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Posted by: batmanchester Jan 5 2007, 05:32 PM
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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

Posted by: batmanchester Jan 6 2007, 12:37 PM
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.

Posted by: batmanchester Jan 6 2007, 12:39 PM
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'.

(cool.gif 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'.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:S.159:

Posted by: batmanchester Jan 9 2007, 02:35 PM
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

Posted by: batmanchester Jan 10 2007, 02:21 PM
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;

`(cool.gif $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and

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

(cool.gif 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.

(cool.gif 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:

Posted by: batmanchester Jan 11 2007, 02:48 PM
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(cool.gif(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) .

`(cool.gif 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.'.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.3:

Posted by: batmanchester Jan 12 2007, 05:28 PM
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.


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

Posted by: batmanchester Jan 24 2007, 02:27 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Jan 29 2007, 05:29 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Jan 30 2007, 06:49 PM
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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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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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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Posted by: batmanchester Feb 5 2007, 05:07 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Feb 7 2007, 02:45 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Feb 8 2007, 03:42 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Feb 9 2007, 03:16 PM
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.)

Posted by: batmanchester Feb 12 2007, 05:05 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Feb 13 2007, 04:04 PM
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.

Posted by: batmanchester Feb 14 2007, 04:14 PM
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.

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Edit note: debate is still ongoing

Posted by: batmanchester Feb 15 2007, 03:41 PM
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

Posted by: batmanchester Feb 17 2007, 12:07 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Feb 26 2007, 04:01 PM
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.

Posted by: batmanchester Feb 27 2007, 02:48 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Feb 28 2007, 03:15 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Mar 4 2007, 07:02 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Mar 5 2007, 06:57 PM
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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted by: batmanchester Mar 15 2007, 04:25 PM
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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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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Posted by: batmanchester Mar 22 2007, 04:57 PM
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.

Posted by: batmanchester Mar 23 2007, 05:35 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Mar 26 2007, 07:25 PM
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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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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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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Posted by: batmanchester Mar 29 2007, 06:08 PM
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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Posted by: batmanchester Mar 30 2007, 05:41 PM
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?)

Posted by: Stronghold1 Apr 3 2007, 06:57 PM
Note: Both the House And Senate are on a two week vacation, after only taking office on Jan. 10th. I imagine that they must have a union, which is being voted against by this very same body, for the rest of the country.

Posted by: mynameis Apr 5 2007, 09:05 PM

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Fof Immediate Release
4/5/2007

House Judiciary Subcommittee to Investigate Katrina's Impact on New Orleans Criminal Justice System












For Immediate Release Contact: Jonathan Godfrey(202) 226-6888
April 4, 2007 Melanie Roussell(202) 226-5543
Karen Celestan(202) 263-9161
(Dillard University)

(New Orleans, LA) - The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will hold a field hearing on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 in New Orleans titled, "Katrina's Impact on Crime and the Criminal Justice System in New Orleans." The hearing will be held at 10:00 AM at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard. Subcommittee Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) hopes to find policy solutions for the problems the city's criminal justice system has faced.

"The flooding after Hurricane Katrina had a devastatig impact on all aspects of life in new Orleans, including its criminal justice operations," said Chairman Scott. "The Subcommittee will determine whether additional federal assistance is needed to address the problems caused by the devastation."

WHO: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Panel I:

Mayor C. Ray Nagin; Honorable Oliver Thomas, City Council President; Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA); Rep. Bobby Jindal (D-LA); and Dr. Marvalene Hughes, President, Dillard University.

Panel II:

Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan; New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley; and Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman.

Panel III:

Professor Peter Scharf, University of New Orleans ; Dr. Howard Osofsky, psychiatrist; Rev. John Raphael, New Hope Baptist Church; and Juvenile Court Judge Ernestine Gray.

Panel IV:

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and Representatives from the local Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)and US Marshal Service (USMS) offices;

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 am

WHERE: Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.


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Stronghold1

Note: Both the House And Senate are on a two week vacation, after only taking office on Jan. 10th. I imagine that they must have a union, which is being voted against by this very same body, for the rest of the country.

I may not continue this update in the near future or sporadically.

Posted by: mynameis Apr 24 2007, 11:52 PM
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 23, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

11:40 P.M. -
The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 328. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on April 24, 2007.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Cleaver moved that the House do now adjourn.

8:45 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

H. Res. 328:
expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Juanita Millender-McDonald, a Representative from the State of California

8:42 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

7:22 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 328.

7:21 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 1402:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 320 South Lecanto Highway in Lecanto, Florida, as the "Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan Lecanto Post Office Building"

7:20 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): 386 - 0 (Roll no. 247).

7:12 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 1434:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 896 Pittsburgh Street in Springdale, Pennsylvania, as the "Rachel Carson Post Office Building"

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 334 - 53, 3 Present (Roll no. 246).

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

7:03 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

7:02 P.M. -
ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced that, in light of the recent passing of Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald, the current whole number of the House stood at 433.

7:01 P.M. -
OBSERVING A MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the late Honorable Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald.

H. Res. 179:
expressing support for a National Foster Parents Day

6:59 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 - 0 (Roll no. 245).

6:32 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

6:31 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of certain motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

Pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, the Speaker postponed until Tuesay, April 24, 2007, the roll call votes on the motions to suspend the rules and agree to H. Res. 289 and H. Res. 119, which were ordered on Monday, April 23, 2007.

6:30 P.M. -
Mr. Welch (VT) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 327.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 23.

3:46 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

3:45 P.M. -
The House received a communication from the Honorable Mr. Renzi . Mr. Renzi submitted his resignation from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The resignation was accepted without objection.

S. 521:
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.

3:39 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 521.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

3:38 P.M. -
Mr. Michaud moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H. Res. 119:
supporting the mission and goals of National Crime Victims' Rights Week in order to increase public awareness of the rights, needs, and concerns of victims and survivors of crime in the United States during such week and throughout the year

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.

3:19 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 119.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 289:
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to raising awareness and encouraging prevention of sexual assault in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

3:18 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.

3:04 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 289.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

3:03 P.M. -
Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H.R. 1434:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 896 Pittsburgh Street in Springdale, Pennsylvania, as the "Rachel Carson 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.

2:42 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1434.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

2:41 P.M. -
Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 1402:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 320 South Lecanto Highway in Lecanto, Florida, as the "Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan Lecanto 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.

2:30 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1402.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H.R. 625:
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4230 Maine Avenue in Baldwin Park, California, as the "Atanacio Haro-Marin Post Office"

2:29 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.

2:23 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 625.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

2:22 P.M. -
Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H. Res. 179:
expressing support for a National Foster Parents 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.

2:09 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 179.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

2:08 P.M. -
Mr. Davis (IL) 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.

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Carnahan 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 April 23.

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 legislative business.

