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 Wrap Up for Thursday, March 9, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.J.Res.57 (ESSA accountability); passed: 50-49. Motion to invoke cloture on Seema Verma (CMS); invoked: 54-44.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.86, recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives of the people of the United States.   No Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 8, 2017  Mar 8, ’17 8:35 PM

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.J.Res.58; passed: 59-40.   Legislative Business Passed S.496, to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.   Passed S.J.Res.1, approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed… More

Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Mar 7, ’17 6:17 PM Roll Call Votes Passage of H.J.Res.44; passed: 51-48.   Legislative Business Adopted by voice vote S.Res.68, raising awareness of modern slavery.   Adopted S.Res.82, congratulating the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Laboratory.   No Executive Business More

Wrap Up for Monday, March 6, 2017 Mar 6, ’17 6:59 PM Roll Call Votes Passage of H.J.Res.37; passed: 49-48.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business More

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Ben Carson to be Secretary, HUD; confirmed: 58-41. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy; invoked: 62-37. Confirmation of Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy; confirmed: 62-37. Motion to proceed to H.J.Res.37; agreed to: 51-46.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.79, Read… More

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Ryan Zinke to be Secretary, DOI; confirmed: 68-31. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ben Carson to be Secretary, HUD; invoked: 62-37.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.74, congratulating the State of Nebraska on the 150th anniversary of the admission of that State into the United States.   Adopted…    More

