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Legislative Day of August 02, 2012

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9:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:25 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:33 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Imam Nayyar Imam, Islamic Association of Long Island, Coram, New York.
9:01:00 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:18 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Wittman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:35 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.
9:13:44 A.M. H. Res. 755 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 755 — "In the matter of Representative Laura Richardson."
9:13:59 A.M. H. Res. 755 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 755.
9:54:01 A.M. H. Res. 755 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
9:54:17 A.M. H. Res. 755 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:55:49 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1369, H.R. 3276, H.R. 3412, H.R. 3501, H.R. 3772, H.R. 1560, S. 1409, and S.J. Res. 49. The Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1905.
9:56:14 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
10:05:12 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of August 2.
10:06:14 A.M. H.R. 5986 Mr. Camp moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5986 — "To amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric program and to add South Sudan to the list of countries eligible for designation under that Act, to make technical corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States relating to the textile and apparel rules of origin for the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, to approve the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and for other purposes."
10:06:53 A.M. H.R. 5986 Considered under suspension of the rules.
10:06:55 A.M. H.R. 5986 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5986.
10:35:34 A.M. H.R. 5986 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
10:35:39 A.M. H.R. 5986 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:36:45 A.M. H. Res. 752 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 752 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6233) to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal year 2012 with the costs of such assistance offset by changes to certain conservation programs, and for other purposes."
10:36:58 A.M. H. Res. 752 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 752.
11:33:10 A.M. H. Res. 752 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 182 (Roll no. 548).
11:41:03 A.M. H. Res. 752 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 181 (Roll no. 549).
11:41:04 A.M. H. Res. 752 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:41:49 A.M. S. 739 Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
11:41:49 A.M. S. 739 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 739 — "To authorize the Architect of the Capitol to establish battery recharging stations for privately owned vehicles in parking areas under the jurisdiction of the Senate at no net cost to the Federal Government."
11:42:16 A.M. S. 739 On passage Passed without objection.
11:42:19 A.M. S. 739 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:42:20 A.M. H.R. 1402 Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
11:43:07 A.M. H.R. 1402 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 1402 — "To authorize the Architect of the Capitol to establish battery recharging stations for privately owned vehicles in parking areas under the jurisdiction of the House of Representatives at no net cost to the Federal Government."
11:43:18 A.M. H.R. 1402 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lungren, Daniel E., to amend a section of the bill direction the Architect of the Capitol to submit a report on the financial administration and cost recovery of activites described in said section with respect to that fiscal year to the Committee on House Administration.
11:44:25 A.M. H.R. 1402 On agreeing to the Lungren, Daniel E. amendment; Agreed to without objection.
11:44:32 A.M. H.R. 1402 On passage Passed without objection.
11:44:36 A.M. H.R. 1402 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:44:36 A.M. H.R. 6233 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 752. H.R. 6233 — "To make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal year 2012 with the costs of such assistance offset by changes to certain conservation programs, and for other purposes."
11:44:41 A.M. H.R. 6233 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6233 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
11:45:09 A.M. H.R. 6233 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6233.
12:27:03 P.M. H.R. 6233 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:27:18 P.M. H.R. 6233 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, the Speaker postponed further proceedings on H.R. 6233.
12:28:49 P.M. H.R. 6169 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 747. H.R. 6169 — "To provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform."
12:28:54 P.M. H.R. 6169 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6169 and H.R. 8. H.R. 6169 is accorded 3 hours of general debate and H.R. 8 is accorded 1 hour of general debate. For H.R. 6169, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part A of the report is in order and shall be debatable for 20 minutes. For H.R. 8, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part B is made in order and shall be debatable for 20 minutes. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day from August 3, 2012 through September 7, 2012: (a) the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; (b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution; and (c) bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of introduction, but may be referred at a later time. Section 4 authorizes the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3 as though under clause 8(a) of rule I. Section 5 of the resolution provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution. Section 6 of the resolution provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a legislative day for the purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). Section 7 of the resolution provides that for each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees). Section 8 of the resolution authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on the legislative day of August 2, 2012. Section 9 of the resolution waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House) with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of August 2, 2012.
