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batmanchester - January 5, 2007 10:32 PM (GMT)
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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 5, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


4:16 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

1:48 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

1:29 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Jan. 10. Agreed to without objection.

S. 159:
to redesignate the White Rocks National Recreation Area in the State of Vermont as the "Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed without objection.

Considered by unanimous consent.

Mr. Welch (VT) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.


H. Res. 6:
adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Tenth Congress

1:19 P.M. -
On motion to committ the resolution to a select committee Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 200 - 232 (Roll no. 10).

1:00 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to commit the resolution with instructions was ordered pursuant to the rule.

12:59 P.M. -
Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to commit the resolution with instructions.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


12:58 P.M. -
On agreeing to Title IV of the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 280 - 152 (Roll no. 9).

12:46 P.M. -
On agreeing to Title III of the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 430 - 0 (Roll no. 8).

12:19 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of Title III of H. Res. 6, Title IV of H. Res. 6 and Title V of H. Res. 6, all which had been debated earlier, and which further proceedings had been posted.

H. Res. 6:
adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Tenth Congress

12:15 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 5, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate of Title V of H. Res. 6.

12:05 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on adoption on Title IV of H. Res. 6 and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings 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.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


10:45 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 5, the House proceeded with 60 minutes of debate on Title IV of H. Res. 6.

10:44 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on adoption on Title III of H. Res. 6 and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Matsui 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.

9:42 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 5, the House proceeded with 60 minutes of debate on Title III of H. Res. 6.


9:38 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
Permanent Select Committee - the Chair appointed the following Members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Reyes, Texas, Chairman and Mr. Hoekstra, Michigan .


9:32 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.

9:31 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


9:30 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.


http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

batmanchester - January 6, 2007 05:37 PM (GMT)
H.RES.6
sec. 101. The Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Ninth Congress, including applicable provisions of law or concurrent resolution that constituted rules of the... (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House)

Beginning
Title I. Adoption of Rules of One Hundred Ninth Congress
Title II. Ethics

SEC. 202. ENDING THE K-STREET PROJECT.
SEC. 203. BAN ON GIFTS FROM LOBBYISTS.
SEC. 204. VALUATION OF TICKETS TO SPORTING AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS.
SEC. 205. RESTRICTION OF PRIVATELY FUNDED TRAVEL.
SEC. 206. LOBBYIST ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTICIPATION IN CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL.
SEC. 207. FURTHER LIMITATION ON THE USE OF FUNDS FOR TRAVEL.
SEC. 208. EXPENSES FOR OFFICIALLY CONNECTED TRAVEL.
SEC. 209. ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE.
SEC. 210. CLERICAL CORRECTION.
SEC. 211. ANNUAL ETHICS TRAINING FOR MEMBERS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE HOUSE.
SEC. 212. DESIGNATING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR.
SEC. 213. DESIGNATING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
SEC. 214. DESIGNATING COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES.
SEC. 215. DESIGNATING COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
SEC. 216. DESIGNATING COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
SEC. 217. SEPARATE ORDER: NUMBERING OF BILLS
Title III. Civility

SEC. 302. PROPER CONDUCT OF VOTES.
SEC. 303. FULL AND OPEN DEBATE IN CONFERENCE.
Title IV. Fiscal Responsibility

SEC. 402. RECONCILIATION.
SEC. 403. APPLYING POINTS OF ORDER UNDER BUDGET ACT TO BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED UNDER SPECIAL RULES.
SEC. 404. CONGRESSIONAL EARMARK REFORM.
SEC. 405. PAY-AS-YOU-GO POINT OF ORDER.
Title V. Miscellaneous

SEC. 502. DEPOSITION AUTHORITY.
SEC. 503. RECORD VOTES IN THE COMMITTEE ON RULES.
SEC. 504. CHANGES TO REFLECT INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY REFORM.
SEC. 505. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING CHANGES.
SEC. 506. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: 9/11 SELECT PANEL.
SEC. 507. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: 9/11 RECOMMENDATIONS.
SEC. 508. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: MINIMUM WAGE.
SEC. 509. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: STEM CELL.
SEC. 510. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SEC. 511. SEPARATE ORDERS.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.RES.6:

edit note: Each section of this bill has a seperate link to read going into more depth of what each section is about. This posting is an overview of the bill as presented to the floor, and if you would like to know the language of each bill, and it's seperate sections, you should go to the link and read the entire text. trying to post it all here would take up much too much space.

batmanchester - January 6, 2007 05:39 PM (GMT)
110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 159

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AN ACT
To redesignate the White Rocks National Recreation Area in the State of Vermont as the `Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area'.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ROBERT T. STAFFORD WHITE ROCKS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.

(a) Redesignation- The White Rocks National Recreation Area in the State of Vermont, as established by section 202 of the Vermont Wilderness Act of 1984 (16 U.S.C. 460nn-1), is redesignated as the `Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area'.

(B) References- Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the recreation area referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area.
Passed the Senate January 4, 2007.

Attest:

Secretary.


110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 159

AN ACT
To redesignate the White Rocks National Recreation Area in the State of Vermont as the `Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area'.

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batmanchester - January 9, 2007 07:35 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 9, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 1:
to provide for the implementation of the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

12:58 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 6, the House proceeded with 3 hours of debate on H.R. 1.
Considered pursuant to H. Res. 6.


12:57 P.M. -
WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES - Mr. Davis of Illinois withdrew his motion to suspend the rules and agree to H. Res. 15.

12:21 P.M. -
MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on a motion to suspend the rules and agree to H.Res. 15.

12:20 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.

12:03 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Johnson, Eddie Bernice of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


12:02 P.M. -
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

12:00 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.


10:40 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:33 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

10:32 A.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 197 and agreed to S. Res. 19 .
The Speaker designated the Honorable Ruben Hinojosa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:30 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

batmanchester - January 10, 2007 07:21 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 10, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


2:05 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

H.R. 2:
to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage

2:04 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 6, further consideration of H.R. 2 will continue later in the legislative day.

10:39 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 6, the House proceeded with 3 hours of debate on H.R. 2.
Considered pursuant to H. Res. 6.


10:37 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.

H. Res. 46:
Electing Members and Delegates to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.


H. Res. 45:
Electing minority members and the Resident Commissioner to certain committees of the House of Representatives

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

10:36 A.M. -
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Considered as privileged matter.


10:02 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Stearns to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Alcee L. Hastings to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

this is the text of hr:2;

Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)

HR 2 IH2S


110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2007
Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California (for himself, Mr. HOYER, Mr. DONNELLY, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. ALTMIRE, Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. ARCURI, Mr. BACA, Mr. BAIRD, Ms. BALDWIN, Ms. BEAN, Mr. BECERRA, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. BERRY, Mr. BISHOP of New York, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. BOSWELL, Mr. BOUCHER, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. BRALEY of Iowa, Mr. BUTTERFIELD, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. CARDOZA, Mr. CARNAHAN, Mr. CARNEY, Ms. CASTOR, Mr. CHANDLER, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Ms. CLARKE, Mr. CLAY, Mr. CLEAVER, Mr. CLYBURN, Mr. COHEN, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. COOPER, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. COURTNEY, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. CUELLAR, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. DAVIS of Alabama, Mr. DEFAZIO, Ms. DEGETTE, Mr. DELAHUNT, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. DICKS, Mr. DINGELL, Mr. DOGGETT, Mr. DOYLE, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. ELLSWORTH, Mr. EMANUEL, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. ETHERIDGE, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. FARR, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. FILNER, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Ms. GIFFORDS, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. GORDON of Tennessee, Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. HALL of New York, Mr. HARE, Ms. HARMAN, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Ms. HERSETH, Mr. HIGGINS, Mr. HILL, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. HINOJOSA, Ms. HIRONO, Mr. HODES, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. HOLT, Mr. HONDA, Ms. HOOLEY, Mr. INSLEE, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia, Mr. KAGEN, Mr. KANJORSKI, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. KILDEE, Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan, Mr. KIND, Mr. KLEIN of Florida, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. LAMPSON, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. LARSEN of Washington, Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, Mr. LATOURETTE, Ms. LEE, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. LOBIONDO, Mr. LOEBSACK, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. LYNCH, Mr. MAHONEY of Florida, Mrs. MALONEY of New York, Mr. MARKEY, Ms. MATSUI, Ms. MCCOLLUM of Minnesota, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. MCHUGH, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. MCNERNEY, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. MEEHAN, Mr. MEEK of Florida, Mr. MICHAUD, Ms. MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Mr. MITCHELL, Mr. MOORE of Kansas, Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut, Mr. PATRICK MURPHY of Pennsylvania, Mr. TIM MURPHY of Pennsylvania, Mr. NADLER, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Ms. NORTON, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. OBEY, Mr. OLVER, Mr. ORTIZ, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. PASTOR, Mr. PAYNE, Mr. PERLMUTTER, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr. POMEROY, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr. RAHALL, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. REYES, Mr. RODRIGUEZ, Mr. ROSS, Mr. ROTHMAN, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. RUPPERSBERGER, Mr. RUSH, Mr. RYAN of Ohio, Mr. SALAZAR, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Mr. SARBANES, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. SCOTT of Georgia, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. SESTAK, Mr. SHAYS, Ms. SHEA-PORTER, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. SHULER, Mr. SIRES, Mr. SKELTON, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. SMITH of Washington, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. SNYDER, Ms. SOLIS, Mr. SPACE, Mr. SPRATT, Mr. STARK, Mr. STUPAK, Ms. SUTTON, Mrs. TAUSCHER, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. THOMPSON of California, Mr. TIERNEY, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Ms. VELAZQUEZ, Mr. WALSH of New York, Mr. WALZ of Minnesota, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms. WATERS, Ms. WATSON, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. WEINER, Mr. WELCH of Vermont, Mr. WEXLER, Mr. WILSON of Ohio, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. WU, Mr. WYNN, and Mr. YARMUTH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


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A BILL
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE.

(a) In General- Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

`(1) except as otherwise provided in this section, not less than--

`(A) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007;

`(B) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and

`© $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day;'.

(B) Effective Date- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. APPLICABILITY OF MINIMUM WAGE TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS.

(a) In General- Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) shall apply to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(B) Transition- Notwithstanding subsection (a), the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) shall be--

(1) $3.55 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment of this Act; and

(2) increased by $0.50 an hour (or such lesser amount as may be necessary to equal the minimum wage under section 6(a)(1) of such Act), beginning 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act and every 6 months thereafter until the minimum wage applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under this subsection is equal to the minimum wage set forth in such section.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.2:

batmanchester - January 11, 2007 07:48 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 11, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 3:
to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research

2:38 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Roll Call 19 - Yea and Nay vote pending.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.


2:28 P.M. -
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess 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 inserting provisions preventing federal support for human cloning.

2:27 P.M. -
Mr. Burgess moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


10:35 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 6, the House proceeded with three hours of debate on H.R. 3.
Considered pursuant to H. Res. 6.


10:34 A.M. -
The Chair announced that the Speaker has delivered to the Clerk a letter dated January 11, 2007, listing Members in the order in which each shall act as Speaker pro tempore under clause 8(B)(3) of rule 1.

10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bishop of NY to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:02 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Text of HR3:


A BILL
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.

Part H of title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 498C the following:

`SEC. 498D. HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.

`(a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any regulation or guidance), the Secretary shall conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells in accordance with this section (regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo) .

`(B) Ethical Requirements- Human embryonic stem cells shall be eligible for use in any research conducted or supported by the Secretary if the cells meet each of the following:

`(1) The stem cells were derived from human embryos that have been donated from in vitro fertilization clinics, were created for the purposes of fertility treatment, and were in excess of the clinical need of the individuals seeking such treatment.

`(2) Prior to the consideration of embryo donation and through consultation with the individuals seeking fertility treatment, it was determined that the embryos would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be discarded.

`(3) The individuals seeking fertility treatment donated the embryos with written informed consent and without receiving any financial or other inducements to make the donation.

