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Legislative Day of November 13, 2013

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10:00:52 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:56 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Vicky Hartzler to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:08 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour Debate, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:40:20 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:13 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 13.
12:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, Congregation Beth El Yardley, Yardley, Pennsylvania.
12:01:00 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF JOURNAL - The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Poe (TX) 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. Poe (TX) 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 Speaker's approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
12:02:35 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Wagner to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:06 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.
12:30:31 P.M. H. Res. 403 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 403 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2655) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 982) to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes."
12:33:59 P.M. H. Res. 403 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 403.
2:08:06 P.M. H. Res. 403 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 195 (Roll no. 573).
2:17:45 P.M. H. Res. 403 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 194 (Roll no. 574).
2:17:45 P.M. H. Res. 403 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:07 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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on November 13, 2013, at 11:24 a.m. stating that that body had passed S. 1499, S. 1512 and S. 1557.
2:19:00 P.M. H.R. 982 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:19:15 P.M. H.R. 982 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 403. H.R. 982 — "To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes."
2:19:20 P.M. H.R. 982 The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 2655 and H.R. 982. In the case of H.R. 2655, the resolution provides for one hour of debate and one motion to recommit. In the case of H.R. 982, the resolution provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The resolution also provides for one motion to recommit the bill H.R. 982.
2:19:25 P.M. H.R. 982 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 403 and Rule XVIII.
2:19:47 P.M. H.R. 982 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 982.
3:22:18 P.M. H.R. 982 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-264 to exempt from the bill asbestos trusts with internal anti-fraud procedures.
3:23:08 P.M. H.R. 982 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 403, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment.
3:32:42 P.M. H.R. 982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:32:59 P.M. H.R. 982 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-264 to protect public health and safety by adding a requirement that any party seeking payment information from a trust must also make available information relevant to such action that pertains to public health or safety.
3:33:50 P.M. H.R. 982 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 403, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment.
3:43:07 P.M. H.R. 982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:43:35 P.M. H.R. 982 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-264 to apply the transparency rules in the bill equally to asbestos industry defendants by requiring asbestos companies to report information about the location of their asbestos-containing products and provides an exception for trade secrets.
3:44:42 P.M. H.R. 982 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 403, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
3:54:41 P.M. H.R. 982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:55:00 P.M. H.R. 982 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the committee rise.
3:55:16 P.M. H.R. 982 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:55:30 P.M. H.R. 982 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 982 as unfinished business.
3:55:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:17:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 13.
4:17:31 P.M. H.R. 982 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 982 — "To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes."
4:17:50 P.M. H.R. 982 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:48:18 P.M. H.R. 982 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 223 (Roll no. 575).
4:54:55 P.M. H.R. 982 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 226 (Roll no. 576).
4:59:42 P.M. H.R. 982 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 226 (Roll no. 577).
4:59:53 P.M. H.R. 982 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 982.
5:00:22 P.M. H.R. 982 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:01:13 P.M. H.R. 982 Mr. Owens moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
5:01:54 P.M. H.R. 982 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Owens motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to exempt veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces from the disclosure requirements of the bill and ensure that their asbestos claims are paid before death.
5:08:12 P.M. H.R. 982 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:18:03 P.M. H.R. 982 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 - 224 (Roll no. 578).
5:28:12 P.M. H.R. 982 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 221 - 199 (Roll no. 579).
5:28:13 P.M. H.R. 982 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:28:26 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.
5:28:31 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
5:28:32 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:28:58 P.M. H. Res. 196 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 196 — "Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel."
5:29:14 P.M. H. Res. 196 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:33:37 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:34:50 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 25.
6:35:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
8:14:51 P.M. Ms. Speier moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:14:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:14:58 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2013.
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