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Legislative Day of July 30, 2013

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12:00:10 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:17 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John Abney Culberson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:08 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:28:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 30.
2:00:49 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:59 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:02 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Takano to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:31 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.
2:21:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. today.
3:04:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 30.
3:05:13 P.M. H.R. 2610 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 312. H.R. 2610 — "Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
3:05:18 P.M. H.R. 2610 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2397, under a structured rule, and consideration of H.R. 2610, under an open rule. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both bills. Additionally, the resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
3:05:46 P.M. H.R. 2610 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 312 and Rule XVIII.
3:05:46 P.M. H.R. 2610 The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:06:13 P.M. H.R. 2610 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2610.
3:43:27 P.M. H.R. 2610 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE--AMENDMENT DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole will proceed with debate on offered amendments under the five minute rule.
4:09:33 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Griffin (AR), to reduce funds for Salaries and Expenses of the Secretary of Transportation by $500,000 and to increase funds for operational expenses of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration by $500,000.
4:09:38 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Griffin (AR) amendment.
4:13:42 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Griffin (AR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:29 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, to strike the words "not to exceed" in reference to the available funding amount for the Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response.
5:03:31 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gallego amendment.
5:07:47 P.M. H.R. 2610 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gallego amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Latham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:16:00 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Latham, technical in nature, to provide funding for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.
5:17:03 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Latham amendment.
5:17:11 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Latham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:12 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), to add the words "in the 48 contiguous States" to the essential air service grants, which would exempt Hawaii and Alaska from the subsidy cap of $500 per passenger.
5:18:14 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Young (AK) amendment.
5:23:45 P.M. H.R. 2610 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Latham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:24:19 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, to prohibit the use of funds to provide essential air service to communities that require a rate of subsidy per passenger in excess of $250 instead of the $500 level in the bill.
5:24:20 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment.
5:29:42 P.M. H.R. 2610 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. Mr. Latham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:30:59 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to zero out the $100 million in funding for payments to air carriers and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
5:31:01 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McClintock amendment No. 4.
5:38:56 P.M. H.R. 2610 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 later in the legislative day.
5:39:01 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, to transfer $500,000 from the NextGen account to the aviation safety activities account for the purpose of funding a study of implementing a Verbal Warning System for low air speed.
5:40:03 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Speier amendment.
5:44:35 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:45:14 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), to increase funding for NextGen by $3,497,000.
5:45:17 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment.
5:51:34 P.M. H.R. 2610 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.
5:52:10 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), to designate $870,031,000 be available for NextGen facilities and equipment.
5:52:12 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment.
5:53:33 P.M. H.R. 2610 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.
5:54:20 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), to designate $61,960,000 shall be available for NextGen Research and Development.
5:54:22 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment.
5:58:15 P.M. H.R. 2610 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.
6:02:13 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wolf, to strike section 123 of the bill.
6:02:15 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Wolf amendment.
6:03:04 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Wolf amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:06:10 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce funds in the Capital Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation by $600,000,000 and increase funds in the Spending Reduction account by $600,000,000.
6:06:14 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.
6:14:18 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
6:16:30 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, to increase funds in the Capital Investment Grants account by $127,283,000.
6:17:08 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nadler amendment, pending the reservation of a point of order.
6:21:22 P.M. H.R. 2610 Mr. Latham raised a point of order against the Nadler amendment. Mr. Latham stated that the provisions of the Nadler amendment result in a net increase in budget authority and violate H. Res. 5, 113th Congress. The Chair sustained the point of order.
6:22:48 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garrett, to reduce funds in the Grants to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority account by $125,000,000 and increase funds in the Sepnding Reduction account by $125,000,000.
6:22:50 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garrett amendment.
6:35:44 P.M. H.R. 2610 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - During the course of debate on the Garrett amendment, the Chair announced that the unfinished business would be on the adoption of amendments which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postoned.
7:02:58 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 317 - 92 (Roll no. 419).
7:07:10 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 175 (Roll no. 420).
7:11:37 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 224 (Roll no. 421).
7:15:23 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 248 (Roll no. 422).
7:18:35 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 154 - 258 (Roll no. 423).
7:22:27 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 109 - 300 (Roll no. 424).
7:31:15 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 116 - 295 (Roll no. 425).
7:31:16 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole continued with debate on the Garrett (NJ) amendment.
7:48:36 P.M. H.R. 2610 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garrett (NJ) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garrett (NJ) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:55:10 P.M. H.R. 2610 Mr. Latham moved that the Committee rise.
7:55:24 P.M. H.R. 2610 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:55:34 P.M. H.R. 2610 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2610 as unfinished business.
7:56:06 P.M. Ms. Granger filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2855.
7:56:48 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:57:58 P.M. H.R. 2094 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2094 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements)."
7:57:59 P.M. H.R. 2094 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:58:07 P.M. H.R. 2094 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2094.
