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Legislative Day of September 18, 2013

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9:36:26 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 19, 2013.
9:36:25 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:36:17 P.M. Mr. Fortenberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:13:01 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further Special Order speeches.
9:13:00 P.M. Mr. Cole filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 351 and H. Res. 352.
7:56:45 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further Special Order speeches.
7:54:12 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notice containing the text of the Agreement Between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty for Cooperation Regarding Atomic Information - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-64).
7:52:38 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-63).
6:52:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:46:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:45:10 P.M. H. Res. 349 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:07 P.M. H. Res. 349 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:45:02 P.M. H. Res. 349 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 349 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
5:44:15 P.M. H.R. 761 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:14 P.M. H.R. 761 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 246 - 178 (Roll no. 471).
5:37:26 P.M. H.R. 761 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 229 (Roll no. 470).
5:29:54 P.M. H.R. 761 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:21:45 P.M. H.R. 761 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the House to report the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill containing prohibitions regarding China and Iran.
5:21:25 P.M. H.R. 761 Mr. Cicilline moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
5:20:44 P.M. H.R. 761 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:20:32 P.M. H.R. 761 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:19:37 P.M. H.R. 761 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 761.
5:19:17 P.M. H.R. 761 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 235 (Roll no. 469).
5:13:26 P.M. H.R. 761 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 240 (Roll no. 468).
5:07:59 P.M. H.R. 761 On agreeing to the Veasey amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 237 (Roll no. 467).
5:00:58 P.M. H.R. 761 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 241 (Roll no. 466).
4:31:44 P.M. H.R. 761 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.
4:31:35 P.M. H.R. 761 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:31:19 P.M. H.R. 761 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 761 — "To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness."
4:31:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
3:31:23 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:30:39 P.M. H.R. 761 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 761 as unfinished business.
3:30:03 P.M. H.R. 761 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:29:48 P.M. H.R. 761 Mr. Lamborn moved that the committee rise.
3:29:18 P.M. H.R. 761 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:23:29 P.M. H.R. 761 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment.
3:22:42 P.M. H.R. 761 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-214 to clarify the intention of the bill that it will not impact Secretarial Order 3324, as it relates to oil/gas and potash.
3:22:07 P.M. H.R. 761 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:14:42 P.M. H.R. 761 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (Fl) amendment.
3:13:48 P.M. H.R. 761 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-214 to require that the cost of cleanup be included in financial assurance and that financial insurance instruments shall be in the form of a surety bond, letter of credit or other instrument that would routinely be accepted in commerce.
3:13:12 P.M. H.R. 761 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:01:26 P.M. H.R. 761 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment.
3:01:09 P.M. H.R. 761 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-214 to require mineral exploration and mining projects to be subjected to an Environmental Impact Statement review prior to approval. Removes the arbitrary limit on the time frame for such reviews.
3:00:47 P.M. H.R. 761 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Veasey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Veasey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:52:21 P.M. H.R. 761 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Veasey amendment.
2:52:00 P.M. H.R. 761 An amendment, offered by Mr. Veasey, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-214 to designate the Secretary of Interior to publish no later than 60 days after enactment of the bill a list of `Strategic and Critical Minerals' for the purpose of the bill. The Secretary must update the list every 5 years.
2:51:27 P.M. H.R. 761 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:40:30 P.M. H.R. 761 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment.
2:40:05 P.M. H.R. 761 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-214 to clarify that the definition of `Strategic and Critical Minerals' only includes the minerals identified by the National Research Council (NRC) as strategic and critical minerals (and any additional minerals added by the Secretary that meet the NRC's criteria). Also clarifies that the definition of `Mineral Exploration or Mine Permit' in this underlying legislation only refers to mineral exploration or mine permit for strategic and critical minerals.
2:24:52 P.M. H.R. 761 Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
2:24:08 P.M. H.R. 761 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the President.
1:56:06 P.M. H.R. 761 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 761.
1:55:56 P.M. H.R. 761 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:55:55 P.M. H.R. 761 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 347 and Rule XVIII.
1:55:19 P.M. H.R. 761 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 761 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.
1:55:14 P.M. H.R. 761 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 347. H.R. 761 — "To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness."
1:54:25 P.M. H.R. 301 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 22 (Roll no. 465).
1:47:00 P.M. H.R. 301 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 301 — "To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia."
1:47:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:46:57 P.M. H. Res. 347 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:46:57 P.M. H. Res. 347 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 190 (Roll no. 464).
1:39:36 P.M. H. Res. 347 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 192 (Roll no. 463).
12:27:55 P.M. H. Res. 347 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 347.
12:27:50 P.M. H. Res. 347 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 347 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 761) to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness."
12:02:06 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.
12:01:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Walberg to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:55 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Dale Ribble, Oak Lake Church, Lincoln, Nebraska.
12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
10:55:28 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:01:01 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 Doug LaMalfa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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