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Legislative Day of May 18, 2016

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10:00:07 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:42 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.
11:02:21 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
12:00:32 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Patricia Venegas, Without Spot or Wrinkle Ministries, La Verne, California.
12:02:06 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:08 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bera to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:42 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.
12:27:02 P.M. H. Res. 716 Mr. King (NY) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
12:27:22 P.M. H. Res. 716 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 716 — "Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a seminal moment in Ireland's journey to independence."
12:27:40 P.M. H. Res. 716 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (NY), to insert an entire new text and preamble to the resolution.
12:27:44 P.M. H. Res. 716 On agreeing to the King (NY) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
12:27:45 P.M. H. Res. 716 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:27:46 P.M. H. Res. 716 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (NY), Amendment to amend the preamble.
12:27:47 P.M. H. Res. 716 On agreeing to the King (NY) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
12:28:33 P.M. H. Res. 716 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:28:34 P.M. H. Res. 716 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12:28:53 P.M. H. Res. 736 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 736 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4974) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5243) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
12:32:52 P.M. H. Res. 736 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 736.
1:34:29 P.M. H. Res. 736 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 736, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:35:37 P.M. H. Res. 735 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 735 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4909) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
1:38:17 P.M. H. Res. 735 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 735.
2:32:15 P.M. H. Res. 735 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:53:22 P.M. H. Res. 735 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 175 (Roll no. 200).
2:53:24 P.M. H. Res. 735 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:54:02 P.M. H. Res. 736 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 736 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4974) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5243) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
3:00:15 P.M. H. Res. 736 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 182 (Roll no. 201).
3:06:37 P.M. H. Res. 736 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 183 (Roll no. 202).
3:06:38 P.M. H. Res. 736 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:06:50 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2840 and S. 1335.
3:06:51 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments to H.R. 4909 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:07:25 P.M. H.R. 4909 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4909 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
3:07:38 P.M. H.R. 4909 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:13:04 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 211 - 213 (Roll no. 203).
3:16:18 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 259 (Roll no. 204).
3:19:31 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; as modified Agreed to by recorded vote: 243 - 180 (Roll no. 205).
3:21:36 P.M. H.R. 4909 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4909 as unfinished business.
3:23:13 P.M. H.R. 4909 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4909 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
3:23:36 P.M. H.R. 4909 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:23:50 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-571 to require the DOD to evaluate the cost of different types of energy and purchase the most cost effective option available.
3:23:52 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 1.
3:32:13 P.M. H.R. 4909 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Buck amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Buck demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:32:14 P.M. H.R. 4909 RISING INFORMALLY - The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the President. Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
3:33:35 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fleming, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-571 to prohibit funds for Executive Orders 13653 and 13693 that require DOD to meet certain green energy mandates and to incorporate climate change reviews within DOD operations, acquisition, and planning.
3:33:38 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 2.
3:44:27 P.M. H.R. 4909 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:44:53 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-571 to transfer, in accordance with BRAC 1988, specified lands of the former Fort Wingate Depot Activity in McKinley County, New Mexico to the Department of the Interior to be held in trust for the Zuni Tribe and the Navajo Nation.
3:44:56 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 3.
3:51:56 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:52:35 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, compromised of the following amendments numbered 4, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31 printed in House Report 114-571.
3:52:41 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #1.
4:14:32 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:47 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-571 to repeal the 2001 AUMF after 90 days of enactment of this Act.
4:14:52 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment No. 5.
4:26:21 P.M. H.R. 4909 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:26:38 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-571 to reduce the base Defense Department budget by 1% excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense Health Program account.
4:26:42 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 6.
4:38:52 P.M. H.R. 4909 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:39:30 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 8, 14, 25, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42, and 45 printed in House Report 114-571.
4:39:38 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #2.
5:00:42 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:02 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-571 to strike language that calls on the President to expand the scope of the mission in Afghanistan.
5:01:04 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 7.
5:12:47 P.M. H.R. 4909 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:13:07 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-571 to reduce funding for base budget procurement items from Overseas Conti ngency Operations (OCO) funds to $1,287,871,000, in accordance with the Presidents request. $9,440,300,000 is transferred to OCO Operations & Maintenance fund in order to fund operations overseas, with $26 million designated for suicide prevention.
5:13:10 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 9.
5:24:35 P.M. H.R. 4909 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:25:20 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 20, 36, 37, 39, 48, 49, 52, 53, 59, and 63 printed in House Report 114-571.
5:25:29 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #3.
5:42:52 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:43:21 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Zinke, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-571 to prevent changes to the alert status or unilateral reduction in the quantity of deployed intercontinental ballistic missile forces. Requires a report on the ability of the Air Force to ensure that the ICBM force is capable of deploying multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) on Minuteman III ICBM's.
5:43:25 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zinke amendment No. 10.
