the senate May 15-18 ::CONGRESS:: 2017 the house


Wrap UP for,May 18 2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Rachel Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General; confirmed: 52-46. Motion to invoke cloture on Terry Branstad to be Ambassador to China; agreed to: 86-12.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.172, designating May 2017, as “Older Americans Month”.   Adopted S.Res.173, designating the week of May 15 through May 21… MORE

Wrap UP for,May 17 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rachel Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General: invoked: 51-47.   Legislative Business Adopted by voice vote S.Res.160, DOD Laboratory Day.   Adopted by voice vote S.Res.161, National Travel and Tourism Week.   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up for ,May 16, 2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; confirmed: 56-42.   Legislative Business Passed S.867, Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017.   Passed S.J.Res.22, WMATA.   Passed Calendar #19, S.419 – Public Service Officers Benefits Improvement with Grassley amendment.   Passed Calendar #75, S.583 – American Law… MORE

Wrap Up for Monday, May 15, 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; invoked: 52-42.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up for Thursday, May 11, 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Robert Lighthizer to be U.S. Trade Representative; invoked: 81-15. Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer (USTR); confirmed: 82-14.   Legislative Business Passed S.1083, Merit Systems Protection Board.   No Executive Business MORE

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Last Floor Action: 5/19/2017

1:56:57 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 22, 2017

9:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:24 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:47 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. Culberson 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. Culberson 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.
9:02:20 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Womack to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:26 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.
9:09:20 A.M. H.R. 1039 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 324. H.R. 1039 — “To amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
9:09:25 A.M. H.R. 1039 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1039. Rule provides for consideration of the bill under a structured rule with one hour of general debate equally divided between the chair and ranking member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The resolution also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
9:10:22 A.M. H.R. 1039 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1039.
9:11:48 A.M. H.R. 1039 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting the amendment to H.R. 1039 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
9:49:07 A.M. H.R. 1039 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-127 to request a comprehensive study on the new authority of probation officers and sunsets that authority 30 months later after enactment.
9:49:10 A.M. H.R. 1039 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 324, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 1.
9:57:11 A.M. H.R. 1039 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:58:26 A.M. H.R. 1039 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of the debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee requested the Yeas and Nays and pursuant to the order of the House of May 19, 2017 the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the Jackson Lee amendment until a time to be announced.
9:58:59 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 11:15 a.m. today.
11:16:42 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 19.
11:16:46 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Jackson Lee amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:17:13 A.M. H.R. 1039 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1039 — “To amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
11:40:30 A.M. H.R. 1039 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 178 – 229 (Roll no. 267).
11:48:12 A.M. H.R. 1039 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 177 (Roll no. 268).
11:48:14 A.M. H.R. 1039 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:48:15 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal which the Chair put de novo.
11:48:34 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:49:15 A.M. United States Semiquincentennial Commission – Pursuant to Section 4 of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-196), the Democratic Leader appointed The Honorable Robert Brady of Pennsylvania; The Honorable Joseph Crowley of New York; and from private life: Richard Trumka of Rockville, Maryland.
11:49:50 A.M. Board of Trustees for the John C. Stennis Center – Pursuant to Section 114(b) of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development Act (2 U.S.C. 1103), the Democratic Leader appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Trustees for the John C. Stennis Center: Ms. Sewell of AL.
11:54:48 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 for next week.
11:54:49 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 19, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 and that the order of the House of January 3, 2017, regarding Morning-Hour Debate not apply. Agreed to without objection. Subsequently, a new order of the House was agreed to.
12:33:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded further with one minute speeches.
12:33:04 P.M. Mr. Flores asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 19, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon for Morning Hour Debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:56:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:55:26 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida.
1:56:49 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:56:56 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:56:57 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 22, 2017.

