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The Senate Convened at 9:30amET March 31, 2011

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the first hour equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the next 30 minutes.

Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

 Unanimous Consent:

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.120, 1 year anniversary 4/2/10 fire and explosion – Tesoro refinery in Anacorte, WA;

S.Res.121, designating April 2011 as “Financial Literacy Month”;

S.Res.122, honoring the life and legacy of Elizabeth Taylor; and

S.Res.123, commending ACHIEVA on its 60th anniversary.

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 31, 2011

112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

8:56 P.M. –

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 1, 2012.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Mica moved that the House do now adjourn.

8:55 P.M. –

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIAL OBJECTORS – On behalf of the Majority and Minority Leaderships, the Chair announced that the official objectors for the Private Calendar for the 112th Congress were as follows: For the Majority: Messrs. Smith (TX), Sensenbrenner (WI), and Poe (TX). For the Minority: Messrs. Serrano (NY), Nadler (NY), and Edwards (MD).

H.R. 658:

to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to streamline programs, create efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes

8:53 P.M. –

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 658 as unfinished business.

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

Mr. Mica moved that the Committee rise.

8:52 P.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Moore amendment was withdrawn.

8:45 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore (WI) amendment no. 32.

Amendment offered by Ms. Moore.

An amendment numbered 32 printed in House Report 112-46 to give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the authority to conduct demonstration projects at five airports in support of “aerotropolis” zones that assist in better coordinating transportation around airports and funding of projects to reduce congestion, improve, and increase the flow of freight and passengers to and through the airport through multiple transportation modes.

8:44 P.M. –

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

8:41 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment no. 31.

Amendment offered by Mr. Schiff.

An amendment numbered 31 printed in House Report 112-46 to include sense of Congress language that the operator of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) should consult with representatives of the community surrounding LAX regarding airport operations and expansion plans.

8:40 P.M. –

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

8:35 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Matheson amendment no. 30.

Amendment offered by Mr. Matheson.

An amendment numbered 30 printed in House Report 112-46 to allow the Transportation Department to release any terms, conditions, reservations, or restrictions on deeds which the United States conveyed to an airport, city, county property for airport purposes, as long as the release results in furthering other airport purposes.

8:34 P.M. –

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schiff 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. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment no. 29.

Amendment offered by Mr. Schiff.

An amendment numbered 29 printed in House Report 112-46 to allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports in southern California to adopt curfews from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., alleviating air traffic noise for residents of the San Fernando Valley. It simplifies the process for these airports to implement a curfew by allowing airports that already had at least a partial curfew in effect before the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act (PL 101-58) to implement mandatory nighttime curfews.

8:23 P.M. –

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

8:15 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment no. 27.

Amendment offered by Mr. Pearce.

An amendment numbered 27 printed in House Report 112-46 to authorize an equitable transfer of land and property, in the form of a road, between Dona Ana County in New Mexico and Verde Corporate Realty Services. Dona Ana County would continue to use the land for airport purposes.

8:14 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Graves (MO) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

8:11 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (MO) amendment no. 26.

Amendment offered by Mr. Graves (MO).

An amendment numbered 26 printed in House Report 112-46 to prohibit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from destroying vintage aircraft type certificate data and to require such data to be made available to the public, for non-commercial purposes, upon a Freedom of Information Act request.

8:10 P.M. –

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

8:07 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore (WI) amendment no. 25.

Amendment offered by Ms. Moore.

An amendment numbered 25 printed in House Report 112-46 to require the Transportation Department Inspector General to report to Congress on the number of new small business concerns, including those owned by veterans and other disadvantaged groups, that participate in the projects carried out throughout the duration of the reauthorization bill. The report would list the top 25 and bottom 25 large- and medium-hub airports using such small businesses, assess the reasons why airports have been successful in using such small businesses and make recommendations to the FAA and Congress on how those successes can be replicated.

8:06 P.M. –

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

7:57 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuster amendment no. 24.

Amendment offered by Mr. Shuster.

An amendment numbered 24 printed in House Report 112-46 to improve Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rulemaking activities by requiring the Agency to recognize that the United States aviation industry is composed of a variety of different segments with different operating characteristics and requiring the FAA to tailor regulations to address the unique characteristics of each industry segment. The amendment also requires the FAA to conduct appropriate cost/benefit studies on all proposed regulations and only enact regulations upon a finding that the costs are justified by the benefits.

7:56 P.M. –

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

7:54 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman amendment no. 23.

Amendment offered by Mr. Waxman.

An amendment numbered 23 printed in House Report 112-46 to encourage the FAA to work with the City of Santa Monica to achieve safety improvements at Santa Monica Airport, a general aviation facility that has no runway safety areas.

7:53 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Graves (MO) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

7:45 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (MO) amendment no. 22.

Amendment offered by Mr. Graves (MO).

An amendment numbered 22 printed in House Report 112-46 to provide relief for an air show in Cleveland, Ohio from complying with certain airspace restrictions.

7:44 P.M. –

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

7:34 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaTourette amendment no. 21.

7:33 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. LaTourette.

An amendment numbered 21 printed in House Report 112-46 to strike section 903. Section 903 repeals a National Mediation Board (NMB) rule, finalized last year, which provides for union representation elections among airline and railroad workers covered by the Railway Labor Act.

7:32 P.M. –

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

7:23 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment no. 20.

Amendment offered by Mr. Sessions.

An amendment numbered 20 printed in House Report 112-46 to prevent any funds from this act to be used to administer or enforce Davis Bacon.

7:22 P.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Graves (MO) amendment was withdrawn.

7:17 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (MO) amendment no. 19.

7:16 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Graves (MO).

