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Legislative Day of July 12, 2016

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10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:23 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.
11:02:59 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 July 12.
12:00:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:32 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:36 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Forbes to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:53 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.
12:22:07 P.M. Mr. Grayson moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:44:37 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 0 - 377, 1 Present (Roll no. 404).
12:45:24 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 July 12, 2016 at 11:11 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 44.
12:47:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:58:50 P.M. H. Res. 820 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 820 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016; and for other purposes."
1:04:43 P.M. H. Res. 820 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 820.
1:13:24 P.M. MOTION TO POSTPONE CONSIDERATION - The Chair recognized Mr. Grayson who moved to postpone the further consideration of H. Res. 820 until Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Pursuant to clause 6(b) of Rule XIII, the Chair ruled that the motion was dilatory and not in order.
1:13:45 P.M. RULING BY THE CHAIR - Mr. Grayson appealed the ruling of the Chair and the Chair announced that the appeal could not be entertained. As reflected by the ruling of Speaker Crisp of September 20, 1893, appeals of dilatory motions pending consideration of a report from the Committee on Rules on a special order of business are also dilatory within the meaning of the rule.
1:14:22 P.M. Mr. Grayson moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:43:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 0 - 362, 1 Present (Roll no. 405).
1:44:33 P.M. H. Res. 820 DEBATE - The House proceeded with further debate on H. Res. 820.
1:52:14 P.M. H. Res. 820 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 820, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:53:47 P.M. H. Res. 819 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 819 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4992) to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5119) to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5631) to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes."
1:54:55 P.M. H. Res. 819 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 819.
2:23:54 P.M. H. Res. 819 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 819, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
2:24:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:25:19 P.M. H.R. 5658 Mr. Farenthold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5658 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes."
2:25:31 P.M. H.R. 5658 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:25:32 P.M. H.R. 5658 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5658.
2:35:06 P.M. H.R. 5658 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2:36:04 P.M. H.R. 5421 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5421 — "To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to apply the exemption from State regulation of securities offerings to securities listed on a national security exchange that has listing standards that have been approved by the Commission."
2:36:06 P.M. H.R. 5421 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:36:07 P.M. H.R. 5421 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5421.
2:47:47 P.M. H.R. 5421 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:47:48 P.M. H.R. 5421 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:47:56 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous questions to H. Res. 820 and H. Res. 819, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:48:42 P.M. H. Res. 820 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 820 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016; and for other purposes."
3:12:06 P.M. H. Res. 820 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 174 (Roll no. 406).
3:24:35 P.M. H. Res. 820 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 179 (Roll no. 407).
3:24:37 P.M. H. Res. 820 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:39 P.M. H. Res. 819 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 819 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4992) to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5119) to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5631) to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes."
3:30:58 P.M. H. Res. 819 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 174 (Roll no. 408).
3:36:41 P.M. H. Res. 819 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 172 (Roll no. 409).
3:36:43 P.M. H. Res. 819 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:36:55 P.M. H.R. 5658 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5658 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes."
3:42:52 P.M. H.R. 5658 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 8 (Roll no. 410).
3:42:53 P.M. H.R. 5658 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:43:07 P.M. H.R. 4768 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4768 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions."
3:43:18 P.M. H.R. 4768 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:48:50 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 223 (Roll no. 411).
3:53:18 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Meeks amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 243 (Roll no. 412).
3:56:59 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 243 (Roll no. 413).
4:01:03 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 235 (Roll no. 414).
4:01:44 P.M. H.R. 4768 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4768.
4:01:55 P.M. H.R. 4768 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.
4:03:03 P.M. H.R. 4768 Mr. Keating moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:04:21 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section titled "Excepted Rules Regarding the Prevention of Firearms Transfers to Criminals and Suspected Terrorists".
4:12:30 P.M. H.R. 4768 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:18:43 P.M. H.R. 4768 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 169 - 236 (Roll no. 415).
4:31:20 P.M. H.R. 4768 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 - 171 (Roll no. 416).
4:31:22 P.M. H.R. 4768 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:31:23 P.M. H.R. 4768 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:32:13 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:32:29 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 142 — "Supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with respect to that bid."
4:32:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:32:48 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:32:49 P.M. H. Res. 374 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:33:25 P.M. H. Res. 374 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 374 — "Recognizing the 50th anniversary of Singaporean independence and reaffirming Singapore's close partnership with the United States."
4:33:34 P.M. H. Res. 374 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to strike all after the resolving clause and insert a completely new text.
4:33:53 P.M. H. Res. 374 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:33:54 P.M. H. Res. 374 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to strike the preamble and insert new language.
