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Legislative Day of June 04, 2015

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9:00:20 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.
9:01:53 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:01 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of NM to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:15 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
9:12:09 A.M. H.R. 2577 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2577 — "Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes."
9:12:58 A.M. H.R. 2577 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:13:57 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, printed in the Congressional Record numbered 7 to reduce each amount made available by this Act by 1 percent.
9:14:06 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment.
9:22:23 A.M. H.R. 2577 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 noes had prevailed. Ms. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:22:41 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Ms. Norton, to prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of the 5th or 14th Amendment to the Constitution or title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
9:22:43 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norton amendment.
9:29:01 A.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:29:49 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to prohibit the use of funds to carry out the rule entitled "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing", published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on July 19, 2013.
9:29:51 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Gosar amendment.
9:37:49 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:38:09 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Ms. Norton, to prohibit the use of funds to permit air transportation service between midnight and 6 a.m. at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).
9:38:14 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norton amendment.
9:44:45 A.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Failed by voice vote.
9:45:12 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled "Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains".
9:45:15 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Gosar amendment.
9:52:20 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:53:21 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, to evaluate ridership on transit by ridership demand.
9:53:25 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
9:59:31 A.M. H.R. 2577 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn.
10:00:02 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to prohibit the use of funds for the Federal Transit Administration's Rapid Growth Area Transit Program.
10:00:04 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
10:03:24 A.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:04:01 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee, to prohibit the use of funds to administer, implement, or enforce section 193 or section 414 of this Act.
10:04:05 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment.
10:26:18 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Diaz-Balart demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:27:10 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, to prohibit the use of funds by the Department of Transportation to take any actions with respect to the financing of passenger rail projects along Florida's East Coast.
10:27:14 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Posey amendment.
10:36:35 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Posey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Posey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:37:07 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, to prohibit the use of funds by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to redesign the Phoenix Metroplex regional airspace.
10:37:11 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment.
10:43:53 A.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:44:38 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, to prohibit the use of funds to support Amtrak's route with the highest loss, measured by contributions/(Loss) per Rider.
10:44:43 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment.
10:50:37 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sessions amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:51:26 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Ms. Waters, Maxine, to prohibit the use of funds to carry out section 210 of this Act with respect to the Housing Authority of the county of Los Angeles, CA.
10:51:28 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters, Maxine (CA) amendment.
10:53:31 A.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Waters, Maxine amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:53:42 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, to prohibit the use of funds to support any Amtrak route whose costs exceed 2 times its revenues.
10:53:45 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment.
10:59:55 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sessions amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:00:53 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, to prohibit the use of funds to enforce section 47524 of title 49, with regard to noise or access restriction of the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, CA.
11:00:56 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment.
11:05:11 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schiff demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:05:28 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, to prohibit the use of funds by the Department of Transportation to authorize exempt facility bonds to finance passenger rail projects that cannot attain the speed of 150 mph.
11:05:31 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Posey amendment.
11:10:48 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Posey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Diaz- Balart demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:11:31 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, to insert a section for necessary expenses for the "Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Salaries and Expenses" is reduced by $1.
11:11:32 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment.
11:16:14 A.M. H.R. 2577 By unanimous consent, the Blumenauer amendment was withdrawn.
11:16:17 A.M. H.R. 2577 An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, to prohibit the use of funds by the Department of Transportation to make a loan in an amount that exceeds $600 million under the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act.
11:16:19 A.M. H.R. 2577 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Third Posey amendment.
11:22:01 A.M. H.R. 2577 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Third Posey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Posey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:22:26 A.M. H.R. 2577 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
11:22:27 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 48 and S. Res. 191.
11:23:17 A.M. H.R. 2577 Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
11:52:31 A.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 255 (Roll no. 298).
11:58:07 A.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Walberg amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 189 (Roll no. 299).
12:01:33 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 0 - 0 (Roll no. 300).
12:04:44 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 247 (Roll no. 301).
12:08:13 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Garrett amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 266 (Roll no. 302).
12:12:24 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Brooks (AL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 143 - 283 (Roll no. 303).
12:15:40 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Brooks (AL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 139 - 286 (Roll no. 304).
12:21:00 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 222 (Roll no. 305).
12:21:01 P.M. H.R. 2577 VACATING PROCEEDINGS ON ROLL CALL 300 - Mr. Diaz-Balart asked unanimous consent that the proceedings on roll call 300 be vacated to the end that the Chair resume postponed proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Connecticut, Ms. Esty, at the end of the current series of postponed proceedings. Agreed to without objection.
12:25:57 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 247, 1 Present (Roll no. 306).
12:30:02 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Stivers amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 - 198 (Roll no. 307).
12:31:14 P.M. H.R. 2577 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement from earlier in the day, the Chair announced that the unfinished business was the request for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by Rep. Esty of Connecticut.
12:38:34 P.M. H.R. 2577 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 230 (Roll no. 308).
12:38:40 P.M. H.R. 2577 Mr. Diaz-Balart moved that the committee rise.
12:38:52 P.M. H.R. 2577 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:39:22 P.M. H.R. 2577 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2577 as unfinished business.
12:40:12 P.M. AVAILABLITY OF INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION - Mr. Nunes was recognized to announce that the bill H.R. 2596 is available for review by Members at the offices of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in Room HVC-304, Capitol Visitors Center.
12:41:53 P.M. H. Res. 299 Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
12:43:44 P.M. H. Res. 299 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 299 — "On the passing of Joseph Robinette Biden, III."
12:46:25 P.M. H. Res. 299 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:46:27 P.M. H. Res. 299 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:47:07 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, June 4, 2015, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on Monday next and that the order of the House of January 6, 2015 regarding morning-hour debate not apply on that day. Agreed to without objection.
12:47:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:47:34 P.M. The House received a communication from Anthony DeThomas, Legislative Correspondent. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. DeThomas notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for testimony, issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and that after consultation with counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
1:02:27 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:00:06 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:00:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:00:16 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on June 8, 2015.
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