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Legislative Day of November 29, 2016

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12:00:12 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:23 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:43 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:02:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 29.
2:00:20 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:54 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Jody B. Hice of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:57 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 November 29, 2016, at 9:23 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 4665 and H.R. 5111.
2:07:00 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 November 29, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2974 and S. 2325.
2:08:35 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:00 p.m. today.
3:01:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 29.
3:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:01:48 P.M. H.R. 5458 Mr. Smith (NE) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5458 — "To provide for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account, and for other purposes."
3:02:00 P.M. H.R. 5458 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:02:02 P.M. H.R. 5458 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5458.
3:16:14 P.M. H.R. 5458 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:17 P.M. H.R. 5458 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:16:52 P.M. S. 546 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 546 — "To establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads, and for other purposes."
3:17:09 P.M. S. 546 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:13 P.M. S. 546 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 546.
3:22:11 P.M. S. 546 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:13 P.M. S. 546 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:39 P.M. H.R. 6135 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6135 — "To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse"."
3:22:52 P.M. H.R. 6135 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:22:54 P.M. H.R. 6135 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6135.
3:32:39 P.M. H.R. 6135 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:32:41 P.M. H.R. 6135 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:34:26 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 November 29, 2016 at 1:48 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2873.
3:36:38 P.M. S. 2577 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2577 — "To protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes."
3:36:54 P.M. S. 2577 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:36:56 P.M. S. 2577 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2577.
3:54:51 P.M. S. 2577 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:52 P.M. S. 2577 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:55:27 P.M. H.R. 5422 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5422 — "To ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes."
3:55:36 P.M. H.R. 5422 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:38 P.M. H.R. 5422 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5422.
4:06:59 P.M. H.R. 5422 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.
4:08:04 P.M. H.R. 5877 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5877 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 to promote cooperative homeland security research and antiterrorism programs relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes."
4:08:14 P.M. H.R. 5877 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:08:16 P.M. H.R. 5877 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5877.
4:24:58 P.M. H.R. 5877 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:25:01 P.M. H.R. 5877 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:25:31 P.M. H.R. 5843 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5843 — "To establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity."
4:25:39 P.M. H.R. 5843 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:25:41 P.M. H.R. 5843 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5843.
4:35:08 P.M. H.R. 5843 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Ratcliffe objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
4:35:53 P.M. H.R. 4757 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4757 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for headstones, markers, and medallions furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for deceased individuals who were awarded the Medal of Honor and are buried in private cemeteries."
4:36:05 P.M. H.R. 4757 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:36:08 P.M. H.R. 4757 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4757.
4:43:00 P.M. H.R. 4757 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.
4:44:03 P.M. H.R. 5047 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5047 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Labor to provide information to veterans and members of the Armed Forces about articulation agreements between institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes."
4:44:19 P.M. H.R. 5047 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:25 P.M. H.R. 5047 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5047.
4:52:31 P.M. H.R. 5047 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.
4:53:14 P.M. H.R. 5166 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5166 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide certain employees of Members of Congress and certain employees of State or local governmental agencies with access to case-tracking information of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
4:53:30 P.M. H.R. 5166 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:31 P.M. H.R. 5166 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5166.
5:05:06 P.M. H.R. 5166 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:08 P.M. H.R. 5166 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:05:12 P.M. H.R. 5166 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:05:45 P.M. H.R. 3286 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3286 — "To encourage effective, voluntary private sector investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual presidential awards to private sector employers recognizing such efforts, and for other purposes."
5:06:14 P.M. H.R. 3286 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:06:16 P.M. H.R. 3286 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3286.
5:18:36 P.M. H.R. 3286 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:39 P.M. H.R. 3286 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:19:12 P.M. H.R. 5600 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5600 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to veterans."
5:19:27 P.M. H.R. 5600 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:19:29 P.M. H.R. 5600 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5600.
5:27:02 P.M. H.R. 5600 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:04 P.M. H.R. 5600 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:27:27 P.M. H.R. 6323 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6323 — "To name the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system in Long Beach, California, the "Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center"."
5:27:44 P.M. H.R. 6323 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:27:47 P.M. H.R. 6323 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6323.
5:39:30 P.M. H.R. 6323 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:32 P.M. H.R. 6323 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:39:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 165 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 165 — "Expressing the sense of Congress and reaffirming longstanding United States policy in support of a direct bilaterally negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opposition to United Nations Security Council resolutions imposing a solution to the conflict."
5:41:28 P.M. H. Con. Res. 165 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:41:31 P.M. H. Con. Res. 165 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 165.
6:05:13 P.M. H. Con. Res. 165 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
6:05:18 P.M. H. Con. Res. 165 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:05:31 P.M. H. Con. Res. 40 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 40 — "Encouraging reunions of divided Korean American families."
6:05:39 P.M. H. Con. Res. 40 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:05:40 P.M. H. Con. Res. 40 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 40.
6:23:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 40 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
6:24:01 P.M. H. Con. Res. 40 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:17 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting an alternative plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2017 - referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-185).
6:27:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
6:30:31 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 29.
6:30:36 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:44 P.M. H.R. 5422 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5422 — "To ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes."
6:54:11 P.M. H.R. 5422 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 - 0 (Roll no. 588).
6:54:12 P.M. H.R. 5422 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:49 P.M. H.R. 4757 Considered as unfinished business.
7:02:26 P.M. H.R. 4757 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 - 0 (Roll no. 589).
7:02:27 P.M. H.R. 4757 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:29 P.M. H.R. 4757 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:02:40 P.M. H.R. 5843 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5843 — "To establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity."
7:03:10 P.M. H.R. 5843 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:03:12 P.M. H.R. 5843 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:40 P.M. Mr. Harper filed a report from the Committee on House Administration on H. Res. 933.
7:07:10 P.M. H.R. 5160 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
7:07:46 P.M. H.R. 5160 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5160 — "To amend title 40, United States Code, to include as part of the buildings and grounds of the National Gallery of Art any buildings and other areas within the boundaries of any real estate or other property interests acquired by the National Gallery of Art."
7:07:48 P.M. H.R. 5160 On passage Passed without objection.
7:07:52 P.M. H.R. 5160 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:08:04 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 934.
7:10:28 P.M. H.R. 3471 Mrs. Walorski asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and agree to the Senate amendment.
7:10:39 P.M. H.R. 3471 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
7:10:40 P.M. H.R. 3471 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:10:44 P.M. S. 1915 Mr. King (NY) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
7:11:00 P.M. S. 1915 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1915 — "To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency response providers, and for other purposes."
7:11:03 P.M. S. 1915 On passage Passed without objection.
7:11:05 P.M. S. 1915 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:06 P.M. S. 1808 Mr. King (NY) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
7:11:22 P.M. S. 1808 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1808 — "To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a Northern Border threat analysis, and for other purposes."
7:11:24 P.M. S. 1808 On passage Passed without objection.
7:11:27 P.M. S. 1808 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:28 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the Woodmore Elementary School bus crash.
7:12:20 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:25:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:10:15 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:10:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:10:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 30, 2016.
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