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Legislative Day of January 12, 2016

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:07 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug LaMalfa 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.
11:08:27 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
12:00:46 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Nathaniel Demosthene, First Timothy Christian Church, Spring Valley, New York.
12:01:42 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:46 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kilmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:00 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Ms. Lowey for the purpose of introducing today's guest Chaplain.
12:03:03 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.
12:42:49 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 January 12, 2016 at 11:31 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Res. 343.
12:42:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
12:43:46 P.M. Mr. Newhouse asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on January 13. Agreed to without objection.
12:44:52 P.M. H. Res. 583 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 583 — "Providing for consideration of bill (H.R. 1644) to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure transparency in the development of environmental regulations, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 22) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3662) to enhance congressional oversight over the administration of sanctions against certain Iranian terrorism financiers, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from January 14, 2016, through January 22, 2016."
12:45:26 P.M. H. Res. 583 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 583.
2:07:08 P.M. H. Res. 583 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 173 (Roll no. 36).
2:30:13 P.M. H. Res. 583 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 183 (Roll no. 37).
2:30:13 P.M. H. Res. 583 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:30:36 P.M. H.R. 1644 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 583. H.R. 1644 — "To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure transparency in the development of environmental regulations, and for other purposes."
2:30:41 P.M. H.R. 1644 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1644, S.J. Res. 22 and H.R. 3662. The resolution also provides for proceedings during the period from January 14, 2016, through January 22, 2016.
2:31:09 P.M. H.R. 1644 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 583 and Rule XVIII.
2:31:10 P.M. H.R. 1644 The Speaker designated the Honorable Erik Paulsen to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:31:33 P.M. H.R. 1644 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1644.
3:37:29 P.M. H.R. 1644 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-395 to make a technical fix to a U.S. Code citation and addresses a concern regarding copyrighted scientific products.
3:37:32 P.M. H.R. 1644 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 583, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 1.
3:41:10 P.M. H.R. 1644 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:43 P.M. H.R. 1644 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-395 to prevent the rules in the underlying bill from being delayed if it protects drinking water quality.
3:41:44 P.M. H.R. 1644 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 583, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 2.
3:47:15 P.M. H.R. 1644 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kildee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kildee demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:47:47 P.M. H.R. 1644 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-395 to direct funding from AML certified states for use in revitalizing economically distressed communities which have been adversely affected by discharge from abandoned mine lands.
3:47:49 P.M. H.R. 1644 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 583, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 3.
3:59:05 P.M. H.R. 1644 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:59:54 P.M. H.R. 1644 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sewell (AL), numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-395 to address the exemption clause in Sec. 530; lower the threshold of postponing the delay of a rule if there is a threat that a delay would cause or significantly contribute to the development of negative chronic or long-term health conditions.
3:59:56 P.M. H.R. 1644 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 583, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sewell amendment No. 4.
4:05:28 P.M. H.R. 1644 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sewell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Sewell demanded a recorded voted and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:28:58 P.M. H.R. 1644 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 223 (Roll no. 38).
4:34:35 P.M. H.R. 1644 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 - 219 (Roll no. 39).
4:37:39 P.M. H.R. 1644 On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 235 (Roll no. 40).
4:37:45 P.M. H.R. 1644 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1644.
4:38:20 P.M. H.R. 1644 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:38:31 P.M. H.R. 1644 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.
4:40:10 P.M. H.R. 1644 Mr. Kildee moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
4:40:23 P.M. H.R. 1644 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee 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 insert language stating that either an imminent or long-term threat to human life or increase the incidence or prevalence of lung cancer, heart or kidney disease, birth defects, or heavy metal contaimination in communities in the vicinities of mountaintop removal cola mining projects.
4:48:02 P.M. H.R. 1644 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:54:28 P.M. H.R. 1644 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 237 (Roll no. 41).
5:00:27 P.M. H.R. 1644 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 235 - 188 (Roll no. 42).
5:00:28 P.M. H.R. 1644 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:29 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:00:42 P.M. H.R. 757 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 757 — "To improve the enforcement of sanctions against the Government of North Korea, and for other purposes."
5:06:49 P.M. H.R. 757 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 2 (Roll no. 43).
5:06:49 P.M. H.R. 757 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:08:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 8:35 p.m. today at which time the House will meet in Joint Session with the Senate to receive a communication from the President of the United States on the subject of the state of the Union.
8:33:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
8:34:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION - The House convened in Joint Session with the Senate for the purpose of receiving an address from the President of the United States on the subject of the State of the Union.
10:17:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION DISSOLVED - The Speaker declared the Joint Session of the two Houses dissolved.
10:17:20 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved that the President's message be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered printed as a House document (H.Doc. 114-84). Agreed to without objection.
10:18:00 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:18:05 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:18:15 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 13, 2016.
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