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Legislative Day of September 28, 2016

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7:33:15 P.M. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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7:33:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
7:33:10 P.M. H.R. 6094 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 6094, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott(VA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
7:32:17 P.M. H.R. 6094 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:07:53 P.M. H.R. 6094 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 6094.
7:07:52 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 5578 and agreed to S. Con. Res. 53.
6:23:39 P.M. H.R. 6094 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6094.
6:23:32 P.M. H.R. 6094 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 897. H.R. 6094 — "To provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees."
6:22:21 P.M. H. Res. 891 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:22:07 P.M. H. Res. 891 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:22:02 P.M. H. Res. 891 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 891 — "Expressing concern over the disappearance of David Sneddon, and for other purposes."
6:21:32 P.M. H. Res. 891 Mr. Stewart asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:21:02 P.M. H.R. 5303 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:00 P.M. H.R. 5303 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 399 - 25 (Roll no. 572).
6:13:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 243 (Roll no. 571).
6:06:08 P.M. H.R. 5303 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:58:15 P.M. H.R. 5303 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 prohibit corps funding for soccer fields, baseball fields, baskeball courts, or splash parks.
5:57:49 P.M. H.R. 5303 Mr. DeFazio moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation.
5:57:16 P.M. H.R. 5303 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.
5:56:26 P.M. H.R. 5303 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:56:25 P.M. H.R. 5303 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5303.
5:56:10 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 284 - 141, 1 Present (Roll no. 570).
5:45:03 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Joyce amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 407 - 18 (Roll no. 569).
5:21:06 P.M. H.R. 5303 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:20:17 P.M. H.R. 5303 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 19, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:08:26 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment no. 19.
5:08:24 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 19 printed in House Report 114-794 to authorize the Secretary to provide additional assistance under section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 for certain communities for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure in any State for which the President has declared an emergency under the Stafford Act as a result of the presence of chemical, physical, or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the eligible system.
5:07:58 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:22 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment no. 18.
4:58:20 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Chief of Engineers to transfer the human remains commonly known as the Kennewick Man or the Ancient One to the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, on the condition that the Department disposes of the remains and repatriates the remains to the claimant tribes.
4:57:52 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Courtney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:04 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment no. 17.
4:53:02 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, numbered 17 printed in House Report 114-794 to remove a breakwater in Stonington, Connecticut as a federally authorized project.
4:52:55 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Bridenstine amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:50:47 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bridenstine amendment no. 16.
4:50:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bridenstine, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-794 to strengthen language requiring a feasibility study of Tulsa and West Tulsa levees; prioritize the project if study classifies levee or levee system Class I or Class II.
4:50:07 P.M. H.R. 5303 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Joyce amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:41:49 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Joyce amendment no. 15.
4:41:47 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Joyce, numbered 15 printed in House Report 114-794 to amend the Clean Water Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
4:41:26 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Huizenga (MI) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:34:35 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huizenga amendment no. 14.
4:34:33 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huizenga (MI), numbered 14 printed in House Report 114-794 to make permanent a set aside of Army Corps priority funding for the Great Lakes.
4:34:15 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Vela amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:32:03 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Vela amendment no. 13.
4:32:01 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Vela, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary of the Army to release the interests of the United States in certain tracts of land located in Cameron County, Texas, and for other purposes.
4:31:41 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Quigley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:28:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley amendment no. 12.
4:28:17 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Quigley, numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-794 to expedite the completion of the project for flood control, Chicagoland Underflow Plan, Illinois, phase 2.
4:27:57 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:40 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment no. 11.
4:23:38 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary to design and develop a structural health monitoring program to assess and improve the condition of infrastructure constructed and maintained by the Corps of Engineers, including research, design, and development of systems and frameworks for response to flood and earthquake events; pre-disaster mitigation measures; lengthening the useful life of the infrastructure; and identifying risks due to sea level rise.
4:23:08 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:59 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment no. 10.
4:17:58 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-794 to call for the Army Corps to conduct a review of its tribal consultation policies and regulations. Provide that the Army Corps shall provide for public meetings with Indian tribes and other stakeholders and provide a report to Congress on the results of the 3 review.
4:17:51 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:25 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment no. 9.
4:14:24 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-794 to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to pursue projects and technologies that prevent and mitigate flood damages associated with ice jams (chunks of ice floating on a river that catch on an obstruction such as a bridge pilings, rocks, logs, etc., that pile up to form an ice dam, and cause flooding upstream from the blockage, and then possibly downstream again when the ice finally releases).
4:14:05 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Rouzer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:07:54 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouzer amendment no. 8.