8:11:45 P.M. H.R. 2094 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
8:11:48 P.M. H.R. 2094 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:12:06 P.M. H.R. 2754 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2754 — "To amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of assistance or support in violation of that Act, and for other purposes."
8:12:25 P.M. H.R. 2754 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:12:28 P.M. H.R. 2754 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2754.
8:20:41 P.M. H.R. 2754 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
8:20:44 P.M. H.R. 2754 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:21:01 P.M. H.R. 1300 Mr. Runyan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1300 — "To amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes."
8:21:10 P.M. H.R. 1300 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:21:14 P.M. H.R. 1300 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1300.
8:26:19 P.M. H.R. 1300 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:26:22 P.M. H.R. 1300 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:27:24 P.M. H.R. 2610 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2610 — "Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
8:27:38 P.M. H.R. 2610 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
8:40:52 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), to reduce funds for HUD Management and Administration by $3 million and to increase funds for HUD Office of Field Policy and Management by $3 million.
8:40:56 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Castor amendment.
8:47:47 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:49:25 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capito, to increase funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by $350 million offset by reductions in funds from various other accounts.
8:49:43 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Capito amendment.
8:54:22 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Capito amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:55:42 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, to increase funding for Housing Counseling Guidance by $10 million offset by reducing funding for HUD Administrative Support Offices by a similar amount.
8:55:46 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Velazquez amendment.
9:00:35 P.M. H.R. 2610 PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Velazquez amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Velazquez demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:01:16 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barber, to reduce funds for HUD Administrative and Support by $1.5 million and to increase funds for incremental rental voucher assistance in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs by $1 million.
9:01:19 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Barber amendment.
9:09:12 P.M. H.R. 2610 PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Barber amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Barber demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:11:30 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, to increase funding for renewals of expiring section 8 tenant-based annual contributions contracts by $1 billion.
9:11:33 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nadler amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
9:15:47 P.M. H.R. 2610 Mr. Latham raised a point of order against the Nadler amendment. Mr. Latham stated that the provisions of the Nadler amendment sought to provide for a net increase of budget authority in violation of Section 3(d)(3) of H. Res. 5. The Chair sustained the point of order.
9:20:29 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, to increase funding for Community Planning and Development Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) by $29 million.
9:20:32 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nadler amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
9:24:59 P.M. H.R. 2610 By unanimous consent, the Nadler amendment was withdrawn.
9:25:47 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce funds for Homeless Assistance Grants by $55 million and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
9:25:54 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the 1st Broun (GA) amendment.
9:33:56 P.M. H.R. 2610 PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED - 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. Latham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:34:08 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Latham, to make a technical correction to the bill.
9:34:11 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Latham amendment.
9:36:11 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Latham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:41:41 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce funding for Rental Housing Assistance by $5 million and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
9:41:45 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the 2nd Broun (GA) amendment.
9:44:58 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
9:46:30 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, to increase funds for Fair Housing Activities by $12.5 million.
9:46:33 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
9:51:57 P.M. H.R. 2610 By unanimous consent, the Green, Al amendment was withdrawn.
9:52:37 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, to increase funds for the creation and promotion of translated materials and other programs that support the assistance of persons with limited English proficiency in utilizing the services provided by HUD by $150,000.
9:52:41 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment.
9:58:56 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:09:41 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce the Federal Maritime Commission account by $100,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
10:09:42 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.
10:10:26 P.M. H.R. 2610 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:11:11 P.M. H.R. 2610 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce the National Railroad Passenger Corporation Office of Inspector General account by $4,800,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
10:12:34 P.M. H.R. 2610 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.
10:15:51 P.M. H.R. 2610 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 a time to be announced.
10:16:50 P.M. H.R. 2610 Mr. Latham moved that the committee rise.
10:17:06 P.M. H.R. 2610 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:17:14 P.M. H.R. 2610 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2610 as unfinished business.
10:18:01 P.M. Open World Leadership Center - Pursuant to section 313 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 1151), as amended by section 1601 of Public Law 111-68, the Speaker appointed Mr. Moran of Virginia.
10:18:04 P.M. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance - Pursuant to section 491 of the Higher Education Act (20 U.S.C 1098(c)), the Speaker appointed the following individual on the part of the House for a 4-year term: Mr. Fred Hurst, Flagstaff, AZ.
10:18:04 P.M. Japan-United States Friendship Commission - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2903 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Japan-United States Friendship Commission: Mr. McDermott.
10:18:05 P.M. Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 6913 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Ms. Kaptur and Mr. Honda.
10:18:06 P.M. Congressional Mailing Standards - Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 501(b) the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Congressional Mailing Standards: Mrs. Davis of CA, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Richmond.
10:21:00 P.M. Mr. Latham moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:21:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:21:30 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 31, 2013.
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