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Legislative Day of December 09, 2015

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10:00:26 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
10:48:17 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 9.
12:00:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:11 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson(SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson(SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
12:01:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Pingree to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:35 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.
12:34:36 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 December 9, 2015 at 9:33 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1719.
12:35:51 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 December 9, 2015 at 11:23 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to the Conference Report to accompany S. 1177.
12:35:52 P.M. H. Res. 556 By direction of the Committee on Rules, Mr. Newhouse called up H. Res. 556 and asked for its immediate consideration.
12:36:53 P.M. H. Res. 556 POINT OF ORDER - Ms. Esty raised a point of order against the provisions of H. Res. 556 on the grounds that the resolution violates the Congressional Budget Act. The Chair announced that the disposition of the point of order would be resolved by the question of consideration of H. Res. 556. The House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the point of order at the end of which the Chair will put the question on consideration.
1:26:00 P.M. H. Res. 556 On consideration of the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 174 (Roll no. 681).
1:26:35 P.M. H. Res. 556 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 556 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2130) to provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
1:27:20 P.M. H. Res. 556 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 556.
2:58:48 P.M. H. Res. 556 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 178 (Roll no. 682).
3:07:29 P.M. H. Res. 556 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 183 (Roll no. 683).
3:07:30 P.M. H. Res. 556 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:52 P.M. H.R. 644 Conference report H. Rept. 114-376 filed.
3:10:46 P.M. H.R. 2130 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 556. H.R. 2130 — "To provide legal certainty to property owners along the Red River in Texas, and for other purposes."
3:10:51 P.M. H.R. 2130 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2130 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
3:11:04 P.M. H.R. 2130 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 556 and Rule XVIII.
3:11:05 P.M. H.R. 2130 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:11:12 P.M. H.R. 2130 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2130.
3:49:04 P.M. H.R. 2130 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (UT), No. 1 printed in House Report 114-375 to ensure that nothing in the bill would create or reinstate a tribal reservation or any portion of a tribal reservation; ensure that nothing in the bill will alter the valid rights of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Nations to the mineral interest trust fund created pursuant to the Act of June 12, 1926; allow for the affected federally recognized Indian tribes to be a part of the survey process; and allow for further judicial review after the administrative appeals process for landowners.
3:49:08 P.M. H.R. 2130 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 556, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment.
3:51:20 P.M. H.R. 2130 On agreeing to the Bishop (UT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:52 P.M. H.R. 2130 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cole, No. 2 printed in House Report 114-375 to ensure the bill preserves past and current surface and mineral rights for affected Indian tribes.
3:51:54 P.M. H.R. 2130 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 556, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole (OK) amendment.
4:41:35 P.M. H.R. 2130 On agreeing to the Cole amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 - 183 (Roll no. 684).
4:41:45 P.M. H.R. 2130 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2130.
4:42:07 P.M. H.R. 2130 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:42:27 P.M. H.R. 2130 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:43:37 P.M. H.R. 2130 Mr. Thompson (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
4:44:30 P.M. H.R. 2130 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of point of order. The instructions in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to amend the federal criminal code to grant the Attorney General the authority to deny the transfer or issuance of firearm and explosives licenses to any individual whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities.
4:49:00 P.M. H.R. 2130 Mr. Bishop (UT) raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Sustained by the Chair.
4:49:00 P.M. H.R. 2130 Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
4:50:33 P.M. H.R. 2130 Mr. Thompson (CA) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
4:50:47 P.M. H.R. 2130 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair
5:07:27 P.M. H.R. 2130 On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 246 - 182 (Roll no. 685).
5:32:01 P.M. H.R. 2130 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 253 - 177 (Roll no. 686).
5:32:02 P.M. H.R. 2130 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:05 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, which further proceedings had been posponed earlier, and on which the chair put de novo.
5:32:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
5:32:48 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:39:22 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:31:08 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:31:19 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:31:20 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 10, 2015.
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