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Legislative Day of February 27, 2015

February 2015
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5:27:34 P.M. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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9:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:14 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:08 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - 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 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 agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
9:01:42 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Brooks of IN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:34 A.M. Congressional Budget Office - Pursuant to section 201(a)(2) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 601), the Speaker and the President pro tempore of the Senate jointly appointed Dr. Homer Keith Hall as Director, effective April 2, 2015, for the term expiring January 3, 2019.
9:02:44 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.
9:19:52 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:25:38 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 27.
9:25:43 A.M. H. Res. 129 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 129 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 35) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes."
9:26:09 A.M. H. Res. 129 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 129.
10:50:36 A.M. H. Res. 129 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 183 (Roll no. 100).
10:57:50 A.M. H. Res. 129 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 183 (Roll no. 101).
10:57:50 A.M. H. Res. 129 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:01:05 A.M. H.J. Res. 35 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 129. H.J. Res. 35 — "Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes."
11:01:10 A.M. H.J. Res. 35 Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 35 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.
11:01:51 A.M. H.J. Res. 35 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 35.
11:46:56 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 240, with an amendment.
11:47:41 A.M. H.J. Res. 35 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.J. Res. 35.
12:04:50 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:05:13 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further proceedings on H.J. Res. 35 were postponed.
12:08:02 P.M. H.R. 5 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5 — "To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes."
12:08:31 P.M. H.R. 5 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
12:09:26 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thompson (MS), numbered 43 printed in Part B of House Report 114-29 to require that the Student Success Act shall not go into effect until the Secretary of Education determines that its enactment will not reduce the college and career readiness of racial or ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, English learners, and low-income students and provides written notification to Congress on such determination.
12:09:28 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (MS) Part B Amendment No. 43.
12:17:16 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thompson (MS) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (MS) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
12:17:43 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 44 printed in Part B of House Report 114-29 to repeal H.R. 5 and replace the bill text with a substitute amendment that provides robust funding levels, replaces the outdated, rigid mandates of No Child Left Behind, and maintains civil rights and equity protections that ensure all students graduate from high school college- and career-ready.
12:17:47 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) Part B Amendment No. 44.
12:50:14 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
12:51:08 P.M. H.R. 5 Mr. Kline moved that the Committee now rise.
12:51:24 P.M. H.R. 5 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:51:34 P.M. H.R. 5 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
12:51:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:16:49 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 27.
2:16:55 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on February 27, 2015 at 12:59 p.m. stating that that body had passed S. 527 and appointment: National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
2:17:52 P.M. H.R. 240 Mr. Carter (TX) moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
2:18:33 P.M. H.R. 240 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:44:38 P.M. H.R. 240 On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 191 (Roll no. 102).
2:44:39 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business is the question on agreeing the Speaker's approval of the Journal which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:57:13 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 103).
2:57:14 P.M. H.R. 240 Ms. Roybal-Allard moved that the House instruct conferees.
2:58:14 P.M. H.R. 240 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Roybal-Allard motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 240. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede from disagreement with the Senate amendment.
4:11:59 P.M. H.R. 240 The previous question was ordered without objection.
4:12:38 P.M. H.R. 240 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Roybal-Allard motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Roybal-Allard demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
4:13:49 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 35 — "Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes."
4:14:18 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 Ms. Roybal-Allard moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
4:14:44 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roybal-Allard motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the joint resolution to be reported back to the House with provisions which include funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2015, in line with the bill that passed the Senate instead of the three week extension in the underlying joint resolution.
4:22:41 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 Mr. Rogers (KY) raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Rogers stated that the provisions in the amendment violated the Congressional Budget Act by providing new budget authority. Sustained by the Chair.
4:22:41 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
5:14:45 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 104).
5:14:46 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:47 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to instruct conferees to H.R. 240 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:25:05 P.M. H.R. 240 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 105).
5:25:06 P.M. H.R. 240 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:25:46 P.M. Committee on Ethics for the 114th Congress - pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 to serve on investigative subcommittees the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Committee on Ethics for the 114th Congress: Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Collins of GA, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Katko, Mr. Latta, Mr. Olson, Mr. Ratcliffe and Mrs. Roby.
5:26:25 P.M. Committee on Ethics for the 114th Congress - pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives to serve on an investigative subcommittee the Minority Leader appointed the following members of the House to the Committee on Ethics for the 114th Congress: Mr. Carney, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Hahn, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Keating, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Sewell of AL, Ms. Speier and Ms. Titus.
5:26:26 P.M. Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress - pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 2702, the Minority Leader appointed Mr. John A. Lawrence of Washington, D.C.
5:27:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
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