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Legislative Day of December 05, 2016

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Last Floor Action:
7:19:44 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 6, 2016.

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7:19:44 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 6, 2016.
7:19:43 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:19:34 P.M. Mr. Thompson (PA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:13:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:12:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 179 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:41 P.M. H. Con. Res. 179 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:12:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 179 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 179 — "Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make certain corrections in the enrollment of S. 2943."
7:12:16 P.M. H.R. 6415 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:12 P.M. H.R. 6415 On passage Passed without objection.
7:12:05 P.M. H.R. 6415 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6415 — "To provide for the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance to replace members whose terms expire during 2017, and for other purposes."
7:11:43 P.M. H.R. 6415 Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:10:59 P.M. H.R. 1777 On motion to refer the bill and the accompanying veto message to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Agreed to without objection.
7:10:40 P.M. H.R. 1777 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent, notwithstanding the order of the House of September 22, 2016, that the veto message of the President on the bill, H.R. 1777, together with the accompanying bill, be referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
7:10:34 P.M. S. 1635 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:10:33 P.M. S. 1635 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 374 - 16 (Roll no. 603).
7:02:59 P.M. S. 1635 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1635 — "To authorize the Department of State for fiscal year 2016, and for other purposes."
7:02:38 P.M. H.R. 6427 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:37 P.M. H.R. 6427 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 - 2 (Roll no. 602).
6:52:56 P.M. H.R. 6427 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6427 — "To improve the operation of United States capital markets, and for other purposes."
6:52:47 P.M. H.R. 5015 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:46 P.M. H.R. 5015 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 392 - 0 (Roll no. 601).
6:31:22 P.M. H.R. 5015 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5015 — "To restore amounts improperly withheld for tax purposes from severance payments to individuals who retired or separated from service in the Armed Forces for combat-related injuries, and for other purposes."
6:30:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 5.
6:08:42 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:08:28 P.M. S. 1635 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:37:47 P.M. S. 1635 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1635.
5:37:46 P.M. S. 1635 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:37:34 P.M. S. 1635 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 1635 — "To authorize the Department of State for fiscal year 2016, and for other purposes."
5:37:05 P.M. S. 3395 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:37:04 P.M. S. 3395 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:32 P.M. S. 3395 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3395.
5:29:22 P.M. S. 3395 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:29:12 P.M. S. 3395 Mr. Lucas moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3395 — "To require limitations on prescribed burns."
5:28:13 P.M. H.R. 5015 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:15:37 P.M. H.R. 5015 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5015.
5:15:24 P.M. H.R. 5015 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:15:10 P.M. H.R. 5015 Mr. Brady (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5015 — "To restore amounts improperly withheld for tax purposes from severance payments to individuals who retired or separated from service in the Armed Forces for combat-related injuries, and for other purposes."
5:14:14 P.M. H.R. 6427 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:54:28 P.M. H.R. 6427 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6427.
4:54:23 P.M. H.R. 6427 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:12 P.M. H.R. 6427 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6427 — "To improve the operation of United States capital markets, and for other purposes."
4:53:43 P.M. H.R. 2726 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:53:41 P.M. H.R. 2726 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:59 P.M. H.R. 2726 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2726.
4:39:56 P.M. H.R. 2726 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:39:38 P.M. H.R. 2726 Mr. Posey moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2726 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon."
4:39:18 P.M. S. 795 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:16 P.M. S. 795 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:14 P.M. S. 795 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 795.
4:31:11 P.M. S. 795 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:01 P.M. S. 795 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 795 — "To enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees."
4:30:42 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:30:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 5.
2:07:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. today.
2:07:23 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Miller (MI) wherein she resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 12:00 a.m. on December 31, 2016.
2:06:42 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentlewoman from California, Ms. Hahn, the whole number of the House is 434.
2:06:13 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on December 2, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.: That the Senate passed with an amendment H.R. 1561 and that the Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 2577.
2:02:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:01:39 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Joe Wilson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:01:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:00:56 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:00:40 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 5.
12:05:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:00:00 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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