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Legislative Day of July 18, 2013

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7:09:51 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 19, 2013.
7:09:48 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:09:46 P.M. Mr. Rokita moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:08:58 P.M. Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276d and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Huizenga of MI and Mrs. Miller of MI.
7:08:34 P.M. Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276h, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group: Mr. McCaul and Mr. Duffy.
7:08:00 P.M. H.R. 5 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
7:07:51 P.M. H.R. 5 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:07:28 P.M. H.R. 5 Mr. Rokita moved that the Committee rise.
7:07:04 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Broun (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:55:22 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment No. 21.
6:55:18 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Broun (GA), numbered 21 printed in House Report 113-158 to require the Secretary of Education to include in their report to Congress the average salary of employees who were determined to be associated with eliminated or consolidated programs or projects by the underlying legislation and a report on the average salaries of the employees of the Department according to their job function.
6:55:10 P.M. H.R. 5 By unanimous consent, the Garrett amendment was withdrawn.
6:53:55 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett amendment No. 20.
6:53:53 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garrett, numbered 20 printed in House Report 113-158 to clarify that states that opt out of receiving funds, or are not awarded funds, under this Act are not required to carry out any of the requirements of the programs under this Act. The amendment also clarifies that states are not required to participate in any program under this Act.
6:52:58 P.M. H.R. 5 By unanimous consent, the Mullin amendment was withdrawn.
6:50:49 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mullin amendment No. 19.
6:50:44 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mullin, numbered 19 printed in House Report 113-158 to strike language in the bill that allows consolidated districts to be eligible for payment if they do not qualify after consolidation; strikes language allowing for mid-year adjustment for student counts; makes the 8007 Construction Program a competitive grant program.
6:50:13 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:43:32 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment No. 18.
6:43:28 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 18 printed in House Report 113-158 to require that applicants consider how to target their services to low-income students and parents, including low-income students and parents who are not proficient in English.
6:43:17 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:34:32 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 17.
6:34:30 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 17 printed in House Report 113-158 to allow charter schools to use grant funds for teacher preparation, professional development, and improving school conditions. The amendment ensures that charter schools expand outreach to low-income and underserved populations.
6:34:09 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Brooks (IN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:26:08 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) amendment No. 16.
6:26:06 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Brooks (IN), numbered 16 printed in House Report 113-158 to clarify that federal funds may be used for computer science education.
6:25:46 P.M. H.R. 5 By unanimous consent, the Tonko amendment was withdrawn.
6:20:40 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 15.
6:20:37 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 15 printed in House Report 113-158 to reserve 10% of existing grant funding under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund for competitive subgrants that would allow organizations with STEM expertise to provide STEM professional development and instructional materials throughout the state for elementary and secondary education.
6:18:12 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Meehan amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 187 (Roll no. 369).
6:13:03 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Luetkemeyer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 182 (Roll no. 368).
6:07:38 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 263 - 161 (Roll no. 367).
5:39:30 P.M. H.R. 5 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.
5:38:59 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Scalise amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:38:35 P.M. H.R. 5 UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Mr. George Miller (CA) asked unanimous consent to vacate his request for a recorded vote on the Scalise amendment No. 12 and that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
5:37:03 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Bishop (UT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:53 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment No. 14.
5:29:52 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (UT), numbered 14 printed in House Report 113-158 to eliminate Subsection C of Section 2111, which allows grant money to bypass states and go directly from the Department of Education to local districts.
5:29:27 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:21 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 13.
5:20:19 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 13 printed in House Report 113-158 to delay implementation of new Title II formula until the Secretary of Education determines that the implementation will not reduce funding for schools serving high percentages of students in poverty.
5:19:55 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:08:36 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 12.
5:08:34 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scalise, numbered 12 printed in House Report 113-158 to state that under Title II in H.R. 5 there would be no federal mandate for States to conduct teacher evaluations.
5:08:06 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Meehan amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:58:28 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meehan amendment No. 11.
4:58:26 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meehan, numbered 11 printed in House Report 113-158 to ensure that greater authority and governance are restored to local educational agencies as delegated by their States. It would also ensure that the Secretary of Education does not impose any additional requirements or burdens on local educational agencies unless explicitly authorized by federal law.
4:57:21 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Heck (NV) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:54:24 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck (NV) amendment No. 10.
