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Legislative Day of January 23, 2013

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2:45:32 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 25, 2013.
2:45:30 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:45:12 P.M. Mr. Franks (AZ) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:37:30 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:28:48 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:28:20 P.M. GOVERNING BOARD OF THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS - Pursuant to section 4(d) of H. Res. 5, 113th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following individuals to the Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics: (Nominated by the Speaker with the concurrence of the Minority Leader) Mr. Porter J. Goss of Florida, Chairman; Mr. James M. Eagen, III, of Colorado; Ms. Allison R. Hayward of Virginia; and Mr. Bill Frenzel of Virginia, Alternate; (Nominated by the Minority Leader with the concurrence of the Speaker) Mr. David Skaggs of Colorado, Co-Chairman; Mrs. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke of California; Ms. Karan English of Arizona; and Mr. Mike Barnes of Maryland, Alternate.
1:27:06 P.M. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - Pursuant to sections 5580 and 5581 of the revised statutes (20 U.S.C. 42-43), and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed Mr. Johnson of Texas and Mr. Cole of Oklahoma to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution .
1:26:40 P.M. Mr. Westmoreland asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns January 25, it adjourn to meet on January 29 at 1 p.m. Agreed to without objection.
1:26:39 P.M. Mr. Westmoreland asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on January 25 at 2 p.m. Agreed to without objection.
1:25:05 P.M. H. Res. 42 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:25:01 P.M. H. Res. 42 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:24:46 P.M. H. Res. 42 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 42 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
1:23:58 P.M. H.R. 325 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:23:57 P.M. H.R. 325 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 285 - 144 (Roll no. 30).
1:13:43 P.M. H.R. 325 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 151 - 277 (Roll no. 29).
12:46:34 P.M. H.R. 325 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:37:55 P.M. H.R. 325 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (FL) 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 inserting a new section pertaining to Protecting Veterans, Troops, and Seniors from Benefit Cuts and Cost Increases.
12:37:34 P.M. H.R. 325 Mr. Murphy (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
12:37:10 P.M. H.R. 325 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:11:44 A.M. H.R. 325 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 325.
11:11:02 A.M. H.R. 325 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 325 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. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment printed in the report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
11:10:57 A.M. H.R. 325 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 39. H.R. 325 — "To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes."
11:10:45 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 291 - 129, 2 Present (Roll no. 28).
11:02:33 A.M. H. Res. 39 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:02:32 A.M. H. Res. 39 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 190 (Roll no. 27).
10:54:11 A.M. H. Res. 39 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 193 (Roll no. 26).
9:20:35 A.M. H. Res. 39 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 39.
9:20:12 A.M. H. Res. 39 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 39 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 325) to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes."
9:04:57 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.
9:04:43 A.M. ADJUSTMENT OF THE WHOLE HOUSE - Under Clause 5(d) of Rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentlewoman from Missouri, Mrs. Emerson, the whole number of the House is 432.
9:04:13 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Coffman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:49 A.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. McClintock demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:00 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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