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Legislative Day of December 08, 2015

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David W. Jolly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:25 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:45:12 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:10 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 8.
12:00:14 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:51 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:54 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Walorski to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:40 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Vern Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan submitted his resignation from the Committee on the Budget. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:03:01 P.M. H. Res. 555 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 555 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
12:03:05 P.M. H. Res. 555 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:03:09 P.M. H. Res. 555 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:03:14 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.
12:35:03 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:35:33 P.M. Mr. Thompson (CA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:11:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 0 - 399 (Roll no. 674).
1:12:01 P.M. H.R. 3842 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3842 — "To improve homeland security, including domestic preparedness and response to terrorism, by reforming Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers to provide training to first responders, and for other purposes."
1:12:14 P.M. H.R. 3842 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:12:16 P.M. H.R. 3842 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3842.
1:23:47 P.M. Mr. Kildee moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:53:39 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 0 - 405, 2 Present (Roll no. 675).
1:53:42 P.M. H.R. 3842 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 3842.
1:56:29 P.M. H.R. 3842 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.
1:57:43 P.M. Mr. Swalwell (CA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:22:18 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 3 - 399, 2 Present (Roll no. 676).
2:23:04 P.M. H.R. 3859 Mr. Perry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3859 — "To make technical corrections to the Homeland Security Act of 2002."
2:23:11 P.M. H.R. 3859 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:23:15 P.M. H.R. 3859 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3859.
2:30:05 P.M. Ms. Speier moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:54:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 4 - 394, 2 Present (Roll no. 677).
2:55:48 P.M. H.R. 3859 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 3859, as amended.
3:07:10 P.M. H.R. 3859 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:07:12 P.M. H.R. 3859 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:07:17 P.M. Mrs. Capps moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:35:57 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 7 - 398, 4 Present (Roll no. 678).
3:35:59 P.M. H.R. 158 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 158 — "To clarify the grounds for ineligibility for travel to the United States regarding terrorism risk, to expand the criteria by which a country may be removed from the Visa Waiver Program, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report on strengthening the Electronic System for Travel Authorization to better secure the international borders of the United States and prevent terrorists and instruments of terrorism from entering the United States, and for other purposes."
3:36:08 P.M. H.R. 158 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:36:46 P.M. H.R. 158 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Goodlate asked unanimous consent that debate on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 158, as amended, be extended by ten minutes on each side of the aisle. Agreed to without objection.
3:36:50 P.M. H.R. 158 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 158.
4:49:38 P.M. H.R. 158 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.
4:50:02 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 556.
4:50:23 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:51:02 P.M. H.R. 158 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 158 — "To clarify the grounds for ineligibility for travel to the United States regarding terrorism risk, to expand the criteria by which a country may be removed from the Visa Waiver Program, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report on strengthening the Electronic System for Travel Authorization to better secure the international borders of the United States and prevent terrorists and instruments of terrorism from entering the United States, and for other purposes."
5:18:57 P.M. H.R. 158 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 19 (Roll no. 679).
5:18:57 P.M. H.R. 158 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:25 P.M. H.R. 3842 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3842 — "To improve homeland security, including domestic preparedness and response to terrorism, by reforming Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers to provide training to first responders, and for other purposes."
5:29:36 P.M. H.R. 3842 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 2 (Roll no. 680).
5:29:37 P.M. H.R. 3842 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:56 P.M. PERMISSION TO FILE - Mr. Tiberi asked unanimous consent that the managers on the part of the House have until midnight, December 8, 2015, to file the conference report to accompany H.R. 644. Agreed to without objection.
5:30:48 P.M. S. 1461 Mr. Burgess asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:31:21 P.M. S. 1461 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1461 — "To provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2015."
5:31:23 P.M. S. 1461 On passage Passed without objection.
5:31:26 P.M. S. 1461 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:27 P.M. H.R. 2693 Mr. Miller (FL) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:31:52 P.M. H.R. 2693 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 2693 — "To designate the arboretum at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, as the "Phyllis E. Galanti Arboretum"."
5:31:55 P.M. H.R. 2693 On passage Passed without objection.
5:32:01 P.M. H.R. 2693 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:33:05 P.M. H.R. 3766 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3766 — "To direct the President to establish guidelines for United States foreign development and economic assistance programs, and for other purposes."
5:33:17 P.M. H.R. 3766 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:33:19 P.M. H.R. 3766 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3766.
5:58:34 P.M. H.R. 3766 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:58:37 P.M. H.R. 3766 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:45 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:00:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:37:24 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:37:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:37:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 9, 2015.
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