An amendment numbered 19 printed in House Report 112-46 to clarify Congressional intent of 49 U.S.C. 40116(d)(2)(A)(iv) to prohibit taxes on businesses located at an airport when such revenue is not used for airport purposes.

7:15 P.M. –

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

Considered as unfinished business.

7:12 P.M. –

Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 194.

H.R. 658:

to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to streamline programs, create efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 658 as unfinished business.

7:11 P.M. –

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

Mr. Woodall moved that the Committee now rise.

7:10 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Gingrey (GA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 227 (Roll no. 212).

7:06 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Capuano amendment Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 235 (Roll no. 211).

7:02 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Hirono amendment Failed by recorded vote: 174 – 241 (Roll no. 210).

6:59 P.M. –

On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment Failed by recorded vote: 161 – 263 (Roll no. 209).

6:55 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Garrett amendment Failed by recorded vote: 120 – 303 (Roll no. 208).

6:48 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Mica amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 251 – 168 (Roll no. 207).

6:26 P.M. –

UNFINIHSED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

6:25 P.M. –

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

6:18 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gingrey amendment no. 18.

Amendment offered by Mr. Gingrey (GA).

An amendment numbered 18 printed in House Report 112-46 to prohibit FAA employees from using official–taxpayer sponsored–time for union activities during the official work day. It would not repeal the right of any FAA employee to collectively bargain or arbitrate.

6:17 P.M. –

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

6:12 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capuano amendment no. 17.

6:11 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Capuano.

An amendment numbered 17 printed in House Report 112-46 to require greater disclosure of a passenger’s baggage fees when a fare is quoted to an airline passenger and require refunds for baggage that is lost, damaged, or delayed. The Secretary of Transportation would prescribe any requirements necessary to implement the baggage fee disclosures by ensuring that necessary information is shared between carriers and ticket agents that have an already existing agency appointment or contract.

On agreeing to the Richardson amendment Failed by voice vote.

6:03 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richardson amendment no. 16.

Amendment offered by Ms. Richardson.

An amendment numbered 16 printed in House Report 112-46 to require air carriers to provide an option for passengers to receive a notification via electronic service if there are any changes to the status of their flight.

6:02 P.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Schweikert amendment was withdrawn.

5:55 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schweikert amendment no. 15.

Amendment offered by Mr. Schweikert.

An amendment numbered 15 printed in House Report 112-46 to allow airlines currently operating out of DCA to convert flights to and from large hub airports located within the DCA perimeter to any airport outside of the DCA perimeter.

5:54 P.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Pierluisi amendment was withdrawn.

5:49 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pierluisi amendment no. 14.

Amendment offered by Mr. Pierluisi.

An amendment numbered 14 printed in House Report 112-46 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to continue the essential air service program in Puerto Rico following the sunset date of October 1, 2013. The bill authorizes continuation for Alaska and Hawaii.

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

5:47 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Woodall amendment.

5:46 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Woodall.

An amendment numbered 13 printed in House Report 112-46 to prohibit implementation by the FAA of a new rule interpretation relating to 14 CFR 135, sections 263 and 267(d) so far as it relates to air ambulances and air cargo charter pilot rest requirements. Sets the interpretation of those sections at the state they were on January 1, 2011.

On agreeing to the Miller (MI) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:39 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Miller (MI) amendment.

Amendment offered by Mrs. Miller (MI).

An amendment numbered 12 printed in House Report 112-46 to direct the FAA to work with various federal agencies to integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System more expeditiously.

By unanimous consent, the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment was withdrawn.

5:31 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.

Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).

An amendment numberedd 11 printed in House Report 112-46 to require a minimum of three on duty air traffic controllers.

5:30 P.M. –

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

5:21 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hirono amendment no.10.

Amendment offered by Ms. Hirono.

An amendment numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-46 to establish an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to study and provide regulatory recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administrator to ensure that all certified aircraft is properly equipped with technology that maintains pilot visibility when dense, continuous smoke is present in the cockpit. The ARC would be directed to complete its work in one year and provide its recommendations to the Administrator who must inform Congress of the recommendations and outline what actions the agency will take on the basis of those recommendations.

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 noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

5:11 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. DeFazio.

An amendment numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-46 to require mechanics at contract repair stations certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S. and in foreign countries to undergo the same criminal background checks required for mechanics and other aviation employees at U.S. airports.

5:10 P.M. –

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

4:59 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett (NJ) amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Garrett.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-46 to require the FAA to study alternatives to the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia airspace redesign to reduce delays at the 4 airports included in the redesign. Would also prohibit the FAA from continuing with the implementation of the airspace redesign until the study is submitted to Congress.

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

4:56 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LoBiondo amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. LoBiondo.

An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-46 to allow the FAA to assist in establishing a NextGen Research and Development Center of Excellence. The Center would leverage the FAA’s existing centers of excellence program, a program that relies on several university consortia to address ongoing FAA research and development challenges. The Center would provide educational, technical, and analytical assistance to the FAA and other agencies involved in the development of NextGen.

4:55 P.M. –

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

4:48 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neugebauer amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Neugebauer.

An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-46 to direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a feasibility study on the development of an online public resource that would list the location and height of potential low-altitude aviation obstructions, such as guy-wire and free-standing towers. Would also give the Administrator one year to conduct the study and report to Congress.

4:47 P.M. –

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

4:39 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hirono amendment.

Amendment offered by Ms. Hirono.

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-46 to exempt Hawaii’s large and medium hub airports from collecting PFCs from interisland travelers due to the unique everyday travel circumstances the island state presents. Would also change the formula under which Hawaii’s annual federal apportionments are reduced when the State’s large and medium hub airports collect passenger facility charges from overseas travelers.

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

4:32 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pierluisi amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Pierluisi.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-46 to ensure that airports in Puerto Rico are apportioned amounts under the Airport Improvement Program (AlP), while also remaining eligible for discretionary grants under the Program.

