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Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate


the Senate Convened at 9:00amET November 18, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act.
  • Senators are encouraged to offer their amendments during Friday’s session.
  • There will be no roll call votes on Friday. The next roll call vote will be at approximately 5:30pm on Monday, November 28, 2011.

The following amendments are pending to S.1867, the DoD Authorization Act:

  • Levin amendment #1092 (counterfeit electronic parts)
  • Kirk amendment #1084 (Iran Sanctions)
  • Leahy amendment #1072 (National Guard)
  • Paul amendment #1064 (repeal of Military Force Against Iraq Authorization Resolution)
  • Merkley amendment #1174 (Afghanistan)
  • Feinstein amendment #1125 (limiting military custody of detainees to those captured abroad)
  • Feinstein amendment #1126 (prohibiting military authority to indefinitely detain US citizens)
  • Udall (CO) amendment #1107 (review of military custody of detainees)
  • Landrieu amendment #1115 (SBIR)
  • Franken amendment #1197 (small business contractors)
  • Cardin amendment #1073 (DC National Guard Youth Challenge Expansion)
  • Begich amendment #1114 (National Guard and Survivors)
  • Begich amendment #1149 (Land conveyance, AK)
  • Shaheen amendment #1120 (access to reproductive healthcare for servicewomen)
  • Collins amendment #1105 (certification requirements for transfer detainees)
  • Collins amendment #1155 (education assistance for physical therapy programs)
  • Collins amendment #1158 (Gitmo)
  • Collins amendment #1180 (man-portable air-defense systems originating from Libya)
  • Inhofe amendment #1094 (Dept of Commerce in contract authority)
  • Inhofe amendment #1095 (mental health counseling)
  • Inhofe amendment #1096 (treatment options for TBI and PTSD)
  • Inhofe amendment #1097 (psychological programs and TBI)
  • Inhofe amendment #1098 (foreign boycotts)
  • Inhofe amendment #1099 (hearing injuries/loss)
  • Inhofe amendment #1100 (products/services produced in Latvia)
  • Inhofe amendment #1101 (C-12 aircraft)
  • Inhofe amendment #1102 (unmanned aerial systems performing airborne inspections)
  • Inhofe amendment #1093 (long term requirements for detainment of high-volume enemy combatants)
  • Casey amendment #1215
  • Casey amendment #1139 (subcontractor notification)
  • Cornyn amendment #1200 (Multirole fighter aircraft to Taiwan)
  • Ayotte amendment #1066 (Audit Readiness Plan)
  • Ayotte amendment #1067, as modified (Congress notification of custody/disposition of Al Qaeda members and affiliate)
  • Ayotte amendment #1068 (Authorize lawful interrogation methods)
  • Brown (MA) amendment #1119 (To protect child custody rights of deployed service members)
  • Brown (MA) amendment #1090 (Housing allowance, Nat’l Guard)
  • Brown (MA) amendment #1089 (Disclosure from institutions providing tuition assistance programs from DOD)
  • Wicker amendment #1056 (Military Chaplains, marriage choice)
  • Wicker amendment #1116 (Career assistance re: commercial motor vehicles)
  • Udall (NM) amendment #1153 (Aviation smuggling provisions re: ultralight vehicles)
  • Udall (MN) amendment #1154 (Open burn pits)
  • Udall (NM) amendment #1202 (Buy America Act re: photovoltaic devices)
  • Corker amendment #1171 (prohibits funding of security forces in Pakistan)
  • Corker amendment #1172 (Coalition Support Fund re: Pakistan)
  • Corker amendment #1173 (SoS NATO)
  • Bingaman amendment #1117 (White Sands Missile Range & Fort Bliss)
  • Gillibrand amendment #1187 (defense IT/cyber workforce)
  • Gillibrand amendment #1211 (National Guard counseling and reintegration services)
  • Merkley amendment #1239 (Fry Spouse Scholarship)
  • Merkley amendment #1256 (Afghanistan)
  • Merkley amendment #1257 (Afghanistan)
  • Merkely amendment #1258 (HUBZone)
  • Leahy amendment #1087 (FOIA)
  • Leahy amendment #1186 (contracting)
  • Wyden amendment #1160 (Umatilla Army Chemical Depot)
  • Wyden amendment #1253 (reserve member reintegration)
  • Graham amendment #1179
  • McCain amendment #1230, as modified
  • Heller amendment #1137 (make Jerusalem the capital of Israel)
  • Heller amendment #1138 (repatriation of US military remains from Libya)
  • McCain amendment #1247 (defense funds for Guam)
  • McCain amendment #1246 (US military force structure in Pacific)
  • McCain amendment #1229 (cyber security agreement btw DoD and Dept of Homeland Security)
  • McCain amendment #1249 (cost-Plus Contracting)
  • McCain amendment #1220 (AK Native Corporation contracting)
  • McCain amendment #1132 (statement of budgetary resource auditability)
  • McCain amendment #1248 (ship repairs in the Northern Marianas)
  • McCain amendment #1250 (report on Probation of the F-35B program)
  • McCain amendment #1118 (surcharges collected by commissary stores)
  • Sessions amendment #1182 (Army Brigade Combat teams)
  • Sessions amendment #1183 (Nuclear Triad)
  • Sessions amendment #1184 (Naval Surface Vessels)
  • Sessions amendment #1185 (Missile Defense)
  • Sessions amendment #1274 (detention of enemy combatants)
  • Reed amendment #1146 (military technicians re: personnel category)
  • Reed amendment #1147 (military technicians re: bonuses)
  • Reed amendment #1148 (military technicians re: rights)
  • Reed amendment #1204 (pilot program on mental health)
  • Levin amendment #1293 (high speed ferries – Navy)
  • Boxer amendment #1206 (defense contractors’ salaries)
  • Menendez amendment #1292 (bank of Iran)
  • Reed amendment #1294 (consumer credit protections for members of the Armed Forces)
  • Chambliss amendment #1304 (Air Force Material Command)
  • Brown (OH) amendment #1259 (domestic manufactures to defense supply chain opportunities)
  • Brown (OH) amendment #1260 (Buy American re: specialty metal)
  • Brown (OH) amendment #1261 (small business HUBZones)
  • Brown (OH) amendment #1262 (DoD procurement, specialty metals)
  • Brown (OH) amendment #1263 (John Kunkel Army Reserve Center, OH)
  • Leahy amendment #1080 (applicability of requirements of military custody of detainees)
  • Wyden amendment #1296 (report re: indemnification of DoD contracts)
  • Pryor amendment #1151 (gratuity for Reserves)
  • Pryor amendment #1152 (authorize Reserves as veterans)
  • Nelson (FL) amendment #1209 (Survivor Benefit Plan)
  • Nelson (FL) amendment #1210 (DDG-51 class destroyers, FL)
  • Nelson (FL) amendment #1236 (flag officer positions – Air Force)
  • Nelson (FL) amendment #1255 (burn pit exposure at Joint Base Balad)
  • McCain amendment #1281 (transfer arms to Georgia)
  • Blunt amendment #1133 (employment rights for National Guard)
  • Blunt amendment #1134 (naming Navy vessels)
  • Murkowski amendment #1286 (DoD IG report – TRICARE)
  • Murkowski amendment #1287 (limit retirement of C-23)
  • Rubio amendment #1290 (strike national security waiver authority for military custody)
  • Rubio amendment #1291 (strike national security waiver authority -Gitmo)
The following amendments have been considered:
  • Ayotte amendment #1065 (force structure for strategic airlift aircraft) agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Cardin amendment #1188 (expand Operation Hero Miles); agreed to by voice vote
  • McCain amendment #1071 (evolved expendable launch vehicle program); agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Roberts amendment #1086 (Captain Emil Kapaun Medal of Honor); agreed to by unanimous consent
  • McCain amendment #1106 (report on status of implementation of Final Report of 2010 Army Acquisition Review panel); agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Casey amendment #1140 (Comptroller General on DoD military spouse employment program); agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Levin amendment #1219 (authority for military reserves to active duty to provide assistance in a disaster or emergency); agreed to by unanimous consent
 

