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Legislative Day of April 25, 2017

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12:00:15 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:20 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:42 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:10:22 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:39 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 25.
2:00:56 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:13 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:15 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Lance to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:38 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:16:47 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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on April 25, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.: Appointment: Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance.
2:17:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. today.
4:30:15 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 25.
4:30:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:31:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 35 Mr. Ferguson moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 35 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition."
4:31:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 35 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:18 P.M. H. Con. Res. 35 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 35.
4:35:26 P.M. H. Con. Res. 35 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
4:35:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 35 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:36:01 P.M. H. Con. Res. 36 Mr. Ferguson moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 36 — "Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby."
4:36:03 P.M. H. Con. Res. 36 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:36:05 P.M. H. Con. Res. 36 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 36.
4:47:12 P.M. H. Con. Res. 36 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 36 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:47:44 P.M. H.R. 455 Mr. Ferguson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 455 — "To designate the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse"."
4:47:54 P.M. H.R. 455 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:47:56 P.M. H.R. 455 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 455.
4:58:19 P.M. H.R. 455 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:20 P.M. H.R. 455 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:39 P.M. S. 496 Mr. Lewis (MN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 496 — "To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled "Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform"."
4:58:58 P.M. S. 496 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:59:10 P.M. S. 496 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 496.
5:08:53 P.M. S. 496 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.
5:09:16 P.M. H.R. 876 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 876 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform programs of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes."
5:09:33 P.M. H.R. 876 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:09:45 P.M. H.R. 876 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 876.
5:18:17 P.M. H.R. 876 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.
5:18:33 P.M. H.R. 1372 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1372 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that the needs of children are considered in homeland security planning, and for other purposes."
5:18:46 P.M. H.R. 1372 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:18:55 P.M. H.R. 1372 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1372.
5:29:52 P.M. H.R. 1372 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:54 P.M. H.R. 1372 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:19 P.M. H.R. 534 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 534 — "To require the Secretary of State to take such actions as may be necessary for the United States to rejoin the Bureau of International Expositions, and for other purposes."
5:30:33 P.M. H.R. 534 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:47 P.M. H.R. 534 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 534.
5:44:43 P.M. H.R. 534 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:44:45 P.M. H.R. 534 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:00 P.M. H. Res. 187 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 187 — "Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan."
5:45:00 P.M. H. Res. 187 Considered under suspension of the rules. H. Res. 187 — "Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan."
5:45:00 P.M. H. Res. 187 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 187.
6:21:00 P.M. H. Res. 187 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.
6:21:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
6:31:47 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 25.
6:32:11 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.
6:32:15 P.M. H. Res. 187 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 187 — "Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan."
6:54:47 P.M. H. Res. 187 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 2 (Roll no. 222).
6:55:09 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of a letter from the Honorable Kris W. Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, indicating that, at the Special Election held on April 11, 2017, the Honorable Ron Estes was elected Representative to Congress for the Fourth Congressional District, State of Kansas.
6:55:36 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-Elect Ron Estes, Fourth District, State of Kansas, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.
6:56:37 P.M. The Dean of the Kansas delegation, Representative Lynn Jenkins, addressed the House and introduced Representative Ron Estes, Fourth District, Kansas.
7:00:00 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of administration of the oath to the gentleman from Kansas, the whole number of the House is 431.
7:01:47 P.M. H.R. 876 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 876 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform programs of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes."
7:09:17 P.M. H.R. 876 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 0 (Roll no. 223).
7:09:18 P.M. H.R. 876 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:09:19 P.M. H.R. 876 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:09:31 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 275.
7:10:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:38:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:59:13 P.M. Mr. Garamendi moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:59:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:59:22 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 26, 2017.
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