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Legislative Day of November 03, 2015

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10:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:23 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Trent Kelly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:44 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.
10:47:52 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 3.
12:00:36 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Westmoreland to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:01 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.
12:38:22 P.M. H. Res. 507 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 507 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; providing for proceedings during the period from November 6, 2015, through November 13, 2015; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
12:43:04 P.M. H. Res. 507 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 507.
1:39:57 P.M. H. Res. 507 An amendment, offered by Mr. Woodall, to make technical and procedural changes to the text of H. Res. 507.
1:39:58 P.M. H. Res. 507 ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION - Mr. Woodall moved the previous question on the amendment and on the resolution.
2:11:27 P.M. H. Res. 507 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 178 (Roll no. 583).
2:11:41 P.M. H. Res. 507 On agreeing to the Woodall amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:20:13 P.M. H. Res. 507 On agreeing to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 171 (Roll no. 584).
2:20:14 P.M. H. Res. 507 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:20 P.M. H. Res. 354 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 354 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe."
2:28:12 P.M. H. Res. 354 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 585).
2:32:10 P.M. H.R. 22 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 507. H.R. 22 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
2:32:15 P.M. H.R. 22 Resolution provides for consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 22; provides for proceedings during the period from Nov. 6, 2015 through Nov. 13, 2015; and provides for motions to suspend the rules.
2:33:09 P.M. H.R. 22 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 507 and Rule XVIII.
2:33:11 P.M. H.R. 22 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:33:39 P.M. H.R. 22 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on the Senate amendment to H.R. 22. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Senate amendment shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule and pursuant to H. Res. 507 is amended by the amendment printed in part A of House Report 114-325. No further amendment to the Senate amendment, as amended, shall be in order except for an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 114-32, which shall be considered as pending.
2:33:40 P.M. H.R. 22 Amendment made in order by the House Committee on Rules, consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 114-32 which shall be considered as pending.
3:18:44 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Shuster to the Rules amendment, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to make technical and conforming changes to Rules Committee Print 114-32.
3:19:18 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuster Part B amendment No. 1.
3:19:26 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Shuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:37 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Swalwell (CA) to the Rules amendment, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to expand the eligibility of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program to include innovative shared use mobility projects that can reduce congestion and improve air quality. Expands associated transit improvements to include those shared-use projects that directly enhance transit.
3:22:42 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Swalwell Part B amendment No. 2.
3:28:25 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Swalwell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Swalwell demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:28:59 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walden to the Rules amendment, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to clarify that projects within National Scenic Areas, and projects to increase capacity of highway segments to improve mobility, are eligible for federal funding under Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects.
3:29:05 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden Part B amendment No. 3.
3:35:11 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Walden amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:36:13 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar to the Rules amendment, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require the federal government to track the total number, cost, and time required for each environmental review of transportation projects when reporting the status of these projects to the public.
3:36:18 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Part B amendment No. 5.
3:42:13 P.M. H.R. 22 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. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:42:35 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Babin to the Rules amendment, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to designate the Central Texas Corridor as the future Interstate Route I-14.
3:42:41 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Babin Part B amendment No. 6.
3:46:57 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Babin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:47:21 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Massie to the Rules amendment, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to allow the GSA to construct, install, and operate electric car charging stations on federal properties for use by employees. The construction, installation, and operation will be funded solely through user fees, so taxpayers will incur no cost.
3:47:24 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie Part B amendment No. 7.
3:51:58 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Massie amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:52:12 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fleischmann to the Rules amendment, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to report language encouraging the use of geosynthetic materials and other innovative technologies.
3:52:16 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleischmann Part B amendment No. 8.
3:55:31 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Fleischmann amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:55:56 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs to the Rules amendment, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require the Secretary of Transportation to study the methods State's use to procure culvert and storm sewer materials, and report their findings to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
3:55:59 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs Part B amendment No. 9.
