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Legislative Day of January 15, 2013

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9:21:18 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on January 18, 2013.
9:21:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:21:00 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:34:37 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:33:53 P.M. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C 3003, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Mr. Smith of NJ, Co-Chairman.
7:33:33 P.M. United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C 1928a, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: Mr. Turner, Chairman.
7:30:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
7:29:00 P.M. H.R. 219 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, in the engrossment of H.R. 152, the text of H.R. 219 as passed by the House, was added as new matter at the end of H.R. 152 and the title of H.R. 152 was conformed to reflect the additional matter.
7:28:45 P.M. H.R. 152 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, in the engrossment of H.R. 152, the text of H.R. 219 as passed by the House, was added as new matter at the end of H.R. 152 and the title of H.R. 152 was conformed to reflect the additional matter.
7:28:44 P.M. H.R. 152 Mr. Rogers of Kentucky asked unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 152, the Clerk shall reinsert the text on page 1, lines 3 through 6 of the bill after the enacting clause. Agreed to without objection.
7:28:43 P.M. H.R. 152 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:28:42 P.M. H.R. 152 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 180 (Roll no. 23).
7:12:25 P.M. H.R. 152 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
7:12:04 P.M. H.R. 152 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:11:52 P.M. H.R. 152 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 152.
7:11:07 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Frelinghuysen amendment; as amended Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 192 (Roll no. 22).
7:04:03 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Bishop (UT) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 198 (Roll no. 21).
6:59:20 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Benishek amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 208 - 212 (Roll no. 20).
6:55:26 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Fleming amendment; as modified Agreed to by recorded vote: 216 - 205 (Roll no. 19).
6:51:13 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Duncan (SC) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 217 (Roll no. 18).
6:47:24 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 206 - 214 (Roll no. 17).
6:42:35 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 221 - 197 (Roll no. 16).
6:16:01 P.M. H.R. 152 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to amendments previously debated and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:15:46 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:11:42 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part C perfecting amendment No. 12.
6:11:36 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 12 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to increase the funding to the National Cemetery Administration by $1 million for the purposes of repairing veterans' cemeteries damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
6:10:51 P.M. H.R. 152 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bishop (UT) Part C amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (UT) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:59:35 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) Part C perfecting amendment No. 11.
5:59:09 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (UT) to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 11 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior or Agriculture from acquiring any more federal land using funds provided under this emergency supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief.
5:58:40 P.M. H.R. 152 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Benishek Part C amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Benishek demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:48:52 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Benishek Part C perfecting amendment No. 10.
5:48:30 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Benishek to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 10 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to strike the proviso on line 20, restoring the requirement that local investments are required in Historic Preservation Grants.
5:47:46 P.M. H.R. 152 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming Part C amendment No. 9, as modified, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:35:59 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming Part C perfecting amendment No. 9.
5:35:25 P.M. H.R. 152 Fleming amendment; modified by unanimous consent. To strike "Steward" and insert "Stewart".
5:34:54 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fleming to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 9 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to cut $9,800,000 from the Fish & Wildlife Service for rebuilding seawalls and buildings on uninhabited islands in the Steward McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut.
5:34:33 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Huelskamp amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:50 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huelskamp Part C perfecting amendment No. 8.
5:31:08 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huelskamp to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 8 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to require FEMA to disclose all disaster relief grants, not just those over $1 million.
5:30:58 P.M. H.R. 152 By unanimous consent, the Velazquez amendment was withdrawn.
5:28:39 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part C perfecting amendment No. 7.
5:27:46 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 7 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to increase the Community Development Fund appropriation amount by $25 million offset by reductions elsewhere in the bill.
5:27:33 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:23:23 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer Part C perfecting amendment No. 6.
5:22:58 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 6 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to clarify that the Corps of Engineers construction projects receiving funds in this legislation will be at full Federal expense only with respect to the funds provided by this legislation.
5:22:28 P.M. H.R. 152 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duncan (SC) Part C amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Duncan (SC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:13:15 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (SC) Part C perfecting amendment No. 5.
5:12:52 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duncan (SC) to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 5 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to strip out the extra $1M for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and replaces that with a limitation against funding for LSC.
5:12:14 P.M. H.R. 152 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) Part C amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:01:30 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) Part C perfecting amendment No. 4.
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA) to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 4 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to strike $13,000,000 in funding to "accelerate the National Weather Service ground readiness project".
5:00:38 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Runyan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:02 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Runyan Part C perfecting amendment No. 3.
4:56:41 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Runyan to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 3 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to clarify that the fisheries disaster money in the Frelinghuysen amendment is intended for states that were BOTH impacted by Hurricane Sandy and suffered a fisheries disaster in 2012.
4:55:48 P.M. H.R. 152 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores Part C amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flores demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:46:31 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores Part C perfecting amendment No. 2.
4:46:09 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores to the Frelinghuysen amendment, numbered 2 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to strike $150,000,000 for Regional Ocean Partnership grants.
4:24:29 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Frelinghuysen Part C amendment No. 1.
4:24:03 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Frelinghuysen, numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to provide an additional $33.677 billion in total spending to cover current and anticipated needs in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Sandy. This funding is in addition to the amendment submitted by Chairman Rogers.
4:21:36 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Rogers (KY) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 327 - 91 (Roll no. 15).
4:14:07 P.M. H.R. 152 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 162 - 258 (Roll no. 14).
3:37:05 P.M. H.R. 152 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part B Mulvaney (SC) amendment.
3:37:04 P.M. H.R. 152 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney to the Rogers (KY) amendment, printed in Part B of House Report 113-1 to provide an offset of the $17 billion in emergency funding to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The offset is achieved by an across the board cut of 1.63 percent to all discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2013.
3:36:41 P.M. H.R. 152 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded to consider the Part A Rogers (KY) amendment in the nature of a substitute and the Part B Mulvaney (SC) perfecting amendment.
2:28:59 P.M. H.R. 152 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 152.
2:28:51 P.M. H.R. 152 The Speaker designated the Honorable Shelley Moore Capito to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
2:28:50 P.M. H.R. 152 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 23 and Rule XVIII.
2:28:36 P.M. H.R. 152 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 152 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of this report shall be considered as an original bill. The resolution waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The resolution provides that if the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part A is not adopted, the Committee of the Whole shall rise and report that it has come to no resolution on the bill. The resolution provides that each such amendment printed in part B and part C of this report shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or the Committee of the Whole. Finally, the resolution directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 152, add the text of H.R. 219, as passed by the House, as a new matter at the end of H.R. 152.
2:28:31 P.M. H.R. 152 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 23. H.R. 152 — "Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes."
2:28:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by recorded vote: 0 - 419 (Roll no. 13).
2:11:57 P.M. Mr. Ellison moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:11:50 P.M. H. Res. 23 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:11:49 P.M. H. Res. 23 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 367 - 52 (Roll no. 12).
2:03:08 P.M. H. Res. 23 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 293 - 127 (Roll no. 11).
12:32:41 P.M. H. Res. 23 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 23.
12:32:18 P.M. H. Res. 23 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 23 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 152) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes."
12:31:00 P.M. Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013. Agreed to without objection.
12:01:16 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 15.
11:10:49 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:03:15 A.M. READING OF THE CONSTITUTION - Pursuant to section 5(a) of H. Res. 5, the Chair recognized the gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Goodlatte, for the reading of the Constitution.
10:02:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Walberg to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:39 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:01:17 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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