the senate January **CONGRESS** 4-13 2017 the house


jointsessioninCongressSchedule for Friday, January 13, and Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 13, 2017 for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.   When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00pm.   On Tuesday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business…

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Schedule for Friday, January 13, and Tuesday, January 17, 2017The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 13, 2017 for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.   When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00pm.   On Tuesday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning 

 

 Wrap Up for Thursday, January 12, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of S.84, appointment exception for Secretary of Defense; passed: 81-17.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.14, commending the Clemson University Tigers football team for winning the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.   No Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Roll Call Votes Motion to waive the budget act re: Flake amendment #52 (side by side to Sanders); not agreed to: 31-67. Motion to waive the budget act re: Sanders amendment #19 (no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid); not agreed to: 49-49.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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Schedule for Friday, January 6, and Monday, January 9, 2017 The Senate stands adjourned until 12:45pm on Friday, January 6, 2017.   Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will stand in recess, to then proceed as a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives under the provisions of S.Con.Res.2, for the counting of the electoral ballots.   Upon dissolution of the Joint…

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 Wrap Up for Thursday, January 5, 2017  Roll Call Votes Motion to waive the budget act with respect to Kaine-Murphy SA#8; not agreed to: 48-52.   Legislative Business Agreed to S.Res.7, to constitute the majority party’s membership on certain committees for the 115th Congress.   Agreed to S.Res.8, to constitute the minority party’s membership on certain committees for the 115th Congress.  …

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Roll Call Votes Motion to proceed to S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget; agreed to: 51Rs -48Ds.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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House Activity Nov 13, 2017

9:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:31 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:02 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Woodall demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Woodall objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:12 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Heck to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:20 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:16:23 A.M. H. Res. 48 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 48 — “Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026, and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 84) to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.”
9:19:52 A.M. H. Res. 48 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 48.
10:48:03 A.M. H. Res. 48 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 179 (Roll no. 55).
10:54:28 A.M. H. Res. 48 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 188 (Roll no. 56).
10:54:30 A.M. H. Res. 48 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:56:42 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 48. S. Con. Res. 3 — “Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.”
10:56:47 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Rule provides for consideration of S. Con. Res. 3 and S. 84. The resolution provides for two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3 under a structured rule, and ninety minutes of debate on S. 84. The resolution also provides for one motion to commit on S. 84.
10:57:21 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 48 and Rule XVIII.
10:57:23 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10:59:00 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3.
1:33:20 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Yarmuth, printed in House Report 115-4 to strike all after the resolving clause and insert a complete new text.
1:33:34 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 48, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Yarmuth amendment No. 1.
1:46:26 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Yarmuth amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Yarmuth demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:47:35 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Mrs. Black moved that the Committee rise.
1:47:51 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
1:47:59 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving S. Con. Res. 3 as unfinished business.
1:50:01 P.M. S. 84 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 48. S. 84 — “To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.”
1:50:06 P.M. S. 84 Rule provides for consideration of S. Con. Res. 3 and S. 84. The resolution provides for two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3 under a structured rule, and ninety minutes of debate on S. 84. The resolution also provides for one motion to commit on S. 84.
1:50:25 P.M. S. 84 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on S. 84.
3:00:48 P.M. S. 84 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:01:22 P.M. S. 84 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on S. 84, the Chair put the question on passge and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of S. 84 until later in the legislative day.
3:01:30 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:01:57 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Considered as unfinished business. S. Con. Res. 3 — “Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.”
3:02:10 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:25:57 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On agreeing to the Yarmuth amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 149 – 272 (Roll no. 57).
3:26:05 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report S. Con. Res. 3.
3:26:30 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:32:11 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 198 (Roll no. 58).
3:32:13 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:32:19 P.M. S. 84 Considered as unfinished business. S. 84 — “To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.”
3:38:46 P.M. S. 84 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 268 – 151, 1 Present (Roll no. 59).
3:38:48 P.M. S. 84 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:49 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:39:04 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
3:39:13 P.M. H. Res. 51 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 51 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
3:39:32 P.M. H. Res. 51 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:39:40 P.M. H. Res. 51 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:00 P.M. Mrs. McMorris Rodgers asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, January 13, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
3:40:43 P.M. H. Res. 52 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 52 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
3:41:06 P.M. H. Res. 52 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:14 P.M. H. Res. 52 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:15 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Brendan F. Boyle. Mr. Boyle, Brendan F. submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
3:41:20 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Ted Lieu. Mr. Lieu, Ted submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
3:41:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:01:40 P.M. PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE – Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Crawford of Arkansas, Mr. Gowdy of South Carolina, and Ms. Stefanik of New York.
