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Legislative Day of September 21, 2012

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4:11:45 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 25, 2012.
4:10:37 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 21.
2:31:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
12:24:01 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has proceeded to Special Order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business
12:14:34 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:12:53 P.M. Mr. McHenry asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, September 21, 2012, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Agreed to without objection.
12:12:22 P.M. H.R. 3409 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:12:22 P.M. H.R. 3409 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 - 175 (Roll no. 603).
12:03:48 P.M. H.R. 3409 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 233 (Roll no. 602).
11:37:47 A.M. H.R. 3409 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add findings to the bill stating that the national program to improve vehicle fuel efficiency will provide major economic and consumer benefits. The motion would also prohibit H.R. 3409 from overturning the EPA and Department of Transportation pollution control and fuel efficiency rule for 2017 to 2025 model year vehicles if such a nullification would result in: consumers paying more for gasoline over the life of their car, a loss of jobs in the U.S. auto manufacturing industry, or a negative impact to the U.S. economy.
11:37:31 A.M. H.R. 3409 Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
11:37:14 A.M. H.R. 3409 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:36:39 A.M. H.R. 3409 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.
11:35:56 A.M. H.R. 3409 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3409.
11:35:21 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 181 (Roll no. 601).
11:31:01 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Flake amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 183 (Roll no. 600).
11:27:01 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 168 - 243 (Roll no. 599).
11:23:07 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Markey amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 250 (Roll no. 598).
11:17:31 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 247 - 163 (Roll no. 597).
11:13:43 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 247 (Roll no. 596).
11:08:37 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Markey amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 246 (Roll no. 595).
11:03:49 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Kelly amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 168 (Roll no. 594).
10:58:49 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Waxman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 229 (Roll no. 593).
10:52:43 A.M. H.R. 3409 On agreeing to the Markey amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 229 (Roll no. 592).
10:25:44 A.M. H.R. 3409 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:25:00 A.M. H.R. 3409 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wasman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:12:59 A.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 Gosar amendment No. 13.
10:12:57 A.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 13 printed in House Report 112-680 to add language to the end of the "Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012" which would limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue regulations on the Navajo Generating Station, located near Page, Arizona.
10:12:16 A.M. H.R. 3409 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, 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.
10:00:00 A.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 Flake amendment No. 12.
9:59:58 A.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flake, numbered 12 printed in House Report 112-680 to give power to the states to revoke any existing federal implementation plan (FIP) with regard to the regulation of visibility. In revoking the FIP, the state must propose a state implementation plan (SIP) to regulate visibility within 2 years. The Amendment also gives the states a minimum of five years to become compliant with federal standards if they choose to accept the FIP, allowing businesses time to plan for the changes.
9:59:18 A.M. H.R. 3409 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:51:22 A.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 DeFazio amendment No. 11.
9:51:18 A.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 11 printed in House Report 112-680 to require EPA and the Department of Transportation to submit a report to Congress within 6 months on the health, environmental, and public health impacts of fugitive coal dust.
9:50:31 A.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.
9:42:08 A.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. 10.
9:42:06 A.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. Markey, numbered 10 printed in House Report 112-680 to create a national renewable electricity and energy efficiency standard.
9:41:23 A.M. H.R. 3409 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McKinley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McKinley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:29:11 A.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 McKinley amendment No. 9.
9:29:09 A.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, numbered 9 printed in House Report 112-680 to prohibit the EPA from retroactively vetoing a Section 404 Permit under the Clean Water Act.
9:28:31 A.M. H.R. 3409 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes 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.
9:19:43 A.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 Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
9:19:40 A.M. H.R. 3409 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX), numbered 8 printed in House Report 112-680 to strike section 503 of the committee print. The existing deadlines in subsections (m) and (q) of section 404 of the Clean Water Act would remain unchanged.
9:18:16 A.M. H.R. 3409 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:17:51 A.M. H.R. 3409 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
9:03:30 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.
9:03:06 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Schakowsky to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:02 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:10 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:00:59 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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