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Legislative Day of November 30, 2012

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9:00:27 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:35 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:57 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Shimkus demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Speaker announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Shimkus objected to the voice vote and made a point of no quorum and the Speaker announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day. The point of order was considered as withdrawn.
9:02:18 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Quigley 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.
9:16:08 A.M. H.R. 6429 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 821. H.R. 6429 — "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes."
9:16:13 A.M. H.R. 6429 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6429 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. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 112-34, as modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted. The resolution provides suspension authority on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
9:16:58 A.M. H.R. 6429 DEBATE - The House proceeded with ninety minutes of debate on H.R. 6429.
10:07:35 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3542 and agreed to S. Res. 604 .
10:07:36 A.M. H.R. 6429 DEBATE - The House continued with further debate on H.R. 6429.
10:56:52 A.M. H.R. 6429 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:57:23 A.M. H.R. 6429 Ms. Lofgren, Zoe moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
10:59:51 A.M. H.R. 6429 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 provide immigrant visas for certain advanced STEM graduates.
11:10:13 A.M. H.R. 6429 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:35:12 A.M. H.R. 6429 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 157 - 231 (Roll no. 612).
11:43:03 A.M. H.R. 6429 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 139 (Roll no. 613).
11:43:04 A.M. H.R. 6429 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:43:18 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:19:00 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, November 30, 2012, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, December 3, 2012, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
12:20:54 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:21:50 P.M. Mr. Whitfield moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:21:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:58 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 3, 2012.
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