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Legislative Day of March 15, 2016

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10:00:58 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:04 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Cresent Hardy to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:32 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.
10:39:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 15.
12:01:02 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Tyrone M. Thomas, Charity Church, Baltimore, MD.
12:02:37 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:41 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Beatty to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
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.
12:20:04 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 15, 2016 at 9:29 a.m.: that the Senate made appointments to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
12:21:44 P.M. H. Res. 640 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 640 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4596) to ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3797) to establish the bases by which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for existing electric utility steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy."
12:25:10 P.M. H. Res. 640 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 640.
1:14:49 P.M. H. Res. 640 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis 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.
1:15:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting will be in approximately 15 minutes.
1:31:47 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 15.
1:32:08 P.M. H. Res. 640 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 640 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4596) to ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3797) to establish the bases by which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for existing electric utility steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy."
1:55:19 P.M. H. Res. 640 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 177 (Roll no. 114).
2:02:12 P.M. H. Res. 640 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 176 (Roll no. 115).
2:02:14 P.M. H. Res. 640 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:02:24 P.M. H.R. 2081 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2081 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam."
2:10:07 P.M. H.R. 2081 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 2 (Roll no. 116).
2:10:08 P.M. H.R. 2081 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:17 P.M. H.R. 3447 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3447 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project."
2:16:28 P.M. H.R. 3447 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 3 (Roll no. 117).
2:16:29 P.M. H.R. 3447 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:16:56 P.M. H.R. 3797 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 640. H.R. 3797 — "To establish the bases by which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for existing electric utility steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy."
2:17:01 P.M. H.R. 3797 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4596 and H.R. 3797.
2:18:02 P.M. H.R. 3797 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 640 and Rule XVIII.
2:18:05 P.M. H.R. 3797 The Speaker designated the Honorable Lynn A. Westmoreland to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:18:25 P.M. H.R. 3797 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3797.
3:02:17 P.M. H.R. 3797 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-453 to strike the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule portion of the bill.
3:02:52 P.M. H.R. 3797 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 640, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 1
3:09:14 P.M. H.R. 3797 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment No.1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:10:02 P.M. H.R. 3797 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-453 to give the Governor of a State the ability to opt-out of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule portion of the bill if the Governor determines that implementing that provision would increase the overall cost of complying with EPAs rule.
3:10:30 P.M. H.R. 3797 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 640, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 2.
3:18:28 P.M. H.R. 3797 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment No.2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:19:06 P.M. H.R. 3797 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bera, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-453 to require a GAO report on the increase in sulfur dioxide and other air pollution emissions that result from this Act and the effect of such emissions on public health.
3:19:34 P.M. H.R. 3797 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 640, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bera amendment No. 3.
3:23:48 P.M. H.R. 3797 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bera amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bera demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:24:21 P.M. H.R. 3797 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 114-453 to require the EPA to provide notice to communities about the anticipated effects of this Act on air quality not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
3:24:30 P.M. H.R. 3797 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 640, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment No. 4.
3:28:53 P.M. H.R. 3797 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:29:09 P.M. H.R. 3797 An amendment, offered by Mr. Veasey, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-453 to ensure public health is taken into account by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency before law goes into effect.
3:29:24 P.M. H.R. 3797 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 640, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Veasey amendment No. 5.
3:35:50 P.M. H.R. 3797 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Veasey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Veasey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:36:40 P.M. H.R. 3797 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:57:10 P.M. H.R. 3797 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 224 (Roll no. 118).
4:01:19 P.M. H.R. 3797 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 233 (Roll no. 119).
4:06:10 P.M. H.R. 3797 On agreeing to the Bera amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 235 (Roll no. 120).
4:09:39 P.M. H.R. 3797 On agreeing to the Veasey amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 234 (Roll no. 121).
4:10:08 P.M. H.R. 3797 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3797.
4:10:36 P.M. H.R. 3797 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:11:32 P.M. H.R. 3797 Ms. Adams moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
4:11:57 P.M. H.R. 3797 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 a new section that adds parameters for an effective date.
4:22:05 P.M. H.R. 3797 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:27:51 P.M. H.R. 3797 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 236 (Roll no. 122).
4:33:25 P.M. H.R. 3797 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 - 183 (Roll no. 123).
4:33:27 P.M. H.R. 3797 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:34:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:42:47 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:21:31 P.M. Mr. Zeldin moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:21:46 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:21:53 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2016.
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