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Legislative Day of December 08, 2016

December 2016
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Last Floor Action:
4:40:00 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016.

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9:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:09 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:44 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. Woodall 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. Woodall objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:51 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:07 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.
9:15:53 A.M. H. Res. 949 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 949 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2028) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 612) to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse"."
9:17:04 A.M. H. Res. 949 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 949.
10:32:21 A.M. H. Res. 949 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 181 (Roll no. 617).
10:34:23 A.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Oakland, California on December 2, 2016.
10:42:46 A.M. H. Res. 949 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 180 (Roll no. 618).
10:42:47 A.M. H. Res. 949 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:42:58 A.M. H.R. 4919 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4919 — "To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism."
10:51:13 A.M. H.R. 4919 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 346 - 66 (Roll no. 619).
10:51:14 A.M. H.R. 4919 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:52:10 A.M. S. 2974 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
10:52:10 A.M. S. 2974 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2974 — "To ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes."
10:52:37 A.M. S. 2974 On passage Passed without objection.
10:52:39 A.M. S. 2974 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:52:45 A.M. S. 612 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Shuster asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on S. 612 be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
10:52:48 A.M. S. 612 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 949. S. 612 — "To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse"."
10:52:50 A.M. S. 612 The rule provides for consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2028 and consideration of S. 612. S. 612 will be considered under a closed rule. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both bills. The resolution also provides for a motion to recommit with or without instructions on S. 612.
10:54:34 A.M. S. 612 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 612.
12:14:31 P.M. S. 612 Mr. Doyle, Michael F. moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
12:14:42 P.M. S. 612 DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten 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 with an amendment to strike the temporary Buy American requirement for iron and steel products used in drinking water projects and replace it with a permanent Buy American requirement.
12:21:18 P.M. S. 612 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:21:37 P.M. S. 612 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Doyle demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to the order of the House of December 8, 2016, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit with instructions until a time to be announced.
12:24:01 P.M. H.R. 2028 Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
12:24:03 P.M. H.R. 2028 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 949.
12:24:16 P.M. H.R. 2028 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2028 with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-70 as modified by the amendment printed in House Report 114-849.
1:39:20 P.M. H.R. 2028 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:04:20 P.M. H.R. 2028 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 326 - 96 (Roll no. 620).
2:04:21 P.M. H.R. 2028 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:04:38 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the motion to recommit with instructions, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:04:53 P.M. S. 612 Considered as unfinished business. S. 612 — "To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse"."
2:11:18 P.M. S. 612 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 236 (Roll no. 621).
2:19:52 P.M. S. 612 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 360 - 61 (Roll no. 622).
2:19:54 P.M. S. 612 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the vote on the Speaker's Approval of the Journal.
2:20:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:23:25 P.M. H. Con. Res. 183 Mr. Shuster asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
2:23:26 P.M. H. Con. Res. 183 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 183 — "Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 612."
2:23:36 P.M. H. Con. Res. 183 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:23:46 P.M. H. Con. Res. 183 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:09 P.M. H.R. 6450 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:24:38 P.M. H.R. 6450 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6450 — "To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to strengthen the independence of the Inspectors General, and for other purposes."
2:24:45 P.M. H.R. 6450 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, to make technical changes to the bill.
2:24:48 P.M. H.R. 6450 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:24:58 P.M. H.R. 6450 On passage Passed without objection.
2:24:59 P.M. H.R. 6450 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:25:07 P.M. H.R. 6451 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:25:17 P.M. H.R. 6451 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6451 — "To improve the Government-wide management of Federal property."
2:25:22 P.M. H.R. 6451 On passage Passed without objection.
2:25:30 P.M. H.R. 6451 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:25:38 P.M. H.R. 6452 Mrs. Radewagen asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:25:41 P.M. H.R. 6452 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6452 — "To implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, to implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean, and for other purposes."
2:25:45 P.M. H.R. 6452 On passage Passed without objection.
2:25:51 P.M. H.R. 6452 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:26:03 P.M. H.R. 6480 Mr. Nunes asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:26:05 P.M. H.R. 6480 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6480 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
2:26:18 P.M. H.R. 6480 On passage Passed without objection.
2:26:19 P.M. H.R. 6480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:29:00 P.M. Mr. Nunes asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, December 8, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016. Agreed to without objection.
2:29:49 P.M. Commission on International Religious Freedom - Pursuant to section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6431) and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed Dr. Tenzin Dorjee, Fullerton, CA to succeed Ms. Hannah Rosenthal.
2:30:05 P.M. National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity - Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1011c, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed upon the recommendation of the Majority Leader, Mr. Brian Jones, Washington, D.C.
2:30:20 P.M. Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission - Pursuant to section 4 of the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act (Pub. L. 114-224), the Democratic Leader appointed Ms. Stacey Plaskett of the United States Virgin Islands.
2:31:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:32:26 P.M. H.R. 6477 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
2:32:30 P.M. H.R. 6477 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6477 — "To amend chapter 97 of title 28, United States Code, to clarify the exception to foreign sovereign immunity set forth in section 1605(a)(3) of such title."
2:32:35 P.M. H.R. 6477 On passage Passed without objection.
2:32:43 P.M. H.R. 6477 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:32:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
2:58:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House proceeded to Special order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.
3:23:46 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the conference report accompanying S. 2943.
3:24:01 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
4:37:38 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a social security totalization agreement with Brazil - referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-186).
4:39:35 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:39:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:40:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016.
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