3:58:33 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Gibbs amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:58:48 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibson to the Rules amendment, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to direct the Secretary of Transportation to develop a comprehensive strategy, within 1 year, to address `structurally deficient' and `functionally obsolete' bridges, as defined by the National Bridge Inventory, and to identify the unique challenges and policy solutions with regards to these respective categories.
3:58:50 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibson Part B amendment No. 10.
4:02:33 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Gibson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:02:53 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Guinta to the Rules amendment, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study to understand the purchasing power of a federal highway dollar and quantifying the things that weaken it.
4:02:57 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Guinta Part B amendment No. 11.
4:05:53 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Guinta amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:06:07 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hanna to the Rules amendment, numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to add a Sense of Congress that the engineering industry provides critical technical expertise, innovation, and local expertise to federal and state agencies to efficiently deliver surface transportation projects and urges the Secretary to reinforce these partnerships.
4:06:11 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanna Part B amendment No. 12.
4:10:48 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Hanna amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:11:01 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mullin to the Rules amendment, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to allow bridge work to be done despite the presence of swallows if the bridge has a condition rating of 3 or less until a rulemaking has occurred, requires notification to the Secretary of Interior, and directs the Sec. of Interior to promulgate a rulemaking to allow for bridge work under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).
4:11:04 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part B Mullin amendment No. 13.
4:15:44 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Mullin amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:15:56 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ribble to the Rules amendment, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to give states the option of increasing the truck weight limits on their Interstate Highways from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds if the trucks are equipped with an additional sixth axle. Amendment would not impact existing exemptions already enacted under the law.
4:15:58 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ribble Part B amendment No. 14.
4:27:58 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ribble amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ribble demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:28:30 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brown (FL) to the Rules amendment, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to create a National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure which will advise the Secretary of Transportation on infrastructure needs related to the use of the nation's intermodal transportation network to facilitate travel and tourism.
4:28:32 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (FL) Part B amendment No. 15.
4:36:48 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brown (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Brown demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:37:48 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier to the Rules amendment, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-325 to direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to study methods of inventorying roadside highway safety hardware devices (i.e. guardrails) for the purpose of improving in-service evaluation of these devices.
4:37:50 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Part B amendment No. 16.
4:41:03 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:30 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott (VA) to the Rules amendment, numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to include a sense of Congress that the Department of Transportation should utilize modeling and simulation technology to analyze federally funded highway and public transit projects to ensure that these projects will increase transportation capacity and safety, alleviate congestion, reduce travel time and environmental impact, and are as cost effective as practicable.
4:41:32 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) Part B amendment No. 17.
4:42:37 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:55 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B. to the Rules amendment, numbered 18 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to strike the Department of Transportation's authority to redistribute unallocated TIFIA funds.
4:42:59 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the E.B. Johnson Part B amendment No. 18.
4:48:01 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:48:18 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch to the Rules amendment, numbered 19 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to strike section 3010 of division A, which would lower the current federal share of bicycle facility projects from 95 and 90 percent to 80 percent.
4:48:20 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch Part B amendment No. 19.
4:55:18 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:55:50 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sewell (AL) to the Rules amendment, numbered 20 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to seek a public safety report to be provided to the House and Senate Transportation Committees on the security of locations intended to encourage public use of alternative transportation as well as personal transportation such as car pool parking lots, mass transit parking; local, state, and regional rail station parking; college or university parking, bike paths or walking trails and other locations the Secretary deems would be appropriate.
4:55:52 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sewell (AL) Part B amendment No. 20.
4:58:30 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:55 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sewell (AL) to the Rules amendment, numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to provide a report on the Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential to improve transportation services to the elderly and persons with disabilities as well as assist local, state and federal transportation planners in achieving better inefficiencies and cost effectiveness, while protecting privacy and security of persons who use IoT technology.
4:58:58 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sewell (AL) Part B amendment No. 21.
5:01:43 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:14 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer to the Rules amendment, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to increase the number of states eligible for funding through the nonmotorized National Priority Safety Program, and double the funding for that program.
5:02:16 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer Part B amendment No. 22.
5:08:35 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by voice vote.
