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The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:30am on Thursday, October 3, 2013. 

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 2:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.  The first hour 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.

Floor Updates

This morning Republican senators asked unanimous consent to take up and pass several individual funding resolutions and one continuing appropriations bill. In each case, there was a Democratic counter offer to modify the request to amend the applicable continuing resolution or bill to include an amendment  that would fund the rest of the federal government. Republicans objected to each request to modify and there was an objection to the original request.

Republican unanimous consent requests

Senator Cornyn asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.70, making continuing appropriations for National Park operations, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for fiscal year 2014. (Reid counteroffer and objection)

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.72, making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014. (Reid counter offer and objection)

Senator Blunt asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.73, making continuing appropriations for the National Institute of Health for fiscal year 2014. (Durbin counter offer and objection)

Senator Thune asked unanimous consent that when the Senate receives H.R.3230, the Senate take up and pass and H.R.3230, making continuing appropriations during a Government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve component of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period. (Durbin counteroffer objection)

Democratic Counteroffer

I ask consent that the request be modified as follows:

That an amendment, which is at the desk, be agreed to; that the joint resolution, as amended, then be read a third time and passed; and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate.  This amendment is the text that passed the Senate and is a clean continuing resolution for the entire government and is something that is already over in the House and reportedly has the support of a majority of the Members of the House of Representatives.

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.72, making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014. Senator Murphy asked that the request be modified to include a clean continuing resolution amendment. Senator Lee objected to the proposed modification  and Senator Murphy objected to the original request.

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.J.Res.72, making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014. Senator Murphy asked that the request be modified to include a clean continuing resolution amendment. Senator Lee objected to the proposed modification  and Senator Murphy objected to the original request.

WRAP UP

No ROLL CALL VOTES

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.228, a resolution authorizing the reporting of committee funding resolutions for the period October 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015.

Adopted S.Res.253, a resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014; and October 14, 2014 through February 28, 2015.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Last Floor Action:
9:33:32 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 3, 2013.

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CONGRESS: the Republican led House : the Dems in the Senate


capitol33the Senate Convenes: 9:15amET November 30, 2012

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3254, the DoD Authorization Act.
  • At approximately 9:30am, the Senate will conduct up to 4 roll call votes:

9:44am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Cardin amendment #3025 (sufficient civilian and contract workforces); Not Agreed to: 41-53

10:14am The Senate began a roll call vote on the Menendez amendment #3232 (Iran Sanctions); Agreed to: 94-0

10:45 The Senate began a roll call vote on Nelson (FL) motion to waive Budget point of order with respect to Nelson (FL) amendment #3073 (repeal requirement for reduction of survivor benefits plan survivor annuities by dependency and indemnity compensation)

10:45 The Senate began a roll call vote on Nelson (FL) motion to waive Budget point of order with respect to Nelson (FL) amendment #3073 (repeal requirement for reduction of survivor benefits plan survivor annuities by dependency and indemnity compensation);

Not Waived: 58-34

The following amendments are pending to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill:

  • Kyl amendment #3123, as modified (US-Russia nuclear arms, missile defense, and long-range conventional strike system matters)

The following amendments have been considered to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill:

