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Legislative Day of July 19, 2013

October 2014
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9:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:25 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:22 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
9:01:53 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Welch to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:03 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.
9:06:43 A.M. H.R. 5 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5 — "To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes."
9:15:03 A.M. H.R. 5 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:15:47 A.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Culberson, numbered 22 printed in House Report 113-158 to empower States by giving them the opportunity to accept or reject feder al grant money. Grant money rejected by State legislatures would be dedicated to paying off our outstanding national debt.
9:16:05 A.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Culberson amendment No. 22.
9:23:12 A.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Culberson amendment No. 22, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tierney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
9:23:49 A.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fitzpatrick, numbered 23 printed in House Report 113-158 to provide a funding condition for a state or local educational agency to be eligible for funds, agency personnel cannot facilitate the transfer of an employee if they know, or have probable cause to believe, that the employee has engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor. Agencies must also require employees be subjected to background checks in compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.
9:24:09 A.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment No. 23.
9:29:51 A.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Fitzpatrick amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:15 A.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 24 printed in House Report 113-158 to create a report containing recommendations regarding the advisability of authorizing a state education authority to close a school district over the opposition of a locally elected school board, and regarding best practices governing the exercise of authority by a state education agency in monitoring, supervising and controlling under-performing school districts with particular emphasis on rural and underserved school districts.
9:30:37 A.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 24.
9:37:10 A.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 24, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
9:37:45 A.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cantor, numbered 25 printed in House Report 113-158 to allow Title I funds to follow students to other public schools or charter schools, upon the state opting to allow it.
9:38:03 A.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cantor amendment No. 25.
9:53:19 A.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Cantor amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
9:53:30 A.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Miller, George, An substitute amendment numbered 26 printed in House Report 113-158 to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to maintain the civil rights and equity focus of the law and to ensure all students have access to an education that prepares them for college and the workforce. Supports all students, and in particular those who are historically disadvantaged, through access to high quality state-developed standards, a meaningful but flexible accountability and school improvement system, improved and targeted professional development and working conditions for teachers and school leaders, additional learning time and after-school programs, and dedicated supports for wrap-around services for students and a well-rounded education.
9:53:37 A.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the George Miller (CA) substitute amendment No. 26.
10:19:01 A.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment No. 26, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:46:53 A.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Culberson amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 196 (Roll no. 370).
10:51:17 A.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 237 (Roll no. 371).
10:55:58 A.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Miller, George amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 233 (Roll no. 372).
10:56:11 A.M. H.R. 5 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5.
10:56:49 A.M. H.R. 5 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:57:02 A.M. H.R. 5 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.
10:58:01 A.M. H.R. 5 Ms. Kuster moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce.
10:58:21 A.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster motion to recommit with instructions pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prevent lowering standards for children with disabilities, including autistic children. It establishes safety standards for the use of seclusion and restraint in schools so children are not physically and mentally harmed. It also establishes standards for protecting student athletes from concussions. Lastly, it provides for criminal background checks of school and contractor employees who have contact with children. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
11:06:52 A.M. H.R. 5 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:14:39 A.M. H.R. 5 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 231 (Roll no. 373).
11:20:51 A.M. H.R. 5 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 221 - 207 (Roll no. 374).
11:20:52 A.M. H.R. 5 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:21:06 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
11:21:07 A.M. H.R. 5 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. 5.
11:58:55 A.M. Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, July 19, 2013, it adjourn to meet at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
11:59:06 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:10:09 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:18:23 P.M. Mr. Wolf moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:18:35 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:18:37 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 22, 2013.
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