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The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 and the time until 4:00pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees for concurrent debate on amendments to the bill.
  • At approximately 4:00pm, there will be a series of up to 9 roll call votes in the order listed below.  All amendments will be subject to a 60 affirmative-vote threshold.  No other amendments are in order to any of these amendments. There will be 2 minutes of debate equally divided prior to each vote.  All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration.
  • The Senate adopted S.Res.101, a resolution condemning the horrific attacks in Boston, Massachusetts, and expressing support, sympathy, and prayers for those impacted by this tragedy.
    4:04pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Manchin-Toomey amendment #715 (background checks) (60-vote threshold);
  • Not Agreed To: 54-46Senator Reid changed his vote to no and entered a motion to reconsider
  • 4:30pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Grassley amendment #725 (substitute)Not Agreed To: 52-48 (60-vote threshold)
  • 4:47pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Leahy-Collins amendment #713 (trafficking);Not Agreed To: 58-42 (60-vote threshold)
  • 5:06pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Cornyn amendment #719 (conceal carry);Not Agreed To: 57-42 (60-vote threshold)
  • 5:23pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Feinstein amendment #711 (assault weapons ban/clips ban)Not Agreed to: 40-60
  • 5:42pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Burr amendment #720 (veterans/guns)Not Agreed to: 56-44
  • The Lautenberg-Blumenthal amendment was not agreed to 46-54. There will be no further roll call votes today.At 12:00 noon tomorrow, there will be 2 roll call votes in relation to the Barrasso and Harkin amendments.

    –          Barrasso amendment #717 (privacy) and

    –          Harkin-Alexander amendment #730 (mental health).

    Senator Reid intends to execute the previous orders to consider the Torres and Watson nominations tomorrow. At 2:00pm, there will be 15 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form prior to votes on the nominations.

    At 2:15pm, there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #22, the nomination of Analisa Torres, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. We expect a voice vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #23, the nomination of Derrick Kahala Watson, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii.

  • WRAP UP
  • ROLL CALL VOTES1)      Manchin-Toomey amendment #715 (background checks); Not agreed to: 54-46 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

    2)      Grassley amendment #725 (substitute); Not Agreed to: 52-48 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

    3)      Leahy-Collins amendment #713 (trafficking); Not Agreed to: 58-42 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

    4)      Cornyn amendment #719 (conceal carry); Not Agreed to: 57-43 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

    5)      Feinstein amendment #711 (assault weapons/clip ban); Not Agreed to: 40-60 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

    6)      Burr amendment #720 (veterans/guns); Not Agreed to: 56-44 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

    7)      Lautenberg-Blumenthal amendment #714 (high capacity clip ban); Not Agreed to:46-54 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

    LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

    Adopted S.Res.101, condemning the horrific attacks in Boston, Massachusetts, and expressing support, sympathy, and prayers for those impacted by this tragedy.

    Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Con.Res.5, expressing the sense of Congress that John Arthur “Jack” Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural and historic significance of Jack Johnson and unduly tarnished his reputation.

    Completed the Rule 14 process of S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act. (Enzi)

    No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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US House of Representatives

Last Floor Action:
10:01:14 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.

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Ryan Budget alternatives fail :::::: CONGRESS :::::: the Senate: HR933, appropriations bill


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The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill with the time until 11:15am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • At 11:15am, there will be 3 roll call votes in relation to the following:
  • If cloture is invoked on H.R.933, the thirty hours post-cloture will run as if cloture was invoked at 1:00am on Wednesday, March 20th.

As a reminder, at 11:15am there will be a series of roll call votes in relation to the Continuing Appropriations act. There may be a request or requests to expand the number of amendments to be considered prior to adoption of the Mikulski-Shelby substitute, but our best guess is that there would be an objection to the request or requests.

 3 roll call votes expected at 11:15am:

–          Toomey amendment #115 (expect a point of order and motion to waive with 60-vote threshold);

–          Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26, as amended (majority vote threshold); and

–          Cloture on H.R.993, Continuing Appropriations (60-vote threshold).

The previously scheduled votes have been delayed until 2:00pm today. In the meantime, the managers of the bill will continue to work on an agreement to consider additional amendments to the Continuing Appropriations act.

