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Legislative Day of January 30, 2017

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12:00:47 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:53 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:00 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.
12:23:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 30.
2:00:16 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:24 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:26 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Barragan to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:48 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:13:09 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:30:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 30.
4:30:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:31:25 P.M. H.R. 381 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 381 — "To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as "Sky Point"."
4:31:41 P.M. H.R. 381 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:47 P.M. H.R. 381 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 381.
4:38:23 P.M. H.R. 381 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:38:26 P.M. H.R. 381 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:38:39 P.M. H.R. 339 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 339 — "To amend Public Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands."
4:38:53 P.M. H.R. 339 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:38:55 P.M. H.R. 339 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 339.
4:43:50 P.M. H.R. 339 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:43:52 P.M. H.R. 339 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:44:18 P.M. H.R. 46 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 46 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York."
4:44:30 P.M. H.R. 46 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:32 P.M. H.R. 46 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 46.
4:51:37 P.M. H.R. 46 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:57 P.M. H.R. 46 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:53:30 P.M. H.R. 374 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 374 — "To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105-384, and for other purposes."
4:53:48 P.M. H.R. 374 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:50 P.M. H.R. 374 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 374.
5:00:19 P.M. H.R. 374 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.
5:00:33 P.M. H.R. 538 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 538 — "To redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and for other purposes."
5:00:43 P.M. H.R. 538 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:44 P.M. H.R. 538 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 538.
5:11:24 P.M. H.R. 538 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.
5:11:36 P.M. H.R. 558 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 558 — "To adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes."
5:11:48 P.M. H.R. 558 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:11:49 P.M. H.R. 558 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 558.
5:19:59 P.M. H.R. 558 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:00 P.M. H.R. 558 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:21:03 P.M. H.R. 560 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 560 — "To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes."
5:21:04 P.M. H.R. 560 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:05 P.M. H.R. 560 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 560.
5:29:15 P.M. H.R. 560 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:18 P.M. H.R. 560 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:19 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 30, 2017 at 4:18 p.m.: Appointments: Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution and Washington's Farewell Address.
5:29:35 P.M. House Democracy Partnership - Pursuant to Section 4(a) of House Resolution 5, 115th Congress, the Democratic Leader appointed the following member of the House to the House Democracy Partnership: Mr. Price of NC.
5:29:40 P.M. British-American Interparliamentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2761l, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the British-American Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Cicilline.
5:30:21 P.M. United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 1928a, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: Mr. Connolly and Ms. Frankel of FL.
5:30:22 P.M. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 3003, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Mr. Hastings and Mr. Cohen.
5:31:23 P.M. Japan-United States Friendship Commission - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2903, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Japan-United States Friendship Commission: Mr. Takano.
5:32:07 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 30.
6:30:19 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 70 and H. Res. 71.
6:31:05 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.
6:31:45 P.M. H.R. 374 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 374 — "To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105-384, and for other purposes."
6:51:33 P.M. H.R. 374 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 388 - 0 (Roll no. 66).
6:51:34 P.M. H.R. 374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:51:46 P.M. H.R. 538 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 538 — "To redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and for other purposes."
7:01:23 P.M. H.R. 538 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 8 (Roll no. 67).
7:01:25 P.M. H.R. 538 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:16:15 P.M. The House received a communication from Elijah Cummings, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Cummings notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents issued by the District Court for the District of Maryland in Benisek v. Lamone, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:16:45 P.M. The House received a communication from Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Hoyer notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents issued by the District Court for the District of Maryland in Benisek v. Lamone, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:17:10 P.M. The House received a communication from C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Ruppersberger notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents issued by the District Court for the District of Maryland in Benisek v. Lamone, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:17:40 P.M. The House received a communication from John P. Sarbanes, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Sarbanes notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents issued by the District Court for the District of Maryland in Benisek v. Lamone, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:18:54 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:01:00 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:01:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:01:15 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 31, 2017.
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