On The Floor

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

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 3, 2015

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10:00:27 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Newhouse to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:58 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:02:33 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen 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. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
10:03:11 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. McSally to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:04:12 A.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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 3, 2015, at 9:32 a.m. stating that that body had passed H.R. 431 without amendment and Appointment: Election Assistance Board of Advisors.
10:05:04 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 Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. The House stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.
10:48:55 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 3.
10:48:58 A.M. JOINT MEETING - The House has reconvened in Joint Meeting with the Senate to receive an address by His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.
11:54:11 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.
11:54:58 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
12:32:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 3.
12:32:35 P.M. PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS IN RECORD - Mr. Woodall asked unanimous consent that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the record. Agreed to without objection.
12:32:39 P.M.H. Res. 134 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 134 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 749) to reauthorize Federal support for passenger rail programs, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 6, 2015, through March 13, 2015."
12:35:48 P.M.H. Res. 134 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 134.
1:07:56 P.M.H. Res. 134 The previous question was ordered without objection.
1:08:00 P.M.H. Res. 134 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
1:08:21 P.M.H. Res. 134 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:14:09 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. Senate disagreed to a conference on H.R. 240.
1:15:49 P.M.H.R. 240 Mr. Simpson moved to take the Senate message on H.R. 240 from the Speaker's table and asked for it's immediate consideration. Agreed to by voice vote.
1:15:51 P.M.H.R. 240 Unanimous consent to dispense with the reading of the Senate amendment was objected to and the Chair directed the Clerk to report the Senate amendment.
1:35:00 P.M.H.R. 240 Mr. Massie asked unanimous consent to dispense with further reading of the Senate amendment. Agreed to without objection.
1:36:02 P.M.H.R. 240 Mr. Simpson moved that the House recede and concur in the Senate amendment.
1:37:12 P.M.H.R. 240 Mr. Massie moved to table the Senate amendment.
2:06:16 P.M.H.R. 240 On motion to table Senate Amendment Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 140 - 278 (Roll no. 108).
2:07:42 P.M.H.R. 240 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 60 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled on the motion to recede and concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240.
2:46:23 P.M.H.R. 240 Mr. Simpson moved the previous question.
2:46:24 P.M.H.R. 240 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:43 P.M.H.R. 240 On motion that the House recede and concur in the Senate Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 257 - 167 (Roll no. 109).
3:15:44 P.M.H.R. 240 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal which had been postponed from earlier in the legislative day.
3:16:45 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
3:17:25 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:19:04 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:57:47 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 138.
4:59:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
5:16:37 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with repect to Zimbabwe - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-13).
5:17:57 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification to continue the National Emergency with respect to Ukraine - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-14).
5:17:58 P.M. Joint Economic Committee - Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1024(a), and the order of the House of January 6, 2015 the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Joint Economic Committee: Mr. Delaney, Ms. Adams and Mr. Beyer.
5:20:40 P.M. Mr. Costa moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:20:43 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:50 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 4, 2015.