  • McCain amendment #3051 (additional Marine Corps personnel for US embassies, consulates and other diplomatic facilities abroad); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Udall amendment #2985 (biofuels); Agreed to: 62-37
  • Gillibrand amendment #3016 (sexual assault in the military); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Murray amendment #3099 (mental health); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Leahy amendment #2955 (Dale Long Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement); Agreed to: 85-11
  • Kohl amendment #2888 (Post-deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence Program payment); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Manchin amendment #2924 (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System report); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Webb amendment #2949 (temporary increase in accumulated leave carryover extension); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Wyden amendment #2960 (reintrigration into civilian life for National Guard and Reserves report); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Sessions amendment #2963 (Posthumous honorary promotion of Sgt Paschal Conley); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Heller amendment #2969 (TRICARE Prime report); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Hoeven amendment #2991 (SoS on maintenance by US of triad of strategic nuclear delivery systems); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Barrasso amendment #3083 (readiness and flexibility of intercontinental ballistic missile force); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Cornyn amendment #3158 (vets backlog); Agreed to: 95-0
  • Hagan amendment #3095 (biofuel refinery); Agreed to: 54-41
  • Webb amendment #2948; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Sessions amendment #2962; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Inhofe amendment #2971; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Casey amendment #2986; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Murray amendment #2989; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Vitter amendment #3085; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Coburn amendment #3110; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Manchin amendment #3166; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Boxer amendment #2981; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Portman amendment #2995 (DoD Education); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Merkley amendment #3096, as modified (Afghanistan); Agreed to: 62-33
  • Blumenthal amendment #3124, as modified (human trafficking overseas); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Inhofe amendment #2972 (SoC – Taps as official military song of remembrance); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Gillibrand amendment #3058, as modified (Autism); Agreed to: 66-29
  • Portman amendment #2956 (Educational transcripts); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Whitehouse amendment #3180 (recalcitrant cancers); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Lieberman amendment #3090, as modified (Fire Grants); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • McCaskill amendment #2929 (wartime contracting); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • McCaskill amendment #2942 (whistleblower expansions); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Boxer amendment #3230 (public diplomacy); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Hatch amendment #2966 (reauthorize and expand pilot program promoting certified depot workers one grade level); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Inhofe amendment #2973 (mental health counselor training) ; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Boxer amendment #2980 (report on contractor compensation costs); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Casey amendment #2994 (analysis of feasibility of recycling rare earth elements from fluorescent bulbs); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Toomey amendment #3059 (report on the establishment of a joint Armed Forces historical storage and preservation facility); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Inhofe amendment #3072 (training cost-effectiveness); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Vitter amendment #3086 (Air Force assessments on Joint Readiness Training); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Shaheen amendment #3098 (report on delays in suspension & debarment process); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Coburn amendment #3186 (Study on small arms and ammunition acquisition); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Coons amendment #3201 (Joseph Kony); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Durbin amendment #3199, as modified (rebel group sanctions); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Ayotte amendment #3245 (Guantanamo); Agreed to: 54-41
  • Feinstein amendment #3018 (Detainees); Agreed to: 67-29
  • Blumenthal amendment #2940; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Brown (MA) amendment #3036; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Toomey amendment #3064; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Levin amendment #3114; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Casey amendment #3193; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Risch amendment #3213; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Wicker amendment #3220; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Johanns amendment #3222; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Coburn amendment #3237; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Levin amendment #3243; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Lieberman amendment #3256; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Cornyn amendment #3260; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • McCain amendment #3261; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Kyl amendment #3271; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Webb amendment #3275; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Nelson (NE) amendment #3279; Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Sessions amendment #3009 (Afghanistan); Agreed to by voice vote
  • Cardin amendment #3025 (civilian and contract workforce); Not Agreed to: 41-53
  • Menendez amendment #3232 (Iran Sanctions); Agreed to: Not Agreed to: 94-0
  • Nelson FL amendment #3073 (repeal requirement for reduction of survivor benefits plan survivor annuities by dependency and indemnity compensation); fell: Budget Act not waived: 58-34
  • McCain amendment #3052 (report on strategic posture in Asia Pacific); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Whitehouse amendment #3075 (SoS on DOD progress on implementing its Unique Identification initiative for tracking assets); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Snowe amendment #3133 (terminate authorization of National Veterans Business Development Corporation); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Sanders amendment #3182 (annual report on federal contracting fraud); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Sanders amendment #3183 (public database on DOD officials seeking defense contractor employment); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Warner amendment #3233 (report on the US-India defense trade relationship and SoS to encourage US-India defense trade activities); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Coburn amendment #3236 (info from departments and agencies to conduct defense business system investment reviews); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Sanders amendment #3248 (include geothermal heat pumps in federal renewable energy purchase requirements); Agreed to by unanimous consent
  • Rubio amendment #3283 (report on Bahrain Independent Committee of Inquiry); Agreed to by unanimous consent

The Senate has reached an agreement that there be no amendments in order to the Treaty or the resolution of ratification; that following Leader remarks on Tuesday, December 4th, the time until 12 noon be divided in the usual form; that at 12 noon, the Senate proceed to vote on the Resolution of Advise and Consent to Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; that if the resolution is adopted, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table and the President be immediately notified of the Senate’s action; further, that if the resolution is not adopted, the treaty be returned to the calendar; and that there be no motions or points of order in order other than a motion to reconsider.