4:54:22 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Heck (NV), numbered 10 printed in House Report 113-158 to provides LEAs with the option of entering into partnerships or contracts with other entities to implement programs that serve youth in, or transitioning out of, institutions and correctional facilities, and youth at-risk of dropping out of school. This would provide LEAs with the option to partner with organizations that have the existing experience and resources to enhance the effectiveness of services provided by school districts to vulnerable populations through the Neglected/Delinquent program in an integrated fashion.
4:52:25 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Benishek amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:50 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Benishek amendment No. 9.
4:47:48 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Benishek, numbered 9 printed in House Report 113-158 to encourage states to include the number of students attaining career and technical education proficiencies enrolled in public secondary schools, in its annual State report card. This information is already required to be collected by the Perkins Act, and would simply streamline access to information to the public.
4:47:06 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Reed amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:52 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reed amendment No. 8.
4:39:50 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Reed, numbered 8 printed in House Report 113-158 to clarify that LEA's and SEA's are able to use multiple measures when identifying academic performance measurements instead of the current one-size-fits-all testing assessments.
4:39:37 P.M. H.R. 5 By unanimous consent, the McMorris Rodgers amendment was withdrawn.
4:29:24 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment No. 7.
4:29:22 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, numbered 6 printed in House Report 113-158 to reinstate the 1 percent cap as it relates to students with the most significant cognizant disabilities participating in the alternate assessments; ensure alternate assessments are tied to academic content standards for grade in which student enrolled; and ensure parents are involved in the development of assessments as it relates to the student's individualized education program.
4:28:57 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Bentivolio amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:21:48 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bentivolio amendment No. 6.
4:21:46 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bentivolio, numbered 6 printed in House Report 113-158 to require State educational agencies to consult with private sector employers and entrepreneurs as part of its education plan. It would also require the Secretary to have representatives from private sector employers appointed to the peer-review process by reducing practitioners from 75 percent to 65 percent.
4:21:10 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:43 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 5.
4:12:41 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-158 to state that if funding for awards to states is not sufficient then funding will be targeted to schools serving neglected, delinquent, migrant students, English learners, at-risk students, and Native Americans, to increase academic achievements of such students.
4:11:52 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Luetkemeyer amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Luetkemeyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:02:33 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Luetkemeyer amendment No. 4.
4:02:29 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Luetkemeyer, numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-158 to express the sense of the Congress that States and local education agencies should maintain the rights and responsibilities of determining curriculum and assessments for elementary and secondary education.
4:02:24 P.M. H.R. 5 By unanimous consent, the Cardenas amendment was withdrawn.
3:57:03 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cardenas amendment No. 3.
3:56:42 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cardenas, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-158 to increase the authorized funding level to $775,000,000 until FY 2019.
3:56:02 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Young (AK) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:37 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 2.
3:47:34 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-158 to make policy improvements to, educational support programs for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students which are currently authorized under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and would be diminished by H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.
3:47:05 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Kline amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:29 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kline amendment No. 1.
3:43:25 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kline, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-158 to clarify that a state opting not to receive funds for a program under the Act shall not be required to carry out any of the requirements of such program and that states and school districts can support civics education efforts, and makes other technical improvements.
2:34:33 P.M. H.R. 5 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5.
2:34:23 P.M. H.R. 5 The Speaker designated the Honorable Doc Hastings to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:34:22 P.M. H.R. 5 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 303 and Rule XVIII.
2:33:59 P.M. H.R. 5 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5 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 makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-18.
2:33:54 P.M. H.R. 5 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 303. H.R. 5 — "To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes."
2:33:45 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 278 - 143, 1 Present (Roll no. 366).
2:26:12 P.M. H. Res. 303 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:26:12 P.M. H. Res. 303 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 190 (Roll no. 365).
2:18:08 P.M. H. Res. 303 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 192 (Roll no. 364).
12:45:02 P.M. H. Res. 303 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 303.
12:42:23 P.M. H. Res. 303 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 303 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes."
12:04:17 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.
12:03:17 P.M. The Chair recognized Mr. Shimkus for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain.
12:02:16 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Hartzler to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:41 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. Holding 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. Holding demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:00:16 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Chaplain Major Howard Bell, 932nd Airlift Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 18.
10:35:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:01:08 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.
10:00:49 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug LaMalfa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:41 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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