CONGRESS: the House Republicans – the Senate Democrats


the Senate Convenes at 2:30pmET November 14, 2012

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
  • The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.3525, the Sportsmen’s Act is 4:00pm on Wednesday.
  • During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, cloture was filed on S.3525. Under the rule, that cloture vote will occur on Thursday morning.

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.3525, Sportsmen’s Act of 2012, is 4:00pm today. If your senator has a germane amendment and would like to preserve their ability to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to the deadline so that we may file it at the desk for you.

The Senate has reached an agreement that at 4:30pm today the motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, be agreed to; the motion to reconsider be agreed to; and that there be 60 minutes for debate divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, on the motion to invoke cloture on S.3414; and that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to the cloture vote on S.3414, upon reconsideration.

As a result of this agreement, at approximately 5:30pm today the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012, upon reconsideration.

5:36pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.3414, Cybersecurity Act of 2012, upon reconsideration;

Not Invoked: 51-47

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTE

1) Motion to invoke cloture on S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, upon reconsideration; Not Invoked: 51-47

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed H.R.6118, the Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act of 2012 (TEST Act).

Passed H.R.6131, a bill to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes (SAFEWEB Act) by voice vote.

Adopted S.Res.596, a resolution permitting the solicitation of donations in the Senate buildings for the relief of victims of Superstorm Sandy.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2012.

Watch Live House Floor Proceedings

10:00:12 A.M.   The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M.   The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:08 A.M.   MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:16:49 A.M.   The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:50 P.M.   The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 14.
12:00:58 P.M.   Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Donna Kafer, Arizona Legislative Chaplaincy, Peoria, Arizona.
12:02:21 P.M.   The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:26 P.M.   Walz of MN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:49 P.M.   ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:27:20 P.M.   The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:28:11 P.M. H.R. 2606 Mr. Amodei moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
12:28:27 P.M. H.R. 2606 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2606.
12:33:54 P.M. H.R. 2606 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
12:33:55 P.M. H.R. 2606 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:34:19 P.M. H.R. 6570 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6570 — “To amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to consolidate certain CBO reporting requirements.”
12:34:35 P.M. H.R. 6570 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:34:38 P.M. H.R. 6570 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6570.
12:41:30 P.M. H.R. 6570 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:41:33 P.M. H.R. 6570 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:42:24 P.M. H.R. 2453 Mr. Luetkemeyer moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
12:42:36 P.M. H.R. 2453 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2453.
12:48:33 P.M. H.R. 2453 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12:49:17 P.M. H.R. 6116 <MR. class=hiddenSpellError pre=”Mr ” Coble moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6116 — “To amend the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide for direct appeals to the United States Supreme Court of decisions of the Virgin Islands Supreme Court.”
12:49:50 P.M. H.R. 6116 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:49:55 P.M. H.R. 6116 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6116.
1:04:35 P.M. H.R. 6116 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:04:38 P.M. H.R. 6116 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:04:41 P.M. H.R. 6116 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
1:05:03 P.M. H.R. 5934 Mr. Coble moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5934 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to include certain territories and possessions of the United States in the definition of State for the purposes of chapter 114, relating to trafficking in contraband cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.”
1:05:21 P.M. H.R. 5934 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:05:23 P.M. H.R. 5934 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5934.
1:17:16 P.M. H.R. 5934 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:17:18 P.M. H.R. 5934 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:17:51 P.M.    that that body had agreed to the House amendment to S. 743.
1:18:16 P.M.   ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:18:35 P.M.   SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.