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Legislative Day of November 15, 2012

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10:00:27 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:37 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Blake Farenthold to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 6118 and H.R. 6131, without amendment.
10:01:10 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.
10:50:38 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 15.
12:00:25 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Alan Keiran, Office of the United States Senate.
12:01:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Biggert to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:36 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.
12:24:30 P.M. H. Res. 808 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 808 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6156) to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes."
12:24:44 P.M. H. Res. 808 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 808.
1:25:26 P.M. H. Res. 808 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 808, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:26:04 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:05:49 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 15.
5:06:06 P.M. H. Res. 808 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 808 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6156) to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes."
5:33:26 P.M. H. Res. 808 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 164 (Roll no. 605).
5:34:00 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a scanned copy of a letter received from the Honorable Kimberly M. Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor/Secretary of State, State of New Jersey, indicating that, according to the unofficial returns of the Special Election held November 6, 2012, the Honorable Donald M. Payne Jr. was elected Representative to Congress for the Tenth Congressional District, State of New Jersey.
5:35:02 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-Elect Donald M. Payne Jr., Tenth District, State of New Jersey, presented himself in the well of the House for the purpose of taking the Oath of Office which was administered by the Speaker of the House.
5:35:50 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentleman from New Jersey, the whole number of the House is 434.
5:35:51 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of H. Res. 808, if ordered and on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:45:50 P.M. H. Res. 808 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 808 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6156) to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes."
5:54:34 P.M. H. Res. 808 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 - 150 (Roll no. 606).
5:54:35 P.M. H. Res. 808 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:36 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The Chair led the House in observing a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
6:06:51 P.M. H.R. 2453 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 370 - 19 (Roll no. 607).
6:06:52 P.M. H.R. 2453 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:08:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:10:14 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:51:25 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:51:37 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:51:38 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 16, 2012.
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