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Legislative Day of February 13, 2013

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10:00:47 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:52 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:47 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.
10:50:17 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
12:00:58 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Archbishop Emeritus John Quinn, Diocese of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
12:02:58 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:00 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Gene Green of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:27 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.
12:21:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:22:01 P.M. H.R. 592 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 592 — "To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that houses of worship are eligible for certain disaster relief and emergency assistance on terms equal to other eligible private nonprofit facilities, and for other purposes."
12:22:05 P.M. H.R. 592 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:22:08 P.M. H.R. 592 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 592.
1:07:21 P.M. H.R. 592 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.
1:07:22 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business is the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:09:40 P.M. H.R. 592 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 592 — "To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that houses of worship are eligible for certain disaster relief and emergency assistance on terms equal to other eligible private nonprofit facilities, and for other purposes."
1:38:27 P.M. H.R. 592 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 354 - 72 (Roll no. 39).
1:38:27 P.M. H.R. 592 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:44:35 P.M. H.R. 267 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 267 — "To improve hydropower, and for other purposes."
1:52:10 P.M. H.R. 267 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 0 (Roll no. 40).
1:52:15 P.M. H.R. 267 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:52:29 P.M. H. Res. 64 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 64 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
1:53:14 P.M. H. Res. 64 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:53:44 P.M. H. Res. 64 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:54:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:55:40 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:56:19 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notice stating that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13566, with respect toLibya, is to continue in effect beyond February 25, 2013 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-9).
2:59:22 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
4:12:23 P.M. The Chair announced, without objection that the Speaker's appointment of members of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on February 8, 2013 is made notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(4)(A) or rule X; and the Speaker's appointment, pursuant to clause 11 of rule X, clause 11 of rule I, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(C) of rule X, of the following Members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Thompson (CA), Ms. Schakowsky, Messers Langevin, Schiff, Gutierrez, Pastor (AZ), and Himes.
4:13:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
7:19:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
7:20:02 P.M. Mr. Woodall asked unanimous consent that, notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1) of rule X, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence be composed of not more than 21 Members, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner. Agreed to without objection.
7:20:30 P.M. The Chair announced, without objection, the Speaker's appointment, pursuant to clause 11 of rule X, clause 11 of rule I, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(C) of rule X, of the following Member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Ms. Sewell of Alabama.
7:20:56 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 66.
7:21:44 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:21:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:21:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 2013.
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