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Legislative Day of June 28, 2013

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9:00:59 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:03:16 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:04:36 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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 The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
9:05:05 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Williams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:05:22 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:13:57 A.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."
9:17:56 A.M. H.R. 2231 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:18:56 A.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to prohibit offshore oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska.
9:19:39 A.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 DeFazio amendment No. 8.
9:29:08 A.M. H.R. 2231 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
9:29:44 A.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to provide that all claims arising from projects taking place due to the underlying bill be filed within 60 days and resolved within 180 days. It would also place restrictions on appeals and institute a "loser pays" requirement on individuals or entities filing suit, except in specified circumstances, and stipulate that the amendment only applies to individuals or entities which are not party to the pending leases.
9:30:07 A.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 Broun (GA) amendment No. 9.
9:39:05 A.M. H.R. 2231 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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (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.
9:39:48 A.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 10 printed in Part B 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.
9:40:00 A.M. H.R. 2231 DEBATE - Grayson Part B amendment No. 10 modified pursuant to the order of the House of June 27, 2013.
9:40:18 A.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 Grayson amendment No. 10, as modified.
9:50:43 A.M. H.R. 2231 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, as modified, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
9:51:09 A.M. H.R. 2231 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capps, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to ensure Section 203, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and Title III, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states, have no force or effect.
9:52:07 A.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 Capps amendment No. 11.
10:03:00 A.M. H.R. 2231 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:36:54 A.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 235 (Roll no. 299).
10:42:36 A.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 - 202 (Roll no. 300).
10:47:51 A.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; as modified Failed by recorded vote: 209 - 210 (Roll no. 301).
10:52:06 A.M. H.R. 2231 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 241 (Roll no. 302).
10:52:17 A.M. H.R. 2231 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2231.
10:53:17 A.M. H.R. 2231 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:53:27 A.M. H.R. 2231 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:54:38 A.M. H.R. 2231 Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
10:55:55 A.M. H.R. 2231 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider 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 prohibit the issuance of permits or leases for new oil and gas slant, directional or offshore drilling in or under any of the Great Lakes. The Motion would also require that any permit or lease issued pursuant to the bill encourage that all equipment used under drilling permits be made in America and that the holder of the permit avoid outsourcing American jobs.
11:06:40 A.M. H.R. 2231 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:15:36 A.M. H.R. 2231 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 225, 1 Present (Roll no. 303).
11:22:18 A.M. H.R. 2231 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 235 - 186 (Roll no. 304).
11:22:19 A.M. H.R. 2231 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:23:01 A.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.
11:23:02 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:23:04 A.M. H.R. 2231 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2231.
11:23:58 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:24:49 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2383, H.R. 1151, and H.R. 324.
11:25:16 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed further one minute speeches.
11:37:52 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
11:37:53 A.M. Official Objectors: The Majority Leader announced the following Members as official objectors on the part of the majority for the 113 Congress: For the Private Calendar: Representatives Goodlatte, Sensenbrenner, and Gowdy. The Minority Leader announced the following Members as official objectors on the part of the minority for the 113 Congress: For the Private Calendar: Representatives Serrano, Nadler, and Bass.
12:39:01 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:39:20 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:39:21 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to S. Con. Res. 19. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on July 8, 2013.
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