4:31 P.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Waters amendment was withdrawn.

4:25 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment.

Amendment offered by Ms. Waters.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-46 to require airport operators, as a condition for receiving grants under the Airport Improvement Program, to consult with representatives of the community surrounding the airport regarding airport operations and their impact on the community.

4:24 P.M. –

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

4:13 P.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 189, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Mica.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-46 to make technical corrections to provisions in the underlying bill.

2:58 P.M. –

GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 658.

2:57 P.M. –

The Speaker designated the Honorable Jo Ann Emerson to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 189 and Rule XVIII.

2:55 P.M. –

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 658 with 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 Transportation and Infrastructure 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 March 22, 2011.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 189.

H.R. 872:

to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes

2:54 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): 292 – 130 (Roll no. 206).

2:46 P.M. –

Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 189:

providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 658) to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to streamline programs, create efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes

2:45 P.M. –

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 249 – 171 (Roll no. 205).

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

2:22 P.M. –

The previous question was ordered without objection.

1:25 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 189.

1:23 P.M. –

Considered as privileged matter.

12:38 P.M. –

POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE – Pursuant to clause 1 of rule IX, Mr. Kucinich rose to a point of personal privilege and was recognized by the Chair to proceed for one hour.

12:37 P.M. –

INVESTIGATIVE SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS – Pursuant to Clause 5(a)(4)(A) of Rule X, and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Speaker appointed Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mrs. Blackburn of Tennessee, Mr. Crenshaw of Florida, Mr. Latham of Iowa, Mr. Simpson of Idaho, Mr. Walden of Oregon, Mr. Olson of Texas, Mr. Latta of Ohio, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, and Mr. Grimm of New York to be available to serve on Investigative Subcommittees of the Committee on Ethics for the 112th Congress .

12:12 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.

12:09 P.M. –

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Coffman of CO 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.

12:08 P.M. –

Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Charles Jackson, Sr., Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia, South Carolina.

12:07 P.M. –

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 31.

10:45 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.

10:00 A.M. –

The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress: in Session in both Chambers -the Senate -the Republican led House


 the Senate Convened at 9:30amET 2/17/2011

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.223, FAA Authorization. There will be 2 hours for debate equally divided and controlled between the proponents and opponents prior to a cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment #7, as modified. Senators should expect the cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment to begin around 12:10pm.

The filing deadline for second degree amendments to S.223 is up until the cloture vote.

Additional roll call votes are expected to occur throughout the day.

By unanimous consent, the cloture vote on the Inhofe amendment was vitiated. The Hutchison amendment #93, as further further modified, was agreed to by voice vote. Then the Inhofe amendment #7, as amended, was agreed to by voice vote.

By unanimous consent at 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.223, FAA Authorization.

The Senate has reached an agreement to wrap up consideration of the FAA bill tonight. Under the agreement, there will now be up to 14 minutes for debate prior to a series of votes in relation to amendments to FAA and on passage of the bill. Senator Coburn controls 10 minutes, Senator Schumer controls 2 minutes, and Senator Brown (OH) controls 2 minutes.

The Senate would then proceed to vote in relation to the following items:

– Coburn amendment #64 (Rescind unused earmarks);

– Brown-Portman second degree amendment #105 (unmanned aerial systems) to Ensign amendment #32;

– Ensign amendment #32, as amended, (remotely piloted aerial systems);

– Reid amendment #54, as modified (noise buffering);

– Udall (NM) amendment #49, as modified (Dona Ana County airport);

– Udall (NM) amendment #51, as modified (advanced imaging technology);

– Coburn amendment #8o, as modified, (limit essential air service to locations that are 100 or more miles away from the nearest medium or large hub airport);

– Coburn amendment #81 (limit essential air service to locations that average 10 or more enplanements per day);

– Coburn amendment #91 (repeal decrease federal share of project costs);

– Schumer amendment #71 (helicopter noise pollution in residential areas);

–10 minutes for debate—

– Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50 (liability protection for volunteer pilots) (60-vote threshold)

– Passage of S.223, FAA Authorization, as amended.

We expect voice votes on Coburn #64, Brown-Portman #105, Ensign #32, Reid #54, Udall (NM) #49, Udall (NM) #51 and Schumer #71 and roll call votes on the 3 Coburn amendments (80-81, and 91), Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50, and passage of S.223. As a result, senators should expect a series of 5 roll call votes to begin at approximately 7:20pm.

Text of the agreement can be found below.

Leader: I ask unanimous consent the pending amendments be set aside and Senator Coburn be recognized to offer his amendment #64; that after the amendment is reported, the Senate proceed to a vote in relation to the Coburn amendment; and that no amendments be in order to the Coburn amendment prior to the vote.

Upon disposition of the Coburn amendment #64, the pending amendments be set aside and Senator Coburn be recognized for up to 10 minutes to offer amendments #80, with a modification which is at the desk, #81 and #91; and Senator Schumer be recognized for up to two minutes to offer amendment #71; Senator Brown (OH) be recognized for up to two minutes to call up the Brown-Portman amendment #105 to the Ensign amendment #32 and the Reid amendment #54 and the Udall amendment #51 be modified with the changes that are at the desk; the Wyden amendment #27 be withdrawn; and the Senate then proceed to votes in relation to the following amendments in the order listed:

Brown-Portman amendment #105;

Ensign #32, as amended;

Reid #54, as modified;

Udall #49, as modified;

Udall#51, as further modified;

Coburn #80, as modified;

Coburn #81;

Coburn #91; and

Schumer #71.