4:33:55 P.M. H. Res. 374 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:33:57 P.M. H. Res. 374 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:33:58 P.M. H. Res. 374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:59 P.M. H. Res. 374 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:34:02 P.M. H.R. 3394 Mr. Goodlatte called up H.R. 3394 and asked unanimous consent to consider in the the House.
4:35:02 P.M. H.R. 3394 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 3394 — "To amend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 to allow for the use of certain assets of foreign persons and entities to satisfy certain judgments against terrorist parties, and for other purposes."
4:35:03 P.M. H.R. 3394 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Goodlatte, to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a completely new text.
4:35:04 P.M. H.R. 3394 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:35:16 P.M. H.R. 3394 On passage Passed without objection.
4:35:17 P.M. H.R. 3394 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:36:00 P.M. S. 2840 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:36:17 P.M. S. 2840 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2840 — "To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training, and for other purposes."
4:36:36 P.M. S. 2840 On passage Passed without objection.
4:36:42 P.M. S. 2840 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:37:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 820. H.R. 5538 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes."
4:37:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5538 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. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall bedebatable for 20 minutes. on any legislative day during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016, the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period.
4:37:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 820 and Rule XVIII.
4:37:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:37:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5538.
5:18:30 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Bishop (UT) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Bishop (UT) raised a point of order against section 128 of the bill, stating it changed existing law and constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
5:21:17 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-683 to match the budget request for Law Enforcement of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
5:21:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 1.
5:28:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:32:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase funding for the Operation of the National Park System (ONPS) account by $2,500,000, and decrease funding for the Departmental Operations Account for the Department of Interior by $2,500,000.
5:32:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 2.
5:36:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Himes, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-683 to fund the New England National Scenic Trail at $300,000 within the Operation of the National Park System.
5:36:56 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Himes amendment No. 3.
5:39:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Himes amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Himes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:40:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Griffith, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-683 to provide a distribution of funds among Appalachian states for reclamation of abandoned mine lands in conjunction with economic and community development, offset by funds from the Environmental Programs and Management account.
5:40:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith amendment No. 4.
5:46:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Griffith amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:46:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-683 to decrease and increase funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by $1 million to require that the BIA to report, identify and adjudicate to landowners egress and ingress easements where they do not exist for landowners on land parcels adjudicated under the Pueblo Lands Act of 1924.
5:46:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment No. 5.
5:51:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment was withdrawn.
5:52:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-683 to decrease and increase funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by $1 million to require the BIA to update and digitize its inventory of rights-of-way records and to make them publicly available in a commonly used mapping format.
5:52:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment No. 6.
5:56:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment was withdrawn.
5:56:36 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message.
5:58:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Committee resumed its sitting.
5:58:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-683 to reprogram already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Interior.
5:58:24 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 8.
6:06:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 8, 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.
6:07:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norcross, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-683 to add $13,060,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund (equal to President's Budget request) and reduces Payments In Lieu of Taxes by the same amount.
6:07:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 9.
6:13:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norcross demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:13:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike lines 4 through 19 on page 67.
6:13:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 10.
6:23:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:23:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 122.
6:23:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 11.
6:28:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:28:25 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 124.
6:28:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 12.
6:35:52 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:36:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 127 of the Act, which would delay the finalization and implementation of the proposed rule for air quality control, reporting, and compliance in specific offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean.
6:36:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 13.
6:41:56 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 13, 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.
6:42:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 14 printed in House Report 114-683 to eliminate funding for the Air, Climate and Energy Research Program under EPA.
6:42:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 14.
6:46:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 14, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Pingree demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:47:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lummis, numbered 15 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase the EPA's Inspector General fund by $10,038,000 to bring up to President's request and decreases the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Programs and Management fund by $14,000,000.
6:47:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis amendment No. 15.
6:53:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lummis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:54:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-683 to redirect funds from EPA bureaucracy to the Forest Service Hazardous Fuels account in order to prevent dangerous wildfires.
6:54:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 16.
7:02:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 17 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove funds from the EPA bureaucracy, and places them into the US Forest Service's Forest and Rangeland Research Account, which funds the Forest Products Laboratory and Forest Inventory and Analysis, among other programs.
7:02:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 17.
7:07:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:08:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure implementation of the EPA's Final Rule on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities is consistent with Executive Order 12898.
7:08:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 18.
7:12:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, numbered 19 printed in House Report 114-683 to direct $10,000,000 to Brownfields projects within State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) from Superfund cleanup to help states leverage $18 for $1 expended for the purpose of cleaning up brownfield properties, such as abandoned factories or former dry cleaning establishments, in their communities.
