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Legislative Day of September 07, 2016

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10:00:28 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:33 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:54 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.
11:07:13 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 7.
12:00:35 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Marvin Jacobo, City Ministry Network, Modesto, CA
12:01:26 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Castor of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:38 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.
12:42:18 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 September 7, 2016 at 9:41 a.m.: Appointments: Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
12:42:59 P.M. H. Res. 843 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 843 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5063) to limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes."
12:45:07 P.M. H. Res. 843 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 843.
1:46:56 P.M. H. Res. 843 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 177 (Roll no. 481).
1:46:58 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence for the people of Louisiana due to the devastating flooding that occurred in the state.
1:56:28 P.M. H. Res. 843 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 178 (Roll no. 482).
1:56:30 P.M. H. Res. 843 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 131 Mr. Barletta asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
1:56:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 131 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 131 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run."
1:57:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 131 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:57:46 P.M. H. Con. Res. 131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:57:47 P.M. H.R. 5063 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 843. H.R. 5063 — "To limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes."
1:57:52 P.M. H.R. 5063 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5063 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.
2:00:23 P.M. H.R. 5063 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 843 and Rule XVIII.
2:00:24 P.M. H.R. 5063 The Speaker designated the Honorable Chris Stewart to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:01:01 P.M. H.R. 5063 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5063.
2:53:06 P.M. H.R. 5063 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-724 to exempt from the bill any settlement pertaining to discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, or any other protected category.
2:53:30 P.M. H.R. 5063 DEBATE - Purusant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
2:59:46 P.M. H.R. 5063 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:00:14 P.M. H.R. 5063 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-724 to exempt settlement agreements that strengthen the personal privacy of Americans from the blanket prohibition in this legislation.
3:00:17 P.M. H.R. 5063 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment.
3:06:54 P.M. H.R. 5063 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:07:14 P.M. H.R. 5063 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-724 to exempt settlement agreements that pertain to providing restitution for a State.
3:07:16 P.M. H.R. 5063 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
3:13:18 P.M. H.R. 5063 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:13:48 P.M. H.R. 5063 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-724 to exempt settlement agreements that resolves a civil action or potential civil action in relation to sexual harassment, violence, or discrimination in the work place.
3:13:51 P.M. H.R. 5063 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
3:22:18 P.M. H.R. 5063 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:22:53 P.M. H.R. 5063 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-724 to cap settlement payments for attorney fees provided in relation to environmental cases at $125 per hour.
3:22:55 P.M. H.R. 5063 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
3:29:57 P.M. H.R. 5063 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:30:19 P.M. H.R. 5063 An amendment, offered by Mr. Price, Tom, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-724 to require the head of each Federal agency to electronically submit a report to the Congressional Budget Office on each settlement agreement entered into pursuant to this bill.
3:30:37 P.M. H.R. 5063 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tom Price (GA) amendment.
3:33:33 P.M. H.R. 5063 On agreeing to the Price, Tom amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:44 P.M. H.R. 5063 An amendment, offered by Mr. Price, Tom, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-724 to require each agency's Inspector General to report annually to the House and Senate Committees on the Budget, the Judiciary, and Appropriations on any settlement agreement entered into by an during the previous year that are in violation of section 2.
3:33:46 P.M. H.R. 5063 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 843, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tom Price (GA) amendment.
3:35:44 P.M. H.R. 5063 On agreeing to the Price, Tom amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:59:04 P.M. H.R. 5063 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 234 (Roll no. 483).
4:04:22 P.M. H.R. 5063 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 236 (Roll no. 484).
4:08:57 P.M. H.R. 5063 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 235 (Roll no. 485).
4:12:56 P.M. H.R. 5063 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 155 - 262 (Roll no. 486).
4:13:09 P.M. H.R. 5063 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5063.
4:13:42 P.M. H.R. 5063 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:14:02 P.M. H.R. 5063 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.
4:15:40 P.M. H.R. 5063 Ms. Meng moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:16:40 P.M. H.R. 5063 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for settlement agreements that reduce the cost of life-saving medical devices, such as EpiPens, through the enforcement of antitrust laws.
4:22:42 P.M. H.R. 5063 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:28:30 P.M. H.R. 5063 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 234 (Roll no. 487).
4:36:25 P.M. H.R. 5063 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 - 174 (Roll no. 488).
4:36:26 P.M. H.R. 5063 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:37:07 P.M. S. 2040 UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 9, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, as though under clause 1 of rule 15, relating to S. 2040.
4:37:23 P.M. S. 2012 APPOINTMENT OF CONFEREE - The Chair announced the appointment of Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois as a conferee on S. 2012 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Whitfield of Kentucky.
4:38:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:38:31 P.M. H. Res. 660 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 660 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of Georgia."
4:38:53 P.M. H. Res. 660 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:38:56 P.M. H. Res. 660 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 660.
4:54:38 P.M. H. Res. 660 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.
4:55:00 P.M. H. Res. 634 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 634 — "Recognizing the importance of the United States-Republic of Korea-Japan trilateral relationship to counter North Korean threats and nuclear proliferation, and to ensure regional security and human rights."
4:55:04 P.M. H. Res. 634 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:55:07 P.M. H. Res. 634 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 634.
5:11:41 P.M. H. Res. 634 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:04 P.M. H.R. 4481 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4481 — "To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish the goal of all children in school and learning as an objective of the United States foreign assistance policy, and for other purposes."
5:12:25 P.M. H.R. 4481 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:27 P.M. H.R. 4481 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4481.
5:29:00 P.M. H.R. 4481 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:02 P.M. H.R. 4481 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:26 P.M. H.R. 5537 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5537 — "To promote internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the internet, and for other purposes."
5:29:41 P.M. H.R. 5537 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:29:43 P.M. H.R. 5537 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5537.
5:42:16 P.M. H.R. 5537 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:42:19 P.M. H.R. 5537 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:43:05 P.M. H.R. 2845 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2845 — "To promote access to benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for other purposes."
5:43:08 P.M. H.R. 2845 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:43:10 P.M. H.R. 2845 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2845.
6:12:38 P.M. H.R. 2845 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:12:40 P.M. H.R. 2845 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:13:10 P.M. John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission - Pursuant to Section 4(a) of the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission Act (Public Law 114-215), the Democratic Leader appointed the following member of the House to the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission: Mr. Kennedy.
6:13:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:14:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:37:17 P.M. Ms. Norton moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:37:36 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:37:37 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 8, 2016.
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