`© Guidelines- Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary, in consultation with the Director of NIH, shall issue final guidelines to carry out this section.

`(d) Reporting Requirements- The Secretary shall annually prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report describing the activities carried out under this section during the preceding fiscal year, and including a description of whether and to what extent research under subsection (a) has been conducted in accordance with this section.'.

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batmanchester - January 12, 2007 10:28 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 12, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


5:20 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on January 16, 2007.
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Meek (FL) moved that the House do now adjourn.


3:00 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

2:58 P.M. -
Mr. Wolf requested that Mr. Burton of IN be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on January 19.
Mr. Wolf requested the following general leaves to address the House on January 18: Mr. Jones of NC for 5 min and Mr. Burton of IN for 5 min.

Mr. Wolf requested that Mr. Burton of IN be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on January 17.

Mr. Wolf requested that Mr. Burton of IN be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on January 16.


2:48 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded further with one minute speeches.

2:47 P.M. -
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - the Chair appointed the following member of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Mr. Hastings of FL .

2:46 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Jan. 17. Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, January 12, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.


H. Res. 60:
electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives

2:24 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.


2:23 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 4:
to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries

2:21 P.M. -
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 255 - 170 (Roll no. 23).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


2:13 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196 - 229 (Roll no. 22).

1:51 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

1:39 P.M. -
Floor Summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barton 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 inserting provisions assuring continued access to covered part D drugs and pharmacy networks and protection against increasing drug prices for veterans.

1:36 P.M. -
Mr. Barton (TX) moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


9:34 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 6, the House proceeded with three hours of debate on H.R. 4.
Considered pursuant to H. Res. 6.


H. Res. 56:
electing Members and Delegates to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives

9:28 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.


9:24 A.M. -
Considered by unanimous consent.

9:02 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to fifteen per side of the aisle.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Drake to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


9:00 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.


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batmanchester - January 24, 2007 07:27 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 24, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H. Res. 78:
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union

1:29 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 86, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.Res. 78.
Rule provides for consideration of H. Res. 78 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 86.


1:28 P.M. -
On motion to consider the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 - 186 (Roll no. 56).

1:10 P.M. -
Mr. McHenry demanded that the Chair put the question on consideration of the measure.

1:09 P.M. -
Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 86, Mr. Hastings (FL) called up H.Res. 78 for consideration.

1:07 P.M. -
On motion to adjourn Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 226 (Roll no. 55).

12:47 P.M. -
Mr. Walden (OR) moved that the House do now adjourn.

H. Res. 93:
The title of this measure is not available

On motion to table the measure Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 189 (Roll no. 54).

12:30 P.M. -
Mr. Hastings (FL) moved to table the measure.

12:27 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 86:
providing for consideration of the resolution ( H. Res. 78) amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union

12:26 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 188 (Roll no. 53).


12:15 P.M. -
On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 189 (Roll No. 52).

12:04 P.M. -
Mr. McGovern moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote.

12:03 P.M. -
Mr. Dreier moved to reconsider the vote.
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 191 (Roll no. 51).


10:20 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 86.
Considered as privileged matter.


10:14 A.M. -
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution - the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: Mr. Johnson Sam of TX .

10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to five per side of the aisle.
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 41 without amendment. The Senate also passed H.R. 475 without amendment.


10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Christensen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:02 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Emanuel Cleaver to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - January 29, 2007 10:29 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 29, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


3:03 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

H. Res. 82:
commending the University of Louisville Cardinals football team for their victory in the 2007 Orange Bowl

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:57 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 82.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:56 P.M. -
Mr. Yarmuth moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H. Res. 70:
congratulating the University of California at Santa Barbara men's soccer team, the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association Champions

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


2:51 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 70.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Yarmuth moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.


H.R. 335:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 152 North 5th Street in Laramie, Wyoming, as the "Gale W. McGee Post Office"

2:50 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:47 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 335.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:46 P.M. -
Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 49:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 North Frontage Road West in Vail, Colorado, as the "Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Post Office Building"

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:41 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 49.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 521:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2633 11th Street in Rock Island, Illinois, as the "Lane Evans Post Office Building"

2:40 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:16 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 521.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.


2:15 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 188.

2:14 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 House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 26, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 188.

2:03 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


2:01 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian Baird to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


2:00 P.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - January 30, 2007 11:49 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 30, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


4:23 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

4:18 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H. Con. Res. 20:
calling on the Government of the United Kingdom to immediately establish a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland defense attorney Patrick Finucane, as recommended by Judge Peter Cory as part of the Weston Park Agreement, in order to move forward on the Northern Ireland peace process

4:16 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 364 - 34, 25 Present (Roll no. 63).


4:07 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 24:
establishing the House Democracy Assistance Commission for the One Hundred Tenth Congress

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 426 - 0 (Roll no. 62).


3:57 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


H. Res. 90:
congratulating Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears and Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts on becoming the first African-American head coaches of National Football League teams to qualify for the Super Bowl

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 - 0 (Roll no. 61).


2:58 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 90.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H. Con. Res. 5:
expressing support for the designation and goals of "Hire a Veteran Week" and encouraging the President to issue a proclamation supporting those goals

2:57 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:27 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 5.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:26 P.M. -
Mr. Holt moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 34:
honoring the life of Percy Lavon Julian, a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry research and development and the first and only African American chemist to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 34.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Johnson, E. B. moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H. Res. 59:
supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineeers Week, and for other purposes

2:06 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

1:41 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 59.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


1:40 P.M. -
Mr. Lipinski moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 20:
calling on the Government of the United Kingdom to immediately establish a full, independent, and public judicial inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland defense attorney Patrick Finucane, as recommended by Judge Peter Cory as part of the Weston Park Agreement, in order to move forward on the Northern Ireland peace process

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

1:14 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 20.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Lantos moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.


H. Res. 24:
establishing the House Democracy Assistance Commission for the One Hundred Tenth Congress

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

12:37 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 24.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


12:36 P.M. -
Mr. Lantos moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.

United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 1928a, Clause 10 of Rule 1, and the Order of the House of January 4, 2007 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: Mr. Gillmor, Mr. Regula, Mr. Boozman and Mr. Shimkus .


12:04 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kagen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


12:03 P.M. -
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

12:02 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

12:00 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 30.

10:45 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:31 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Gregory W. Meeks to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:30 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - January 31, 2007 08:53 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 31, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


3:50 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been posted.

H.J. Res. 20:
making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes

3:49 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by recorded vote: (Roll No. 72).


3:41 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll No. 71).

3:16 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered pursuant to the rule.

3:08 P.M. -
Floor summary: Floor summary: DEBATE- - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments.

3:07 P.M. -
Mr. Lewis (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


1:54 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 20.
Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 20 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 116.


1:50 P.M. -
On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 184 (Roll no. 70).

1:39 P.M. -
Mr. Obey moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.

1:35 P.M. -
Mr. McHenry moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
Point of order raised by Mr. McHenry on the content of the measure. Point of order overruled by the Chair.


1:33 P.M. -
On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 180 (Roll no. 69).

12:59 P.M. -
Mr. Obey moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote.

12:58 P.M. -
Mr. Issa moved to reconsider the vote.
On motion to consider the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 179 (Roll no. 68).


12:27 P.M. -
Mr. Price (GA) demanded that the Chair put the question on consideration of the measure.
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 116, Mr. Obey (WI) called up H.J.Res 20 for consideration.


12:25 P.M. -
The House received a communication from The Honorable Charles B. Rangel. Mr. Rangel notified the Speaker of the Committee's recommendations for certain positions for the 110th Congress. First, the Committee designated the following Members to serve on the Joint Committee on Taxation: Myself, Mr. Stark, Mr. Levin, Mr. McCrery, and Mr. Herger. Second, the Committee recommended the following Members to serve as official advisors for international conference meetings and negotiating sessions on trade agreements: Myself, Mr. Levin, Mr. Tanne r, Mr. McCrery, Mr. Herger. Third, the Committee designated the following Members to serve on the Committee on the Budget: Mr. Becerra, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Tiberi, and Mr. Porter.
Congressional Advisers on Trade Policy and Negotiations - Pursuant to section 161(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C 2211), and the order of the House of January 4, 2007, the Speaker appointed Mr. Rangel of New York, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. Tanner of Tennessee, Mr. McCrery of Louisiana, and Mr. Herger of California .


H. Res. 116:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 20) making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 191 (Roll no. 67).


12:15 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 192 (Roll no. 66).

12:07 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Con. Res. 34:
honoring the life of Percy Lavon Julian, a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry research and development and the first and only African American chemist to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 65).


11:56 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 59:
supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineeers Week, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 0 (Roll no. 64).


11:33 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules and adoption of the motion to order the previous question on H.Res. 116, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


11:32 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H. Res. 116, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that yeas had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.

H. Res. 116:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 20) making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes

10:18 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 116.
Considered as privileged matter.


10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to five per side of the aisle.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Goode to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:02 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. John F. Ross Pastor, Wayzata Community Church Wayzata, Minnesota

10:01 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Pomeroy to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - February 2, 2007 12:03 AM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 31, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


7:59 P.M. -
The House adjourned pursuant to H. Con. Res. 41. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on February 5, 2007.
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Bartlett (MD) moved that the House do now adjourn.


7:08 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.

7:05 P.M. -
DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE - The Speaker notified the House that she had designated the Honorable Steny Hoyer or the Honorable Chris Van Hollen to act as Speaker pro tempore for the purpose of signing enrolled bills and joint resolutions through February 5, 2007.

4:30 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

4:29 P.M. -
Ms. Foxx requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on February 7.
Ms. Foxx requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on February 6.

Ms. Foxx requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on February 5.


4:22 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded further with one minute speeches.
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Feb. 7. Agreed to without objection.


H. Con. Res. 5:
expressing support for the designation and goals of "Hire a Veteran Week" and encouraging the President to issue a proclamation supporting those goals

3:58 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 0 (Roll no. 73).


3:50 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been posted.


H.J. Res. 20:
making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes

3:49 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 286 - 140 (Roll no. 72).


3:41 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196 - 228 (Roll no. 71).

3:16 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered pursuant to the rule.

3:08 P.M. -
Floor Summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments.

3:07 P.M. -
Mr. Lewis (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
Mr. Lewis of California moved to recommit the joint resolution, H.J. Res. 20, to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendments: ***
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


1:54 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 20.
Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 20 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 116.


1:50 P.M. -
On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 184 (Roll no. 70).

1:39 P.M. -
Mr. Obey moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.

1:35 P.M. -
Mr. McHenry moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
Point of order raised by Mr. McHenry on the content of the measure. Point of order overruled by the Chair.


1:33 P.M. -
On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 180 (Roll no. 69).

12:59 P.M. -
Mr. Obey moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote.

12:58 P.M. -
Mr. Issa moved to reconsider the vote.
On motion to consider the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 179 (Roll no. 68).


12:27 P.M. -
Mr. Price (GA) demanded that the Chair put the question on consideration of the measure.
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 116, Mr. Obey (WI) called up H.J.Res 20 for consideration.


12:25 P.M. -
The House received a communication from The Honorable Charles B. Rangel. Mr. Rangel notified the Speaker of the Committee's recommendations for certain positions for the 110th Congress. First, the Committee designated the following Members to serve on the Joint Committee on Taxation: Myself, Mr. Stark, Mr. Levin, Mr. McCrery, and Mr. Herger. Second, the Committee recommended the following Members to serve as official advisors for international conference meetings and negotiating sessions on trade agreements: Myself, Mr. Levin, Mr. Tanne r, Mr. McCrery, Mr. Herger. Third, the Committee designated the following Members to serve on the Committee on the Budget: Mr. Becerra, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Tiberi, and Mr. Porter.
Congressional Advisers on Trade Policy and Negotiations - Pursuant to section 161(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C 2211), and the order of the House of January 4, 2007, the Speaker appointed Mr. Rangel of New York, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. Tanner of Tennessee, Mr. McCrery of Louisiana, and Mr. Herger of California .


