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Legislative Day of April 04, 2014

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4:26:27 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on April 7, 2014.
4:26:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:26:12 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:16:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:11:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:11:41 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, April 4, 2014, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
1:49:02 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.
1:42:28 P.M. H.R. 1874 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:42:27 P.M. H.R. 1874 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 224 - 182 (Roll no. 164).
1:33:23 P.M. H.R. 1874 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 218 (Roll no. 163).
1:26:07 P.M. H.R. 1874 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
1:21:21 P.M. H.R. 1874 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster 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 require any dynamic score under the bill to include impacts on job creation and economic growth of any investment in education, transportation and infrastructure. It also allows appropriations bills to benefit from dynamic scoring under the bill.
1:20:23 P.M. H.R. 1874 Ms. Kuster moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Budget.
1:19:48 P.M. H.R. 1874 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
1:19:39 P.M. H.R. 1874 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:18:55 P.M. H.R. 1874 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1874.
1:18:51 P.M. H.R. 1874 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 222 (Roll no. 162).
1:13:28 P.M. H.R. 1874 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 219 (Roll no. 161).
1:09:37 P.M. H.R. 1874 On agreeing to the Israel amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 211 (Roll no. 160).
1:05:29 P.M. H.R. 1874 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 214 (Roll no. 159).
12:38:54 P.M. H.R. 1874 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:37:53 P.M. H.R. 1874 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12:30:44 P.M. H.R. 1874 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) Part B amendment No. 5.
12:30:41 P.M. H.R. 1874 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 to require CBO to include as part of their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act.
12:29:15 P.M. H.R. 1874 On agreeing to the Bishop (NY) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:26:37 P.M. H.R. 1874 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (NY) Part B amendment No. 4.
12:26:28 P.M. H.R. 1874 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (NY), numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 to require the Congressional Budget Office to review the accuracy of the macroeconomic impact analysis for any enacted bill or joint resolution.
12:25:45 P.M. H.R. 1874 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12:18:56 P.M. H.R. 1874 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline Part B amendment No. 3.
12:18:54 P.M. H.R. 1874 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include jobs impact statements (estimates of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out such bill or resolution) using the CBO's existing analytical principles and procedures, for "major bills or resolutions" as defined in H.R. 1874.
12:18:34 P.M. H.R. 1874 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Israel amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Israel demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12:13:11 P.M. H.R. 1874 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Israel Part B amendment No. 2.
12:13:09 P.M. H.R. 1874 An amendment, offered by Mr. Israel, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 to add a bill's impact on state and local governments to the parameters that CBO must analyze in a supplemental analysis under this bill.
12:12:53 P.M. H.R. 1874 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12:05:12 P.M. H.R. 1874 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 539, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Part B amendment No. 1.
12:05:09 P.M. H.R. 1874 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 to subject Congressional appropriations bills to dynamic scoring, and to change the threshold to trigger such scoring to $1 billion.
10:57:43 A.M. H.R. 1874 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1874.
10:57:10 A.M. H.R. 1874 The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10:57:10 A.M. H.R. 1874 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 539 and Rule XVIII.
10:57:01 A.M. H.R. 1874 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1874, H.R. 1871, and H.R. 1872. The resolution provides for 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Specified amendments printed in Part B of House Report 113-400 are in order for H.R. 1874. The resolution allows for one motion to recommit with instructions for each bill.
10:56:56 A.M. H.R. 1874 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 539. H.R. 1874 — "To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation."
10:55:32 A.M. H. Res. 539 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:55:31 A.M. H. Res. 539 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 220 - 194 (Roll no. 158).
10:48:17 A.M. H. Res. 539 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 193 (Roll no. 157).
9:18:00 A.M. H. Res. 539 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 539.
9:13:50 A.M. H. Res. 539 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 539 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1874) to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1871) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1872) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes."
9:01:21 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:01:03 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Barrow of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:01 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:00:04 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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