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The Senate Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Monday, October 3 at 10:30am Thursday, October 6 at 10:30am Friday, October 7 at 2:00pm Tuesday, October 11 at 9:00am Thursday, October 13 at 2:00pm Monday, October 17 at 11:00am

9/30 No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #573, H.R.3004 – to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.   Passed H.R.5944 – to amend Title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances, and for other purposes.   Passed H.R.5883 –…

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9/29 No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #573, H.R.3004 – to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.   Passed H.R.5944 – to amend Title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances, and for other purposes.   Passed H.R.5883 –…

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9/28 Roll Call Votes Passage of S.2040, JASTA, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding (veto override); passed: 97-1. Motion to invoke cloture, upon reconsideration, on substitute amendment #5082 (short-term CR) to H.R.5325; invoked: 77-21. Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017; invoked: 77-21. Passage of H.R.5325, as amended (CR…

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9/27 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell substitute amendment #5082 (short-term CR) to H.R.5325; not invoked: 45-55. Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017; not invoked: 40-59.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 28, 2016

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:24 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:02:29 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 28.
12:00:12 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Gene Hemrick, St. Josephs Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
12:01:36 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:57 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Mimi Walters of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:32:08 P.M. H. Res. 897 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 897 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6094) to provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016.”
12:35:55 P.M. H. Res. 897 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 897.
1:20:06 P.M. H. Res. 897 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 897, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:21:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:22:07 P.M. S. 3283 Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3283 — “To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the “PFC James Dunn VA Clinic”.”
1:22:32 P.M. S. 3283 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:22:33 P.M. S. 3283 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3283.
1:24:08 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2040, objections of the President of the United States to the contrary notwithstanding; Appointment: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.
1:34:24 P.M. S. 3283 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:38:43 P.M. S. 2040 The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
1:44:36 P.M. S. 2040 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the question of passage of S. 2040, the objections of the President to the contrary, notwithstanding.
2:32:57 P.M. S. 2040 The previous question was ordered pursuant the previous order.
3:02:04 P.M. S. 2040 Two-thirds of the Members present having voted in the affirmative the bill is passed, the Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 348 – 77, 1 Present (Roll no. 564).
3:02:05 P.M. S. 2040 The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action of the House.
3:03:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 897, and a motion to suspend the rules, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:03:12 P.M. H. Res. 897 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 897 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6094) to provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016.”
3:09:36 P.M. H. Res. 897 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 – 183 (Roll no. 565).
3:21:09 P.M. H. Res. 897 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 191 (Roll no. 566).
3:21:11 P.M. H. Res. 897 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:15 P.M. S. 3283 Considered as unfinished business. S. 3283 — “To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the “PFC James Dunn VA Clinic”.”
3:27:50 P.M. S. 3283 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 567).
3:27:51 P.M. S. 3283 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:18 P.M. H.R. 5303 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5303 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
3:28:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:34:10 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 568).
3:34:30 P.M. H.R. 5303 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5303 as unfinished business.
3:36:16 P.M. H.R. 5303 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 897. H.R. 5303 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
3:36:21 P.M. H.R. 5303 Provides for further amendment debate to H.R. 5303. Each further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report. At the conclusion of consideration of amendments, the bill shall be reported back to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Provides for one hour of general debate to H.R. 6094. The previous question shall be ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
3:36:56 P.M. H.R. 5303 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 897 and Rule XVIII.
3:37:12 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary to coordinate with all Gulf States on developing an oyster bed recovery assessment for beds that were damaged due to Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Horizon and recent floods, adopting a modified version of the Senate passed text.
3:37:33 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment no. 1.
3:40:27 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:51 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-794 to clarify the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to make eligible alternative water delivery projects aimed at reducing aquifer depletion and makes a technical modification that ensures WIFIA financing arrangements take into account the total cost of the project.
3:40:55 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment no. 2.
3:43:39 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:04 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Culberson, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary to expedite the Brays Bayou flood mitigation project authorized by item 6 in section 211(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996.
3:44:07 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Culberson amendment no. 3.