H. Res. 116:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 20) making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 191 (Roll no. 67).


12:15 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 192 (Roll no. 66).

12:07 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Con. Res. 34:
honoring the life of Percy Lavon Julian, a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry research and development and the first and only African American chemist to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 65).


11:56 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 59:
supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineeers Week, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 0 (Roll no. 64).


11:33 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules and adoption of the motion to order the previous question on H.Res. 116, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


11:32 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H. Res. 116, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that yeas had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.

H. Res. 116:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 20) making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes

10:18 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 116.
Considered as privileged matter.


10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to five per side of the aisle.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Goode to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:02 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. John F. Ross Pastor, Wayzata Community Church Wayzata, Minnesota

10:01 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Pomeroy to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.


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batmanchester - February 5, 2007 10:07 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 5, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


3:24 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

3:18 P.M. -
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the Budget of the U.S. Government for Fiscal Year 2008 - referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-3).

3:17 P.M. -
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting authorities relating to offical immunity in the interdiction of aircraft engaged in illicit drug trafficking - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-12).

3:16 P.M. -
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the National Emergencies Act - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-11).

H. Con. Res. 35:
supporting the goals and ideals of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:54 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 35.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:53 P.M. -
Mr. Towns moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H. Res. 94:
supporting the goals and ideals of National Consumer Protection Week

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:35 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 94.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:34 P.M. -
Mr. Matheson moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H.R. 433:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1700 Main Street in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the "Scipio A. Jones Post Office Building"

2:33 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:27 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 433.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:26 P.M. -
Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 514:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 16150 Aviation Loop Drive in Brooksville, Florida, as the "Sergeant Lea Robert Mills Brooksville Aviation Branch Post Office"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:22 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 514.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:21 P.M. -
Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 577:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3903 South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, as the "Sergeant Henry Ybarra III Post Office Building"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:12 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 577.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:11 P.M. -
Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.


2:04 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 34 and passed H.R. 434 amended.


2:03 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Doggett to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


2:01 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Nick Lampson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


2:00 P.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - February 7, 2007 07:45 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 7, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 482:
to direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer ownership of the American River Pump Station Project, and for other purposes

2:30 P.M. -
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Roll Call 80 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.
Considered as unfinished business.


H. Res. 120:
recognizing the African American spiritual as a national treasure

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll No. 79).


2:22 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 365:
to provide for a research program for remediation of closed methamphetamine production laboratories, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll No. 78).


1:59 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

1:58 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H.R. 238:
to repeal a prohibition on the use of certain funds for tunneling in certain areas with respect to the Los Angeles to San Fernando Valley Metro Rail project, California

1:57 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


1:50 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 238.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


1:49 P.M. -
Mr. Oberstar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 187:
to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse and customhouse located at 515 West First Street in Duluth, Minnesota, as the "Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and United States Courthouse and Customhouse"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


1:36 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 187.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


1:35 P.M. -
Mr. Oberstar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

1:34 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 7.

12:50 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

H.R. 742:
to amend the Antitrust Modernization Commission Act of 2002, to extend the term of the Antitrust Modernization Commission and to make a technical correction

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


12:41 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 742.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


12:40 P.M. -
Mr. Conyers moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H. Res. 130:
congratulating the National Football League champion Indianapolis Colts for winning Super Bowl XLI and for bringing the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana their first Lombardi Trophy

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


12:08 P.M. -
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H. Res. 69:
recognizing and honoring Benny Parsons and expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to his family on his death

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

12:07 P.M. -
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

11:56 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 69.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H.R. 434:
to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 through December 31, 2007, and for other purposes

11:52 A.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.


11:48 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 434.

11:47 A.M. -
Ms. Velazquez moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.

H. Res. 120:
recognizing the African American spiritual as a national treasure

11:46 A.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

11:26 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 120.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mrs. Davis (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H. Res. 99:
commending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln volleyball team for winning the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

11:25 A.M. -
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

11:14 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 99.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


11:13 A.M. -
Mrs. Davis (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H. Res. 72:
recognizing the work and accomplishments of Mr. Britt "Max" Mayfield, Director of the National Hurricane Center's Tropical Prediction Center upon his retirement

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


10:58 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 72.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


10:57 A.M. -
Mr. Gordon moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H.R. 365:
to provide for a research program for remediation of closed methamphetamine production laboratories, and for other purposes

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

10:27 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 365.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


10:26 A.M. -
Mr. Gordon moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until later in the legislative day.


10:03 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

10:02 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Hill to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:00 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Ken Hucks, Pastor Immanuel Baptist Church, Lebanon, Tennessee
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - February 8, 2007 08:42 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 8, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 547:
to facilitate the development of markets for alternative fuels and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel through research, development, and demonstration and data collection

3:37 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Weller amendment Roll Call 83 - Recorded vote pending.
On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 82).


3:30 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Burgess amendment as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

3:28 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Eshoo amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 81).

3:03 P.M. -
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.
On agreeing to the Brown-Waite, Ginny amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


3:01 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Brown-Waite amendment.
Amendment offered by Ms. Brown-Waite, Ginny.

An amendment to add a new section requiring a report to Congress.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cantor amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cantor demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.


1:17 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cantor amendment pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
Amendment offered by Mr. Cantor.

An amendment to add a new section 7 entitled Additional Funding.

1:15 P.M. -
Mr. Lampson raised a point of order against the Burgess amendment Mr. Lampson stated that the provisions of the Burgess amendment are not germane. The Chair sustained the point of order.

1:10 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Burguss amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
Amendment offered by Mr. Burgess.

An amendment to add a new section providing for an increase in per gallon rates for biodiesel credit.

1:09 P.M. -
By unanimous consent, the Rogers (MI) amendment was withdrawn.

1:03 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
Amendment offered by Mr. Rogers (MI).

An amendment to add a new section 7 providing for the establishment of an energy security fund and an alternative fuel grant program.

12:57 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Roskam amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

12:40 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Roskam amendment pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
Amendment offered by Mr. Roskam.

An amendment to amend section 6 of the bill to make authorization of appropriations subject to pay as you go provisions.

12:39 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rogers(MI) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (MI) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

12:36 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
Amendment offered by Mr. Rogers (MI).

An amendment to add a new paragraph to section 3, Biofuel Infrastructure and Additives Research and Development, to include issues with respect to where in the fuel supply chain additives optimally should be added to fuels.

12:32 P.M. -
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.

12:20 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Dent amendment.

12:19 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Dent.
An amendment to add provisions which allow fuel distributors and retailers to transform their businesses by dispensing hydrogen, reformed on site from various feedstocks, or delivered by pipeline or tube trucks, resulting in new storage, handling, and equipment challenges necessary beyond that carried out under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

12:18 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Weller amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Weller demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

12:12 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Weller amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Weller.

An amendment to add a new paragraph to section 3 which includes issues with respect to certification by a nationally recognized testing laboratory of compenents for fuel dispensing devises that specifically reference compatibility with alcohol blended and biofuels that contain greater than 15 percent alcohol.

12:11 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

12:05 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Hastings (FL).

An amendment to include language which encourages the Assistant Administrator to utilize Land Grant Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and other minority serving institutions among other resources to undertake research for programs covered by the bill.

11:47 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Eshoo amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Eshoo demanded a recorded vote and pending that, made a point of no quorum. The Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Eshoo amendment until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

H.R. 547:
to facilitate the development of markets for alternative fuels and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel through research, development, and demonstration and data collection

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Eshoo amendment.

11:46 A.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Eshoo to the Burgess amendment
An amendment to insert a new paragraph in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Burgess amendment to section 3. The new matter seeks to insert text regarding strategies to minimize emissions from infrastructure.

11:44 A.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Burgess amendment.

11:43 A.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Burgess.
An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to add a paragraph to section 3 including provisions with respect to increased volatile emissions or increased nitrogen oxide emissions.

11:24 A.M. -
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE- AMENDMENT DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole will proceed with debate on offered amendments under the 5 minute rule.

H.R. 547:
to facilitate the development of markets for alternative fuels and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel through research, development, and demonstration and data collection

GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 547.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael R. McNulty to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 133 and Rule XVIII.


11:23 A.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 547 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 read by section. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 or rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 133.


H. Res. 133:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 547) to facilitate the development of markets for alternative fuels and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel through research, development, and demonstration and data collection

11:22 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

The previous question was ordered without objection.


10:25 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 133.

10:24 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 139:
electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.


10:03 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to ten per side of the aisle.

10:02 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Hensarling to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael E. Capuano to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - February 9, 2007 08:16 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 9, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


2:02 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on February 12, 2007.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


2:01 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable James P. Moran to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


2:00 P.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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(Edit Note: So much for the full 5 day work week. This session lasted exactly 2 minutes.)

batmanchester - February 12, 2007 10:05 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 12, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


4:45 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

4:44 P.M. -
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the 2007 report of the Council of Economic Advisors - referred to the Joint Economic Committee and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-2).

4:36 P.M. -
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-14).

H.R. 798:
to direct the Administrator of General Services to install a photovoltaic system for the headquarters building of the Department of Energy

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


4:15 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 798.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Oberstar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 342:
to designate the United States courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the "Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr., United States Courthouse"

4:14 P.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


4:08 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 342.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Oberstar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.


H.R. 414:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 60 Calle McKinley, West in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as the "Miguel Angel Garcia Mendez Post Office Building"

4:07 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


4:02 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 414.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 437:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 West Eisenhower Street in Rio Grande City, Texas, as the "Lino Perez, Jr. Post Office"

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

3:54 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 437.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


3:53 P.M. -
Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H. Res. 109:
recognizing the historical significance of the Pinedale Assembly Center, the reporting site for 4,823 Japanese Americans who were unjustly interned during World War II

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


3:40 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 109.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


3:39 P.M. -
Mr. Berman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 122:
recognizing the significance of the 65th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and supporting the goals of the Japanese American, German American, and Italian American communities in recognizing a National Day of Remembrance to increase public awareness of the events surrounding the restriction, exclusion, and internment of individuals and families during World War II

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

3:13 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 122.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


3:12 P.M. -
Mr. Berman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 44:
honoring and praising the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 98th anniversary

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:57 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 44.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Berman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H.R. 34:
to establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:36 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 34.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:35 P.M. -
Mr. Berman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H. Res. 134:
recognizing and honoring the employees of the Department of Homeland Security for their efforts and contributions to protect and secure the Nation

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:14 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 134.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:13 P.M. -
Mr. Carney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

2:12 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.

2:05 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


2:01 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

2:00 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 12.

12:31 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of the legislative day.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Jay Inslee to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


12:30 P.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - February 13, 2007 09:04 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 13, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H. Con. Res. 63:
disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

12:31 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The House proceeded with general debate on H. Con. Res. 63 pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 157.
Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 63. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Debate on the resolution shall continue 1) not beyond midnight on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader or their designees; 2) not beyond midnight on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader or their designees; 3) 12 hours of debate commencing on Thursday, February 15, 2007, equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 157.


H.R. 437:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 West Eisenhower Street in Rio Grande City, Texas, as the "Lino Perez, Jr. Post Office"

12:30 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 - 0 (Roll no. 98).


12:23 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 157:
providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 63) disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

12:22 P.M. -
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 192 (Roll no. 97).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


12:14 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 197 (Roll no. 96).

12:01 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 122:
recognizing the significance of the 65th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and supporting the goals of the Japanese American, German American, and Italian American communities in recognizing a National Day of Remembrance to increase public awareness of the events surrounding the restriction, exclusion, and internment of individuals and families during World War II

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 426 - 0 (Roll no. 95).


11:35 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

11:34 A.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules and adoption of the motion to order the previous question on H.Res. 157, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H. Res. 157, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Dreier demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.


H. Res. 157:
providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 63) disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

10:23 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 157.
Considered as privileged matter.