7:13:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment No. 19.
7:18:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:19:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, numbered 20 printed in House Report 114-683 to eliminate funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants and sends the savings to the spending reduction account.
7:19:05 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole pro ceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 20.
7:28:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 20, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Palmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:29:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), numbered 21 printed in House Report 114-683 to decrease and increase State and Tribal Assistance Grants by $6 million to direct the EPA to work with the affected States and Indian tribes to implement a long-term monitoring program for water quality of the Animas and San Juan Rivers in response to the Gold King Mine spill.
7:29:24 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment No. 21.
7:35:15 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment No. 21, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ben Ray Lujan (NM) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:35:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Dingell, numbered 22 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove language that would exempt a number of potentially damaging activities in National Forests from consideration, including public notice and comment and alternatives analysis, under the National Environmental Policy Act.
7:35:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 22.
7:45:08 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 22, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Dingell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:48:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 25 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 425, which prohibits the EPA from acting on changes to the definition of `fill material' and `discharge of fill material' under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
7:48:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 25.
7:56:57 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:57:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lawrence, numbered 26 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 427.
7:57:24 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence amendment No. 26.
8:00:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Lawrence amendment was withdrawn.
8:00:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 27 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike language that would delay implementation of the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.
8:00:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 27.
8:07:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 27, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:07:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Becerra, numbered 28 printed in House Report 114-638 to strike section 430 of Interior Appropriations bill for FY 17.
8:07:40 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Becerra amendment No. 28.
8:13:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Becerra amendment No. 28, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Becerra demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:14:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 29 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 431.
8:14:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 29.
8:22:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 29, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:22:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 30 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 434 to allow the EPA to regulate ozone-depleting substances under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program to improve public health and fight the root causes of climate change.
8:22:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 30.
8:28:40 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:28:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 31 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 436 to allow federal agencies to use the social cost of carbon in rule makings and guidance documents
8:28:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 31.
8:39:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 31, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:39:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 32 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 453.
8:39:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 32.
8:46:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 32, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:47:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 33 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 439, regarding methane emissions.
8:47:03 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 33.
8:55:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 33, 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.
8:55:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 34 printed in House Report 114-683 to allow the Interior Department to proceed with updating royalty rates and valuation for federal coal, oil, and gas by striking Section 440.
8:55:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 34.
9:05:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 34, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:06:00 P.M. UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Calvert asked unanimous consent that amendments numbered 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40 printed in House Report 114-683 be considered en bloc. Agreed to without objection.
9:06:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. McNerney, Amendments numbered 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40 printed in House Report 114-683.
9:06:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendments Nos. 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40.
9:17:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney En Bloc amendments No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:18:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, Amendment numbered 41 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 453.
9:18:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 41.
9:29:27 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 41, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:30:15 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Black, numbered 42 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the EPA from using funds to implement, administer, or enforce the agency's `Phase 2' fuel-efficiency and emissions standards, or any rule with respect to glider kits and glider vehicles.
9:30:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Black amendment No. 42.
9:39:03 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Black amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:39:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 43 printed in House Report 114-683 to impose a 1 percent across-the-board spending cut to the bill.
9:39:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 43.
9:48:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 43, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:49:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Boustany, numbered 44 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior to implement, administer, or enforce any rule or guidance substantially similar to the proposed guidance that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management made available for public comment on September 22, 2015, regarding financial assurances for oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf.
9:49:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boustany amendment No. 44.
9:57:26 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Boustany amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:57:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Boustany, numbered 45 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure that no money is permitted for the implementation of the Well Control Rule.
9:57:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boustany amendment No. 45.
10:06:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Boustany amendment No. 45, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:07:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:31:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 225 (Roll no. 417).
10:33:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Himes amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 241 (Roll no. 418).
10:36:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 251 (Roll no. 419).
10:40:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Norcross amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 143 - 282 (Roll no. 420).
10:43:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 235 (Roll no. 421).
10:46:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 240 (Roll no. 422).
10:50:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 237 (Roll no. 423).
10:54:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 244 (Roll no. 424).
10:56:25 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 208 - 217 (Roll no. 425).
10:59:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 250 (Roll no. 426).
11:03:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 - 207 (Roll no. 427).
11:06:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Dingell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 256 (Roll no. 428).
11:09:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 231 (Roll no. 429).
11:12:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Becerra amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 236 (Roll no. 430).
11:15:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 244 (Roll no. 431).
11:18:17 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 241 (Roll no. 432).
11:19:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee now rise.
