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Legislative Day of May 09, 2012

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10:00:24 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:38 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Gregg Harper to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:11 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.
10:51:09 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 9.
12:01:00 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:03:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Higgins to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:04 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.
12:27:14 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 May 9, 2012 at 9:22 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 2668 without amendment and S. 743.
12:27:38 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notice stating that the national emergency with respect to the actions of the Government of Syria declared in Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, is to continue in effect beyond May 11, 2012 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112-107).
12:30:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:30:41 P.M. H.R. 2072 Mr. Miller, Gary moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2072 — "To reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes."
12:30:59 P.M. H.R. 2072 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:31:01 P.M. H.R. 2072 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2072.
1:18:45 P.M. H.R. 2072 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.
1:19:17 P.M. H.R. 4133 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4133 — "To express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the President to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes."
1:19:28 P.M. H.R. 4133 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:19:30 P.M. H.R. 4133 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4133.
2:05:25 P.M. H.R. 4133 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.
2:06:13 P.M. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 10. Agreed to without objection.
2:06:45 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.
2:06:50 P.M. H.R. 2072 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2072 — "To reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes."
2:31:38 P.M. H.R. 2072 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 330 - 93 (Roll no. 224).
2:31:39 P.M. H.R. 2072 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:53 P.M. H.R. 4133 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4133 — "To express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the President to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes."
2:39:27 P.M. H.R. 4133 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 2, 9 Present (Roll no. 225).
2:39:28 P.M. H.R. 4133 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:32 P.M. H.R. 4967 Mr. Coble asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:40:32 P.M. H.R. 4967 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4967 — "To prevent the termination of the temporary office of bankruptcy judges in certain judicial districts."
2:40:51 P.M. H.R. 4967 On passage Passed without objection.
2:40:54 P.M. H.R. 4967 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:41:36 P.M. H.R. 5326 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5326 — "Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes."
2:41:48 P.M. H.R. 5326 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:43:26 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, to prohibit the use of funds used in contravention of paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of section 1001(a) of title 18, United State Code.
2:44:19 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Chaffetz amendment under the five-minute rule.
3:06:33 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Chaffetz amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Chaffetz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:07:43 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tierney, to add a new section for the "Department of Justice, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance" for the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders program, as authorized by the first section 3001 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. The amendment says the amount otherwise provided by this Act for the "National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science" for Mars Next Decade is hereby reduced by $10,000,000.
3:07:46 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tierney amendment under the five-minute rule.
3:24:25 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tierney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tierney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:28:26 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, to prohibit the use of funds to defend against any action challenging any provision of Public Law 111-148 or any provision of title I or subtitle B of title II of Public Law 111-152; or any amendment to a provision of law made by any provision described in paragraph (1).
3:28:28 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Blackburn amendment under the five-minute rule.
3:45:04 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:45:47 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee (CA), to add a new section for the "Department of Justice-Community Oriented Policing Services Programs is hereby increased by, and the aggregate total of other amounts made available by this Act that are not required to be made available by a provision of law are hereby reduced by $177,087,000.
3:45:57 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lee (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the amendment was withdrawn.
3:52:46 P.M. H.R. 5326 By unanimous consent, the Lee (CA) amendment was withdrawn.
3:55:46 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duncan (SC), numbered 38 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to litigate against any of the several States on behalf of the National Labor Relations Board pertaining to secret ballot union elections.
3:55:50 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Duncan(SC) amendment No. 38 under the five-minute rule.
3:58:59 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duncan(SC) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gene Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:59:18 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Quayle, to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the EEOC Enforcement Guidance Number 915.002 concerning "Consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions."
3:59:22 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Quayle amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:06:05 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Quayle amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:10:38 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garrett, to prohibit the use of funds to be used by the Department of Justice to be a party to a single or multi-state court settlement where funds are removed from any residential mortgage-backed securitization trust.
4:10:46 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garrett amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:20:34 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garrett amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:21:26 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schweikert, to prohibit the use of funds to be used by the Department of Justice to bring any action against any State for implementation of a State law requiring voter identification.
