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Legislative Day of March 29, 2017

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10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:41 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.
11:00:58 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 29.
12:00:31 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Robert Dillingham, Farina United Methodist Church, Farina, IL.
12:01:49 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 Ms. Stefanik to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:12 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.
12:26:00 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 29, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.: Appointments: Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.
12:26:24 P.M. H. Res. 233 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 233 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1431) to amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications, public participation, and for other purposes."
12:27:29 P.M. H. Res. 233 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 233.
1:37:21 P.M. H. Res. 233 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 191 (Roll no. 203).
1:44:22 P.M. H. Res. 233 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 188 (Roll no. 204).
1:44:24 P.M. H. Res. 233 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:45:50 P.M. H.R. 1430 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 229. H.R. 1430 — "To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible."
1:45:55 P.M. H.R. 1430 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1430 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.
1:46:36 P.M. H.R. 1430 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1430.
2:44:17 P.M. H.R. 1430 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:44:50 P.M. H.R. 1430 Mr. McEachin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
2:45:09 P.M. H.R. 1430 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McEachin 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 the administrator of the EPA to use the best available science when responding to any threats to public health.
2:52:01 P.M. H.R. 1430 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:52:28 P.M. H.R. 1430 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McEachin motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McEachin demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
2:52:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:20:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 29.
4:20:33 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question on the motion to recommit on H.R. 1430 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:21:23 P.M. H.R. 1430 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1430 — "To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible."
4:45:57 P.M. H.R. 1430 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 205).
4:55:21 P.M. H.R. 1430 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 228 - 194 (Roll no. 206).
4:55:23 P.M. H.R. 1430 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:10 P.M. Mr. Smith (TX) asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 30, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
4:57:38 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:16:14 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:14:59 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to significant malicious cyber-enabled activities. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-26).
6:15:00 P.M. Mr. Raskin moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:15:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:15:05 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 30, 2017.
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