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Schedule for Monday, September 19, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, September 19, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.5325, the legislative vehicle for the short-term CR.   At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to 

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 15, 2016

Roll Call Votes Passage of S.2848, Water Resources Development Act, as amended; passed 95-3. On confirmation of Executive Calendar #698, Susan S. Gibson, of Virginia, to be Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office; confirmed 93-0.   Legislative Business   By voice vote, passed H.R.2494, an act to support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to waive the Lee budget point of order with respect to Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979, as amended; waived 85-12. Motion to invoke cloture on S.2848, WRDA, as amended; invoked 94-3.   Legislative Business By voice vote, adopted Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979, as amended.   Adopted S.Res.559, designating the week of September…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 15, 2016

9:00:38 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:54 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. Ted Traylor, Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL.
9:02:39 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:41 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Lowenthal to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:12 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:15:14 A.M. H.R. 5351 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 863. H.R. 5351 — “To prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.”
9:15:19 A.M. H.R. 5351 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5351 and H.R. 5226. Rule provides for one hour of debate on both H.R. 5351 and H.R. 5226.
9:16:13 A.M. H.R. 5351 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5351.
10:07:48 A.M. H.R. 5351 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:36:17 A.M. H.R. 5351 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 174 (Roll no. 520).
10:36:19 A.M. H.R. 5351 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:39:42 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in colloquy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
10:54:23 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, September 15, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016, and that the order of the House of January 5, 2016, regarding Morning-Hour Debate not apply on that day. Agreed to without objection.
10:54:27 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
10:54:55 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:20:13 P.M. Ms. Gabbard moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:20:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:20:23 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on September 19, 2016.

SENATE: GOP’s Fight Against 9/11 Heroes …reminder


Two weeks ago, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered a bill that would provide health benefits to September 11th first responders who have contracted illnesses as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals during their response to the attacks.  Named after James Zadroga, a responder who was killed in 2006 by respiratory disease, the bill sets aside money to monitor and treat the health of these firefighters, police officers, and construction workers, and would reopen the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which provides payments for job and economic losses. When it was initially filibustered, no Republican Senator came to the floor to explain why the bill, which was fully paid-for w ith spending offsets, didn’t deserve to pass. That shameful performance led Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart to dedicate an entire show to taking both the Senate and the media to task for refusing to make the bill a priority. “So guess what, Republicans? Here’s the deal: Your ‘We’re the only party who understands 9/11 and its repercussions’  monopoly ends now,” Stewart said. Other media commentators piled on, and with a few fixes made to address concerns regarding how it is paid for, the bill has new life and could pass this week.

A REAL NECESSITY: According to researchers at the Albert Einstein University’s Montefiore Medical Center in New York, the dust at the World Trade Center site was “a combination of the  most dense, intense particulate matter [fire fighters and EMS personnel were] ever exposed to in an urban environment.” David Prezant, a specialist in respiratory medicine, explained to Voice of America that respiratory ailments arising from exposure to that dust results in “a persistent, real decline that requires long-term monitoring and aggressive treatment.” A report by the AFL-CIO in September of this year revealed that 13,000 first responders were still being treated for health problems, nine years after the attacks took place. “They told us if we did our job, they’d take care of us. We did our job. Now we’re sick and  they don’t remember who we are anymore,” said Greg Staub, who retired from the New York City Fire Department in 2009 due to chronic lung problems. When Stewart asked first responder John Devlin what he thought of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) giving a teary farewell to Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) on the Senate floor while the Zadroga bill languished, Devlin responded, “Where is his human feeling for — not only for us, we represent the brother and sisters…that can’t come out and speak like we can.” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is one of the strongest proponents of the Zadroga bill, said on Good Morning America yesterday that “ thousands will die because they don’t get adequate medical care” unless the bill is passed.

PROCESS OVER SUBSTANCE: The callous response of many Republican Senators to these very real health concerns has been nothing short of appalling. For instance, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) insisted that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy  were a higher priority than the Zadroga bill. While in the Senate rotunda, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) stepped around a first responder asking for his support, telling him, “I can’t help you.” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) even called the Capitol Police when some first responders planned to stage a sit-in at Senate offices. When Republicans weren’t ignoring actual first responders, they were proferring nonsensical procedural reasons for opposing the bill. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), for example, said that the bill was being considered “in a hurry, in a lame duck session,  without a hearing, without understanding what the ramifications are and whether we can amend the bill.” However, the bill was first introduced in the House four years ago, has been available in the Senate since 2009, and received a Senate hearing in June 2010. Senate Republican excuses have worn thin amongst even those on the right, with former Republican congressman Joe Sc arborough asking, “How did this become a New York issue? That is like Pearl Harbor becoming a Hawaii issue in 1951. It’s ridiculous.” Last week, former GOP Arkansas Gov. and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said “every Republican” should support the bill.

