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Legislative Day of May 19, 2015

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10:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:25 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:44 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.
10:37:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:41 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 19.
12:00:45 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Gregory Goethals, S.J., Loyola High School, Los Angeles, California.
12:02:03 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:05 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:23 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Mr. Becerra for the purpose of introducing today's Guest Chaplain.
12:04:08 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Tom Emmer. Mr. Emmer (MN) submitted his resignation from the Committees on Agriculture and Foreign Affairs The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:04:08 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Patrick Meehan. Mr. Meehan submitted his resignation from the Committee on Homeland Security. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:04:56 P.M. H. Res. 272 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 272 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
12:05:31 P.M. H. Res. 272 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:05:34 P.M. H. Res. 272 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:05:38 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which the Chair announced would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:32:02 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 had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. stating that that body had agreed to H. Con. Res. 43.
12:33:09 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 had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 19, 2015 at 11:27 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 2252.
12:33:27 P.M. H. Res. 271 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 271 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1806) to provide for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in basic research, fundamental scientific discovery, and development to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2250) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2353) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes."
12:38:16 P.M. H. Res. 271 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 271.
1:33:06 P.M. H. Res. 271 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:00:49 P.M. H. Res. 271 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 179 (Roll no. 243).
2:00:50 P.M. H. Res. 271 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass S. 178 which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:01:30 P.M. S. 178 Considered as unfinished business. S. 178 — "To provide justice for the victims of trafficking."
2:08:35 P.M. S. 178 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 3 (Roll no. 244).
2:08:35 P.M. S. 178 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:16 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Shuster asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 2353 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection
2:10:22 P.M. H.R. 2353 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 271. H.R. 2353 — "To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes."
2:10:27 P.M. H.R. 2353 The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1806, H.R. 2250, and H.R. 2353.
2:11:13 P.M. H.R. 2353 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2353.
3:01:12 P.M. H.R. 2353 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:02:00 P.M. H.R. 2353 Ms. Esty moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation.
3:03:18 P.M. H.R. 2353 Debate - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty 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 adding the following new Subtitle E-Passenger Rail Positive Train Control Funding pending a reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
3:07:32 P.M. H.R. 2353 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:10:48 P.M. H.R. 2353 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Esty motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adopting the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to the order of the House of today, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
3:16:03 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification that the national emergency with respect to the stablization of Iraq will continue in effect beyond May 22, 2015 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-40).
3:16:50 P.M. H.R. 2250 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 271. H.R. 2250 — "Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes."
3:16:55 P.M. H.R. 2250 The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1806, H.R. 2250, and H.R. 2353.
3:17:12 P.M. H.R. 2250 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 271 and Rule XVIII.
3:17:13 P.M. H.R. 2250 The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl L. "Buddy" Carter to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:17:23 P.M. H.R. 2250 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2250.
3:55:42 P.M. H.R. 2250 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-120 to zero out $5,700,000 in funding for the Open World Leadership Center and applies the savings to the spending reduction account.
3:55:43 P.M. H.R. 2250 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ratcliffe Part B amendment No. 1.
4:09:28 P.M. H.R. 2250 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ratcliffe amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Schultz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:09:59 P.M. H.R. 2250 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-120 to prohibit any funds for delivering printed copies of the Congressional Pictorial Directory.
4:11:30 P.M. H.R. 2250 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores Part B amendment No. 2.
4:18:54 P.M. H.R. 2250 On agreeing to the Flores amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:06 P.M. H.R. 2250 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-120 to provide for a one percent across the board cut. Exempts Capitol Police, Architect of the Capitol, and the Sergeant at Arms.
4:20:02 P.M. H.R. 2250 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn Part B amendment No. 3.
4:31:39 P.M. H.R. 2250 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Schultz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:01:52 P.M. H.R. 2250 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 - 199 (Roll no. 245).
5:08:11 P.M. H.R. 2250 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 172 - 250 (Roll no. 246).
5:08:40 P.M. H.R. 2250 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2250.
5:09:08 P.M. H.R. 2250 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:09:20 P.M. H.R. 2250 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:17:28 P.M. H.R. 2250 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 357 - 67 (Roll no. 247).
5:17:28 P.M. H.R. 2250 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:17:42 P.M. H.R. 2353 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2353 — "To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes."
5:24:39 P.M. H.R. 2353 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 - 241 (Roll no. 248).
5:32:24 P.M. H.R. 2353 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 387 - 35, 1 Present (Roll no. 249).
5:32:24 P.M. H.R. 2353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:09 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:35:10 P.M. H.R. 874 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 874 — "To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes."
5:35:35 P.M. H.R. 874 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:35:37 P.M. H.R. 874 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 874.
5:46:41 P.M. H.R. 874 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:46:44 P.M. H.R. 874 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:46:58 P.M. H.R. 1162 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1162 — "To make technical changes to provisions authorizing prize competitions under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980."
5:47:25 P.M. H.R. 1162 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:47:26 P.M. H.R. 1162 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1162.
5:57:51 P.M. H.R. 1162 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:57:53 P.M. H.R. 1162 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:57:54 P.M. H.R. 1119 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1119 — "To improve the efficiency of Federal research and development, and for other purposes."
5:58:26 P.M. H.R. 1119 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:58:27 P.M. H.R. 1119 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1119.
6:06:44 P.M. H.R. 1119 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:06:47 P.M. H.R. 1119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:06:48 P.M. H.R. 1156 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1156 — "To authorize the establishment of a body under the National Science and Technology Council to identify and coordinate international science and technology cooperation opportunities."
6:08:02 P.M. H.R. 1156 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:08:04 P.M. H.R. 1156 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1156.
6:14:47 P.M. H.R. 1156 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:14:52 P.M. H.R. 1156 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:14:54 P.M. H.R. 1156 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:15:09 P.M. H.R. 1561 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1561 — "To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather research through a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, to expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes."
6:15:22 P.M. H.R. 1561 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:15:23 P.M. H.R. 1561 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1561.
6:32:53 P.M. H.R. 1561 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:32:55 P.M. H.R. 1561 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:33:24 P.M. H.R. 1158 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1158 — "To improve management of the National Laboratories, enhance technology commercialization, facilitate public-private partnerships, and for other purposes."
6:33:53 P.M. H.R. 1158 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:33:54 P.M. H.R. 1158 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1158.
6:52:05 P.M. H.R. 1158 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:52:07 P.M. H.R. 1158 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:37 P.M. Mr. Stivers filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 273 and H. Res. 274.
6:53:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:56:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:09:03 P.M. Mr. McNerney moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:09:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:09:14 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 20, 2015.
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