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Legislative Day of September 22, 2016

September 2016
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Last Floor Action:
9:44:45 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 26, 2016.

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10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:36 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.
11:29:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 22.
12:00:15 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:37 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:42 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Ashford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:59 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.
12:30:07 P.M. H. Res. 879 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 879 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5931) to provide for the prohibition on cash payments to the Government of Iran, and for other purposes, and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules."
12:33:15 P.M. H. Res. 879 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 879.
1:10:53 P.M. H. Res. 879 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 879, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:12:49 P.M. H.R. 5719 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 875. H.R. 5719 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of certain equity grants."
1:12:54 P.M. H.R. 5719 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3438 and H.R. 5719. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 3438 and H.R. 5719. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 22, 2016 or September 23, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
1:17:38 P.M. H.R. 5719 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5719.
2:02:25 P.M. H.R. 5719 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:02:46 P.M. H.R. 5719 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5719, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Crowley demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until a time to be announced.
2:04:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:04:54 P.M. H.R. 6004 Mr. Hurd (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6004 — "To modernize Government information technology, and for other purposes."
2:05:55 P.M. H.R. 6004 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:05:56 P.M. H.R. 6004 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6004.
2:17:57 P.M. H.R. 6004 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:17:59 P.M. H.R. 6004 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:53 P.M. H.R. 1777 Notwithstanding the order of the House of July 25, 2016, Mr. Hurd asked unanimous consent that further consideration of the veto message and the bill, H.R. 1777, be postponed until the legislative day of December 9, 2016.
2:19:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:25:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 22.
4:26:10 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 879, adoption of H. Res. 879, passage of H.R. 5719, and on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:27:35 P.M. H. Res. 879 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 879 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5931) to provide for the prohibition on cash payments to the Government of Iran, and for other purposes, and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules."
4:27:35 P.M. H. Res. 879 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 175 (Roll no. 542).
4:57:00 P.M. H. Res. 879 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 178 (Roll no. 543).
4:57:02 P.M. H. Res. 879 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:57:12 P.M. H.R. 5719 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5719 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of certain equity grants."
5:03:34 P.M. H.R. 5719 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 287 - 124 (Roll no. 544).
5:03:36 P.M. H.R. 5719 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:46 P.M. H.R. 5320 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5320 — "To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Social Security Administration, and for other purposes."
5:10:42 P.M. H.R. 5320 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 0 (Roll no. 545).
5:10:43 P.M. H.R. 5320 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:10:54 P.M. H.R. 5946 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5946 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games."
5:17:54 P.M. H.R. 5946 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 1 (Roll no. 546).
5:17:55 P.M. H.R. 5946 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:18:32 P.M. H.R. 2285 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2285 — "To improve enforcement against trafficking in cultural property and prevent stolen or illicit cultural property from financing terrorist and criminal networks, and for other purposes."
5:24:37 P.M. H.R. 2285 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 547).
5:24:39 P.M. H.R. 2285 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:25:25 P.M. H.R. 5523 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5523 — "To amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures, and for other purposes."
5:30:58 P.M. H.R. 5523 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 548).
5:30:59 P.M. H.R. 5523 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:24 P.M. H.R. 5625 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5625 — "To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes."
5:37:44 P.M. H.R. 5625 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 549).
5:37:45 P.M. H.R. 5625 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:37:50 P.M. S. 1550 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1550 — "To amend title 31, United States Code, to establish entities tasked with improving program and project management in certain Federal agencies, and for other purposes."
5:44:00 P.M. S. 1550 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 11 (Roll no. 550).
5:44:01 P.M. S. 1550 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:07 P.M. H.R. 4419 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4419 — "To update the financial disclosure requirements for judges of the District of Columbia courts."
5:50:15 P.M. H.R. 4419 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 0 (Roll no. 551).
5:50:16 P.M. H.R. 4419 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:50:19 P.M. H.R. 4419 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:50:27 P.M. H.R. 5963 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5963 — "To reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes."
5:56:37 P.M. H.R. 5963 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 382 - 29 (Roll no. 552).
5:56:38 P.M. H.R. 5963 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:57:13 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 1878 and S. 2683.
