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9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act

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9/11 RECOMMENDATIONS IMPLEMENTATION ACT -- (House of Representatives - October 07, 2004)

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 827 and rule XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the further consideration of the bill, H.R. 10.

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore (Mr. Nethercutt). It is now in order to consider Amendment No. 1 printed in House report 108-751.

AMENDMENT NO. 1 IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE OFFERED BY MR. MENENDEZ

Mr. MENENDEZ. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. The Clerk will designate the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

The text of the amendment in the nature of a substitute is as follows:

Amendment No. 1 in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Menendez:

Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 827, the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Menendez) and a Member opposed each will control 30 minutes.

The Chair recognizes the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Menendez).

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. The gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Hoekstra) is recognized to control 30 minutes.

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore (Mr. Nethercutt). The gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Menendez) has 19 minutes remaining. The gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Hoekstra) has 17 minutes remaining.

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ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN PRO TEMPORE

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore (Mr. Nethercutt). Members are reminded to refrain from improper references to the Senate.

The question is on the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Menendez).

The question was taken; and the Chairman pro tempore announced that the noes appeared to have it.

Mr. MENENDEZ. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Menendez) will be postponed.

It is now in order to consider amendment No. 2 printed in House report 108-751.

AMENDMENT NO. 2 OFFERED BY MR. SIMMONS

Mr. SIMMONS. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. The Clerk will designate the amendment.

The text of the amendment is as follows:

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 827, the gentleman from Connecticut (Mr. Simmons) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.

The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Connecticut (Mr. Simmons).

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Ms. HARMAN. Mr. Chairman, I rise to control the time on the amendment.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Is the gentlewoman opposed to the amendment?

Ms. HARMAN. I am not, Mr. Chairman.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized to control 5 minutes.

There was no objection.

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore (Mr. Nethercutt). All time has expired.

The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Connecticut (Mr. Simmons).

The amendment was agreed to.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. It is now in order to consider Amendment No. 3 printed in House Report 108-751.

AMENDMENT NO. 3 OFFERED BY MR. SOUDER

Mr. SOUDER. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. The Clerk will designate the amendment.

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 827, the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Souder) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.

The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Souder).

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Mr. TURNER. Mr. Chairman, I rise to speak on the amendment.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the amendment?

Mr. TURNER. I am.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. The gentleman from Texas (Mr. Turner) is recognized for 5 minutes.

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The CHAIRMAN pro tempore (Mr. Nethercutt). All time has expired.

The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Souder).

The question was taken; and the Chairman pro tempore announced that the ayes appeared to have it.

Mr. HOEKSTRA. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote, and pending that, I make the point of order that a quorum is not present.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Souder) will be postponed.

The point of no quorum is considered withdrawn.

SEQUENTIAL VOTES POSTPONED IN THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, proceedings will now resume on those amendments on which further proceedings were postponed in the following order: amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Menendez of New Jersey; amendment offered by Mr. Souder of Indiana.

The Chair will reduce to 5 minutes the time for the second vote.

AMENDMENT NO. 1 IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE OFFERED BY MR. MENENDEZ

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. The pending business is the demand for a recorded vote on the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Menendez) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes prevailed by voice vote.

The Clerk will redesignate the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

The Clerk redesignated the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

RECORDED VOTE

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. A recorded vote has been demanded.

A recorded vote was ordered.

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were-ayes 203, noes 213, not voting 17, as follows:

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