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Legislative Day of July 23, 2013

October 2014
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10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:31 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Thomas Massie to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:48 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:37:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.
12:01:02 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Shane Alexander, Northcrest Church of Christ, Mexia, Texas
12:02:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Titus to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:16 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:24:58 P.M. H. Res. 312 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 312 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2397) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2610) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
12:30:15 P.M. H. Res. 312 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 312.
1:23:16 P.M. H. Res. 312 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on H. Res. 312, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:24:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:40:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.
1:41:24 P.M. H. Res. 312 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 312 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2397) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2610) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
1:41:38 P.M. H. Res. 312 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question.
2:08:14 P.M. H. Res. 312 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 190 (Roll no. 377).
2:16:08 P.M. H. Res. 312 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 194 (Roll no. 378).
2:16:10 P.M. H. Res. 312 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:16:36 P.M. Mr. Wolf filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2787.
2:17:26 P.M. Mr. Crenshaw filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2786.
2:18:48 P.M. H.R. 2397 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 312. H.R. 2397 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
2:18:53 P.M. H.R. 2397 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2397, under a structured rule, and consideration of H.R. 2610, under an open rule. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both bills. Additionally, the resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
2:19:19 P.M. H.R. 2397 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 312 and Rule XVIII.
2:19:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 The Speaker designated the Honorable Candice S. Miller to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
2:19:29 P.M. H.R. 2397 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2397.
2:59:34 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase funding for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response by $10 million and reduce funding to the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $11 million.
2:59:37 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment No. 1.
3:03:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Walberg amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:03:55 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Delaney, numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase the Fisher House Account by $16 million and decrease the Operation and Maintenance Account Defense-Wide by $25 million.
3:03:59 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delaney amendment No. 2.
3:10:19 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Delaney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:45 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Gabbard, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase funding for the Navy Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare weapon and Air-Launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program by $104,000,000, and reduce Operations and Maintenance, Defense-wide by the same amount.
3:10:47 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gabbard amendment No. 3.
3:17:44 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gabbard amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Gabbard demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:18:09 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase the Defense Health Program Account by $10 million to specifically target finding a cure for Gulf War Illness.
3:18:12 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 4.
3:22:32 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:24:01 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Israel, numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase by $10 million the Defense Human Resources Activity account for the purpose of enhancing Department of Defense efforts in mental health research, treatment, education, and outreach and reduce the Office of the Secretary of Defense account by the same amount.
3:24:03 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Israel amendment No. 5.
3:28:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Israel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:28:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Young (FL), comprised of amendments Nos. 6, 32, and 76 through 82 printed in House Report 113-170.
3:29:03 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Young of Florida amendments en bloc No. 1.
3:34:36 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Young (FL) amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:34:45 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 8 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce the appropriation for Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $22 million and transfer this amount to Research, Development, Technology, and Engineering, Navy for the purpose of supporting development, demonstration, evaluation and fielding of promising undersea technologies in Research, Development, Technology, and Engineering Project Number 2033, for Advanced Submarine Systems Development.
3:34:47 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 8.
3:41:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Failed by voice vote.
3:41:38 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 9 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase funding for the Defense Health Program account (intended for PTSD) by $500,000 offset by a similar reduction in the Environment Restoration, Army account.
3:41:41 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 9.
3:47:28 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:37 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, numbered 10 printed in House Report 113-170 to restore funding for Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites to FY 2013 levels so that the Department of Defense can clean up and remediate Unexploded Ordnance in a timely and safe fashion.
3:48:39 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 10.
3:58:04 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:59:06 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 12 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce funding for Procurement, Defense-Wide, by $2 million and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account.
3:59:08 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 12.
4:04:13 P.M. H.R. 2397 By unanimous consent, the Jackson Lee amendment was withdrawn.
4:04:19 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 13 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase the Defense Health Program's Research and Development account by $10 million and reduces the Defense Procurement-Wide account by the same amount.
4:04:22 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 13.
4:08:09 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:08:50 P.M. H.R. 2397 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Young (FL), consisting of numbers 83, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, and 96 printed in House Report 113-170.
4:09:34 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Young of Florida amendments en bloc No. 2.
4:12:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Young (FL) amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:49 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 14 printed in House Report 113-170 to strike $107,000,000 for 14 Ground-based Interceptors and reduces the deficit by the same amount.
4:12:52 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 14.
