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Legislative Day of April 18, 2013

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:02:04 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Minister Yolanda Adams, Bay Area Baptist Church, Houston, TX
10:03:31 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Pittinger 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. Pittinger made a point of no quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
10:04:00 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.
10:07:50 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.
10:21:08 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules 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 April 18, 2013 at 9:38 a.m. stating that that body had agreed to S. Con. Res. 5 and made appointments to the Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
10:21:58 A.M. H.R. 624 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that, during further consideration of H.R. 624 in the Committee of the Whole and pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, amendment numbered 13 offered by Mr. McCaul of Texas be modified in the form that was placed at the desk. Agreed to without objection.
10:22:33 A.M. H.R. 624 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 624 — "To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes."
10:23:15 A.M. H.R. 624 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10:24:52 A.M. H.R. 624 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sinema, numbered 7 printed in House Report 113-41 to add the Inspector General (IG) of DHS to the omnibus IG reporting requirement; add the DHS IG to rest of the group responsible for submitting an annual report to Congress; add the House Committee on Homeland Security and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to the recipients of the report.
10:24:55 A.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sinema amendment No. 7.
10:34:00 A.M. H.R. 624 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sinema amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Sinema demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:34:13 A.M. H.R. 624 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sanchez, Loretta, numbered 8 printed in House Report 113-41 to insert language that would include the Privacy Officer and the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department of Homeland Security in issuing a report on assessing the privacy and civil liberties impact of this bill.
10:34:16 A.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Loretta Sanchez amendment No. 8.
10:37:46 A.M. H.R. 624 Sanchez, Loretta amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
10:40:18 A.M. H.R. 624 On agreeing to the Sanchez, Loretta amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
10:40:38 A.M. H.R. 624 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 9 printed in House Report 113-41 to make clear that nothing in this bill authorizes the government to target a US person for surveillance.
10:40:40 A.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 9.
10:49:19 A.M. H.R. 624 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the LaMalfa amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (MI) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:49:55 A.M. H.R. 624 An amendment, offered by Mr. Paulsen, numbered 10 printed in House Report 113-41 to establish the sense of congress that international cooperation should be encouraged where possible in regards to cyber security.
10:49:57 A.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paulsen amendment No. 10.
10:55:25 A.M. H.R. 624 On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:55:46 A.M. H.R. 624 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barton, numbered 11 printed in House Report 113-41 to clarify that companies sharing cyber threat information with other companies cannot treat this sharing relationship as a loophole to sell a consumer's personal information for a marketing purpose.
10:55:48 A.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barton amendment No. 11.
11:01:55 A.M. H.R. 624 On agreeing to the Barton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:02:16 A.M. H.R. 624 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 12 printed in House Report 113-41 to clarify that cyber security service providers need only provide information about cyber security incidents if they pose a threat to the government's information and protects individuals' private data from being accessed by the government solely because it is stored by a company that provides information services to a government agency.
11:02:18 A.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 12.
11:09:51 A.M. H.R. 624 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:10:07 A.M. H.R. 624 An amendment, offered by Mr. McCaul, numbered 13 printed in House Report 113-41 to establish a primary point of receipt in the Federal Government for cyber threat information sharing at the Department of Homeland Security.
11:10:18 A.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 164, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCaul amendment No. 13.
11:26:07 A.M. H.R. 624 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McCaul amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:26:54 A.M. H.R. 624 Mr. Rogers (MI) moved that the Committee rise.
11:27:08 A.M. H.R. 624 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:27:16 A.M. H.R. 624 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 624 as unfinished business.
11:27:37 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:45:31 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 18.
11:45:33 A.M. H.R. 624 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 624 — "To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes."
11:45:53 A.M. H.R. 624 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:45:56 A.M. H.R. 624 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:13:11 P.M. H.R. 624 On agreeing to the Sinema amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 411 - 0 (Roll no. 113).
12:13:12 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The Chair led the House in observing a moment of silence for the victims of the explosion in the town of West, Texas.
12:21:40 P.M. H.R. 624 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 413 - 0 (Roll no. 114).
12:27:26 P.M. H.R. 624 On agreeing to the McCaul amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 409 - 5 (Roll no. 115).
12:27:40 P.M. H.R. 624 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 624.
12:28:56 P.M. H.R. 624 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:29:11 P.M. H.R. 624 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.
12:30:21 P.M. H.R. 624 Mr. Perlmutter moved to recommit with instructions to Intelligence (Permanent).
12:30:42 P.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perlmutter 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 employers, prospective employers, or the Federal Government from requiring the disclosure of social networking or personal account passwords by an employee or job applicant without a court order. The Motion would also prohibit the Federal Government from establishing a mechanism by which it could control citizen's access to the Internet with a national firewall similar to the "Great Internet Firewall of China." Lastly, the Motion would make changes to the McCaul amendment, adding a section that requires reporting of information on the number of Americans who have been forced to disclose passwords and had information released to the Federal government or obtained in connection
12:42:14 P.M. H.R. 624 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:50:54 P.M. H.R. 624 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 224 (Roll no. 116).
12:59:39 P.M. H.R. 624 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 288 - 127 (Roll no. 117).
12:59:40 P.M. H.R. 624 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:59:53 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
1:00:41 P.M. H.R. 624 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 624.
1:07:11 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.
1:24:58 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. on April 19. Agreed to without objection.
1:25:19 P.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, April 19, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 for Morning-Hour Debate Agreed to without objection.
1:27:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:46:07 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:30:44 P.M. Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities - Pursuant to section 3 of the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-275), and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed Ms. Susan Dreyfus of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Ms. Cassie Statuto Bevan of Derwood, Maryland to the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.
2:31:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
2:56:43 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:56:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:55 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on April 19, 2013.
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