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Legislative Day of February 25, 2016

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10:00:44 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Cresent Hardy to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:16 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.
10:50:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 25.
12:00:52 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:00 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:05 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Fitzpatrick to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:49 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.
12:23:57 P.M. H. Res. 619 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 619 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2406) to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes."
12:26:34 P.M. H. Res. 619 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 619.
12:53:03 P.M. H. Res. 619 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the resolution, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
12:54:31 P.M. H.R. 3624 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 618. H.R. 3624 — "To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder."
12:54:36 P.M. H.R. 3624 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3624 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. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill.
12:54:53 P.M. H.R. 3624 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 618 and Rule XVIII.
12:54:55 P.M. H.R. 3624 The Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:02:20 P.M. H.R. 3624 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3624.
1:47:02 P.M. H.R. 3624 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, No. 1 printed in House Report 114-428 to make technical changes to the bill and strike references to multiple defendants and replace them with references to single defendants.
1:47:15 P.M. H.R. 3624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 618, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck (CO) amendment No. 1.
1:49:52 P.M. H.R. 3624 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:50:15 P.M. H.R. 3624 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, No. 2 printed in House Report 114-428 to create a separate exception for plaintiffs seeking compensation resulting from the bad faith of an insurer.
1:50:22 P.M. H.R. 3624 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 618, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright (PA) amendment No. 2.
2:01:16 P.M. H.R. 3624 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendement No. 2 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote annouced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
2:01:52 P.M. H.R. 3624 Mr. Buck moved that the Committee rise.
2:01:53 P.M. H.R. 3624 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:01:55 P.M. H.R. 3624 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3624 as unfinished business.
2:01:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:15:49 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 25.
3:15:51 P.M. H.R. 3624 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3624 — "To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder."
3:16:19 P.M. H.R. 3624 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:16:25 P.M. H.R. 3624 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.
3:36:59 P.M. H.R. 3624 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 237 (Roll no. 87).
3:37:33 P.M. H.R. 3624 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3624.
3:38:02 P.M. H.R. 3624 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:38:19 P.M. H.R. 3624 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.
3:39:23 P.M. H.R. 3624 Mrs. Watson Coleman moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3:40:04 P.M. H.R. 3624 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman 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 add an exemption to the underlying bill for cases in which the plaintiff seeks relief in connection with the sexual abuse or exploitation of a minor.
3:48:14 P.M. H.R. 3624 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:54:56 P.M. H.R. 3624 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 239 (Roll no. 88).
4:01:03 P.M. H.R. 3624 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 189 (Roll no. 89).
4:01:06 P.M. H.R. 3624 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:01:15 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business is the question of ordering the previous question on H. Res. 619 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:01:22 P.M. H. Res. 619 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 619 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2406) to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes."
4:08:41 P.M. H. Res. 619 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 178 (Roll no. 90).
4:15:24 P.M. H. Res. 619 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 175 (Roll no. 91).
4:15:27 P.M. H. Res. 619 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:15:36 P.M. H.R. 2406 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 619. H.R. 2406 — "To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes."
4:15:41 P.M. H.R. 2406 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2406 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. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill.
4:16:30 P.M. H.R. 2406 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 619 and Rule XVIII.
4:16:32 P.M. H.R. 2406 The Speaker designated the Honorable Diane Black to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
4:17:00 P.M. H.R. 2406 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2406.
5:20:46 P.M. H.R. 2406 Mr. Wittman moved that the committee rise.
5:21:08 P.M. H.R. 2406 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:21:20 P.M. H.R. 2406 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2406 as unfinished business.
5:21:34 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:30:30 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:52:14 P.M. Mr. Ratcliffe moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:52:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:52:20 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 26, 2016.
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