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Legislative Day of June 16, 2015

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:15 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.
10:08:40 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 16.
12:00:45 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:56 P.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. Ms. Foxx demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
12:02:27 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.
12:02:50 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.
12:28:00 P.M. H. Con. Res. 55 ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to consider H. Con. Res. 55 in the House if called up by the chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs or his designee; that the concurrent resolution be considered as read; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question, except for 2 hours of debate equally divided between the majority and minority. Agreed to without objection.
12:28:23 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 Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 16, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 565.
12:29:18 P.M. H. Res. 315 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 315 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2596) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
12:32:50 P.M. H. Res. 315 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 315.
1:21:45 P.M. H. Res. 315 The previous question was ordered without objection.
1:57:10 P.M. H. Res. 315 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 189 (Roll no. 366).
1:57:11 P.M. H. Res. 315 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:57:50 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:57:54 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
1:58:00 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of a proposed agreement for cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea concerning peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-43).
2:05:31 P.M. H.R. 2596 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 315. H.R. 2596 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
2:05:36 P.M. H.R. 2596 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2596 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Section 2 of the resolution provides that the motion to reconsider the vote on the question of concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of title II of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 may continue to be postponed through the legislative day of Thursday, July 30, 2015.
2:05:53 P.M. H.R. 2596 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 315 and Rule XVIII.
2:05:54 P.M. H.R. 2596 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:06:07 P.M. H.R. 2596 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2596.
2:27:58 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Israel, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-155 to require the Director of National Intelligence to provide a report to the congressional intelligence and defense committees on the trends related to tunnel use by our adversaries and an update on collaborative efforts with partner countries. The report is due 10 months after enactment and biennially for the next four years.
2:28:02 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Israel amendment no. 1.
2:35:55 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Israel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:29 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Israel, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-155 to require the Director of National Intelligence to provide report to the congressional intelligence and defense committees on the cyber threat trends identified by the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, an assessment of collaborative efforts between federal agencies, and recommendations to improve those collaborative efforts.
2:36:32 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Israel amendment no. 2.
2:41:16 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Israel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:31 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crowley, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-155 to allow the Director of National Intelligence to provide grants to Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education for the purpose of offering advanced foreign language programs deemed in the immediate interest of the intelligence community and for study abroad and cultural immersion programs.
2:41:33 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crowley amendment no. 3.
2:47:37 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Crowley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:05 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-155 to require report on intelligence sharing with members of the EU and NATO regarding the travel of foreign fighters to and from Iraq and Syria and an analysis of the challenges impeding coordinated intelligence efforts.
2:48:08 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment no. 4.
2:53:51 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:54:15 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, No. 5 printed in House Report 114-155 to restore a reporting requirement on the progress of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in implementing information-sharing principles.
2:54:19 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 5.
2:56:59 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:57:56 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, No. 6 printed in House Report 114-155 to strike four sections of the bill which add new restrictions to prevent the Administration from closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.
2:57:58 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment No. 6.
3:05:42 P.M. H.R. 2596 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment No. 6, 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 Schiff amendment until a time to be announced.
3:06:34 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rooney (FL), No. 7 printed in House Report 114-155 to require a report detailing the Intelligence Community's utilization of the National Science Foundation's CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program. The report shall include a description of how each element of the Intelligence Community recruits CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program graduates, a description of processes available to expedite IC hiring and security clearance of CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program graduates, and any changes to legislative authorities needed to improve IC access to new graduates in cybersecurity and related fields.
3:06:36 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rooney amendment No. 7.
3:10:58 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Rooney (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:42 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Moulton, No. 8 printed in House Report 114-315 to require a report and briefing regarding the impacts on the intelligence community (IC) of the recently disclosed cyber breach at OPM. The report must analyze how the breach may negatively impact the IC--including personnel and operations--and best practices for data security in the IC that OPM should follow.
3:11:44 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moulton amendment No. 8.
