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Legislative Day of July 23, 2015

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10:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:25 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:42 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Brian Bohlman, The Harvest Church, Lexington, South Carolina
10:02:19 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. Ms. Foxx 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. Ms. Foxx 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.
10:03:00 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Trott to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:05:03 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.
10:19:30 A.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 23, 2015 at 9:32 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1599.
10:20:48 A.M. H. Res. 370 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 370 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3009) to amend section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny assistance under such section to a State or political subdivision of a State that prohibits its officials from taking certain actions with respect to immigration."
10:20:57 A.M. H. Res. 370 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 370.
11:09:13 A.M. H. Res. 370 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:09:50 A.M. H. Res. 370 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 370 the Chair put the question on agreeing to the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to H. Res. 370 until later in the legislative day.
11:10:25 A.M. H.R. 1599 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 369. H.R. 1599 — "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to food produced from, containing, or consisting of a bioengineered organism, the labeling of natural foods, and for other purposes."
11:10:30 A.M. H.R. 1599 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1599 and H.R. 1734.
11:11:23 A.M. H.R. 1599 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 369 and Rule XVIII.
11:11:24 A.M. H.R. 1599 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11:11:33 A.M. H.R. 1599 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1599.
12:21:52 P.M. H.R. 1599 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-216 to establish that if a U.S. company or their subsidiary labels their product as containing GMOs in any foreign country they must label the equivalent product the same way in the U.S.
12:21:54 P.M. H.R. 1599 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 1.
12:28:38 P.M. H.R. 1599 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:28:57 P.M. H.R. 1599 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-216 to ensure tribal sovereignty to prohibit or restrict the cultivation of genetically engineered plants on tribal lands.
12:29:00 P.M. H.R. 1599 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 2.
12:36:34 P.M. H.R. 1599 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:37:00 P.M. H.R. 1599 An amendment, offered by Ms. DeLauro, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-216 to prohibit the use of the term "natural" on food when a food consists of a genetically engineered plant.
12:37:01 P.M. H.R. 1599 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeLauro amendment No. 3.
12:46:06 P.M. H.R. 1599 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeLauro amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. DeLauro demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:46:33 P.M. H.R. 1599 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Pingree, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 114-216 to strike the entire bill and adds back the section that creates a non-GMO certification program and label at USDA.
12:46:35 P.M. H.R. 1599 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 369, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pingree amendment No. 4.
1:04:44 P.M. H.R. 1599 On agreeing to the Pingree amendment; Failed by voice vote.
1:04:58 P.M. H.R. 1599 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:32:58 P.M. H.R. 1599 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 123 - 303 (Roll no. 459).
1:39:16 P.M. H.R. 1599 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 227 (Roll no. 460).
1:43:24 P.M. H.R. 1599 On agreeing to the DeLauro amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 262 (Roll no. 461).
1:43:57 P.M. H.R. 1599 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1599.
1:44:05 P.M. H.R. 1599 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:44:17 P.M. H.R. 1599 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
1:51:34 P.M. H.R. 1599 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 275 - 150 (Roll no. 462).
1:51:36 P.M. H.R. 1599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:59 P.M. H.R. 1599 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, to change the title of the bill to read "A bill to enact the 'Deny Americans the Right to Know Act' or the 'DARK Act'.".
2:08:37 P.M. H.R. 1599 On agreeing to the Polis of Colorado amendment to the title Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 87 - 337 (Roll no. 463).
2:08:47 P.M. H.R. 1599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:08:59 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of H. Res. 370, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:09:10 P.M. H. Res. 370 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 370 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3009) to amend section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny assistance under such section to a State or political subdivision of a State that prohibits its officials from taking certain actions with respect to immigration."
2:17:10 P.M. H. Res. 370 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 174 (Roll no. 464).
2:17:10 P.M. H. Res. 370 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:17:41 P.M. H.R. 3009 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 370. H.R. 3009 — "To amend section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny assistance under such section to a State or political subdivision of a State that prohibits its officials from taking certain actions with respect to immigration."
2:17:46 P.M. H.R. 3009 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3009 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2:18:14 P.M. H.R. 3009 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3009.
3:30:59 P.M. H.R. 3009 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:31:23 P.M. H.R. 3009 Mr. Jeffries moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3:32:26 P.M. H.R. 3009 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to ensure that the Attorney General may not reduce or eliminate any funding provided to a State, or a political subdivision of a State, if the Attorney General determines that the reduction or elimination would result in: (1) an increase in the overall crime rate, including an increase in domestic violence, sex trafficking, or crimes against children; or (2) a decrease in the number of trained law enforcement officers. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
3:41:37 P.M. H.R. 3009 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:08:17 P.M. H.R. 3009 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 - 239 (Roll no. 465).
4:20:14 P.M. H.R. 3009 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 - 179 (Roll no. 466).
4:20:14 P.M. H.R. 3009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker's approval of the Journal, which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:20:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
4:34:35 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, July 23, 2015, it adjourn to meet at noon, Monday July 27, 2015, for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
4:34:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:48:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:19:08 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:19:18 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:19:19 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 27, 2015.
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