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Legislative Day of December 10, 2014

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10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:21 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David W. Jolly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:44 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.
11:18:58 A.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 December 10, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.: That that body had passed S. 1474, H.R. 1067, H.R. 4199, H.R. 4681, as amended, and H. Con. Res. 107, as amended.
11:19:44 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 10.
12:00:53 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Aaron McEmrys, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Arlington, Virginia.
12:02:55 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Speaker 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 Speaker announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:03:12 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Perlmutter to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:39 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.
12:23:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:24:02 P.M. S. 1691 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1691 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to improve the security of the United States border and to provide for reforms and rates of pay for border patrol agents."
12:24:23 P.M. S. 1691 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:24:25 P.M. S. 1691 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1691.
12:47:10 P.M. S. 1691 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:47:12 P.M. S. 1691 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:48:49 P.M. H.R. 4681 Mr. Rogers (MI) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
12:48:58 P.M. H.R. 4681 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 4681.
1:13:18 P.M. H.R. 4681 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.
1:14:43 P.M. H. Res. 775 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 775 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 2244) to extend the termination date of the Terrorism Insurance Program established under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and providing for proceedings during the period from December 12, 2014, through January 3, 2015."
1:17:10 P.M. H. Res. 775 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 775.
2:00:18 P.M. H. Res. 775 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:28:32 P.M. H. Res. 775 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 189 (Roll no. 554).
2:28:33 P.M. H. Res. 775 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:28:34 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:28:45 P.M. S. 1000 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1000 — "To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and for other purposes."
2:38:12 P.M. S. 1000 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 - 0 (Roll no. 555).
2:38:12 P.M. S. 1000 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:59 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The Chair asked that the House observe a moment of silence in remembrance of our brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in the service of our Nation in Iraq and in Afghanistan and their families, and all who serve in our Armed Forces and their families.
2:49:33 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 261 - 155, 1 Present (Roll no. 556).
2:49:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:51:02 P.M. H.R. 2719 Mr. Hudson moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
2:51:15 P.M. H.R. 2719 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2719.
2:58:23 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2519, H.R. 4007 amended, H.R. 2952 amended, and S. 2444.
2:58:24 P.M. H.R. 2719 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2719.
3:06:34 P.M. H.R. 2719 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.
3:07:13 P.M. H.R. 1204 Mr. Hudson moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
3:07:22 P.M. H.R. 1204 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1204.
3:15:24 P.M. H.R. 1204 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.
3:16:44 P.M. S. 2244 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 775. S. 2244 — "To extend the termination date of the Terrorism Insurance Program established under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and for other purposes."
3:16:49 P.M. S. 2244 Resolution provides for consideration of S. 2244; provides suspension authority; and provides for proceedings through Jan. 3, 2015.
3:17:25 P.M. S. 2244 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 2244.
4:28:09 P.M. S. 2244 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:58:08 P.M. S. 2244 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 417 - 7 (Roll no. 557).
4:58:09 P.M. S. 2244 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:59:00 P.M. H.R. 4681 Considered as unfinished business.
5:06:01 P.M. H.R. 4681 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 325 - 100 (Roll no. 558).
5:06:02 P.M. H.R. 4681 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:06:30 P.M. H.R. 2719 Considered as unfinished business.
5:13:27 P.M. H.R. 2719 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 - 0 (Roll no. 559).
5:13:28 P.M. H.R. 2719 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:58 P.M. H.R. 1204 Considered as unfinished business.
5:20:41 P.M. H.R. 1204 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 - 5 (Roll no. 560).
5:20:42 P.M. H.R. 1204 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:37 P.M. H.R. 1281 Mrs. Ellmers asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
5:22:58 P.M. H.R. 1281 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
5:22:59 P.M. H.R. 1281 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:17 P.M. S. 2521 Mr. Meadows asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
5:23:32 P.M. S. 2521 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2521 — "To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for reform to Federal information security."
