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Legislative Day of May 01, 2014

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9:00:30 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:33 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:51 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:56 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Norton to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:20 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.
9:12:35 A.M. H.R. 4487 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 557. H.R. 4487 — "Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes."
9:12:40 A.M. H.R. 4487 The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills. For H.R. 4486, the resolution provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. For H.R. 4487, the resolution makes in order only those specified amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions during consideration of each bill.
9:12:52 A.M. H.R. 4487 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 557 and Rule XVIII.
9:12:52 A.M. H.R. 4487 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
9:13:00 A.M. H.R. 4487 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4487.
9:50:17 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nugent, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-426 to prohibit the CAO of the House of Representatives from making any payments from any Members' representational allowance for the leasing of a vehicle, excluding mobile district offices and short-term vehicle rentals.
9:51:20 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment No. 1.
9:58:48 A.M. H.R. 4487 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nugent amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Nugent demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
9:59:20 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-426 to appropriate $500,000 to provide for sexual harassment training for all House offices which will be carried out by the Congressional Office of Compliance. These funds are offset from the AOC General Administration fund.
9:59:21 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 2.
10:08:27 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:09:48 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-426 to reduce the amount provided for the Botanic Garden to the fiscal year 2014 level and transfer the funds to the spending reduction account.
10:09:50 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 3.
10:16:41 A.M. H.R. 4487 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:16:59 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-426 to reduce the funding for the Capitol Visitor Center by $243,000, returning it to FY14 levels.
10:17:02 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment No. 4.
10:25:43 A.M. H.R. 4487 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:26:06 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-426 to defund the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund.
10:26:10 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 5.
10:36:05 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:36:36 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hall, numbered 6 printed in House Report 113-426 to prohibit funds from being used to deliver a printed copy of the CAO's Statement of Disbursements of the House to any Member of the House of Representatives.
10:36:38 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hall amendment No. 6.
10:39:40 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Hall amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:40:06 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wenstrup, numbered 7 printed in House Report 113-426 to prohibit funding for the delivery of printed copies of the Daily Calendar of the United States House of Representatives to member offices, as this document is accessible online.
10:40:08 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wenstrup amendment No. 7.
10:43:23 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Wenstrup amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:43:44 A.M. H.R. 4487 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, numbered 8 printed in House Report 113-426 to appropriate $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), offset from funds in the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund.
10:43:47 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 557, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 8.
10:55:33 A.M. H.R. 4487 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:55:34 A.M. H.R. 4487 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.
11:27:57 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Nugent amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 221 (Roll no. 188).
11:33:27 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 - 198 (Roll no. 189).
11:37:50 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 207 - 212 (Roll no. 190).
11:42:03 A.M. H.R. 4487 On agreeing to the Holt amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 248 (Roll no. 191).
11:42:14 A.M. H.R. 4487 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4487.
11:42:49 A.M. H.R. 4487 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:43:05 A.M. H.R. 4487 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:43:40 A.M. H.R. 4487 Mr. Ruiz moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
11:43:54 A.M. H.R. 4487 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz 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 provide additional funds to hire Wounded Warriors and the Books for the Blind and Handicapped program.
11:54:57 A.M. H.R. 4487 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:03:43 P.M. H.R. 4487 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 222 (Roll no. 192).
12:09:45 P.M. H.R. 4487 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 402 - 14 (Roll no. 193).
12:09:46 P.M. H.R. 4487 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:14:39 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Cantor on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:38:08 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on May 2. Agreed to without objection.
12:38:40 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 2, 2014, it adjourn to meet at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
12:39:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:50:48 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:46:21 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:46:32 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:46:33 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 2, 2014.
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