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Legislative Day of June 07, 2012

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10:00:37 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:49 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Joe Barton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:23 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.
10:37:30 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:57 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 7.
12:01:10 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:38 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.
12:02:49 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.
12:34:03 P.M. H. Res. 679 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 679 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 436) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5882) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes."
12:34:32 P.M. H. Res. 679 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 679.
2:05:12 P.M. H. Res. 679 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 179 (Roll no. 358).
2:28:46 P.M. H. Res. 679 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 173 (Roll no. 359).
2:28:47 P.M. H. Res. 679 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:29:02 P.M. H.R. 436 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 679. H.R. 436 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices."
2:29:07 P.M. H.R. 436 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 436 and H.R. 5882. Debate on H.R. 436 will continue for not to exceed 90 minutes, equally divided and controlled. H.R. 436 is closed to amendments. General debate on H.R. 5882 will continue for not to exceed one hour, equally divided and controlled. Specified amendments to H.R. 5882 are in order.
2:29:55 P.M. H.R. 436 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 436.
4:05:32 P.M. H.R. 436 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:06:00 P.M. H.R. 436 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of the bill H.R. 436 is postponed.
4:07:06 P.M. The House is in Recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
4:21:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 7.
4:21:48 P.M. H.R. 436 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 436 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices."
4:21:57 P.M. H.R. 436 Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
4:22:35 P.M. H.R. 436 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop(NY) motion to recommit with instructions pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the house with an amendment to prohibit manufacturers, producers, and importers of medical devices from benefiting from the underlying bill's repeal of the medical device tax if they outsource American jobs. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
4:30:26 P.M. H.R. 436 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:56:59 P.M. H.R. 436 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 - 239 (Roll no. 360).
5:05:48 P.M. H.R. 436 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 270 - 146 (Roll no. 361).
5:05:49 P.M. H.R. 436 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:05:50 P.M. H.R. 5855 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Aderholt asked unanimous consent that, during further consideration of H.R. 5855 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to House Resolution 667, no further amendment to the bill may be offered except those on a list provided to the desk. Agreed to without objection.
5:13:30 P.M. H.R. 5855 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5855 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes."
5:14:49 P.M. H.R. 5855 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:16:06 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brown (FL), to reduce the "Departmental Management and Operations, Departmental Operations, Office of the Secretary and Executive Management" Account by $28,400,000 and increase the "U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Salaries and Expenses" Account by $25,000,000.
5:16:15 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown(FL) amendment.
5:22:07 P.M. H.R. 5855 By unanimous consent, the Brown (FL) amendment was withdrawn.
5:25:59 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, to prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of any of the following: 1. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Consitution 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 of practice).
5:26:08 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
5:31:46 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:41 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (MO), to prohbit the use of funds to used to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled "Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives" published by the Department of Homeland Security on April 2, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 19902).
5:32:43 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (MO) amendment.
5:38:18 P.M. H.R. 5855 Graves (MO) amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
5:38:24 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Graves (MO) amendment as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:19 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ryan (OH), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to issue an immigrant or non-immigrant visa to a citizen, subject, national, or resident of Brazil until the President of the United States determines and certifies to the Congress that the Government of Brazil has amended its laws to remove the prohibition on extradition of nationals of Brazil to other countries, except that the President may waive the application of this section on a case-by-case basis if the President determines and certifies to the Congress that it is in the national interests of the United States to do so.
5:39:22 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ryan (OH) amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
5:43:55 P.M. H.R. 5855 Mr. Aderholt raised a point of order against the Ryan (OH) amendment. Mr. Aderholt stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
5:44:35 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Black, to prohibit the use of funds made available by this Act may be used to provide funding for the position of Public Advocate within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
5:44:39 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Black amendment.
5:49:46 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Black amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:50:40 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crowley, to state that it is the sense of Congress that the Department of Homeland Security should increase coordination with India on efforts to prevent terrorist attacks in the United States and India.
5:50:43 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crowley amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
5:52:59 P.M. H.R. 5855 By unanimous consent, the Crowley amendment was withdrawn.
5:53:39 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, to add a new section at the end of the bill to enforce section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140; 42 U.S.C. 17142).
5:53:41 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment.
5:59:41 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:00:33 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to enforce Executive Order 13166, with regards to providing translation and interpretaion services to those limited in their English proficiency.
6:00:37 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First King (IA) amendment.
6:08:31 P.M. H.R. 5855 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:09:12 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the "Morton Memos". The term "Morton Memos" refers to 1) Policy Number 10072.1, published on March 2, 2011; 2) Policy Number 10075.1, published on June 17, 2011; 3) Policy Number 10076.1, published on June 17, 2011.
6:09:15 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second King (IA) amendment.
6:19:58 P.M. H.R. 5855 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:22:20 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to provide a Transportation Security Officer, Behavior Detection Officer, or other employee of the Transportation Security Administration 1) a badge or shield; or 2) a uniform with epaulets or a badge tab.
6:22:24 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Blackburn amendment, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
6:35:58 P.M. H.R. 5855 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes 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.
6:36:12 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, to prohibit the use of funds to be used for Transportation Security Administration Transportation Security Officers or Behavior Detection Officers outside an airport.