3:14:27 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Moulton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:14:51 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Turner, No. 9 printed in House Report 114-155 to require the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress on the funding of political parties and NGOs in former Soviet states by the Russian Federation and the security and intelligence services of the Russian Federation. The report shall be submitted in unclassified form and allows for a classified annex.
3:14:53 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Turner amendment No. 9.
3:18:34 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Turner amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:04 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Farr, No. 10 printed in House Report 114-155 to require an ODNI report on continuous evaluation of security clearance.
3:19:06 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Farr (CA) amendment No. 10.
3:22:45 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Farr amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:23:13 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sinema, No. 11 printed in House Report 114-155 to express the sense of Congress that the Intelligence Community should dedicate necessary resources to defeating, the revenue mechanisms of the Islamic State. Amendment directs the DNI to submit a report on the strategy efforts, and resources of the Intelligence Community that are necessary to detect, deter, and degrade the revenue mechanisms of the Islamic State.
3:23:17 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sinema amendment No. 11.
3:29:25 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Sinema amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:30:57 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crowley, No. 12 printed in House Report 114-155 to require a report from the DNI on possibilities for growing national security cooperation between the US, Israel, and India.
3:30:59 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crowley amendment No. 12.
3:35:13 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Crowley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:36:40 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wilson (SC), No. 13 printed in House Report 114-155 to direct the Director of National Intelligence to study how we measure cyber attacks and report to the relevant committees in both a classified and unclassified format.
3:36:42 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wilson (SC) amendment No. 13.
3:39:51 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Wilson (SC) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:18 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), No. 14 printed in House Report 114-155 to require the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress on the nexus between terrorist groups and wildlife trafficking, how wildlife trafficking impacts U.S. national security, and key actors and facilitators of wildlife trafficking.
3:40:20 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 14.
3:47:05 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:29 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), No. 15 printed in House Report 114-155 to require the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report that represents the coordinated assessment of the intelligence community on how terrorists and terrorist organizations are using social media, the intelligence value of social media posts by terrorists and terrorist organizations, and the impact on the national security of the United States of the public availability of terrorist content on social media.
3:48:31 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 15.
3:52:13 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:52:25 P.M. H.R. 2596 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), No. 16 printed in House Report 114-155 to require the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress a strategy to defeat ISIL and al-Qaeda.
3:52:27 P.M. H.R. 2596 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 16.
4:00:07 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:08 P.M. H.R. 2596 Mr. Nunes moved that the Committee rise.
4:01:23 P.M. H.R. 2596 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:35 P.M. H.R. 2596 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2596 as unfinished business.
4:02:23 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:00:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 16.
5:00:49 P.M. H.R. 2596 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2596 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
5:01:07 P.M. H.R. 2596 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:02:08 P.M. H.R. 2596 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:31:26 P.M. H.R. 2596 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 246 (Roll no. 367).
5:31:31 P.M. H.R. 2596 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2596.
5:32:21 P.M. H.R. 2596 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:32:36 P.M. H.R. 2596 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.
5:34:17 P.M. H.R. 2596 Mrs. Dingell moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent).
5:34:43 P.M. H.R. 2596 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell 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 require the Director of National Intelligence to share with all appropriate federal agencies all information on new and constantly changing threats used by terrorists to evade airport screening and to update the terrorist watch list. Amendment also requires the Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the heads of each element of the intelligence community, to prioritize efforts and dedicate sufficient resources to uncover and foil attempts to steal the private personal information of all Americans.
5:40:39 P.M. H.R. 2596 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:47:50 P.M. H.R. 2596 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 240 (Roll no. 368).
5:54:35 P.M. H.R. 2596 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 247 - 178 (Roll no. 369).
5:54:35 P.M. H.R. 2596 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:54:36 P.M. H.R. 2596 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. 2596.
5:55:34 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:07:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:33:25 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 319.
6:33:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
7:28:00 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:28:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:24 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 17, 2015.
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