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Legislative Day of May 24, 2017

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Last Floor Action:
7:14:56 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 25, 2017.

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7:14:56 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 25, 2017.
7:14:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:45 P.M. Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:28:56 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:17:26 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House continued one minute speeches.
5:17:25 P.M. Mr. Poliquin asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 25. Agreed to without objection.
5:13:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:13:08 P.M. S. Con. Res. 14 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:05 P.M. S. Con. Res. 14 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:13:01 P.M. S. Con. Res. 14 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 14 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I."
5:12:25 P.M. S. Con. Res. 14 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:12:24 P.M. H. Res. 350 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:20 P.M. H. Res. 350 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:12:18 P.M. H. Res. 350 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 350 — "Permitting official photographs of the House of Representatives to be taken while the House is in actual session on a date designated by the Speaker."
5:11:52 P.M. H. Res. 350 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:11:20 P.M. H.R. 953 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:19 P.M. H.R. 953 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 165 (Roll no. 282).
5:04:10 P.M. H.R. 953 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 230 (Roll no. 281).
4:57:14 P.M. H.R. 953 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:50:00 P.M. H.R. 953 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the Act, including any amendments from applying to the discharge of a pesticide if the manufacturer or distributor of the pesticide has made a political contribution to the President or to any Federal official charged with registration, regulation, or approval of the use of the pesticide.
4:48:52 P.M. H.R. 953 Mr. McGovern moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
4:47:19 P.M. H.R. 953 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.
4:47:06 P.M. H.R. 953 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 953.
4:46:46 P.M. H.R. 953 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 230 (Roll no. 280).
4:38:26 P.M. H.R. 953 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 229 (Roll no. 279).
4:09:54 P.M. H.R. 953 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:09:25 P.M. H.R. 953 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
4:00:44 P.M. H.R. 953 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment.
4:00:42 P.M. H.R. 953 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-145 to protect commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries from the negative impacts of unregulated discharge.
4:00:10 P.M. H.R. 953 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty (CT) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
3:51:38 P.M. H.R. 953 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment.
3:51:34 P.M. H.R. 953 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-145 to ensure that existing clean water protections apply to the release of these toxic chemicals into the environment.
3:02:03 P.M. H.R. 953 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 953.
3:00:43 P.M. H.R. 953 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Duncan to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:00:42 P.M. H.R. 953 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 348 and Rule XVIII.
3:00:23 P.M. H.R. 953 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 953 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. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-21.
3:00:18 P.M. H.R. 953 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 348. H.R. 953 — "To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes."
2:59:18 P.M. H.R. 624 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:59:16 P.M. H.R. 624 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:59:14 P.M. H.R. 624 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:40:53 P.M. H.R. 624 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 624.
2:40:50 P.M. H.R. 624 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:40:41 P.M. H.R. 624 Mr. Ross moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 624 — "To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes."
2:40:32 P.M. H.R. 1293 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:29 P.M. H.R. 1293 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:02:58 P.M. H.R. 1293 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1293.
2:02:53 P.M. H.R. 1293 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:02:29 P.M. H.R. 1293 Mr. Ross moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1293 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees."
2:01:54 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:01:17 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 375.
2:01:02 P.M. H.R. 467 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:01:01 P.M. H.R. 467 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 0 (Roll no. 278).
1:54:56 P.M. H.R. 467 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 467 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department, and for other purposes."
1:54:42 P.M. H.R. 2052 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:54:41 P.M. H.R. 2052 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 277).
1:47:41 P.M. H.R. 2052 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2052 — "To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images."
1:47:37 P.M. H. Res. 352 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:47:35 P.M. H. Res. 352 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 179 (Roll no. 276).
1:40:11 P.M. H. Res. 352 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 188 (Roll no. 275).
1:33:04 P.M. H. Res. 352 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 352 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1973) to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1761) to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017, through June 5, 2017."
1:32:55 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 352, and motions to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:32:14 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table.
1:32:12 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 187, 1 Present (Roll no. 274).
1:06:43 P.M. Mr. Buck moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
1:06:35 P.M. Ms. Linda T. Sanchez appealed the ruling of the Chair.
12:57:00 P.M. POINT OF PRIVILEGE - The Chair recognized Ms. Linda T. Sanchez for the purpose of rising to offer a resolution of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a question of privilege.
12:56:25 P.M. H. Res. 352 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 352, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter 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.
12:33:20 P.M. H. Res. 352 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 352.
12:28:28 P.M. H. Res. 352 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 352 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1973) to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1761) to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017, through June 5, 2017."
12:28:02 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 24, 2017, at 9:04 a.m.: Appointments to the Election Assistance Board of Advisors.
12:01:56 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.
12:01:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Connolly to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Pastor Becky Tirabassi, Viewpoint Church, Newport Beach, CA.
12:00:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 24.
11:29:01 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:30 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.
10:00:22 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Trey Hollingsworth to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:12 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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