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Legislative Day of December 01, 2015

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10:00:17 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Trent Kelly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:43 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.
10:51:37 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:23 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 1.
12:01:31 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:05:00 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:05:03 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Dold to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:18 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.
12:28:58 P.M. H. Res. 539 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 539 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 23) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 24) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"."
12:30:08 P.M. H. Res. 539 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 539.
1:02:38 P.M. H. Res. 539 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 539, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
1:03:03 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:03:08 P.M. H.R. 4127 Mr. Nunes moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4127 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
1:03:17 P.M. H.R. 4127 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:03:18 P.M. H.R. 4127 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4127.
1:17:19 P.M. H.R. 4127 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:17:21 P.M. H.R. 4127 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:17:28 P.M. H. Res. 539 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 539 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 23) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 24) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"."
1:49:14 P.M. H. Res. 539 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 179 (Roll no. 646).
1:59:38 P.M. H. Res. 539 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 243 - 181 (Roll no. 647).
1:59:39 P.M. H. Res. 539 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:10 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Nunes asked unanimous consent that the proceedings by which the motion to reconsider H.R. 4127 was laid upon the table and by which the motion that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill was adopted be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
2:02:55 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in the memory of the victims in Colorado Springs, CO.
2:11:25 P.M. S. 1170 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 1 (Roll no. 648).
2:11:25 P.M. S. 1170 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:11:26 P.M. H.R. 4127 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 364 - 58 (Roll no. 649).
2:12:26 P.M. H.R. 4127 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:34:51 P.M. H.R. 22 Conference report H. Rept. 114-357 filed.
2:35:08 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 539. S.J. Res. 23 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"."
2:35:13 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 Resolution provides for one hour of general debate only on H.R. 8; resolution provides for one hour of general debate on S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24 as well as one motion to commit on each joint resolution.
2:35:37 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S.J. Res. 23.
3:38:45 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:39:21 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S.J. Res. 23, the Chair put the question on adoption of the resolution, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the resolution until later in the legislative day.
3:39:44 P.M. S.J. Res. 24 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 539. S.J. Res. 24 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"."
3:39:49 P.M. S.J. Res. 24 Resolution provides for one hour of general debate only on H.R. 8; resolution provides for one hour of general debate on S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24 as well as one motion to commit on each joint resolution.
3:40:09 P.M. S.J. Res. 24 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S.J. Res. 24.
4:49:34 P.M. S.J. Res. 24 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:17:25 P.M. S.J. Res. 24 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 180 (Roll no. 650).
5:17:26 P.M. S.J. Res. 24 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:17:46 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 Considered as unfinished business. S.J. Res. 23 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"."
5:25:28 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 188 (Roll no. 651).
5:25:28 P.M. S.J. Res. 23 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:49 P.M. H.R. 644 Mr. Brady (TX) moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference
5:28:32 P.M. H.R. 644 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to a conference on H.R. 644.
5:29:10 P.M. H.R. 644 The previous question was ordered without objection.
5:49:38 P.M. H.R. 644 On motion that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by recorded vote: 252 - 170 (Roll no. 652).
5:49:58 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 542.
5:51:16 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 539. H.R. 8 — "To modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, and for other purposes."
5:51:47 P.M. H.R. 8 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 539 and Rule XVIII.
5:51:48 P.M. H.R. 8 The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
5:53:03 P.M. H.R. 8 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 8.
6:35:21 P.M. H.R. 8 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 8 as unfinished business.
6:37:37 P.M. H.R. 644 Ms. Kuster moved that the House instruct conferees.
6:37:47 P.M. H.R. 644 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Kuster motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to agree to the provisions contained in subtitle A of title VII of the Senate amendment relating to currency manipulation.
7:13:24 P.M. H.R. 644 The previous question was ordered without objection.
7:13:41 P.M. H.R. 644 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kuster motion to instruct conferees the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Kuster demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion until a time to be announced.
7:13:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:16:34 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:45:40 P.M. Ms. Kaptur moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:45:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:45:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 2, 2015.
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