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Legislative Day of June 24, 2015

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:04 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:11 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12 Noon for the start of legislative business.
11:04:10 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 24.
12:01:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, Shri Sai Cultural & Community Center, Seattle, Washington.
12:03:02 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:05 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Cartwright to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:25 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Mr. McDermott for the purpose of introducing today's Guest Chaplain.
12:04:55 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.
12:44:03 P.M. H. Res. 333 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 333 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2822) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2042) to allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units before requiring compliance with such rule, and to allow States to protect households and businesses from significant adverse effects on electricity ratepayers or reliability; and providing for proceedings during the period from June 26, 2015, through July 6, 2015."
12:48:00 P.M. H. Res. 333 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 333.
2:07:48 P.M. H. Res. 333 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 181 (Roll no. 379).
2:23:23 P.M. H. Res. 333 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 244 - 178 (Roll no. 380).
2:23:24 P.M. H. Res. 333 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:23:57 P.M. H.R. 2042 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 333. H.R. 2042 — "To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units before requiring compliance with such rule, and to allow States to protect households and businesses from significant adverse effects on electricity ratepayers or reliability."
2:24:02 P.M. H.R. 2042 Resolution provides for a modified open rule for H.R. 2822; a structured rule for H.R. 2042; and provides for proceedings of the House during the period from June 26, 2015, through July 6, 2015.
2:24:13 P.M. H.R. 2042 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 333 and Rule XVIII.
2:24:16 P.M. H.R. 2042 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:24:27 P.M. H.R. 2042 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2042.
3:35:49 P.M. H.R. 2042 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-177 to require a governor wishing to opt out of the Clean Power Plan, to include a certification that electric generating units are sources of carbon pollution that contribute to human-induced climate change; and the state or federal plan to reduce carbon emissions from electric generating units would promote national security, economic growth and public health by addressing human induced climate change through the increased use of clean energy, energy efficiency and reductions in carbon pollution.
3:36:06 P.M. H.R. 2042 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 1.
3:44:22 P.M. H.R. 2042 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:44:54 P.M. H.R. 2042 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rush, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-177 to require a governor's determination and shall also include certification that the inapplicability of a state or federal plan will not have a significant adverse effect on costs associated with a State's plan to respond to extreme weather events associated with human-caused climate change, including flooding, intense storms, frequent wildfires, and increased drought.
3:46:06 P.M. H.R. 2042 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rush amendment No. 2.
3:53:27 P.M. H.R. 2042 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rush amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:54:09 P.M. H.R. 2042 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huizenga (MI), numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-177 to offer a sense of Congress that the EPA should specifically address how the megawatt hours discharged from pumped hydroelectric storage will be incorporated in State and Federal implementation plans created by final rules made under section (2)(b) of this bill.
3:54:11 P.M. H.R. 2042 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huizenga amendment No. 3.
4:02:15 P.M. H.R. 2042 On agreeing to the Huizenga (MI) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:02:36 P.M. H.R. 2042 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-177 to require a state public utility commission/public service commission and the Electric Reliability Organization to conduct an analysis of any state or federal plan.
4:02:53 P.M. H.R. 2042 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 4.
4:10:49 P.M. H.R. 2042 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:11:17 P.M. H.R. 2042 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-177 to direct EPA to recognize hydropower as a renewable energy source when issuing, implementing, and enforcing any final rule to address carbon dioxide emissions from existing sources under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
4:11:40 P.M. H.R. 2042 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 5.
4:18:51 P.M. H.R. 2042 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSNIESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:50:52 P.M. H.R. 2042 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 245 (Roll no. 381).
4:56:55 P.M. H.R. 2042 On agreeing to the Rush amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 243 (Roll no. 382).
5:02:15 P.M. H.R. 2042 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 250 (Roll no. 383).
5:02:38 P.M. H.R. 2042 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2042.
5:03:25 P.M. H.R. 2042 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:03:26 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2146.
5:19:58 P.M. H.R. 2042 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 247 - 180 (Roll no. 384).
5:19:59 P.M. H.R. 2042 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:45 P.M. Mr. Perry asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on June 25. Agreed to without objection.
5:21:02 P.M. NOTICE OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION - Pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, Mr. Thompson (MS) was recognized to give notice of his intent to raise a question of the privileges of the House and proceeded to present the form of a resolution. Subsequently, under rule IX, the Chair announced that it would not at this point determine whether the resolution constitutes a question of privilege, but rather would be made at the time designated for consideration of the resolution.
5:27:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:39:37 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:36:03 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 533 and the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 19. The Senate insisted on its amendment to H.R. 644, requested a conference and appointed conferees. The Senate agreed in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 1295.
7:36:04 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
7:51:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:32:49 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 24.
8:32:50 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 338.
8:33:02 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:33:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:33:11 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 25, 2015.
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