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Legislative Day of December 14, 2011

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:28 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:03 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.
10:11:00 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2867 with amendments, and passed H.R. 2845, without amendment.
10:11:10 A.M. The House resumed Morning-Hour Debate.
10:58:44 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 14.
12:00:32 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:58 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:03 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Graves of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:34 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.
12:37:04 P.M. H. Res. 493 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 493 — "Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 1540) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from December 16, 2011, through January 16, 2012."
12:40:16 P.M. H. Res. 493 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 493.
1:53:21 P.M. H. Res. 493 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 173 (Roll no. 925).
2:00:16 P.M. H. Res. 493 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 245 - 169 (Roll no. 926).
2:00:17 P.M. H. Res. 493 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:03 P.M. H.R. 1540 Mr. McKeon brought up conference report H. Rept. 112-329 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 493.
2:11:07 P.M. H.R. 1540 DEBATE - The House the proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 1540.
3:26:59 P.M. H.R. 1540 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:27:17 P.M. H.R. 1540 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on the conference report to accompany H.R. 1540 are postponed.
3:27:45 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:40:38 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 14.
5:40:41 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:40:57 P.M. H.R. 1905 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1905 — "To strengthen Iran sanctions laws for the purpose of compelling Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, and for other purposes."
6:05:25 P.M. H.R. 1905 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 11 (Roll no. 927).
6:05:27 P.M. H.R. 1905 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:07:11 P.M. H.R. 2105 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2105 — "To provide for the application of measures to foreign persons who transfer to Iran, North Korea, and Syria certain goods, services, or technology, and for other purposes."
6:16:05 P.M. H.R. 2105 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 2 (Roll no. 928).
6:16:05 P.M. H.R. 2105 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:16:19 P.M. H.R. 3421 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3421 — "To award Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001."
6:23:37 P.M. H.R. 3421 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 416 - 0 (Roll no. 929).
6:23:38 P.M. H.R. 3421 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:23:48 P.M. H.R. 1264 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1264 — "To designate the property between the United States Federal Courthouse and the Ed Jones Building located at 109 South Highland Avenue in Jackson, Tennessee, as the "M.D. Anderson Plaza" and to authorize the placement of a historical/identification marker on the grounds recognizing the achievements and philanthropy of M.D. Anderson."
6:30:29 P.M. H.R. 1264 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 1 (Roll no. 930).
6:30:30 P.M. H.R. 1264 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:27 P.M. H.R. 1540 The House proceeded to consider the conference report H. Rept. 112-329 as unfinished business.
6:32:06 P.M. H.R. 1540 Mr. Bishop (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee.
6:32:17 P.M. H.R. 1540 The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to disagree to section 715 (regarding the determination of whether TRICARE network providers are considered subcontractors for purposes of the Federal Acquisition Regulation or any other law) in the conference substitute recommended by the committee of conference.
6:33:07 P.M. H.R. 1540 The Chair announced that the motion to recommit the conference report was not debatable.
6:49:29 P.M. H.R. 1540 On motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 234 (Roll no. 931).
6:57:00 P.M. H.R. 1540 On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 283 - 136 (Roll no. 932).
6:57:00 P.M. H.R. 1540 Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:41 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 92 — "Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to correct the enrollment of the bill H.R. 1540."
6:58:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:58:59 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:59:00 P.M. H. Con. Res. 93 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 93 — "Providing for a correction to the enrollment of the bill H.R. 2845."
6:59:10 P.M. H. Con. Res. 93 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:59:20 P.M. H. Con. Res. 93 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:01:37 P.M. H.R. 443 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 443 — "To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska."
7:01:53 P.M. H.R. 443 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:01:57 P.M. H.R. 443 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 443.
7:05:48 P.M. H.R. 443 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Hastings (WA) 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.
7:06:30 P.M. H.R. 2719 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2719 — "To ensure public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument for educational, recreational, historical, scientific, cultural, and other purposes."
7:06:44 P.M. H.R. 2719 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:06:47 P.M. H.R. 2719 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2719.
7:13:45 P.M. H.R. 2719 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Hastings (WA) 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.
7:14:13 P.M. S. 278 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 278 — "To provide for the exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes."
7:14:27 P.M. S. 278 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:14:49 P.M. S. 278 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 278.
7:19:51 P.M. S. 278 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Hastings (WA) 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.
7:20:01 P.M. H.R. 2668 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2668 — "To designate the station of the United States Border Patrol located at 2136 South Naco Highway in Bisbee, Arizona, as the "Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station"."
7:20:10 P.M. H.R. 2668 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:20:43 P.M. H.R. 2668 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:23:09 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:35:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:39:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 14.
11:40:00 P.M. By unanimous consent, the Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 15, 2011.
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