House Activity May 17,2017


10:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:35 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:54:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 17.
12:00:41 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Thomas A. Louchheim, Congregation Or Chadash, Tucson, AZ
12:02:05 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:07 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Williams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:05 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.
12:38:00 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 17, 2017 at 9:20 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 419, S. 583, S. 867 and the Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 22.
12:38:05 P.M. H. Res. 323 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 323 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 115) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim.”
12:39:16 P.M. H. Res. 323 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 323.
1:50:48 P.M. H. Res. 323 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 189 (Roll no. 259).
1:58:03 P.M. H. Res. 323 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 184 (Roll no. 260).
1:58:05 P.M. H. Res. 323 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:01:33 P.M. H.R. 2266 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2266 — “To amend title 28 of the United States Code to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges; and for other purposes.”
2:01:49 P.M. H.R. 2266 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:01:51 P.M. H.R. 2266 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2266.
2:18:08 P.M. H.R. 2266 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:18:10 P.M. H.R. 2266 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:39 P.M. S. 419 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 419 — “To require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program, and for other purposes.”
2:18:47 P.M. S. 419 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:18:48 P.M. S. 419 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 419.
2:30:38 P.M. S. 419 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:30:40 P.M. S. 419 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:30:52 P.M. H.R. 984 Mr. Wittman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 984 — “To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.”
2:31:02 P.M. H.R. 984 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:31:04 P.M. H.R. 984 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 984.
2:47:54 P.M. H.R. 984 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.
2:49:06 P.M. H.R. 2227 Mr. Hurd moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2227 — “To modernize Government information technology, and for other purposes.”
2:49:21 P.M. H.R. 2227 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:49:23 P.M. H.R. 2227 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2227.
3:15:22 P.M. H.R. 2227 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:24 P.M. H.R. 2227 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:45 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Walker asked unanimous consent that the proceedings by which the yeas and nays were ordered on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 984 be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
3:15:55 P.M. H.R. 984 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 984 — “To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.”
3:16:10 P.M. H.R. 984 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:12 P.M. H.R. 984 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:16:50 P.M. H.R. 194 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 194 — “To ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.”
3:17:04 P.M. H.R. 194 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:06 P.M. H.R. 194 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 194.
3:21:29 P.M. H.R. 194 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:31 P.M. H.R. 194 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:43 P.M. H.R. 195 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 195 — “To amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, and for other purposes.”
3:21:53 P.M. H.R. 195 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:21:55 P.M. H.R. 195 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 195.
3:28:01 P.M. H.R. 195 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:28:03 P.M. H.R. 195 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:09 P.M. H.R. 653 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 653 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.”
3:28:21 P.M. H.R. 653 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:28:25 P.M. H.R. 653 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 653.
3:38:36 P.M. H.R. 653 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:37 P.M. H.R. 653 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:39:41 P.M. H.R. 2169 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2169 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance information sharing in the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative, and for other purposes.”
3:39:51 P.M. H.R. 2169 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:39:52 P.M. H.R. 2169 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2169.
3:46:58 P.M. H.R. 2169 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:59 P.M. H.R. 2169 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:28 P.M. H.R. 2281 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2281 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
3:47:40 P.M. H.R. 2281 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:42 P.M. H.R. 2281 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2281.
3:58:58 P.M. H.R. 2281 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:59:00 P.M. H.R. 2281 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:59:38 P.M. H.R. 1177 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1177 — “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.”
3:59:49 P.M. H.R. 1177 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:59:51 P.M. H.R. 1177 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1177.
4:08:05 P.M. H.R. 1177 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.
4:08:07 P.M. H.R. 2154 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2154 — “To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center.”
4:08:31 P.M. H.R. 2154 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:08:37 P.M. H.R. 2154 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2154.
4:15:30 P.M. H.R. 2154 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:15:32 P.M. H.R. 2154 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:01 P.M. H.R. 672 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 672 — “To require continued and enhanced annual reporting to Congress in the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, the safety and security of European Jewish communities, and the efforts of the United States to partner with European governments, the European Union, and civil society groups, to combat anti-Semitism, and for other purposes.”
4:19:39 P.M. H.R. 672 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:19:42 P.M. H.R. 672 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 672.
4:41:32 P.M. H.R. 672 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:34 P.M. H.R. 672 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:43 P.M. H. Res. 145 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 145 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the fight against corruption in Central America.”
4:41:55 P.M. H. Res. 145 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:41:57 P.M. H. Res. 145 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 145.
5:02:01 P.M. H. Res. 145 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:04 P.M. H. Res. 145 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:02:05 P.M. H.R. 1677 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1677 — “To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.”
5:02:20 P.M. H.R. 1677 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:02:22 P.M. H.R. 1677 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1677.
5:39:47 P.M. H.R. 1677 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:49 P.M. H.R. 1677 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:40:01 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE – Mr. Pascrell was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not his previously noticed resolution constituted a point of privilege.
5:57:38 P.M. Mr. Pascrell appealed the ruling of the Chair.
5:57:46 P.M. Mr. Rothfus moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
6:22:05 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 188, 1 Present (Roll no. 261).
6:22:07 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
6:22:14 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.
6:22:24 P.M. H.R. 1177 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1177 — “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.”
6:30:34 P.M. H.R. 1177 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 1 (Roll no. 262).
6:30:35 P.M. H.R. 1177 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:55 P.M. S. 583 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
6:32:27 P.M. S. 583 On passage Passed without objection.
6:32:29 P.M. S. 583 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:33:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:47:56 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:43:43 P.M. Mr. Boyle, Brendan F. moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:43:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:43:51 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 18, 2017.
10:00:14 A.M. House Activity May 18, 2017

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

10:00:33 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:54 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.
10:55:09 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
12:00:54 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Glen Berteau, The House Modesto, Modesto, CA.
12:02:05 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. Lawson of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:31 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.
12:28:57 P.M. H. Res. 324 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 324 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1039) to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
12:30:17 P.M. H. Res. 324 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 324.
1:04:09 P.M. H. Res. 324 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 324, 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 H. Res. 324 until later in the legislative day.
1:04:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:15 P.M. today.
2:15:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
2:15:26 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 324, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:16:00 P.M. H. Res. 324 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 324 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1039) to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
2:39:24 P.M. H. Res. 324 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 188 (Roll no. 263).
2:48:06 P.M. H. Res. 324 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 184 (Roll no. 264).
2:48:08 P.M. H. Res. 324 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:49:02 P.M. H.R. 115 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 323. H.R. 115 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim.”
2:49:05 P.M. H.R. 115 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 115 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-17 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
2:50:48 P.M. H.R. 115 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 115.
3:44:14 P.M. H.R. 115 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:45:09 P.M. H.R. 115 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 115, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
3:45:27 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
3:56:51 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
3:56:56 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 115, and a motion to suspend the rules, which been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:57:26 P.M. H.R. 115 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 115 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim.”
4:21:09 P.M. H.R. 115 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 271 – 143 (Roll no. 265).
4:21:10 P.M. H.R. 115 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:11 P.M. H.R. 1892 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1892 — “To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.”
4:28:08 P.M. H.R. 1892 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 – 1 (Roll no. 266).
4:28:09 P.M. H.R. 1892 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:30:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:01:31 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:29:45 P.M. Ms. Lee moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:29:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:29:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 19, 2017.

House Activity 5/15 Last Floor Action:
10:02:43 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 299. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 16, 2017.

10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Fred Upton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:41 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:02:07 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 299, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:02:26 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:43 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 299. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 16, 2017.
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