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Legislative Day of November 27, 2012

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2:00:07 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:19 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:00:42 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:22 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:54 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 6063.
2:03:27 P.M. The House received a communication from The Honorable Nydia M. Velazquez. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Velazquez notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for documents issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings in connection with civil litigation currently pending before that court and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena is inconsistent with the privileges and precedents of the House.
2:03:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:34:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 27.
4:35:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:35:18 P.M. H.R. 6025 Mrs. Miller (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6025 — "To provide for annual reports on the status of operational control of the international land and maritime borders of the United States and unlawful entries, and for other purposes."
4:35:30 P.M. H.R. 6025 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:33 P.M. H.R. 6025 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6025.
4:42:19 P.M. H.R. 6025 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:22 P.M. H.R. 6025 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:40 P.M. H.R. 5913 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5913 — "To create an independent advisory panel to comprehensively assess the management structure and capabilities related to the Department of Homeland Security and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the management of the Department."
4:42:48 P.M. H.R. 5913 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:42:51 P.M. H.R. 5913 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5913.
4:53:46 P.M. H.R. 5913 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:49 P.M. H.R. 5913 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:18 P.M. H.R. 915 Mr. McCaul moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
4:54:35 P.M. H.R. 915 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 915.
5:07:00 P.M. H.R. 915 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.
5:07:31 P.M. H.R. 5997 Mr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5997 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities."
5:07:42 P.M. H.R. 5997 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:43 P.M. H.R. 5997 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5997.
5:15:47 P.M. H.R. 5997 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.
5:16:17 P.M. H.R. 6328 Mr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6328 — "To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints to local veterans organizations and other local charitable organizations, and for other purposes."
5:16:25 P.M. H.R. 6328 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:16:27 P.M. H.R. 6328 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6328.
5:22:59 P.M. H.R. 6328 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:23:02 P.M. H.R. 6328 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:30 P.M. Mr. Bilirakis asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, it adjourn to meet at noon on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
5:25:37 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Jackson (IL) wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
5:26:46 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of Rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Illinois, Mr. Jackson, the whole number of the House is 433.
5:27:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 27.
6:31:24 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:58 P.M. H.R. 5997 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5997 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities."
6:57:12 P.M. H.R. 5997 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 1 (Roll no. 609).
6:57:14 P.M. H.R. 5997 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:01:01 P.M. H.R. 915 Considered as unfinished business.
7:07:00 P.M. H.R. 915 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 4 (Roll no. 610).
7:07:01 P.M. H.R. 915 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:28 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:44:01 P.M. Mr. Lungren, Daniel E. moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:44:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:44:15 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on November 28, 2012.
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