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Legislative Day of May 11, 2016

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10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:42 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
11:00:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 11.
12:00:27 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:41 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:43 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. LaHood to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:02 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.
12:25:03 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 May 11, 2016 at 9:12 a.m.: that the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 4923; that the Senate passed S. 1352; that the Senate passed with amendments H.R. 4336.
12:25:24 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy - Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a) clause X of rule I, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York.
12:26:56 P.M. H. Res. 720 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 720 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5046) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, and for other purposes."
12:31:42 P.M. H. Res. 720 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 720.
1:29:07 P.M. H. Res. 720 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 - 173 (Roll no. 182).
1:35:59 P.M. H. Res. 720 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 255 - 163 (Roll no. 183).
1:36:02 P.M. H. Res. 720 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:38:28 P.M. H.R. 4641 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 720. H.R. 4641 — "To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes."
1:38:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4641 and H.R. 5046 and makes specified amendments in order on each measure.
1:40:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 720 and Rule XVIII.
1:40:01 P.M. H.R. 4641 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:40:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4641.
2:13:25 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brownley (CA), numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add the Office of Women's Health.
2:13:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) Part A amendment no. 1.
2:18:21 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:19:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Brooks (IN), numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require that any physician, dentists, non-physician prescriber or pharmacist who becomes a member of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force shall currently be licensed and practicing in their appropriate State.
2:20:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) Part A amendment no. 2.
2:21:47 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Brooks (IN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:57 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to ensure that `first responders' are included for membership on the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.
2:22:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson Part A amendment no. 3.
2:25:07 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:25:21 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add to the Task Force an expert in adolescent and young adult addiction, and a person in recovery from addiction to medication for chronic pain whose addiction began in adolescence or adulthood, and directs the Task Force to consider the distinct needs of adolescents and young adults in its development of best practices.
2:25:26 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 4.
2:29:32 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:29:40 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add representatives of Veteran Service Organizations to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.
2:29:43 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone Part A amendment no. 5.
2:33:32 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:33:53 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to insert a representative on the task force for active duty military, armed forces personnel, and veteran health and prescription opioid addiction.
2:33:56 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Part A amendment no. 6.
2:37:59 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:31 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to insert a minority health expert as a representative to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force established by this bill.
2:38:34 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman Part A amendment no. 7.
2:42:53 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:22 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kuster, numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require that the task force research addiction trends in communities with high rates of prescription drug abuse.
2:43:26 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster Part A amendment no. 8.
2:48:07 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Kuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:31 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require the Inter-Agency Task Force, as part of its duties to review and update best practices for pain management strategies, to also take into consideration the coordination of information collected from State prescription drug monitoring programs for the purpose of preventing the diversion of pain medication.
2:48:34 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff Part A amendment no. 9.
2:53:11 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:53:37 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 10 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to direct the Task Force to consider work done and any public comments submitted regarding electronic prescribing of opioids and its potential benefits, in the course of developing best practices.
2:53:39 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 10.
2:56:16 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:25 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rothfus, numbered 11 printed in Part of House Report 114-551 to require the inter-agency task force, as part of its review and update of best pra ctices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, to also take into consideration the practice of co-prescribing the overdose reversal drug naloxone.
2:56:28 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus Part A amendment no. 11.
3:02:23 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:02:46 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to direct the Task Force to consider, in the course of developing best practices, Federal agency programs and research relative to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults, as well as any gaps identified by Federal government programs or researchers in the prevention of, treatment for, and recovery from substance use by and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults.
3:02:49 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 12.
3:07:48 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:08:10 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, numbered 13 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require the inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, specifically as it pertains to physician education and consumer education.
3:08:13 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty Part A amendment no. 13.
3:15:41 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:57 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, numbered 14 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to expand the task force report to include information and recommendations on developing new non-opioid forms of pain relief.
3:16:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch Part A amendment no. 14.
3:21:09 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to ensure the task force takes into consideration existing private sector, State, and local government efforts related to pain management and prescribing pain medication.
3:21:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions Part A amendment no. 15.
3:27:17 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:51 P.M. H.R. 4641 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4641.
3:28:50 P.M. H.R. 4641 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:29:06 P.M. H.R. 4641 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.