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House Activity 3/9

10:00:57 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:20 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.
11:10:15 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 9.
12:00:17 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:23 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Kuster of NH to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:23 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 March 9, 2017 at 9:16 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.J. Res. 58, S.J. Res. 1, and S. 496.
12:02:48 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.
12:34:35 P.M. H. Res. 180 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 180 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 720) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 985) to amend the procedures used in Federal court class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings to assure fairer, more efficient outcomes for claimants and defendants, and for other purposes.”
12:38:46 P.M. H. Res. 180 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 180.
1:06:04 P.M. H. Res. 180 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 180, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:06:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:16:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 9.
2:16:13 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 180, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:16:58 P.M. H. Res. 180 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 180 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 720) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 985) to amend the procedures used in Federal court class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings to assure fairer, more efficient outcomes for claimants and defendants, and for other purposes.”
2:43:03 P.M. H. Res. 180 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 186 (Roll no. 138).
2:52:00 P.M. H. Res. 180 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 184 (Roll no. 139).
2:52:02 P.M. H. Res. 180 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:12 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.J. Res. 57.
2:55:00 P.M. H.R. 725 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 175. H.R. 725 — “To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder.”
2:55:05 P.M. H.R. 725 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 725
2:55:11 P.M. H.R. 725 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 175 and Rule XVIII.
2:55:12 P.M. H.R. 725 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jody B. Hice to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:55:52 P.M. H.R. 725 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 725.
3:28:45 P.M. H.R. 725 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-27 to create an exception for instances of public health risks, including byproducts of hydraulic fracturing, well stimulation, or any water contamination
3:29:02 P.M. H.R. 725 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 175, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto amendment No. 1.
3:37:24 P.M. H.R. 725 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Soto 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.
3:37:56 P.M. H.R. 725 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-27 to create a separate exception for plaintiffs seeking compensation resulting from the bad faith of an insurer.
3:38:20 P.M. H.R. 725 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 175, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 2.
3:47:04 P.M. H.R. 725 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:47:22 P.M. H.R. 725 Mr. Farenthold moved that the committee rise.
3:47:36 P.M. H.R. 725 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:47:47 P.M. H.R. 725 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 725 as unfinished business.
3:47:52 P.M. H.R. 985 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 180. H.R. 985 — “To amend the procedures used in Federal court class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings to assure fairer, more efficient outcomes for claimants and defendants, and for other purposes.”
3:47:57 P.M. H.R. 985 Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 720 and H.R. 985.
3:48:35 P.M. H.R. 985 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 180 and Rule XVIII.
3:48:36 P.M. H.R. 985 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:48:44 P.M. H.R. 985 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 985.
4:37:13 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-29 to make technical, conforming, and clarifying changes to the bill.
4:37:51 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
4:44:18 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:49 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-29 to strike the provision on conflicts of interest.
4:45:14 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 2.
4:52:46 P.M. H.R. 985 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Deutch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:53:22 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-29 to strike the fee determination based on equitable relief provision.
4:53:46 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 3.
5:02:17 P.M. H.R. 985 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Deutch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:02:37 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-29 to strike section 1721 to allow discovery to proceed while motions are pending.
5:03:00 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto amendment No. 4.
5:10:41 P.M. H.R. 985 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Soto amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Soto demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:10:58 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-29 to exempt civil actions alleging fraud.
5:11:20 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 5.
5:21:13 P.M. H.R. 985 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 a time to be announced.
5:21:27 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-29 to exempt civil rights actions from the bill’s class action provisions.
5:21:50 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 6.
5:30:10 P.M. H.R. 985 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 a time to be announced.
5:30:27 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 7 printed in Part B House Report 115-29 to replace the substantive text of the bill with a requirement that the bankruptcy asbestos trust report quarterly an aggregate list of demands received and payments made
5:30:48 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 7.
5:39:10 P.M. H.R. 985 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee 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.
5:39:43 P.M. H.R. 985 An amendment, offered by Mr. Espaillat, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-29 to exempt a claimant who is or has been living in public housing or any dwelling unit for which rental assistance provided under section 8.
5:40:04 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Espaillat amendment No. 8.
5:45:22 P.M. H.R. 985 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Espaillat amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Espaillat demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:07:56 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 227 (Roll no. 140).
6:12:21 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 228 (Roll no. 141).
6:16:12 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 230 (Roll no. 142).
6:19:25 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 230 (Roll no. 143).
6:22:41 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 230 (Roll no. 144).
6:26:21 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 229 (Roll no. 145).
6:29:16 P.M. H.R. 985 On agreeing to the Espaillat amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 228 (Roll no. 146).
6:29:40 P.M. H.R. 985 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 985.
6:30:03 P.M. H.R. 985 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:30:18 P.M. H.R. 985 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.
6:32:09 P.M. H.R. 985 Mr. Kildee moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6:32:33 P.M. H.R. 985 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption for any civil action brought forward to protect drinking water supplies.
6:40:37 P.M. H.R. 985 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:47:05 P.M. H.R. 985 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 234 (Roll no. 147).
6:53:07 P.M. H.R. 985 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 220 – 201, 1 Present (Roll no. 148).
6:53:10 P.M. H.R. 985 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:30 P.M. H.R. 725 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 725 — “To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder.”
6:54:47 P.M. H.R. 725 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:54:48 P.M. H.R. 725 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:00:09 P.M. H.R. 725 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 233 (Roll no. 149).
7:03:01 P.M. H.R. 725 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 229 (Roll no. 150).
7:03:24 P.M. H.R. 725 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 725.
7:03:44 P.M. H.R. 725 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:04:28 P.M. H.R. 725 Ms. Kuster (NH) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
7:06:47 P.M. H.R. 725 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster (NH) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption for any civil action brought forward that pertains to ethics in government.
7:09:04 P.M. H.R. 725 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
7:14:50 P.M. H.R. 725 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 233 (Roll no. 151).
7:20:44 P.M. H.R. 725 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 224 – 194 (Roll no. 152).
7:20:45 P.M. H.R. 725 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:21:51 P.M. Migratory Bird Conservation Commission – Pursuant to section 2 of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission: Mr. Thompson of CA.
7:23:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:41:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:14:30 P.M. Mr. Yoho moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:14:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:14:39 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 10, 2017.

Last Floor Action:
1:20:15 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 14, 2017.