 

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, but not prior to December 5, 2011, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations:

  • #363 Edgardo Ramos – to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York
  • #364 Andrew L. Carter, Jr. – to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York
  • #365 James Rodney Gilstrap – to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas
  • #406 Dana L. Christensen – to be United States District Judge for the District of Montana

There will be a total of one hour for debate equally divided between Senators Leahy and Grassley, or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the nominations in the order listed.

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Judiciary Committee and Passed S.1541, a bill to revise the Federal charter for the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to reflect a change in eligibility requirements for membership.

Adopted S.Res.335, honoring the life and legacy of Evelyn H. Lauder.

Adopted S.Res.336, to permit the collection of clothing, toys, food, and housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings.

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed the following:

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

#436 Winslow Lorenzo Sargeant – to be Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration

THE JUDICIARY

#445 Catharine Friend Easterly – to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years

#446 Corinne Ann Beckwith – to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

#447 Ernest Mitchell, Jr. – to be Administrator of the United States Fire Administrator of the United States Fire Administration

FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

#448 Ronald David McCray – to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2012

#449 Ronald David McCray — to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2016

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

#451 Claude M. Steele – to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2014

#452 Anneila I. Sargent – to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2016

FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

#453 Dana Katherine Bilyeu – to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

NATIONAL CONSUMER COOPERATIVE BANK

#454 Cyrus Amir-Mokri – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

#455 Michael A. Khouri – to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term expiring June 30, 2016

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

#457 Robert L. Sumwalt III – to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

#466 David A. Montoya – to be Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development

THE JUDICIARY

#467 John Francis McCabe – to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

#468 Peter Arno Krauthamer – to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

#469 Danya Ariel Dayson – to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

#470 Nancy Maria Ware – to be Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#471 Michael A. Hughes – to be United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

#498 David Avren Jones – to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER 18, 2011

 112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION 

 House Republicans Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States failed  261 – 165

http://clerk.house.gov/cgi-bin/vote.asp?year=2011&rollnumber=859&TB_iframe=true&height=400&width=650  HRes470  <<< was your member of Congress on the right side of this vote?

-SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.2:07:00 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.2:06:30 P.M. -H.R. 3321Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:06:21 P.M. -H.R. 3321On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.2:06:00 P.M. -H.R. 3321Mr. LoBiondo asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.2:05:20 P.M. -Mr. LoBiondo asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, November 25, 2011, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Agreed to without objection.2:05:10 P.M. -Mr. LoBiondo asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, it adjourn to meet at 1:00 p.m on Friday, November 25, 2011. Agreed to without objection.2:05:00 P.M. -Mr. LoBiondo asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, November 18, 2011, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Agreed to without objection.2:03:58 P.M. -H. Res. 470Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:03:52 P.M. -H. Res. 470On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 – 167 (Roll no. 859).1:57:26 P.M. -H. Res. 470Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 470 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3094) to amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to representation hearings and the timing of elections of labor organizations under that Act.”1:57:25 P.M. -UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of H. Res. 470, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.1:57:23 P.M. -H.J. Res. 2On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 261 – 165 (Roll no. 858).10:08:20 A.M. -H.J. Res. 2DEBATE – The House resumed debate on H.J. Res. 2. When proceedings were postponed on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 2 hours and 42 minutes of debate remained.10:08:03 A.M. -H.J. Res. 2Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 2 — “Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”10:07:07 A.M. -S. 1637Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.10:07:05 A.M. -S. 1637On passage Passed without objection.10:06:09 A.M. -S. 1637Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1637 — “To clarify appeal time limits in civil actions to which United States officers or employees are parties.”10:06:09 A.M. -S. 1637Mr. Smith (TX) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.10:06:01 A.M. -H.R. 394Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.10:06:00 A.M. -H.R. 394On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.10:05:16 A.M. -H.R. 394Mr. Smith (TX) asked unanimous consent that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendments.10:04:30 A.M. -The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on November 18, 2011 at 8:52 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 2056, with amendments, H.R. 1059, with an amendment, H.R. 3321 with an amendment, and S. 99.10:03:03 A.M. -H. Res. 470POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 470, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the resolution until a time to be announced.10:02:51 A.M. -H. Res. 470The previous question was ordered without objection.9:17:43 A.M. -H. Res. 470DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 470.9:14:33 A.M. -H. Res. 470Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 470 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3094) to amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to representation hearings and the timing of elections of labor organizations under that Act.”9:03:44 A.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.9:02:19 A.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.9:02:13 A.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.9:00:31 A.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.9:00:14 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate debates/votes HR2112


