The Senate will convene at 2:00pm on Monday, May 7, 2012.
Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act.
At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following items:
with 60 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Leahy and Grassley or their designees. Upon the use or yielding back of time (at approximately 5:30pm), the Senate will conduct up to 3 roll call votes on the Nguyen, Baker and Lee nominations. It is possible the Baker and Lee nominations will be confirmed by voice vote.
As a reminder to all Senators, on Thursday, April 26th, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.2343, the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act. By consent, the roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2343 will be at 12:00pm on Tuesday, May 8th.
If the Senate does not receive a message from the House that it has adopted S.Con.Res.43, the Senate will convene on the following dates at the following times for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted:
- Monday, April 30, at 10:30am
- Thursday, May 3, at 8:30am
CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF APRIL 27, 2012
112TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION
CyberSecurityVote HR2096 495 – 10 funds taken out of #ACA and will take from Women and their families health care
Student Loan Vote HR4628 215 – 195 – 13Dems voting with Rs 30 GOPs stood up with Dems
-SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.1:06:14 P.M. -Commission on International Religious Freedom – Pursuant to Section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 USC 6431 Note)as amended, and the order of the House of January 5,2011, the Speaker appointed Mr. Samuel Gejdenson, Branford, Connecticut, for a term ending May 14, 2014.12:54:51 P.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.12:54:24 P.M. -S. Con. Res. 43Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.12:54:14 P.M. -S. Con. Res. 43On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.12:54:10 P.M. -S. Con. Res. 43Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 43 — “Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.”12:48:03 P.M. -H.R. 4849Mr. Hastings (WA) asked unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 4849, the Clerk be authorized to make the change placed at the desk as follows: In Section 2(b)(1), strike “C 90-4621″ and insert instead “C 09-4621″.12:48:02 P.M. -H.R. 3834Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.12:47:59 P.M. -H.R. 3834On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.12:47:18 P.M. -H.R. 3834Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3834 — “To amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to authorize activities for support of networking and information technology research, and for other purposes.”12:46:55 P.M. -H.R. 4628Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.12:46:54 P.M. -H.R. 4628On passage Passed by recorded vote: 215 – 195 (Roll no. 195).12:33:46 P.M. -H.R. 4628On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 178 – 231 (Roll no. 194).12:16:43 P.M. -H.R. 4628The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.12:06:53 P.M. -H.R. 4628DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps 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 protect health insurance benefits for women and children by prohibiting the underlying bill from reducing coverage or raising costs for healthcare benefits offered by insurance companies, including benefits such as contraception, mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, childhood immunizations, and health screenings for newborns.12:06:30 P.M. -H.R. 4628Mrs. Capps moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce and Energy and Commerce.12:05:17 P.M. -H.R. 4628Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4628 — “To extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans.”12:05:14 P.M. -H.R. 2096Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.12:05:14 P.M. -H.R. 2096On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 10 (Roll no. 193).11:42:03 A.M. -H.R. 2096Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2096 — “To advance cybersecurity research, development, and technical standards, and for other purposes.”11:41:35 A.M. -H.R. 4628POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the bill H.R. 4628 were postponed.11:41:10 A.M. -H.R. 4628The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.10:23:30 A.M. -H.R. 4628DEBATE – The House continued with of debate on H.R. 4628.10:23:29 A.M. -The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 43 and passed H.R. 2079, H.R. 1423, H.R. 298, H.R. 2213, H.R. 2244, H.R. 2660, H.R. 2767, H.R. 3004, H.R. 3247, H.R. 3246, and H.R. 3248.10:17:46 A.M. -H.R. 4628DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4628.10:16:48 A.M. -H.R. 4628Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3523 and H.R. 4628 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-20 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule further provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of April 27, 2012, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules. The rule provides further for10:16:43 A.M. -H.R. 4628Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 631. H.R. 4628 — “To extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans.”10:15:31 A.M. -H.R. 4849Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.10:15:26 A.M. -H.R. 4849On passage Passed without objection.10:15:08 A.M. -H.R. 4849On agreeing to the Hastings (WA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.10:15:05 A.M. -H.R. 4849Amendment offered by Mr. Hastings (WA).10:14:49 A.M. -H.R. 4849Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4849 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue commercial use authorizations to commercial stock operators for operations in designated wilderness within the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and for other purposes.”10:10:48 A.M. -H.R. 4849RESERVATION OF OBJECTION – Mr. George Miller (CA) reserved the right to object and was recognized to proceed under his reservation. Subsequently the reservation was withdrawn.10:10:08 A.M. -H.R. 4849Mr. Hastings (WA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.10:09:33 A.M. -H.R. 3834At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Hall objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.9:51:00 A.M. -H.R. 3834DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3834.9:50:40 A.M. -H.R. 3834Considered under suspension of the rules.9:50:21 A.M. -H.R. 3834Mr. Hall moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3834 — “To amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to authorize activities for support of networking and information technology research, and for other purposes.”9:49:44 A.M. -H.R. 2096At 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.9:17:13 A.M. -H.R. 2096DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2096.9:17:11 A.M. -H.R. 2096Considered under suspension of the rules.9:17:00 A.M. -H.R. 2096Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2096 — “To advance cybersecurity research, development, and technical standards, and for other purposes.”9:16:00 A.M. -The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.9:02:15 A.M. -ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.9:01:56 A.M. -PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Barletta to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.9:01:53 A.M. -The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.9:00:30 A.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Robert Ballecer, S.J., Jesuit Conference, Washington, DC.9:00:18 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.