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Legislative Day of February 15, 2012

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9:30:51 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 16, 2012.
9:30:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:38 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:29:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 15.
8:54:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
6:54:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:47:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House continued with further one minute speeches.
6:46:21 P.M. United States Holocaust Memorial Council - Pursuant to 36 U.S.C. 2302, and the order of the House of January 5, 2011 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council: Mr. Israel .
6:44:48 P.M. H.R. 3408 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3408 as unfinished business.
6:43:43 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 236 (Roll no. 63).
6:40:16 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Landry amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 266 - 159 (Roll no. 62).
6:35:39 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Bishop (NY) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 169 - 257 (Roll no. 61).
6:32:03 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 267 (Roll no. 60).
6:27:32 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 265 (Roll no. 59).
6:23:46 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Doyle amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 234 (Roll no. 58).
6:20:04 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Rush amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 149 - 276 (Roll no. 57).
6:16:25 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Markey amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 254 (Roll no. 56).
6:10:43 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Eshoo amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 249 (Roll no. 55).
5:44:05 P.M. H.R. 3408 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:43:51 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Deutch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day
5:33:31 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch Part A amendment No. 12.
5:33:23 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require a person to include in the application for a drilling lease an estimate of the economic impact, including job losses, resulting from a worst-case discharge of oil from facilities operating under the lease.
5:32:56 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Landry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Markey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:22:45 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Landry Part A amendment No. 11.
5:22:37 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Landry, numbered 11 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to raise the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act cap to $750 million per year starting in year 2023 until 2055. The amendment keeps the $500 million cap per year in place through year 2022.
5:21:27 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Richmond amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:22 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richmond Part A amendment No. 10.
5:18:10 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Richmond, numbered 10 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to allow oil and gas revenues to be used for coastal wetlands conservation, coastal restoration, hurricane protection, or infrastructure projects directly impacted by coastal wetland losses. Currently, H.R. 7 contains a prohibition on how states can use oil and gas revenues. Energy producing states use offshore oil and gas revenues to fund their required state cost share of hurricane protection and coastline restoration programs.
5:17:44 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bishop (NY) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (NY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:06:57 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) Part A amendment No. 9.
5:06:54 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (NY), numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to prohibit oil and natural gas lease sales in the northeast U.S.
5:06:29 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Bilirakis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:51 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bilirakis Part A amendment No. 8.
4:58:36 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bilirakis, numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require the Secretary to conduct an economic impact survey to determine the economic effects that lease sales within 100 miles of the coast of Florida will have on the Florida fishing and tourism industries.
4:58:12 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:46:58 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps Part A amendment No. 7.
4:46:56 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capps, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to strike Section 17304, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and part 4, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states.
4:46:38 P.M. H.R. 3408 On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:38 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (WA) Part A amendment No. 6.
4:44:36 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (WA), numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to change the underlying bill's requirement that the Department of the Interior substitute two new lease blocks for each one lease block that is deferred from a lease sale at the request of the Department of Defense, to replace each deferred lease block with one new lease block. The amendment also calls attention to the existing authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act for the President to designate National Defense Areas on the outer Continental Shelf that are restricted from exploration and operation. The amendment also requires the North Aleutian Basin lease sale to be conducted by 2015 rather than one year after enactment of the Act.
4:43:45 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:34:07 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part A amendment No. 5.
4:34:03 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to strike subtitle A of title XVII and provides a five year window offset through increasing the federal share of drilling revenue.
4:33:41 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Doyle amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Doyle demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:21:35 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Doyle Part A amendment No. 4.
4:21:32 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Doyle, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require that a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is not to be issued or deemed issued unless the permit applicant can certify and provide adequate documentation to FERC that at least 75% of the iron and steel to be used in domestic portion of the pipeline is produced in North America.
4:20:58 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rush amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:08:51 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rush Part A amendment No. 3.
4:08:48 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rush, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to amend Title XIV to prohibit the issuance of a permit absent conditions that restrict the ability of the permit recipient from initiating or threatening to initiate proceedings to invoke the power of eminent domain against the will of a property's owner for the purposes of constructing or operating the Keystone XL pipeline.
4:08:27 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Markey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Markey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:55:45 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Markey Part A amendment No. 2.
3:55:41 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Mr. Markey, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to ensure that if the Keystone XL pipeline is built, the oil that it transports to the Gulf of Mexico and the fuels made from that oil remain in this country to benefit Americans. The amendment allows the President to waive this requirement if it can be shown that an export of the oil or fuels won't increase our dependence on oil or fuels we buy from hostile nations, that prices for refiners and consumers won't go up if the export occurs, or if an export is needed to comply with any international treaties or other agreements we have to export oil or fuels.
3:54:55 P.M. H.R. 3408 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Eshoo amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Eshoo demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:35 P.M. H.R. 3408 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 547, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eshoo Part A amendment No. 1.
3:47:29 P.M. H.R. 3408 An amendment, offered by Ms. Eshoo, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review the results of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) study, as required by the bipartisan pipeline safety bill (Public Law 112-90), before issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
2:35:55 P.M. H.R. 3408 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3408.
2:35:45 P.M. H.R. 3408 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:35:44 P.M. H.R. 3408 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 547 and Rule XVIII.
2:35:09 P.M. H.R. 3408 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3408. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. Specified amendments printed in part A of the report accompanying this resolution are in order. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3813. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. Specified amendments printed in part B of the report accompanying this resolution are in order. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 7.
2:35:04 P.M. H.R. 3408 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 547. H.R. 3408 — "To set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes."
2:34:25 P.M. H.R. 3248 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:34:24 P.M. H.R. 3248 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 0 (Roll no. 54).
2:28:25 P.M. H.R. 3248 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3248 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 112 South 5th Street in Saint Charles, Missouri, as the "Lance Corporal Drew W. Weaver Post Office Building"."
2:28:03 P.M. H.R. 3247 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:28:02 P.M. H.R. 3247 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 0 (Roll no. 53).
2:21:11 P.M. H.R. 3247 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3247 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Town and Country Commons in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the "Lance Corporal Matthew P. Pathenos Post Office Building"."
2:21:02 P.M. H.R. 2079 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:01 P.M. H.R. 2079 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 2 (Roll no. 52).
2:13:59 P.M. H.R. 2079 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2079 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10 Main Street in East Rockaway, New York, as the "John J. Cook Post Office"."
2:13:50 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:13:35 P.M. H. Res. 547 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:34 P.M. H. Res. 547 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 186 (Roll no. 51).
2:05:42 P.M. H. Res. 547 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 181 (Roll no. 50).
12:38:40 P.M. H. Res. 547 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 547.
12:29:23 P.M. H. Res. 547 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 547 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3408) to set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3813) to amend title 5, United States Code, to secure the annuities of Federal civilian employees, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs, and for other purposes."
12:02:59 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.
12:02:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Hahn to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:03 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Rudy Stevens, United States Army, Pinehurst, North Carolina.
12:00:46 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 15.
11:03:51 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:54 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.
10:00:49 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:23 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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