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Legislative Day of November 21, 2013

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9:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:26 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:47 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:22 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:25 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bishop of UT to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:02 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.
9:18:40 A.M. H.R. 1900 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 420. 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."
9:18:45 A.M. H.R. 1900 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1900 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
9:18:58 A.M. H.R. 1900 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 420 and Rule XVIII.
9:19:01 A.M. H.R. 1900 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:19:08 A.M. H.R. 1900 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1900.
10:10:27 A.M. H.R. 1900 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 1 printed in House Report 113-272 to require the application for a natural gas pipeline to include information to ensure that methane emissions will be minimized before the application can be considered for approval.
10:10:30 A.M. H.R. 1900 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 1.
10:16:59 A.M. H.R. 1900 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:17:17 A.M. H.R. 1900 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 2 printed in House Report 113-272 to strike the provision that requires FERC to automatically issue other agencies' permits if the deadline is missed.
10:17:19 A.M. H.R. 1900 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 2.
10:27:09 A.M. H.R. 1900 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:27:33 A.M. H.R. 1900 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 3 printed in House Report 113-272 to toll the time limits until FERC has considered and responded to state or local objections or concerns about the pipeline project.
10:27:36 A.M. H.R. 1900 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 3.
10:34:05 A.M. H.R. 1900 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Speier amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Speier demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:34:32 A.M. H.R. 1900 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-272 to delay the implementation of the bill, if enacted, so long as sequestration is in effect.
10:34:35 A.M. H.R. 1900 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 4.
10:41:43 A.M. H.R. 1900 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:42:02 A.M. H.R. 1900 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Dingell, numbered 5 printed in House Report 113-272 to replace the bill with a requirement that GAO complete a study on what, if any, delays are expected by FERC or other federal, state, or local permitting authorities in issuing permits regarding the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline project.
10:42:06 A.M. H.R. 1900 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 5.
10:51:43 A.M. H.R. 1900 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Dingell demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:52:03 A.M. H.R. 1900 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.
11:24:06 A.M. H.R. 1900 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 233 (Roll no. 605).
11:29:39 A.M. H.R. 1900 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 233 (Roll no. 606).
11:34:29 A.M. H.R. 1900 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 236 (Roll no. 607).
11:39:21 A.M. H.R. 1900 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 243 (Roll no. 608).
11:44:03 A.M. H.R. 1900 On agreeing to the Dingell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 239 (Roll no. 609).
11:44:21 A.M. H.R. 1900 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1900.
11:45:10 A.M. H.R. 1900 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:45:57 A.M. H.R. 1900 Mr. Tierney moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
11:46:25 A.M. H.R. 1900 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith, with an amendment to prevent any provisions of the underlying bill from taking effect unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in consultation with appropriate regulatory agencies, determines that the implementation of the bill will not: adversely impact natural gas pipeline safety; or inhibit the ability of communities to meaningfully engage in the siting of natural gas pipelines that affect them.
11:50:25 A.M. H.R. 1900 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:56:53 A.M. H.R. 1900 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 233 (Roll no. 610).
11:57:00 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk notified the House that she received a letter from the Honorable Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, State of Louisiana, indicating that, according to the unofficial returns of the Special Election held November 16, 2013, the Honorable Vance M. McAllister was elected Representative to Congress for the Fifth Congressional District, State of Louisiana.
11:58:19 A.M. ADMINISTERING OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-Elect Vance M. McAllister, Fifth Congressional District, Louisiana, presented himself in the well of the House and the Speaker proceeded to administer the Oath of Office.
11:59:37 A.M. The Dean of the Louisiana delegation, Representative Charles Boustany, and Represenative Cedric Richmond addressed the House and introduced Representative Vance M. McAllister, Fifth Congressional District, State of Louisiana.
12:03:38 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Louisiana, the whole number of the House is 432.
12:14:18 P.M. H.R. 1900 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 252 - 165 (Roll no. 611).
12:14:20 P.M. H.R. 1900 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:15:00 P.M. H.R. 3381 Mr. Rogers (MI) announced that the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has ordered the bill, H.R. 3381, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, reported favorably to the House with amendments and that if Members wish to review the classified information, they should contact the committee's director of security to arrange a time and date.
12:16:00 P.M. Mr. Rogers (MI) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on November 22. Agreed to without objection.
12:17:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:42:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has proceeded to Special Order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.
2:42:10 P.M. United States Merchant Marine Academy - Pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 51312(b), and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Merchant Marine Academy: Mr. King of NY.
2:42:15 P.M. National Historical Publications and Records Commission - Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 2501, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission: Mr. Barr (KY).
2:43:15 P.M. Mr. Larson (CT) moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:43:25 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:30 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 22, 2013.
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