5:57:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:58:29 P.M. H.R. 1296 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1296 — "To amend the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act to clarify certain settlement terms, and for other purposes."
5:59:24 P.M. H.R. 1296 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:59:25 P.M. H.R. 1296 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1296.
6:05:54 P.M. H.R. 1296 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:05:56 P.M. H.R. 1296 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:06:07 P.M. H.R. 4564 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4564 — "To redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as "Robert Emmet Park", and for other purposes."
6:06:19 P.M. H.R. 4564 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:06:25 P.M. H.R. 4564 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4564.
6:18:06 P.M. H.R. 4564 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:18:08 P.M. H.R. 4564 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:23 P.M. H.R. 5931 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 879. H.R. 5931 — "To provide for the prohibition on cash payments to the Government of Iran, and for other purposes."
6:19:28 P.M. H.R. 5931 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5931 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The rules makes in order only those amendments printed in the report.
6:20:12 P.M. H.R. 5931 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 879 and Rule XVIII.
6:20:13 P.M. H.R. 5931 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Russell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
6:21:00 P.M. H.R. 5931 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5931.
6:58:18 P.M. H.R. 5931 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-781 to clarify prohibited forms of payment to Iran, to include monetary instruments and precious metals.
6:58:21 P.M. H.R. 5931 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Royce amendment No. 1.
7:08:29 P.M. H.R. 5931 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:08:44 P.M. H.R. 5931 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pompeo, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-781 to prohibit the U.S. government from making ransom payments.
7:08:46 P.M. H.R. 5931 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pompeo amendment No. 2.
7:17:45 P.M. H.R. 5931 On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:12 P.M. H.R. 5931 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pompeo, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-781 to impose sanctions on Iranians involved in kidnapping or unjustly detaining US citizens.
7:18:37 P.M. H.R. 5931 Pompeo amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
7:18:55 P.M. H.R. 5931 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pompeo amendment No. 3, as modified.
7:25:35 P.M. H.R. 5931 On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
7:26:04 P.M. H.R. 5931 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-781 to prohibit cash and precious metal payments to designated state sponsors of terrorism and North Korea in addition to Iran.
7:26:06 P.M. H.R. 5931 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment.
7:33:28 P.M. H.R. 5931 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:33:45 P.M. H.R. 5931 An amendment, offered by Mr. Engel, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-781 to require the President to notify Congress of a payment made to any State Sponsor of Terrorism or North Korea pursuant to a settlement or judgment against the United States. The amendment requires the President to report on pending claims before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.
7:33:48 P.M. H.R. 5931 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment.
7:45:29 P.M. H.R. 5931 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:46:18 P.M. H.R. 5931 Mr. Royce moved that the Committee rise.
7:46:46 P.M. H.R. 5931 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:46:56 P.M. H.R. 5931 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5931 as unfinished business.
7:47:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:46:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 22.
8:46:51 P.M. H.R. 5931 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5931 — "To provide for the prohibition on cash payments to the Government of Iran, and for other purposes."
8:47:17 P.M. H.R. 5931 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:12:05 P.M. H.R. 5931 On agreeing to the Engel amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 238 (Roll no. 553).
9:12:31 P.M. H.R. 5931 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5931.
9:13:20 P.M. H.R. 5931 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:20:33 P.M. H.R. 5931 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 254 - 163 (Roll no. 554).
9:20:35 P.M. H.R. 5931 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:20:51 P.M. H.R. 5037 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5037 — "To authorize the establishment of a program of voluntary separation incentive payments for nonjudicial employees of the District of Columbia courts and employees of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service."
9:27:15 P.M. H.R. 5037 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 1 (Roll no. 555).
9:27:16 P.M. H.R. 5037 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:27:29 P.M. H.R. 5798 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5798 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois, as the "Abner J. Mikva Post Office Building"."
9:33:34 P.M. H.R. 5798 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 392 - 22, 1 Present (Roll no. 556).
9:33:35 P.M. H.R. 5798 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:34:01 P.M. H.R. 5931 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 5931.
9:34:36 P.M. Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Thursday, September 22, 2016 it adjourn to meet on Monday, September 26, 2016 when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
9:35:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:44:33 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:44:44 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:44:45 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 26, 2016.
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