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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of April 07, 2014

December 2014
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12:00:14 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:19 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Frank R. Wolf to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:55 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:09:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 7.
2:00:20 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:56 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:06 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.
2:02:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:00 P.M. The House received a communication from Thomas Tillett, District Chief of Staff, Congressman Joe Pitts. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Tillett notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, requesting documents in a third-party civil case. He has determined that there are no documents responsive to the subpoena, and that it is not necessary for him to determine whether compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:08:26 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 April 7, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.: That the Senate passed H. Con. Res. 88.
2:09:00 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to Somalia - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-103).
2:10:38 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:02:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 7.
4:02:59 P.M. H.R. 1872 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 539. H.R. 1872 — "To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes."
4:03:04 P.M. H.R. 1872 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1874, H.R. 1871, and H.R. 1872. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Specified amendments printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 are in order for H.R. 1874. The resolution allows for one motion to recommit with instructions for each bill.
4:48:01 P.M. H.R. 1872 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:48:18 P.M. H.R. 1872 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 1872 would be postponed.
4:50:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:50:27 P.M. H.R. 3470 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3470 — "To provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes."
4:50:47 P.M. H.R. 3470 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:48 P.M. H.R. 3470 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3470.
5:03:53 P.M. H.R. 3470 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:59 P.M. H.R. 3470 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:08:28 P.M. S. 404 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 404 — "To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest."
5:08:48 P.M. S. 404 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:08:51 P.M. S. 404 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 404.
5:26:00 P.M. S. 404 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:26:59 P.M. H.R. 4323 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4323 — "To reauthorize programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004, and for other purposes."
5:27:20 P.M. H.R. 4323 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:27:23 P.M. H.R. 4323 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4323.
5:54:57 P.M. H.R. 4323 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:55:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
6:20:52 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 7.
6:20:55 P.M. H.R. 1872 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1872 — "To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes."
6:21:17 P.M. H.R. 1872 Ms. DeLauro moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Budget.
6:21:39 P.M. H.R. 1872 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delauro motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the underlying legislation from taking effect until the female-to-male earnings ratio of full time, year-round workers is at least 100% as determined by the Census Bureau and women receive equal pay for equal work. Additionally, it would ensure that the underlying legislation cannot increase the cost of any loan for a small business, student, veterans housing or any agricultural purpose.
6:32:48 P.M. H.R. 1872 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:58:46 P.M. H.R. 1872 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 - 217 (Roll no. 165).
7:05:30 P.M. H.R. 1872 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 - 165 (Roll no. 166).
7:05:30 P.M. H.R. 1872 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:08:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Mrs. Miller (MI) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:08:20 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 90 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust."
7:08:26 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:08:40 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:09:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:20:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 7.
8:30:10 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 544.
8:31:00 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:31:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:31:04 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 8, 2014.
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