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Legislative Day of September 15, 2014

September 2014
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Last Floor Action:
10:00:52 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 16, 2014.

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12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:24 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Thomas E. Petri to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:53 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:10:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 15.
2:00:47 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:26 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:29 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pitts to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:46 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:42 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 11, 2014, at 4:44 p.m., stating that that body had passed S. 2258 and H.R. 4197 without amendment.
2:09:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
4:00:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 15.
4:00:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:00:37 P.M. H.R. 4771 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4771 — "To amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids."
4:00:55 P.M. H.R. 4771 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:00:58 P.M. H.R. 4771 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4771.
4:07:12 P.M. H.R. 4771 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:07:14 P.M. H.R. 4771 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:07:17 P.M. S. 2154 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2154 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program."
4:07:32 P.M. S. 2154 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:07:35 P.M. S. 2154 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2154.
4:12:41 P.M. S. 2154 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:13:16 P.M. H.R. 83 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 83 — "To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes."
4:13:30 P.M. H.R. 83 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:13:32 P.M. H.R. 83 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 83.
4:25:28 P.M. H.R. 83 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:25:31 P.M. H.R. 83 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:25:34 P.M. H.R. 83 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:32:00 P.M. H.R. 3044 Mr. Crawford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3044 — "To approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi."
4:32:12 P.M. H.R. 3044 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:15 P.M. H.R. 3044 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3044.
4:37:39 P.M. H.R. 3044 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:37:42 P.M. H.R. 3044 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:38:09 P.M. S. 1086 Mr. Kline moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 1086 — "To reauthorize and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, and for other purposes."
4:38:25 P.M. S. 1086 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:38:28 P.M. S. 1086 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1086.
5:00:37 P.M. S. 1086 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:40 P.M. S. 1086 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:23 P.M. H.R. 5108 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5108 — "To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes."
5:01:43 P.M. H.R. 5108 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:45 P.M. H.R. 5108 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5108.
5:09:25 P.M. H.R. 5108 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:10:36 P.M. H.R. 3006 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3006 — "To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California, and for other purposes."
5:10:42 P.M. H.R. 3006 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:10:45 P.M. H.R. 3006 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3006.
5:16:56 P.M. H.R. 3006 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:58 P.M. H.R. 3006 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:17:03 P.M. S. 476 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 476 — "To amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission."
5:17:20 P.M. S. 476 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:23 P.M. S. 476 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 476.
5:22:40 P.M. S. 476 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:23:05 P.M. S. 1603 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1603 — "To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes."
5:23:19 P.M. S. 1603 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:23:21 P.M. S. 1603 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1603.
5:27:33 P.M. S. 1603 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:27:42 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 15.
6:30:34 P.M. H.R. 5108 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5108 — "To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes."
6:58:03 P.M. H.R. 5108 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 327 - 22 (Roll no. 497).
6:58:03 P.M. H.R. 5108 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:17 P.M. The House received a communication from Ed Cassidy, Chief Administrative Officer. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Cassidy notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for documents in a criminal case and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House.
7:00:25 P.M. H.R. 5205 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5205 — "To authorize certain land conveyances involving public lands in northern Nevada to promote economic development and conservation, and for other purposes."
7:00:58 P.M. H.R. 5205 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:01:00 P.M. H.R. 5205 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5205.
7:12:31 P.M. H.R. 5205 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:12:33 P.M. H.R. 5205 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:13:01 P.M. H.R. 2569 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2569 — "To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Missisquoi River and the Trout River in the State of Vermont, as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System."
7:13:02 P.M. H.R. 2569 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:13:03 P.M. H.R. 2569 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2569.
7:23:13 P.M. H.R. 2569 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:23:15 P.M. H.R. 2569 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:23:30 P.M. H.R. 3222 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3222 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of sites associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance in Queens, New York, and for other purposes."
7:23:42 P.M. H.R. 3222 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:23:46 P.M. H.R. 3222 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3222.
7:29:46 P.M. H.R. 3222 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:29:47 P.M. H.R. 3222 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:30:16 P.M. H.R. 4119 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4119 — "To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and for other purposes."
7:30:32 P.M. H.R. 4119 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:30:36 P.M. H.R. 4119 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4119.
7:38:03 P.M. H.R. 4119 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:38:05 P.M. H.R. 4119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:39:07 P.M. H.R. 5405 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5405 — "To make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposes."
7:39:19 P.M. H.R. 5405 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:39:23 P.M. H.R. 5405 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5405.
8:10:04 P.M. H.R. 5405 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
8:11:04 P.M. H.R. 3374 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3374 — "To provide for the use of savings promotion raffle products by financial institutions to encourage savings, and for other purposes."
8:11:20 P.M. H.R. 3374 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:11:22 P.M. H.R. 3374 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3374.
8:19:22 P.M. H.R. 3374 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:19:25 P.M. H.R. 3374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:20:11 P.M. H.R. 2866 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2866 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of Boys Town, and for other purposes."
8:20:12 P.M. H.R. 2866 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:20:14 P.M. H.R. 2866 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2866.
8:33:31 P.M. H.R. 2866 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:33:33 P.M. H.R. 2866 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:34:06 P.M. H.R. 5461 Mr. Huizenga (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5461 — "To clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction, and for other purposes."
8:34:26 P.M. H.R. 5461 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:34:30 P.M. H.R. 5461 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5461.
9:05:47 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 722.
9:06:23 P.M. H.R. 5461 DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.R. 5461.
9:15:33 P.M. H.R. 5461 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
9:17:04 P.M. H.R. 2996 Mr. Bucshon moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2996 — "To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish the Network for Manufacturing Innovation and for other purposes."
9:17:22 P.M. H.R. 2996 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:17:25 P.M. H.R. 2996 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2996.
9:54:20 P.M. H.R. 2996 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
9:54:22 P.M. H.R. 2996 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:54:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:56:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
10:00:41 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:00:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:00:52 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 16, 2014.
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