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Legislative Day of January 06, 2017

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12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:04 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:39 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Holding to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:56 P.M. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS - Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 2, 115th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Chair appointed tellers on the part of the House to count the electoral votes: Messrs. Harper of Mississippi and Brady of Pennsylvania.
12:02:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. today. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:55 a.m. today.
1:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 6.
1:00:10 P.M. APPEARANCE OF THE SENATE - The Vice President and the Members of the Senate appeared and were admitted into the House Chamber to meet with the House in a Joint Session for the purpose of certifying the Electoral College ballot count.
1:06:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION CALLED TO ORDER - The Vice President called the Joint Session to order, announced the purpose of the Joint Session and directed the tellers on the part of the House and Senate to take seats at the Clerk's desk.
1:07:28 P.M. CERTIFICATION OF ELECTORAL VOTES - Beginning with the state of Alabama, the tellers proceeded with announcing the results of the Electoral College balloting. At the conclusion of the counting the Electoral ballots, the Vice President reported to the Joint Session that the votes would be recorded as follows: For the Office of President of the United States, Donald J. Trump--304, Hillary Clinton--227, Colin Powell--3, John Kasich--1, Ron Paul--1, Bernie Sanders--1, and Faith Spotted Eagle--1; and for the Office of Vice President of the United States, Michael R. Pence--305, Tim Kaine--227, Elizabeth Warren--2, Maria Cantwell--1, Susan Collins--1, Carly Fiorina--1, and Winona LaDuke--1.
1:08:40 P.M. OBJECTION TO ELECTORAL BALLOTS - During the course of the proceedings of the Joint Session, objections were raised against the certified results of the Electoral College ballots of several states. The objections, having been raised by a Representative, yet not supported by a Senator, were not recognized by the presiding officer.
1:41:33 P.M. DISSOLVING THE JOINT SESSION - After announcing the results of the certification process, the Vice President announced that the Joint Session was dissolved and that the results of the proceedings had during the Joint Session would be entered into the Journals of both Houses.
1:51:15 P.M. H. Res. 29 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 29 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
1:51:26 P.M. H. Res. 29 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:51:30 P.M. H. Res. 29 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:52:08 P.M. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(D) of rule 10, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Conaway, Mr. King of NY, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney, Mr. Pompeo, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Turner, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Schiff.
1:53:51 P.M. Mr. Smith (MO) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:53:59 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:54:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017.
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