On The Floor

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


10:00:34 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:39 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:01 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.
10:39:43 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 24.
12:00:13 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Thomas Koys, St. James at Sag Bridge Catholic Church, Lemont, Illinois.
12:02:08 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:12 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Doggett to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:13 P.M. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER - The Speaker reminded the House that on July 24, 1998, at 3:40 p.m., Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police were killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol against an intruder armed with a gun. The Speaker announced that at 3:40 p.m. today, the Chair would recognize the anniversary of that tragedy by observing a moment of silence in their memory.
12:03:45 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Rep. Lipinski for the purpose of introducing the Guest Chaplain for today.
12:04:39 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.