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Legislative Day of July 10, 2015

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9:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:08 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:34 A.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. Womack 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. Womack 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.
9:01:51 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Stefanik to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:12 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:16:24 A.M. H.R. 6 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6 — "To accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st century cures, and for other purposes."
9:16:38 A.M. H.R. 6 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:18:25 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brat, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-193 to reform the NIH and Cures Innovation Fund to make it a discretionary spending program.
9:18:44 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brat amendment No. 1.
9:32:48 A.M. H.R. 6 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brat amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brat demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:33:32 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IN), numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-193 to create authority within NIH to conduct a prize program. The intent of the program would be to incentivize health innovation by offering competitors the chance to win a prize for creating breakthrough research and technology.
9:33:34 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IN) amendment No. 2.
9:39:51 A.M. H.R. 6 On agreeing to the Young (IN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:40:28 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-193 to strike the provision that applies any policy riders included in the annual LHHS Appropriations Bill to NIH funds in H.R. 6. Also strikes the provision that applies any policy riders applied to the FDA in the annual Agriculture Appropriations bill to FDA funding in H.R. 6.
9:40:34 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment No. 3.
9:53:05 A.M. H.R. 6 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. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:54:08 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Mr. Castro (TX), numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-193 to ensure underrepresented individuals, such as women and minorities, are included in the Supporting Young Emerging Scientists Report.
9:54:12 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro (TX) amendment No. 4.
9:57:52 A.M. H.R. 6 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:58:15 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Ms. Slaughter, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-193 to direct the CDC to conduct a study to determine how the additional payments are affecting the development of drug resistance.
9:58:18 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slaughter amendment No. 5.
10:10:37 A.M. H.R. 6 On agreeing to the Slaughter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:11:00 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fitzpatrick, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-193 to express a sense of Congress that recording Unique Device Identifiers at the point-of-care in electronic health record systems could significantly enhance the availability of medical device data for post-market surveillance purposes.
10:11:02 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment No. 6.
10:18:45 A.M. H.R. 6 On agreeing to the Fitzpatrick amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:18:55 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-193 to direct the Food and Drug Administration to issue a report on the risks and benefits associated with a two-tiered approval process that would permit certain medical devices to provisionally come to market if they have demonstrated safety but not efficacy.
10:18:57 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 7.
10:27:00 A.M. H.R. 6 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn.
10:27:19 A.M. H.R. 6 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-193 to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct outreach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Hispanic Serving Institutions; Native American Colleges; and rural Colleges to ensure that health professionals from underrepresented populations are aware of research opportunities under this Act.
10:27:22 A.M. H.R. 6 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 350, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
10:36:12 A.M. H.R. 6 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:36:26 A.M. H.R. 6 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.
11:08:16 A.M. H.R. 6 On agreeing to the Brat amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 141 - 281 (Roll no. 431).
11:16:25 A.M. H.R. 6 On agreeing to the Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 245 (Roll no. 432).
11:16:32 A.M. H.R. 6 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 6.
11:17:12 A.M. H.R. 6 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:17:30 A.M. H.R. 6 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:27:46 A.M. H.R. 6 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 344 - 77 (Roll no. 433).
11:27:49 A.M. H.R. 6 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:28:02 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
11:28:58 A.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3020.
11:29:35 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:57:45 A.M. Mr. Dold asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, July 10, 2015, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 13, 2015, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:04:31 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:14:21 P.M. Mr. Flores moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:14:30 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:14:31 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 13, 2015.
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