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Legislative Day of August 01, 2013

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10:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:24 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bill Huizenga to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:52 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.
10:55:41 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 August 1.
12:00:02 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:02 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:04 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of NY to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:29 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.
12:42:50 P.M. H. Res. 322 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 322 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 367) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2009) to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; providing for proceedings during the period from August 3, 2013, through September 6, 2013; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2879) to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes."
12:49:02 P.M. H. Res. 322 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 322.
1:49:27 P.M. H. Res. 322 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on H. Res. 322 the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:54:33 P.M. H.R. 1582 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
1:55:10 P.M. H.R. 1582 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
1:55:15 P.M. H.R. 1582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Woodall, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 113-174 to require EPA to make publicly available all data and documents relied upon by the Agency to develop estimates under the bill.
1:56:13 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 Woodall amendment No. 4.
2:06:17 P.M. H.R. 1582 On agreeing to the Woodall amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:06:55 P.M. H.R. 1582 An amendment, offered by Mr. Murphy (PA), numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 113-174 to prohibit the EPA from using the "social cost of carbon" valuation affected by this bill.
2:06:57 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 Murphy (PA) amendment No. 6.
2:20:28 P.M. H.R. 1582 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Murphy (PA) amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.
2:21:08 P.M. H.R. 1582 Mr. Cassidy moved that the committee rise.
2:21:27 P.M. H.R. 1582 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:37 P.M. H.R. 1582 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1582 as unfinished business.
2:21:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:35:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of August 1.
2:35:01 P.M. H.R. 1582 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
2:35:15 P.M. H.R. 1582 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:36:08 P.M. H.R. 1582 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:04:14 P.M. H.R. 1582 On agreeing to the Waxman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 230 (Roll no. 428).
3:10:25 P.M. H.R. 1582 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 224 (Roll no. 429).
3:15:24 P.M. H.R. 1582 On agreeing to the Murphy (PA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 178 (Roll no. 430).
3:15:41 P.M. H.R. 1582 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1582.
3:16:28 P.M. H.R. 1582 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:17:00 P.M. H.R. 1582 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.
3:17:59 P.M. H.R. 1582 Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
3:18:31 P.M. H.R. 1582 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a section prohibiting anything in the bill to apply with respect to rules that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children or seniors. Subsequently, the reservation of the point of order was withdrawn.
3:25:49 P.M. H.R. 1582 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:34:13 P.M. H.R. 1582 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 221 (Roll no. 431).
3:41:30 P.M. H.R. 1582 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 181 (Roll no. 432).
3:41:31 P.M. H.R. 1582 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:32 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 322 which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:41:42 P.M. H. Res. 322 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 322 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 367) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2009) to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; providing for proceedings during the period from August 3, 2013, through September 6, 2013; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2879) to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes."
3:48:43 P.M. H. Res. 322 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 191 (Roll no. 433).
3:56:02 P.M. H. Res. 322 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 189 (Roll no. 434).
3:56:03 P.M. H. Res. 322 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:56:11 P.M. H. Res. 292 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, H. Res. 292 is laid on the table.
4:06:39 P.M. H.R. 1897 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1897 — "To promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam."
4:13:23 P.M. H.R. 1897 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 3 (Roll no. 435).
4:13:27 P.M. H.R. 1897 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:14:00 P.M. H.R. 2879 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 322. H.R. 2879 — "To provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes."
4:14:03 P.M. H.R. 2879 In each case the rule provides for one hour of debate on the bill and one motion to recommit for each bill.
4:14:14 P.M. H.R. 2879 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2879.
5:23:07 P.M. H.R. 2879 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:51:06 P.M. H.R. 2879 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 176 (Roll no. 436).
5:51:07 P.M. H.R. 2879 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:53:00 P.M. H.R. 1541 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, H.R. 1541 is laid on the table.
5:53:24 P.M. H.R. 2579 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, H.R. 2579 is laid on the table.
5:53:41 P.M. H.R. 2711 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, H.R. 2711 is laid on the table.
5:56:08 P.M. H.R. 367 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 322. H.R. 367 — "To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law."
5:56:13 P.M. H.R. 367 In each case the rule provides for one hour of debate on the bill and one motion to recommit for each bill.
5:57:24 P.M. H.R. 367 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 322 and Rule XVIII.
5:57:26 P.M. H.R. 367 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
5:57:36 P.M. H.R. 367 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 367.
6:16:17 P.M. H.R. 367 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
6:17:29 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 22.
6:18:48 P.M. H.R. 367 The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting and continued with debate on H.R. 367.
7:04:38 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scalise, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to require the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax.
7:05:28 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 1.
7:14:08 P.M. H.R. 367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scalise demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:14:47 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to add a to the definition of what constitutes a `major rule' to i nclude any interim final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would have a significant impact on a substantial amount of agricultural entities (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture)
7:16:25 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis (IL) amendment No. 2.
7:23:11 P.M. H.R. 367 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:23:35 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to require congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care Act.
7:24:38 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 3.
7:34:15 P.M. H.R. 367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith(MO) amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (MO) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:34:56 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Latham, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to clarify that the report required to be submitted to Congress by Federal agencies promulgating a rule under the Act, must include a list of any other related regulatory actions taken by or that will be taken by any other Federal agency with authority to implement the same statutory provision or regulatory objective.
7:35:17 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latham amendment No. 4.
7:44:47 P.M. H.R. 367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Latham amendment No. 4, 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 a time to be announced.
7:45:10 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to require the agency submitting the report on a proposed Federal rule to include an assessment, as part of the cost-benefit analysis submitted to the Comptroller General and each House of Congress, of anticipated jobs gained or lost as a result of implementation, and to specify whether those jobs will come from the public or private sector.
7:45:36 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment No. 5.
7:57:32 P.M. H.R. 367 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:58:03 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns like the one in Fukushima. The amendment would ensure enhanced nuclear safety protection requirements can go into effect.
7:58:30 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 6.
8:08:42 P.M. H.R. 367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:09:06 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), No. 7 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to exempt from the provisions of the bill any rule that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation.
8:09:47 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 7.
8:17:24 P.M. H.R. 367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (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.
8:18:16 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, No. 8 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security.
8:18:55 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
8:28:50 P.M. H.R. 367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:29:39 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, No. 9 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to reduce the annual effect on the economy of the term "major rule" from $100 million or more to $50 million or more.
8:29:49 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 9.
8:40:22 P.M. H.R. 367 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:41:33 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Webster (FL), No. 11 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to prevent federal agencies from implementing significant policy changes without appropriate congressional review. The amendment brings administrative rules having an economic impact of $100 million or more as scored by OMB before Congress for a vote.
8:41:55 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Webster amendment No. 11.
8:49:22 P.M. H.R. 367 On agreeing to the Webster (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:50:00 P.M. H.R. 367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, No. 12 printed in Part B of House Report 113-187 to exempt rules pertaining to veterans from the additional requirements of the Act.
8:50:39 P.M. H.R. 367 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 12.
8:59:26 P.M. H.R. 367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:00:32 P.M. H.R. 367 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the Committee rise.
9:00:40 P.M. H.R. 367 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
9:00:48 P.M. H.R. 367 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 367 as unfinished business.
9:01:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:03:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:55:01 P.M. Mr. Franks (AZ) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:55:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:55:16 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on August 2, 2013.
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