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Legislative Day of July 29, 2014

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10:00:29 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Blake Farenthold to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:40 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.
11:10:11 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 29.
12:00:56 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Jeff Parish, First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, Florida.
12:01:47 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Messer demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Messer made a point of no quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:00 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Harris to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:35 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.
12:23:46 P.M. H. Res. 693 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 693 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4315) to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes."
12:26:33 P.M. H. Res. 693 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 693.
1:32:44 P.M. H. Res. 693 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 192 (Roll no. 458).
1:40:13 P.M. H. Res. 693 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 192 (Roll no. 459).
1:40:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:45:18 P.M. H.R. 3896 Mr. Walberg moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3896 — "To amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to provide a definition of recreational vessel for purposes of such Act."
1:45:31 P.M. H.R. 3896 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:45:33 P.M. H.R. 3896 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3896.
1:55:04 P.M. H.R. 3896 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:55:05 P.M. H.R. 3896 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:55:47 P.M. H.R. 4626 Mrs. Capito moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4626 — "To ensure access to certain information for financial services industry regulators, and for other purposes."
1:55:54 P.M. H.R. 4626 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:55:56 P.M. H.R. 4626 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4626.
2:04:06 P.M. H.R. 4626 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:04:08 P.M. H.R. 4626 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:04:45 P.M. H.R. 5062 Mrs. Capito moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5062 — "To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to specify that privilege is maintained when information is shared by certain nondepository covered persons with Federal and State financial regulators, and for other purposes."
2:04:58 P.M. H.R. 5062 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:04:59 P.M. H.R. 5062 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5062.
2:16:55 P.M. H.R. 5062 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:16:57 P.M. H.R. 5062 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:17:03 P.M. H.R. 5062 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:18:14 P.M. H.R. 4809 Mr. Campbell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4809 — "To reauthorize the Defense Production Act, to improve the Defense Production Act Committee, and for other purposes."
2:18:31 P.M. H.R. 4809 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:18:33 P.M. H.R. 4809 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4809.
2:36:15 P.M. H.R. 4809 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.
2:37:25 P.M. H.R. 4709 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4709 — "To improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes."
2:37:40 P.M. H.R. 4709 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:37:42 P.M. H.R. 4709 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4709.
2:57:19 P.M. H.R. 4709 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:57:21 P.M. H.R. 4709 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:57:34 P.M. H.R. 4315 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 693. H.R. 4315 — "To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes."
2:57:39 P.M. H.R. 4315 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4315 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
2:58:00 P.M. H.R. 4315 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 693 and Rule XVIII.
2:58:01 P.M. H.R. 4315 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rodney Davis to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:59:02 P.M. H.R. 4315 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4315.
4:10:41 P.M. H.R. 4315 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (WA), numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-563 to amend Section 2 of the bill to clarify extent of disclosure policy as it relates to State law and to Department of Defense classified information.
4:10:50 P.M. H.R. 4315 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (WA) amendment No. 1.
4:15:15 P.M. H.R. 4315 On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:15:39 P.M. H.R. 4315 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-563 to exclude scientific information published solely in internal Interior Department publications from the definition of "best available science".
4:15:42 P.M. H.R. 4315 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 2.
4:25:38 P.M. H.R. 4315 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:26:05 P.M. H.R. 4315 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-563 to strike a provision which automatically defines all data submitted by State, County or Tribal governments as the "best available science," regardless of its merit.
4:26:14 P.M. H.R. 4315 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 3.
4:37:36 P.M. H.R. 4315 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:38:04 P.M. H.R. 4315 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-563 to require disclosure of any federal funding used by a person or a governmental or non-governmental entity in bringing a claim in a covered suit.
4:38:07 P.M. H.R. 4315 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 4.
4:45:51 P.M. H.R. 4315 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:46:10 P.M. H.R. 4315 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.
5:14:01 P.M. H.R. 4315 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 227 (Roll no. 460).
5:18:51 P.M. H.R. 4315 On agreeing to the Holt amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 204 - 215 (Roll no. 461).
5:19:14 P.M. H.R. 4315 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4315.
5:19:41 P.M. H.R. 4315 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:19:58 P.M. H.R. 4315 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:21:15 P.M. H.R. 4315 Mrs. Kirkpatrick moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
5:21:46 P.M. H.R. 4315 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 require the Secretary of the Interior to consult with affected Indian tribes to ensure that the Federal trust responsibility with respect to Indian tribes is fulfilled when carrying out any provision of H.R. 4315.
5:35:30 P.M. H.R. 4315 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 225 (Roll no. 462).
5:42:17 P.M. H.R. 4315 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 - 190 (Roll no. 463).
5:42:27 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on a motion to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:42:43 P.M. H.R. 4809 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4809 — "To reauthorize the Defense Production Act, to improve the Defense Production Act Committee, and for other purposes."
5:49:17 P.M. H.R. 4809 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 - 32 (Roll no. 464).
5:49:17 P.M. H.R. 4809 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:49:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
5:49:36 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
5:49:54 P.M. Mr. Nugent filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 694.
5:50:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:02:00 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency declared with respect to the actions of certain persons to undermine the sovereignty of Lebanon or its democratic processes and institutions is to continue in effect beyond August 1, 2014. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-142).
6:03:46 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:44:01 P.M. Mr. Bentivolio moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:44:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:44:16 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 30, 2014.
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