THE CHAMBER’S OPPOSITION: As ThinkProgress’ Lee Fang reported, “While Republicans quietly snuffed out efforts to compensate 9/11 heroes, they were aided by a quiet lobbying campaign by the powerful lobbying front — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.” The Chamber didn’t like that the bill was being paid for by closing a tax loophole used by multinational corporations who park their income in tax havens; the Chamber warned that closing the loophole would “damage U.S. relationships with major trading partners” and “aggravate already unsettled financial markets.” The Chamber, of course, has repeatedly lobbied against important pieces of legislation — including an extension of unemployment benefits for jobless workers — because they were paid for by eliminating some of the many tax breaks that corporations exploit to pay little or no U.S. corporate income taxes. This time, the Chamber was quite successful in its lobbying push, as Sen. Susan Collin s (R-ME) released a statement saying that she would only support the bill if the pay-for were changed. Ultimately, the change was made, which led Schumer to say, “We now have the votes, we’ve made some modifications that some of our Republican colleagues requested and if no one does undue delay, just stands up and delays and delays and delays, we will get this done.” However, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is still threatening to block the bill

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Schedule for Monday, September 12, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, September 12, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act.   During today’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979 and on the on the underlying bill S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act. 
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Wrap-up for Thursday, September 8, 2016

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #685, Peter Michael McKinley, to be Ambassador to Brazil; confirmed 92-0.   Legislative Business   By voice vote, agreed to the following amendments to S.2848, WRDA: Heller SA #4981 (rural Western water) Merkley SA #4991 (loan forgiveness)   Passed H.R.3969, Jesse Dean VA Clinic Adopted S.Res.549, 9/11 Aviation…

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Wrap-up for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.3231, Federal Intern Protection Act.   Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business: S.3296 – Protection from ObamaCare Monopolies Act S.3297 – Relief from ObamaCare Mandate…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 09, 2016

Last Floor Action:
1:15:46 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 842. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 12, 2016.

9:00:11 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.
9:01:25 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:27 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Costa to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:48 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.
9:13:25 A.M. H. Res. 842 Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
9:13:25 A.M. H. Res. 842 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 842 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001, on the 15th anniversary of that date.”
9:17:34 A.M. H. Res. 842 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
9:17:38 A.M. H. Res. 842 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:17:48 A.M. H.R. 5424 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Hurt asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 5424 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
9:17:50 A.M. H.R. 5424 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844. H.R. 5424 — “To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend its rules to modernize certain requirements relating to investment advisers, and for other purposes.”
9:17:55 A.M. H.R. 5424 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2357 and H.R. 5424.
9:20:14 A.M. H.R. 5424 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5424.
10:19:27 A.M. H.R. 5424 An amendment, offered by Mr. Foster, printed in Part B of House Report 114-725 to remove provisions related to brochure delivery and the requirement for annual audits at select private funds.
10:19:35 A.M. H.R. 5424 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment.
10:29:11 A.M. H.R. 5424 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) without objection.
10:29:20 A.M. H.R. 5424 On agreeing to the Foster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:29:48 A.M. H.R. 5424 Mrs. Torres moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
10:30:46 A.M. H.R. 5424 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres motion to recommit with instructions pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of the bill a section pertaining to Report on Emergency Vehicle Response Times of Companies Owned by Private Funds. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
10:36:28 A.M. H.R. 5424 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:36:38 A.M. H.R. 5424 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Torres motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Torres demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
10:36:50 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:05:55 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 9.
11:06:13 A.M. S. 2040 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2040 — “To deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, and for other purposes.”
11:06:26 A.M. S. 2040 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:06:29 A.M. S. 2040 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2040.
11:41:37 A.M. S. 2040 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11:41:41 A.M. S. 2040 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:41:55 A.M. H.R. 5424 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5424 — “To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend its rules to modernize certain requirements relating to investment advisers, and for other purposes.”
12:04:09 P.M. H.R. 5424 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 176 – 232 (Roll no. 494).
12:10:48 P.M. H.R. 5424 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 261 – 145 (Roll no. 495).
12:10:51 P.M. H.R. 5424 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:19:55 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in colloquy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:55:06 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, September 9, 2016, it adjourn to meet on Monday, September 12, 2016, when it shall convene at 12:00 p.m. for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
12:55:30 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 3969.
12:55:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:15:24 P.M. Mr. Dold moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:15:45 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:15:46 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 842. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 12, 2016.