5:08:55 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Kirkpatrick to the Rules amendment, numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to increase safety by allowing additional states that have passed distracted driving legislation to qualify for incentive grant funding.
5:08:57 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirkpatrick Part B amendment No. 23.
5:12:02 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Kirkpatrick amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:29 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Miss Rice (NY) to the Rules amendment, numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require states to strengthen graduated driver's licensing requirements to be eligible for State Graduated Driver Licensing Incentive Grants.
5:12:31 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rice (NY) Part B amendment No. 24.
5:16:58 P.M. H.R. 22 By unanimous consent, the Rice (NY) amendment was withdrawn.
5:17:37 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duncan (TN) to the Rules amendment, numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the safety of operations of a double-decker motorcoach equipped with a luggage carrier at the rear of the vehicle.
5:17:40 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (TN) Part B amendment No. 26.
5:21:31 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Duncan (TN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:21:45 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Comstock to the Rules amendment, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to clarify the restrictions placed on institutions applying for UTC grants, and broadens the paragraph on "Focused Research" for regional UTCs. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to develop a 5-Year Transportation R&D Strategic Plan for FY 18 through FY 22. Authorizes the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to conduct a traffic congestion study. Authorizes the Assistant Secretary to submit a rail safety study to Congress.
5:21:47 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Comstock Part B amendment No. 27.
5:30:04 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Comstock amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:24 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barletta to the Rules amendment, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require all legacy tank cars retrofit for continued Class 3 Flammable Liquid service to include enhanced top fittings protections for pressure relief valves.
5:30:26 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barletta Part B amendment No. 28.
5:36:11 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Barletta amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:32 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lynch to the Rules amendment, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to provides for an additional, independent safety review of an approved pipeline route or segment of route, should a state or tribal government deem it necessary.
5:36:34 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch Part B amendment No. 29.
5:44:03 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lynch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lynch demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:44:41 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lewis to the Rules amendment, numbered 30 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to strike Section 339(b) of the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 and makes construction of Type II noise barriers eligible for funds from the surface transportation block grant programs.
5:44:44 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis Part B amendment No. 30.
5:49:50 P.M. H.R. 22 By unanimous consent, the Lewis amendment was withdrawn.
5:50:34 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano to the Rules amendment, numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to allows for a program of eligible projects to count as a single project to meet the $100,000,000 threshold of project costs.
5:50:37 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano Part B amendment No. 31.
5:58:57 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:59:27 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brownley (CA) to the Rules amendment, numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to increase the freight program small project set aside from 10 percent to 20 percent.
5:59:29 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) Part B amendment No. 32.
6:04:41 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brownley (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Brownley demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:06:01 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costello (PA) to the Rules amendment, numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to allow otherwise eligible Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects, which do not meet the minimum $100 million threshold, to qualify for the specific reserved amount as provided in the legislation for such projects that fail to reach that threshold.
6:06:04 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costello (PA) Part B amendment No. 33.
6:09:30 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Costello (PA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:09:59 P.M. H.R. 22 Amendment offered by Mrs. Radewagen of American Samoa to the Rules amendment, numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require the Secretary to allocate program funds made available to the territories according to quantifiable measures that are indicative of the surface transportation requirements of each of the territories.
6:10:02 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Radewagen Part B amendment No. 34.
6:18:39 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Radewagen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Radewagen demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:19:21 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Ms. Edwards to the Rules amendment, numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to seek to improve highway designs to better manage stormwater by moving up in the planning process from the end so that thought goes into how best to plan design and construct project effectively while also reducing costs.
6:19:22 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Edwards Part B amendment No. 35.
6:22:39 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Edwards amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:11 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Calvert to the Rules amendment, numbered 36 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to increase the limit on 10 local governments with whom the State can exercise its authority to eliminate duplicative reviews to 25.
6:23:12 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Calvert Part B amendment No. 36.
6:25:29 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Calvert amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:25:36 P.M. H.R. 22 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:56:16 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Swalwell (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 237 (Roll no. 586).