House Activity 3/10

9:00:05 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:27 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:40 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wenstrup to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:00 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.
9:14:34 A.M. H.R. 720 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 180. H.R. 720 — “To amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes.”
9:14:39 A.M. H.R. 720 Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 720 and H.R. 985.
9:15:03 A.M. H.R. 720 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 180 and Rule XVIII.
9:15:04 A.M. H.R. 720 The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:15:37 A.M. H.R. 720 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 720.
9:56:38 A.M. H.R. 720 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-29 to reinstate the FRCP 11(c)(2) safe harbor provision to allow parties to avoid penalties by withdrawing or correcting the claims within 14 days from when the alleged violation of rule 11(b) becomes known, anytime up until the end of the discovery period.
9:56:41 A.M. H.R. 720 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Part A amendment No. 1.
10:04:00 A.M. H.R. 720 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Soto amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Soto demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:04:43 A.M. H.R. 720 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-29 to strike the provision mandating the award of reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, restoring judicial discretion to award such fees and costs, when warranted.
10:04:45 A.M. H.R. 720 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 2.
10:11:39 A.M. H.R. 720 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee 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.
10:12:13 A.M. H.R. 720 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-29 to exempt from the bill civil actions alleging any violation of a constitutional or civil right.
10:12:15 A.M. H.R. 720 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers Part A amendment No. 3.
10:19:11 A.M. H.R. 720 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 a time to be announced.
10:19:56 A.M. H.R. 720 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jeffries, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-29 to exempt actions pertaining to whistleblowers.
10:19:58 A.M. H.R. 720 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jeffries Part A amendment No. 4.
10:27:40 A.M. H.R. 720 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jeffries amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Jeffries demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:27:41 A.M. H.R. 720 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:50:16 A.M. H.R. 720 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 225 (Roll no. 153).
10:54:54 A.M. H.R. 720 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 225 (Roll no. 154).
10:59:21 A.M. H.R. 720 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 227 (Roll no. 155).
11:03:29 A.M. H.R. 720 On agreeing to the Jeffries amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 229 (Roll no. 156).
11:03:38 A.M. H.R. 720 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 720.
11:04:00 A.M. H.R. 720 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:05:12 A.M. H.R. 720 Ms. Lofgren moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
11:05:23 A.M. H.R. 720 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 with an amendment to add a section at the end of the bill prohibiting language to be construed to apply to a civil action that implicates the foreign emoluments clause of the United States Constitution.
11:12:05 A.M. H.R. 720 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:19:25 A.M. H.R. 720 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 232 (Roll no. 157).
11:30:43 A.M. H.R. 720 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 – 188 (Roll no. 158).
11:30:45 A.M. H.R. 720 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:30:57 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:06:18 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, March 10, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:07:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:17:48 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:19:44 P.M. UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL – Pursuant to 36 U.S.C 2302 and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL: Mr. Deutch and Mr. Schneider.
1:20:07 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:20:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:15 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 14, 2017.

