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 The U.s. House Of Representatives, Legislation, Minutes, Etc.
Stronghold1
Posted: Apr 3 2007, 06:57 PM


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Note: Both the House And Senate are on a two week vacation, after only taking office on Jan. 10th. I imagine that they must have a union, which is being voted against by this very same body, for the rest of the country.
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Fof Immediate Release
4/5/2007

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












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

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

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

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

Panel I:

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

Panel II:

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

Panel III:

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

Panel IV:

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

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 am

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


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http://judiciary.house.gov/newscenter.aspx?A=796


Stronghold1

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

I may not continue this update in the near future or sporadically.
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mynameis
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LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 23, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

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

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Cleaver moved that the House do now adjourn.

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

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

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

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

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

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

7:20 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 - 0 (Roll no. 247).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S. 521:
to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse and customhouse located at 515 West First Street in Duluth, Minnesota, as the "Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and United States Courthouse and Customhouse"

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

3:18 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

2:29 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

2:08 P.M. -
Mr. Davis (IL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 P.M. -
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 23.

12:31 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

12:30 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Mazie K. Hirono to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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



CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 24, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

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

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Ms. Baldwin moved that the House do now adjourn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:12 P.M. -
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 362.

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

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

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

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

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

Amendment reported by the House Committee on Science and Technology.

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

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

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

6:37 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Sullivan (OK) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting language to give priority to grants to expand domestic energy production and use through coal-to-liquids technology and advanced nuclear processing.

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

6:35 P.M. -
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

6:33 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 363.

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

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

Amendment offered by Mrs. Gillibrand.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Hall (TX).

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

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

The Speaker designated the Honorable Melvin L. Watt to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 318 and Rule XVIII.

5:08 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 363 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill.

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

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

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

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

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

Amendment reported by the House Committee on Science and Technology.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:26 P.M. -
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Speaker designated the Honorable John T. Salazar to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 327 and Rule XVIII.

3:09 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 362 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an orginal bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology.

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

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

3:07 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 0 (Roll no. 252).

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 0 (Roll no. 251).

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 0 (Roll no. 250).

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

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

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 - 187 (Roll no. 249).

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

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

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 188 (Roll no. 248).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:42 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on H.Res. 327, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings of Washington demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.

The previous question was ordered without objection.

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

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

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

1:17 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

12:55 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:21 P.M. -
Ms. Bean moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until later in the legislative day.

12:02 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

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

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

12:00 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 24.

11:15 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:32 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12 noon for the start of legislative business.

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

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

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

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Fof Immediate Release
4/24/2007

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS



Wednesday, April 25, 2007



HOUSE MEETS AT 10:00 AM









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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Health Subc. Hrng. on uninsured. 2123 RHOB.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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


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

11:53 P.M. -
On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 26, 2007.

Mr. Burgess moved that the House do now adjourn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9:35 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 266).

9:27 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules and agree, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceeding had been postponed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:37 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 195 (Roll no. 264).

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

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

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

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

6:06 P.M. -
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1332.

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

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

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

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

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

5:22 P.M. -
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1332.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Speaker designated the Honorable Ed Pastor to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 330 and Rule XVIII.

4:33 P.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1332 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Small Business now printed in the bill.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 7 (Roll no. 260).

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

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

4:17 P.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 - 1 (Roll no. 259).

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

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

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

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

3:46 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules and adoption of the motion to order the previous question on H.Res. 330, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceeding had been postponed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:27 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

1:42 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

12:19 P.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:01 A.M. -
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

10:00 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Mark E. Harris, First Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Thursday, April 26, 2007

HOUSE MEETS AT 10:00 AM


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

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

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

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:52 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 249.

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

11:23 A.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

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

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

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

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

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

The Speaker designated the Honorable Lincoln Davis to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 331 and Rule XVIII.

10:25 A.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 249 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

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

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

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

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

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

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

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

10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Murphy, Tim of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

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

10:01 A.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by Monsignor George R. Coyne, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, Ohio

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

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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

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

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

12:02 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

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

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

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

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

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LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 1, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

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

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:47 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0, 4 Present (Roll no. 272).

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 345 - 73, 1 Present (Roll no. 271).

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 0 (Roll no. 270).

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

5:05 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceeding had been postponed.

Pursuant to clause 8, Rule XX, the Speaker postponed until Wednesday, May, 2, 2007, the roll call vote on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to H. Res. 243, as amended, which was ordered on Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

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

5:04 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

4:46 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

3:46 P.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

1:54 P.M. -
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

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

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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

Considered under suspension of the rules.

12:50 P.M. -
Ms. Woolsey moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.

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

12:01 P.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Gingrey to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

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

12:00 P.M. -
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

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

10:44 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:31 A.M. -
MORNING-HOUR DEBATES - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debates. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

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

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:46 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

The previous question was ordered without objection.

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

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

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

10:05 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 10 per side of the aisle.

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

10:03 A.M. -
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

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

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

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LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 2, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

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

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Pallone moved that the House do now adjourn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

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

Considered by unanimous consent.

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

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

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

11:27 P.M. -
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:30 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Price (GA).

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. McNerney.

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Ehlers.

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Ms. Matsui.

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

9:51 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Flake.

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Garrett (NJ).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Campbell (CA).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason Altmire to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 349 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1867 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 349.

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

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

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

7:17 P.M. -
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1429.

7:16 P.M. -
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 0, 3 Present (Roll no. 286).

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

7:08 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

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

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

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

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

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

6:31 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKeon motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting a new section providing that religious organizations are included as non-governmental providers.

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

The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:13 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Space.

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

5:05 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Shuler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McKeon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Shuler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3:56 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Price (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Price (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1429 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 348.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:46 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 189 (Roll no. 275).

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

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

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

12:39 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 196 (Roll no. 274).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:46 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

The previous question was ordered without objection.

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

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

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

10:05 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 10 per side of the aisle.

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

10:03 A.M. -
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

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

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

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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 3, 2007
110TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION

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

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Schiff moved that the House do now adjourn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3:13 P.M. -
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1867.

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

The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1868.

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

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

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

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

2:33 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the English motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to limit authorizations in any year following a year with an on-budget (excluding social security) deficit and an off-budget (social security) surplus.

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

2:32 P.M. -
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1868.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Manzullo.

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

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

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

Amendment offered by Mr. Wu.

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

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

1:47 P.M. -
The Speaker designated the Honorable Vic Snyder to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 350 and Rule XVIII.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1868 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bil for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 350.

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

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

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

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

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

1:06 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments to insert "status as a senior citizen who has attained the age of 65 years, status as a current or former member of the Armed Forces," after "orientation".

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

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

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

11:34 A.M. -
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1592 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. An amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered as adopted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:21 A.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.

10:07 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.

10:06 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

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

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

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

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