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 08, 2016

10:00:10 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:22 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann 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.
11:17:12 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 8.
12:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Womack to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:37 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.
12:38:18 P.M. H. Res. 844 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 844 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2357) to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise Form S-3 so as to add listing and registration of a class of common equity securities on a national securities exchange as an additional basis for satisfying the requirements of General Instruction I.B.1. of such form and to remove such listing and registration as a requirement of General Instruction I.B.6. of such form, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5424) to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend its rules to modernize certain requirements relating to investment advisers, and for other purposes.”
12:42:33 P.M. H. Res. 844 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 844.
2:06:11 P.M. H. Res. 844 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 – 180 (Roll no. 489).
2:13:14 P.M. H. Res. 844 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 – 181 (Roll no. 490).
2:13:16 P.M. H. Res. 844 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:17 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to H. Res. 660, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:13:28 P.M. H. Res. 660 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 660 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of Georgia.”
2:20:15 P.M. H. Res. 660 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 – 6 (Roll no. 491).
2:20:19 P.M. H. Res. 660 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:39 P.M. H.R. 2357 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844. H.R. 2357 — “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise Form S-3 so as to add listing and registration of a class of common equity securities on a national securities exchange as an additional basis for satisfying the requirements of General Instruction I.B.1. of such form and to remove such listing and registration as a requirement of General Instruction I.B.6. of such form.”
2:20:44 P.M. H.R. 2357 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2357 and H.R. 5424.
2:22:51 P.M. H.R. 2357 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 844 and Rule XVIII.
2:22:53 P.M. H.R. 2357 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:23:54 P.M. H.R. 2357 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2357.
3:37:03 P.M. H.R. 2357 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2357.
3:37:05 P.M. H.R. 2357 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
3:37:07 P.M. H.R. 2357 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:38:11 P.M. H.R. 2357 Mr. Kilmer moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
3:39:06 P.M. H.R. 2357 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to condition the availablity of an exemption on the disclosure of cybersecurity risks to the SEC.
3:46:20 P.M. H.R. 2357 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:09:12 P.M. H.R. 2357 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 – 233 (Roll no. 492).
4:16:47 P.M. H.R. 2357 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 236 – 178 (Roll no. 493).
4:16:48 P.M. H.R. 2357 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:46 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:41:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:06:33 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:06:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:06:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on September 9, 2016.

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Schedule for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.   The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA Appropriations; not invoked: 52-46. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #524, H.R.5293, DOD Appropriations; not invoked: 55-43.   Legislative Business Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.3231, Federal…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 06, 2016

Last Floor Action:
8:16:28 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 841. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 7, 2016.