4:01:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:09:08 P.M. Mr. Fortenberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:09:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 17, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 12, 2017

10:00:49 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:54 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 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.
10:55:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
12:00:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Emmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:32 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 January 12, 2017 at 9:03 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 3.
12:02:34 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.
12:39:15 P.M. H.R. 238 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 40. H.R. 238 — “To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end-users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end-users manage risks, to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes.”
12:39:20 P.M. H.R. 238 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for suspension authority at any time on the legislative day of January 13, 2017. The resolution also provides for legislative proceedings during the period of January 16, 2017 through January 20, 2017.
12:39:33 P.M. H.R. 238 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 40 and Rule XVIII.
12:39:35 P.M. H.R. 238 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
12:40:19 P.M. H.R. 238 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 238.
1:25:26 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Aderholt, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission authority to designate other agencies to manage its leases.
1:25:31 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aderholt Part B amendment No. 1.
1:31:05 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Aderholt amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:34 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott, Austin, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to reform the Customer Protection Fund at the CFTC to amend the size of the fund, annual expenditures from the fund and return excess balance to the Treasury.
1:31:40 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Austin Scott (GA) Part B amendment No. 2.
1:36:56 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Scott, Austin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:37:25 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to make technical and conforming changes to the bill.
1:37:27 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B amendment No. 3.
1:38:58 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:39:09 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to make clear Congress’s intent that the Commission may impose and implement position limits as it finds necessary, provided the Commission makes a finding prior to imposing such limits. It makes no changes to the longstanding federal position limits regime for the enumerated agricultural commodities or the existing statutory requirements that Designated Contract Markets impose position limits or accountability levels on all contracts.
1:39:12 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B amendment No. 4.
1:50:20 P.M. H.R. 238 POSTSPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Conaway amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:50:43 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to prohibit the CFTC from compelling the production of algorithmic trading source code and similar intellectual property unless it has issued a subpoena.
1:50:48 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy Part B amendment No. 5.
1:56:55 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:57:33 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to prevent a situation in which an end-user loses its ability to rely on the end-user exception to the clearing requirement due simply to the positive performance of transactions entered into solely to mitigate the prospect of falling revenues and asset values.
1:57:38 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa Part B amendment No. 6.
2:00:04 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:00:24 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lucas, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to exempt all inter-affiliate transactions from being regulated as `swaps’ under the Dodd-Frank related provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (`CEA’) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (`CFTC’) regulations promulgated thereunder.
2:00:27 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lucas Part B amendment No. 7.
2:06:49 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Lucas amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:07:05 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to delay implementation of the CFTC Ownership and Control Reports Rule until the Chairman determines the rule has been amended by adjusting reporting trading volume levels to 300 contracts per day, removing the requirements for natural person controller data, and ensuring the rule does not require entities to violate foreign privacy laws.
2:07:26 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hartzler Part B amendment No. 8.
2:13:48 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:02 P.M. H.R. 238 Mr. Conaway moved that the committee rise.
2:14:17 P.M. H.R. 238 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:33 P.M. H.R. 238 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 238 as unfinished business.
2:14:49 P.M. H.R. 78 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 40. H.R. 78 — “To improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.”
2:14:54 P.M. H.R. 78 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for suspension authority at any time on the legislative day of January 13, 2017. The resolution also provides for legislative proceedings during the period of January 16, 2017 through January 20, 2017.
2:16:25 P.M. H.R. 78 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 40 and Rule XVIII.
2:16:26 P.M. H.R. 78 The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom McClintock to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:16:37 P.M. H.R. 78 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 78.
3:27:36 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the SEC to identify, analyze and address potential conflicts of interest related to its rulemakings.
3:28:04 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) Part A amendment No. 1.
3:36:02 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Al Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:36:20 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the SEC consider the protection of investors, in addition to promoting efficiency, competition, and capital formation when conducting such a review and also expressly instructs the SEC to consider the public interest, the protection of investors as well as the promotion of efficiency, competition, and capital formation when conducting such a review of existing SEC regulations
3:36:50 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part A amendment No. 2.
3:40:53 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:21 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to exempt regulations promulgated to maintain or support U.S. financial stability or prevent or reduce systemic risk.
3:41:39 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) Part A amendment No. 3.
