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Legislative Day of March 01, 2017

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10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:22 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Keith J. Rothfus to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
10:48:56 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:40 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 1.
12:00:54 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:17 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:19 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:51 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Zinke wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective immediately.
12:03:21 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 Montana, Mr. Zinke, the whole number of the House is 430
12:05:01 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.
12:24:55 P.M. H. Res. 156 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 156 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1004) to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1009) to amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes."
12:29:04 P.M. H. Res. 156 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 156.
1:07:26 P.M. H. Res. 156 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 156, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:07:44 P.M. H.R. 998 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 998 — "To provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes."
1:09:05 P.M. H.R. 998 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
1:10:08 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt any rule or set of rules prescribed by the Secretary of Education and relating to consumer protections for student loan borrowers.
1:11:06 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 Bonamici amendment No. 8.
1:18:06 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bonamici amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Bonamici demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:18:57 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt any rule or set of rules relating to Title I of the Elementary a nd Secondary Education Act of 1965.
1:20:02 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 Bonamici amendment No. 9.
1:27:34 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Failed by voice vote.
1:28:05 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt rules relating to the enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
1:28:07 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 Raskin amendment No. 10.
1:36:36 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Raskin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:37:12 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt rules affecting or impacting the special government to government relationship between the federal government and tribal communities or affecting tribal sovereignty or self-determination.
1:37:33 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 Moore amendment No. 11.
1:45:17 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:45:36 P.M. H.R. 998 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cummings, numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-20 to exempt any rule relating to protections for whistleblowers or penalties for retaliation against whistleblowers.
1:46:02 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. 12.
1:53:02 P.M. H.R. 998 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cummings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cummings demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:53:43 P.M. H.R. 998 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:20:51 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 235 (Roll no. 109).
2:28:21 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 231 (Roll no. 110).
2:33:11 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 229 (Roll no. 111).
2:37:28 P.M. H.R. 998 On agreeing to the Cummings amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 231 (Roll no. 112).
2:37:36 P.M. H.R. 998 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 998.
2:37:59 P.M. H.R. 998 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:38:42 P.M. H.R. 998 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
2:39:54 P.M. H.R. 998 Mr. Raskin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
2:40:24 P.M. H.R. 998 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any rules pertaining to laws governing potential conflicts of interest of an employee or officer of the executive branch, financial disclosures of an employee or officer of the executive branch, or bribery.
2:47:48 P.M. H.R. 998 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:01:30 P.M. H.R. 998 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 235 (Roll no. 113).
3:08:06 P.M. H.R. 998 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 - 185 (Roll no. 114).
3:08:07 P.M. H.R. 998 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:14 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 156, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:08:28 P.M. H. Res. 156 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 156 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1004) to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1009) to amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes."
3:14:56 P.M. H. Res. 156 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 189 (Roll no. 115).
3:21:47 P.M. H. Res. 156 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 180 (Roll no. 116).
3:21:48 P.M. H. Res. 156 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 150. 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"."
3:22:06 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Provides for consideration of H.R. 998 and H.J. Res. 83.
3:22:30 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 83.
4:03:14 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:03:43 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 83, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
4:04:39 P.M. H.R. 1009 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 156. H.R. 1009 — "To amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes."
4:04:44 P.M. H.R. 1009 Providing for consideration of H.R. 1004 and H.R. 1009.
4:04:58 P.M. H.R. 1009 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 156 and Rule XVIII.
4:04:58 P.M. H.R. 1009 The Speaker designated the Honorable David P. Joyce to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:05:59 P.M. H.R. 1009 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1009.
4:43:20 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mitchell, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to make technical changes to H.R. 1009 to ensure consistency in dates and terms, require OIRA to review significant guidance, and prohibit the authorization of additional funds.
4:43:28 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mitchell Part B amendment No. 1.
4:50:30 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Mitchell amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:50:37 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to ensure that federal agencies engage their partners in state, local, and tribal government throughout the regulatory process.
4:50:39 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck Part B amendment No. 2.
4:55:26 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:55:44 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IA), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to require each agency to describe steps taken to determine a new rule or regulation is not duplicative or conflicting with any existing or planned regulatory action and to require agencies to maintain a list of active regulatory actions on website.
4:55:45 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IA) Part B amendment No. 3.
5:01:46 P.M. H.R. 1009 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Plaskett demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:02:42 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meadows, numbered 4 printed in Part B House Report 115-21 to require OIRA to keep a log of the "consultation"--which is any communication that occurs about a specific regulation before the regulation is submitted for review--for each regulation and to publish a list of all the consultations when the regulation is published in the Federal Register.
5:02:44 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows Part B amendment No. 4.
5:10:17 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:33 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to require OIRA to maintain records on each significant regulatory action reviewed such that it is easily accessible to provide to Congress upon request.
5:10:35 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz Part B amendment No. 5.
5:14:46 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:14:54 P.M. H.R. 1009 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-21 to exempts independent agencies from the legislation.
5:14:55 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Part B amendment No. 6.
5:22:07 P.M. H.R. 1009 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:22:57 P.M. H.R. 1009 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:49:28 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Young (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 265 - 158 (Roll no. 117).
5:54:45 P.M. H.R. 1009 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 234 (Roll no. 118).
5:55:20 P.M. H.R. 1009 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1009.
5:56:17 P.M. H.R. 1009 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:57:55 P.M. H.R. 1009 Mr. Cartwright moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government.
5:58:06 P.M. H.R. 1009 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a subsection at the end of the bill titled Exemption for the Office of Government Ethics.
6:05:24 P.M. H.R. 1009 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:12:50 P.M. H.R. 1009 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 234 (Roll no. 119).
6:19:09 P.M. H.R. 1009 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 241 - 184 (Roll no. 120).
6:19:11 P.M. H.R. 1009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.J. Res. 83 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had postponed.
6:19:39 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Considered as unfinished business. 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"."
6:26:11 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 - 191 (Roll no. 121).
6:26:14 P.M. H.J. Res. 83 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:26:39 P.M. Mr. Byrne asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on March 2. Agreed to without objection.
6:26:45 P.M. Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 6913, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Mr. Walz and Ms. Kaptur.
6:27:02 P.M. Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276d and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Higgins of NY, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Larsen of WA and Mr. DeFazio.
6:27:03 P.M. Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress - Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 2702, the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. John A. Lawrence of Washington, D.C.
6:28:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:41:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:37:02 P.M. Mr. Fortenberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:37:04 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:37:05 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 2, 2017.
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