Further, there be two minutes equally divided prior to each vote listed above; that notwithstanding rule 22, the Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50 remain in order and that upon disposition of the Schumer #71, there be 10 minutes of debate, equally divided, prior to a vote in relation to the Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50; that the Leahy-Inhofe amendment be subject to a 60 vote threshold for passage; that if it does not achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment not be agreed to; and that there be no amendments in order to any of the amendments listed in this agreement prior to the votes;

Further, upon disposition of the Leahy-Inhofe amendment, there be no further amendments or motions in order to the bill, except for a managers’ package, to be agreed to if it has the concurrence of the Majority and Republican Leaders; the bill then be read a third time and the Senate proceed to a vote on passage of the bill, as amended; the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate; and if the bill is passed, it be held at the desk.

Finally, that when the Senate receives the House companion to S.223, as determined by the two Leaders, it be in order for the Majority Leader to proceed to its immediate consideration; strike all after the enacting clause and insert the text of S.223, as passed by the Senate, in lieu thereof; that the companion bill, as amended, be read a third time, the statutory PAYGO statement be read and the bill be passed; the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that upon passage, the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate with a ratio of 5-4; all with no intervening action or debate.

Votes:

Hutchison amendment #93: as further further modified was agreed to by voice vote.

Inhofe amendment #7: , as amended was agreed to by voice vote.

20: Motion to invoke cloture on S.223, FAA Authorization;

Invoked: 96-2

21: Rockefeller motion to table the McCain amendment #4: (Strikes Essential Air Service); Tabled: 61-38

22: Motion to table the Paul amendment #18: (FAA/OSHA memorandum of understanding); Tabled: 52-47

23: Rockefeller motion to table Coburn amendment #80: , as modified, (limit essential air service to locations that are 100 or more miles away from the nearest medium or large hub airport);

Not Tabled: 34-65, subsequently agreed to by consent.

Coburn amendment #81: (limit essential air service to locations that average 10 or more enplanements per day);

Passed by voice vote

24: Rockefeller motion to table Coburn amendment #91: (repeal decrease federal share of project costs);

Tabled: 59-40

Schumer amendment #71: (helicopter noise pollution in residential areas) agreed to by voice vote;

–10 minutes for debate—

Leahy-Inhofe amendment #50: (liability protection for volunteer pilots);

Agreed to by voice vote

25: Passage of S.223, FAA Authorization, as amended; Passed: 87-8

Unanimous Consent:

Adopted S.Res.60, a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the date of enactment of the law that created real estate investment trusts (REITS).

Passed S.365, a bill to make a technical amendment to the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.

Passed S.307, a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 217 West King Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia, as the “W. Craig Broadwater Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.

Passed S.266, a bill to redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the “Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge”.

Adopted S.Res.72, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater;

Adopted S.Res.73, Democracy in Iran;

Adopted S.Res.74, designating February 28, 2011 as “Rare Disease Day;

Adopted S.Res.75, National March 25, 2011 as “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day”; and

Adopted S.Res.76, 14th Quartermaster Detachment of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Passed H.Con.Res.17, adjournment resolution.

Confirmed Stephanie O’Sullivan, of Virginia, to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

Amendments to S.223 agreed to:

Coburn amendment #64 (Rescind unused earmarks);

Brown-Portman second degree amendment #105 (unmanned aerial systems) to

Ensign amendment #32;

Ensign amendment #32, as amended, (remotely piloted aerial systems);

Reid amendment #54, as modified (noise buffering);

Udall (NM) amendment #49, as modified (Dona Ana County airport);

Udall (NM) amendment #51, as modified (advanced imaging technology);

Lautenberg #10, as modified (change date for noise level)

Pryor #22 (cap local cost share)

Klobuchar #37, as modified (public use airport projects)

Cantwell #46, as modified (airline carrier bankruptcy)

Murkowski #53 (emergency locator transmitter)

Hutchison #57 (airport maintenance)

Cochran #59 (explosive pest control devices)

Cantwell #65 (navigation performance procedures)

Inhofe #86 (model aircraft)

Boxer #94 (child safety seats)

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 17, 2011

112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

1:10 A.M. –

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 18, 2011.

Mr. Carter moved that the House do now adjourn.

1:08 A.M. –

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe – the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Mr. Hastings of FL, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. McIntyre and Mr. Cohen .

United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: Mr. Ross of AR, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Austin Scott and Ms. Schwartz .

H.R. 1:

making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.

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

Mr. Carter moved that the Committee rise.

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

12:42 A.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Poe amendment number 466.

Amendment offered by Mr. Poe (TX).

An amendment numbered 466 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds by EPA to implement, administer, or enforce any statutory or regulatory requirement pertaining to emissions of greenhouse gases.

12:41 A.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Fortenberry amendment was withdrawn.

12:40 A.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fortenberry amendment number 483 pending reservation of a point of order.

12:39 A.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Fortenberry.

An amendment numbered 483 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds for or in sterilization campaigns.

12:38 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

12:33 A.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment number 23.

Amendment offered by Mr. Hastings (FL).

An amendment numbered 23 printed in the Congressional Record to eliminate reductions in funds for NIH, CDC and HRSA.

12:31 A.M. –

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

12:26 A.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fortenberry amendment number 424.

Amendment offered by Mr. Fortenberry.

An amendment numbered 424 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds to provide assistance to Chad in the form of IMET, FMF, provision of excess defense articles, foreign military forces capacity assistance and direct commercial sales of military equipment.

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

12:17 A.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment number 524.

Amendment offered by Mr. Nadler.

An amendment numbered 524 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds for making application under FISA for an order requiring the production of library circulation records, library patron lists, book sales records, or book customer lists.

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

12:05 A.M. –

DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment number 533.

Amendment offered by Mr. Young (AK).

An amendment numbered 533 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds by the Environmental Appeals Board to consider, review, reject, remand, or otherwise invalidate any permit issued for Outer Continental Shelf sources located offshore of the States along the Arctic Coast under the Clean Air Act.

