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Legislative Day of December 18, 2015

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9:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:08 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:14 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:18 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Kelly of IL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:34 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:17:49 A.M. H.R. 2029 Considered as unfinished business
9:49:48 A.M. H.R. 2029 On motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment specified in section 3(a) of H. Res. 566 Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 316 - 113 (Roll no. 705).
9:49:57 A.M. H.R. 2241 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2241 — "To direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency."
9:50:39 A.M. H.R. 2241 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
9:50:46 A.M. H.R. 2241 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:00:05 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.J. Res. 76, S. 284, H.R. 4246, S. 2261, and H.R. 2576. Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 102.
10:02:53 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
10:18:28 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The Chair recognized Members for special order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.
11:03:08 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 515 amended, and S. 227.
11:03:10 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House continued with Special Order speeches.
11:33:02 A.M. United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission - Pursuant to section 1238(b)(3) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2001, amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, the Minority Leader appointed Ms. Carolyn Bartholomew, Washington, DC and Mr. Jeffrey L. Fiedler, Great Falls, VA.
11:34:53 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 18.
1:00:24 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 18, 2015 at 12:34 p.m.: That the Senate concurred in the House amendments to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2029; that the Senate passed S. 2425 and H.R. 1321 without amendment.
1:01:28 P.M. S. 2425 Mr. Price, Tom asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
1:01:28 P.M. S. 2425 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2425 — "To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve payments for complex rehabilitation technology and certain radiation therapy services, to ensure flexibility in applying the hardship exception for meaningful use for the 2015 EHR reporting period for 2017 payment adjustments, and for other purposes."
1:01:58 P.M. S. 2425 On passage Passed without objection.
1:02:00 P.M. S. 2425 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:02:22 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 104 — "Providing for the sine die adjournment of the first session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress."
1:05:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:05:23 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:06:25 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 18, 2015 at 12:56 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2152.
1:06:53 P.M. CONDITIONAL ADJOURNMENT - Mr. Price, Tom asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today on a motion offered pursuant to this order, it adjourn to meet at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 104, in which case the House shall stand adjourned sine die pursuant to that concurrent resolution. Agreed to without objection.
1:07:01 P.M. Mr. Price, Tom moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:07:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:07:56 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, unless the House sooner receives a message from the Senate transmitting its adoption of H. Con. Res. 104, in which case the House will stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.
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