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Legislative Day of February 12, 2016

February 2016
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Last Floor Action:
1:50:12 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to S. Con. Res. 31. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on February 23, 2016.

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9:00:37 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:50 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:51 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:54 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Schiff to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:27 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
9:15:36 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
9:18:52 A.M. H.R. 757 Mr. Royce moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
9:19:03 A.M. H.R. 757 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 757.
9:51:27 A.M. H.R. 757 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.
9:52:01 A.M. H.R. 2017 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 611. 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."
9:52:06 A.M. H.R. 2017 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2017 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. Specified amendments are in order.
9:54:42 A.M. H.R. 2017 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 611 and Rule XVIII.
9:54:43 A.M. H.R. 2017 The Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:54:54 A.M. H.R. 2017 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2017.
10:42:42 A.M. H.R. 2017 An amendment, offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-421 to ensure that businesses will not be penalized for inadvertent human error in preparation or variation of ingredients.
10:42:43 A.M. H.R. 2017 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 611, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment No. 1.
10:54:19 A.M. H.R. 2017 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McMorris Rodgers amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:54:57 A.M. H.R. 2017 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schrader, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-421 to strike "off-premises" ordering exception from bill.
10:54:59 A.M. H.R. 2017 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 611, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader amendment No. 3.
11:05:40 A.M. H.R. 2017 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schrader amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schrader demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:06:41 A.M. H.R. 2017 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:29:18 A.M. H.R. 2017 On agreeing to the McMorris Rodgers amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 309 - 100, 1 Present (Roll no. 79).
11:33:42 A.M. H.R. 2017 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 148 - 258, 1 Present (Roll no. 80).
11:34:37 A.M. H.R. 2017 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2017.
11:34:49 A.M. H.R. 2017 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:35:04 A.M. H.R. 2017 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:42:24 A.M. H.R. 2017 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 266 - 144, 1 Present (Roll no. 81).
11:42:25 A.M. H.R. 2017 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:42:40 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:43:53 A.M. H.R. 757 Considered as unfinished business.
11:50:12 A.M. H.R. 757 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 2 (Roll no. 82).
11:50:14 A.M. H.R. 757 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:50:48 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:07:16 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 487 and agreed to S. Con. Res. 31.
12:07:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House continued with one minute speeches.
12:15:12 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:03:05 P.M. S. Con. Res. 31 Considered as privileged matter. S. Con. Res. 31 — "Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives."
1:05:17 P.M. S. Con. Res. 31 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:05:24 P.M. S. Con. Res. 31 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:05:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
1:50:06 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:50:11 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:50:12 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to S. Con. Res. 31. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on February 23, 2016.
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