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Legislative Day of June 04, 2013

December 2014
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10:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mo Brooks to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:54 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.
10:49:07 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 4.
12:00:27 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Kauai Aadheenam Hindu Monastery, Kauai, Hawaii
12:02:22 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Cotton to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:06 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.
12:36:55 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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 588 with an amendment.
12:37:17 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:37:34 P.M. H.R. 671 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 671 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma, and for other purposes."
12:38:08 P.M. H.R. 671 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:38:10 P.M. H.R. 671 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 671.
12:53:15 P.M. H.R. 671 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:53:18 P.M. H.R. 671 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:53:22 P.M. H.R. 671 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12:58:15 P.M. H. Res. 243 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 243 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2216) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2217) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
1:02:04 P.M. H. Res. 243 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 243.
1:50:53 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Res. 160 and S. Con. Res. 18.
1:50:54 P.M. H. Res. 243 DEBATE - The House continued with further debate on H. Res. 243.
2:31:47 P.M. H. Res. 243 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 193 (Roll no. 186).
2:39:36 P.M. H. Res. 243 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 194 (Roll no. 187).
2:39:39 P.M. H. Res. 243 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:59 P.M. S. Con. Res. 18 Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
2:40:59 P.M. S. Con. Res. 18 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 18 — "Providing for the use of the catafalque situated in the Exhibition Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center in connection with memorial services to be conducted in the United States Senate Chamber for the Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg, late a Senator from the State of New Jersey."
2:41:39 P.M. S. Con. Res. 18 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:41:41 P.M. S. Con. Res. 18 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:42:16 P.M. H.R. 2216 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 243. H.R. 2216 — "Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
2:42:21 P.M. H.R. 2216 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2216 and H.R. 2217. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on each bill. The resolution provides that each bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The resolution provides that the Chair may accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. The resolution provides one motion to recommit for each bill with or without instructions.
2:42:39 P.M. H.R. 2216 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 243 and Rule XVIII.
2:42:40 P.M. H.R. 2216 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
2:43:15 P.M. H.R. 2216 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2216.
3:42:52 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce real property for agencies by $38,513,000, and apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
3:42:57 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the first Broun (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
3:50:32 P.M. H.R. 2216 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the first Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:52:21 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce the Military Construction Authorization funds to $0, and apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
3:52:35 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the second Broun (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:02:15 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:07:08 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Griffith (VA), numbered 1 and printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the amount made available annually for the maintenance and repair of any general or flag officer quarters from $35 thousand to $15 thousand per unit.
4:07:12 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Griffith (VA) amendment No. 1 under the five-minute rule.
4:09:38 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Griffith (VA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:01 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, to require $35 million be designated for the research of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Veterans.
4:19:04 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Blumenauer amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:26:46 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:23 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, to require that $5 million be designated for job training for Veterans.
4:27:28 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gallego amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:31:57 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:37:00 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Amodei, to require that $44 million be designated to increase staff at the Veterans Affairs regional offices.
4:37:03 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Amodei amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:44:24 P.M. H.R. 2216 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Amodei amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Amodei demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:49:37 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Culberson, to require that none of the funds be obligated or expended for the development of an electronic health record except for a health record as set forth in the Joint Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2015 of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, Joint Executive Council.
4:49:39 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Culberson amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:54:34 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Culberson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
5:06:09 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Moran, to strike Section 413 which prohibits the use of funds to construct or expand any facility in the United States to house any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the purposes of detention or imprisonment.
5:06:11 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Moran amendment under the five-minute rule.
5:17:55 P.M. H.R. 2216 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moran amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Moran demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:19:41 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Farr, numbered 2 printed to the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds for implementation of Veterans Health Administration directive 2011-004 regarding "Access to clinical programs for veterans participating in State-approved marijuana programs".
5:19:43 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Farr amendment No. 2 under the five-minute rule.
5:25:44 P.M. H.R. 2216 By unanimous consent, the Farr amendment was withdrawn.
