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Legislative Day of July 13, 2016

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10:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:52 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.
11:02:52 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 13.
12:00:23 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Malcolm J. Byrd, Jackson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Hempstead, New York.
12:02:13 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:17 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Langevin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:56 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Miss Rice of New York for the purpose of introducing today's guest Chaplain.
12:05:12 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.
12:38:46 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 13, 2016 at 9:13 a.m.: That the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 4875.
12:40:13 P.M. H. Res. 822 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 822 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill (S. 764) to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (S. 304) to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules."
12:41:29 P.M. H. Res. 822 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 822.
1:43:40 P.M. H. Res. 822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 822, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern 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.
1:44:35 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."
1:44:36 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:08:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 249 (Roll no. 433).
2:12:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 240 (Roll no. 434).
2:17:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 246 (Roll no. 435).
2:21:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the McNerney amendments; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 248 (Roll no. 436).
2:24:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 225 (Roll no. 437).
2:28:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 258 (Roll no. 438).
2:28:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee now rise.
2:28:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:28:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
2:29:23 P.M. H. Res. 822 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 822 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill (S. 764) to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (S. 304) to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules."
2:35:59 P.M. H. Res. 822 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 183 (Roll no. 439).
2:37:02 P.M. H. Res. 826 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 826 — "Electing the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives."
2:37:28 P.M. H. Res. 826 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:37:39 P.M. H. Res. 826 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:00 P.M. ADMINISTERING OATH OF OFFICE - Mr. Philip George Kiko of the State of Ohio, chosen as Chief Administrative Officer, presented himself in the well of the House and the Speaker proceeded to administer the Oath of Office.
2:44:36 P.M. H. Res. 822 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 185 (Roll no. 440).
2:44:38 P.M. H. Res. 822 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:45:10 P.M. S. 304 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mrs. Blackburn asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on S. 304 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
2:45:34 P.M. S. 304 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 822. S. 304 — "To improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information."
2:45:39 P.M. S. 304 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764.
2:46:52 P.M. S. 304 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 304.
4:06:12 P.M. S. 304 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:06:40 P.M. S. 304 Ms. Wasserman Schultz moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
4:06:54 P.M. S. 304 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill prohibiting the provisions of section 3 from applying to the extent that such provisions would reduce access to health care services to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the Zika virus. The reservation was subsequently withdrawn.
4:14:08 P.M. S. 304 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Shultz demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.
4:16:10 P.M. H.R. 5119 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 819. 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."
4:16:15 P.M. H.R. 5119 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4992, H.R. 5119 and H.R. 5631 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.
4:16:37 P.M. H.R. 5119 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5119.
4:37:02 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate concurred in the House amendments to the Senate amendments to H.R. 636.
4:37:43 P.M. H.R. 5119 DEBATE - The House continued debate on H.R. 5119.
5:06:43 P.M. H.R. 5119 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:32:28 P.M. H.R. 5119 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 249 - 176 (Roll no. 441).
5:32:30 P.M. H.R. 5119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:37 P.M. S. 304 Considered as unfinished business. S. 304 — "To improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information."
5:42:39 P.M. S. 304 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 - 244 (Roll no. 442).
5:48:56 P.M. S. 304 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 182 (Roll no. 443).
5:48:58 P.M. S. 304 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:49:14 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3055 and H.R. 5588.
5:49:52 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."
5:50:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:50:21 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.
5:54:38 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Boustany amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 195 (Roll no. 444).
5:57:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 189 (Roll no. 445).
6:00:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 197 (Roll no. 446).
6:03:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Graham amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 243 (Roll no. 447).
6:06:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 238 (Roll no. 448).
6:09:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 190 (Roll no. 449).
6:12:38 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 199 (Roll no. 450).
6:15:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Murphy (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 231 (Roll no. 451).
6:18:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 201 (Roll no. 452).
6:19:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the committee rise.
6:19:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:19:29 P.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
6:19:49 P.M. H. Res. 823 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:19:52 P.M. H. Res. 823 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 823 — "Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28, 2016, that resulted in the loss of at least 44 lives."
6:20:40 P.M. H. Res. 823 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:20:41 P.M. H. Res. 823 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:20:42 P.M. H. Res. 827 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:21:00 P.M. H. Res. 827 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 827 — "Condemning the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, offering condolences to and expressing support for their families and friends and all those affected, and applauding the dedication and bravery of law enforcement, emergency response, and counterterrorism officials in responding to the attack."
6:21:11 P.M. H. Res. 827 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:21:32 P.M. H. Res. 827 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:34 P.M. H.R. 5722 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:22:15 P.M. H.R. 5722 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5722 — "To establish the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission."
