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Legislative Day of January 22, 2015

January 2015
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Last Floor Action:
3:08:03 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 26, 2015.

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9:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:26 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:23 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:25 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Bonamici to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:43 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.
9:14:32 A.M. H. Res. 42 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 42 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions."
9:14:42 A.M. H. Res. 42 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 42.
10:58:03 A.M. H. Res. 42 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 183 (Roll no. 42).
11:05:52 A.M. H. Res. 42 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 179 (Roll no. 43).
11:05:53 A.M. H. Res. 42 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:09:36 A.M. H.R. 7 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 42. H.R. 7 — "To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions."
11:09:41 A.M. H.R. 7 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 7 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
11:09:52 A.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7.
12:33:24 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:33:47 P.M. H.R. 7 Ms. Moore moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12:34:11 P.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to clarify that no one is permitted to violate the medical privacy of any woman, including victims of rape and incest, with respect to her choice of or use of comprehensive health insurance coverage. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
12:44:04 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
1:09:07 P.M. H.R. 7 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 177 - 240 (Roll no. 44).
1:16:33 P.M. H.R. 7 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 242 - 179 (Roll no. 45).
1:16:34 P.M. H.R. 7 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:22:07 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Rep. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy(CA) on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
1:41:48 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, January 22, 2015, it adjourn to meet on Monday, January 26, 2015, when it shall convene at noon for Morning-Hour Debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
1:42:25 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:45:24 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
3:06:45 P.M. The House received a communication from Dolores Ridley, District Office Manager. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Ridley notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for grand jury testimony in a criminal case, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House.
3:07:30 P.M. JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE - Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1024(a), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE: Mr. Amash, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Schweikert and Mr. Grothman.
3:08:01 P.M. Mr. Franks (AZ) moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:08:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:08:03 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 26, 2015.
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