House Activity 3/1

10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:22 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Keith J. Rothfus to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
10:48:56 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:40 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 1.
12:00:54 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:17 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:19 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:51 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Zinke wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective immediately.
12:03:21 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 Montana, Mr. Zinke, the whole number of the House is 430
12:05:01 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.
12:24:55 P.M. H. Res. 156 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 156 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1004) to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1009) to amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes.”
12:29:04 P.M. H. Res. 156 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 156.
1:07:26 P.M. H. Res. 156 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 156, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:07:44 P.M. H.R. 998 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 998 — “To provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes.”
1:09:05 P.M. H.R. 998 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
1:10:08 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt any rule or set of rules prescribed by the Secretary of Education and relating to consumer protections for student loan borrowers.
1:11:06 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 8.
1:18:06 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Bonamici amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Bonamici demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:18:57 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt any rule or set of rules relating to Title I of the Elementary a nd Secondary Education Act of 1965.
1:20:02 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 9.
1:27:34 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Failed by voice vote.
1:28:05 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt rules relating to the enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
1:28:07 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 10.
1:36:36 P.M. H.R. 998 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.
1:37:12 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt rules affecting or impacting the special government to government relationship between the federal government and tribal communities or affecting tribal sovereignty or self-determination.
1:37:33 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 11.
1:45:17 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:45:36 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cummings, numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt any rule relating to protections for whistleblowers or penalties for retaliation against whistleblowers.
1:46:02 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cummings amendment No. 12.
1:53:02 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cummings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cummings demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:53:43 P.M. H.R. 998 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:20:51 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 235 (Roll no. 109).
2:28:21 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 231 (Roll no. 110).
2:33:11 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 197 – 229 (Roll no. 111).
2:37:28 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Cummings amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 231 (Roll no. 112).
2:37:36 P.M. H.R. 998 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 998.
2:37:59 P.M. H.R. 998 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:38:42 P.M. H.R. 998 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
2:39:54 P.M. H.R. 998 Mr. Raskin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
2:40:24 P.M. H.R. 998 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any rules pertaining to laws governing potential conflicts of interest of an employee or officer of the executive branch, financial disclosures of an employee or officer of the executive branch, or bribery.
2:47:48 P.M. H.R. 998 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:01:30 P.M. H.R. 998 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 113).
3:08:06 P.M. H.R. 998 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 – 185 (Roll no. 114).
3:08:07 P.M. H.R. 998 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:14 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 156, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:08:28 P.M. H. Res. 156 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 156 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1004) to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1009) to amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes.”
3:14:56 P.M. H. Res. 156 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 189 (Roll no. 115).
3:21:47 P.M. H. Res. 156 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 180 (Roll no. 116).
3:21:48 P.M. H. Res. 156 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 150. H.J. Res. 83 — “Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness”.”
3:22:06 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Provides for consideration of H.R. 998 and H.J. Res. 83.
3:22:30 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 83.
4:03:14 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:03:43 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 83, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
4:04:39 P.M. H.R. 1009 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 156. H.R. 1009 — “To amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes.”
4:04:44 P.M. H.R. 1009 Providing for consideration of H.R. 1004 and H.R. 1009.
4:04:58 P.M. H.R. 1009 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 156 and Rule XVIII.
4:04:58 P.M. H.R. 1009 The Speaker designated the Honorable David P. Joyce to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:05:59 P.M. H.R. 1009 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1009.
4:43:20 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mitchell, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to make technical changes to H.R. 1009 to ensure consistency in dates and terms, require OIRA to review significant guidance, and prohibit the authorization of additional funds.
4:43:28 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mitchell Part B amendment No. 1.
4:50:30 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Mitchell amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:50:37 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to ensure that federal agencies engage their partners in state, local, and tribal government throughout the regulatory process.
4:50:39 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck Part B amendment No. 2.
4:55:26 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:55:44 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IA), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to require each agency to describe steps taken to determine a new rule or regulation is not duplicative or conflicting with any existing or planned regulatory action and to require agencies to maintain a list of active regulatory actions on website.
4:55:45 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IA) Part B amendment No. 3.
5:01:46 P.M. H.R. 1009 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Young (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Plaskett demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:02:42 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meadows, numbered 4 printed in Part B House Report 115-21 to require OIRA to keep a log of the “consultation”–which is any communication that occurs about a specific regulation before the regulation is submitted for review–for each regulation and to publish a list of all the consultations when the regulation is published in the Federal Register.
5:02:44 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows Part B amendment No. 4.
5:10:17 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:33 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to require OIRA to maintain records on each significant regulatory action reviewed such that it is easily accessible to provide to Congress upon request.
5:10:35 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz Part B amendment No. 5.
5:14:46 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:14:54 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to exempts independent agencies from the legislation.
5:14:55 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Part B amendment No. 6.
5:22:07 P.M. H.R. 1009 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:22:57 P.M. H.R. 1009 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:49:28 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Young (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 265 – 158 (Roll no. 117).
5:54:45 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 234 (Roll no. 118).
5:55:20 P.M. H.R. 1009 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1009.
5:56:17 P.M. H.R. 1009 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:57:55 P.M. H.R. 1009 Mr. Cartwright moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government.
5:58:06 P.M. H.R. 1009 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 subsection at the end of the bill titled Exemption for the Office of Government Ethics.
6:05:24 P.M. H.R. 1009 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:12:50 P.M. H.R. 1009 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 234 (Roll no. 119).
6:19:09 P.M. H.R. 1009 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 241 – 184 (Roll no. 120).
6:19:11 P.M. H.R. 1009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.J. Res. 83 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had postponed.
6:19:39 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 83 — “Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness”.”
6:26:11 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 – 191 (Roll no. 121).
6:26:14 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:26:39 P.M. Mr. Byrne asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on March 2. Agreed to without objection.
6:26:45 P.M. Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China – Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 6913, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China: Mr. Walz and Ms. Kaptur.
6:27:02 P.M. Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group – Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276d and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Higgins of NY, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Larsen of WA and Mr. DeFazio.
6:27:03 P.M. Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress – Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 2702, the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. John A. Lawrence of Washington, D.C.
6:28:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:41:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:37:02 P.M. Mr. Fortenberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:37:04 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:37:05 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2017.

