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Legislative Day of December 06, 2016

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10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:30 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.
10:43:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:15 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 6.
12:00:20 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:53 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:55 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Kuster to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:16 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.
12:19:48 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 December 6, 2016 at 11:29 a.m.: that the Senate passed with an amendment H. Con. Res. 174.
12:21:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:22:16 P.M. H.R. 756 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 756 — "To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and for other purposes."
12:22:59 P.M. H.R. 756 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:23:00 P.M. H.R. 756 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 756.
12:33:15 P.M. H.R. 756 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:33:17 P.M. H.R. 756 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:33:42 P.M. H.R. 6375 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6375 — "To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems."
12:33:51 P.M. H.R. 6375 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:33:53 P.M. H.R. 6375 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6375.
12:40:00 P.M. H.R. 6375 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:40:02 P.M. H.R. 6375 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:40:28 P.M. H.R. 3381 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3381 — "To maximize discovery, and accelerate development and availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for other purposes."
12:40:40 P.M. H.R. 3381 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:40:43 P.M. H.R. 3381 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3381.
12:55:04 P.M. H.R. 3381 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:55:06 P.M. H.R. 3381 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:55:37 P.M. S. 2873 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2873 — "To require studies and reports examining the use of, and opportunities to use, technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes."
12:55:49 P.M. S. 2873 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:55:51 P.M. S. 2873 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2873.
1:03:04 P.M. S. 2873 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:03:06 P.M. S. 2873 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:04:01 P.M. H.R. 6394 Mr. Latta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6394 — "To require the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband Internet access service for veterans."
1:04:04 P.M. H.R. 6394 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:04:05 P.M. H.R. 6394 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6394.
1:10:18 P.M. H.R. 6394 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.
1:11:25 P.M. H. Res. 939 Mr. Latta moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 939 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that access to digital communications tools and connectivity is necessary to prepare youth in the United States to compete in the 21st century economy."
1:11:42 P.M. H. Res. 939 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:11:44 P.M. H. Res. 939 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 939.
1:16:09 P.M. H. Res. 939 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.
1:16:23 P.M. H. Res. 932 Mr. Latta moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 932 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills."
1:16:40 P.M. H. Res. 932 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:16:41 P.M. H. Res. 932 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 932.
1:24:53 P.M. H. Res. 932 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
1:25:00 P.M. H. Res. 932 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:26:01 P.M. H.R. 4680 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4680 — "To prepare the National Park Service for its Centennial in 2016 and for a second century of promoting and protecting the natural, historic, and cultural resources of our National Parks for the enjoyment of present and future generations, and for other purposes."
1:26:11 P.M. H.R. 4680 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:26:12 P.M. H.R. 4680 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4680.
1:42:27 P.M. H.R. 4680 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:42:29 P.M. H.R. 4680 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:43:01 P.M. H.R. 1219 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1219 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and for other purposes."
1:43:04 P.M. H.R. 1219 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:43:06 P.M. H.R. 1219 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1219.
1:48:43 P.M. H.R. 1219 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.
1:49:01 P.M. H.R. 6401 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6401 — "To amend Public Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands."
1:49:11 P.M. H.R. 6401 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:49:12 P.M. H.R. 6401 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6401.
1:53:00 P.M. H.R. 6401 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:53:02 P.M. H.R. 6401 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:53:25 P.M. S. 817 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 817 — "To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon."
1:53:37 P.M. S. 817 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:53:38 P.M. S. 817 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 817.
1:56:03 P.M. S. 817 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:56:05 P.M. S. 817 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:27 P.M. S. 818 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 818 — "To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes."
1:56:42 P.M. S. 818 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:56:43 P.M. S. 818 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 818.
1:58:44 P.M. S. 818 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:58:45 P.M. S. 818 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:59:08 P.M. S. 3028 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3028 — "To redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness."
1:59:17 P.M. S. 3028 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:59:18 P.M. S. 3028 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3028.
2:01:55 P.M. S. 3028 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.
2:06:00 P.M. H.R. 875 Mr. Boustany moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 875 — "To provide for alternative financing arrangements for the provision of certain services and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure at land border ports of entry, and for other purposes."
2:06:21 P.M. H.R. 875 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:06:22 P.M. H.R. 875 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 875.
2:26:56 P.M. H.R. 875 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:26:58 P.M. H.R. 875 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:27:00 P.M. H.R. 6438 Mr. Boustany asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:27:05 P.M. H.R. 6438 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6438 — "To extend the waiver of limitations with respect to excluding from gross income amounts received by wrongfully incarcerated individuals."