The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #676 Michael P. Shea, of Connecticut, to be US District Judge for the District of Connecticut. At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation of the Republican Leader, there will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

There will be a series of 2 roll call beginning at 5:30pm Monday, December 3. Those votes will be in relation to the following items:

– Confirmation of the nomination of Executive Calendar #760, Paul William Grimm, of Maryland, to be United States Judge for the District of Maryland, and
– Cloture on S.3254, National Defense Authorization Act.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Monday’s session of the Senate

WRAP UP

ROLL CALL VOTES

1) Cardin amendment #3025 (sufficient civilian and contract workforces) to S.3254, the DoD Authorization bill; Not Agreed to: 41-53

2) Menendez amendment #3232 (Iran Sanctions); Agreed to: 94-0

3) Nelson (FL) motion to waive Budget point of order with respect to Nelson (FL) amendment #3073 (repeal requirement for reduction of survivor benefits plan survivor annuities by dependency and indemnity compensation); Not Waived: 58-34

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed S.2170, the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 with a committee-reported substitute amendment and a committee-reported title amendment.

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.518, Congratulating the Southern Baptist Convention for electing Reverend Fred Luter, Jr., as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, acknowledging Reverend Luter’s unique role as the first African American leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, and honoring the commitment of the Southern Baptist Convention to an inclusive faith-based community and society.

Adopted S.Res.605, designating the week beginning November 26, 2012, as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.

Adopted S.Res.606, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, on December 1, 1812.

Adopted S.Res.607, a resolution relative to the death of the Honorable George McGovern, former United States Senator and Congressman from the State of South Dakota.

No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Senate Floor Schedule for Monday, December 3, 2012

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9:30 am Hearing: Tapping America’s Energy Potential Through Research and DevelopmentCommittee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

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The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 30, 2012

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CONGRESS: Republican led House : How many bills left or Judicial seats empty! : the Senate is in pro forma Sessions:


The Senate will meet on the following dates at the following times for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted:

Tuesday, September 25th at 9:30am

Friday, September 28th at 10:00am

Tuesday, October 2nd at 11:00am

Friday, October 5th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00am

Friday, October 12th at 10:30am

Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00am

Friday, October 19th at 11:00am

Tuesday, October 23rd at 1:00pm

Friday, October 26th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, October 30th at 10:00am

Friday, November 2nd at 11:00am

Tuesday, November 6th at 11:00am

Friday, November 9th at 10:00am

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House hearings

10/3 10:00 am Hearing: Joint House and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to receive Legislative Presentation of the American LegionCommittee on Veterans’ Affairs: Full Committee

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 2, 2012.

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Congress: the Republican led House love fest w/Bibi @11am -the Senate deals with S.1038


The Senate Convenes at 10:00amET May 24, 2011

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 3pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Following morning business, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to S.1038, a bill to provide for the extension of expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act until June 1, 2015 with the time until 5pm equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees.

Votes:

75: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1038, a bill to provide for the extension of expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act until June 1, 2015;

Invoked: 74-8

There will be no further roll call votes during today’s session.

Unanimous Consent:

adopted S.Res.195, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 24, 2011

112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION

9:40 P.M. –

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 25, 2011.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Bartlett moved that the House do now adjourn.

9:30 P.M. –

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.

Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 276.

8:41 P.M. –

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

8:39 P.M. –

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H.R. 1216:

to amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations

8:38 P.M. –

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1216 as unfinished business.

