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Legislative Day of September 13, 2016

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10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:37 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.
11:00:21 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 13.
12:00:20 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Wayne Lomax, The Fountain of New Life Church, Miami Gardens, FL
12:01:54 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Langevin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:12 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.
12:30:06 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION - Mr. Fleming notified the House of his intent to offer a privileged resolution. Subsequently under rule 9, the Chair announced that it would not at this point determine whether the resolution noticed by Mr. Fleming constituted a question of privilege, but, would make the determination at the time designated for consideration of the resolution.
12:38:24 P.M. H. Res. 858 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 858 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3590) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in the income threshold used in determining the deduction for medical care."
12:39:35 P.M. H. Res. 858 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 858.
1:10:35 P.M. H. Res. 858 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 858, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 858 and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:11:17 P.M. H. Res. 859 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 859 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5620) to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes."
1:13:30 P.M. H. Res. 859 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 859.
2:20:40 P.M. H. Res. 859 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 170 (Roll no. 498).
2:26:48 P.M. H. Res. 859 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 169 (Roll no. 499).
2:26:50 P.M. H. Res. 859 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:26:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 858, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:27:03 P.M. H. Res. 858 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 858 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3590) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in the income threshold used in determining the deduction for medical care."
2:33:15 P.M. H. Res. 858 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 171 (Roll no. 500).
2:39:22 P.M. H. Res. 858 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 169 (Roll no. 501).
2:39:24 P.M. H. Res. 858 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:07 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Matt Cartwright. Mr. Cartwright submitted his resignation from the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Natural Resources. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:41:12 P.M. H. Res. 862 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 862 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
2:41:33 P.M. H. Res. 862 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:41:36 P.M. H. Res. 862 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:41:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:42:11 P.M. H.R. 5587 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5587 — "To reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006."
2:42:34 P.M. H.R. 5587 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:42:35 P.M. H.R. 5587 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5587.
3:32:08 P.M. H.R. 5587 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.
3:33:12 P.M. H.R. 3590 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 858. H.R. 3590 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in the income threshold used in determining the deduction for medical care."
3:33:17 P.M. H.R. 3590 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3590 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
3:34:02 P.M. H.R. 3590 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3590.
4:24:39 P.M. H.R. 3590 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:48:56 P.M. H.R. 3590 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 261 - 147 (Roll no. 502).
4:48:59 P.M. H.R. 3590 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:49:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:49:21 P.M. H.R. 5587 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5587 — "To reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006."
4:56:17 P.M. H.R. 5587 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 5 (Roll no. 503).
4:56:18 P.M. H.R. 5587 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:25 P.M. H. Res. 729 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 729 — "Expressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the Government of Israel."
5:04:25 P.M. H. Res. 729 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 4 (Roll no. 504).
5:04:32 P.M. H. Res. 729 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:05:06 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 863.
5:06:19 P.M. H.R. 5985 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5985 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
5:06:35 P.M. H.R. 5985 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:06:38 P.M. H.R. 5985 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5985.
5:15:02 P.M. H.R. 5985 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:04 P.M. H.R. 5985 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:07 P.M. H.R. 5620 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 859. H.R. 5620 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes."
5:16:12 P.M. H.R. 5620 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5620 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.
5:16:24 P.M. H.R. 5620 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 859 and Rule XVIII.
5:16:25 P.M. H.R. 5620 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
5:16:52 P.M. H.R. 5620 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5620.
6:12:07 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Miller (FL), numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-742 to make technical and conforming changes to the bill and aligns the due process procedures for the recoupment provisions of the bill.
6:12:10 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Miller (FL) amendment No. 1.
6:14:30 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Miller (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:14:56 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walz, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-742 to strike sections 2 through 8 and section 10.
6:14:58 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walz amendment No. 2.
6:21:51 P.M. H.R. 5620 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walz amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:22:40 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-742 to replace Section 3 with a new provision allowing the Secretary to suspend without pay any VA employee whose performance or misconduct threatens public health or safety, including the health and safety of veterans; and may remove a suspended employee after such investigation and review as the Secretary considers necessary, if the Secretary determines removal is in the interests of public health and safety.
6:22:43 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 3.
6:28:58 P.M. H.R. 5620 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:29:48 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham (NM), numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-742 to add Members of Congress to the reporting requirements.
6:29:50 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment No. 4.
6:32:42 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:32:53 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kuster, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-742 to expedite the removal or demotion of a member of the Senior Executive Service.
6:34:55 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster amendment No. 5.
6:39:05 P.M. H.R. 5620 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kuster amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Kuster demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:39:45 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-742 to add section 8, Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection to the bill.
6:40:47 P.M. H.R. 5620 Takano amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
6:41:08 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 6.
6:43:35 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:02 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, numbered 7 printed in House Report 114-742 to apply the statutory requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) to emergency care furnished by the VA to enrolled veterans. Requires every enrolled veteran who arrives at the emergency department of a VA medical facility, and indicates an emergency condition exists, be assessed and treated in an effort to prevent further injury or death.
6:45:10 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 7.
6:50:46 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:50:56 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schweikert, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-742 to require that the VA use distributive ledger technology when scheduling healthcare appointments to ensure transparency and accountability 1 year after enactment.
6:51:13 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schweikert amendment No. 8.
6:54:53 P.M. H.R. 5620 By unanimous consent, the Schweikert amendment was withdrawn.
6:56:06 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-742 to provide the sense of the Congress honoring American veterans disabled for life and encouraging Americans to do so each years.
6:56:29 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 10.
6:58:40 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:59:07 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-742 to establish positions of Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) in the VA's Office of Undersecretary for Health.
6:59:27 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 11.
7:01:52 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:21 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-742 to direct healthcare providers with VA affiliation to take continuing educ ation courses specific to pain management, opioids, and substance abuse.
7:02:44 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 12.
7:08:47 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:09:30 P.M. H.R. 5620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-742 to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or a designee to review covered whistleblower complaints quarterly.
7:09:52 P.M. H.R. 5620 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 859, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 13.
7:13:12 P.M. H.R. 5620 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:28 P.M. H.R. 5620 Mr. Miller (FL) moved that the committee rise.
7:13:45 P.M. H.R. 5620 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:06 P.M. H.R. 5620 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5620 as unfinished business.
7:15:08 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:32:02 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:32:04 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:32:06 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 14, 2016.
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