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Legislative Day of April 26, 2017

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10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:35 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.
10:43:58 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:13 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 26.
12:00:23 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Michael D. Gutierrez, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Baldwin Park, CA.
12:01:55 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:23 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Beatty to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:32 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.
12:34:30 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 U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 2017 at 9:16 a.m.: That the Senate made appointments to the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children.
12:34:38 P.M. H. Res. 275 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 275 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1695) to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, and for other purposes."
12:37:13 P.M. H. Res. 275 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 275.
1:46:36 P.M. H. Res. 275 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 191 (Roll no. 224).
1:53:58 P.M. H. Res. 275 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 186 (Roll no. 225).
1:54:00 P.M. H. Res. 275 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:54:05 P.M. H. Res. 254 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 275, H. Res. 254 is laid on the table.
1:56:11 P.M. H.R. 1695 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 275. H.R. 1695 — "To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, and for other purposes."
1:56:16 P.M. H.R. 1695 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1695 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-13.
1:56:23 P.M. H.R. 1695 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 275 and Rule XVIII.
1:56:23 P.M. H.R. 1695 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:56:34 P.M. H.R. 1695 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1695.
2:40:01 P.M. H.R. 1695 An amendment, offered by Mr. Deutch, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-95 to require the Register of Copyrights to be capable of identifying and supervising a Chief Information Officer or similar official responsible for managing information technology systems.
2:40:05 P.M. H.R. 1695 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 275, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 1.
2:46:41 P.M. H.R. 1695 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Deutch amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:47:16 P.M. H.R. 1695 An amendment, offered by Ms. Chu, Judy, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-95 to specify that nothing in the bill shall impact the mandatory deposit requirements of title 17.
2:47:19 P.M. H.R. 1695 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 275, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chu amendment No. 2.
2:53:52 P.M. H.R. 1695 On agreeing to the Chu, Judy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:54:16 P.M. H.R. 1695 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:23:43 P.M. H.R. 1695 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 410 - 14 (Roll no. 226).
3:23:54 P.M. H.R. 1695 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1695.
3:24:47 P.M. H.R. 1695 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
3:33:11 P.M. H.R. 1695 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 378 - 48 (Roll no. 227).
3:33:13 P.M. H.R. 1695 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:37 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker's approval of the Journal on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:41:06 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 161, 2 Present (Roll no. 228).
3:43:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:59:02 P.M. HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Pursuant to section 4003(e) of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255), the Democratic Leader appointed Dr. Steven Lane, Palo Alto, California.
3:59:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:49:00 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 280.
4:49:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
6:22:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:31:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 26.
11:31:17 P.M. Mr. McHenry moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:31:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:32:07 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 27, 2017.
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