the senate March 13 -17 CONGRESS 2017 the house


Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Thursday, March 16 at 11:30am Monday, March 20 at 10:00am   When the Senate adjourns on Monday, March 20, it will next convene at 10:30am on Tuesday, March 21.
Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Daniel Coats to be Director of National Intelligence; invoked: 88-11. Confirmation of Daniel Coats to be Director of National Intelligence; confirmed: 85-12. Confirmation of Herbert McMaster to be Lieutenant General; confirmed: 86-10.   Legislative Business Passed H.R.1362, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic… More

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House Activity 3/17/2016

9:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:10 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:46 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:58 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Harper to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:12 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.
9:10:32 A.M. H. Res. 173 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 173 — “Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.”
9:11:25 A.M. H. Res. 173 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 173.
9:14:15 A.M. H. Res. 173 The previous question was ordered without objection.
9:14:18 A.M. H. Res. 173 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
9:14:24 A.M. H. Res. 173 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:14:58 A.M. H.R. 1367 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1367 — “To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
9:15:26 A.M. H.R. 1367 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:17:21 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wenstrup, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to extend the timeline to implement the fellowship program from 90 days to one year and extends the GAO reporting deadline from one to two years. Also, the amendment removes the requirement to track a number of hiring effectiveness metrics, changes the establishment of a recruiting database from a “shall” to “may” authority, and stipulates that HR training be accomplished virtually.
9:17:38 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wenstrup amendment No. 1.
9:20:47 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Wenstrup amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:21:11 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to make clear that the Inspector General of the VA must report, pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 7412, on at minimum 5 clinical and 5 nonclinical VA occupations that have the largest staffing shortages, which then triggers special hiring authorities for the Secretary to address such shortages.
9:21:28 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 2.
9:25:28 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:25:44 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sewell (AL), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to allow the Secretary to select eligible employees for the Executive Management Fellowship Program who represent or service rural areas, to whatever extent practicable.
9:26:04 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sewell amendment No. 3.
9:30:48 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:58 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Hanabusa, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to strike section 6, “Reemployment of Former Employees,” which would allow for the Secretary to appoint former employees at one grade higher than when they last separated, without having to go through the usual competitive application process.
9:31:17 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa amendment No. 4.
9:34:00 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment; Failed by voice vote.
9:34:22 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to prevent former political appointees at the VA from receiving non-political, competitively selected positions at the VA without having to go through the proper selection process.
9:34:46 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 5.
9:37:54 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:38:17 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shea-Porter, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to require the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to list open mental health positions in the database established under the bill.
9:38:38 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter amendment No. 6.
9:41:55 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:42:21 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brownley (CA), numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to clarify that “medical facility” referenced in Sec. 10 includes each medical center, domiciliary facility, outpatient clinic, community-based outpatient clinic, and vet center.
9:42:46 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) amendment No. 7.
9:45:23 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:45:55 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to add an analysis of succession planning and hiring in rural areas, and requires a study on the ability to hire and recruit veterans in rural areas.
9:46:12 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 8.
9:50:06 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:50:38 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gottheimer, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to add veterans who are recent graduates and/or recipients of Post-9/11 GI Bill Educational Assistance as a distinct category of individuals who are allowed for excepted service appointments.
9:51:02 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gottheimer amendment No. 9.
9:55:13 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Gottheimer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:55:20 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Herrera Beutler, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to strengthen anonymity protections for employees filling out exit surveys, and requires exit survey data to be compiled at the VISN level to identify and acknowledge regional differences.
9:55:41 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Herrera Beutler amendment No. 10.
9:59:19 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Herrera Beutler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:59:39 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Hanabusa, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to require the total number of employees that voluntarily separated and the percentage of those employees that took the voluntary exit survey.
10:00:02 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa amendment No. 11.
10:02:43 A.M. H.R. 1367 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hanabusa amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Walz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:03:12 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to encourage the transition of military medical professionals into employment with the Veterans Health Administration upon discharge or separation from the Armed Forces.
10:03:38 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 12.
10:05:32 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:05:56 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bost, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a plan to hire a director for each VA medical center without a permanent director.
10:06:14 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost amendment No. 13.
10:10:16 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:10:53 A.M. H.R. 1367 An amendment, offered by Mr. O’Rourke, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 115-39 to allow the VA to offer physicians conditional job offers two years prior to the completion of their residency program. Also, the amendment requires VA recruiters or similar official to visit each teaching institution with a residency program at least once annually.
10:11:14 A.M. H.R. 1367 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 198, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Rourke amendment No. 14.
10:14:19 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the O’Rourke amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:14:36 A.M. H.R. 1367 Mr. Wenstrup moved that the committee rise.
10:14:51 A.M. H.R. 1367 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:15:02 A.M. H.R. 1367 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1367 as unfinished business.
10:15:38 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:02:08 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 17.
11:02:12 A.M. H.R. 1367 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1367 — “To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
11:02:33 A.M. H.R. 1367 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:02:35 A.M. H.R. 1367 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of the Hanabusa amendment No. 11, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:29:24 A.M. H.R. 1367 On agreeing to the Hanabusa amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 400 – 8 (Roll no. 170).
11:29:47 A.M. H.R. 1367 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1367.
11:30:34 A.M. H.R. 1367 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:30:47 A.M. H.R. 1367 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.
11:37:10 A.M. H.R. 1367 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 – 0 (Roll no. 171).
11:37:12 A.M. H.R. 1367 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:44:55 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 – 143, 2 Present (Roll no. 172).
11:48:38 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.
12:25:10 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, March 17, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, for Morning-Hour debate. Agreed to without objection.
12:26:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:43:28 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:52:58 P.M. Mr. Gallego moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:53:07 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:53:09 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 20, 2017.

