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Legislative Day of April 04, 2017

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10:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:42 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:52 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.
10:45:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:10 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 4.
12:00:15 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Adams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:48 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.
12:26:59 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 April 4, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 89.
12:27:22 P.M. H. Res. 240 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 240 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1343) to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its rules so as to increase the threshold amount for requiring issuers to provide certain disclosures relating to compensatory benefit plans."
12:28:41 P.M. H. Res. 240 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 240.
1:11:01 P.M. H. Res. 240 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 240, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis (CO) demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:11:47 P.M. H. Res. 241 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 241 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1304) to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from the definition of health insurance coverage certain medical stop-loss insurance obtained by certain plan sponsors of group health plans."
1:12:52 P.M. H. Res. 241 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 241.
2:04:42 P.M. H. Res. 241 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 188 (Roll no. 211).
2:14:35 P.M. H. Res. 241 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 184 (Roll no. 212).
2:14:37 P.M. H. Res. 241 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:14:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 240, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:15:01 P.M. H. Res. 240 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 240 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1343) to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its rules so as to increase the threshold amount for requiring issuers to provide certain disclosures relating to compensatory benefit plans."
2:22:38 P.M. H. Res. 240 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 187 (Roll no. 213).
2:31:30 P.M. H. Res. 240 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 177 (Roll no. 214).
2:31:32 P.M. H. Res. 240 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:32:14 P.M. H.R. 353 Mr. Smith (TX) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
2:33:22 P.M. H.R. 353 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Senate amendment to H.R. 353.
3:06:19 P.M. H.R. 353 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
3:06:20 P.M. H.R. 353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:07:10 P.M. H.R. 1343 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 240. H.R. 1343 — "To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its rules so as to increase the threshold amount for requiring issuers to provide certain disclosures relating to compensatory benefit plans."
3:07:15 P.M. H.R. 1343 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1343 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
3:09:55 P.M. H.R. 1343 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1343.
4:10:14 P.M. H.R. 1343 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, printed in House Report 115-75 to require the GAO to report to Congress one year after date of enactment the impact of the legislation on employee ownership.
4:10:18 P.M. H.R. 1343 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 240, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment.
4:13:19 P.M. H.R. 1343 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn.
4:13:23 P.M. H.R. 1343 Mr. Swalwell (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
4:14:11 P.M. H.R. 1343 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 section to prohibit any exemption to an issuer if the issuer or affiliate of the issuer has withheld information from Congress relevant to its investigation of any collusion between persons associated with the Russian Government and persons associated with a presidential campaign.
4:20:49 P.M. H.R. 1343 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:45:31 P.M. H.R. 1343 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 228 (Roll no. 215).
4:58:21 P.M. H.R. 1343 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 331 - 87 (Roll no. 216).
4:58:22 P.M. H.R. 1343 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:35 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:16:12 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:19:49 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:19:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:19:52 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 5, 2017.
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