House Activity 3/2

9:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:16 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:12 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:13 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Raskin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:30 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.
9:15:55 A.M. H.R. 1004 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 156. H.R. 1004 — “To amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes.”
9:16:00 A.M. H.R. 1004 Providing for consideration of H.R. 1004 and H.R. 1009.
9:16:42 A.M. H.R. 1004 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 156 and Rule XVIII.
9:16:43 A.M. H.R. 1004 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:17:03 A.M. H.R. 1004 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1004.
9:46:31 A.M. H.R. 1004 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-21 to clarify the terms “propaganda”, “publicity”, and “advocacy”, within the rule’s prohibited communications, to mean any information, statements or claims that are unsupported by science or empirical data.
9:46:33 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 1.
9:56:26 A.M. H.R. 1004 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee 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.
9:57:19 A.M. H.R. 1004 An amendment, offered by Mr. Farenthold, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-21 to require the Executive agency to display a list of any regulatory actions that duplicate or overlap with agency regulatory action.
9:57:20 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Farenthold Part A amendment No. 2.
10:04:48 A.M. H.R. 1004 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Farenthold amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.
10:05:13 A.M. H.R. 1004 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-21 to exempt from the rule’s prohibited communications any communication that is protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
10:05:14 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 3.
10:15:59 A.M. H.R. 1004 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee 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.
10:16:39 A.M. H.R. 1004 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:39:58 A.M. H.R. 1004 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 – 234 (Roll no. 122).
10:44:59 A.M. H.R. 1004 On agreeing to the Farenthold amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 263 – 145 (Roll no. 123).
10:51:53 A.M. H.R. 1004 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 232 (Roll no. 124).
10:51:58 A.M. H.R. 1004 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1004.
10:52:36 A.M. H.R. 1004 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:52:45 A.M. H.R. 1004 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:53:49 A.M. H.R. 1004 Ms. Jayapal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
10:54:06 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. Pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments to prevent the President from making public references to businesses in which he has an equity interest. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
11:01:14 A.M. H.R. 1004 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:08:31 A.M. H.R. 1004 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 232 (Roll no. 125).
11:15:39 A.M. H.R. 1004 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 246 – 176 (Roll no. 126).
11:15:41 A.M. H.R. 1004 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:16:52 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. McCarthy for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:16:53 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 2, 2017 it adjourn to meet at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 Agreed to without objection.
12:04:22 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:20:34 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman. Pursuant to section 3307 of Title 40, United States Code, Mr. Shuster notified the House that the Committee on Transporation and Infrastructure met in open session to consider eight resolutions provided by GSA at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs and authorized these leases to be executed pursuant to GSA’s leasing authority in accordance with the provisions. Copies of the resolutions adopted by the Committee on Transporation and Infrastructure are enclosed. Referred to Apporopriations and ordered printed.
12:21:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:49:30 P.M. Ms. Norton moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:49:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:49:35 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on March 6, 2017.