12:29:08 P.M. H.R. 6169 DEBATE - The House proceeded with three hours of debate on H.R. 6169.
3:09:16 P.M. H.R. 6169 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Slaughter, printed in Part A of House Report 112-641 to lay out Democratic principles for tax reform that call for increased revenues to bring down our national debt and invest in economic growth; a progressive tax rate structure; protecting the vulnerable; repeal of the AMT; discouraging tax haven abuse; elimination of tax breaks that ship jobs and profits overseas; promotion of domestic manufacturing; and preserving incentives for education, retirement, healthcare, home ownership, and small business.
3:09:27 P.M. H.R. 6169 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 747, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Slaughter amendment in the nature of a substitute.
3:20:43 P.M. H.R. 6169 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule.
3:46:56 P.M. H.R. 6169 On agreeing to the Slaughter amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 246 (Roll no. 550).
3:48:22 P.M. H.R. 6169 Mr. Bishop (NY) moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
3:48:46 P.M. H.R. 6169 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) 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 prohibit a tax reform measure considered under the expedited procedures provided by this bill from reducing, repealing, or otherwise eliminating deductions for mortgage interest or charitable contributions.
3:56:56 P.M. H.R. 6169 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:13:16 P.M. H.R. 6169 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 235 (Roll no. 551).
4:20:54 P.M. H.R. 6169 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 189 (Roll no. 552).
4:20:56 P.M. H.R. 6169 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:59 P.M. H.R. 6169 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 747, the text of H.R. 6169, as passed by the House, is appended as new matter at the end of the engrossment of H.R. 8.
4:21:19 P.M. H.R. 6233 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6233 — "To make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal year 2012 with the costs of such assistance offset by changes to certain conservation programs, and for other purposes."
4:21:31 P.M. H.R. 6233 Mr. Costa moved to recommit with instructions to Agriculture.
4:22:55 P.M. H.R. 6233 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa 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 express the sense of the House that a five-year Farm Bill would provide greater certainty and stability for America's farm families than extending farm policy for only one year or authorizing short-term disaster assistance. The Motion would also prohibit foreign corporations from receiving disaster assistance. Lastly, the Motion would require the Secretary of Agriculture to prevent duplicative payments for assistance.
4:33:54 P.M. H.R. 6233 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:50:16 P.M. H.R. 6233 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 553).
4:58:25 P.M. H.R. 6233 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 223 - 197 (Roll no. 554).
4:58:26 P.M. H.R. 6233 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:59:00 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3510 and agreed to S. Con. Res. 56.
5:00:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:01:08 P.M. H. Con. Res. 127 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 127 — "Expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived."
5:07:20 P.M. H. Con. Res. 127 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 0 (Roll no. 555).
5:07:21 P.M. H. Con. Res. 127 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:09:16 P.M. S. Con. Res. 56 Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 56 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives."
5:26:05 P.M. S. Con. Res. 56 On agreeing to the resolution Failed by recorded vote: 150 - 265 (Roll no. 556).
5:26:06 P.M. S. Con. Res. 56 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:08 P.M. H.R. 6169 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 747, H.R. 6169 is laid on the table.
5:26:09 P.M. S. 3510 Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
5:26:09 P.M. S. 3510 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3510 — "To prevent harm to the national security or endangering the military officers and civilian employees to whom internet publication of certain information applies, and for other purposes."
5:26:45 P.M. S. 3510 On passage Passed without objection.
5:26:47 P.M. S. 3510 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:27:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:29:51 P.M. Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on August 3. Agreed to without objection.
5:29:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed with further one minute speeches.
5:56:22 P.M. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS- Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 2103(b), and the order of the House of January 5, 2011, the Speaker reappointed Mr. C. Kurt Dewhurst, Michigan for a term of six years to the Board of Trustees of the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.
5:57:47 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:29:25 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:29:32 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:29:33 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 3, 2012.
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