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Legislative Day of March 14, 2016

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12:00:58 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:01:28 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Adrian Smith to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:42 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:02:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:58 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 14.
2:01:15 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:34 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:15 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 March 10, 2016 at 1:35 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 524.
2:06:45 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. today.
3:06:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 14.
3:07:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:07:52 P.M. H.R. 2984 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2984 — "To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review."
3:08:14 P.M. H.R. 2984 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:08:16 P.M. H.R. 2984 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2984.
3:15:13 P.M. H.R. 2984 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:17 P.M. H.R. 2984 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:18 P.M. H.R. 1268 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1268 — "To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes."
3:15:48 P.M. H.R. 1268 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:15:51 P.M. H.R. 1268 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1268.
3:20:54 P.M. H.R. 1268 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:20:57 P.M. H.R. 1268 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:07 P.M. H.R. 4427 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4427 — "To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act."
3:21:22 P.M. H.R. 4427 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:21:25 P.M. H.R. 4427 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4427.
3:29:22 P.M. H.R. 4427 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:29:25 P.M. H.R. 4427 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:29:27 P.M. H.R. 2080 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2080 — "To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam."
3:29:52 P.M. H.R. 2080 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:29:54 P.M. H.R. 2080 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2080.
3:33:50 P.M. H.R. 2080 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:53 P.M. H.R. 2080 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:34:07 P.M. H.R. 2081 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2081 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam."
3:34:20 P.M. H.R. 2081 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:34:23 P.M. H.R. 2081 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2081.
3:37:03 P.M. H.R. 2081 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:37:35 P.M. H.R. 3447 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3447 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project."
3:37:50 P.M. H.R. 3447 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:37:52 P.M. H.R. 3447 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3447.
3:39:40 P.M. H.R. 3447 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:40:06 P.M. H.R. 4416 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4416 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project."
3:40:19 P.M. H.R. 4416 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:40:21 P.M. H.R. 4416 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4416.
3:42:17 P.M. H.R. 4416 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:42:41 P.M. H.R. 4434 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4434 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project."
3:42:52 P.M. H.R. 4434 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:59 P.M. H.R. 4434 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4434.
3:45:19 P.M. H.R. 4434 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:45:34 P.M. H.R. 4411 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4411 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project."
3:45:50 P.M. H.R. 4411 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:45:58 P.M. H.R. 4411 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4411.
3:48:00 P.M. H.R. 4411 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:03 P.M. H.R. 4411 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:48:21 P.M. H.R. 4412 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4412 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project."
3:48:33 P.M. H.R. 4412 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:48:35 P.M. H.R. 4412 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4412.
3:51:28 P.M. H.R. 4412 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:30 P.M. H.R. 4412 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:56:09 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Con. Res. 121 — "Expressing the sense of the Congress condemning the gross violations of international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed."
3:56:44 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:56:51 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 121.
4:09:51 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:10:04 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Con. Res. 75 — "Expressing the sense of Congress that those who commit or support atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities, including Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka'e, and Kurds, and who target them specifically for ethnic or religious reasons, are committing, and are hereby declared to be committing, "war crimes", "crimes against humanity", and "genocide"."
4:10:44 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:10:48 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 75.
4:36:38 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:37:03 P.M. S. 2426 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2426 — "To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes."
4:37:10 P.M. S. 2426 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:37:22 P.M. S. 2426 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2426.
4:50:57 P.M. S. 2426 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:51:12 P.M. H.R. 4721 Mr. Shuster moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4721 — "To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and for other purposes."
4:51:40 P.M. H.R. 4721 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:51:47 P.M. H.R. 4721 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4721.
5:22:31 P.M. H.R. 4721 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:22:35 P.M. H.R. 4721 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:49 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 14.
6:31:00 P.M. Mr. Stivers filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 640.
6:32:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:44 P.M. S. 2426 Considered as unfinished business. S. 2426 — "To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes."
6:49:14 P.M. S. 2426 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 381 - 0 (Roll no. 111).
6:49:15 P.M. S. 2426 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:50:01 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 75 — "Expressing the sense of Congress that those who commit or support atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities, including Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka'e, and Kurds, and who target them specifically for ethnic or religious reasons, are committing, and are hereby declared to be committing, "war crimes", "crimes against humanity", and "genocide"."
6:55:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 - 0 (Roll no. 112).
6:55:46 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 75 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:55:53 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 121 — "Expressing the sense of the Congress condemning the gross violations of international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed."
7:02:11 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 392 - 3 (Roll no. 113).
7:02:12 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:34 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:20:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:47:39 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:47:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:47:50 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 15, 2016.
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