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Legislative Day of January 10, 2017

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10:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:32 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.
10:42:51 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:23 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
12:00:28 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:49 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.
12:02:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bergman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:07 P.M. ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE - The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to Member-elect Kurt Schrader from the 5th district of Oregon.
12:03:33 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under Clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath of office to the gentleman from Oregon, Mr. Schrader, the Whole Number of the House is 435.
12:03:58 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.
12:31:57 P.M. H. Res. 36 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 36 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
12:33:26 P.M. H. Res. 36 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:33:29 P.M. H. Res. 36 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:33:46 P.M. H. Res. 37 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 37 — "Providing for the attendance of the House at the Inaugural Ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States."
12:34:06 P.M. H. Res. 37 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:34:10 P.M. H. Res. 37 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:35:18 P.M. H. Res. 33 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 33 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 79) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law."
12:38:03 P.M. H. Res. 33 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 33.
1:47:13 P.M. H. Res. 33 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 179 (Roll no. 26).
1:58:02 P.M. H. Res. 33 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 183 (Roll no. 27).
1:58:04 P.M. H. Res. 33 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:11 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker's Approval of the Journal.
2:06:10 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 162, 3 Present (Roll no. 28).
2:06:34 P.M. H. Res. 39 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 39 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing Committee of the House of Representatives."
2:06:44 P.M. H. Res. 39 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:06:47 P.M. H. Res. 39 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:07:46 P.M. H.R. 79 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 33. H.R. 79 — "To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law."
2:07:51 P.M. H.R. 79 The resolution provides for both bills to be considered under a structured rule for one hour of general debate. The resolution also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions on both H.R. 5 and H.R. 79.
2:08:17 P.M. H.R. 79 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 33 and Rule XVIII.
2:08:18 P.M. H.R. 79 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:09:03 P.M. H.R. 79 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 79.
2:57:12 P.M. H.R. 79 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-2 to require the event sponsor to provide attendees with a written disclosure outlinin g the nature of the event and the risks of investing in the securities for sale. It would also clarify that attendance at an event does not in itself establish a pre-existing relationship for purposes of Rule 506(b).
2:57:14 P.M. H.R. 79 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part B amendment No. 1.
3:07:03 P.M. H.R. 79 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Velazquez amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Velazquez demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:07:45 P.M. H.R. 79 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clay, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-2 to limit the types of fees "demo day" sponsors can collect and require an issuer to be a real business.
3:07:54 P.M. H.R. 79 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clay Part B amendment No. 2.
3:14:43 P.M. H.R. 79 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Clay amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Clay demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:15:26 P.M. H.R. 79 Mr. Huizenga moved that the Committee rise.
3:16:07 P.M. H.R. 79 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:14 P.M. H.R. 79 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 79 as unfinished business.
3:16:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:17:29 P.M. H.R. 306 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 306 — "To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes."
3:17:37 P.M. H.R. 306 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:39 P.M. H.R. 306 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 306.
3:27:41 P.M. H.R. 306 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:43 P.M. H.R. 306 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:47 P.M. H.R. 288 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 288 — "To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements."
3:29:03 P.M. H.R. 288 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:29:05 P.M. H.R. 288 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 288.
3:46:46 P.M. H.R. 288 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:48 P.M. H.R. 288 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:17 P.M. H.R. 321 Mrs. Comstock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 321 — "To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach."
3:47:42 P.M. H.R. 321 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:56 P.M. H.R. 321 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 321.
4:03:42 P.M. H.R. 321 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 321 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:03:44 P.M. H.R. 255 Mrs. Comstock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 255 — "To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women."
4:04:09 P.M. H.R. 255 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:11 P.M. H.R. 255 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 255.
4:17:18 P.M. H.R. 255 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:20 P.M. H.R. 255 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:18:16 P.M. H.R. 239 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 239 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, and for other purposes."
4:18:33 P.M. H.R. 239 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:18:35 P.M. H.R. 239 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 239.
4:27:52 P.M. H.R. 239 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:53 P.M. H.R. 239 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:28:13 P.M. H.R. 240 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 240 — "To encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, and for other purposes."
4:28:25 P.M. H.R. 240 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:26 P.M. H.R. 240 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 240.
4:38:06 P.M. H.R. 240 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:38:07 P.M. H.R. 240 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:14 P.M. H.R. 274 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 274 — "To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes."
4:39:27 P.M. H.R. 274 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:39:28 P.M. H.R. 274 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 274.
4:49:46 P.M. H.R. 274 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:49:48 P.M. H.R. 274 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:20:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
5:20:23 P.M. H.R. 79 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 79 — "To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law."
5:20:41 P.M. H.R. 79 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:43:43 P.M. H.R. 79 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 249 (Roll no. 29).
5:48:37 P.M. H.R. 79 On agreeing to the Clay amendment Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 253 (Roll no. 30).
5:48:42 P.M. H.R. 79 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 79.
5:49:55 P.M. H.R. 79 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:57:55 P.M. H.R. 79 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 344 - 73 (Roll no. 31).
5:57:57 P.M. H.R. 79 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:23 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 40.
6:00:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
6:01:35 P.M. H.R. 39 Mr. Hurd moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 39 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes."
6:01:45 P.M. H.R. 39 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:01:46 P.M. H.R. 39 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 39.
6:16:37 P.M. H.R. 39 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.
6:17:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:21:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:49 P.M. Ms. Kaptur moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:20:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:20:09 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 11, 2017.
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