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Legislative Day of January 05, 2017

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:00 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:05:35 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:05:36 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Walz to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:05:54 A.M. READING OF THE CONSTITUTION - Pursuant to section 5(a) of H. Res. 5, the Chair recognized the gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Goodlatte, for the reading of the Constitution.
11:15:06 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 5.
12:00:05 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.
12:37:25 P.M. H. Res. 22 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 22 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 26) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 11) objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes."
12:40:00 P.M. H. Res. 22 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 22.
2:11:53 P.M. H. Res. 22 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 188 (Roll no. 9).
2:29:44 P.M. H. Res. 22 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 187 (Roll no. 10).
2:29:47 P.M. H. Res. 22 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:32 P.M. H.R. 26 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 22. H.R. 26 — "To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law."
2:31:37 P.M. H.R. 26 Both H. Res. 11 and H.R. 26 shall be considered as read, and the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit on H.R. 26 with or without instructions.
2:32:20 P.M. H.R. 26 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 22 and Rule XVIII.
2:32:21 P.M. H.R. 26 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:32:34 P.M. H.R. 26 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 26.
3:41:12 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-1 to revise monetary threshold for identification of major rules to imposition on the economy of costs of $100 million or more per year, adjusted for inflation, to conform to monetary threshold in related legislation.
3:41:16 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
3:49:16 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:38 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Messer, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-1 to require each agency promulgating a new rule to identify and repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy.
3:49:41 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Messer amendment No. 2.
3:55:47 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Messer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:56:19 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-1 to require an accounting of the greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule as well as an analysis of the impacts on low-income and rural communities. If the rule increases carbon dioxide by a certain amount or increases the risk of certain health impacts to low-income or rural communities, then the rule is defined as a major rule.
3:56:22 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 3.
4:03:10 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:03:31 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-1 to ensure any rule that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children is not considered a "major rule".
4:03:56 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 4.
4:11:15 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:11:44 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act.
4:12:05 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 5.
4:16:36 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:16:49 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules that provide for reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water.
4:17:09 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 6.
4:25:36 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of 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 the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:26:17 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-1 to expand the term "special rule" to include any safety product rule governing products used or consumed by children under 2 years of age.
4:26:37 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 7.
4:32:52 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:33:21 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules that improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment.
4:33:40 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 8.
4:40:58 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:41:19 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns.
4:41:39 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 9.
4:49:07 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:49:48 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-1 to ensure that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a "major rule".
4:50:10 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 10.
4:57:14 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:57:29 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt from the definition of a "rule" any rule that pertains to workplace health and safety made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease.
4:57:49 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment No. 11.
5:04:33 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:05:11 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-1 to create a process for Congress to review all rules currently in effect over a 10 year period.
5:05:33 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 12.
5:17:04 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:17:32 P.M. H.R. 26 Mr. Marino moved that the committee rise.
5:17:50 P.M. H.R. 26 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:00 P.M. H.R. 26 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 26 as unfinished business.
5:18:22 P.M. H. Res. 11 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 22. H. Res. 11 — "Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes."
5:18:27 P.M. H. Res. 11 Both measures shall be considered as read, the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit H.R. 26 with or without instructions.
5:18:53 P.M. H. Res. 11 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 11.
6:40:59 P.M. H. Res. 11 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:04:42 P.M. H. Res. 11 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 342 - 80, 4 Present (Roll no. 11).
7:04:43 P.M. H. Res. 11 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:51 P.M. The House rose to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Arizona.
7:08:39 P.M. H.R. 26 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 26 — "To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law."
7:08:54 P.M. H.R. 26 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:08:57 P.M. H.R. 26 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:14:04 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Messer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 185 (Roll no. 12).
7:17:56 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 230 (Roll no. 13).
7:21:20 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 233 (Roll no. 14).
7:24:43 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 232 (Roll no. 15).
7:27:59 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 231 (Roll no. 16).
7:32:11 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 234 (Roll no. 17).
7:36:40 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 231 (Roll no. 18).
7:40:06 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 235 (Roll no. 19).
7:43:40 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 232 (Roll no. 20).
7:48:39 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 193 (Roll no. 21).
7:48:50 P.M. H.R. 26 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 26.
7:49:32 P.M. H.R. 26 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
7:50:31 P.M. H.R. 26 Mrs. Murphy (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
7:50:42 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 a new section to the bill that prohibits an insurance issuer from eliminating, weakening, or reducing health coverage benefits for dependents under the age of 26.
7:58:23 P.M. H.R. 26 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
8:04:57 P.M. H.R. 26 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 235 (Roll no. 22).
8:11:08 P.M. H.R. 26 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 187 (Roll no. 23).
8:11:09 P.M. H.R. 26 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:11:20 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on January 6. Agreed to without objection.
8:11:32 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, January 6, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, January 9, 2017 for Morning-Hour debate. Agreed to without objection.
8:11:49 P.M. H. Res. 25 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 25 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
8:12:40 P.M. H. Res. 25 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
8:12:45 P.M. H. Res. 25 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:13:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:21:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:53:08 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:53:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:54:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 6, 2017.
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