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Legislative Day of November 20, 2013

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10:00:34 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:42 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Thomas Massie to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:07 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.
11:08:26 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:49 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 20.
12:00:55 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Paul Taylor, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
12:02:53 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:57 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Tsongas to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:13 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.
12:38:08 P.M. H. Res. 420 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 420 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1900) to provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, permits, and approvals required under Federal law with respect to the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline projects, and for other purposes."
12:41:28 P.M. H. Res. 420 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 420.
1:46:20 P.M. H. Res. 420 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 195 (Roll no. 592).
1:53:41 P.M. H. Res. 420 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 194 (Roll no. 593).
1:53:42 P.M. H. Res. 420 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:54:11 P.M. H.R. 1965 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1965 — "To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes."
1:54:52 P.M. H.R. 1965 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:00:23 P.M. H.R. 1965 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 222 (Roll no. 594).
2:04:17 P.M. H.R. 1965 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 228 (Roll no. 595).
2:08:09 P.M. H.R. 1965 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 225 (Roll no. 596).
2:12:45 P.M. H.R. 1965 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 221 (Roll no. 597).
2:17:23 P.M. H.R. 1965 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 226 (Roll no. 598).
2:17:29 P.M. H.R. 1965 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1965.
2:18:13 P.M. H.R. 1965 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:18:23 P.M. H.R. 1965 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.
2:19:31 P.M. H.R. 1965 Mrs. Kirkpatrick moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
2:20:47 P.M. H.R. 1965 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirkpatrick motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to insert language clarifying tax provisions applicable to defined major integrated oil companies. The amendment would also add a new section to the bill prohibiting the legislation from requiring the Secretary of the Interior to allow energy development that would negatively impact land that is identified by the Secretary, in consultation with affected Indian tribes, as a Native American sacred site or cultural site.
2:25:34 P.M. H.R. 1965 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:34:08 P.M. H.R. 1965 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 599).
2:43:15 P.M. H.R. 1965 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 228 - 192 (Roll no. 600).
2:43:16 P.M. H.R. 1965 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:33 P.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 November 20, 2013 at 11:51 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 3304 with amendments and passed S. 381.
2:43:59 P.M. H.R. 2728 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 419. H.R. 2728 — "To recognize States' authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation."
2:44:04 P.M. H.R. 2728 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1965 and H.R. 2728. The resolution provides for one hour of debate and makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules report 113-271. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
2:44:13 P.M. H.R. 2728 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 419 and Rule XVIII.
2:44:14 P.M. H.R. 2728 The Speaker designated the Honorable Kevin Yoder to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:44:41 P.M. H.R. 2728 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2728.
3:54:28 P.M. H.R. 2728 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holt, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 113-271 to allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations on public lands.
3:54:30 P.M. H.R. 2728 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt Part B amendment No. 1.
4:03:23 P.M. H.R. 2728 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt Part B amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:03:51 P.M. H.R. 2728 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 113-271 to require states to submit a copy of their hydraulic fracturing regulations and chemical disclosure requirements to the BLM for public disclosure and provide other technical/clarifying changes.
4:03:55 P.M. H.R. 2728 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores Part B amendment No. 2.
4:10:58 P.M. H.R. 2728 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:11:28 P.M. H.R. 2728 An amendment, offered by Mr. Reed, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 113-271 to direct the GAO to conduct a study on the economic benefits of domestic oil and gas production as result of hydraulic fracturing including job creation, energy prices and State and Federal revenues.
4:11:30 P.M. H.R. 2728 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reed Part B amendment No. 3.
4:12:00 P.M. H.R. 2728 Reed amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
4:17:25 P.M. H.R. 2728 On agreeing to the Reed amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:52 P.M. H.R. 2728 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 113-271 to prohibit the export of natural gas produced from public lands.
4:17:54 P.M. H.R. 2728 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio Part B amendment No. 4.
4:29:15 P.M. H.R. 2728 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio Part B amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:29:50 P.M. H.R. 2728 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 113-271 to instruct the Secretary to conduct an annual review of any and all state hydraulic fracturing activity and submit a report to Congress.
4:29:52 P.M. H.R. 2728 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 419, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) Part B amendment No. 5.
4:34:25 P.M. H.R. 2728 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:34:41 P.M. H.R. 2728 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.
5:04:03 P.M. H.R. 2728 On agreeing to the Holt amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 230 (Roll no. 601).
5:05:40 P.M. H.R. 2728 MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of our brave men and women who have given their lives in the service of our country, and of all who serve in our armed forces and their familes.
5:12:29 P.M. H.R. 2728 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 142 - 276 (Roll no. 602).
5:13:02 P.M. H.R. 2728 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2728.
5:13:17 P.M. H.R. 2728 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:13:36 P.M. H.R. 2728 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.
5:14:18 P.M. H.R. 2728 Mr. Lowenthal moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
5:15:35 P.M. H.R. 2728 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to ensure that the underlying bill does not limit the authority of the Department of Interior or any state to require the public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
5:30:09 P.M. H.R. 2728 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 232 (Roll no. 603).
5:41:19 P.M. H.R. 2728 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 235 - 187 (Roll no. 604).
5:41:21 P.M. H.R. 2728 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:41:31 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on November 21. Agreed to without objection.
5:42:49 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:49:24 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:32:02 P.M. Mr. Polis moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:32:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:32:21 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 21, 2013.
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