7:02:24 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 225 (Roll no. 587).
7:06:31 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Ribble amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 236 (Roll no. 588).
7:10:13 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Brown (FL) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 216 - 207 (Roll no. 589).
7:14:13 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 263 (Roll no. 590).
7:17:33 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 248 (Roll no. 591).
7:22:13 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 263 (Roll no. 592).
7:26:56 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Radewagen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 113 - 310 (Roll no. 593).
7:28:40 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler to the Rules amendment, numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to repeal the authority of the Secretary of Transportation to approve as part of the construction of federal-aid highways the costs of landscape and roadside development.
7:28:41 P.M. H.R. 22 Hartzler amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
7:28:45 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hartzler Part B amendment No. 37, as modified.
7:35:52 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hartzler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Hartzler demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:36:01 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Farenthold to the Rules amendment, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to allow for only certain trucks with current weight exemptions to be allowed to continue riding at those higher weight exemptions once certain segments of Texas State Highways are converted into Interstate 69.
7:36:03 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Farenthold Part B amendment No. 38.
7:39:56 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Farenthold amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:40:27 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rooney (FL) to the Rules amendment, numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to provide that a state may allow, by special permit, the operation of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 95,000 pounds for the hauling of livestock. The cost of a special permit may not exceed $200 per year for a livestock trailer.
7:40:29 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rooney (FL) Part B amendment No. 39.
7:49:19 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rooney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rooney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:50:53 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rothfus to the Rules amendment, printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to exempt projects to reconstruct any road, highway, railway, bridge, or transit facility that is damaged by an emergency declared by the Governor of the State and concurred in by the Secretary of Homeland Security from any environmental reviews, approvals, licensing, and permit restrictions if reconstruction takes place in the same location and using the same design, capacity, and dimensions as before the emergency.
7:50:58 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus Part B Amendment No. 40.
7:55:09 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rothfus amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rooney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:56:01 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier to the Rules amendment, No. 41 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to establish a peer review group and a comprehensive risk management plan to prevent cost overruns and project delays for transportation megaprojects exceeding $2.5 billion.
7:56:04 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier of California Part B amendment No. 41.
8:02:10 P.M. H.R. 22 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeSaulnier demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:03:02 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer to the Rules amendment, No. 42 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to remove a federal preemption and restore the full right to regulate towing to states and localities.
8:03:05 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceedes with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 42.
8:06:42 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:07:12 P.M. H.R. 22 Amendment offered by Mr. Mica to the Rules amendment (A001).
8:07:16 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica Part B amendment No. 43
8:11:31 P.M. H.R. 22 By unanimous consent, the Mica amendment was withdrawn.
8:12:30 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Ms. DelBene to the Rules amendment, No. 44 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to require a report on the Frontline Workforce Development Program for each fiscal year. Such report would include an evaluation of the program and policy recommendations to improve program effectiveness.
8:12:32 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene Part B amendment No. 44.
8:14:07 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the DelBene amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:14:31 P.M. H.R. 22 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Napolitano to the Rules amendment, No. 45 printed in Part B of House Report 114-325 to change the degradation standard of an HOV lane from maintaining an average operating speed above 45 mph over a consecutive 180-day period during peak hours from 90% of the time to 50% of the time.
8:14:33 P.M. H.R. 22 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 507, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Napolitano Part B amendment No. 45.
8:17:34 P.M. H.R. 22 On agreeing to the Napolitano amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:18:26 P.M. H.R. 22 Mr. Shuster moved that the Committee rise.
8:18:43 P.M. H.R. 22 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:18:52 P.M. H.R. 22 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 22 as unfinished business.
8:19:53 P.M. The House received a communication from Aaron T. Weston, Counsel, Committeee on Science, Space, and Technology. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Weston notified the House that he had received a subpoena issued by the United States Merit Systems Protection Board and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he would make the determinations required under Rule VIII.
8:20:07 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:23:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 3.
11:23:14 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 512.
11:23:43 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:24:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:24:02 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 4, 2015.
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