On The Floor

Proceedings from the previous 7 legislative days are available from the Office of the Clerk.

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 10, 2016

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10:00:35 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:44 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jody B. Hice to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:06 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.
10:58:56 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 10.
12:00:53 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:12 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:17 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Peters to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:35 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.
12:20:03 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 February 10, 2016 at 9:25 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2109 and that the Senate passed H.R. 1428 with an amendment.
12:26:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:26:24 P.M.H.R. 4470 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4470 — "To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to the requirements related to lead in drinking water, and for other purposes."
12:26:46 P.M.H.R. 4470 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:26:50 P.M.H.R. 4470 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4470.
1:06:42 P.M.H.R. 4470 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:08:11 P.M.H. Res. 609 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 609 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3442) to provide further means of accountability of the United States debt and promote fiscal responsibility, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3293) to provide for greater accountability in Federal funding for scientific research, to promote the progress of science in the United States that serves that national interest."
1:11:43 P.M.H. Res. 609 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 609.
2:35:24 P.M.H. Res. 609 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 180 (Roll no. 65).
2:41:49 P.M.H. Res. 609 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 178 (Roll no. 66).
2:41:50 P.M.H. Res. 609 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:41:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4470, as amended, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:42:11 P.M.H.R. 4470 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4470 — "To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to the requirements related to lead in drinking water, and for other purposes."
2:47:56 P.M.H.R. 4470 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 - 2 (Roll no. 67).
2:47:57 P.M.H.R. 4470 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:48:29 P.M.H.R. 3293 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 609. H.R. 3293 — "To provide for greater accountability in Federal funding for scientific research, to promote the progress of science in the United States that serves that national interest."
2:48:34 P.M.H.R. 3293 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3442 and H.R. 3293.
2:48:38 P.M.H.R. 3293 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 609 and Rule XVIII.
2:48:39 P.M.H.R. 3293 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rodney Davis to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:49:03 P.M.H.R. 3293 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3293.
3:43:45 P.M.H.R. 3293 An amendment, offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B., numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 114-420 to replace subsection 2(b), "Determination", to ensure that such determination is consistent with the mission of the agency and with the existing merit-review criteria.
3:43:47 P.M.H.R. 3293 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the E.B. Johnson amendment No. 2.
3:53:13 P.M.H.R. 3293 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the E.B. Johnson amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. E.B. Johnson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:53:56 P.M.H.R. 3293 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 114-420 to establish a new objective of the research which would ensure that the research conducted is consistent with established and widely accepted scientific methods applicable to the field of study of exploration.
3:53:58 P.M.H.R. 3293 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3.
3:57:40 P.M.H.R. 3293 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:58:07 P.M.H.R. 3293 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 114-420 to establish a new objective of the research that would ensure that the research conducted is consistent with the definition of basic research as it applies to the purpose and field of study.
3:58:10 P.M.H.R. 3293 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 4.
4:03:30 P.M.H.R. 3293 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:45 P.M.H.R. 3293 An amendment, offered by Ms. DelBene, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-420 to clarify that language in the bill allowing research to be funded for the development of an American STEM workforce also includes computer science and information technology sectors.
4:04:08 P.M.H.R. 3293 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 5.
4:07:48 P.M.H.R. 3293 On agreeing to the DelBene amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:07:57 P.M.H.R. 3293 An amendment, offered by Ms. DelBene, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 114-420 to clarify that the bill does not impact grant funding that has already been awarded by the National Science Foundation.
4:08:25 P.M.H.R. 3293 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 609, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 6.
4:11:54 P.M.H.R. 3293 On agreeing to the DelBene amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:10 P.M.H.R. 3293 Mr. Smith (TX) moved that the committee rise.
4:12:25 P.M.H.R. 3293 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:49 P.M.H.R. 3293 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3293 as unfinished business.
4:13:17 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:45:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 10.
4:46:10 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 611.
4:46:43 P.M.H.R. 3293 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3293 — "To provide for greater accountability in Federal funding for scientific research, to promote the progress of science in the United States that serves that national interest."
4:47:11 P.M.H.R. 3293 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:09:45 P.M.H.R. 3293 On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 235 (Roll no. 68).
5:10:29 P.M.H.R. 3293 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3293.
5:10:46 P.M.H.R. 3293 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:10:56 P.M.H.R. 3293 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:11:57 P.M.H.R. 3293 Ms. Edwards moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
5:13:07 P.M.H.R. 3293 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Edwards motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments to increase understanding of the causes and prevention of gun violence.
5:21:44 P.M.H.R. 3293 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:28:43 P.M.H.R. 3293 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 241 (Roll no. 69).
5:34:27 P.M.H.R. 3293 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 236 - 178 (Roll no. 70).
5:34:28 P.M.H.R. 3293 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:34:44 P.M.H. Con. Res. 111 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:34:55 P.M.H. Con. Res. 111 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 111 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust."
5:35:30 P.M.H. Con. Res. 111 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:35:42 P.M.H. Con. Res. 111 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:37:10 P.M.H.R. 907 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
5:37:15 P.M.H.R. 907 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
5:37:25 P.M.H.R. 907 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:26 P.M.H.R. 1428 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
5:38:28 P.M.H.R. 1428 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
5:38:29 P.M.H.R. 1428 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:45 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:54:24 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:30:25 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 757 amended.
6:30:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
7:31:33 P.M. Mr. Schweikert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:31:44 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:31:45 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 11, 2016.