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Legislative Day of November 29, 2011

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2:00:24 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:42 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:00:50 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:11 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Kucinich demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kucinich objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
2:02:41 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kucinich to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:09 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:13:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:05:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 29.
4:06:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.
4:07:03 P.M. H.R. 3012 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3012 — "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes."
4:07:17 P.M. H.R. 3012 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:07:19 P.M. H.R. 3012 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3012.
4:23:18 P.M. H.R. 3012 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Cohen objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
4:24:39 P.M. H.R. 2192 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2192 — "To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days."
4:24:59 P.M. H.R. 2192 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:25:01 P.M. H.R. 2192 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2192.
4:33:47 P.M. H.R. 2192 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.
4:34:18 P.M. H.R. 1801 Mr. Cravaack moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1801 — "To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for expedited security screenings for members of the Armed Forces."
4:35:02 P.M. H.R. 1801 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:05 P.M. H.R. 1801 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1801.
4:45:45 P.M. H.R. 1801 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.
4:46:56 P.M. H.R. 2465 Mr. Walberg moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2465 — "To amend the Federal Employees' Compensation Act."
4:47:13 P.M. H.R. 2465 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:47:16 P.M. H.R. 2465 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2465.
5:03:34 P.M. H.R. 2465 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:39 P.M. H.R. 2465 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:54 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:37 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 29.
6:30:47 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:02 P.M. H.R. 3012 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3012 — "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes."
6:54:26 P.M. H.R. 3012 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 - 15 (Roll no. 860).
6:54:27 P.M. H.R. 3012 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:34 P.M. H.R. 2192 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2192 — "To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days."
7:02:25 P.M. H.R. 2192 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 407 - 1 (Roll no. 861).
7:02:35 P.M. H.R. 2192 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:25 P.M. H.R. 1801 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1801 — "To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for expedited security screenings for members of the Armed Forces."
7:10:24 P.M. H.R. 1801 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 0 (Roll no. 862).
7:10:25 P.M. H.R. 1801 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:10:42 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
7:11:03 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:20:22 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:32:30 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 477.
7:33:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
8:21:22 P.M. Mr. Tonko moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:21:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:21:35 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 30, 2011.
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