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jointsessioninCongressSchedule for Friday, January 27, and Monday, January 30, 2017

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 27, 2017 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.   When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, January 30.   On Monday, following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Nikki Haley to be UN Ambassador; confirmed: 96-4.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.26, National School Choice Week. No Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Monday, January 23, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Mike Pompeo, to be Director of the CIA; confirmed: 66-32.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.19, denouncing the deadly attack at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport, honoring the lives of the victims, offering condolences to their families, friends, and all those affected, and commending the efforts of law enforcement and emergency…

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Wrap Up for Friday, January 20, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 98-1. Confirmation of John Kelly to be Secretary of Homeland Security; confirmed: 88-11. Motion to proceed to the consideration of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; agreed to: 89-8.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.16, Majority Rules Committee Membership.…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.72, GAO Access and Oversight Act; passed: 99-0.   Legislative Business Passed H.R.39, TALENT Act.   No Executive Business

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House Activity Jan 17, 2017

12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:28 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:48 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:01 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 40, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
12:02:03 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:48 P.M. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION – Pursuant to sections 5580 and 5581 of the revised statutes (20 U.S.C. 42-43), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ms. Matsui of California.
12:03:04 P.M. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS – Pursuant to section 2(a) of the National Cultural Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76h(a)), amended by Public Law 107-117, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
12:03:05 P.M. JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTENNIAL COMMISSION – Pursuant to section 4(a) of the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission Act (Pub. L. 114-215), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. McCarthy of California, and Ms. Stefanik of New York.
12:04:05 P.M. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS – Pursuant to section 2 of the Civil Rights Commission Amendments Act of 1994(42 U.S.C. 1975), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker reappointed Mr. Michael Yaki of San Francisco, California, upon the recommendation of the Minority Leader.
12:04:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) H. Res. 40. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 20, 2017.

House Activity Jan 20, 2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Peter T. King to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:28 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:01:14 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 40, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:02:54 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Tonko to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:03:15 A.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 17, 2017 at 5:24 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 72.
10:03:16 A.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 18, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 39.
10:04:35 A.M. Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission – Pursuant to section 603 of the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-323), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. Sam Farr of Carmel, California.
10:04:36 A.M. National Commission on Military, National and Public Service – Pursuant to Section 553 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. Edward T. Allard III of Los Angeles, California.
10:06:00 A.M. Pursuant to H. Res. 37, the Members of the House proceeded to the West Front of the Capitol to attend the inaugural ceremonies for the President and Vice-President of the United States. Upon completion of the ceremony, pursuant to H. Res. 37, 115th Congress, the House will stand adjourned until noon on Monday, January 23, 2017, for Morning-Hour Debate.
12:27:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to H. Res. 37. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 23, 2017.

House Activity Jan 23, 2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:31 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.
12:11:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
2:00:21 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:08 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:11 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:16:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. today.
3:29:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
3:30:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:30:37 P.M. H.R. 511 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 511 — “To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems, and for other purposes.”
3:31:06 P.M. H.R. 511 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:08 P.M. H.R. 511 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 511.
3:38:29 P.M. H.R. 511 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:31 P.M. H.R. 511 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:39 P.M. H.R. 587 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 587 — “To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review.”
3:38:53 P.M. H.R. 587 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:38:55 P.M. H.R. 587 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 587.
3:49:20 P.M. H.R. 587 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:22 P.M. H.R. 587 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:38 P.M. H.R. 590 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 590 — “To foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.”
3:49:50 P.M. H.R. 590 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:49:52 P.M. H.R. 590 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 590.
3:56:48 P.M. H.R. 590 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:53 P.M. H.R. 590 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:57:03 P.M. H.R. 518 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 518 — “To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy conservation standards for external power supplies, and for other purposes.”
3:57:15 P.M. H.R. 518 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:57:16 P.M. H.R. 518 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 518.
4:03:20 P.M. H.R. 518 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:22 P.M. H.R. 518 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:27 P.M. H.R. 290 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 290 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes.”
4:04:44 P.M. H.R. 290 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:45 P.M. H.R. 290 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 290.
4:16:00 P.M. H.R. 290 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:02 P.M. H.R. 290 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:06 P.M. H.R. 423 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 423 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes.”
4:16:18 P.M. H.R. 423 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:16:21 P.M. H.R. 423 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 423.
4:30:30 P.M. H.R. 423 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.
4:30:48 P.M. H.R. 588 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 588 — “To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a study on network resiliency during times of emergency, and for other purposes.”
4:31:04 P.M. H.R. 588 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:06 P.M. H.R. 588 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 588.
4:45:33 P.M. H.R. 588 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:36 P.M. H.R. 588 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:45:54 P.M. H.R. 555 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 555 — “To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land use restrictions, and for other purposes.”
4:46:14 P.M. H.R. 555 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:16 P.M. H.R. 555 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 555.
5:01:07 P.M. H.R. 555 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:10 P.M. H.R. 555 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:23 P.M. H.R. 460 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 460 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications.”
5:01:34 P.M. H.R. 460 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:42 P.M. H.R. 460 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 460.
5:15:22 P.M. H.R. 460 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:24 P.M. H.R. 460 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:32 P.M. H.R. 599 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 599 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.”
5:15:44 P.M. H.R. 599 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:15:45 P.M. H.R. 599 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 599.
5:25:51 P.M. H.R. 599 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:53 P.M. H.R. 599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:12 P.M. H.R. 582 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 582 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes.”
5:26:27 P.M. H.R. 582 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:29 P.M. H.R. 582 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 582.
5:41:11 P.M. H.R. 582 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.
5:41:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
6:30:53 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.
6:31:10 P.M. H.R. 423 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 423 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes.”
6:52:17 P.M. H.R. 423 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 – 5 (Roll no. 60).
6:52:18 P.M. H.R. 423 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:01 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of those who suffered losses from the tornadoes that struck the southeastern part of our nation.
6:57:31 P.M. H.R. 582 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 582 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes.”
7:05:27 P.M. H.R. 582 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 0 (Roll no. 61).
7:05:28 P.M. H.R. 582 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:09 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 55.
7:06:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:18:00 P.M. The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment, pursuant to section 4(c) of H. Res. 5, 115th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, of the following individuals to serve as the Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics: Nominated by the Speaker after consultation with the Minority Leader: Mr. Richard Norman “Doc” Hastings, Washington, Chairman; Mr. James M. Eagen, III, Colorado; Ms. Allison R. Hayward, Virginia; Ms. Judy Biggert, Illinois, alternate. Nominated by the Minority Leader after consultation with the Speaker: Mr. David Skaggs, Colorado, Co-Chairman; Brigadier General (retired) Belinda Pinckney, Virginia; Ms. Karan English, Arizona; Mr. Mike Barnes, Maryland, alternate.
7:19:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:20:15 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Pompeo wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective upon his confirmation as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
9:20:40 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Kansas, Mr. Pompeo, the whole number of the House is 434.
9:21:25 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 the following member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Hurd.
9:22:23 P.M. Ms. Plaskett moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:22:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:22:32 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 24, 2017.

