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July 8, 2013
Bills passed in Congress, June 2013
By James Wilson

 

The following are the bills the House and Senate passed in June. The bills were passed by voice vote except where indicated. Roll call votes for the House are found here, and for the Senate here. The descriptions of bills are essentially taken verbatim from the Congressional Record Daily Digest (Index).

 

SENATE 19 bills, 1,273 pages

Farm Bill: By 66 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 145), Senate passed S.954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018, 1164 pages

HIV Organ Policy Equity Act: Senate passed S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 8 pages

International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly: Senate passed S. 579, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly. 10 pages
   
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act: Senate passed S. 23, to designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan. 6 pages

South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act: Senate passed S. 25, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District. 8 pages

Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act: Senate passed S.26, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. 6 pages

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act: Senate passed S. 112, to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers. 6 pages
                                                          
Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act: Senate passed S. 130, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. 6 pages
                                                         
Denali National Park Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 157, to provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska. 10 pages

Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation: Senate passed S. 230, to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs. 4 pages
                                                         
Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project: Senate passed S. 244, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project. 4 pages
   
American Falls Reservoir: Senate passed S. 276, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the American Falls Reservoir. 4 pages

Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act: Senate passed S. 304, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway. 6 pages
 
Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act: Senate passed S. 352, to provide for the designation of the Devil's Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to designate segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in the State of Oregon as wild rivers. 8 pages

National Wild and Scenic Rivers System: Senate passed S. 383, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 4 pages

White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River Expansion Act: Senate passed S. 393, to designate additional segments and tributaries of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 4 pages
 
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act: Senate passed S. 459, to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota. 6 pages

Seasonal Influenza Vaccines: Senate passed H.R. 475, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines. 3 pages
 
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act: By 68 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 168), Senate passed S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, 6 pages


HOUSE 33 bills, 1,678 pages

Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013: H.R. 1919, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain; 102 pages
 
Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013: S. 622, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas to 12 nays,
Roll No. 185; 66 pages
   
Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: H.R. 126, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge; 6 pages

Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013: H.R. 1206, to grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 184; 10 pages

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013: H.R. 885, amended, to expand the boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions. 4 pages

Ruth Moore Act of 2013: H.R. 671, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma. 10 pages

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014: The House passed H.R. 2216, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 193. 68 pages

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014: The House passed H.R. 2217, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 211. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, June 5th. 102 pages

South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act: H.R. 251, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 212; 8 pages
 
Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act: H.R. 993, to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah; 4 pages
   
Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act: H.R. 1157, to ensure public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument for educational, recreational, historical, scientific, cultural, and other purposes, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 213; 6 pages
                                                 
North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act: H.R. 1158, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area; 6 pages
                                                          
Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act: H.R. 723, amended, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 6 pages

Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013: H.R. 2167, to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish additional requirements to improve the fiscal safety and soundness of the home equity conversion mortgage insurance program; 4 pages
 
Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013: H.R.634, amended, to provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 12 nays, Roll No. 215; 4 pages
                                                
Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2013: H.R. 742, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodity Exchange Act to repeal the indemnification requirements for regulatory authorities to obtain access to swap data required to be provided by swaps entities under such Acts, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 216; 4 pages

Public Power Risk Management Act of 2013: H.R. 1038, to provide equal treatment for utility special entities using utility operations-related swaps, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 219. 6 pages

Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act: The House passed H.R. 1256, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to jointly adopt rules setting forth the application to cross-border swaps transactions of certain provisions relating to swaps that were enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, by a recorded vote of 301 ayes to 124 noes, Roll No. 218. 10 pages

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014: The House passed H.R. 1960, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, by a recorded vote of 315 ayes to 108 noes, Roll No. 244. 1104 pages

Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act: H.R. 876, to authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 398 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 245;  6 pages

Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act: H.R. 253, amended, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 246; 6 pages

Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act: H.R. 674, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System; 6 pages

Authorizing the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest: H.R. 862, to authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas with 1 voting ``nay'', Roll No. 247; 6 pages

Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act: H.R. 520, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks. 6 pages

International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013: H.R. 1896, to amend part D of title IV of the Social Security Act to ensure that the United States can comply fully with the obligations of the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas to 27 nays, Roll No. 252; 16 pages

Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines: H.R. 475, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines; 4 pages    

Directing the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly: H.R. 1151, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 424 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 250. 10 pages

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 1797, to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 251. 12 pages

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Designation Act: H.R. 2383, to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the ``Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 395
yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 287; 4 pages

Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center Designation Act: H.R. 1092, to designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 3 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 288; 4 pages

Renaming section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA: H.R. 2289, to rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. 4 pages

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act: The House passed H.R. 1613, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, by a recorded vote of 256 ayes to 171 noes, Roll No. 293. 8 pages

Offshore Energy and Jobs Act: The House passed H.R. 2231, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, and implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 304. 56 pages

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