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Legislative Day of May 12, 2016

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10:00:47 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:54 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:37 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.
11:02:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 12.
12:00:37 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:31 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:42 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Higgins to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:54 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.
12:32:27 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Yemen and others to threaten Yemen's peace, security, and stability. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-134).
12:34:06 P.M. H.R. 5046 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 720. 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."
12:34:11 P.M. H.R. 5046 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4641 and H.R. 5046 and makes specified amendments in order on each measure.
12:34:42 P.M. H.R. 5046 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 720 and Rule XVIII.
12:34:43 P.M. H.R. 5046 The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
12:35:19 P.M. H.R. 5046 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5046.
1:35:09 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Donovan, Amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to include substance abuse treatment programs that provide alternatives to incarceration for pregnant women as eligible for family-based substance abuse treatment grants.
1:35:13 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Donovan Part B amendment No. 1.
1:42:50 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Donovan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:43:15 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Danny, Amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to clarify that grants addressing treatment alternatives to incarceration may include a focus on parents whose incarceration could result in their children entering foster care.
1:43:18 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Danny Davis Part B amendment No. 2.
1:51:22 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Davis, Danny amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:51:46 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Ms. DelBene, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-551 to clarify that treatment alternative to incarceration programs may include community-based substance use diversion programs sponsored by a law enforcement agency.
1:51:49 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene Part B amendment No. 3.
1:59:01 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the DelBene amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:59:17 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to clarify that grants under this act can be used for multi-state interoperable prescription drug monitoring programs.
1:59:19 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Part B amendment No. 4.
2:05:46 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:06:00 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (MI), numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to add an "allowable use" within the grant program established under the bill to develop, implement, or expand the use of programs that utilize secure containers for prescription drugs.
2:06:02 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (MI) Part B amendment No. 5.
2:13:41 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Bishop (MI) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:03 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Guinta, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to add treatment and recovery to the list of allowable uses in bill.
2:14:06 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Guinta Part B amendment No. 6.
2:19:34 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Guinta amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:20:12 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rothfus, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to expand the list of eligible grant uses for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program to include efforts to develop, implement, or expand a program to prevent and address opioid abuse by veterans.
2:20:30 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus Part B amendment No. 7.
2:26:49 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:26:56 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to add drug take-back programs to the list of authorized uses for amounts made available under Section 3021(a) of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program.
2:26:58 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Part B amendment No. 8.
2:37:34 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:02 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lynch, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to provide that grant funding can be used develop, implement or expand a program to ensure the security of opioids in medical facilities.
2:38:25 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch Part B amendment No. 9.
2:47:32 P.M. H.R. 5046 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lynch demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:48:03 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Mr. Israel, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to direct the Attorney General, when awarding grants, to also consider community need based on prevalence of opioid abuse and related deaths.
2:48:29 P.M. H.R. 5046 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Israel Part B amendment No. 10.
2:53:33 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Israel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:53:44 P.M. H.R. 5046 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 114-551 to direct the GAO to study and report on Department of Justice programs and research relative to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults.
2:53:45 P.M. H.R. 5046 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 B amendment No. 11.
2:59:39 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:59:50 P.M. H.R. 5046 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the committee rise.
3:00:12 P.M. H.R. 5046 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:00:32 P.M. H.R. 5046 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5046 as unfinished business.
3:01:24 P.M. National Council on Disability - Pursuant to section 451 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Pub.L. 113-128), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. James T. Brett of Massachusetts.
3:01:30 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:40:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 12.
3:40:05 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 12, 2016 at 3:18 p.m.: that the Senate passed with amendment H.R. 2028.
3:41:42 P.M. H.R. 5046 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
3:41:56 P.M. H.R. 5046 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:03:32 P.M. H.R. 5046 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 225 (Roll no. 186).
4:03:57 P.M. H.R. 5046 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5046.
4:04:37 P.M. H.R. 5046 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:04:46 P.M. H.R. 5046 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.
4:11:55 P.M. H.R. 5046 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 413 - 5 (Roll no. 187).
4:11:57 P.M. H.R. 5046 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:11:58 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.
4:12:19 P.M. H.R. 1818 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
4:18:29 P.M. H.R. 1818 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 1 (Roll no. 188).
4:18:30 P.M. H.R. 1818 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:09 P.M. H.R. 4586 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
4:25:19 P.M. H.R. 4586 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 4 (Roll no. 189).
4:25:21 P.M. H.R. 4586 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:26:41 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 725.
4:26:42 P.M. H.R. 4909 FILING AUTHORITY - Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be permitted to file a supplemental report on H.R. 4909. Agreed to without objection.
4:27:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:43:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:54:13 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:54:24 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:54:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 13, 2016.
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