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Legislative Day of July 28, 2015

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8:41:42 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 29, 2015.

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8:41:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 29, 2015.
8:41:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:41:28 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:21:29 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The proceeded with further Special Order speeches.
7:21:00 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 388.
6:41:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:41:46 P.M. Commission on Care - Pursuant to section 202(a) of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146), the Minority Leader appointed Mr. Michael Blecker of San Francisco, California, to the Commission on Care.
6:41:01 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Tom McClintock. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. McClintock notified the House that he had been served with a non-party subpoena, issued by the Madera County Superior Court, Madera County, California, for documents in a civil case and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House.
6:26:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:26:45 P.M. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIAL OBJECTORS - On behalf of the Majority and Minority Leaderships, the Chair announced that the official objectors for the Private Calendar for the 114th Congress were as follows: For the Majority: Messrs. Goodlatte, Sensenbrenner and Gowdy; For the Minority: Messrs. Serrano, Nadler and Ms. Bass.
6:25:43 P.M. H. Res. 387 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:37 P.M. H. Res. 387 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:25:17 P.M. H. Res. 387 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 387 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
6:25:02 P.M. H.R. 427 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:01 P.M. H.R. 427 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 243 - 165 (Roll no. 482).
6:18:24 P.M. H.R. 427 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 241 (Roll no. 481).
6:11:48 P.M. H.R. 427 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:02:06 P.M. H.R. 427 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan 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 ensure that rules to protect Social Security and Medicare would not be undermined by the underlying legislation such as: rules that would prevent an increase in Social Security the retirement age, rules that would restrict Medicare benefit changes, or rules that would prohibit the transformation of Medicare into a voucher system.
6:01:43 P.M. H.R. 427 Mr. Nolan moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6:01:32 P.M. H.R. 427 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.
6:01:19 P.M. H.R. 427 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:00:22 P.M. H.R. 427 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 427.
6:00:02 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 239 (Roll no. 480).
5:56:40 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 241 (Roll no. 479).
5:53:16 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 243 (Roll no. 478).
5:49:24 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 242 (Roll no. 477).
5:45:37 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 244 (Roll no. 476).
5:41:27 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 246 (Roll no. 475).
5:37:44 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 167 (Roll no. 474).
5:28:48 P.M. SPEAKING OUT OF ORDER - The Chair recognized Mr. Crenshaw to address the House out of order. At the conclusion of those remarks, the Committee of the Whole will resume 2 minute voting.
5:28:47 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Young (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 250 - 159 (Roll no. 473).
4:57:06 P.M. H.R. 427 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:57:00 P.M. H.R. 427 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:56:28 P.M. H.R. 427 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 427 — "To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law."
4:55:24 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 28.
4:25:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:24:27 P.M. H.R. 427 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 427 as unfinished business.
4:24:17 P.M. H.R. 427 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:01 P.M. H.R. 427 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the Committee rise.
4:23:34 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pocan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pocan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:17:51 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 10.
4:17:48 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, No. 10 printed in part B of House Report 114-230 to exempt the Department of Veterans Affairs from the requirements of this legislation as they relate to rulemaking for the availability of affordable medication and effective healthcare management for veterans.
4:17:06 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:08:45 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 9.
4:08:42 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, No. 9 printed in part B of House Report 114-230 to exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns like the one in Fukushima.
4:08:00 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:03:10 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 7.
4:03:06 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, No. 7 printed in part B of House Report 114-230 to provide a "special rule" pertaining to the safety of any products specifically designed to be used or consumed by a child under the age of 2 years (including cribs, car seats, and infant formula).
4:02:30 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline 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 a time to be announced.
3:57:21 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 6.
3:57:17 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, No. 6 printed in part B of House Report 114-230 to exempt rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act.
3:56:52 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:49:03 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment No. 5.
3:49:01 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capps, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-230 to ensure that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural g as or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a "major rule" under the bill.
3:48:49 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson(GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson(GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:40:55 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson(GA) amendment No. 4.
3:40:30 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 114-230 to add an exception to the bill for rules that the Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job growth.
3:40:02 P.M. H.R. 427 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:25 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis(IL) amendment No. 3.
3:32:53 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-230 to require the agency submitting the report on a proposed Federal rule to include an assessment, as part of the cost-benefit analysis submitted to the Comptroller General and each House of Congress, of anticipated jobs gained or lost as a result of implementation, and to specify whether those jobs will come from the public or private sector.
3:31:41 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith(MO) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith(MO) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:26:26 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith(MO) amendment No. 2.
3:25:28 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-230 to require congressional approval for all rules proposed under the authority of the Affordable Care Act.
3:24:41 P.M. H.R. 427 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Edwards demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:14:32 P.M. H.R. 427 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(IA) amendment No. 1.
3:13:57 P.M. H.R. 427 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IA), numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 114-230 to require agencies to publish in the federal register a list of information on which a rule is based, including data, scientific and economic studies, and cost-benefit analyses, and where the public can access it online.
2:12:56 P.M. H.R. 427 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 427.
2:12:30 P.M. H.R. 427 The Speaker designated the Honorable Kenny Marchant to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:12:29 P.M. H.R. 427 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 380 and Rule XVIII.
2:11:41 P.M. H.R. 427 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 427 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. Resolution also provides for proceedings of the House during the period from July 30, 2015, through September 7, 2015.
2:11:36 P.M. H.R. 427 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 380. H.R. 427 — "To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law."
2:10:39 P.M. H.R. 675 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:10:36 P.M. H.R. 675 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:36 P.M. H.R. 675 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 0 (Roll no. 472).
2:04:42 P.M. H.R. 675 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 675 — "To increase, effective as of December 1, 2015, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes."
2:04:22 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 675, as amended, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:04:18 P.M. H. Res. 380 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:04:16 P.M. H. Res. 380 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 167 (Roll no. 471).
1:55:06 P.M. H. Res. 380 MOMENT OF SILENCE - The Chair asks that the House now observe a moment of silence in remembrance of our brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in the service of our Nation in Iraq and in Afghanistan and their families, and all who serve in our Armed Forces and their families.
1:54:44 P.M. H. Res. 380 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 167 (Roll no. 470).
12:50:00 P.M. H. Res. 380 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 380.
12:44:00 P.M. H. Res. 380 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 380 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 427) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law; providing for proceedings during the period from July 30, 2015, through September 7, 2015; and for other purposes."
12:01:38 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.
12:01:22 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Womack to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:20 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:16 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 28.
10:55:38 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:24 A.M. MORNING HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning Hour the House will recess until 12 Noon for the start of legislative business.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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