11:19:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:20:08 P.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
11:20:30 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 822.
11:21:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5538 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes."
11:21:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:22:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brat, numbered 46 printed in House Report 114-683 to sunset Land and Water Conservation Fund grants with states or local government units after 20 years.
11:23:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brat amendment No. 46.
11:26:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Brat amendment; Failed by voice vote.
11:27:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 47 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent the Department of Interior from partnering with private organizations to create or expand national heritage areas in southeast Colorado.
11:27:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 47.
11:29:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:30:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Burgess, numbered 48 printed in House Report 114-683 to restrict funds from being used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hire new employees under the Title 42 Special Pay Program or transfer existing employees into the Title 42 Special Pay Program authorized for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
11:30:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess amendment No. 48.
11:37:29 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Burgess amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:37:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 49 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit any funds from being used to develop or propose legislation to redirect funds allocated from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).
11:37:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 49.
11:44:29 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:44:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 50 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funding from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the Obama administration's National Ocean Policy.
11:44:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 50.
11:53:30 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 50, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:53:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cramer, numbered 51 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure no funds are provided to finalize or implement the Fish and Wildlife Service rule entitled "Management of Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights."
11:53:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cramer amendment No. 51.
11:58:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cramer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:59:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, numbered 52 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the EPA from enforcing or implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule on farming and ranching operations.
11:59:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment No. 52.
12:03:41 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:03:57 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, numbered 53 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds in support of grassroots advocacy campaigns intended to persuade the outcome of legislation pending in Congress or state legislatures.
12:03:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment No. 53.
12:08:23 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:08:38 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 54 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent any funds from being used for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the EPA and reduces the Environmental Programs and Management account by $4,235,000.
12:08:40 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis amendment No. 54.
12:13:48 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:14:08 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 57 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described "backstop" actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
12:14:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 57.
12:22:12 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 57, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kilmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:22:37 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 58 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the draft EPA-USGS Technical Report entitled "Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration."
12:22:39 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 58.
12:29:59 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:30:41 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jenkins (WV), numbered 62 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funding for the EPA to develop, finalize, promulgate, implement, administer, or enforce any rule under section 112 of the Clean Air Act that applies to glass manufacturers that do not use continuous furnaces.
12:30:43 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jenkins (WV) amendment No. 62.
12:37:26 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Jenkins (WV) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:37:35 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Graham, numbered 63 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure none of the funds made available by the Act may be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.
12:37:37 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graham amendment No. 63.
12:40:53 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Graham amendment No. 63, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Graham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:41:15 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 64 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure that no funds appropriated by this Act can be used to implement, administer, or enforce Davis-Bacon prevailing rate wage requirements.
12:41:17 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 64.
12:51:49 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 64, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:52:32 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 66 printed in House Report 114-683 to Prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the final rule entitled "Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands".
12:52:34 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 66.
1:00:52 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:01:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 67 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review as required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
1:01:11 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 67.
1:09:18 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 67 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:09:52 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 68 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse.
1:09:54 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 68.
1:16:30 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 68 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:17:11 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Loudermilk, No. 69 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act.
1:17:15 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Loudermilk amendment No. 69.
1:22:36 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Loudermilk amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:23:04 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lummis, No. 70 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funding to finalize, implement, or enforce EPA proposed rulemaking regarding in situ uranium production.
1:23:06 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis amendment No. 70.
1:30:17 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lummis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, No. 71 printed in House Report 114-683 to limit permit inspection regulations with respect to the export of squid, octopus, and cuttlefish products.
1:31:11 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 71.
1:35:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:36:54 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Murphy (FL), No. 72 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit use of funds to carry out seismic airgun testing or seismic airgun surveys in the OCS Planning Areas located within the EEZ bordering the State of Florida.
1:36:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment No. 72.
1:42:35 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment No. 72 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Murphy (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:43:01 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, No. 73 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Department of Interior to treat any Gray Wolf in the 48 contiguous states as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act after June 13, 2017.
1:43:05 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 73.
1:52:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 73 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:52:31 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, No. 74 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by EPA to issue and expand new regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that would apply to Animal Feeding Operations.
1:52:34 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 74.
2:00:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:01:47 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, No. 75 printed in House Report 114-683 to restore $1 million for the Wolf Livestock Loss Demonstration Program offset by reducing funds for EPA Environmental Programs & Management by a similar amount.
2:01:50 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 75.
2:07:45 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:08:08 A.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
2:08:23 A.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:08:32 A.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
2:09:17 A.M. Mr. Collins (GA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:09:28 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:09:29 A.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 13, 2016.
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