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Legislative Day of March 02, 2017

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9:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:16 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:12 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:13 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Raskin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:30 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:15:55 A.M. H.R. 1004 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 156. 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."
9:16:00 A.M. H.R. 1004 Providing for consideration of H.R. 1004 and H.R. 1009.
9:16:42 A.M. H.R. 1004 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 156 and Rule XVIII.
9:16:43 A.M. H.R. 1004 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:17:03 A.M. H.R. 1004 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1004.
9:46:31 A.M. H.R. 1004 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-21 to clarify the terms "propaganda", "publicity", and "advocacy", within the rule's prohibited communications, to mean any information, statements or claims that are unsupported by science or empirical data.
9:46:33 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 1.
9:56:26 A.M. H.R. 1004 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:57:19 A.M. H.R. 1004 An amendment, offered by Mr. Farenthold, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-21 to require the Executive agency to display a list of any regulatory actions that duplicate or overlap with agency regulatory action.
9:57:20 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Farenthold Part A amendment No. 2.
10:04:48 A.M. H.R. 1004 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Farenthold amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes 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.
10:05:13 A.M. H.R. 1004 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-21 to exempt from the rule's prohibited communications any communication that is protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
10:05:14 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 3.
10:15:59 A.M. H.R. 1004 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:16:39 A.M. H.R. 1004 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.
10:39:58 A.M. H.R. 1004 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 234 (Roll no. 122).
10:44:59 A.M. H.R. 1004 On agreeing to the Farenthold amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 263 - 145 (Roll no. 123).
10:51:53 A.M. H.R. 1004 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 124).
10:51:58 A.M. H.R. 1004 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1004.
10:52:36 A.M. H.R. 1004 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:52:45 A.M. H.R. 1004 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:53:49 A.M. H.R. 1004 Ms. Jayapal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
10:54:06 A.M. H.R. 1004 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. Pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments to prevent the President from making public references to businesses in which he has an equity interest. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
11:01:14 A.M. H.R. 1004 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:08:31 A.M. H.R. 1004 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 125).
11:15:39 A.M. H.R. 1004 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 246 - 176 (Roll no. 126).
11:15:41 A.M. H.R. 1004 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:16:52 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. McCarthy for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:16:53 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 2, 2017 it adjourn to meet at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 Agreed to without objection.
12:04:22 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:20:34 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman. Pursuant to section 3307 of Title 40, United States Code, Mr. Shuster notified the House that the Committee on Transporation and Infrastructure met in open session to consider eight resolutions provided by GSA at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs and authorized these leases to be executed pursuant to GSA's leasing authority in accordance with the provisions. Copies of the resolutions adopted by the Committee on Transporation and Infrastructure are enclosed. Referred to Apporopriations and ordered printed.
12:21:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:49:30 P.M. Ms. Norton moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:49:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:49:35 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on March 6, 2017.
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