the senate March 20th -24th CONGRESS 2017 the house


Schedule for

Monday, March 27, 2017
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2017.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1, the Montenegro treaty. The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the treaty is 3:30pm.   At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the 

 Wrap Up for Thursday, March 23, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of S.J.Res.34 (broadband CRA); passed: 50-48. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #20, David Friedman, to be Ambassador to Israel; invoked: 52-46. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #20, David Friedman, to be Ambassador to Israel; confirmed: 52-46.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.96, designating March 25, 2017, as “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness…  More

 Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.J.Res.83; passed: 50-48.   Legislative Business   Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.1181, Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act.   No Executive Business  More

 Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21 and #22, en bloc – Charles R. Breyer, of California, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission and Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission; confirmed: 98-0. Passage of H.J.Res.69; passed: 52-47.   Legislative Business Passed…

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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.   On 

 

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Last Floor Action:
4:31:33 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017.

House Activity 3/24

9:00:12 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:17 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:17 A.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. 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.
9:01:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kildee 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.
9:12:49 A.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 228.
9:14:23 A.M. H. Res. 228 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 228 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1628) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.”
9:14:34 A.M. H. Res. 228 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 228.
10:55:18 A.M. H. Res. 228 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 – 186 (Roll no. 191).
11:03:18 A.M. H. Res. 228 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 194 (Roll no. 192).
11:03:20 A.M. H. Res. 228 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:03:21 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules on H.R. 1365, as amended, if ordered and the Speaker’s approval of the Journal, if ordered.
11:03:47 A.M. H.R. 1365 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1365 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain acquisition innovation, and for other purposes.”
11:12:05 A.M. H.R. 1365 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 424 – 0 (Roll no. 193).
11:12:06 A.M. H.R. 1365 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:18:45 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 201, 1 Present (Roll no. 194).
11:19:47 A.M. H.R. 1628 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 228. H.R. 1628 — “To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.”
11:20:31 A.M. H.R. 1628 DEBATE – The House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 1628.
3:30:32 P.M. H.R. 1628 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1628 is postponed.
3:31:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 24.
4:30:01 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1302, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:30:05 P.M. H.R. 1302 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1302 — “To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes.”
4:30:42 P.M. H.R. 1302 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:30:44 P.M. H.R. 1302 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:31:03 P.M. Mr. Bergman asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, March 24, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, March 27, 2017 at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
4:31:25 P.M. Mr. Bergman moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:31:32 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:33 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017.

House Activity 3/23

9:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:25 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Bob MacGregor, City Harvest Church, Vancouver, Washington.
9:01:40 A.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. 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.
9:02:11 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kelly of MS to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:33 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.
9:15:23 A.M. H. Res. 221 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 221 — “Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
9:16:10 A.M. H. Res. 221 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 221.
9:59:29 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 83.
10:00:08 A.M. H. Res. 221 DEBATE – The House resumed debate on H. Res. 221.
10:22:03 A.M. H. Res. 221 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 221, 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 ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
10:22:37 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:05:38 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 23.
8:05:49 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 23, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.: that the Senate passed S.J. Res. 34
8:06:11 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 221, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
8:06:32 P.M. H. Res. 221 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 221 — “Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
8:45:41 P.M. H. Res. 221 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 185 (Roll no. 188).
8:52:27 P.M. H. Res. 221 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 189 (Roll no. 189).
8:52:28 P.M. H. Res. 221 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:53:49 P.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 for tomorrow.
8:56:18 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal.
9:02:54 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 202 – 197, 4 Present (Roll no. 190).
9:04:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:11:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:47:27 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:47:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:47:39 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 24, 2017.

