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Legislative Day of June 27, 2013

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:27 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.
11:13:47 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 June 27.
12:01:14 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Chaplain Angel Berrios, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland
12:02:28 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:32 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Payne to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:15 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.
12:56:00 P.M. H.R. 1613 AMENDMENT MODIFICATION AUTHORITY - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H. Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 10 printed in part B of that report be modified. Agreed to without objection.
12:56:22 P.M. H.R. 1613 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 274. H.R. 1613 — "To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, and for other purposes."
12:56:27 P.M. H.R. 1613 Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
12:57:01 P.M. H.R. 1613 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1613.
1:44:38 P.M. H.R. 1613 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 113-131 to ensure that no portion of this legislation is construed as affecting the right of any state to prohibit the management, leasing, developing, and use of lands (including offshore oil drilling) beneath navigable waters within its boundaries.
1:44:47 P.M. H.R. 1613 Grayson amendment (A001) modified pursuant to the order of the House of June 27, 2013.
1:44:48 P.M. H.R. 1613 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of the Grayson amendment No. 1, as modified.
1:53:33 P.M. H.R. 1613 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule.
1:54:13 P.M. H.R. 1613 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed.
1:54:44 P.M. H.R. 1613 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that further proceedings on H.R. 1613 had been postponed.
1:54:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
2:09:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 27.
2:09:20 P.M. H.R. 1613 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1613 resumed.
2:09:22 P.M. H.R. 1613 Before the House recessed, the Chair had declared that the noes had prevailed by voice vote on the Grayson amendment. Mr. Grayson demanded the yeas and nays.
2:09:40 P.M. H.R. 1613 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1613 — "To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, and for other purposes."
2:40:27 P.M. H.R. 1613 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; as modified Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 213 - 213 (Roll no. 291).
2:41:36 P.M. H.R. 1613 Mr. Garcia moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
2:41:59 P.M. H.R. 1613 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garcia 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 require that, prior to the commencement of drilling operations authorized under this bill, the Secretary of the Interior ensure that requirements are met for well safety, blowout protection, and risk assessment. The amendment would also require increased fines for every day in which a well is found to be in violation of these requirements and give the Secretary authority to collect these fines and also to increase their maximum amounts.
2:50:36 P.M. H.R. 1613 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:58:49 P.M. H.R. 1613 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 232 (Roll no. 292).
3:05:35 P.M. H.R. 1613 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 171 (Roll no. 293).
3:05:36 P.M. H.R. 1613 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:56 P.M. H.R. 1864 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1864 — "To amend title 10, United States Code, to require an Inspector General investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual assault."
3:16:52 P.M. H.R. 1864 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 294).
3:16:52 P.M. H.R. 1864 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:17:15 P.M. H.R. 2231 AMENDMENT MODIFICATION AUTHORITY - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H. Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 10 printed in part B of that report be modified. Agreed to without objection.
3:17:17 P.M. H.R. 2231 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 274. H.R. 2231 — "To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, and for other purposes."
3:17:22 P.M. H.R. 2231 Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
3:17:34 P.M. H.R. 2231 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 274 and Rule XVIII.
3:17:35 P.M. H.R. 2231 The Speaker designated the Honorable Cory Gardner to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:18:19 P.M. H.R. 2231 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2231.
4:14:03 P.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brady (TX), numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to require the Secretary of the Interior to include those areas requested by State Governors in any environmental review conducted or statement prepared for the leasing program under the National Environmental Policy Act
4:14:11 P.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brady (TX) Part B amendment No. 1.
4:21:38 P.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Brady (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:03 P.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to strike section 204 because it eliminates environmental evaluation typically provided by an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and because conducting a single multisale EIS for decisions with different timelines creates unnecessary conflicts in the EIS process.
4:22:07 P.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (FL) Part B amendment No. 2.
4:32:51 P.M. H.R. 2231 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:33:32 P.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to prohibit the authorizing of leases under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to any person in violation of various Iranian sanctions.
4:33:34 P.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn Part B amendment No. 3.
4:42:24 P.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:41 P.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to limit Bureau of Ocean Energy and Ocean Energy Safety Service activities related to the National Ocean Policy developed under Executive Order 13547. The amendment requires a report be submitted to Congress identifying expenditures for fiscal years 2011-2013 by the Bureau of Ocean Energy, Ocean Energy Safety Service, and their predecessor agencies.
4:42:44 P.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores Part B amendment No. 4.
4:53:46 P.M. H.R. 2231 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Farr demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:54:12 P.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cassidy, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to lift the offshore energy revenue sharing cap, as provided by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, from $500 million to $999 million for each of fiscal years 2024 through 2055.
4:54:38 P.M. H.R. 2231 Cassidy Part B amendment No. 5 modified pursuant to the order of the House of June 27, 2013.
4:54:45 P.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cassidy Part B amendment No. 5, as modified.
5:06:54 P.M. H.R. 2231 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cassidy amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:07:17 P.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cassidy, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to stipulate that no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of H.R. 2231, the Secretary of the Interior shall issue rules to provide more clarity, certainty, and stability to the revenue streams contemplated by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006.
5:07:19 P.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cassidy Part B amendment No. 6.
5:08:58 P.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Cassidy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:09:13 P.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rigell, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to require the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to permit seismic testing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf of the United States by December 31, 2013.
5:09:17 P.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rigell Part B amendment No. 7.
5:19:14 P.M. H.R. 2231 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rigell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:19:38 P.M. H.R. 2231 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
5:19:58 P.M. H.R. 2231 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:10 P.M. H.R. 2231 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2231 as unfinished business.
5:21:05 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification to suspend the designation of Bangladesh as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences program.- referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered tobe printed (H. Doc. 113-42).
5:22:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
6:01:21 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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 27, 2013 at 5:28 p.m. stating that that body had agreed to S. Res. 189.
6:01:29 P.M. H.R. 2231 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2231 — "To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, and for other purposes."
6:01:42 P.M. H.R. 2231 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:01:47 P.M. H.R. 2231 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:29:27 P.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 233 (Roll no. 295).
6:33:36 P.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 190 (Roll no. 296).
6:37:43 P.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Cassidy amendment; as modified Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 185 (Roll no. 297).
6:41:59 P.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Rigell amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 191 (Roll no. 298).
6:42:17 P.M. H.R. 2231 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
6:42:31 P.M. H.R. 2231 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:42:42 P.M. H.R. 2231 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2231 as unfinished business.
6:45:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:08:57 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:36:30 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 19.
7:37:46 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
8:09:15 P.M. S. Con. Res. 19 Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 19 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives."
8:09:25 P.M. S. Con. Res. 19 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
8:09:44 P.M. S. Con. Res. 19 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:11:21 P.M. Mr. Kildee moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:11:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:11:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 28, 2013.
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