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Legislative Day of April 21, 2016

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9:00:38 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:50 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:03:02 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:03:05 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Takano to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:24 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
9:13:19 A.M. H.R. 3724 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 688. H.R. 3724 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from rehiring any employee of the Internal Revenue Service who was involuntarily separated from service for misconduct."
9:13:24 A.M. H.R. 3724 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. 4890 and H.R. 3724.
9:14:44 A.M. H.R. 3724 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3724.
9:56:21 A.M. H.R. 3724 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:57:07 A.M. H.R. 3724 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3724, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mrs. Noem demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
9:58:10 A.M. H.R. 4890 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 688. H.R. 4890 — "To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy."
9:58:15 A.M. H.R. 4890 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. 4890 and H.R. 3724.
9:58:55 A.M. H.R. 4890 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 688 and Rule XVIII.
9:58:56 A.M. H.R. 4890 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rodney Davis to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:59:19 A.M. H.R. 4890 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4890.
10:31:34 A.M. H.R. 4890 RISING INFORMALLY - The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message. Subsequently the Committee resumed its' sitting.
10:31:35 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2012 and S. 1252.
10:40:45 A.M. H.R. 4890 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meehan, No. 1 printed in House Report 114-503, to clarify that the Act shall be carried out using using only funds that are appropriated.
10:40:51 A.M. H.R. 4890 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 688, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meehan amendment No. 1 printed in House Report 114-503.
10:42:57 A.M. H.R. 4890 On agreeing to the Meehan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:43:54 A.M. H.R. 4890 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, No. 2 printed in House Report 114-503 to require the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary's delegate to consult with the National Taxpayer Advocate while developing the comprehensive customer service strategy.
10:43:59 A.M. H.R. 4890 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 688, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford amendment No. 2 printed in House Report 114-503.
10:49:35 A.M. H.R. 4890 On agreeing to the Sanford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:50:12 A.M. H.R. 4890 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4890.
10:50:49 A.M. H.R. 4890 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:51:22 A.M. H.R. 4890 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.
11:13:01 A.M. H.R. 4890 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 260 - 158 (Roll no. 162).
11:13:03 A.M. H.R. 4890 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:13:10 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of passage of H.R. 3724 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:13:52 A.M. H.R. 3724 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3724 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from rehiring any employee of the Internal Revenue Service who was involuntarily separated from service for misconduct."
11:21:55 A.M. H.R. 3724 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 345 - 78 (Roll no. 163).
11:21:57 A.M. H.R. 3724 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:28:49 A.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.
11:47:03 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, April 21, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016. Agreed to without objection.
11:49:39 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:10:48 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:55:02 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:55:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:55:15 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on April 25, 2016.
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