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Legislative Day of September 20, 2012

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8:44:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on September 21, 2012.
8:44:48 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:44:37 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:28:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:27:19 P.M. H.R. 3409 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3409 as unfinished business.
7:26:42 P.M. H.R. 3409 On motion to rise. Agreed to by voice vote.
7:26:28 P.M. H.R. 3409 Mr. Harris moved to rise..
7:26:06 P.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Harris amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:20:37 P.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 788, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Harris amendment No. 7.
7:20:34 P.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Harris, numbered 7 printed in House Report 112-680 to reinforce the transparency and sound science requirements in the bill. Specifically, it would require EPA to make data and modeling inputs available to the public, and would require Regulatory Impact Analysis to undergo external peer review according to the agency's own peer review guidelines.
7:19:25 P.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Benishek amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:05 P.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 788, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Benishek amendment No. 6.
7:14:02 P.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Benishek, numbered 6 printed in House Report 112-680 to require the Committee for the Cumulative Analysis of Regulations that Impact Energy and Manufacturing in the United States to include the health effects associated with regulatory costs in its assessment.
7:13:06 P.M. H.R. 3409 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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Benishek demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:02:08 P.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 788, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Markey amendment No. 5.
7:02:05 P.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Markey, numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-680 to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to take any action using its authority under the Clean Air Act if such action would increase North American energy independence by reducing demand for oil.
7:01:40 P.M. H.R. 3409 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kelly 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 adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:49:49 P.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 788, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly amendment No. 4.
6:49:46 P.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kelly, numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-680 to require the Secretary of Transportation to submit a report to Congress estimating the number of jobs, the fatalities and injuries, and the cost to the economy caused by the "2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards" rule. Would require that the Secretary shall not consult with the EPA or the California Air Resources Board to complete the report.
6:49:12 P.M. H.R. 3409 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes 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.
6:42:56 P.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 788, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman amendment No. 3.
6:42:53 P.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Waxman, numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-680 to strike the language that would repeal EPA's scientific finding that carbon pollution endangers the public health and welfare.
6:41:39 P.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Bucshon amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:32:56 P.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 788, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bucshon amendment No. 2.
6:32:54 P.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bucshon, numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-680 to require that the Secretary, or any other Federal official proposing a rule under this Act, shall publish with each rule proposed under this Act each, scientific study the Secretary or other official, respectively, relied on in developing the rule. This amendment ensures that rules being issued are based on scientific study.
6:32:22 P.M. H.R. 3409 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 adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:21:53 P.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 788, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Markey amendment No. 1.
6:21:38 P.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Markey, numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-680 to allow the Secretary of Interior to promulgate rules under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, if such rule would reduce the prevalence of pulmonary diseases, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease or reduce the prevalence of birth defects or reproductive problems in pregnant women or children.
5:16:36 P.M. H.R. 3409 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3409.
5:16:27 P.M. H.R. 3409 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven C. LaTourette to act as Chairman of the Committee.
5:16:26 P.M. H.R. 3409 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 788 and Rule XVIII.
5:16:13 P.M. H.R. 3409 The resolution provides for consideration of both H.J. Res. 118 and H.R. 3409. H.J. Res. 118 is debatable for one hour and is closed to amendments. H.R. 3409 is debatable for one hour and specified amendments are in order. Motions to recommit are in order. The resolution also provides for approval of the Journal on specified days; appointing of Members to perform duties of the Chair; not counting of legislative days for the purposes of the War Powers Act, purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII, and the purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII.
5:16:08 P.M. H.R. 3409 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 788. H.R. 3409 — "To limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations before December 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977."
5:15:29 P.M. H.R. 5987 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 237 - 180 (Roll no. 591).
5:07:38 P.M. H.R. 5987 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5987 — "To establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes."
5:07:31 P.M. H.R. 6429 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 257 - 158 (Roll no. 590).
5:00:40 P.M. H.R. 6429 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6429 — "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes."
5:00:22 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption on motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:00:21 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:20 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 250 - 164 (Roll no. 589).
4:35:18 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 118 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of Family Assistance of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services relating to waiver and expenditure authority under section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315) with respect to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program."
4:34:56 P.M. H.R. 6429 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.
3:41:42 P.M. H.R. 6429 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6429.
3:41:26 P.M. H.R. 6429 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:14 P.M. H.R. 6429 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6429 — "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes."
3:40:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:40:10 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The chair put the question on agreeing to the joint resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded the yeas and nays and further proceedings on the joint resolution were postponed.
3:39:41 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 RESUMING CONSIDERATION OF H.J. RES. 118 - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, the Chair announced that consideration of H.J. Res. 118 would now resume.
3:38:40 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(C) of Rule 19, the Speaker postponed further proceedings on H.J. Res. 118.
3:38:03 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:25:28 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 118.
2:24:42 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 The resolution provides for consideration of both H.J. Res. 118 and H.R. 3409. H.J. Res. 118 is debatable for one hour and is closed to amendments. H.R. 3409 is debatable for one hour and specified amendments are in order. Motions to recommit are in order. The resolution also provides for approval of the Journal on specified days; appointing of Members to perform duties of the Chair; not counting of legislative days for the purposes of the War Powers Act, purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII, and the purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII.
2:24:37 P.M. H.J. Res. 118 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 788. H.J. Res. 118 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of Family Assistance of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services relating to waiver and expenditure authority under section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315) with respect to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program."
2:24:03 P.M. H. Res. 788 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:02 P.M. H. Res. 788 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 182 (Roll no. 588).
2:10:33 P.M. H. Res. 788 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 179 (Roll no. 587).
12:54:04 P.M. H. Res. 788 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 788.
12:54:01 P.M. H. Res. 788 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 788 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 118) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of Family Assistance of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services relating to waiver and expenditure authority under section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315) with respect to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3409) to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations before December 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 22, 2012, through November 12, 2012."
12:53:49 P.M. H. Res. 788 On question of consideration of the Resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:38:21 P.M. H. Res. 788 POINT OF ORDER AGAINST CONSIDERATION - Ms. Moore stated that the provisions of H. Res. 788 violate section 426(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and made a point of order against the consideration of the resolution. Subsequently, the Chair noted that the required threshold of identifying the specific language in question had been met, and the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the question of consideration. At the conclusion of debate on the question of consideration, the Chair will put the question to wit: Will the House now consider the resolution?
12:32:20 P.M. H. Res. 788 By direction of the Committee on Rules, Mr. Bishop (UT) called up the resolution H. Res. 788, and asked for its immediate consideration.
12:03:06 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.
12:02:51 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:45 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:25 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Steven Weil, Orthodox Union, New York, New York.
12:00:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 20.
11:08:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:01:20 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.
10:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Flake to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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