12:30 P.M. -
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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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 24, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

10:46 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 25, 2007.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Ms. Baldwin moved that the House do now adjourn.

7:21 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

7:20 P.M. -
Mr. Jones of NC requested that Mr. Poe be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 1.

Mr. Jones of NC requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on April 26.

Mr. Jones of NC requested general leave to address the House for 5 minutes on April 25.

7:14 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

7:13 P.M. -
Ms. Slaughter filed reports from the Committee on Rules, on measures H. Res. 330, H. Res. 331, and H. Res. 332.

H.R. 362:
to authorize science scholarships for educating mathematics and science teachers, and for other purposes

7:12 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. 362.

H.R. 363:
to authorize appropriations for basic research and research infrastructure in science and engineering, and for support of graduate fellowships, and for other purposes

The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

7:11 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 397 - 20 (Roll no. 257).

7:03 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Science and Technology amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment reported by the House Committee on Science and Technology.

An amendment submitted pursuant to the instructions contained in the Sullivan (OK) motion to recommit.

On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by recorded vote: 264 - 154 (Roll no. 256).

6:43 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

6:37 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Sullivan (OK) 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 language to give priority to grants to expand domestic energy production and use through coal-to-liquids technology and advanced nuclear processing.

6:36 P.M. -
Mr. Sullivan moved to recommit with instructions to Science and Technology.

6:35 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.

6:33 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. 363.

6:32 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Gillibrand amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 254 - 165 (Roll no. 255).

5:55 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 318, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gillibrand amendment.

Amendment offered by Mrs. Gillibrand.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-99 to insert a new section providing for a new undergraduate scholarships program for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and known as US-STEM.

On agreeing to the Tauscher amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:48 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 318, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tauscher amendment.

5:47 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mrs. Tauscher.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-99 to require the Director to give special consideration to eligible early-career researchers who have followed alternative career paths when awarding grants.

On agreeing to the Hall (TX) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:43 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 318, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Hall (TX) amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Hall (TX).

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-99 to insert an exception with respect to the number of meritorious grant applications received for a fiscal year.

5:09 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 363.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Melvin L. Watt 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. 318 and Rule XVIII.

5:08 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 363 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 Science and Technology now printed in the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 318.

H.R. 362:
to authorize science scholarships for educating mathematics and science teachers, and for other purposes

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 389 - 22 (Roll no. 254).

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

4:59 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Science and Technology amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment reported by the House Committee on Science and Technology.

An amendment submitted pursuant to the instructions contained in the motion to recommit offered by Mr. Hoekstra.

H.R. 1591:
making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

4:58 P.M. -
Conference report H. Rept. 110-107 filed.

H.R. 362:
to authorize science scholarships for educating mathematics and science teachers, and for other purposes

On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 408 - 4 (Roll no. 253).

4:33 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion was ordered pursuant to the rule.

4:28 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hoekstra motion to recommit with instructions pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to amend the curricula section. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.

4:27 P.M. -
Mr. Hoekstra moved to recommit with instructions to Science and Technology.

4:26 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.

4:25 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 362.

4:24 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Gordon amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

4:19 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 327, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gordon amendment numbered 2.

4:18 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Gordon.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-105 to require NSF, in making awards under the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, to ensure that the recipients are from a variety of types of academic institutions, including Minority Serving Institutions, and requires NSF to establish and maintain a clearinghouse of information on teaching opportunities in high-need school systems for use by individuals who participate in the Noyce program and consequently have an obligation to teach for a prescribed period of time

On agreeing to the Gordon amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

4:11 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 327, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gordon amendment.

4:10 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Gordon.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-105 to establish an additional type of award under NSF's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program to recruit and train science, math and engineering professionals who are interested in becoming science or math teachers. The awards are for institutions of higher education that enter into partnerships with private sector entities and state or local government educational organizations. The awards support the development of specialized pedagogy courses for training students to teach science or math and provide for stipends of up to $10,000 per year for participants in the program. In exchange for the stipend, the participants are obligated to teach in a secondary school for four years. As a condition for receiving the NSF grant, the partnership must provide salary supplements, from non-Federal sources, to the graduates of the program during the period of their teaching commitment.

3:10 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 362.

The Speaker designated the Honorable John T. Salazar 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. 327 and Rule XVIII.

3:09 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 362 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 orginal 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.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 327.

H. Res. 119:
supporting the mission and goals of National Crime Victims' Rights Week in order to increase public awareness of the rights, needs, and concerns of victims and survivors of crime in the United States during such week and throughout the year

3:07 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): 407 - 0 (Roll no. 252).

3:00 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 289:
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to raising awareness and encouraging prevention of sexual assault in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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): 410 - 0 (Roll no. 251).

2:52 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 299:
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect and should continue to work with the States to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect through such programs as the Child Welfare Services and Promoting Safe and Stable Families programs

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. 250).

2:43 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 318:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 363) to authorize appropriations for basic research and research infrastructure in science and engineering, and for support of graduate fellowships, 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: 219 - 187 (Roll no. 249).

2:35 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 327:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 362) to authorize science scholarships for educating mathematics and science teachers, 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: 220 - 188 (Roll no. 248).

2:10 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

2:09 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of 2 rules and on agreeing to motions to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 318:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 363) to authorize appropriations for basic research and research infrastructure in science and engineering, and for support of graduate fellowships, and for other purposes

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 318, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cardoza demaned the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the resolution until later in the legislative day.

2:08 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

1:46 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 318.

1:43 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 327:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 362) to authorize science scholarships for educating mathematics and science teachers, and for other purposes

1:42 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H.Res. 327, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings of Washington 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 without objection.

1:22 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 327.

1:18 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 518:
to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize States to restrict receipt of foreign municipal solid waste and implement the Agreement Concerning the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste between the United States and Canada, and for other purposes

1:17 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.

12:58 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 518.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:57 P.M. -
Mr. Wynn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

H. Res. 299:
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect and should continue to work with the States to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect through such programs as the Child Welfare Services and Promoting Safe and Stable Families programs

12:55 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.

12:42 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 299.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.R. 1676:
to reauthorize the program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for loan guarantees for Indian housing

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.

12:32 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1676.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.R. 1675:
to suspend the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding electronic filing of previous participation certificates and regarding filing of such certificates with respect to certain low-income housing investors

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

12:31 P.M. -
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

12:22 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1675.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:21 P.M. -
Ms. Bean 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.

12:02 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.

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 April 24.

11:15 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 noon for the start of legislative business.

