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Legislative Day of January 14, 2013

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2:00:22 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:28 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jo Ann Emerson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:01:02 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:50 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Kildee demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kildee demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
2:02:46 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:13 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 4, 2013 at 2:35 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 41, without amendment.
2:10:50 P.M. The House received a communication from Steve Israel, Member of Congress. Mr. Israel notified the House that he had requested a leave a absence from the Appropriations Committee in the 113th Congress, effective today. The request was accepted without objection.
2:11:05 P.M. The House received a communication from C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Member of Congress. Mr. Ruppersberger notified the House that he had requested a leave a absence from the Appropriations Committee for the remainder of the 113th Congress. The request was accepted without objection.
2:11:15 P.M. The House received a communication from Mike Quigley, Member of Congress. Mr. Quigley notified the House that he had requested a leave of absence from the Committee on the Judiciary, effective today. The request was accepted without objection.
2:11:22 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Mike Quigley. Mr. Quigley submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:11:30 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable William L. Owens. Mr. Owens submitted his resignation from both the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Agriculture. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:11:42 P.M. The House received a communication from Luis V. Gutierrez, Member of Congress. Mr. Gutierrez notified the House that he had requested a leave of absence with seniority retained from the Financial Services Committee, effective today. The request was accepted without objection.
2:11:52 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Janice Hahn. Ms. Hahn submitted her resignation from the Committee on Homeland Security. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:11:58 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Denny Heck. Mr. Heck (WA) submitted his resignation from the Committee on the Budget. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:12:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:00 P.M. today.
5:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 14.
5:01:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:02:36 P.M. H.R. 219 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 219 — "To improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes."
5:02:50 P.M. H.R. 219 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:02:53 P.M. H.R. 219 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 219.
5:30:11 P.M. H.R. 219 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.
5:30:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 14.
6:30:10 P.M. H. Res. 21 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 21 — "Providing for the attendance of the House at the Inaugural Ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States."
6:30:12 P.M. H. Res. 21 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:30:22 P.M. H. Res. 21 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:00 P.M. Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on January 15. Agreed to without objection.
6:31:01 P.M. Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on January 15, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on January 16. Agreed to without objection.
6:31:02 P.M. Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013. Agreed to without objection.
6:31:03 P.M. Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Friday, January 18, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013. Agreed to without objection.
6:31:15 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 219, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
6:31:33 P.M. H.R. 219 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 219 — "To improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes."
6:55:25 P.M. H.R. 219 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 8).
6:55:27 P.M. H.R. 219 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:44 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal on which the yeas and nays were requested.
7:03:51 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 300 - 95, 2 Present (Roll no. 9).
7:05:00 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE - Representative Elects Lucille Roybal-Allard, Fortieth District, State of California; John Lewis, Fifth District, State of Georgia; and Earl Blumenauer, Third District, State of Oregon presented themselves in the Well of the House for the purpose of taking the Oath of Office, which was administered by the Speaker of House.
7:05:21 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF THE WHOLE HOUSE - Under Clause 5(d) of Rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentlewoman from California and the gentlemen from Georgia and Oregon, the whole number of the House is 433.
7:06:06 P.M. Mr. Polis moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:22:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by recorded vote: 4 - 397 (Roll no. 10).
7:22:44 P.M. H. Res. 22 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 22 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
7:22:56 P.M. H. Res. 22 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:22:59 P.M. H. Res. 22 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:23:46 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
7:32:20 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:23:21 P.M. JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON INAUGURAL CEREMONIES - Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 2, 113th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON INAUGURAL CEREMONIES: Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor and Ms. Pelosi.
8:24:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:28:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 14.
9:29:00 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 23.
9:29:10 P.M. Mr. Cole moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:29:11 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:29:22 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 15, 2013.
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