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Legislative Day of June 20, 2012

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10:00:45 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:59 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom McClintock to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3314.
10:01:58 A.M. Mr. Latham filed reports from the Committee on Appropriations, H.R. 5972 and H.R. 5973.
10:02:47 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.
10:12:02 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:15 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 20.
12:03:39 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Richard Haynes, Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Lilburn, Georgia.
12:04:45 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:04:52 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Woodall to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:22 P.M. The Chair recognized Mr. Woodall for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain.
12:06:27 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.
12:37:02 P.M. H. Res. 691 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 691 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4480) to provide for the development of a plan to increase oil and gas exploration, development, and production under oil and gas leases of Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Defense in response to a drawdown of petroleum reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve."
12:38:37 P.M. H. Res. 691 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 691.
2:09:45 P.M. H. Res. 691 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 183 (Roll no. 389).
2:15:05 P.M. H. Res. 691 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 178 (Roll no. 390).
2:15:06 P.M. H. Res. 691 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:15:47 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Walz motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:23:58 P.M. H.R. 4348 On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 386 - 34, 1 Present (Roll no. 391).
2:23:59 P.M. H.R. 4348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:09 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER MOTION TO INSTRUCT - Mr. Hoyer notified the House of his intention to offer a motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348.
2:25:04 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER MOTION TO INSTRUCT - Ms. Black (TN) notified the House of her intention to offer a motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348.
2:26:21 P.M. S. 3187 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 3187 — "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and medical devices, to establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars, and for other purposes."
2:27:16 P.M. S. 3187 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:27:20 P.M. S. 3187 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3187.
3:17:40 P.M. S. 3187 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:17:44 P.M. S. 3187 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:20:16 P.M. H.R. 4348 Mr. McKinley moved that the House instruct conferees.
3:20:39 P.M. H.R. 4348 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the McKinley motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348. The instructions contained in the motion seek to direct the managers on the part of the House to insist on the provisions contained in title V of the House bill (relating to coal combustion residuals).
4:28:43 P.M. H.R. 4348 The previous question was ordered without objection.
4:29:04 P.M. H.R. 4348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McKinley motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McKinley demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to instruct until a time to be announced.
4:30:59 P.M. H.R. 4480 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 691. H.R. 4480 — "To provide for the development of a plan to increase oil and gas exploration, development, and production under oil and gas leases of Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Defense in response to a drawdown of petroleum reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve."
4:31:04 P.M. H.R. 4480 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4480 with 2 hours 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 makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-24.
4:31:07 P.M. H.R. 4480 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 691 and Rule XVIII.
4:31:08 P.M. H.R. 4480 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:31:15 P.M. H.R. 4480 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hour of general debate on H.R. 4480.
6:55:09 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (WA), numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-540 to make technical corrections, eliminate the designation of the Colville River as an Aquatic Resource of National Importance and require additional right of ways planned into and out of the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska.
6:55:32 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (WA) amendment.
7:02:54 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (WA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Markey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Hastings (WA) amendment until a time to be announced.
7:03:33 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-540 to exclude hydraulic fracturing activities within 1,000 feet of a primary or secondary school.
7:03:54 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment.
7:12:36 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:12:48 P.M. H.R. 4480 The Chair announced its understanding the amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-540 would not be offered.
7:13:47 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Quigley, numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-540 to ensure that protection of the marine and coastal environment is of primary importance in making areas of the outer Continental Shelf available for leasing, exploration, and development rather than expeditious development of oil and gas resources, to prohibit oil and gas leasing, exploration, and development in important ecological areas of the outer Continental Shelf and for other purposes.
7:13:49 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley amendment.
7:19:31 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Quigley amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:20:12 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-540 to require the consultation and input of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under the Transportation Fuels Regulatory Committee within Title II of the legislation so that NETL would work with the Committee to analyze and report on the impacts of the rules and actions of the EPA on our nation's gasoline, diesel fuel, and natural gas prices.
7:20:32 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment numbered 5.
7:26:08 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:20 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-540 to require that, under section 203 of the bill, an analysis would be conducted relating to any other matters that affect the growth, stability, and sustainability of the nation's oil and gas industries; that the Committee would look at the actions, or inactions, of other nation's regulations, enforcements, and matters relating to the oil and gas industry, and how they have either helped positively or negatively towards the oil and gas industries in those other nations.
