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Legislative Day of September 14, 2012

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9:00:35 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:51 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:01:04 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, Associate Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
9:02:18 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:26 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Cicilline to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:46 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.
9:11:35 A.M. H.R. 6213 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 779. H.R. 6213 — "To limit further taxpayer exposure from the loan guarantee program established under title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005."
9:11:40 A.M. H.R. 6213 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6213 with 1 hour and 30 minutes 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. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-31. Section 2 of the resolution authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules at any time on the legislative days of September 20, 2012 and September 21, 2012.
9:11:51 A.M. H.R. 6213 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 779 and Rule XVIII.
9:11:51 A.M. H.R. 6213 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:12:14 A.M. H.R. 6213 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 90 minutes of general debate on H.R. 6213.
10:22:25 A.M. H.R. 6213 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
10:23:25 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3552 and S.J. Res. 44.
10:24:35 A.M. H.R. 6213 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting and continued with general debate on H.R. 6213.
10:53:28 A.M. H.R. 6213 An amendment, offered by Ms. DeGette, numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-668 to make changes to the findings section of the bill.
10:53:31 A.M. H.R. 6213 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 779, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 1.
11:04:33 A.M. H.R. 6213 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Stearns demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:04:46 A.M. H.R. 6213 An amendment, offered by Mr. Waxman, numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-668 to strike the subsection preventing DOE from issuing a new loan guarantee for applications submitted after December 31, 2011.
11:05:30 A.M. H.R. 6213 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 779, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 2.
11:15:27 A.M. H.R. 6213 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Stearns demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:43:00 A.M. H.R. 6213 On agreeing to the DeGette amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 169 - 238 (Roll no. 581).
11:47:29 A.M. H.R. 6213 On agreeing to the Waxman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 231 (Roll no. 582).
11:47:44 A.M. H.R. 6213 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 6213.
11:48:42 A.M. H.R. 6213 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:48:51 A.M. H.R. 6213 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.
11:49:14 A.M. H.R. 6213 Mr. Markey moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
11:50:00 A.M. H.R. 6213 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Markey 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 add a section to the bill relating to Buy America provisions. The new section prohibits the Secretary of Energy from issuing loan guarantees for an energy project unless the applicant certifies to the Secretary that at least 75% of the materials and components used for construction, manufacturing, or operations of the project are to be produced in the United States. The motion would also make the underlying bill's prohibition against awarding new loan guarantees contingent on the extension of the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit.
11:58:46 A.M. H.R. 6213 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:16:40 P.M. H.R. 6213 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 234 (Roll no. 583).
12:23:28 P.M. H.R. 6213 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 245 - 161 (Roll no. 584).
12:23:29 P.M. H.R. 6213 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:24:09 P.M. S. 3552 Mr. Lucas asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
12:24:09 P.M. S. 3552 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3552 — "To reauthorize the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act."
12:24:31 P.M. S. 3552 On passage Passed without objection.
12:24:33 P.M. S. 3552 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:29:57 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.
1:13:00 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, September 14, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
1:13:02 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
1:14:41 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
1:21:10 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
3:18:20 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:18:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:18:34 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 18, 2012.
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