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The House and Senate in action …


The Senate will convene at 2:00pmET

and will proceed to a period of morning business until 3:00pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

At 3:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of HR1586, FAA Reauthorization, with the time until 4:30pm for debate only and equally divided and controlled between Senators Rockefeller and Hutchison, or their designees.

At 4:30pm, the Ensign amendment #3476 (slot usage/perimeter) will be called up and modified with the changes at the desk. Debate between 4:30pm and 5:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between Senators Warner and Kyl or their designees.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the Ensign amendment #3476. The amendment will be subject to a 60 vote threshold. Under a unanimous consent agreement it is in order for the amendment to be withdrawn prior to a vote.

Upon disposition of the Ensign amendment, the McCain amendment #3527 (Next Generation) will be withdrawn. If the McCain amendment #3528 (Grand Canyon) is not disposed of, the Senate would then proceed to vote in relation to the amendment.

At that point, a Managers’ amendment, cleared by the Leaders and Managers, would be in order and considered agreed to. The substitute amendment, as amended, would then be agreed to. The Senate will then proceed to vote on HR1586, as amended.

The 5:30pm votes would be in relation to the following items:

– Ensign amendment #3476 (slot usage/perimeter) (subject to a 60 vote threshold if it is not withdrawn);
– Passage of HR1586, as amended (FAA Reauthorization)

The title amendment will be agreed to upon passage of the bill.

the McCain amendment #3528 (Grand Canyon) was withdrawn.

Votes:
61: Passage of HR1586, FAA Reauthorization;
Passed: 93-0

Unanimous Consent:
Adopted S. Res.463,a resolution recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Norwruz, expressing appreciation to Iranian-Americans for their contributions to society.

Adopted S.Res.464, a resolution recognizing the 189th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating Greek and American democracy.

Senator Harry Reid said, “I commend Speaker Pelosi and her team for leading passage of this common sense legislation that puts Americans back in control of their own health care, lowers skyrocketing costs, reduces the deficit, protects seniors and curbs insurance company abuses.  She and her colleagues in the House understand that this was never about politics; it has always been about people who are struggling every day to keep their families healthy without going broke.  This is about the scores of people we hear from every day who need greater security and stability in their health care.


The House will convene at 12:30pmET


CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 22, 2010
111TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION

7:24 P.M. –
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

7:23 P.M. –
Mr. Poe of TX requested that Mr. McCotter be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 24. Mr. Poe of TX requested that Mr. McCotter be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on March 23.

7:19 P.M. –
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H.R. 4667:

to increase, effective as of December 1, 2010, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 0 (Roll no. 171).

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

H.R. 4810:

to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the services provided for homeless veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

7:04 P.M. –
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 0 (Roll no. 170).

6:35 P.M. –
Considered as unfinished business.

6:34 P.M. –
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed. Mr. Hastings (FL) filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 1204 and H. Res. 1205.

6:33 P.M. –
The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 22.

3:15 P.M. –
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

H.R. 4592:

to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to encourage the employment of veterans in energy-related positions

3:14 P.M. –
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Filner 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.

3:04 P.M. –
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4592. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.R. 4667:

to increase, effective as of December 1, 2010, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes

3:03 P.M. –
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:58 P.M. –
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4667. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.R. 3976:

to extend certain expiring provisions providing enhanced protections for servicemembers relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosure

2:57 P.M. –
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Filner 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.

2:52 P.M. –
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3976. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.J. Res. 80:
recognizing and honoring the Blinded Veterans Association on its 65th anniversary of representing blinded veterans and their families

2:42 P.M. –
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 80. Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Filner moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution.

H.R. 1879:

to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for employment and reemployment rights for certain individuals ordered to full-time National Guard duty

2:41 P.M. –
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Filner 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.

2:34 P.M. –
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1879. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.R. 4810:

to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the services provided for homeless veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

2:33 P.M. –
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:15 P.M. –
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4810. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

2:14 P.M. –
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. today.

2:02 P.M. –
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Halvorson 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 March 22.

12:41 P.M. –
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

12:31 P.M. –
MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ann Kirkpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

12:30 P.M. –
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Weekend in the US House …


CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 21, 2010
111TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION

Eastern Standard Time .. final vote is set for 10pmET


CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 21, 2010
111TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION

12:02 A.M. –
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on March 22, 2010. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Conyers moved that the House do now adjourn.

H. Res. 1119:

expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all people in the United States should participate in a moment of silence to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces both at home and abroad

11:58 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): (Roll No. 169).

11:49 P.M. –
Considered as unfinished business.

11:45 P.M. –
ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE NUMBER OF HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of Rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Deal, the whole number of the House is 430. The House received a communication from Representative Deal (GA) wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 11:45 p.m. on March 21, 2010.

H. Res. 1099:

recognizing the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 – 0 (Roll no. 168). Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

11:37 P.M. –
Considered as unfinished business.

