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Legislative Day of May 15, 2015

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9:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:28 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:33 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - 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.
9:02:17 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Dold to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:22 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.
9:06:24 A.M. H.R. 1735 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
9:12:08 A.M. H.R. 1735 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:13:27 A.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments offered as en bloc No.6: 90, 91, 96, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, and 118 printed in House Report 114-112.
9:13:49 A.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 6.
9:28:14 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:28:50 A.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments offered as en bloc No.7: 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 119, 120, 121, 125, 126, and 127 printed in House Report 114-112.
9:28:56 A.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 7.
9:40:06 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:41:43 A.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments offered as en bloc No.8: 122, 123, 124, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134 and 135 printed in House Report 114-112.
9:41:51 A.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 8.
9:54:12 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:20:49 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Rohrabacher amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 413 - 1, 2 Present (Roll no. 233).
10:25:05 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 182 (Roll no. 234).
10:28:14 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 43 - 375 (Roll no. 235).
10:32:00 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Lucas amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 - 190 (Roll no. 236).
10:36:16 A.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 242 (Roll no. 237).
10:36:22 A.M. H.R. 1735 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1735.
10:36:41 A.M. H.R. 1735 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:36:50 A.M. H.R. 1735 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.
10:37:24 A.M. H.R. 1735 Mr. Gallego moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services.
10:37:44 A.M. H.R. 1735 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego 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 provide a 2.3% pay increase for fiscal year 2016 for members of the uniformed services. Additionally, the motion would ensure that the Secretary of Defense guarantee members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps continue to receive compensation for their service in defense of the United States despite any government shutdown after September 30, 2015.
10:48:47 A.M. H.R. 1735 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:55:43 A.M. H.R. 1735 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 234 (Roll no. 238).
11:02:13 A.M. H.R. 1735 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 269 - 151 (Roll no. 239).
11:02:14 A.M. H.R. 1735 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:02:16 A.M. H.R. 1735 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11:02:58 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:02:59 A.M. H.R. 1735 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1735.
11:03:54 A.M. Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Friday, May 15, 2015, it adjourn to meet on Monday, May 18, 2015 at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:04:56 A.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. Franks of AZ, Mr. Pittenger and Mr. Hultgren.
11:05:31 A.M. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 3003, and the order of the House on January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Hultgren and Mr. Burgess.
11:06:10 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:21:59 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:20:47 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:20:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:56 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 18, 2015.
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