On The Floor

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

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

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9:00:19 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:27 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:40 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Seretta McKnight, Union Baptist Church, Hempstead, New York.
9:03:04 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:03:11 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. McCarthy of NY to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:20 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
9:05:13 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The House will reconvene in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving His Excellency Petro Poroshenko President of Ukraine. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
10:00:11 A.M. JOINT MEETING - The House has reconvened in Joint Meeting with the Senate to receive an address by His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine.
11:02:43 A.M. JOINT MEETING DISSOLVED - The Speaker announced that the Joint Meeting was dissolved. The House remains in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.
12:01:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
12:02:04 P.M. PROCEEDINGS PRINTED IN THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the Congressional Record. Agreed to without objection.
12:02:21 P.M.H. Res. 727 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 727 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 22, 2014, through November 11, 2014."
12:02:34 P.M.H. Res. 727 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 727.
12:58:38 P.M.H. Res. 727 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 727, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 727 and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12:59:31 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Mr. Shuster notified the House that on September 17, 2014, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure met in open session to consider resolutions to authorize 12 prospectuses, including two alteration projects, one construction project, and three leases included in the General Services Administration's FY2014 and FY2015 Capital Investment and Leasing Programs and transmitted copies of the adopted resolutions.
1:00:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:30:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 18.
1:30:50 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 September 18, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2651, S. 2141, H.R. 4751, and H.R. 4809.
1:31:46 P.M.H. Res. 727 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 727 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 22, 2014, through November 11, 2014."
1:59:54 P.M.H. Res. 727 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 195 (Roll no. 510).
2:09:04 P.M.H. Res. 727 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 193 (Roll no. 511).
2:09:05 P.M.H. Res. 727 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:50 P.M.H.R. 4 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 727. H.R. 4 — "To make revisions to Federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation, and for other purposes."
2:10:55 P.M.H.R. 4 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides that each bill may be debatable for 2 hours, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of their respective committees. The bills shall be considered as read, all points of order agains the provisions of the bill are waived, and each bill is provided with one motion to recommit.
2:11:22 P.M.H.R. 4 DEBATE - The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 4.
3:26:33 P.M.H.R. 4 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:26:58 P.M.H.R. 4 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 4 were postponed.
3:26:59 P.M.H.R. 2 Mr. Hastings (WA) asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 2 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
3:27:17 P.M.H.R. 2 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 727. H.R. 2 — "To remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; to ensure transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; to lower the cost of energy to consumers; to enable manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; and for other purposes."
3:27:22 P.M.H.R. 2 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution provides that each bill may be debatable for 2 hours, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of their respective committees. The bills shall be considered as read, all points of order agains the provisions of the bill are waived, and each bill is provided with one motion to recommit.
3:28:31 P.M.H.R. 2 DEBATE - The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 2.