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Legislative Day of April 15, 2015

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10:00:25 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:31 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David W. Jolly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
10:32:19 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 15.
12:00:58 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Kenny Gooden, Union Grove Baptist Church, Yadkinville, North Carolina.
12:02:35 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Costa to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:33 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF THE GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Representative Foxx for the purpose of introducing today's Guest Chaplain.
12:04:50 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on April 15, 2015 at 8:34 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 2 without amendment.
12:05:08 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on April 15, 2015 at 11:46 a.m.: That the Senate had agreed to H. Con. Res. 9 without amendment.
12:05:22 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.
12:41:04 P.M. H. Res. 200 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 200 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 622) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction of State and local general sales taxes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1105) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1195) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish advisory boards, and for other purposes."
12:45:10 P.M. H. Res. 200 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 200.
1:40:46 P.M. H. Res. 200 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 200, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:42:23 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:43:30 P.M. H.R. 1058 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1058 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that a duty of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue is to ensure that Internal Revenue Service employees are familiar with and act in accord with certain taxpayer rights."
1:43:51 P.M. H.R. 1058 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:43:53 P.M. H.R. 1058 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1058.
1:56:49 P.M. H.R. 1058 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:56:53 P.M. H.R. 1058 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:57:22 P.M. H.R. 1152 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1152 — "To prohibit officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service from using personal email accounts to conduct official business."
1:57:41 P.M. H.R. 1152 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:57:46 P.M. H.R. 1152 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1152.
2:06:54 P.M. H.R. 1152 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:06:56 P.M. H.R. 1152 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:07:11 P.M. H.R. 1026 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1026 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the release of information regarding the status of certain investigations."
2:07:23 P.M. H.R. 1026 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:07:25 P.M. H.R. 1026 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1026.
2:23:12 P.M. H.R. 1026 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:23:14 P.M. H.R. 1026 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:23:25 P.M. H.R. 1314 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1314 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations."
2:23:41 P.M. H.R. 1314 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:23:42 P.M. H.R. 1314 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1314.
2:32:58 P.M. H.R. 1314 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:32:59 P.M. H.R. 1314 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:29 P.M. H.R. 1295 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1295 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the process for making determinations with respect to whether organizations are exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(4) of such Code."
2:33:42 P.M. H.R. 1295 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:33:43 P.M. H.R. 1295 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1295.
2:43:28 P.M. H.R. 1295 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:29 P.M. H.R. 1295 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:40 P.M. H.R. 709 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 709 — "To provide for the termination of employment of employees of the Internal Revenue Service who take certain official actions for political purposes."
2:43:51 P.M. H.R. 709 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:43:52 P.M. H.R. 709 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 709.
3:00:07 P.M. H.R. 709 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:00:08 P.M. H.R. 709 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:00:22 P.M. H.R. 1104 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1104 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a deduction from the gift tax for gifts made to certain exempt organizations."
3:00:36 P.M. H.R. 1104 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:00:37 P.M. H.R. 1104 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1104.
3:13:57 P.M. H.R. 1104 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:14:04 P.M. H.R. 1104 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:14:35 P.M. H.R. 1562 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1562 — "To prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts, and for other purposes."
3:14:48 P.M. H.R. 1562 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:14:49 P.M. H.R. 1562 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1562.
3:26:41 P.M. H.R. 1562 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.
3:27:07 P.M. H.R. 1563 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1563 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that individuals having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment, and for other purposes."
3:27:18 P.M. H.R. 1563 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:27:20 P.M. H.R. 1563 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1563.
4:13:11 P.M. H.R. 1563 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.
4:14:39 P.M. Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 16. Agreed to without objection.
4:15:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
4:29:58 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 15.
4:30:16 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question for H. Res. 200, and on motions to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:30:17 P.M. H. Res. 200 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 200 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 622) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction of State and local general sales taxes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1105) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1195) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish advisory boards, and for other purposes."
5:01:24 P.M. H. Res. 200 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 183 (Roll no. 154).
5:08:01 P.M. H. Res. 200 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 182 (Roll no. 155).
5:08:02 P.M. H. Res. 200 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:53 P.M. H.R. 1562 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1562 — "To prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts, and for other purposes."
5:17:59 P.M. H.R. 1562 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 - 0 (Roll no. 156).
5:17:59 P.M. H.R. 1562 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:18:03 P.M. H.R. 1563 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1563 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that individuals having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment, and for other purposes."
5:25:04 P.M. H.R. 1563 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 266 - 160 (Roll no. 157).
5:28:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:46:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:42:36 P.M. Ms. Norton moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:42:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:48 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 16, 2015.
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