3:30:04 P.M. H.R. 4641 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate H.R. 4641, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Brooks (IN) demanded the yea and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
3:30:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:31:00 P.M. H.R. 4843 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4843 — "To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes."
3:31:24 P.M. H.R. 4843 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:26 P.M. H.R. 4843 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4843.
3:52:43 P.M. H.R. 4843 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.
3:52:53 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 4641, and adoption of a motion to suspend the rules, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:53:10 P.M. H.R. 4641 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4641 — "To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes."
4:17:03 P.M. H.R. 4641 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 - 4 (Roll no. 184).
4:17:05 P.M. H.R. 4641 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:17:38 P.M. H.R. 4843 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4843 — "To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes."
4:23:13 P.M. H.R. 4843 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 - 0 (Roll no. 185).
4:23:14 P.M. H.R. 4843 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:26:20 P.M. H.R. 4336 Mr. Abraham asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendments.
4:27:27 P.M. H.R. 4336 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
4:27:37 P.M. H.R. 4336 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:27:38 P.M. H.R. 4336 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:28:21 P.M. H.R. 4976 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4976 — "To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to seek recommendations from an advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration before approval of certain new drugs that are opioids without abuse-deterrent properties, and for other purposes."
4:28:38 P.M. H.R. 4976 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:40 P.M. H.R. 4976 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4976.
4:41:30 P.M. H.R. 4976 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:33 P.M. H.R. 4976 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:00 P.M. H.R. 3680 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3680 — "To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs."
4:42:01 P.M. H.R. 3680 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:42:02 P.M. H.R. 3680 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3680.
4:53:45 P.M. H.R. 3680 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:46 P.M. H.R. 3680 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:31 P.M. H.R. 4978 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4978 — "To require the Government Accountability Office to submit to Congress a report on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the United States and its treatment under Medicaid."
4:54:38 P.M. H.R. 4978 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:40 P.M. H.R. 4978 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4978.
5:16:48 P.M. H.R. 4978 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:50 P.M. H.R. 4978 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:54 P.M. H.R. 4978 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:17:22 P.M. H.R. 3691 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3691 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women."
5:17:33 P.M. H.R. 3691 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:35 P.M. H.R. 3691 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3691.
5:32:38 P.M. H.R. 3691 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:39 P.M. H.R. 3691 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:08 P.M. H.R. 1818 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1818 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians."
5:33:18 P.M. H.R. 1818 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:33:19 P.M. H.R. 1818 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1818.
5:45:27 P.M. H.R. 1818 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.
5:46:26 P.M. H.R. 4969 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4969 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide for informational materials to educate and prevent addiction in teenagers and adolescents who are injured playing youth sports and subsequently prescribed an opioid."
5:46:37 P.M. H.R. 4969 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:46:39 P.M. H.R. 4969 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4969.
5:59:53 P.M. H.R. 4969 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:59:58 P.M. H.R. 4969 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:00:01 P.M. H.R. 4586 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4586 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States for developing standing orders and educating health care professionals regarding the dispensing of opioid overdose reversal medication without person-specific prescriptions, and for other purposes."
6:00:21 P.M. H.R. 4586 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:00:23 P.M. H.R. 4586 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4586.
6:16:02 P.M. H.R. 4586 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.
6:16:29 P.M. H.R. 4599 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4599 — "To amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit certain partial fillings of prescriptions."
6:16:42 P.M. H.R. 4599 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:16:45 P.M. H.R. 4599 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4599.
6:24:38 P.M. H.R. 4599 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:24:40 P.M. H.R. 4599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:43 P.M. H.R. 4982 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4982 — "To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to evaluate and report on the in-patient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs of the United States."
6:24:57 P.M. H.R. 4982 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:24:59 P.M. H.R. 4982 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4982.
6:33:41 P.M. H.R. 4982 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:44 P.M. H.R. 4982 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:34:00 P.M. H.R. 4981 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4981 — "To amend the Controlled Substances Act to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment."
6:34:07 P.M. H.R. 4981 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:34:10 P.M. H.R. 4981 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4981.
6:49:37 P.M. H.R. 4981 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:40 P.M. H.R. 4981 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:49:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:52:13 P.M. Mr. Peters moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:52:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:52:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 12, 2016.
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