2:00:30 P.M. House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:40 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:01:00 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:27 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:16 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Whitfield wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 6:00 p.m. on September 6, 2016.
2:03:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:16:21 P.M. The House received a communication from Phil Kiko, Chief Administrative Officer. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Kiko notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents, issued by the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he has determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:16:52 P.M. The House received a communication from Karen L. Haas, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Haas notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for documents, issued by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she has determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:17:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:01:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 6.
4:01:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:07 P.M. H.R. 4511 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4511 — “To amend the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war.”
4:02:40 P.M. H.R. 4511 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:42 P.M. H.R. 4511 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4511.
4:19:05 P.M. H.R. 4511 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:10 P.M. H.R. 4511 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:00 P.M. H.R. 5578 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5578 — “To establish certain rights for sexual assault survivors, and for other purposes.”
4:20:18 P.M. H.R. 5578 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:20:21 P.M. H.R. 5578 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5578.
4:34:53 P.M. H.R. 5578 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.
4:35:38 P.M. H.R. 2830 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2830 — “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code.”
4:35:49 P.M. H.R. 2830 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:52 P.M. H.R. 2830 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2830.
4:41:06 P.M. H.R. 2830 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:08 P.M. H.R. 2830 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:24 P.M. H.R. 2831 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2831 — “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, United States Code.”
4:41:53 P.M. H.R. 2831 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:41:55 P.M. H.R. 2831 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2831.
4:46:23 P.M. H.R. 2831 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:46:25 P.M. H.R. 2831 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:46:44 P.M. H.R. 2832 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2832 — “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 52, United States Code.”
4:46:55 P.M. H.R. 2832 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:57 P.M. H.R. 2832 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2832.
4:53:09 P.M. H.R. 2832 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:11 P.M. H.R. 2832 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:01 P.M. H.R. 3881 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3881 — “To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest.”
4:54:06 P.M. H.R. 3881 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:08 P.M. H.R. 3881 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3881.
4:59:53 P.M. H.R. 3881 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.
5:00:55 P.M. H.R. 4510 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4510 — “To insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, and for other purposes.”
5:01:20 P.M. H.R. 4510 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:22 P.M. H.R. 4510 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4510.
5:05:21 P.M. H.R. 4510 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:23 P.M. H.R. 4510 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:06:02 P.M. H.R. 3480 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3480 — “To expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.”
5:06:09 P.M. H.R. 3480 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:06:10 P.M. H.R. 3480 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3480.
5:11:08 P.M. H.R. 3480 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:11:20 P.M. H.R. 3480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:07 P.M. H.R. 4202 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4202 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York.”
5:12:09 P.M. H.R. 4202 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:10 P.M. H.R. 4202 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4202.
5:17:51 P.M. H.R. 4202 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:17:53 P.M. H.R. 4202 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:18:15 P.M. H.R. 4245 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4245 — “To exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.”
5:18:27 P.M. H.R. 4245 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:18:29 P.M. H.R. 4245 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4245.
5:25:07 P.M. H.R. 4245 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:09 P.M. H.R. 4245 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:25:12 P.M. H.R. 4245 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:25:37 P.M. H.R. 4789 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4789 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.”
5:25:58 P.M. H.R. 4789 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:01 P.M. H.R. 4789 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4789.
5:29:53 P.M. H.R. 4789 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:00 P.M. H.R. 4789 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:11 P.M. H.R. 5577 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5577 — “To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes.”
5:30:28 P.M. H.R. 5577 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:30 P.M. H.R. 5577 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5577.
5:36:06 P.M. H.R. 5577 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:09 P.M. H.R. 5577 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 6.
6:30:09 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Kentucky, Mr. Whitfield, the whole number of the House is 432.
6:30:27 P.M. H. Res. 841 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 841 — “Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Mark Takai, a Representative from the State of Hawaii.”
6:30:57 P.M. H. Res. 841 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:31:08 P.M. H. Res. 841 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:27 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.
6:31:47 P.M. H.R. 5578 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5578 — “To establish certain rights for sexual assault survivors, and for other purposes.”
6:51:53 P.M. H.R. 5578 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 – 0 (Roll no. 479).
6:51:54 P.M. H.R. 5578 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the Honorable Mark Takai, Representative from the State of Hawaii.
6:55:59 P.M. H.R. 3881 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3881 — “To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest.”
7:04:04 P.M. H.R. 3881 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 3 (Roll no. 480).
7:04:05 P.M. H.R. 3881 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:48 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 843 and H. Res. 844.
7:07:02 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:07:30 P.M. H.R. 3839 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3839 — “To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.”
7:07:49 P.M. H.R. 3839 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:07:53 P.M. H.R. 3839 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3839.
7:15:25 P.M. H.R. 3839 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:33 P.M. H.R. 3839 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:32:29 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:16:11 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:16:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:16:28 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 841. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 7, 2016.

the Senate ~ Congress September 2016 ~Republican led House


capitolphonelinesWhen the Senate adjourns on Friday, September 2, it will stand adjourned until 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 6.

On Tuesday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA Appropriations.

At 5:30pm, the pending cloture motions will ripen on the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA Appropriations and the motion to proceed to Calendar #524, H.R.5293, DOD Appropriations, and the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture.

Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30pm – up to 2 roll call votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA Appropriations; then, if cloture is not invoked
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #524, H.R.5293, DOD Appropriations

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 25, 2016

Last Floor Action:
12:37:55 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to S. Con. Res. 50. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on September 6, 2016.

12:30:03 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:30:15 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mac Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:30:36 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Michael Tyrrell, Jesuit Conference, Washington, DC
12:31:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 8(a) of H. Res. 820, the Journal stands approved.
12:31:52 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:32:11 P.M. S. Con. Res. 50 Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 50 — “Providing for an adjournment of the House of Representatives.”
12:33:25 P.M. S. Con. Res. 50 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:33:30 P.M. S. Con. Res. 50 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:34:07 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 the honor to transmit a sealed envelope received from the White House on July 22, 2016, at 5:56 p.m., said to contain a veto message from the President whereby he returns without his signature H.R. 1777, the “Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2016.”
12:34:08 P.M. H.R. 1777 The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
12:34:36 P.M. H.R. 1777 The Chair announced that the objections of the President to H.R. 1777 would be spread at large upon the Journal and the veto message would be printed as a House document (114-155).
12:34:56 P.M. Further consideration of the veto message and the bill, H.R. 1777, is postponed until the legislative day of September 23, 2016
12:37:19 P.M. Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico – Pursuant to section 409(b) of the Puerto Rico Overisght, Management, and Economic Stability Act, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico: Mr. Duffy and Mr. MacArthur.
12:37:36 P.M. Congressional Task Force on Economic Grwoth in Puerto Rico – Pursuant to section 409(d) of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed Mr. Hatch of Utah, as its Chair.
12:37:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to S. Con. Res. 50. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on September 6, 2016.