the Senate Convened at 10:00amET October 20, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill.
  • At 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Heather Higginbottom to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget with two minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Conrad and Sessions or their designees.
  • At approximately 12:02pm, the Senate will conduct up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following:
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #78, the nomination of Heather A. Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • Vitter amendment #769, as modified (drug importation) (60-vote threshold);
  • Webb amendment #750 (Criminal Justice Commission) (60-vote threshold);
  • At approximately 2:00pm, the Senate will conduct up to 4 roll call votes in relation to the following:
  • Merkley amendment #879, to be modified with the changes at the desk (freight and rail products made in the US)
  • Brown amendment #874, to be modified with the changes at the desk (Fair Housing Initiatives Program) (60-vote threshold)
  • Moran amendment #815 (Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act)
  • Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants) (60-vote threshold)
  • Additional roll call votes in relation to amendments H.R.2112 are expected during Thursday’s session in an effort to complete action on the bill.  As a reminder to all Senators, Senator Reid filed cloture on the substitute amendment and the bill during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.
  • Also during Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #204, S.1723, the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act.  Additionally, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #205, S.1726, the Withholding Tax Relief Act.

The filing deadline for all first degree amendments to the Inouye substitute amendment #738 and H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill is 1:00pm today.  If your Senator has a germane first degree amendment and would like to preserve his or her right to offer, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom prior to the deadline.  If you have already filed, there is no need to re-file.

The following amendments are pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill:

  • Inouye substitute amendment #738 (text of the 3 appropriations bills)
  • Kohl amendment #755 (spending plan)
  • Landrieu amendment #781 (farmer program loans)
  • Coburn amendment #791 (prohibit funds for direct payments to individuals with income over $1M)
  • Coburn amendment #792, as modified (end payments to slumlords)
  • Ayotte amendment #753 (prohibit funds for prosecutions of enemy combatants in Article III Courts)
  • Crapo amendment #814 (derivatives – Dodd-Frank)
  • Merkley amendment #879 (freight and rail products made in the US)
  • Moran amendment #815 (spending levels for Watershed Protection)
  • Bingaman amendment #771, as modified (funds to investigate trade violations)
  • Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants)
  • Menendez amendment #857 (extend loan limits for FHA, VA and others)
  • Lee motion to recommit H.R.2112 (FY11 levels)
  • Sessions amendment #810 (prohibit funds to allow categorical eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program)
  • DeMint amendment #763 (epinephrine)
  • DeMint amendment #764 (eliminate increase in funding)
  • Lautenberg amendment #836 (Economic Development Assistance Program)
  • Gillibrand amendment #869 (increase funding for emergency conservation/emergency watershed protection programs)

The following amendments have been considered:

  • Cornyn amendment #775, as modified (Operation Fast and Furious); Agreed to: 99-0
  • McCain amendment #740 (eliminate TAA funding for firms); Not Agreed to: 44-55
  • Collins amendment #804 (vegetables in school meal programs); Agreed to by Voice Vote
  • McCain amendment #739 (critical surface transportation); Tabled: 59-39
  • McCain amendment #741 (ethanol blender pumps and storage facilities); withdrawn
  • Sanders amendment #816 (energy efficiency programs for small businesses); Agreed to by Unanimous Consent
  • Coburn amendment #793 (transparency in federally attended and funded conferences); Agreed to by Unanimous Consent
  • Coburn amendment #798, as modified (prohibit funds for purchase of new passenger motor vehicles); Agreed to by Unanimous Consent
  • Murray amendment #772 (reconstruction of highway facilities damaged by natural disasters or emergencies); Withdrawn
  • Vitter amendment #769, as modified (drug reimportation) Not Agreed To: 45-55 (60-vote threshold)
  • Webb amendment #750, as modified (National Criminal Justice Commission)  Not Agreed To: 57-43 (60-vote threshold)

At approximately 12:00pm today, the Senate will conduct up to 3 roll call votes in relation to the following:

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #78, the nomination of Heather A. Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • Vitter amendment #769, as modified (drug importation) (60-vote threshold);
  • Webb amendment #750 (Criminal Justice Commission) (60-vote threshold);

1:00pm filing deadline for all first degree amendments.

At approximately 2:00pm today, the Senate will conduct up to 4 roll call votes in relation to the following:

  • Merkley amendment #879, to be modified with the changes at the desk (freight and rail products made in the US)
  • Brown amendment #874, to be modified with the changes at the desk (Fair Housing Initiatives Program) (60-vote threshold)
  • Moran amendment #815 (Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act)
  • Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants) (60-vote threshold)

Additional roll call votes are expected today in an effort to complete action on H.R.2112.

We also hope to vote on confirmation of John Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce.

Additionally, cloture was filed on the motions to proceed to S.1723, the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act and S.1726, the Withholding Tax Relief Act.  Unless an agreement is reached, these cloture votes will occur on Friday.

By unanimous consent, the Murray amendment #772 (reconstruction of highway facilities damaged by natural disasters or emergencies) was withdrawn.

VOTES

12:52pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Webb amendment #750 (To establish a National Criminal Justice Commission) Not Agreed To: 57-43

12:02pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Merkley amendment #879 (rail freight manufactured in the US) (60-vote threshold) Not Agreed To: 55-44

The Senate agreed to the Moran amendment #815 by voice vote.

