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Legislative Day of November 16, 2015

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2:00:11 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:19 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:00:29 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:00 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:02 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:28 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:39 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 November 5, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.: That the Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 22.
2:11:41 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 November 6, 2015 at 9:38 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 24, S. Res. 309, and H. Con. Res. 92, without amendment.
2:11:43 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 November 10, 2015 at 11:20 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1004.
2:12:00 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 November 10, 2015 at 1:58 p.m.: That the Senate concurred in the House amendment to the bill S. 1356.
2:12:01 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 November 10, 2015 at 5:16 p.m.: That the Senate disagreed to House amendment to Senate amendment to text of H.R. 22. The Senate agreed to a conference and appointed conferees to H.R. 22.
2:13:02 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 November 12, 2015 at 3:25 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1203, H. Con. Res. 90 with an amendment, and H.R. 2029 with an amendment.
2:14:00 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 November 16, 2015 at 10:21 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2280 and H.R. 2262 with an amendment.
2:15:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:00 p.m. today
3:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 16.
3:00:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:00:12 P.M. H.R. 308 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 308 — "To prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts."
3:00:33 P.M. H.R. 308 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:00:35 P.M. H.R. 308 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 308.
3:39:10 P.M. H.R. 308 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.
3:40:00 P.M. H.R. 1694 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1694 — "To amend MAP-21 to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns, and for other purposes."
3:40:01 P.M. H.R. 1694 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:40:03 P.M. H.R. 1694 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1694.
4:20:31 P.M. H.R. 1694 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.
4:21:28 P.M. H.R. 3114 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:21:29 P.M. H.R. 3114 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3114.
4:21:30 P.M. H.R. 3114 Mr. Gibbs moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3114 — "To provide funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation activities, and for other purposes."
4:27:29 P.M. H.R. 3114 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.
4:28:00 P.M. H.R. 3144 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3144 — "To require consultation with the Aviation Security Advisory Committee regarding modifications to the prohibited item list, require a report on the Transportation Security Oversight Board, and for other purposes."
4:28:28 P.M. H.R. 3144 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:30 P.M. H.R. 3144 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3144.
4:38:13 P.M. H.R. 3144 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:38:16 P.M. H.R. 3144 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:00 P.M. H.R. 1073 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1073 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to secure critical infrastructure against electromagnetic threats, and for other purposes."
4:39:09 P.M. H.R. 1073 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:39:11 P.M. H.R. 1073 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1073.
4:55:58 P.M. H.R. 1073 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:56:01 P.M. H.R. 1073 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:23 P.M. H.R. 1338 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1338 — "To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries, and for other purposes."
4:56:41 P.M. H.R. 1338 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:56:42 P.M. H.R. 1338 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1338.
5:07:49 P.M. H.R. 1338 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.
5:08:18 P.M. H.R. 1384 Mr. Costello (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1384 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law."
5:08:35 P.M. H.R. 1384 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:08:38 P.M. H.R. 1384 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1384.
5:16:19 P.M. H.R. 1384 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.
5:17:07 P.M. S. 599 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 599 — "To extend and expand the Medicaid emergency psychiatric demonstration project."
5:17:17 P.M. S. 599 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:19 P.M. S. 599 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 599.
5:35:23 P.M. S. 599 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:35:26 P.M. S. 599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:35:37 P.M. S. 799 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 799 — "To combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome."
5:35:45 P.M. S. 799 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:35:55 P.M. S. 799 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 799.
5:47:26 P.M. S. 799 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:47:28 P.M. S. 799 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:48:00 P.M. H.R. 2583 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2583 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes."
5:48:05 P.M. H.R. 2583 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:48:07 P.M. H.R. 2583 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2583.
5:57:55 P.M. H.R. 2583 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:57:57 P.M. H.R. 2583 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:28 P.M. H.R. 2262 Mr. McCarthy moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
5:58:55 P.M. H.R. 2262 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2262.
6:30:00 P.M. H.R. 2262 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
6:30:04 P.M. H.R. 2262 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Mr. Rogers (AL) asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
6:31:41 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
6:31:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:57 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:00 P.M. H.R. 308 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 308 — "To prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts."
7:02:17 P.M. H.R. 308 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 263 - 146 (Roll no. 626).
7:03:34 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorists attack in Paris, France.
7:04:02 P.M. H.R. 1338 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1338 — "To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries, and for other purposes."
7:10:45 P.M. H.R. 1338 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 0 (Roll no. 627).
7:10:45 P.M. H.R. 1338 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:08 P.M. H.R. 1384 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1384 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law."
7:17:48 P.M. H.R. 1384 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 0 (Roll no. 628).
7:17:48 P.M. H.R. 1384 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:18:15 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 526.
7:19:26 P.M. H.R. 639 Mr. Griffith asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
7:19:55 P.M. H.R. 639 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
7:19:56 P.M. H.R. 639 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:20:40 P.M. S. Con. Res. 24 Mrs. Comstock asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
7:20:40 P.M. S. Con. Res. 24 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 24 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of the marble bust of Vice President Richard Cheney on December 3, 2015."
7:21:05 P.M. S. Con. Res. 24 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:21:08 P.M. S. Con. Res. 24 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:21:18 P.M. H. Con. Res. 93 Mrs. Comstock asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:21:25 P.M. H. Con. Res. 93 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 93 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment."
7:21:41 P.M. H. Con. Res. 93 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:21:43 P.M. H. Con. Res. 93 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:23:21 P.M. H.R. 3996 Mr. Hardy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3996 — "To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes."
7:23:51 P.M. H.R. 3996 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:23:53 P.M. H.R. 3996 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3996.
7:29:29 P.M. H.R. 3996 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:29:31 P.M. H.R. 3996 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:31:05 P.M. H.R. 1478 Mr. Posey moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1478 — "To provide for notice to, and input by, State insurance commissioners when requiring an insurance company to serve as a source of financial strength or when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation places a lien against an insurance company's assets, and for other purposes."
7:31:47 P.M. H.R. 1478 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:31:48 P.M. H.R. 1478 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1478.
7:43:02 P.M. H.R. 1478 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:43:04 P.M. H.R. 1478 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:43:34 P.M. H.R. 3032 Mr. Hensarling moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3032 — "To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to repeal a certain reporting requirement of the Securities and Exchange Commission."
7:43:52 P.M. H.R. 3032 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:43:57 P.M. H.R. 3032 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3032.
7:48:56 P.M. H.R. 3032 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:48:58 P.M. H.R. 3032 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:49:20 P.M. H.R. 1317 Mr. Hensarling moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1317 — "To amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to specify how clearing requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions, and for other purposes."
7:49:29 P.M. H.R. 1317 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:49:32 P.M. H.R. 1317 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1317.
8:00:54 P.M. H.R. 1317 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:00:56 P.M. H.R. 1317 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:01:30 P.M. S. 2036 Mr. Hensarling moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2036 — "To suspend the current compensation packages for the chief executive officers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for other purposes."
8:01:41 P.M. S. 2036 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:01:43 P.M. S. 2036 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2036.
8:11:28 P.M. S. 2036 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
8:11:30 P.M. S. 2036 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:13:36 P.M. H.R. 208 Mr. Chabot moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
8:13:52 P.M. H.R. 208 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Chabot motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 208.
8:24:36 P.M. H.R. 208 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.
8:24:37 P.M. H.R. 208 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:25:09 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:32:41 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:49:30 P.M. Mr. Costello (PA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:49:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:49:34 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 17, 2015.
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