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Legislative Day of February 16, 2017

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10:00:05 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold Rogers to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:37 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.
10:45:34 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. today. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 16.
12:00:05 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:57 P.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Bishop (UT) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (UT) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:03:40 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Newhouse to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:41 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Mulvaney wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective immediately.
12:04:44 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 South Carolina, Mr. Mulvaney, the whole number of the House is 431.
12:04:51 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.
12:36:22 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Mike Bishop. Mr. Bishop (MI) submitted his resignation from the Committees on the Judiciary and Education and the Workforce. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:36:23 P.M. H. Res. 131 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 131 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
12:36:33 P.M. H. Res. 131 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:36:43 P.M. H. Res. 131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:37:24 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 123. H.J. Res. 69 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska"."
12:37:29 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.J. Res. 43 and H.J. Res. 69; and provides for proceedings during the period from February 17, 2017, through February 24, 2017.
12:38:00 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 69.
1:40:59 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:41:15 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 69, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until a time to be announced.
1:43:08 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 123. H.J. Res. 43 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients."
1:43:13 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.J. Res. 43 and H.J. Res. 69; and provides for proceedings during the period from February 17, 2017, through February 24, 2017.
1:43:56 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 43.
2:52:10 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:53:16 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 43, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. DeGette demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until a time to be announced.
2:53:37 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.J. Res. 69 and H.J. Res. 43 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:54:34 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 69 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska"."
3:17:40 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 193 (Roll no. 98).
3:17:41 P.M. H.J. Res. 69 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:17:43 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 43 — "Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients."
3:28:20 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 - 188 (Roll no. 99).
3:28:21 P.M. H.J. Res. 43 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:40 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal.
3:28:54 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
3:29:14 P.M. Mr. Katko asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1:00 p.m. on February 17. Agreed to without objection.
3:29:31 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: Ms. Jackson Lee and Ms. Moore.
3:30:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:57:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:04:10 P.M. Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:04:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:04:39 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on February 17, 2017.
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