4:24:37 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 14, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frelinghuysen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:25:15 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, numbered 15 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce funding for the Ohio-class submarines by 10 percent to help prepare the Department of Defense for the sequestration.
4:25:18 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 15.
4:36:30 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:37:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, numbered 16 printed in House Report 113-170 to make available from amounts available for the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation $10,000,000 for applied research to improve the safety of advanced batteries, specifically lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.
4:37:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 16.
4:43:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 By unanimous consent, the Pocan amendment was withdrawn.
4:44:22 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nugent, numbered 17 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce appropriations for Defense-wide rapid innovation and increases the appropriations to develop a high power microwave cruise missile weapon.
4:44:26 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment No. 17.
4:49:00 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nugent amendment No. 17, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nugent demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:49:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Heck (NV), numbered 18 printed in House Report 113-170 to transfer $15,000,000 to Defense-Wide RDTE for producing the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program in the United States, including for infrastructure, tooling, transferring data, special test equipment, and related components.
4:49:31 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck (NV) amendment No. 18.
4:53:57 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Heck (NV) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:54:33 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham (NM), numbered 19 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce RDT&E by $10 million and adds $10 million to RDT&E for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS).
4:54:35 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment No. 19.
4:58:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 By unanimous consent, the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment was withdrawn.
4:59:24 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 20 printed in House Report 113-170 to cut $70 million of unrequested funds for the East Coast Missile Defense site and dedicates that funding to deficit reduction instead.
4:59:28 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 20.
5:11:52 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 20, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:12:55 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shea-Porter, numbered 21 printed in House Report 113-170 to designate funding to study the Therapeutic Service Dog Training Program, which was directed in House Report 113-102 accompanying the FY14 NDAA.
5:12:58 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter amendment No. 21.
5:17:25 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:07 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. O'Rourke, numbered 22 printed in House Report 113-170 to strike section 8058.
5:18:11 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Rourke amendment No. 22.
5:20:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the O'Rourke amendment; Failed by voice vote.
5:20:30 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Moran, numbered 23 printed in House Report 113-170 to strike section 8107, which prohibits funding to transfer or release any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into the United States, its territories, or possessions. Strike section 8198, which prohibits funding to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to a country of origin or other foreign country or entity unless the Secretary of Defense makes certain certifications. Strike section 8109, which prohibits funding to modify any United States facility (other than the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) to house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
5:20:33 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moran amendment No. 23.
5:31:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moran amendment No. 23, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Moran demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:32:29 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Terry, numbered 24 printed in House Report 113-170 to increase Defense-wide O/M by $1 billion, while reducing funding in the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $2.6 billion. The reduction would be in order to give DOD more flexibility to offset civilian furloughs.
5:32:33 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Terry amendment No. 24.
5:43:54 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Terry amendment No. 24, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Terry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:44:42 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), numbered 25 printed in House Report 113-170 to cut funding to Pakistan by $600 million.
5:44:45 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 25.
5:55:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 25, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Poe (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:56:04 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 26 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide $30 million for the purchase of emergency response medical equipment sets for National Guard M997A3 HMMWV ambulances to ensure they carry adequate life-saving equipment.
5:56:07 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 26.
6:00:11 P.M. H.R. 2397 By unanimous consent, the Bonamici amendment was withdrawn.
6:00:19 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, numbered 27 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $79 million and transfers the savings to the Spending Reduction Account.
6:00:23 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment No. 27.
6:10:57 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walberg amendment No. 27, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Walberg demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:11:22 P.M. H.R. 2397 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:41:46 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Gabbard amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 50 - 372 (Roll no. 379).
6:46:01 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 242 (Roll no. 380).
6:49:38 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 141 - 272 (Roll no. 381).
6:53:29 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 49 - 372 (Roll no. 382).
6:57:01 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Nugent amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 93 - 327 (Roll no. 383).
7:00:25 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 249 (Roll no. 384).
7:03:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Moran amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 247 (Roll no. 385).
7:07:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 237 (Roll no. 386).
7:24:08 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Walberg amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 283 - 139 (Roll no. 387).
7:24:15 P.M. H.R. 2397 Mr. Young (FL) moved that the Committee now rise.
7:24:36 P.M. H.R. 2397 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:24:47 P.M. H.R. 2397 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2397 as unfinished business.
7:25:14 P.M. Mr. Alexander filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2792.
7:26:29 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 315.
7:26:55 P.M. H.R. 2397 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2397 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes."
