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Legislative Day of October 20, 2015

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12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:28 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John R. Moolenaar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:01 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.
12:08:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:15 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 20.
2:00:18 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:28 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Carter of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:27 P.M. The House received a communication from Ed Cassidy, Chief Administrative Officer. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Cassidy notified the House that he had been served with two grand jury subpoenas for documents issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Cassidy has determined that compliance with one of the subpoenas is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House. After further consultation with counsel, Mr. Cassidy will make determinations required by Rule VIII with respect to the second subpoena.
2:06:57 P.M. The House received a communication from Michelle Anderson-Lee, Director of Appropriations, Office of Chaka Fattah. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Anderson-Lee notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for testimony in a criminal case, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:07:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 20.
4:01:10 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:01:15 P.M. H.R. 1428 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1428 — "To extend Privacy Act remedies to citizens of certified states, and for other purposes."
4:01:27 P.M. H.R. 1428 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:28 P.M. H.R. 1428 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1428.
4:17:34 P.M. H.R. 1428 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:36 P.M. H.R. 1428 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:18:14 P.M. H.R. 3493 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3493 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Securing the Cities program to enhance the ability of the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks and other high consequence events utilizing nuclear or other radiological materials that pose a high risk to homeland security in high-risk urban areas, and for other purposes."
4:18:43 P.M. H.R. 3493 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:18:45 P.M. H.R. 3493 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3493.
4:26:03 P.M. H.R. 3493 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.
4:26:39 P.M. H.R. 3350 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3350 — "To require a terrorism threat assessment regarding the transportation of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological materials through United States land borders and within the United States, and for other purposes."
4:26:53 P.M. H.R. 3350 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:26:56 P.M. H.R. 3350 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3350.
4:35:35 P.M. H.R. 3350 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.
4:36:06 P.M. H.R. 3572 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3572 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform, streamline, and make improvements to the Department of Homeland Security and support the Department's efforts to implement better policy, planning, management, and performance, and for other purposes."
4:36:20 P.M. H.R. 3572 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:36:22 P.M. H.R. 3572 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3572.
4:45:11 P.M. H.R. 3572 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:12 P.M. H.R. 3572 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:46:02 P.M. H.R. 1315 Mr. Messer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1315 — "To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to require that annual budget submissions of the President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes."
4:46:16 P.M. H.R. 1315 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:20 P.M. H.R. 1315 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1315.
4:56:27 P.M. H.R. 1315 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:56:29 P.M. H.R. 1315 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:39 P.M. H. Res. 348 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 348 — "Supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their future."
5:00:53 P.M. H. Res. 348 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:54 P.M. H. Res. 348 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 348.
5:19:04 P.M. H. Res. 348 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.
5:20:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:35 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 20.
6:31:09 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 480 and H. Res. 481.
6:32:20 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:50 P.M. H.R. 3493 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3493 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Securing the Cities program to enhance the ability of the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks and other high consequence events utilizing nuclear or other radiological materials that pose a high risk to homeland security in high-risk urban areas, and for other purposes."
6:58:51 P.M. H.R. 3493 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 4 (Roll no. 550).
6:58:51 P.M. H.R. 3493 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:59:08 P.M. H.R. 3350 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3350 — "To require a terrorism threat assessment regarding the transportation of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological materials through United States land borders and within the United States, and for other purposes."
7:07:38 P.M. H.R. 3350 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 - 0 (Roll no. 551).
7:07:38 P.M. H.R. 3350 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:03 P.M. H. Res. 348 Considered as unfinished business.
7:15:04 P.M. H. Res. 348 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 4 (Roll no. 552).
7:15:05 P.M. H. Res. 348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:09 P.M. S. 2162 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:15:10 P.M. S. 2162 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2162 — "To establish a 10-year term for the service of the Librarian of Congress."
7:15:40 P.M. S. 2162 On passage Passed without objection.
7:15:42 P.M. S. 2162 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:16:56 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:31:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:56:30 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:56:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:56:39 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 21, 2015.
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