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

Mr. Guthrie moved that the Committee rise.

8:26 P.M. –

Mr. Guthrie raised a point of order against the Weiner amendment Mr. Guthrie stated that the amendment violated clause 10 of rule XXI by increasing mandatory spending. The Chair sustained the point of order.

8:21 P.M. –

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Weiner.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new paragraph providing that provisions of the bill shall not take effect until the date that the Comptroller General of the United States determines there is no primary care physician shortage in the United States.

8:20 P.M. –

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

8:02 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole continued with debate on the already pending Foxx amendment.

8:01 P.M. –

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

Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 1540:

to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes

7:58 P.M. –

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1540 as unfinished business.

6:48 P.M. –

GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1540.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 269 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1216 and H.R. 1540. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides for 1 hour of general debate and waives all points of order against consideration of the measures. The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1216 with or without instructions. The rule also provides that after general debate on H.R. 1540, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion and that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 269.

H.R. 1216:

to amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations

6:45 P.M. –

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1216 as unfinished business.

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

6:44 P.M. –

Mr. Guthrie moved that the committee rise.

On agreeing to the Cardoza amendment Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 232 (Roll no. 337).

6:37 P.M. –

On agreeing to the Tonko amendment Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 231 (Roll no. 336).

6:29 P.M. –

On motion that the committee rise Failed by recorded vote: 14 – 397 (Roll no. 335).

6:02 P.M. –

Mr. Weiner moved that the committee rise.

3:55 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Foxx amendment number 7 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Ms. Foxx.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in the Congressional Record to to prohibit the use of funds provided for graduate medical education from being used to provide abortion or training in the provision of abortion. Additionally, funds would not be provided to a teaching health center if the institution discriminates against individual health care entities that refuse to provide abortion under go training in the provision of abortion, or offer referral for abortion services.

3:54 P.M. –

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

3:42 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cardoza amendment number 9 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Cardoza.

An amendment numbered 9 printed in the Congressional Record to require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the extent of physician shortages in areas with significant shortages. The study should also examine the effects of expanding and establishing new medical graduate programs as directed by the health care overhaul law on the number of physicians were the funding not rescinded by the bill

3:41 P.M. –

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

3:33 P.M. –

DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tonko amendment number 2 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Tonko.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to conduct a study of the number of primary care physicians that would be trained as a result of the funding provided in the health care overhaul law compared to the number of physicians that would be trained should funding be eliminated or rescinded.

2:43 P.M. –

GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1216.

2:42 P.M. –

The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 269 and Rule XVIII.

2:41 P.M. –

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1216 and H.R. 1540. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides for 1 hour of general debate and waives all points of order against consideration of the measures. The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1216 with or without instructions. The rule also provides that after general debate on H.R. 1540, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion and that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 269.

H. Res. 269:

providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1216) to amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations; providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1540) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules

2:39 P.M. –

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 – 181 (Roll no. 334).

2:31 P.M. –

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 179 (Roll no. 333).

1:13 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 269.

Considered as privileged matter.

1:10 P.M. –

PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS IN RECORD – Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the Congressional Record of today. Agreed to without objection.

H. Res. 274:

electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives

1:09 P.M. –

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.

S. 990:

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

1:06 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 voice vote.

1:01 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 990.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

1:00 P.M. –

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until later in the legislative day.

12:46 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.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 24.

12:16 P.M. –

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:45 P.M. today.

JOINT MEETING – The Speaker announced that the Joint Meeting was dissolved. The House remains in recess until approximately 12:45 p.m.

10:58 A.M. –

JOINT MEETING – The House has reconvened in Joint Meeting with the Senate to receive an address by His Excellency Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 24.

10:05 A.M. –

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The House will reconvene in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving His Excellency Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

10:02 A.M. –

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Ros-Lehtinen 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.

10:01 A.M. –

Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn, The Conservative Synagogue, Westport, Connecticut

10:00 A.M. –

The Speaker designated the Honorable Eric Cantor to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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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.