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Legislative Day of April 10, 2013

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10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Reid J. Ribble to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:51 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.
10:56:19 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 10.
12:01:16 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:14 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.
12:42:22 P.M. H. Res. 140 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 140 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 678) to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes."
12:44:30 P.M. H. Res. 140 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 140.
1:34:44 P.M. H. Res. 140 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 190 (Roll no. 93).
1:34:45 P.M. H. Res. 140 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
1:34:55 P.M. H. Res. 140 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:35:26 P.M. H. Res. 142 Mrs. Miller (MI) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
1:36:31 P.M. H. Res. 142 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 142 — "Electing Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on Printing."
1:36:35 P.M. H. Res. 142 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:36:42 P.M. H. Res. 142 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:37:38 P.M. H.R. 678 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 140. H.R. 678 — "To authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, and for other purposes."
1:37:43 P.M. H.R. 678 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 678 with 1 hour 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 open to amendments.
1:38:09 P.M. H.R. 678 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 140 and Rule XVIII.
1:38:10 P.M. H.R. 678 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:39:00 P.M. H.R. 678 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 678.
2:27:46 P.M. H.R. 678 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tipton, numbered 3 printed in the Congressional Record to require the Bureau of Reclamation to apply its categorical exclusion process under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to small conduit hydropower development, excluding siting of associated transmission facilities on Federal land.
2:28:04 P.M. H.R. 678 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 140, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tipton No. 3 amendment under the five-minute rule.
2:31:13 P.M. H.R. 678 On agreeing to the Tipton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:32:37 P.M. H.R. 678 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Napolitano, numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to strike the paragraph in the bill containing requirements regarding the application of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to small conduit hydropower development and changing the definition of small conduit hydropower to mean a facility capable of producing 15 megawatts or less of electric capacity
2:32:54 P.M. H.R. 678 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 140, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Napolitano No. 1 amendment under the five-minute rule.
2:42:41 P.M. H.R. 678 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Napolitano No. 1 amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Napolitano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:43:02 P.M. H.R. 678 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tipton, numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to make technical changes relating to policy and procedure-setting with respect to irrigation districts or water users associations
2:43:27 P.M. H.R. 678 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 140, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tipton No. 2 amendment under the five-minute rule.
2:44:48 P.M. H.R. 678 On agreeing to the Tipton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:45:49 P.M. H.R. 678 The Chair announced that proceedings would now resume on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:14:21 P.M. H.R. 678 On agreeing to the Napolitano amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 94).
3:14:27 P.M. H.R. 678 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 678.
3:15:49 P.M. H.R. 678 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:16:07 P.M. H.R. 678 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
3:16:23 P.M. H.R. 678 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
3:17:31 P.M. H.R. 678 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill relating to Buy America provisions. The new section would require that, when practicable, all materials used for conduit hydropower generation be manufactured in the United States.
3:27:03 P.M. H.R. 678 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:36:54 P.M. H.R. 678 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 194 - 226 (Roll no. 95).
3:46:51 P.M. H.R. 678 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 416 - 7 (Roll no. 96).
3:46:52 P.M. H.R. 678 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:42 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the proposed Congressional Budget for the United States Government for FY 2014 - referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-3).
4:07:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:10:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:21:46 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 146.
5:22:45 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
6:42:18 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:42:25 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:42:26 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 11, 2013.
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