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CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF DECEMBER 1, 2010
111TH CONGRESS - SECOND SESSION

8:39 P.M. -
The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 2, 2010.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.

6:43 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.

Mr. Polis (CO) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1745.

5:20 P.M. -
SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

5:19 P.M. -
Mrs. Schmidt requested the following general leaves to address the House on December 8: Mr. Poe of TX for 5 min and Mr. Jones for 5 min.

5:17 P.M. -
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

H. Res. 1669:
congratulating the National Air Transportation Association for celebrating its 70th anniversary

5:15 P.M. -
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.

5:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1669.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

S. 3250:
to provide for the training of Federal building personnel, and for other purposes

5:06 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.

4:49 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3250.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.R. 6184:
to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to extend and modify the program allowing the Secretary of the Army to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the evaluation of permits, and for other purposes

4:48 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 voice vote.

4:35 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6184.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Johnson, E. B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

S. Con. Res. 75:
authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for an event marking the 50th anniversary of the inaugural address of President John F. Kennedy

4:34 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.

4:31 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. Con. Res. 75.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mrs. Davis (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

S. 1421:
to amend section 42 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation and shipment of certain species of carp

4:30 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.

4:16 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1421.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

H.R. 5283:
to provide for adjustment of status for certain Haitian orphans paroled into the United States after the earthquake of January 12, 2010

4:15 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

3:58 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5283.

Mr. Conyers moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.

S. 1338:
to require the accreditation of English language training programs, and for other purposes

3:57 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.

3:50 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1338.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

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

3:46 P.M. -
The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.

H. Res. 1724:
commending the City of Jacksonville, Arkansas, for its outstanding support in creating a unique and lasting partnership with Little Rock Air Force Base, members of the Armed Forces stationed there and their families, and the Air Force

3:45 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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): 411 - 0 (Roll no. 595).

3:37 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

3:35 P.M. -
MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of our brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in the service of our Nation in Iraq and in Afghanistan and their families, and all who serve in our Armed Forces and their families.

H. Res. 1217:
honoring Fort Drum's soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division for their past and continuing contributions to the security of the United States

3:34 P.M. -
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 recorded vote (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 594).

3:17 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.

S. 3307:
to reauthorize child nutrition programs, and for other purposes

3:16 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair announced that further proceedings on S. 3307 would be postponed.

The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

3:05 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Kline 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 which requires that specified provisions be met in order for funds to be made available.

Mr. Kline (MN) moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor.

Mr. Kline moves to recommit the bill S. 3307 to the Committee on Education and Labor with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith, with the following amendments: Amend section 205 to read as follows: SEC. 205. CONDITION OF RECEIPT OF FUNDS UNDER THE CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM.***

Considered as unfinished business.

H.J. Res. 101:
making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes

3:02 P.M. -
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 178 (Roll no. 593).

2:34 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

2:33 P.M. -
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question on passage of H.J.Res. 101 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.

S. 3307:
to reauthorize child nutrition programs, and for other purposes

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S. 3307, the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.

1:23 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 3307.

Rule provides for consideration of S. 3307 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. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1742.

H.J. Res. 101:
making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes

1:22 P.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 101, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lewis (CA) demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the resolution until later in the legislative day.

1:21 P.M. -
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

1:07 P.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 101.

Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 101 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the joint resolution are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. All points of order against provisions in the joint resolution are waived.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1741.

H. Res. 1430:
honoring and saluting golf legend Juan Antonio "Chi Chi" Rodriguez for his commitment to Latino youth programs of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

1:06 P.M. -
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 recorded vote (2/3 required): 405 - 2 (Roll no. 592).

12:58 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 1735:
condemning North Korea in the strongest terms for its unprovoked military attack against South Korea on November 23, 2010

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 recorded vote (2/3 required): 403 - 2 (Roll no. 591).

12:51 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Con. Res. 323:
supporting the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust survivors in the United States are able to live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years

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): 406 - 0 (Roll no. 590).

12:44 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 1741:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 101) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011, 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: 236 - 172 (Roll no. 589).

12:36 P.M. -
Considered as unfinished business.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that unfinished business was the question on adoption of H.Res. 1741 and motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

H. Res. 1742:
providing for consideration of the bill ( S. 3307) to reauthorize child nutrition programs, and for other purposes

12:35 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: 230 - 174 (Roll no. 588).

12:28 P.M. -
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 180 (Roll no. 587).

11:07 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1742

11:06 A.M. -
Considered as privileged matter.

H. Res. 1741:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 101) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes

11:04 A.M. -
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on H.Res. 1741, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Dreier demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the resolution until later in the legislative day.

11:03 A.M. -
The previous question was ordered without objection.

10:36 A.M. -
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1741

Considered as privileged matter.

10:04 A.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.

10:03 A.M. -
The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3987, S. 3386, H.R. 6162, and H.R. 6166.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pascrell 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 Reverend Tom Dore, Pastor Emeritus, St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, IL.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

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


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