12:04 A.M. –

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

12:03 A.M. –

Considered as unfinished business.

12:01 A.M. –

Pursuant to the provisions of the unanimous consent agreement adopted just prior to midnight, the House proceeded with further consideration of H.R. 1.

11:59 P.M. –

ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Rogers of Kentucky asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 1 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to House Resolution 92, no further amendment to the bill may be offered except: (1) pro forma amendments offered at any point in the reading by the chair or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations for the purpose of debate; (2) amendments printed in the Congressional Record and contained on a list submitted to the desk. Upon removal of reservations of objection, the unanimous consent request was subsequently agreed to.

11:49 P.M. –

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.

11:48 P.M. –

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

Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the Committee rise.

11:47 P.M. –

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

9:56 P.M. –

The Committee resumed its sitting and continued with debate on the Pence amendment.

The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 17.

9:55 P.M. –

The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.

H.R. 1:

making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes

8:57 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Pence amendment number 11 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Pence.

An amendment numbered 11 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

8:56 P.M. –

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

8:01 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kline amendment number 214 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Kline.

An amendment numbered 214 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit funds for the use of the “Program Integrity: Gainful Employment-New Programs” section of the bill.

7:56 P.M. –

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

7:29 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nadler amendment number 232 under the five-minute rule.

7:28 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Nadler.

An amendment numbered 232 printed in the Congressional Record to limit the use of funds for the United States military operations in Afghanistan to no more than $10,000,000,000.

7:27 P.M. –

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

7:18 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McCollum amendment number 50 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Ms. McCollum.

An amendment numbered 50 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit funds to be used for the Department of Defense sponsorship of NASCAR race cars.

7:07 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Holt amendment Failed by recorded vote: 163 – 265 (Roll no. 89).

7:03 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Frank (MA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 160 – 270 (Roll no. 88).

7:00 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Scalise amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 249 – 179, 1 Present (Roll no. 87).

6:56 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Carter amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 250 – 177 (Roll no. 86).

6:53 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Lummis amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 197 (Roll no. 85).

6:50 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Camp amendment Failed by recorded vote: 137 – 292, 1 Present (Roll no. 84).

6:45 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Walden amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 244 – 181 (Roll no. 83).

6:42 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Price (NC) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 267 – 159, 1 Present (Roll no. 82).

6:38 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Cole amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 247 – 175 (Roll no. 81).

6:34 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Woolsey amendment Failed by recorded vote: 91 – 339 (Roll no. 80).

6:10 P.M. –

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

H.R. 1:

making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes

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

5:22 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Holt amendment number 506 under the five-minute rule.

5:21 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Holt.

An amendment numbered 506 printed in the Congressional Record to revise by reducing the amount made available for “Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Enforcement”, and increasing the amounts provided in section 1517(a) for transfer from the Federal Reserve to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection for activities authorized to carried out by such Bureau under title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Consumer Protection Act.

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

4:33 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Frank (MA) amendment number 458 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Frank (MA).

An amendment numbered 458 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the amount made available to the “Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue” and the “General Services Administration” and increase the amount made available to the “Independent Agencies, Securities and Exchange Commission, Salaries and Expenses” by $131,000,000.

4:32 P.M. –

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

3:57 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Scalise amendment number 204 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Scalise.

An amendment numbered 204 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to pay the salaries and expenses for specified federal agency positions and their offices.

3:54 P.M. –

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

3:10 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Carter amendment number 165 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Carter.

An amendment numbered 165 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry and Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants” published by the Environmental Protection Agency on September 9, 2010.

3:09 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Wasserman Schultz amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:07 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Wasserman Schultz amendment number 211 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Ms. Wasserman Schultz.

An amendment numbered 211 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the amount made available to the “Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Justice Assistance” for carrying out title I of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 by $30,000,000.

3:05 P.M. –

Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Lee (CA) amendment Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriation bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

3:00 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lee (CA) amendment number 222 under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Ms. Lee (CA).

An amendment numbered 222 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds for any account of the Department of Defense (except Military personnel, reserve personnel, National Guard personnel, and the Defense Health Program account) in excess of the amount made available for such account for fiscal year 2010, unless the financial statements of the Department for fiscal year 2010 are validated as ready for audit within 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

2:59 P.M. –

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

2:30 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lummis amendment number 195 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mrs. Lummis.

An amendment numbered 195 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit funds to be used for the payment of fees and other expenses under section 504 of title 5, United States Code, or section 2412(d) of title 28, United States Code.

2:29 P.M. –

Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Eshoo amendment Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

1:50 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Eshoo amendment number 576 under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Ms. Eshoo.

An amendment numbered 576 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit funds to enter into any contract with a corporation or other business entity that does not disclose its political contributions.

1:49 P.M. –

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

1:24 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Camp amendment number 516 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Camp.

An amendment numbered 516 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit funds to be used for the opening of the locks at the Thomas J. O’Brien Lock and Dam or the Chicago River Controlling Works.

1:22 P.M. –

Mr. Frelinghuysen raised a point of order against the Woolsey amendment Mr. Frelinghuysen stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

1:18 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Woolsey amendment number 413 under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Ms. Woolsey.

An amendment numbered 413 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds in the Department of Defens overseas contingency operations budget for military operations in Afghanistan unless the President seeks to negotiate and enter into a bilateral status of forces agreement with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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

1:16 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lowey amendment number 334 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mrs. Lowey.

An amendment numbered 334 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to provide grants under the Urban Area Security Initiative under section 2003 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 604).

1:15 P.M. –

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

12:21 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Wadlen amendment under the five-minute rule.

12:20 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Walden.

