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Legislative Day of June 28, 2017

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10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:21 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.
10:51:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 28.
12:00:25 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Howard Siplin, Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Coconut Grove, FL
12:02:13 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. Ms. Velazquez 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. Ms. Velazquez demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Stewart to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:43 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.
12:26:39 P.M. H. Res. 414 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 414 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3003) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivision of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, and for other purposes."
12:27:20 P.M. H. Res. 414 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 414.
1:50:19 P.M. H. Res. 414 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 190 (Roll no. 331).
1:58:10 P.M. H. Res. 414 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 190 (Roll no. 332).
1:58:11 P.M. H. Res. 414 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:12 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker's Approval of the Journal.
2:05:41 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 183, 2 Present (Roll no. 333).
2:06:05 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 stating that that body had made a clerical correction to the March 22, 2017 appointment to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
2:06:47 P.M. H.R. 1215 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 382. H.R. 1215 — "To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system."
2:06:52 P.M. H.R. 1215 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1215 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. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-10. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the report.
2:07:05 P.M. H.R. 1215 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 382 and Rule XVIII.
2:07:05 P.M. H.R. 1215 The Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:07:42 P.M. H.R. 1215 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1215.
3:24:16 P.M. H.R. 1215 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-179 to begin the tolling of the statute of limitations on the date of the alleged breach or tort, rather than the date of the injury, which is not always a date certain. The statute of limits will be three years after the alleged breach or one year after the claimant discovers the breach, whichever occurs first.
3:24:19 P.M. H.R. 1215 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment No. 1.
3:35:37 P.M. H.R. 1215 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:35:56 P.M. H.R. 1215 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-179 to clarify that health care services as defined in H.R. 1215 include safety, professional, and administrative services directly related to health care.
3:35:57 P.M. H.R. 1215 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment No. 2.
3:48:00 P.M. H.R. 1215 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:21 P.M. H.R. 1215 An amendment, offered by Mr. Roe (TN), numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-179 to limit who qualifies as an expert witness in medical malpractice negligence cases, based on professional qualifications as well as geographic relation to where the case in chief is being litigated.
3:48:23 P.M. H.R. 1215 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roe (TN) amendment No. 3.
4:00:16 P.M. H.R. 1215 On agreeing to the Roe (TN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:47 P.M. H.R. 1215 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hudson, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-179 to allow a physician to apologize to a patient for an unintended outcome without having the apology count against them in the court of law. Requires a plaintiff to provide a notice of intent to the physician 90 days before the lawsuit is filed. The amendment also defers to sundry state laws regarding lawsuits and outlines requirements witnesses must meet for testimony during trial.
4:00:51 P.M. H.R. 1215 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hudson amendment No. 4.
4:12:42 P.M. H.R. 1215 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hudson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:13:15 P.M. H.R. 1215 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barr, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-179 to give affirmative defense to defendants in health care liability cases if they can show they complied with clinical practice guidelines.
4:13:18 P.M. H.R. 1215 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr amendment No. 5.
4:24:49 P.M. H.R. 1215 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Barr amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Barr demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:25:18 P.M. H.R. 1215 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.
4:47:34 P.M. H.R. 1215 On agreeing to the Hudson amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 197 (Roll no. 334).
4:54:49 P.M. H.R. 1215 On agreeing to the Barr amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 116 - 310 (Roll no. 335).
4:55:04 P.M. H.R. 1215 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1215.
4:55:33 P.M. H.R. 1215 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:55:50 P.M. H.R. 1215 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:57:00 P.M. H.R. 1215 Ms. Kuster (NH) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:57:59 P.M. H.R. 1215 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any claim or action that pertains to the negligent prescription of opioids.
5:05:51 P.M. H.R. 1215 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:13:10 P.M. H.R. 1215 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 235 (Roll no. 336).
5:20:08 P.M. H.R. 1215 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 218 - 210 (Roll no. 337).
5:20:10 P.M. H.R. 1215 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:11 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:20:21 P.M. H.R. 1500 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1500 — "To redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as "Robert Emmet Park", and for other purposes."
5:28:03 P.M. H.R. 1500 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 338).
5:28:04 P.M. H.R. 1500 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:28:25 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:39:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:42:27 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:42:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:42:50 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 29, 2017.
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