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Legislative Day of September 19, 2012

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12:00:14 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:20 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:44 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:20:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 19.
2:02:35 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:03:46 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:03:53 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kucinich to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:04:21 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.
2:09:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:10:12 P.M. H.R. 6060 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6060 — "To amend Public Law 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2019."
2:10:30 P.M. H.R. 6060 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:10:32 P.M. H.R. 6060 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6060.
2:15:30 P.M. H.R. 6060 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:15:34 P.M. H.R. 6060 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:15:38 P.M. H.R. 1461 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1461 — "To authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights."
2:15:53 P.M. H.R. 1461 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:15:57 P.M. H.R. 1461 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1461.
2:20:14 P.M. H.R. 1461 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:20:17 P.M. H.R. 1461 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:21 P.M. H.R. 3319 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3319 — "To allow the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to determine the requirements for membership in that tribe."
2:20:37 P.M. H.R. 3319 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:20:40 P.M. H.R. 3319 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3319.
2:22:57 P.M. H.R. 3319 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:22:59 P.M. H.R. 3319 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:25:29 P.M. H. Res. 786 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 786 — "Honoring the four United States public servants who died in Libya and condemning the attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen."
2:25:44 P.M. H. Res. 786 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:25:46 P.M. H. Res. 786 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 786.
2:46:06 P.M. H. Res. 786 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:46:09 P.M. H. Res. 786 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:46:24 P.M. H.R. 3783 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3783 — "To provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing presence and hostile activity in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes."
2:46:47 P.M. H.R. 3783 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:46:51 P.M. H.R. 3783 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3783.
3:09:23 P.M. H.R. 3783 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:09:27 P.M. H.R. 3783 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:09:29 P.M. H.R. 3783 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:09:38 P.M. H. Res. 526 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 526 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect toward the establishment of a democratic and prosperous Republic of Georgia and the establishment of a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict with Georgia's internationally recognized borders."
3:09:52 P.M. H. Res. 526 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:09:54 P.M. H. Res. 526 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 526.
3:21:30 P.M. H. Res. 526 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:34 P.M. H. Res. 526 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:37 P.M. H.R. 4158 Mr. Hall moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4158 — "To confirm full ownership rights for certain United States astronauts to artifacts from the astronauts' space missions."
3:22:52 P.M. H.R. 4158 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:22:54 P.M. H.R. 4158 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4158.
3:32:46 P.M. H.R. 4158 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:33:31 P.M. H.R. 5948 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5948 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the supervision of fiduciaries of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
3:33:54 P.M. H.R. 5948 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:33:56 P.M. H.R. 5948 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5948.
3:52:53 P.M. H.R. 5948 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:52:56 P.M. H.R. 5948 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:52:58 P.M. H.R. 5948 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:53:09 P.M. H.R. 6375 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6375 — "To authorize certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility projects and leases, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
3:53:27 P.M. H.R. 6375 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:53:29 P.M. H.R. 6375 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6375.
4:04:11 P.M. H.R. 6375 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:17 P.M. H.R. 6375 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:24 P.M. H.R. 6375 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:05:00 P.M. H.R. 4158 VACATING ORDER FOR YEAS AND NAYS - Mr. Hall asked unanimous consent that the ordering of the yeas and nays on the motion that the House suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4158 be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
4:05:10 P.M. H.R. 4158 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:05:20 P.M. H.R. 4158 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:00 P.M. H.R. 6324 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6324 — "To reduce the number of nonessential vehicles purchased and leased by the Federal Government, and for other purposes."
4:06:01 P.M. H.R. 6324 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:06:03 P.M. H.R. 6324 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6324.
4:22:14 P.M. H.R. 6324 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:17 P.M. H.R. 6324 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:23:07 P.M. H.R. 6410 Mr. Camp moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6410 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for taxpayers making donations with their returns of income tax to the Federal Government to pay down the public debt."
4:23:44 P.M. H.R. 6410 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:23:50 P.M. H.R. 6410 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6410.
4:45:07 P.M. H.R. 6410 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:10 P.M. H.R. 6410 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:46:05 P.M. H.R. 5044 Mr. Johnson, Sam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5044 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of indebtedness income on education loans of deceased veterans."
4:46:27 P.M. H.R. 5044 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:30 P.M. H.R. 5044 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5044.
5:07:55 P.M. H.R. 5044 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:08:52 P.M. H.R. 2903 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2903 — "To reauthorize the programs and activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency."
5:09:07 P.M. H.R. 2903 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:09:09 P.M. H.R. 2903 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2903.
5:37:26 P.M. H.R. 2903 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:37:30 P.M. H.R. 2903 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:02 P.M. H.R. 5912 Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5912 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the use of public funds for political party conventions, and to provide for the return of previously distributed funds for deficit reduction."
5:38:25 P.M. H.R. 5912 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:38:28 P.M. H.R. 5912 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5912.
5:56:54 P.M. H.R. 5912 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:57:30 P.M. H.R. 6296 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6296 — "To amend the Small Business Act to provide the interest rate for certain disaster related loans, and for other purposes."
5:57:52 P.M. H.R. 6296 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:57:54 P.M. H.R. 6296 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6296.
