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LEGISLATIVE DAY OF DECEMBER 10, 2008
110TH CONGRESS - SECOND SESSION

10:51 P.M. -
The House adjourned pursuant to H. Con. Res. 440. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on January 3, 2009.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Welch (VT) moved that the House do now adjourn.

9:06 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

9:04 P.M. -
Mr. Poe requested the following general leaves to address the House on December 12: Mr. Burton of IN for 5 min, himself for 5 min, and Mr. Jones of NC for 5 min.

Mr. Poe requested the following general leaves to address the House on December 11: Mr. Burton of IN for 5 min, himself for 5 min, Mr. Jones of NC for 5 min, and Mr. Paul for 5 min.

8:58 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

S.J. Res. 46:
ensuring that the compensation and other emoluments attached to the office of Secretary of State are those which were in effect on January 1, 2007

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

On passage Passed without objection.

8:56 P.M. -
Considered by unanimous consent.

8:55 P.M. -
Mr. Davis (IL) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.

S. 3712:
to make a technical correction in the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

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

On passage Passed without objection.

8:54 P.M. -
Considered by unanimous consent.

Mrs. Capps asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

S. 3663:
to require the Federal Communications Commission to provide for a short-term extension of the analog television broadcasting authority so that essential public safety announcements and digital television transition information may be provided for a short time during the transition to digital television broadcasting

8:53 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed without objection.

Considered by unanimous consent.

Mrs. Capps asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

H.R. 7327:
to make technical corrections related to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and for other purposes

8:51 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed without objection.

Considered by unanimous consent.

Mr. Pomeroy asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

H.R. 7321:
to authorize financial assistance to eligible automobile manufacturers, and for other purposes

8:50 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 170, 1 Present (Roll no. 690).

8:31 P.M. -
On agreeing to the LaTourette amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 403 - 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 689).

8:05 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered on the amendment without objection.

7:54 P.M. -
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1534, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaTourette amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. LaTourette.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-922 to require that any lending assistance provided under TARP or EISA to an insured depository institution shall report the amount of any increase and decrease in new lending attributed to the TARP and EISA assistance.

7:25 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 7321.

7:24 P.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 6184, S. 3731, S.J. Res. 46, and H.R. 7311.

H.R. 7321:
to authorize financial assistance to eligible automobile manufacturers, and for other purposes

6:17 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7321.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 7321 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. A specified amendment is in order.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1534.

H. Res. 1534:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 7321) to authorize financial assistance to eligible automobile manufacturers, and for other purposes

6:16 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 179, 1 Present (Roll no. 688).

5:57 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 180, 1 Present (Roll no. 687).

5:31 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was ordering the previous question on H. Res. 1534 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 1532:
condemning the November 26, 2008, terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, and expressing sympathy to the innocent victims from India and around the world

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

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered by unanimous consent.

Mr. Berman asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

H.R. 7311:
to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes

5:30 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed without objection.

Considered by unanimous consent.

Mr. Berman asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

5:29 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.Res. 1534, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the yeas had prevailed. Mr. Dreier demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question on H.Res. 1534 until a time to be announced.

H. Res. 1534:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 7321) to authorize financial assistance to eligible automobile manufacturers, and for other purposes

4:16 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1534

Considered as privileged matter.

4:15 P.M. -
On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 215 - 170, 1 Present (Roll no. 686).

H. Res. 1526:
providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of the rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules

4:03 P.M. -
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1533, H. Res. 1526 is laid on the table.

H. Res. 1516:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 7201) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, and for other purposes and providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 7202) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes

Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1533, H. Res. 1516 is laid on the table.

H. Res. 1533:
waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of Rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules

4:01 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 - 169 (Roll no. 685).

3:51 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 174 (Roll no. 684).

3:20 P.M. -
Ms. Slaughter filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H.R. 7321.

H. Res. 1533:
waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of Rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.Res. 1533, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Mr. Dreier demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question on H.Res. 1533 until a time to be announced.

2:34 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1533

Considered as privileged matter.

2:31 P.M. -
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission - Pursuant to section 1238(b)(3) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, (22 U.S.C. 7002) amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, the Minority Leader re-appointed Mr. Larry Wortzel of Williamsburg, Virginia, effective January 1, 2009 .

Mr. Serrano filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 7324.

Mr. Serrano filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 7323.

2:30 P.M. -
Mr. Mollohan filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 7322.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 10.

10:11 A.M. -
The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

10:05 A.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

10:04 A.M. -
Mr. Larsen (WA) asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Dec. 10. Agreed to without objection.

10:03 A.M. -
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Foxx 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. Larsen of Washington demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Larsen of Washington objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

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

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

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


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