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Legislative Day of January 23, 2017

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12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:31 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:11:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
2:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:08 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:11 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:16:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. today.
3:29:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
3:30:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:30:37 P.M. H.R. 511 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 511 — "To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems, and for other purposes."
3:31:06 P.M. H.R. 511 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:08 P.M. H.R. 511 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 511.
3:38:29 P.M. H.R. 511 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:31 P.M. H.R. 511 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:39 P.M. H.R. 587 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 587 — "To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review."
3:38:53 P.M. H.R. 587 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:38:55 P.M. H.R. 587 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 587.
3:49:20 P.M. H.R. 587 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:22 P.M. H.R. 587 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:38 P.M. H.R. 590 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 590 — "To foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies."
3:49:50 P.M. H.R. 590 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:49:52 P.M. H.R. 590 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 590.
3:56:48 P.M. H.R. 590 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:53 P.M. H.R. 590 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:57:03 P.M. H.R. 518 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 518 — "To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy conservation standards for external power supplies, and for other purposes."
3:57:15 P.M. H.R. 518 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:57:16 P.M. H.R. 518 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 518.
4:03:20 P.M. H.R. 518 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:22 P.M. H.R. 518 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:27 P.M. H.R. 290 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 290 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes."
4:04:44 P.M. H.R. 290 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:45 P.M. H.R. 290 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 290.
4:16:00 P.M. H.R. 290 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:02 P.M. H.R. 290 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:06 P.M. H.R. 423 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 423 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes."
4:16:18 P.M. H.R. 423 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:16:21 P.M. H.R. 423 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 423.
4:30:30 P.M. H.R. 423 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.
4:30:48 P.M. H.R. 588 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 588 — "To direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a study on network resiliency during times of emergency, and for other purposes."
4:31:04 P.M. H.R. 588 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:06 P.M. H.R. 588 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 588.
4:45:33 P.M. H.R. 588 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:36 P.M. H.R. 588 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:45:54 P.M. H.R. 555 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 555 — "To direct the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules so as to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land use restrictions, and for other purposes."
4:46:14 P.M. H.R. 555 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:16 P.M. H.R. 555 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 555.
5:01:07 P.M. H.R. 555 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:10 P.M. H.R. 555 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:23 P.M. H.R. 460 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 460 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications."
5:01:34 P.M. H.R. 460 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:42 P.M. H.R. 460 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 460.
5:15:22 P.M. H.R. 460 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:24 P.M. H.R. 460 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:32 P.M. H.R. 599 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 599 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens."
5:15:44 P.M. H.R. 599 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:15:45 P.M. H.R. 599 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 599.
5:25:51 P.M. H.R. 599 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:53 P.M. H.R. 599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:12 P.M. H.R. 582 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 582 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes."
5:26:27 P.M. H.R. 582 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:29 P.M. H.R. 582 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 582.
5:41:11 P.M. H.R. 582 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.
5:41:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
6:30:53 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:10 P.M. H.R. 423 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 423 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to expand and clarify the prohibition on provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and for other purposes."
6:52:17 P.M. H.R. 423 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 5 (Roll no. 60).
6:52:18 P.M. H.R. 423 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:01 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of those who suffered losses from the tornadoes that struck the southeastern part of our nation.
6:57:31 P.M. H.R. 582 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 582 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes."
7:05:27 P.M. H.R. 582 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 0 (Roll no. 61).
7:05:28 P.M. H.R. 582 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:09 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 55.
7:06:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:18:00 P.M. The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment, pursuant to section 4(c) of H. Res. 5, 115th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, of the following individuals to serve as the Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics: Nominated by the Speaker after consultation with the Minority Leader: Mr. Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings, Washington, Chairman; Mr. James M. Eagen, III, Colorado; Ms. Allison R. Hayward, Virginia; Ms. Judy Biggert, Illinois, alternate. Nominated by the Minority Leader after consultation with the Speaker: Mr. David Skaggs, Colorado, Co-Chairman; Brigadier General (retired) Belinda Pinckney, Virginia; Ms. Karan English, Arizona; Mr. Mike Barnes, Maryland, alternate.
7:19:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:20:15 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Pompeo wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective upon his confirmation as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
9:20:40 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Kansas, Mr. Pompeo, the whole number of the House is 434.
9:21:25 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, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Hurd.
9:22:23 P.M. Ms. Plaskett moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:22:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:22:32 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 24, 2017.
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