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Legislative Day of June 19, 2013

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10:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:30 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.
10:55:59 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:38 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 19.
12:01:03 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend James Rehder, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Washington.
12:02:31 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Ms. Foxx demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
12:03:12 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:27 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.
12:32:53 P.M. H. Res. 271 By the direction of the Committee on Rules, Mr. Sessions called up H. Res. 271 and asked for its immediate consideration.
12:33:26 P.M. H. Res. 271 POINT OF ORDER - Mr. McGovern raised a point of order against the provisions of H. Res. 271 on the grounds that it violated the Congressional Budget Act. The Chair announced that the necessary threshold had been met and the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the point of order at the end of which the Chair will put the question on consideration of the resolution.
12:57:53 P.M. H. Res. 271 On question of consideration Agreed to by voice vote.
12:58:00 P.M. H. Res. 271 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 271 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1947) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes."
12:58:04 P.M. H. Res. 271 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 271.
2:37:15 P.M. H. Res. 271 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 187 (Roll no. 253).
2:44:42 P.M. H. Res. 271 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 177 (Roll no. 254).
2:44:42 P.M. H. Res. 271 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:44:51 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal and put the question on agreeing to the Journal de novo.
2:51:48 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 275 - 139, 1 Present (Roll no. 255).
2:52:52 P.M. H.R. 1947 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1947 — "To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes."
2:52:53 P.M. H.R. 1947 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Lucas asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 1947 pursuant to H. Res. 271, amendment 55 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 may be considered out of sequence. Agreed to without objection.
2:53:18 P.M. H.R. 1947 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:57:17 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. McGovern, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to restore the $20.5 billion cuts in SNAP by offsetting the Farm Risk Management Election Program and the Supplemental Coverage Option.
2:57:23 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McGovern Part B amendment No. 1.
3:29:42 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McGovern amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:30:13 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to set the target price for all crops at 55 percent of the five ye ar rolling Olympic average. The amendment also changes the acreage available for target price support to 85 percent of the farmer's base acres.
3:30:15 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs Part B amendment No. 2.
3:37:18 P.M. H.R. 1947 By unanimous consent, the Gibbs amendment was withdrawn.
3:38:10 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Ms. Herrera Beutler, numbered 55 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to codify the EPA's longstanding silviculture rule. It protects federal, state, county, tribal, and private forest roads from costly permit requirements or other point source regulation along with litigation expenses and citizen suit liability.
3:38:14 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271 and a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Herrera Beutler Part B amendment No. 55.
3:44:46 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Herrera Beutler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:45:04 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to cap spending on the Farm Risk Management Election program at 110% of CBO-predicted levels for the first five (5) years in which payments are disbursed (FY 2016-2020).
3:45:11 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx Part B amendment No. 3.
3:55:43 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Foxx amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:56:06 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to complete a study on the climate impacts of the Price Loss Coverage program.
3:56:09 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison Part B amendment No. 4.
4:00:42 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:01:03 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to repeal permanent law from the Agriculture Act of 1949 that pertains to dairy support. Prevents the currently suspended law from becoming reactivated should Congress not reauthorize programs under the Department of Agriculture.
4:02:17 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun(GA) Part B amendment No. 5.
4:10:24 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the 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.
4:10:54 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Enyart, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to establish a revenue neutral National Drought Council and a National Drought Policy Action Plan to streamline the federal response in times of drought.
4:11:41 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Enyart Part B amendment No. 6.
4:14:24 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Enyart amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:50 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (GA), numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to ensure that corn growers who sell their crop for ethanol production may not receive farm payments. Prohibits a producer on a farm that sells corn, directly or through a third party, to an ethanol production facility from receiving any farm bill payments or benefits.
4:15:14 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (GA) Part B amendment No. 7.
4:19:22 P.M. H.R. 1947 By unanimous consent, the Graves (GA) amendment was withdrawn.
4:19:37 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to require that twenty percent of the acreage enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program be set aside for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program and the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program, which allows states to target high priority and environmentally sensitive land, and to continuously re-enroll that land in CRP.
