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Legislative Day of April 18, 2016

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12:00:36 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:01:01 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mo Brooks to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:28 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.
12:01:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 18.
2:01:41 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:03:05 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:03:07 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:26 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:47 P.M. H. Res. 639 NOTIFICATION OF FILING - Pursuant to H. Res. 639, the Chair announced that an amicus brief was filed on April 4, 2016 in the United States Supreme Court in the matter of United States v. Texas.
2:07:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:44 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 18.
4:01:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:06 P.M. S. 1638 Mr. Duncan (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1638 — "To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress information on the Department of Homeland Security headquarters consolidation project in the National Capital Region, and for other purposes."
4:02:43 P.M. S. 1638 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:45 P.M. S. 1638 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1638.
4:09:25 P.M. S. 1638 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:27 P.M. S. 1638 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:12:07 P.M. H.R. 4618 Mr. Curbelo (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4618 — "To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 121 Spring Street SE in Gainesville, Georgia, as the "Sidney Oslin Smith, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse"."
4:12:20 P.M. H.R. 4618 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:12:22 P.M. H.R. 4618 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4618.
4:20:32 P.M. H.R. 4618 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:20:34 P.M. H.R. 4618 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 119 Mr. Curbelo (FL) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 119 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby."
4:21:08 P.M. H. Con. Res. 119 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:21:10 P.M. H. Con. Res. 119 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 119.
4:29:04 P.M. H. Con. Res. 119 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
4:29:09 P.M. H. Con. Res. 119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:31:03 P.M. H.R. 4570 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4570 — "To amend the Department of Agriculture program for research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to redesignate the program as the "Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program"."
4:31:18 P.M. H.R. 4570 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:20 P.M. H.R. 4570 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4570.
4:41:16 P.M. H.R. 4570 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.
4:42:18 P.M. S. 719 Mr. Zinke moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 719 — "To rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center."
4:42:43 P.M. S. 719 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:42:45 P.M. S. 719 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 719.
4:48:08 P.M. S. 719 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.
4:49:22 P.M. Congressional Award Board - Pursuant to section 803(a) of the Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Act (2 U.S.C. 803 (a)) the Democratic Leader appointed the following member of the House to the Congressional Award Board: Mrs. Dingell.
4:53:17 P.M. H.R. 3866 Mr. Blum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3866 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1265 Hurffville Road in Deptford Township, New Jersey, as the "First Lieutenant Salvatore S. Corma II Post Office Building"."
4:53:29 P.M. H.R. 3866 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:31 P.M. H.R. 3866 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3866.
5:02:23 P.M. H.R. 3866 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:25 P.M. H.R. 3866 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:01 P.M. H.R. 2928 Mr. Blum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2928 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in Perryville, Arkansas, as the "Harold George Bennett Post Office"."
5:03:04 P.M. H.R. 2928 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:03:06 P.M. H.R. 2928 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2928.
5:11:33 P.M. H.R. 2928 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:11:35 P.M. H.R. 2928 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:10 P.M. H.R. 4605 Mr. Blum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4605 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the "Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building"."
5:12:26 P.M. H.R. 4605 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:28 P.M. H.R. 4605 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4605.
5:16:05 P.M. H.R. 4605 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:07 P.M. H.R. 4605 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 18.
6:31:34 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 687 and H. Res. 688.
6:33:38 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:34:52 P.M. H.R. 4570 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4570 — "To amend the Department of Agriculture program for research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to redesignate the program as the "Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program"."
6:52:48 P.M. H.R. 4570 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 - 6, 2 Present (Roll no. 153).
6:52:49 P.M. H.R. 4570 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:02 P.M. S. 719 Considered as unfinished business. S. 719 — "To rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center."
7:01:14 P.M. S. 719 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 387 - 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 154).
7:01:15 P.M. S. 719 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:09:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:41:50 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:41:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:41:56 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 19, 2016.
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