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113 th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014

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House of Representatives This being the day fixed pursuant to the 20th amendment to the Constitution for the meeting of the second session of the 113th Congress, the House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. MESSER). f

DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following communication from the Speaker: WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2014. I hereby appoint the Honorable LUKE MESSER to act as Speaker pro tempore on this day. JOHN A. BOEHNER, Speaker of the House of Representatives. f

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PRAYER The Chaplain, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, offered the following prayer: Loving God, we give You thanks for giving us another year. We give You thanks, also, for the first session of the 113th Congress and Your sustaining us with Your presence, wisdom, patience, and love. We ask that the efforts of the first session might prove fruitful in the benefits redounding to our Nation and its people.

We ask, as well, Your forgiveness for the smallness of actions on some occasions and the inability to work together when so many were adversely affected. We know that this is not what You wish for us, not what the American people wish for our Nation, and not what the Members of this people’s House have been elected for. We ask now Your blessing on each Member of Congress, that they might be their best selves in representing not only their constituents but also the entire American citizenry. They have taken oaths to do so. Give them the strength and the wisdom to fulfill those oaths. We thank You, as well, for this marvelous forum, where the important business of this Nation has been done in the past and will be done in the upcoming second session. May the work to be done be inspired by the wisdom of prophets and the love of saintly people. May all that we do be done for Your greater honor and glory. Amen. f

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair will lead the House in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Speaker pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance as follows:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. f

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to section 7(a) of House Resolution 438, no organizational or legislative business will be conducted on this day. Messages requiring action will be laid before the House on a subsequent day. Bills and resolutions introduced today will receive a number but will not be referred to committee or noted in the RECORD until a subsequent day. Executive communications, memorials, and petitions likewise will be referred and numbered on a subsequent day. f

ADJOURNMENT The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to section 7(c) of House Resolution 438, the House stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Accordingly (at 12 o’clock and 4 minutes p.m.), the House adjourned until Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 2 p.m.

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The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Pursuant to the 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the hour of 12 noon, January 3, having arrived, the Senate convenes the 2d session of the 113th Congress.

ADJOURNMENT UNTIL MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014, AT 2 P.M.

Senate stands adjourned until 2 p.m., on Monday, January 6, 2014.

The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Under the previous order, the

Thereupon, the Senate, at 12:01 p.m., adjourned until Monday, January 6, 2014, at 2 p.m.

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