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Legislative Day of February 07, 2017

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven M. Palazzo to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:42 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.
10:41:18 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:09 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 7.
12:00:15 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:37 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:10 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.
12:21:40 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 February 7, 2017, at 8:51 a.m.: Appointments: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki), Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China, and Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
12:23:34 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:24:40 P.M. H. Res. 91 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 91 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 44) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 57) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 58) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues."
12:26:47 P.M. H. Res. 91 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 91.
1:38:01 P.M. H. Res. 91 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 187 (Roll no. 81).
1:44:37 P.M. H. Res. 91 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 186 (Roll no. 82).
1:44:38 P.M. H. Res. 91 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:44:39 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Judy Chu. Ms. Chu, Judy submitted her resignation from the Committees on the Judiciary and Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.
1:45:02 P.M. H. Res. 95 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 95 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
1:45:50 P.M. H. Res. 95 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:45:55 P.M. H. Res. 95 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:46:57 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 91. H.J. Res. 44 — "Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976."
1:47:02 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57 and H.J. Res. 58. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each joint resolution. Each joint resolution is closed to amendments and allowed one motion to recommit.
1:47:45 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 44.
2:47:19 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:48:18 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 44, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until a time to be announced.
2:50:10 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 91. H.J. Res. 58 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues."
2:50:15 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57 and H.J. Res. 58. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each joint resolution. Each joint resolution is closed to amendments and allowed one motion to recommit.
2:50:18 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 58.
3:32:57 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:33:49 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 58, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Davis(CA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until a time to be announced.
3:34:55 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 91. H.J. Res. 57 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965."
3:35:00 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57 and H.J. Res. 58. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each joint resolution. Each joint resolution is closed to amendments and allowed one motion to recommit.
3:35:12 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 57.
4:34:30 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:35:10 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 57, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until a time to be announced.
4:35:29 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.J. Res. 44, H.J. Res. 57, and H.J. Res. 58, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:36:38 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 44 — "Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976."
4:57:56 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 186 (Roll no. 83).
4:57:58 P.M. H.J. Res. 44 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:06 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 57 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965."
5:04:43 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 190 (Roll no. 84).
5:04:45 P.M. H.J. Res. 57 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:04:53 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 58 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues."
5:11:29 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 181 (Roll no. 85).
5:11:31 P.M. H.J. Res. 58 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:58 P.M. Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
5:12:19 P.M. Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, February 9, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, February 13, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
5:12:37 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 99.
5:13:08 P.M. H. Res. 98 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 98 — "Ranking a certain Member of a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
5:13:20 P.M. H. Res. 98 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:13:34 P.M. H. Res. 98 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:24 P.M. Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission - Pursuant to section 4(b) of H. Res. 5, 115th Congress, the Democratic Leader reappointed the following member of the House to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission: Mr. McGovern, co-chair.
5:15:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:28:42 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:23:51 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:23:59 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:24:01 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on February 9, 2017.
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