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Legislative Day of May 12, 2015

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12:00:19 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:24 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:33 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:16:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 12.
2:00:10 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Andrew Walton, Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
2:02:00 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:01 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:17 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:47 P.M. The House received a communication from Michael Gilmore, Veterans Advocate. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Gilmore notified the House that he had been served with a grand jury subpoena for testimony issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and that he had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:08:47 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 May 12, 2015 at 9:38 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 651, S. 179, S. 136, S. 994, and agreed to S. Con. Res. 16. Appointments to the Board of Directors of Office of Compliance were also listed.
2:08:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House continued with further one minute speeches.
2:13:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:01:39 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 12.
4:01:49 P.M. Mr. Graves (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2250.
4:02:27 P.M. H.R. 1732 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 231. H.R. 1732 — "To preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States, and for other purposes."
4:02:32 P.M. H.R. 1732 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1732, the conference report to accompany S. Con. Res. 11, and H.J. Res. 43.
4:03:06 P.M. H.R. 1732 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 231 and Rule XVIII.
4:03:07 P.M. H.R. 1732 The Speaker designated the Honorable David Young to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:03:19 P.M. H.R. 1732 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1732. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 231, the rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text Rules Committee Print 114-13 modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report.
5:01:46 P.M. H.R. 1732 An amendment, offered by Ms. Edwards, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-231 to provide policy provisions that the Secretary and Administrator are prohibited from including in a final rule.
5:01:48 P.M. H.R. 1732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 231, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Edwards Part B amendment no. 1.
5:12:36 P.M. H.R. 1732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Edwards amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Edwards demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:13:02 P.M. H.R. 1732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-231 to give a state two years to become compliant with the new waters of the U.S. rule in order to protect a state from automatically losing their state permitting programs through the Clean Water Act because of the new rule.
5:13:04 P.M. H.R. 1732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 231, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee Part B amendment no. 2.
5:20:20 P.M. H.R. 1732 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:21 P.M. H.R. 1732 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1732.
5:20:32 P.M. H.R. 1732 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1732 was postponed.
5:20:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:21:03 P.M. S. 665 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 665 — "To encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, is missing in connection with the officer's official duties, or an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer is received, and for other purposes."
5:21:15 P.M. S. 665 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:17 P.M. S. 665 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 665.
5:51:35 P.M. S. 665 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:51:37 P.M. S. 665 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:52:03 P.M. H.R. 606 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 606 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain compensation received by public safety officers and their dependents from gross income."
5:52:21 P.M. H.R. 606 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:52:25 P.M. H.R. 606 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 606.
6:06:35 P.M. H.R. 606 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.
6:07:02 P.M. H.R. 2146 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2146 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and air traffic controllers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans after age 50, and for other purposes."
6:07:26 P.M. H.R. 2146 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:07:28 P.M. H.R. 2146 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2146.
6:21:22 P.M. H.R. 2146 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.
6:21:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:31:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 12.
6:31:01 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:30 P.M. H.R. 606 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 606 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain compensation received by public safety officers and their dependents from gross income."
6:58:04 P.M. H.R. 606 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 216).
6:58:04 P.M. H.R. 606 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:59:00 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a letter received from Mr. Robert A. Brehm and Mr. Todd D. Valentine, Co-Executive Directors of the New York State Board of Elections, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held May 5, 2015, the Honorable Dan Donovan was elected Representative to Congress for the Eleventh Congressional District, State of New York.
7:00:01 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-Elect Daniel M. Donovan, Jr., Eleventh District, State of New York, presented himself in the well of the House for the purpose of taking the Oath of Office which was administered by the Speaker of the House.
7:03:18 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of Rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentleman from New York, the whole number of the House is 433.
7:03:46 P.M. H.R. 1732 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1732 — "To preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States, and for other purposes."
7:03:59 P.M. H.R. 1732 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:11:09 P.M. H.R. 1732 On agreeing to the Edwards amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 248 (Roll no. 217).
7:11:24 P.M. H.R. 1732 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1732.
7:12:28 P.M. H.R. 1732 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:12:40 P.M. H.R. 1732 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.
7:12:42 P.M. H.R. 1732 Mr. Aguilar moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation.
7:12:43 P.M. H.R. 1732 DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Aguilar 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 direct the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to protect the quality and integrity of surface waters and wetlands in the rulemaking required by the underlying bill. The agencies must: (1) safeguard public water supplies, including the Great Lakes and other areas affected by algal blooms; (2) mitigate against the drought in California and other western States; (3) preserve water for agricultural purposes, including irrigation; and (4) alleviate potential adverse impacts of flooding and coastal storms.
7:22:43 P.M. H.R. 1732 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 175 - 241 (Roll no. 218).
7:33:48 P.M. H.R. 1732 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 261 - 155 (Roll no. 219).
7:33:50 P.M. H.R. 1732 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:33:52 P.M. H.R. 2146 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2146 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and air traffic controllers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans after age 50, and for other purposes."
7:42:12 P.M. H.R. 2146 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 5 (Roll no. 220).
7:42:12 P.M. H.R. 2146 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:43:08 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the two law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
7:43:09 P.M. H.R. 1735 SUPPLEMENTAL FILING AUTHORITY - Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on the bill, H.R. 1735. Agreed to without objection.
7:44:10 P.M. S. 1124 Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:44:15 P.M. S. 1124 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1124 — "To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to improve the Act."
7:44:30 P.M. S. 1124 On passage Passed without objection.
7:44:32 P.M. S. 1124 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:44:55 P.M. H. Res. 254 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 254 — "Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable James Claude Wright, Jr., a Representative from the State of Texas."
7:45:46 P.M. H. Res. 254 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:45:52 P.M. H. Res. 254 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:46:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.
7:47:22 P.M. H.R. 723 Mr. Nugent moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 723 — "To provide Capitol-flown flags to the immediate family of fire fighters, law enforcement officers, members of rescue squads or ambulance crews, and public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty."
7:47:37 P.M. H.R. 723 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:47:38 P.M. H.R. 723 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 723.
8:00:56 P.M. H.R. 723 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
8:01:05 P.M. H.R. 723 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:01:10 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:08:54 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:11:49 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:15:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 12.
10:15:05 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 255.
10:15:56 P.M. Ms. Foxx moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:16:00 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:16:07 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 254. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 13, 2015.
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