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Legislative Day of December 02, 2015

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:05 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven M. Palazzo to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 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.
10:54:04 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 2.
12:00:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:11 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:14 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Quigley to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:32 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.
12:44:49 P.M. H. Res. 542 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 542 — "Providing for further 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, and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1177) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves."
12:47:11 P.M. H. Res. 542 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 542.
2:11:31 P.M. H. Res. 542 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 177 (Roll no. 653).
2:21:28 P.M. H. Res. 542 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 181 (Roll no. 654).
2:21:29 P.M. H. Res. 542 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:22:06 P.M. H.R. 644 Considered as unfinished business.
2:30:44 P.M. H.R. 644 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 - 232 (Roll no. 655).
2:30:45 P.M. H.R. 644 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:30:54 P.M. H.R. 644 The Speaker appointed conferees: Brady of Texas, Reichert, Tiberi, Levin, and Linda T. Sánchez of California.
2:32:17 P.M. S. 1177 Mr. Kline brought up conference report H. Rept. 114-354 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 542.
2:32:34 P.M. S. 1177 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany S. 1177.
3:39:08 P.M. S. 1177 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:39:59 P.M. S. 1177 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the conference report to accompany S. 1177, the Chair put the question on adoption of the conference report and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kline demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the conference report until a time to be announced.
3:40:00 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 546.
3:41:53 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 542. 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."
3:41:58 P.M. H.R. 8 Resolution provides for further amendment consideration of H.R. 8 and also provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1177.
3:42:03 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. 542 and Rule XVIII.
3:42:04 P.M. H.R. 8 The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert J. Dold to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:43:45 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Upton, No. 1 printed in House Report 114-359 to strike a number of provisions, some of which have already been enacted into law and to make technical and conforming changes to the reported text of H.R. 8, H.R. 2295 and H.R. 2358.
3:43:48 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton amendment No. 1.
3:50:18 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Upton amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:50:48 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, No. 2 printed in House Report 114-359 to strike section 1101 of the bill which relates to FERC process coordination.
3:50:51 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 2.
3:58:43 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:59:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, No. 3 printed in House Report 114-359 to include energy storage as a form of energy that DOE should consider to enhance emergency preparedness for energy supply disruptions during natural disasters.
3:59:29 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 3.
4:03:04 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:37 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Franks (AZ), No. 4 printed in House Report 114-359 to secure the most critical components of America's electrical infrastructure against the threat posed by a potentially catastrophic electromagnetic pulse.
4:03:39 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks amendment No. 4.
4:09:49 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Franks (AZ) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:10:29 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poliquin, Amendment number 5 printed in House Report 114-359 to clarify that electric plants can be considered reliable without having to enter into supply contracts that are greater than one year.
4:10:31 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Poliquin amendment No. 5.
4:16:34 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Poliquin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:52 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Veasey, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-359 to require the Department of Energy to submit a report to Congress on the potential effects commercial utilization of Carbon Capture and Sequestration could have on the economy, energy infrastructure and greenhouse gas emission goals.
4:16:53 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Veasey amendment No. 6.
4:20:48 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Veasey amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:21:04 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, nubered 7 printed in House Report 114-359 to direct the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with other relevant agencies and stakeholders, to conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing an ethane storage and distribution hub in the United States.
4:21:06 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 7.
4:23:55 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:34 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Ellmers (NC), numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-359 to make a statement of policy on grid modernization.
4:24:37 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellmers (NC) amendment No. 8.
4:28:47 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Ellmers (NC) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:45 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-359 to direct the Secretary of Energy to submit to the Congress a report on methods to increase electric grid resilience with respect to all threats, including cyber attacks, vandalism, terrorism, and severe weather, no later than 120 days after the date of enactment of the Act.
4:32:57 P.M. H.R. 8 Jackson Lee amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
4:33:00 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 9, as modified.
4:38:47 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:16 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-359 to instruct the GAO to study ways to improve the National Response Center.
4:39:18 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 10.
4:45:19 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:45 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-359 to include energy transportation in the list of considerations for the Energy Security Valuation report in Sec. 3002.
4:45:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 12.
4:48:43 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:49:05 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-359 to ensure that no permit for the construction, operation, or maintenance of an export facility can be denied until all reviews required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 are complete.
4:49:07 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 13.
4:54:16 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:54:40 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Gene, numbered 14 printed in House Report 114-359 to create a permitting process through the Department of Energy, FERC, and Department of State for cross-border infrastructure projects.
4:54:42 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Green, Gene amendment No. 14.
5:02:47 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Green, Gene amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:03:29 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-359 to require a GAO Report to be submitted to Congress on the potential of battery energy storage.
5:03:31 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 16.
5:06:23 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:06:31 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 17 printed in House Report 114-359 to strike the repeal of Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act which establishes targets for reducing energy from fossil fuels in federal buildings.
5:06:41 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 17.
5:13:23 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Whitfield demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:13:59 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-359 to require the Secretary of Energy to report on energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reduction from conversion of captured methane to energy.
5:14:02 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 18.
5:16:39 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:50 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Schakowsky, numbered 19 printed in House Report 114-359 to strip Section 4125 from the bill. Section 4125 eliminates an existing consumer right to recover costs due to manufacturer misrepresentation of EnergyStar products.
5:16:53 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky amendment No. 19.
5:25:20 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Latta demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:26:51 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Brooks (IN), numbered 20 printed in House Report 114-359 to call on the Department of Energy to review and update the data used for a 9 year old federal study on re-refined oil, and requires the development of a strategy to increase its collections and sustainability.
5:26:52 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) amendment No. 20.