3:47:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Culberson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
3:47:42 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Farenthold, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-794 to provide that no new start or new investment decision shall be required to initiate work on a separable element of an authorized project when contraction of one or more separable elements of that project was initiated previously; it shall be considered ongoing work and it should be considered continuation of the fully authorized project.
3:47:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Farenthold amendment no. 4.
3:51:10 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Farenthold amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:41 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson, Sam, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-794 to require the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to issue the final federal permit for the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir Project no later than September 30, 2017.
3:51:45 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson, Sam (TX) amendment no. 5.
3:58:50 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Johnson, Sam amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:59:29 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ribble, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-794 to provide that in carrying out the design, construction, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of water resources development projects, including flood risk reduction, coastal resiliency, and ecosystem restoration projects, the Secretary shall ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the use of natural and nature-based features.
3:59:31 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ribble amendment no. 6.
4:02:38 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Ribble amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:02:47 P.M. H.R. 5303 The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
4:03:16 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 5325 amended.
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 5303 The Committee resumed its sitting.
4:04:03 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (KY), numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-794 to clarify that requirements imposed on floating cabins used in the Cumberland River Basin cannot be different or more stringent than the requirements imposed on all recreational vessels authorized for use in the Basin.
4:04:04 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (KY) amendment no. 7.
4:07:27 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Rogers (KY) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:07:53 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouzer, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to work with state officials to establish a no wake zone in federal navigation channels when certain criteria are met.
4:07:54 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouzer amendment no. 8.
4:14:05 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Rouzer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:24 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-794 to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to pursue projects and technologies that prevent and mitigate flood damages associated with ice jams (chunks of ice floating on a river that catch on an obstruction such as a bridge pilings, rocks, logs, etc., that pile up to form an ice dam, and cause flooding upstream from the blockage, and then possibly downstream again when the ice finally releases).
4:14:25 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment no. 9.
4:17:51 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:58 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-794 to call for the Army Corps to conduct a review of its tribal consultation policies and regulations. Provide that the Army Corps shall provide for public meetings with Indian tribes and other stakeholders and provide a report to Congress on the results of the 3 review.
4:17:59 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment no. 10.
4:23:08 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:38 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary to design and develop a structural health monitoring program to assess and improve the condition of infrastructure constructed and maintained by the Corps of Engineers, including research, design, and development of systems and frameworks for response to flood and earthquake events; pre-disaster mitigation measures; lengthening the useful life of the infrastructure; and identifying risks due to sea level rise.
4:23:40 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment no. 11.
4:27:57 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:28:17 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Quigley, numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-794 to expedite the completion of the project for flood control, Chicagoland Underflow Plan, Illinois, phase 2.
4:28:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley amendment no. 12.
4:31:41 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Quigley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:32:01 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Vela, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary of the Army to release the interests of the United States in certain tracts of land located in Cameron County, Texas, and for other purposes.
4:32:03 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Vela amendment no. 13.
4:34:15 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Vela amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:34:33 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huizenga (MI), numbered 14 printed in House Report 114-794 to make permanent a set aside of Army Corps priority funding for the Great Lakes.
4:34:35 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huizenga amendment no. 14.
4:41:26 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Huizenga (MI) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:47 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Joyce, numbered 15 printed in House Report 114-794 to amend the Clean Water Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
4:41:49 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Joyce amendment no. 15.
4:50:07 P.M. H.R. 5303 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Joyce amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:50:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bridenstine, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-794 to strengthen language requiring a feasibility study of Tulsa and West Tulsa levees; prioritize the project if study classifies levee or levee system Class I or Class II.
4:50:47 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bridenstine amendment no. 16.
4:52:55 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Bridenstine amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:02 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, numbered 17 printed in House Report 114-794 to remove a breakwater in Stonington, Connecticut as a federally authorized project.
4:53:04 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment no. 17.
4:57:52 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Courtney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:20 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Chief of Engineers to transfer the human remains commonly known as the Kennewick Man or the Ancient One to the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, on the condition that the Department disposes of the remains and repatriates the remains to the claimant tribes.