3:51:20 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Al Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:51:39 P.M. The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
3:52:20 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 84.
3:52:21 P.M. Subsequently, the Committee resumed it’s sitting.
3:53:05 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the Chairman of the SEC and his immediate family to divest from too-big-to-fail banks.
3:53:24 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Part A amendment No. 4.
4:01:14 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeSaulnier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:01:28 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to be trained on ethical standards and codes of conduct to ensure all regulations enacted are not done so with a conflict of interest, specifically regarding prior employment and legal representation of too-big-to-fail banks.
4:01:52 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin Part A amendment No. 5.
4:12:24 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Raskin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:35:49 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 233 (Roll no. 46).
4:41:23 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 232 (Roll no. 47).
4:46:56 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 233 (Roll no. 48).
4:51:32 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 – 231 (Roll no. 49).
4:51:41 P.M. H.R. 78 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 78.
4:52:26 P.M. H.R. 78 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:52:35 P.M. H.R. 78 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:52:57 P.M. H.R. 78 Mrs. Bustos moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
4:53:10 P.M. H.R. 78 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bustos 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 pertaining to consideration of the potential outsourcing of U.S. Jobs.
5:01:08 P.M. H.R. 78 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:07:27 P.M. H.R. 78 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 232 (Roll no. 50).
5:13:38 P.M. H.R. 78 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 243 – 184 (Roll no. 51).
5:13:40 P.M. H.R. 78 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:01 P.M. H.R. 238 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 238 — “To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end-users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end-users manage risks, to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes.”
5:14:13 P.M. H.R. 238 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:14:28 P.M. H.R. 238 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which were debated earlier an on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:18:49 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 191 (Roll no. 52).
5:19:10 P.M. H.R. 238 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 238.
5:19:52 P.M. H.R. 238 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 238 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.
5:21:14 P.M. H.R. 238 Mr. Langevin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Agriculture.
5:21:29 P.M. H.R. 238 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 insert language prohibiting the Commission from considering the swaps regulatory requirements of a foreign jurisdiction if that jurisdiction has been found by the Commission, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to have engaged in cyber-attacks targeting any election held in the United States.
5:28:03 P.M. H.R. 238 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:35:06 P.M. H.R. 238 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 53).
5:41:21 P.M. H.R. 238 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 – 182 (Roll no. 54).
5:41:22 P.M. H.R. 238 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:11:10 P.M. Joint Economic Committee – Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1024(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Joint Economic Committee: Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Schweikert, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Francis Rooney (FL), Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY), Mr. Delaney, Ms. Adams and Mr. Beyer.
6:12:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:15:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
8:27:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
8:27:15 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 48.
8:29:09 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:29:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:29:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 13, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 11, 2017

10:00:05 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:38 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.
11:29:28 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 11.
12:00:24 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:47 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Langevin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:13 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.
12:28:59 P.M. H. Res. 40 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 40 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 78) to improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 238) to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end-users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end-users manage risks, to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.”
12:34:28 P.M. H. Res. 40 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 40.
1:33:17 P.M. H. Res. 40 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 168 (Roll no. 32).
1:40:10 P.M. H. Res. 40 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 170 (Roll no. 33).
1:40:11 P.M. H. Res. 40 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:40:27 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 39, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:40:35 P.M. H.R. 39 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 39 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
1:47:17 P.M. H.R. 39 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 – 17 (Roll no. 34).
1:47:18 P.M. H.R. 39 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:49:58 P.M. H.R. 5 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 33. H.R. 5 — “To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes.”
1:50:03 P.M. H.R. 5 The resolution provides for both bills to be considered under a structured rule for one hour of general debate. The resolution also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions on both H.R. 5 and H.R. 79.
1:51:09 P.M. H.R. 5 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 33 and Rule XVIII.
1:51:09 P.M. H.R. 5 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:51:29 P.M. H.R. 5 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5.
3:08:53 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to revise section 2 of title II of the bill to restrain unwarranted interpretation of ambiguous statutes to find implied delegations of legislative rulemaking authority, and of ambiguous statutes and regulations to expansively extend agency authority.
3:08:55 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte Part A amendment No. 1.
3:17:10 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:17:39 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to establish a timeline by which the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs must issue guidelines under title I of the bill.
3:17:42 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz Part A amendment No. 2.
3:27:26 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:57 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chabot, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to require an agency to include an economic assessment or a summary of it when an agency certifies that a proposed rule will not have a `significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities’ under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. This will ensure an agency’s decision to certify a rule and not conduct a full regulatory flexibility analysis is supported by data.