The following amendments are pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill:

  • Inouye substitute amendment #738 (text of the 3 appropriations bills)
  • Kohl amendment #755 (spending plan)
  • Landrieu amendment #781 (farmer program loans)
  • Coburn amendment #791 (prohibit funds for direct payments to individuals with income over $1M)
  • Coburn amendment #792, as modified (end payments to slumlords)
  • Ayotte amendment #753 (prohibit funds for prosecutions of enemy combatants in Article III Courts)
  • Crapo amendment #814 (derivatives – Dodd-Frank)
  • Bingaman amendment #771, as modified (funds to investigate trade violations)
  • Menendez amendment #857 (extend loan limits for FHA, VA and others)
  • Lee motion to recommit H.R.2112 (FY11 levels)
  • Sessions amendment #810 (prohibit funds to allow categorical eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program)
  • DeMint amendment #763 (epinephrine)
  • DeMint amendment #764 (eliminate increase in funding)
  • Lautenberg amendment #836 (Economic Development Assistance Program)
  • Gillibrand amendment #869 (increase funding for emergency conservation/emergency watershed protection programs)

The following amendments have been considered and VOTES taken

  • Cornyn amendment #775, as modified (Operation Fast and Furious); Agreed to: 99-0
  • McCain amendment #740 (eliminate TAA funding for firms); Not Agreed to: 44-55
  • Collins amendment #804 (vegetables in school meal programs); Agreed to by Voice Vote
  • McCain amendment #739 (critical surface transportation); Tabled: 59-39
  • McCain amendment #741 (ethanol blender pumps and storage facilities); withdrawn
  • Sanders amendment #816 (energy efficiency programs for small businesses); Agreed to by Unanimous Consent
  • Coburn amendment #793 (transparency in federally attended and funded conferences); Agreed to by Unanimous Consent
  • Coburn amendment #798, as modified (prohibit funds for purchase of new passenger motor vehicles); Agreed to by Unanimous Consent
  • Murray amendment #772 (reconstruction of highway facilities damaged by natural disasters or emergencies); Withdrawn
  • Vitter amendment #769, as modified (drug reimportation) Not Agreed To: 45-55 (60-vote threshold)
  • Webb amendment #750, as modified (National Criminal Justice Commission)  Not Agreed To: 57-43 (60-vote threshold)
  • Merkley amendment #879 (freight and rail products made in the US) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 55-44
  • Brown (OH) amendment #874, as modified (Fair Housing Initiatives Program); Agreed to by Voice Vote
  • Moran amendment #815, as modified (spending levels for Watershed Protection); Agreed to by Voice Vote
  • Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants)(60-vote threshold); Not Agreed to: 46-54

7:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of John Edgar Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce; Confirmed: 74-26

We are close to reaching an agreement to begin a long series of roll call votes shortly—in the next 5-10 minutes or so. The first votes will be on the following:

–         Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1723, Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011

–         Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1726, Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011

Further, we expect to lock in an agreement on a path forward on HR, 2112, the Agriculture/CJS/THUD appropriations bill. The subsequent votes will be in relation to the appropriations bill.

When the agreement is reached, another message will be sent.

The Senate will conduct up to 27 votes, with 17 expected roll call votes, in relation to the following shortly:

– cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1723

– cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1726

– Landrieu #781, as modified, with the changes which are at the desk (expected voice vote);

– Kohl #755 (expected voice vote);

-Vitter #917 to Menendez #857 (60-vote threshold);

– Menendez #857 (60-vote threshold);

– Gillibrand #869;

– Lautenberg #836;

– Bingaman #771, as modified (expected voice vote);

– Sessions #810 (60-vote threshold);

– Coburn #791;

– Coburn #792 (60-vote threshold);

– Coburn #796 (60-vote threshold);

– Coburn #800;

– Paul #821 (60-vote threshold);

– Portman #859 (expected voice vote);

– McCain #892 (expected voice vote);

– Cantwell #893, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (expected voice vote);

– Cochran #805 (expected voice vote);

– Burr #890 (expected voice vote);

– DeMint #763;

– Inouye #918 (expected voice vote);

– Ayotte #753 (60-vote threshold);

– Crapo #814 (60-vote threshold);

– Kyl #919(expected voice vote); and

– Lee Motion to Recommit.

– Cloture on the substitute amendment #738

That there will be no amendments or points of order against any of the amendments in order prior to the votes other than budget points of order.

There will be two minutes equally divided in the usual form prior to each vote; all votes after the first vote will be 10 minute in duration.

If cloture is invoked, the substitute amendment will be agreed to and the Senate will resume consideration of the bill at 4:00pm, Monday, October 31st and proceed to votes in relation to any remaining germane pending amendments in the order they were offered; further, upon disposition of any pending germane amendments, the bill, as amended, will be read a third time, and the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill with no intervening action or debate; when the Senate receives a message from the House with respect to H.R.2112, the Senate will insist on its amendment, request, or agree to, a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair will be authorized to appoint the following conferees – Kohl, Harkin, Feinstein, Johnson (SD), Nelson (NE), Pryor, Brown (OH), Inouye, Murray, Mikulski, Blunt, Cochran, McConnell, Collins, Moran, Hoeven, Hutchison and Shelby.

If cloture is not invoked on the substitute amendment #738, as amended, cloture on the underlying bill be vitiated; and the bill be returned to the calendar in status quo.

9:55pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Reid motion to proceed to S.1723, Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011. Not Agreed To: 50-50

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The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 21, 2011.

Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate


the Senate Convened at 9:30amET October 19, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in morning business for one
    hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the
    Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final
    half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of
    H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill.  The
    time until 12:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the Leaders or
    their designees.  At approximately 12:00pm, the Senate will conduct a roll call
    vote in relation to the McCain amendment #739 (critical surface transportation).
  • Additional roll call votes are expected during WednesdayThe following amendments are pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and
    Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill:

    • Inouye substitute amendment #738 (text of the 3 appropriations bills)
    • Webb amendment #750, as modified (National Criminal Justice Commission)
    • Kohl amendment #755 (spending plan)
    • Murray amendment #772 (reconstruction of highway facilities damaged by
      natural disasters or emergencies)
    • McCain amendment #741 (ethanol blender pumps and storage facilities)
    • Sanders amendment #816 (energy efficiency programs for small businesses)
    • Landrieu amendment #781 (farmer program loans)
    • Vitter amendment #769 (drug reimportation)
    • Coburn amendment #791 (prohibit funds for direct payments to individuals
      with income over $1M)
    • Coburn #792 (end payments to slumlords)

     

The previous order has been amended to consider 3 District Judges at noon.
There are now 2 roll call votes expected at approximately 12:10pm in
relation to the Mariani nomination and the McCain amendment #739
.  The
details of the agreement are below.