4:58:22 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment no. 18.
5:07:58 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:24 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 19 printed in House Report 114-794 to authorize the Secretary to provide additional assistance under section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 for certain communities for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure in any State for which the President has declared an emergency under the Stafford Act as a result of the presence of chemical, physical, or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the eligible system.
5:08:26 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment no. 19.
5:20:17 P.M. H.R. 5303 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 19, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:21:06 P.M. H.R. 5303 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:45:03 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Joyce amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 407 – 18 (Roll no. 569).
5:56:10 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 284 – 141, 1 Present (Roll no. 570).
5:56:25 P.M. H.R. 5303 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5303.
5:56:26 P.M. H.R. 5303 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:57:16 P.M. H.R. 5303 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.
5:57:49 P.M. H.R. 5303 Mr. DeFazio moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation.
5:58:15 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 to prohibit corps funding for soccer fields, baseball fields, baskeball courts, or splash parks.
6:06:08 P.M. H.R. 5303 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:13:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 243 (Roll no. 571).
6:21:00 P.M. H.R. 5303 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 399 – 25 (Roll no. 572).
6:21:02 P.M. H.R. 5303 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:32 P.M. H. Res. 891 Mr. Stewart asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:22:02 P.M. H. Res. 891 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 891 — “Expressing concern over the disappearance of David Sneddon, and for other purposes.”
6:22:07 P.M. H. Res. 891 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:22:21 P.M. H. Res. 891 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:23:32 P.M. H.R. 6094 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 897. H.R. 6094 — “To provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.”
6:23:39 P.M. H.R. 6094 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6094.
7:07:52 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 5578 and agreed to S. Con. Res. 53.
7:07:53 P.M. H.R. 6094 DEBATE – The House resumed with debate on H.R. 6094.
7:32:17 P.M. H.R. 6094 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:33:10 P.M. H.R. 6094 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 6094, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott(VA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
7:33:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:30:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 28.
8:30:52 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 901.
8:34:27 P.M. H. Res. 901 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 901 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 5325) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
8:34:43 P.M. H. Res. 901 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 901.
8:49:45 P.M. H. Res. 901 The previous question was ordered without objection.
8:49:52 P.M. H. Res. 901 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
8:50:04 P.M. H. Res. 901 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:54:12 P.M. H.R. 5325 Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
8:54:24 P.M. H.R. 5325 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 901, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5325.
9:33:44 P.M. H.R. 5325 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:57:21 P.M. H.R. 5325 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 342 – 85 (Roll no. 573).
9:57:23 P.M. H.R. 5325 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:06:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of passage on H.R. 6094 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:07:36 P.M. H.R. 6094 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6094 — “To provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.”
10:15:23 P.M. H.R. 6094 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 246 – 177 (Roll no. 574).
10:15:25 P.M. H.R. 6094 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:15:26 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
10:15:44 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
10:15:56 P.M. S. Con. Res. 53 Mr. Rogers (KY) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
10:16:14 P.M. S. Con. Res. 53 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
10:16:21 P.M. S. Con. Res. 53 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:17:02 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
10:21:28 P.M. H. Con. Res. 166 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 166 — “Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.”
10:22:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 166 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
10:22:42 P.M. H. Con. Res. 166 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:23:03 P.M. Mr. Messer asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 on a motion offered pursuant to this order, it adjourn to meet on Friday, September 30, 2016 when it shall convene at 10:30 a.m., unless it has sooner received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 166, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.
10:24:08 P.M. Mr. Messer moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:24:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:24:36 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to H. Con. Res. 166. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on November 14, 2016.

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 27, 2016

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bradley Byrne to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:31 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:28:25 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 27.
12:00:35 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Greg Young, Brown Deer United Church of Christ, Brown Deer, WI
12:01:41 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:43 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Ashford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of aisle.
12:21:13 P.M. PRIVILEGED REPORT FILING – Mr. Chaffetz filed a privileged report from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
12:21:14 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed with further one minute speeches.
