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JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Tuesday, the third day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand and twelve, being the second session of the ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS, held under the Constitution of the United States, and in the two hundred and thirty-sixth year of the independence of the United States.

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13.4 ADJOURNMENT
The SPEAKER pro

tempore, Mr.
ADERHOLT, pursuant to section 4(c) of
House Resolution 493, at 2 o'clock and
2 minutes p.m., declared the House ad-
journed until 11 a.m. on Friday, Janu-
ary 13, 2012.

13.5 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of rule XII, public bills and resolutions of the following titles were introduced and severally referred, as follows:

By Mr. GIBSON (for himself and Mr.

REED):
H.R. 3769. A bill to amend the Internal Rev-
enue Code of 1986 to increase the amount of
the low-income housing credit that may be
allocated in States damaged in 2011 by Hurri-
cane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee; to the
Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mrs. BLACK (for herself, Mrs.

ADAMS, Mr. AKIN, Mr. AUSTRIA, Mr.
BILIRAKIS, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. BON-
NER, Mr. BROOKS, Mr. BURGESS, Mr.
BURTON of Indiana, Mr. COFFMAN of
Colorado, Mr. CONAWAY, Mr.
CRAVAACK, Mr. CRAWFORD, Mr.
DESJARLAIS, Mr. DUNCAN of Ten-
nessee, Mrs. ELLMERS, Mr. FINCHER,
Mr. FITZPATRICK, Mr. FLAKE, Mr.
FLEISCHMANN, Mr. FRANKS of Ari-
zona, Mr. GARRETT, Mr. GERLACH, Mr.
GIBBS, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. GOSAR, Mr.
GRIFFIN of Arkansas, Mr. GUTHRIE,
Mr. HARPER, Mr. HARRIS, Mr.
HUIZENGA

of

Michigan, Mr.
HULTGREN, Ms. JENKINS, Mr. JOHNSON
of Ohio, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas,
Mr. JONES, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr.
KINZINGER of Illinois, Mr. LABRADOR,
MR. LAMBORN, Mr. LANDRY, Mrs.
LUMMIS, Mr. MARINO, Mr. MCCLIN-
TOCK, Mr. MCCOTTER, Mr. MCHENRY,
Mr. MILLER

Florida, Mr.
MULVANEY, Mr. MURPHY of Pennsyl-
vania, Mr. NUGENT, Mr. NUNNELEE,
Mr. PALAZZO, Mr. PAUL, Mr. PITTS,
Mr. POMPEO, Mrs. ROBY, Mr. Ross of
Florida, Mrs. SCHMIDT, Mr. SCHOCK,
Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. STIVERS, Mr.
TIBERI, Mr. WALSH of Illinois, Mr.
WESTMORELAND, MR. WILSON of South
Carolina, Mr. WOMACK, Mr. YOUNG of
Florida, Mr. SCALISE, Mr. CANSECO,

and Mr. QUAYLE):
H. Res. 509. A resolution disapproving of
the President's appointment of four officers
or employees of the United States during a
period when no recess of the Congress for a
period of more than three days was author-
ized by concurrent resolution and expressing
the sense of the House of Representatives
that those appointments were made in viola-
tion of the Constitution; to the Committee
on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1244: Mr. GOODLATTE.

OFFICE OF THE CLERK,
H.R. 1653: Mr. CRENSHAW.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
H.R. 2077: Mr. LONG.

Washington, DC, January 3, 2012.
H.R. 2412: Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi.

Hon. JOHN A. BOEHNER,
H.R. 3187: Ms. SLAUGHTER and Mr:

The Speaker, House of Representatives,

Washington, DC.
CRAWFORD.

DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Pursuant to the per-
H.R. 3307: Mrs. MALONEY.

mission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of H.R. 3309: Mr. LATTA, Mr. KLINE, and Mr.

the Rules of the U.S. House of RepresentaSTEARNS.

tives, the Clerk received the following mesH.R. 3332: Mr. HUIZENGA of Michigan.

sage from the Secretary of the Senate on H.R. 3626: Mr. ISRAEL.

January 3, 2012 at 1:02 p.m.:
H.R. 3676: Mr. REHBERG, Mr. DOGGETT, and That the Senate pursuant to the order of
Mr. BROOKS.

December 23, 2011, Senate appoints conferees
H.R. 3702: Mr. DOGGETT.

H.R. 3630.
H.R. 3766: Mr. PLATTS.

With best wishes, I am
H.J. Res. 80: Mr. JACKSON of Illinois.

