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Legislative Day of January 07, 2016

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10:00:31 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:37 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Darin LaHood to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:44 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.
11:11:25 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 7.
12:00:05 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:23 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Carter of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:44 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.
12:38:10 P.M. H. Res. 581 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 581 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1927) to amend title 28, United States Code, to improve fairness in class action litigation."
12:41:15 P.M. H. Res. 581 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 581.
1:13:15 P.M. H. Res. 581 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:15:24 P.M. H.R. 712 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 580. H.R. 712 — "To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes."
1:15:29 P.M. H.R. 712 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 712 and H.R. 1155.
1:15:46 P.M. H.R. 712 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 580 and Rule XVIII.
1:15:47 P.M. H.R. 712 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:17:01 P.M. H.R. 712 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 712.
2:23:00 P.M. H.R. 712 An amendment, offered by Mr. Marino, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 114-388 to include a small number of revisions in the nature of technical and conforming changes to clarify provisions that state deadlines, reformat section nomenclature and headings, and improve typography or grammar.
2:23:03 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Marino Part A amendment No. 1.
2:24:15 P.M. H.R. 712 On agreeing to the Marino amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:24:41 P.M. H.R. 712 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 114-388 to insert an exception for any rule, consent decree, or settlement agreement that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation and whose benefits exceeds its costs.
2:24:44 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part A amendment No. 2.
2:33:05 P.M. H.R. 712 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:33:39 P.M. H.R. 712 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cummings, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 114-388 to strike section 653 as created by Title II of the bill (Requirement for Rules to Appear in Agency-Specific Monthly Publications).
2:33:42 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cummings Part A amendment No. 3.
2:39:15 P.M. H.R. 712 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cummings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cummings demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:39:47 P.M. H.R. 712 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lynch, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 114-388 to amend Title II of H.R. 712 by requiring federal agencies to provide an estimate of the benefits of proposed regulations. Would also require the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to include the total benefits of proposed and final agency rules in the annual cumulative assessment of agency rule making required by the bill.
2:39:50 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch Part A amendment No. 4.
2:47:12 P.M. H.R. 712 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lynch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lynch demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:47:41 P.M. H.R. 712 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 114-388 to require monthly reporting of unfunded mandates by agencies to OIRA; requires reporting of unfunded mandates imposed in OIRA's annual cumulative assessment of agency rule making.
2:47:44 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx Part A amendment No. 5.
2:52:48 P.M. H.R. 712 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:53:21 P.M. H.R. 712 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 114-388 to clarify that the exception to the rule should take effect in the event that there is a threat to health or safety or other emergency and not only when such threat is imminent.
2:53:24 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part A amendment No. 6.
3:00:55 P.M. H.R. 712 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:01:22 P.M. H.R. 712 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cummings, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 114-388 to exempt independent establishments from the requirements of Title II of the bill.
3:01:25 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cummings Part A amendment No. 7.
3:06:03 P.M. H.R. 712 On agreeing to the Cummings amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:06:31 P.M. H.R. 712 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:42:38 P.M. H.R. 712 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 242 (Roll no. 7).
3:46:45 P.M. H.R. 712 On agreeing to the Cummings amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 244 (Roll no. 8).
3:50:49 P.M. H.R. 712 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 235 (Roll no. 9).
3:54:21 P.M. H.R. 712 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 241 (Roll no. 10).
3:54:34 P.M. H.R. 712 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 712.
3:55:19 P.M. H.R. 712 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:55:35 P.M. H.R. 712 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.
3:56:36 P.M. H.R. 712 Ms. Kelly (IL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3:57:02 P.M. H.R. 712 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly (IL) of motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to ensure that the underlying bill would not apply to any rule that pertains to protecting Americans from gun violence, particularly in school zones or other vulnerable areas.
4:04:22 P.M. H.R. 712 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:12:13 P.M. H.R. 712 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 244 (Roll no. 11).
4:21:07 P.M. H.R. 712 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 244 - 173 (Roll no. 12).
4:21:08 P.M. H.R. 712 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:37 P.M. H.R. 1155 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1155 — "To provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes."
4:22:00 P.M. H.R. 1155 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:22:22 P.M. H.R. 1155 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:27:35 P.M. H.R. 1155 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 239 (Roll no. 13).
4:31:01 P.M. H.R. 1155 On agreeing to the Cummings amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 172 - 244 (Roll no. 14).
4:34:14 P.M. H.R. 1155 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 241 (Roll no. 15).
4:38:11 P.M. H.R. 1155 On agreeing to the DelBene amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 239 (Roll no. 16).
4:41:37 P.M. H.R. 1155 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 244 (Roll no. 17).
4:45:25 P.M. H.R. 1155 On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 245 (Roll no. 18).
4:45:31 P.M. H.R. 1155 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1155.
4:46:23 P.M. H.R. 1155 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:46:51 P.M. H.R. 1155 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:47:39 P.M. H.R. 1155 Mr. Cicilline moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:48:00 P.M. H.R. 1155 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to exempt from the underlying bill, any rule that prohibits discrimination by Federal contractors or subcontractors on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
4:53:33 P.M. H.R. 1155 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:04:16 P.M. H.R. 1155 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 239 (Roll no. 19).
5:10:33 P.M. H.R. 1155 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 245 - 174 (Roll no. 20).
5:10:34 P.M. H.R. 1155 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:01 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 581, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:11:10 P.M. H. Res. 581 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 581 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1927) to amend title 28, United States Code, to improve fairness in class action litigation."
5:17:37 P.M. H. Res. 581 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 176 (Roll no. 21).
5:27:21 P.M. H. Res. 581 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 176 (Roll no. 22).
5:27:21 P.M. H. Res. 581 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:28:09 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the 11 victims who died caused by the severe storm in the State of Mississippi.
5:32:31 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:51:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:27:29 P.M. Mr. Russell moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:27:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:27:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 8, 2016.
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