[House Calendars, Final - 112th Congress, 2nd Session] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] ======================================================================== ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION CONVENED JANUARY 5, 2011 ADJOURNED JANUARY 3, 2012 SECOND SESSION CONVENED JANUARY 3, 2012 ADJOURNED JANUARY 3, 2013 ________________________________________________________________________ C A L E N D A R S OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ___________________________________AND___________________________________ HISTORY OF LEGISLATION ======================================================================== SPECIAL ORDERS (See Next Page) ________________________________________________________________________ www.HouseCalendar.gov ________________________________________________________________________ PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KAREN L. HAAS, CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: By the Office of Legislative Operations ________________________________________________________________________ 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. Rule II, clause 2(e) ======================================================================== U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 2012 79-968 Legislative Day 153 Calendar Day 153 FINAL EDITION 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.