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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of April 27, 2017

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Last Floor Action:
5:41:51 P.M. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:34 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.
10:49:29 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:58 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 27.
12:01:22 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Pastor Melissa Hatch, Prosper United Methodist Church, Prosper, TX
12:02:54 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.
12:03:40 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Budd to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:51 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.
12:34:08 P.M. H. Res. 280 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 280 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1694) to require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules."
12:37:30 P.M. H. Res. 280 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 280.
2:00:02 P.M. H. Res. 280 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 193 (Roll no. 229).
2:08:41 P.M. H. Res. 280 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 192 (Roll no. 230).
2:08:43 P.M. H. Res. 280 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:08:44 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:09:03 P.M. S. 496 Considered as unfinished business. S. 496 — "To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled "Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform"."
2:18:01 P.M. S. 496 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 3 (Roll no. 231).
2:18:02 P.M. S. 496 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:32 P.M. H.R. 1694 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 280. H.R. 1694 — "To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes."
2:18:37 P.M. H.R. 1694 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1694 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 at any time through the legislative day of April 29, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
2:18:49 P.M. H.R. 1694 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 280 and Rule XVIII.
2:18:50 P.M. H.R. 1694 The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:20:23 P.M. H.R. 1694 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1694.
2:33:25 P.M. H.R. 1694 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ross, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-96 to make technical and conforming changes to the bill.
2:33:54 P.M. H.R. 1694 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 280, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ross amendment No. 1.
2:36:47 P.M. H.R. 1694 On agreeing to the Ross amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:37:01 P.M. H.R. 1694 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-96 to ensure that the traditional Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemptions apply to the subsection pertaining to the Rule of Construction.
2:37:20 P.M. H.R. 1694 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 280, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 2.
2:39:56 P.M. H.R. 1694 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson(GA) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Clay demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceeding until a time to be announced.
2:40:31 P.M. H.R. 1694 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clay, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-96 to clarify that nothing in the bill may be construed to preclude or restrict disclosure of information regarding new products or significant new product terms prior to loan purchasing.
2:40:50 P.M. H.R. 1694 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 280, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clay amendment No. 3.
2:43:41 P.M. H.R. 1694 On agreeing to the Clay amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:54 P.M. H.R. 1694 Mr. Ross moved that the committee rise.
2:44:04 P.M. H.R. 1694 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:44:25 P.M. H.R. 1694 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1694 as unfinished business.
2:44:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. today.
3:00:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 27.
3:01:09 P.M. H.R. 1694 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1694 — "To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes."
3:01:21 P.M. H.R. 1694 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:26:00 P.M. H.R. 1694 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 410 - 5 (Roll no. 232).
3:26:35 P.M. H.R. 1694 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1694.
3:26:45 P.M. H.R. 1694 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:26:56 P.M. H.R. 1694 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.
3:36:04 P.M. H.R. 1694 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 425 - 0 (Roll no. 233).
3:36:06 P.M. H.R. 1694 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:36:07 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.
3:43:52 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 249 - 163, 2 Present (Roll no. 234).
3:44:37 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:55:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:41:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
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