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Legislative Day of April 27, 2016

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10:00:47 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:52 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:02:18 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.
10:51:58 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:51 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 27.
12:01:56 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Wade Stevenson, Gideon Missionary Baptist Church, Waukegan, Illinois
12:03:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:46 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Crawford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:27 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.
12:27:44 P.M. H. Res. 701 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 701 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4498) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law."
12:27:53 P.M. H. Res. 701 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 701.
1:20:59 P.M. H. Res. 701 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 701, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:21:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:22:19 P.M. H.R. 4923 Mr. Brady (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4923 — "To establish a process for the submission and consideration of petitions for temporary duty suspensions and reductions, and for other purposes."
1:22:20 P.M. H.R. 4923 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:22:22 P.M. H.R. 4923 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4923.
1:47:51 P.M. H.R. 4923 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.
1:49:06 P.M. H.R. 4240 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4240 — "To require an independent review of the operation and administration of the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and subsets of the TSDB, and for other purposes."
1:49:07 P.M. H.R. 4240 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:49:09 P.M. H.R. 4240 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4240.
2:06:21 P.M. H.R. 4240 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:06:23 P.M. H.R. 4240 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:06:41 P.M. H.R. 699 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 699 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to update the privacy protections for electronic communications information that is stored by third-party service providers in order to protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law enforcement needs, and for other purposes."
2:06:55 P.M. H.R. 699 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:06:59 P.M. H.R. 699 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 699.
2:46:18 P.M. H.R. 699 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.
2:47:37 P.M. S. 1890 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1890 — "To amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes."
2:47:53 P.M. S. 1890 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:47:57 P.M. S. 1890 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1890.
3:09:35 P.M. S. 1890 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.
3:09:46 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules and on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 701, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:10:11 P.M. H.R. 4923 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4923 — "To establish a process for the submission and consideration of petitions for temporary duty suspensions and reductions, and for other purposes."
3:33:01 P.M. H.R. 4923 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 2 (Roll no. 166).
3:33:02 P.M. H.R. 4923 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:15 P.M. H.R. 699 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 699 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to update the privacy protections for electronic communications information that is stored by third-party service providers in order to protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law enforcement needs, and for other purposes."
3:39:01 P.M. H.R. 699 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 0 (Roll no. 167).
3:39:02 P.M. H.R. 699 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:10 P.M. H. Res. 701 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 701 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4498) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law."
3:46:59 P.M. H. Res. 701 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 181 (Roll no. 168).
3:53:33 P.M. H. Res. 701 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 177 (Roll no. 169).
3:53:35 P.M. H. Res. 701 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:53:54 P.M. H.R. 4498 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 701. H.R. 4498 — "To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law."
3:53:59 P.M. H.R. 4498 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4498 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
3:54:57 P.M. H.R. 4498 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4498.
4:51:00 P.M. H.R. 4498 An amendment, offered by Ms. Waters, Maxine, printed in House Report 114-530 to limit the types of fees "demo day" sponsors can collect, limits attendance at "demo days" to only individuals with financial sophistication, and requires an issuer to be a real business.
4:51:03 P.M. H.R. 4498 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 701, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment.
4:59:51 P.M. H.R. 4498 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule.
5:22:23 P.M. H.R. 4498 On agreeing to the Waters, Maxine amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 139 - 272 (Roll no. 170).
5:28:55 P.M. H.R. 4498 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 325 - 89 (Roll no. 171).
5:28:57 P.M. H.R. 4498 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:18 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass S. 1890, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:30:01 P.M. S. 1890 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1890 — "To amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes."
5:35:46 P.M. S. 1890 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 2 (Roll no. 172).
5:35:47 P.M. S. 1890 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:27 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 706.
5:37:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:42:32 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:16:13 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:16:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:16:22 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 28, 2016.
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