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Legislative Day of January 06, 2015

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12:00:00 P.M. House convened, starting a new legislative day, pursuant to the 20th amendment to the Constitution, for the meeting of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States.
12:01:41 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:03:21 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Clerk led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:00 P.M. CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION - The Clerk announced that Certificates of Election covering 435 seats in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress had been received and the names of those persons whose credentials show that they were regularly elected as Representatives in accordance with the laws of their respective States of the United States would be called. Without objection, the Representatives-elect were directed to record their presence by electronic device in order to determine whether a quorum was present.
12:37:25 P.M. Call of the States Quorum responded: 401 present (Roll no. 1).
12:37:44 P.M. ELECTION CREDENTIALS FOR DELEGATES - The Clerk notified the House that election credentials for all Delegates and Resident Commissioners had been received.
12:38:28 P.M. The Clerk notified the House that she received a letter from the Honorable Michael G. Grimm of New York indicating that he will not serve in the House in the 114th Congress.
12:40:49 P.M. NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE OF SPEAKER - Pursuant to law and precedent, the Clerk announced that the next order of business was the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress and that nominations would now be in order. Accordingly, the Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington placed the name of the Honorable John Boehner into nomination for the Office of Speaker and the Honorable Xavier Becerra of California placed the name of the Honorable Nancy Pelosi into nomination for the Office of Speaker. Additionally, the Honorable Thomas Massie of Kentucky placed the name of the Honorable Ted Yoho into nomination for the Office of Speaker, the Honorable Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma placed the name of the Honorable Louie Gohmert into nomination for the Office of Speaker, and the Honorable Steve King of Iowa placed the name of the Honorable Daniel Webster into nomination for the Office of Speaker. No other nominations were put forward.
12:46:51 P.M. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS - The Clerk announced the appointment of the following Members-elect to act as Tellers during the Roll Call for Election of Speaker: Mrs. Miller of Michigan; Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania; Ms. Kaptur; and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen.
1:56:47 P.M. Roll call 2 - Election of the Speaker. Mr. Boehner 216, Ms. Pelosi 164, Mr. Webster (FL) 12, Mr. Gohmert 3, Mr. Yoho 2, Mr. Jordan 2, Mr. Duncan 1, Mr. Powell 1, Mr. Sessions 1, Mr. Paul 1, Mr. McCarthy 1, Mr. Lewis 1, Mr. Gowdy 1, Mr. DeFazio 1, Mr. Cooper 1, and Present 1 (Roll no. 2). Mr. Boehner was elected Speaker.
1:58:25 P.M. COMMITTEE TO ESCORT THE SPEAKER-ELECT - The Clerk appointed a Committee of Members-elect to escort the Speaker-elect into the Chamber and to the Chair.
2:15:26 P.M. The Speaker-elect was escorted into the Chamber by the Escort Committee and introduced by Representative-elect Pelosi, Democratic Leader, before assuming the Chair.
2:16:00 P.M. ADDRESS BY THE SPEAKER-ELECT - The Speaker-elect addressed the House prior to taking the Oath of Office which will be administered by the Dean of the House, Representative-elect John Conyers of Michigan.
2:22:22 P.M. ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE - The Dean of the House administered the Oath of Office to the Speaker-elect.
2:23:30 P.M. ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE - The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to the Members-elect of the 114th Congress.
2:26:45 P.M. ANNOUNCEMENT OF LEADERSHIP POSTS - Mrs. McMorris Rodgers notified the House that, at the direction of the Republican Conference, Mr. McCarthy of California had been elected as Majority Leader and Mr. Scalise of Louisiana had been elected as Majority Whip.
2:27:46 P.M. ANNOUNCEMENT OF LEADERSHIP POSTS - Mr. Becerra notified the House that, at the direction of the Democratic Caucus, Ms. Pelosi of California had been elected as Minority leader, Mr. Hoyer of Maryland had been elected as Minority Whip, and Mr. Clyburn had been elected as Assistant Democratic Leader.
2:29:22 P.M. H. Res. 1 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1 — "Electing officers of the House of Representatives."
2:30:00 P.M. H. Res. 1 Mr. Becerra demanded that the question be divided on the adoption of the resolution so as to have a separate vote on the election of the Chaplain. Agreed to without objection.
2:31:14 P.M. H. Res. 1 On agreeing to that portion electing the Chaplain Agreed to by voice vote.
2:32:35 P.M. H. Res. 1 Amendment offered by Mr. Becerra.
2:32:38 P.M. H. Res. 1 On agreeing to the Becerra amendment; Failed by voice vote.
2:32:58 P.M. H. Res. 1 On agreeing to remainder of the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:33:22 P.M. H. Res. 1 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:33:28 P.M. H. Res. 1 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:32 P.M. H. Res. 2 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 2 — "To inform the Senate that a quorum of the House has assembled and of the election of the Speaker and the Clerk."
2:33:44 P.M. H. Res. 2 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:33:50 P.M. H. Res. 2 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:58 P.M. H. Res. 3 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 3 — "Authorizing the Speaker to appoint a committee to notify the President of the assembly of the Congress."
2:34:20 P.M. H. Res. 3 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:34:27 P.M. H. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:34:46 P.M. Pursuant to H. Res. 3, the Chair appointed the following Members to the committee on the part of the House to join a committee on the part of the Senate to notify the President of the United States that a quorum of each house has assembled and that Congress is ready to receive any communication that he may be pleased to make: Mr. McCarthy of California, and Ms. Pelosi of California.