 3 roll call votes expected at 2:00pm:

–          In relation to Toomey amendment #115 (expect a point of order and motion to waive with 60-vote threshold);

–          Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment #26, as amended (majority vote threshold); and

–          Cloture on H.R.993, Continuing Appropriations (60-vote threshold).

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 12 votes, but we expect to conduct 7 roll call votes, at 2:15pm today. Those votes would be in relation to the items listed below.

–          Coburn #69 (prohibits Urban Area Security Initiative Grants not improving homeland security);

–          Coburn #93 transfers appropriations from National Heritage Partnership Program to fund White House public tours, Maintenance at public parks/monuments);

–          Coburn #65, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (National Science Foundation funding);

–          Coburn #70, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (Authorizing Committees to receive information from Homeland Security);

–          Inhofe-Hagan #72, as modified with changes that are at the desk (requires Secretaries of Military Departments to carry out tuition assistance programs);

–          Mikulski-Shelby #98, as modified with changes that are at the desk (technical corrections); and

–          Leahy #129, as modified with changes that are at the desk (cluster munitions);

–          Pryor-Blunt #82 (meat inspectors);

–          Toomey #115, as modified with changes at the desk (bio-fuels)

–          Mikulski-Shelby #26 (Substitute) (majority vote threshold);

–          Cloture on H.R.933, as amended; and

If cloture is invoked all post-cloture debate time will be yielded back

–          Passage of H.R.933, Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (majority vote threshold).

We expect voice votes on the amendments listed in italics (any amendment that has been modified, except for Toomey #115). All amendments are subject to 60 vote thresholds except the Mikulski-Shelby substitute. All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration with 2 minutes prior to each vote. Senator Moran will control 30 minutes of the republican’s time.

Prior to locking in the agreement Senator Grassley reserved his right to object and asked that his amendment #76 (to require weekly update of the aliens who have been released due to budget constraints). Senator Reid declined to modify his request and Senator Grassley withdrew his objection.

The text of the agreement can be found below.

Leader:            I ask unanimous consent that notwithstanding cloture having been invoked, the following amendments be in order to the Mikulski-Shelby substitute:

–          Coburn #69 (prohibits Urban Area Security Initiative Grants not improving homeland security);

–          Coburn #93 transfers appropriations from National Heritage Partnership Program to fund White House public tours, Maintenance at public parks/monuments);

–          Coburn #65, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (National Science Foundation funding);

–          Coburn #70, as modified with the changes that are at the desk (Authorizing Committees to receive information from Homeland Security);

–          Inhofe-Hagan #72, as modified with changes that are at the desk (requires Secretaries of Military Departments to carry out tuition assistance programs);

–          Mikulski-Shelby #98, as modified with changes that are at the desk (technical corrections); and

–          Leahy #129, as modified with changes that are at the desk (cluster munitions); and

–          Pryor-Blunt #82 (meat inspectors).

That no other first degree amendments to the substitute or the underlying bill be in order; that no second degree amendments be in order to any of the amendments listed above prior to the votes; that the time until 2:15pm be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to votes in relation to the amendments in the order listed; that upon disposition of the Pryor-Blunt amendment #82; the Durbin second degree amendment to the Toomey amendment #115 be withdrawn; that it be in order for the Toomey amendment to be modified with the changes that are at the desk; that the Senate proceed to vote in relation to the Toomey amendment #115, as modified; that upon disposition of the Toomey amendment, the Senate proceed to vote on the Mikulski-Shelby substitute amendment, as amended; that all the amendments, with the exception of the Mikulski-Shelby substitute, be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that upon disposition of the substitute amendment, as amended, the Senate proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill; finally, if cloture is invoked on H.R.933, as amended, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of H.R.933, as amended.