4:21:28 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Schweikert amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:32:40 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schweikert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:33:03 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), numbered 14 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to enforce section 221(a) of title 13, United States Code, with respect to the American Community Survey.
4:33:09 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 14 under the five-minute rule.
4:48:44 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:49:33 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Webster, to prohibit the use of funds to conduct the survey, conducted by the Secretary of Commerce, commonly referred to as the "American Community Survey".
4:49:35 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Webster amendment under the five-minute rule.
5:03:26 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Webster amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:32 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to enforce section 526 of the Energy Independence Security Act.
5:08:35 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flores amendment under the five-minute rule.
5:15:18 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flores demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:15:29 P.M. H.R. 5326 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Wolf asked unanimous consent that he be permitted to request a recorded vote on the amendment offered by Mr. Webster. Agreed to without objection and without objection, the proceedings by which the amendment was agreed to by an earlier voice vote are vacated and a recorded vote is requested on the amendment offered by Mr. Webster. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Webster amendment would be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:16:12 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, to prohibit the use of funds to be used for National Ocean Policy.
5:16:18 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flores amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:00:20 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flores demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:01:09 P.M. H.R. 5326 Mr. Wolf moved that the Committee rise.
6:01:30 P.M. H.R. 5326 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:01:47 P.M. H.R. 5326 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5326 as unfinished business.
6:02:03 P.M. Mr. Chaffetz filed a report from the Committee on The Budget on H.R. 4966.
6:02:27 P.M. Mr. Chaffetz filed a report from the Committee on The Budget on H.R. 5652.
6:03:19 P.M. H.R. 5326 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5326 — "Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes."
6:03:31 P.M. H.R. 5326 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:03:35 P.M. H.R. 5326 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:07 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 381 - 41 (Roll no. 226).
6:33:50 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Tierney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 260 (Roll no. 227).
6:37:37 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 - 194 (Roll no. 228).
6:41:48 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Duncan (SC) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 192 (Roll no. 229).
6:45:32 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Garrett amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 185 (Roll no. 230).
6:48:39 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Schweikert amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 190 (Roll no. 231).
6:51:53 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Webster amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 190 (Roll no. 232).
6:55:29 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 250 - 173 (Roll no. 233).
6:58:45 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 - 174 (Roll no. 234).
7:00:13 P.M. H.R. 5326 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on pro forma amendments to H.R. 5326.
7:09:01 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Landry, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement a proposed rule for turtle excluder devices as described in the Southeast Fishery Bulletin published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on May 8, 2012.
7:09:08 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Landry amendment under the five-minute rule.
7:11:27 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Landry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Landry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:12:02 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gardner, numbered 32 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to pay the salary of any officer or employee of the Department of Commerce who uses amounts in the Fisheries Enforcement Asset Forfeiture Fund of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that consists of the sums described in section 311(e)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1861(e)(1)) for any purpose other than a purpose specifically authorized under such section.
7:12:05 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gardner amendment No. 32 under the five-minute rule.
7:14:42 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gardner amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gardner demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:15:11 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Engel, numbered 28 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles, for any executive fleet, or for an agency's fleet inventory, except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011.
7:15:28 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Engel amendment No. 28 under the five-minute rule.
7:18:52 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Engel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:19:37 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walsh (IL), to prohibit the use of funds made available for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program under the heading "Department of Justice-State and Local Law Enforcement Activities-Office of Justice Programs-State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance" may be made available to any State or local government that violates section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act 1996.
7:19:40 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Walsh (IL) amendment under the five-minute rule.
7:24:39 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Walsh (IL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:25:51 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rohrabacher, to prohibit the use of funds to be used with respect to preventing the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.
7:25:53 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rohrabacher amendment under the five-minute rule.
8:08:47 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rohrabacher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:09:05 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lewis (GA), to prohibit the use of funds to be obligated for the purpose of closing the regional field offices of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
8:09:07 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lewis (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
8:26:39 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lewis (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lewis (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:27:33 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 36 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to implement a section of the Americans with Disabilities Act which allows miniature horses to be used as service animals.
