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Legislative Day of February 28, 2013

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9:00:48 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:53 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:01:24 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:31 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:33 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.
9:02:50 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.
9:14:57 A.M. S. 47 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 83. S. 47 — "To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994."
9:15:02 A.M. S. 47 Rule provides for consideration of S. 47 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. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. It provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, which shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
9:16:10 A.M. S. 47 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 47.
10:48:16 A.M. S. 47 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2 printed in House Report 113-10.
10:49:09 A.M. S. 47 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 83, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment in the nature of a substitute.
10:58:14 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 307 amended.
10:58:44 A.M. S. 47 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment in the nature of a substitute.
11:39:52 A.M. S. 47 On agreeing to the McMorris Rodgers amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 166 - 257 (Roll no. 54).
11:57:08 A.M. S. 47 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 286 - 138 (Roll no. 55).
11:57:09 A.M. S. 47 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:05:44 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.
12:35:05 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, February 28, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 12 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
12:35:46 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:55:00 P.M. Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise- Pursuant to section 3166(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed Ms. Heather Wilson, Albuquerque, NM .
12:55:15 P.M. British-American Interparliamentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276L, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the British-American Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Petri, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Latta, Mr. Aderholt and Mr. Whitfield .
12:55:30 P.M. Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China - pursuant to 22 U.S.C 6913 and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Mr. Smith of NJ .
12:56:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:07:05 P.M. Mr. Wolf moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:07:07 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:07:08 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 4, 2013.
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