3:27:59 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chabot Part A amendment No. 3.
3:39:23 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Chabot amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:39:54 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to strike Title III of the bill and replaces it with alternative language that reforms the Regulatory Flexibility Act to reduce the burden of regulations on small businesses.
3:39:56 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part A amendment No. 4.
3:50:57 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:52:15 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peterson, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to prohibit agencies from impartially communicating with the public in order to gener ate support or opposition to a proposed rule.
3:52:19 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peterson Part A amendment No. 5.
3:59:30 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Peterson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:00:18 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to provide agency accountability of major rules by requiring retrospective review and report.
4:00:20 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) Part A amendment No. 6.
4:12:13 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:56 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IA), numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to allow for sufficient time (at least 90 days) for affected entities to take steps to comply with issued guidance.
4:12:58 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IA) Part A amendment No. 7.
4:21:36 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Young (IA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:01 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to ensure that any rule intended to protect public health and welfare is exempted from the requirements of this act.
4:22:03 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) Part A amendment No. 8.
4:29:52 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:30:25 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-2 to provide for the prevention of the transmission of foodborne illness or to meet preventive-control requirements for food safety.
4:30:27 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline Part A amendment No. 9.
4:38:04 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:38:32 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt rules that significantly improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment, such as persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
4:38:35 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part A amendment No. 10.
4:48:51 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:49:00 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt rules pertaining to the safety of children’s products or toys.
4:49:01 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz Part A amendment No. 11.
4:53:22 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Ruiz amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ruiz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:53:51 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt from the bill a rule which pertains to workplace health and safety and that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease at mining facilities which are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 USC 801, et seq) or workplaces which are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 USC 651 et seq).
4:53:53 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) Part A amendment No. 12.
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:01:32 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-2 to ensure that any rules made under the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” are exempted from this act.
5:01:34 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko Part A amendment No. 13.
5:08:51 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:09:23 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 14 printed in House Report 115-2 to strike language that would require the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to perform regulatory flexibility analyses for forest and land management plans.
5:09:25 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva Part A amendment No. 14.
5:19:02 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:19:33 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, numbered 16 printed in House Report 115-2 to require federal agencies to report on influential scientific information and associated peer reviews disseminated or to be disseminated in a rulemaking proceeding.
5:19:34 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Posey Part A amendment No. 16.
5:26:59 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Posey amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:13 P.M. H.R. 5 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:50:56 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 – 185 (Roll no. 35).
5:56:08 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Peterson amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 260 – 161 (Roll no. 36).
6:00:01 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 231 (Roll no. 37).
6:03:45 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 232 (Roll no. 38).
6:07:45 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 234 (Roll no. 39).
6:12:25 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 40).
6:17:46 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 227 (Roll no. 41).
6:21:35 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 235 (Roll no. 42).
6:25:03 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 236 (Roll no. 43).
6:25:10 P.M. H.R. 5 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5.
6:25:28 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:26:57 P.M. H.R. 5 Mrs. Demings moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6:27:37 P.M. H.R. 5 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Demings 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 add an exemption to H.R. 5 for any rules that reduce prescription drugs costs for seniors covered under Medicare Part D.
6:33:50 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:40:21 P.M. H.R. 5 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 44).
6:46:57 P.M. H.R. 5 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 – 183 (Roll no. 45).
6:46:59 P.M. H.R. 5 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:47:27 P.M. The Chair announced that the Speaker’s appointment of members of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on January 6, 2017, without objection, is made notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(4)(A) of rule X.
6:47:28 P.M. H. Res. 45 Mr. Crowley asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
6:48:28 P.M. H. Res. 45 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 45 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
6:48:38 P.M. H. Res. 45 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:48:48 P.M. H. Res. 45 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:48:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:57:08 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the 2016 National Drug Control Strategy summary and accomplishments – referred to the Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Education and the Workforce, Transporation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, Veterans’ Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Financial Services, Homeland Security and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-5).
7:00:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:34 P.M. Mr. Franks (AZ) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:19:48 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:19:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 12, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 10, 2017

10:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:32 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.
10:42:51 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:23 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
12:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:49 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair 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) demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.
12:02:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bergman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:07 P.M. ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE – The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to Member-elect Kurt Schrader from the 5th district of Oregon.
12:03:33 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under Clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath of office to the gentleman from Oregon, Mr. Schrader, the Whole Number of the House is 435.
12:03:58 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.
