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Legislative Day of October 12, 2011

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10:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:24 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Kenny Marchant to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:44 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.
11:14:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 12.
12:01:17 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:56 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:59 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Forbes to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:23 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.
12:37:35 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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 12, 2011 at 9:11 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1619.
12:38:40 P.M. H.R. 3078 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3078 — "To implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement."
12:38:52 P.M. H.R. 3078 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 425, the House proceeded with further debate on H.R. 3078.
1:31:36 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 430 and H. Res. 431.
1:32:29 P.M. H.R. 3078 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 3078.
2:02:37 P.M. H.R. 3078 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:02:47 P.M. H.R. 3078 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 3078 were postponed.
2:03:07 P.M. H.R. 3079 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3079 — "To implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement."
2:03:22 P.M. H.R. 3079 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 425, the House proceeded with further debate on H.R. 3079.
3:16:28 P.M. H.R. 3079 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:17:03 P.M. H.R. 3079 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3079, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed Mr. Brady (TX) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
3:17:23 P.M. H.R. 3080 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3080 — "To implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement."
3:17:36 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 425, the House proceeded with further debate on H.R. 3080.
4:40:39 P.M. H.R. 3080 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:41:02 P.M. H.R. 3080 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3080, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Levin demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
4:42:15 P.M. H.R. 2832 Considered as unfinished business.
4:42:16 P.M. H.R. 2832 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 425, the House proceeded with further debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2832.
5:20:00 P.M. H.R. 2832 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on concuring in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2832, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McDermott demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to clause 8(a)(1)(A) of rule 20, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2832 until a time to be announced.
5:21:14 P.M. H.R. 3078 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3078 — "To implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement."
5:21:31 P.M. H.R. 3078 Mr. Levin moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
5:21:45 P.M. H.R. 3078 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Levin motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with amendments to add the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act as the new title to the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
5:30:36 P.M. H.R. 3078 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:56:49 P.M. H.R. 3078 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 192 - 236 (Roll no. 780).
6:02:54 P.M. H.R. 3078 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 262 - 167 (Roll no. 781).
6:02:55 P.M. H.R. 3078 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:02:55 P.M. H.R. 3079 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3079 — "To implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement."
6:09:32 P.M. H.R. 3079 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 300 - 129 (Roll no. 782).
6:09:33 P.M. H.R. 3079 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:09:34 P.M. H.R. 3080 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3080 — "To implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement."
6:16:14 P.M. H.R. 3080 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 278 - 151 (Roll no. 783).
6:16:15 P.M. H.R. 3080 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:16:32 P.M. H.R. 2832 Considered as unfinished business.
6:26:12 P.M. H.R. 2832 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 307 - 122 (Roll no. 784).
6:26:13 P.M. H.R. 2832 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:26:21 P.M. H.R. 2433 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2433 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws relating to the employment and training of veterans, and for other purposes."
6:32:55 P.M. H.R. 2433 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 6 (Roll no. 785).
6:32:56 P.M. H.R. 2433 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:34:20 P.M. H.R. 2944 Mr. Smith (TX) asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
6:34:42 P.M. H.R. 2944 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
6:34:43 P.M. H.R. 2944 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:34:44 P.M. Mr. Smith (TX) asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, it adjourn to meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011 for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
6:37:14 P.M. H.R. 2250 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2250 — "To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes."
6:37:30 P.M. H.R. 2250 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:38:22 P.M. H.R. 2250 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 22 printed in the Congressional Record to take into account the potential reductions in the number of illness-related absences from work due to respiratory or other illnesses when the EPA is setting compliance deadlines.
6:38:46 P.M. H.R. 2250 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cohen (TN) amendment No. 22 under the five-minute rule.
6:45:21 P.M. H.R. 2250 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:46:46 P.M. H.R. 2250 Mr. Whitfield moved to rise.
6:46:58 P.M. H.R. 2250 On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:47:09 P.M. H.R. 2250 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2250 as unfinished business.
6:47:20 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:16:01 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:16:05 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:16:06 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on October 13, 2011.
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