At noon, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the
following nominations with 10 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled
between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees:

  • Calendar #272, Mark Raymond Hornak to be US District Judge for the Western
    District of Pennsylvania
  • Calendar #273, Robert David Mariani, to be US District Judge for the Middle
    District of Pennsylvania
  • Calendar #274, Robert N. Scola, Jr., to be US District Judge for the
    Southern District of Florida

The Hornak and Scola nominations will be confirmed by unanimous consent; the
Mariani nomination will require a roll call vote.  The Senate will then resume
Legislative Session and consideration H.R.2112 with two minutes of debate
equally divided and controlled between Senators McCain and Boxer or their
designees prior to the vote in relation to the McCain amendment #739.

Senator Harkin asked unanimous consent the HELP Committee be authorized to meet
in Executive Session today for the consideration of a bill to reauthorize the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Senator Paul then objected to Senator
Harkin’s request.

The Senate has reached an agreement that the next first degree amendments in order to be called up and made pending to H.R.2112 and the substitute amendment #738 be the following:

– Ayotte #753 (prohibit funds for coastal and marine spatial planning);

– Crapo #814 (implementation of provisions of title VII of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform);

– Moran #815 (Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act);

– Coburn #793 (Transparency in federally attended and funded conferences);

– Coburn #798, as modified, with the changes that are at the desk (prohibit funds for purchase of new passenger motor vehicles);

– DeMint #763 (prohibit funds to implement regulations regarding removal of essential-use designation for epinephrine);

– DeMint #764 (Eliminate increase in funding);

– Grassley #860 (accountability in federal grant programs administered by DOJ);

– Sessions #810 (prohibit funds to allow categorical eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program);

– Lautenberg #836 (additional funding for Economic Development Assistance Programs);

– Brown #874 (increase funds to carry out section 561 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, with offset);

– Merkley #879 (limit appropriations for freight and rail transportation unless products used are manufactured in US);

– Bingaman #771 (funds to investigate trade violations);

– Gillibrand #869 (increase funding for emergency conservation/emergency watershed protection programs);

– Feinstein #855 (Farm Service Agency must enforce certain average adjusted gross income limitations); and

– Menendez #857 (extend loan limits for FHA, VA and others).

Further, that a motion to recommit from Senator Lee be in order; that, if offered, the motion be set aside and the Senate return to the consideration of the pending amendments.

The Ayotte amendment #753 (prohibit funds for prosecutions of enemy combatants in Article III Courts), the Crapo amendment #814 (implementation of title VII of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform) and the Merkley amendment #879 (limit appropriations for freight and rail transportation unless products used are manufactured in US) are now pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill.

Additionally, Senator Vitter modified his amendment #769 (drug importation) with the changes at the desk.

The Moran amendment #815 (Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Act) and the Bingaman amendment #771, as modified with the changes at the desk (funds to investigate trade violations) are now pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill.

The following amendments are pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill:

  • Inouye substitute amendment #738 (text of the 3 appropriations bills)
  • Webb amendment #750, as modified (National Criminal Justice Commission)
  • Kohl amendment #755 (spending plan)
  • Murray amendment #772 (reconstruction of highway facilities damaged by natural disasters or emergencies)
  • Sanders amendment #816 (energy efficiency programs for small businesses)
  • Landrieu amendment #781 (farmer program loans)
  • Vitter amendment #769, as modified (drug reimportation)
  • Coburn amendment #791 (prohibit funds for direct payments to individuals with income over $1M)
  • Coburn amendment #792, as modified (end payments to slumlords)
  • Ayotte amendment #753 (prohibit funds for prosecutions of enemy combatants in Article III Courts)
  • Crapo amendment #814 (derivatives – Dodd-Frank)
  • Merkley amendment #879 (freight and rail products made in the US)
  • Moran amendment #815 (spending levels for Watershed Protection)
  • Bingaman amendment #771, as modified (funds to investigate trade violations)
  • Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants)
  • Menendez amendment #857 (extend loan limits for FHA, VA and others)
  • Lee motion to recommit H.R.2112 (FY11 levels)
  • Sessions amendment #810 (prohibit funds to allow categorical eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program)
  • DeMint amendment #763 (epinephrine)
  • DeMint amendment #764 (eliminate increase in funding)
  • Lautenberg amendment #836 (Economic Development Assistance Program)

The following amendments have been considered and voted on

  • Cornyn amendment #775, as modified (Operation Fast and Furious); Agreed to: 99-0
  • McCain amendment #740 (eliminate TAA funding for firms); Not Agreed to: 44-55
  • Collins amendment #804 (vegetables in school meal programs); Agreed to by Voice Vote
  • McCain amendment #739 (critical surface transportation); Tabled: 59-39
  • McCain amendment #741 (ethanol blender pumps and storage facilities); withdrawn

VOTES

12:10pm The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Robert David
Mariani to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of
Pennsylvania; Confirmed: 82-17

The following amendments and motion are now pending to H.R.2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation/HUD Appropriations bill:

  • Grassley amendment #860 (DOJ Federal Grants)
  • Menendez amendment #857 (extend loans limits for FHA, VA and others)
  • Lee motion to recommit the bill (FY2011 levels)
  • Sessions amendment #810 (prohibit funds to allow categorical eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program)

Additionally, Senator Coburn modified his amendment #792 with the changes at the desk.

During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #204, S.1723, the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act.

