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Legislative Day of January 11, 2017

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10:00:05 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:38 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.
11:29:28 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 11.
12:00:24 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:47 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Langevin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:13 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.
12:28:59 P.M. H. Res. 40 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 40 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 78) to improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 238) to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end-users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end-users manage risks, to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
12:34:28 P.M. H. Res. 40 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 40.
1:33:17 P.M. H. Res. 40 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 168 (Roll no. 32).
1:40:10 P.M. H. Res. 40 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 170 (Roll no. 33).
1:40:11 P.M. H. Res. 40 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:40:27 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 39, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:40:35 P.M. H.R. 39 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 39 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes."
1:47:17 P.M. H.R. 39 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 - 17 (Roll no. 34).
1:47:18 P.M. H.R. 39 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:49:58 P.M. H.R. 5 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 33. 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."
1:50:03 P.M. H.R. 5 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.
1:51:09 P.M. H.R. 5 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 33 and Rule XVIII.
1:51:09 P.M. H.R. 5 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:51:29 P.M. H.R. 5 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5.
3:08:53 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to revise section 2 of title II of the bill to restrain unwarranted interpretation of ambiguous statutes to find implied delegations of legislative rulemaking authority, and of ambiguous statutes and regulations to expansively extend agency authority.
3:08:55 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte Part A amendment No. 1.
3:17:10 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte 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 a time to be announced.
3:17:39 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to establish a timeline by which the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs must issue guidelines under title I of the bill.
3:17:42 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz Part A amendment No. 2.
3:27:26 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:57 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chabot, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to require an agency to include an economic assessment or a summary of it when an agency certifies that a proposed rule will not have a `significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities' under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. This will ensure an agency's decision to certify a rule and not conduct a full regulatory flexibility analysis is supported by data.
3:27:59 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chabot Part A amendment No. 3.
3:39:23 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Chabot amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:39:54 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to strike Title III of the bill and replaces it with alternative language that reforms the Regulatory Flexibility Act to reduce the burden of regulations on small businesses.
3:39:56 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part A amendment No. 4.
3:50:57 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:52:15 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peterson, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to prohibit agencies from impartially communicating with the public in order to gener ate support or opposition to a proposed rule.
3:52:19 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peterson Part A amendment No. 5.
3:59:30 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peterson 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 a time to be announced.
4:00:18 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to provide agency accountability of major rules by requiring retrospective review and report.
4:00:20 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) Part A amendment No. 6.
4:12:13 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:56 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IA), numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to allow for sufficient time (at least 90 days) for affected entities to take steps to comply with issued guidance.
4:12:58 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IA) Part A amendment No. 7.
4:21:36 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Young (IA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:01 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to ensure that any rule intended to protect public health and welfare is exempted from the requirements of this act.
4:22:03 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) Part A amendment No. 8.
4:29:52 P.M. H.R. 5 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 noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:30:25 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-2 to provide for the prevention of the transmission of foodborne illness or to meet preventive-control requirements for food safety.
4:30:27 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline Part A amendment No. 9.
4:38:04 P.M. H.R. 5 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 ayes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:38:32 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt rules that significantly improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment, such as persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
4:38:35 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part A amendment No. 10.
4:48:51 P.M. H.R. 5 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. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:49:00 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt rules pertaining to the safety of children's products or toys.
4:49:01 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz Part A amendment No. 11.
4:53:22 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ruiz amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ruiz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:53:51 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt from the bill a rule which pertains to workplace health and safety and that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease at mining facilities which are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 USC 801, et seq) or workplaces which are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 USC 651 et seq).
4:53:53 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) Part A amendment No. 12.
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 5 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 a time to be announced.
5:01:32 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-2 to ensure that any rules made under the "Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act" are exempted from this act.
5:01:34 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko Part A amendment No. 13.
5:08:51 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:09:23 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 14 printed in House Report 115-2 to strike language that would require the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to perform regulatory flexibility analyses for forest and land management plans.
5:09:25 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva Part A amendment No. 14.
5:19:02 P.M. H.R. 5 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 a time to be announced.
5:19:33 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, numbered 16 printed in House Report 115-2 to require federal agencies to report on influential scientific information and associated peer reviews disseminated or to be disseminated in a rulemaking proceeding.
5:19:34 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Posey Part A amendment No. 16.
5:26:59 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Posey amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:13 P.M. H.R. 5 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.
5:50:56 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 185 (Roll no. 35).
5:56:08 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Peterson amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 260 - 161 (Roll no. 36).
6:00:01 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 231 (Roll no. 37).
6:03:45 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 232 (Roll no. 38).
6:07:45 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 234 (Roll no. 39).
6:12:25 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 233 (Roll no. 40).
6:17:46 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 227 (Roll no. 41).
6:21:35 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 235 (Roll no. 42).
6:25:03 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 236 (Roll no. 43).
6:25:10 P.M. H.R. 5 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5.
6:25:28 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:26:57 P.M. H.R. 5 Mrs. Demings moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6:27:37 P.M. H.R. 5 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Demings 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 an exemption to H.R. 5 for any rules that reduce prescription drugs costs for seniors covered under Medicare Part D.
6:33:50 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:40:21 P.M. H.R. 5 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 233 (Roll no. 44).
6:46:57 P.M. H.R. 5 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 183 (Roll no. 45).
6:46:59 P.M. H.R. 5 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:47:27 P.M. The Chair announced that the Speaker's appointment of members of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on January 6, 2017, without objection, is made notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(4)(A) of rule X.
6:47:28 P.M. H. Res. 45 Mr. Crowley asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
6:48:28 P.M. H. Res. 45 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 45 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
6:48:38 P.M. H. Res. 45 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:48:48 P.M. H. Res. 45 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:48:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:57:08 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the 2016 National Drug Control Strategy summary and accomplishments - referred to the Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Education and the Workforce, Transporation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, Veterans' Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Financial Services, Homeland Security and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-5).
7:00:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:34 P.M. Mr. Franks (AZ) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:19:48 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:19:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 12, 2017.
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