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Legislative Day of December 07, 2016

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10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:04 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Neugebauer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:24 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.
11:38:32 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:13 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 7.
12:00:17 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:32 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Barton to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:54 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.
12:29:09 P.M. H. Res. 944 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 944 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5143) to provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from December 9, 2016, through January 3, 2017; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
12:31:25 P.M. H. Res. 944 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 944.
1:01:42 P.M. H. Res. 944 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 944, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:02:03 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 7, 2016, at 12:24 p.m.: Appointments: United States-China Economic Security Review Commission; and Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission.
1:02:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:03:00 P.M. H.R. 329 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 329 — "To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse Federal sources, and for other purposes."
1:03:11 P.M. H.R. 329 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:03:13 P.M. H.R. 329 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 329.
1:08:48 P.M. H.R. 329 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:08:50 P.M. H.R. 329 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:08:55 P.M. H.R. 6400 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6400 — "To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in New Jersey."
1:09:13 P.M. H.R. 6400 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:09:16 P.M. H.R. 6400 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6400.
1:13:28 P.M. H.R. 6400 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:13:30 P.M. H.R. 6400 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:13:41 P.M. H.R. 3711 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3711 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Chicano Park, located in San Diego, California, and for other purposes."
1:13:59 P.M. H.R. 3711 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:14:02 P.M. H.R. 3711 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3711.
1:20:29 P.M. H.R. 3711 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:31 P.M. H.R. 3711 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:20:56 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 944, and motions to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:21:56 P.M. H. Res. 944 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 944 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5143) to provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from December 9, 2016, through January 3, 2017; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
1:49:51 P.M. H. Res. 944 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 178 (Roll no. 609).
1:58:14 P.M. H. Res. 944 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 180 (Roll no. 610).
1:58:16 P.M. H. Res. 944 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:21 P.M. H.R. 1219 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
2:05:57 P.M. H.R. 1219 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 1 (Roll no. 611).
2:05:58 P.M. H.R. 1219 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:06:11 P.M. S. 3028 Considered as unfinished business. S. 3028 — "To redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness."
2:14:15 P.M. S. 3028 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 - 8, 2 Present (Roll no. 612).
2:14:16 P.M. S. 3028 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:15:05 P.M. H.R. 6435 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6435 — "To authorize the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
2:15:14 P.M. H.R. 6435 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:15:16 P.M. H.R. 6435 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6435.
2:22:20 P.M. H.R. 6435 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:22:21 P.M. H.R. 6435 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:22:52 P.M. H.R. 5099 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5099 — "To establish a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs."
2:23:01 P.M. H.R. 5099 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:23:03 P.M. H.R. 5099 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5099.
2:42:52 P.M. H.R. 5099 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:42:53 P.M. H.R. 5099 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:44:33 P.M. H.R. 6076 Mr. Babin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6076 — "To require the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish a program for the medical monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of astronauts, and for other purposes."
2:44:46 P.M. H.R. 6076 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:47 P.M. H.R. 6076 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6076.
3:07:18 P.M. H.R. 6076 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.
3:07:23 P.M. S. 2971 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2971 — "To authorize the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System."
3:08:43 P.M. S. 2971 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:08:45 P.M. S. 2971 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2971.
3:13:06 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 34.
3:13:38 P.M. S. 2971 DEBATE - The House continuned with debate on S. 2971.
3:18:24 P.M. S. 2971 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.
3:18:51 P.M. H.R. 5790 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5790 — "To provide adequate protections for whistleblowers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
3:19:04 P.M. H.R. 5790 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:19:06 P.M. H.R. 5790 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5790.
3:26:40 P.M. H.R. 5790 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.
3:26:42 P.M. H.R. 5143 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 944. H.R. 5143 — "To provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes."
3:26:47 P.M. H.R. 5143 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5143 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. Bill is closed to amendments. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of December 8, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV.
3:29:09 P.M. H.R. 5143 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5143.
4:36:03 P.M. H.R. 5143 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSantis, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-846 to add an additional requirement that the international agreement must be written in plain writing, as defined by the Plain Writing Act of 2010.