An amendment numbered 404 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds used to implement the Report and Order of the Federal Communications Commission relating to the matter of preserving the open Internet and broadband industry practices (FCC 10-201, adopted by the Commission on December 21, 2010.

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

12:12 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Price (NC) amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Price (NC).

An amendment numbered 514 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to enforce the requirements in – 1. section 34(a)(1)(A) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.

12:11 P.M. –

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

12:06 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cole amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Cole.

An amendment numbered 208 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds used to carry out chapter 95 or chapter 96 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

11:38 A.M. –

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

11:32 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Woolsey amendment under the five-minute rule pending a reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.

Amendment offered by Ms. Woolsey.

An amendment numbered 189 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds available by division A of this Act may not be used to research, develop, test, evaluate, or procure any the following: 1) Expeditionary Fighting Vechile; 2) V-22 Osprey aircraft

11:14 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Sessions amendment Failed by recorded vote: 176 – 250 (Roll no. 79).

11:10 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Heller amendment Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 241 (Roll no. 78).

11:06 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Canseco amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 274 – 155 (Roll no. 77).

11:03 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Weiner amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 268 – 163 (Roll no. 76).

10:59 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 176 – 250 (Roll no. 75).

10:57 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 313 – 117 (Roll no. 74).

10:54 A.M. –

On agreeing to the McMorris Rodgers amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 249 – 179 (Roll no. 73).

10:50 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Flake amendment Failed by recorded vote: 115 – 316 (Roll no. 72).

10:47 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Bass (NH) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 104 – 322, 2 Present (Roll no. 71).

10:43 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Reed amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 – 186 (Roll no. 70).

10:40 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Canseco amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 248 – 177 (Roll no. 69).

10:36 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Walberg amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 – 209 (Roll no. 68).

10:29 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment Failed by recorded vote: 171 – 256 (Roll no. 67).

10:11 A.M. –

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

H.R. 1:

making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes

10:10 A.M. –

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

Considered as unfinished business.

10:09 A.M. –

The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 6.

H.R. 514:

to extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving wiretaps until December 8, 2011

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

On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 279 – 143 (Roll no. 66).

9:42 A.M. –

The previous question was ordered without objection.

9:16 A.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 514.

Mr. Smith (TX) moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.

9:02 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.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Carnahan 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.

9:00 A.M. –

Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Mark Williamson, Federal Intercessors, Houston, Texas

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Congress: the Senate -the Republican led House


the Senate Convenes at 10:00amET February 16, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 11:00am with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

At 11:00am, the Senate will resume consideration of S.223, the FAA Authorization bill. As a reminder, cloture was filed on Inhofe amendment #7, as modified (slots), and S.223, FAA Authorization.

There is a 1pm filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.223, FAA Authorization.

The following amendments are pending to S.223:

– Wyden #27 (increase test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles)

– Inhofe amendment #7 (flight time limitations/rest requirements), as modified (slots)

– Ensign amendment #32 (military remotely piloted aerial systems)

– McCain amendment #4 (Essential Air Service)

– Leahy amendment #50 (liability protection for volunteer pilots)

– Reid amendment #54 (noise buffering)

– Udall (NM) #49 (Dona Ana County airport), as modified

– Udall (NM) #51 (Advanced Imaging Technology), as modified

– Paul amendment #18 (Memorandum of understanding re: OSHA)

– Hutchison amendment #93 to Inhofe amendment #7, as further modified (Slots)

There will be no roll call votes Wednesday evening.

Unanimous Consent:

– Baucus amendment #75, as further modified (Finance title)

Adopted S.Con.Res.6, a concurrent resolution commending the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 102nd anniversary.

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 16, 2011

112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

3:43 A.M. –

The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 17, 2011.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Chaffetz moved that the House do now adjourn.

3:42 A.M. –

Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, February 17 (Legislative day of Wednesday, February 16), it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 1:

making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes

3:41 A.M. –

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.

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

Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the Committee rise.

3:40 A.M. –

On agreeing to the Polis amendment Failed by voice vote.

3:30 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Polis amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Polis.

An amendment numbered 68 printed in the Congressional Record to create an exception for TIFIA projects within ARRA reductions.

3:25 A.M. –

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

3:12 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sessions amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Sessions.

An amendment numbered 43 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the funding for AMTRAK Capitol by $446.9 million.

3:11 A.M. –

Mr. Latham raised a point of order against the Nadler amendment Mr. Latham stated that the amendment proposes a net gain in budget authority in the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

3:03 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nadler amendment under the five-minute rule.

3:02 A.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Nadler.

An amendment numbered 511 printed in the Congressional Record to add back all transportation funding.

2:45 A.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Franks (AZ) amendment was withdrawn.

2:40 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Franks (AZ).

An amendment numbered 481 printed in the Congressional Record to add language to Egypt on fulfilling the Egypt-Israel Treaty.

2:37 A.M. –

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

2:25 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Heller amendment under the five-minute rule.

2:24 A.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Heller.

An amendment numbered 29 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce several multilateral accounts.

2:23 A.M. –

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

2:21 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McClintock amendment under the five-minute rule.

2:20 A.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. McClintock.

An amendment numbered 291 printed in the Congressional Record eliminate debt restructuring, and increases Spending Reduction Account.

2:17 A.M. –

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

2:09 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Canseco amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Canseco.

An amendment numbered 248 printed in the Congressional Record to eliminate the East-West Center, and increases Spending Reduction Account.

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

1:36 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Weiner amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Weiner.

An amendment numbered 100 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce USIP by $42,676,000, and increases Spending Reduction Account.

1:19 A.M. –

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

1:07 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Whitfield amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Whitfield.

An amendment numbered 108 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the account for greening of the Capitol by $1.5 million and to increase the reduction in legislative expenses by a similar amount.

