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Legislative Day of July 11, 2014

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9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:07 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:11 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:14 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Enyart to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:31 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.
9:09:18 A.M. H.R. 4718 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 661. H.R. 4718 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation."
9:09:23 A.M. H.R. 4718 The resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 5016 and H.R. 4718. The resolution provides for one hour of debate for each bill. Amendments may be offered to H.R. 5016, however no amendments are in order for H.R. 4718 except for the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means and modified by the amendment printed in House Report 113-517. One motion to recommit is allowed for each bill.
9:10:01 A.M. H.R. 4718 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4718.
9:15:29 A.M. H.R. 4718 POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Van Hollen raised a point of order against consideration of H.R. 4718 by stating that the bill violated the provisions of the Congressional Budget Act. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the provisions of H. Res. 661 which provide for the consideration of H.R. 4718, waive all points of order against consideration of the bill.
10:13:29 A.M. H.R. 4718 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:13:44 A.M. H.R. 4718 Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
10:13:55 A.M. H.R. 4718 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to extend Bonus Depreciation for 2 additional years instead of a permanent extention. The reservation of a point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
10:22:57 A.M. H.R. 4718 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:50:15 A.M. H.R. 4718 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 229 (Roll no. 403).
10:58:47 A.M. H.R. 4718 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 258 - 160 (Roll no. 404).
10:58:47 A.M. H.R. 4718 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:58:48 A.M. H. Res. 657 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
10:59:48 A.M. H. Res. 657 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 657 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization."
10:59:58 A.M. H. Res. 657 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
11:00:59 A.M. H. Res. 657 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to add new material to the preamble of the resolution.
11:00:59 A.M. H. Res. 657 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:01:00 A.M. H. Res. 657 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:04:36 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy (CA) on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:21:39 A.M. Mr. McCarthy (CA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, July 11, 2014, it adjourn to meet at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
11:22:05 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:28:14 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:08:47 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:08:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:08:55 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 14, 2014.
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