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Legislative Day of April 26, 2013

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10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:26 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:51 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:02:18 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. Paulsen 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. Paulsen 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.
10:02:49 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. McClintock to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:03:02 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.
10:15:44 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 853.
10:16:14 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed with one minute speeches.
10:17:30 A.M. H.R. 527 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 527 — "To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes."
10:17:47 A.M. H.R. 527 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10:19:48 A.M. H.R. 527 An amendment, offered by Mr. Collins (GA), numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-47 to ensure that excess funds are used to reduce the annual Federal budget deficit.
10:19:52 A.M. H.R. 527 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) amendment No. 1.
10:23:48 A.M. H.R. 527 On agreeing to the Collins (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:24:09 A.M. H.R. 527 An amendment, offered by Mr. Dent, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-47 to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to honor existing contracts for the supply and delivery of helium. The amendment affirms that the federal government will honor existing contracts that are set to expire October 1, 2015.
10:24:11 A.M. H.R. 527 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dent amendment No. 2.
10:36:28 A.M. H.R. 527 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dent amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Dent demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:36:53 A.M. H.R. 527 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-47 to consider the long-term future of the Federal Helium Reserve by requiring an assessment of how closing the Federal Helium Reserve could influence helium availability, including options for insuring a reliable helium supply in coming decades.
10:36:56 A.M. H.R. 527 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 3.
10:44:17 A.M. H.R. 527 On agreeing to the Holt amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:44:43 A.M. H.R. 527 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-47 to affirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to allow private entities to connect to and store helium in the Federal Helium Reserve for an appropriate fee.
10:44:45 A.M. H.R. 527 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 4.
10:47:58 A.M. H.R. 527 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:49:23 A.M. H.R. 527 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Commitee rise.
10:49:47 A.M. H.R. 527 On motion that the Commitee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:50:19 A.M. H.R. 527 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 527 as unfinished business.
10:50:38 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Under Clause 2(g) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she designates Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk, to sign any and all papers and do all other acts for her under the name of the Clerk of the House which they would be authorized to do by virtue of this designation, except such as are provided by statue, in case of her temporary absence or disability. This designation shall remain in effect for the 113th Congress or until modified by the Clerk.
10:56:34 A.M. H.R. 1765 Mr. Latham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1765 — "To provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes."
10:57:07 A.M. H.R. 1765 Considered under suspension of the rules.
10:57:09 A.M. H.R. 1765 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1765.
12:13:41 P.M. H.R. 1765 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 361 - 41 (Roll no. 125).
12:13:42 P.M. H.R. 1765 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:14:02 P.M. H.R. 527 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 527 — "To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes."
12:14:38 P.M. H.R. 527 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
12:21:03 P.M. H.R. 527 On agreeing to the Dent amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 87 - 312 (Roll no. 126).
12:21:15 P.M. H.R. 527 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 527.
12:22:06 P.M. H.R. 527 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:22:20 P.M. H.R. 527 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.
12:23:07 P.M. H.R. 527 Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
12:23:32 P.M. H.R. 527 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider 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 add at the end of the bill a new section on banning exports to hostile nations that seek nuclear weapons or missile technology.
12:31:02 P.M. H.R. 527 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:43:14 P.M. H.R. 527 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 211 (Roll no. 127).
12:50:10 P.M. H.R. 527 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 394 - 1 (Roll no. 128).
12:50:10 P.M. H.R. 527 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:50:20 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:50:51 P.M. Mr. Hastings (WA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, April 26, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2013; and that the order of the House of January 3, 2013, regarding Morning-Hour debate not apply on that day. Agreed to without objection.
12:52:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:10:12 P.M. H.R. 1765 UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Latham asked unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 1765, the Clerk strike "account" on page 2, line 14, and insert "accounts". Agreed to without objection.
1:13:13 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed with one minute speeches.
1:17:28 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:50:05 P.M. Ms. Tsongas moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:50:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:50:27 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2013.
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