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Legislative Day of June 08, 2016

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10:00:19 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:27 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Brian Britton, The Dwelling Place Churches, Williamsburg, Virginia.
10:02:07 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. Wittman 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. Wittman 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 The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
10:02:43 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Hurt of VA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:04:34 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II 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 June 8, 2016 at 9:27 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 119, without amendment and passed S. 2487.
10:04:35 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2487.
10:06:06 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The House will reconvene in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:50:30 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 8.
10:50:31 A.M. JOINT MEETING - The House has reconvened in Joint Meeting with the Senate to receive an address by His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
12:13:08 P.M. JOINT MEETING DISSOLVED - The Speaker announced that the Joint Meeting was dissolved. The House remains in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.
12:13:10 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
12:46:58 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 8.
12:46:59 P.M. PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS IN RECORD - Mr. Woodall asked unanimous consent that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the Congressional Record of today. Agreed to without objection.
12:47:05 P.M. H. Res. 767 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 767 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4775) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 89) expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy; and providing for the consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 112) expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President's proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil."
12:51:31 P.M. H. Res. 767 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 767.
1:57:37 P.M. H. Res. 767 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 163 (Roll no. 273).
2:03:55 P.M. H. Res. 767 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 163 (Roll no. 274).
2:03:57 P.M. H. Res. 767 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:03:58 P.M. H.R. 3826 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3826 — "To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State of Oregon."
2:11:55 P.M. H.R. 3826 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 - 2 (Roll no. 275).
2:11:56 P.M. H.R. 3826 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:12:14 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:55 P.M. H.R. 4775 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 767. H.R. 4775 — "To facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes."
2:15:00 P.M. H.R. 4775 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4775, H. Con. Res. 89, and H. Con. Res. 112.
2:15:43 P.M. H.R. 4775 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 767 and Rule XVIII.
2:15:45 P.M. H.R. 4775 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jody B. Hice to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:15:55 P.M. H.R. 4775 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4775.
3:19:36 P.M. H.R. 4775 An amendment, offered by Mr. Whitfield, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-607 to provide that no additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the requirements of this Act and the amendments made by this Act. Such requirements shall be carried out using amounts otherwise authorized.
3:19:40 P.M. H.R. 4775 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 767, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Whitfield amendment No. 1.
3:29:30 P.M. H.R. 4775 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Whitfield amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:29:54 P.M. H.R. 4775 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rush, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-607 to provide federal, state, local, or tribal permitting agencies the ability to opt-out of section 3(d) if they determine that issuing a preconstruction permit under an outdated and less protective air quality standard will increase air pollution, slow permitting, increase regulatory uncertainty, foster litigation, shift the burden of pollution control from new sources to existing sources, or increase the overall cost of achieving the new or revised national ambient air quality standard in the applicable area.
3:29:57 P.M. H.R. 4775 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 767, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rush amendment No. 2.
3:38:11 P.M. H.R. 4775 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rush amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:38:45 P.M. H.R. 4775 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-607 to strike the consideration of technological feasibility when determining national ambient air quality standards to preserve health based standards.
3:38:47 P.M. H.R. 4775 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 767, the Commitee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 3.
3:45:21 P.M. H.R. 4775 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:45:44 P.M. H.R. 4775 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-607 to ensure that the study on Ozone formation contained in the bill analyzes the relative contribution from wildfires.
3:45:46 P.M. H.R. 4775 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 767, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 4.
3:53:13 P.M. H.R. 4775 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:36 P.M. H.R. 4775 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-607 to amend the Clean Air Act to repeal the prohibitions against aggregating emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well and emissions. Additionally, it requires the EPA to issue a rule adding hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants.
3:53:38 P.M. H.R. 4775 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 767, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 5.
4:01:18 P.M. H.R. 4775 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 5, 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 adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:01:47 P.M. H.R. 4775 An amendment, offered by Ms. Norton, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-607 to provide that the provisions of the bill would not apply if the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Administration, in consultation with the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, finds that the application of any section could harm human health or the environment.
4:01:49 P.M. H.R. 4775 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 767, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on Norton amendment No. 6.
4:11:02 P.M. H.R. 4775 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Norton amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Norton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:33:22 P.M. H.R. 4775 On agreeing to the Whitfield amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 170 (Roll no. 276).
4:37:08 P.M. H.R. 4775 On agreeing to the Rush amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 235 (Roll no. 277).
4:40:50 P.M. H.R. 4775 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 169 - 242 (Roll no. 278).
4:44:59 P.M. H.R. 4775 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 251 (Roll no. 279).
4:48:37 P.M. H.R. 4775 On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 239 (Roll no. 280).
4:48:54 P.M. H.R. 4775 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4775.
4:49:34 P.M. H.R. 4775 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:49:48 P.M. H.R. 4775 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.
4:51:34 P.M. H.R. 4775 Mr. Rush moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
4:52:09 P.M. H.R. 4775 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rush motion to recommit with instructions, pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion require the bill be reported back to the House with an amendment to repeal the delay of the EPA's ozone rule if the Administrator finds that implementing the delay would increase the risk of various health issues. Subsequently, the reservation of the point of order was withdrawn.
5:01:35 P.M. H.R. 4775 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:08:41 P.M. H.R. 4775 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 239 (Roll no. 281).
5:15:22 P.M. H.R. 4775 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 177 (Roll no. 282).
5:15:24 P.M. H.R. 4775 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:49 P.M. Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent That when a veto message on House Joint Resolution 88 is laid before the House on the legislative day of June 8, 2016, after the message is read and the objections of the President are spread at large upon the Journal, further consideration of the veto message and the joint resolution shall be postponed until the legislative day of Wednesday, June 22, 2016; and that on that legislative day, the House shall proceed to the constitutional question of reconsideration and dispose of such question without intervening motion. Agreed to without objection.
5:15:52 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON VETO MESSAGE - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that when a veto message on House Joint Resolution 88 is laid before the House on the legislative day of June 8, 2016, after the message is read and the objections of the President are spread at large upon the Journal, further consideration of the veto message and the joint resolution shall be postponed until the legislative day of Wednesday, June 22, 2016; and that on that legislative day, the House shall proceed to the constitutional question of reconsideration and dispose of such question without intervening motion. Agreed to without objection.
5:16:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
5:16:21 P.M. H.J. Res. 88 POSTPONED CONSIDERATION OF VETO MESSAGE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Chair announced that further consideration of the veto message on H.J. Res. 88 shall be postponed until the legislative day of Wednesday, June 22, 2016; and that on that legislative day, the House shall proceed to the constitutional question of reconsideration and dispose of such question without intervening motion.
5:18:07 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:18:16 P.M. S. 2276 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2276 — "To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes."
5:18:40 P.M. S. 2276 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:18:44 P.M. S. 2276 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2276.
5:56:44 P.M. S. 2276 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:56:48 P.M. S. 2276 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:56:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:58:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:46:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:03:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 8.
10:03:01 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 770.
10:03:02 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 771.
10:04:00 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:04:09 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:04:10 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 9, 2016.
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