11:36 P.M. –
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H.R. 4872:

to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On passage Passed by recorded vote: 220 – 211 (Roll no. 167).

11:18 P.M. –
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 199 – 232 (Roll no. 166).
11:03 P.M. –
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

10:52 P.M. –
Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Camp motion to recommit with instructions.

10:50 P.M. –
Mr. Camp moved to recommit with instructions to The Budget.

The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with sundry amendments.

10:49 P.M. –
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1203.
H.R. 3590:
to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes

10:32 P.M. –
On motion to agree to the Senate amendments Roll Call 165 – Recorded vote pending.

10:31 P.M. –
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. Mr. Spratt moved that the House agree to the Senate amendments.

8:08 P.M. –
WORDS TAKEN DOWN – During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have words taken down. Mr. Pascrell asked unanimous consent to withdraw the words. Without objection the words were withdrawn. The House resumed debate on H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872.

  • 6:43 P.M. –
  • DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1203, the House is proceeding with 2 hours of debate allotted for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872. With respect to the Senate amendments to H.R. 3590, the rule makes in order a motion offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House concur in the Senate amendments. If the motion to concur in the Senate amendments is adopted, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4872 under a closed rule. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 4872 except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. It provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report, shall be considered as read. The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 4872 with or without instructions.
    H. Res. 925:
    expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the meritorious service performed by aviators in the United States Armed Forces who were shot down over, or otherwise forced to land in, hostile territory yet evaded enemy capture or were captured but subsequently escaped
  • 6:41 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): 426 – 0 (Roll no. 164).
  • 6:30 P.M. –
  • Considered as unfinished business.
    H. Res. 1203:
    providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill ( H.R. 3590) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 4872) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010
  • 6:29 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: 224 – 206 (Roll no. 163).
  • 6:13 P.M. –
  • On ordering the previous question Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 202 (Roll no. 162).
  • 6:03 P.M. –
  • Considered as unfinished business.
    H. Res. 900:
    supporting the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War and encouraging the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities honoring the sacrifices and contributions of those individuals

    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): 429 – 0 (Roll no. 161).

  • 5:39 P.M. –
  • Considered as unfinished business.
  • 5:38 P.M. –
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules and on ordering the previous question and on adoption of H. Res. 1203, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

    H. Res. 1203:

    providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill ( H.R. 3590) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 4872) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010

    4:07 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1203 Considered as privileged matter.

    4:05 P.M. –
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.

    H. Res. 1203:

    providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill ( H.R. 3590) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 4872) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010

    Will the House now consider the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 200 (Roll no. 160).

    3:04 P.M. –
    POINT OF ORDER – Mr. Issa raised a point of order against the provisions of H.Res. 1203 on the grounds that it violates clause 9(b) of rule 21. The Chair announced that the disposition of the point of order would be resolved by the question of consideration of H.Res. 1203. The House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the point of order at the end of which the Chair will put the question on consideration.

    3:03 P.M. –
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.

    H. Res. 1203:

    providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill ( H.R. 3590) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 4872) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010

    Will the House now consider the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 195 (Roll no. 159).

    2:16 P.M. –

    POINT OF ORDER – Mr. Ryan (WI) raised a point of order against the provisions of H.Res. 1203 on the grounds that it violated the Congressional Budget Act. The Chair announced that the disposition of the point of order would be resolved by the question of consideration of H.Res. 1203. The House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the point of order at the end of which the Chair will put the question on consideration.
    2:11 P.M. –
    By direction of the Committee on Rules, Ms. Slaughter called up H.Res. 1203 and asked for its immediate consideration.

    H. Res. 1075:

    commending the members of the Agri-business Development Teams of the National Guard for their efforts, together with personnel of the Department of Agriculture and the United States Agency for International Development, to modernize agriculture practices and increase food production in war-torn countries

    2:09 P.M. –
    The title of the measure was amended. 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): 418 – 3 (Roll no. 158). Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    2:03 P.M. –
    Considered as unfinished business. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on a motion to suspend the rules and agree to H.Res. 1075, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
    2:02 P.M. –
    On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 189 (Roll no. 157).
    1:56 P.M. –
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal.

    H. Res. 1174:

    supporting the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month

    1:55 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): 420 – 0 (Roll no. 156).
    1:48 P.M. –
    Considered as unfinished business.

    H.R. 4840:

    to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1979 Cleveland Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, as the “Clarence D. Lumpkin Post Office”

    1:47 P.M. –
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 0 (Roll no. 155).
    1:22 P.M. –
    Considered as unfinished business. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4840 and on a motion to suspend the rules and agree to H.Res. 1174. which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
    1:06 P.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.
    1:05 P.M. –
    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
    1:04 P.M. –
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Blumenauer 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. Blumenauer 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.

    Pelosi is carrying the gavel used when the House voted to pass Medicare in 1965


    it was provided by Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in history, whose father presided over the Medicare 1965 vote.