8:27:38 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Chaffetz amendment No. 36 under the five-minute rule.
8:37:38 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:38:59 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, to prohibit the use of funds to be used by the Department of Justice in contravention of any of the following: 1) The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States; 2) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (relating to nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs); 3) Section 809(c)(1) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (relating to prohibition of discrimination); and 4) Section 210401(a) of the Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (relating to unlawful police pattern or practice).
8:39:03 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Holt amendment under the five-minute rule.
8:59:01 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:59:25 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cravaack, numbered 7 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to carry out the activities of the Climate Change Education program of the National Science Foundation.
8:59:28 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cravaack amendment No. 7 under the five-minute rule.
9:05:38 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cravaack amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:05:58 P.M. H.R. 5326 Amendment offered by Ms. Brown (FL).
9:06:01 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Brown (FL) amendment under the five-minute rule.
9:11:17 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Brown (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:11:35 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, to reduce funds in numerous administrative accounts under the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, National Science Foundation and other areas. The amendment increases funds by $443,000 to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership under the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
9:11:37 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garamendi amendment under the five-minute rule.
9:17:57 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:18:40 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, numbered 26 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to reintroduce California Central Valley Spring Run Chinook salmon.
9:18:42 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Denham amendment No. 26 under the five-minute rule.
9:26:55 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:27:36 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to provide services from or for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, the United States Marshals Service, or employees of the Department of Justice, to carry out activities located at a newly constructed Federal courthouse located on a site between Broadway, Hill, First, and Second Streets in Los Angeles, California.
9:27:39 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Denham amendment under the five-minute rule.
9:35:08 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:35:23 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flake, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to carry out the SelectUSA initiative.
9:35:26 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flake amendment under the five-minute rule.
9:48:24 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:48:50 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flake, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to carry out the functions of the Political Science Program in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation.
9:48:52 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flake amendment under the five-minute rule.
9:57:52 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:58:33 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to carry out or enforce section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973c).
9:58:35 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
10:28:06 P.M. H.R. 5326 By unanimous consent, the Broun (GA) amendment was withdrawn.
10:28:56 P.M. H.R. 5326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huelskamp, numbered 24 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act.
10:28:58 P.M. H.R. 5326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Huelskamp amendment No. 24 under the five-minute rule.
11:00:31 P.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huelskamp amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:01:41 P.M. H.R. 5326 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 643, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on pro forma amendments to H.R. 5326.
11:04:15 P.M. H.R. 5326 Mr. Wolf moved that the Committee rise.
11:04:32 P.M. H.R. 5326 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:04:46 P.M. H.R. 5326 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5326 as unfinished business.
11:04:55 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 648.
11:05:40 P.M. H.R. 5326 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:07:41 P.M. H.R. 5326 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:31:19 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Huelskamp amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 245 - 171 (Roll no. 235).
11:35:05 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Landry amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 - 201 (Roll no. 236).
11:37:36 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Gardner amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 357 - 68 (Roll no. 237).
11:42:27 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Rohrabacher amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 262 (Roll no. 238).
11:45:31 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Lewis (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 235 (Roll no. 239).
11:49:26 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Holt amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 232 (Roll no. 240).
11:52:13 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Cravaack amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 188 (Roll no. 241).
11:55:07 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Flake amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 209 - 217 (Roll no. 242).
11:58:56 P.M. H.R. 5326 On agreeing to the Flake amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 - 208 (Roll no. 243).
11:59:32 P.M. H.R. 5326 Mr. Wolf moved that the Committee rise.
11:59:49 P.M. H.R. 5326 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:01:05 A.M. H.R. 5326 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5326.
12:01:34 A.M. H.R. 5326 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:01:49 A.M. H.R. 5326 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.
12:01:56 A.M. H.R. 5326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 5326 until a time to be announced.
12:01:57 A.M. Mr. Wolf moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:01:58 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:01:59 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 10, 2012.
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