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Legislative Day of April 20, 2016

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10:00:55 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:02:28 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.
10:47:33 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:58 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 20.
12:01:00 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend John DeSocio, St. Marys Catholic Church, Elmira, New York.
12:03:11 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:15 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Dold to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:36 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.
12:21:00 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 April 20, 2016 at 9:26 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 2722 and S. 2755.
12:22:45 P.M. H.R. 4885 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 687. H.R. 4885 — "To require that user fees collected by the Internal Revenue Service be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury."
12:22:50 P.M. H.R. 4885 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 1206 and H.R. 4885.
12:23:52 P.M. H.R. 4885 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4885.
1:14:27 P.M. H.R. 4885 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 4885, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
1:15:00 P.M. H.R. 1206 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Smith (MO) asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 1206 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
1:16:06 P.M. H.R. 1206 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 687. H.R. 1206 — "To prohibit the hiring of additional Internal Revenue Service employees until the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that no employee of the Internal Revenue Service has a seriously delinquent tax debt."
1:16:11 P.M. H.R. 1206 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides for the consideration of H.R. 1206 and H.R. 4885.
1:17:24 P.M. H.R. 1206 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1206.
2:10:02 P.M. H.R. 1206 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:10:10 P.M. H.R. 1206 Mr. Kildee moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
2:10:28 P.M. H.R. 1206 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee 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 insert a special rule of applicability which shall not apply for any year if the Federal tax delinquecny rate for either chamber of Congress is greater than the Federal delinquency tax rate for the Dept. of Treasury, as published by the IRS in its Federal Employee/Retireee Delinquency Initiative (FERDI) for the prior year.
2:17:50 P.M. H.R. 1206 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:17:58 P.M. H.R. 1206 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1206, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kildee demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceeding on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
2:18:47 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:30:38 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 20.
3:30:39 P.M. UNFINISED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the motion to recommit which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:31:50 P.M. H.R. 1206 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1206 — "To prohibit the hiring of additional Internal Revenue Service employees until the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that no employee of the Internal Revenue Service has a seriously delinquent tax debt."
3:53:14 P.M. H.R. 1206 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 177 - 245 (Roll no. 159).
4:00:34 P.M. H.R. 1206 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 254 - 170 (Roll no. 160).
4:00:35 P.M. H.R. 1206 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:02:53 P.M. H.R. 4885 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4885 — "To require that user fees collected by the Internal Revenue Service be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury."
4:11:19 P.M. H.R. 4885 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 179 (Roll no. 161).
4:11:20 P.M. H.R. 4885 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:11:35 P.M. Mr. Walker asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 21. Agreed to without objection.
4:12:10 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:29:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:02:05 P.M. Mr. Rush moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:02:24 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:25 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 21, 2016.
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