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Legislative Day of January 01, 2013

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12:00:25 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:30 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert J. Dold to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:00 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:51 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:54 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Shimkus to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:10 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 8 amended, H.R. 6586 amended, H.R. 6060, and S. 302.
12:02:44 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.
12:29:00 P.M. H.R. 1464 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendments.
12:29:30 P.M. H.R. 1464 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
12:29:45 P.M. H.R. 1464 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:29:46 P.M. H.R. 1464 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12:30:22 P.M. H. Con. Res. 147 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 147 — "Waiving the requirement that measures enrolled during the remainder of the One Hundred Twelfth Congress be printed on parchment."
12:30:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 147 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:30:42 P.M. H. Con. Res. 147 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:31:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:31:19 P.M. H.R. 6726 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6726 — "To prevent the 2013 pay adjustment for Members of Congress and persons holding other offices or positions in the Federal Government from being made."
12:31:34 P.M. H.R. 6726 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:31:36 P.M. H.R. 6726 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6726.
1:13:58 P.M. H.R. 6726 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.
1:14:13 P.M. S. 3662 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3662 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Nichols Street in Westminster, Massachusetts, as the "Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building"."
1:14:28 P.M. S. 3662 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:14:30 P.M. S. 3662 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3662.
1:18:32 P.M. S. 3662 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:18:35 P.M. S. 3662 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:19:00 P.M. S. 3630 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3630 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218 North Milwaukee Street in Waterford, Wisconsin, as the "Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office"."
1:19:06 P.M. S. 3630 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:19:07 P.M. S. 3630 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3630.
1:22:55 P.M. S. 3630 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:23:01 P.M. S. 3630 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:23:01 P.M. S. 3677 Mrs. Biggert asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
1:23:20 P.M. S. 3677 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3677 — "To make a technical correction to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973."
1:23:36 P.M. S. 3677 On passage Passed without objection.
1:23:45 P.M. S. 3677 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:23:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
6:30:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 1.
6:30:21 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:04 P.M. H.R. 6726 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6726 — "To prevent the 2013 pay adjustment for Members of Congress and persons holding other offices or positions in the Federal Government from being made."
6:58:00 P.M. H.R. 6726 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 287 - 129 (Roll no. 655).
6:58:02 P.M. H.R. 6726 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:59:00 P.M. H.R. 443 Considered as unfinished business.
7:06:06 P.M. H.R. 443 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 5 (Roll no. 656).
7:06:07 P.M. H.R. 443 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:39 P.M. H.R. 4212 Considered as unfinished business.
7:14:22 P.M. H.R. 4212 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 378 - 37 (Roll no. 657).
7:14:23 P.M. H.R. 4212 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:00 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 1, 2013 at 6:17 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 4365, without amendment; and that the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 147, without amendment.
7:15:35 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:39:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 1.
8:40:17 P.M. Mr. Dreier filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 844.
8:40:53 P.M. H. Res. 844 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 844 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposes."
8:41:52 P.M. H. Res. 844 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 844.
9:18:30 P.M. H. Res. 844 The previous question was ordered without objection.
9:43:21 P.M. H. Res. 844 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 408 - 10 (Roll no. 658).
9:43:22 P.M. H. Res. 844 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:47:06 P.M. H.R. 8 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the House moved to agree to the Senate amendments.
9:47:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the Senate amendments to H.R. 8.
10:40:27 P.M. H.R. 8 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:01:15 P.M. H.R. 8 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by recorded vote: 257 - 167 (Roll no. 659).
11:01:16 P.M. H.R. 8 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:11:41 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 were postponed.
11:12:03 P.M. S.J. Res. 44 Considered as unfinished business. S.J. Res. 44 — "Granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding."
11:12:14 P.M. S.J. Res. 44 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
11:12:17 P.M. S.J. Res. 44 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:12:20 P.M. H.R. 6328 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
11:12:21 P.M. H.R. 6328 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:13:09 P.M. S. 3472 Considered as unfinished business. S. 3472 — "To amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to provide improvements to such Act."
11:13:24 P.M. S. 3472 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11:13:28 P.M. S. 3472 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:13:30 P.M. H.R. 6029 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
11:13:35 P.M. H.R. 6029 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:13:40 P.M. H.R. 6621 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
11:13:45 P.M. H.R. 6621 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:14:40 P.M. S. 3331 Considered as unfinished business. S. 3331 — "To provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, and for other purposes."
11:14:53 P.M. S. 3331 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11:14:56 P.M. S. 3331 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:14:57 P.M. S. 2318 Considered as unfinished business. S. 2318 — "To authorize the Secretary of State to pay a reward to combat transnational organized crime and for information concerning foreign nationals wanted by international criminal tribunals, and for other purposes."
11:15:18 P.M. S. 2318 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11:15:29 P.M. S. 2318 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:15:55 P.M. H.R. 2076 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
11:15:56 P.M. H.R. 2076 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:16:18 P.M. H. Con. Res. 145 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 145 — "Calling for universal condemnation of the North Korean missile launch of December 12, 2012."
11:16:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 145 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11:16:40 P.M. H. Con. Res. 145 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:16:41 P.M. H. Res. 134 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 134 — "Condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights."
11:17:03 P.M. H. Res. 134 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11:17:09 P.M. H. Res. 134 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:17:17 P.M. H. Res. 834 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 834 — "Urging the governments of Europe and the European Union to designate Hizballah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, and urging the President to provide information about Hizballah to the European allies of the United States and to support the Government of Bulgaria in investigating the July 18, 2012, terrorist attack in Burgas."
11:19:29 P.M. H. Res. 834 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
11:19:38 P.M. H. Res. 834 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:19:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
11:58:04 P.M. Mr. Bilbray moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:58:30 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:58:31 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 2, 2013.
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