On The Floor

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

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 26, 2016

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9:00:27 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:33 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:06 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. Mr. Hultgren 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. Hultgren 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 Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
9:02:31 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Hultgren to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:52 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:12:24 A.M.H. Res. 751 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 751 — "Relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2577) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes."
9:13:09 A.M.H. Res. 751 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 751.
10:29:40 A.M.H. Res. 751 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 751, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
10:30:32 A.M.H.R. 5055 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5055 — "Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes."
10:30:44 A.M.H.R. 5055 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10:31:49 A.M.H.R. 5055 Mr. Simpson moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
10:31:54 A.M.H.R. 5055 On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
10:31:57 A.M.H.R. 5055 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5055.
10:33:15 A.M.H.R. 5055 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:33:52 A.M.H.R. 5055 Mr. Langevin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
10:34:03 A.M.H.R. 5055 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase funds in the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account by $20,000,000 and reduce funds in the Federal Salaries and Espenses account, relating to the National Nuclear Security Administration by $20,000,000.
10:43:38 A.M.H.R. 5055 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:04:42 A.M.H.R. 5055 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 178 - 236 (Roll no. 265).
11:13:03 A.M.H.R. 5055 On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 112 - 305 (Roll no. 266).
11:13:06 A.M.H.R. 5055 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:13:34 A.M.H. Res. 751 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 751 — "Relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2577) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes."
11:19:16 A.M.H. Res. 751 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 180 (Roll no. 267).
11:26:15 A.M.H. Res. 751 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 180 (Roll no. 268).
11:26:16 A.M.H. Res. 751 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:27:00 A.M.H.R. 2577 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 751, the Chair announced that the House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2577 with an amendment.
11:28:11 A.M.H.R. 2577 Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
11:28:44 A.M.H.R. 2577 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to go to conference on H.R. 2577.
11:29:47 A.M.H.R. 2577 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:29:52 A.M.H.R. 2577 On motion that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
11:29:56 A.M.H.R. 2577 The Speaker appointed conferees: Rogers of Kentucky, Granger, Cole, Dent, Fortenberry, Rooney of Florida, Valadao, Roby, Lowey, DeLauro, Serrano, Bishop of Georgia, and Wasserman Schultz.
11:30:12 A.M.H.R. 2577 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:30:13 A.M.S. 2012 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of the Senate bill and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Upton, Barton, Whitfield, Shimkus, Latta, McMorris Rodgers, Olson, McKinley, Pompeo, Griffith, Johnson (OH), Flores, Mullin, Pallone, Rush, Capps, Matsui, Castor (FL), Sarbanes, Welch, Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), Tonko, and Loebsack.
11:30:14 A.M.S. 2012 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of secs. 3017, 3305, 4501, 4502, 5002, part II of subtitle C of title X, and sec. 10233 of the Senate bill, and secs. 1116 and 5013 of division A, Division B, and secs. 1031, 1032, 1035-1037, subtitle K of title I, sec. 2013, subtitles F, M, and Q of title II, and title XXV of Division C of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Conaway, Thompson (PA), and Peterson.
11:30:15 A.M.S. 2012 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Natural Resources for consideration of secs. 2308, 3001, part II of title II, 3017, 3104, 3109, 3201, 3301-3306, 3308-3312, 4006, 4401, 4403, 4405, 4407, 4410, 4412-4414, title V, sec. 6001, subtitle A of title VI, sec. 6202, title VIII, title IX, subtitles A, B, and C of title X, parts I, II, III, and IV of subtitle D of title X, and secs. 10341 and 10345 of the Senate bill, and secs. 1115 and 1116 of Division A, Division B, and Division C of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Bishop (UT), Young (AK), Lummis, Denham, Westerman, Grijalva, Huffman, and Dingell.
11:30:16 A.M.S. 2012 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of secs. 1014, 1201, 1203, 1301-1304, 1306-1308, 1310, 1311, 2002, 2301, 2401, part III of subtitle A of title III, secs. 3101, 3302, 3307, 3402, 3403, 3501, 3502, 4001, 4002, 4006, 4101, subtitle C of title IV, secs. 4402, 4404, 4406, 4720, 4721, 4727, 4728, and 4737 of the Senate bill, and sec. 1109 and title VII of Division A, and Division D of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Smith (TX), Weber (TX), and Johnson, E. B..
11:31:16 A.M.S. 2012 The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of secs. 1005, 1006, 1010, 1014, 1016-1019, 1022, 3001, 4724, title VII, and sec. 10331 of the Senate bill and secs. 2007, 3116, 3117, and 3141 of Division A, and title IX of Division B, subtitle D of title II of Divsion C of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Hardy, Zeldin, and DeFazio.
11:35:00 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:35:15 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:35:32 A.M. Mr. Westerman asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on May 27. Agreed to without objection.
11:35:46 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:56:10 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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 26, 2016 at 8:52 a.m.: That the Senate passed S.J. Res. 28.
11:56:13 A.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Luis V. Gutierrez. Mr. Gutierrez submitted his resignation from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The resignation was accepted without objection.
11:57:29 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:54:30 P.M. Mr. Gohmert asked unanimous consent That, it may be in order at any time on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, for the Speaker to declare a recess, subject to the call of the Chair, for the purpose of receiving in joint meeting His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Agreed to without objection.
12:55:21 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:55:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:55:39 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 27, 2016.