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Legislative Day of February 28, 2017

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10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jody B. Hice to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:29 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.
10:21:16 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 28.
12:00:24 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Chaplain Harvey Klee, American Legion National Chaplain, Bluffton, TX.
12:01:50 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:53 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Engel to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:25 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.
12:15:55 P.M. H. Res. 150 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 150 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 998) to provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 83) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness"."
12:18:45 P.M. H. Res. 150 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 150.
12:59:25 P.M. H. Res. 150 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 150, 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.
1:00:27 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 received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on February 28, 2017, at 9:20 a.m.: Appointment: Senate National Security Working Group for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.
1:00:47 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy - Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 9355(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Swezey, U.S. Air Force, Retired, Franklin, WI.
1:00:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:46:47 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 28.
1:47:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 150, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:47:33 P.M. H. Res. 150 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 150 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 998) to provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 83) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness"."
2:12:32 P.M. H. Res. 150 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 191 (Roll no. 103).
2:19:25 P.M. H. Res. 150 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 - 188 (Roll no. 104).
2:19:27 P.M. H. Res. 150 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:49 P.M. H.R. 998 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 150. H.R. 998 — "To provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes."
2:21:54 P.M. H.R. 998 Provides for consideration of H.R. 998 and H.J. Res. 83.
2:22:08 P.M. H.R. 998 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 150 and Rule XVIII.
2:22:10 P.M. H.R. 998 The Speaker designated the Honorable Gary J. Palmer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:22:20 P.M. H.R. 998 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 998.
2:54:06 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cummings, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-20 to provide that a Commission member must not have been a registered lobbyist during the two-year period prior and must file financial disclosure reports in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act.
2:54:07 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cummings amendment No. 1.
2:58:55 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Cummings amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:59:53 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-20 to require the consideration of impacts to public health prior to repealing any federal rules under the bill.
2:59:55 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 2.
3:06:12 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeSaulnier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:06:47 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. McSally, Amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-20 to expand the scope of the nature of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission's review to ensure a rule or set of rules is compliant with certain provisions of the Congressional Review Act.
3:06:49 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally amendment No. 3.
3:15:57 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the McSally amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:22 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. Plaskett, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-20 to provide that no funding will be authorized to carry out the requirements of this Act.
3:16:24 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Plaskett amendment No. 4.
3:24:41 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Plaskett amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ross demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:25:38 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt from the bill rules relating to the physical and cyber security of the bulk-power system.
3:25:42 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 5.
3:32:18 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:33:01 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. Krishnamoorthi, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-20 to ensure that the SCRUB Act will not in any way hinder the safe and legal development and deployment of unmanned aerial systems.
3:33:03 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment No. 6.
3:37:42 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Krishnamoorthi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:38:11 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. Krishnamoorthi, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-20 to ensure that the SCRUB Act will not in any way weaken the protections afforded by noise restriction policies at and around airports.
3:38:13 P.M. H.R. 998 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 150, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment No. 7.
3:42:11 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Krishnamoorthi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:42:48 P.M. H.R. 998 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments to H.R. 998, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
4:12:11 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 348 - 75 (Roll no. 105).
4:15:51 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Plaskett amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 243 (Roll no. 106).
4:19:50 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Krishnamoorthi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 234 (Roll no. 107).
4:23:25 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Krishnamoorthi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 230 (Roll no. 108).
4:23:45 P.M. H.R. 998 Mr. Sessions moved that the committee rise.
4:23:59 P.M. H.R. 998 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:06 P.M. H.R. 998 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 998 as unfinished business.
4:24:32 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 156.
4:27:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 8:35 p.m. today at which time the House will meet in Joint Session with the Senate to receive a message from the President of the United States.
8:35:43 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 28.
8:37:12 P.M. JOINT SESSION - The House convened in Joint Session with the Senate for the purpose of receiving an address from the President of the United States.
10:16:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION DISSOLVED - The Speaker declared the Joint Session of the two Houses dissolved.
10:16:01 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved that the President's message be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered printed as a House document (H.Doc. 115-1). Agreed to without objection.
10:17:00 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:17:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:17:03 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 1, 2017.
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