12:31:57 P.M. H. Res. 36 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 36 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:33:26 P.M. H. Res. 36 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:33:29 P.M. H. Res. 36 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:33:46 P.M. H. Res. 37 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 37 — “Providing for the attendance of the House at the Inaugural Ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States.”
12:34:06 P.M. H. Res. 37 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:34:10 P.M. H. Res. 37 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:35:18 P.M. H. Res. 33 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 33 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 79) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
12:38:03 P.M. H. Res. 33 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 33.
1:47:13 P.M. H. Res. 33 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 179 (Roll no. 26).
1:58:02 P.M. H. Res. 33 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 183 (Roll no. 27).
1:58:04 P.M. H. Res. 33 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:11 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal.
2:06:10 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 248 – 162, 3 Present (Roll no. 28).
2:06:34 P.M. H. Res. 39 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 39 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing Committee of the House of Representatives.”
2:06:44 P.M. H. Res. 39 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:06:47 P.M. H. Res. 39 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:07:46 P.M. H.R. 79 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 33. H.R. 79 — “To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
2:07:51 P.M. H.R. 79 The resolution provides for both bills to be considered under a structured rule for one hour of general debate. The resolution also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions on both H.R. 5 and H.R. 79.
2:08:17 P.M. H.R. 79 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 33 and Rule XVIII.
2:08:18 P.M. H.R. 79 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:09:03 P.M. H.R. 79 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 79.
2:57:12 P.M. H.R. 79 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-2 to require the event sponsor to provide attendees with a written disclosure outlinin g the nature of the event and the risks of investing in the securities for sale. It would also clarify that attendance at an event does not in itself establish a pre-existing relationship for purposes of Rule 506(b).
2:57:14 P.M. H.R. 79 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part B amendment No. 1.
3:07:03 P.M. H.R. 79 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Velazquez amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Velazquez demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:07:45 P.M. H.R. 79 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clay, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-2 to limit the types of fees “demo day” sponsors can collect and require an issuer to be a real business.
3:07:54 P.M. H.R. 79 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clay Part B amendment No. 2.
3:14:43 P.M. H.R. 79 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Clay amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Clay demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:15:26 P.M. H.R. 79 Mr. Huizenga moved that the Committee rise.
3:16:07 P.M. H.R. 79 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:14 P.M. H.R. 79 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 79 as unfinished business.
3:16:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:17:29 P.M. H.R. 306 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 306 — “To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes.”
3:17:37 P.M. H.R. 306 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:39 P.M. H.R. 306 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 306.
3:27:41 P.M. H.R. 306 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:43 P.M. H.R. 306 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:47 P.M. H.R. 288 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 288 — “To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements.”
3:29:03 P.M. H.R. 288 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:29:05 P.M. H.R. 288 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 288.
3:46:46 P.M. H.R. 288 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:48 P.M. H.R. 288 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:17 P.M. H.R. 321 Mrs. Comstock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 321 — “To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.”
3:47:42 P.M. H.R. 321 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:56 P.M. H.R. 321 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 321.
4:03:42 P.M. H.R. 321 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 321 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:03:44 P.M. H.R. 255 Mrs. Comstock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 255 — “To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.”
4:04:09 P.M. H.R. 255 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:11 P.M. H.R. 255 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 255.
4:17:18 P.M. H.R. 255 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:20 P.M. H.R. 255 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:18:16 P.M. H.R. 239 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 239 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, and for other purposes.”
4:18:33 P.M. H.R. 239 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:18:35 P.M. H.R. 239 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 239.
4:27:52 P.M. H.R. 239 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:53 P.M. H.R. 239 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:28:13 P.M. H.R. 240 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 240 — “To encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, and for other purposes.”
4:28:25 P.M. H.R. 240 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:26 P.M. H.R. 240 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 240.
4:38:06 P.M. H.R. 240 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:38:07 P.M. H.R. 240 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:14 P.M. H.R. 274 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 274 — “To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes.”
4:39:27 P.M. H.R. 274 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:39:28 P.M. H.R. 274 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 274.
4:49:46 P.M. H.R. 274 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:49:48 P.M. H.R. 274 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:20:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
5:20:23 P.M. H.R. 79 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 79 — “To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
5:20:41 P.M. H.R. 79 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:43:43 P.M. H.R. 79 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 – 249 (Roll no. 29).
5:48:37 P.M. H.R. 79 On agreeing to the Clay amendment Failed by recorded vote: 163 – 253 (Roll no. 30).
