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H.J.RES.72: Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor John Culberson, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Oct. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 5, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 - Makes appropriations for FY2014 for veterans' benefits, specifically for entitlements and other mandatory payments whose budget authority was provided in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 (division E of P.L. 113-6), to continue activities at the rate to maintain program levels under current law, under the authority and conditions provided in the applicable appropriations Act for FY2013, to be continued through December 15, 2013. Allows obligations for mandatory payments due on or about the first day of any month that begins after October 2013 but not later than 30 days after December 15, 2013, to continue to be made and makes funds available for such payments.

Provides amounts for "Department of Veterans Affairs--Departmental Ad...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 5, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 207.
Oct. 4, 2013 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Oct. 3, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 3, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 259 - 157 (Roll no. 518). (text: CR H6201)

Oct. 3, 2013

On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 193 (Roll no. 517).

Oct. 3, 2013 Mr. Culberson moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair (consideration: CR H6208-6209)
Oct. 3, 2013 Ms. Duckworth appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair. (consideration: CR H6208)
Oct. 3, 2013 Mr. Culberson raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Culberson stated that the provisions of the proposed amendment are not germane Sustained by the Chair.
Oct. 3, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duckworth motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, pending reservation of a point of order. The amendment would replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59.
Oct. 3, 2013 Ms. Duckworth moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations. (consideration: CR H6207-6208; text: CR H6207)
Oct. 3, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6207)
Oct. 3, 2013 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.J. Res. 72. (consideration: CR H6203-6210)
Oct. 3, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 72.
Oct. 3, 2013 The resolution provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 70, H.J. Res. 71, H.J. Res. 72, H.J. Res. 73, and H.R. 3230. The resolution provides for 30 minutes of debate on each measure and provides for one motion to recommit each measure. The resolution also provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of October 6, 2013, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
Oct. 3, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 370. (consideration: CR H6200-6203)
Oct. 2, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 370 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 70, H.J. Res. 71, H.J. Res. 72, H.J. Res. 73, and H.R. 3230. The resolution provides for 30 minutes of debate on each measure and provides for one motion to recommit each measure. The resolution also provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of October 6, 2013, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
Oct. 1, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 264 - 164 (Roll no. 506).

Oct. 1, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 72.
Oct. 1, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6082-6089; text of measure as introduced: CR H6082)
Oct. 1, 2013 Mr. Culberson moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution.
Oct. 1, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.