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Legislative Day of April 12, 2016

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2:00:55 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:01:32 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Blake Farenthold to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:01:55 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:03:25 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:03:28 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Coffman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:11:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:30:57 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 12.
4:31:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:32:43 P.M. S. 2512 Mrs. Brooks (IN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2512 — "To expand the tropical disease product priority review voucher program to encourage treatments for Zika virus."
4:33:01 P.M. S. 2512 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:33:54 P.M. S. 2512 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2512.
4:46:45 P.M. S. 2512 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:46:52 P.M. S. 2512 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:47:07 P.M. H.R. 2947 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2947 — "To amend title 11 of the United States Code in order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy."
4:48:18 P.M. H.R. 2947 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:48:21 P.M. H.R. 2947 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2947.
5:02:42 P.M. H.R. 2947 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:46 P.M. H.R. 2947 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:02 P.M. H.R. 4676 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4676 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, and for other purposes."
5:03:19 P.M. H.R. 4676 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:03:22 P.M. H.R. 4676 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4676.
5:16:24 P.M. H.R. 4676 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.
5:17:04 P.M. H.R. 1567 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1567 — "To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive, sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes."
5:17:55 P.M. H.R. 1567 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:57 P.M. H.R. 1567 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1567.
5:40:08 P.M. H.R. 1567 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.
5:40:54 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:31:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 12.
6:33:50 P.M. H.R. 1567 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1567 — "To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive, sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes."
6:53:39 P.M. H.R. 1567 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 370 - 33 (Roll no. 139).
6:53:40 P.M. H.R. 1567 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:00 P.M. H.R. 4676 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4676 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, and for other purposes."
7:00:45 P.M. H.R. 4676 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 0 (Roll no. 140).
7:00:46 P.M. H.R. 4676 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:03 P.M. S. 483 Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
7:02:42 P.M. S. 483 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 483 — "To improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes."
7:02:48 P.M. S. 483 On passage Passed without objection.
7:02:58 P.M. S. 483 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:09 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 Mr. Barletta asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
7:03:35 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 117 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition."
7:03:38 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:03:44 P.M. H. Con. Res. 117 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Mr. Barletta asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
7:04:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 120 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the 3rd Annual Fallen Firefighters Congressional Flag Presentation Ceremony."
7:04:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:04:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 120 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:47 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:05:13 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 115 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I."
7:05:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:05:20 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:37:22 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:07:23 P.M. Mr. Stivers filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 671 and H. Res. 672.
8:09:14 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
8:59:42 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:59:45 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:59:50 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 13, 2016.
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