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Legislative Day of March 22, 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 Randy Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:27 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.
11:12:18 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 22.
12:00:25 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Tom Smiley, Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia.
12:01:52 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:54 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Jeffries to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:35 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.
12:31:04 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 notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 22, 2017 at 9:12 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 69, without amendment.
12:31:15 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 notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 22, 2017 at 11:22 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 1228, without amendment and H.R. 244, with amendments.
12:31:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:31:57 P.M. H.R. 1302 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1302 — "To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes."
12:32:16 P.M. H.R. 1302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:32:18 P.M. H.R. 1302 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1302.
12:39:39 P.M. H.R. 1302 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Ms. McSally objected to the Yea - Nay vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
12:39:52 P.M. H.R. 1238 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1238 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes."
12:40:07 P.M. H.R. 1238 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:40:12 P.M. H.R. 1238 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1238.
12:50:45 P.M. H.R. 1238 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12:51:11 P.M. H.R. 1365 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1365 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain acquisition innovation, and for other purposes."
12:51:25 P.M. H.R. 1365 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:51:27 P.M. H.R. 1365 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1365.
12:58:00 P.M. H.R. 1365 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Donovan objected to the Yea - Nay vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
12:58:44 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Polis was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not his resolution constituted a point of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
1:12:10 P.M. Mr. Polis moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
1:12:13 P.M. Ms. Cheney moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
1:37:39 P.M. On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair. Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 189, 1 Present (Roll no. 182).
1:37:41 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
1:38:00 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Rosen motion to recommit with instructions and passage of H.R. 372, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:38:44 P.M. H.R. 372 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 372 — "To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers."
1:46:28 P.M. H.R. 372 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 189 - 233 (Roll no. 183).
1:53:33 P.M. H.R. 372 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 416 - 7 (Roll no. 184).
1:53:35 P.M. H.R. 372 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:09 P.M. H.R. 1101 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 210. 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."
1:56:14 P.M. H.R. 1101 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1101 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. Specified amendment is in order.
1:57:28 P.M. H.R. 1101 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1101.
2:50:32 P.M. H.R. 1101 An amendment, offered by Ms. Herrera Beutler, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-51 to clarify that existing association health plans may continue to operate under existing state and federal law.
2:51:08 P.M. H.R. 1101 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 210, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Herrera Beutler amendment No. 1.
2:59:15 P.M. H.R. 1101 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) without objection.
2:59:20 P.M. H.R. 1101 On agreeing to the Herrera Beutler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:00:01 P.M. H.R. 1101 Ms. Shea-Porter moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
3:00:13 P.M. H.R. 1101 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minuted of debate on the Shea-Porter 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 require plans to provide coverage for substance use disorder treatments, including treatment for opioid use.
3:06:03 P.M. H.R. 1101 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:31:53 P.M. H.R. 1101 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 - 233 (Roll no. 185).
3:40:05 P.M. H.R. 1101 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 236 - 175 (Roll no. 186).
3:40:07 P.M. H.R. 1101 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced the unfinished business was the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1238 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:40:20 P.M. H.R. 1238 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1238 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, and for other purposes."
3:48:19 P.M. H.R. 1238 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 6 (Roll no. 187).
3:48:20 P.M. H.R. 1238 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:48:49 P.M. Mr. Womack asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on March 23. Agreed to without objection.
3:49:23 P.M. Congressional Award Board - Pursuant to section 803(a) of the Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Act (2 U.S.C. 803(a)), the Democratic Leader appointed the following member of the House to the Congressional Award Board: Mrs. Dingell.
3:51:26 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to South Sudan - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-25).
3:52:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:10:34 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:11:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:52:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 22.
11:52:35 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 221.
11:53:00 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:53:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:53:15 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 23, 2017.
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