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Legislative Day of May 18, 2015

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12:00:50 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:57 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:09 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.
12:01:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
2:00:10 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:18 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:21 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Chabot to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:38 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:48 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 Deputy Clerk notified the House that he transmitted a sealed envelope received from the White House on May 15, 2015, at 3:33 p.m., and said to contain a message from the President whereby he submits a copy of a notice filed earlier with the Federal Register continuing the emergency with Burma first declared in Executive Order 13047 of May 20, 1997.
2:09:58 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting notification of the continuance of the national emergency with repect to Burma - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-39).
2:09:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
4:05:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
4:06:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:06:22 P.M. H.R. 474 Mr. Wenstrup moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 474 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs."
4:06:55 P.M. H.R. 474 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:06:57 P.M. H.R. 474 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 474.
4:11:10 P.M. H.R. 474 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:11:13 P.M. H.R. 474 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:11:27 P.M. H.R. 1038 Mr. Wenstrup moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1038 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain a copy of any reprimand or admonishment received by an employee of the Department in the permanent record of the employee."
4:11:42 P.M. H.R. 1038 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:11:44 P.M. H.R. 1038 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1038.
4:18:35 P.M. H.R. 1038 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:36 P.M. H.R. 1038 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:00 P.M. H.R. 1313 Mr. Wenstrup moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1313 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences."
4:19:11 P.M. H.R. 1313 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:19:12 P.M. H.R. 1313 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1313.
4:27:25 P.M. H.R. 1313 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.
4:27:37 P.M. H.R. 1382 Mr. Wenstrup moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1382 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans."
4:27:48 P.M. H.R. 1382 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:27:51 P.M. H.R. 1382 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1382.
4:37:31 P.M. H.R. 1382 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.
4:38:19 P.M. H.R. 91 Mr. Wenstrup moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 91 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue, upon request, veteran identification cards to certain veterans."
4:38:31 P.M. H.R. 91 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:38:32 P.M. H.R. 91 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 91.
4:43:27 P.M. H.R. 91 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.
4:44:42 P.M. H.R. 1816 Mr. Luetkemeyer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1816 — "To exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance."
4:44:49 P.M. H.R. 1816 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:50 P.M. H.R. 1816 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1816.
4:56:19 P.M. H.R. 1816 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:56:21 P.M. H.R. 1816 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:59:33 P.M. S. 178 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 178 — "To provide justice for the victims of trafficking."
4:59:45 P.M. S. 178 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:59:46 P.M. S. 178 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 178.
5:45:55 P.M. S. 178 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.
5:48:00 P.M. H.R. 1987 Mr. Graves (LA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1987 — "To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and for other purposes."
5:48:03 P.M. H.R. 1987 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:48:05 P.M. H.R. 1987 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1987.
6:02:11 P.M. H.R. 1987 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:14 P.M. H.R. 1987 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:02:30 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:31:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
6:31:35 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:34 P.M. H.R. 91 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 91 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue, upon request, veteran identification cards to certain veterans."
6:58:50 P.M. H.R. 91 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 0 (Roll no. 240).
6:58:50 P.M. H.R. 91 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:59:04 P.M. H.R. 1313 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1313 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences."
7:07:57 P.M. H.R. 1313 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 241).
7:07:57 P.M. H.R. 1313 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:08:20 P.M. H.R. 1382 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1382 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans."
7:15:21 P.M. H.R. 1382 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 0 (Roll no. 242).
7:15:21 P.M. H.R. 1382 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:16:16 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Mr. Walker asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:16:16 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 3 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I."
7:16:58 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:16:59 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:13 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:31:12 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:43:17 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 271.
7:44:03 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:01:39 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:01:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:01:51 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 19, 2015.
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