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Legislative Day of April 05, 2017

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10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:22 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.
10:49:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:35 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 5.
12:00:45 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:15 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:17 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Hill to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:36 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.
12:26:33 P.M. H. Res. 242 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 242 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1219) to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an exemption from the definition of an investment company, and providing for proceedings during the period from April 7, 2017, through April 24, 2017."
12:28:37 P.M. H. Res. 242 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 242.
1:18:08 P.M. H. Res. 242 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 242, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:18:23 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:18:58 P.M. H.R. 1667 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1667 — "To amend title 11 of the United States Code in order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy."
1:19:22 P.M. H.R. 1667 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:19:24 P.M. H.R. 1667 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1667.
1:33:51 P.M. H.R. 1667 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:33:54 P.M. H.R. 1667 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:34:10 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 242, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:34:35 P.M. H. Res. 242 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 242 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1219) to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an exemption from the definition of an investment company, and providing for proceedings during the period from April 7, 2017, through April 24, 2017."
1:59:01 P.M. H. Res. 242 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 182 (Roll no. 217).
2:06:35 P.M. H. Res. 242 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 181 (Roll no. 218).
2:06:36 P.M. H. Res. 242 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:08:56 P.M. S. 544 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 544 — "To amend Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes."
2:09:14 P.M. S. 544 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:10:13 P.M. S. 544 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 544.
2:42:49 P.M. S. 544 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:42:55 P.M. S. 544 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:44 P.M. H.R. 1304 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 241. 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."
2:43:49 P.M. H.R. 1304 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1304 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
2:44:55 P.M. H.R. 1304 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1304.
3:07:02 P.M. H.R. 1304 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:08:25 P.M. H.R. 1304 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1304, the Chair put the question on passage of H.R. 1304 and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
3:10:21 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Jeffries was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not his previously noticed resolution constituted a point of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
3:20:22 P.M. Mr. Jeffries appealed the ruling of the Chair.
3:21:23 P.M. Ms. Foxx moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
3:46:16 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 185, 2 Present (Roll no. 219).
3:46:18 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
3:46:18 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 1304 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:46:51 P.M. H.R. 1304 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
3:58:58 P.M. H.R. 1304 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 400 - 16 (Roll no. 220).
3:59:03 P.M. H.R. 1304 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:00:20 P.M. Mr. Womack asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 6. Agreed to without objection.
4:01:13 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:18:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:08:45 P.M. HOUSE DEMOCRACY PARTNERSHIP - Pursuant to Section 4(a) of House Resolution 5, 115th Congress, the Democratic Leader appointed the following members of the House to the HOUSE DEMOCRACY PARTNERSHIP: Mr. Price of NC, Mr. Ellison, Mrs. Davis of CA, Ms. Moore, Ms. Titus, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Ted Lieu of CA and Mrs. Torres.
5:09:34 P.M. CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 6913, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Mr. Ted Lieu of CA.
5:10:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
6:28:07 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:28:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:28:09 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 6, 2017.
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