12:29:29 P.M. 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. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 27, 2016 at 9:34 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to S. 1886, and appointment: Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
12:29:54 P.M. H. Res. 892 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 892 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.”
12:32:57 P.M. H. Res. 892 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 892.
1:35:11 P.M. H. Res. 892 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 892, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:36:36 P.M. H. Res. 893 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 893 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 954) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.”
1:37:45 P.M. H. Res. 893 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 893.
2:22:45 P.M. H. Res. 893 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 176 (Roll no. 559).
2:31:19 P.M. H. Res. 893 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 177 (Roll no. 560).
2:31:21 P.M. H. Res. 893 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:11 P.M. H. Res. 892 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 178 (Roll no. 561).
2:45:02 P.M. H. Res. 892 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 – 180 (Roll no. 562).
2:45:04 P.M. H. Res. 892 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:45:48 P.M. S. 253 Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
2:47:06 P.M. S. 253 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 253 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.”
2:47:23 P.M. S. 253 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walden, to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a whole new text.
2:47:31 P.M. S. 253 On agreeing to the Walden amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:47:32 P.M. S. 253 On passage Passed without objection.
2:47:33 P.M. S. 253 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:47:34 P.M. S. 253 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:47:43 P.M. S. 1878 Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:47:50 P.M. S. 1878 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1878 — “To extend the pediatric priority review voucher program.”
2:48:14 P.M. S. 1878 On passage Passed without objection.
2:48:19 P.M. S. 1878 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:48:39 P.M. S. 2683 Mr. LoBiondo asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
2:48:39 P.M. S. 2683 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2683 — “To include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration.”
2:49:01 P.M. S. 2683 On passage Passed without objection.
2:49:05 P.M. S. 2683 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:49:06 P.M. S. 1004 Mr. Miller (FL) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:49:16 P.M. S. 1004 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1004 — “To amend title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.”
2:49:48 P.M. S. 1004 On passage Passed without objection.
2:49:55 P.M. S. 1004 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:38 P.M. H. Res. 851 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:53:32 P.M. H. Res. 851 An amendment, offered by Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, to strike all after the resolving clause and insert a whole new text.
2:53:34 P.M. H. Res. 851 On agreeing to the Ros-Lehtinen amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:53:42 P.M. H. Res. 851 An amendment, offered by Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, to strike the preamble and insert an entire new text.
2:53:46 P.M. H. Res. 851 On agreeing to the Ros-Lehtinen amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:53:47 P.M. H. Res. 851 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:53:57 P.M. H. Res. 851 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:54:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:54:40 P.M. S. 1698 Mr. McHenry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1698 — “To exclude payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits.”
2:55:09 P.M. S. 1698 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:55:10 P.M. S. 1698 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1698.
3:03:59 P.M. S. 1698 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:04:01 P.M. S. 1698 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:04:12 P.M. H.R. 5065 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5065 — “To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to notify air carriers and security screening personnel of the Transportation Security Administration of such Administration’s guidelines regarding permitting baby formula, breast milk, and juice on airplanes, and for other purposes.”
3:04:52 P.M. H.R. 5065 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:04:54 P.M. H.R. 5065 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5065.
3:14:45 P.M. H.R. 5065 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:16 P.M. H.R. 5065 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:29 P.M. H.R. 5065 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:16:33 P.M. H.R. 5391 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5391 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance certain duties of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, and for other purposes.”
3:16:49 P.M. H.R. 5391 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:16:50 P.M. H.R. 5391 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5391.
3:27:43 P.M. H.R. 5391 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:45 P.M. H.R. 5391 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:35 P.M. H.R. 954 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 893. H.R. 954 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program.”
3:28:40 P.M. H.R. 954 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 954 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. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
3:29:24 P.M. H.R. 954 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 954.
4:19:45 P.M. H.R. 954 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:45:47 P.M. H.R. 954 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 258 – 165 (Roll no. 563).
