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Legislative Day of February 02, 2016

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10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:32 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.
10:04:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 2.
12:00:19 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:45 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:47 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:45 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.
12:27:00 P.M. H. Res. 594 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 594 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3700) to provide housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs, and for other purposes."
12:29:16 P.M. H. Res. 594 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 594.
12:43:28 P.M. H. Res. 594 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.
12:49:41 P.M. H.R. 3762 Pursuant to the order of the House of January 25, 2016, the Chair announced that the unfinished business was the further consideration of the veto message of the President on H.R. 3762.
12:49:51 P.M. H.R. 3762 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the question of passage of H.R. 3762, the objections of the President to the contrary, notwithstanding.
2:05:00 P.M. H.R. 3762 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to rule 8, clause 20, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 3762, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding, until later in the legislative day.
2:06:09 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 594, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:06:20 P.M. H. Res. 594 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 594 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3700) to provide housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs, and for other purposes."
2:27:18 P.M. H. Res. 594 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 178 (Roll no. 48).
2:34:24 P.M. H. Res. 594 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 177 (Roll no. 49).
2:34:25 P.M. H. Res. 594 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:36:55 P.M. H.R. 3700 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 594. H.R. 3700 — "To provide housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs, and for other purposes."
2:37:00 P.M. H.R. 3700 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3700 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. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-42.
2:37:12 P.M. H.R. 3700 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 594 and Rule XVIII.
2:37:12 P.M. H.R. 3700 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ryan A. Costello to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:37:37 P.M. H.R. 3700 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3700.
3:42:44 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buchanan, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-411 to promote efficien t and accurate administration of income reviews and the collection of asset information when determining eligibility for rental assistance, consistent with other means-tested programs.
3:43:24 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buchanan amendment No. 1.
3:52:54 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Buchanan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:18 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Ms. Waters, Maxine, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-411 to remove harmful language that would limit the amount that families receiving certain federal housing assistance can deduct from their income for childcare expenses
3:53:45 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maxine Waters (CA) amendment No. 2.
4:00:22 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Waters, Maxine amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:57 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sewell (AL), numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-411 to require the Secretary of HUD to conduct a study to determine the impacts of the decreased deductions on rents paid by elderly and disabled individuals and families assisted under the Section 8 rental assistance and housing programs.
4:01:01 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sewell amendment No. 3.
4:05:11 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:05:42 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hinojosa, No. 5 printed in House Report 114-411 to allow the USDA to assess a nominal fee (maximum of $50) per loan under the Section 502 single family guaranteed home loan program in order to fund needed technological improvements and investments into the guaranteed underwriting system.
4:05:51 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hinojosa amendment No. 5.
4:11:32 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Hinojosa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:12 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, No. 6 printed in House Report 114-411 to require HUD to publish model guidelines for minimum heating requirements for units operated by public housing agencies receiving federal assistance.
4:12:36 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 6.
4:18:20 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:37 P.M. H.R. 3700 RISING INFORMALLY - The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message. Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
4:19:53 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palazzo, No. 7 printed in House Report 114-411 to make permanent the exception to public housing agency resident board member requirement.
4:19:55 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palazzo amendment No. 7.
4:29:15 P.M. H.R. 3700 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Palazzo amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Palazzo demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:30:01 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, No. 8 printed in House Report 114-411 to allow the property taxes paid on mobile homes, insurance payments, utilities and financing to be included as components of the housing costs eligible for Section 8 payments.
4:30:26 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 8.
4:35:10 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:35:56 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, No. 9 printed in House Report 114-411 to insert a provision for collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development on how to better coordinate and improve veterans housing services.
4:36:29 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 9.
4:38:52 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:03 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, No. 10 printed in House Report 114-411 to Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to reopen the period for public comment for the "Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Continuum of Care Program" to allow stakeholders the opportunity to provide input on how HUD's resources can be most equitably used to end homelessness in our country.
4:39:38 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 10.
4:42:26 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:43:09 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, No. 11 printed in House Report 114-411 to provide affirmative permission for housing providers who administer U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds to report on-time rental payment data for their tenants to credit reporting agencies without requiring and managing individual written consent agreements; and to direct HUD to retain tenant privacy so the furnished information would not specifically note that tenants receive HUD assistance.
4:43:55 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 11.
4:50:48 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:51:30 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, No. 12 printed in House Report 114-411 to reauthorize the FHA pilot program to establish an automated process for providing additional credit rating information to help determine creditworthiness for families with insufficient credit histories.
4:51:34 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green amendment No. 12.
4:59:55 P.M. H.R. 3700 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Al Green demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:00:56 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, No. 13 printed in House Report 114-411 to direct the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to work with the Secretary of Labor to produce an annual report on interagency strategies to strengthen family economic empowerment by linking housing with essential supportive services such as employment counseling and training, financial growth, childcare, transportation, meals, youth recreational activities and other supportive services. As modified, the amendment also prioritizes U.S. citizens and nationals over migrants from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia when receiving federal housing assistance in Guam.
5:00:58 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 13.
5:04:48 P.M. H.R. 3700 Jackson Lee amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
5:04:49 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, as modified.
5:09:15 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:30 P.M. H.R. 3700 An amendment, offered by Mr. Price (NC), No. 14 printed in House Report 114-411 to update and modernize HUD's funding formula for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program so that funding is distributed to jurisdictions based on living cases of HIV/AIDS.
5:10:55 P.M. H.R. 3700 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 594, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Price (NC) amendment No. 14.
5:19:09 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Price (NC) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:41:31 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Palazzo amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 178 (Roll no. 50).
5:45:17 P.M. H.R. 3700 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 239 (Roll no. 51).
5:45:27 P.M. H.R. 3700 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3700.
5:46:15 P.M. H.R. 3700 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:46:25 P.M. H.R. 3700 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.
5:52:48 P.M. H.R. 3700 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 427 - 0 (Roll no. 52).
5:52:49 P.M. H.R. 3700 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:53:00 P.M. H.R. 3762 The Chair announced the unfinished business to be the consideration of the veto.
5:53:05 P.M. H.R. 3762 Considered as unfinished business.
5:59:25 P.M. H.R. 3762 On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 241 - 186 (Roll no. 53).
5:59:25 P.M. H.R. 3762 The Chair announced that the bill and accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on the Budget. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action to the House.
6:01:03 P.M. H.R. 3662 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3662 — "To enhance congressional oversight over the administration of sanctions against certain Iranian terrorism financiers, and for other purposes."
6:05:43 P.M. H.R. 3662 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 246 - 181 (Roll no. 54).
6:05:43 P.M. H.R. 3662 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:06:00 P.M. Mr. Stivers filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 595.
6:07:54 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the District of Columbia's fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget and Financial Plan. - referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-96).
6:09:06 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:19:09 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:44:21 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:44:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:44:39 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 3, 2016.
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