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Legislative Day of October 22, 2013

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2:00:37 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:42 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:01:12 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:48 P.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. Ms. Foxx 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. Ms. Foxx 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.
2:03:29 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. George Miller of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:04:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:34 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 October 17, 2013 at 11:38 a.m. stating that that body had disagreed to the House amendment to S. Con. Res. 8; agreed to a conference requested by the House; and appointed conferees.
2:08:20 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting pursuant to section 1002(b) of the Continuing Approrpriations Act, 2014, a certification that absent a suspension of the limit under section 3101(b) of title 31, United States Code, the Secretary of the Treasury would be unable to issue debt to meet existing commitments. - referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-68).
2:08:30 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the passing of the gentleman from Florida, Mr. Young, the whole number of the House is 431.
2:08:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:00 P.M. today.
5:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 22.
5:01:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:01:40 P.M. H.R. 185 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 185 — "To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse"."
5:02:07 P.M. H.R. 185 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:02:09 P.M. H.R. 185 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 185.
5:10:22 P.M. H.R. 185 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.
5:11:40 P.M. H.R. 2083 Mr. Rokita moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2083 — "To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require criminal background checks for school employees."
5:12:02 P.M. H.R. 2083 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:04 P.M. H.R. 2083 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2083.
5:29:00 P.M. H.R. 2083 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:06 P.M. H.R. 2083 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:29:37 P.M. H.R. 3205 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3205 — "To reauthorize and restructure the adoption incentives grant program, and for other purposes."
5:29:54 P.M. H.R. 3205 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:29:56 P.M. H.R. 3205 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3205.
5:58:58 P.M. H.R. 3205 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.
5:59:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 22.
6:30:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the 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.
6:31:01 P.M. H.R. 185 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 185 — "To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse"."
6:57:45 P.M. H.R. 185 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 1 (Roll no. 551).
6:57:52 P.M. H.R. 3205 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3205 — "To reauthorize and restructure the adoption incentives grant program, and for other purposes."
7:07:28 P.M. H.R. 3205 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 0 (Roll no. 552).
7:07:37 P.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.
7:16:52 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 275 - 116, 2 Present (Roll no. 553).
7:17:26 P.M. H. Res. 383 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 383 — "Expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable Thomas S. Foley, former Member of the House for 15 terms and Speaker of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred First, One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses."
7:18:32 P.M. H. Res. 383 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:18:44 P.M. H. Res. 383 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:18:55 P.M. H. Res. 384 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 384 — "Expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable C.W. Bill Young, a Representative from the State of Florida."
7:19:59 P.M. H. Res. 384 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:20:05 P.M. H. Res. 384 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:20:23 P.M. UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Ms. Meng asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 2248, a measure originally introduced by Representative Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, for the purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of Rule 12. Agreed to without objection.
7:20:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:20:58 P.M. H.R. 3302 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3302 — "To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"."
7:21:21 P.M. H.R. 3302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:21:23 P.M. H.R. 3302 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3302.
7:57:37 P.M. H.R. 3302 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:57:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:00:12 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:04:49 P.M. Mr. Webster (FL) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 385.
8:05:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:31:12 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:31:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:31:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 383 and H. Res. 384. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 23, 2013.
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