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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of April 28, 2017

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Last Floor Action:
1:09:40 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 1, 2017.

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9:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:19 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:35 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. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) 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.
9:02:01 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Bonamici to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:24 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.
9:15:48 A.M. H. Res. 289 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 289 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 99) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes."
9:16:47 A.M. H. Res. 289 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 289.
9:55:04 A.M. H. Res. 289 The previous question was ordered without objection.
10:22:09 A.M. H. Res. 289 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 178 (Roll no. 235).
10:22:11 A.M. H. Res. 289 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:22:49 A.M. H.J. Res. 99 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 289. H.J. Res. 99 — "Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes."
10:22:54 A.M. H.J. Res. 99 Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 99 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
10:23:23 A.M. H.J. Res. 99 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 99.
10:38:22 A.M. H.J. Res. 99 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:30:27 A.M. H.J. Res. 99 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 382 - 30 (Roll no. 236).
11:30:29 A.M. H.J. Res. 99 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:30:36 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
11:30:47 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:33:49 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:46:21 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, April 28, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, May 1, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:46:51 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:04:56 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:07:27 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 14, H. Con. Res. 35, and H. Con. Res. 36. The message also contained appointments to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki) during the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.
12:08:10 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
12:43:09 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.J. Res. 99.
12:43:10 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
1:09:35 P.M. Mr. Lawson (FL) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:09:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:09:40 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 1, 2017.
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