6:23:06 P.M. H.R. 5722 On passage Passed without objection.
6:23:11 P.M. H.R. 5722 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:23:51 P.M. Mr. Chaffetz moved that when the House adjourns on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
6:23:54 P.M. On motion to fix the next convening time Agreed to by voice vote.
6:25:01 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."
6:25:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:25:56 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, numbered 76 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Enforcement Division.
6:26:36 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 Palmer amendment No. 76.
6:34:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 76, 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.
6:35:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lummis, numbered 77 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove federal protections for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse under the Endangered Species Act
6:36:16 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 Lummis amendment No. 77.
6:44:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lummis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 78 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove federal protections for the Mexican Wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and would prevent the expansion of the species habitat outside of its historic range.
6:44:43 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. 78.
6:53:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 78, 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.
6:53:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 79 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to develop, administer, purchase, acquire, or operate an unmanned aircraft system owned by the Department of Interior or the Environmental Protection Agency to perform surveying, mapping, or collecting remote sensing data.
6:54:13 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 Perry (PA) amendment No. 79.
7:04:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry(PA) amendment No. 79, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Perry(PA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:04:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 80 printed in House Report 114-683 to reduce Appropriations made in this Act for the Environmental Protection Agency by 17 percent.
7:05:16 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 Perry (PA) amendment No. 80.
7:11:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry(PA) amendment No. 80, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Perry(PA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:11:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
7:12:44 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany S. 524.
7:12:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
7:13:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 81 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act.
7:14:11 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 Perry (PA) amendment No. 81.
7:25:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:26:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pompeo, numbered 82 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer or enforce EPA's proposed rule on Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Rink Management Program Under the Clean Air Act
7:26:30 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 Pompeo amendment No. 82.
7:29:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:29:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Calvert, comprised of the following amendments offered En Bloc# 1: Amendment Nos. 83, 86, 107, 118, 127 and 129 printed in House Report 114-683.
7:30:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Calvert amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:31:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, numbered 84 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule entitled `Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details.
7:31:59 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 Ratcliffe amendment No. 84.
7:36:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ratcliffe amendment No. 84, 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.
7:36:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 85 printed in House Report 114-683 to block the use of funds to carry out the third sentence of section 107(f )(1) (CERCLA).
7:37:07 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 Smith (MO) amendment No. 85.
7:42:27 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 85, 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.
7:43:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 87 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used to enforce a federal court decision that stopped implementation of the 2014 EA and take permit plan for double-crested cormorants.
7:43:31 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. 87.
7:48:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:49:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 88 printed in House Report 114-683 to restrict federal agencies from using funds to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
7:49:29 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. 88.
7:58:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 88, 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.
7:58:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 89 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to finalize, implement, or enforce new regulations on offshore Arctic energy exploration and development.
7:59:06 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 Young(AK) amendment No. 89.
8:03:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:03:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 90 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to implement a final plan to designate areas of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as wilderness.
8:04:04 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 Young(AK) amendment No. 90.
8:11:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 90, 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.
8:14:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 91 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to implement a final rule by the Fish and Wildlife Service and a proposed rule from the National Park Service.
8:14:59 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 Young(AK) amendment No. 91.
8:23:44 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:24:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 92 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to remove 3 Arctic Sales from the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Program.
8:25:06 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 Young(AK) amendment No. 92.
8:29:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 92, 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.
8:30:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 93 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from this Act to be used by the Department of Interior to change existing placer mining plans of operations in regard to re-vegetation.
8:31:08 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 Young(AK) amendment No. 93.
8:36:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:37:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Calvert, comprised of the following amendments offered En Bloc No. 2: amendments Nos. 108, 109, 110, 112, 115, 117, 121, 124, 125, and 126 printed in House Report 114-683.
8:37:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Calvert amendments en bloc #2.
8:44:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Calvert amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:45:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Zeldin, numbered 94 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to designate a National Marine Monument in the EEZ via presidential proclamation.
8:45:33 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 Zeldin amendment No. 94.
8:54:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Zeldin amendment No. 94, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes 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.
8:55:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 95 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used to block science-based protections for imperiled wildlife that has or may need Endangered Species Act protections.
8:55:13 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 Beyer amendment No. 95.
9:06:57 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 95, 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.
9:07:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 96 printed in House Report 114-683 to require that no funds made available by this Act be used in contravention of Executive Order 13653 or Executive Order 13693.
9:07:25 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. 96.
9:12:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 96, 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.
9:12:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 97 printed in House Report 114-683 to require that no funds made available by this Act be used authorize, permit, or conduct geological or geophysical activities in support of oil, gas, or methane hydrate exploration and development in the Atlantic.
