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Legislative Day of March 29, 2011

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2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:01:34 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
2:02:53 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:57 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Burgess to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:17 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:05:10 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 received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 17, 2011 at 6:52 p.m. stating that that body had agreed to H. Con. Res. 30.
2:05:11 P.M. Committee on Ethics - Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader appointed the following Members to be available to serve on investigative subcommittees of the Committee on Ethics: Ms. Lofgren, Zoe of CA, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Lujan, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Keating, Mr. Schiff, and Ms. CLarke of NY.
2:06:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:09:47 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.
2:10:04 P.M. H.R. 1079 Mr. Petri moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1079 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend the airport improvement program, and for other purposes."
2:10:17 P.M. H.R. 1079 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:10:20 P.M. H.R. 1079 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1079.
2:22:16 P.M. H.R. 1079 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:22:19 P.M. H.R. 1079 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:22:52 P.M. H.R. 839 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 170. H.R. 839 — "To amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to terminate the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to provide new assistance under the Home Affordable Modification Program, while preserving assistance to homeowners who were already extended an offer to participate in the Program, either on a trial or permanent basis."
2:22:57 P.M. H.R. 839 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 839 and H.R. 861 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measures will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. With respect to each measure, the resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.
2:24:11 P.M. H.R. 839 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 170 and Rule XVIII.
2:24:12 P.M. H.R. 839 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:24:40 P.M. H.R. 839 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 839.
3:33:21 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hanna, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to include findings detailing the Home Affordable Modification Program's (HAMP's) flaws and state that terminating HAMP would save taxpayers approximately $1.4 billion.
3:33:24 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Hanna amendment.
3:42:31 P.M. H.R. 839 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hanna amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Biggert demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:43:40 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to include Congressional findings on various facts about the HAMP program, including cost and number of permanent modifications.
3:43:56 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
3:55:36 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:56:03 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Mr. Canseco, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to ensure that all taxpayer funds saved from elimination of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) are used to reduce the deficit.
3:56:07 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Canseco amendment.
4:07:17 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Canseco amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:08:00 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Mr. Miller (NC), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to direct the Secretary, upon termination of the Home Affordable Modification Program, to undertake a study of the use of the program by covered homeowners, and also of the effectiveness of the program in assisting these homeowners. Following completion of that study, the Secretary would be required to implement a new program to assist the same group of homeowners based on the study's findings.
4:08:02 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Miller (NC) amendment.
4:13:32 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Miller (NC) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:14:28 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Ms. Waters, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to send a letter to HAMP applicants that they will not be considered for a modification due to termination of the program and that they can contact their Member of Congress for assistance in negotiating with or acquiring a loan modification from their servicer
4:14:49 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Waters amendment.
4:21:10 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Waters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:21:30 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to require a study and report submitted to Congress determining the successful aspects of HAMP, and legislative recommendations for a replacement loan modification program.
4:21:50 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment.
4:30:20 P.M. H.R. 839 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee(TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee(TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:30:54 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Ms. Matsui, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to require mortgage lenders and services participating in the HAMP program to continue to publicly report basic loan modification information.
4:31:14 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Matsui amendment.
4:38:53 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Matsui amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:39:16 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Maloney, numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to include a list of the number of trial and permanent modifications started under the HAMP program in each state as well as the number of seriously delinquent mortgages across the country that will not be able to be eligible for HAMP modifications because Congress is terminating the program.
4:39:40 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Maloney amendment.
4:50:57 P.M. H.R. 839 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Maloney amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Maloney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:51:24 P.M. H.R. 839 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sanchez, Loretta, numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 112-34 to add the Sense of Congress language to the end of the bill that banks are encouraged to work with homeowners to provide loan modifications for those qualifying and assist homeowners and prospective homeowners with foreclosure prevention programs and information on loan modifications
4:51:52 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 170, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Loretta Sanchez amendment.
4:57:29 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Sanchez, Loretta amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:56 P.M. H.R. 839 Mrs. Biggert moved that the committee rise.
4:58:11 P.M. H.R. 839 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:40 P.M. H.R. 839 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 839 as unfinished business.
5:00:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:33:51 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 29.
6:33:59 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 186.
6:34:21 P.M. H.R. 839 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 839 — "To amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to terminate the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to provide new assistance under the Home Affordable Modification Program, while preserving assistance to homeowners who were already extended an offer to participate in the Program, either on a trial or permanent basis."
6:34:40 P.M. H.R. 839 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 170 and Rule XVIII.
6:34:41 P.M. H.R. 839 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
6:36:31 P.M. H.R. 839 UNFINISHED 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.
6:57:13 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Hanna amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 247 - 170 (Roll no. 194).
7:02:54 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 239 (Roll no. 195).
7:08:42 P.M. H.R. 839 On agreeing to the Maloney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 249 (Roll no. 196).
7:09:14 P.M. H.R. 839 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 839.
7:10:40 P.M. H.R. 839 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:10:50 P.M. H.R. 839 The 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.
7:11:11 P.M. H.R. 839 Mr. Larsen (WA) moved to recommit with instructions to Financial Services.
7:11:30 P.M. H.R. 839 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Larsen (WA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment which adds a new paragraph entitled "CONTINUATION OF PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND GOLD STAR RECIPIENTS".
7:21:19 P.M. H.R. 839 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
7:37:47 P.M. H.R. 839 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 238, 1 Present (Roll no. 197).
7:44:31 P.M. H.R. 839 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 252 - 170, 1 Present (Roll no. 198).
7:44:32 P.M. H.R. 839 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:45:48 P.M. H.R. 839 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 839 as may be necessary to reflect the actions of the House in amending the bill, to include striking "paragraph (1)" on page 5, line 16, and inserting in lieu thereof "subparagraph (A)".
7:46:47 P.M. H.R. 1148 RE-REFERRAL - Mr. Bachus asked unanimous consent that H.R. 1148 be re-referred primarily to the Committee on Financial Services and additionally to the Committees on Agriculture, House Administration, the Judiciary, Ethics and Rules. Agreed to without objection.
7:47:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:56:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:46:00 P.M. Mr. Pearce moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:46:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:46:45 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 30, 2011.
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