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Legislative Day of April 09, 2014

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10:00:30 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 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.
10:31:27 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:31 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 9.
12:00:37 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Darius Pridgen, True Bethel Baptist Church, Buffalo, New York.
12:01:39 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:43 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pittenger to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:03 P.M. The Speaker recognized Mr. Higgins for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain.
12:03:12 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.
12:33:01 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 9, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 90.
12:34:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:34:12 P.M. H.R. 4414 Mr. Nunes moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4414 — "To clarify the treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in which expatriates are the primary enrollees, and for other purposes."
12:34:28 P.M. H.R. 4414 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:34:30 P.M. H.R. 4414 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4414.
1:02:33 P.M. H.R. 4414 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.
1:03:09 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 96 — "Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024."
1:04:33 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
1:05:24 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded the remaining 1 hour of debate on H. Con. Res. 96.
3:22:17 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Mulvaney, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-405 to insert President Obama's budget proposal.
3:24:08 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 544, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Mulvaney amendment in the nature of a substitute no. 1.
3:43:56 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mulvaney substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:44:28 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-405 to make significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. Includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP and makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $1.7 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. Puts our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.5% of GDP by FY 2024.
3:45:07 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 544, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment in the nature of a substitute no. 2.
4:20:22 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:20:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-405 to restore economic health by creating 8.8 million jobs by 2017 through investments in education, infrastructure and research and to reduce deficits by $4 trillion by 2024.
4:21:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 544, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment in the nature of a substitute no. 3.
4:58:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:59:00 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:25:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 2 - 413 (Roll no. 171).
5:32:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 116 - 300 (Roll no. 172).
5:44:55 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 89 - 327 (Roll no. 173).
5:45:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 Mr. Price (GA) moved that the Committee now rise.
5:45:29 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:45:41 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H. Con. Res. 96 as unfinished business.
5:46:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:46:32 P.M. H.R. 4414 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4414 — "To clarify the treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in which expatriates are the primary enrollees, and for other purposes."
5:54:10 P.M. H.R. 4414 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 257 - 159 (Roll no. 174).
5:55:00 P.M. Mr. Neugebauer asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 10. Agreed to without objection.
5:56:00 P.M. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION - Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 2004(b), and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: Mr. Dent.
5:57:26 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:11:47 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:11:04 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:11:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:11:18 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 10, 2014.
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