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Legislative Day of September 23, 2011

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2:25:37 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 26, 2011.
2:25:36 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:25:26 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:24:06 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:19:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:17:25 P.M. Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Monday, September 26, 2011, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Agreed to without objection.
1:17:24 P.M. Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, September 23, 2011, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2011. Agreed to without objection.
1:17:23 P.M. H.R. 2401 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:17:22 P.M. H.R. 2401 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 249 - 169 (Roll no. 741).
1:10:42 P.M. H.R. 2401 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 233 (Roll no. 740).
12:53:48 P.M. H.R. 2401 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:45:02 P.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCollum motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to protect Great Lakes drinking water from toxic substances.
12:44:36 P.M. H.R. 2401 Ms. McCollum moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
12:44:00 P.M. H.R. 2401 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.
12:43:15 P.M. H.R. 2401 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2401.
12:42:40 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Richardson amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 237 (Roll no. 739).
12:38:53 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Latta amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 192 (Roll no. 738).
12:34:56 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Whitfield amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 188 (Roll no. 737).
12:30:56 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 346 - 74 (Roll no. 736).
12:27:02 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Connolly (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 232 (Roll no. 735).
12:23:09 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 165 - 254 (Roll no. 734).
12:18:57 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Dent amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 269 - 150 (Roll no. 733).
12:14:15 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Kinzinger (IL) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 269 - 145 (Roll no. 732).
12:09:54 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 221 (Roll no. 731).
12:05:28 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 337 - 76 (Roll no. 730).
12:00:50 P.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 229 (Roll no. 729).
11:54:26 A.M. H.R. 2401 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 236 (Roll no. 728).
11:27:12 A.M. H.R. 2401 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:26:43 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Richardson amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Richardson demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:15:23 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richardson amendment No. 12.
11:15:20 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Ms. Richardson, numbered 12 printed in House Report 112-213 to strike the offset provision of H.R. 2401, which would reduce funding to the Diesel Emission Reductions Act.
11:14:56 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Latta amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Latta demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:03:13 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latta amendment No. 11.
11:03:11 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. Latta, numbered 11 printed in House Report 112-213 to update the Clean Air Act's criteria for what factors can be considered when promulgating National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, it would allow the EPA Administrator to consider feasibility and cost when setting these standards, which would negate the effect of a 2001 Supreme Court ruling that held implementation costs cannot be considered when setting NAAQS.
11:02:48 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Whitfield (KY) amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:52:06 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Whitfield (KY) amendment No. 10.
10:52:04 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. Whitfield, numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-213 to provide that the Cross State Air Pollution Rule has no legal force or effect, and directs EPA to continue to apply the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) for at least 3 years until after the study in the underlying bill is complete. The amendment also requires that the proposed Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule has no legal force and effect and that any subsequent Utility MACT rule be issued no sooner than 1 year after the study in the underlying bill is complete. If reissuing the rule, EPA is required to ensure that MACT standards are achievable in practice and that the compliance period is at least 5 years.
10:51:22 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:44:36 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 9.
10:44:34 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-213 to extend the public comment period from 90 days to 120 days.
10:43:08 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly (VA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:34:10 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly (VA) No. 8.
10:34:01 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly (VA), numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-213 to require the committee to study policies which will lead to creation of American jobs in the clean energy sector.
10:33:34 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (FL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:23:47 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment No. 7.
10:23:45 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-213 to exclude from the committee's jurisdiction all rules and regulations that undergo a cost-benefit analysis as a part of existing regulatory requirements.
10:22:20 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dent amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:13:20 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dent amendment No. 6.
10:13:18 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. Dent, numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-213 to add the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry and Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants to the Covered Rules within the bill.
10:12:39 A.M. H.R. 2401 The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting.
10:12:13 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2883.
10:11:23 A.M. H.R. 2401 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a Senate message.
10:11:06 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kinzinger amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:59:36 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kinzinger amendment No. 5.
9:59:33 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kinzinger (IL), numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-213 to add upcoming EPA gasoline regulations to the list of measures to be analyzed for their cumulative impact on energy prices, jobs, and American competitiveness.
9:58:57 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Capps demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:49:37 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment No. 4.
9:49:34 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capps, numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-213 to require the committee to include in its analyses an estimate of the incidence of birth and developmental defects and infant mortality that would result from a delay to covered rules and covered actions under the bill.
9:48:51 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:41:58 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 3.
9:41:56 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-213 to ensure that the study will analyze the impact that a rule or action could have on low-income communities and public health.
9:40:28 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:32:07 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 2.
9:32:04 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-213 to add the effect on clean energy jobs and clean energy companies, including those that export clean energy technology, to the items to be considered in the analyses required by the bill.
9:31:36 A.M. H.R. 2401 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Welch (VT) amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:20:37 A.M. H.R. 2401 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 406, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch (VT) amendment No. 1.
9:20:33 A.M. H.R. 2401 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-213 to add the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others, to the interagency council that this bill would create. Additionally, the amendment directs the committee to look at important health impacts on the most vulnerable subpopulations that would be affected by EPA's proposed rules.
9:18:25 A.M. H.R. 2401 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:18:11 A.M. H.R. 2401 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2401 — "To require analyses of the cumulative and incremental impacts of certain rules and actions of the Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes."
9:03:59 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.
9:02:32 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Lee of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:26 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:20 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Beebe Memorial Cathedral, Oakland, California
9:01:01 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert J. Dold to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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