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Legislative Day of April 28, 2016

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10:00:49 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:59 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:02:23 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.
10:28:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 28.
12:01:10 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:03:23 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Peters demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Peters objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
12:03:55 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of NY to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:25 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.
12:31:35 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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on April 28, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. stating that that body had made an appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
12:31:49 P.M. H. Res. 706 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 706 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4901) to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 88) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary"; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 2, 2016, through May 9, 2016."
12:34:13 P.M. H. Res. 706 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 706.
1:25:41 P.M. H. Res. 706 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 182 (Roll no. 173).
1:32:26 P.M. H. Res. 706 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 183 (Roll no. 174).
1:32:28 P.M. H. Res. 706 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:32:31 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 5019, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:32:55 P.M. H.R. 5019 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
1:39:22 P.M. H.R. 5019 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 6 (Roll no. 175).
1:39:23 P.M. H.R. 5019 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:40:36 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 706. H.J. Res. 88 — "Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary"."
1:40:41 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4901 and H.J. Res. 88.
1:41:31 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 88.
2:51:47 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:51:48 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 88, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of H.J. Res. 88 until later in the legislative day.
2:51:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
3:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 28.
3:01:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.J. Res. 88, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:25:48 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 183 (Roll no. 176).
3:25:50 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:26:02 P.M. H.R. 2901 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
3:33:22 P.M. H.R. 2901 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. 177).
3:33:23 P.M. H.R. 2901 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:43 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
3:37:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:49:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:53:44 P.M. Mr. Rush moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:53:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:59 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 29, 2016.
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