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Legislative Day of March 21, 2017

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10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins 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.
11:02:41 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
12:00:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
12:00:39 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Pastor Chris Bell, 3 Circle Church, Fairhope, Alabama
12:02:06 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:09 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Byrne to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:44 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.
12:28:19 P.M. H. Res. 209 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 209 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 372) to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers."
12:29:33 P.M. H. Res. 209 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 209.
1:36:48 P.M. H. Res. 209 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 185 (Roll no. 176).
1:43:30 P.M. H. Res. 209 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 182 (Roll no. 177).
1:43:31 P.M. H. Res. 209 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:43:40 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:43:49 P.M. H.R. 1353 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1353 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain additional information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration."
1:50:04 P.M. H.R. 1353 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 2 (Roll no. 178).
1:50:05 P.M. H.R. 1353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:30 P.M. Mr. Murphy (PA) filed a report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce on H. Res. 154.
1:52:26 P.M. H. Res. 210 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 210 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1101) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees."
1:52:57 P.M. H. Res. 210 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 210.
2:40:21 P.M. H. Res. 210 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 210, 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 the previous question until a time to be announced.
2:41:03 P.M. S. 305 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:41:22 P.M. S. 305 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 305 — "To amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day."
2:41:25 P.M. S. 305 On passage Passed by voice vote.
2:41:30 P.M. S. 305 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:41:32 P.M. H.R. 372 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 209. H.R. 372 — "To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers."
2:41:37 P.M. H.R. 372 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 372 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2:42:07 P.M. H.R. 372 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 372.
3:23:42 P.M. H.R. 372 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:24:11 P.M. H.R. 372 Ms. Rosen moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3:24:37 P.M. H.R. 372 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 reported back to the House with an amendment to add a subsection to the bill titled Protecting Affordable Healthcare for Older Americans.
3:31:05 P.M. H.R. 372 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:31:15 P.M. H.R. 372 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms. Rosen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit with instructions until a time to be announced.
3:31:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:12:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
4:12:33 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 210 and on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1297 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:13:18 P.M. H. Res. 210 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 210 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1101) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees."
4:38:48 P.M. H. Res. 210 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 186 (Roll no. 179).
4:46:20 P.M. H. Res. 210 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 186 (Roll no. 180).
4:46:22 P.M. H. Res. 210 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:49:10 P.M. H.R. 1297 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1297 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes."
4:56:51 P.M. H.R. 1297 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 181).
4:56:52 P.M. H.R. 1297 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:57:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:10:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:27:02 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:27:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:27:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 22, 2017.
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