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Legislative Day of May 13, 2015

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10:00:12 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert J. Dold to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:36 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.
10:59:45 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 13.
12:00:18 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Larry Kendrick, Archers Chapel United Methodist Church, Brownsville, TN
12:01:42 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair 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 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 approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
12:02:14 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pittenger to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:56 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Mr. Fincher for the purpose of introducing today's Guest Chaplain.
12:04:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
12:37:19 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 13, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 1075.
12:37:32 P.M. H. Res. 255 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 255 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military constructions, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 36) to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2048) to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
12:41:19 P.M. H. Res. 255 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 255.
1:48:09 P.M. H. Res. 255 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:17:35 P.M. H. Res. 255 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 186 (Roll no. 221).
2:17:35 P.M. H. Res. 255 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:36 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that the Chair may postpone further proceedings today on a motion to recommit as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
2:20:04 P.M. H.R. 2048 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 255. H.R. 2048 — "To reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes."
2:20:09 P.M. H.R. 2048 Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
2:21:18 P.M. H.R. 2048 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2048.
3:17:57 P.M. H.R. 2048 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:18:44 P.M. H.R. 2048 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 2048, the Chair put the question on adoption of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the bill until a time to be announced.
3:20:23 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to Yemen is to continue in effect beyond May 16, 2015 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-36).
3:22:27 P.M. H.R. 36 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 255. H.R. 36 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes."
3:22:32 P.M. H.R. 36 Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
3:23:28 P.M. H.R. 36 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 36.
4:43:22 P.M. H.R. 36 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:43:50 P.M. H.R. 36 Ms. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:44:15 P.M. H.R. 36 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) 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 stipulate that the underlying bill would protect both the health and life of the mother.
4:54:21 P.M. H.R. 36 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:23:01 P.M. H.R. 36 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 - 246 (Roll no. 222).
5:33:32 P.M. H.R. 36 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 242 - 184, 1 Present (Roll no. 223).
5:33:32 P.M. H.R. 36 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:35:23 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in recognition of all law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
5:36:46 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of passage of H.R. 2048 and on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, both of which had been postponed from earlier in the day.
5:38:54 P.M. H.R. 2048 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2048 — "To reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes."
5:47:05 P.M. H.R. 2048 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 338 - 88 (Roll no. 224).
5:47:05 P.M. H.R. 2048 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:47:23 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
5:47:44 P.M. H.R. 1191 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that debate under clause 1(c) of rule 15 on a motion to suspend the rules relating to H.R. 1191 be extended to one hour. Agreed to without objection.
5:48:55 P.M. H.R. 1735 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 255. H.R. 1735 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
5:49:44 P.M. H.R. 1735 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 255 and Rule XVIII.
5:49:45 P.M. H.R. 1735 The Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.
5:49:55 P.M. H.R. 1735 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1735.
6:57:14 P.M. H.R. 1735 Pursuant to section 1 of H. Res. 255, the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1735 as unfinished business.
6:58:19 P.M. Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance - pursuant to section 301 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, as amended by Public Law 114-6, the Speaker and the Minority Leader appointed Ms. Barbara L. Camens, Washington, DC, Chair and Ms. Roberta L. Holzwarth, Rockford, IL.
6:58:20 P.M. Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution - Pursuant to sections 5580 and 5581 of the revised statutes (20 U.S.C. 42-43), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: Mr. Becerra.
6:58:30 P.M. Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation - Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 2004(b), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation: Mr. Deutch.
6:58:40 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy - pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Mr. Israel and Ms. Loretta Sanchez.
6:58:50 P.M. House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards - Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 501(b), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards: Mrs. Davis of CA, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Richmond.
6:59:00 P.M. Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission - Pursuant to section 8162 of Public Law 106-79, as amended, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission: Mr. Bishop of GA and Mr. Thompson of CA.
6:59:10 P.M. Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 6913, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Mr. Walz, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Honda and Mr. Ted Lieu of CA.
7:00:20 P.M. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 3003, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Mr. Hastings, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Grayson.
7:00:40 P.M. United States Capitol Preservation Commission - Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 2081 the Minority Leader appointed the following member of the House to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission: Ms. Kaptur.
7:01:10 P.M. Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission - Pursuant to section 4(c) of H. Res. 5, 114th Congress, the Minority Leader appointed the following member of the House to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: Mr. McGovern.
7:01:50 P.M. National Council on the Arts - Pursuant to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 955(b) note) the Minority Leader appointed the following member of the House to the National Council on the Arts: Ms. McCollum.
7:02:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:00:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 13.
11:00:00 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 260.
11:00:01 P.M. Mr. Byrne moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:01:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:01:02 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 14, 2015.
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