
To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, in recognition of the 50th commemoration of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church where the 4 little Black girls lost their lives, which served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a congressional gold medal to commemorate the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley (children who lost their lives in the September 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, an incident recognized as a catalyst for the civil rights movement).
Requires such medal to be given to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, AL, where it shall be available for display or temporary loan to other appropriate places.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell bronze duplicates of such medal, with amounts received from the sale to be deposited in the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
No CBO Estimate.
Library of Congress Summary and Status

 

 

113-12 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 258 Signed into law by the President 6/3/2013.
"Stolen Valor Act of 2013"
To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military declarations or medals.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Reference:Title 18, USC, is "Crimes and Criminal Procedure"
Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:
- a Congressional Medal of Honor,
- a distinguished-service cross,
- a Navy cross,
- an Air Force cross,
- a silver star,
- a Purple Heart,
- a Combat Infantryman's Badge,
- a Combat Action Badge,
- a Combat Medical Badge,
- a Combat Action Ribbon,
- a Combat Action Medal, or
- any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.
CBO Estimate, dated 3/19/13. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 258 would have no significant cost to the federal government. Enacting the bill could affect direct spending and revenues; however, CBO estimates that any effects would be insignificant for each year.
Library of Congress Summary and Status
House Report 113-84

 

 

113-13 Passed Congress as bill S. 982 Signed into law by the President 6/3/2013.
"Freedom to Fish Act"
A bill to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam, and for other purposes.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Requires the Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to: (1) cease implementing and enforcing, until two years after enactment of this Act, any restricted area for hazardous waters at dams and other civil works structures in the Cumberland River Basin that the Chief established or modified between August 1, 2012, and the day before the enactment of this Act; and (2) remove any permanent physical barriers constructed in connection with such area.
Requires the Chief, before establishing any such restricted area after this Act's enactment, to: (1) ensure that any restrictions are based on operational conditions that create hazardous waters, and (2) publish and seek and consider public comment on a draft describing the restricted area. Prohibits the Chief from: (1) implementing or enforcing the restricted area until two years after this Act's enactment, or (2) taking any action to establish a permanent physical barrier in connection with such area. (Excludes the installation and maintenance of measures for alerting the public of hazardous water conditions as such a permanent physical barrier.)
Makes enforcement of a restricted area the sole responsibility of the state in which such area is located.
Prohibits the Chief from assessing any penalty for entering a restricted area of public park and recreational facilities at water resource development projects.
No CBO Estimate.
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113-14 Passed Congress as billS. 622 Signed into law by the President 6/13/2013.
"Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013"
An original bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs.
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Title I: Fees Relating to Animal Drugs - Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend for FY2014-FY2018 the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect animal drug user fees, specifically new animal drug application or supplemental animal drug application fees, animal drug product fees, animal drug establishment fees, and animal drug sponsor fees.
Establishes the amount of revenue such fees can generate. Specifies percentages of the total revenue that shall be derived from each type of user fee.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adjust the total revenue amounts for FY2015 and subsequent fiscal years for inflation.
Requires the total fees collected for FY2016-FY2018 to be increased by the cumulative amount, if any, by which the amount of user fees collected and appropriated for prior fiscal year falls below the cumulative amount of fees authorized.
Extends requirements for the FDA to report to Congress on achieving goals related to animal drug development and review processes and implementation of authority to collect animal drug user fees.
Title II: Fees Relating to Generic Animal Drugs - Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013
Extends for FY2014-FY2018 the authority of the FDA to collect generic animal drug user fees, specifically abbreviated application fees for generic new animal drugs, generic new animal drug product fees, and generic new animal drug sponsor fees.
Subjects generic animal drug applications to a fee 50% of the amount of the normal fee if the application is for an animal drug which contains more than one active ingredient, or the labeling of the drug prescribes, recommends, or suggests use of the drug in combination with one or more other animal drugs, and the active ingredients or drugs intended for use in the combination have previously been separately approved.
Establishes the total amount of revenue each type of generic user fee shall generate.
Extends requirements for the FDA to report to Congress on achieving goals related to the generic animal drug development and review process and the implementation of the authority to collect generic animal drug fees.
CBO Estimate, dated 3/21/13. S. 622 would authorize the collection and spending of fees by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for certain activities to expedite the development and marketing approval of drugs for use in animals. Fees would supplement appropriated funds to cover FDA痴 costs associated with reviewing certain applications and investigational submissions for brand and generic animal drugs. Such fees could be collected and made available for obligation only to the extent and in the amounts provided in advance in appropriation acts. The legislation would extend through fiscal year 2018, and make several technical changes to, FDA痴 existing fee programs for brand and generic animal drugs, which expire at the end of fiscal year 2013.
CBO estimates that implementing S. 622 would reduce discretionary outlays, on net, by $7 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation actions consistent with the bill.
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113-15 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 475 Signed into law by the President 6/25/2013.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to add vaccines against seasonal influenza to the list of those vaccines subject to the excise tax on taxable vaccines.
Makes this Act applicable to sales and uses of such vaccines on or after the later of: (1) the first day of the first month which begins more than four weeks after the enactment of this Act, or (2) the date on which the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) lists any vaccine against seasonal influenza for purposes of compensation for any vaccine-related injury or death through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.
No CBO Estimate.
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113-16 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 324 Signed into law by the President 7/12/2013.
To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a single gold medal to the First Special Service Force (a joint American-Canadian volunteer unit), collectively, in recognition of their World War II service.
Directs that the gold medal be given to the First Special Service Force Association in Helena, Montana, for display there and elsewhere, including Fort William Henry Harrison in Helena.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell bronze duplicates with proceeds deposited in the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
Declares that the medal struck under this Act is a national medal for purposes of specified coins and currency provisions.
No CBO Estimate.
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113-17 Passed Congress as bill H.R. 1151 Signed into law by the President 7/12/2013.
To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes.
Congressional Research Service Summary
Directs the Secretary of State to: (1) develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the next triennial International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly to be held in September 2013 in Montreal, Canada; and (2) instruct the U.S. Mission to the ICAO to officially request observer status for Taiwan at the Assembly and other related meetings, activities, and mechanisms, and urge ICAO member states to support Taiwan observer status and participation in the ICAO.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress, in unclassified form, describing the U.S. strategy to endorse and obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial ICAO Assembly and at any subsequent ICAO Assemblies and other related meetings.
No CBO Estimate.
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Mon, 12/3/2012

