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Legislative Day of December 11, 2014

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9:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jack Kingston to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:39 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:17 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 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 upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:46 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Johnson of OH to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:05 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.
9:18:32 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
9:18:33 A.M. AUTHORITY TO FILE REPORTS - Mr. Hastings(WA) asked unanimous consent that all committees have until 5:00 p.m. on December 30, 2014, to file reports to accompany measures. Agreed to without objection.
9:19:38 A.M. H.R. 5742 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5742 — "To provide to the Secretary of the Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of materials CA-20139 and CA-22901, and for other purposes."
9:19:40 A.M. H.R. 5742 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:19:41 A.M. H.R. 5742 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5742.
9:37:05 A.M. H.R. 5742 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
9:37:09 A.M. H.R. 5742 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:39:06 A.M. H.R. 4007 Mr. Meehan moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
9:39:16 A.M. H.R. 4007 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. 4007.
9:56:07 A.M. H.R. 4007 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
9:56:08 A.M. H.R. 4007 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:57:08 A.M. H.R. 2952 Mr. Meehan moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
9:57:15 A.M. H.R. 2952 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2952.
10:10:15 A.M. H.R. 2952 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.
10:10:17 A.M. H.R. 2952 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:10:46 A.M. S. 2519 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2519 — "To codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity."
10:10:59 A.M. S. 2519 Considered under suspension of the rules.
10:11:01 A.M. S. 2519 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2519.
10:30:01 A.M. S. 2519 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
10:30:04 A.M. S. 2519 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:30:56 A.M. H. Res. 776 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 776 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 83) to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and for other purposes."
10:33:35 A.M. H. Res. 776 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 776.
11:28:06 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2822, H.R. 1447, H.R. 3374, H.R. 4193, H.R. 4926, and H.R. 5705.
11:29:07 A.M. H. Res. 776 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H. Res. 776.
11:42:51 A.M. H. Res. 776 The previous question was ordered without objection.
12:17:00 P.M. H. Res. 776 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 212 (Roll no. 561).
12:17:02 P.M. H. Res. 776 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:17:07 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.
12:17:49 P.M. H.R. 5806 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5806 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent certain expiring provisions related to charitable contributions."
12:27:53 P.M. H.R. 5806 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 275 - 149 (Roll no. 562).
12:28:04 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:28:31 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:30:08 P.M. H.R. 83 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 776, Mr. Rogers (KY) called up H.R. 83 from the Speaker's table with the Senate amendment thereto, and was recognized for a motion.
12:30:27 P.M. H.R. 83 Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
12:32:08 P.M. H.R. 83 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 776, the House proceeded with 80 minutes of debate on the motion to agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 83, with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-59, as modified by the amendment printed in House Report 113-655.
2:07:00 P.M. H.R. 83 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 83 would be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:07:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:56:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 11.
8:56:56 P.M. H.R. 83 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 83 resumed.
8:57:31 P.M. H.R. 83 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 776, the House proceeded with 10 and 1/2 minutes of debate on the motion to agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 83, with an amendment.
9:08:00 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 1353.
9:08:01 P.M. H.R. 83 The House resumed with the motion to agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 83, with an amendment.
9:08:26 P.M. H.R. 83 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:38:51 P.M. H.R. 83 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 - 206 (Roll no. 563).
9:38:52 P.M. H.R. 83 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:38:55 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 776, H. Con. Res. 122 is considered passed House.
9:39:55 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.
9:40:39 P.M. H.R. 5699 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5699 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes."
9:51:10 P.M. H.R. 5699 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 361 - 39 (Roll no. 564).
9:51:10 P.M. H.R. 5699 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:53:08 P.M. H.J. Res. 130 Mr. Rogers (KY) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
9:53:25 P.M. H.J. Res. 130 Considered by unanimous consent. H.J. Res. 130 — "Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes."
9:54:21 P.M. H.J. Res. 130 On passage Passed without objection.
9:54:23 P.M. H.J. Res. 130 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:55:10 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 December 11, 2014 at 2:53 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2785, H.R. 3044, H.R. 3456, H.R. 3329 amended, and S. 2828.
9:55:20 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 December 11, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 2640 amended.
9:55:40 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 December 11, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1535.
9:55:42 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF CIVIL ACTION - Pursuant to House Resolution 676, the Chair announced that a civil action was initiated on November 21, 2014, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
9:55:53 P.M. H.R. 5803 Mr. Whitfield asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
9:55:58 P.M. H.R. 5803 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5803 — "To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes."
9:56:30 P.M. H.R. 5803 On passage Passed without objection.
9:56:33 P.M. H.R. 5803 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:56:53 P.M. H.R. 2591 Mr. Brady (TX) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
9:56:58 P.M. H.R. 2591 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 2591 — "To amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012."
9:57:16 P.M. H.R. 2591 On passage Passed without objection.
9:57:17 P.M. H.R. 2591 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:57:55 P.M. H.R. 2640 Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
9:58:34 P.M. H.R. 2640 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
9:58:35 P.M. H.R. 2640 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:58:45 P.M. S. 1474 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
9:58:45 P.M. S. 1474 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1474 — "To encourage the State of Alaska to enter into intergovernmental agreements with Indian tribes in the State relating to the enforcement of certain State laws by Indian tribes, to improve the quality of life in rural Alaska, to reduce alcohol and drug abuse, and for other purposes."
9:59:13 P.M. S. 1474 On passage Passed without objection.
9:59:15 P.M. S. 1474 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:59:35 P.M. S. 1353 Mr. McCaul asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
9:59:35 P.M. S. 1353 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1353 — "To provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity, and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and public awareness and preparedness, and for other purposes."
9:59:58 P.M. S. 1353 On passage Passed without objection.
9:59:59 P.M. S. 1353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:01:33 P.M. Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 3:00 p.m. on December 12. Agreed to without objection.
10:01:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
10:09:54 P.M. H.R. 3329 Mrs. Wagner asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
10:09:56 P.M. H.R. 3329 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
10:09:58 P.M. H.R. 3329 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:10:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
10:23:00 P.M. H.R. 5859 Mr. Gerlach asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
10:23:54 P.M. H.R. 5859 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5859 — "To impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, to provide additional assistance to Ukraine, and for other purposes."
10:25:04 P.M. H.R. 5859 On passage Passed without objection.
10:25:06 P.M. H.R. 5859 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:27:27 P.M. Mr. Gerlach moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:27:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:27:39 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2014.
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