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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of April 26, 2016

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12:00:45 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:02:15 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Fred Upton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:02:35 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.
12:07:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 26.
2:01:03 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:45 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:03:53 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:04:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:09 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 26, 2016 at 9:20 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1579.
2:07:54 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. today.
3:00:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 26.
3:01:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:03:43 P.M. H.R. 4096 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4096 — "To amend the Volcker Rule to permit certain investment advisers to share a similar name with a private equity fund, subject to certain restrictions, and for other purposes."
3:03:57 P.M. H.R. 4096 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:03:59 P.M. H.R. 4096 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4096.
3:09:00 P.M. H.R. 4096 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.
3:09:23 P.M. H.R. 5019 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5019 — "To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, and for other purposes."
3:09:55 P.M. H.R. 5019 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:09:58 P.M. H.R. 5019 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5019.
3:21:17 P.M. H.R. 5019 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.
3:22:08 P.M. H.R. 2901 Mr. Ross moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2901 — "To amend the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 to require that certain buildings and personal property be covered by flood insurance, and for other purposes."
3:22:29 P.M. H.R. 2901 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:22:36 P.M. H.R. 2901 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2901.
3:33:29 P.M. H.R. 2901 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.
3:34:15 P.M. H.R. 223 Mr. Gibbs moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 223 — "To authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and for other purposes."
3:34:26 P.M. H.R. 223 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:34:27 P.M. H.R. 223 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 223.
3:54:01 P.M. H.R. 223 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:03 P.M. H.R. 223 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:54:18 P.M. S. 1523 Mr. Gibbs moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 1523 — "To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes."
3:54:30 P.M. S. 1523 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:54:31 P.M. S. 1523 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1523.
4:04:37 P.M. S. 1523 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:38 P.M. S. 1523 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:05:08 P.M. H.R. 1684 Mr. Curbelo (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1684 — "To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units, and for other purposes."
4:05:25 P.M. H.R. 1684 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:05:27 P.M. H.R. 1684 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1684.
4:18:05 P.M. H.R. 1684 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:07 P.M. H.R. 1684 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:05 P.M. H.R. 4820 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4820 — "To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use the testimonials of former or estranged violent extremists or their associates in order to counter terrorist recruitment, and for other purposes."
4:19:08 P.M. H.R. 4820 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:19:10 P.M. H.R. 4820 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4820.
4:59:02 P.M. H.R. 4820 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.
5:00:00 P.M. H.R. 4698 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4698 — "To enhance aviation by requiring airport security assessments and a security coordination enhancement plan, and for other purposes."
5:00:03 P.M. H.R. 4698 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:07 P.M. H.R. 4698 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4698.
5:12:27 P.M. H.R. 4698 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:32 P.M. H.R. 4698 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:00 P.M. H.R. 3583 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3583 — "To reform and improve the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Office of Emergency Communications, and the Office of Health Affairs of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes."
5:13:07 P.M. H.R. 3583 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:13:09 P.M. H.R. 3583 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3583.
5:29:25 P.M. H.R. 3583 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:27 P.M. H.R. 3583 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:00 P.M. H.R. 2908 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2908 — "To adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States."
5:30:10 P.M. H.R. 2908 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:13 P.M. H.R. 2908 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2908.
5:37:41 P.M. H.R. 2908 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:37:43 P.M. H.R. 2908 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:00 P.M. H.R. 2615 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2615 — "To establish the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission."
5:38:05 P.M. H.R. 2615 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:38:07 P.M. H.R. 2615 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2615.
5:49:01 P.M. H.R. 2615 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:49:04 P.M. H.R. 2615 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:49:17 P.M. H.R. 4359 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4359 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that Federal employees may not be placed on administrative leave for more than 14 days during any year for misconduct or poor performance, and for other purposes."
5:49:30 P.M. H.R. 4359 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:49:32 P.M. H.R. 4359 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4359.
5:59:49 P.M. H.R. 4359 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:59:51 P.M. H.R. 4359 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:00:00 P.M. H.R. 4360 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4360 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that a Federal employee who leaves Government service while under personnel investigation shall have a notation of any adverse findings under such investigation placed in such employee's official personnel file, and for other purposes."
6:00:10 P.M. H.R. 4360 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:00:16 P.M. H.R. 4360 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4360.
6:08:02 P.M. H.R. 4360 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:08:04 P.M. H.R. 4360 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:08:51 P.M. H.R. 1493 Mr. Royce moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
6:08:59 P.M. H.R. 1493 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1493.
6:21:05 P.M. H.R. 1493 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
6:21:10 P.M. H.R. 1493 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
6:30:41 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 26.
6:30:52 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 701.
6:31:15 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:46 P.M. H.R. 4820 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4820 — "To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use the testimonials of former or estranged violent extremists or their associates in order to counter terrorist recruitment, and for other purposes."
6:53:34 P.M. H.R. 4820 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 322 - 79 (Roll no. 164).
6:53:35 P.M. H.R. 4820 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:38 P.M. H.R. 4820 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:55:44 P.M. RECOGNITION OUT OF ORDER - The Chair recognized Mr. Duncan to address the House regarding Wounded Warriors programs.
6:57:46 P.M. H.R. 4096 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4096 — "To amend the Volcker Rule to permit certain investment advisers to share a similar name with a private equity fund, subject to certain restrictions, and for other purposes."
7:05:10 P.M. H.R. 4096 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 - 3 (Roll no. 165).
7:05:11 P.M. H.R. 4096 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:15 P.M. Mr. Aderholt filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 5054.
7:06:39 P.M. Mr. Simpson filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 5055.
7:07:25 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:23:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:24:09 P.M. Mr. Davis, Rodney moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:24:24 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:24:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 27, 2016.
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