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Legislative Day of February 04, 2014

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10:00:39 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:50 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:12 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.
10:50:44 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:27 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 4.
12:00:29 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:24 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:27 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:43 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.
12:18:33 P.M. H. Res. 470 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 470 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3590) to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes."
12:20:37 P.M. H. Res. 470 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 470.
1:55:42 P.M. H. Res. 470 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 193 (Roll no. 34).
2:05:24 P.M. H. Res. 470 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 185 (Roll no. 35).
2:05:25 P.M. H. Res. 470 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:05:37 P.M. H.R. 3590 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 470. H.R. 3590 — "To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes."
2:05:42 P.M. H.R. 3590 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3590 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
2:05:58 P.M. H.R. 3590 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 470 and Rule XVIII.
2:05:59 P.M. H.R. 3590 The Speaker designated the Honorable Richard B. Nugent to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:08:28 P.M. H.R. 3590 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3590.
2:23:01 P.M. H.R. 3590 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the President.
2:23:05 P.M. H.R. 3590 Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
3:08:26 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (WA), numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-339 to make technical, clarifying and conforming changes to the Committee Print.
3:09:39 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (WA) amendment No. 1.
3:12:52 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:13:16 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hanna, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-339 to require a report on economic impacts of the Act. The report would include any expected increases in recreational hunting, fishing, shooting, and conservation activities; an estimate of jobs created to support such activities; an estimate of wages related to these jobs; and estimate of anticipated new local, State, and Federal revenue.
3:13:33 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanna amendment No 2.
3:19:03 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Hanna amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:31 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Castro (TX), numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-339 to ensure that women and minority groups, as appropriate, are included for membership on the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee.
3:19:50 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro (TX) amendment No. 3.
3:22:05 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:28 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-339 to add veterans service organizations to the list of discretionary members of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee. Many organizations, including the VA, include outdoor activities to help wounded veterans in their rehabilitation efforts.
3:23:13 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 4.
3:25:57 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:16 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 6 printed in House Report 113-339 to strike the National Environmental Policy Act waivers in the bill.
3:27:33 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 6.
3:34:56 P.M. H.R. 3590 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:35:35 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 7 printed in House Report 113-339 to preserve current motorized vessel management in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, a National Park in Southeast Missouri.
3:36:21 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 7.
3:41:27 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:42 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, numbered 8 printed in House Report 113-339 to allow the State office of the Cooperative Extension System of the Department of Agriculture and State department of fish and wildlife to determine regular agricultural practices for purposes of federal hunting guidelines.
3:42:25 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment No. 8.
3:45:59 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:08 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fleming, numbered 9 printed in House Report 113-339 to restore hunting access to the Kisatchie National Forest for deer hunting with dogs. Includes private property protections
3:48:27 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 9.
3:54:49 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Fleming amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:56 P.M. H.R. 3590 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
3:55:20 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 376. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642.
3:55:21 P.M. Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
3:56:23 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, numbered 10 printed in House Report 113-339 to promote the Secretary of the Interior's authority to consider climate change when making decisions related to recreation and conservation on public lands.
3:57:19 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 10.
4:07:04 P.M. H.R. 3590 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:07:45 P.M. H.R. 3590 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 11 printed in House Report 113-339 to maintain access to National Forest System lands for snowmobilers while a winter Travel Management Rule for National Forests is finalized.
4:07:49 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 470, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 11.
4:13:57 P.M. H.R. 3590 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:14 P.M. H.R. 3590 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to rise.
4:14:28 P.M. H.R. 3590 On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:42 P.M. H.R. 3590 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3590 as unfinished business.
4:15:20 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to the situation in Cote d'Ivoire is to continue in effect beyond February 7, 2014. -referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-90).
4:17:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:18:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:57:27 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 472.
4:58:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
5:25:18 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:25:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 5, 2014.
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