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Legislative Day of April 03, 2014

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10:00:17 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert Pittenger to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:46 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.
10:06:16 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 3.
12:00:27 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:58 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:03 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:34 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.
12:27:21 P.M. H.R. 2575 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2575 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours."
12:27:49 P.M. H.R. 2575 DEBATE - The House proceeded with the remaining 1 hour and 46 minutes of debate on H.R. 2575.
2:37:24 P.M. H.R. 2575 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:37:58 P.M. H.R. 2575 Mr. Takano moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
2:38:20 P.M. H.R. 2575 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to prohibit the underlying bill from taking effect if any provision results in (1) the loss of health coverage or loss of wages for any employee; (2) an increase in the Federal deficit; (3) the loss of health coverage for veterans and their families; (4) an increase in premiums or out of pocket costs for employees; (5) denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions; or (6) discriminating against women by limiting their access to quality healthcare or decreasing their health coverage.
2:45:05 P.M. H.R. 2575 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:11:23 P.M. H.R. 2575 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 232 (Roll no. 155).
3:12:25 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the violence in Fort Hood, TX on April 2, 2014.
3:23:08 P.M. H.R. 2575 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 248 - 179 (Roll no. 156).
3:23:09 P.M. H.R. 2575 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:05 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Tulsi Gabbard. Ms. Gabbard submitted her resignation from the Committee on Homeland Security. The resignation was accepted without objection.
3:24:06 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Stevan A. Horsford. Mr. Horsford submitted his resignation from the Committees on Natural Resources and Homeland Security, allowing him to fill a vacancy on the Financial Services Committee. The resignation was accepted without objection.
3:24:20 P.M. H. Res. 537 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 537 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
3:24:42 P.M. H. Res. 537 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:24:48 P.M. H. Res. 537 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:27:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:33:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:35:31 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 539.
4:36:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
5:31:11 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 404.
5:31:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
6:00:54 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in South Sudan. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-102).
6:03:08 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
6:33:11 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:33:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:22 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 4, 2014.
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