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Legislative Day of February 11, 2016

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Last Floor Action:
7:02:16 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 12, 2016.

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10:00:36 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:41 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Barry Loudermilk to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:55 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:48:34 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 11.
12:00:46 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:59 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:07 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Ros-Lehtinen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:31 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:28:32 P.M. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies - Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 28, 114th Congress, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: Mr. Ryan of WI, Mr. McCarthy and Ms. Pelosi.
12:28:43 P.M. Mr. Burgess asked unanimous consent That it may be in order at any time through the legislative day of Feb. 12, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1, rule XV, relating to the bill (H.R. 757) to improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North Korea, and for other purposes. Agreed to without objection.
12:29:28 P.M. H. Res. 611 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 611 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2017) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A, and providing for proceedings during the period from February 15, 2016, through February 22, 2016."
12:32:42 P.M. H. Res. 611 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 611.
1:25:10 P.M. H. Res. 611 DEBATE - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 611, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:25:11 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 644.
1:26:03 P.M. H.R. 3442 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 609. H.R. 3442 — "To provide further means of accountability of the United States debt and promote fiscal responsibility."
1:26:08 P.M. H.R. 3442 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3442 and H.R. 3293.
1:26:53 P.M. H.R. 3442 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 609 and Rule XVIII.
1:26:53 P.M. H.R. 3442 The Speaker designated the Honorable Bradley Byrne to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:27:02 P.M. H.R. 3442 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3442.
2:37:57 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to require the Treasury Secretary's report to also include historical levels of federal revenue, including corporate and individual federal income taxes as a percent of gross domestic product.
2:38:27 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 1.
2:43:10 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:39 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huelskamp, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide weekly reporting of extraordinary measures and projected exhaustion date upon notification the debt limit has been reached.
2:43:59 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huelskamp amendment No. 2.
2:54:11 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Huelskamp amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:54:37 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to include in the debt report to Congress whether the President recommends that Congress adopt a balanced budget amendment to control the accumulation of future debt.
2:55:00 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 3.
3:04:36 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:04:50 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kelly (IL), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to require the Treasury Secretary's report to also include an economic forecast of the negative consequences of failing to raise the debt limit, including costs associated with public health and safety.
3:05:12 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly (IL) amendment No. 4.
3:09:23 P.M. H.R. 3442 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kelly (IL) amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Kelly (IL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:09:46 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to notify Congress whether it is able to pay only principal and interest on the national debt, as opposed to other obligations, in the event that the debt limit is reached.
3:10:08 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 5.
3:21:59 P.M. H.R. 3442 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Duffy demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:22:27 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Mr. Messer, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to require the Secretary to report on extraordinary measures the Treasury Department intends to use if the debt limit is not lifted, project how long such measures will fund the federal government, and project the administrative costs to the Treasury Department associated with taking such actions.
3:23:10 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Messer amendment No. 6.
3:33:54 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Messer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:34:22 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to require the Treasury Secretary's report to also include individual salary and wage information, as well as projections of consumer spending and the impact of spending cuts on gross domestic product.
3:34:45 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 7.
3:39:37 P.M. H.R. 3442 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijavla demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:39:54 P.M. H.R. 3442 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 114-420 to require the report to include the impact the threat of default would have on the economy, including, but not limited to, the impact on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), interest rates, employment, household wealth, and retirement assets.
3:40:19 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 8.
3:44:19 P.M. H.R. 3442 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:06:24 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Kelly (IL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 234 (Roll no. 71).
4:11:09 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 176 (Roll no. 72).
4:14:48 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 245 (Roll no. 73).
4:19:38 P.M. H.R. 3442 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 227 (Roll no. 74).
4:20:19 P.M. H.R. 3442 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3442.
4:20:28 P.M. H.R. 3442 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:20:46 P.M. H.R. 3442 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:21:34 P.M. H.R. 3442 Mr. Doggett moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
4:22:13 P.M. H.R. 3442 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Doggett motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments to require an analysis of the long-term revenue lost from tax avoidance and evasion resulting from inversions and the exploitation of tax loopholes by businesses and wealthy individuals and the long-term revenue effect of a shrinking middle class.
4:30:56 P.M. H.R. 3442 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:37:31 P.M. H.R. 3442 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 238 (Roll no. 75).
4:43:30 P.M. H.R. 3442 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 267 - 151 (Roll no. 76).
4:43:32 P.M. H.R. 3442 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:33 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 611 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:43:45 P.M. H. Res. 611 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 611 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2017) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A, and providing for proceedings during the period from February 15, 2016, through February 22, 2016."
4:50:28 P.M. H. Res. 611 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 178 (Roll no. 77).
4:56:26 P.M. H. Res. 611 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 174 (Roll no. 78).
4:56:27 P.M. H. Res. 611 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:28 P.M. H.R. 3442 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 3442.
4:58:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:10:27 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:02:01 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:02:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:16 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 12, 2016.
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