9:12:49 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 Beyer amendment No. 97.
9:20:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 97, 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.
9:20:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
9:41:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 223 (Roll no. 453).
9:45:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 - 203 (Roll no. 454).
9:48:11 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 161 - 262 (Roll no. 455).
9:51:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 239 (Roll no. 456).
9:54:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 197 (Roll no. 457).
9:58:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 257 (Roll no. 458).
10:01:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 202 (Roll no. 459).
10:04:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 191 (Roll no. 460).
10:07:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 185 (Roll no. 461).
10:11:27 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Zeldin amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 202 (Roll no. 462).
10:14:40 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 235 (Roll no. 463).
10:19:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 234 (Roll no. 464).
10:22:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 236 (Roll no. 465).
10:24:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 98 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds made available by this Act may be used to implement or enforce section 120, 425, 426, or 427.
10:24:52 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. 98.
10:33:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 98, 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.
10:34:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capps, numbered 99 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to process any application for a permit to drill or a permit to modify that would authorize use of hydraulic fracturing or acid well stimulation treatment in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf.
10:34:22 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 Capps amendment No. 99.
10:41:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment No. 99, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:42:05 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 100 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds in the bill from being used to abolish law enforcement offices at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.
10:42:08 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. 100.
10:47:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 100, 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.
10:48:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Higgins, numbered 101 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by a State in contravention of the Great Lakes Compact, an interstate compact ratified by Congress detailing how the States will work together to manage and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.
10:48:19 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 Higgins amendment No. 101.
10:51:11 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Higgins amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:51:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 102 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used in contravention to a 2009 Interior Department Secretarial Order on climate change.
10:51:32 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 Lowenthal amendment No. 102.
10:58:36 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 102, 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.
10:59:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, numbered 103 printed in House Report 114-683 to protect the Administration's climate change and environmental sustainability executive order to ensure that no funds be used to weaken the executive order within this Act.
10:59:03 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 Pocan amendment No. 103.
11:04:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 103, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pocan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:04:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 104 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to pursue any additional legal ways to transfer Federal lands to private owners in contravention of existing law.
11:05:03 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. 104.
11:09:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 104, 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.
11:10:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 105 printed in House Report 114-683 to Prohibits any funds from being made available to implement the proposed rule for dog management in the Golden Gate National Recreational Area.
11:10:21 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 Speier amendment No. 105.
11:13:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:13:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 106 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent a provision of the bill that would block BLM resource management plans from going into effect if failing to implement the plans would limit BLM's ability to meet its multiple use obligations, including providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.
11:13:49 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 Tsongas amendment No. 106.
11:18:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 106, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:19:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 111 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase BIA funding for dirt school bus routes by $1.5 million. The cost is offset by decreasing EPA's Environment Programs & Management fund by $1.75 million.
11:19:17 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 Chaffetz amendment No. 111.
11:25:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:25:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 113 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase funding for the National Estuary Program by $468,000.
11:25:41 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 Grayson amendment No. 113.
11:26:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:27:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norcross, numbered 114 printed in House Report 114-683 to add $15,282,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund.
11:27:24 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 Norcross amendment No. 114.
11:33:57 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 114, 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.
11:34:15 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 116 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase and then decrease the amount provided for Wildland Fire Management by $2 million in order to apply additional funds to the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program.
11:34:17 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. 116.
11:38:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:38:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 119 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds for the Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to prohibit tubing, waterskiing and wake boarding in an area on Lake Havasu.
11:38:21 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 Gosar amendment No. 119.
11:47:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:48:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Weber (TX), No. 120 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by EPA in contravention of the Clean Air Act provision requiring EPA to evaluate the impact of its actions with respect to jobs in America.
11:48:12 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 Weber amendment No. 120.
11:52:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Weber (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:53:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, No. 122 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to issue grazing permits or leases in contravention of BLM regulations.
11:53:34 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 Gallego amendment No. 122.
11:57:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 122, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gallego demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:57:38 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, No. 123 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the government from entering into a contract with an entity that discloses, as it is required to by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that it has been convicted of fraud or another criminal offense in the last three years in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public contract or subcontract; prohibit the government from contracting with entities that have been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes for which the liability remains unsatisfied.
11:57:41 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 Grayson amendment No. 123.
11:57:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:59:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, No. 130 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used for Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses.
11:59:09 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 Polis amendment No. 130.
12:06:05 A.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn.
12:06:30 A.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
12:06:45 A.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:06:53 A.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
12:08:05 A.M. Mr. Chaffetz moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:08:14 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:08:15 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 14, 2016.
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