The following amendments are pending to H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill:

The following amendments have been considered to H.R.933:

  • Cruz amendment #30 (defund Obamacare) Not Agreed to: 45-52
  • McCain amendment #33 (Guam) Not Tabled: 48-50; agreed to by voice vote
  • Harkin amendment #53 (Labor HHS flexibility)(60 affirmative-vote threshold) Not Agreed to: 54-45
  • Coburn amendment #66 (temporary freeze on non-essential federal employees) (60 affirmative-vote threshold) Not Agreed to: 45-54
  • Inhofe amendment #29, as modified (Farms-EPA oil spill and prevention rule) Agreed to by Unanimous Consent

2:18pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Coburn amendment #69 (UASIG-homeland security) (60-vote threshold); Not Agreed To: 48-51

2:49pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Coburn amendment #93 (transfer appropriations from National Heritage Partnership Program to fund White House tours, maintenance at public parks/monuments) (60-vote threshold);Not Agreed To: 45-54

3:21pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Toomey amendment #115, as modified (bio-fuels) (60-vote threshold)

Not Agreed to: 40-59

3:42pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the Mikulski-Shelby amendment #26, as modified (substitute)

Agreed to: 70-29

4:04pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, as amended

Invoked: 63-36

4:29pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of H.R.933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, as amended

This will be the last vote of the day.

The Senate passed H.R.933, as amended, Continuing Appropriations, by a roll call vote of 73-26.

At 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 20, the Senate began consideration of S.Con.Res.8, Budget Resolution, for debate only for the remainder of the day.

Any time spent in quorum calls during consideration of S.Con.Res.8 will be equally divided.

By consent, the period of debate for Economic Goals and Policy under Section 305b of the Congressional Budget Act will occur on Thursday, March 21st at a time to be determined by the two managers.

The Senate also reached an agreement to permit the use of calculators on the Senate floor during consideration of the Budget resolution.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Coburn amendment #69 (prohibits Urban Area Security Initiative Grants not improving homeland security); Not Agreed To: 48-51 (60 affirmative-vote threshold)

2)      Coburn amendment #93 (transfers appropriations from National Heritage Partnership Program to fund White House public tours, Maintenance at public parks/monuments); Not Agreed To: 45-54 (60 affirmative-vote threshold)

3)      Toomey amendment #115, as modified with changes at the desk (bio-fuels); Not Agreed To: 40-59 (60 affirmative-vote threshold)

4)      Mikulski-Shelby amendment #26 (Substitute), as modified; Agreed To: 70-29

5)      Cloture on H.R.933, as amended; Invoked: 63-36

6)      Passage of H.R.933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, as amended; Passed: 73-26

 

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Judiciary Committee and adopted S.Res.67, designating April 5th as Gold Star Wives Day.

Adopted S.Res.84, recognizing the 192nd anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.

Adopted S.Res.85, designating April 2013 as “National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month”.

 

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action:
10:00:46 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.

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The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:00am on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling the second 30 minutes.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:30pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Shelby are expected to make their opening statements around 11:00am on H.R.933, the continuing appropriations bill.
  • We expect to begin consideration of the bill following the recess for the caucus meetings.

Prior to the caucus recess, Senator Reid moved to proceed to H.R.933, Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013.

We expect to adopt the motion to proceed this afternoon. Once we begin consideration of the bill, Senator Mikulski plans to offer a substitute amendment that includes separate divisions for the Fiscal Year 2013 Agriculture; Commerce, Justice and Science; Defense; Homeland Security; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Acts.

The Senate stands in recess until 2:30pm.

We have been unable to reach an agreement to begin consideration of H.R.933, Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. As a result of this impasse, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion. We will continue to work to adopt the motion to proceed tomorrow. If we are unable to adopt the motion, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday.

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no roll call votes tonight.

No ROLL CALL VOTES

No LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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CONGRESS: the Republican led House : the Senate : roll call on S.3412,MiddleClass Tax Cut 2:15pmET


the Senate Convenes: 9:30amET July 25, 2012

  • Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized.
  • The time until 2:15pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the second 30 minutes.
  • As a reminder, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut on Monday, July 23rd.  By unanimous consent, at 2:15pm on Wednesday, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act.

As a reminder at 2:15pm today, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act.

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of 2 roll call votes beginning at 4pm today on the McConnell-Hatch amendment # _____ and on passage of S.3412, as amended, if amended. Each subject to a majority vote threshold. There will be 2 minutes for debate prior to each vote. As a result of this agreement, there will be no cloture vote at 2:15pm.

Prior to locking in the agreement, Senator Reid asked consent to vote on the McConnell–Hatch amendment and Reid bill, as amended, if amended, and when the Senate receives a companion bill from the House, the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration, insert the text of S.3412, as passed by the Senate, and the Senate pass the House bill, as amended.