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Senate in Session.


Introduced in Senate 12/3/12: No measures were introduced.
Measures Considered:
* Senate resumed consideration of S. 3254, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Nominations Confirmed
No Senate Committee Meetings

House of Representatives
House in Session.


Introduced in House 12/3/12: 3 public bills, H.R. 6625–6627, were introduced.
Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Filner, wherein he resigned as Representative for the 51st Congressional District of California, effective today. The Speaker announced that the whole number of the House is 432.
No House Committee Meetings
 
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Tue, 12/4/2012

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Senate in Session.


Introduced in Senate 12/4/12: Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3651–3656, and S. Res. 608.
Measures Passed:
* Senate passed S. 3254, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
* Committee on Armed Services was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4310, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and the bill was then passed, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 3254, as amended. Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair was authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate.
* Senate passed SB_Introduced_112th_Congress_B.html#S1947S. 1947, to prohibit attendance of an animal fighting venture.
* Senate agreed to S. Res. 543, to express the sense of the Senate on international parental child abduction.
Measures Considered:
* Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6156, to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization.
Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Treaty: By 61 yeas to 38 nays ( Vote No. 219), two-thirds of the Senators present not having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of ratification to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006, and signed by the United States of America on June 30, 2009 ( Treaty Doc. 112–7) was not agreed to and the Senate does not advise and consent to the ratification of the treaty.
Senate Committee Meetings
* Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, Mark Doms, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, Mignon L. Clyburn, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, and Joshua D. Wright, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner.
* Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