10:03 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Walz of MN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.

9:35 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

9:02 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.

9:01 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Kagen M.D. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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Edit Note: The debate On the Iraq Resolution is still ongoing and is, as expected, arguing along party lines.

batmanchester - February 14, 2007 09:14 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 14, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H. Con. Res. 63:
disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

10:32 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.

10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to fifteen per side of the aisle.

10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Murphy, Tim of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Carl Toti, Senior Pastor, Trinity Church, Lubbock, Texas.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael E. Capuano to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Edit note: debate is still ongoing

batmanchester - February 15, 2007 08:41 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 15, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H. Con. Res. 63:
disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

10:33 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.

10:32 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

10:09 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the chair, would be limited to 10 per side of the aisle.

10:08 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 herewith designated Ms. Marjorie C. Kelaher, Deputy Clerk, and Mr. Jorge E. Sorensen, 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 statute, in case of her temporary absence or disability.

H. Res. 166:
authorizing the Clerk to inform the President of the election of the Clerk

10:07 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.


H. Res. 165:
to inform the Senate of the election of the Clerk

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

10:06 A.M. -
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Considered as privileged matter.


10:04 A.M. -
ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE - The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to Lorraine C. Miller, Clerk of the House and Daniel P. Beard, Chief Administrative Officer.

10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Christensen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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Edit Note: Debate is still ongoing on HR 63

batmanchester - February 17, 2007 05:07 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 16, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


6:21 P.M. -
The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on February 20, 2007 unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its adoption of H. Con. Res. 67, in which case, the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.


5:22 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

5:15 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

5:12 P.M. -
Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts - Pursuant to section 2(a) of the National Cultural Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76h(a)), amended by Public Law 107-117, and the order of the House of January 4, 2007, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts: Mr. Kennedy, Ms. DeLauro and Ms. Pryce of OH .

5:11 P.M. -
The House received a communication from the Honorable Mrs. Capps . Mrs. Capps submitted her resignation from the Committee on the Budget. The resignation was accepted without objection.
APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE - The Speaker notified the House that she had appointed the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer and the Honorable Chris Van Hollen to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through February 27, 2007.

Mrs. Gillibrand asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Feb. 28. Agreed to without objection.


5:10 P.M. -
Mrs. Gillibrand asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, February 16, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 67, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution. Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 976:
to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for small businesses, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 360 - 45 (Roll no. 102).


4:38 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 976.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


4:37 P.M. -
Mr. Rangel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H. Res. 161:
providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules

4:36 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 220 - 184 (Roll no. 101).


4:28 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 - 188 (Roll no. 100).

3:28 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 161.

3:26 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 556:
to ensure national security while promoting foreign investment and the creation and maintenance of jobs, to reform the process by which such investments are examined for any effect they may have on national security, to establish the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and for other purposes

3:25 P.M. -
Mr. Frank (MA) asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Financial Services have until midnight on Feb. 23 to file a report on H.R. 556. Agreed to without objection.

H. Con. Res. 67:
providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.


3:22 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Con. Res. 63:
disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 246 - 182 (Roll no. 99).


3:00 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

1:07 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.
ADDITIONAL GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 157, the time for general debate on H. Con. Res. 63 was expanded by thirty-six minutes, equally divided and controlled by the Leaders or their designees.


12:19 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 487, and S. 188. Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 12.


12:14 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.

12:13 P.M. -
ADDITIONAL GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 157, the time for general debate on H. Con. Res. 63 was expanded by one hour, equally divided and controlled by the Leaders or their designees.

11:06 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.
ADDITIONAL GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 157, the time for general debate on H. Con. Res. 63 was expanded by one hour, equally divided and controlled by the Leaders or their designees.


10:11 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.

10:10 A.M. -
ADDITIONAL GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 157, the time for general debate on H. Con. Res. 63 was expanded by one hour, equally divided and controlled by the Leaders or their designees.

9:20 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.

9:19 A.M. -
ADDITIONAL GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 157, the time for general debate on H. Con. Res. 63 was expanded by one hour, equally divided and controlled by the Leaders or their designees.

H. Con. Res. 63:
disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq

8:04 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 157, the House resumed general debate on H. Con. Res. 63.

8:03 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
ADDITIONAL GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 157, the time for general debate on H. Con. Res. 63 was expanded by one hour, equally divided and controlled by the Leaders or their designees.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Linder to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


8:02 A.M. -
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

8:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael R. McNulty to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


8:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - February 26, 2007 09:01 PM (GMT)
After taking the week off for Presiden't day, the House is still not back in Session. There is a scheduled meeting for Feb. 27th at 2 p.m. and nothing scheduled after that until March 11th. It's nice to see the Democratic controlled House keeping to their five day work week schedule.

batmanchester - February 27, 2007 07:48 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 27, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 1066:
to increase community development investments by depository institutions, and for other purposes

2:45 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1066.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:44 P.M. -
Mr. Frank (MA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 755:
to require annual oral testimony before the Financial Services Committee of the Chairperson or a designee of the Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, relating to their efforts to promote transparency in financial reporting

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:30 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 755.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Scott (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H. Con. Res. 47:
supporting the goals and ideals of a National Medal of Honor Day to celebrate and honor the recipients of the Medal of Honor

2:29 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:13 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 47.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:12 P.M. -
Mr. Skelton moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.


2:06 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

2:05 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Clerk. 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 February 20, 2007, at 12:00 p.m., stating that that body had passed S. 171, agreed to H.Con.Res. 67 and passed H.R. 577, H.R. 514, H.R. 433, H.R. 521, H.R. 335 and H.R. 49.

2:04 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Scott of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


2:02 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable John T. Salazar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


2:00 P.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Edit Note: The debate is still ongoing.

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batmanchester - February 28, 2007 08:15 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 28, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


2:38 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
Mr. Westmoreland requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 7.

Mr. Westmoreland requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 6.

Mr. Westmoreland requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 5.

Mr. Westmoreland requested that Mr. Gingrey be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 1.


2:23 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H. Con. Res. 52:
supporting the goals and ideals of American Heart Month

2:22 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 0 (Roll no. 111).


2:13 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 556:
to ensure national security while promoting foreign investment and the creation and maintenance of jobs, to reform the process by which such investments are examined for any effect they may have on national security, to establish the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 423 - 0 (Roll no. 110).


2:03 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 229 (Roll no. 109).

1:44 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

1:35 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Neugebauer motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments that require the President to include in the annual report a detailed discussion of factors, including the deleterious effect of burdensome regulations.

1:34 P.M. -
Mr. Neugebauer moved to recommit with instructions to Financial Services.
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.


1:33 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 556.


1:32 P.M. -
On agreeing to the McCaul (TX) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 231 (Roll no. 108).

1:23 P.M. -
On agreeing to the McCaul (TX) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 231 (Roll no. 107).

1:13 P.M. -
On agreeing to the McCaul (TX) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 228 (Roll no. 106).

12:46 P.M. -
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.

12:44 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on the McCaul amendment numbered 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded a recorded vote and the Chair announced further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until late in the legislative day.

12:20 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McCaul amendment numbered 7 under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. McCaul (TX).

An amendment numbered 7 printed in the Congressional Record, to insert a new paragraph entitled Contents of Report Related to Barriers to Investment into the United States and specifies for inclusion in the report a detailed discussion of factors including trend information on the number of jobs in the United States related to foreign investment resulting from covered transactions, that affect the number of filings, changes in the type of business sectors involved in filings, and changes in the number of investments originating from specific countries.

12:19 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on the McCaul amendment numbered 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded a recorded vote and the Chair announced further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until late in the legislative day.

12:13 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McCaul amendment numbered 6 under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. McCaul (TX).

An amendment numbered 6 printed in the Congressional Record, to insert a new paragraph entitled Contents of Report Related to Barriers to Investment into the United States and specifies for inclusion in the report a detailed discussion of factors including the amount of burdensome regulation in the United States as compared to other countries that affect the number of filings, changes in the types of business sectors involved in filings, and changes in the number of investments originating from specific countries.

12:11 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on the McCaul amendment numbered 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded a recorded vote and the Chair announced further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until late in the legislative day.

12:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committtee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McCaul amendment numbered 5 under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. McCaul (TX).

An amendment numbered 5 printed in the Congressional Record, to insert a new paragraph entitled Contents of Report Related to Barriers to Investment into the United States and specifies for inclusion in the report a detailed discussion of factors including the effective rate of taxation on entrepeneurs and businesess and other sources of capital in the U.S. as compared to other countries.
On agreeing to the Barrow amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


12:03 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Barrow amendment numbered 12 under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. Barrow.

An amendment numbered 12 printed in the Congressional Record to add language to section 7 (which deals with Oversight by the Congress) providing that Senators representing States and Members of Congress representing congressional districts that would be significantly affected by a covered transaction should be affected by the reporting requirements.

11:51 A.M. -
On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

11:47 A.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the King (IA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. King (IA).

An amendment numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to add a requirement that the President consider the potential effects of a covered transaction on the efforts of the United States to curtail human smuggling.

11:46 A.M. -
On agreeing to the Frank (MA) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

11:42 A.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Frank (MA) amendment under the five-minute rule.

11:41 A.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Frank (MA).
An amendment numbered 3 printed in the Congressional Record making sundry changes to the bill.

11:10 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 556.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Ed Pastor to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 195 and Rule XVIII.


11:09 A.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 556 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 read by section. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 195.


H. Res. 195:
providing for the consideration of the bill ( H.R. 556) to ensure national security while promoting foreign investment and the creation and maintenance of jobs, to reform the process by which such investments are examined for any effect they may have on national security, to establish the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and for other purposes

11:08 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

The previous question was ordered without objection.


10:31 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 195.

10:28 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:03 A.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.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Tyrone Skinner.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Ed Pastor to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 5, 2007 12:02 AM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 1, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


7:58 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on March 5, 2007.
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Bartlett (MD) moved that the House do now adjourn.


4:16 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

4:15 P.M. -
Mr. Tiahrt requested that Mr. Hulshof be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 6.

4:10 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 8, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007. Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That it may be in order at any time on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, for the Speaker to declare a recess, subject to the call of the Chair, for the purpose of receiving in joint meeting His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Agreed to without objection.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Mar. 7. Agreed to without objection.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 1, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2007, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.


H.R. 800:
to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes

3:56 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 - 185 (Roll no. 118).


3:48 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 225, 1 Present (Roll no. 117).

3:30 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

3:21 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Mckeon 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 include language specifying that in addition to the signature of the employee, an attestation that the employee is a lawful citizen or legal resident alien of the United States must be present.

3:18 P.M. -
Mr. McKeon moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor.

3:16 P.M. -
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.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 800.


3:15 P.M. -
On agreeing to the McKeon amendment Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 256 (Roll no. 116).

3:07 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Foxx amendment Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 256 (Roll no. 115).

2:57 P.M. -
On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 264 (Roll no. 114).

2:33 P.M. -
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.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mckeon (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McKeon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.


1:54 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 203, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with thirty minutes of debate on the McKeon (CA) amendment.

1:51 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. McKeon.
An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-26 in the Nature of a Substitute. This amendment in the nature of a substitute would strike the underlying text and insert in its place the text of H.R. 866, the Secret Ballot Protection Act. The amendment would prohibit the recognition of unions via card check, and provide that a union may only be recognized and certified after a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

1:50 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Foxx (NC) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

1:41 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 203, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Foxx (NC) amendment.

1:39 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Foxx.
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-26 requir es the National Labor Relations Board to promulgate standards and a model notice for an employee to put him- or herself on a `do not call or contact' list to avoid union solicitation.

1:38 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. King demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

1:30 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 203, the Committee of the Whole proceed with ten minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.

1:27 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. King (IA).
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-26 to add a section to the bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to discourage the practice of `salting'. This amendment will change the NLRA to ensure that a company's workers are employed for the sole benefit of that company.

