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Legislative Day of April 23, 2015

April 2015
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2:55:12 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on April 27, 2015.

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2:55:12 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on April 27, 2015.
2:55:11 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:55:03 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:35:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:26:37 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:25:51 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015. Agreed to without objection.
12:25:50 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015, it adjourn to meet at 8 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 27, 2015. Agreed to without objection.
12:07:45 P.M. COLLOQUY ON UPCOMING SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Rep. Hoyer for one minute to yield to Rep. McCarthy (CA)for the purpose of discussing the schedule for the House in the upcoming week.
12:06:46 P.M. H.R. 637 COSPONSOR AUTHORITY - Mr. Paulsen asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 637, a bill originally introduced by Rep. Schock of Illinois, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
12:05:24 P.M. H.R. 1731 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, H.R. 1731 is laid on the table.
12:05:18 P.M. H.R. 1731 ENGROSSMENT INSTRUCTION - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, in the engrossment of H.R. 1560, the text of H.R. 1731 as passed by the House is appended to the end of H.R. 1560 as new matter.
12:04:44 P.M. H.R. 1731 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:04:43 P.M. H.R. 1731 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 355 - 63 (Roll no. 173).
11:54:46 A.M. H.R. 1731 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 238 (Roll no. 172).
11:45:17 A.M. H.R. 1731 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:36:25 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Israel motion to recommit H.R. 1731 with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the sharing of cyber threat indicators and defensive measures in the following areas: (1) the security of critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid, nuclear power plants, oil and gas pipelines, financial services, and transportation systems; (2) the protection of intellectual property of U.S. corporations, including small and medium sized businesses; and (3) the privacy and property rights of at-risk Americans, including medical records. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
11:33:54 A.M. H.R. 1731 Mr. Israel moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Homeland Security.
11:32:46 A.M. H.R. 1731 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.
11:32:31 A.M. H.R. 1731 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:31:25 A.M. H.R. 1731 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1731.
11:31:09 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 405 - 8 (Roll no. 171).
10:58:38 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:56:12 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee part B amendment No. 11.
10:55:22 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to require a report to Congress on the best means for aligning federally funded cybersecurity research and development with private sector efforts to protect privacy and civil liberties while assuring security and resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure.
10:54:54 A.M. H.R. 1731 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee part B amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:51:54 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee part B amendment No. 10.
10:51:24 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to provide for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress 5 years after enactment to assess the impact of this act on privacy and civil liberties.
10:50:59 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Hahn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:47:50 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hahn part B amendment No. 9.
10:46:25 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Ms. Hahn, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress containing assessments of risks and shortfalls along with recommendations regarding cybersecurity at most at risk ports.
10:46:03 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:38:59 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mulvaney(SC) part B amendment No. 8.
10:38:26 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to sunset the provisions of the bill after 7 years.
10:38:11 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Hurd (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:34:42 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hurd part B amendment no. 7.
10:33:59 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hurd (TX), numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to authorize the existing Einstein 3A (E3A) program.
10:33:44 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:29:36 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro(TX) part B amendment no. 6.
10:28:23 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Mr. Castro (TX), numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to codify the establishment of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) made up of university partners and other stakeholders who proactively coordinate to assist state and local officials in cyber security preparation and prevention of cyber attacks.
10:28:10 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:24:24 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro(TX) part B amendment no. 5.
10:23:37 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Mr. Castro (TX), numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to make self-assessment tools available to small and medium-sized businesses to determine their level of cybersecurity readiness.
10:23:16 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:17:36 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee part B amendment no. 4.
10:16:50 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to ensure that federal agencies supporting cybersecurity efforts of private sector entities remain current on innovation; industry adoption of new technologies; and industry best practices as they relate to industrial control systems.
10:16:33 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
10:09:33 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin part B amendment No. 3.
10:09:32 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to clarify that the term "cybersecurity risk" does not apply to actions solely involving violations of consumer terms of service or consumer licensing agreements.
10:08:56 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:06:25 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ratcliffe part B amendment No. 2.
10:05:09 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to amend Section 226 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 by refining the definition of cyber "incident" to explicitly restrict information sharing to incidents that are directly related to protecting information systems.
10:03:42 A.M. H.R. 1731 On agreeing to the McCaul amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:00:24 A.M. H.R. 1731 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 212, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCaul part B amendment No. 1.
9:59:42 A.M. H.R. 1731 An amendment, offered by Mr. McCaul, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-88 to make technical corrections and further clarifies the provisions of the bill.
9:43:07 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 178.
9:16:56 A.M. H.R. 1731 Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
9:15:56 A.M. H.R. 1731 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
9:15:55 A.M. H.R. 1731 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1731.
9:15:47 A.M. H.R. 1731 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:15:46 A.M. H.R. 1731 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 212 and Rule XVIII.
9:14:28 A.M. H.R. 1731 Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Debate for both bills shall not exceed one hour. After general debate, both bills shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. All points of order against the bills and amendments are waived. Only amendments printed in the report from the committee on rules are in order.
9:14:23 A.M. H.R. 1731 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 212. H.R. 1731 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance multi-directional sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks and strengthen privacy and civil liberties protections, and for other purposes."
9:02:35 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.
9:02:19 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Wasserman Schultz to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:15 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:07 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Terry Ribble, Grace Bible Church, Dunmore, Pennsylvania
9:00:50 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:35 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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