10:31 A.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Res. 165 and passed H.R. 1681.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Eliot L. Engel to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

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

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Fof Immediate Release
4/24/2007

Conyers Issues Remarks on the Tulsa-Greenwood Riot Accountability Act of 2007


For Immediate Release Contact: Jonathan Godfrey(202) 226-6888
April 24, 2007 Melanie Roussell(202) 226-5543

(Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers issued the following statement at the Committee's Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing on his bill - the Tulsa-Greenwood Riot Accountability Act of 2007:


With this hearing and legislation, we once again wade into the quagmire of race relations in America. Clearly, the issue of the Tulsa Race Riot is one that some people would like to leave in the history books.

But as the voices of the survivors will attest, the call for justice simply cannot be denied, even 86 years later. I hope that the compelling testimony of this hearing can change the his mind, and all those who may oppose the bill with a too quick response.

The Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was one of the nation’s most prosperous African-American communities entering the decade of the Nineteen Twenties. Serving over 8000 residents, the community boasted two newspapers, over a dozen churches, and hundreds of African-American-owned businesses, with the commercial district known nationally as the “Negro Wall Street.”

In May 1921, all that came to an end as 42 square blocks of the community were burned to the ground and up to 300 of its residents were killed by a racist mob. In the wake of the violence, the State and local governments quashed claims for redress and effectively erased the incident from official memory.

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was one of the most destructive and costly attacks upon an American community in our nation’s history. However, no convictions were obtained for the incidents of murder, arson or larceny connected with the riot, and none of the more than 100 contemporaneously filed lawsuits by residents and property owners were successful in recovering damages from insurance companies to assist in the reconstruction of the community.

The case of the Tulsa-Greenwood Riot victims is worthy of congressional attention because substantial evidence suggests that governmental officials deputized and armed the mob and that the National Guard joined in the destruction. The report commissioned by the Oklahoma State Legislature in 1997, and published in 2001, uncovered new information and detailed, for the first time, the extent of the involvement by the State and city government in prosecuting and erasing evidence of the riot.

This new evidence was crucial for the formulation of a substantial case, but its timeliness raised issues at law, and resulted in a dismissal on statute of limitation grounds. In dismissing the survivor’s claims, however, the Court found that extraordinary circumstances might support extending the statute of limitations, but that Congress did not establish rules applicable to the case at bar. With this legislation, we have the opportunity to provide closure for a group of claimants -- all over 90 years old -- and the ability close the book on a tragic chapter in history.

When a class of plaintiffs brings a civil rights claim against the government, and those claims have been nullified by courts that themselves were acting in violation of civil rights laws, the plaintiffs’ renewed claims should be given the highest priority for a hearing on their merits –regardless of how much time has passed.

If the Tulsa Greenwood Race Riot victims are to have an adjudication of their claims on the merits, Congress must remove the remaining procedural barriers erected by the perpetrators of the Riots and provide a suitable statute of limitations and equitable tolling rules for the courts to apply. Any other action – or lack thereof – would eliminate government’s incentive to hold itself accountable for and remedy past wrongs.

Racism, and its violent manifestations, are part of nation’s past that we cannot avoid. With the prosecution of historical civil rights claims, both civil and criminal, we encourage a process of truth and reconciliation which can heal historic wounds. In this case, the Court took “no great comfort” in finding that there was no legal avenue through which the plaintiffs could bring their claims. The “Tulsa-Greenwood Riot Accountability Act” would simply give Tulsans and all Oklahomans, white and black, victims and non-victims, their day in court. Without that opportunity, we will all continue to be victims of our past.



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HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS



Wednesday, April 25, 2007



HOUSE MEETS AT 10:00 AM









APPROPRIATIONS--------------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Commerce, Justice, Science Subc. Hrng. on FY 2008 appropriations. Members of Congress. H-309 Capitol.



APPROPRIATIONS--------------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Defense Subc. Hrng. on shipbuilding. Mike Toner, General Dynamics; Phil Teel, Northrup Grumman; Mike Petters, Northrop Grumman. 2359 RHOB.



APPROPRIATIONS---------------------------------------------------------------------1:30-Open



Defense Subc. Hrng. on shipbuilding. Allison Stiller, Dep. Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Rear Adm. Charles H. Goddard, Program Executive Officer for Ships; Rear Adm. William H. Hilarides, Program Executive Officer for Submarines. 2359 RHOB.



ARMED SERVICES---------------------------------------------------------------------9:00-Open



Oversight and Investigations Subc. Hrng. on contracting for Iraqi Security Forces. Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; Dr. Deborah Avant, Professor, Director, Institute for Global and International Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Doug Brooks, President, International Peace Operations Association. 2212 RHOB.



EDUCATION & LABOR--------------------------------------------------------------10:30-Open



Full Committee. Hrng. on student loan industry. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General, State of New York. 2175 RHOB.



ENERGY & COMMERCE------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Health Subc. Hrng. on uninsured. 2123 RHOB.



ENERGY & COMMERCE------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Environment & Hazardous Materials Subc. Hrng. on impact of exposure to Perchlorate. 2322 RHOB.



FINANCIAL SERVICES--------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Full Committee. Hrng. on H.R. 698 – Industrial Bank Company Holding Act. Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, FDIC; Donald L. Kohn, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; John M. Reich, Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Robert Colby, Deputy Director, Market Regulation, SEC. 2128 RHOB.



FOREIGN AFFAIRS---------------------------------------------------------------------2:30-Open



Africa & Global Health Subc. Hrng. on malaria. Adm. Timothy Ziemer, Coordinator, President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID. 2172 RHOB.



HOMELAND SECURITY-------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response Subc. Hrng. on military support for civil authorities during disasters. Major Gen. Terry L. Scherling, Director of the Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau; Major Gen. Timothy J. Lowenberg, Adjutant General, State of Washington; Major Gen. Tony Pineda, National Commander, Civil Air Patrol; Glenn Cannon, Assistant Administrator for Disaster Operations, FEMA; Mike Womack, Director, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. 1539 LHOB.



HOMELAND SECURITY-------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Management, Investigations, and Oversight Subc. Hrng. on oversight at the Department of Homeland Security. Paul Schneider, Undersecretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security; Richard Skinner, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security; Norm Rabkin, Managing Director, Homeland Security and Justice, GAO. 210 CHOB.



HOMELAND SECURITY--------------------------------------------------------------1:00-Open



Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subc. Hrng. on cybersecurity. Public witnesses. 1539 LHOB.



JUDICIARY-----------------------------------------------------------------------------10:15-Open



Full Committee. Hrng. on subpoena for Monica Goodling regarding recent terminations of U.S. Attorneys. Followed by markup of H.R. 1592 – Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act; H.R. 692 – Federal Flag Code Amendment Act. 2141 RHOB.



NATURAL RESOURCES-------------------------------------------------------------11:00-Open



Full Committee. Markup of H.R. 65 – Lumbee Recognition Act; H.R. 487 – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Equitable Compensation Amendments Act; H.R. 1080 – Grand Teton National Park Extension Act; H.R. 1114 – Alaska Water Resources Act; H.R. 1294 – Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act. 1324 LHOB.