12:03 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 800.

12:02 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Zoe Lofgren to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 203 and Rule XVIII.


12:01 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 800 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. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 203.


H. Res. 203:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 800) to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 195 (Roll no. 113).


11:51 A.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 197 (Roll no. 112).

10:19 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 203.

10:16 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:03 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.

10:02 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Braley of IA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:00 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

No Floor Activity On Friday

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batmanchester - March 5, 2007 11:57 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 5, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 995:
to amend Public Law 106-348 to extend the authorization for establishing a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor veterans who became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States

6:31 P.M. -
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Roll Call 119 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.
Considered as unfinished business.


6:30 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceeding had been postponed.
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.


3:12 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

H.R. 497:
to authorize the Marion Park Project, a committee of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia, and its environs to honor Brigadier General Francis Marion

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

3:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 497.

3:06 P.M. -
Considered under suspension of the rules.

H.R. 807:
to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the feasibility and suitability of establishing a memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia in the State of Texas and for its inclusion as a unit of the National Park System

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 497:
to authorize the Marion Park Project, a committee of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia, and its environs to honor Brigadier General Francis Marion

Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 807:
to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the feasibility and suitability of establishing a memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia in the State of Texas and for its inclusion as a unit of the National Park System

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

2:59 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 807.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 376:
to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including the battlefields and related sites of the First and Second Battles of Newtonia, Missouri, during the Civil War as part of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield or designating the battlefields and related sites as a separate unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:52 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 376.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:51 P.M. -
Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 1047:
to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a unit of the National Park System

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:44 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1047.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:43 P.M. -
Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 247:
to designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette National Forest in the State of Oregon as a national recreation trail in honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:41 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 247.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:40 P.M. -
Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 299:
to adjust the boundary of Lowell National Historical Park, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:37 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 299.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 995:
to amend Public Law 106-348 to extend the authorization for establishing a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor veterans who became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:29 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 995.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 903:
to provide for a study of options for protecting the open space characteristics of certain lands in and adjacent to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:25 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 903.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 276:
to designate the Piedras Blancas Light Station and the surrounding public land as an Outstanding Natural Area to be administered as a part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:22 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 276.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:21 P.M. -
Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 467:
to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the A & B Irrigation District in the State of Idaho

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


2:19 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 467.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:18 P.M. -
Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H.R. 122:
to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Inland Empire regional recycling project and in the Cucamonga Valley Water District recycling project

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


2:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 122.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:05 P.M. -
Mr. Grijalva moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.


2:04 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

2:03 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


2:02 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

2:00 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.

12:34 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

12:30 P.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Mazie K. Hirono to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 6, 2007 11:12 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 6, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


4:58 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

4:55 P.M. -
Mr. Jones of NC requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 13.
Mr. Jones of NC requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 12.

Mr. Jones of NC requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 9.

Mr. Jones of NC requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 8. Mr. Burgess for 5 min.

Mr. Jones (NC) requested the following general leaves to address the House on March 7: Mr. Gohmert for 5 min and Mr. Burgess for 5 min.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.


4:53 P.M. -
Ms. Slaughter filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 214 and H. Res. 215.

H. Res. 149:
supporting the goals of International Women's Day

4:52 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 122).


4:43 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 98:
honoring the life and achievements of the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior and reaffirming the continued commitment of the House of Representatives to a just and lasting peace in the Republic of the Sudan

4:40 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 1 (Roll no. 121).


4:14 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


H.R. 710:
to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify that kidney paired donation does not involve the transfer of a human organ for valuable consideration

4:13 P.M. -
Pursuant to clause 8, Rule XX, the Speaker postponed until Wednesday, March 7, 2007, the roll call vote on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 710, as amended, which was ordered on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.

H. Res. 180:
honoring the life and achievements of Leo T. McCarthy and expressing profound sorrow on his death

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


3:37 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 180.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Watson moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H. Con. Res. 62:
supporting the goals and ideals of a National Children and Families Day, in order to encourage adults in the United States to support and listen to children and to help children throughout the Nation achieve their hopes and dreams, and for other purposes

3:36 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


3:31 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 62.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Watson moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H. Res. 162:
recognizing the contributions of the Negro Baseball Leagues and their players

3:30 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


3:11 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 162.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Watson moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.


S. Con. Res. 15:
authorizing the Rotunda of the Capitol to be used on March 29, 2007, for a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen

3:10 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


3:01 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. Con. Res. 15.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


3:00 P.M. -
Ms. Millender-McDonald moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 182:
commending and congratulating Virginia State University on the occasion of its 125th anniversary

2:59 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


2:50 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 182.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:49 P.M. -
Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H.R. 710:
to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify that kidney paired donation does not involve the transfer of a human organ for valuable consideration

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:32 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 710.

2:31 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 15.

H.R. 710:
to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify that kidney paired donation does not involve the transfer of a human organ for valuable consideration

2:18 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate H.R. 710.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:17 P.M. -
Mr. Inslee moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H.R. 544:
to designate the United States courthouse at South Federal Place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the "Santiago E. Campos United States Courthouse"

2:15 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:10 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 544.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:09 P.M. -
Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 399:
to designate the United States Courthouse to be constructed in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:01 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 399.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 584:
to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Education in Washington, DC, as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building

2:00 P.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


1:19 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 584.

1:18 P.M. -
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.


H. Res. 149:
supporting the goals of International Women's Day

1:17 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

12:57 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 149.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


12:56 P.M. -
Ms. Watson moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H.R. 987:
to endorse further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and to facilitate the timely admission of new members to NATO, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


12:42 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 987.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


12:41 P.M. -
Mr. Tanner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H. Res. 98:
honoring the life and achievements of the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior and reaffirming the continued commitment of the House of Representatives to a just and lasting peace in the Republic of the Sudan

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

12:28 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 98.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Payne moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.


12:27 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.

12:26 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 743 and agreed to S. Con. Res. 16 .
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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 2, 2007, at 12:30 p.m: That the Senate passed S. 743; and that the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 47 and S. Con. Res. 16.


12:02 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Herseth to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


12:00 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Stan Gruneich, National Chaplain, The American Legion.
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 6.


10:43 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:31 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12 noon for the start of legislative business.

10:30 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Gabrielle Giffords to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 7, 2007 10:32 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 7, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


5:28 P.M. -
Mr. Arcuri filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 219.

H.R. 710:
to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify that kidney paired donation does not involve the transfer of a human organ for valuable consideration

The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll No. 126).


5:20 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


H.R. 569:
to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for sewer overflow control grants

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll No. 125).


5:12 P.M. -
On agreeing to the McHenry amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:11 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. McHenry.
An amendment inserting at the end of the bill a new section on limitation on the use of funds.
On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 124).


4:48 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

4:39 P.M. -
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McHenry 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 inserting at the end of the bill a new section on limitation on the use of funds.

4:38 P.M. -
Mr. McHenry moved to recommit with instructions to Transportation.

4:37 P.M. -
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.

4:36 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

4:35 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 569.

4:34 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: (Roll No. 123).

4:08 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.


4:07 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.


2:09 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

H.R. 569:
to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for sewer overflow control grants

2:07 P.M. -
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 569 as unfinished business.
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.


2:06 P.M. -
Ms. Johnson, E. B. moved that the Committee rise.
Ms. Johnson, E. B. raised a point of order against the Rohrabacher amendment Ms. Johnson stated that the provisions of the Rohrabacher amendment were not germane to the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.


2:03 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Rohrabacher amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
Amendment offered by Mr. Rohrabacher.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to add the following new subsection participation in employment eligibility verification pliot program.

2:02 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Price(GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Price(GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

1:45 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Price(GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.

1:43 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Price (GA).
An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section to the bill requiring offsets.
On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


1:39 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the King (IA) amendment under the five-minute rule.

1:37 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. King (IA).
An amendment numbered 3 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funds in the sewer overflow control grants section by 5 percent.

12:55 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 569.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Adam B. Schiff to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 214 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 569 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. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 214.


H. Res. 214:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 569) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for sewer overflow control grants

12:52 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


12:51 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

12:42 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 214.

12:38 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

12:19 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

12:18 P.M. -
PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS IN RECORD - Mr. Kucinich asked unanimous consent that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the Congressional Record of today. Agreed to without objection.
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.


11:39 A.M. -
JOINT MEETING DISSOLVED - The Speaker announced that the Joint Meeting was dissolved. The House remains in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.

11:05 A.M. -
JOINT MEETING - The House has reconvened in Joint Meeting with the Senate to receive an address by His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

10:05 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The House will reconvene in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The next meeting time is subject to the call of the Chair.

10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with a one minute speech.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Sensenbrenner to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:02 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Martin L. Wilson, El Paso Sector Chaplain, U.S. Border Patrol
The Speaker designated the Honorable Betty McCollum to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:01 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.


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batmanchester - March 9, 2007 01:01 AM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 8, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


5:19 P.M. -
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 9, 2007.

Ms. Castor moved that the House do now adjourn.

Ms. Castor filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 229.


5:18 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 8.

4:03 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

3:01 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

3:00 P.M. -
Mr. Kuhl of NY requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 15.
Mr. Kuhl of NY requested that Mr. Garrett of NJ be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 13.


2:57 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

2:56 P.M. -
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the extension of the National Emergency with respect to Iran - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-17).

H. Res. 202:
providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Tenth Congress

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 269 - 150 (Roll no. 131).


2:44 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a resolution which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


H.R. 700:
to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to extend the pilot program for alternative water source projects

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 368 - 59 (Roll no. 130).


2:36 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Transportation amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

2:35 P.M. -
Amendment reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastruct.
On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 427 - 0 (Roll no. 129).


2:12 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

2:05 P.M. -
Mr. Price (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to Transportation.
The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Price (GA) 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 inserting a new section at the end of the bill to limit use of funds.
The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


2:04 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 700.
On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 256 (Roll no. 128).


1:36 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
On agreeing to the Conaway amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


1:29 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Conaway amendment under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. Conaway.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new subsection on selection of projects.
By unanimous consent, the Sessions amendment was withdrawn.


1:26 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sessions amendment under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. Sessions.

An amendment numbered 5 printed in the Congressional Record to insert the year ending before October 1, 2008

1:25 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Price (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Price (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

1:16 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Price(GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.

1:15 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Price (GA).
An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section at the end of the bill to require offsets.
By unanimous consent, the Kucinich amendment was withdrawn.


1:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kucinich amendment under the five-minute rule.
Amendment offered by Mr. Kucinich.

An amendment numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new subsection on eligibility.

12:46 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 700.

12:45 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael R. McNulty to act as Chairman of the Committee.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 215 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 700 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. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 215.


H. Res. 202:
providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Tenth Congress

12:42 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H.Res. 202, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ehlers demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


12:05 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 202.
On agreeing to the Rules amendment Agreed to without objection.


12:04 P.M. -
Amendment reported by the House Committee on Rules.
An amendment considered adopted pursuant to H.Res. 219.

12:00 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H. Res. 202 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the resolution, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 219.


H. Res. 219:
providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 202) providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Tenth Congress

11:57 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

11:56 A.M. -
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 195 (Roll no. 127).


10:35 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 219.

10:33 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 215:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 700) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to extend the pilot program for alternative water source projects

10:32 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

The previous question was ordered without objection.


10:22 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 215.

10:21 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:03 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to ten per side of the aisle.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Altmire to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 12, 2007 09:59 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 12, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


3:23 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

H. Res. 198:
recognizing the significance of Black History Month

3:22 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


3:12 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 198.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H. Res. 89:
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a day should be established as Dutch-American Friendship Day to celebrate the historic ties of the United States and the Netherlands

3:11 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:58 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 89.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:57 P.M. -
Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 136:
commending the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on the occasion of their 95th anniversary, for providing quality age-appropriate experiences that prepare girls to become the leaders of tomorrow and for raising issues important to girls

2:56 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:43 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 136.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H.R. 1126:
to reauthorize the Steel and Aluminum Energy Conservation and Technology Competitiveness Act of 1988

2:42 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:33 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1126.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:32 P.M. -
Mr. Lipinski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 85:
to provide for the establishment of centers to encourage demonstration and commercial application of advanced energy methods and technologies

2:31 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:19 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 85.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Baird moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.