    Congress in Session 3/20/2010


    The House Rules Committee is having much feisty debate and conflict about trying to decide procedural behavior on the floor on HCR

    Business in the House

    HR1612 … Public Land Management…use

    **Bishop amendment was agreed to 227- 180 and adopted

    **Cole amendment; to allow arrangement with tribal governments to provide temp housing for or with Corps

    CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
    LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 20, 2010
    111TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION


    7:46 P.M. –
    SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

    7:45 P.M. –
    Mr. Poe of TX requested the following general leaves to address the House on March 21: Mr. Cassidy for 5 min and Mr. McCotter for 5 min.

    7:43 P.M. –
    ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

    H. Res. 1119:

    expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all people in the United States should participate in a moment of silence to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces both at home and abroad

    7:42 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.

    6:58 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1119. Considered under suspension of the rules.

    Ms. Bordallo moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

    H. Res. 900:

    supporting the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War and encouraging the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities honoring the sacrifices and contributions of those individuals

    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.

    6:19 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 900. Considered under suspension of the rules.

    Ms. Bordallo moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

    H. Res. 925:

    expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the meritorious service performed by aviators in the United States Armed Forces who were shot down over, or otherwise forced to land in, hostile territory yet evaded enemy capture or were captured but subsequently escaped

    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

    H. Res. 925:

    expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the meritorious service performed by aviators in the United States Armed Forces who were shot down over, or otherwise forced to land in, hostile territory yet evaded enemy capture or were captured but subsequently escaped

    5:34 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 925. Considered under suspension of the rules.

    Ms. Bordallo moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

    H. Res. 1099:

    recognizing the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

    5:33 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.

    4:53 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1099. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

    3:12 P.M. –
    The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

    H. Res. 1040:

    honoring the life and accomplishments of Donald Harington for his contributions to literature in the United States

    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): 399 – 0 (Roll no. 154).

    3:05 P.M. –
    Considered as unfinished business.

    3:04 P.M. –
    On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 211 – 186 (Roll no. 153).

    H.R. 4887:

    to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that health coverage provided by the Department of Defense is treated as minimal essential coverage

    2:52 P.M. –
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 – 0 (Roll no. 152).

    2:24 P.M. –
    Considered as unfinished business. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4887; on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal; and on a motion to suspend the rules and agree to H.Res. 1040 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

    H. Res. 1075:
    commending the members of the Agri-business Development Teams of the National Guard for their efforts, together with personnel of the Department of Agriculture and the United States Agency for International Development, to modernize agriculture practices and increase food production in war-torn countries

    2:00 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1075. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

    H.R. 4887:

    to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that health coverage provided by the Department of Defense is treated as minimal essential coverage

    1:58 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.

    1:14 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4887. Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

    The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to announced.

    H.R. 1612:

    to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Interior to provide service-learning opportunities on public lands, help restore the nation’s natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, and scenic resources, train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts, and promote the value of public service

    1:13 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 passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 288 – 116 (Roll no. 151).

    1:00 P.M. –
    On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

    12:59 P.M. –
    Amendment offered by Mr. Grijalva. On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by recorded vote: 387 – 21 (Roll no. 150).

    12:20 P.M. –
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

    12:09 P.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with sundry amendments. The amendments insert sections pertaining to limitation on use of funds and further limitation on use of funds to protect children.

    12:08 P.M. –
    Mrs. Lummis moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.

    The previous question was ordered without objection.

    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.

    12:07 P.M. –
    On agreeing to the Cole amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 402 – 0 (Roll no. 149).

    12:00 P.M. –
    On agreeing to the Bishop (UT) amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 180 (Roll no. 148).

    11:27 A.M. –
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (UT) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.

    11:21 A.M. –
    DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1192, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop(UT) amendment. Amendment offered by Mr. Bishop (UT).

    An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 111-445 to retain the existing authorization level of $12 million a year and only authorizes the program for 5 years.

    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cole amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.

    11:17 A.M. –
    DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1192, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment.

    11:16 A.M. –
    Amendment offered by Mr. Cole.

    An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 111-445 to amend Section 3(f) to allow the Secretaries to enter into arrangement with tribal governments in order to provide temporary housing with Corps volunteers.

    11:15 A.M. –
    Mr. Grijalva asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1:00 p.m. on March 21. Agreed to without objection.

    H.R. 1612:

    to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Interior to provide service-learning opportunities on public lands, help restore the nation’s natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, and scenic resources, train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts, and promote the value of public service

    10:32 A.M. –
    DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1612.

    10:31 A.M. –
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3644 and H.R. 1612. It shall be in order to consider in the House, H.R. 3644 and H.R. 1612. All points of order against consideration of each bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in each bill shall be considered as adopted. The bills, as amended, shall be considered read. Further amendments are in order. Each bill shall be debatable for one hour.

    10:30 A.M. –
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1192. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.

    9:15 A.M. –
    The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

    9:03 A.M. –
    ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.

    9:02 A.M. –
    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of OH to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Klein (FL) 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. Klein (FL) 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.

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