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Legislative Day of May 02, 2017

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10:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:05 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.
10:31:56 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 May 2.
12:00:19 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Ric Metzgar, Sr., The Church of God, Essex, MD
12:02:04 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.
12:02:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kennedy to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:15 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.
12:34:37 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Steve Russell. Mr. Russell submitted his resignation from the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:34:47 P.M. H. Res. 303 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 303 — "Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
12:35:15 P.M. H. Res. 303 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:35:19 P.M. H. Res. 303 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:35:20 P.M. H. Res. 299 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 299 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1180) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector; providing for proceedings during the period from May 5, 2017, through May 15, 2017; and for other purposes."
12:37:55 P.M. H. Res. 299 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 299.
1:23:13 P.M. H. Res. 299 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 299, 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.
1:23:43 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 May 2, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 371
1:24:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:24:23 P.M. H.R. 1665 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1665 — "To ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration."
1:24:43 P.M. H.R. 1665 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:24:45 P.M. H.R. 1665 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1665.
1:43:36 P.M. H.R. 1665 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Barletta objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
1:44:01 P.M. H.R. 1679 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1679 — "To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes."
1:44:12 P.M. H.R. 1679 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:44:14 P.M. H.R. 1679 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1679.
1:53:05 P.M. H.R. 1679 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.
1:53:18 P.M. H.R. 1678 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1678 — "To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes."
1:53:29 P.M. H.R. 1678 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:53:42 P.M. H.R. 1678 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1678.
2:03:30 P.M. H.R. 1678 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Barletta objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
2:03:31 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 299 and on a motion to suspend the rules both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:04:38 P.M. H. Res. 299 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 299 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1180) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector; providing for proceedings during the period from May 5, 2017, through May 15, 2017; and for other purposes."
2:30:23 P.M. H. Res. 299 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 190 (Roll no. 240).
2:38:33 P.M. H. Res. 299 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 193 (Roll no. 241).
2:38:34 P.M. H. Res. 299 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:39 P.M. H.R. 1679 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1679 — "To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes."
2:50:10 P.M. H.R. 1679 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 0 (Roll no. 242).
2:50:11 P.M. H.R. 1679 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:53:02 P.M. H.R. 1644 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1644 — "To enhance sanctions with respect to transactions relating to North Korea, and for other purposes."
2:53:05 P.M. H.R. 1644 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:53:07 P.M. H.R. 1644 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1644.
3:40:41 P.M. H.R. 1644 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.
3:42:18 P.M. H.R. 1180 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 299. H.R. 1180 — "To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector."
3:42:23 P.M. H.R. 1180 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1180 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. The rules also provides for proceedings during the period from May 5, 2017, through May 15, 2017.
3:43:47 P.M. H.R. 1180 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1180.
4:46:02 P.M. H.R. 1180 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:46:12 P.M. H.R. 1180 Mr. Scott (VA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
4:46:33 P.M. H.R. 1180 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott, VA motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any employee who does not receive fewer than seven paid sick days, which can be used to seek medical care for a pre-existing health condition.
4:52:52 P.M. H.R. 1180 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:18:17 P.M. H.R. 1180 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 192 - 234 (Roll no. 243).
5:26:40 P.M. H.R. 1180 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 197 (Roll no. 244).
5:26:42 P.M. H.R. 1180 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:27:08 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 from earlier in the day.
5:35:25 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 176, 3 Present (Roll no. 245).
5:35:47 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 305.
5:36:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:51:12 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:58:06 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:58:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:58:18 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 3, 2017.
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