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Legislative Day of December 08, 2016

December 2016
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Last Floor Action:
10:54:34 A.M. -S. 612
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 612.

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9:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:09 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:44 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. Woodall 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. Woodall 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.
9:01:51 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:07 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.
9:15:53 A.M. H. Res. 949 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 949 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2028) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 612) to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse"."
9:17:04 A.M. H. Res. 949 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 949.
10:32:22 A.M. H. Res. 949 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 617).
10:34:23 A.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Oakland, California on December 2, 2016.
10:42:47 A.M. H. Res. 949 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 618).
10:42:47 A.M. H. Res. 949 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:42:58 A.M. H.R. 4919 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4919 — "To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism."
10:51:14 A.M. H.R. 4919 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 619).
10:51:14 A.M. H.R. 4919 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:52:10 A.M. S. 2974 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
10:52:10 A.M. S. 2974 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2974 — "To ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes."
10:52:37 A.M. S. 2974 On passage Passed without objection.
10:52:39 A.M. S. 2974 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:52:45 A.M. S. 612 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Shuster asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on S. 612 be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
10:52:48 A.M. S. 612 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 949. S. 612 — "To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse"."
10:52:50 A.M. S. 612 The rule provides for consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2028 and consideration of S. 612. S. 612 will be considered under a closed rule. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both bills. The resolution also provides for a motion to recommit with or without instructions on S. 612.
10:54:34 A.M. S. 612 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 612.
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