4:45:48 P.M. H.R. 954 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:14 P.M. H.R. 5303 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 892. H.R. 5303 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
4:48:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5303 with 1 hour of general debate. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. At the conclusion of general and amendment debate, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion. No further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Rules Committee Print 114-65 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
4:48:23 P.M. H.R. 5303 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 892 and Rule XVIII.
4:48:24 P.M. H.R. 5303 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:48:48 P.M. H.R. 5303 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5303.
5:50:41 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Shuster, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-790 to make technical and clarifying revisions to H.R. 5303. Includes additional Chief’s Reports and Post Authorization Change Reports submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers since May 25, 2016.
5:50:44 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuster amendment No. 1.
5:53:01 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Shuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:53:11 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lawrence, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-790 to include gross negligence as an additional reason for obtaining funding following an emergency at a water resources development project.
5:53:13 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence amendment No. 2.
5:56:05 P.M. H.R. 5303 By unanimous consent, the Lawrence amendment was withdrawn.
5:56:13 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Babin, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-790 to define parameters and sets guidelines for the scope of “work” under Section 408 review processes.
5:56:16 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Babin amendment No. 3.
6:02:28 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Babin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:49 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Babin, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-790 to allow for channels which have been “assumed for maintenance” to be considered the same as “authorized” projects.
6:02:55 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Babin amendment No. 4.
6:10:06 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Babin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:10:44 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Black, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-790 to direct the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide guidance on the types of circumstances under which the state-of-the-art provision of the Dam Safety Assurance authority might apply to dam safety repair projects; for corps of engineers district offices to effectively communicate with sponsors to establish and implement cost sharing agreements during dam safety repair projects; and for the corps of engineers to communicate the estimated and final cost sharing amounts, executing agreements, with all cost sharing sponsors.
6:10:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Black amendment No. 5.
6:20:05 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Black amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:20:32 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blum, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-790 to expedite the Cedar River project for flood risk management authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2014.
6:20:35 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blum amendment No. 6.
6:24:31 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Blum amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:25:07 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bost, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-790 to authorize the Corps to consider other potential benefits that may accrue due to rehabilitation of a non-federal levee.
6:25:09 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost amendment No. 7.
6:28:01 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:28:18 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Dold, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-790 to allow projects funded under section 506(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to include compatible recreation features, not to exceed 10 percent of the ecosystem restoration costs of the project.
6:28:20 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dold amendment No. 9.
6:30:45 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Dold amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:31:17 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-790 to allow the non-federal interest to execute a project or project component when they determine that it can be done at lower cost and/or faster time. It directs 20% of money saved back to treasury, and the rest to other corps projects.
6:31:20 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 10.
6:36:39 P.M. H.R. 5303 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:37:13 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-790 to provide criteria for application decisions pursuant to Section 408.
6:37:15 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 11.
6:40:23 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:40:40 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-790 to expedite certain flood mitigation priority areas.
6:40:42 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 12.
6:46:59 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:47:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Long, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-790 to lift the Army Corps of Engineers’ moratorium on the issuance of dock permits for Table Rock Lake and delays the final rule for revising the Shoreline Management Plan. Extends the public comment period and requires a study on the permit fee structure for Table Rock Lake.
6:47:21 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Long amendment No. 13.
6:49:29 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Long amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:50:00 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mica, numbered 15 printed in House Report 114-790 to allow the Secretary to adjust the Benefit Cost Ratio after any portion of the authorized project is completed by the Army Corps using non-federal funds.
6:50:02 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment No. 15.
6:54:50 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Mica amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:55:05 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mica, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-790 to transfer to the Department of the Interior land to be held in trust for the benefit of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, after the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has paid to the Army Corps of Engineers fair market value of the land transferred.
6:55:07 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment No. 16.
6:56:56 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Mica amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:57:12 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-790 to prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from removing privately owned cabins on privately owned land at Lake Kemp for an additional 5 years.
6:57:13 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 18.
6:59:35 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:59:44 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Weber (TX), numbered 19 printed in House Report 114-790 to require the Army Corps of Engineers to take into account existing studies and data developed by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District when conducting the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study.
6:59:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weber amendment No. 19.
