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Legislative Day of April 15, 2016

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9:00:59 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:07 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:41 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:45 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Lowenthal to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:07 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.
9:14:19 A.M. H.R. 2666 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 672. H.R. 2666 — "To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates charged for broadband Internet access service."
9:14:24 A.M. H.R. 2666 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2666 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
9:14:51 A.M. H.R. 2666 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 672 and Rule XVIII.
9:14:52 A.M. H.R. 2666 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:15:11 A.M. H.R. 2666 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2666.
10:20:21 A.M. H.R. 2666 An amendment, offered by Mr. Yarmuth, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-490 to clarify that nothing in H.R. 2666 would prevent the FCC from requiring that TV broadcast stations, AM or FM radio broadcast stations, cable operators, direct broadcast satellite service providers, or satellite digital audio radio service providers to upload the public inspection file in a format that is machine-readable, to the extent such station, operator, or provider is required to make material in its public inspection file available on, or upload such material to, an Internet website.
10:20:25 A.M. H.R. 2666 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 672, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Yarmuth amendment no. 2.
10:28:49 A.M. H.R. 2666 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Yarmuth amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Yarmuth demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:29:10 A.M. H.R. 2666 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-490 to state that nothing in H.R. 2666 shall affect the authority of the Commission to act in the public interest, convenience, and necessity.
10:29:14 A.M. H.R. 2666 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 672, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment no. 3.
10:36:54 A.M. H.R. 2666 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:37:16 A.M. H.R. 2666 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:58:17 A.M. H.R. 2666 On agreeing to the Yarmuth amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 231 (Roll no. 150).
11:04:20 A.M. H.R. 2666 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 231 (Roll no. 151).
11:04:37 A.M. H.R. 2666 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2666.
11:05:26 A.M. H.R. 2666 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:05:37 A.M. H.R. 2666 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.
11:06:25 A.M. H.R. 2666 Mr. Yarmuth moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
11:06:54 A.M. H.R. 2666 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on Yarmuth motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment providing for consideration of H. Con. Res. 125, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for FY 2017.
11:11:47 A.M. H.R. 2666 Mr. Walden raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Walden stated that the provisions of the amendment were not germane to the bill. Sustained by the Chair.
11:11:47 A.M. H.R. 2666 Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
11:29:09 A.M. H.R. 2666 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 - 173 (Roll no. 152).
11:29:10 A.M. H.R. 2666 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:39:46 A.M. Mr. Griffith asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, April 15, 2016, it adjourn to meet on Monday, April 18, 2016, when it shall convene at noon for Morning-Hour Debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:40:13 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:55:15 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1670 and S. 1436.
11:55:35 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
11:56:37 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:55:09 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:55:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:55:17 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on April 18, 2016.
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