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Legislative Day of March 20, 2013

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8:09:37 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 21, 2013.
8:09:36 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:09:21 P.M. Mr. Nugent moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:08:59 P.M. Mr. Nugent asked unanimous consent That it shall be in order at any time to take from the Speaker's table the bill, H.R. 933, with Senate amendments thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendments; the Senate amendments and the motion shall be considered as read; the motion shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question. Agreed to without objection.
8:08:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.
6:23:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:27:02 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:21:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:20:42 P.M. Mr. Price (GA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on March 21. Agreed to without objection.
5:19:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H. Con. Res. 25 as unfinished business.
5:19:17 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 Mr. Price (GA) moved that the Committee now rise.
5:18:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 On agreeing to the Van Hollen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 165 - 253 (Roll no. 87).
4:10:22 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 122, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Van Hollen amendment in the nature of a substitute.
4:07:40 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Van Hollen, numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-21 to emphasize job creation and growth, replacing the harmful sequester with a balanced approach to deficit reduction that includes targeted spending cuts as well as revenues, protecting Medicare beneficiaries, and cutting tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans while extending tax relief for the middle-class. The amendment meets these national priorities within a fiscally responsible framework that reduces the deficit to a sustainable 2.4 percent of GDP by 2023.
4:07:03 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 On agreeing to the Woodall amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 104 - 132, 171 Present (Roll no. 86).
3:04:14 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 122, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Woodall amendment in the nature of a substitute.
3:04:07 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Woodall, numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-21 to balance in four years, remove the fiscal cliff tax increases, and cut discretionary spending to FY2008 levels.
3:03:46 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 84 - 327, 1 Present (Roll no. 85).
2:56:25 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 105 - 305, 1 Present (Roll no. 84).
2:46:55 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 154 - 261 (Roll no. 83).
2:18:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:18:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:42:31 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 122, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment in the nature of a substitute.
1:42:23 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-21 to establish the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2013 and for fiscal years 2015 through 2023. The amendment is referred to the "Back to Work Budget".
1:41:55 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:07:53 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 122, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment in the nature of a substitute.
1:07:51 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-21 to make significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs. The amendment protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP. The amendment raises new revenue by closing corporate tax loopholes and preferences. The amendment reduces the annual budget deficit to 1.8% of GDP by FY 2023.
1:07:19 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mulvaney substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:45:33 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 122, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Mulvaney amendment in the nature of a substitute.
12:45:23 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Mulvaney, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-21 to strike the text of the bill and insert the text of the Senate's Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2014.
12:43:59 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
12:43:27 P.M. H. Con. Res. 25 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 25 — "Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023."
12:43:09 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 Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. Schneider of Illinois, Ms. Frankel of Florida, and Mr. Connolly of Virginia to the United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
12:42:11 P.M. BOARD OF VISITORS TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY - Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), clause 10 of rule I, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed Mr. Shimkus of Illinois, Mr. Womack of Arkansas, Mr. Israel of New York, and Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy.
12:03:23 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.
12:02:23 P.M. The Speaker recognized Mr. Luetkemeyer for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain.
12:02:22 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Barrow of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:17 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City, MO.
12:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.
10:40:40 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:46 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.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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