4:37:32 P.M. H.R. 5143 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 944, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSantis (FL) amendment No. 1.
4:40:45 P.M. H.R. 5143 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
4:40:54 P.M. H.R. 5143 On agreeing to the DeSantis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:06:21 P.M. H.R. 5143 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 170 (Roll no. 613).
5:06:23 P.M. H.R. 5143 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:06:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:07:01 P.M. H.R. 6076 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6076 — "To require the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish a program for the medical monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of astronauts, and for other purposes."
5:13:40 P.M. H.R. 6076 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 614).
5:13:41 P.M. H.R. 6076 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:53 P.M. S. 2971 Considered as unfinished business. S. 2971 — "To authorize the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System."
5:20:17 P.M. S. 2971 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 7 (Roll no. 615).
5:20:19 P.M. S. 2971 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:21:07 P.M. H.R. 5790 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5790 — "To provide adequate protections for whistleblowers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
5:26:36 P.M. H.R. 5790 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 0 (Roll no. 616).
5:26:37 P.M. H.R. 5790 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:55 P.M. S. 3183 Mrs. Blackburn asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
5:26:55 P.M. S. 3183 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3183 — "To prohibit the circumvention of control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, and for other purposes."
5:28:29 P.M. S. 3183 On passage Passed without objection.
5:28:30 P.M. S. 3183 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:28:55 P.M. H. Con. Res. 181 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
5:28:55 P.M. H. Con. Res. 181 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 181 — "Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a certain correction in the enrollment of S. 1635."
5:29:37 P.M. H. Con. Res. 181 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:29:38 P.M. H. Con. Res. 181 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:39 P.M. S. 1632 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:29:39 P.M. S. 1632 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1632 — "To require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram."
5:30:33 P.M. S. 1632 On passage Passed without objection.
5:30:34 P.M. S. 1632 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:58 P.M. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 8. Agreed to without objection.
5:31:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:31:41 P.M. H.R. 4298 Mr. Heck (NV) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4298 — "To direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a memorial honoring the helicopter pilots and crew members of the Vietnam era, and for other purposes."
5:32:24 P.M. H.R. 4298 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:32:25 P.M. H.R. 4298 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4298.
5:39:39 P.M. H.R. 4298 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:40 P.M. H.R. 4298 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:41:06 P.M. H.R. 6130 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6130 — "To provide the victims of Holocaust-era persecution and their heirs a fair opportunity to recover works of art confiscated or misappropriated by the Nazis."
5:41:08 P.M. H.R. 6130 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:41:09 P.M. H.R. 6130 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6130.
5:59:00 P.M. H.R. 6130 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:59:03 P.M. H.R. 6130 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:59:21 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 949.
6:01:18 P.M. H.R. 4919 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4919 — "To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism."
6:01:20 P.M. H.R. 4919 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:01:21 P.M. H.R. 4919 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4919.
6:41:15 P.M. H.R. 4919 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.
6:41:35 P.M. H.R. 6431 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6431 — "To ensure United States jurisdiction over offenses committed by United States personnel stationed in Canada in furtherance of border security initiatives."
6:42:07 P.M. H.R. 6431 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:42:10 P.M. H.R. 6431 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6431.
6:57:08 P.M. H.R. 6431 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:57:10 P.M. H.R. 6431 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:13 P.M. S. 2854 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2854 — "To reauthorize the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007."
6:57:30 P.M. S. 2854 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:57:33 P.M. S. 2854 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2854.
7:11:00 P.M. S. 2854 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:11:02 P.M. S. 2854 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:23 P.M. The House received a communication from Bill Shuster, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Chairman. Pursuant to section 3307 of Title 40, United States Code, Mr. Shuster notified the House that on December 7, 2016, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure met in open session to consider six resolutions included in the General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Programs. Copies of the resolutions adopted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on December 7, 2016 are enclosed. Referred to Appropriations.
7:12:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:47:24 P.M. Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:47:36 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:47:37 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 8, 2016.
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