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Legislative Day of January 04, 2013

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10:00:25 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:30 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jo Ann Emerson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:03 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:02:20 A.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Garrett demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Garrett objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
10:02:59 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. King of NY to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:04:16 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 3 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives."
10:06:16 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
10:06:24 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:06:25 A.M. H.R. 41 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 41 — "To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program."
10:06:52 A.M. H.R. 41 Considered under suspension of the rules.
10:06:55 A.M. H.R. 41 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 41.
11:26:00 A.M. H.R. 41 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 354 - 67 (Roll no. 7).
11:26:02 A.M. H.R. 41 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:26:07 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
11:26:25 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:28:42 A.M. H. Res. 17 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 17 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
11:29:11 A.M. H. Res. 17 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
11:29:17 A.M. H. Res. 17 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:29:27 A.M. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS - Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 1, 113th Congress, and the order of the House of January 4, 2013, the Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of tellers on the part of the House to count the electoral votes: Mrs. Miller of Michigan and Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania.
11:29:50 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:55 P.M. today.
1:05:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 4.
1:05:51 P.M. APPEARANCE OF THE SENATE - The Vice President and the Members of the Senate appeared and were admitted into the House Chamber to meet with the House in a Joint Session for the purpose of certifying the Electoral College ballot count.
1:07:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION CALLED TO ORDER - The Vice President called the Joint Session to order, announced the purpose of the Joint Session and directed the tellers on the part of the House and Senate to take seats at the Clerk's desk.
1:08:00 P.M. CERTIFICATION OF ELECTORAL VOTES - Begining with the state of Alabama, the tellers proceeded with announcing the results of the Electoral College balloting. At the conclusion of the counting the Electoral ballots, the Vice President reported to the Joint Session that the votes would be recorded as follows: For the Office of President of the United States, Barack Obama--332; Mitt Romney--206; and for the Office of Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden--332; Paul Ryan--206.
1:29:15 P.M. DISSOLVING THE JOINT SESSION - After announcing the results of the certification process, the Vice President announced that the Joint Session was dissolved and that the results of the proceedings had during the Joint Session would be entered into the Journals of both Houses.
1:31:17 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - The Chair clarified to the House that yesterday's announcement under clause 5(d) of rule XX should have indicated that the whole number of the House is 430.
1:34:01 P.M. Mr. Huizenga (MI) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:34:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:34:14 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to S. Con. Res. 3. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 14, 2013.
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