NATURAL RESOURCES--------------------------------------------------------------3:00-Open



Insular Affairs Subc. Hrng. on future political status of Puerto Rico. C. Kevin Marshall, Co-Chair of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Political Status, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice; Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Governor, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Rubén Berríos Martinez, President, Puerto Rican Independence Party; Pedro Rosselló, Former Governor and current Senator, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, President, New Progressive Party. 1324 LHOB.



OVERSIGHT & GOVERNMENT REFORM--------------------------------------10:00-Open



Full Committee. Business meeting to consider subpoenas for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Andrew Card. 2154 RHOB.



OVERSIGHT & GOVERNMENT REFORM----------------------------------------2:00-Open



Domestic Policy Subc. Hrng. on federal election transmission corridors. 2154 RHOB.



SELECT INTELLIGENCE----------------------------------------------------------------9:00-Ex.



Full Committee. Hrng. on intelligence matters. H-405 Capitol.



SMALL BUSINESS----------------------------------------------------------------------2:00-Open



Full Committee. Markup of Markup of H.R. 1873 – To reauthorize the programs and activities of the SBA relating to procurement. 2360 RHOB.



TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE--------------------------------------2:00-Open



Aviation Subc. Hrng. on air traffic control modernization. 2167 RHOB.



TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE------------------------------------10:00-Open



Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subc. Hrng. on commercial fishing vessel safety. Public witnesses. 2167 RHOB.



WAYS AND MEANS-------------------------------------------------------------------2:00-Open



Health Subc. Hrng. on Medicare trustees 2007 report. 1100 LHOB.


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LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 25, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

11:53 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 April 26, 2007.

Mr. Burgess moved that the House do now adjourn.

9:39 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

9:37 P.M. -
Mr. Conaway requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 3.

Mr. Conaway requested the following general leaves to address the House on May 2: Mr. Poe for 5 min and Mr. Jones of NC for 5 min.

Mr. Conaway requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 1.

9:36 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H. Res. 320:
congratulating the University of Tennessee women's basketball team for winning the 2007 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship

9:35 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): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 266).

9:27 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 agree, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceeding had been postponed.

H.R. 1591:
making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 - 208, 2 Present (Roll no. 265).

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

9:05 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

7:48 P.M. -
Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

7:40 P.M. -
Debate - The House proceeded with one hour debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 1591.

7:38 P.M. -
Mr. Obey brought up conference report H. Rept. 110-107 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 332.

H. Res. 332:
providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill ( H.R. 1591) making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

7:37 P.M. -
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. 264).

7:15 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

6:10 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 332.

6:09 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 1332:
to improve the access to capital programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes

6:06 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. 1332.

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

6:05 P.M. -
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 380 - 45 (Roll no. 263).

5:58 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 - 224 (Roll no. 262).

5:24 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCrery 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 inserting a new paragraph clarifying that the Administrator shall consider any small business concern that can demonstrate that it is adversely affected by a raise in the Federal minimum wage to be economically disadvantaged.

5:23 P.M. -
Mr. McCrery moved to recommit with instructions to Small Business.

5:22 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. 1332.

5:21 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Inslee amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:20 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 330, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Inslee amendment.

5:19 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Inslee.

An amendment numbered 4 printed House Report 110-108 to add to public policy goals of the section 504 of Small Business Lending program a purpose area that would increase small-businesses access to sustainable design or low-impact design to ultimately reduce carbon-emissions and environmental impact.

5:18 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Cuellar amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:14 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 330, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cuellar amendment.

5:13 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Cuellar.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-108 to allow rural small business owners, who do not have a rural lender in their area, to receive the benefits of the Rural Lending Outreach Program through loans issued by any lender enrolled in the 7(a) loan program.

On agreeing to the Matheson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:11 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 330, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Matheson amendment.

5:10 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Matheson.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-108 to include `members of qualified Indian tribes' as eligible to participate in the Community Express Program.

On agreeing to the Matheson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:08 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 330, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Matheson amendment.

5:07 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Matheson.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-108 to add `members of reserve components of the armed forces' as eligible to receive loans under the Community Express Program and the Increased Veteran Participation Program.

4:34 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1332.

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. 330 and Rule XVIII.

4:33 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1332 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 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 Small Business now printed in the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 330.

H.R. 493:
to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment

4:31 P.M. -
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 3 (Roll no. 261).

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

4:25 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 1678:
to amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, 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): 418 - 7 (Roll no. 260).

4:18 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Con. Res. 7:
calling on the League of Arab States to acknowledge the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to step up their efforts to stop the genocide in Darfur

4:17 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): 425 - 1 (Roll no. 259).

4:10 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 330:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1332) to improve the access to capital programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes

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

4:09 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 196 (Roll no. 258).

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

3:47 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

3:46 P.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. 330, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceeding had been postponed.

3:45 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 25.

2:56 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. today.

2:55 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H.Res. 330, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings of Washington demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.

H. Res. 330:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1332) to improve the access to capital programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes

2:31 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 330.

2:28 P.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

The House received a communication from the Honorable John E. Peterson. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents issued by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.

H.R. 493:
to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment

2:27 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.

1:43 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 493.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H. Con. Res. 121:
recognizing the benefits and importance of school-based music education, and for other purposes

1:42 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.

1:35 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 121.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

1:34 P.M. -
Ms. Clarke moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 320:
congratulating the University of Tennessee women's basketball team for winning the 2007 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship

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.

1:09 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 320.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H. Res. 292:
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that schools should celebrate National Garden Month through a curriculum that includes outdoor learning

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.

12:59 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 292.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:58 P.M. -
Ms. Clarke moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 68:
honoring the life and accomplishments of Gian Carlo Menotti and recognizing the success of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, which he founded

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.

12:41 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 68.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:40 P.M. -
Ms. Clarke moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 240:
urging all member countries of the International Commission of the International Tracing Service (ITS) who have yet to ratify the May 2006 Amendments to the 1955 Bonn Accords Treaty, to expedite the ratification process to allow for open access to the Holocaust archives located at Bad Arolsen, Germany

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.

12:20 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 240.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H. Res. 125:
expressing deep concern over the use of civilians as "human shields" in violation of international humanitarian law and the law of war during armed conflict, including Hezbollah's tactic of embedding its forces among civilians to use them as human shields during the summer of 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and the State of Israel

12:19 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 voice vote.

11:52 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 125.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

11:51 A.M. -
Mr. Ackerman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H.R. 1678:
to amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, 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.

11:33 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1678.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H. Con. Res. 7:
calling on the League of Arab States to acknowledge the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to step up their efforts to stop the genocide in Darfur

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.