5:53:45 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Zinke amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:54:21 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-571 to strike conditions on recognizing the National World War II Aviation Museum.
5:54:24 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 11.
5:57:21 P.M. H.R. 4909 By unanimous consent, the Lamborn amendment was withdrawn.
5:57:53 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-571 to require the Government Accountability Office to study the Maritime Security Fleet.
5:57:59 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford amendment No. 12.
6:08:25 P.M. H.R. 4909 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sanford amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sanford demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:09:01 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-571 to assure the management of spectrum auctions and national security equities.
6:09:31 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 18.
6:14:51 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:15:19 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 23, 43, 44, 46, 47, 50, 51, 54, 64, 65, 66, 67, and 69 printed in House Report 114-571.
6:15:25 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #4.
6:38:52 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:39:28 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 68, 70, 74, 77, and 82 printed in House Report 114-571.
6:39:32 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #5.
6:57:19 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:57:30 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 78, 79, 88, 89, 90, 91, and 92 printed in House Report 114-571.
6:57:54 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #6.
7:02:22 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:40 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 96, and 97 printed in House Report 114-571.
7:03:02 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #7.
7:05:43 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:06:02 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, and 110 printed in House Report 114-571.
7:06:03 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #8.
7:06:11 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:06:30 P.M. H.R. 4909 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments numbered 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 and 120 printed in House Report 114-571.
7:06:32 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #9.
7:23:06 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:23:38 P.M. H.R. 4909 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bordallo, numbered 119 printed in House Report 114-571 to authorize the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States to settle claims resulting from the occupation of Guam during World War II based on other war claims programs previously authorized by Congress for other Americans
7:24:03 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bordallo amendment No. 119.
7:25:05 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Bordallo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:25:15 P.M. H.R. 4909 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
7:25:32 P.M. H.R. 4909 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:25:48 P.M. H.R. 4909 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4909 as unfinished business.
7:26:07 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to the stabilization of Iraq - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-137).
7:27:35 P.M. H.R. 5243 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 736. H.R. 5243 — "Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus, and for other purposes."
7:27:40 P.M. H.R. 5243 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4974 and H.R. 5243.
7:28:21 P.M. H.R. 5243 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5243.
8:36:33 P.M. H.R. 5243 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
8:37:02 P.M. H.R. 5243 Ms. Castor (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
8:37:42 P.M. H.R. 5243 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit with instructions, pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a new text to the bill.
8:42:34 P.M. H.R. 5243 Mr. Rogers (KY) raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Rogers (KY) stated that the provisions of the motion sought to change existing law and constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. Sustained by the Chair.
8:42:34 P.M. H.R. 5243 Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
8:45:36 P.M. H.R. 5243 Ms. Castor (FL) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
8:45:45 P.M. H.R. 5243 Mr. Rogers (KY) moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair
9:06:17 P.M. H.R. 5243 On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 183 (Roll no. 206).
9:13:46 P.M. H.R. 5243 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 184 (Roll no. 207).
9:13:48 P.M. H.R. 5243 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:14:25 P.M. H.R. 4909 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4909 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
9:14:38 P.M. H.R. 4909 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:19:08 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 159 - 266 (Roll no. 208).
9:22:34 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Fleming amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 198 (Roll no. 209).
9:25:43 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 138 - 285 (Roll no. 210).
9:29:19 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 63 - 360, 1 Present (Roll no. 211).
9:33:31 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 131 - 292, 1 Present (Roll no. 212).
9:37:01 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 132 - 289, 1 Present (Roll no. 213).
9:40:18 P.M. H.R. 4909 On agreeing to the Sanford amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 41 - 383 (Roll no. 214).
9:40:30 P.M. H.R. 4909 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4909.
9:41:01 P.M. H.R. 4909 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:41:09 P.M. H.R. 4909 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
9:42:07 P.M. H.R. 4909 Mr. Clyburn moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services.
9:42:26 P.M. H.R. 4909 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clyburn motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments: In section 567 (relating to a prohibition on the establishment, maintenance, or support of Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps units at educational institutions that display the Confederate battle flag), strike subsection (c). Also, the motion strikes section 1094 of the bill, which would allow religious organizations contracting with the federal government to discriminate against LGBT individuals whom they may employ.
9:55:46 P.M. H.R. 4909 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:02:00 P.M. H.R. 4909 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 243 (Roll no. 215).
10:07:15 P.M. H.R. 4909 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 277 - 147 (Roll no. 216).
10:07:16 P.M. H.R. 4909 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:07:19 P.M. H.R. 4909 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
10:07:33 P.M. H.R. 4909 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4909.
10:09:08 P.M. Mr. Dent asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 19. Agreed to without objection.
10:09:25 P.M. H.R. 4974 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 736. H.R. 4974 — "Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes."
10:09:30 P.M. H.R. 4974 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4974 and H.R. 5243.
