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Legislative Day of May 07, 2012

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2:00:24 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:32 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Adrian Smith to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:01:07 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:11 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:18 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:05:51 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Kay Granger. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Representative Granger notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas for deposition testimony and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena was not consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:06:23 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Pete Sessions. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Representative Sessions notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas for deposition testimony and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was not consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:06:53 P.M. The House received a communication from Harry T. Spikes II, Special Assistant, Office of Representative Elijah E. Cummings. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Spikes notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents and testimony issued by the District Court of Maryland, Baltimore County, in connection with civil litigation currently pending before that court and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was not consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:07:31 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Representative Cummings notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents and testimony issued by the District Court of Maryland, Baltimore County, in connection with civil litigation currently pending before that court and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was not consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:08:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House continued with one minute speeches.
2:10:09 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 7.
4:01:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.
4:01:51 P.M. H. Con. Res. 105 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 105 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha."
4:02:03 P.M. H. Con. Res. 105 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:05 P.M. H. Con. Res. 105 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 105.
4:20:32 P.M. H. Con. Res. 105 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.
4:20:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 Ms. Herrera Beutler moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 106 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby."
4:21:26 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:21:29 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 106.
4:30:22 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
4:30:25 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:31:02 P.M. H.R. 4097 Mr. Mica moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4097 — "To amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other purposes."
4:31:15 P.M. H.R. 4097 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:18 P.M. H.R. 4097 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4097.
4:43:59 P.M. H.R. 4097 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:01 P.M. H.R. 4097 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:44:26 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 117 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service."
4:44:42 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:44 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 117.
4:49:41 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 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.
4:50:21 P.M. H. Con. Res. 118 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 118 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run."
4:50:32 P.M. H. Con. Res. 118 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 118 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 118.
4:54:58 P.M. H. Con. Res. 118 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.
4:55:28 P.M. S. 1302 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1302 — "To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of Tracy."
4:55:36 P.M. S. 1302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:55:37 P.M. S. 1302 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1302.
5:03:37 P.M. S. 1302 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:40 P.M. S. 1302 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:04:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 7.
6:30:27 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 643.
6:31:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 105 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 105 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha."
6:56:43 P.M. H. Con. Res. 105 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 - 0 (Roll no. 196).
6:56:44 P.M. H. Con. Res. 105 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 117 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service."
7:04:27 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 - 0 (Roll no. 197).
7:04:28 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 118 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 118 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run."
7:11:12 P.M. H. Con. Res. 118 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 375 - 0 (Roll no. 198).
7:11:13 P.M. H. Con. Res. 118 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:17:18 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:53:31 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:53:43 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:53:44 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 8, 2012.
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