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Legislative Day of November 17, 2016

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9:00:44 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:51 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:16 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:19 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bost to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:38 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:13:55 A.M. H.R. 5982 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 921. H.R. 5982 — "To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for "midnight rules", and for other purposes."
9:14:00 A.M. H.R. 5982 The rule provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 5711 and H.R. 5982.
9:14:15 A.M. H.R. 5982 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 921 and Rule XVIII.
9:14:16 A.M. H.R. 5982 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:14:54 A.M. H.R. 5982 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5982.
9:48:55 A.M. H.R. 5982 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 to exempt from the bill rules that are necessary to prevent an imminent threat to health or safety or other emergency.
9:48:58 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers Part B amendment No. 1.
9:54:24 A.M. H.R. 5982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:55:44 A.M. H.R. 5982 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 to exempt from the bill rules that are proposed more than three years prior to submission to Congress.
9:56:05 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part B amendment No. 2.
10:03:12 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:03:49 A.M. H.R. 5982 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 to exempt any rule promulgated to prevent, respond to, or mitigate matters of national security.
10:03:50 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part B amendment No. 3.
10:14:30 A.M. H.R. 5982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on 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 agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:14:31 A.M. H.R. 5982 UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Mr. Connolly asked unanimous consent to offer amendments numbered 4 and 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 en bloc. Agreed to without objection.
10:15:11 A.M. H.R. 5982 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Connolly, consisting of amendments numbered 4 and 5 printed Part B of House Report 114-818.
10:15:15 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the Committee, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendments en bloc.
10:26:38 A.M. H.R. 5982 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendments en bloc, the Chair put the question on the amendments en bloc and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendments en bloc until a time to be announced.
10:27:09 A.M. H.R. 5982 Mr. Issa moved that the Committee rise.
10:27:21 A.M. H.R. 5982 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:27:31 A.M. H.R. 5982 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5982 as unfinished business.
10:28:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:50 a.m. today.
10:50:24 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 17.
10:51:04 A.M. H.R. 5982 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5982 — "To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for "midnight rules", and for other purposes."
10:51:21 A.M. H.R. 5982 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:14:06 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 233 (Roll no. 581).
11:20:32 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 238 (Roll no. 582).
11:25:17 A.M. H.R. 5982 On agreeing to the Connolly amendments; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 237 (Roll no. 583).
11:25:23 A.M. H.R. 5982 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5982.
11:25:33 A.M. H.R. 5982 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:28:30 A.M. H.R. 5982 Mr. Pocan moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
11:28:39 A.M. H.R. 5982 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan 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 an exemption to the end of bill for any rule that pertains to improving employment, retention, and earnings of workforce participants, especially those participants with significant barriers to employment, improving the quality of the workforce, and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
11:35:58 A.M. H.R. 5982 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:35:59 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 1808, S. 1915, H.R. 5392, H.R. 845, and H.R. 6007.
11:43:52 A.M. H.R. 5982 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 239 (Roll no. 584).
11:49:42 A.M. H.R. 5982 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 - 179 (Roll no. 585).
11:49:44 A.M. H.R. 5982 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:49:56 A.M. H.R. 5711 The Chair announced that the unfinished business and pursuant to a previous order of the House, the question was on adoption of a motion to recommit with instructions, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:49:57 A.M. H.R. 5711 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5711 — "To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial institution in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran."
11:56:37 A.M. H.R. 5711 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 - 235 (Roll no. 586).
12:02:23 P.M. H.R. 5711 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 174 (Roll no. 587).
12:02:24 P.M. H.R. 5711 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:02:57 P.M. Mr. Joyce asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 3:00 p.m. on November 18. Agreed to without objection.
12:03:14 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:15:04 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:33:00 P.M. Ms. Norton moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:33:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:33:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on November 18, 2016.
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