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Legislative Day of October 22, 2015

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10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:26 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:57 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.
10:42:11 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:40 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 22.
12:00:42 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Rod Cannon, New Vision Worship Center, Zolfo Springs, Florida
12:02:00 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:04 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Ashford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:42 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.
12:30:54 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 received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 22, 2015 at 10:47 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 208 with amendments and H.R. 774.
12:31:41 P.M. H. Res. 483 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 483 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3762) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
12:33:48 P.M. H. Res. 483 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 483.
1:22:05 P.M. H. Res. 483 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 483, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 483 until later in the legislative day.
1:23:26 P.M. H.R. 1937 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 481. 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."
1:23:31 P.M. H.R. 1937 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1937 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
1:24:09 P.M. H.R. 1937 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 481 and Rule XVIII.
1:24:10 P.M. H.R. 1937 The Speaker designated the Honorable Kenny Marchant to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:24:18 P.M. H.R. 1937 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1937.
2:11:21 P.M. H.R. 1937 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-301 to replace the bills definition of `strategic and critical minerals' with the accepted definition from the National Research Council.
2:11:51 P.M. H.R. 1937 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 1.
2:20:02 P.M. H.R. 1937 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 prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:20:38 P.M. H.R. 1937 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Dingell, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-301 to ensure that mining permits are fully reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act.
2:21:03 P.M. H.R. 1937 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 2.
2:29:32 P.M. H.R. 1937 POSTPONED 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 prevailed. Mrs. Dingell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:30:03 P.M. H.R. 1937 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-301 to strike sections of the bill that would limit judicial review of agency actions and prevent the awarding of attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
2:30:24 P.M. H.R. 1937 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 3.
2:40:50 P.M. H.R. 1937 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:41:23 P.M. H.R. 1937 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-301 to clarify that the bill does not affect Secretarial Order 3324, issued by the Department of the Interior.
2:41:41 P.M. H.R. 1937 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 4.
2:48:05 P.M. H.R. 1937 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:36 P.M. H.R. 1937 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-301 to require demonstration for proposed projects that domestic capacity to p roduce strategic and critical minerals is less that 80 percent of domestic requirements and requires publication of intent to transport or sell strategic and critical mineral intermediate and final products outside of the United States unless the domestic capacity exceeds 80 percent.
2:49:03 P.M. H.R. 1937 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 481, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 5.
2:56:32 P.M. H.R. 1937 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:56:55 P.M. H.R. 1937 Mr. Lamborn moved that the committee rise.
2:57:16 P.M. H.R. 1937 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:57:24 P.M. H.R. 1937 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1937 as unfinished business.
2:57:30 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:30 p.m. today.
3:32:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 22.
3:32:43 P.M. H.R. 1937 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
3:33:38 P.M. H.R. 1937 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:07:04 P.M. H.R. 1937 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 253 (Roll no. 560).
4:11:32 P.M. H.R. 1937 On agreeing to the Dingell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 248 (Roll no. 561).
4:16:45 P.M. H.R. 1937 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 245 (Roll no. 562).
4:21:02 P.M. H.R. 1937 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 246 (Roll no. 563).
4:21:51 P.M. H.R. 1937 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1937.
4:22:23 P.M. H.R. 1937 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:22:31 P.M. H.R. 1937 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:24:11 P.M. H.R. 1937 Mr. Peters moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
4:24:54 P.M. H.R. 1937 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters 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 prohibit or limit the agency responsible for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit from assessing the extent to which the authorized activity contributes to climate change.
4:30:28 P.M. H.R. 1937 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:37:35 P.M. H.R. 1937 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 246 (Roll no. 564).
4:43:32 P.M. H.R. 1937 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 177 (Roll no. 565).
4:43:33 P.M. H.R. 1937 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:34 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 483 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:43:45 P.M. H. Res. 483 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 483 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3762) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
4:50:04 P.M. H. Res. 483 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 244 - 185 (Roll no. 566).
4:58:00 P.M. H. Res. 483 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 187 (Roll no. 567).
4:58:01 P.M. H. Res. 483 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:59:00 P.M. VETO MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT - The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President on H.R. 1735. The objections of the President were spread at large upon the Journal, and the veto message was ordered to be printed as a House Document No. 114-70. Pursuant to the order of the House of October 21, 2015, further consideration of the veto message and the bill are 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 dispose of such question without intervening motion.
5:12:17 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:19:18 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 received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 22, 2015 at 3:09 p.m. stating that that body had passed S. 799.
6:20:00 P.M. Mr. Knight moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:20:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:20:05 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on October 23, 2015.
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