Senator McConnell then filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #205, S.1726, the Withholding Tax Relief Act.

Additionally, Senator Reid announced there will be no further roll call votes during today’s session of the Senate.

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed Calendar #125, S.894, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011

Adopted S.Res.299, designating October 2011 as “National Work and Family Month”.

Adopted S.Res.300, supporting the goals and ideals of Red Ribbon Week.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 21, 2011.

Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate considers HR2832 -trade


the Senate Convened at 9:30am September 21, 2011

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning
    business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with
    the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the
    final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of
    H.R.2832, the Generalized System of Preferences Act and the vehicle for Trade
    Adjustment Assistance with the time until 12:30pm equally divided and controlled
    between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • At approximately 12:30pm, there will be 2 roll call votes in relation to the
    following amendments to the Casey amendment #633 to H.R.2832, in the following
    order:

    • Hatch amendment #641 (TAA enactment dependent on FTA enactment)(60-vote
      threshold) and
    • McCain amendment #625 (TAA 2-year extension)(60-vote threshold).

10:38amET –

The McCain amendment #625 (TAA 2-year extension) is now pending to the Casey amendment #633 (TAA) to H.R.2832, the GSP bill.

  9:36amET –

At approximately 12:30pm today, the Senate will conduct 2 roll call votes in relation to the following amendments to the Casey amendment #633 (TAA) to H.R.2832, the GSP bill:

Hatch amendment #641 (TAA enactment dependent on FTA enactment) (60-vote threshold) and

McCain amendment #625 (TAA 2-year extension) (60-vote threshold).

 

The following amendments are pending to H.R.2832, the Generalized System of
Preferences Act:

  • Casey-Brown (OH)-Baucus amendment #633 (Trade Adjustment Assistance)

The following amendments to H.R.2832 have been considered:

  • McConnell amendment #626 (Trade Promotion Authority), as modified
    (preventing extraneous provisions in free trade agreements) to Casey amendment
    #633; Not Agreed to: 45-55 (60-vote threshold
  • Hatch amendment #641 (Trade Adjustment Assistance enactment dependent upon
    Free Trade Agreements enactment) to Casey amendment #633; Not Agreed to: 44-54
    (60-vote threshold)
  • McCain amendment #625 to Casey amendment #633 (TAA 2-year extension); Not
    Agreed to: 46-53 (60-vote threshold)
  • Hatch amendment #642 (TAA eligibility) to Casey amendment #633; Not Agreed
    to: 40-57 (60-vote threshold)
  • Kyl amendment #645 (repeal TAA for firms) is now pending to the Casey
    amendment #633 (TAA); Not Agreed to: 43-54 (60-vote threshold)

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

7:35  P.M. –  The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

6:03  P.M. –  SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

5:53  P.M. –  ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H.R. 2883:
to amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend the child and family services program through fiscal year 2016, and for other purposes 

5:50  P.M. –  Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 25(Roll no. 720).

5:44  P.M. –  Considered as unfinished business.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H.R. 2608:
to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes 

5:43  P.M. –  Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 – 230(Roll No. 719).

5:12  P.M. –  The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

3:53  P.M. –  DEBATE – Pursuant to H.Res. 405, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Rogers (KY) motion to agree to the Senate amendment with an amendment toH.R. 2608.

3:52  P.M. –  Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 405, Mr. Rogers (KY) took from the Speaker’s tableH.R. 2608with the Senate amendment thereto, and was recognized for a motion.

S. 846:
to designate the United States courthouse located at 80 Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, Missouri, as the Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse 

3:51  P.M. –  Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 2, 2 Present(Roll no. 718).

3:45  P.M. –  Considered as unfinished business.

S. Con. Res. 28:
authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to award the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service, United States Army, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II 

3:44  P.M. –  Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 – 0(Roll no. 717).

3:37  P.M. –  Considered as unfinished business.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 399:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 79) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes 

3:36  P.M. –  Pursuant to the provisions ofH. Res. 405,H. Res. 399is laid on the table.

H. Res. 405:
providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2608) to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes 

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 – 185(Roll no. 716).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

3:29  P.M. –  On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 – 188(Roll no. 715).

1:52  P.M. –  DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate onH. Res. 405.

1:51  P.M. –  Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 2883:
to amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend the child and family services program through fiscal year 2016, and for other purposes 

1:50  P.M. –  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.

1:27  P.M. –  DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate onH.R. 2883.Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Davis (KY) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H.R. 2943:
to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through December 31, 2011 

1:26  P.M. –  Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

1:06  P.M. –  DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate onH.R. 2943.Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Davis (KY) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

S. 846:
to designate the United States courthouse located at 80 Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, Missouri, as the Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse 

1:05  P.M. –  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.

12:56 P.M. –  DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate onS. 846.Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

S. Con. Res. 28:
authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to award the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service, United States Army, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II 

12:55 P.M. –  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.

12:37 P.M. –  DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate onS. Con. Res. 28.Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

12:36 P.M. –  The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.

12:35 P.M. –  The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism is to continue in effect beyond September 23, 2011 – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112-57).

12:04 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.

12:02 P.M. –  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. McGovern to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal.  Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

12:00 P.M. –  Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Judith Wright, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Northborough, MassachusettsThe House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 21.

10:43 A.M. –  The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:01 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.The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom McClintock to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

10:00 A.M. –  The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress at work ? the Republican led House -the Senate


 The Senate Convened at 9:30amET July 21, 2011
  • Following Leader remarks, Senator Reid will to move to proceed to H.R.2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act. The time until 2:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the next 30 minutes.
  • Senator Reid announced he intends to allow for a full debate on H.R.2560 over the next few days.
 VOTES

At this point, it is likely a roll call vote on the motion to table the motion to proceed to H.R.2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act will occur around 10:30am on Friday, July 22nd.

However, this is subject to change. Once a vote is set, another message will be posted.

The Senate has passed S.1103, a bill to extend the term of the incumbent Director of the FBI with a Coburn amendment, which is at the desk and the committee-reported substitute amendment by voice vote and entered into the following consent agreement with respect to the expected nomination of Robert Mueller.