H.R. 1068:
to amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


2:05 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1068.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Baird moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.


2:01 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

2:00 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kline of MN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 12.


12:50 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

12:32 P.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Carol Shea-Porter to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


12:30 P.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 14, 2007 10:11 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 14, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


6:11 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H. Res. 244:
The title of this measure is not available

6:10 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.


6:09 P.M. -
Ms. Castor filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 242.

H.R. 985:
to amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify which disclosures of information are protected from prohibited personnel practices; to require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements to the effect that such policies, forms, and agreements are consistent with certain disclosure protections, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll No. 153).


6:00 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Oversight and Government Refor amendments Agreed to by voice vote.

5:59 P.M. -
Amendments reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Amendments submitted pursuant to Westmoreland motion to recommit with instructions.
Pursuant to the instructions contained in the motion to recommit just adopted, sundry amendments were submitted to the House.


5:58 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 152).

5:36 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

5:31 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westmoreland motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with sundry amendments.

5:29 P.M. -
Mr. Westmoreland moved to recommit with instructions to Oversight and Government.

5:28 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Stupak amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 252 - 173 (Roll no. 151).

5:09 P.M. -
The House adopted the remaining amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Price (GA) demanded a separate vote on the Stupak amendment

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 985.

On agreeing to the Sali amendment Failed by recorded vote: 159 - 271 (Roll no. 150).


4:59 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Stupak amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 250 - 178 (Roll no. 149).

4:31 P.M. -
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.
On agreeing to the Platts amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


4:30 P.M. -
PROCEEDINGS VACATED - Mr. Platts asked unanimous consent that the proceedings by which a recorded vote was demanded on the Platts amendment numbered 2 be vacated and that the question on adoption of the amendment be put de novo. Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the Tierney amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


4:28 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 239, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney amendment.

4:26 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Tierney.
An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 110-48 to change the secti on on national security whistleblowers to limit which members of Congress can receive information about especially sensitive subjects, such as sources and methods (to members of the intelligence committees or other relevant committees) and special access programs (to defense committees), and for other programs (to committees with oversight over the program in question).

4:25 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sali amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sali demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

4:17 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 239, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sali amendment.

4:14 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Sali.
An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-48 to remove the provision that would make influencing federally funded scientific research a prohibited personnel practice.
On agreeing to the Platts amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


4:08 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 239, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Platts No. 3 amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Platts.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-48 to clarify that an otherwise-protected disclosure cannot be disqualified because of the forum in which it is communicated. In addition, the amendment would extend equal burdens of proof and individual rights of action to those serving as witnesses in Inspector General or Special Counsel investigations, as well as to those who allege retaliation for refusing to violate the law

4:07 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Platts amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Platts demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

3:59 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 239, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Platts No. 2 amendment.

3:58 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Platts.
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-48 to require that the Merit Systems Protection Board rely on a consistent standard for `clear and convincing evidence' as the burden of proof that must be met to sustain an agency's affirmative defense (that it would have taken the same personnel action independent of an employee's protected conduct). Under the amendment, `clear and convincing evidence' would be defined as `evidence indicating that the matter to be proved is highly probable or reasonably certain.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stupak amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tom Davis (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.


3:47 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 239, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stupak amendment.

3:46 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Stupak.
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-48 to clarifies that instances of political interference with science are to be considered `abuses of authority' and their disclosure therefore protected. The Stupak amendment adds an example of such interference, namely preventing a federal scientist or grantee from publishing or presenting their research.

2:29 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour and twenty minutes of debate on H.R. 985.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Ed Pastor to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 239 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 985 with 1 hour and 20 minutes 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. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived eexcept those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the bill, modified by the amendments recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule.


2:28 P.M. -
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 239.
On motion to adjourn Failed by recorded vote: 142 - 258 (Roll no. 148).


2:05 P.M. -
Mr. Westmoreland moved that the House do now adjourn.

1:59 P.M. -
On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 265 - 157, 1 Present (Roll no. 147).

1:50 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 239:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 985) to amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify which disclosures of information are protected from prohibited personnel practices; to require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements to the effect that such policies, forms, and agreements are consistent with certain disclosure protections, and for other purposes

1:49 P.M. -
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 193 (Roll no. 146).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


1:42 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 197 (Roll no. 145).

12:47 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 239.

12:43 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

12:42 P.M. -
The House received a communication from Sally Bowzer, District Director, Office of Representative Boswell. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Bowzer notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena, issued by the District Court for Polk County, Iowa, for testimony in a criminal case and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House.

H.R. 1309:
to promote openness in Government by strengthening section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 308 - 117 (Roll no. 144).


12:35 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 1255:
to amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 333 - 93 (Roll no. 143).


12:24 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 1254:
to amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 - 34 (Roll no. 142).


11:56 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


H.R. 1309:
to promote openness in Government by strengthening section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

11:19 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1309.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


11:18 A.M. -
Mr. Clay moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H.R. 1255:
to amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

11:01 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1255.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Clay moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.


H.R. 1254:
to amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

10:39 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1254.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


10:38 A.M. -
Mr. Murphy (CT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

10:37 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.

10:36 A.M. -
The House received a communication from The Honorable John A. Boehner, Republican Leader. Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 2081, Mr. Boehner appointed the Honorable Zach Wamp of Tennessee to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission.

10:35 A.M. -
The House received a communication from The Honorable John A. Boehner, Republican Leader. Pursuant to section 2 of House Resolution 24, 110th Congress, Mr. Boehner appointed the following Members to the House Democracy Assistance Commission: Mr. Dreier, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Gilchrest, Mr. Weller, Mr. Jeff Miller of Florida, and Mr. Shuster.

10:34 A.M. -
UNITED STATES CAPITOL PRESERVATION COMMISSION - Pursuant to 2 U.S.C 2081, and the order of the House of January 4, 2007, the Speaker appointed Mr. Obey, and Ms. Kaptur.

10:33 A.M. -
HOUSE DEMOCRACY ASSISTANCE COMMISSION - Pursuant to section 2 of House Resolution 24, One Hundred Tenth Congress, and the order of the House of January 4, 2007, the Speaker appointed Mr. Price, Chairman, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Holt, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Payne, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Farr, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Ellison, and Ms. Hirono.

10:10 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

10:09 A.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1129.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Klein of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


10:05 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Hinchey demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mr. Hinchey 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 later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Johann Arnold, Church Communities International, Rifton, New York.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 15, 2007 09:25 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 15, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


5:20 P.M. -
The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 16, 2007.
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. McDermott moved that the House do now adjourn.


2:42 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

2:41 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

2:40 P.M. -
Mr. Shimkus requested the following general leaves to address the House on March 22: Mr. Bilirakis for 5 min and Mr. Jones of NC for 5 min.
Mr. Shimkus requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 21.

Mr. Shimkus requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 20.

Mr. Shimkus requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 19.


2:38 P.M. -
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 3003 Note, and the Order of the House on January 4, 2007 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Ms. Slaughter, Mr. McIntyre, Ms. Solis, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Smith of NJ, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Pence and Mr. Pitts .

2:29 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 22, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2007. Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Mar. 21. Agreed to without objection.


2:28 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, March 16, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2007, for Morning-Hour Debates. Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 15, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Friday, March 16, 2007. Agreed to without objection.


H.R. 1362:
to reform acquisition practices of the Federal Government

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 347 - 73 (Roll no. 156).


2:11 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Oversight and Government Reform amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

2:10 P.M. -
Amendment reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
An amendment to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting prohibition on contracts to educational institutions not supporting U.S. defense efforts.

2:09 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 309 - 114 (Roll no. 155).

1:11 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion was ordered pursuant to the rule.

1:05 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tom Davis (VA) 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 inserting prohibition on contracts to educational institutions not supporting U.S. defense efforts.

1:03 P.M. -
Mr. Davis, Tom moved to recommit with instructions to Oversight and Government.
Mr. Davis
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.


1:02 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

1:01 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1362.
On agreeing to the Castle amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


12:56 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 242, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castle amendment.

12:54 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Castle.
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-49 to require the Office of Government Ethics to submit recommendations on requiring government contractors and federally funded research and development centers that advise the government to comply with personal financial interest restrictions.
On agreeing to the Matheson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


12:45 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 242, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Matheson amendment.

12:44 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Matheson.
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-49 to provide Congress with prior notice of any sole source contract expected to be awarded to a foreign-owned company that is based in or has majority operations in a country known to sponsor terrorist activity, with the intent of allowing Congress to review and comment on the proposed contract.

11:10 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour and twenty minutes of general debate on H.R. 1362.

11:09 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Hilda L. Solis to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 242 and Rule XVIII.


11:08 A.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1362 with 1 hour and 20 minutes 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. In lieu of the amendments recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 or rule XXI.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 242.


H. Res. 242:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1362) to reform acquisition practices of the Federal Government

11:06 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 190 (Roll no. 154).


10:39 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

10:17 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 242.

10:14 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to five per side of the aisle.

10:02 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Walberg to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Shea Harlig Chabad, of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada

10:00 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Hilda L. Solis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 20, 2007 10:18 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 20, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 1227:
to assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina

6:18 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Biggert amendment Roll Call 165 - Recorded vote pending.

6:17 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Hensarling amendment Failed by recorded vote: (Roll No. 164).

5:49 P.M. -
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.

H.R. 1227:
to assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green of Texas amendment, as modified, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Biggert demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

5:02 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 254, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 60 minutes of debate on the Green of Texas amendment, as modified.
Green, Al amendment modified by unanimous consent.


5:01 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Green, Al.
An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 110-53 to extend FEMA housing assistance for evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma until December 31, 2007 and provide tenant-based rental assistance upon termination of FEMA housing assistance.

5:00 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Biggert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frank of Massachusetts demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

4:39 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 254, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Biggert amendment.

4:37 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mrs. Biggert.
An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 110-53 to require that, instead of replacing all pre-Katrina public housing units, only the number of public housing units occupied pre-Katrina be replaced
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hensarling amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.


4:15 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 254, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Hensarling amendment.

4:14 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Hensarling.
An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 110-53 to require recipients of rental assistance under the bill to perform 20 hours per week of approved `work activities.' Approved activities include work, preparation to find work, vocational education, community service, and providing child care services. Exemptions are provided for senior citizens, the disabled, those already exempt from TANF work requirements, and those who cannot access child care
By unanimous consent, the Brown, Corrine amendment was withdrawn.


4:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 254, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Corrine Brown (FL) amendment number 2.
Amendment offered by Ms. Brown, Corrine.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 110-53 to provide two deadlines for residents to indicate their intent to return as well as two reoccupancy deadlines: October 1, 2007 and December 1, 2007. The amendment would also require HANO/HUD to assist tenants with negotiating early termination of their current leases.

4:05 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Brown, Corrine amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:55 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 254, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Corrine Brown (FL) amendment.

3:54 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Brown, Corrine.
An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 110-53 to provide those receiving housing vouchers with additional comparable funds for utilities.

2:52 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1227.

2:50 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian Baird to act as Chairman of the Committee.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 254 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1227 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. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole and shall be considered as an orginial bill for the purpose of amendment under the 5 minute rule.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 254.


2:49 P.M. -
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the Supplementary Agreement between the United States and the Kingdom of Sweden with respect to social security - referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-21).
The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the Haitian Hemisperic Opportunity through Partnership Act with respect to meeting certain conditions - referred to theCommittee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 110-20).


2:47 P.M. -
On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 265 - 149, 2 Present (Roll no. 163).

