- Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.627, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit increase.
- The time from 1:30pm until 7:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority and the Republicans controlling alternating 30-minute blocks of time with the Majority controlling the first block. Additionally, the time from 7:30pm until 8:00pm will be equally divided and controlled with the Republicans controlling the first 15 minutes and the Majority controlling the final 15 minutes.
- As a reminder to all Senators, Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany S.627 with the Reid amendment #589.
- The Senate is now expecting a live quorum and a motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators around 5:30pm.
- 5:339pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant At Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; Agreed to: 75-20
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 30, 2011
112TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION
3:16 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on July 31, 2011.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
- H.R. 2062:
- to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 45 Meetinghouse Lane in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, as the “Matthew A. Pucino Post Office”
3:14 P.M. – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.Considered as unfinished business.
- H.R. 2693:
- to cut spending, maintain existing commitments, and for other purposes
3:12 P.M. – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by recorded vote (2/3 required): 173 – 246(Roll no. 682).
1:43 P.M. – DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate onH.R. 2693.
1:42 P.M. – Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:41 P.M. – Mr. Dreier moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
1:39 P.M. – On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 298 – 113, 2 Present(Roll no. 681).
- H.R. 1843:
- to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 489 Army Drive in Barrigada, Guam, as the “John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office Building”
1:32 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): 414 – 3(Roll no. 680).
1:26 P.M. – Considered as unfinished business.
- H.R. 1975:
- to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 281 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, as the “First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 – 0(Roll no. 679).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:00 P.M. – Considered as unfinished business.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 30.
12:33 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
12:04 P.M. – ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:02 P.M. – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Paulsen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Connolly demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.
12:00 P.M. – Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.