7:27:54 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment numbered 6.
7:33:53 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:34:23 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Waxman, numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-540 to provide that the rules described in section 205(a) shall not be delayed if the pollution that would be controlled by the rules contributes to asthma attacks, acute and chronic bronchitis, heart attacks, cancer, birth defects, neurological damage, premature death, or other serious harms to human health.
7:34:45 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman amendment.
7:45:11 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gardner demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Waxman amendment until a time to be announced.
7:45:46 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly (VA), numbered 8 printed in House Report 112-540 to define the term "public health" in the Clean Air Act.
7:46:14 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment.
7:51:05 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Connolly amendment until a time to be announced.
7:52:28 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Gene, numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-540 to strike section 206 of the bill which would require the consideration of feasibility and costs in revising or supplementing national ambient air quality standards for ozone.
7:52:50 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gene Green (TX) amendment.
8:00:55 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gene Green (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gene Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Gene Green (TX) amendment until a time to be announced.
8:01:32 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Terry, numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-540 to give the EPA the ability to waive certain fuel requirements in a geographic area, when there is a problem with distribution or delivery of fuel or fuel additives, for a period of 20 days, which could also be extended for another 20 days if the conditions exist. Amendment would also direct the EPA and Department of Energy to conduct the Fuel Harmonization Study required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by June 2014.
8:01:54 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Terry amendment.
8:12:19 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Terry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:13:02 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rush, numbered 11 printed in House Report 112-540 to provide that Sections 205 and 206 shall cease to be effective if the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration determines that implementation of this title is not projected to lower gasoline prices and create jobs in the United States within 10 years.
8:13:04 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rush amendment.
8:23:17 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rush amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Rush amendment until a time to be announced.
8:24:08 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, numbered 12 printed in House Report 112-540 to reduce the number of onshore leases on which oil and gas production is not occurring as an incentive for oil and gas companies to begin producing on the leases that they already hold.
8:24:38 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment.
8:35:04 P.M. H.R. 4480 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 Holt amendment until a time to be announced.
8:35:22 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly (VA), numbered 13 printed in House Report 112-540 to clarify that the section requiring a $5,000 protest fee shall not infringe upon the protections afforded by the First Amendment to the Constitution to petition for the redress of grievances.
8:36:13 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment.
8:46:22 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Connolly amendment until a time to be announced.
8:47:03 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Amodei, numbered 14 printed in House Report 112-540 to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from moving any aspect of the Solid Minerals program administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM).
8:47:21 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Amodei amendment.
8:56:46 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Amodei amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Amodei demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Amodei amendment until a time to be announced.
8:57:24 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Markey, numbered 15 printed in House Report 112-540 to prohibit oil and gas produced under new leases authorized by this legislation from being exported to foreign countries.
8:58:05 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Markey amendment.
9:08:06 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Markey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Markey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Markey amendment until a time to be announced.
9:08:43 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Landry, numbered 16 printed in House Report 112-540 to raise the cap of revenue shared among the Gulf States who produce energy on the Outer Continental Shelf starting in FY2023 from $500 million to $750 million.
9:09:32 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Landry amendment.
9:16:08 P.M. H.R. 4480 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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Markey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Landry amendment until a time to be announced.
9:16:21 P.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rigell, numbered 17 printed in House Report 112-540 to require the Secretary of The Interior to include Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lease Sale 220 off the coast of Virginia in the 5 Year Plan for OCS oil and gas drilling and to conduct Lease Sale 220 within one year of enactment. In addition, the amendment would also ensure that no oil and gas drilling may be conducted off the coast of Virginia which would conflict with military operations.
9:17:28 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 691, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rigell amendment.
9:23:33 P.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rigell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Markey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Rige11 amendment until a time to be announced.
9:23:51 P.M. H.R. 4480 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the committee rise.
9:24:13 P.M. H.R. 4480 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
9:24:22 P.M. H.R. 4480 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4480 as unfinished business.
9:24:30 P.M. Mr. Hastings (WA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on June 21. Agreed to without objection.
9:25:06 P.M. Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:25:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:25:20 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 21, 2012.
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