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Legislative Day of February 27, 2015

February 2015
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Last Floor Action:
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.

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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.
2:57:14 P.M. H.R. 240 Ms. Roybal-Allard moved that the House instruct conferees.
2:57:13 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 103).
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.
2:44:38 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).
2:18:33 P.M. H.R. 240 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:17:52 P.M. H.R. 240 Mr. Carter (TX) moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
2:16:55 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.
2:16:49 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 27.
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.
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.
12:51:24 P.M. H.R. 5 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:51:08 P.M. H.R. 5 Mr. Kline moved that the Committee now rise.
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.
12:17:47 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.
12:17:43 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.
12:17:16 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.
12:09:28 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.
12:09:26 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.
12:08:31 P.M. H.R. 5 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
12:08:02 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."
12:05:13 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.
12:04:50 P.M. H.J. Res. 35 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:47:41 A.M. H.J. Res. 35 DEBATE - The House resumed 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.
11:01:51 A.M. H.J. Res. 35 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 35.
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.
11:01:05 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."
10:57:50 A.M. H. Res. 129 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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).
10:50:36 A.M. H. Res. 129 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 183 (Roll no. 100).
9:26:09 A.M. H. Res. 129 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 129.
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."
9:25:38 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 27.
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.
9:02:44 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.
9:02:34 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.
9:01:42 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.
9:01:08 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.
9:00:14 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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