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LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 23, 2014

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10:00:52 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:01 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Cynthia M. Lummis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:41 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:20:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.
12:00:08 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Matthew Schramm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bay City, Michigan.
12:01:32 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:34 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Sam Johnson of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:59 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.
12:36:02 P.M.H. Res. 677 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 677 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3136) to establish a demonstration program for competency-based education, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4984) to amend the loan counseling requirements under Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes."
12:41:08 P.M.H. Res. 677 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 677.
1:37:48 P.M.H. Res. 677 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 677, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:38:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:38:34 P.M.H.R. 4983 Ms. Foxx moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4983 — "To simplify and streamline the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education, and for other purposes."
1:38:43 P.M.H.R. 4983 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:38:45 P.M.H.R. 4983 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4983.
1:58:07 P.M.H.R. 4983 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:58:16 P.M.H.R. 4983 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:47 P.M.H.R. 5134 Ms. Foxx moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5134 — "To extend the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for one year."
1:58:57 P.M.H.R. 5134 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:58:58 P.M.H.R. 5134 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5134.
2:03:18 P.M.H.R. 5134 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:03:50 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 677, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:04:45 P.M.H. Res. 677 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 677 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3136) to establish a demonstration program for competency-based education, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4984) to amend the loan counseling requirements under Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes."
2:34:27 P.M.H. Res. 677 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 190 (Roll no. 437).
2:46:05 P.M.H. Res. 677 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 185 (Roll no. 438).
2:46:06 P.M.H. Res. 677 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:46:48 P.M.H.R. 3136 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 677. H.R. 3136 — "To establish a demonstration program for competency-based education."
2:46:53 P.M.H.R. 3136 The resolution provides a structured rule for H.R. 3136 and H.R. 4984. Both bills are debatable for one hour. The resolution provides for certain amendments to be in order. One motion to recommit with or without instructions is allowed for each bill.
2:47:26 P.M.H.R. 3136 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 677 and Rule XVIII.
2:47:28 P.M.H.R. 3136 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark E. Amodei to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:47:55 P.M.H.R. 3136 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3136.
3:18:41 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kline, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to make minor technical edits and include an addition to the oversight section requiring the Secretary of Education to disseminate best practices.
3:18:45 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Kline amendment No. 1.
3:20:49 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Kline amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:37 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to direct the Secretary of Education prior to any deadlines to submit applications for consideration as an institution to participate in the pilot program to conduct outreach to historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Native American-serving, non-tribal institutions, institutions serving students with special needs, and institutions located in rural areas to provide information on the opportunity to apply to carry out a demonstration project.
3:22:40 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Polis amendment No. 2.
3:28:34 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:29:47 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to allow participating eligible entities to apply to expand their approved projects beyond the 3,000 student maximum if the past two evaluations warrant such expansion.
3:29:49 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Walberg amendment No. 3.
3:33:07 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Walberg amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:26 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to require an applicant to provide information on its population of veteran and military students and how it will incorporate veteran and military student needs into its demonstration project.
3:33:29 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Polis amendment No. 4.
3:39:52 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:53 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to increase the maximum number of eligible entities from 20 to 30.
3:40:59 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Byrne amendment No. 5.
3:45:14 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:45:26 P.M.H.R. 3136 Mr. Kline moved that the Committee rise.
3:45:44 P.M.H.R. 3136 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:45:58 P.M.H.R. 3136 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3136 as unfinished business.
3:47:13 P.M.H. Con. Res. 105 ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. Nugent asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to consider H. Con. Res. 105 in the House, if called up by the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs or his designee; that the amendment printed in the portion of the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 8 of rule XVIII and numbered 1 be considered as adopted; that the concurrent resolution, as amended, be considered as read; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution, as amended, to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by Mr. Royce of California and Mr. McGovern of Massachusetts or their respective designees. Agreed to without objection.
3:47:50 P.M.H.R. 3136 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3136 — "To establish a demonstration program for competency-based education."
3:48:02 P.M.H.R. 3136 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:48:39 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to allow eligible entities to submit to the Director of the Institute of Education information regarding the number and percentage of students who are able to find employment in a field relating to their program or course of study, and would allow the Director of IES to provide technical assistance to such entities upon request.
3:48:44 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Langevin amendment No. 6.
3:54:45 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:54 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to require schools to notify students or parents of minor students when they enter into an agreement with a person or company that is allowed to sell personally identifiable information collected from the application provided to the student.
3:54:56 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Duffy amendment No. 7.
4:00:35 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:55 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gowdy, numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to permit participation of dual enrollment programs in demonstration projects.
4:00:57 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Gowdy amendment No. 8.
4:06:31 P.M.H.R. 3136 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gowdy amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:07:19 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 113- 546 to require the Secretary of Education to report to Congress, every 10 years, on the needs of limited English proficient students using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
4:07:48 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Polis amendment No. 9.
4:08:52 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:17 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gowdy, numbered 10 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to create a Regulatory Reform Task Force to make recommendations to reduce unnecessary higher education regulations.
4:09:38 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Gowdy amendment No. 10.