Senator McConnell asked consent to strike the provision to marry the Senate language with the House bill and, in lieu, vote on the McConnell-Hatch proposal, a McConnell amendment, which is his version of “ the President’s tax bill”, and the Reid bill (S.3412). Senator Reid declined to modify his request to vote on those three items because the President strongly supports the Reid bill and that is the President’s proposal.

Senator Reid then agreed to strike the provision to marry the Senate language with the House bill per McConnell’s request, and renewed his request, as modified. That request was agreed to.

McConnell-Hatch amendment (text of S.3413), to temporarily extend tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, to provide for temporary alternative minimum tax relief, to extend increased expensing limitations, and to provide instructions for tax reform (McConnell-Hatch).

S.3412, a bill to extend the 2001, 2003 and 2009 tax cuts for 98% of Americans and 97% of all small businesses (Reid).

4:08pm The Senate began a roll call vote on Hatch-McConnell amendment #2573 (Extends 2001 and 2003 tax cuts); Not Agreed to: 45-54

4:50pm The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act; Passed: 51-48

Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.3414, Cyber Security, and filed cloture on the motion. The vote would occur Friday unless an agreement can be reached.

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Hatch-McConnell amendment #2573 (the Tax Hike Prevention Act) to S.3412; Not agreed to: 45-54

2)      Passage of S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Act of 2012; Passed: 51-48

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed S.285, a bill for the relief of Sopuruchi Chukwueke.

Passed H.R.5872, the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012.

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.3429, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012. (Nelson FL)

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate debates S.1813,Surface Infrastructure bill&Sen.RoyBlunt wages war on women with Amendment#1520


the Senate Convened at 10:00amET February 28, 2012

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 12:30pm.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • The Senate may resume consideration of S.1813, the Surface Infrastructure bill, during Tuesday’s session.

The following amendments are pending to S.1813, the Surface Transportation Act:

  • Reid amendment #1730 (Banking, Finance and Commerce titles)
  • Blunt amendment #1520 (moral objections to health care services)

The following amendments have been considered to S.1813, the Surface Transportation Act:

  • Johnson-Shelby #1515 (banking title); withdrawn
  • Reid amendment #1633 (Banking, Finance and Commerce titles); withdrawn
  • Reid amendment #1634 (date change); withdrawn
  • Reid motion to commit with instructions (date change); withdrawn
  • Reid amendment #1636 to the motion to commit (date change); withdrawn
  • Reid amendment #1637 to #1636 (date change); withdrawn

The Senate has resumed consideration of S.1813, the Surface Infrastructure bill.

The Senate has reached an agreement that it be in order for the Blunt amendment #1520 (contraception) to be called up. Further, at a time to be determined on Thursday, March 1, the Senate will proceed to a vote in relation to the Blunt amendment. No other amendments are in order prior to the vote in relation to the Blunt amendment.

The Blunt amendment is now pending

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.381, authorizing the taking of the official photograph of the Senate in the 112th Congress on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:15pm in the Chamber of the U.S. Senate.

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.1173, an act to repeal the CLASS program.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 28, 2012