4:20:03 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer Part B amendment No. 8.
4:29:15 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:29:33 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to reform the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to increase access for farmers, and eliminate payments to projects that do not show strong conservation benefits.
4:30:16 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer Part B amendment No. 9.
4:41:32 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:42:23 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to allow small-scale Hispanic irrigators to be eligible EQIP funding.
4:42:53 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan Part B amendment No. 10.
4:45:25 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:46:26 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gardner, numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to specify that the Secretary should give priority consideration for the use of Emergency Watershed Protection funding for those areas seeking assistance to protect public safety from flooding and repair damaged infrastructure caused by catastrophic wildfires.
4:46:54 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gardner Part B amendment No. 12.
4:55:36 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Gardner amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:35 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fortenberry, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to require a conservation compliance plan be filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and followed for all crops in wetlands and all annually tilled crops on highly erodible lands in order to qualify for crop insurance premium subsidy assistance.
4:57:56 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fortenberry Part B amendment No. 13.
4:59:57 P.M. H.R. 1947 By unanimous consent, the Fortenberry amendment was withdrawn.
5:00:53 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kaptur, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to improve federal coordination in addressing the documented decline of managed and native pollinators and promotes the long-term viability of honey bee, wild bees, and other beneficial insects in agriculture.
5:01:13 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kaptur Part B amendment No. 14.
5:08:41 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kaptur amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Kaptur demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:09:22 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to reform U.S. international food aid to allow for not more than 45 percent of authorized funds to be used for assistance other than U.S. agricultural commodities, yielding $215 million in annual efficiency savings, enabling the U.S. to reach an additional 4 million disaster victims. Curtails practice of `monetization' which, according to the GAO, is inefficient and led to a loss of $219 million over three years. Reductions in mandatory spending result in $150 million in deficit reduction over the life of the bill.
5:09:45 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Royce Part B amendment No. 15.
5:35:06 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Royce amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:35:21 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chabot, numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to repeal Section 3102, which reauthorizes the Market Access Program (MAP) until 2018.
5:35:44 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chabot Part B amendment No. 16.
5:45:27 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Chabot amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Chabot demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:46:05 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Ms. Titus, numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to continue USDA's Hunger-Free Communities grant program, which ha s been included in the Senate Farm Bill. The program was created to foster collaborative public-private partnership efforts at the community level to root out and address the causes of hunger and help increase community access to nutritious foods.
5:46:29 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus Part B amendment No. 17.
5:52:36 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Titus amendment; Failed by voice vote.
6:19:58 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the McGovern amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 234 (Roll no. 256).
6:25:15 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 267 - 156 (Roll no. 257).
6:29:48 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 112 - 309 (Roll no. 258).
6:33:48 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 242 (Roll no. 259).
6:38:15 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 157 - 266 (Roll no. 260).
6:42:18 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Kaptur amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 273 - 149 (Roll no. 261).
6:47:32 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 - 220 (Roll no. 262).
6:53:09 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Chabot amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 98 - 322 (Roll no. 263).
6:55:17 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brooks (AL), numbered 18 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to terminate funding for the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) after September 30, 2013.
6:55:44 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks(Al) Part B amendment No. 18.
7:02:10 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brooks (AL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brooks (AL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:02:39 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 19 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to ensure that Department of Agriculture certificates of origin are accepted by any country that has entered into a free trade agreement with the United States.
7:03:04 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor Part B Amendment No. 19.
7:06:23 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:07:48 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grimm, numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to amend Sec. 4016 by specifying that at least one such pilot program shall be conducted in a large urban area that administers its own SNAP program and otherwise complies with the pilot program requirements.
7:08:49 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grimm Part B amendment No. 21.
7:11:22 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Grimm amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:11:56 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hudson, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to allow states to conduct drug testing on SNAP applicants as a condition for receiving benefits.
7:12:18 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hudson Part B amendment No. 22.
