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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of November 20, 2014

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Last Floor Action:
1:05:34 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to pursuant to the order of the House of today. The next meeting is scheduled for 12 noon on Monday, November 24, 2014, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 119, in which case, the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.

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9:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:28 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:40 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:55 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:23 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:31 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:15:04 A.M. H.R. 4795 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 756. H.R. 4795 — "To promote new manufacturing in the United States by providing for greater transparency and timeliness in obtaining necessary permits, and for other purposes."
9:15:09 A.M. H.R. 4795 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012 and H.R. 4795. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. General debate is limited to 1 hour for each bill. The resolution specifies certain amendments are in order for H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. One motion to recommit with instructions is permitted for each bill.
9:15:17 A.M. H.R. 4795 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 756 and Rule XVIII.
9:15:18 A.M. H.R. 4795 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:15:29 A.M. H.R. 4795 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4795.
9:46:13 A.M. H.R. 4795 An amendment, offered by Mr. Waxman, numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 113-626 to state that outdated air quality standards do not apply toward a preconstruction permit if the applicable federal, state, or local permitting agency determines that applying it would likely increase air pollution, slow permitting, or increase regulatory uncertainty.
9:46:16 A.M. H.R. 4795 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 756, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman Part C amendment No. 1.
9:53:41 A.M. H.R. 4795 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman Part C amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
9:54:12 A.M. H.R. 4795 An amendment, offered by Mr. Whitfield, numbered 2 printed in Part C of House Report 113-626 to clarify that Section 3(b) of the bill does not prohibit States from imposing new or revised federal air quality standards under state or local law.
9:54:15 A.M. H.R. 4795 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 756, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Whitfield Part C amendment No. 2.
10:00:17 A.M. H.R. 4795 On agreeing to the Whitfield amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:00:30 A.M. H.R. 4795 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:31:38 A.M. H.R. 4795 On agreeing to the Waxman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 225 (Roll no. 529).
10:31:46 A.M. H.R. 4795 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4795.
10:32:28 A.M. H.R. 4795 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:32:41 A.M. H.R. 4795 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:34:06 A.M. H.R. 4795 Ms. Kuster moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
10:34:50 A.M. H.R. 4795 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to ensure that nothing in the underlying legislation would affect the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) require compliance with a new ambient air quality standard in a preconstruction permit if doing so would protect children and seniors from dangerous air pollutants, including cancer-causing pollutants, located within 5 miles of a school, day care facility, hospital or nursing home or (2) require small businesses to comply with an outdated ambient air quality standard if doing so would result in higher costs or job losses for that small business.
10:42:58 A.M. H.R. 4795 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:51:33 A.M. H.R. 4795 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 223 (Roll no. 530).
10:59:58 A.M. H.R. 4795 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 172 (Roll no. 531).
11:00:00 A.M. H.R. 4795 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:59 A.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the tragic shooting in which four students died, and one student was wounded at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington.
11:03:33 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:18:44 A.M. H. Con. Res. 119 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 119 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate."
11:21:06 A.M. H. Con. Res. 119 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
11:21:12 A.M. H. Con. Res. 119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:21:27 A.M. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, November 20, 2014, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, November 24, 2014, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 119, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution. Agreed to without objection.
11:22:00 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:05:14 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:05:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:05:34 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to pursuant to the order of the House of today. The next meeting is scheduled for 12 noon on Monday, November 24, 2014, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 119, in which case, the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.
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