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Legislative Day of July 15, 2015

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10:00:22 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:57 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John R. Moolenaar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:18 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.
11:14:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 15.
12:01:03 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. William Langford, Great Bridge Baptist Church, Chesapeake, Virginia
12:02:46 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. LaMalfa 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. LaMalfa 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.
12:03:07 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kilmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:08 P.M. H.R. 2722 UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Luetkemeyer asked unanimous consent that the text of H.R. 2722, as proposed to be passed under suspension of the rules, be modified by the amendment at the desk. Agreed to without objection.
12:06:50 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 July 15, 2015 at 9:05 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1300, S. 756 and S. 1482.
12:08:18 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.
12:42:02 P.M. H. Res. 362 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 362 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2898) to provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3038) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes."
12:45:16 P.M. H. Res. 362 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 362.
2:23:08 P.M. H. Res. 362 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 182 (Roll no. 438).
2:31:21 P.M. H. Res. 362 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 245 - 183 (Roll no. 439).
2:31:21 P.M. H. Res. 362 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:08 P.M. H.R. 3038 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 362. H.R. 3038 — "To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes."
2:33:13 P.M. H.R. 3038 The rule provide for consideration of the bills H.R. 2898 and H.R. 3038. The rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on both bills. The resolution makes in order further amendments printed in the report on H.R. 2898. For H.R. 3038, the resolution provides for consideration under a closed rule. The resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on both bills.
2:33:46 P.M. H.R. 3038 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3038.
3:35:31 P.M. H.R. 3038 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:36:03 P.M. H.R. 3038 Mr. Van Hollen moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
3:38:29 P.M. H.R. 3038 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Van Hollen 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 raise an additional $41 billion in revenue that could fund infrastructure by preventing U.S. corporations from inverting their corporate residence from the United States to other low tax countries, such as Bermuda or the Cayman Islands.
3:46:25 P.M. H.R. 3038 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:14:01 P.M. H.R. 3038 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 244 (Roll no. 440).
4:21:46 P.M. H.R. 3038 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 312 - 119 (Roll no. 441).
4:21:47 P.M. H.R. 3038 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:55 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:22:02 P.M. H.R. 2722 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2722 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer."
4:29:25 P.M. H.R. 2722 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 - 9, 1 Present (Roll no. 442).
4:29:25 P.M. H.R. 2722 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:29:55 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
4:30:31 P.M. Mr. Graves (LA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on July 16. Agreed to without objection.
4:31:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:32:21 P.M. S. 984 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 984 — "To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices."
4:32:46 P.M. S. 984 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:50 P.M. S. 984 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 984.
4:56:04 P.M. S. 984 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:56:07 P.M. S. 984 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:16 P.M. S. 971 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 971 — "To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an increase in the limit on the length of an agreement under the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program."
4:56:30 P.M. S. 971 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:56:34 P.M. S. 971 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 971.
5:11:48 P.M. S. 971 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:11:51 P.M. S. 971 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:02 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:16:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:38:50 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:38:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:38:54 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 16, 2015.
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