5:48:42 P.M. H.R. 79 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 79.
5:49:55 P.M. H.R. 79 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:57:55 P.M. H.R. 79 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 344 – 73 (Roll no. 31).
5:57:57 P.M. H.R. 79 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:23 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 40.
6:00:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
6:01:35 P.M. H.R. 39 Mr. Hurd moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 39 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
6:01:45 P.M. H.R. 39 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:01:46 P.M. H.R. 39 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 39.
6:16:37 P.M. H.R. 39 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.
6:17:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:21:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:49 P.M. Ms. Kaptur moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:20:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:20:09 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 11, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 9, 2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:06 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:33 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.
12:12:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
2:00:05 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:00:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:00:29 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Womack to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:00:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
4:30:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:30:45 P.M. H.R. 309 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 309 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease, a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or insulin resistance, or complications caused by such a disease, and for other purposes.”
4:31:04 P.M. H.R. 309 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:35 P.M. H.R. 309 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 309.
4:40:45 P.M. H.R. 309 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:40:48 P.M. H.R. 309 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:19 P.M. H.R. 315 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 315 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services.”
4:41:28 P.M. H.R. 315 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:41:51 P.M. H.R. 315 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 315.
4:50:10 P.M. H.R. 315 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.
4:50:23 P.M. H.R. 302 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 302 — “To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State.”
4:50:30 P.M. H.R. 302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:32 P.M. H.R. 302 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 302.
5:00:22 P.M. H.R. 302 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:24 P.M. H.R. 302 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:37 P.M. H.R. 304 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 304 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.”
5:00:45 P.M. H.R. 304 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:49 P.M. H.R. 304 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 304.
5:07:47 P.M. H.R. 304 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.
5:08:40 P.M. H.R. 353 Mr. Lucas moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 353 — “To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather research through a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, to expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes.”
5:08:51 P.M. H.R. 353 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:08:53 P.M. H.R. 353 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 353.
5:26:36 P.M. H.R. 353 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:26:37 P.M. H.R. 353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:54 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
6:31:07 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.
6:31:54 P.M. H.R. 315 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 315 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services.”
6:54:10 P.M. H.R. 315 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 – 0 (Roll no. 24).
6:54:11 P.M. H.R. 315 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims who lost their lives in the tragedy at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida International airport.
6:57:13 P.M. H.R. 304 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 304 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.”
7:04:23 P.M. H.R. 304 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 – 0 (Roll no. 25).
7:04:24 P.M. H.R. 304 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:33 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 33.
7:09:56 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:25:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House proceeded to Special order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.
8:25:23 P.M. H. Res. 34 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 34 — “Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House of Representatives.”
8:25:39 P.M. H. Res. 34 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
8:25:45 P.M. H. Res. 34 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:26:09 P.M. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(D) of rule 10, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Himes, Ms. Sewell of AL, Mr. Carson of IN, Ms. Speier, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Swalwell of CA, Mr. Castro of TX and Mr. Heck.
8:26:48 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has resumed with Special Order speeches.
9:18:54 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:19:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:19:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 10, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 6, 2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:04 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:39 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Holding to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:56 P.M. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS – Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 2, 115th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Chair appointed tellers on the part of the House to count the electoral votes: Messrs. Harper of Mississippi and Brady of Pennsylvania.
12:02:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. today. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:55 a.m. today.
1:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 6.
1:00:10 P.M. APPEARANCE OF THE SENATE – The Vice President and the Members of the Senate appeared and were admitted into the House Chamber to meet with the House in a Joint Session for the purpose of certifying the Electoral College ballot count.
1:06:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION CALLED TO ORDER – The Vice President called the Joint Session to order, announced the purpose of the Joint Session and directed the tellers on the part of the House and Senate to take seats at the Clerk’s desk.
1:07:28 P.M. CERTIFICATION OF ELECTORAL VOTES – Beginning with the state of Alabama, the tellers proceeded with announcing the results of the Electoral College balloting. At the conclusion of the counting the Electoral ballots, the Vice President reported to the Joint Session that the votes would be recorded as follows: For the Office of President of the United States, Donald J. Trump–304, Hillary Clinton–227, Colin Powell–3, John Kasich–1, Ron Paul–1, Bernie Sanders–1, and Faith Spotted Eagle–1; and for the Office of Vice President of the United States, Michael R. Pence–305, Tim Kaine–227, Elizabeth Warren–2, Maria Cantwell–1, Susan Collins–1, Carly Fiorina–1, and Winona LaDuke–1.