6:36:14 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Blackburn amendment.
6:52:41 P.M. H.R. 5855 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes 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.
6:53:06 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pierluisi, numbered 16 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement, administer, or enforce section 1301(a) of title 31, United States Code (31 U.S.C. 1301(a)), with respect to the use of amounts made available by this Act for "Customs and Border Protection--Salaries and Expenses" for the expenses authorized to be paid in section 9 of the Jones Act (48 U.S.C. 795) and for the collection of duties and taxes authorized to be levied, collected, and paid in Puerto Rico, as authorized in section 4 of the Foraker Act (48 U.S.C. 740), in addition to the more specific amounts available for such purposes in the Puerto Rico Trust Fund pursuant to such provisions of law.
6:53:09 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pierluisi amendment No. 16, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
6:59:04 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Pierluisi amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:59:13 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sullivan, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to terminate an agreement governing a delegation of authority under section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1357(g)) that is in existence on the date of the enactment of this Act.
6:59:17 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sullivan amendment.
7:14:45 P.M. H.R. 5855 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sullivan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:19:50 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barletta, to prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
7:19:52 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barletta amendment.
7:34:21 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Barletta amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:38:44 P.M. H.R. 5855 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Aderholt, to 1) prohibit the use of funds to be used by the Deparment of Energy or any other Federal agency to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles, for any executive fleet, or for any agency's fleet inventory, except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011; 2) prohibit the use of funds for the purchase, operation, or maintenance of armed unmanned aerial vehicles; 3) prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of immigration laws.
7:39:06 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aderholt En Bloc amendment.
7:41:34 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Aderholt amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:41:48 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Turner (NY), to limit the amount of funds available for surface transportation security inspectors to $20 million. The limitation shall not apply to the National Explosives Detection Canine Training Program and Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Teams.
7:41:49 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Turner (NY) amendment.
7:50:33 P.M. H.R. 5855 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Turner (NY) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Turner (NY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:50:49 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, to reduce funds made available by this Act by 2 percent. The reduction shall not apply to counter-terrorism accounts.
7:50:52 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis (CO) amendment.
8:02:00 P.M. H.R. 5855 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis (CO) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis (CO) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:03:16 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to enforce section 44920 (F) of title 49, United States Code.
8:03:20 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.
8:10:12 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:10:28 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to prohibit the use of funds to be used for Behavior Detection Officers or the SPOT program.
8:10:32 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.
8:19:24 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:20:02 P.M. H.R. 5855 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cravaack, to prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1226(c)).
8:20:05 P.M. H.R. 5855 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cravaack amendment.
8:36:23 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Cravaack amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:42:34 P.M. H.R. 5855 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.
9:08:14 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 - 189 (Roll no. 362).
9:13:31 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 175 (Roll no. 363).
9:17:47 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 131 - 282 (Roll no. 364).
9:23:21 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 204 - 210 (Roll no. 365).
9:27:22 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Sullivan amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 250 - 164 (Roll no. 366).
9:31:06 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Turner (NY) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 101 - 314 (Roll no. 367).
9:34:28 P.M. H.R. 5855 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 99 - 316 (Roll no. 368).
9:35:05 P.M. H.R. 5855 Mr. Aderholt moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
9:35:20 P.M. H.R. 5855 On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
9:35:27 P.M. H.R. 5855 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5855.
9:36:35 P.M. H.R. 5855 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:36:54 P.M. H.R. 5855 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
9:37:28 P.M. H.R. 5855 Mr. Tierney moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
9:37:46 P.M. H.R. 5855 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to increase funding for the National Protection and Programs Directorate for infrastructure protection and information security programs and activities by $16,663,000 and decrease the Transportation Security Administration's administrative account by the same amount. The Motion would also increase funding for FEMA Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grants by $340,300,000 and decrease general funding for the FEMA State and Local grant program by the same amount.
9:44:13 P.M. H.R. 5855 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:00:33 P.M. H.R. 5855 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 165 - 251 (Roll no. 369).
10:08:08 P.M. H.R. 5855 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 182 (Roll no. 370).
10:08:09 P.M. H.R. 5855 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:09:00 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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 7, 2012 at 6:08 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 3261, H.R. 5883, without amendment, and H.R. 5890, without amendment.
10:10:38 P.M. H.R. 4348 Mr. Broun (GA) moved that the House instruct conferees.
10:10:55 P.M. H.R. 4348 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Broun (GA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 4348 to be instructed to insist on provisions that limit funding out of the Highway Trust Fund (including the Mass Transit Account) for Federal-aid highway and transit programs to amounts that do not exceed $37,500,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.
11:13:45 P.M. H.R. 4348 WORDS TAKEN DOWN - During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have the words taken down. Subsequently, the demand to have words taken down was withdrawn and the House resumed debate on the Broun (GA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348.
11:32:47 P.M. H.R. 4348 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:32:54 P.M. H.R. 4348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Broun (GA) motion to instruct conferees until later in the legislative day.
11:35:00 P.M. Mr. Broun (GA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:35:07 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:35:08 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 8, 2012.
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