12:57 A.M. –

Mr. Rehberg raised a point of order against the Lee (CA) amendment Mr. Rehberg stated that the amendment proposes to change existing law. The Chair sustained the point of order.

12:45 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lee (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Ms. Lee (CA).

An amendment numbered 221 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section regarding rules related to additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation.

12:29 A.M. –

Mr. Rehberg raised a point of order against the Tonko amendment Mr. Rehberg stated that the amendment proposes an increase in net budget authority in the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

12:24 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tonko amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. Tonko.

An amendment numbered 16 printed in the Congressional Record to strike section 1846 which provides a limitation on Administrative Expenses for the Social Security Administration.

12:21 A.M. –

Mr. Rehberg raised a point of order against the Tonko amendment Mr. Rehberg stated that the amendment proposes a net increase in budget authority in the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

12:16 A.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tonko amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. Tonko.

An amendment numbered 15 printed in the Congressional Record to strike section 1844 which provides a limitation on Administrative Expenses for the Social Security Administration.

12:15 A.M. –

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

12:01 A.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Price (GA).

An amendment numbered 410 printed in the Congressional Record to eliminate funding for the National Labor Relations Board.

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Price (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.

11:43 P.M. –

Mr. Rehberg raised a point of order against the Blumenauer amendment Mr. Rehberg stated that the amendment proposes a limitation in an appropriation bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

11:37 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Blumenauer amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. Blumenauer.

An amendment numbered 436 printed in the Congressional Record to provide funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

11:29 P.M. –

Mr. Rehberg raised a point of order against the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment Mr. Rehberg stated that the amendment proposes a net increase in budget authority in the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

11:20 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).

An amendment numbered 239 printed in the Congressional Record to increase the funding levels for Pell grants without benefit of offsets.

11:18 P.M. –

Mr. Rehberg raised a point of order against the Chu amendment Mr. Rehberg stated that the amendment proposes a net increase in budget authority in the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

11:14 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Chu amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Ms. Chu.

An amendment numbered 490 printed in the Congressional Record to increase the funding level in the bill for Pell Grants without benefit of offsets.

11:12 P.M. –

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. DeLauro demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

11:05 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Young (AK) amendment under the five-minute rule.

11:04 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Young (AK).

An amendment numbered 532 printed in the Congressional Record to restore the education funding authority for Alaskan and Hawaiian Native Americans.

10:56 P.M. –

The Committee of the Whole proceeded with pro forma amendments under the five-minute rule.

10:55 P.M. –

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McMorris Rogers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. DeLauro demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

10:41 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McMorris Rogers amendment under the five-minute rule.

10:40 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers.

An amendment numbered 276 printed in the Congressional Record to increase IDEA state grants to FY 2010 levels and reduce school improvement grants and teacher quality grants by necessary amounts to fully offset outlays.

10:39 P.M. –

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

10:08 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flake amendment number 457 under the five-minute rule.

10:07 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

An amendment numbered 457 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funding for the Children and Families Services Program, and the Community Service Block Grant, each, by $100,000,000.

9:48 P.M. –

By unanimous consent, the Barletta amendment was withdrawn.

9:45 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Barletta amendment number 111 under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.

9:44 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Barletta.

An amendment numbered 111 printed in the Congressional Record to increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program by $42,676,000.

8:52 P.M. –

Mr. Rehberg raised a point of order against the Markey amendment stating that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

8:48 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Markey (MA) amendment number 160 under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. Markey.

An amendment numbered 160 printed in the Congressional Record to increase the Low Income Home Energy Assistance funding by $390,328,000.

8:47 P.M. –

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Bass (NH) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. DeLauro demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

8:44 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bass (NH) amendment number 565 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Bass (NH).

An amendment numbered 565 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

8:30 P.M. –

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

8:21 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Reed amendment number 381 under the five-minute rule.

8:20 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Reed.

An amendment numbered 381 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce Presidio Trust, Presido Trust Fund by $15,000,000.

8:19 P.M. –

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

8:10 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Canseco amendment number 249 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Canseco.

An amendment numbered numbered 249 printed in the congressional record to reduce the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs funding by $4,500,000.

8:09 P.M. –

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

7:52 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Walberg amendment number 196 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Walberg.

An amendment numbered 196 in the Congressional Record to reduce funding forthe National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Grants and Administration and increases the spending reduction account.

7:49 P.M. –

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

7:42 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Pompeo amendment number 85 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Pompeo.

An amendment numbered 85 in the Congressional Record to reduce funding for the Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, State and Private Forestry and increases the spending reduction account.

7:23 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on pro forma amendments to H.R. 1.

7:18 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Reed amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 203 (Roll no. 65).

7:14 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 – 185 (Roll no. 64).

7:10 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Flake amendment Failed by recorded vote: 199 – 230 (Roll no. 63).

7:06 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Moran amendment Failed by recorded vote: 73 – 352, 2 Present (Roll no. 62).

7:02 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Lummis amendment Failed by recorded vote: 213 – 216 (Roll no. 61).

6:37 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.

6:35 P.M. –

Mr. Simpson raised a point of order against the Braley (IA) amendment Mr. Simpson stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

6:24 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Braley(IA) amendment number 521 under the five-minute rule. Pending a point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. Braley (IA).

An amendment numbered 521 printed in the Congressional Record to add language stating that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall not be prohibited from implementing or enforcing section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act.

6:11 P.M. –

Mr. Simpson raised a point of order against the Edwards amendment Mr. Simpson stated that the amendment seeks to amend portionof the bill not yet read for consideration. The Chair sustained the point of order.

6:04 P.M. –

POINT OF ORDER – Mr. Simpson reserved a point of order against the Edwards(MD) amendment numbered 415 printed in the Congressional Record.

6:03 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Ms. Edwards.

