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Legislative Day of July 31, 2013

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10:00:17 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:28 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Joseph J. Heck to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:02:06 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.
10:29:15 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 31.
12:01:22 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Imam Talib Shareef, Masjid Muhammad, Washington, DC.
12:02:48 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:51 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Wittman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:44 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.
12:47:10 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 July 31, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 2167, H.R. 2611, and agreed to H. Con. Res. 44.
12:48:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:48:25 P.M. H.R. 2711 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2711 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes."
12:48:49 P.M. H.R. 2711 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:48:52 P.M. H.R. 2711 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2711.
1:34:41 P.M. H.R. 2711 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:34:44 P.M. H.R. 313 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 313 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to institute spending limits and transparency requirements for Federal conference and travel expenditures, and for other purposes."
1:34:57 P.M. H.R. 313 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:34:59 P.M. H.R. 313 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 313.
1:50:01 P.M. H.R. 313 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:50:03 P.M. H.R. 313 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:50:04 P.M. H.R. 2579 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2579 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for investigative leave requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other purposes."
1:50:30 P.M. H.R. 2579 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:50:34 P.M. H.R. 2579 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2579.
2:36:09 P.M. H.R. 2579 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2:36:25 P.M. H.R. 1541 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1541 — "To establish limitations, for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 on the total amount in awards or other discretionary monetary payments which may be paid to any Federal employee."
2:36:38 P.M. H.R. 1541 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:36:41 P.M. H.R. 1541 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1541.
3:16:47 P.M. H.R. 1541 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:17:04 P.M. H.R. 1660 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1660 — "To require the establishment of Federal customer service standards and to improve the service provided by Federal agencies."
3:17:19 P.M. H.R. 1660 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:21 P.M. H.R. 1660 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1660.
3:26:04 P.M. H.R. 1660 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:26:08 P.M. H.R. 1660 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:27:09 P.M. H.R. 2769 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2769 — "To impose a moratorium on conferences held by the Internal Revenue Service."
3:27:30 P.M. H.R. 2769 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:27:32 P.M. H.R. 2769 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2769.
3:42:39 P.M. H.R. 2769 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:42:44 P.M. H.R. 2769 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:43:14 P.M. H.R. 2768 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2768 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that a duty of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue is to ensure that Internal Revenue Service employees are familiar with and act in accord with certain taxpayer rights."
3:43:31 P.M. H.R. 2768 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:43:34 P.M. H.R. 2768 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2768.
3:49:32 P.M. H.R. 2768 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:35 P.M. H.R. 2768 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:50:08 P.M. H.R. 2565 Mr. Renacci moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2565 — "To provide for the termination of employment of employees of the Internal Revenue Service who take certain official actions for political purposes."
3:50:29 P.M. H.R. 2565 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:50:33 P.M. H.R. 2565 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2565.
4:12:22 P.M. H.R. 2565 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:26 P.M. H.R. 2565 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:13:05 P.M. H.R. 1911 Mr. Kline moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
4:13:05 P.M. H.R. 1911 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1911.
4:13:30 P.M. H.R. 1911 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:54:00 P.M. H.R. 850 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 850 — "To impose additional human rights and economic and financial sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes."
4:54:05 P.M. H.R. 850 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:10 P.M. H.R. 850 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 850.
4:54:15 P.M. H.R. 850 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
6:01:13 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:21:55 P.M. H.R. 1911 Considered as unfinished business.
6:22:54 P.M. H.R. 1911 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 392 - 31 (Roll no. 426).
6:22:55 P.M. H.R. 1911 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:56 P.M. HOUSE DECORUM - The Speaker assumed the Chair and addressed the Members on matters of decorum in the House. At the conclusion of his remarks, the Speaker announced that five-minute voting would resume with objection.
6:25:54 P.M. H.R. 850 Considered as unfinished business.
6:25:56 P.M. H.R. 850 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 20, 1 Present (Roll no. 427).
6:26:56 P.M. H.R. 850 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:38:27 P.M. H.R. 1582 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 315. H.R. 1582 — "To protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy."
6:38:32 P.M. H.R. 1582 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
6:38:43 P.M. H.R. 1582 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 315 and Rule XVIII.
6:38:44 P.M. H.R. 1582 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
6:38:51 P.M. H.R. 1582 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1582.
7:25:07 P.M. H.R. 1582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Waxman, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 113-174 to strike section 2 of the bill, which allows DOE to effectively veto EPA rules
7:26:07 P.M. H.R. 1582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxamn amendment No. 1.
7:33:28 P.M. H.R. 1582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 1, 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 later in the legislative day.
7:34:02 P.M. H.R. 1582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 113-174 to prevent Sec. 2 of the bill from applying to rules related to protecting air and water quality.
7:34:56 P.M. H.R. 1582 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 3.
7:42:35 P.M. H.R. 1582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7:42:54 P.M. H.R. 1582 Mr. Whitfield moved that the committee rise.
7:43:20 P.M. H.R. 1582 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:43:34 P.M. H.R. 1582 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1582 as unfinished business.
7:44:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:45:29 P.M. H.R. 1897 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1897 — "To promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam."
7:45:42 P.M. H.R. 1897 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:45:44 P.M. H.R. 1897 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1897.
8:07:32 P.M. H.R. 1897 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
8:08:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 41 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Con. Res. 41 — "Encouraging peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula."
8:08:27 P.M. H. Con. Res. 41 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:08:39 P.M. H. Con. Res. 41 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 41.
8:26:53 P.M. H. Con. Res. 41 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:26:56 P.M. H. Con. Res. 41 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:27:57 P.M. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MEMORIAL COMMISSION - The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment, pursuant to section 8162 of Public Law 106-79, as amended, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, of the following Members on the part of the House to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission: Messrs. Bishop (GA), Thompson (CA).
8:28:28 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:37:27 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:38:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 31.
9:38:05 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 322.
9:40:00 P.M. Mr. Cole moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:40:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:40:15 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 1, 2013.
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