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Legislative Day of July 24, 2013

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9:55:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 25, 2013.
9:55:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:55:09 P.M. Mrs. Bachmann moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:44:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:35:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:34:24 P.M. Mr. Young (FL) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on July 25. Agreed to without objection.
7:33:00 P.M. H.R. 2397 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2397.
7:32:39 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1911, with an amendment.
7:32:28 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
7:31:58 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal which had been postponed earlier today.
7:31:51 P.M. H.R. 2397 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:31:50 P.M. H.R. 2397 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 315 - 109 (Roll no. 414).
7:16:09 P.M. H.R. 2397 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 231 (Roll no. 413).
7:10:19 P.M. H.R. 2397 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
7:04:38 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel (FL) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to set aside an additional $25 million for US-Israeli Cooperative Programs, including a $20 million increase for Iron Dome and a $5 million increase for the Arrow System Improvement Program.
7:04:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 Ms. Frankel (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
7:03:50 P.M. H.R. 2397 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
7:03:37 P.M. H.R. 2397 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:02:22 P.M. H.R. 2397 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2397.
6:54:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of general debate on H.R. 2397.
6:53:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Amash amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 205 - 217 (Roll no. 412).
6:48:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 409 - 12 (Roll no. 411).
6:23:21 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Terry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:10 P.M. H.R. 2397 WITHDRAWING DEMAND FOR RECORDED VOTE - Mr. Terry asked unanimous consent to withdraw his demand for a recorded vote on the Terry amendment No. 24 and that the amendment be considered as adopted pursuant to the earlier voice vote thereon. Agreed to without objection.
6:21:59 P.M. H.R. 2397 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.
6:21:43 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Amash amendment No. 100, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Amash demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:58:24 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 15 minutes of debate on the Amash amendment No. 100.
5:58:22 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Amash, numbered 100 printed in House Report 113-170 to end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act. It would also bar the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215.
5:57:28 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pompeo amendment No. 99, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pompeo demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:41:22 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 15 minutes of debate on the Pompeo amendment No. 99.
5:41:21 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pompeo, numbered 99 printed in House Report 113-170 to ensure none of the funds may be used by the NSA to target a U.S. person or acquire and store the content of a U.S. person's communications, including phone calls and e-mails.
5:38:47 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 236 (Roll no. 410).
5:34:15 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 237 (Roll no. 409).
5:28:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 242 (Roll no. 408).
5:23:51 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Kilmer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 277 - 142 (Roll no. 407).
4:53:54 P.M. H.R. 2397 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:53:45 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Massie amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:40:41 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Massie amendment No. 98.
4:40:39 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Massie, numbered 98 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide that no funds made available by this Act may be used to fund military or paramilitary operations in Egypt.
4:40:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Radel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:32 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Radel amendment No. 97.
4:16:28 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Radel, numbered 97 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit the use of any funds with respect to military action in Syria to the extent such action would be inconsistent with the War Powers Resolution.
4:15:41 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:08:23 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 75.
4:08:21 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 75 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide $10 million in additional funds to increase training for investigators to properly investigate sexual assault related offenses.
4:07:29 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:36 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 74.
4:01:33 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 74 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide funds to identify individuals who were separated from the military on the grounds of a disorder subsequent to reporting a sexual assault and, if appropriate, correcting their record.
4:01:08 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment No. 73, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schiff demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:50:10 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment No. 73.
3:50:02 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, numbered 73 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit funding the use of force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF, PL 107-40) effective on December 31, 2014--concurrent with the end of our combat role in Afghanistan.
3:49:36 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Brooks (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:39 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (Al) amendment No. 72.
3:41:18 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brooks (AL), numbered 72 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit funds from this Act to be used to implement or execute any agreement with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defenses of the United States.
3:40:00 P.M. H.R. 2397 MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police.
3:39:03 P.M. H.R. 2397 By unanimous consent, the Pierluisi amendment was withdrawn.
3:32:01 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pierluisi amendment No. 71.
3:31:36 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pierluisi, numbered 71 printed in House Report 113-170 to enable the Department of Defense to respond to significant public safety hazards and fulfill its environmental restoration responsibilities under CERCLA by removing unexploded ordnance from the Northwest Peninsula of the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico, which is a formerly used defense site where U.S. Navy ship-to-shore bombing and weapons training occurred from 1903 until 1975.
3:30:47 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 70, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:21:51 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 70.
3:21:05 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 70 printed in House Report 113-170 to prevent further construction or expansion of existing facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
3:20:35 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 69, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:09:49 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 69.
3:09:29 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 69 printed in House Report 113-170 to prevent the further detention of Guantanamo Bay detainees that have already been cleared for release.
3:08:52 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kilmer amendment No. 67, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kilmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:01:42 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kilmer amendment No. 67.
3:01:26 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kilmer, numbered 67 printed in House Report 113-170 to protect DoD civilians' security clearances.
2:59:05 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 264 - 154 (Roll no. 406).
2:49:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Walorski amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 185 (Roll no. 405).
2:44:40 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Stockman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 137 - 286 (Roll no. 404).
2:39:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 215 - 206 (Roll no. 403).
2:35:09 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 188 (Roll no. 402).
2:31:08 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Jones amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 246 (Roll no. 401).
2:24:21 P.M. H.R. 2397 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:24:10 P.M. H.R. 2397 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2397 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
2:23:58 P.M. H. Res. 315 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:23:57 P.M. H. Res. 315 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 188 (Roll no. 400).
2:14:29 P.M. H. Res. 315 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 191 (Roll no. 399).
1:00:53 P.M. H. Res. 315 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 315.
1:00:17 P.M. H. Res. 315 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 315 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2218) to amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1582) to protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy."
12:05:59 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.
12:04:41 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Bonner wherein he will resign as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 11:59 p.m. on August 2, 2013.
12:04:00 P.M. The Chair reminded the House that it will observe a moment of silence at 3:40 p.m. today in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police.
12:03:32 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Duncan of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:57 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Daines demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Speaker announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Daines objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Speaker postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
12:01:00 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend John Reynolds, Volusia County Baptist Church, Orange City, Florida.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 24.
11:01:28 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:01:04 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.
10:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:30 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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