Sincerely,

KAREN L. HAAS,
H.J. Res. 86: Mr. BLUMENAUER.

Clerk of the House.
H.J. Res. 88: Ms. NORTON.
H. Con. Res. 87: Mr. WALZ of Minnesota. 14.5 COMMUNICATION REGARDING
H. Res. 134: Mr. SHIMKUS.

SUBPOENA
H. Res. 137: Mr. WATT.
H. Res. 304: Mr. VAN HOLLEN.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr.

HARRIS, laid before the House the folH. Res. 489: Mr. LOBIONDO and Mr. GUTHRIE.

lowing communication from Patrick Hirsch, Director, House Recording Stu

dio, Office of the Chief Administrative FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 (4)

Officer: 14.1 APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKER PRO

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRA

TIVE OFFICER, HOUSE OF REP-
TEMPORE

RESENTATIVES,
The House was called to order by the

Washington, DC, January 4, 2012.
SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. HARRIS, Hon. JOHN A. BOEHNER,
who laid before the House the following

Speaker, House of Representatives,

Washington, DC. communication:

DEAR MR. SPEAKER: This is to formally noTHE SPEAKER'S ROOMS,

tify you pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

of the House that I have received a subpoena WASHINGTON, DC,

for testimony issued by the Superior Court January 13, 2012.

of the District of Columbia in connection I hereby appoint the Honorable ANDY HAR with a misdemeanor case now pending before RIS to act as Speaker pro tempore on this that court. day.

After consultation with the Office of GenJOHN A. BOEHNER,

eral Counsel, I have determined to comply Speaker with the subpoena to the extent that it is

consistent with Rule VIII. 14.2 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

Sincerely,

PATRICK HIRSCH,
The SPEAKER
SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr.

Director, House Recording Studio.
HARRIS, announced that, pursuant to
section 4(b) of House Resolution 493, 14.6 COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK-
the Journal of the proceedings of Tues MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
day, January 10, 2012, was approved.

The SPEAKER pro

tempore, Mr. 14.3 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

HARRIS, laid before the House a com

munication, which was read as follows: DEBT LIMIT

OFFICE OF THE CLERK,
The SPEAKER pro
tempore, Mr.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
HARRIS, laid before the House the fol-

Washington, DC, January 3, 2012. lowing communication from the Presi- Hon. JOHN A. BOEHNER, dent of the United States:

The Speaker, House of Representatives,
THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, DC.
Washington, January 12, 2012.

DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Pursuant to the per-
Hon. JOHN BOEHNER,

mission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of Speaker of the House of Representatives,

the Rules of the U.S. House of RepresentaWashington, DC.

tives, the Clerk received the following mesDEAR MR. SPEAKER: Pursuant to section

sage from the Secretary of the Senate on 3101A(a)(2)(A) of title 31, United States Code,

January 3, 2012 at 1:02 p.m.;

That the Senate insists on the amendI hereby certify that the debt subject to limit is within $100,000,000,000 of the limit in

ments to the bill and agrees to a conference

asked by the House H.R. 3630. 31 U.S.C. 3101(b) and that further borrowing

With best wishes, I am
is required to meet existing commitments.

Sincerely,
Sincerely,

KAREN L. HAAS,
BARACK OBAMA,

Clerk of the House.
President.
By unanimous consent, the message

14.7 ORGANIZATIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE
was referred to the Committee on Ways BUSINESS DISPENSED WITH
and Means and ordered to be printed

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. (H. Doc. 112-81).

HARRIS, announced that, pursuant to 14.4 COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK,

section 4(a) of House Resolution 493, or

ganizational or legislative business MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

would not be conducted on this day. The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. And then, HARRIS, laid before the House a communication, which was read as follows:

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13.6 ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors were added to public bills and resolutions as follows:

H.R. 104: Mr. CRAWFORD.

H.R. 361: Mr. FARENTHOLD, Mr. MURPHY of
Pennsylvania, Mr. BARLETTA, and Mr.
PALAZZO.

H.R. 456: Mr. ROTHMAN of New Jersey.
H.R. 529: Mr. PAULSEN.
H.R. 721: Mrs. BLACK.
H.R. 750: Mr. GARDNER and Mr. AMASH.
H.R. 965: Ms. WATERS.

H.R. 996: Mr. CONYERS, Mr. MORAN, and Mr.
JACKSON of Illinois.

H.R. 1058: Mr. KISSELL.
H.R. 1148: Mr. MCCOTTER and Mr. GIBSON.

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