House Activity 3/16

Last Floor Action:
3:18:57 P.M. -H.R. 1259
GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1259.

10:00:55 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:32 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.
10:47:21 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 16.
12:00:35 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Andrew Chaney, First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Missouri.
12:02:17 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.
12:03:00 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Ruiz to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:33 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.
12:33:55 P.M. H. Res. 198 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 198 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1259) to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1367) to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1181) to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.”
12:39:05 P.M. H. Res. 198 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 198.
1:30:52 P.M. H. Res. 198 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 198, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings 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.
1:30:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
1:35:44 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 16.
1:35:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of ordering the previous question on H. Res. 198, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:36:25 P.M. H. Res. 198 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 198 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1259) to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1367) to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1181) to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.”
1:59:07 P.M. H. Res. 198 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 185 (Roll no. 162).
2:06:59 P.M. H. Res. 198 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 187 (Roll no. 163).
2:07:01 P.M. H. Res. 198 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:14:27 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 165, 1 Present (Roll no. 164).
2:15:23 P.M. H.R. 1181 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198. H.R. 1181 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.”
2:16:31 P.M. H.R. 1181 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1181.
3:16:23 P.M. H.R. 1181 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:17:14 P.M. H.R. 1181 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1181, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Roe (TN) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of H.R. 1181 until a time to be announced.
3:17:54 P.M. H.R. 1259 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 198. H.R. 1259 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes.”
3:18:48 P.M. H.R. 1259 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 198 and Rule XVIII.
3:18:49 P.M. H.R. 1259 The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold Rogers to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:18:57 P.M. H.R. 1259 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1259.

House Activity 3/15

4:30:26 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
4:30:40 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
4:31:01 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
4:32:20 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
4:32:23 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Dunn to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
4:32:42 P.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.
4:45:48 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:46:20 P.M. H.R. 132 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 132 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and for other purposes.”
4:46:31 P.M. H.R. 132 DEBATE – The House resumed debate on H.R. 132.
4:49:28 P.M. H.R. 132 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.
4:49:50 P.M. S.J. Res. 1 Mr. Tipton asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
4:49:50 P.M. S.J. Res. 1 Considered by unanimous consent. S.J. Res. 1 — “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.”
4:50:21 P.M. S.J. Res. 1 On passage Passed without objection.
4:50:23 P.M. S.J. Res. 1 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:24 P.M. H.R. 648 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 648 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir.”
4:50:57 P.M. H.R. 648 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:58 P.M. H.R. 648 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 648.
4:56:11 P.M. H.R. 648 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.
4:56:20 P.M. H.R. 267 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 267 — “To redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.”
4:56:44 P.M. H.R. 267 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:56:46 P.M. H.R. 267 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 267.
5:05:16 P.M. H.R. 267 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Tipton 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.
5:05:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 15.
6:31:01 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 15, 2017 at 5:42 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 1362, without amendment.
6:32:02 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 debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:18 P.M. H.R. 132 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 132 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and for other purposes.”
6:58:04 P.M. H.R. 132 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 1 (Roll no. 159).
6:58:05 P.M. H.R. 132 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:09 P.M. H.R. 648 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 648 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir.”
7:04:33 P.M. H.R. 648 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 0 (Roll no. 160).
7:04:34 P.M. H.R. 648 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:10 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Mr. Crowley notified the House of his intent to rise to a point of privilege pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, and to offer a privileged resolution.
7:06:11 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION – Mr. Crowley was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification.
7:16:00 P.M. Mr. Crowley and Mr. Pascrell were recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not Mr. Crowley’s resolution constituted a point of privilege, and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
7:31:20 P.M. Mr. Crowley moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
7:31:30 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
7:48:08 P.M. On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 183, 1 Present (Roll no. 161).
7:48:10 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
7:48:38 P.M. H.R. 267 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 267 — “To redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.”
7:49:01 P.M. H.R. 267 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:49:05 P.M. H.R. 267 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:49:28 P.M. Mr. Harper filed a report from the Committee on House Administration on H. Res. 173.
7:50:14 P.M. H.R. 1228 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:50:51 P.M. H.R. 1228 An amendment, offered by Mr. Harper, to add a new subsection relating to the authority of Congressional leadership in making appointments.
7:51:03 P.M. H.R. 1228 On agreeing to the Harper amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:51:17 P.M. H.R. 1228 On passage Passed without objection.
7:51:24 P.M. H.R. 1228 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:51:30 P.M. Mr. Buck filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 198.
7:52:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:10:18 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:21:00 P.M. Mr. Hurd moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:21:06 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:21:07 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2017.

House Activity 3/13

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:18 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Liz Cheney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:19 P.M. The House received a communication from Paul D. Irving, Sergeant at Arms. The Sergeant-at-Arms notified the House that the time previously appointed for the next meeting of the House was going to be 12:00 p.m. on March 14, 2017, for Morning Hour debate. Pursuant to clause 12(c) of rule I, he notified the House of an imminent impairment of the place of reconvening at that time. The impairment is due to severe weather. Subsequently, the Chair announced that the rescheduling of the time of meeting for the House at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 had been communicated to the Members.
12:01:27 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:35 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess pursuant to section 12(c) of rule I. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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