[House Calendars, Final - 112th Congress, 2nd Session]
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                         ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS

                     FIRST SESSION    CONVENED JANUARY 5, 2011
                                      ADJOURNED JANUARY 3, 2012 

                    SECOND SESSION    CONVENED JANUARY 3, 2012
                                      ADJOURNED JANUARY 3, 2013
                                       

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                            C A L E N D A R S

                         OF  THE  UNITED  STATES

                       HOUSE  OF  REPRESENTATIVES

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                         HISTORY OF LEGISLATION

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                             SPECIAL ORDERS

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  PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KAREN L. HAAS, CLERK OF THE HOUSE   
                           OF REPRESENTATIVES:

                 By the Office of Legislative Operations

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 The Clerk shall cause the      Index to the Calendars will be printed 
 calendars of the House to        in the first legislative day of each 
 be printed and distributed       week the House is in session.
 each legislative day.
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                             SPECIAL ORDERS

SPECIAL ORDER   The Speaker's policy with regard to special-order 
SPEECHES            speeches announced on February 11, 1994, as 
                    clarified and reiterated by subsequent Speakers, 
                    will continue to apply in the 112th Congress, with 
                    the following modifications.
                                    The Chair may recognize Members for 
                                    special-order speeches for up to 4 
                                    hours. Such speeches may not extend 
                                    beyond the 4-hour limit without the 
                                    permission of the Chair, which may 
                                    be granted only with advance 
                                    consultation between the leaderships 
                                    and notification to the House. 
                                    However, the Chair will not 
                                    recognize for any special-order 
                                    speeches beyond 10 o'clock in the 
                                    evening.

                                    The 4-hour limitation will be 
                                    divided between the majority and 
                                    minority parties. Each party is 
                                    entitled to reserve its first hour 
                                    for respective leaderships or their 
                                    designees. The second hour reserved 
                                    to each party will be divided into 
                                    two 30-minute periods. Recognition 
                                    for one-hour periods and for 30-
                                    minute periods will alternate 
                                    initially and subsequently between 
                                    the parties each day.

                                    The allocation of time within each 
                                    party's 2-hour period (or shorter 
                                    period if prorated to end by 10 
                                    p.m.) will be determined by a list 
                                    submitted to the Chair by the 
                                    respective leaderships. Members may 
                                    not sign up with their leadership 
                                    for any special-order speeches 
                                    earlier than one week prior to the 
                                    special order. Additional guidelines 
                                    may be established for such sign-ups 
                                    by the respective leaderships.

                                    Before February 1, 2011, the Chair 
                                    may recognize Members for 5-minute 
                                    special-order speeches following the 
                                    conclusion of legislative business, 
                                    alternating initially and 
                                    subsequently between the parties 
                                    regardless of the date the order was 
                                    granted by the House. The Chair may 
                                    then recognize Members for longer 
                                    special-order speeches. A Member 
                                    recognized for a 5-minute special-
                                    order speech may not be recognized 
                                    for a longer special-order speech.

                                    Pursuant to clause 2(a) of rule V, 
                                    the television cameras will not pan 
                                    the Chamber, but a ``crawl'' 
                                    indicating the conduct of morning-
                                    hour debate or that the House has 
                                    completed its legislative business 
                                    and is proceeding with special-order 
                                    speeches will appear on the screen. 
                                    The Chair may announce 
                                    otheradaptations during this period.

                                    The continuation of this format for 
                                    recognition by the Speaker is 
                                    without prejudice to the Speaker's 
                                    ultimate power of recognition under 
                                    clause 2 of rule XVII and includes 
                                    the ability to withdraw recognition 
                                    for longer special-order speeches 
                                    should circumstances warrant.

MORNING-HOUR    That during the first session of the 112th Congress: (1) 
DEBATE              on legislative days of Monday or Tuesday when the 
                    House convenes pursuant to House Resolution 514, the 
                    House shall convene two hours earlier than the time 
                    otherwise established by the resolution for the 
                    purpose of conducting morning-hour debate; (2) on 
                    legislative days of Wednesday or Thursday beginning 
                    on February 1, 2011, when the House convenes 
                    pursuant to House Resolution 514, the House shall 
                    convene two hours earlier than the time otherwise 
                    established by the resolution for the purpose of 
                    conducting morning-hour debate; (3) when the House 
                    convenes pursuant to an order other than House 
                    Resolution 514, the House shall convene for the 
                    purpose of conducting morning-hour debate only as 
                    prescribed by such order; (4) the time for morning-
                    hour debate shall be allocated equally between the 
                    parties and may not continue beyond 10 minutes 
                    before the hour appointed for the resumption of the 
                    session of the House; and (5) the form of proceeding 
                    for morning-hour debate shall be as follows: (a) the 
                    prayer by the Chaplain, the approval of the Journal 
                    and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag shall be 
                    postponed until resumption of the session of the 
                    House; (b) initial and subsequent recognitions for 
                    debate shall alternate between the parties; (c) 
                    recognition shall be conferred by the Speaker only 
                    pursuant to lists submitted by the Majority leader 
                    and by the Minority leader; (d) no Member may 
                    address the House for longer than 5 minutes except 
                    the Majority leader, the Minority leader, or the 
                    Minority whip; (e) no legislative business shall be 
                    in order except the filing of privileged reports; 
                    and (f) following morning-hour debate, the Chair 
                    shall declare a recess pursuant to clause 12(a) of 
                    rule I until the time appointed for the resumption 
                    of the session of the House.