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 The U.s. House Of Representatives, Legislation, Minutes, Etc.
batmanchester
Posted: 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.


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Posted: Jan 6 2007, 12:37 PM


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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.
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Posted: Jan 6 2007, 12:39 PM


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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 159

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


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

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

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

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

Attest:

Secretary.


110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 159

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

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Posted: Jan 9 2007, 02:35 PM


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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.

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Posted: Jan 10 2007, 02:21 PM


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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 10, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Considered as privileged matter.


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

this is the text of hr:2;

Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)

HR 2 IH2S


110th CONGRESS

1st Session

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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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


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


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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

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

SEC. 2. MINIMUM WAGE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 11, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


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

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


2:28 P.M. -
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting provisions preventing federal support for human cloning.

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

Text of HR3:


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


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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

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

SEC. 2. HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 12, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

1:39 P.M. -
Floor Summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barton motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting provisions assuring continued access to covered part D drugs and pharmacy networks and protection against increasing drug prices for veterans.

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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Posted: Jan 24 2007, 02:27 PM


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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: Jan 29 2007, 05:29 PM


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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: Jan 30 2007, 06:49 PM


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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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Posted: Jan 31 2007, 03:53 PM


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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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Posted: Feb 1 2007, 07:03 PM


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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: Feb 5 2007, 05:07 PM


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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: Feb 7 2007, 02:45 PM


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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: Feb 8 2007, 03:42 PM


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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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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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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: Feb 13 2007, 04:04 PM


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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.
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Posted: Feb 14 2007, 04:14 PM


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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 14, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Edit note: debate is still ongoing
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Posted: Feb 15 2007, 03:41 PM


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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.

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

Edit Note: Debate is still ongoing on HR 63
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