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10:00:12 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable George Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:30 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.
11:06:50 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 8.
12:00:24 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Shane Hall, First Southern Baptist Church, Del City, Oklahoma.
12:01:32 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. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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.
12:01:49 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Emmer of MN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:18 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.
12:42:23 P.M. H. Res. 347 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 347 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2647) to expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act and improve forest management activities in units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes."
12:45:41 P.M. H. Res. 347 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 347.
1:49:35 P.M. H. Res. 347 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:19:33 P.M. H. Res. 347 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 185 (Roll no. 392).
2:19:33 P.M. H. Res. 347 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:25:58 P.M. H.R. 2822 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
2:26:24 P.M. H.R. 2822 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:30:49 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 244 (Roll no. 393).
2:34:15 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 243 (Roll no. 394).
2:37:25 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Sablan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 245 (Roll no. 395).
2:40:52 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 239 (Roll no. 396).
2:43:57 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 239 (Roll no. 397).
2:47:05 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 238 (Roll no. 398).
2:50:37 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 251 (Roll no. 399).
2:54:16 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 243 (Roll no. 400).
2:57:15 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Edwards amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 249 (Roll no. 401).
3:00:36 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Lawrence amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 250 (Roll no. 402).
3:04:03 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 237 (Roll no. 403).
3:07:02 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 243 (Roll no. 404).
3:10:05 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 244 (Roll no. 405).
3:13:13 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 237 (Roll no. 406).
3:16:07 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 168 - 258 (Roll no. 407).
3:19:44 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 198 (Roll no. 408).
3:23:11 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Hardy amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 206 (Roll no. 409).
3:23:36 P.M. H.R. 2822 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
3:23:48 P.M. H.R. 2822 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:23:57 P.M. H.R. 2822 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2822 as unfinished business.
3:24:52 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 286.
3:25:02 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:25:29 P.M. H. Res. 337 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 337 — "Calling for substantive dialogue, without preconditions, in order to address Tibetan grievances and secure a negotiated agreement for the Tibetan people."
3:25:41 P.M. H. Res. 337 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:26:07 P.M. H. Res. 337 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 337.
3:57:16 P.M. H. Res. 337 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:57:21 P.M. H. Res. 337 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:57:36 P.M. H. Res. 310 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 310 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding Srebrenica."
3:57:47 P.M. H. Res. 310 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:57:50 P.M. H. Res. 310 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 310.
4:23:03 P.M. H. Res. 310 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:08 P.M. H. Res. 310 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:23:52 P.M. H.R. 5 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5 — "To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes."
4:24:08 P.M. H.R. 5 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:25:19 P.M. H.R. 5 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, it shall be in order to consider the further amendments printed in part A of House Report 114-192 as if such amendments had been printed in part B of House Report 114-29. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report, equally divided and controlled by the proponent and the opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
4:25:43 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rokita, numbered 45 printed in Part A of House Report 114-192 to set the authorization from fiscal year 2016 through 2019.
4:25:45 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rokita amendment No. 45.
4:35:44 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Rokita amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:36:14 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walker, numbered 46 printed in Part A of House Report 114-192 to add A PLUS, which would send funding under NCLB back to states in the form of block grants, and states would then be able to direct that funding to any education purpose under state law.
4:36:15 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walker amendment No. 46.
4:46:35 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walker amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:47:29 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Salmon, numbered 47 printed in Part A of House Report 114-192 to allow parents to opt their student out of the testing required under this bill and exempt schools from including students that have opted out in the schools' participation requirements.
4:47:31 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Salmon amendment No. 47.
4:57:34 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Salmon amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Salmon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:57:58 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 48 printed in Part A of House Report 114-192 to require states to have college- and career-ready standards and set performance, growth, and graduation rate targets for all student subgroups. The amendment also includes performance targets for English language learners and students with disabilities.
4:58:00 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 48.
5:05:45 P.M. H.R. 5 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn.
5:06:03 P.M. H.R. 5 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished buisness was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:41:08 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Zeldin amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 373 - 57 (Roll no. 410).
5:44:09 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Hurd (TX) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 424 - 2 (Roll no. 411).
5:48:01 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 228 (Roll no. 412).
5:51:54 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Wilson (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 237 (Roll no. 413).
5:55:25 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Carson (IN) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 245 (Roll no. 414).
5:58:52 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 239 (Roll no. 415).
6:02:32 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Loebsack amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 - 213 (Roll no. 416).
6:05:52 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 205 - 224 (Roll no. 417).
6:09:08 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Thompson (MS) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 241 (Roll no. 418).
6:12:15 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Walker amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 235 (Roll no. 419).
6:15:08 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Salmon amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 251 - 178 (Roll no. 420).
6:20:31 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 244 (Roll no. 421).
