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Legislative Day of April 10, 2014

December 2014
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9:00:29 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:48 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:21 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Speaker announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Olson 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. Olson objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:48 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kilmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:02 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:17:43 A.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."
9:18:06 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:18:54 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Woodall, numbered 4, printed in House Report 113-405 to balance the budget in four years and cut discretionary spending to FY2008 levels.
9:18:57 A.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 Woodall amendment in the nature of a substitute no. 4.
9:43:57 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 The Committee of the Whole rose informally.
9:44:28 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 33 and S. Con. Res. 35. Appointments: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
9:45:19 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting.
9:45:20 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole continued debate on the Woodall amendment in the nature of a substitute no. 4.
10:21:48 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 On agreeing to the Woodall amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 133 - 291 (Roll no. 175).
10:22:07 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Van Hollen, numbered 5, printed in House Report 113-405 to support the American dream with investments in job creation and education, tax reform that promotes the growth of American businesses and tax fairness, and policies that support access to health care, retirement security, and a safe and secure nation.
10:24:23 A.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 Van Hollen amendment in the nature of a substitute no. 5.
11:27:54 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 On agreeing to the Van Hollen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 261 (Roll no. 176).
11:28:43 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of further debate on H. Con. Res. 96.
11:52:13 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H. Con. Res. 96.
11:53:03 A.M. H. Con. Res. 96 The previous question was ordered without objection.
12:02:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 - 205 (Roll no. 177).
12:02:38 P.M. H. Con. Res. 96 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:02:41 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
12:02:56 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:07:01 P.M. S. 2195 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
12:07:29 P.M. S. 2195 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2195 — "To deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has engaged in espionage activities against the United States, poses a threat to United States national security interests, or has engaged in a terrorist activity against the United States."
12:07:31 P.M. S. 2195 On passage Passed without objection.
12:07:35 P.M. S. 2195 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:07:36 P.M. S. Con. Res. 35 Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 35 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives."
12:08:56 P.M. S. Con. Res. 35 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:10:07 P.M. S. Con. Res. 35 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:10:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:22:44 P.M. NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUNGER - Pursuant to section 743(b)(3) of Public Law 113-76, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following individuals on the part of the House to the National Commission on Hunger: Mr. Jeremy Everett of Waco, Texas; Dr. Susan Finn of Columbus, Ohio; and Mr. Robert Doar of Brooklyn, New York.
12:23:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:45:35 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:45:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:45:52 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to S. Con. Res. 35. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 28, 2014.
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