Skip to Content

Legislative Activities

Try the New Floor Summary and House Live 2.0 Site 

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of October 21, 2015

December 2017
SMTWTFS
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
Close
Floor ProceedingsBillsVotes
Time Bill Activity
10:00:18 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:22 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:36 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.
10:49:05 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 21.
12:01:02 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:27 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pittenger to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:48 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.
12:34:08 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 October 21, 2015 at 9:14 a.m.: That the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 322, H.R. 323, H.R. 324, H.R. 558, H.R. 1442, H.R. 1884 and H.R. 3059.
12:35:41 P.M. H. Res. 480 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 480 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 10) to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 692) to ensure the payment of interest and principal of the debt of the United States."
12:38:00 P.M. H. Res. 480 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 480.
1:26:37 P.M. H. Res. 480 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 480, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:28:05 P.M. H. Res. 481 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 481 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1937) to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness."
1:29:17 P.M. H. Res. 481 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 481.
1:55:16 P.M. H. Res. 481 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 481, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:57:20 P.M. H. Res. 480 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 480 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 10) to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 692) to ensure the payment of interest and principal of the debt of the United States."
2:23:34 P.M. H. Res. 480 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 181 (Roll no. 553).
2:30:36 P.M. H. Res. 480 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 245 - 182 (Roll no. 554).
2:30:37 P.M. H. Res. 480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:41 P.M. H. Res. 481 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 481 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1937) to require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to United States economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness."
2:38:49 P.M. H. Res. 481 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 184 (Roll no. 555).
2:46:51 P.M. H. Res. 481 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 244 - 185 (Roll no. 556).
2:46:52 P.M. H. Res. 481 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:46:57 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Ryan (WI) asked unanimous consent that roll call votes on motions to recommit H.R. 692 and H.R. 10, if ordered, may be postponed as though pursuant to clause 8, rule XX. Agreed to without objection.
2:47:43 P.M. H.R. 692 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 480. H.R. 692 — "To ensure the payment of interest and principal of the debt of the United States."
2:47:48 P.M. H.R. 692 Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 10 and H.R. 692.
2:48:00 P.M. H.R. 692 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 692.
3:49:04 P.M. H.R. 692 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:49:29 P.M. H.R. 692 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 692, the Chair put the question on adoption the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Levin demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until later in the legislative day.
3:50:27 P.M. H.R. 3116 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
3:50:54 P.M. H.R. 3116 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
3:50:55 P.M. H.R. 3116 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:44 P.M. H.R. 10 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 480. H.R. 10 — "To reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes."
3:51:49 P.M. H.R. 10 Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 10 and H.R. 692.
3:52:26 P.M. H.R. 10 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 480 and Rule XVIII.
3:52:27 P.M. H.R. 10 The Speaker designated the Honorable George Holding to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:52:37 P.M. H.R. 10 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 10.
5:01:25 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-300 to small, technical changes to the bill.
5:02:04 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 480, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz amendment No. 1.
5:03:57 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:04:23 P.M. H.R. 10 An amendment, offered by Ms. Norton, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-300 to restore the requirement that the voucher program be evaluated using the strongest possible research design, and would limit voucher students to no more than 50% of a school's total enrollment.
5:04:40 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 480, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norton amendment No. 2.
5:12:55 P.M. H.R. 10 On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Failed by voice vote.
5:13:11 P.M. H.R. 10 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 10.
5:13:51 P.M. H.R. 10 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:14:34 P.M. H.R. 10 Mr. Scott (VA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government.
5:14:56 P.M. H.R. 10 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) 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 apply civil rights protections to all voucher students and applicants who are impacted by the legislation.
5:22:16 P.M. H.R. 10 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:22:27 P.M. H.R. 10 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adopting the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to the order of the House of today, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
5:22:58 P.M. H.R. 692 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 692 — "To ensure the payment of interest and principal of the debt of the United States."
5:52:51 P.M. H.R. 692 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 194 (Roll no. 557).
5:52:52 P.M. H.R. 692 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:53:05 P.M. H.R. 10 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 10 — "To reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes."
6:00:04 P.M. H.R. 10 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 242 (Roll no. 558).
6:08:09 P.M. H.R. 10 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 191 (Roll no. 559).
6:08:13 P.M. H.R. 10 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:09:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
6:09:15 P.M. Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent That if a veto message on H.R. 1735 is laid before the House, then after the message is read and the objections of the President are spread at large upon the Journal, further consideration of the veto message and the bill shall be postponed until the legislative day of Thursday, November 5, 2015; and that on that legislative day, the House shall proceed to the constitutional question of reconsideration and disposition of such question without intervening motion. Agreed to without objection.
6:10:43 P.M. S. 1362 Mr. Brady (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1362 — "To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs)."
6:10:55 P.M. S. 1362 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:10:56 P.M. S. 1362 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1362.
6:24:33 P.M. S. 1362 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:24:35 P.M. S. 1362 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:10 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notice continuing the emergency with respect to the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the related measures blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in that country are to continue in effect beyond October 27, 2015 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-69).
6:27:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:31:52 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:20:00 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 483.
7:21:10 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:21:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:21:19 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 22, 2015.
« Previous Day Next Day »
Office of the Clerk - U.S. Capitol, Room H154, Washington, DC 20515-6601 | (202) 225-7000

For general inquiries: info.clerkweb@mail.house.gov
For general technical support: techsupport.clerkweb@mail.house.gov
For HouseLive support: houselive@mail.house.gov