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Legislative Day of January 12, 2017

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10:00:49 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:54 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 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.
10:55:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
12:00:08 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Emmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:32 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 12, 2017 at 9:03 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 3.
12:02:34 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.
12:39:15 P.M. H.R. 238 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 40. 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."
12:39:20 P.M. H.R. 238 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for suspension authority at any time on the legislative day of January 13, 2017. The resolution also provides for legislative proceedings during the period of January 16, 2017 through January 20, 2017.
12:39:33 P.M. H.R. 238 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 40 and Rule XVIII.
12:39:35 P.M. H.R. 238 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
12:40:19 P.M. H.R. 238 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 238.
1:25:26 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Aderholt, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission authority to designate other agencies to manage its leases.
1:25:31 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aderholt Part B amendment No. 1.
1:31:05 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Aderholt amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:34 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott, Austin, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to reform the Customer Protection Fund at the CFTC to amend the size of the fund, annual expenditures from the fund and return excess balance to the Treasury.
1:31:40 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Austin Scott (GA) Part B amendment No. 2.
1:36:56 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Scott, Austin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:37:25 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to make technical and conforming changes to the bill.
1:37:27 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B amendment No. 3.
1:38:58 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:39:09 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to make clear Congress's intent that the Commission may impose and implement position limits as it finds necessary, provided the Commission makes a finding prior to imposing such limits. It makes no changes to the longstanding federal position limits regime for the enumerated agricultural commodities or the existing statutory requirements that Designated Contract Markets impose position limits or accountability levels on all contracts.
1:39:12 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B amendment No. 4.
1:50:20 P.M. H.R. 238 POSTSPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conaway amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:50:43 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to prohibit the CFTC from compelling the production of algorithmic trading source code and similar intellectual property unless it has issued a subpoena.
1:50:48 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy Part B amendment No. 5.
1:56:55 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:57:33 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to prevent a situation in which an end-user loses its ability to rely on the end-user exception to the clearing requirement due simply to the positive performance of transactions entered into solely to mitigate the prospect of falling revenues and asset values.
1:57:38 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa Part B amendment No. 6.
2:00:04 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:00:24 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lucas, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to exempt all inter-affiliate transactions from being regulated as `swaps' under the Dodd-Frank related provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (`CEA') and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (`CFTC') regulations promulgated thereunder.
2:00:27 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lucas Part B amendment No. 7.
2:06:49 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Lucas amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:07:05 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to delay implementation of the CFTC Ownership and Control Reports Rule until the Chairman determines the rule has been amended by adjusting reporting trading volume levels to 300 contracts per day, removing the requirements for natural person controller data, and ensuring the rule does not require entities to violate foreign privacy laws.
2:07:26 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hartzler Part B amendment No. 8.
2:13:48 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:02 P.M. H.R. 238 Mr. Conaway moved that the committee rise.
2:14:17 P.M. H.R. 238 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:33 P.M. H.R. 238 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 238 as unfinished business.
2:14:49 P.M. H.R. 78 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 40. H.R. 78 — "To improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders."
2:14:54 P.M. H.R. 78 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for suspension authority at any time on the legislative day of January 13, 2017. The resolution also provides for legislative proceedings during the period of January 16, 2017 through January 20, 2017.
2:16:25 P.M. H.R. 78 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 40 and Rule XVIII.
2:16:26 P.M. H.R. 78 The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom McClintock to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:16:37 P.M. H.R. 78 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 78.
3:27:36 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the SEC to identify, analyze and address potential conflicts of interest related to its rulemakings.
3:28:04 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) Part A amendment No. 1.
3:36:02 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Al Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:36:20 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the SEC consider the protection of investors, in addition to promoting efficiency, competition, and capital formation when conducting such a review and also expressly instructs the SEC to consider the public interest, the protection of investors as well as the promotion of efficiency, competition, and capital formation when conducting such a review of existing SEC regulations
3:36:50 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part A amendment No. 2.
3:40:53 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:21 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to exempt regulations promulgated to maintain or support U.S. financial stability or prevent or reduce systemic risk.
3:41:39 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) Part A amendment No. 3.
3:51:20 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Al Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:51:39 P.M. The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
3:52:20 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 84.
3:52:21 P.M. Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
3:53:05 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the Chairman of the SEC and his immediate family to divest from too-big-to-fail banks.
3:53:24 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Part A amendment No. 4.
4:01:14 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeSaulnier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:01:28 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to be trained on ethical standards and codes of conduct to ensure all regulations enacted are not done so with a conflict of interest, specifically regarding prior employment and legal representation of too-big-to-fail banks.
4:01:52 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin Part A amendment No. 5.
4:12:24 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Raskin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:35:49 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 233 (Roll no. 46).
4:41:23 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 232 (Roll no. 47).
4:46:56 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 233 (Roll no. 48).
4:51:32 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 231 (Roll no. 49).
4:51:41 P.M. H.R. 78 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 78.
4:52:26 P.M. H.R. 78 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:52:35 P.M. H.R. 78 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:52:57 P.M. H.R. 78 Mrs. Bustos moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
4:53:10 P.M. H.R. 78 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bustos 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 pertaining to consideration of the potential outsourcing of U.S. Jobs.
5:01:08 P.M. H.R. 78 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:07:27 P.M. H.R. 78 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 232 (Roll no. 50).
5:13:38 P.M. H.R. 78 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 243 - 184 (Roll no. 51).
5:13:40 P.M. H.R. 78 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:01 P.M. H.R. 238 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
5:14:13 P.M. H.R. 238 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:14:28 P.M. H.R. 238 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which were debated earlier an on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:18:49 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 191 (Roll no. 52).
5:19:10 P.M. H.R. 238 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 238.
5:19:52 P.M. H.R. 238 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 238 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:21:14 P.M. H.R. 238 Mr. Langevin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Agriculture.
5:21:29 P.M. H.R. 238 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 insert language prohibiting the Commission from considering the swaps regulatory requirements of a foreign jurisdiction if that jurisdiction has been found by the Commission, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to have engaged in cyber-attacks targeting any election held in the United States.
5:28:03 P.M. H.R. 238 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:35:06 P.M. H.R. 238 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 235 (Roll no. 53).
5:41:21 P.M. H.R. 238 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 182 (Roll no. 54).
5:41:22 P.M. H.R. 238 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:11:10 P.M. Joint Economic Committee - Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1024(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Joint Economic Committee: Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Schweikert, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Francis Rooney (FL), Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY), Mr. Delaney, Ms. Adams and Mr. Beyer.
6:12:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:15:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
8:27:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
8:27:15 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 48.
8:29:09 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:29:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:29:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 13, 2017.
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