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Legislative Day of March 04, 2015

March 2015
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Last Floor Action:
3:57:43 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on March 6, 2015.

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10:00:25 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:43 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl L. "Buddy" Carter to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:56 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.
10:43:24 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:51 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 4.
12:00:54 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:15 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:16 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Cartwright to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:01 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.
12:35:02 P.M. H.R. 749 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 134. H.R. 749 — "To reauthorize Federal support for passenger rail programs, and for other purposes."
12:35:07 P.M. H.R. 749 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 749 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. A specified amendment is in order. Resolution also provides for proceedings of the House during the period from March 4, 2015 through March 13, 2015.
12:35:34 P.M. H.R. 749 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 134 and Rule XVIII.
12:35:35 P.M. H.R. 749 The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Chairman of the Committee.
12:35:47 P.M. H.R. 749 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 749.
1:21:10 P.M. H.R. 749 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-36 to ensure that socially and economically disadvantaged businesses request for proposals are considered for station development opportunities under Section 208 of the bill.
1:21:12 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 134, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 1.
1:25:33 P.M. H.R. 749 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:25:53 P.M. H.R. 749 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fitzpatrick, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-36 to add veteran-owned small businesses to the participation study required under Section 305.
1:25:55 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 134, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment No. 2.
1:30:47 P.M. H.R. 749 On agreeing to the Fitzpatrick amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:08 P.M. H.R. 749 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mica, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-36 to report a proposal for Northeast Corridor Express Service.
1:31:10 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 134, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment No. 3.
1:37:49 P.M. H.R. 749 On agreeing to the Mica amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:38:06 P.M. H.R. 749 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brownley (CA), numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-36 to require each state to develop a grade crossing action plan, identifying specific solutions for improving safety at crossings, including highway-rail grade crossing closures or grade separations; and focuses on crossings that have experienced recent grade crossing accidents or multiple accidents, or are at high risk for accidents.
1:38:08 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 134, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) amendment No. 4.
1:45:24 P.M. H.R. 749 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:45:25 P.M. H.R. 749 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message.
1:45:26 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S.J. Res. 8.
1:46:43 P.M. H.R. 749 The Committee resumed its sitting.
1:46:44 P.M. H.R. 749 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perlmutter, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-36 to require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to submit to Congress a report evaluating the effectiveness of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) 2005 rule on the use of locomotive horns at rail crossings.
1:46:44 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 134, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perlmutter amendment No. 5.
1:51:38 P.M. H.R. 749 On agreeing to the Perlmutter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:51:50 P.M. H.R. 749 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-36 to restrict operating subsidies for Amtrak.
1:51:51 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 134, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 6.
2:03:02 P.M. H.R. 749 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
2:04:01 P.M. H.R. 749 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lipinski, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-36 to clarify that passengers using or transporting non-motorized transportation are to be considered in the Amtrak Office of Inspector General's report on boarding procedures in Section 211.
2:04:03 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 134, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lipinski amendment No. 7.
2:11:08 P.M. H.R. 749 On agreeing to the Lipinski amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:11:20 P.M. H.R. 749 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:41:22 P.M. H.R. 749 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 147 - 272 (Roll no. 110).
2:41:46 P.M. H.R. 749 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 749.
2:42:38 P.M. H.R. 749 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.
2:45:11 P.M. H.R. 749 Mr. Maloney, Sean moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation.
2:45:32 P.M. H.R. 749 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to authorize $150 million for each of the fiscal years 2016 through 2019 for the use of the Amtrak Police Department to acquire canines, explosive detection, surveillance and communication equipment, baggage screening, counter-terrorism, and other security needs. The amendment also implements a veterans hiring initiative in the Amtrak Police Department.
2:59:12 P.M. H.R. 749 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 232 (Roll no. 111).
3:06:59 P.M. H.R. 749 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 316 - 101 (Roll no. 112).
3:06:59 P.M. H.R. 749 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:07:17 P.M. H.R. 1213 Mrs. Comstock asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
3:07:35 P.M. H.R. 1213 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 1213 — "To make administrative and technical corrections to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995."
3:07:48 P.M. H.R. 1213 On passage Passed without objection.
3:07:51 P.M. H.R. 1213 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:23 P.M. Mrs. Comstock asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on March 4, 2015, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on March 6, 2015. Agreed to without objection.
3:08:47 P.M. House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards - Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 501(b), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards: Mrs. Miller of MI, Mr. Latta and Mr. Rodney Davis of IL.
3:08:47 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Frederica S. Wilson. Ms. Wilson (FL) submitted her resignation from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The resignation was accepted without objection.
3:09:27 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:13:57 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. S. 1 failed of passage over Veto.
3:15:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
3:41:17 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a designation for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War or Terrorism all funding so designated by the Congress in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, as outlined in an enclosed list of accounts. - referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-15).
3:41:46 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House continued with further Special Order speeches.
3:57:32 P.M. Mr. Kelly (PA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:57:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:57:43 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on March 6, 2015.
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