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Legislative Day of January 08, 2016

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9:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:17 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:23 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:26 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Schakowsky to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:05 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.
9:15:14 A.M. H.R. 1927 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 581. H.R. 1927 — "To amend title 28, United States Code, to improve fairness in class action litigation."
9:15:19 A.M. H.R. 1927 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1927 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-38.
9:15:27 A.M. H.R. 1927 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 581 and Rule XVIII.
9:15:28 A.M. H.R. 1927 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rodney Davis to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:15:59 A.M. H.R. 1927 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1927.
10:24:05 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-389 to make an exception from the bill's required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief against the perpetrator of a terrorist attack by victims of such attack.
10:24:06 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 1.
10:30:48 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:31:36 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-389 to make an exception from the bill's required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief arising from a foreign-made product.
10:31:38 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 2.
10:33:11 A.M. H.R. 1927 By unanimous consent, the Cohen amendment was withdrawn.
10:33:15 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-389 to except from the bill's required showings for class certification for claims for monetary relief pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
10:33:16 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 3.
10:39:56 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:40:26 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-389 to create an exception for claims brought by a gun owner seeking monetary relief involving the defective design or manufacturing of a firearm.
10:40:27 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 4.
10:47:57 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Deutch demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:48:19 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-389 to exempt causes of action arising under the Fair Housing Act or the Equal Credit Opportunity Act from the bill's requirements.
10:48:20 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 5.
10:53:25 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:53:52 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-389 to exempt causes of action arising from a pay equity claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or the Equal Pay Act from the requirements of the bill.
10:53:54 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 6.
10:59:42 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:00:10 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Ms. Waters, Maxine, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-389 to create an exception for claims brought by students, service members and veterans seeking relief from institutions of higher education that have engaged in fraudulent activities and unfair practices.
11:00:12 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters, Maxine amendment No. 7.
11:09:03 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waters amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Waters demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:09:56 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), No. 8 printed in House Report 114-389 to strike the "scope" and "economic loss" language from the bill.
11:09:58 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 8.
11:17:52 A.M. H.R. 1927 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.
11:18:49 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, No. 9 printed in House Report 114-389 to provide litigants in a pending class action access to information held in a trust that is directly related to a plaintiff's claim for asbestos exposure.
11:18:52 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 9.
11:28:31 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:29:42 A.M. H.R. 1927 RISING INFORMALLY - The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the President.
11:30:43 A.M. H.R. 1927 The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting.
11:31:08 A.M. H.R. 1927 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, No. 10 printed in House Report 114-389 to replace the bill's requirement for asbestos trusts to disclose detailed personal information with aggregate reporting of demands received and payments made by the trusts.
11:31:10 A.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 10.
11:41:35 A.M. H.R. 1927 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:42:00 A.M. H.R. 1927 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:04:54 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 158 - 211 (Roll no. 23).
12:07:48 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 221 (Roll no. 24).
12:11:28 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 232 (Roll no. 25).
12:15:36 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 172 - 229 (Roll no. 26).
12:19:33 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 224 (Roll no. 27).
12:22:44 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Waters, Maxine amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 223 (Roll no. 28).
12:26:02 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 223, 1 Present (Roll no. 29).
12:29:01 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 228 (Roll no. 30).
12:32:55 P.M. H.R. 1927 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 222 (Roll no. 31).
12:33:21 P.M. H.R. 1927 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1927.
12:33:50 P.M. H.R. 1927 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:34:01 P.M. H.R. 1927 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.
12:34:41 P.M. H.R. 1927 Ms. McCollum moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12:35:05 P.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCollum motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to ensure that the bill's asbestos trust provision would not apply to a claimant whose claim is filed by or on behalf of an individual exposed to asbestos as a child in a school environment.
12:41:54 P.M. H.R. 1927 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:48:13 P.M. H.R. 1927 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 227 (Roll no. 32).
12:49:16 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims on the 5th anniversary of the shooting in Tucson, AZ on Jan. 8, 2011.
12:57:01 P.M. H.R. 1927 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 211 - 188, 1 Present (Roll no. 33).
12:57:01 P.M. H.R. 1927 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:57:43 P.M. H.R. 3762 The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
12:59:57 P.M. H.R. 3762 The Chair announced that the objections of the President to H.R. 3762 would be spread at large upon the Journal and the veto message would be printed as a House document (114-91).
1:00:08 P.M. H.R. 3762 Mr. Scalise moved to postpone consideration of the veto message until Jan. 26.
1:00:10 P.M. H.R. 3762 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Scalise motion to postpone consideration of the veto message.
1:01:18 P.M. H.R. 3762 The previous question on the motion to postpone consideration of the veto message was ordered without objection.
1:01:28 P.M. H.R. 3762 On motion to postpone consideration of the veto message until Jan. 26. Agreed to by voice vote.
1:03:21 P.M. COLLOQUY ON UPCOMING HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for a colloquy with Mr. Scalise on the schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
1:19:12 P.M. Mr. Scalise asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, it adjourn to meet on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, when it shall convene at 12 noon for Morning-Hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
1:20:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:40:41 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:37:42 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:37:48 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:37:49 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 11, 2016.
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