House Activity 3/22

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:27 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.
11:12:18 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 22.
12:00:25 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. Tom Smiley, Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia.
12:01:52 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:54 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Jeffries to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:35 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:31:04 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 22, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 69, without amendment.
12:31:15 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 22, 2017 at 11:22 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 1228, without amendment and H.R. 244, with amendments.
12:31:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:31:57 P.M. H.R. 1302 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1302 — “To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes.”
12:32:16 P.M. H.R. 1302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:32:18 P.M. H.R. 1302 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1302.
12:39:39 P.M. H.R. 1302 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Ms. McSally objected to the Yea – Nay 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.
12:39:52 P.M. H.R. 1238 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1238 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes.”
12:40:07 P.M. H.R. 1238 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:40:12 P.M. H.R. 1238 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1238.
12:50:45 P.M. H.R. 1238 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.
12:51:11 P.M. H.R. 1365 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1365 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain acquisition innovation, and for other purposes.”
12:51:25 P.M. H.R. 1365 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:51:27 P.M. H.R. 1365 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1365.
12:58:00 P.M. H.R. 1365 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Donovan objected to the Yea – Nay 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.
12:58:44 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE – Mr. Polis was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not his resolution constituted a point of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
1:12:10 P.M. Mr. Polis moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
1:12:13 P.M. Ms. Cheney moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
1:37:39 P.M. On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair. Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 189, 1 Present (Roll no. 182).
1:37:41 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
1:38:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Rosen motion to recommit with instructions and passage of H.R. 372, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:38:44 P.M. H.R. 372 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 372 — “To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.”
1:46:28 P.M. H.R. 372 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 189 – 233 (Roll no. 183).
1:53:33 P.M. H.R. 372 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 416 – 7 (Roll no. 184).
1:53:35 P.M. H.R. 372 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:09 P.M. H.R. 1101 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 210. H.R. 1101 — “To amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.”
1:56:14 P.M. H.R. 1101 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1101 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendment is in order.
1:57:28 P.M. H.R. 1101 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1101.
2:50:32 P.M. H.R. 1101 An amendment, offered by Ms. Herrera Beutler, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-51 to clarify that existing association health plans may continue to operate under existing state and federal law.
2:51:08 P.M. H.R. 1101 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 210, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Herrera Beutler amendment No. 1.
2:59:15 P.M. H.R. 1101 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) without objection.
2:59:20 P.M. H.R. 1101 On agreeing to the Herrera Beutler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:00:01 P.M. H.R. 1101 Ms. Shea-Porter moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
3:00:13 P.M. H.R. 1101 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minuted of debate on the Shea-Porter 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 require plans to provide coverage for substance use disorder treatments, including treatment for opioid use.
3:06:03 P.M. H.R. 1101 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:31:53 P.M. H.R. 1101 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 – 233 (Roll no. 185).
3:40:05 P.M. H.R. 1101 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 236 – 175 (Roll no. 186).
3:40:07 P.M. H.R. 1101 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced the unfinished business was the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1238 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:40:20 P.M. H.R. 1238 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1238 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes.”
3:48:19 P.M. H.R. 1238 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 6 (Roll no. 187).
3:48:20 P.M. H.R. 1238 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:48:49 P.M. Mr. Womack asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on March 23. Agreed to without objection.
3:49:23 P.M. Congressional Award Board – Pursuant to section 803(a) of the Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Act (2 U.S.C. 803(a)), the Democratic Leader appointed the following member of the House to the Congressional Award Board: Mrs. Dingell.
3:51:26 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to South Sudan – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-25).
3:52:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:10:34 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:11:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:52:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 22.
11:52:35 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 221.
11:53:00 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:53:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:53:15 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 23, 2017.