7:27:08 P.M. H.R. 2397 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:27:41 P.M. H.R. 2397 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Young (FL), consisting of numbers 31, 68, and 85 printed in House Report 113-170.
7:27:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Young of Florida amendments en bloc No. 3.
7:32:54 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Young (FL) amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:33:31 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 28 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce appropriations for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $279,000,000 and applies the savings to the spending reduction account.
7:34:25 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 28.
7:42:53 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicille amendment No. 28, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicille demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:43:13 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 29 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from $279 million to $140 million and transfers the savings to deficit reduction.
7:43:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 29.
7:51:43 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 29, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:52:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Coffman, numbered 30 printed in House Report 113-170 to decrease the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $553.8M (contract to Rosoboronexport for 30 Mi-17 helicopters) and increases the Spending Reduction Account by the same amount.
7:52:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Coffman amendment No. 30.
7:59:30 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Coffman amendment No. 30, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Coffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:59:52 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 33 printed in House Report 113-170 to cut $2,615,000,000 from the Afghan Security Forces Fund.
7:59:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 33.
8:09:06 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 33, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:09:50 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fleming, numbered 35 printed in House Report 113-170 to prevent funds from being used to appoint chaplains without an endorsing agency.
8:09:53 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 35.
8:23:24 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 35, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:23:36 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rigell, numbered 36 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit funds in the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from being used to commence new projects.
8:23:38 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rigell amendment No. 36.
8:33:59 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rigell amendment No. 36, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rigell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:34:28 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scalise, numbered 37 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit the Department of Defense from entering into any new contracts for the procurement or production of non-petroleum based fuels for use as the same purpose or as a drop-in substitute for petroleum.
8:34:31 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 37.
8:44:07 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Scalise amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:44:25 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Terry, numbered 38 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit the Department of Defense to spend any appropriated funds in FY14 to enforce Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
8:44:26 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Terry amendment No. 38.
8:46:50 P.M. H.R. 2397 By unanimous consent, the Terry amendment was withdrawn.
8:47:03 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wittman, numbered 39 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to propose, plan for, or execute an additional Base Realignment and Closure round.
8:47:04 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman amendment No. 39.
8:57:10 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Wittman amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:57:47 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, numbered 41 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit any funds from being used to enforce the selective fuel bans set forth in Sec. 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expands options for the federal government to purchase fuels from unconventional sources like California heavy oil resources or Canadian oil sands.
8:57:49 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment No. 41.
9:03:48 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment No. 41, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flores demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:04:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cole, numbered 42 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide that none of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be available to implement a furlough of Department of Defense federal employees who are paid from the Working Capital Fund (WCF) Account, which is a revolving fund and does not receive direct funding from Congressional appropriations to finance its operations.
9:04:19 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment No. 42.
9:15:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Cole amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:15:44 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. DeLauro, numbered 44 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit funds to train the Afghan Special Mission Wing (SMW) to operate or maintain Mi-17 helicopters manufactured by Russia's state arms dealer that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports the SMW does not have the capacity to use.
9:15:45 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeLauro amendment No. 44.
9:24:30 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeLauro amendment No. 44, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Calvert demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:25:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee (CA), numbered 45 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce funding by 1%, excluding the Defense Health Program and Military Personnel Accounts.
9:25:19 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 45.
9:35:13 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 45, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:35:42 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Quigley, numbered 46 printed in House Report 113-170 to limit funds made available in the bill to operate and maintain no more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.
9:35:44 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley amendment No. 46.
9:47:14 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Quigley amendment No. 46, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Quigley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:47:39 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, numbered 47 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit funds from being used to implement the Trans Regional Web Initiative.
9:47:40 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham amendment No. 47.
9:54:24 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Denham amendment No. 47, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frelinghuysen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:54:46 P.M. H.R. 2397 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:24:34 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 237 (Roll no. 388).
10:29:56 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 249 - 173 (Roll no. 389).
10:34:17 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Coffman amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 346 - 79 (Roll no. 390).
10:38:09 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 150 - 276 (Roll no. 391).
10:41:21 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Fleming amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 - 173 (Roll no. 392).
10:45:42 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Rigell amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 332 - 94 (Roll no. 393).
10:49:07 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 189 (Roll no. 394).
10:52:24 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the DeLauro amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 333 - 93 (Roll no. 395).
10:56:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Lee (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 109 - 317 (Roll no. 396).
10:59:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Quigley amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 142 - 283 (Roll no. 397).
11:02:38 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 238 (Roll no. 398).