6:17:25 P.M. H.R. 6296 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:17:28 P.M. H.R. 6296 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:18:00 P.M. H.R. 6368 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6368 — "To require the Department of Justice, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, to provide a report to Congress on the Departments' ability to track, investigate and quantify cross-border violence along the Southwest Border and provide recommendations to Congress on how to accurately track, investigate, and quantify cross-border violence."
6:18:12 P.M. H.R. 6368 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:18:13 P.M. H.R. 6368 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6368.
6:25:46 P.M. H.R. 6368 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:25:51 P.M. H.R. 6368 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:53 P.M. H.R. 6368 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:25:54 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:27:39 P.M. H.R. 5044 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5044 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of indebtedness income on education loans of deceased veterans."
6:52:58 P.M. H.R. 5044 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 0 (Roll no. 585).
6:52:59 P.M. H.R. 5044 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:24 P.M. H.R. 5912 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5912 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the use of public funds for political party conventions, and to provide for the return of previously distributed funds for deficit reduction."
7:00:41 P.M. H.R. 5912 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 310 - 95 (Roll no. 586).
7:00:42 P.M. H.R. 5912 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:44 P.M. H.R. 5912 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:01:00 P.M. H.R. 5839 CHANGE OF FIRST SPONSOR - Mr. Diaz-Balart asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 5839, originally introduced by Representative Geoff Davis (KY), for the purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:03:01 P.M. H.R. 2994 PERMISSION TO BE ADDED AS A COSPONSOR - Ms. Bonamici asked unanimous consent that she be added as a cosponsor of H.R. 2994 since the original sponsor is no longer a Member of Congress. Agreed to without objection.
7:04:19 P.M. H.R. 6361 Mrs. Biggert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6361 — "To exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance, and for other purposes."
7:04:40 P.M. H.R. 6361 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:04:41 P.M. H.R. 6361 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6361.
7:17:12 P.M. H.R. 6361 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:17:16 P.M. H.R. 6361 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:18:38 P.M. H.R. 6431 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6431 — "To provide flexibility with respect to United States support for assistance provided by international financial institutions for Burma, and for other purposes."
7:18:54 P.M. H.R. 6431 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:18:57 P.M. H.R. 6431 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6431.
7:30:22 P.M. H.R. 6431 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:25 P.M. H.R. 6431 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:31:39 P.M. H.R. 2827 Mr. Dold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2827 — "To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to clarify provisions relating to the regulation of municipal advisors, and for other purposes."
7:31:49 P.M. H.R. 2827 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:31:59 P.M. H.R. 2827 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2827.
7:37:35 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 788.
7:38:27 P.M. H.R. 2827 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 2827.
7:49:51 P.M. H.R. 2827 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:49:55 P.M. H.R. 2827 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:50:27 P.M. H.R. 5987 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5987 — "To establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes."
7:50:33 P.M. H.R. 5987 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:50:46 P.M. H.R. 5987 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5987.
8:19:05 P.M. H.R. 5987 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
8:20:00 P.M. H.R. 5910 Mrs. Bono Mack moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5910 — "To direct the Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with the heads of other relevant Federal departments and agencies, to produce a report on enhancing the competitiveness of the United States in attracting foreign direct investment, and for other purposes."
8:20:14 P.M. H.R. 5910 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:20:16 P.M. H.R. 5910 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5910.
8:32:09 P.M. H.R. 5910 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:32:12 P.M. H.R. 5910 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:33:16 P.M. H.R. 4212 Mrs. Bono Mack moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4212 — "To designate drywall manufactured in China a banned hazardous product, and for other purposes."
8:33:30 P.M. H.R. 4212 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:33:32 P.M. H.R. 4212 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4212.
8:49:23 P.M. H.R. 4212 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:49:27 P.M. H.R. 4212 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:49:43 P.M. H.R. 4212 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
8:50:00 P.M. H.R. 6433 Mr. Upton asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
8:50:01 P.M. H.R. 6433 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6433 — "To make corrections with respect to Food and Drug Administration user fees."
8:50:16 P.M. H.R. 6433 On passage Passed without objection.
8:50:17 P.M. H.R. 6433 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:50:23 P.M. H.R. 6163 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6163 — "To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions."
8:51:45 P.M. H.R. 6163 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:51:48 P.M. H.R. 6163 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6163.
9:05:27 P.M. H.R. 6163 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
9:05:30 P.M. H.R. 6163 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:06:12 P.M. H.R. 6118 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6118 — "To amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification."
9:06:29 P.M. H.R. 6118 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:06:31 P.M. H.R. 6118 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6118.
9:17:26 P.M. H.R. 6118 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
9:17:29 P.M. H.R. 6118 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:17:32 P.M. H.R. 4124 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4124 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians."
9:17:48 P.M. H.R. 4124 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:17:50 P.M. H.R. 4124 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4124.
9:27:32 P.M. H.R. 4124 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
9:27:35 P.M. H.R. 4124 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:27:44 P.M. H.R. 733 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 733 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a Pancreatic Cancer Initiative, and for other purposes."
9:27:58 P.M. H.R. 733 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:28:03 P.M. H.R. 733 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 733.
9:47:39 P.M. H.R. 733 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
9:47:42 P.M. H.R. 733 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:47:44 P.M. H.R. 733 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
9:48:48 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:50:19 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
10:00:34 P.M. Mrs. Capito moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:00:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:00:51 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 20, 2012.
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