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Legislative Day of June 21, 2012

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9:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:25 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:47 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:02 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:07 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. DeLauro to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:42 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.
9:11:32 A.M. H.R. 4480 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
9:12:22 A.M. H.R. 4480 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:13:18 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, numbered 18 printed in House Report 112-540 to end free drilling in the Gulf of Mexico by requiring oil companies to pay in order to receive new leases on public lands.
9:13:21 A.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.
9:21:41 A.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.
9:22:02 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wittman, numbered 19 printed in House Report 112-540 to streamline the process for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to approve temporary infrastructure, such as towers or buoys, to test and develop offshore wind power in the Outer Continental Shelf.
9:22:04 A.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 Wittman amendment.
9:34:10 A.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wittman 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 Wittman amendment until a time to be announced.
9:36:16 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westmoreland, numbered 20 printed in House Report 112-540 to lessen the regulatory burden on deli-style display cases by making Service-Over-the-Counter (SOTC) refrigerator units into a separate product classification.
9:36:25 A.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 Westmoreland amendment.
9:43:54 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Westmoreland amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:44:28 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bass (CA), numbered 21 printed in House Report 112-540 to require the Transportation Fuels Regulatory Committee to conduct an analysis of how to shield American consumers and the United States economy from gasoline price fluctuations and supply disruptions in the oil market by reducing the dependence of the United States on oil.
9:44:30 A.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 Bass (CA) amendment.
9:52:54 A.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bass (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Bass (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Bass (CA) amendment until a time to be announced.
9:52:55 A.M. H.R. 4480 The Chair announced its understanding the amendment numbered 22 printed in House Report 112-540 would not be offered.
9:53:18 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capps, numbered 23 printed in House Report 112-540 to remove the requirements in Title II of the bill to conduct an analysis, issue a report, and delay rules if the Secretary of Energy determines that the analyses are "infeasible to conduct, require data that does not exist, or would generate results subject to such large estimates of uncertainty that the results would be neither reliable nor useful".
9:53:24 A.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 Capps amendment.
10:01:55 A.M. H.R. 4480 POSPTONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Capps amendment until a time to be announced.
10:02:27 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Ms. Hanabusa, numbered 24 printed in House Report 112-540 to require the Secretary of Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture to include in their Quadrennial Federal Onshore Energy Production Strategy, the best estimate, based upon commercial and scientific data, of the expected increase in domestic production of geothermal, solar, wind, or other renewable energy sources on lands designated as Hawaiian Home Lands.
10:02:29 A.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 Hanabusa amendment.
10:05:12 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:05:24 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 25 printed in House Report 112-540 to strike language in the underlying legislation that would require drilling permits to be deemed approved a 60 day deadline, which could expose public lands to undue risk.
10:05:35 A.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 Speier amendment.
10:13:07 A.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Speier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Speier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Speier amendment until a time to be announced.
10:13:32 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Ms. DeLauro, numbered 26 printed in House Report 112-540 to require $128 million received from the sale of new leases to be made available to fully fund the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to limit speculation in energy markets.
10:13:34 A.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 DeLauro amendment.
10:23:14 A.M. H.R. 4480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeLauro 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 DeLauro amendment until a time to be announced.
10:23:58 A.M. H.R. 4480 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bass (CA), numbered 27 printed in House Report 112-540 to establish an Office of Energy Employment and Training, as well as, an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion that would be responsible for all matters relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities.
10:24:02 A.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 Bass (CA) amendment.
10:32:43 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Bass (CA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:32:58 A.M. H.R. 4480 Mr. Lamborn moved to rise.
10:33:24 A.M. H.R. 4480 On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:33:47 A.M. H.R. 4480 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4480 as unfinished business.
10:34:32 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:59:00 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 21.
10:59:15 A.M. H.R. 4480 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
10:59:45 A.M. H.R. 4480 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:28:27 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 - 163 (Roll no. 392).
11:36:22 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Waxman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 249 (Roll no. 393).
11:41:37 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Connolly (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 242 (Roll no. 394).
11:44:46 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Green, Gene amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 244 (Roll no. 395).
11:49:08 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Rush amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 255 (Roll no. 396).
11:52:53 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Holt amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 256 (Roll no. 397).
11:56:31 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Connolly (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 230 (Roll no. 398).
11:59:34 A.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Amodei amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 257 - 162 (Roll no. 399).
12:02:51 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Markey amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 161 - 256 (Roll no. 400).
12:06:57 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Landry amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 244 - 173 (Roll no. 401).
12:09:53 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Rigell amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 263 - 146 (Roll no. 402).
12:13:34 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Holt amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 168 - 250 (Roll no. 403).
12:16:36 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Wittman amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 256 - 161 (Roll no. 404).
12:20:10 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Bass (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 233 (Roll no. 405).
12:23:36 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 162 - 254 (Roll no. 406).
12:26:51 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 162 - 255 (Roll no. 407).
12:31:07 P.M. H.R. 4480 On agreeing to the DeLauro amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 235 (Roll no. 408).
12:31:23 P.M. H.R. 4480 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4480.
12:32:04 P.M. H.R. 4480 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:32:14 P.M. H.R. 4480 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.
12:33:10 P.M. H.R. 4480 Ms. Slaughter moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
12:33:31 P.M. H.R. 4480 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slaughter motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the major integrated oil companies (Big 5) from receiving new drilling leases authorized under this bill unless they agree to not claim certain tax benefits: the percentage depletion allowance and the domestic production activities deduction (Sec. 199). The motion would also require that: all materials used to drill new leases issued under this bill be made in America, and that lease holders make efforts to reduce outsourcing of jobs.
12:40:51 P.M. H.R. 4480 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:59:01 P.M. H.R. 4480 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 166 - 243 (Roll no. 409).
1:06:47 P.M. H.R. 4480 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 248 - 163 (Roll no. 410).
1:06:48 P.M. H.R. 4480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:07:01 P.M. H.R. 4348 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the McKinley of West Virginia motion to instruct conferees which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:13:04 P.M. H.R. 4348 On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 260 - 138 (Roll no. 411).
1:13:05 P.M. H.R. 4348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:13:38 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H.R. 5972 and H.R. 5973.
1:17:20 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Cantor on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
1:37:39 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, June 21, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
1:38:30 P.M. H.R. 4348 Mr. Hoyer moved that the House instruct conferees.
1:38:42 P.M. H.R. 4348 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Hoyer 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 at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 4348 be instructed to recede from disagreement to the amendment of the Senate.
2:17:43 P.M. H.R. 4348 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:18:08 P.M. H.R. 4348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hoyer motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4348, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hoyer 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.
2:18:50 P.M. H.R. 4348 Mrs. Black moved that the House instruct conferees.
2:19:11 P.M. H.R. 4348 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Black 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 at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 4348 be instructed to reject section 31108 of the Senate amendment (relating to distracted driving grants), other than the matter proposed to be inserted as section 411(g) of title 23, United States Code (relating to a distracted driving study).
2:42:44 P.M. H.R. 4348 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:43:06 P.M. H.R. 4348 POSTPONED PROCEEDGINS - At the conclusion of debate on the Black 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. Altmire 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.
2:43:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:48:08 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:32:00 P.M. Mr. Pearce moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:32:04 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:05 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on June 25, 2012.
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