11:04:48 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jones, No. 48 printed in House Report 113-170 to restrict the use of funds approved by this Act from being used to carry out activities under the United States-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, without being approved by Members of Congress.
11:05:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jones (NC) amendment No. 48.
11:13:57 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jones (NC) amendment No. 48, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Jones (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:14:20 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kline, No. 50 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit use of funds to carry out recent DOD recruitment policies in contravention of congressional intent in the Fiscal Year 2012 NDAA and to ensure all students are given the same opportunities to enlist in the armed forces.
11:14:31 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kline amendment No. 50.
11:21:16 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Kline amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:22:33 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, No. 51 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide that none of the funds made available in this act may be used to pay any fine assessed against a military installation by the California Air Resources Board.
11:22:59 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 51.
11:30:24 P.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 51, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. LaMalfa demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:31:03 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, No. 52 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit the use of funds to conduct an environmental impact study on ICBMs.
11:31:23 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment.
11:38:54 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:39:24 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, No. 53 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit the use of funds to implement sequestration-related furloughs of civilian Department of Defense employees.
11:39:47 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 53.
11:47:01 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:48:31 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meadows, No. 54 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit the use of funds for payment of salaries to recess appointees until the appointee is formally confirmed by the Senate.
11:48:58 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows amendment No. 54.
11:53:06 P.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:54:22 P.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney, No. 55 printed in House Report 113-170 to reduce funds made available in the Overseas Contingency Operations budget by $3,546,000,000 to better correspond with the Presidents request. Protects all amounts made available for the National Guard and Reserve Component Equipment modernization shortfalls for homeland defense and emergency response.
11:54:46 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mulvaney amendment No. 55.
12:01:58 A.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mulvaney amendment No. 55, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frelinghuysen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:02:36 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palazzo, No. 56 printed in House Report 113-170 to prevent any funds from being used to rebase any Air Force, Air Guard, or Air Force Reserve aircraft until 60 days after the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force has submitted its report as required by the FY 2013 NDAA.
12:02:59 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palazzo amendment No. 56.
12:10:45 A.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Palazzo amendment; Failed by voice vote.
12:11:16 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palazzo, No. 57 printed in House Report 113-170 to prevent any funds from being used to plan for or carry out furloughs of Dual Status Military Technicians.
12:11:46 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palazzo amendment No. 57.
12:19:59 A.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Palazzo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:20:23 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (AL), No. 58 printed in House Report 113-170 to provide that none of the funds made available by this act may be used to carry out reductions to the nuclear forces of the United States to implement the New START Treaty.
12:20:53 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) amendment No. 58.
12:25:33 A.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Rogers (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:26:16 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rohrabacher, No. 59 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit any funds in the bill from being provided to Pakistan.
12:26:40 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment No. 59.
12:34:34 A.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Rohrabacher amendment; Failed by voice vote.
12:35:15 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Stockman, No. 60 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit participation by the Peoples Republic of China in joint U.S. military exercises.
12:35:20 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stockman amendment No.60.
12:43:21 A.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stockman amendment No. 60, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stockman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:44:17 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mr. Turner, No. 61 printed in House Report 113-170 to prevent funds from being used to reduce strategic delivery systems and ensures that the President is in compliance with the Arms Control and Disarmament Act.
12:44:25 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Turner amendment No. 61.
12:49:23 A.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Turner amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:50:06 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Walorski, No. 62 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit any funds made available by this Act from being used to transfer or release detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen.
12:50:24 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walorski amendment No. 62.
12:57:58 A.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walorski amendment No. 62, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Walorski demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:58:46 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, No. 65 printed in House Report 113-170 to prevent the retirement, divestment, transfer, or preparation to do so of C23 aircraft used by the National Guard and to designate $34 million for the sustainment and operation of the C23 aircraft in a viable state.
12:58:57 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 65.
1:03:00 A.M. H.R. 2397 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 65, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Bonamici demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:04:26 A.M. H.R. 2397 An amendment, offered by Ms. Hanabusa, No. 66 printed in House Report 113-170 to prohibit funds from being used to implement an enrollment fee in the TRICARE for Life program.
1:04:53 A.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 312, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa amendment No. 66.
1:14:00 A.M. H.R. 2397 On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:14:12 A.M. H.R. 2397 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
1:14:32 A.M. H.R. 2397 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
1:14:41 A.M. H.R. 2397 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2397 as unfinished business.
1:15:21 A.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:15:31 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:15:32 A.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 24, 2013.
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