DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006 -- (House of Representatives - November 17, 2005)
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Ms. PELOSI (during the vote). Mr. Speaker, I have a parliamentary inquiry. Has it now been 30 minutes for a 15-minute vote?
The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Terry). Clause 2(a) of rule XX establishes 15 minutes as a minimum time. The rule does not state a maximum amount of time.
Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, how much longer will it take for the Republican leadership to pass this terrible attack on America's children?
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentlewoman does not state a parliamentary inquiry.
Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, how much longer will you hold this vote open?
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair intends to bring the vote to a close at such time as he believes that Members have finished voting.
Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, how many Members have not yet voted?
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair has affirmed that the rules establish a minimum duration of the vote. The rules do not set a maximum duration. The Chair intends to bring the vote to a close at such time as he believes that Members have finished voting.
Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, is the vote being held open to change votes or are there Members who have not voted?
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair will leave the vote open until he believes Members have finished voting.
Ms. PELOSI. I hope we will not be waiting too much longer, Mr. Speaker.
Ms. PELOSI (during the vote). Parliamentary inquiry, Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Speaker, is it not a part of the rules of the House for Members who wish to change their votes for them to come to the well to change their votes and not keep the machines open to do that?
Mr. Speaker, is it not further part of the usual procedure of the House for the Chair to announce the changes as they come in?
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk has announced changes. The voting stations cannot accept further changes at this point. Any further changes must be made in the well.
Messrs. RUSH, HONDA and GUTIERREZ changed their vote from ``yea'' to ``nay.''
Messrs. TOM DAVIS of Virginia, HEFLEY, GINGREY, TANCREDO, FRANKS of Arizona, FLAKE, YOUNG of Alaska, JONES of North Carolina and Ms. HART, Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida, and Mrs. CUBIN changed their vote from ``nay'' to ``yea.''
So the conference report was not agreed to.
The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.