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Legislative Day of June 09, 2016

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10:00:45 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:59 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.
11:30:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 9.
12:00:16 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Kent Clark, Grace Gospel Fellowship, Pontiac, Michigan.
12:03:12 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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. Wilson (SC) 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 The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
12:03:35 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Walberg to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:41 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches with by direction of the chair would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:30:07 P.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 9, 2016 at 9:09 a.m.: that the Senate disagreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2577; Senate agreed to House request for Conference.
12:30:53 P.M. H. Res. 770 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 770 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5278) to establish an Oversight Board to assist the Government of Puerto Rico, including instrumentalities, in managing its public finances, and for other purposes."
12:33:40 P.M. H. Res. 770 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 770.
1:13:14 P.M. H. Res. 770 The previous question was ordered without objection.
1:14:19 P.M. H. Res. 770 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on H. Res. 770, the Chair put the question on passage of the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Byrne demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until later in the legislative day.
1:15:15 P.M. H. Res. 771 The Chair recognized Mr. Woodall for the purpose of calling up a resolution.
1:15:16 P.M. H. Res. 771 POINT OF ORDER - Prior to consideration of the measure, Mr. Castro (TX) raised a point of order against consideration of H. Res. 771 and the Chair recognized Mr. Castro and Mr. Woodall for up to 10 minutes each on the point of order. After debate, the Chair will put the question of consideration on the resolution as the statutory means of disposing of the point of order in the following form: "Will the House now consider the resolution?".
1:29:14 P.M. H. Res. 771 On question of consideration of the resolution
1:50:47 P.M. H. Res. 771 On motion to consider the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 170 (Roll no. 283).
1:51:33 P.M. H. Res. 771 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 771 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5325) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes."
1:52:09 P.M. H. Res. 771 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 771.
2:53:03 P.M. H. Res. 771 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 771, 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.
2:53:40 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to H. Res. 770, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:54:21 P.M. H. Res. 770 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 770 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5278) to establish an Oversight Board to assist the Government of Puerto Rico, including instrumentalities, in managing its public finances, and for other purposes."
3:15:44 P.M. H. Res. 770 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 178 (Roll no. 284).
3:15:46 P.M. H. Res. 770 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:16:26 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a Certificate of Election received from Ms. Patricia Wolfe, Elections Administrator, State of Ohio, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held June 7, 2016, the Honorable Warren Davidson was elected Representative to Congress for the Eighth Congressional District, State of Ohio.
3:17:28 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-Elect Warren Davidson, Eighth District, State of Ohio, presented himself in the well of the House for the purpose of taking the Oath of Office, which was administered by the Speaker of the House.
3:27:43 P.M. Under Clause 5(d) of rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the Gentleman from Ohio, the whole number of the House is 435.
3:28:02 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 771, on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:28:11 P.M. H. Res. 771 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 771 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5325) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes."
3:33:50 P.M. H. Res. 771 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 181 (Roll no. 285).
3:40:47 P.M. H. Res. 771 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 182 (Roll no. 286).
3:40:50 P.M. H. Res. 771 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:42:23 P.M. H.R. 5278 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 770. H.R. 5278 — "To establish an Oversight Board to assist the Government of Puerto Rico, including instrumentalities, in managing its public finances, and for other purposes."
3:42:28 P.M. H.R. 5278 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5278 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature oa substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-57 and provides that it shall be considered read. The resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed in the report. Each amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member desingated in the report, shall be considered as read, be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or Committee of the Whole. Section 2 provides that upon passage of H.R. 5278, the House shall be considered to have: (1) stricken all after the enacting clause of S. 2328 and inserted in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 5278, as passed by the House; and (2) passed the Senate bill as so amended.
3:42:37 P.M. H.R. 5278 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 770 and Rule XVIII.
3:42:38 P.M. H.R. 5278 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:43:10 P.M. H.R. 5278 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5278.
5:05:36 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (UT), numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-610 to make technical and cross reference corrections in the bill.
5:06:15 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop(UT) amendment No. 1.
5:07:43 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Bishop (UT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:00 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (MO), numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-610 to give priority to protecting federal taxpayer assets in Puerto Rico, such as mass transportation assets.
5:08:21 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves(MO) amendment No. 2.
5:11:14 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Graves (MO) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
5:11:39 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jolly, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-610 to require the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico to report back to Congress on recommended changes to Federal law and programs that would reduce child poverty.
5:11:41 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jolly amendment No. 3.
5:18:01 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Jolly amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:09 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-610 to set a deadline of 18 months for the report required in Section 410
5:18:25 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 4.
