the senate April 30 ~May 5 ** CONGRESS ** the house 2017


 

Schedule for Friday, May 5, and Monday, May 8, 2017

Wrap Up for Thursday, May 4, 2017

Roll Call Votes Motion to proceed to H.J.Res.66, State IRA resolution of disapproval; agreed to: 51-48. Passage of H.J.Res.66; passed: 50-49.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.151, congratulating the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats on their National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national championship.   Adopted S.Res.152, expressing support for the designation of April 2017, as… MORE

Wrap up May 1 

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Jay Clayton, of New York, to be Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission; invoked: 60-36.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.135, expressing support for the designation of May 1, 2017, as “Silver Star Service Banner Day”.   Adopted S.Res.148, Charter Schools Week.   Passed S.371 with Corker… MORE

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House Activity May 4

Last Floor Action:
2:58:57 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 8, 2017.

9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:14 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:33 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. Brown (MD) 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. Brown (MD) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:43 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. McNerney to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:07 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.
9:12:56 A.M. H. Res. 308 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 308 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2192) to amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff, and providing for further 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.”
9:14:04 A.M. H. Res. 308 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 308.
9:28:04 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.J. Res. 66.
9:28:05 A.M. H. Res. 308 DEBATE – The House resumed with debate on H. Res. 308.
10:55:51 A.M. H. Res. 308 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 193 (Roll no. 252).
11:03:51 A.M. H. Res. 308 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 192 (Roll no. 253).
11:03:53 A.M. H. Res. 308 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:04:32 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal.
11:11:07 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 186, 2 Present (Roll no. 254).
11:11:36 A.M. H.R. 2192 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 308. H.R. 2192 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff.”
11:11:41 A.M. H.R. 2192 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2192 and H.R. 1628. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2192 under a closed rule, with one hour of general debate and one motion to recommit. Rule also provides for further consideration of H.R. 1628 and provides that further amendments printed in House Report 115-109 be considered as adopted.
11:12:03 A.M. H.R. 2192 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2192.
11:53:35 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 534amended.
12:25:27 P.M. H.R. 2192 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:26:11 P.M. H.R. 2192 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 2192, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Burgess demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 2192 until later in the legislative day.
12:28:10 P.M. H.R. 1628 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the House resumed with further consideration of H.R. 1628.
12:28:11 P.M. H.R. 1628 Pursuant to H. Res. 308, further amendments printed in House Report 115-109 are considered as adopted.
12:29:01 P.M. H.R. 1628 DEBATE – The House resumed debate on H.R. 1628.
1:50:43 P.M. H.R. 1628 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:51:25 P.M. H.R. 1628 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1628, 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 passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
1:51:53 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 2192 and H.R. 1628, and a motion to suspend the rules, all of which been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:52:13 P.M. H.R. 2192 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2192 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff.”
2:11:19 P.M. H.R. 2192 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 429 – 0 (Roll no. 255).
2:11:20 P.M. H.R. 2192 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:11:45 P.M. H.R. 1628 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1628 — “To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.”
2:19:03 P.M. H.R. 1628 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 217 – 213 (Roll no. 256).
2:19:05 P.M. H.R. 1628 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:13 P.M. H.R. 1644 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1644 — “To enhance sanctions with respect to transactions relating to North Korea, and for other purposes.”
2:30:46 P.M. H.R. 1644 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 1 (Roll no. 257).
2:30:47 P.M. H.R. 1644 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:01 P.M. H.R. 534 Mr. Emmer asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
2:31:15 P.M. H.R. 534 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
2:31:30 P.M. H.R. 534 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:59 P.M. Mr. Emmer asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, May 4, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
2:32:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:37:19 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:52:27 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 244, and agreed to H. Con. Res. 53, without amendment.
2:52:28 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
2:58:54 P.M. Mr. Rush moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:58:56 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:58:57 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 8, 2017.