7:23:54 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Hudson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:24:27 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to require a 10% reduction in the Thrifty Food Plan calculation in any year that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is not authorized.
7:24:51 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B amendment No. 23.
7:34:21 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conaway amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conaway demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:35:26 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Butterfield, numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to add a section at the end of subtitle A of title IV to include items for personal hygiene for household use in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
7:36:24 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Butterfield Part B amendment No. 25.
7:42:57 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Butterfield amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Butterfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:43:47 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Marino, numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to direct the Comptroller General to establish a pilot program within nine states using the data required to be reported for SNAP under the Food and Nutrition Act. After the pilot program ends, the Comptroller General shall determine whether item specific data purchased with SNAP benefits can be collected using existing reporting requirements, and how to improve current SNAP reporting.
7:44:15 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Marino Part B amendment No. 26.
7:54:44 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Marino amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. David Scott demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:55:17 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chabot, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to shorten the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit expunging statute and require a State agency to expunge benefits that have not been accessed by a household after a period of 60 days.
7:56:06 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chabot Part B amendment No. 27.
7:59:40 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Chabot amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:59:58 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Black, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to terminate an agreement the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA ) has entered in with the Mexican government known as the "Partnership for Nutrition Assistance Program."
8:00:26 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Black Part B amendment No. 28.
8:03:31 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Black amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:03:56 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kaptur, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to require that at least 50 percent of the funds made available for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program be reserved for seniors.
8:04:15 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kaptur Part B amendment No. 29.
8:09:02 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Kaptur amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:09:38 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schweikert, numbered 30 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to strike the Health Food Financing Initiative.
8:10:24 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schweikert Part B amendment No. 30.
8:21:49 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schweikert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes prevailed. Ms. Fudge demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:22:24 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tierney, numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to allow commercial fishermen to be eligible recipients of the Emergency Disaster Loan program.
8:23:23 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney Part B amendment No. 32.
8:27:08 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tierney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Tierney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:27:26 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costa, numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to create a pilot program that will use funds from the Rural Utili ty Service to address nitrate contamination of rural drinking water in communities with less than 10,000 residents.
8:27:45 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa Part B amendment No. 33.
8:35:28 P.M. H.R. 1947 By unanimous consent, the Costa amendment was withdrawn.
8:36:38 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gingrey (GA), No. 34 printed in part B of House Report 113-117 to strike section 6105 from the bill which provides the authorization for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program.
8:36:53 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gingrey Part B amendment No. 34.
8:46:03 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Gingrey (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:47:08 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palazzo, No. 36 printed in part B of House Report 113-117 to authorize $500,000 in funding for the Agriculture Technology Innovation Partnership program which is set up through USDA.
8:47:33 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palazzo Part B amendment No. 36.
8:51:48 P.M. H.R. 1947 By unanimous consent, the Palazzo amendment was withdrawn.
8:52:23 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, No. 37 printed in part B of House Report 113-117 to allow institutions of higher education to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research. The amendment would only apply to states that already permit industrial hemp growth and cultivation under state law.
8:52:51 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part B amendment No. 37.
9:05:25 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:06:10 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, No. 38 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to modify the Forest Legacy program to allow qualified third party, non-governmental entities to hold the conservation easements financed with Forest Legacy revenue.
9:06:17 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi Part B amendment No. 38.
9:15:09 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:16:04 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, No. 39 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to help the U.S. Forest Service streamline forest management decisions to treat insect infestations on public lands in order to protect natural resources and reduce fuel loads that contribute to wildfires.
9:16:33 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part B amendment No. 39.
9:18:28 P.M. H.R. 1947 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn.
9:19:19 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Marino, No. 41 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to repeal the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program which awards federal grants to educate fleet operators and the public on the benefits of using biodiesel fuels, instead of fossil fuels.
9:19:55 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Marino Part B amendment No. 41.
9:30:35 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Marino amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:31:02 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, No. 43 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to strike Section 10003 which is the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.
9:31:18 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock Part B amendment No. 43.
