The Senate Convenes at 9:30amET January 26, 2012
- Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #294, H.J.Res.98, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit with the time until 12:00pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
- At 12:00pm, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.98 (majority threshold).
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 25, 2012
112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION
-The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on January 27, 2012.12:11:15 P.M. -On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.12:11:00 P.M. -Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.11:10:36 A.M. -SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.11:01:41 A.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.11:00:19 A.M. -The House received a communication from Representative Giffords wherein she notified the House that she had submitted a letter to the Governor of Arizona detailing her intention to resign as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives effective at the end of January 25, 2012.11:00:16 A.M. -H.R. 3581Mr. McHenry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on The Budget have until 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 30 to file a report on H.R. 3581. Agreed to without objection.11:00:15 A.M. -H.R. 3578Mr. McHenry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on The Budget have until 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 30 to file a report on H.R. 3578. Agreed to without objection.11:00:00 A.M. -H.R. 3582Mr. McHenry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on The Budget have until 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 30 to file a report on H.R. 3582. Agreed to without objection.10:59:01 A.M. -Mr. McHenry asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, January 27, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.10:59:00 A.M. -Mr. McHenry asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012. Agreed to without objection.10:55:10 A.M. -United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission – Pursuant to Section 1238(b)(3) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (22 U.S.C. 7002), as amended, and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Speaker appointed Mr. Daniel M. Slane, Ohio, for a term to expire December 31, 2013 .10:54:39 A.M. -H.R. 3801Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.10:54:38 A.M. -H.R. 3801On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 0 (Roll no. 11).10:47:00 A.M. -H.R. 3801Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3801 — “To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify the definition of aircraft and the offenses penalized under the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act, and for other purposes.”10:17:01 A.M. -H.R. 1022Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.10:17:00 A.M. -H.R. 1022On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 338 – 70 (Roll no. 10).9:45:50 A.M. -H.R. 1022Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1022 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks, and for other purposes.”9:44:55 A.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 25.9:38:41 A.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.9:38:24 A.M. -H.R. 3801At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.9:16:31 A.M. -H.R. 3801DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3801.9:16:29 A.M. -H.R. 3801Considered under suspension of the rules.9:16:18 A.M. -H.R. 3801Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3801 — “To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify the definition of aircraft and the offenses penalized under the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act, and for other purposes.”9:15:41 A.M. -The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.9:02:43 A.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.9:02:28 A.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Cicilline to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.9:02:25 A.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.9:01:21 A.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.9:00:50 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason Chaffetz to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.9:00:35 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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