2:35:34 P.M. H. Res. 4 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 4 — "Authorizing the Clerk to inform the President of the election of the Speaker and the Clerk."
2:35:58 P.M. H. Res. 4 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:05 P.M. H. Res. 4 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:36:36 P.M. H. Res. 5 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 5 — "Adopting rules for the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress."
2:37:22 P.M. H. Res. 5 Ms. Norton moved to refer the resolution to a select committee of five members, to be appointed by the Speaker, not more than three of whom shall be from the same political party, with instructions not to report back the same until it has conducted a full and complete study of, and made a determination on, whether there is any reason to deny Delegates voting right in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
2:38:20 P.M. H. Res. 5 Mr. McCarthy moved to table the motion to refer
3:08:42 P.M. H. Res. 5 On motion to table the motion to refer Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 160 (Roll no. 3).
3:08:57 P.M. H. Res. 5 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 5.
4:40:00 P.M. ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE - The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to the Members-elect of the 114th Congress during roll call No. 4.
4:54:29 P.M. H. Res. 5 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 168 (Roll no. 4).
4:55:38 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Res. 2, S. Res. 5, S. Res. 10, and S. Res. 13.
4:56:02 P.M. H. Res. 5 Mr. Van Hollen moved to commit with instructions.
4:56:35 P.M. H. Res. 5 The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:15:13 P.M. H. Res. 5 On motion to commit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 168 - 243 (Roll no. 5).
5:31:53 P.M. H. Res. 5 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 172, 1 Present (Roll no. 6).
5:31:53 P.M. H. Res. 5 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:13 P.M. H. Res. 6 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 6 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
5:32:29 P.M. H. Res. 6 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:32:41 P.M. H. Res. 6 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:49 P.M. H. Res. 7 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 7 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
5:33:12 P.M. H. Res. 7 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:33:16 P.M. H. Res. 7 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:41 P.M. H. Res. 8 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 8 — "Providing for the designation of certain minority employees."
5:33:52 P.M. H. Res. 8 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:33:55 P.M. H. Res. 8 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:34:30 P.M. H. Res. 9 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 9 — "Fixing the daily hour of meeting of the First Session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress."
5:34:41 P.M. H. Res. 9 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:34:45 P.M. H. Res. 9 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:35:08 P.M. H.R. 22 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 22 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
5:35:20 P.M. H.R. 22 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:35:22 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 22.
6:32:35 P.M. H.R. 22 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 0 (Roll no. 7).
6:32:35 P.M. H.R. 22 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:32:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 1 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 1 — "Regarding consent to assemble outside the seat of government."
6:32:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 1 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:33:25 P.M. H. Con. Res. 1 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:34:02 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that during the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, the Speaker, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make appointments authorized by law or by the House. Agreed to without objection.
6:34:55 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that during the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, all Members be permitted to extend their remarks and to include extraneous material within the permitted limit in that section of the record entitled "Extension of Remarks". Agreed to without objection.
6:37:00 P.M. COMMITTEE TO REPORT - Mr. McCarthy notified the Chair that the committee appointed on the part of House to join the Senate and notify the President of the United States that a quorum of each House had been assembled and is ready to receive any communication that he may be pleased to make, has performed that duty.
6:37:55 P.M. The Chair announced the Speaker's policies with respect to particular aspects of the legislative process and inserted in the Congressional Record announcements concerning: first, privileges of the floor; second, introduction of bills and resolutions; third, unanimous-consent requests for the consideration of legislation; fourth, recognition for 1-minute speeches; fifth, recognition for special-order speeches; sixth, decorum in debate; seventh, conduct of votes by electronic device; eighth, use of handouts on the House floor; ninth, use of electronic equipment on the House floor; and tenth, use of the Chamber. The Chair further announced that these announcements will reiterate the origins of the stated policies and that the Chair intends to continue in the 114th Congress the policies reflected in those statements and that the policy announced in the 102nd Congress with respect to jurisdictional concepts related to clause 5(a) of rule 21.
6:38:01 P.M. House Office Building Commission - Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 2001, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the House Office Building Commission: Mr. McCarthy and Ms. Pelosi.
6:39:31 P.M. Appointment to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - Pursuant to Clause 11 of Rule X, Clause 11 of Rule I and the order of the House today the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Appointment to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Nunes, California, Chairman.
6:39:34 P.M. Appointment to the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi - Pursuant to section 4(a) of H. Res. 5, 114th Congress, and the order of the House of today, the Speaker appointed the following Member to the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi: Mr. Gowdy, South Carolina, Chairman.
6:40:00 P.M. The House received a communication from The Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker. Pursuant to H. Con. Res. 1, and also for purposes of such concurrent resolutions of the current Congress as may contemplate my designation of Members to act in similar circumstances, the Speaker notified the Clerk of his designation of Representative Kevin McCarthy of California to act in the event of his death or inability, to notify the Members of the House, of any reassembly under any such concurrent resolution. In the event of the death or inability of that designee, alternate Members of the House are listed in the letter from the Speaker bearing the date of January 6, 2015 for the same purposes.
6:40:10 P.M. SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE - the Speaker appointed the Honorable Jeff Denham, the Honorable Mac Thornberry, the Honorable Fred Upton, the Honorable Andy Harris, the Honorable Barbara Comstock, and the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through the remainder of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.
6:41:00 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair annnounced that the whole number of the House is 416.
6:42:34 P.M. Mr. Rokita moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:42:35 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:42:37 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 7, 2015.
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