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Legislative Day of July 31, 2014

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9:00:23 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:38 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:47 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Roger Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield, California.
9:02:35 A.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. Wilson (SC) 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. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based on the absence of a 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.
9:02:58 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Marino to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:05:21 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.
9:16:31 A.M. H. Res. 696 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 696 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5230) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5272) to prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 5021) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
9:20:00 A.M. H. Res. 696 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 696.
10:42:38 A.M. H. Res. 696 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 696, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 696 and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 696 until later in the legislative day.
10:42:39 A.M. Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings were resumed on H.R. 935.
10:42:59 A.M. H.R. 935 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 935 — "To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes."
10:43:33 A.M. H.R. 935 Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation.
10:43:51 A.M. H.R. 935 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps 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 add a new section at the end of the bill protecting infants and children from known or suspected carcinogens.
10:50:27 A.M. H.R. 935 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:22:11 A.M. H.R. 935 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 - 233 (Roll no. 469).
11:43:40 A.M. H.R. 935 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 267 - 161 (Roll no. 470).
11:43:44 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 696, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:43:57 A.M. H. Res. 696 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 696 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5230) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5272) to prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 5021) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
11:50:40 A.M. H. Res. 696 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 198 (Roll no. 471).
11:57:25 A.M. H. Res. 696 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 220 - 205 (Roll no. 472).
11:57:34 A.M. H.R. 5230 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 696. H.R. 5230 — "Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
11:57:39 A.M. H.R. 5230 The rule makes in order one hour of debate each for H.R. 5230 and H.R. 5272. The rule also makes in order for one hour debate on a motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5021. Any motion pursuant to clause 4 of rule XXII relating to H.R. 5021 may be offered only by the Majority Leader or his designee. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 31, 2014 for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules.
11:57:59 A.M. H.R. 5230 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5230.
1:22:21 P.M. H.R. 5230 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:22:32 P.M. H.R. 5230 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, further proceedings on H.R. 5230 would be postponed.
1:24:09 P.M. H.R. 5021 Mr. Shuster moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment.
1:25:08 P.M. H.R. 5021 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 696, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Shuster motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5021.
1:55:35 P.M. H.R. 5021 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:25:21 P.M. H.R. 5021 On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 272 - 150 (Roll no. 473).
2:25:22 P.M. H.R. 5021 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:27:16 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
2:27:52 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
2:30:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
6:19:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 31.
6:19:02 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 700.
6:19:28 P.M. ELECTION OF MAJORITY LEADER - Mrs. McMorris Rodgers notified the House officially that the Republican Members had selected as Majority Leader the gentleman from California, the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, effective August 1, 2014.
6:20:28 P.M. ELECTION OF MAJORITY WHIP - Mrs. McMorris Rodgers notified the House officially that the Republican Members had selected as Majority Whip the gentleman from Louisiana, the Honorable Steve Scalise, effective August 1, 2014.
6:21:29 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House. Pursuant to H. Con. Res. 1, and also for purposes of such concurrent resolutions of the current Congress as may contemplate my designation of Members to act in similar circumstances, I hereby designate Representative Kevin McCarthy of California to act jointly with the Majority Leader of the Senate or his designee, in the event of my death or inability, to notify the Members of the House and Senate, respectively, of any reassembly under any such concurrent resolution. In the event of the death or inability of that designee, the alternate Members of the House listed in the letter bearing this date that I have placed with the Clerk are designated for the same purposes.
6:21:30 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Under Clause 2(g) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk herewith designated Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk, and Kirk Boyle, Legal Counsel, to sign any and all papers and do all other acts for her under the name of the Clerk of the House which they would be authorized to do by virtue of this designation, except such as are provided by statute, in case of her temporary absence or disability. This designation shall remain in effect for the 113th Congress or until modified by the Clerk.
6:22:40 P.M. Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on August 1. Agreed to without objection.
6:23:01 P.M. Mr. Cole moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:23:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:08 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 1, 2014.
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