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Legislative Day of June 11, 2014

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10:00:19 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:26 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason T. Smith to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:54 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.
10:43:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 11.
12:01:28 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Eytan Hammerman, Temple Beth Shalom, Mahopac, New York.
12:02:57 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:01 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Meehan to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:07 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.
12:26:05 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 June 11, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.: That the Senate had agreed to H. Con. Res. 100.
12:26:50 P.M. H. Res. 616 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 616 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4800) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4457) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4453) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the reduced recognition period for built-in gains of S corporations."
12:31:00 P.M. H. Res. 616 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 616.
12:44:49 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 37.
12:45:12 P.M. H. Res. 616 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H. Res. 616.
1:42:09 P.M. H. Res. 616 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 194 (Roll no. 298).
1:49:37 P.M. H. Res. 616 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 189 (Roll no. 299).
1:49:37 P.M. H. Res. 616 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:30 P.M. H.R. 4800 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 616. H.R. 4800 — "Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes."
1:51:35 P.M. H.R. 4800 Rule provides for one hour of general debate on the bill. H.R. 4800 shall be considered for amendment under a modified open rule.
1:51:53 P.M. H.R. 4800 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 616 and Rule XVIII.
1:51:54 P.M. H.R. 4800 The Speaker designated the Honorable Doc Hastings to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:52:22 P.M. H.R. 4800 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4800.
3:01:28 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee (CA), to increase funding for Child Nutrition Programs for use as grants to States in support of the school breakfast program by $8,150,000.
3:01:59 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment.
3:04:34 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Lee (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:06:02 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thompson (CA), to increase funding for the Office of Inspector General by $1 million and to reduce funding for the Office of the Secretary by a similar mount.
3:06:05 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) amendment.
3:10:22 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Thompson (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:38 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, to zero out $3,869,000 in funding for the Office of the Assistance Secretary for Congressional Relations.
3:11:40 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment.
3:14:15 P.M. H.R. 4800 By unanimous consent, the Gallego amendment was withdrawn.
3:15:24 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hinojosa, to increase funding for Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service by $2.5 million for use against specialty crop pests and to reduce funding for the Office of the Secretary by a similar amount.
3:15:27 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hinojosa amendment.
3:18:57 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Hinojosa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:20:14 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to reduce funding for the Office of Chief Financial Officer by $220,000 and to increase funding for Office of Inspector General by a similar amount.
3:20:19 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
3:23:28 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:24:40 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce funding for various programs by a total of $40,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
3:24:42 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the first Broun (GA) amendment.
3:27:43 P.M. H.R. 4800 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 had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:28:02 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to reduce funding for the Office of General Counsel by $2,181,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
3:28:04 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
3:32:04 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:19 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, to reduce funding for the Economic Research Service by $3 million and to increase funding for Child Nutrition Programs by a similar amount.
3:33:25 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment.
3:38:47 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:39:13 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to reduce funding for the Economic Research Service by $7,726,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
3:39:31 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Broun (GA) amendment.
3:46:19 P.M. H.R. 4800 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 had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:48:14 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, to redirect $1 million in funding within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the study of captive marine mammals.
3:48:17 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment.
3:52:36 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:48 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, No. 7 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funding for the Agricultural Marketing Service by $15.5 million and to increase funding for the Foreign Agricultural Service by $10 million.
3:53:56 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Royce amendment No. 7.
4:02:56 P.M. H.R. 4800 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Royce amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Aderholt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:03:14 P.M. H.R. 4800 Mr. Aderholt moved that the committee rise.
4:03:36 P.M. H.R. 4800 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:44 P.M. H.R. 4800 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4800 as unfinished business.
4:04:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:51:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 11.
4:51:56 P.M. H.R. 4800 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4800 — "Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes."
4:52:07 P.M. H.R. 4800 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:53:32 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gardner, to reduce funding for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration by $3.4 million and to increase the telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas by a similar amount.
4:53:38 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gardner amendment.
4:56:35 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Gardner amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:11 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, to increase funds in the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Food Safety and Inspection Service by $5.5 million and decrease funds in the Farm Service Agency Salaries and Expenses by a similar amount.
4:57:14 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
5:04:20 P.M. H.R. 4800 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:05:14 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, to redirect $11 million in funding within the Farm Service Agency.
5:06:00 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment.
5:09:37 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:36 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, to ensure that $50 million will be available for the emergency conservation program under the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978.
5:10:47 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment.
5:15:48 P.M. H.R. 4800 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:18:42 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), to zero out the $25 million in funding for the Watershed Rehabilitation Program and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
5:18:43 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the third Broun (GA) amendment.
5:28:00 P.M. H.R. 4800 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 had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:28:19 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duncan (TN), to reduce funding for the Watershed Rehabilitation Program by $10 million and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
5:29:31 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (TN) amendment.
5:36:14 P.M. H.R. 4800 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duncan(TN) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Duncan(TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:40:18 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, to redirect $1 million in funding within the Food and Nutrition Act.
5:40:34 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment.
5:46:49 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:47:55 P.M. H.R. 4800 An amendment, offered by Ms. DeLauro, to reduce funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission by $17,578,000.
5:48:43 P.M. H.R. 4800 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 616, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeLauro amendment.
6:02:03 P.M. H.R. 4800 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeLauro amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeLauro demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:02:04 P.M. H.R. 4800 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that, pursuant to clause 6 of Rule XVIII, the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:38 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 243 (Roll no. 300).
6:36:42 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 130 - 290 (Roll no. 301).
6:40:32 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 198 (Roll no. 302).
6:44:47 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 150 - 272 (Roll no. 303).
6:48:25 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 148 - 276 (Roll no. 304).
6:52:26 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Duncan (TN) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 119 - 303 (Roll no. 305).
6:56:07 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 62 - 358 (Roll no. 306).
7:01:20 P.M. H.R. 4800 On agreeing to the DeLauro amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 227 (Roll no. 307).
7:01:46 P.M. H.R. 4800 Mr. Aderholt moved to rise.
7:02:02 P.M. H.R. 4800 On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:14 P.M. H.R. 4800 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4800 as unfinished business.
7:02:53 P.M. Mr. Aderholt asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on June 12. Agreed to without objection.
7:05:24 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 3230 with amendments.
7:05:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:12:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:58:45 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:58:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:58:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 12, 2014.
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