7:03:28 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Weber (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:03:51 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IA), numbered 20 printed in House Report 114-790 to establish a policy for Corps levees that affect community-owned levees.
7:03:52 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IA) amendment No. 20.
7:07:56 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Young (IA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:08:14 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, numbered 21 printed in House Report 114-790 to direct the Secretary to submit a report within one year of enactment on implementation of corrosion prevention activities under section 1033 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2350).
7:08:17 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment No. 21.
7:14:25 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:55 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, numbered 22 printed in House Report 114-790 to amend section 4009(a) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-121; 128 Stat. 1316) to direct the Secretary to conduct a comprehensive assessment and management plan to restore aquatic ecosystems within the coastal waters of the Northeastern United States from the State of Virginia to the State of Maine, including associated bays, estuaries, and critical riverine areas.
7:15:03 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment No. 22.
7:18:09 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:29 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Frankel (FL), numbered 23 printed in House Report 114-790 to provide local communities the option to seek foreign sand sources for shore protection projects.
7:18:31 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel (FL) amendment No. 23.
7:21:21 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Frankel (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:21:39 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 24 printed in House Report 114-790 to allow the Secretary to give priority to flood control projects where (1) such project is already authorized and an executed partnership agreement exists; and (2) the project is in an area where loss of life has occurred due to a flooding event.
7:21:40 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green amendment No. 24.
7:25:44 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:25:59 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Herrera Beutler, numbered 25 printed in House Report 114-790 to expand availability of funds for Watercraft Inspection Stations in northwest states; carifies that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can fund existing watercraft inspection stations.
7:26:01 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 892, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Herrera Beutler amendment No. 25.
7:29:16 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Herrera Beutler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:29:39 P.M. H.R. 5303 Mr. Shuster moved that the Committee rise.
7:29:49 P.M. H.R. 5303 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:29:57 P.M. H.R. 5303 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5303 as unfinished business.
7:31:09 P.M. Social Security Advisory Board – Pursuant to section 703 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 903), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed Ms. Kim Hildred, Alexandria, VA, for a term of six years, effective October 9, 2016.
7:31:41 P.M. Board of Trustees,John C. Stennis Center For Public Service Training and Development – Pursuant to section 114(b) of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service and Development Act, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed Mr. Gregg Harper, Pearl, MS for a term of six years.
7:32:30 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:40:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 27.
11:40:14 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 897.
11:41:08 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:41:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:41:15 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 28, 2016.

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 26, 2016

12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:07 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mac Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:21 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:01:03 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 26.
2:00:06 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:44 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:49 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:07 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:10:21 P.M. H.R. 1877 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1877 — “To amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.”
2:10:37 P.M. H.R. 1877 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:10:41 P.M. H.R. 1877 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1877.
2:17:48 P.M. H.R. 1877 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:17:51 P.M. H.R. 1877 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:00 P.M. H.R. 3537 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3537 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, and for other purposes.”
2:18:10 P.M. H.R. 3537 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:18:12 P.M. H.R. 3537 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3537.
2:31:19 P.M. H.R. 3537 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2:32:24 P.M. H.R. 5883 Mr. Rouzer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5883 — “To amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to clarify the duties relating to services furnished in connection with the buying or selling of livestock in commerce through online, video, or other electronic methods, and for other purposes.”
2:32:41 P.M. H.R. 5883 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:32:43 P.M. H.R. 5883 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5883.
2:36:49 P.M. H.R. 5883 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:52 P.M. H.R. 5883 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:00 P.M. H.R. 845 Mr. Rouzer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 845 — “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to publish in the Federal Register a strategy to significantly increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance, and for other purposes.”
2:37:09 P.M. H.R. 845 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:37:11 P.M. H.R. 845 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 845.
2:48:17 P.M. H.R. 845 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:19 P.M. H.R. 845 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:49:24 P.M. H.R. 5943 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5943 — “To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants, and for other purposes.”
2:49:39 P.M. H.R. 5943 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:49:41 P.M. H.R. 5943 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5943.
