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Legislative Day of May 19, 2016

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9:00:25 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:31 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:07 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Collins (GA) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Collins (GA) 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 Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
9:02:35 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Walorski to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:02 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:13:26 A.M. H.R. 4974 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
9:14:14 A.M. H.R. 4974 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:14:44 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Heck (WA), to designate holes 10 through 18 at the golf course at American Lake Veterans Hospital on a portion of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which were designed by Jack Nicklaus on a pro bono basis, as the "Nicklaus Nine".
9:14:45 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck (WA) amendment pending a reservation of a point of order.
9:19:55 A.M. H.R. 4974 By unanimous consent, the Heck (WA) amendment was withdrawn.
9:20:12 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibson, to prohibit the use of funds by the Department of Veterans Affairs to preclude the territorial seas of the Republic of Vietnam from inclusion in the meaning of the Republic of Vietnam under the Agent Orange Act of 1991 and the amendments made by that Act.
9:20:14 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibson amendment pending a reservation of a point of order.
9:26:52 A.M. H.R. 4974 By unanimous consent, the Gibson amendment was withdrawn.
9:27:24 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to prohibit the use of funds for the Veterans Experience Office.
9:27:26 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
9:32:37 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:33:24 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to prohibit the use of funds to carry out the memorandum from the Veterans Benefit Administration known as Fast Letter 13-10 or to prohibit the use of funds to create or maintain any patient record-keeping system other than those approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office.
9:33:26 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Gosar amendment.
9:37:21 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:37:31 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mica, numbered 7 printed in the Congressional Record to increase funding for Veterans Health Administration- Medical Services by $10 million.
9:37:32 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment No. 7.
9:42:29 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Mica amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:42:46 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of sections 575.106 or 575.206 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations.
9:42:48 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the third Gosar amendment.
9:48:45 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:49:04 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the exception in clause (iii) of section 1.218(a)(8) of title 38, Code of Federal Regulations.
9:49:06 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the fourth Gosar amendment.
9:54:33 A.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the fourth Gosar amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:56:30 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement or enforce Executive Order 13502.
9:56:45 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment.
10:09:09 A.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:09:19 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, to prohibit the use of funds to be used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in contravention of subchapter III of chapter 20 of title 38, United States Code.
10:09:52 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
10:15:37 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:15:59 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibson, to prohibit the use of funds to be used to enforce VA Adjudication Procedure Manual M21-1, Part IV, Subpart ii, Chapter 1, Section H, Topic 28.h related to Developing Claims Based on Service Aboard Ships Offshore the RVN.
10:16:00 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Gibson amendment.
10:19:45 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Gibson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:20:06 A.M. H.R. 4974 An amendment, offered by Mr. Maloney, Sean, to prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of Executive Order no. 13672 of July 21, 2014 ("Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity").
10:20:07 A.M. H.R. 4974 DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maloney, Sean amendment.
10:31:58 A.M. H.R. 4974 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Maloney, Sean amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Maloney, Sean demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:32:56 A.M. H.R. 4974 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:56:50 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 52 - 372 (Roll no. 217).
11:00:40 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 51 - 371 (Roll no. 218).
11:03:44 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 56 - 363 (Roll no. 219).
11:07:09 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Mulvaney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 64 - 360 (Roll no. 220).
11:10:20 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 189 (Roll no. 221).
11:13:14 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Fleming amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 - 202 (Roll no. 222).
11:18:44 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 265 - 159, 1 Present (Roll no. 223).
11:22:08 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 225 (Roll no. 224).
11:25:13 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 209 - 216 (Roll no. 225).
11:33:12 A.M. H.R. 4974 On agreeing to the Maloney, Sean amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 212 - 213 (Roll no. 226).
11:33:54 A.M. H.R. 4974 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4974.
11:34:49 A.M. H.R. 4974 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:40:11 A.M. H.R. 4974 The House adopted the amendments en gros as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:41:28 A.M. H.R. 4974 ENGROSSMENT AND THIRD READING - The Chair put the question on engrossment and third reading and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hoyer demanded a recorded vote on the question, which was ordered.
11:58:27 A.M. H.R. 4974 On engrossment and third reading Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 183 (Roll no. 227).
12:10:23 P.M. H.R. 4974 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 295 - 129 (Roll no. 228).
12:10:25 P.M. H.R. 4974 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:10:36 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, which would be put de novo.
12:10:37 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:11:21 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2814.
12:14:47 P.M. COLLOQUY ON THE HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in colloquy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:29:02 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:41:05 P.M. Mr. Gohmert asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, May 19, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 12 Noon on Monday, May 23, 2016, for Morning-Hour Debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:41:44 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:42:00 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:42:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:42:05 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 23, 2016.
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