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Legislative Day of March 26, 2015

March 2015
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Last Floor Action:
2:03:11 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on March 30, 2015.

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9:00:31 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:47 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend James Stoeger, S.J., President, Jesuit Secondary Education Association, Washington, DC
9:02:21 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDING ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Burgess 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. Burgess objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
9:02:41 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Sam Johnson of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:04 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.
9:13:51 A.M. H. Res. 173 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 173 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015."
9:15:01 A.M. H. Res. 173 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 173.
9:46:19 A.M. H. Res. 173 The previous question was ordered without objection.
10:12:35 A.M. H. Res. 173 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 402 - 12, 5 Present (Roll no. 143).
10:12:35 A.M. H. Res. 173 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:13:42 A.M. H.R. 2 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 173. H.R. 2 — "To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes."
10:13:47 A.M. H.R. 2 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2 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.
10:14:23 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2.
11:40:13 A.M. H.R. 2 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:08:17 P.M. H.R. 2 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 392 - 37 (Roll no. 144).
12:08:18 P.M. H.R. 2 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:08:29 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
12:08:51 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:13:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:29:36 P.M. H.J. Res. 10 Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
12:29:58 P.M. H.J. Res. 10 Considered by unanimous consent. H.J. Res. 10 — "Providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution."
12:30:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 10 On passage Passed without objection.
12:30:04 P.M. H.J. Res. 10 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:30:05 P.M. H. Res. 171 Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
12:30:19 P.M. H. Res. 171 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 171 — "Electing Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on Printing."
12:30:22 P.M. H. Res. 171 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:30:35 P.M. H. Res. 171 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:30:38 P.M. H. Con. Res. 31 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 31 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives."
12:32:12 P.M. H. Con. Res. 31 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:32:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 31 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:32:19 P.M. H. Con. Res. 32 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 32 — "Providing for a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate."
12:32:48 P.M. H. Con. Res. 32 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:33:19 P.M. H. Con. Res. 32 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:34:15 P.M. Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on March 26, 2015 on a motion offered pursuant to this order, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 31, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution. Agreed to without objection.
12:34:16 P.M. Commission to Study the Creation of a National Women's History Museum - Pursuant to section 3056 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed Mrs. Kathy Wills Wright, Arlington, VA; The Honorable Marilyn Musgrave, Ft.Morgan, CO.
12:35:16 P.M. Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution - Pursuant to sections 5580 and 5581 of the revised statutes (20 U.S.C. 42-43), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: Mr. Sam Johnson of TX and Mr. Cole.
12:35:56 P.M. British-American Interparliamentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276L, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the British-American Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Latta, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Holding, Mr. Whitfield and Mr. Roe of TN.
12:35:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:02:57 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:03:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:03:11 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on March 30, 2015.
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