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Legislative Day of May 08, 2013

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9:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:25 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:40 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:57 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:03 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:03 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The House will reconvene in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:22:42 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 8.
10:22:47 A.M. JOINT MEETING - The House has reconvened in Joint Meeting with the Senate to receive an address by her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea.
11:15:30 A.M. JOINT MEETING DISSOLVED - The Speaker announced that the Joint Meeting was dissolved. The House remains in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.
12:01:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 8.
12:01:21 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 May 8, 2013 at 9:27 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 1071, without amendment.
12:02:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
12:42:53 P.M. H. Res. 202 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 202 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 807) to require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached."
12:42:56 P.M. H. Res. 202 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 202.
1:48:00 P.M. H. Res. 202 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 202, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:51:33 P.M. H.R. 1406 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198. H.R. 1406 — "To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector."
1:51:38 P.M. H.R. 1406 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1406 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. A specified amendment is in order.
1:52:52 P.M. H.R. 1406 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1406.
3:20:44 P.M. H.R. 1406 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibson, printed in House Report 113-051 to require the GAO to submit a report to Congress on the usage of compensatory time allowed under the Act and detail any complaints filed or enforcement actions taken for alleged violations of the Act. The report will ensure Congress can monitor any potential abuse of the Act.
3:20:49 P.M. H.R. 1406 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibson amendment.
3:30:44 P.M. H.R. 1406 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
3:31:30 P.M. H.R. 1406 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gibson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:32:09 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 8.
5:00:28 P.M. H.R. 1406 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1406 — "To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector."
5:30:00 P.M. H.R. 1406 On agreeing to the Gibson amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 384 - 42 (Roll no. 135).
5:30:50 P.M. H.R. 1406 Ms. Shea-Porter moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce.
5:31:16 P.M. H.R. 1406 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter 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 ensure that employees could not be denied the use of compensatory time for the following purposes: (1) to attend medical appointments; (2) to care for a sick family member or if the employee is sick; or (3) to attend counseling or rehabilitation appointments for injuries sustained by the employee as a member of the Armed Forces. The motion would also prohibit employers who have been found to violate the Equal Pay Act of 1963 from replacing monetary overtime with compensatory time.
5:39:48 P.M. H.R. 1406 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:47:51 P.M. H.R. 1406 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 227 (Roll no. 136).
5:55:27 P.M. H.R. 1406 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 223 - 204 (Roll no. 137).
5:55:27 P.M. H.R. 1406 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:55:39 P.M. H. Res. 202 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 202 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 807) to require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached."
6:02:27 P.M. H. Res. 202 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 199 (Roll no. 138).
6:14:06 P.M. H. Res. 202 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 199 (Roll no. 139).
6:14:07 P.M. H. Res. 202 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:14:50 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 9. Agreed to without objection.
6:15:35 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:35:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:02:48 P.M. Mr. Pocan moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:02:56 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:57 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 9, 2013.
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