If Robert S. Mueller, III, is nominated to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the nomination will be placed directly on the Executive Calendar; and at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination with 2 hours for debate equally divded in the usual form; upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate will proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the nomination.

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 21, 2011
112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

 The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 22, 2011.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Crenshaw moved that the House do now adjourn.

H.R. 2551:
making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes 

9:40 P.M. – Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2551as unfinished business.On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Crenshaw moved that the committee rise.

 

9:39 P.M. – On agreeing to the Flake amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

9:31 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

 

An amendment numbered 11 printed in House Report 112-173 to prohibit use of funds by Members, committees, and leadership for purchase of online ads that link to a website maintained by Members, committees, and leadership offices.

 

9:30 P.M. – On agreeing to the Flake amendment Failed by voice vote.

 

9:22 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

 

An amendment numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-173 to require all mail funded by the Members’ representational allowance and from funds for official mail for committees and leadership offices of the House bear the official letterhead of the Member, committee, or office involved.

The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.

 

9:21 P.M. – Considered as unfinished business.

 

9:20 P.M. – ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Crenshaw asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 2551 pursuant to H. Res. 359, the following amendments be permitted to be offered out of the specified order: Amendment No. 10 by Mr. Flake; Amendment No. 11 by Mr. Flake. Agreed to without objection.Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2551as unfinished business.

 

On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Crenshaw moved that the Committee rise.

 

9:19 P.M. – On agreeing to the Hanna amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

9:15 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanna amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Hanna.

 

An amendment numbered 16 printed in House Report 112-173 to prohibit use of funds by the Chief Administrative Officer to make any payments from any MRA for the leasing of a vehicle in an amount that exceeds $1,000 in any month.

 

9:14 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Thompson (PA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Honda demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

9:03 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (PA) amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Thompson (PA).

 

An amendment numbered 15 printed in House Report 112-173 to prohibit use of funds to purchase, acquire, install, or use any medium screw base compact fluorescent lamp or light bulb (CFL).

 

9:02 P.M. – On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

8:58 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paulsen amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Paulsen.

 

An amendment numbered 14 printed in House Report 112-173 to prevent use of funds to distribute printed copies of the Congressional Record to Member offices.

 

8:57 P.M. – On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

8:56 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paulsen amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Paulsen.

 

An amendment numbered 13 printed in House Report 112-173 to prevent the distribution of printed legislation to Member offices unless a Member requests the legislation.

 

8:55 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Stutzman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Crenshaw demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

8:46 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stutzman amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Stutzman.

 

An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 112-173 to reduce the GPO funding by $4,946,140.80 by transferring $3,414,150.29 from GPO, Congressional Printing and Binding and $1,531,990.51 from GPO, Office of Superintendent of Documents, to the spending reduction account.

 

8:45 P.M. – On agreeing to the Altmire amendment as modified Agreed to by voice vote.

 

8:40 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Altmire amendment, as modified.Altmire amendment modified by unanimous consent.

 

Amendment offered by Mr. Altmire.

An amendment numbered 7, as modified, printed in House Report 112-173 to restore $1 million in funding to the Thirty-Year Mass Deacidification Program with the Library of Congress’ Salaries and Expenses Account.

 

8:39 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

8:33 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Broun (GA).

 

An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-173 to reduce funding for the Botanic Garden to the FY 2008 level (a $3,192,000 reduction) and apply the savings to the spending reduction account.

 

8:30 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hayworth amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Hayworth demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

8:24 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hayworth amendment.Amendment offered by Ms. Hayworth.

 

An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-173 to reduce funding for the Botanic Garden by $632,780 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account.

 

8:23 P.M. – On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment Failed by voice vote.

 

8:19 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Broun (GA).

 

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-173 to reduce funding for the Office of Compliance to the FY 2008 level ($467,000 reduction) and transfers the savings to the spending reduction account.

 

8:18 P.M. – On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment Failed by voice vote.

 

8:13 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.

 

8:12 P.M. – Amendment offered by Mr. Broun (GA).

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-173 to reduce funding for the Joint Economic Committee by $1,050,750 (25%) and transfers those dollars to the spending reduction account.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Watt(NC) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Watt(NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

 

8:00 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watt (NC) amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Watt.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-173 to reduce funding for the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) by 40% ($619,200) and transfer the funds to the Spending Reduction Account.

 

7:59 P.M. – On agreeing to the Honda amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

7:58 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 359, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Honda amendment.

 

7:57 P.M. – Amendment offered by Mr. Honda.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-173 to transfer Member Transition Activities funds to increase the Capitol Police fund by $1,000,000 in order to establish a Security Fund for Member’s District Office Security Upgrades.

 

7:29 P.M. – GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2551.House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 359and Rule XVIII.

 

The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Chairman of the Committee.

 

7:28 P.M. – Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2551with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 359.

 

7:27 P.M. – ORDER OF BUSINESS – Mr. Crenshaw asked unanimous consent that during consideration of H.R. 2551, pursuant to House Resolution 359, the following amendments be permitted to be offered out of the specified order: Amendment No. 9 by Mr. Moran and Amendment No. 12 by Mr. Holt. Agreed to without objection.Mr. Bishop (UT) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 363.

H.R. 1315:
to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 

7:26 P.M. – The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1315.The text of H.R. 830, as passed by the House, was appended to the end of H.R. 1315as new matter.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 – 173 (Roll no. 621).

 

7:18 P.M. – On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 232 (Roll no. 620).

 

7:01 P.M. – The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

 

6:49 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Michaud motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a new section retaining the current two-thirds majority vote requirement for the Financial Stability Oversight Council to set aside a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulation designed to safeguard seniors from fraud relating to their Social Security and Medicare benefits, foreclosure, robosigning, reverse mortgages, and pensions or other retirement savings. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.

 

6:48 P.M. – Mr. Michaud moved to recommit with instructions to Financial Services.

 

6:47 P.M. – The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 1103.

 

H.R. 1315:
to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 

6:46 P.M. – The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

 

6:45 P.M. – The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1315.

