The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:1) H.R. 1412 - Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman / Veterans' Affairs Committee)2) H.R. 570 - American Heroes COLA Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jon Runyan / Veterans' Affairs Committee)3) H.R. 1344 - Helping Heroes Fly Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard / Homeland Security Committee)4) H.R. 324 - To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Financial Services Committee)5) S. 982 - Freedom to Fish Act (Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)6) S.Con.Res. 16 - Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass (Sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer / House Administration Committee)Special Order SpeechesShow SummaryShow Full Text
5:03:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 21.5:04:20 P.M. Mr. Webster (FL) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 228.5:04:21 P.M. The House received a communication from Jim Costa, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Congressman Costa notified the House that he had been served a subpoena for documents issued by the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, regarding a third-party workers' compensation matter. After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he has determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.5:05:55 P.M. Mr. Webster (FL) moved that the House do now adjourn.5:05:57 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.5:05:58 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 22, 2013.This session was not televised.Show SummaryShow Full Text
Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, former Administrator Doug Shulman, and Inspector J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to groups applying for tax-exempt status that had the words "Tea Party" or "patriot" in their names.
Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the fifth day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act.
Senate Judiciary Committee Members met for the fifth day of markup on the immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. This portion included debate on provisions for same-sex partners.
Legal experts testified on the findings of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations report that showed how subsidiary Apple companies in Ireland allowed the corporation to avoid paying U.S. taxes on some of its profits.