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Legislative Day of July 25, 2013

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9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:06 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:18 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Gosar demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Speaker announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Speaker postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
9:02:51 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Kelly of IL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:07 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.
9:06:00 A.M. UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Mr. Shimkus asked unanimous consent that H.R. 2315, Preserving Access to Orphan Drugs Act of 2013, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Agreed to without objection.
9:17:02 A.M. H.R. 2218 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 315. H.R. 2218 — "To amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment."
9:17:07 A.M. H.R. 2218 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
9:17:38 A.M. H.R. 2218 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 315 and Rule XVIII.
9:17:38 A.M. H.R. 2218 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:18:00 A.M. H.R. 2218 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2218.
10:12:21 A.M. H.R. 2218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 113-174 to require States to update their certification documents with EPA and to include in those documents a State emergency action plan for responding to spills or leaks.
10:12:23 A.M. H.R. 2218 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Part A Amendment No. 1.
10:17:26 A.M. H.R. 2218 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:17:47 A.M. H.R. 2218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Waxman, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 113-174 to ensure that state permit programs are protective of human health and the environment.
10:17:49 A.M. H.R. 2218 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman Part A Amendment No. 2.
10:27:43 A.M. H.R. 2218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman Part A Amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:28:48 A.M. H.R. 2218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 113-174 to require the EPA Administrator to find a State coal combustion residual permit program deficient if the implementation of the program threatens human health or the environment in any other State. Any State could request that the EPA Administrator review another state's coal combustion residuals permit program for deficiency.
10:28:50 A.M. H.R. 2218 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko Part A Amendment No. 3.
10:36:34 A.M. H.R. 2218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko Part A Amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:37:02 A.M. H.R. 2218 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoptopn of amendments which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
11:07:41 A.M. H.R. 2218 On agreeing to the Waxman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 231 (Roll no. 415).
11:12:19 A.M. H.R. 2218 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 239 (Roll no. 416).
11:12:28 A.M. H.R. 2218 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2218.
11:13:11 A.M. H.R. 2218 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:13:23 A.M. H.R. 2218 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.
11:14:45 A.M. H.R. 2218 Ms. McCollum moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
11:15:00 A.M. H.R. 2218 DEBATE - The House proeeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCollum motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion to seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require that the implementing agency of any coal ash permit granted under the bill ensure that all wet disposal structures meet criteria for design, construction, operation, and maintenance sufficient to prevent contamination of groundwater and sources of drinking water, including the Great Lakes pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
11:23:27 A.M. H.R. 2218 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:31:27 A.M. H.R. 2218 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 225, 1 Present (Roll no. 417).
11:41:13 A.M. H.R. 2218 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 265 - 155 (Roll no. 418).
11:41:14 A.M. H.R. 2218 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:41:25 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:43:26 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1092.
11:45:22 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Cantor on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:29:54 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on July 26. Agreed to without objection.
12:29:58 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, July 26, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 12 Noon on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
12:30:46 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:41:52 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:08:02 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:08:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:08:27 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 26, 2013.
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