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Legislative Day of September 25, 2015

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9:00:50 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:53 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:13 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:16 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Abraham to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:35 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.
9:09:29 A.M. H.R. 348 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 348 — "To provide for improved coordination of agency actions in the preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations, and for other purposes."
9:10:00 A.M. H.R. 348 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:12:00 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mr. Marino, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-261 to include revisions to clarify that the bill is not intended to allow for duplicative agency review proceedings; duplicative project-notification and initiation-of-agency-review procedures; or, challenges to a permitting decision brought in court by parties who were not also parties to the administrative proceedings that produced the challenged decision.
9:13:19 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Marino amendment No. 1.
9:17:17 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Marino amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:17:42 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-261 to prevent further evaluation or adoption of an alternative that does not adequately address risks associated with flooding, wildfire, and climate change.
9:17:44 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 2.
9:23:42 A.M. H.R. 348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:24:13 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-261 to require an evaluation of each alternative in an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment to identify potential effects on low-income communities and communities of color.
9:24:24 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 3.
9:29:17 A.M. H.R. 348 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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:29:47 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-261 to grant deadline extensions if requested by a state or local elected official or a local tribal official.
9:29:48 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 4.
9:34:03 A.M. H.R. 348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gallego amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gallego demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:34:37 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-261 to strike the bill provision that deems approved any project for which the reviewing agency does not issue the requested permit or license within 90-120 days.
9:34:39 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 5.
9:44:18 A.M. H.R. 348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson 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.
9:44:47 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Dingell, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-261 to prevent a project from being approved under the timeline set forth in the bill if the project would limit access to or opportunities for hunting or fishing, or impact an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
9:44:50 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 6.
9:52:34 A.M. H.R. 348 POSPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dingell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Dingell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:53:06 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-261 to strike section k that prohibits agencies from using the social cost of carbon in an environmental review or environmental decision making process.
9:53:38 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 7.
10:01:49 A.M. H.R. 348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:02:18 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-261 to prohibit federal agencies from following the draft guidance entitled "the Revised Draft Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate change in NEPA Reviews", issued by the Council on Environmental Quality, 79 Fed. Reg. 77801 (Dec. 24, 2014).
10:02:20 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 8.
10:11:42 A.M. H.R. 348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Dingell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:12:12 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-261 to preserve the current law relating to the permitting projects that could be a potential target for a terrorist attack or that involves chemical facilities and other critical infrastructure.
10:12:14 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 9.
10:23:12 A.M. H.R. 348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson 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.
10:23:49 A.M. H.R. 348 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-261 to clarify that nothing in the bill would have the effect of changing or limiting any law or regulation requiring agencies to allow public comment or public participation in their decision-making process.
10:23:52 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 420, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 10.
10:32:41 A.M. H.R. 348 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:32:42 A.M. H.R. 348 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
10:33:17 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1020 amended.
10:33:18 A.M. H.R. 348 Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
10:34:20 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:07:22 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 228 (Roll no. 508).
11:15:22 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 320 - 88 (Roll no. 509).
11:20:12 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 230 (Roll no. 510).
11:25:04 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 237 (Roll no. 511).
11:29:21 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Dingell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 223 (Roll no. 512).
11:32:49 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 229 (Roll no. 513).
11:36:50 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 186 (Roll no. 514).
11:40:09 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 232 (Roll no. 515).
11:43:49 A.M. H.R. 348 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 232 (Roll no. 516).
11:44:02 A.M. H.R. 348 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 348.
11:44:38 A.M. H.R. 348 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.
11:45:45 A.M. H.R. 348 Ms. Kuster moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
11:47:46 A.M. H.R. 348 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 add language to the bill ensuring that nothing would apply to cases that affect safe drinking water or air quality of communities near the project, infringe on the property rights of American citizens, or adversely affect Native American tribes.
11:54:28 A.M. H.R. 348 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:01:31 P.M. H.R. 348 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 229 (Roll no. 517).
12:07:22 P.M. H.R. 348 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 - 170 (Roll no. 518).
12:07:23 P.M. H.R. 348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:07:43 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Dan Newhouse. Mr. Newhouse submitted his resignation from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:08:26 P.M. H. Res. 442 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 442 — "Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
12:08:46 P.M. H. Res. 442 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:09:00 P.M. H. Res. 442 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:09:28 P.M. Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, September 25, 2015, it adjourn to meet on Monday, September 28, 2015, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:10:02 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:23:51 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:26:50 P.M. Mr. Thornberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:26:52 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:26:58 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 28, 2015.
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