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December 7, 2013

Bills passed in Congress, November 2013

The following are the bills the House and Senate passed in November. 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 12 bills, 260 pages

Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act: Senate passed S. 42, to provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 10 pages

Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act: Senate passed H.R. 2747, to amend title 40, United States Code, to transfer certain functions from the Government Accountability Office to the Department of Labor relating to the processing of claims for the payment of workers who were not paid appropriate wages under certain provisions of such title. 2 pages

Helping Homeless Veterans Act: Senate passed S. 287, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve assistance to homeless veterans, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, the committee reported title amendment, 18 pages

Employment Non-Discrimination Act: By 64 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 232), Senate passed S. 815, to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 24 pages

Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 1557, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals. 8 pages
                                                             
Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office: Senate passed S. 1499, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 278 Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska, as the “Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office''. 4 pages

Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office: Senate passed S. 1512, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the “Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office''. 4 pages

Drug Quality and Security Act: Senate passed H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, 150 pages

Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 1471, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of the Army to reconsider decisions to inter or honor the memory of a person in a national cemetery, and the bill was then passed, 8 pages

PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act: Senate passed S. 1545, to extend authorities related to global HIV/AIDS and to promote oversight of United States programs, after agreeing to the committee amendments, which will be considered as original text, 22 pages

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 381, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders'', for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo, 6 pages

The Medal of Honor: Committee on Armed Services was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3304, to authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor, and the bill was then passed, 4 pages

HOUSE 16 bills, 176 pages

PREEMIE Reauthorization Act: S. 252, amended, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity; 9 pages

HIV Organ Policy Equity Act: 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); 7 pages

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013: S. 893, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans; 4 pages

H.R. 2871, to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 571; 4 pages

Extending the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds: H.R. 2922, to extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 572. 4 pages

Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013: The House passed H.R. 982, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 579. 4 pages

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013: The House passed H.R. 2655, to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 581. 4 pages

Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013: The House passed H.R. 3350, to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 157 noes, Roll No. 587. 4 pages

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013: H.R. 2061, amended, to expand the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to increase accountability and transparency in Federal spending, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No.588; 34 pages

H.R. 3343, to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to clarify the rules regarding the
determination of the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia; 4 pages

Amending the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties: H.R. 3487, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission and to expand such authority to certain other violations; 4 pages

General William H. Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic: A Joint VA-DOD Health Care Facility Designation Act: H.R. 272, amended, to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the “General William H. Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic: A Joint VA-DOD Health Care Facility'', by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas with none voting “nay'', Roll No. 589. 4 pages

PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013: S. 1545, to extend authorities related to global HIV/AIDS and to promote oversight of United States programs. 22 pages

Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act: The House passed H.R. 1965, to streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 192 noes, Roll No. 600. 52 pages

Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act: The House passed H.R. 2728, to recognize States' authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 604. 10 pages

Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act:  The House passed H.R. 1900, to provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, permits, and approvals required under Federal law with respect to the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline projects, by a recorded vote of 252 ayes to 165 noes, Roll No. 611. 6 pages

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