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Legislative Day of May 20, 2015

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10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:05 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl L. "Buddy" Carter to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:09 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.
10:41:54 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:24 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 20.
12:00:30 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Minister Michael Greene, Lehman Avenue Church of Christ, Bowling Greene, Kentucky
12:02:03 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:06 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Kuster to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:07 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:45:21 P.M. H. Res. 273 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 273 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2262) to facilitate a pro-growth environment for the developing commercial space industry by encouraging private sector investment and creating more stable and predictable regulatory conditions, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 880) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 22, 2015, through May 29, 2015."
12:50:34 P.M. H. Res. 273 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 273.
1:50:59 P.M. H. Res. 273 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 183 (Roll no. 250).
1:51:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence for those affected by the tragic train derailment in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
2:03:27 P.M. H. Res. 273 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 185 (Roll no. 251).
2:03:28 P.M. H. Res. 273 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:03:43 P.M. H.R. 880 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 273. H.R. 880 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit."
2:03:48 P.M. H.R. 880 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2262 and H.R. 880. In addition, the resolution provides for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and provides for proceedings during the period from May 22, 2015, through May 29, 2015.
2:09:20 P.M. H.R. 880 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Ryan (WI) asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 880 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
2:09:25 P.M. H.R. 880 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 880.
3:09:24 P.M. H.R. 880 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:09:44 P.M. H.R. 880 Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
3:09:57 P.M. H.R. 880 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neal 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 extend the research and development tax credit for two years, through December 31, 2016.
3:17:45 P.M. H.R. 880 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:17:54 P.M. H.R. 880 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Neal motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Neal 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.
3:18:12 P.M. H.R. 1806 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 271. 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."
3:18:55 P.M. H.R. 1806 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 271 and Rule XVIII.
3:18:56 P.M. H.R. 1806 The Speaker designated the Honorable Kevin Yoder to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:19:02 P.M. H.R. 1806 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1806.
4:08:43 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (TX), No. 1 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to make technical corrections.
4:08:47 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) part A amendment No. 1.
4:11:15 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Smith (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:49 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B., No. 2 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to strike section 106 of the bill.
4:12:52 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the E.B. Johnson amendment part A amendment No. 2.
4:25:33 P.M. H.R. 1806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the E.B. Johnson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Foster demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:26:11 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, No. 3 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to create state and regional workshops to train K-12 teachers in science and technology project-based learning to provide instruction in initiating robotics and other STEM competition team development programs; and leverage the collaboration among higher education, businesses, and local private as well as public education agencies to support STEM efforts at schools located in areas with 1 percent or more above the national unemployment rate.
4:26:15 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee part A amendment No. 3.
4:30:54 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:23 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, No. 4 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to instruct NSF's I-Corps to support and invest in female entrepreneurs.
4:31:25 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty part A amendment No. 4.
4:37:22 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:38:49 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crowley, No. 5 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to require the National Science Foundation to establish a STEM grant program for Hispanic-serving institutions as authorized in the America COMPETES Act of 2007.
4:38:51 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crowley part A amendment No. 5.
4:46:01 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Crowley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:23 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Griffith, No. 6 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to provide for the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader to appoint members to congressionally created advisory boards.
4:47:26 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith part A amendment No. 6.
4:56:15 P.M. H.R. 1806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Griffith amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. E.B. Johnson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:57:02 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kelly (PA), No. 7 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to increase the authorized funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership by $5 million, while decreasing the authorized funding level for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $5 million.
4:57:04 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly (PA) part A amendment No. 7.
5:06:15 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Kelly (PA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:07:39 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, No. 8 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to eliminate additional DOE reporting requirements and restrictions on sound scientific processes to independently verify scientific results.
5:07:41 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal part A amendment No. 8.
5:16:45 P.M. H.R. 1806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:17:14 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, No. 9 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to authorize the Energy Innovation Hubs Program within the Department of Energy.
5:17:17 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson part A amendment No. 9.
5:19:57 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:20 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, No. 10 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to allow the Department of Energy to continue partnering with the Department of Defense to produce biofuels for the military.
5:20:22 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici part A amendment No. 10.
5:30:43 P.M. H.R. 1806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bonamici amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Bonamici demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:31:42 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, No. 11 printed in part A of House Report 114-120 to remove `reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases' from goals of ARPA-E.
5:31:46 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer part A amendment No. 11.
5:40:17 P.M. H.R. 1806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:40:43 P.M. H.R. 1806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B., No. 12 printed in Part A of House Report 114-120 to provide for sustained growth and sensible policies across the scientific agencies, in keeping with the goals of the original Competes legislation.
5:41:14 P.M. H.R. 1806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 271, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the E.B. Johnson substitute amendment part A amendment No. 12.
5:58:33 P.M. H.R. 1806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the E.B. Johnson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. E.B. Johnson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:58:54 P.M. H.R. 1806 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:28:49 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 243 (Roll no. 252).
6:32:39 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Griffith amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 183 (Roll no. 253).
6:36:26 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 236 (Roll no. 254).
6:41:44 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 208 - 215 (Roll no. 255).
6:46:02 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 232 (Roll no. 256).
6:49:42 P.M. H.R. 1806 On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 239 (Roll no. 257).
6:49:50 P.M. H.R. 1806 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1806.
6:51:04 P.M. H.R. 1806 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:51:27 P.M. H.R. 1806 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.
6:59:35 P.M. H.R. 1806 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 217 - 205 (Roll no. 258).
6:59:36 P.M. H.R. 1806 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:59 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of our service men and women who were on the U.S. military helicopter in Nepal.
7:10:46 P.M. H.R. 880 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 - 240 (Roll no. 259).
7:17:58 P.M. H.R. 880 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 274 - 145 (Roll no. 260).
7:17:59 P.M. H.R. 880 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:18:07 P.M. H. Res. 274 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 274 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1335) to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes."
7:20:32 P.M. H. Res. 274 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 274.
7:59:01 P.M. H. Res. 274 The previous question was ordered without objection.
7:59:12 P.M. H. Res. 274 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that they ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the resolution until a time to be announced.
7:59:58 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:02:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House proceeded with Special Order speeches without prejudice to the possible return to legislative business.
8:29:00 P.M. Mr. Hice, Jody B. asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on May 21. Agreed to without objection.
8:30:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
8:46:55 P.M. INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND A RTS DEVELOPMENT-Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 4412, 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 INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT: Mr. Ben Ray Lujan of NM.
8:47:11 P.M. COMMISSION ON CARE - Pursuant to sec. 202(a) of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-146), and the order of the House of Jan. 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed Mr. David P. Blom, Columbus, OH; Mr. Darin Selnick, Oceanside, CA; and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland, OH.
8:48:00 P.M. MEXICO-UNITED STATES INTERPARLIAMENTARY GROUP - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276h and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the MEXICO-UNITED STATES INTERPARLIAMENTARY GROUP: Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of CA, Mr. Gene Green of TX, Mr. Polis, Ms. Jackson Lee and Mrs. Torres.
8:49:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:20:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 20.
10:00:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 47 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 47 — "To correct the enrollment of S. 178."
10:00:29 P.M. H. Con. Res. 47 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
10:00:35 P.M. H. Con. Res. 47 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:01:01 P.M. Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:01:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:01:09 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 21, 2015.
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