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Legislative Day of January 24, 2017

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10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 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.
10:40:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 24.
12:00:30 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:16 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:19 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Lawson of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:03 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Becerra wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective on January 24, 2017.
12:03:19 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 California, Mr. Becerra, the whole number of the House is 433.
12:03:30 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.
12:36:18 P.M. H. Res. 55 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 55 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions."
12:37:06 P.M. H. Res. 55 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 55.
2:05:29 P.M. H. Res. 55 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 187 (Roll no. 62).
2:12:00 P.M. H. Res. 55 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 183 (Roll no. 63).
2:12:02 P.M. H. Res. 55 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:12:55 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Linda T. Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez submitted her resignation from the Committee on Ethics. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:14:01 P.M. H. Res. 56 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 56 — "Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
2:14:20 P.M. H. Res. 56 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:14:23 P.M. H. Res. 56 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:14:57 P.M. H.R. 7 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 55. H.R. 7 — "To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions."
2:15:02 P.M. H.R. 7 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 7 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2:15:15 P.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7.
3:34:45 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:34:56 P.M. H.R. 7 Ms. Schakowsky moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
3:34:57 P.M. H.R. 7 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to repor the same back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the underlying bill from permitting any health plan to charge women higher premiums than men for health coverage.
3:40:41 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:41:04 P.M. H.R. 7 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At conclusion of debate on the Schakowsky motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
3:42:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:42:21 P.M. H.R. 589 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 589 — "To establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes."
3:42:43 P.M. H.R. 589 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:45 P.M. H.R. 589 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 589.
4:03:51 P.M. H.R. 589 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:57 P.M. H.R. 589 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:09 P.M. H.R. 600 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 600 — "To promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, and for other purposes."
4:04:20 P.M. H.R. 600 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:21 P.M. H.R. 600 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 600.
4:17:39 P.M. H.R. 600 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:41 P.M. H.R. 600 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:17:42 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the motion to recommit which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:18:04 P.M. H.R. 7 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 7 — "To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions."
4:18:30 P.M. H.R. 7 The previous question on the motion was ordered without objection.
4:41:24 P.M. H.R. 7 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 - 235 (Roll no. 64).
4:49:02 P.M. H.R. 7 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 183 (Roll no. 65).
4:49:04 P.M. H.R. 7 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:45 P.M. H. Res. 59 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 59 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
4:51:54 P.M. H. Res. 59 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:51:57 P.M. H. Res. 59 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:58 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
4:51:59 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, January 27, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, January 30, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate. Agreed to without objection.
4:52:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:52:18 P.M. H.R. 601 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 601 — "To enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of assistance provided under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to promote quality basic education in developing countries, to better enable such countries to achieve universal access to quality basic education and improved learning outcomes, to eliminate duplication and waste, and for other purposes."
4:52:40 P.M. H.R. 601 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:41 P.M. H.R. 601 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 601.
5:10:24 P.M. H.R. 601 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:26 P.M. H.R. 601 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:29:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:13:05 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:13:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 27, 2017.
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