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Legislative Day of July 16, 2015

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9:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:18 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:31 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:33 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Crawford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:50 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.
9:12:29 A.M. H.R. 2898 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 362. H.R. 2898 — "To provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes."
9:12:34 A.M. H.R. 2898 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.
9:13:15 A.M. H.R. 2898 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 362 and Rule XVIII.
9:13:16 A.M. H.R. 2898 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:13:43 A.M. H.R. 2898 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2898.
10:34:08 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-204 to make one technical change and one clarifying change to the bill.
10:34:10 A.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 1.
10:40:24 A.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:40:53 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-204 to add water hyacinth to the list of invasive species to be considered for the pilot project established under the legislation.
10:40:55 A.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 2.
10:47:35 A.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:47:55 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-204 to direct the Secretaries to collaborate with the California Department of Water Resources to install a fish screen at the Delta Cross Channel Gates.
10:47:56 A.M. H.R. 2898 Debate - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 3.
10:57:15 A.M. H.R. 2898 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:57:52 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-204 to update feasibility study completion requirements to align with a recently-signed MOU between the project joint powers authority and the Bureau of Reclamation.
10:57:53 A.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 4.
11:05:02 A.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:05:20 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. Calvert, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-204 to create a more balanced approach between user group interests on the Restoration Fund Advisory Board by adding a seat for a member representing a wildlife entity that primarily focuses on waterfowl.
11:05:23 A.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Calvert amendment No. 5.
11:10:51 A.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the Calvert amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:11:11 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costa, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-204 to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish an annual report detailing the instream flows released for the Central Valley Project and measured outcomes as a result of those flows.
11:11:14 A.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa amendment No. 6.
11:17:02 A.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the Costa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:17:29 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-204 to improve due process by providing contractors of a federal water project in California and Oregon ESA applicant status, ensuring that contractors are properly informed of and may provide input to ESA consultations that may impact operations of the project.
11:17:31 A.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 7.
11:26:10 A.M. H.R. 2898 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the LaMalfa amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:26:36 A.M. H.R. 2898 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-204 to fund water reclamation programs and water reuse projects so that the Bureau of Reclamation may investigate more opportunities to reclaim and reuse wastewater and naturally impaired ground and surface water in the 17 Western states and Hawaii.
11:27:19 A.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 362, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 8.
11:39:33 A.M. H.R. 2898 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Lummis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:40:22 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:07:08 P.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 236 (Roll no. 443).
12:11:51 P.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 - 172 (Roll no. 444).
12:16:09 P.M. H.R. 2898 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 242 (Roll no. 445).
12:16:20 P.M. H.R. 2898 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2898.
12:16:59 P.M. H.R. 2898 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:17:15 P.M. H.R. 2898 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
12:17:37 P.M. H.R. 2898 Mr. Bera moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
12:17:37 P.M. H.R. 2898 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to ensure that there is an adequate supply of water for: (1) residential drinking that is not tainted with arsenic, salt nitrates from fertilizers, industrial chemicals or harmful algae; (2) fighting wildfires; and (3) honoring Tribal water rights.
12:34:40 P.M. H.R. 2898 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 239 (Roll no. 446).
12:40:47 P.M. H.R. 2898 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 245 - 176 (Roll no. 447).
12:40:47 P.M. H.R. 2898 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:40:54 P.M. H.R. 2898 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. 2898, including striking the instruction "line 20" and inserting "after line 19" in amendment number 7.
1:07:39 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, July 16, 2015, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015, and that the order of the House of January 6, 2015, regarding morning-hour debate not apply on that day. Agreed to without objection.
1:07:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:22:58 P.M. U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION - Pursuant to section 1238(b)(3) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2001 (22 U.S.C. 7002) as amended, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individuals on the part of the House to the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission for a term expiring on December 31, 2016: Mr. Larry Wortzel, Williamsburg, VA, and Mr. Peter Brookes, Springfield, VA.
1:23:22 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:23:36 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:23:37 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on July 20, 2015.
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