House Activity 3/6

:00:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
4:00:11 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
4:00:22 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gene Hemrick, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Washington, DC
4:01:22 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
4:01:24 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
4:02:40 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy – Pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 51312(b), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy: Mr. Suozzi.
4:02:54 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 March 2, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.: Appointment: Senate Delegation to the British-American Interparliamentary Group Conference during the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress
4:03:06 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 March 6, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.: Appointment: Senate Delegation to the British-American Interparliamentary Group Conference during the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress; Senate National Security Working Group for the 115th Congress; United States Caucus on International Narcotics Control
4:03:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 7, 2017.

House Activity 3/7

12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson 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.
12:48:19 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:08 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.
2:00:35 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gary Studniewski, St. Peters Catholic Church, Washington, DC
2:01:46 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:49 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Soto to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:12:50 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 March 7, 2017, at 9:29 a.m. that the Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 37 and appointment: Members of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
2:13:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 5:00 p.m. today.
5:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.
5:00:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:01:01 P.M. H.R. 1362 Mrs. Radewagen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1362 — “To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic.”
5:01:08 P.M. H.R. 1362 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:10 P.M. H.R. 1362 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1362.
5:13:27 P.M. H.R. 1362 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.
5:14:09 P.M. H.R. 375 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 375 — “To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the “Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.”
5:14:25 P.M. H.R. 375 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:30 P.M. H.R. 375 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 375.
5:41:46 P.M. H.R. 375 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Johnson (GA) objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
5:42:14 P.M. H.R. 1174 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1174 — “To provide a lactation room in public buildings.”
5:42:24 P.M. H.R. 1174 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:42:26 P.M. H.R. 1174 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1174.
6:11:06 P.M. H.R. 1174 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:11:08 P.M. H.R. 1174 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:11:35 P.M. S. 442 Mr. Babin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 442 — “To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes.”
6:11:50 P.M. S. 442 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:11:51 P.M. S. 442 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 442.
6:33:49 P.M. S. 442 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:51 P.M. S. 442 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:34:00 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 174 and H. Res. 175.
6:34:01 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 March 7, 2017 at 4:48 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.J. Res. 44.
6:35:22 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:35:46 P.M. H.R. 1362 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1362 — “To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic.”
6:57:54 P.M. H.R. 1362 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 – 2 (Roll no. 127).
6:57:55 P.M. H.R. 1362 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:59:20 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER A RESOLUTION – Ms. Eshoo notified the House of her intent to rise to a point of privilege pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, and to offer a privileged resolution.
6:59:21 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION – Ms. Eshoo was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification.
7:04:50 P.M. Ms. Eshoo was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not her resolution constituted a point of privilege and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
7:11:21 P.M. Ms. Eshoo appealed the ruling of the Chair.
7:11:41 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
7:29:56 P.M. On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 186, 1 Present (Roll no. 128).
7:30:09 P.M. H.R. 375 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 375 — “To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the “Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.”
7:30:29 P.M. H.R. 375 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:37 P.M. H.R. 375 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:32:16 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:46:52 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
10:00:13 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:00:24 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:00:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 8, 2017.

Last Floor Action: 3/8
1:32:04 P.M. -H. Res. 175
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 175.

10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:35 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.
10:39:37 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 March 8.
12:01:11 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:45 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Woodall to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:02 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.
12:26:07 P.M. H. Res. 174 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 174 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1301) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
12:27:55 P.M. H. Res. 174 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 174.
1:29:07 P.M. H. Res. 174 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 174, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:30:19 P.M. H. Res. 175 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 175 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 725) to amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder.”
1:32:04 P.M. H. Res. 175 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 175.
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