5:30:50 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Brooks (IN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:34 P.M. H.R. 8 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Upton asked unanimous consent to offer the amendment numbered 21, printed in House Report 114-359. Agreed to without objection.
5:32:31 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Upton, numbered 21 printed in House Report 114-359 to make a technical fix to DOE's External Power Supply Rule.
5:32:34 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton amendment No. 21.
5:32:38 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Upton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:45 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 22 printed in House Report 114-359 to reauthorize the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Program through Fiscal Year 2020.
5:32:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 22.
5:40:54 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:41:21 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 23 printed in House Report 114-359 to strengthen energy infrastructure resiliency and improve energy efficiency by incentivizing local renewable thermal (heating and cooling) energy and waste heat such as combined heat and power and by providing technical assistance to eligible entities to establish distributed energy systems.
5:41:23 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 23.
5:47:36 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:48:02 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 24 printed in House Report 114-359 to require the Secretary of Interior to notify landowners, and any adjacent landholders, when federally owned minerals beneath their land have been leased for oil and gas development.
5:48:04 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 24.
5:57:37 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:58:10 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barton, numbered 25 printed in House Report 114-359 to repeal restrictions on the export of crude oil and include provisions of HR 702 as passed by the House.
5:58:11 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Barton amendment No. 25.
6:10:09 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Barton amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:10:41 P.M. H.R. 8 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:38:50 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Upton amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 - 177 (Roll no. 656).
6:44:25 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 244 (Roll no. 657).
6:48:51 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Green, Gene amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 263 - 158 (Roll no. 658).
6:52:11 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 172 - 246 (Roll no. 659).
6:55:43 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Schakowsky amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 239 (Roll no. 660).
6:59:06 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 224 (Roll no. 661).
7:02:19 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 247 (Roll no. 662).
7:06:08 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 206 - 216 (Roll no. 663).
7:10:52 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Barton amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 255 - 168 (Roll no. 664).
7:11:16 P.M. H.R. 8 Mr. Upton moved that the Committee now rise.
7:11:43 P.M. H.R. 8 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:11:57 P.M. H.R. 8 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 8 as unfinished business.
7:14:02 P.M. S. 1177 Considered as unfinished business.
7:21:03 P.M. S. 1177 On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 359 - 64 (Roll no. 665).
7:21:05 P.M. S. 1177 Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:21:09 P.M. Mr. Cramer asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 3. Agreed to without objection.
7:21:57 P.M. H.R. 8 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:22:46 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cramer, numbered 26 printed in House Report 114-359 to authorize voluntary vegetation management within 150 feet of the exterior boundary of the right-of-way near structures. Prevents sale of vegetation and limits legal liability.
7:22:49 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Cramer amendment No. 26.
7:28:40 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cramer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:29:18 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 27 printed in House Report 114-359 to require the EPA to satisfy regulatory planning and review requirements established by the Clinton and Obama Administrations.
7:29:21 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 27.
7:35:46 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:36:12 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 28 printed in House Report 114-359 to ensure timely review for legal challenges of energy projects on federal land and limits attorney fees in order to discourage frivolous lawsuits and foster energy production.
7:36:15 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 28.
7:46:58 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:47:45 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Upton, numbered 29 printed in House Report 114-359 to require the Department of Energy and Department of Commerce to conduct a study regarding the legal and regulatory barriers that delay, prohibit, or impede the export of natural energy resources.
7:47:48 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Upton amendment No. 29.
7:50:53 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Upton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:51:14 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouzer, numbered 30 printed in House Report 114-359 to repeal the March 2015 EPA final rule establishing federal standards for residential wood heaters.
7:51:18 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouzer amendment No. 30.
7:58:48 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rouzer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:59:14 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 31 printed in House Report 114-359 to allow community solar projects to be connected to their power distribution system and allows the electricity produced by the community solar facility to be credited directly to each of the consumers that owns a share of the system.
7:59:20 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 31.
8:03:34 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:04:11 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 32 printed in House Report 114-359 to require the Department of Energy to study the maximum level of volatility that is consistent with the safest practicable shipment of crude oil.
8:04:37 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 32.
8:09:35 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:09:44 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 33 printed in House Report 114-359 to promote the research, development, and demonstration of marine hydrokinetic energy technologies and improves the regulatory process for such programs.
8:10:02 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 33.
8:15:17 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:15:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 34 printed in House Report 114-359 to establishe minimum privacy standards for "Smart Meters" and their use in the smart grid.
8:15:43 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 34.
8:17:37 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:17:44 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 35 printed in House Report 114-359 to direct the Secretaries of Energy and Commerce to jointly establish an energy enterprise competition to encourage youth to propose solutions to the energy challenges of the United States and to promote youth interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, especially as those fields relate to energy.
8:17:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 35.
8:25:44 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:26:02 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, numbered 36 printed in House Report 114-359 to strike terms such as "Oriental" and "Negro" from two sections of title 42 of the U.S. Code, and replaces them with culturally appropriate terms.
8:26:11 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 36.
8:28:39 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:28:46 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 37 printed in House Report 114-359 to prohibit the Act from taking effect until after the Energy Information Administration analyzed and published a report on the carbon impacts of the Act's provisions.
8:29:22 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceed with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 37.
8:34:33 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:35:03 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norcross, numbered 38 printed in House Report 114-359 to direct the Secretary of Energy to study weaknesses in the security architecture of certain smart meters currently available
8:35:26 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 542, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 38.
8:39:03 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Norcross amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:39:14 P.M. H.R. 8 Mr. Upton moved that the committee rise.
8:39:26 P.M. H.R. 8 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:39:47 P.M. H.R. 8 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 8 as unfinished business.
8:41:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:20:20 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:20:22 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:20:24 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 3, 2015.
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