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Legislative Day of February 14, 2017

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10:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:59 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.
11:06:13 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 14.
12:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Trott to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:57 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.
12:22:11 P.M. H. Res. 116 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 116 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 66) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 67) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees."
12:23:45 P.M. H. Res. 116 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 116.
1:09:50 P.M. H. Res. 116 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 116, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:10:52 P.M. H. Res. 99 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 99 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 428) to survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 42) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants."
1:12:34 P.M. H. Res. 99 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 99.
1:55:51 P.M. H. Res. 99 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 99, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:56:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:15:40 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 14.
2:15:44 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 99 and H. Res. 116, and adoption of both resolutions which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:16:15 P.M. H. Res. 99 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 99 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 428) to survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 42) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants."
2:41:11 P.M. H. Res. 99 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 189 (Roll no. 88).
2:47:46 P.M. H. Res. 99 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 187 (Roll no. 89).
2:47:48 P.M. H. Res. 99 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:47:56 P.M. H. Res. 116 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 116 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 66) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 67) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees."
2:54:53 P.M. H. Res. 116 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 188 (Roll no. 90).
3:01:54 P.M. H. Res. 116 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 188 (Roll no. 91).
3:01:55 P.M. H. Res. 116 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:04:14 P.M. H.R. 428 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 99. H.R. 428 — "To survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, and for other purposes."
3:04:19 P.M. H.R. 428 Rule provides for one hour of debate on each bill, the previous question shall be ordered on each bill without intervening motions except one motion to recommit. Both bills are closed to amendments.
3:05:30 P.M. H.R. 428 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 428.
3:51:26 P.M. H.R. 428 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:52:09 P.M. H.R. 428 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 428, the Chair put the question on adoption of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Hanabusa demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the bill until later in the legislative day.
3:52:42 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:15:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 14.
4:15:16 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on H.R. 428, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:15:23 P.M. H.R. 428 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 428 — "To survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, and for other purposes."
4:39:10 P.M. H.R. 428 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 250 - 171 (Roll no. 92).
4:39:11 P.M. H.R. 428 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:40:12 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 123.
4:41:15 P.M. H. Con. Res. 23 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 23 — "Providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President."
4:41:29 P.M. H. Con. Res. 23 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:41:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 23 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:06 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:52:47 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:36:13 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:39:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
7:48:45 P.M. Mr. O'Rourke moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:49:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:49:16 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 15, 2017.
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