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Legislative Day of May 18, 2012

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9:00:57 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:17 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:26 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:32 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Courtney to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:49 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:15:40 A.M. H.R. 4310 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4310 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes."
9:15:59 A.M. H.R. 4310 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:17:00 A.M. H.R. 4310 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
9:46:06 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Smith (WA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 238 (Roll no. 270).
9:49:35 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Gohmert amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 243 - 173 (Roll no. 271).
9:53:28 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Coffman (CO) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 209 - 211 (Roll no. 272).
9:57:34 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 229 (Roll no. 273).
10:01:48 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 256 (Roll no. 274).
10:05:22 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Carson (IN) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 241 (Roll no. 275).
10:11:14 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Cummings amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 394 - 27 (Roll no. 276).
10:14:36 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Sablan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 118 - 303 (Roll no. 277).
10:18:21 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 261 (Roll no. 278).
10:21:41 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 245 (Roll no. 279).
10:24:55 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 179 (Roll no. 280).
10:28:05 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Rigell amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 220 - 201 (Roll no. 281).
10:32:37 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Lee (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 252 (Roll no. 282).
10:35:53 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Duncan (SC) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 - 193 (Roll no. 283).
10:39:08 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Coffman (CO) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 196 (Roll no. 284).
10:44:42 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Lee (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 77 - 344 (Roll no. 285).
10:48:07 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Franks (AZ) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 181 (Roll no. 286).
10:52:30 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 121 - 300 (Roll no. 287).
10:53:45 A.M. H.R. 4310 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. McKeon, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 112-485: Nos. 56, 58, 61, 67, 68, 78, 79, 106, 114, 113, 115, 116, 120, 122, 123, and 125.
10:53:53 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon Amendments En Bloc #4.
10:57:37 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the McKeon amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:58:00 A.M. H.R. 4310 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. McKeon, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 112-485: Nos. 62, 64, 70, 72, 73, 76, 81, 82, 88, 90, 91, 99, 101, 112, and 130.
10:58:06 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon Amendments En Bloc #5.
11:02:33 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the McKeon amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:03:07 A.M. H.R. 4310 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. McKeon, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 112-485: Nos. 92, 96, 103, 105, 108, 118, 121, 129, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139, and 141.
11:03:50 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon amendments en bloc #6.
11:08:56 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the McKeon amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:10:06 A.M. H.R. 4310 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rehberg, numbered 59 printed in House Report 112-485 to ban any reductions to the strategic nuclear triad unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that: (1) further reductions in the Russia Federations arsenal are needed for compliance with New START limits; and (2) Russia is not developing or deploying nuclear delivery systems not covered by New START limits. Amendment would also protect all three legs of the nuclear triad from elimination.
11:10:10 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rehberg amendment No. 59.
11:19:29 A.M. H.R. 4310 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rehberg amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rehberg demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:20:15 A.M. H.R. 4310 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hunter, numbered 77 printed in House Report 112-485 to require that the Navy, no later than 30 days after enactment, provide the Committee on House Armed Services with a report on the Navy's review, findings and actions pertaining to Medal of Honor nominee Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta; and would require that the report account for all evidence submitted.
11:20:25 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hunter amendment No. 77.
11:25:19 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Hunter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:26:06 A.M. H.R. 4310 An amendment, offered by Mr. Price (GA), numbered 111 printed in House Report 112-485 to require the Department of Justice to order an investigation into the possible violation of U.S. law regarding numerous leaks of sensitive information involving U.S. and Israeli military, intelligence, and operational capabilities and to provide the Administration with 30 days after bill becomes law to begin its investigation and 60 days after enactment to report to Congress.
11:26:10 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Price (GA) amendment No. 111.
11:30:37 A.M. H.R. 4310 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Price (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (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.
11:31:41 A.M. H.R. 4310 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flake, numbered 119 printed in House Report 112-485 to require that a period of 30 days elapse between the date the Secretaries of Defense and State submit to Congress an update to the report on the strategy to utilize the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund and Congress making the remaining 90 percent of the funds available for assistance to Pakistan.
11:31:43 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment N0. 119.
11:33:20 A.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Flake amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:34:54 A.M. H.R. 4310 An amendment, offered by Mr. Murphy (PA), numbered 133 printed in House Report 112-485 to require that a proposal to reduce more than 1,000 members of the armed forces assigned at a military installation be transmitted via the Presidents budget request and include an evaluation of the fiscal, local economic, budgetary, environmental, strategic, and operational consequences of such closure or realignment and to allow an exception for national security or military emergency.
11:34:57 A.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 661, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (PA) amendment No. 133.
11:38:12 A.M. H.R. 4310 By unanimous consent, the Murphy (PA) amendment was withdrawn.
11:38:55 A.M. H.R. 4310 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:02:30 P.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Rehberg amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 162 (Roll no. 288).
12:08:41 P.M. H.R. 4310 On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 379 - 38 (Roll no. 289).
12:08:53 P.M. H.R. 4310 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4310.
12:09:46 P.M. H.R. 4310 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:10:09 P.M. H.R. 4310 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.
12:11:17 P.M. H.R. 4310 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to Armed Services.
12:13:37 P.M. H.R. 4310 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to protect American jobs by requiring that naval and U.S. flagged vessels providing service to the Federal Government may not be overhauled, repaired, or maintained in a shipyard outside the U.S. or Guam without a waiver from the Secretary of Defense.
12:20:14 P.M. H.R. 4310 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:40:17 P.M. H.R. 4310 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 236 (Roll no. 290).
12:47:41 P.M. H.R. 4310 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 299 - 120 (Roll no. 291).
12:47:42 P.M. H.R. 4310 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:47:47 P.M. H.R. 4310 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12:48:21 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:54:22 P.M. H.R. 4348 On Barrow motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 261 - 152 (Roll no. 292).
12:54:23 P.M. H.R. 4348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:01:37 P.M. H.R. 4348 On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 169 (Roll no. 293).
1:01:38 P.M. H.R. 4348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:03:39 P.M. H.R. 4310 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4310.
1:04:38 P.M. H.R. 4849 Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
1:04:53 P.M. H.R. 4849 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
1:04:54 P.M. H.R. 4849 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:05:02 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 18, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
1:05:10 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
1:06:19 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 25, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
1:06:34 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May, 30, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
1:07:35 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPOINTMENT - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276L, and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members of the House to the British-American Interparliamentary Group: Messrs. Petri, Crenshaw, Latta and Aderholt.
1:07:36 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPOINTMENT - Pursuant to section 703(c) of the Public Interest Declassification Act of 2000 (50 U.S.C. 435 note), and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Chair announced the Speaker's reappointment of the following member on the part of the House to the Public Interest Declassification Board for a term of three years: Admiral William O. Studeman, Great Falls, Virginia.
1:08:35 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:13:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:22:38 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification that the national emergency with respect to the stabilization of Iraq will continue in effect beyond May 22, 2012 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed.
1:24:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
3:21:50 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:21:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:52 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 22, 2012.
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