House Activity Jan. 24

10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 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.
10:40:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 24.
12:00:30 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:16 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:19 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Lawson of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:03 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Becerra wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective on January 24, 2017.
12:03:19 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from California, Mr. Becerra, the whole number of the House is 433.
12:03:30 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.
12:36:18 P.M. H. Res. 55 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 55 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.”
12:37:06 P.M. H. Res. 55 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 55.
2:05:29 P.M. H. Res. 55 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 187 (Roll no. 62).
2:12:00 P.M. H. Res. 55 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 183 (Roll no. 63).
2:12:02 P.M. H. Res. 55 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:12:55 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Linda T. Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez submitted her resignation from the Committee on Ethics. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:14:01 P.M. H. Res. 56 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 56 — “Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
2:14:20 P.M. H. Res. 56 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:14:23 P.M. H. Res. 56 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:14:57 P.M. H.R. 7 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 55. H.R. 7 — “To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.”
2:15:02 P.M. H.R. 7 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 7 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2:15:15 P.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7.
3:34:45 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:34:56 P.M. H.R. 7 Ms. Schakowsky moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
3:34:57 P.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to repor the same back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the underlying bill from permitting any health plan to charge women higher premiums than men for health coverage.
3:40:41 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:41:04 P.M. H.R. 7 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
3:42:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:42:21 P.M. H.R. 589 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 589 — “To establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes.”
3:42:43 P.M. H.R. 589 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:45 P.M. H.R. 589 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 589.
4:03:51 P.M. H.R. 589 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:57 P.M. H.R. 589 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:09 P.M. H.R. 600 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 600 — “To promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, and for other purposes.”
4:04:20 P.M. H.R. 600 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:21 P.M. H.R. 600 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 600.
4:17:39 P.M. H.R. 600 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:41 P.M. H.R. 600 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:17:42 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the motion to recommit which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:18:04 P.M. H.R. 7 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 7 — “To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.”
4:18:30 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question on the motion was ordered without objection.
4:41:24 P.M. H.R. 7 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 235 (Roll no. 64).
4:49:02 P.M. H.R. 7 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 – 183 (Roll no. 65).
4:49:04 P.M. H.R. 7 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:45 P.M. H. Res. 59 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 59 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
4:51:54 P.M. H. Res. 59 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:51:57 P.M. H. Res. 59 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:58 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
4:51:59 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, January 27, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, January 30, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
4:52:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:52:18 P.M. H.R. 601 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 601 — “To enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of assistance provided under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to promote quality basic education in developing countries, to better enable such countries to achieve universal access to quality basic education and improved learning outcomes, to eliminate duplication and waste, and for other purposes.”
4:52:40 P.M. H.R. 601 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:41 P.M. H.R. 601 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 601.
5:10:24 P.M. H.R. 601 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:26 P.M. H.R. 601 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:29:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:13:05 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:13:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 27, 2017.
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