The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to S. Con. Res. 17. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on June 3, 2013.
Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 17 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives."
The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 24, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 17.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 232, the Journal stands approved.
The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
Today's prayer was offered by Reverend William Gurnee, Blessed John Paul II Seminary, Washington, DC.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Thomas E. Petri to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.