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Legislative Day of January 04, 2017

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Glenn Thompson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:03 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.
10:30:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 4.
12:00:49 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:08 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:11 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:38 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.
12:28:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:29:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution. H.J. Res. 3 — "Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield."
12:29:27 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:29:28 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 3.
12:37:27 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:37:31 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:38:04 P.M. H.R. 71 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 71 — "To provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the cost and performance of Government programs and areas of duplication among them, and for other purposes."
12:38:26 P.M. H.R. 71 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:38:29 P.M. H.R. 71 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 71.
12:47:30 P.M. H.R. 71 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:47:31 P.M. H.R. 71 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:48:00 P.M. H.R. 73 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 73 — "To amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and for other purposes."
12:48:10 P.M. H.R. 73 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:48:12 P.M. H.R. 73 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 73.
1:00:11 P.M. H.R. 73 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:00:14 P.M. H.R. 73 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:01:15 P.M. H.R. 70 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 70 — "To amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of Federal advisory committees, and for other purposes."
1:01:36 P.M. H.R. 70 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:01:38 P.M. H.R. 70 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 70.
1:12:32 P.M. H.R. 70 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:12:34 P.M. H.R. 70 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:13:04 P.M. H.R. 72 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 72 — "To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information."
1:13:13 P.M. H.R. 72 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:13:15 P.M. H.R. 72 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 72.
1:20:09 P.M. H.R. 72 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:11 P.M. H.R. 72 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:20:40 P.M. H.R. 69 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 69 — "To reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide modifications to authorities relating to the Office of Special Counsel, and for other purposes."
1:20:50 P.M. H.R. 69 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:20:51 P.M. H.R. 69 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 69.
1:34:15 P.M. H.R. 69 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:34:17 P.M. H.R. 69 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:35:19 P.M. H.R. 21 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 5. H.R. 21 — "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."
1:35:35 P.M. H.R. 21 The rule provides for one hour of debate and one motion to recommit.
1:35:57 P.M. H.R. 21 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 21.
2:40:56 P.M. H.R. 21 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:41:29 P.M. H.R. 21 Ms. Castor (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2:41:40 P.M. H.R. 21 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) 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 at the end of the bill a section 3 pertaining to exception for certain rules that prohibit discrimination by insurance issuers on the basis of gender or preexisting condition or that make healthcare more affordable for working Americans.
2:51:56 P.M. H.R. 21 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:51:57 P.M. H.R. 21 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
2:53:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:15:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 4.
4:15:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 21.
4:15:30 P.M. H.R. 21 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 21 — "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."
4:38:28 P.M. H.R. 21 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 - 236 (Roll no. 7).
4:48:31 P.M. H.R. 21 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 184 (Roll no. 8).
4:48:34 P.M. H.R. 21 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:43 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 22.
4:49:29 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on January 5. Agreed to without objection.
4:53:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:59:51 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:01:19 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:01:30 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 5, 2017.
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