On The Floor

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


9:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:31 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:38 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:43 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kilmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:04 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.
9:13:59 A.M.H.R. 1431 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 233. H.R. 1431 — "To amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications, public participation, and for other purposes."
9:14:04 A.M.H.R. 1431 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1431 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
9:14:29 A.M.H.R. 1431 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1431.
9:54:31 A.M.H.R. 1431 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:55:14 A.M.H.R. 1431 Mr. Foster moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
9:55:30 A.M.H.R. 1431 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to prohibit members of the Science Advisory Board from being employed by any corporate entity that has an interest before the Board during that members service, and for three years following that members service.
10:03:33 A.M.H.R. 1431 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:30:15 A.M.H.R. 1431 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 189 - 233 (Roll no. 207).
10:41:06 A.M.H.R. 1431 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 193 (Roll no. 208).
10:41:08 A.M.H.R. 1431 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:42:04 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
10:51:12 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 30, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, April 3, 2017 at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
10:51:18 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:03:28 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
11:58:48 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 353 amended, and H.J. Res. 67.
11:58:49 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order Speeches.
12:30:00 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:30:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:30:05 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017.