10:09:55 P.M. H.R. 4974 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 736 and Rule XVIII.
10:09:58 P.M. H.R. 4974 The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10:10:06 P.M. H.R. 4974 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4974.
10:47:57 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Wagner, to reduce and then increase, the amount in the Military Construction Defense-Wide fund by $801,000.
10:48:01 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wagner amendment.
10:53:26 P.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Wagner amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:03:05 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to increase funding for Veterans Health Administration, Medical Services by $4 million and reduce funding for Departmental Administration, General Administration by $5.5 million.
11:03:09 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
11:06:34 P.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:06:46 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham (NM), to reduce, then increase funding for Veterans Health Administration Medical Expenses by $10,000,000.
11:06:48 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment.
11:11:42 P.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:12:47 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, to reduce then increase funding for Departmental Administration, General Administration, by $1.5 million.
11:13:00 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment.
11:17:58 P.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:18:21 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clawson (FL), to reduce by $5,000,000 the Departmental Admistration, General Administration and increase the Informational Technology Systems by a similar amount.
11:18:23 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clawson (FL) amendment.
11:22:13 P.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Clawson (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:22:33 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, to reduce then increase funding for Departmental Administration, General Administration by $1 million which relates to a continuing education requirement.
11:22:37 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment.
11:27:40 P.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:28:15 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, to reduce then increase funding for General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits Administration by $5 million.
11:28:17 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz amendment.
11:32:19 P.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:43:03 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney, to strike the paragraph providing funding for Military Construction, Army contained in title IV.
11:43:05 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the first Mulvaney amendment pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
11:51:22 P.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the first Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:51:56 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney, to strike paragraph providing funding for Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps contained in Title IV of the bill.
11:52:05 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Mulvaney amendment.
11:53:18 P.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the second Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:53:59 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney, to strike the paragraph providing funding for Military Construction, Air Force contained in Title IV of the bill.
11:54:02 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the third Mulvaney amendment.
11:54:41 P.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the third Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:55:18 P.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney, to strike the paragraph providing funding for Military Construction, Defense-Wide in Title IV of the bill.
11:55:20 P.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the fourth Mulvaney amendment.
11:55:32 P.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the fourth Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:01:44 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds to propose, plan for, or execute a new or additonal BRAC round.
12:01:46 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Ratcliffe amendment.
12:04:20 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:04:38 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, No. 3 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce any Veterans Health Administration Directive relating to the prohibition on VA providers from completing forms seeking recommendations on opinions regarding a veteran's participation in a state marijuana program.
12:04:40 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment.
12:12:47 A.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:13:18 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fleming, to prohibit use of funds to modify a military installation in the U.S., including construction or modification of a facility on a military installation, to produce housing for unaccompanied alien children.
12:13:20 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment.
12:19:56 A.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:20:42 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, to prohibit use of funds to implement section 8(d)(2) of the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration Directive 3220 of November 22, 2005.
12:20:44 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment.
12:28:37 A.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:29:54 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fitzpatrick, to prohibit the use of funds to procure the Essure permanent contraceptive device.
12:29:56 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment.
12:37:22 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Fitzpatrick amendment; Failed by voice vote.
12:38:02 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, to prohibit the use of funds to enter into a contract with any offeror or any of its principals if the offeror certifies that the offeror or any of its principals have been convicted of or had a civil judgement against it for fraud.
12:38:04 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
12:39:06 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:39:36 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Boustany, to prohibit the use of funds to pay any bonus or monetary award under chapter 45 of 53 of title 5, United States Code, to an employee of the Chief Business Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs who is responsible for processing emergency medical care claims until the percentage of emergency medical care claims processed within 30 days reached 90 percent.
12:39:38 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boustany amendment.
12:42:59 A.M. H.R. 4974 Mr. Dent raised a point of order against the Boustany amendment. Mr. Dent stated that the provisions of the amendment seek to change existing law and constitute legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
12:46:22 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gohmert, to prohibit use of funds to establish, maintain, employ, or enter into any contract or agreement with any organization, including a political party, that endorsed, embraced, or encouraged any form of slavery, nor to display the name of such organization nor to have its name displayed in any facility in which or for funds made available in this act are used.
12:46:57 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gohmert amendment pending a reservation of a point of order.
12:49:48 A.M. H.R. 4974 Mr. Bishop (GA) raised a point of order against the Gohmert amendment. Mr. Bishop (GA) stated that the provisions of the amendment seek to change existing law and constitute legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
12:54:32 A.M. H.R. 4974 Mr. Dent moved that the Committee rise.
12:54:52 A.M. H.R. 4974 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:55:04 A.M. H.R. 4974 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4974 as unfinished business.
12:56:01 A.M. Mr. Collins (GA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:56:05 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:56:06 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 19, 2016.
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