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Introduced in House 12/4/12: 5 public bills, HR_Introduced_112th_Congress_A7.html#HR6628 H.R. 6628–6632; and 2 resolutions, HConRes_Introduced_112th_Congress.html#HC0143 H. Con. Res. 143 and HRes_Introduced_112th_Congress.html#HE0824 H. Res. 824, were introduced.
Measures Passed:
* The House passed HR1857 H.R. 1857, for the relief of Bartosz Kumor.
* The House passed H.R. 824, for the relief of Daniel Wachira.
* The House passed H.R. 823, for the relief of Maria Carmen Castro Ramirez and J. Refugio Carreno Rojas.
* The House passed H.R. 794, for the relief of Allan Bolor Kelley.
* The House passed H.R. 357, for the relief of Corina de Chalup Turcinovic.
* The House passed H.R. 316, for the relief of Esther Karinge.
* The House passed over without prejudice S. 285, for the relief of Sopuruchi Chukwueke.
* The House passed H.R. 6582, to allow for innovations and alternative technologies that meet or exceed desired energy efficiency goals, and to make technical corrections to existing Federal energy efficiency laws to allow American manufacturers to remain competitive.
House Committee Meetings
* Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a hearing entitled ‘‘Terrorist Exploitation of Refugee Programs.’’
* Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on S. 3193, the ‘‘Barona Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Clarification Act of 2012.’’
* Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ‘‘A Review of the Preparedness, Response To and Recovery From Hurricane Sandy.’’
* Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled ‘‘Wading through Warehouses of Paper: The Challenges of Transitioning Veterans Records to Paperless Technology.’’

New Laws

* H.R. 2453, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mark Twain. Signed on December 4, 2012. Public Law 112–201)
*H.R. 6118, to amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification. Signed on December 4, 2012. Public Law 112–202)
* H.R. 6131, to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006. Signed on December 4, 2012. (Public Law 112–203)
* H.R. 6131, to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006. Signed on December 4, 2012. (Public Law 112–203)
*H.R. 6570, to amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to consolidate certain CBO reporting requirements. Signed on December 4, 2012. Public Law 112–204)
 
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Introduced in Senate 12/5/12: Six bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. Res. 609–610.
Measures Passed:
* Senate passed S. 3331, to provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards.
* Senate agreed to S. Res. 609, calling for the immediate and unconditional release of United States citizen Alan Phillip Gross from detention in Cuba and urging the Government of Cuba to address his medical issues.
* Senate agreed to S. Res. 573, designating the third week of January 2013 as ‘‘Teen Cancer Awareness Week’’.
* Senate agreed S. Res. 595, expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.
* Senate agreed to S. Res. 610, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program of the National Science Foundation.
Measures Considered:
* Senate began consideration of H.R. 6156, to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization.
Nominations Received:
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Senate Committee Meetings
* Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security concluded a hearing to examine Hurricane Sandy, focusing on response and recovery and progress and challenges.
* Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on African Affairs concluded a hearing to examine assessing developments in Mali.

House of Representatives
House in Session.


Introduced in House 12/5/12: 9 public bills, H.R. 6633–6641; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 825–826, were introduced.
Measures Passed:
* The House agreed to H. Res. 825, to provide for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 2838, with an amendment.
* The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 50, to express the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived.
* The House passed H.R. 6620, to amend title 18, United States Code, to eliminate certain limitations on the length of Secret Service Protection for former Presidents and for the children of former Presidents.
* The House passed H.R. 6602, to make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements.
* The House passed H.R. 6605, to eliminate an unnecessary reporting requirement for an unfunded DNA Identification grant program.
* The House passed H.R. 6223, to amend section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the Chief of Mission or United States Armed Forces as a translator, interpreter, or in a security-related position in an executive or managerial capacity is to be counted as a period of residence and physical presence in the United States for purposes of qualifying for naturalization, and for other purposes.
* The House passed S. 3486, to implement the provisions of the Hague Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty.
* The House passed S. 2367, to strike the word ‘‘lunatic’’ from Federal law.
* The House passed H.R. 6634, to change the effective date for the Internet publication of certain financial disclosure forms.
House Committee Meetings
* Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia held a hearing entitled ‘‘Iranian Influence in the South Caucasus and the Surrounding Region’’.
* Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a markup of H.R. 6364, the ‘‘Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act’’; H.R. 752, the ‘‘Molalla River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act’’; and S. 3193, the ‘‘Barona Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Clarification Act of 2012’’. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 6364 and H.R. 752. The following bill was ordered reported, without amendment: S. 3193.
* Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a hearing entitled ‘‘The Impact of International Technology Transfer on American Research and Development’’.
 
 

 

 

 

 

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