10:38 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 7.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

10:37 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until later in the legislative day.

10:09 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.

10:08 A.M. -
The House received a communication from the Honorable Mr. Renzi . Mr. Renzi submitted his resignation from the Committee on Financial Services. The resignation was accepted without objection.

The House received a communication from the Honorable Mr. Renzi . Mr. Renzi submitted his resignation from the Committee on Natural Resources. The resignation was accepted without objection.

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

10:02 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Cohen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:01 A.M. -
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 Dr. Mark E. Harris, First Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Thursday, April 26, 2007

HOUSE MEETS AT 10:00 AM


AGRICULTURE------------------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



General Farm Commodities & Risk Management Subc. Hrng. on crop provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act. Public witnesses. 1300 LHOB.



APPROPRIATIONS--------------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Defense Subc. Hrng. on Air Force posture. Michael W. Wynn, Secretary of the Air Force; T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force. H-140 Capitol.



APPROPRIATIONS---------------------------------------------------------------------9:30-Open



Interior and Environment Subc. Hrng. on climate change. B-308 RHOB.



APPROPRIATIONS--------------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Labor, Health, Education Subc. Hrng. on Department of Labor. Elaine Chao, Secretary, Department of Labor. 2359 RHOB.



APPROPRIATIONS--------------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Legislative Branch Subc. Hrng. on Office of Compliance and CBO. H-144 Capitol.



FINANCIAL SERVICES--------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit Subc. Hrng. on credit card practices and regulatory issues. 2128 RHOB.



FOREIGN AFFAIRS---------------------------------------------------------------------2:30-Open



Intl. Organizations, Human Rights & Oversight Subc. Hrng. on U.S. image abroad. Public witnesses. 2172 RHOB.



HOMELAND SECURITY--------------------------------------------------------------9:00-Open



Full Committee. Markup of H.R. 1680 – Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate Act. 210 CHOB.



HOMELAND SECURITY-------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Intelligence, Information Sharing & Terrorism Risk Assessment Subc. Hrng. over-classification and pseudo-classification of government information. Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Dr. Carter Morris, Director, Informational Sharing and Knowledge Management, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; Wayne M. Murphy, Assistant Director, Directorate of Intelligence, FBI. 1539 LHOB.



HOMELAND SECURITY--------------------------------------------------------------1:00-Open



Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism Subc. Hrng. on SAFE Port Act. 1539 LHOB.



JUDICIARY-------------------------------------------------------------------------------9:30-Open



Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security & Intl. Law Subc. Hrng. on electronic employment verification and worksite enforcement system. 2141 RHOB.



JUDICIARY-----------------------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subc. Hrng. on employer access to criminal background checks. 2237 RHOB.



JUDICIARY-------------------------------------------------------------------------------2:00-Open



Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property Subc. Hrng. on Patent Reform Act. 2141 RHOB.



NATURAL RESOURCES-------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Natl. Parks & Public Lands Subc. and Public Lands Subc. Hrng. on oil and gas leasing on federal land. Henri Bisson, Deputy Director, BLM, Department of the Interior; Tony L. Ferguson, Director, Minerals and Geology Management, U.S. Forest Service, USDA. 1334 LHOB.



NATURAL RESOURCES-------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans Subc. Hrng. on H.R. 21 – Oceans Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act. 1324 LHOB.



NATURAL RESOURCES--------------------------------------------------------------2:00-Open



Water and Power Subc. Hrng. on H.R. 1462 – Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Pathfinder Modification Authorization Act. Departmental and public witnesses. 1324 LHOB.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY--------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Investigations & Oversight Subc. Hrng. on OMB and amending Executive Order 12866. Steve Aitken, General Counsel for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB; Peter Strauss, Professor, Columbia University School of Law; Gary Bass, Director, OMB Watch. 2318 RHOB.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY----------------------------------------------------------2:00-Open



Energy and Environment Subc. Hrng. on H.R. 364 – To provide for the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Public witnesses. 2318 RHOB.



SELECT ENERGY INDEPENDENCE & GLOBAL WARMING--------------10:00-Open



Full Committee. Hrng. on impact of climate change. Dr. James Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Dr. Judith Curry, Chair, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dr. Kristie Ebi, Lead author Human Health chapter, IPCC 4th Assessment, Working Group II; Dr. Camille Parmesan, Assistant Professor, University of Texas; Dr. John Helms, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley and Past President, Society of American Foresters. 2172 RHOB.



SELECT INTELLIGENCE--------------------------------------------------------------11:30-Ex.



Full Committee. Hrng. on systems acquisition. H-405 Capitol.



SMALL BUSINESS--------------------------------------------------------------------11:00-Open



Full Committee. Hrng. on tax gap and burden on small business. Mark Everson, Commissioner, IRS. 2360 RHOB.



TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE------------------------------------10:00-Open



Economic Development, Public Bldgs. & Emergency Management Subc. Hrng. on FEMA preparedness. 2167 RHOB.



VETERANS AFFAIRS----------------------------------------------------------------10:00-Open



Health Subc. Hrng. on H.R. 92 – Veterans Timely Access to Health Care Act; H.R. 315 – HEALTHY Vets Act; H.R. 339 – Veterans Outpatient Care Access Act; H.R. 463 – Honor Our Commitment to Veterans Act; H.R. 538 – South Texas Veterans Access to Care Act. 334 CHOB.



WAYS AND MEANS-------------------------------------------------------------------1:00-Open



Income Security & Family Support Subc. Hrng. on reducing poverty. John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress. B-318 RHOB.

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 26, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

1:15 P.M. -
The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on April 30, 2007.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

1:14 P.M. -
Ms. Lee moved that the House do now adjourn.

12:55 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Mr. Price (GA) requested that Mr. Poe be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 3.

12:53 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on May 2. Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 249:
to restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros

12:37 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 277 - 137 (Roll no. 269).

12:22 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 234 (Roll no. 268).

12:01 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

11:55 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Price of Georgia 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 inserting a new paragraph clarifying that the underlying legislation shall not take effect until 60 days after the date on which the Secretary certifies to Congress that the long-term care of all animals not sold as a result of this Act does not exceed $500,000 annually.

11:54 A.M. -
Mr. Price (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.

11:52 A.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. 249.

11:51 A.M. -
On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 238 (Roll no. 267).

11:23 A.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.

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

11:03 A.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Price of Georgia amendment under the five-minute rule.

11:02 A.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Price (GA).

An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to not either increase the Federal deficit or reduce the Federal surplus.

10:28 A.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 249.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Lincoln Davis 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. 331 and Rule XVIII.

10:25 A.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 249 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.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 331.

H. Res. 331:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 249) to restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

10:24 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

10:16 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 331.

10:13 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:12 A.M. -
Ms. Sutton asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, April 26, 2007, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, April 30, 2007. Agreed to without objection.

