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Legislative Day of March 28, 2017

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Last Floor Action:
7:47:17 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2017.

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10:00:07 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:39 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.
10:12:17 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:18 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 28.
12:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Congregation Ner Tamid, Henderson, NV
12:01:48 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Higgins of NY to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:11 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.
12:22:24 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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 28, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.: that the Senate passed S.J. Res. 30, S.J. Res. 35, S.J. Res. 36 and appointment: Congressional-Executive Commission on People's Republic of China.
12:23:24 P.M. H. Res. 229 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 229 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1430) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible."
12:26:31 P.M. H. Res. 229 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 229.
1:11:50 P.M. H. Res. 229 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on H. Res. 229, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 229 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.
1:12:15 P.M. H. Res. 230 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 230 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 34) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services"."
1:13:34 P.M. H. Res. 230 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 230.
2:01:45 P.M. H. Res. 230 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on H. Res. 230, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 230 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.
2:01:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:00 p.m. today.
3:00:49 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 28.
3:00:53 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 229 and H. Res. 230, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:01:15 P.M. H. Res. 229 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 229 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1430) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible."
3:26:43 P.M. H. Res. 229 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 189 (Roll no. 197).
3:33:26 P.M. H. Res. 229 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 185 (Roll no. 198).
3:33:28 P.M. H. Res. 229 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:31 P.M. H. Res. 230 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 230 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 34) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services"."
3:39:59 P.M. H. Res. 230 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 184 (Roll no. 199).
3:48:22 P.M. H. Res. 230 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 189 (Roll no. 200).
3:48:24 P.M. H. Res. 230 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:18 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 230. S.J. Res. 34 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services"."
3:49:23 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 Rule provides for consideration of S.J. Res. 34 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
3:49:47 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S.J. Res. 34.
5:09:07 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:09:40 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S.J. Res. 34, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Doyle demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
5:10:26 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Ms. Lofgren was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not her previously noticed resolution constituted a point of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
5:23:12 P.M. Ms. Lofgren moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
5:23:33 P.M. Mr. Flores moved to table the appeal of the Chair.
5:49:08 P.M. On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 190, 2 Present (Roll no. 201).
5:49:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of S.J. Res. 34, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:49:28 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 Considered as unfinished business. S.J. Res. 34 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services"."
5:57:10 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 215 - 205 (Roll no. 202).
5:57:12 P.M. S.J. Res. 34 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:57:45 P.M. Investigative Subcommittee established by the Committee on Ethics - Pursuant to clause (5)(a)(4)(A) of Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Democratic Leader appointed the following members of the House to the Investigative Subcommittee established by the Committee on Ethics: Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Higgins of NY, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Keating, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Sewell of AL, Mr. Soto and Ms. Titus.
5:58:39 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 233.
6:00:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:14:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:47:10 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:47:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:47:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2017.
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