9:41:20 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:42:03 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibson, No. 44 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to strike the olive oil import restriction contained in Section 10010 of the bill.
9:42:45 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibson Part B amendment No. 44.
9:55:46 P.M. H.R. 1947 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 noes had prevailed. Mr. Gibson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:56:19 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Walorski, No. 45 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to continue the prohibition on the Christmas tree tax by striking the section of the bill that lifts the stay on the tax.
9:56:54 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walorski Part B amendment No. 45.
10:05:56 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walorski amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Walorski demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:06:17 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, No. 46 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to add farmed shellfish to the list of specialty crops listed in Section 3 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 which would allow these products to be eligible for USDA marketing and research assistance.
10:06:59 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney Part B amendment No. 46.
10:13:53 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Courtney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:14:28 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kind, No. 47 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to limit premium subsidies to those producers wth an AGI under $250,000 and limits per person premium subsidies to $50,000 and caps crop insurance providers' reimbursement of administrative and operating at $900 million and reduces their rate of return to 12%.
10:14:57 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kind Part B amendment No. 47.
10:38:26 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kind amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kind demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:39:28 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carney, No. 48 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to strike section 11012 of the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act.
10:39:51 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carney Part B amendment No. 48.
10:45:19 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Carney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:46:30 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Radel, No. 49 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to repeal the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center.
10:46:44 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Radel Part B amendment No. 49.
10:56:17 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Radel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Radel demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:57:35 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, No. 50 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to strike the addition of "natural stone" to the list of commodity products that can petition the USDA for the issuance of a promotion and research center.
10:57:45 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Commitee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg Part B amendment No. 50.
11:07:29 P.M. H.R. 1947 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walberg amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Walberg demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:08:01 P.M. H.R. 1947 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Lucas, comprised of Part B amendments Nos. 53, 59, 60, 62 through 97, and 103 printed in House Report 113-117.
11:08:43 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lucas Part B amendments en bloc.
11:15:04 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Lucas amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:16:19 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Benishek, No. 51 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to require a scientific and economic analysis of the FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act prior to final regulations being enforced with the focus of the analysis being on the impact of the bill on agricultural businesses of all sizes.
11:16:45 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Benishek Part B amendment No. 51.
11:26:48 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Benishek amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:27:02 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bachus, No. 52 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to ensure that USDA will consider regulations in accordance with provisions in the Regulatory Flexibility Act so that small business impacts are considered in actions and alternatives that the USDA considers.
11:27:03 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bachus Part B amendment No. 52.
11:30:40 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Bachus amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:31:03 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wittman, No. 54 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to provide performance based measures, including crosscut budgeting, adaptive management and an Independent Evaluator, to assure that federal dollars currently spent on Bay restoration activities will produce results.
11:31:22 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman Part B amendment No. 54.
11:33:34 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Wittman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:34:06 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, No. 56 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to modify the exemption levels of EPA's SPCC rules for small farmers and ranchers and require producers to construct a containment facility around above-ground oil tanks.
11:34:42 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford Part B amendment No. 56.
11:35:32 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:36:12 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, No. 57 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to prohibit the EPA from procuring or disclosing the private information of farmers and ranchers.
11:36:55 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford Part B amendment No. 57.
11:40:35 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:41:41 P.M. H.R. 1947 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, No. 58 printed in Part B of House Report 113-117 to sunset all discretionary programs in the bill upon the expiration of the 5-year authorization period.
11:41:44 P.M. H.R. 1947 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx Part B amendment No. 58.
11:50:52 P.M. H.R. 1947 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:51:35 P.M. H.R. 1947 Mr. Lucas moved that the Committee rise.
11:51:59 P.M. H.R. 1947 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:52:08 P.M. H.R. 1947 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1947 as unfinished business.
11:52:21 P.M. Mr. Lucas asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on June 20. Agreed to without objection.
11:53:07 P.M. Mr. Lucas moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:53:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:53:09 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 20, 2013.
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