An amendment numbered 415 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency account by $200,000,00 and increase the Environmental Protection Agency, State and Tribal Assistance Grant by $2,816,446,000.

6:02 P.M. –

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

5:59 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Reed amendment number 379 under the five-minute rule.

5:58 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Reed.

An amendment numbered 379 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce by $10,000,000 the Environmental Protection Agency, State and Tribal Assistance Grants account.

5:56 P.M. –

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

5:50 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Pompeo amendment number 84 under the five-minute rule.

5:49 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Pompeo.

An amendment numbered 84 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Programs and Management account by $8,458,000.

5:44 P.M. –

Mr. Simpson raised a point of order against the Hall amendment Mr. Simpson stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriation bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

5:40 P.M. –

POINT OF ORDER – Mr. Simpson reserved a point of order against the Hall(TX) amendment numbered 407 printed in the Congressional Record.

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hall(TX) amendment number 407 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Hall.

An amendment numbered 407 printed in the Congressional Record to insert a new section pertaining to non-mercury hazardous air pollunants.

5:39 P.M. –

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

5:29 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flake amendment number 376 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

An amendment numbered 376 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce by $64,100,000 the Environmental Protection Agency, Science and Technology account.

5:17 P.M. –

Mr. Moran raised a point of order against the Lummis amendment Mr. Moran stated that the amendment seeks to change exisitng law. The Chair sustained the point of order.

5:13 P.M. –

POINT OF ORDER – Mr. Moran reserved a point of order against the Lummis amendment numbered 194 printed in the Congressional Record.

5:12 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lummis amendment number 194 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mrs. Lummis.

An amendment numbered 194 printed in the Congressional Record to change the date for the final rule published by the Secretary of the Interior with respect to status endangered status of wolves.

5:10 P.M. –

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

4:55 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Moran amendment number 338 under the five-minute rule.

4:54 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Moran.

An amendment numbered 338 printed in the Congressional Record to increase the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, North American Wetlands Conservation Fund by $50,000,000 and reduces the Environmental Protection Agency, State and Tribal Assistance Grants by $50,000,000.

4:53 P.M. –

On agreeing to the McClintock amendment Failed by voice vote.

4:48 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McClintock amendment number 295 under the five-minute rule.

4:47 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. McClintock.

An amendment numbered 295 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce by $7,537,000 the United States Fish and Wildlife Service , Resource Management.

4:20 P.M. –

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lummis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Dicks demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.

4:04 P.M. –

POINT OF ORDER – Mr. Moran reserved a point of order against the Lummis amendment numbered 193 printed in the Congressional Record. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.

4:02 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lummis amendment number 193 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mrs. Lummis.

An amendment numbered 193 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce by $2,750,000 the Bureau of Land Management, Land Acquisition and reducing the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Acquisition by $15,055,000.

3:13 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on pro forma amendments to H.R. 1.

3:12 P.M. –

Mr. Simpson raised a point of order against the Pearce amendment Mr. Simpson stated that the provisions of the amendment seek to propose a new limitation on transfer of funds. The Chair sustained the point of order.

3:11 P.M. –

POINT OF ORDER – Mr. Simpson reserved a point of order against the Pearce amendment numbered 556 printed in the Congressional Record.

3:08 P.M. –

Amendment offered by Mr. Pearce.

An amendment numbered 556 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funding for the “Department of the Interior, Construction and Land Acquisition” by $239,045,000 and apply the amount to the deficit reduction account.

3:03 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Burton (IN) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

2:51 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Burton amendment number 30 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Burton (IN).

An amendment numbered 30 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funding for the “Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Management of Lands and Resources” by $2 million and apply the amount to the deficit reduction account.

2:45 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on pro forma amendments to H.R. 1.

2:41 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Pascrell amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 318 – 113 (Roll no. 60).

2:37 P.M. –

On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment Failed by recorded vote: 130 – 301 (Roll no. 59).

2:33 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Latta amendment Failed by recorded vote: 137 – 293 (Roll no. 58).

2:30 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Tonko amendment Failed by recorded vote: 208 – 223 (Roll no. 57).

2:27 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Inslee amendment Failed by recorded vote: 159 – 273 (Roll no. 56).

2:23 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Biggert amendment Failed by recorded vote: 170 – 262 (Roll no. 55).

2:20 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Duncan (SC) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 171 – 259 (Roll no. 54).

2:17 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Weiner amendment as modified Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 203 (Roll no. 53).

2:12 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Latta amendment Failed by recorded vote: 184 – 247 (Roll no. 52).

2:09 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Flake amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 262 – 169 (Roll no. 51).

2:06 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Michaud amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 305 – 127 (Roll no. 50).

2:01 P.M. –

On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment Failed by recorded vote: 136 – 296 (Roll no. 49).

1:57 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Holt amendment Failed by recorded vote: 133 – 299 (Roll no. 48).

1:52 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Jones amendment Failed by recorded vote: 135 – 294 (Roll no. 47).

1:48 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Rooney amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 198, 1 Present (Roll no. 46).

1:30 P.M. –

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

1:29 P.M. –

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

Considered as unfinished business.

THE BOARD OF VISITORS TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the THE BOARD OF VISITORS TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY: Mr. Shimkus.

H. Res. 93:

providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill ( H.R. 514) to extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving wiretaps until December 8, 2011

1:28 P.M. –

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 254 – 176 (Roll no. 45).

1:01 P.M. –

The previous question was ordered without objection.

12:14 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 93.

Considered as privileged matter.

12:04 P.M. –

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to five per side of the aisle.

12:02 P.M. –

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

12:01 P.M. –

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 Bill Shuler, Capital Life Church, Washington DC.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 16.

11:25 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 Alan Nunnelee to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

10:00 A.M. –

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.