House Activity May 3

10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Leonard Lance to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:39 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.
10:44:18 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:41 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 3.
12:00:44 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Richard Boruch Rabinowitz, Aish International, New York, NY
12:01:44 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) 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.
12:02:16 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Smith of NE to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:10:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
12:34:49 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 May 3, 2017 at 9:19 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 141, H.R. 274 and H.R. 366, with amendments.
12:35:19 P.M. H. Res. 305 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 305 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 244) to encourage effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal awards to employers recognizing such efforts, and for other purposes.”
12:37:28 P.M. H. Res. 305 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 305.
2:02:38 P.M. H. Res. 305 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 192 (Roll no. 246).
2:04:03 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence for those affected by the deadly storms across the South and Midwest.
2:15:41 P.M. H. Res. 305 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 – 186 (Roll no. 247).
2:15:43 P.M. H. Res. 305 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:15:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:15:50 P.M. H.R. 1665 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1665 — “To ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration.”
2:24:06 P.M. H.R. 1665 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 425 – 0 (Roll no. 248).
2:24:07 P.M. H.R. 1665 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:25 P.M. H.R. 244 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 305, the Chair recognized Mr. Frelinghuysen for a motion.
2:24:28 P.M. H.R. 244 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 305, the House moved to concur in the Senate amendments numbered 2 and 3, and concur in Senate amendment numbered 1 with an amendment.
2:33:29 P.M. H.R. 244 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion that the House concur in the Senate amendments numbered 2 and 3, and concur in Senate amendment numbered 1 with an amendment.
3:49:21 P.M. H.R. 244 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:19:55 P.M. H.R. 244 On motion to agree in the Senate amendments numbered 2 and 3, and agree in Senate amendment numbered 1 with an amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 309 – 118 (Roll no. 249).
4:19:57 P.M. H.R. 244 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:53 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Matthew McClanahan, a pipefitter for the Architect of the Capitol, who died in a tragic accident on Capitol Grounds April 18.
4:21:34 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:21:56 P.M. H.R. 1678 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1678 — “To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes.”
4:29:11 P.M. H.R. 1678 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 423 – 0 (Roll no. 250).
4:29:12 P.M. H.R. 1678 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:30:35 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 remainder of the week.
4:33:14 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal.
4:42:14 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 178 (Roll no. 251).
4:42:25 P.M. H. Con. Res. 53 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
4:42:25 P.M. H. Con. Res. 53 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 53 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 244.”
4:42:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 53 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:42:58 P.M. H. Con. Res. 53 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:06 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 4. Agreed to without objection.
4:43:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:59:13 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:12:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:15:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 3.
10:15:30 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 308.
10:16:00 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:16:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:16:45 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 4, 2017.
10:00:20 A.M. House Activity May 2

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

10:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:05 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.
10:31:56 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:13 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 2.
12:00:19 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Ric Metzgar, Sr., The Church of God, Essex, MD
12:02:04 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) 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.
12:02:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kennedy to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:15 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.
12:34:37 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Steve Russell. Mr. Russell submitted his resignation from the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:34:47 P.M. H. Res. 303 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 303 — “Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:35:15 P.M. H. Res. 303 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:35:19 P.M. H. Res. 303 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:35:20 P.M. H. Res. 299 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 299 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1180) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector; providing for proceedings during the period from May 5, 2017, through May 15, 2017; and for other purposes.”
12:37:55 P.M. H. Res. 299 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 299.
1:23:13 P.M. H. Res. 299 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 299, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis (CO) 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.
1:23:43 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 May 2, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 371
1:24:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:24:23 P.M. H.R. 1665 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1665 — “To ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration.”
1:24:43 P.M. H.R. 1665 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:24:45 P.M. H.R. 1665 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1665.
1:43:36 P.M. H.R. 1665 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Barletta 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.
1:44:01 P.M. H.R. 1679 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1679 — “To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes.”
1:44:12 P.M. H.R. 1679 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:44:14 P.M. H.R. 1679 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1679.
1:53:05 P.M. H.R. 1679 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.
1:53:18 P.M. H.R. 1678 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1678 — “To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes.”
1:53:29 P.M. H.R. 1678 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:53:42 P.M. H.R. 1678 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1678.
2:03:30 P.M. H.R. 1678 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Barletta 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.
2:03:31 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 299 and on a motion to suspend the rules both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:04:38 P.M. H. Res. 299 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 299 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1180) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector; providing for proceedings during the period from May 5, 2017, through May 15, 2017; and for other purposes.”
2:30:23 P.M. H. Res. 299 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 190 (Roll no. 240).
2:38:33 P.M. H. Res. 299 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 193 (Roll no. 241).
2:38:34 P.M. H. Res. 299 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:39 P.M. H.R. 1679 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1679 — “To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes.”
2:50:10 P.M. H.R. 1679 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 0 (Roll no. 242).
2:50:11 P.M. H.R. 1679 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:53:02 P.M. H.R. 1644 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1644 — “To enhance sanctions with respect to transactions relating to North Korea, and for other purposes.”
2:53:05 P.M. H.R. 1644 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:53:07 P.M. H.R. 1644 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1644.
3:40:41 P.M. H.R. 1644 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.
3:42:18 P.M. H.R. 1180 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 299. H.R. 1180 — “To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.”
3:42:23 P.M. H.R. 1180 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1180 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. The rules also provides for proceedings during the period from May 5, 2017, through May 15, 2017.
3:43:47 P.M. H.R. 1180 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1180.
4:46:02 P.M. H.R. 1180 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:46:12 P.M. H.R. 1180 Mr. Scott (VA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
4:46:33 P.M. H.R. 1180 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott, VA motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any employee who does not receive fewer than seven paid sick days, which can be used to seek medical care for a pre-existing health condition.
4:52:52 P.M. H.R. 1180 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:18:17 P.M. H.R. 1180 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 192 – 234 (Roll no. 243).
5:26:40 P.M. H.R. 1180 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 – 197 (Roll no. 244).
5:26:42 P.M. H.R. 1180 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:27:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal on which further proceedings had been postponed from earlier in the day.
5:35:25 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 – 176, 3 Present (Roll no. 245).
5:35:47 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 305.
5:36:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:51:12 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:58:06 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:58:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:58:18 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 3, 2017.