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. 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 Monsignor George R. Coyne, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, Ohio

10:00 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Lincoln Davis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 30, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

12:04 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on May 1, 2007.

12:03 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 761.

12:02 P.M. -
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.

12:00 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. J. Cletus Kiley, President, The Faith & Politics Institute, Washington D.C.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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Posted by: mynameis May 2 2007, 10:32 AM
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 1, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

10:37 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 2, 2007.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.

6:03 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

5:56 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

5:55 P.M. -
Mr. Westmoreland requested that Mr. Poe be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 8.

Mr. Westmoreland requested that Mr. Poe be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 7.

Mr. Westmoreland requested that Mr. Burton of IN be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 3.

Mr. Westmoreland requested the following general leaves to address the House on May 2: Mr. English of PA for 5 min, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen for 5 min, and Mr. Burton of IN for

5:50 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

5:48 P.M. -
Ms. Sutton filed reports from the Committee on Rules, on measures H. Res. 348, H. Res. 349, and H. Res. 350.

H. Res. 298:
to commend the University of Florida Gators for their historic win in the 2007 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

5:47 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): 415 - 0, 4 Present (Roll no. 272).

5:39 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Con. Res. 112:
supporting the goals and ideas of a National Child Care Worthy Wage Day

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): 345 - 73, 1 Present (Roll no. 271).

5:30 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 334:
supporting the goals and ideals of National Community College Month

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): 420 - 0 (Roll no. 270).

5:06 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

5:05 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 Wednesday, May, 2, 2007, the roll call vote on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to H. Res. 243, as amended, which was ordered on Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

H. Con. Res. 118:
congratulating the City of Chicago for being chosen to represent the United States in the international competition to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and encouraging the International Olympic Committee to select Chicago as the site of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

5:04 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.

4:47 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 118.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H. Res. 347:
recognizing the historical significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo

4:46 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.

4:35 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 347.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

4:34 P.M. -
Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 243:
calling on the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release Father Nguyen Van Ly, Nguyen Van Dai, Le Thi Cong Nhan, and other political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, 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.

4:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 243.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

4:06 P.M. -
Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H. Res. 100:
expressing the sympathy of House of Representatives to the families of women and girls murdered in Guatemala and encouraging the Government of Guatemala to bring an end to these crimes

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.

3:48 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 100.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

3:47 P.M. -
Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 158:
observing the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade and encouraging the people of the United States, particularly the youth of the United States, to remember the life and legacy of William Wilberforce, a member of the British House of Commons who devoted his life to the suppression and abolition of the institution of slavery, and to work for the protection of human rights throughout the world

3:46 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 voice vote.

3:09 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 158.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H. Res. 272:
commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade

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.

2:24 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 272.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

2:23 P.M. -
Mr. Payne moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - Pursuant to Clause 11 of Rule 10, Clause 11 of Rule 1, and the order of the House of January 4, 2007 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Gallegly .

H. Res. 344:
congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, 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 voice vote.

2:12 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 344.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

2:11 P.M. -
Mrs. McCarthy (NY) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 298:
to commend the University of Florida Gators for their historic win in the 2007 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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.

1:55 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 298.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mrs. McCarthy (NY) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 112:
supporting the goals and ideas of a National Child Care Worthy Wage Day

1:54 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.

1:47 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 112.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

1:46 P.M. -
Mrs. McCarthy (NY) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 334:
supporting the goals and ideals of National Community College Month

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.

1:26 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 334.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

1:25 P.M. -
Mrs. McCarthy (NY) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 252:
recognizing the 45th anniversary of John Hershel Glenn, Jr.'s historic achievement in becoming the first United States astronaut to orbit the Earth

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.

1:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 252.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

1:05 P.M. -
Mr. Wilson (OH) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 316:
recognizing the accomplishments of Roger D. Kornberg, Andrew Fire, Craig Mello, John C. Mather, and George F. Smoot for being awarded Nobel Prizes in the fields of chemistry, physiology or medicine, and physics

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.

12:59 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 316.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:58 P.M. -
Mr. McNerney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 95:
honoring the career and research accomplishments of Frances E. Allen, the 2006 recipient of the A.M. Turing Award

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.

12:51 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 95.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:50 P.M. -
Ms. Woolsey 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.

12:05 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

12:01 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Gingrey 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 the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 1.

10:44 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.

10:30 A.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Peter Welch to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.



CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 2, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

H. Res. 348:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1429) to reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes

11:24 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 348.

11:22 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

11:21 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H.Res. 350, the Chair put the question on the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.

H. Res. 350:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1868) to authorize appropriations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010, and for other purposes

11:20 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

10:50 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 350.

10:47 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 349:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1867) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes

10:46 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.

10:33 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 349.

10:32 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:31 A.M. -
The House received a communication from Honorable John A. Boehner. Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Boehner designated the following Members to be available for service on investigative subcommittees of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct during the 110th Congress: Rob Bishop, Marsha Blackburn, Ander Crenshaw, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Phil English, Tom Latham, Frank Lucas, Sue Myrick, Mike Simpson, and Greg Walden.

10:05 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.

10:04 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kucinich to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:03 A.M. -
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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LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 2, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

11:59 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 3, 2007.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Pallone moved that the House do now adjourn.

11:52 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

11:51 P.M. -
Mr. Burgess requested the following general leaves to address the House on May 9: Mr. Poe for 5 min and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen for 5 min.

Mr. Burgess requested that Ms. Ros-Lehtinen be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 8.

Mr. Burgess requested that Mr. McCotter be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 3.

H. Res. 363:
amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to clarify certain matters relating to official conduct

11:45 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

11:44 P.M. -
Mrs. Jones (OH) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

Considered by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1867:
to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes

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

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 399 - 17 (Roll no. 295).

11:27 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.

11:26 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1867.

On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 235 (Roll no. 294).

11:22 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Matsui amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 186 (Roll no. 293).

11:17 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Flake amendment Failed by recorded vote: 128 - 290 (Roll no. 292).

11:13 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Garrett (NJ) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 126 - 292 (Roll no. 291).

11:08 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Campbell (CA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 115 - 301 (Roll no. 290).

11:04 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Campbell (CA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 222 (Roll no. 289).

11:00 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Honda amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 252 - 165 (Roll no. 288).

10:55 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Sullivan amendment Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 250 (Roll no. 287).

10:30 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 Price of Georgia amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Price of Georgia demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

10:23 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Price of Georgia amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Price (GA).

An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to authorize appropriations made by this Act or other provisions of this Act that results in costs to the Federal Government.

10:22 P.M. -
On agreeing to the McNerney amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

10:11 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McNerney amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. McNerney.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in the Congressional Record to establish a new program to award grants on a competitive, merit-reviewed basis to Hispanic-serving institutions to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at such institutions and to increase the retention and graduation rates of students pursuing associate's or baccalaureate degrees in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology.

