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Legislative Day of July 21, 2015

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12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:15 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Carlos Curbelo to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:44 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:24:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:13 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 21.
2:00:14 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Chabot to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:14:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:31:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 21.
4:32:06 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 21, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1177.
4:32:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:33:01 P.M. H.R. 2256 Mr. Benishek moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2256 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on the Veterans Health Administration and the furnishing of hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care by the Department of Veterans Affairs."
4:33:11 P.M. H.R. 2256 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:33:31 P.M. H.R. 2256 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2256.
4:49:40 P.M. H.R. 2256 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:49:55 P.M. H.R. 1599 Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Agriculture be authorized to file a supplemental report on H.R. 1599. Agreed to without objection.
4:54:00 P.M. H.R. 1557 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1557 — "To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal government, and for other purposes."
4:54:03 P.M. H.R. 1557 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:12 P.M. H.R. 1557 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1557.
5:09:20 P.M. H.R. 1557 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:09:57 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations is to continue in effect beyond July 24, 2015 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-49).
5:12:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:42:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 21.
5:42:11 P.M. H.R. 237 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 237 — "To authorize the revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes."
5:42:28 P.M. H.R. 237 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:42:30 P.M. H.R. 237 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 237.
5:57:37 P.M. H.R. 237 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:57:39 P.M. H.R. 237 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:57:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:10 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 21.
6:30:15 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3128.
6:30:35 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:21 P.M. H.R. 1557 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1557 — "To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal government, and for other purposes."
6:58:09 P.M. H.R. 1557 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 448).
6:58:10 P.M. H.R. 1557 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:59:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the U.S. Marine and U.S. Navy victims of the Chattanooga, TN tragedy.
7:04:33 P.M. H.R. 2256 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2256 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on the Veterans Health Administration and the furnishing of hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care by the Department of Veterans Affairs."
7:11:18 P.M. H.R. 2256 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 0 (Roll no. 449).
7:11:18 P.M. H.R. 2256 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:22 P.M. H.R. 2256 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:11:42 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 369.
7:12:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:30:56 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:07:18 P.M. Mr. Franks (AZ) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:07:25 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:07:26 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 22, 2015.
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