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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of February 13, 2020

July 2020
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9:00:56 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:59 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:25 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:29 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Walorski to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:47 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:16:24 A.M. H.J. Res. 79 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844. H.J. Res. 79 — "Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment."
9:16:29 A.M. H.J. Res. 79 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 under a structured rule and consideration of H.J. Res. 79 under a closed rule with a motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
9:17:30 A.M. H.J. Res. 79 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 79.
10:48:55 A.M. H.J. Res. 79 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:51:31 A.M. H.J. Res. 79 POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Sensenbrenner raised a point of order against the vote on passage of the joint resolution, stating that the vote required a two-thirds vote to amend the Constitution. The Chair overruled the point of order, pursuant to H. Res. 842, an affirmative vote of a majority of Members present and voting, is required on final passage of H.J. Res. 79. Mr. Sensenbrenner appealed the ruling of the Chair, and the Chair advised that she had not issued an appealable ruling and thus put the question on passage of the joint resolution.
11:21:14 A.M. H.J. Res. 79 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 183 (Roll no. 70).
11:21:16 A.M. H.J. Res. 79 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:22:47 A.M. Mrs. Lawrence asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. on February 14. Agreed to without objection.
11:23:08 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:41:41 A.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting that the national emergency with respect to the southern border of the United States is to continue in effect beyond February 15, 2020 - referred to the Committee on Armed Services and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116-99).
11:43:18 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:24:27 P.M. Mr. Schweikert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:24:39 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:24:40 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on February 14, 2020.
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