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Legislative Day of February 01, 2012

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10:00:52 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Chip Cravaack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:20 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.
10:36:52 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 1.
12:02:15 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Karen Hallett, United States Army, New Windsor, New York.
12:03:49 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bucshon to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:09 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - Mr. Garrett of New Jersey was recognized for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain for today.
12:06:26 P.M. BOARD OF VISITORS TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY - Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Speaker appointed Mr. Shimkus of Illinois and Mr. Womack of Arkansas to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy .
12:07:27 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.
12:30:02 P.M. H.R. 658 Conference report H. Rept. 112-381 filed.
12:32:19 P.M. H.R. 3835 Mr. Ross (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3835 — "To extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees."
12:32:53 P.M. H.R. 3835 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:32:55 P.M. H.R. 3835 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3835.
1:17:49 P.M. H.R. 3835 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.
1:19:57 P.M. H. Res. 496 Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 496 — "Adjusting the amount provided for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Twelfth Congress."
1:20:21 P.M. H. Res. 496 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:20:24 P.M. H. Res. 496 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 496.
1:35:59 P.M. H. Res. 496 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
1:36:06 P.M. H. Res. 496 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:36:07 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
1:36:09 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 90 — "Authorizing the printing of the 25th edition of the pocket version of the United States Constitution."
1:36:43 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:36:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:37:46 P.M. UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Mr. Daniel E. Lungren asked unanimous consent that the "Standards for the Electronic Posting of House and Committee Documents and Data", which were adopted by the Committee on House Administration on December 16, 2011, be printed in the Congressional Record. Agreed to without objection.
1:39:00 P.M. H.R. 3567 Mr. Boustany moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3567 — "To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to implement policies to prevent assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program from being used in strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores."
1:39:24 P.M. H.R. 3567 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:39:26 P.M. H.R. 3567 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3567.
2:23:09 P.M. H.R. 3567 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.
2:24:41 P.M. H.R. 1173 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 522. H.R. 1173 — "To repeal the CLASS program."
2:24:46 P.M. H.R. 1173 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1173 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill for the purpose of amendment. The resolution makes in order only those amendments that are submitted for printing in the Congressional Record not later than the legislative day of Tuesday, January 31, 2012, or pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. The bill shall be considered for amendment for a period not to exceed three hours.
2:24:57 P.M. H.R. 1173 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 522 and Rule XVIII.
2:24:58 P.M. H.R. 1173 The Speaker designated the Honorable Candice S. Miller to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
2:25:09 P.M. H.R. 1173 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1173.
3:37:06 P.M. H.R. 1173 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to propose adding a new section requiring a study on the impact of not having long-term care insurance on the Federal, State and local governments.
3:37:23 P.M. H.R. 1173 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 2 under the five-minute rule.
3:48:50 P.M. H.R. 1173 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:49:36 P.M. H.R. 1173 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section to ensure market penetration for private long-term care insurance.
3:50:01 P.M. H.R. 1173 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 1 under the five-minute rule.
3:59:42 P.M. H.R. 1173 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:00:08 P.M. H.R. 1173 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to propose adding a new section to prevent an increase in medicaid spending.
4:00:13 P.M. H.R. 1173 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Deutch amendment No. 4 under the five-minute rule.
4:07:08 P.M. H.R. 1173 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Deutch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:07:59 P.M. H.R. 1173 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 5 printed in the Congressional Record to propose adding a new section for class program flexibility.
4:08:04 P.M. H.R. 1173 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Deutch amendment No. 5 under the five-minute rule.
4:17:19 P.M. H.R. 1173 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Deutch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:18:00 P.M. H.R. 1173 The Committee of the Whole proceeded with pro forma amendments.
5:46:02 P.M. H.R. 1173 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:13:53 P.M. H.R. 1173 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 161 - 263 (Roll no. 13).
6:18:23 P.M. H.R. 1173 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 157 - 264 (Roll no. 14).
6:23:33 P.M. H.R. 1173 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 260 (Roll no. 15).
6:28:06 P.M. H.R. 1173 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 264 (Roll no. 16).
6:28:36 P.M. H.R. 1173 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1173.
6:28:47 P.M. H.R. 1173 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.
6:29:04 P.M. H.R. 1173 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:30:18 P.M. H.R. 1173 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
6:30:31 P.M. H.R. 1173 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi motion to recommit. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert a section entitled "Ensuring Long-Term Care Services for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Disabled Individuals".
6:41:50 P.M. H.R. 1173 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:58:30 P.M. H.R. 1173 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 247 (Roll no. 17).
7:05:19 P.M. H.R. 1173 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 267 - 159 (Roll no. 18).
7:05:21 P.M. H.R. 1173 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:28 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.
7:05:47 P.M. H.R. 3835 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3835 — "To extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and Federal employees."
7:12:01 P.M. H.R. 3835 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 309 - 117 (Roll no. 19).
7:12:02 P.M. H.R. 3835 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:03 P.M. H.R. 3567 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3567 — "To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to implement policies to prevent assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program from being used in strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores."
7:19:25 P.M. H.R. 3567 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 - 27 (Roll no. 20).
7:19:26 P.M. H.R. 3567 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:20:04 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 533 and H. Res. 534.
7:22:13 P.M. H.R. 3630 Mr. Michaud moved that the House instruct conferees.
7:25:15 P.M. H.R. 3630 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Michaud motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3630. The instructions contained in the motion seek to direct the managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 3630 to recede from section 2123 of the House bill, relating to allowing a waiver of requirements under section 3304(a)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, including a requirement that all money withdrawn from the unemployment fund of the State shall be used solely in the payment of unemployment compensation.
8:14:34 P.M. H.R. 3630 The previous question was ordered without objection.
8:15:34 P.M. H.R. 3630 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Michaud motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3630, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Michaud demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
8:16:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:16:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:44:15 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:44:32 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:44:34 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 2, 2012.
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