H.R. 759:
to redesignate the Ellis Island Library on the third floor of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor, as the "Bob Hope Memorial Library"

2:36 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 1 (Roll no. 162).


2:27 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Con. Res. 42:
honoring the heroic service and sacrifice of the 6,500 glider pilots of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II

2:26 P.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 - 0 (Roll no. 161).


2:18 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

2:17 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the Speaker's approval of the journal and motions to supend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 254:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1227) to assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina

2:15 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 190 (Roll no. 160).


1:50 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

1:26 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H. Res. 254.

1:25 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 214.

H. Res. 254:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1227) to assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina

12:52 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 254.

12:50 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Con. Res. 42:
honoring the heroic service and sacrifice of the 6,500 glider pilots of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II

12:48 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

12:25 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 42.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mrs. Boyda (KS) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.


12:08 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

12:07 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Christensen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

12:06 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mrs. Christensen demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mrs. Christensen demanded the Yeas and Nays which were ordered and Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.

12:01 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

12:00 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.

10:43 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:31 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12 noon for the start of legislative business.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:30 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 22, 2007 09:57 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 22, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 1591:
making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

4:28 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 261, the House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 1591.

4:27 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1591 with 4 hours 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. Bill is closed to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 261.

On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 256 - 160, 2 Present (Roll no. 184).


H.R. 545:
to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to clarify that territories and Indian tribes are eligible to receive grants for confronting the use of methamphetamine

4:18 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 183).


4:10 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules, and on the Speaker's approval of the Journal, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


H. Res. 261:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1591) making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 201 (Roll no. 182).


3:44 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

2:31 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 261.

2:29 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 1433:
to provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes

2:16 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith of Texas motion to recommit, the Chair annouced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Smith of Texas motion to recommit with instructions on H.R. 1433. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting a new section to reform D.C. Council's authority to restrict firearms.

2:04 P.M. -
Mr. Smith (TX) moved to recommit with instructions to Oversight and Government.

2:03 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

12:16 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour and twenty minutes of debate on H.R. 1433.

12:14 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1433 with 1 hour and 20 minutes 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. Bill is closed to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 or rule XXI. All points of order against the bill, as amended, are waived. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 260.


H. Con. Res. 66:
permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust

12:13 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 - 0 (Roll no. 181).


12:05 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 260:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1433) to provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 195 (Roll no. 180).


11:57 A.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 198 (Roll no. 179).

10:25 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 260.

10:23 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:06 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 10 per side of the aisle.

10:05 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Sires to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Pallone demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded the Yeas and Nays which were ordered 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.


10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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Edit note: Debate is still ongoing at this time.

batmanchester - March 23, 2007 10:35 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 23, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


3:24 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on March 26, 2007.
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Ms. Wasserman Schultz moved that the House do now adjourn.


1:13 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

1:12 P.M. -
Mr. McHenry requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 29.
Mr. McHenry requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 28.

Mr. McHenry requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 27.

Mr. McHenry requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on March 26.


1:09 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Mar. 28. Agreed to without objection.


1:08 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, March 23, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2007, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 1591:
making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

12:43 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 218 - 212, 1 Present (Roll no. 186).


12:24 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

9:45 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 261, the House resumed debate on H.R. 1591.

9:43 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

9:42 A.M. -
On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 263 - 146, 2 Present (Roll no. 185).

9:16 A.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of the Speaker's approval of the Journal which had been postponed from earlier in the legislative day.

9:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to five per side of the aisle.

9:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Barrett of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

9:02 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. McNulty demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McNulty demanded the Yeas and Nays which were ordered 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.

9:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Alan Keiran, Senate Chaplain's Office.

9:00 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Darlene Hooley to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 27, 2007 12:25 AM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 26, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


7:45 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.

7:44 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 44 and H. Con. Res. 66 .

7:20 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

7:16 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

7:15 P.M. -
Mr. Jones (NC) requested the following general leaves to address the House on March 29: Mr. Poe for 5 min and Mr. Burton of IN for 5 min.
Mr. Jones (NC) requested the following general leaves to address the House on March 28: Mr. Poe for 5 min and Mr. Burton of IN for 5 min.

Mr. Jones (NC) requested the following general leaves to address the House on March 27: Mr. Poe for 5 min, Mr. Garrett of NJ for 5 min, and Mr. Burton of IN for 5 min.


7:14 P.M. -
Ms. Castor filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 269 and H. Res. 270.

S. 494:
to endorse further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and to facilitate the timely admission of new members to NATO, and for other purposes

7:13 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed without objection.

Mr. Tanner asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.

Considered by unanimous consent.


H.R. 580:
to amend chapter 35 of title 28, United States Code, to provide for a 120-day limit to the term of a United States attorney appointed on an interim basis by the Attorney General, and for other purposes

7:12 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 329 - 78 (Roll no. 189).


7:04 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 137:
to amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 368 - 39 (Roll no. 188).


6:55 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 802:
to amend the Act to Prevent Pollution from ships to implement MARPOL Annex VI

The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 359 - 48 (Roll no. 187).


6:31 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

6:30 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceeding had been postponed.
Pursuant to clause 8, Rule XX, the Speaker postponed until Tuesday, March 27, 2007, the roll call vote on the motion to supend the rules and agree to H. Res. 266, which was ordered on Monday, March 26, 2007.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 26.


6:15 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

H.R. 1195:
to amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to make technical corrections, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


6:01 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1195.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


6:00 P.M. -
Mr. DeFazio moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H.R. 580:
to amend chapter 35 of title 28, United States Code, to provide for a 120-day limit to the term of a United States attorney appointed on an interim basis by the Attorney General, and for other purposes

5:59 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

5:30 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 580.

5:29 P.M. -
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Mr. Conyers moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.


H.R. 137:
to amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes

5:28 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

5:02 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 137.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


5:01 P.M. -
Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

5:00 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 26.

3:13 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

H.R. 1468:
to ensure that, for each small business participating in the 8(a) business development program that was affected by Hurricane Katrina of 2005, the period in which it can participate is extended by 18 months

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


3:03 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate of H.R. 1468.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


3:02 P.M. -
Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H. Res. 266:
supporting the goals and ideals of Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day

3:01 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:51 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 266.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Shea-Porter moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.


H.R. 802:
to amend the Act to Prevent Pollution from ships to implement MARPOL Annex VI

2:50 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:32 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 802.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:31 P.M. -
Mr. Cummings moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H.R. 1138:
to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 306 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as the "J. Herbert W. Small Federal Building and United States Courthouse"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:22 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1138.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Cohen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 1019:
to designate the United States customhouse building located at 31 Gonzalez Clemente Avenue in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as the "Rafael Martinez Nadal United States Customhouse Building"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


2:18 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1019.
Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Cohen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.


H.R. 753:
to redesignate the Federal building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee, as the "Clifford Davis/Odell Horton Federal Building"

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


2:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 753.
Considered under suspension of the rules.


2:06 P.M. -
Mr. Cohen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS - The Chair announced that the Speaker's appointment of the remaining 19 members of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on January 17, 2007, without objection, is made notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1) of rule X.


2:04 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

2:02 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Ross to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


2:00 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 26.


12:39 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

12:31 P.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of the legislative business.

12:30 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Kathy Castor to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 27, 2007 10:51 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 27, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H.R. 1401:
to improve the security of railroads, public transportation, and over-the-road buses in the United States, and for other purposes

6:38 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Thompson (MS) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 198).
On agreeing to the Cohen amendment Roll Call 199 - Yea and Nay vote pending.


6:18 P.M. -
Mr. Price (GA) demanded a separate vote on the Cohen amendment
Mr. Price (GA) demanded a separate vote on the Thompson (MS) amendment


6:17 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

6:15 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1401.
On agreeing to the Flake amendment Failed by recorded vote: (Roll No. 197).


6:08 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Sessions amendment Failed by recorded vote: (Roll No. 196).

6:00 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Cohen amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 195).

5:52 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Thompson (MS) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 194).

5:27 P.M. -
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.
On agreeing to the Lynch amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


5:18 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment.

5:17 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Lynch.
An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 110-73 to provide that no later than 1 year after the Secretary issues the detailed worker training guidance required under Section 109, the Secretary must submit a report to Congress on the progress of providers of covered transportation in meeting the Section's worker training requirements. The report must include the results of a survey, conducted by the Secretary, of covered workers regarding the effectiveness and adequacy of the training programs.

5:03 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 110-74 to strike the section of the bill that provides a new Homeland Security grant program, `Over-The-Road Bus Security Assistance.'
On agreeing to the Flake amendment Failed by voice vote.


4:50 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 110-74 to strike section 203, `Transportation Security Administration Breeding Program Increase' which authorizes an increase in the number of domestically bred canines under the Transportation Security Administration's Puppy Program.

4:49 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sessions amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

4:38 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Sessions.

An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 110-74 to prohibit funds in this act, except those noted in Section 108, from being used by Amtrak for any of the Top 10 worst revenue losing long-distance routes as noted by its September 2006 monthly performance report. This amendment provides a waiver from this provision should the Secretary deem a route or a portion of a route as critical to homeland security.

4:37 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Castle amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

4:30 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Castle amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Castle.

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-74 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to study foreign rail security practices that are not currently used in the U.S. and submit a report on recommendations for implementing such practices.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.


4:20 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment.

4:19 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Cohen.
An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-74 to establish a program to coordinate with state and local governments to enable minimize the need for transportation of toxic inhalation hazardous materials by rail.
On agreeing to the Arcuri amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


4:12 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Arcuri amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Arcuri.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-74 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of Transportation, to conduct an assessment of the safety and security vulnerabilities of placing high voltage direct current electric transmission lines along active railroad rights-of-way. The Amendment requires the Secretary to report the findings of this assessment to Congress within 6 months of enactment of the Act.

4:11 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thompson (MS) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mr. LaTourette demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

3:57 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 270, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Thompson amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Thompson (MS).

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-74 to make technical and clerical changes to H.R. 1401, as reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. It also clarifies the relationship between the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation in carrying out certain portions of the bill, and modifies the whistleblower protections for federal employees and contractors to make them more similar to those granted in H.R. 985.

2:29 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour and twenty minutes of general debate on H.R. 1401.

2:28 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable G. K. Butterfield to act as Chairman of the Committee.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 270 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1401 with 1 hour and 20 minutes 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. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Homeland Security now printed in the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 270.


H. Res. 266:
supporting the goals and ideals of Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day

2:27 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 2 (Roll no. 193).


2:17 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 269:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 835) to reauthorize the programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing assistance for Native Hawaiians

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 188 (Roll no. 192).


2:09 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

2:08 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of H.Res. 269, and the question of adoption of the motion to suspend the rules and agree to H. Res. 266 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 270:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1401) to improve the security of railroads, public transportation, and over-the-road buses in the United States, and for other purposes

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 199 (Roll no. 191).


1:59 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 199 (Roll no. 190).

12:38 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 270.

12:36 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 269:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 835) to reauthorize the programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing assistance for Native Hawaiians

12:35 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H.Res. 269, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum. The Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum is considered as withdrawn.
The previous question was ordered without objection.


12:22 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 269.

12:21 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

12:03 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

12:02 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. McHenry to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


12:01 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Roy Smith, Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas

12:00 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 27.

10:45 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:32 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

10:31 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Shelley Berkley to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

10:30 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 28, 2007 10:48 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 28, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


H. Con. Res. 99:
revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012

5:15 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 275, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with four hours of general debate on H. Con Res. 99.

5:14 P.M. -
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 275 and Rule XVIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason Altmire to act as Chairman of the Committee.

Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 99 with 4 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Specified amendments are in order.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 275.


S. 1002:
to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to reinstate certain provisions relating to the nutrition services incentive program

5:13 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed without objection.

Considered by unanimous consent.

Mr. Loebsack asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.


H.R. 1538:
to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the management of medical care, personnel actions, and quality of life issues for members of the Armed Forces who are receiving medical care in an outpatient status, and for other purposes

5:12 P.M. -
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. 1538.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 426 - 0 (Roll no. 208).