5:26:23 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kingston, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to pay more than 75% of the salary of any senior Department of Veterans Affairs official during the period beginning on July 1, 2014, and ending on September 30, 2014, unless as of July 1, 2014, the percentage of disability compensation claims that are more than 125 days old is less than or equal to 40%.
5:26:26 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kingston amendment under the five-minute rule.
5:40:03 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Kingston amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:40:29 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kuster, to prohibit the use of funds to be used for any conference (as described in the Office of Management and Budget memorandum M-12-12, "Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations", dated May 11, 2012) for which the cost to the agency exceeds $500,000.
5:40:33 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kuster amendment under the five-minute rule.
5:43:29 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Kuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:43:38 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rothfus, numbered 3 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds by the Secretary to pay performance awards under specified conditions.
5:43:40 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rothfus amendment No. 3 under the five-minute rule.
5:58:26 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:58:42 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to enter into a contract with any offeror that within a three-year period preceeding the offer has been convicted of fraud or a criminal offense while obtaining a public contract; violation of antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification of records, tax evasion, or violating Federal criminal tax laws; or has been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied.
5:59:07 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:00:19 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:00:29 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Runyan, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to propose, plan for, or execute a new or additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
6:00:31 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Runyan amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:02:07 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Runyan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:46 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Murphy (FL), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to award any contract in an amount greater than $1,000,000 for which the Department of Defense did not receive at least two offers.
6:02:49 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:04:54 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Murphy (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:05:05 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Terry, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to increase the funding for any major medical facility project which is under construction as of the date of the enactment of this Act, above the amount specified in the prospectus described in subsection (b) of such section 8104 and the detailed estimate of cost described in paragraph (1) of such subsection.
6:05:16 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Terry amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:09:44 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Terry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:09:57 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Engel, to prohibit the use of funds to be used by the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles, for any executive fleet, or for any agency's fleet inventory, except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011.
6:09:59 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Engel amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:12:41 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Engel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:12:50 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tipton, to decrease funds in the General Administration account of the Department of Veterans Affairs by $10 million and increase funds in the Information Technology Systems account of the Department of Veterans Affairs by the same amount to assist with claims processing.
6:12:53 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tipton amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:16:45 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Tipton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:16:59 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. Murphy (FL), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to maintain or improve Department of Defense real property with a zero percent utilization rate according to the Department's real property inventory database, except in the case of maintenance of a historic property as required by the National Historic Preservation Act or maintenance to prevent a negative environmental impact as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
6:17:04 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:19:25 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Murphy (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:21:16 P.M. H.R. 2216 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), to prohibit the use of funds to be used to administer the wage-rate requirements of subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code (Davis-Bacon Act).
6:21:19 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 243, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the King (IA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
6:50:02 P.M. H.R. 2216 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
6:51:03 P.M. H.R. 2216 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:19:04 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 151 - 269 (Roll no. 188).
7:24:46 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Amodei amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 248 - 172 (Roll no. 189).
7:30:03 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the Moran amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 254 (Roll no. 190).
7:35:27 P.M. H.R. 2216 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 231 (Roll no. 191).
7:35:50 P.M. H.R. 2216 Mr. Culberson moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
7:36:00 P.M. H.R. 2216 On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
7:36:05 P.M. H.R. 2216 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2216.
7:36:06 P.M. H.R. 2216 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:36:56 P.M. H.R. 2216 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
7:38:50 P.M. H.R. 2216 Mr. Enyart moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
7:39:54 P.M. H.R. 2216 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Enyart 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 $9.2 million in funding for the hiring of 94 additional claims processors. The increase would be offset by funds from the Departmental Administration account of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
7:49:10 P.M. H.R. 2216 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
7:56:37 P.M. H.R. 2216 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 227 (Roll no. 192).
8:06:11 P.M. H.R. 2216 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 421 - 4 (Roll no. 193).
8:06:13 P.M. H.R. 2216 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:06:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:09:06 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:55:35 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:55:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:55:57 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 5, 2013.
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