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Legislative Day of October 23, 2013

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7:42:29 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 24, 2013.
7:42:27 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:20 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:46:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:45:02 P.M. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 3003, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Ms. Slaughter, Mr. McIntyre and Mr. Cohen.
6:41:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:40:01 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Agreed to without objection.
6:39:52 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent that the order of the House of January 3, 2013, regarding Morning-Hour debate not apply on Thursday, October 24, 2013, and that when the House adjourns on Thursday, October 24, 2013, it adjourn to meet on Monday, October 28, 2013, at 12 noon for Morning-Hour debate. Agreed to without objection.
6:24:26 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Cantor on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
6:23:42 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:28 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
6:23:24 P.M. H.R. 3080 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:23:23 P.M. H.R. 3080 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 417 - 3 (Roll no. 560).
6:15:33 P.M. H.R. 3080 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.
6:14:37 P.M. H.R. 3080 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3080.
6:14:20 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Richmond amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 183 (Roll no. 559).
6:07:52 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 133 - 287 (Roll no. 558).
6:02:06 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 193 (Roll no. 557).
5:53:27 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 236 (Roll no. 556).
5:19:19 P.M. H.R. 3080 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:18:59 P.M. H.R. 3080 By unanimous consent, the Gardner amendment was withdrawn.
5:15:30 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gardner amendment No. 24.
5:15:28 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gardner, numbered 24 printed in House Report 113-251 to establishe the Office of Water Storage at the Army Corp of Engineers to serve as an initial point of contact for the acquisition or satisfaction of a Federal permit for a water storage facility.
5:15:01 P.M. H.R. 3080 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Richmond amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Richmond demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:06:26 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richmond amendment No. 16.
5:06:24 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Richmond, numbered 16 printed in House Report 113-251 to direct the Corps to calculate the national benefits of proposed flood protection projects, including benefits from a reduction in national and regional economic losses, as well as the protection of evacuation routes.
5:05:57 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:57:09 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment No. 13.
4:57:06 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 13 printed in House Report 113-251 to establish a national water-based freight policy to improve the movement of freight and cargo over waterways, canals, ports, and harbors.
4:57:02 P.M. H.R. 3080 By unanimous consent, the Jones amendment was withdrawn.
4:55:15 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jones amendment No. 8.
4:55:14 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jones, numbered 8 printed in House Report 113-251 to exempt the disaster restriction on projects which non-federal interests may contribute to.
4:54:49 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Bentivolio amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:44:21 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bentivolio amendment No. 7.
4:44:19 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bentivolio, numbered 7 printed in House Report 113-251 to increase the amount of backlogged projects to be de-authorized, beyond what is initially de-authorized in the bill from $12,000,000,000 to $35,000,000,000.
4:43:21 P.M. H.R. 3080 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.
4:36:52 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment No. 6.
4:36:49 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), numbered 6 printed in House Report 113-251 to include operation and maintenance costs associated with sand transfer plants in the annual operations and maintenance budget of the Corps of Engineers.
4:36:24 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:27:53 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 5.
4:27:51 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-251 to requires USACE to contract with private sector surveying and mapping firms, wherever practical, in performance of surveying and mapping services and activities for Corps projects. Amendment woul also require the Secretary to issue agency guidanceto encourage use of the private sector for surveying and mapping services, and requires a process to provide oversight of the performance of compliance with the guidance.
4:27:28 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Shuster amendments; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4:20:27 P.M. H.R. 3080 Shuster amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
4:20:26 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuster amendments en bloc No. 1.
4:20:17 P.M. H.R. 3080 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Shuster, consisting of amendments numbered 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 printed in House Report 113-251.
4:19:17 P.M. H.R. 3080 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Farr demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:07:09 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment No. 3.
4:07:06 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-251 to prohibit programs or actions authorized under this Act from further implementation of coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components under Executive Order 13547. Requires the Secretary of the Army to conduct and submit a study detailing all activities engaged in and resources expended in furtherance of Executive Order 13547. The study also should include any budget requests for fiscal year 2014 for support of implementation of Executive Order 13547, and be submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
4:06:32 P.M. H.R. 3080 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:56:01 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 2.
3:55:59 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-251 to delay the application of environmental `streamlining' provisions in the bill until the Secretary certifies that there is sufficient funding to reduce the current backlog of authorized Corps projects to less than $20 billion; more than $40 billion in projects have already been authorized using existing environmental review processes, but have yet to receive funding for construction.
3:55:45 P.M. H.R. 3080 On agreeing to the Gibbs amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:47:04 P.M. H.R. 3080 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 385, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs amendment No. 1.
3:46:50 P.M. H.R. 3080 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-251 to add a new section that provides for expediting the completion of any on-going feasibility study for a project initiated prior to enactment and clarifies that the Corps of Engineers is authorized to move to preconstruction planning, engineering, and design activities immediately after completing a feasibility study. Amends Section 107 of H.R. 3080 to add a savings clause to ensure work carried out under an existing statute related to navigation that is repealed in H.R. 3080 can continue if initiated prior to enactment. Adds a new section providing non-Federal interests the ability to carry out work at their own expense for a project where a final feasibility report has been completed but has not received authorization from Congress. Requires the non-Federal interest to carry out work subject to any State or Federal permitting requirements and to carry out the project in accordance with the final feasibility report. Amends Section 120 of H.R. 3080 to request the Corps of Engineers to review the uses and economic feasibility of non-structural alternatives in their review of existing authorities for carrying out work after a storm event. Amends Section 102 of H.R. 3080 to add natural gas companies to the entities eligible to contribute funds to Corps of Engineers to expedite the processing of permits within the regulatory program of the Corps of Engineers. Makes other technical and conforming changes to H.R. 3080.
2:26:38 P.M. H.R. 3080 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3080.
2:26:29 P.M. H.R. 3080 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:26:28 P.M. H.R. 3080 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 385 and Rule XVIII.
2:26:08 P.M. H.R. 3080 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3080 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 purpose of amendment, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-24.
2:26:03 P.M. H.R. 3080 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 385. H.R. 3080 — "To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes."
2:24:24 P.M. H. Res. 385 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:21 P.M. H. Res. 385 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 271 - 147 (Roll no. 555).
2:16:41 P.M. H. Res. 385 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 194 (Roll no. 554).
12:44:00 P.M. H. Res. 385 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 385.
12:40:45 P.M. H. Res. 385 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 385 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3080) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes."
12:02:15 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.
12:02:05 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Crawford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:37 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. Ms. 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. Ms. 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.
12:00:18 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 23.
11:45:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:01:02 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.
10:00:45 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Chris Stewart to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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