4:07:53 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouzer, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to work with state officials to establish a no wake zone in federal navigation channels when certain criteria are met.
4:07:27 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Rogers (KY) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:04 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (KY) amendment no. 7.
4:04:03 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (KY), numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-794 to clarify that requirements imposed on floating cabins used in the Cumberland River Basin cannot be different or more stringent than the requirements imposed on all recreational vessels authorized for use in the Basin.
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 5303 The Committee resumed its sitting.
4:03:16 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 5325 amended.
4:02:47 P.M. H.R. 5303 The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
4:02:38 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Ribble amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:59:31 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ribble amendment no. 6.
3:59:29 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ribble, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-794 to provide that in carrying out the design, construction, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of water resources development projects, including flood risk reduction, coastal resiliency, and ecosystem restoration projects, the Secretary shall ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the use of natural and nature-based features.
3:58:50 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Johnson, Sam amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:45 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson, Sam (TX) amendment no. 5.
3:51:41 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson, Sam, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-794 to require the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to issue the final federal permit for the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir Project no later than September 30, 2017.
3:51:10 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Farenthold amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:47:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Farenthold amendment no. 4.
3:47:42 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Farenthold, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-794 to provide that no new start or new investment decision shall be required to initiate work on a separable element of an authorized project when contraction of one or more separable elements of that project was initiated previously; it shall be considered ongoing work and it should be considered continuation of the fully authorized project.
3:47:19 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Culberson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:07 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Culberson amendment no. 3.
3:44:04 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Culberson, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary to expedite the Brays Bayou flood mitigation project authorized by item 6 in section 211(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996.
3:43:39 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:55 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment no. 2.
3:40:51 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-794 to clarify the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to make eligible alternative water delivery projects aimed at reducing aquifer depletion and makes a technical modification that ensures WIFIA financing arrangements take into account the total cost of the project.
3:40:27 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:37:33 P.M. H.R. 5303 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 897, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment no. 1.
3:37:12 P.M. H.R. 5303 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-794 to direct the Secretary to coordinate with all Gulf States on developing an oyster bed recovery assessment for beds that were damaged due to Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Horizon and recent floods, adopting a modified version of the Senate passed text.
3:36:56 P.M. H.R. 5303 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 897 and Rule XVIII.
3:36:21 P.M. H.R. 5303 Provides for further amendment debate to H.R. 5303. Each further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report. At the conclusion of consideration of amendments, the bill shall be reported back to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Provides for one hour of general debate to H.R. 6094. The previous question shall be ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
3:36:16 P.M. H.R. 5303 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 897. H.R. 5303 — "To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes."
3:34:30 P.M. H.R. 5303 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5303 as unfinished business.
3:34:10 P.M. H.R. 5303 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 233 (Roll no. 568).
3:28:46 P.M. H.R. 5303 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:28:18 P.M. H.R. 5303 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5303 — "To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes."
3:27:51 P.M. S. 3283 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:27:50 P.M. S. 3283 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 567).
3:21:15 P.M. S. 3283 Considered as unfinished business. S. 3283 — "To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the "PFC James Dunn VA Clinic"."
3:21:11 P.M. H. Res. 897 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:09 P.M. H. Res. 897 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 191 (Roll no. 566).
3:09:36 P.M. H. Res. 897 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 183 (Roll no. 565).
3:03:12 P.M. H. Res. 897 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 897 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6094) to provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016."
3:03:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 897, and a motion to suspend the rules, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:02:04 P.M. S. 2040 Two-thirds of the Members present having voted in the affirmative the bill is passed, the Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 348 - 77, 1 Present (Roll no. 564).
2:32:57 P.M. S. 2040 The previous question was ordered pursuant the previous order.
1:44:36 P.M. S. 2040 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the question of passage of S. 2040, the objections of the President to the contrary, notwithstanding.
1:38:43 P.M. S. 2040 The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
1:34:24 P.M. S. 3283 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.
1:24:08 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2040, objections of the President of the United States to the contrary notwithstanding; Appointment: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.
1:22:33 P.M. S. 3283 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3283.
1:22:32 P.M. S. 3283 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:22:07 P.M. S. 3283 Mr. Lamborn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3283 — "To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the "PFC James Dunn VA Clinic"."
1:21:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:20:06 P.M. H. Res. 897 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 897, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
12:35:55 P.M. H. Res. 897 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 897.
12:32:08 P.M. H. Res. 897 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 897 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6094) to provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016."
12:03:03 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.
12:02:57 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Mimi Walters of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:36 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Speaker announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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. Wilson (SC) 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.
12:00:12 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Gene Hemrick, St. Josephs Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 28.
11:02:29 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:24 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.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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