5:23:34 P.M. S. 2521 On passage Passed without objection.
5:23:37 P.M. S. 2521 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:49 P.M. H. Con. Res. 123 Mr. McKeon asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
5:24:14 P.M. H. Con. Res. 123 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 123 — "Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 3979."
5:24:17 P.M. H. Con. Res. 123 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:24:23 P.M. H. Con. Res. 123 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:24:24 P.M. H. Con. Res. 124 Mr. Camp asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
5:24:44 P.M. H. Con. Res. 124 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 124 — "Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 5771."
5:24:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 124 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:24:56 P.M. H. Con. Res. 124 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:25:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:25:21 P.M. H.R. 5806 Mr. Camp moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5806 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent certain expiring provisions related to charitable contributions."
5:25:31 P.M. H.R. 5806 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:25:40 P.M. H.R. 5806 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5806.
5:58:47 P.M. H.R. 5806 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.
6:00:02 P.M. S. 2444 Mr. Hunter asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
6:00:27 P.M. S. 2444 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2444 — "To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2015 through 2016, and for other purposes."
6:00:31 P.M. S. 2444 On passage Passed without objection.
6:00:35 P.M. S. 2444 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:00:36 P.M. S. 2651 Mr. Hunter moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2651 — "To repeal certain mandates of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General."
6:00:53 P.M. S. 2651 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:00:55 P.M. S. 2651 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2651.
6:03:00 P.M. S. 2651 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:04:00 P.M. S. 2651 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:05:11 P.M. H.R. 5810 Mr. Scott, Austin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5810 — "To amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to exclude certain cotton futures contracts from coverage under such Act."
6:05:34 P.M. H.R. 5810 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:05:36 P.M. H.R. 5810 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5810.
6:12:26 P.M. H.R. 5810 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:12:28 P.M. H.R. 5810 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:13:35 P.M. H.R. 5816 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:13:49 P.M. H.R. 5816 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5816 — "To extend the authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom."
6:13:59 P.M. H.R. 5816 On passage Passed without objection.
6:14:07 P.M. H.R. 5816 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:14:08 P.M. H. Con. Res. 107 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendments.
6:15:08 P.M. H. Con. Res. 107 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
6:15:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 107 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:15:17 P.M. Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 11. Agreed to without objection.
6:15:27 P.M. S. 1683 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1683 — "To provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients, and for other purposes."
6:15:40 P.M. S. 1683 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:15:42 P.M. S. 1683 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1683.
6:25:15 P.M. S. 1683 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:25:17 P.M. S. 1683 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:18 P.M. S. 2270 Mr. Neugebauer asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:25:50 P.M. S. 2270 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2270 — "To clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act."
6:25:52 P.M. S. 2270 On passage Passed without objection.
6:25:56 P.M. S. 2270 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:26:24 P.M. S. 2142 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2142 — "To impose targeted sanctions on persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela, to strengthen civil society in Venezuela, and for other purposes."
6:26:33 P.M. S. 2142 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:26:35 P.M. S. 2142 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2142.
6:42:40 P.M. S. 2142 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:42:42 P.M. S. 2142 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:43:00 P.M. H.R. 5656 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5656 — "To authorize the Feed the Future Initiative to reduce global poverty and hunger in developing countries on a sustainable basis, and for other purposes."
6:43:15 P.M. H.R. 5656 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:43:30 P.M. H.R. 5656 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5656.
7:05:53 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2614.
7:06:01 P.M. H.R. 5656 The House resumed debate on H.R. 5656.
7:11:35 P.M. H.R. 5656 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:11:37 P.M. H.R. 5656 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:40 P.M. H.R. 5656 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:14:37 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:50:50 P.M. NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS - Pursuant to section 306(k) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker reappointed Dr. Vickie M. Mays, Los Angeles, CA.
8:51:00 P.M. The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:16:54 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 776.
9:17:01 P.M. Mr. Cole moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:17:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:17:03 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 11, 2014.
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