2:27:19 P.M. H.R. 6438 On passage Passed without objection.
2:27:38 P.M. H.R. 6438 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:28:27 P.M. H.R. 6416 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6416 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
2:28:39 P.M. H.R. 6416 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:28:40 P.M. H.R. 6416 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6416.
3:07:33 P.M. H.R. 6416 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.
3:08:12 P.M. H.R. 5399 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5399 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that physicians of the Department of Veterans Affairs fulfill the ethical duty to report to State licensing authorities impaired, incompetent, and unethical health care activities."
3:08:15 P.M. H.R. 5399 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:08:17 P.M. H.R. 5399 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5399.
3:14:36 P.M. H.R. 5399 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:14:38 P.M. H.R. 5399 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:16 P.M. H.R. 4352 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4352 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a patient self-scheduling appointment system, and for other purposes."
3:15:27 P.M. H.R. 4352 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:15:29 P.M. H.R. 4352 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4352.
3:33:19 P.M. H.R. 4352 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:20 P.M. H.R. 4352 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:32 P.M. S. 3492 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3492 — "To designate the Traverse City VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Traverse City, Michigan, as the "Colonel Demas T. Craw VA Clinic"."
3:33:43 P.M. S. 3492 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:33:44 P.M. S. 3492 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3492.
3:44:21 P.M. S. 3492 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:22 P.M. S. 3492 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:45:00 P.M. S. 3076 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3076 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish caskets and urns for burial in cemeteries of States and tribal organizations of veterans without next of kin or sufficient resources to provide for caskets or urns, and for other purposes."
3:45:02 P.M. S. 3076 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:45:04 P.M. S. 3076 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3076.
3:52:53 P.M. S. 3076 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:52:54 P.M. S. 3076 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:53:19 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 944.
3:54:24 P.M. H.R. 4150 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4150 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs."
3:54:33 P.M. H.R. 4150 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:54:37 P.M. H.R. 4150 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4150.
4:06:12 P.M. H.R. 4150 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:06:14 P.M. H.R. 4150 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:22 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 debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:07:01 P.M. H.R. 6394 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6394 — "To require the Federal Communications Commission to submit to Congress a report on promoting broadband Internet access service for veterans."
4:31:11 P.M. H.R. 6394 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 4 (Roll no. 604).
4:31:12 P.M. H.R. 6394 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:31:16 P.M. H. Res. 939 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 939 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that access to digital communications tools and connectivity is necessary to prepare youth in the United States to compete in the 21st century economy."
4:38:48 P.M. H. Res. 939 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 1 (Roll no. 605).
4:38:55 P.M. H.R. 6416 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6416 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
4:47:09 P.M. H.R. 6416 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 0 (Roll no. 606).
4:47:10 P.M. H.R. 6416 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:11 P.M. H. Res. 828 QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Jordan rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a privileged resolution. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution and the Chair determined that the resolution did constitute a question of the privileges of the House.
4:56:27 P.M. H. Res. 828 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 828 — "Impeaching John Andrew Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, for high crimes and misdemeanors."
5:03:56 P.M. H. Res. 828 Ms. Pelosi moved to table the measure.
5:20:31 P.M. H. Res. 828 On motion to table the measure Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 235 (Roll no. 607).
5:20:54 P.M. H. Res. 828 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:55 P.M. H. Res. 828 Mr. Goodlatte moved to refer to the Judiciary.
5:20:56 P.M. H. Res. 828 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Goodlatte motion to refer H. Res. 828 to the Committee on the Judiciary.
5:21:55 P.M. H. Res. 828 The previous question on the motion to refer was ordered without objection.
5:22:55 P.M. H. Res. 828 On motion to refer Agreed to by recorded vote: 342 - 72 (Roll no. 608).
5:23:55 P.M. H. Res. 828 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:41:20 P.M. H. Res. 945 Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
5:41:26 P.M. H. Res. 945 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 945 — "Providing for the printing of a revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress."
5:41:29 P.M. H. Res. 945 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:41:30 P.M. H. Res. 945 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:42:20 P.M. H. Con. Res. 174 Mr. Upton asked unanimous consent that the House concur in the Senate amendment.
5:42:26 P.M. H. Con. Res. 174 On motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
5:42:28 P.M. H. Con. Res. 174 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:42:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:49:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:08:37 P.M. Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:08:46 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:08:47 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 7, 2016.
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