1:08:40 P.M. OBJECTION TO ELECTORAL BALLOTS – During the course of the proceedings of the Joint Session, objections were raised against the certified results of the Electoral College ballots of several states. The objections, having been raised by a Representative, yet not supported by a Senator, were not recognized by the presiding officer.
1:41:33 P.M. DISSOLVING THE JOINT SESSION – After announcing the results of the certification process, the Vice President announced that the Joint Session was dissolved and that the results of the proceedings had during the Joint Session would be entered into the Journals of both Houses.
1:51:15 P.M. H. Res. 29 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 29 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
1:51:26 P.M. H. Res. 29 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:51:30 P.M. H. Res. 29 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:52:08 P.M. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(D) of rule 10, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Conaway, Mr. King of NY, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney, Mr. Pompeo, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Turner, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Schiff.
1:53:51 P.M. Mr. Smith (MO) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:53:59 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:54:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 5,2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:00 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:05:35 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:05:36 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Walz to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:05:54 A.M. READING OF THE CONSTITUTION – Pursuant to section 5(a) of H. Res. 5, the Chair recognized the gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Goodlatte, for the reading of the Constitution.
11:15:06 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 5.
12:00:05 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.
12:37:25 P.M. H. Res. 22 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 22 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 26) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 11) objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes.”
12:40:00 P.M. H. Res. 22 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 22.
2:11:53 P.M. H. Res. 22 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 188 (Roll no. 9).
2:29:44 P.M. H. Res. 22 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 187 (Roll no. 10).
2:29:47 P.M. H. Res. 22 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:32 P.M. H.R. 26 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 22. H.R. 26 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.”
2:31:37 P.M. H.R. 26 Both H. Res. 11 and H.R. 26 shall be considered as read, and the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit on H.R. 26 with or without instructions.
2:32:20 P.M. H.R. 26 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 22 and Rule XVIII.
2:32:21 P.M. H.R. 26 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:32:34 P.M. H.R. 26 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 26.
3:41:12 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-1 to revise monetary threshold for identification of major rules to imposition on the economy of costs of $100 million or more per year, adjusted for inflation, to conform to monetary threshold in related legislation.
3:41:16 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
3:49:16 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:38 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Messer, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-1 to require each agency promulgating a new rule to identify and repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy.
3:49:41 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Messer amendment No. 2.
3:55:47 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Messer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:56:19 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-1 to require an accounting of the greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule as well as an analysis of the impacts on low-income and rural communities. If the rule increases carbon dioxide by a certain amount or increases the risk of certain health impacts to low-income or rural communities, then the rule is defined as a major rule.
3:56:22 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 3.
4:03:10 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:03:31 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-1 to ensure any rule that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children is not considered a “major rule”.
4:03:56 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 4.
4:11:15 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:11:44 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act.
4:12:05 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 5.
4:16:36 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:16:49 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules that provide for reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water.
4:17:09 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 6.
4:25:36 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:26:17 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-1 to expand the term “special rule” to include any safety product rule governing products used or consumed by children under 2 years of age.
4:26:37 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 7.
4:32:52 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:33:21 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules that improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment.
4:33:40 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 8.
4:40:58 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:41:19 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt from the bill’s congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns.
4:41:39 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 9.
4:49:07 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:49:48 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-1 to ensure that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a “major rule”.
4:50:10 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 10.
4:57:14 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:57:29 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt from the definition of a “rule” any rule that pertains to workplace health and safety made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease.
4:57:49 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment No. 11.
5:04:33 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:05:11 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-1 to create a process for Congress to review all rules currently in effect over a 10 year period.
5:05:33 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 12.
5:17:04 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:17:32 P.M. H.R. 26 Mr. Marino moved that the committee rise.
5:17:50 P.M. H.R. 26 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:00 P.M. H.R. 26 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 26 as unfinished business.
5:18:22 P.M. H. Res. 11 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 22. H. Res. 11 — “Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes.”
5:18:27 P.M. H. Res. 11 Both measures shall be considered as read, the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit H.R. 26 with or without instructions.
5:18:53 P.M. H. Res. 11 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 11.
6:40:59 P.M. H. Res. 11 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:04:42 P.M. H. Res. 11 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 342 – 80, 4 Present (Roll no. 11).
7:04:43 P.M. H. Res. 11 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:51 P.M. The House rose to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Arizona.
7:08:39 P.M. H.R. 26 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 26 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.”