2:57:53 P.M. H.R. 5943 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:57:56 P.M. H.R. 5943 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:58:03 P.M. H.R. 5460 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5460 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a review process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards, and for other purposes.”
2:58:18 P.M. H.R. 5460 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:58:24 P.M. H.R. 5460 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5460.
3:05:03 P.M. H.R. 5460 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:05:04 P.M. H.R. 5460 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:05:13 P.M. H.R. 5459 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5459 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance preparedness and response capabilities for cyber attacks, bolster the dissemination of homeland security information related to cyber threats, and for other purposes.”
3:05:27 P.M. H.R. 5459 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:05:29 P.M. H.R. 5459 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5459.
3:13:32 P.M. H.R. 5459 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:13:34 P.M. H.R. 5459 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:14:00 P.M. H.R. 5346 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5346 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes.”
3:14:00 P.M. H.R. 5346 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:14:02 P.M. H.R. 5346 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5346.
3:24:46 P.M. H.R. 5346 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:24:50 P.M. H.R. 5346 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:36 P.M. H.R. 3779 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3779 — “To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.”
3:28:55 P.M. H.R. 3779 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:28:56 P.M. H.R. 3779 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3779.
3:42:04 P.M. H.R. 3779 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:42:07 P.M. H.R. 3779 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:43:06 P.M. S. 2754 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2754 — “To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the “Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.”
3:43:31 P.M. S. 2754 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:43:34 P.M. S. 2754 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2754.
3:46:34 P.M. S. 2754 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:37 P.M. S. 2754 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:46:39 P.M. S. 2754 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:47:00 P.M. H.R. 5873 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5873 — “To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 511 East San Antonio Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the “R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.”
3:47:01 P.M. H.R. 5873 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:03 P.M. H.R. 5873 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5873.
3:55:14 P.M. H.R. 5873 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:55:17 P.M. H.R. 5873 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:55:42 P.M. H.R. 5162 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5162 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers.”
3:55:57 P.M. H.R. 5162 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:58 P.M. H.R. 5162 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5162.
4:04:54 P.M. H.R. 5162 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:57 P.M. H.R. 5162 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:57 P.M. H.R. 5392 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5392 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line.”
4:05:23 P.M. H.R. 5392 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:05:25 P.M. H.R. 5392 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5392.
4:28:49 P.M. H.R. 5392 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:28:52 P.M. H.R. 3216 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3216 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the emergency hospital care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans.”
4:29:28 P.M. H.R. 3216 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:29:30 P.M. H.R. 3216 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3216.
4:36:49 P.M. H.R. 3216 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:36:50 P.M. H.R. 3216 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:37:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:32:13 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 26.
6:32:15 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:22 P.M. H.R. 3537 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3537 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, and for other purposes.”
6:52:50 P.M. H.R. 3537 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 258 – 101 (Roll no. 557).
6:52:51 P.M. H.R. 3537 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:55 P.M. H.R. 3537 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:53:05 P.M. H.R. 5392 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5392 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line.”
7:02:09 P.M. H.R. 5392 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 357 – 0 (Roll no. 558).
7:02:10 P.M. H.R. 5392 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:03:14 P.M. H.R. 5978 Mr. Hunter moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5978 — “To amend title 14, United States Code, to clarify the functions of the Chief Acquisition Officer of the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.”
7:03:20 P.M. H.R. 5978 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:03:22 P.M. H.R. 5978 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5978.
7:23:51 P.M. H.R. 5978 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:23:54 P.M. H.R. 5978 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:25:00 P.M. H.R. 5509 Mrs. Brooks (IN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5509 — “To name the Department of Veterans Affairs temporary lodging facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House”.”
7:25:01 P.M. H.R. 5509 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:25:02 P.M. H.R. 5509 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5509.
7:34:58 P.M. H.R. 5509 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:35:02 P.M. H.R. 5509 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:35:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:44:30 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:18:00 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 892 and H. Res. 893.
8:20:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House continued with further Special Order speeches.
8:29:15 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:29:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:29:24 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 27, 2016.
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