On agreeing to the Ehlers amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

10:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ehlers amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Ehlers.

An amendment numbered 6 printed in the Congressional Record to state the sense of the Congress regarding the mathematics and science partnership programs of the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.

10:06 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Matsui amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price of Georgia demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

9:54 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Matsui amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Ms. Matsui.

An amendment numbered 8 printed in the Congressional Record to provide grant supplements, on a competitive, merit-reviewed basis, to institutions receiving awards under the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program.

9:51 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.

9:32 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Flake amendment under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in the Congressional Record to Strike section 6.

9:31 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Garrett (NJ) amendment Failed by voice vote.

9:20 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garrett of New Jersey amendment numbered 10 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Garrett (NJ).

An amendment numbered 10 printed in the Congressional Record to limit funds for research related to reproductive aging and diet and social stratification.

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

9:01 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garrett of New Jersey amendment numbered 11 under the five-minute rule.

9:00 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Garrett (NJ).

An amendment numbered 11 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce each of the amounts authorized to be appropriated or made available by 0.5 percent.

8:59 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Campbell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Campbell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

8:51 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Campbell amendment numbered 4 under the five-minute rule.

Amendment offered by Mr. Campbell (CA).

An amendment numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funds authorized in section 3 by 1 percent.

8:50 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Campbell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Campbell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

8:24 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Campbell amendment numbered 5 under the five-minute rule.

8:22 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Campbell (CA).

An amendment numbered 5 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds in the bill for specified research activities.

8:16 P.M. -
Mr. Baird raised a point of order against the Weldon (FL) amendment Mr. Baird stated that the provisions of the Weldon(FL) amendment are not germane to the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

8:13 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Weldon (FL) amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.

8:12 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Weldon (FL).

An amendment numbered 9 printed in the Congressional Record to insert a new paragraph with respect to limitation.

8:11 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sullivan amendment to the Honda amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sullivan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

8:04 P.M. -
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sullivan amendment to the Honda amendment, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.

8:03 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Sullivan to the Honda amendment.

An amendment to insert a new paragraph after paragraph 1 of the Honda amendment to clarify what such materials, exhibits, and multimedia presentations shall reflect.

8:00 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 349, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Honda amendment under the five-minute rule.

7:58 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Honda.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new subsection at the end of section 3 with respect to global warming education.

7:20 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1867.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason Altmire 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. 349 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1867 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 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. 349.

7:19 P.M. -
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that, during further consideration of H.R. 1867 pursuant to House Resolution 349, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting under clause 6 of rule 18 and clauses 8 and 9 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.

7:18 P.M. -
Mr. Hastings (FL) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 364.

H. Res. 243:
calling on the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release Father Nguyen Van Ly, Nguyen Van Dai, Le Thi Cong Nhan, and other political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, and for other purposes

7:17 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. 1429.

7:16 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): 404 - 0, 3 Present (Roll no. 286).

7:09 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

7:08 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 postponed.

H.R. 1429:
to reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes

7:06 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 365 - 48 (Roll no. 285).

6:59 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 222 (Roll no. 284).

6:41 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

6:31 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 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 inserting a new section providing that religious organizations are included as non-governmental providers.

6:30 P.M. -
Mr. McKeon moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor.

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.

6:29 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

6:28 P.M. -
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1429.

6:27 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Shuler amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 - 195 (Roll no. 283).

6:20 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Carnahan amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 - 171 (Roll no. 282).

6:11 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Putnam amendment Failed by recorded vote: 161 - 262 (Roll no. 281).

6:04 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Mica amendment Failed by recorded vote: 137 - 286 (Roll no. 280).

5:56 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Hirono amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 372 - 50 (Roll no. 279).

5:47 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Sestak amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 312 - 107 (Roll no. 278).

5:38 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Price (GA) amendment Failed by recorded vote: 165 - 254 (Roll no. 277).

5:13 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. 1429:
to reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes

On agreeing to the Space amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

5:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Space amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Space.

An amendment numbered 12 printed in House Report 110-116 to amends the criteria for the allocation of resources for technical assistance and training to include consideration of barriers in rural areas to professional development, parent involvement, home visits and health screening. The amendment also requires the Secretary to consider the needs of rural and urban areas when entering contracts with entities in each state for the purposes of technical and training assistance.

5:05 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Shuler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.

4:55 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuler amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Shuler.

An amendment numbered 11 printed in House Report 110-116 to outline the history and importance of allowing faith-based and community-based organizations to participate in Head Start programs. It inserts language into the Head Start Reauthorization that explicitly states that faith-based and community-based organizations will continue to be eligible to participate in the Head Start program on the same basis as other organizations.

4:54 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Cuellar amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

4:51 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cuellar amendment.

4:50 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Cuellar.

An amendment numbered 10 printed in House Report 110-116 to require the states or agencies that administer the Head Start program to describe the type of assessment used to determine the rate of progress made by students with Limited English Proficiency.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carnahan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.

4:44 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carnahan amendment.

4:42 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Carnahan.

An amendment numbered 9 printed House Report 110-116 to provide that, in the event that the amounts appropriated to carry out the program do not exceed the funds appropriated for the prior year, Head Start grantees may negotiate with the Secretary a reduced funded enrollment level if the grantee can demonstrate that such reduction is necessary to maintain the quality of service

4:41 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Porter amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

4:39 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Porter amendment.

4:38 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Porter.

An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 110-116 to require that He ad Start grantees, before hiring individuals, obtain (1) a state, Federal, or tribal criminal record check in all jurisdictions where the grantee provides services, (2) a state, Federal, or tribal criminal record check as required by the jurisdictions where they provide services, or (3) a criminal record check as otherwise required by Federal law.

4:37 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Putnam amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Putnam demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

4:30 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Putnam amendment.

4:29 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Putnam.

An amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 110-116 to strike the deve lopment and implementation of the application review system, including the expert panel provision. In addition, the amendment strikes designation when no entity has priority and instead designates competition--calling for the automatic recompetition for agency designation every five years, regardless of performance

On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

4:24 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment.

4:23 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Kennedy.

An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 110-116 to define `inclusive classrooms' as Head Start classrooms that include both children with disabilities and children without disabilities. It would make certain funds in the bill available to increase the understanding of the impact of Head Start services delivered in inclusive classrooms on both children with and without disabilities and to assist Head Start programs in improving the quality of inclusive classrooms.

4:22 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mica amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mica demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

4:14 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment.

4:12 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Mica.

An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 110-116 to amend Section 18 of the bill to require that the Secretary certify that at least 50 percent of all Head Start teachers nationwide meet certain degree requirements by September 30, 2011, two years earlier than required under the current legislation.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hirono amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Garrett demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

4:09 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hirono amendment.