House Activity May 1

Time Bill Activity
12:00:14 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:24 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Liz Cheney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:54 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.
12:17:43 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 May 1.
2:00:12 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:37 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:40 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.
2:02:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:48 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. today.
4:30:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 1.
4:30:38 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:32:05 P.M. H.R. 910 Mr. Hill moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 910 — “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, and for other purposes.”
4:32:10 P.M. H.R. 910 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:14 P.M. H.R. 910 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 910.
4:44:43 P.M. H.R. 910 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.
4:45:45 P.M. H.R. 1312 Mr. Hill moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1312 — “To amend the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital formation that is held pursuant to such Act.”
4:45:47 P.M. H.R. 1312 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:45:59 P.M. H.R. 1312 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1312.
4:56:51 P.M. H.R. 1312 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.
4:57:36 P.M. H.R. 1366 Mr. Hill moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1366 — “To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States.”
4:57:46 P.M. H.R. 1366 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:57:47 P.M. H.R. 1366 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1366.
5:10:58 P.M. H.R. 1366 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:11:03 P.M. H.R. 1366 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:12 P.M. H.R. 657 Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 657 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain protections against prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes.”
5:12:22 P.M. H.R. 657 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:23 P.M. H.R. 657 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 657.
5:24:10 P.M. H.R. 657 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.
5:24:34 P.M. H.R. 1242 Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1242 — “To establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, and for other purposes.”
5:24:43 P.M. H.R. 1242 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:24:44 P.M. H.R. 1242 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1242.
5:33:42 P.M. H.R. 1242 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:33:45 P.M. H.R. 1242 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:37 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 1.
6:30:41 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 299.
6:31:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:40 P.M. H.R. 910 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 910 — “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, and for other purposes.”
6:55:11 P.M. H.R. 910 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 – 2 (Roll no. 237).
6:55:12 P.M. H.R. 910 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:14 P.M. H.R. 1312 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1312 — “To amend the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital formation that is held pursuant to such Act.”
7:05:24 P.M. H.R. 1312 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 0 (Roll no. 238).
7:05:25 P.M. H.R. 1312 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:59 P.M. H.R. 657 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 657 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain protections against prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes.”
7:12:32 P.M. H.R. 657 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 0 (Roll no. 239).
7:12:33 P.M. H.R. 657 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:13:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:17 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:03:12 P.M. Ms. Plaskett moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:03:24 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:03:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 2, 2017.

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