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Legislative Day of February 02, 2012

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10:00:55 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:35 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:02:17 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 the legislative day.
11:07:25 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 2.
12:00:32 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:57 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:00 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Ellison to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:24 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.
12:25:58 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on February 2, 2012 at 9:40 a.m. stating that that body had passed S. 1296 and H.R. 588 without amendment.
12:26:28 P.M. H. Res. 534 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 534 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3578) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3582) to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macro-economic analysis of the impact of legislation."
12:30:37 P.M. H. Res. 534 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 534.
1:48:20 P.M. H. Res. 534 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 177 (Roll no. 21).
1:56:29 P.M. H. Res. 534 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 179 (Roll no. 22).
1:56:30 P.M. H. Res. 534 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:04:41 P.M. H.R. 3630 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 236 (Roll no. 23).
2:04:42 P.M. H.R. 3630 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:05:50 P.M. H.R. 3582 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 534. H.R. 3582 — "To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation."
2:05:55 P.M. H.R. 3582 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for one hour of debate, each, on H.R. 3578 and H.R. 3582. All points of order against consideration of both H.R. 3578 and H.R. 3582 are waived. For H.R. 3578, the resolution makes in order the amendment printed in Part A of the report accompanying this resolution and for H.R. 3582, the resolution makes in order the amendments printed in part B of the report accompanying this resolution.
2:06:02 P.M. H.R. 3582 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 534 and Rule XVIII.
2:06:03 P.M. H.R. 3582 The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert J. Dold to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:06:57 P.M. H.R. 3582 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3582.
3:17:35 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to add a findings section addressing the macroeconomic impact of the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003.
3:17:38 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters Part B amendment No. 1.
3:24:54 P.M. H.R. 3582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:25:37 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly (VA), numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to extend the requirement for the Congressional Budget Office to prepare macroeconomic analysis of major legislation to bills or resolutions reported by the Appropriations Committees of each Chamber.
3:25:40 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly (VA) Part B amendment No. 2.
3:32:21 P.M. H.R. 3582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:32:42 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walz (MN), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to include interest rates among the major economic variables to be estimated in the macroeconomic economic impact analysis.
3:32:45 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walz Part B amendment No. 3.
3:35:42 P.M. H.R. 3582 On agreeing to the Walz (MN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:35:52 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, offered by Ms. Fudge, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to add income equality among the variables used to determine the economic impact of the bill.
3:35:54 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fudge Part B amendment No. 4.
3:42:42 P.M. H.R. 3582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fudge amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Fudge demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:43:32 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to require CBO to include as part of their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact, if any, on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act.
3:43:35 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part B amendment No. 5.
3:51:00 P.M. H.R. 3582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:55:13 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Quigley, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to require the CBO to establish a website where taxpayers could enter their annual income and receive an estimate of the amount of their projected contribution to or receipt from any applicable major bill or resolution over the next 10 years, assuming the taxpayer has constant annual income.
3:55:16 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley Part B amendment No. 6.
3:59:39 P.M. H.R. 3582 By unanimous consent, the Quigley amendment was withdrawn.
4:00:05 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flake, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 lower the threshold for requiring a dynamic score from .25% of the current GDP to $5 billion.
4:00:09 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake Part B amendment No. 7.
4:04:10 P.M. H.R. 3582 By unanimous consent, the Flake amendment was withdrawn.
4:04:28 P.M. H.R. 3582 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require that, in addition to preparing cost estimates for each bill or resolution reported by any committee of the House, the Congressional Budget Office also prepare an estimate of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out the measure--including regional and State level estimates.
4:04:39 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline Part B amendment No. 8.
4:15:19 P.M. H.R. 3582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:15:37 P.M. H.R. 3582 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.
4:44:05 P.M. H.R. 3582 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 244 (Roll no. 24).
4:47:48 P.M. H.R. 3582 On agreeing to the Connolly (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 237 (Roll no. 25).
4:51:15 P.M. H.R. 3582 On agreeing to the Fudge amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 243 (Roll no. 26).
4:55:10 P.M. H.R. 3582 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 243 (Roll no. 27).
5:00:21 P.M. H.R. 3582 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 245 (Roll no. 28).
5:00:35 P.M. H.R. 3582 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3582.
5:01:22 P.M. H.R. 3582 The previous question was ordered without objection.
5:01:43 P.M. H.R. 3582 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.
5:01:55 P.M. H.R. 3582 Mr. Boswell moved to recommit with instructions to the Budget Committee.
5:03:56 P.M. H.R. 3582 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boswell 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 add a new subsection entitled "Impacts on Medicare Benefits, Beneficiaries, the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds".
5:09:54 P.M. H.R. 3582 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:26:45 P.M. H.R. 3582 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 237 (Roll no. 29).
5:33:07 P.M. H.R. 3582 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 242 - 179 (Roll no. 30).
5:33:08 P.M. H.R. 3582 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:42 P.M. H.R. 3578 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 534. H.R. 3578 — "To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline."
5:33:47 P.M. H.R. 3578 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for one hour of debate, each, on H.R. 3578 and H.R. 3582. All points of order against consideration of both H.R. 3578 and H.R. 3582 are waived. For H.R. 3578, the resolution makes in order the amendment printed in Part A of the report accompanying this resolution and for H.R. 3582, the resolution makes in order the amendments printed in part B of the report accompanying this resolution.
5:34:05 P.M. H.R. 3578 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3578.
6:39:52 P.M. H.R. 3578 POSTPONING FURTHER PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3578, the Chair announced that it understood that the Part A amendment made in order by the provisions of H. Res. 534 would not be offered and pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 534, the previous question was ordered and pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, further proceedings on the bill would be postponed.
6:40:17 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:40:45 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:40:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:40:57 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 3, 2012.
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