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Legislative Day of September 19, 2013

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9:40:30 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on September 20, 2013.
9:40:29 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:40:18 P.M. Mr. Paulsen moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:10:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:08:48 P.M. H.R. 1526 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1526 as unfinished business.
8:08:39 P.M. H.R. 1526 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:08:26 P.M. H.R. 1526 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
8:08:10 P.M. H.R. 1526 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:00:36 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa part C amendment no. 7.
8:00:34 P.M. H.R. 1526 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 7 printed in part C of House Report 113-215 to streamline the U.S. Forest Service's post-wildfire efforts by including reforestation, site rehabilitation and salvage operations as eligible to be conducted as a part of suppression efforts and adds funding flexibility for such work.
8:00:28 P.M. H.R. 1526 By unanimous consent, the LaMalfa amendment was withdrawn.
7:57:54 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa part C amendment no. 6.
7:57:51 P.M. H.R. 1526 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, Amendment numbered 6 printed in part C of House Report 113-215 to limit the Department of Justice efforts to seek damages beyond actual damage to property, public lands and firefighting and restoration costs in states with laws limiting such damages.
7:57:29 P.M. H.R. 1526 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock part C amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Defazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
7:48:55 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock part C amendment no. 5.
7:48:53 P.M. H.R. 1526 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 5 printed in part C of House Report 113-215 to prohibit the U.S. Forest Service from removing any roads or trails unless there has been a specific decision, which included adequate and appropriate public involvement, to decommission the specific road or trail in question.
7:48:36 P.M. H.R. 1526 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:28 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) part C amendment no. 4.
7:42:26 P.M. H.R. 1526 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 4 printed in part C of House Report 113-215 to put a moratorium on the use of prescribed fires in the Mark Twain National Forest until the Secretary of Agriculture submits a report to Congress on the economic impacts of these fires. The amendment does not prohibit the use of prescribed fire as part of wildfire suppression activities.
7:41:59 P.M. H.R. 1526 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock part C amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Defazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
7:30:01 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock part C amendment no. 3.
7:29:59 P.M. H.R. 1526 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, Amendment numbered 3 printed in part C of House Report 113-215 to waive judicial review on any timber salvage project resulting from a wildfire occurring in 2013.
7:29:36 P.M. H.R. 1526 On agreeing to the Daines amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:21:37 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Danes part C amendment no. 2.
7:21:35 P.M. H.R. 1526 An amendment, offered by Mr. Daines, numbered 2 printed in part C of House Report 113-215 to require the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report specifying for each Forest Reserve Revenue Area the annual volume requirement in effect for that fiscal year, the volume of board feet actually harvested, the average cost of preparation of timber sales, the revenues generated from such sales, the amount of receipts distributed to each beneficiary county. Restricts the length of this report to one page.
7:21:01 P.M. H.R. 1526 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Daines part C amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Defazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
7:11:34 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Danes part C amendment no. 1.
7:11:32 P.M. H.R. 1526 An amendment, offered by Mr. Daines, numbered 1 printed in part C of House Report 113-215 to protect forest reserve projects from delay by precluding Court-issued injunctions based on alleged violations of procedural requirements in selecting, planning, or analyzing the project.
6:14:02 P.M. H.R. 1526 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1526.
6:13:54 P.M. H.R. 1526 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Chairman of the Committee.
6:13:53 P.M. H.R. 1526 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 351 and Rule XVIII.
6:13:22 P.M. H.R. 1526 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 687, H.R. 1526 and H.R. 3102. Measures will be considered read.
6:13:17 P.M. H.R. 1526 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 351. H.R. 1526 — "To restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes."
6:09:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
6:09:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal on which proceedings had been postponed.
6:09:03 P.M. H.R. 3102 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:09:02 P.M. H.R. 3102 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 210 (Roll no. 476).
6:01:24 P.M. H.R. 3102 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 - 230 (Roll no. 475).
5:36:34 P.M. H.R. 3102 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:28:07 P.M. H.R. 3102 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the underlying bill from delaying the issuance of benefits to veterans, the elderly, pregnant women, or children in the event of a Government shutdown or default.
5:27:42 P.M. H.R. 3102 Mr. Gallego moved to recommit with instructions to Agriculture.
5:27:12 P.M. H.R. 3102 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:57:39 P.M. H.R. 3102 DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.R. 3102.
4:57:38 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 527 amended.
3:57:51 P.M. H.R. 3102 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3102.
3:57:28 P.M. H.R. 3102 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 687, H.R. 1526 and H.R. 3102. Measures will be considered read.
3:57:23 P.M. H.R. 3102 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 351. H.R. 3102 — "To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; and for other purposes."
3:56:02 P.M. H. Res. 351 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:56:01 P.M. H. Res. 351 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 193 (Roll no. 474).
3:49:14 P.M. H. Res. 351 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 351 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 687) to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1526) to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3102) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act 2008; and for other purposes."
3:49:11 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of agreeing to H. Res. 351, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:49:10 P.M. H. Res. 352 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:09 P.M. H. Res. 352 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 192 (Roll no. 473).
3:42:43 P.M. H. Res. 352 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 193 (Roll no. 472).
2:09:54 P.M. H. Res. 352 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 352.
2:09:04 P.M. H. Res. 352 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 352 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J.Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
2:08:09 P.M. H. Res. 351 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 351, the Chair put the question on adotion of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays, and Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the resolution until later in the legislative day.
2:07:29 P.M. H. Res. 351 The previous question was ordered without objection.
12:49:21 P.M. H. Res. 351 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 351.
12:44:09 P.M. H. Res. 351 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 351 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 687) to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1526) to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3102) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act 2008; and for other purposes."
12:43:29 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 19, 2013, at 11:39 a.m. stating that that body had made appointments to the Public Interest Declassification Board.
12:04:50 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.
12:02:58 P.M. The Speaker recognized Mr. Swalwell for the purpose of introducing the guest Chaplain.
12:02:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Chu to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:38 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. Mrs. Foxx 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. Mrs. Foxx 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.
12:00:23 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Bishop Jerry Macklin, Glad Tidings Church, Hayward, California.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 19.
11:06:13 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:01:14 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour Debate, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:00:51 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason T. Smith to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:18 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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