House Activity 3/21

10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:59 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:02:41 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
12:00:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
12:00:39 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Chris Bell, 3 Circle Church, Fairhope, Alabama
12:02:06 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:09 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Byrne to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:28:19 P.M. H. Res. 209 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 209 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 372) to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.”
12:29:33 P.M. H. Res. 209 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 209.
1:36:48 P.M. H. Res. 209 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 185 (Roll no. 176).
1:43:30 P.M. H. Res. 209 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 182 (Roll no. 177).
1:43:31 P.M. H. Res. 209 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:43:40 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:43:49 P.M. H.R. 1353 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1353 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain additional information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration.”
1:50:04 P.M. H.R. 1353 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 2 (Roll no. 178).
1:50:05 P.M. H.R. 1353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:30 P.M. Mr. Murphy (PA) filed a report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce on H. Res. 154.
1:52:26 P.M. H. Res. 210 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 210 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1101) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.”
1:52:57 P.M. H. Res. 210 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 210.
2:40:21 P.M. H. Res. 210 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 210, 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 the previous question until a time to be announced.
2:41:03 P.M. S. 305 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:41:22 P.M. S. 305 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 305 — “To amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.”
2:41:25 P.M. S. 305 On passage Passed by voice vote.
2:41:30 P.M. S. 305 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:41:32 P.M. H.R. 372 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 209. H.R. 372 — “To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.”
2:41:37 P.M. H.R. 372 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 372 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2:42:07 P.M. H.R. 372 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 372.
3:23:42 P.M. H.R. 372 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:24:11 P.M. H.R. 372 Ms. Rosen moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3:24:37 P.M. H.R. 372 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 reported back to the House with an amendment to add a subsection to the bill titled Protecting Affordable Healthcare for Older Americans.
3:31:05 P.M. H.R. 372 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:31:15 P.M. H.R. 372 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms. Rosen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit with instructions until a time to be announced.
3:31:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:12:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
4:12:33 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 210 and on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1297 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:13:18 P.M. H. Res. 210 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 210 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1101) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.”
4:38:48 P.M. H. Res. 210 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 186 (Roll no. 179).
4:46:20 P.M. H. Res. 210 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 186 (Roll no. 180).
4:46:22 P.M. H. Res. 210 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:49:10 P.M. H.R. 1297 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1297 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes.”
4:56:51 P.M. H.R. 1297 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 0 (Roll no. 181).
4:56:52 P.M. H.R. 1297 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:57:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:10:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:27:02 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:27:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:27:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 22, 2017.

Last Floor Action:
6:52:47 P.M. -H.R. 1294
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

House Activity 3/20/2017

12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Newhouse to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:43 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.
12:14:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.
2:00:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:25 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:30 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. today.
3:32:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.
3:32:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:32:37 P.M. H.R. 1029 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1029 — “To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities, and for other purposes.”
3:32:52 P.M. H.R. 1029 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:32:54 P.M. H.R. 1029 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1029.
3:42:09 P.M. H.R. 1029 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:42:11 P.M. H.R. 1029 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:42:23 P.M. H.R. 382 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 382 — “To amend the Department of Agriculture program for research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to redesignate the program as the “Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program”.”
3:42:33 P.M. H.R. 382 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:35 P.M. H.R. 382 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 382.
3:52:34 P.M. H.R. 382 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:52:36 P.M. H.R. 382 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:53:35 P.M. H.R. 1309 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1309 — “To streamline the office and term of the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.”
3:53:51 P.M. H.R. 1309 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:53:53 P.M. H.R. 1309 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1309.
4:01:03 P.M. H.R. 1309 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:05 P.M. H.R. 1309 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:01:31 P.M. H.R. 1353 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1353 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain additional information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration.”
4:01:41 P.M. H.R. 1353 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:43 P.M. H.R. 1353 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1353.
4:07:55 P.M. H.R. 1353 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.
4:08:15 P.M. H.R. 1294 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1294 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for congressional notification regarding major acquisition program breaches, and for other purposes.”
4:08:24 P.M. H.R. 1294 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:08:25 P.M. H.R. 1294 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1294.
4:15:21 P.M. H.R. 1294 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.
4:16:26 P.M. H.R. 1297 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1297 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes.”
4:16:39 P.M. H.R. 1297 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:16:41 P.M. H.R. 1297 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1297.
4:22:42 P.M. H.R. 1297 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.
4:23:24 P.M. H.R. 1249 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1249 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a multiyear acquisition strategy of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
4:23:34 P.M. H.R. 1249 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:23:36 P.M. H.R. 1249 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1249.
4:29:47 P.M. H.R. 1249 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.
4:31:10 P.M. H.R. 1252 Mr. Higgins (LA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1252 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
4:31:17 P.M. H.R. 1252 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:19 P.M. H.R. 1252 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1252.
4:37:42 P.M. H.R. 1252 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.
4:37:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:52 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.
6:30:59 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoptoin of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:21 P.M. H.R. 1294 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1294 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for congressional notification regarding major acquisition program breaches, and for other purposes.”
6:52:47 P.M. H.R. 1294 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 173).
6:52:47 P.M. H.R. 1294 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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