6:20:51 P.M. H.R. 5 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5.
6:21:09 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:21:21 P.M. H.R. 5 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
6:22:03 P.M. H.R. 5 Ms. Esty moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
6:22:21 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment that would guarantee educational opportunities for children with disabilities by requiring that each state: (1) demonstrate their laws do not result in a lower standard of education than for those students without disabilities; (2) grant students with disabilities access to a regular secondary school diploma; (3) give parents the right to informed consent about their childs education; (4) cannot lower expectations or academic achievement for students with disabilities; or (5) give educational opportunities for any student, including those from racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, the motion requires the Secretary of Education to regulate learning environments in order to protect children with disabilitie s from abusive seclusion and restraint practi ces.
6:32:30 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:39:35 P.M. H.R. 5 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 244 (Roll no. 422).
6:49:12 P.M. H.R. 5 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 218 - 213 (Roll no. 423).
6:49:13 P.M. H.R. 5 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:50:25 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:50:28 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
6:55:15 P.M. H.R. 2822 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
6:55:30 P.M. H.R. 2822 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:56:17 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, to prohibit use of funds to enter into contracts with any person whose disclosures of a proceeding with a disposition listed in United States Code, in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System include the term "Fair Labor Standards Act" and such disposition is listed as "willful" or "repeated".
6:56:20 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
7:03:22 P.M. H.R. 2822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:04:49 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, to prohibit the use of funds to pay retention bonuses to Senior Executive Service personnel at the Environmental Protection Agency; not more than $50,000 to be made available to be used by the Department of the Interior to conduct a study on whether Agricola Americus should be classified as an endangered species.
7:04:50 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment, pending the reservation of a point of order.
7:08:22 P.M. H.R. 2822 By unanimous consent, the Buck amendment was withdrawn.
7:08:51 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel or any other entity to negotiate or conclude a settlement with the Federal Government that includes terms requiring the defendant to donate or contribute funds to an organization or individual.
7:08:52 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment.
7:13:54 P.M. H.R. 2822 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:17 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, to prohibit use of funds in the bill to pay a Federal employee for any period of time during which such employee is using official time under United States Code.
7:14:22 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment.
7:19:46 P.M. H.R. 2822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Buck amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:27:12 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grothman, to prohibit use of funds in the bill to regulate the location of the placement of a monitor of pollutants under the Clean Air Act in any county provided such county has at least one monitor.
7:27:15 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment.
7:34:28 P.M. H.R. 2822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grothman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grothman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:34:52 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, to prohibit use of funds for oil and gas lease sale 260 included in the Draft Proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022.
7:34:54 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford amendment.
7:42:12 P.M. H.R. 2822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sanford amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sanford demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:46:01 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, to prohibit use of funds for grants under title VII, subtitle G of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and to reduce funds for EPA-State and Tribal Assistance Grants as well as grants under title VII, subtitle G of the Energy Policy Act by $50 million in each instance.
7:46:04 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palmer amendment.
7:57:02 P.M. H.R. 2822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Palmer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Palmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:57:18 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, to prohibit use of funds by EPA to carry out the powers granted under section 3063 of title 18, United States Code.
7:57:21 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palmer amendment.
8:06:19 P.M. H.R. 2822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Palmer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Palmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:07:42 P.M. H.R. 2822 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
8:07:55 P.M. H.R. 2822 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:08:04 P.M. H.R. 2822 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2822 as unfinished business.
8:08:05 P.M. H.R. 2822 Considered as unfinished business.
8:08:23 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 350.
8:09:06 P.M. H.R. 2822 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
8:28:59 P.M. H.R. 2822 An amendment, offered by Mr. Calvert, to prohibit use of funds to prohibit the display the flag of the United States or the POW/MIA flag, or the decoration of graves with flags in the National Park Service national cemeteries as provided in National Park Service Director's order #61 or to contravene the National Park Service memorandum dated June 24, 2015, with the subject line containing the words "Immediate Action Required, No Reply Needed" with respect to sales items.
8:29:11 P.M. H.R. 2822 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 333, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Calvert amendment.
8:34:02 P.M. H.R. 2822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Calvert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:36:41 P.M. H.R. 2822 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
8:36:58 P.M. H.R. 2822 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:37:08 P.M. H.R. 2822 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2822 as unfinished business.
8:38:10 P.M. H.R. 5 CLERK TO CORRECT AUTHORITY - Mr. Curbelo asked unanimous consent that, in the engrossment of H.R. 5, the Clerk be authorized to correct section numbers, section headings, cross references, punctuation, and indentation, and to make any other technical and conforming change necessary to reflect the actions of the House. Agreed to without objection.
8:40:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:37:19 P.M. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:37:43 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:37:44 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 9, 2015.
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