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Legislative Day of September 30, 2015

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10:00:22 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:27 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David W. Jolly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:45 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.
10:59:46 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 719.
11:00:56 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 30.
12:02:02 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend William Vanderbush, Cathedral of Praise, Austin, Texas.
12:03:00 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - 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 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 later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
12:03:46 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Carney to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:26 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.
12:28:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:29:04 P.M. S. 2082 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2082 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
12:29:34 P.M. S. 2082 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:29:35 P.M. S. 2082 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2082.
1:09:25 P.M. S. 2082 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.
1:10:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:09:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 30.
2:09:53 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 448.
2:11:00 P.M. H. Res. 448 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 448 — "Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 79) directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 719, and providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 719) to require the Transportation Security Administration to conform to existing Federal law and regulations regarding criminal investigator positions, and for other purposes."
2:12:10 P.M. H. Res. 448 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 448.
2:28:56 P.M. H. Res. 448 The previous question was ordered without objection.
3:01:07 P.M. H. Res. 448 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 187 (Roll no. 525).
3:01:09 P.M. H. Res. 448 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:01:15 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:02:31 P.M. S. 2082 Considered as unfinished business. S. 2082 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
3:08:19 P.M. S. 2082 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 526).
3:08:19 P.M. S. 2082 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:38 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 449.
3:09:39 P.M. H.R. 719 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Rogers (KY) asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to concur pursuant to H. Res. 448 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 rule XX. Agreed to without objection.
3:13:59 P.M. H.R. 719 Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment.
3:15:26 P.M. H.R. 719 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 448, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Rogers (KY) motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719.
3:54:59 P.M. H.R. 719 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:55:26 P.M. H.R. 719 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rogers (KY) motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (KY) demanded the yeas and nays which were ordered and pursuant to a previous order of the House, further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion were postponed until a time to be announced.
3:55:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 79 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 448. H. Con. Res. 79 — "Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 719."
3:56:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 79 Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 79 and H.R. 719. Rule provides for 20 minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 79. Section 2 provides for one hour of debate on a motion for the House to agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719.
3:56:28 P.M. H. Con. Res. 79 DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 448, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 79.
4:18:52 P.M. H. Con. Res. 79 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:47:49 P.M. H. Con. Res. 79 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 185, 1 Present (Roll no. 527).
4:47:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 79 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719 and on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:58:10 P.M. H.R. 719 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 277 - 151 (Roll no. 528).
4:58:11 P.M. H.R. 719 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:25 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:58 P.M. Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on October 1. Agreed to without objection.
5:03:59 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Eleanor H. Norton, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Norton notified the House that she had received a subpoena, issued by the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, in connection with a particular criminal case, that she produce certain official documents and appear to testify at trial on official matters and that after consultation with counsel, she would make the determination required by the Rule.
5:04:31 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting notification of intent to terminate the designations of Seychelles, Uruguay, and Venezuela as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program - referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-59).
5:05:43 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting intent to terminate the designation of Seychelles as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program - referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-60).
5:07:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:15:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:41:37 P.M. Mr. Reed moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:41:46 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:42:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on October 1, 2015.
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