7:08:54 P.M. H.R. 26 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:08:57 P.M. H.R. 26 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:14:04 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Messer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 185 (Roll no. 12).
7:17:56 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 230 (Roll no. 13).
7:21:20 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 14).
7:24:43 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 232 (Roll no. 15).
7:27:59 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 231 (Roll no. 16).
7:32:11 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 234 (Roll no. 17).
7:36:40 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 231 (Roll no. 18).
7:40:06 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 19).
7:43:40 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 232 (Roll no. 20).
7:48:39 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 193 (Roll no. 21).
7:48:50 P.M. H.R. 26 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 26.
7:49:32 P.M. H.R. 26 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
7:50:31 P.M. H.R. 26 Mrs. Murphy (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
7:50:42 P.M. H.R. 26 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 add a new section to the bill that prohibits an insurance issuer from eliminating, weakening, or reducing health coverage benefits for dependents under the age of 26.
7:58:23 P.M. H.R. 26 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
8:04:57 P.M. H.R. 26 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 22).
8:11:08 P.M. H.R. 26 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 – 187 (Roll no. 23).
8:11:09 P.M. H.R. 26 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:11:20 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on January 6. Agreed to without objection.
8:11:32 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, January 6, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, January 9, 2017 for Morning-Hour debate. Agreed to without objection.
8:11:49 P.M. H. Res. 25 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 25 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
8:12:40 P.M. H. Res. 25 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
8:12:45 P.M. H. Res. 25 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:13:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:21:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:53:08 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:53:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:54:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 6, 2017.

House Activity Jan 4, 2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Glenn Thompson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:03 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.
10:30:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 4.
12:00:49 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:08 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:11 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:38 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.
12:28:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:29:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution. H.J. Res. 3 — “Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.”
12:29:27 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:29:28 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 3.
12:37:27 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:37:31 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:38:04 P.M. H.R. 71 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 71 — “To provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the cost and performance of Government programs and areas of duplication among them, and for other purposes.”
12:38:26 P.M. H.R. 71 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:38:29 P.M. H.R. 71 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 71.
12:47:30 P.M. H.R. 71 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:47:31 P.M. H.R. 71 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:48:00 P.M. H.R. 73 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 73 — “To amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and for other purposes.”
12:48:10 P.M. H.R. 73 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:48:12 P.M. H.R. 73 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 73.
1:00:11 P.M. H.R. 73 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:00:14 P.M. H.R. 73 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:01:15 P.M. H.R. 70 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 70 — “To amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of Federal advisory committees, and for other purposes.”
1:01:36 P.M. H.R. 70 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:01:38 P.M. H.R. 70 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 70.
1:12:32 P.M. H.R. 70 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:12:34 P.M. H.R. 70 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:13:04 P.M. H.R. 72 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 72 — “To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.”
1:13:13 P.M. H.R. 72 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:13:15 P.M. H.R. 72 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 72.
1:20:09 P.M. H.R. 72 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:11 P.M. H.R. 72 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:20:40 P.M. H.R. 69 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 69 — “To reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide modifications to authorities relating to the Office of Special Counsel, and for other purposes.”
1:20:50 P.M. H.R. 69 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:20:51 P.M. H.R. 69 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 69.
1:34:15 P.M. H.R. 69 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:34:17 P.M. H.R. 69 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:35:19 P.M. H.R. 21 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 5. H.R. 21 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes.”
1:35:35 P.M. H.R. 21 The rule provides for one hour of debate and one motion to recommit.
1:35:57 P.M. H.R. 21 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 21.
2:40:56 P.M. H.R. 21 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:41:29 P.M. H.R. 21 Ms. Castor (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2:41:40 P.M. H.R. 21 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) 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 add at the end of the bill a section 3 pertaining to exception for certain rules that prohibit discrimination by insurance issuers on the basis of gender or preexisting condition or that make healthcare more affordable for working Americans.
2:51:56 P.M. H.R. 21 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:51:57 P.M. H.R. 21 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
2:53:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:15:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 4.
4:15:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 21.
4:15:30 P.M. H.R. 21 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 21 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes.”
4:38:28 P.M. H.R. 21 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 – 236 (Roll no. 7).
4:48:31 P.M. H.R. 21 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 – 184 (Roll no. 8).
4:48:34 P.M. H.R. 21 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:43 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 22.
4:49:29 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on January 5. Agreed to without objection.
4:53:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:59:51 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:01:19 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:01:30 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 5, 2017.

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