H.R.2187: 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act

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21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act - Title I: Grants for Modernization, Renovation, or Repair of Public School Facilities - (Sec. 102) Requires the Secretary of Education to make grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date. Allocates grant funds...

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Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 31 - 14.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 111-100.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 46.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 427 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2187 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. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill.
Rule H. Res. 427 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 427.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2187 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. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 427 and Rule XVIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Tim Holden to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2187.
Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, an amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill, is considered as adopted as original text for the purpose of further amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKeon amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Titus amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Titus demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roe amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Roe amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kildee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellsworth amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellsworth amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ellsworth demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Giffords amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Giffords amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Giffords demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reichert amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maffei amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bright amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Andrews demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Griffith amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Griffith demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heinrich amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schwartz amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 427, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader amendment.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Mr. Wu moved that the Committee now rise.
On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2187 as unfinished business.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments to H.R. 2187 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2187.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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.
Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson(PA) 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 adding at the end of section 311, the following: (c)LIMITATION.- (1) IN GENERAL.- Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) and any other provision of this Act, for any fiscal year for which funds are authorized to be appropriated under this Act that immediately follows a fiscal year in which the Federal Government has a deficit in excess of $500,000,000,000, the amount authorized to be appropriated under this Act shall be $0. ? (2) DEFINITION.- For the purpose of this subsection, the term "deficit" means a fiscal year during which outlays of the Federal Government exceed receipts of the Federal Government.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 247 (Roll no. 258).
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 275 - 155 (Roll no. 259).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Subsequent to final passage, Mr. Kline was recognized for the purpose of offering an amendment to amend the title.
Pursuant to clause 6, rule XVI, the amendment not being debatable, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kline demanded a recorded vote which was ordered.
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2187.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
April 30, 2009

Introduced in the House by Ben Chandler (D-Ky.)

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