 

6:44 P.M. – On agreeing to the Rigell amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 – 167 (Roll no. 619).

 

6:40 P.M. – On agreeing to the Maloney amendment Failed by recorded vote: 168 – 244 (Roll no. 618).

 

6:37 P.M. – On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 175 – 240 (Roll no. 617).

 

6:33 P.M. – On agreeing to the Miller (NC) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 175 – 238 (Roll no. 616).

 

6:28 P.M. – On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 170 – 239 (Roll no. 615).

 

6:03 P.M. – UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.

 

6:02 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Rigell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Miller (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

5:55 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rigell amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Rigell.

 

An amendment numbered 11 printed in House Report 112-172 to require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to (1) submit an analysis on the impact of its proposed rule or regulation on the financial industry, and (2) an analysis of consumers and small businesses’ access to credit as a result of the regulation, to the Financial Stability Oversight Council for the purposes of public review.

 

5:54 P.M. – On agreeing to the Lankford amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

5:47 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lankford amendment.

 

5:46 P.M. – Amendment offered by Mr. Lankford.

An amendment numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-172 to require the Inspector General of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System/CFPB to submit an annual report to Congress no later than February 1, 2012, and every year thereafter, which identifies (1) all new guidance/regulation/ru es prescribed by the Bureau, (2) any Bureau authority which overlaps with other federal agencies/departments, (3) Bureau administrative expenses, and (4) Bureau unobligated balances. Would require that the report be posted online and published using existing funds.

On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

 

5:45 P.M. – VACATING PROCEEDINGS – Mr. DeFazio asked unanimous consent to vacate the proceedings by which a recorded vote was ordered on the adoption of amendment no. 3 to the end that the amendment be agreed to by the voice vote.POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Maloney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Capito demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

5:37 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maloney amendment.

 

5:36 P.M. – Amendment offered by Mrs. Maloney.

An amendment numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-172 to transfer all authority that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would receive to the Secretary of the Treasury if no Commission Chair is in place by July 21st until such time as a Chair has been confirmed by the Senate.

On agreeing to the Chu amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

 

5:31 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chu amendment.

 

5:30 P.M. – Amendment offered by Ms. Chu.

An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 112-172 to give additional responsibility to the Commissioner responsible for oversight of the Bureau’s activities pertaining to the protection of older consumers, minorities, youth, and veterans. The commissioner would be required to research how language barriers can lead to unfair and abusive lending practices, and report to full Commission ways to protect consumers from these unfair and deceptive practices.

On agreeing to the Quigley amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

 

5:28 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley amendment.

 

5:27 P.M. – Amendment offered by Mr. Quigley.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-172 to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to provide live online streaming or broadcasting of Council meetings pertaining to review of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Capito demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

 

5:19 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 6.Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).

An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-172 to restore time limits in which the Financial Stability Oversight Council must review and make a determination on regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

 

5:18 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Miller (NC) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Miller (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

5:10 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Miller (NC) amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Miller (NC).

 

An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-172 to require specific disclosure of information related to filing agency petitions to the Financial Stability Oversight Council to overturn Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rulemaking.

On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

 

5:05 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paulsen amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. Paulsen.

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-172 to clarify that the nonvoting members of the council are allowed to petition against any rule made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), even if they represent an industry the CFPB is not permitted to regulate.

 

5:02 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

4:54 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment.Amendment offered by Mr. DeFazio.

 

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-172 to eliminate potential conflicts of interest by providing that no Member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council may participate in a vote to issue a stay of, or set aside, a regulation issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection if said regulation would affect an institution for which that individual was employed in the preceding 2 years.

 

4:53 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

 

4:46 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.

 

4:45 P.M. – Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-172 to restore a 2/3 majority vote in order for the Financial Stability Oversight Council to overrule Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulation.

On agreeing to the Maloney amendment Failed by voice vote.

 

 

4:36 P.M. – DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 358, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maloney amendment.Amendment offered by Mrs. Maloney.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-172 to strike Section 1023 of the Dodd-Frank Act giving the Financial Stability Oversight Council the ability to override Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules.

 

3:21 P.M. – GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1315.The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 358and Rule XVIII.

 

3:20 P.M. – Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1315with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print dated July 14, 2011.Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 358.

H. Res. 358:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1315) to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes 

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 – 177 (Roll no. 614).

 

3:12 P.M. – Considered as unfinished business.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of H. Res. 358, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 359:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 2551) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes 

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 – 172 (Roll no. 613).

 

2:47 P.M. – The previous question was ordered without objection.

 

2:11 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 359.Considered as privileged matter.

 

H. Res. 358:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1315) to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes 

2:10 P.M. – POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 358, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nay, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the resolution until later in the legislative day.

 

1:07 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 358.

 

1:06 P.M. – Considered as privileged matter.On question of consideration of the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 173 (Roll no. 612).

 

 

12:42 P.M. – At the conclusion of debate on the Fudge point of order, the Chair put the question on consideraton of the resolution.

 

12:24 P.M. – POINT OF ORDER AGAINST CONSIDERATION – Ms. Fudge stated that the provisions of H.Res. 358 violate section 426(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 by imposing an unfunded mandate and made a point of order against the consideration of the resolution. Subsequently, the Chair noted that the required threshold of identifying the specific language in question had been met, and the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the question of consideration. At the conclusion of debate on the question of consideration, the Chair will put the question to wit: Will the House now consider the resolution?

 

12:23 P.M. – By direction of the Committee on Rules, Mr. Sessions called up the resolution, H.Res. 358, and asked for its immediate consideration.

 

12:03 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.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Walz of MN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

 

12:01 P.M. – Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

 

12:00 P.M. – The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 21.

 

11:40 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

 

11:23 A.M. – MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House resumed with Morning-Hour Debate.

 

11:22 A.M. – The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2055amended. The Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House, and appointed conferees.

 

10:01 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.The Speaker designated the Honorable Eric A. “Rick” Crawford to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

 

 

10:00 A.M. – The House convened, starting a new legislative day.