4:16:21 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Gowdy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:45 P.M.H.R. 3136 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 11 printed in Part A of House Report 113-546 to require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, to conduct a study on the feasibility and advantages and disadvantages of using individual income tax returns as the primary form of application for student aid.
4:17:08 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Grayson amendment No. 11.
4:19:54 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:50:07 P.M.H.R. 3136 On agreeing to the Gowdy amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 413 - 0 (Roll no. 439).
4:51:04 P.M.H.R. 3136 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3136.
4:52:05 P.M.H.R. 3136 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:52:18 P.M.H.R. 3136 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.
4:53:21 P.M.H.R. 3136 Mr. Tierney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
4:53:37 P.M.H.R. 3136 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney 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 add a new section allowing the Secretary of Education to provide rebates equal to the rates that new borrowers had available to them from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Those rebates are equal to the amount that would be saved from the lower interest rates.
5:00:31 P.M.H.R. 3136 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:08:01 P.M.H.R. 3136 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 221 (Roll no. 440).
5:08:02 P.M.H.R. 3136 On passage Passed by voice vote.
5:08:03 P.M.H.R. 3136 Subsequent to the announcement by the Chair that H.R. 3136 had passed by voice vote, Mr. Kline asked unanimous consent that it be in order to put the question of passage to a recorded vote. Agreed to without objection.
5:19:42 P.M.H.R. 3136 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 414 - 0 (Roll no. 441).
5:19:52 P.M.H.R. 3136 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:50 P.M. Mr. Calvert filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 5171.
5:20:50 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 680.
5:21:05 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER MOTION TO INSTRUCT - Ms. Brownley notified the House of her intent to offer a motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230.
5:23:53 P.M.H.R. 5076 Mr. Heck (NV) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5076 — "To amend the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to increase knowledge concerning, and improve services for, runaway and homeless youth who are victims of trafficking."
5:24:32 P.M.H.R. 5076 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:24:36 P.M.H.R. 5076 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5076.
5:32:19 P.M.H.R. 5076 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:24 P.M.H.R. 5076 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:37 P.M.H.R. 5081 Mr. Heck (NV) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5081 — "To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to enable State child protective services systems to improve the identification and assessment of child victims of sex trafficking, and for other purposes."
5:33:17 P.M.H.R. 5081 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:33:18 P.M.H.R. 5081 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5081.
6:07:06 P.M.H.R. 5081 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.
6:09:23 P.M.H.R. 5111 Mr. Walberg moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5111 — "To improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking."
6:09:37 P.M.H.R. 5111 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:09:39 P.M.H.R. 5111 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5111.
6:24:31 P.M.H.R. 5111 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.
6:26:04 P.M.H.R. 4980 Mr. Camp moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4980 — "To prevent and address sex trafficking of children in foster care, to extend and improve adoption incentives, and to improve international child support recovery."
6:26:45 P.M.H.R. 4980 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:26:47 P.M.H.R. 4980 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4980.
7:11:33 P.M.H.R. 4980 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:11:34 P.M.H.R. 4980 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:24 P.M.H.R. 5135 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5135 — "To direct the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to identify strategies to prevent children from becoming victims of trafficking and review trafficking prevention efforts, to protect and assist in the recovery of victims of trafficking, and for other purposes."
7:12:48 P.M.H.R. 5135 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:12:51 P.M.H.R. 5135 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5135.
7:25:26 P.M.H.R. 5135 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:25:27 P.M.H.R. 5135 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:26:21 P.M.H.R. 5116 Mrs. Brooks (IN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5116 — "To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to train Department of Homeland Security personnel how to effectively deter, detect, disrupt, and prevent human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities, and for other purposes."
7:26:46 P.M.H.R. 5116 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:26:48 P.M.H.R. 5116 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5116.
7:46:02 P.M.H.R. 5116 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:46:03 P.M.H.R. 5116 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:47:10 P.M.H.R. 2283 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2283 — "To prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the Federal Government, and for other purposes."
7:47:23 P.M.H.R. 2283 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:47:26 P.M.H.R. 2283 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2283.
8:06:08 P.M.H.R. 2283 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:06:09 P.M.H.R. 2283 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:07:17 P.M.H.R. 4449 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4449 — "To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to expand the training for Federal Government personnel related to trafficking in persons, and for other purposes."
8:07:35 P.M.H.R. 4449 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:07:38 P.M.H.R. 4449 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4449.
8:14:11 P.M.H.R. 4449 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
8:14:12 P.M.H.R. 4449 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:15:58 P.M.H.R. 3230 Mr. Peters (CA) moved that the House instruct conferees.
8:16:13 P.M.H.R. 3230 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Peters (CA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to (1) recede from disagreement with section 702 of the Senate amendment (relating to the approval of courses of education provided by public institutions of higher learning for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program and the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program conditional on in-State tuition rate for veterans); and (2) recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment in all other instances.
8:39:02 P.M.H.R. 3230 The previous question was ordered without objection.
8:39:20 P.M.H.R. 3230 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
8:41:40 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:41:43 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:41:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:41:52 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 24, 2014.