5:20:02 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:08 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-610 to require GAO to submit an biannual report to Congress on the debt and revenue levels of each territory, the drivers of each territory's debt, the effect of federal policy on each territory's debt, and the ability of each territory to repay its debt.
5:21:05 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 5.
5:27:46 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:28:11 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-610 to temporarily eliminate in Puerto Rico a statutory cap that limits the total number of census tracts within a Metropolitan Statistical Area that can be designated as qualified census tracts under the Small Business Administration's HUBZone program. The amendment requires the SBA to implement a risk-based approach to requesting and verifying information from firms applying to be designated or re-certified as a qualified HUBZone small business.
5:28:13 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 6.
5:35:11 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:35:43 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mr. Serrano, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-610 to preserve the ability of the Puerto Rico Commission for the Comprehensive Audit of the Public Debt to continue its work in analyzing the legality of certain debts issued by the Commonwealth, and allow the government of Puerto Rico or the Oversight Board to act upon any determination by the Commission.
5:35:45 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Serrano amendment No. 7.
5:39:47 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Serrano amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:40:01 P.M. H.R. 5278 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Torres, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-610 to strike Section 403.
5:40:18 P.M. H.R. 5278 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 770, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres amendment No. 8.
6:11:58 P.M. H.R. 5278 On agreeing to the Torres amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 225 (Roll no. 287).
6:12:31 P.M. H.R. 5278 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5278.
6:13:05 P.M. H.R. 5278 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:13:17 P.M. H.R. 5278 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.
6:21:36 P.M. H.R. 5278 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 297 - 127 (Roll no. 288).
6:21:38 P.M. H.R. 5278 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:39 P.M. H.R. 5278 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. 5278.
6:21:41 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 had been postponed from earlier in the legislative day.
6:21:47 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:17 P.M. H. Con. Res. 135 Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
6:23:17 P.M. H. Con. Res. 135 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 135 — "Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make technical corrections in the enrollment of S. 2328."
6:24:33 P.M. H. Con. Res. 135 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:24:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 135 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:43 P.M. The House received a communication from Mr. Will Plaster, Chief Administrative Officer. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Plaster notified the House that he had been served with a grand jury subpoena for documents issued by the United States Distric Court for the Middle District of Florida and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
6:27:16 P.M. H.R. 5325 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 771. H.R. 5325 — "Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes."
6:27:21 P.M. H.R. 5325 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5325 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed in the report. Each amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member desingated in the report, shall be considered as read, be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or Committee of the Whole. Secion 2 provides that during consideration of H.R. 5325, section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply.
6:27:47 P.M. H.R. 5325 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 771 and Rule XVIII.
6:27:48 P.M. H.R. 5325 The Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.
6:28:00 P.M. H.R. 5325 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5325.
7:24:41 P.M. H.R. 5325 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, No. 2 printed in House Report 114-611 to reprogram funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the House of Representatives.
7:24:51 P.M. H.R. 5325 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 771, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 2.
7:32:51 P.M. H.R. 5325 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 2 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.
7:33:50 P.M. H.R. 5325 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, No. 3 printed in House Report 114-611 to require the Architect of the Capitol to conduct a feasibility study regarding the installation and operation of Capital Bikeshare stations on Capitol Grounds.
7:33:53 P.M. H.R. 5325 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 771, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 3.
7:39:44 P.M. H.R. 5325 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:40:41 P.M. H.R. 5325 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, No. 4 printed in House Report 114-611 to transfer $500,000 from the Capital Construction and Operations account to the Capitol Building and House Office Buildings accounts, appropriating $250,000 to each bringing Capitol and House office buildings into compliance with General Services Administration requirements for federal buildings regarding lactation stations for breastfeeding mothers.
7:40:45 P.M. H.R. 5325 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 771, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 4.
7:44:15 P.M. H.R. 5325 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:45:18 P.M. H.R. 5325 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-611 to provide for a one percent across the board cut to the bill's spending levels. Accounts for the Capitol Police, Architect of the Capitol-Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security, and Office of the Sergeant At Arms shall not be reduced.
7:45:20 P.M. H.R. 5325 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 771, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 6.
7:54:49 P.M. H.R. 5325 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 6 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Schultz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:56:13 P.M. H.R. 5325 Mr. Graves (GA) moved that the committee rise.
7:56:32 P.M. H.R. 5325 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:56:41 P.M. H.R. 5325 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5325 as unfinished business.
7:58:01 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:27:26 P.M. Mrs. Watson Coleman moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:27:45 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:27:46 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 10, 2016.
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