4:54 P.M. -
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.

4:53 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 21.

H.R. 1538:
to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the management of medical care, personnel actions, and quality of life issues for members of the Armed Forces who are receiving medical care in an outpatient status, and for other purposes

4:41 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Sestak amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 426 - 0 (Roll no. 207).

4:40 P.M. -
Mr. Price (GA) demanded a separate vote on the Sestak amendment

4:37 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

4:36 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1538.

4:35 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Sestak amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 434 - 0 (Roll no. 206).

4:08 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H.R. 1538:
to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the management of medical care, personnel actions, and quality of life issues for members of the Armed Forces who are receiving medical care in an outpatient status, and for other purposes

On agreeing to the Welch (VT) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

4:04 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Welch (VT).

An amendment numbered 12 printed in House Report 110-78 to require that the Secretary concerned provide the medical care managers and service member advocates with all the resources they need to expeditiously carry out their work. The amendment would also require the Department of Defense to conduct outreach to inform all service members and their families about the existence of and services available to them by the medical care managers and service member advocates contained in the bill.
On agreeing to the Buchanan amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


4:01 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buchanan amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Buchanan.

An amendment numbered 11 printed in House Report 110-78 to direct the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report on the feasibility of a Soldier Patient Tracking System so any patient can be located in the medical holdover (MHO) process.

4:00 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Bilirakis amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:57 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bilirakis amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Bilirakis.

An amendment numbered 10 printed in House Report 110-78 to
On agreeing to the Hensarling amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


3:50 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hensarling amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Hensarling.

An amendment numbered 9 printed in House Report 110-78 to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study to determine what the average length of time is between the date for which a veteran requests an appointment and the date he is able to receive care. This amendment also requires that the Secretary report back to Congress within 180 days with recommendations as to how this time could be decreased to 15 days.
VITIATION OF EARLIER PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island asked unanimous consent that he be allowed to request a recorded vote on the question of adoption of amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 110-78 offered by Mr. Sestak, notwithstanding the previous adoption of the amendment by a voice vote. Agreed to without objection. Subsequently, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the amendment would be postponed.


3:49 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Hooley amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:44 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hooley amendment.

3:43 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Hooley.
An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 110-78 to give members of the Reserve Component the option to use Military Medical Treatment Facilities closest to home for treatment on an outpatient basis of injuries sustained in theater.
On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment as modified Agreed to by voice vote.


3:34 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) amendment, as modified.
Johnson, E. B. amendment modified by unanimous consent. Modification adds language providing a notification requirement to the list of recommendations in the amendment text.


3:33 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B.
An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 110-78 to strengthen language that professionals' training be `improved' rather than `modified,' and it also places greater emphasis on adequate training to detect mental health conditions among recovering service members.

3:32 P.M. -
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Considered as unfinished business.


3:31 P.M. -
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - During further consideration of H.R. 1538 pursuant to H. Res. 274, Mr. Skelton asked unanimous consent that the remaining amendments made in order by the rule may be offered in any order. Agreed to without objection.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1538 as unfinished business.


3:30 P.M. -
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Mr. Skelton moved that the Committee rise.


3:29 P.M. -
(At 3:50 p.m. a unanimous consent request was agreed to which vitiated the foregoing voice vote and put into place a demand for a recorded vote on the Sestak amendment.)
On agreeing to the Sestak amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


3:21 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sestak amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Sestak.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 110-78 to require the Secretary of the Department of Defense to develop and implement a plan to help prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other stress-related psychopathologies (including substance abuse conditions) from developing in our military service members. In addition, this amendment would establish a new Peer-Reviewed research program within the Defense Health Program's research and development function to research the prevention of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how to best strengthen the psychological resiliency of our military service members.

3:19 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Brown, Corrine amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:18 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Corinne Brown (FL) amendment.

3:16 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Brown, Corrine.
An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 110-78 to ensure confidentiality for members of the military who call the hotline for help.
On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


3:13 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Kennedy.

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-78 to add a definition to Sec.2 to clarify that`medical care' includes mental health care.

3:12 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Kline (MN) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kline amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Kline (MN).

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-78 to direct the Secretary of Defense to ensure that $10,000,000 is directed to support programs, activities, and facilities associated with the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment program from the Medical Support Fund created by this bill.
On agreeing to the Skelton amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


3:05 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Skelton amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Skelton.

An amendment numbered 2 to make technical changes in section 101 to clarify the qualification of military officers who may supervise medical care case managers and in section 107 to require that the tracking system for reports to medical authorities regarding wounded warrior symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or suicidal tendencies be developed not later than 180 days after the date of enactment and that the results be included in the Congressional reporting requirement.

3:04 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Barrow amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

2:57 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barrow amendment.
Amendment offered by Mr. Barrow.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-78 to eliminate the deductible and changes the method of determining the mileage reimbursement rate under the beneficiary travel program administered by the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs. The reimbursement rate will be increased to the level at which Government employees are reimbursed for the use of privately owned vehicles on official business.

1:29 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour and twenty minutes of general debate on H.R. 1538.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Xavier Becerra to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 274 and Rule XVIII.


1:28 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1538 with 1 hour and 20 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 274.


H.R. 835:
to reauthorize the programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing assistance for Native Hawaiians

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 272 - 150, 1 Present (Roll no. 205).


1:20 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 274:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1538) to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the management of medical care, personnel actions, and quality of life issues for members of the Armed Forces who are receiving medical care in an outpatient status, and for other purposes

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 179 (Roll no. 204).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


1:12 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 275:
providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution ( H. Con. Res. 99) revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 197 (Roll no. 203).


1:03 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 196 (Roll no. 202).

12:39 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

12:38 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the motion to order the previous question on H.Res. 275, passage of H.Res. 274 and passage of a bill, all of which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 274:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1538) to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the management of medical care, personnel actions, and quality of life issues for members of the Armed Forces who are receiving medical care in an outpatient status, and for other purposes

12:36 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of the debate on H. Res. 274, the Chair put the question on the resolution and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the resolution until later in the legislative day.
The previous question was ordered without objection.


12:05 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 274.

12:02 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 275:
providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution ( H. Con. Res. 99) revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012

12:01 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of the debate on H. Res. 275, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.

10:55 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 275.

10:51 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 835:
to reauthorize the programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing assistance for Native Hawaiians

10:35 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 835, the Chair put the question on adoption of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Campbell demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the bill until later in the legislative day.

10:34 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

10:29 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 269, the House proceeded further with debate H.R. 835.

10:28 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

10:05 A.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.

10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pascrell to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:02 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Paul Silton, Temple Israel, Albany, New York

10:01 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Tammy Baldwin to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 29, 2007 11:08 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 29, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


5:24 P.M. -
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 30, 2007.

Mr. Bartlett (MD) moved that the House do now adjourn.


3:12 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

2:58 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

2:56 P.M. -
Ms. Hooley asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on the legislative day of Thursday, March 29, 2007, or Friday, March 30, 2007, on a motion offered pursuant to this order, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on the third Constitutional day thereafter, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in House Concurrent Resolution 103, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution. Objection heard.
Ms. Hooley asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Apr. 18. Objection heard.


2:55 P.M. -
On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the approval of the Journal which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


H. Con. Res. 103:
providing for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 192 (Roll no. 213).


2:36 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Con. Res. 99:
revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 210 (Roll no. 212).


2:17 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H. Con. Res. 99.


2:16 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Ryan (WI) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 268 (Roll no. 211).

12:50 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 275, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Ryan(WI) amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Ryan (WI).

An amendment in the nature of a substitute numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-79 to retain the 2001 and 2003 tax provisions, and provides for one-year extensions of alternative minimum tax [AMT] relief, the State and local sales tax deduction, and the research and experimentation [R&E] tax credit. It sets discretionary spending at $1,079.6 billion in fiscal year 2008 and $5,079.8 billion over 5 years. Defense discretionary spending equals the President's request for 2008 and 2009--including funds for overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Non-defense discretionary spending totals $433.9 billion in 2008, essentially freezing the 2007 level (excluding emergencies). Within this amount, the budget accommodates priority increases above the freeze for Homeland Security, Veterans' Health Care, National Institutes of Health, Community Development Block Grants, and Science and Technology. Additionally, the budget calls for continued reforms to make the government's major entitlements more responsive, flexible, and sustainable--and in the process saves $279 billion over 5 years. Finally, the substitute includes emergency set-aside, Legislative Line Item Veto, PAYGO for spending only, and discretionary spending caps

12:49 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Woolsey amendment Failed by recorded vote: 81 - 340, 1 Present (Roll no. 210).

12:19 P.M. -
UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO PROCEED OUT OF ORDER - The Speaker asked to address the House out of order for one minute.

H. Con. Res. 99:
revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Woolsey amendment in the nature of a substitute, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms Woolsey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

11:31 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 275, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Woolsey amendment in the nature of a substitute.

11:30 A.M. -
Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Woolsey.
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-79 to balance the budget by FY 2010. It spends $395 billion on defense while projecting complete U.S. military redeployment out of Iraq during 2007. It also projects enactment of the Common Sense Budget Act, which would save at least $60 billion per year on largely obsolete Cold War weapons systems plus tens of billions more in waste, fraud, and abuse in DOD spending identified by the nonpartisan Government Accounting Office (GAO). It repeals the Bush tax cuts for the top 1% of taxpayers and cracks down on corporate welfare by eliminating certain tax breaks and corporate loopholes. It includes the SMART Security Alternative to Preemption Doctrine, which shifts some spending and increases other non-military spending to enhance homeland security and fight the root causes of terrorism through 21st century diplomacy and meeting basic human needs (e.g. HIV/AIDS/TB, universal basic education for all). It provides funding for immediate, cost-effective steps to redress global warming and the rapid acceleration of renewable energy development. It fully funds NCLB and IDEA to improve Teacher Corps and job training. It also fully funds the S-CHIP program to ensure every American child eligible is covered for basic health insurance. It ensures whatever federal funding is needed to provide health care (including mental health care) for all American veterans (including but not limited to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan military operations). Finally, the substitute increases funding for Community Development Block Grants, Hurricane Katrina relief and reconstruction, community policing, and priority clean-up of leaking underground storage tanks that threaten the drinking water of nearly half of all Americans.

11:29 A.M. -
On agreeing to the Kilpatrick amendment Failed by recorded vote: 115 - 312 (Roll no. 209).

10:16 A.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 275, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Kilpatrick amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Kilpatrick.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-79 to balance the budget in FY 2012, and produce a total cumulative deficit that is $339 billion lower than that of the President's budget. The amendment also funds essential programs and services, especially in the areas of health care, education and Gulf Coast reconstruction, and provides for additional services for veterans and homeland security, including port and rail security.

10:15 A.M. -
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.

10:14 A.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

10:04 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to five per side of the aisle.

10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:02 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS OF APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Klein demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mr. Klein 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 later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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batmanchester - March 30, 2007 10:41 PM (GMT)
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 30, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


10:08 A.M. -
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
The House adjourned pursuant to H. Con. Res. 103. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on April 16, 2007.

Mr. Costa moved that the House do now adjourn.


10:06 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer and the Honorable Chris Van Hollen to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through April 16, 2007.
The Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276d, and the Order of the House on January 4, 2007 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the The Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Smith of WA, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Stupak, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Hodes and Mr. Welch of VT .


10:05 A.M. -
The British-American Interparlimentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276l, and the Order of the House of January 4, 2007 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the The British-American Interparlimentary Group: Mr. Chandler .
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 888, H.R. 727, S. 682, H.R. 1132, and H.R. 1591 amended. Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 103.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Costa to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


10:02 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Tim Ryan to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


10:00 A.M. -
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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(Edit note: Hmm, let me get this straight. They convened in Jan. They are now on a 2 week vacation, after spending 15 minutes in session today, and they expect us to believe that anything has actually changed?)




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