112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION

-SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed with Special Order speeches.5:55:47 P.M. -The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the text of a Presidential Policy Directive establishing procedures to implement section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81) – referred to the Committee on Armed Services and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112-91).5:10:26 P.M. -SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.5:06:12 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.5:05:49 P.M. -The House received a communication from Sandra Hanlon, District Representative, Office of Steve King Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Hanlon notified the House that she had been served with a trial subpoena ad testificandum issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she will determine whether compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.5:05:30 P.M. -H.R. 1433Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:05:21 P.M. -H.R. 1433On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.4:31:40 P.M. -H.R. 1433DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1433.4:31:38 P.M. -H.R. 1433Considered under suspension of the rules.4:31:26 P.M. -H.R. 1433Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1433 — “To protect private property rights.”4:30:49 P.M. -The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.4:29:55 P.M. -Mr. Bishop (UT) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 566.4:29:42 P.M. -H.R. 2117Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.4:29:41 P.M. -H.R. 2117On passage Passed by recorded vote: 303 – 114 (Roll no. 79).4:23:00 P.M. -H.R. 2117On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 176 – 241 (Roll no. 78).3:58:12 P.M. -H.R. 2117DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment which adds a provision entitled “PROTECTING STUDENTS FROM HIGHER LOAN COSTS AND A DEVALUED EDUCATIONAL DEGREE”.3:58:00 P.M. -H.R. 2117Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce.3:56:43 P.M. -H.R. 2117The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.3:56:02 P.M. -H.R. 2117The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2117.3:55:40 P.M. -H.R. 2117On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 199 – 217 (Roll no. 77).3:50:51 P.M. -H.R. 2117On agreeing to the Bishop (NY) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 – 255 (Roll no. 76).3:44:12 P.M. –MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in honor of those who lost their lives, their families, and the staff at the high school in the City of Chardon.3:42:30 P.M. -H.R. 2117On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 – 247 (Roll no. 75).3:17:04 P.M. -H.R. 2117UNFINISHED 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.3:16:36 P.M. -H.R. 2117The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.3:16:03 P.M. -H.R. 2117Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2117 — “To prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.”3:15:02 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 28.2:53:59 P.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.2:53:31 P.M. -H.R. 2117Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2117 as unfinished business.2:52:59 P.M. -H.R. 2117On motion that the committe rise Agreed to by voice vote.2:52:52 P.M. -H.R. 2117Ms. Foxx moved that the committee rise.2:52:51 P.M. -H.R. 2117POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.2:45:45 P.M. -H.R. 2117DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 563, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 5.2:45:31 P.M. -H.R. 2117An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis,  numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-404 to require the Secretary to present a plan to prevent waste, fraud and abuse to ensure effective use of taxpayer dollars.2:45:12 P.M. -H.R. 2117POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Bishop (NY) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (NY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.2:39:01 P.M. -H.R. 2117DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 563, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) amendment No. 4.2:38:57 P.M. -H.R. 2117An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (NY),  numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-404 to strike the prohibition on the Secretary of Education from ever promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule defining the term “credit hour”.2:38:06 P.M. -H.R. 2117On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by voice vote.2:33:07 P.M. -H.R. 2117DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 563, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 3.2:33:03 P.M. -H.R. 2117An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis,  numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-404 to link state authorization regulations to student outcomes.2:30:58 P.M. -H.R. 2117On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.2:28:27 P.M. -H.R. 2117DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 563, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 2.2:28:25 P.M. -H.R. 2117An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx,  numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-404 to repeal a section of the credit hour regulation impacting clock hour programs.2:27:50 P.M. -H.R. 2117POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.2:22:40 P.M. -H.R. 2117DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 563, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 1.2:22:37 P.M. -H.R. 2117An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva,  numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-404 to retain the requirement that states have a process to hear and take appropriate action on student complaints regarding institutions as part of the state authorization.1:26:09 P.M. -H.R. 2117GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2117.1:25:43 P.M. -H.R. 2117The Speaker designated the Honorable Candice S. Miller to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.1:25:42 P.M. -H.R. 2117House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 563 and Rule XVIII.1:25:31 P.M. -H.R. 2117Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2117 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. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill.1:25:26 P.M. -H.R. 2117Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 563. H.R. 2117 — “To prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.”1:24:41 P.M. -H. Res. 563Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.1:24:31 P.M. -H. Res. 563On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 171 (Roll no. 74).12:58:41 P.M. -H. Res. 563The previous question was ordered without objection.12:28:30 P.M. -H. Res. 563DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 563.12:25:42 P.M. -H. Res. 563Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 563 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2117) to prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.”12:04:32 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.12:04:21 P.M. -Pursuant to section 287a of title 2, United States Code, the Chair appointed Thomas J. Wickham, Jr. as Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives to succeed John V. Sullivan, resigned.12:02:50 P.M. -The House received a communication from The Honorable John V. Sullivan wherein he resigns as the Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives effective March 31, 2012.12:02:11 P.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Connolly of VA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:02:00 P.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal.  Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:00:49 P.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Adam McHugh, Vitas Hospice Center, Covina, California12:00:47 P.M. -The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 28.10:31:08 A.M. -The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.10:01:04 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.10:00:53 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael G. Fitzpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:00 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.