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Legislative Day of July 17, 2013

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10:00:58 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 18, 2013.
10:00:57 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:00:37 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:10:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
9:09:00 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 303.
7:20:44 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:19:51 P.M. H.R. 2667 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 300, H.R. 2667 is laid on the table.
7:04:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:04:10 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a communication with respect to the national emergency with respect to Liberia - referred to theCommittee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-47).
7:03:09 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader. Pursuant to Section 4(b) of the World War I Centennial Commission act (Pub. L. 112-272), Ms. Pelosi notified the House that she appointed Mr. Robert Dalessandro of Alexandria, Virginia, to the World War I Centennial Commission.
7:02:38 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
7:01:59 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal which had been postponed from earlier in the legislative day.
7:00:17 P.M. H.R. 2668 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 300, in the engrossment of H.R. 2668, the text of H.R. 2667, as passed by the House, was appended as new matter at the end of H.R. 2668.
7:00:06 P.M. H.R. 2668 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:05 P.M. H.R. 2668 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 174 (Roll no. 363).
6:53:19 P.M. H.R. 2668 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 - 230 (Roll no. 362).
6:46:10 P.M. H.R. 2668 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:37:38 P.M. H.R. 2668 DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Andrews motion to recommit with instructions pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment which prohibits anything in the Act from being construed to alter, delay, or weaken: 1) Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act (which reduces out-of-pocket costs and cost-sharing for individuals and families); 2) Sections 1001 and 1401 of the Affordable Care Act (which provide tax credits and rebates for health insurance); or 3) Section 1201 of the Affordable Care Act (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of pre-existing conditions and gender). Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
6:37:22 P.M. H.R. 2668 Mr. Andrews moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
6:37:03 P.M. H.R. 2668 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2668 — "To delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate."
6:36:24 P.M. H.R. 2667 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:36:23 P.M. H.R. 2667 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 264 - 161 (Roll no. 361).
6:28:35 P.M. H.R. 2667 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 - 230 (Roll no. 360).
6:03:46 P.M. H.R. 2667 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:57:13 P.M. H.R. 2667 DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Andrews motion to recommit with instructions pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment providing that nothing in the Act shall be construed to allow employers to reduce insurance coverage for individuals and families who currently receive job-based health benefits. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
5:56:45 P.M. H.R. 2667 Mr. Andrews moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
5:56:30 P.M. H.R. 2667 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2667 — "To delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes."
5:55:39 P.M. H.R. 2668 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that further proceedings on the consideration of H.R. 2668 would be postponed.
5:55:26 P.M. H.R. 2668 The previous question was ordered without objection.
4:59:09 P.M. H.R. 2668 WORDS TAKEN DOWN - During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have words taken down. Mr. Price (GA) asked unanimous consent to withdraw the words. Without objection the words were withdrawn. The House resumed with debate on H.R. 2668.
4:31:06 P.M. H.R. 2668 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2668.
4:30:54 P.M. H.R. 2668 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2667 and H.R. 2668 under a closed rule. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate and one motion to recommit in each instance.
4:30:49 P.M. H.R. 2668 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 300. H.R. 2668 — "To delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate."
4:30:21 P.M. H.R. 2667 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 2667 until a time to be announced.
4:29:58 P.M. H.R. 2667 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:14:32 P.M. H.R. 2667 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2667.
3:14:01 P.M. H.R. 2667 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2667 and H.R. 2668 under a closed rule. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate and one motion to recommit in each instance.
3:13:56 P.M. H.R. 2667 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 300. H.R. 2667 — "To delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes."
3:13:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by recorded vote: 10 - 409 (Roll no. 359).
2:57:09 P.M. Mr. Polis moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:55:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
2:52:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:51:06 P.M. H. Res. 300 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:51:05 P.M. H. Res. 300 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 183 (Roll no. 358).
2:44:10 P.M. H. Res. 300 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 192 (Roll no. 357).
2:17:23 P.M. H. Res. 300 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 300 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2668) to delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2667) to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes."
2:16:41 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 300, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:16:31 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
1:36:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:36:31 P.M. H. Res. 300 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 300, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
12:41:14 P.M. H. Res. 300 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 300.
12:40:00 P.M. H. Res. 300 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 300 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2668) to delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2667) to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, and for other purposes."
12:03:08 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.
12:02:34 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Beatty to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:56 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
12:00:25 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Robert Wagenseil, Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.
12:00:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
10:40:05 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:52 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.
10:00:35 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Thomas Massie to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:19 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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