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Legislative Day of February 06, 2012

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12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:34 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:06 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:08:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
2:00:28 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:39 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:42 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Burgess to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:29 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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on February 6, 2012 at 9:47 a.m. stating that that body had passed S. 2038.
2:10:04 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notice that an Executive Order has been issued with respect to the actions and policies of the Government of Iran - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112-85).
2:15:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:34:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
4:34:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until after 6:30 p.m. on February 7.
4:35:15 P.M. H.R. 306 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 306 — "To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge."
4:35:35 P.M. H.R. 306 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:37 P.M. H.R. 306 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 306.
4:44:36 P.M. H.R. 306 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:40 P.M. H.R. 306 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:45:00 P.M. H.R. 2606 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2606 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area, and for other purposes."
4:45:02 P.M. H.R. 2606 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:45:05 P.M. H.R. 2606 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2606.
4:52:45 P.M. H.R. 2606 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.
4:53:12 P.M. H.R. 1162 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1162 — "To provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes."
4:53:37 P.M. H.R. 1162 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:41 P.M. H.R. 1162 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1162.
5:03:13 P.M. H.R. 1162 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.
5:03:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
5:17:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
5:17:30 P.M. H. Res. 537 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 537 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1734) to decrease the deficit by realigning, consolidating, selling, disposing, and improving the efficiency of Federal buildings and other civilian real property, and for other purposes."
5:17:35 P.M. H. Res. 537 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 537.
5:38:22 P.M. H. Res. 537 The previous question was ordered without objection.
5:38:36 P.M. H. Res. 537 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 537, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Webster demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the resolution until later in the legislative day.
5:38:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
6:30:57 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of H. Res. 537 and the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:14 P.M. H. Res. 537 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 537 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1734) to decrease the deficit by realigning, consolidating, selling, disposing, and improving the efficiency of Federal buildings and other civilian real property, and for other purposes."
6:54:49 P.M. H. Res. 537 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 155 (Roll no. 34).
6:54:50 P.M. H. Res. 537 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:49 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 658.
6:55:56 P.M. H.R. 1162 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1162 — "To provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes."
7:02:33 P.M. H.R. 1162 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 381 - 7 (Roll no. 35).
7:02:35 P.M. H.R. 1162 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:43 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 539.
7:03:18 P.M. H.R. 1734 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 537. H.R. 1734 — "To decrease the deficit by realigning, consolidating, selling, disposing, and improving the efficiency of federal buildings and other civilian real property, and for other purposes."
7:03:23 P.M. H.R. 1734 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1734 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-11 shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived.
7:03:31 P.M. H.R. 1734 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 537 and Rule XVIII.
7:03:32 P.M. H.R. 1734 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Chairman of the Committee.
7:03:40 P.M. H.R. 1734 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1734.
7:48:41 P.M. H.R. 1734 The Chair announced its understanding that amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-385 would not be offered.
7:49:09 P.M. H.R. 1734 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-385 to provide for a review of properties for use for the homeless.
7:49:30 P.M. H.R. 1734 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 537, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham amendment.
7:51:47 P.M. H.R. 1734 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:52:18 P.M. H.R. 1734 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly (VA), numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-385 to protect the ability of federal agencies to work with local governments to preserve appropriate excess federal property as open space, eliminating federal maintenance expenses while preserving public benefits.
7:52:36 P.M. H.R. 1734 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 537, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly (VA) amendment.
7:58:55 P.M. H.R. 1734 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 a time to be announced.
7:59:31 P.M. H.R. 1734 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-385 to add a sense of Congress that the Civilian Property Realignment Commission should take steps to provide assistance to small and minority-owned businesses seeking to be awarded contracts and requires the Commission to report to Congress and the President every 6 months regarding contracting and the size of the entities awarded contracts.
7:59:57 P.M. H.R. 1734 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 537, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment.
8:02:44 P.M. H.R. 1734 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:03:18 P.M. H.R. 1734 The Chair announced its understanding that amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-385 would not be offered.
8:04:05 P.M. H.R. 1734 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carnahan, numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-385 to require the use of life-cycle cost analysis in the design or lease of federal buildings receiving at least 50% Federal funding and which construction cost is over $1,000,000 or the space to be leased is over 25,000 square feet.
8:04:17 P.M. H.R. 1734 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 537, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carnahan amendment.
8:11:59 P.M. H.R. 1734 On agreeing to the Carnahan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:12:39 P.M. H.R. 1734 Mr. Denham moved that the Committee rise.
8:12:55 P.M. H.R. 1734 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:13:05 P.M. H.R. 1734 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1734 as unfinished business.
8:13:46 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:14:24 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:55:29 P.M. Mrs. Christensen moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:55:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:55:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 7, 2012.
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