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Legislative Day of March 17, 2016

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9:00:57 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:11 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:12 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Hudson demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, and by voice vote the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hudson objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
9:03:20 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Veasey to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:26 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:11:05 A.M. H. Res. 649 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 649 — "Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 639) authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674."
9:12:08 A.M. H. Res. 649 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 649.
9:33:04 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1831 amended, and S. 719.
9:33:30 A.M. DEBATE - The House continued with further debate on H. Res. 649.
10:45:14 A.M. H. Res. 649 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 181 (Roll no. 127).
10:51:54 A.M. H. Res. 649 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 180 (Roll no. 128).
10:51:56 A.M. H. Res. 649 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:52:14 A.M. H. Res. 639 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 649. H. Res. 639 — "Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674."
10:52:19 A.M. H. Res. 639 Rule provides for consideration of H. Res. 639 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit allowed. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
10:57:07 A.M. H. Res. 639 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 639.
12:11:41 P.M. H. Res. 639 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:35:15 P.M. H. Res. 639 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 186 (Roll no. 129).
12:35:17 P.M. H. Res. 639 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:35:25 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal which had postponed from earlier in the day.
12:35:42 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:36:28 P.M. H.R. 1831 Mr. Hurd (TX) asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
12:36:58 P.M. H.R. 1831 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
12:36:59 P.M. H.R. 1831 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:40:16 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging the Majority Leader in a colloquy on the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
1:12:45 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns Thursday, March 17, 2016, it adjourn to meet on Monday, March 21, 2016, when it shall convene at noon for Morning-Hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
1:13:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:28:54 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:49:25 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:49:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:49:32 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 21, 2016.
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