4:08 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Hirono.

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-116 to revise the trai ning and technical assistance program for Early Head Start by ensuring that training and technical assistance are provided by entities with specific expertise in infant and toddler development. The amendment also directs 50 percent of training and technical assistance funds directly to the grantees for the purposes of program improvement.

4:07 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sestak amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Garrett demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

4:00 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sestak amendment.

3:59 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Sestak.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-116 to authorize the Education Secretary to carry out a program to forgive student loans for Head Start and Early Head Start teachers who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field related to early childhood education and who commit to teach in the program for a minimum of 3 years

3:56 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 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.

3:48 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Price (GA) amendment.

3:47 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Price (GA).

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-116 to allow eight states to coordinate Head Start with state-run early childhood development programs through a demonstration program.

3:46 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:42 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the E.B. Johnson amendment.

3:40 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B..

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-116 to instruct the Secretary of HHS to create partnerships between Head Start and the HBCUs. These partnerships would increase the number of associate, baccalaureate, and advanced degrees in early childhood education that are earned by Head Start staff and parents of Head Start students

2:39 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1429.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Adam B. Schiff to act as Chairman of the Committee.

2:38 P.M. -
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 348 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1429 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 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. 348.

H.R. 1591:
making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes

2:37 P.M. -
On motion to refer the bill and the accompanying veto message to the Committee on Appropriations. Agreed to without objection.

2:36 P.M. -
On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 222 - 203, 1 Present (Roll no. 276).

Motion to refer the bill and accompanying veto message to the Committee on Appropriations.

12:52 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the question of passage of H.R. 1591, the objections of the President to the contrary, notwithstanding.

The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.

H. Res. 350:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1868) to authorize appropriations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010, and for other purposes

12:46 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: 226 - 189 (Roll no. 275).

12:40 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of H.Res. 350, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 348:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1429) to reauthorize the Head Start Act, to improve program quality, to expand access, and for other purposes

12:39 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: 226 - 196 (Roll no. 274).

12:31 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 194 (Roll no. 273).

11:24 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 348.

11:22 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

11:21 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H.Res. 350, the Chair put the question on the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.

H. Res. 350:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1868) to authorize appropriations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010, and for other purposes

11:20 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

10:50 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 350.

10:47 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 349:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1867) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes

10:46 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.

10:33 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 349.

10:32 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

10:31 A.M. -
The House received a communication from Honorable John A. Boehner. Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Boehner designated the following Members to be available for service on investigative subcommittees of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct during the 110th Congress: Rob Bishop, Marsha Blackburn, Ander Crenshaw, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Phil English, Tom Latham, Frank Lucas, Sue Myrick, Mike Simpson, and Greg Walden.

10:05 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.

10:04 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kucinich to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:03 A.M. -
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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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 3, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

6:03 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on May 7, 2007.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Schiff moved that the House do now adjourn.

3:34 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

3:33 P.M. -
Mr. Hayes requested the following general leaves to address the House on May 10: Mr. Poe for 5 min and Mr. Jones of NC for 5 min.

Mr. Hayes requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 9.

3:31 P.M. -
Mr. Hayes requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 8.

Mr. Hayes requested that Mr. Jones of NC be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on May 7.

3:30 P.M. -
Ms. Castor filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 370.

3:29 P.M. -
Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on May 10, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 11. Agreed to without objection.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That it may be in order on Thursday, May 10, for the Speaker to declare a recess subject to the call of the Chair for the purpose of receiving in the Chamber former Members of Congress. Agreed to without objection.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on May 9, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 10. Agreed to without objection.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on May 9. Agreed to without objection.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, May 3, 2007, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May, 7, 2007, for Morning-Hour Debates. Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 1867:
to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes

3:13 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. 1867.

H.R. 1868:
to authorize appropriations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for fiscal years 2008, 2009, and 2010, and for other purposes

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. 1868.

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

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 385 - 23 (Roll no. 301).

3:05 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 - 216 (Roll no. 300).

2:42 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

2:33 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the English 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 limit authorizations in any year following a year with an on-budget (excluding social security) deficit and an off-budget (social security) surplus.

Mr. English (PA) moved to recommit with instructions to Science and Technology.

2:32 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. 1868.

On agreeing to the Wynn amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

2:28 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wynn amendment.

2:27 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mr. Wynn.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-118 to add firms and/o r entities that are involved in the development and advancement of biotechnology to the definition of technology-related entities eligible for grants under the Technology Innovation Program.

2:26 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1868 as unfinished business.

ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Wynn asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 1868 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H.Res. 350, amendment numbered 2 may be offered out of order. Agreed to without objection.

On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.

2:25 P.M. -
Mr. Wu moved that the Committee rise.

2:24 P.M. -
By unanimous consent, the Boyda (KS) amendment was withdrawn.

2:23 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boyda amendment.

2:22 P.M. -
Amendment offered by Mrs. Boyda (KS).

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-118 to highlight that proposed technologies receiving grants under the Technology Innovation Program may include the replacement of petroleum-based materials.

2:20 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Manzullo amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

2:16 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Manzullo amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Manzullo.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-118 to design and develop software that monitors all of the federal R&D databases. The software would allow users to search via the NIST web site various agency databases by material type and/or manufacturing processes to determine what and to whom federal manufacturing R&D dollars are being awarded and also provide basic information about where manufacturers can find assistance.

2:15 P.M. -
On agreeing to the Wu amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

2:12 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wu/Gingrey amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Wu.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-118 to make a number of clarifications to the Technology Innovation Program, i ncluding (1) that projects should address critical national needs and be high reward; (2) that TIP should coordinate with State innovation and technology development programs; and (3) a definition of high-risk, high-reward research.

1:48 P.M. -
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1868.

1:47 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Vic Snyder 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. 350 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1868 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 bil 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. 350.

H.R. 1592:
to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes

1:46 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 180 (Roll no. 299).

1:38 P.M. -
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 189 - 227 (Roll no. 298).

1:15 P.M. -
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered pursuant to the rule.

1:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) 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 to insert "status as a senior citizen who has attained the age of 65 years, status as a current or former member of the Armed Forces," after "orientation".

Mr. Smith (TX) moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.

1:03 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

11:35 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1592.

11:34 A.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1592 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 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. An amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered as adopted.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 364.

H. Res. 364:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1592) to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes

11:33 A.M. -
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 213 - 199 (Roll no. 297).

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

11:24 A.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 196 (Roll no. 296).

10:23 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 364.

10:22 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 368:
electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives

10:21 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.

10:07 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.

10:06 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.

10:03 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Rick Astle, Director of Missions Waccamaw Baptist Association, Conway, South Carolina

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

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