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The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Friday, July 15 at 11:30am Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00pm Friday, July 22 at 1:00pm Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00am Friday, July 29 at 10:00am Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00am 

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Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on compound motion to go to conference on S.2943, NDA

A; invoked: 90-7. Shaheen motion to instruct the conferees (re: Afghan visas); agreed to: 84-12. Sullivan motion to instruct the conferees (re: military operations); agreed to: 85-12. Motion to invoke cloture upon reconsideration on the motion to proceed to…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 21, 2016

9:00:30 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:40 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:01:06 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Vincent De Rosa, St. Peters Catholic Church, Washington, DC
9:02:20 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 8(a) of H. Res. 820, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:45 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:38 A.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the passing of the gentleman from Hawaii, Mr. Takai, the whole number of the House is 433.
9:04:05 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 8(b) of H. Res. 820. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on July 25, 2016.

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 18, 2016


2:30:13 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:30:19 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:30:59 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff, Retired Chaplain, United States Navy, Washington, DC.
2:32:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to section 8(a) of H. Res. 820, the Journal was approved.
2:32:27 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:32:28 P.M. The House received a communication from Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader. Pursuant to section 409(b) of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), Ms. Pelosi notified the House that she had appointed the following Members to the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico: Ms. Velazquez of New York, and Mr. Pierluisi of Puerto Rico.
2:33:02 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 July 15, 2016 at 9:57 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 4904 and S. 1935.
2:34:12 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 July 15, 2016 at 1:07 p.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 50, and H. Con. Res. 142, and passed H.R. 2607, H.R. 3700, H.R. 3931, H.R. 3953, H.R. 4010, H.R. 4425, H.R. 4747, H.R. 4761, H.R. 4777, H.R. 4877, H.R. 4925, H.R. 4975, H.R. 4987, H.R. 5028, and H.R. 5722.
2:35:15 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 July 15, 2016 at 2:20 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 3282, S. 2854, S. 2614, S. 3283, S. 3028, S. 818, S. 817, S. 1443, S. Con. Res. 41, and S. Con. Res. 46.
2:36:18 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Under Clause 2(g) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she herewith designates Mr. Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk and Mr. Robert Borden, Legal Counsel, to sign any and all papers and do all other acts for her under the name of the Clerk of the House which they would be authorized to do by virtue of this designation, except such as are provided by statute, in case of her temporary absence or disability, which shall remain in effect for the 114th Congress or until modified by the Clerk.
2:37:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 8(b) of H. Res. 820. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 21, 2016.

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the Senate ** CONGRESS July 11 – 14th ** the House


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The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.534 until 9:30am on Thursday, July 14, 2016.   Following the prayer and pledge, Senator McConnell will be recognized to make a compound motion to go to conference on S.2943, National Defense Authorization Act.   After cloture is filed on the compound motion, the time until 
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July 13,2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act; invoked: 90-2. Motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendments to H.R.636, the FAA bill; agreed to: 89-4. Confirmation of Carla D. Hayden, of Maryland, to be Librarian of Congress; confirmed: 74-18. Adoption…

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July 12, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act; invoked: 84-3.   Legislative Business Agreed by voice vote to the compound motion to go to conference on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act.   Passed H.R.4875: United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016.  …

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Wrap UP July 11,2016

No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Agreed to S.Con.Res.44: recognizing the sunflower as the flower for military caregivers.   Adopted S.Res.525: designating August 16, 2016, as “National Airborne Day”.   Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.1270, Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015.   No Executive…

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House Floor Activities July 14,2016
.6:32:38 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on July 18, 2016.

9:00:35 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:45 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:57 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:04 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Doggett to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:15 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.
9:17:00 A.M. NOTICE OF INTENT TO OFFER A RESOLUTION – Mr. Fleming of Louisiana notified the House of his intention to offer a privileged resolution.
9:28:00 A.M. S. 764 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that the question on adoption of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764 be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
9:28:36 A.M. S. 764 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Hes. 822, Mr. Conaway moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment.
9:28:37 A.M. S. 764 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764.
10:05:31 A.M. S. 764 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:05:48 A.M. S. 764 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Welch demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion pursuant to a previous order until later in the legislative day.
10:06:31 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2893, S. 3207, and S. 1555.
10:14:58 A.M. H.R. 5631 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 819. H.R. 5631 — “To hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes.”
10:15:03 A.M. H.R. 5631 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4992, H.R. 5119 and H.R. 5631 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
10:15:16 A.M. H.R. 5631 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5631.
11:29:43 A.M. H.R. 5631 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:30:27 A.M. H.R. 5631 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5631, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Royce demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
11:31:13 A.M. H.R. 4992 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 819. H.R. 4992 — “To codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes.”
11:31:18 A.M. H.R. 4992 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4992, H.R. 5119 and H.R. 5631 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
11:31:45 A.M. H.R. 4992 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4992.
12:31:28 P.M. H.R. 4992 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:31:50 P.M. H.R. 4992 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 4992, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Royce demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
12:32:09 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764, passage of H.R. 5631, H.R. 5538, and H.R. 4992, which were debated earlir and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:57:14 P.M. S. 764 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 306 – 117 (Roll no. 466).
12:57:16 P.M. S. 764 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:57:30 P.M. H.R. 5631 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5631 — “To hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes.”
1:04:36 P.M. H.R. 5631 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 246 – 179 (Roll no. 467).
1:04:38 P.M. H.R. 5631 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:05:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
1:05:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
1:11:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 – 246 (Roll no. 468).
1:14:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Capps amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 172 – 254 (Roll no. 469).
1:18:15 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 233 (Roll no. 470).
1:20:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 233 (Roll no. 471).
1:24:08 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 236 (Roll no. 472).
1:28:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 239 (Roll no. 473).
1:31:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 – 241 (Roll no. 474).
1:36:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Norcross amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 232 (Roll no. 475).
1:41:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 213 – 214 (Roll no. 476).
1:42:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5538.
1:43:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:43:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
1:50:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 196 (Roll no. 477).
1:50:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:50:58 P.M. H.R. 4992 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4992 — “To codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes.”
1:57:39 P.M. H.R. 4992 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 246 – 181 (Roll no. 478).
1:57:41 P.M. H.R. 4992 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:00 P.M. S. 2893 Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
1:58:00 P.M. S. 2893 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2893 — “To reauthorize the sound recording and film preservation programs of the Library of Congress, and for other purposes.”
1:58:16 P.M. S. 2893 On passage Passed without objection.
1:58:17 P.M. S. 2893 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:18 P.M. S. 3207 Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
1:58:18 P.M. S. 3207 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3207 — “To authorize the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to provide playback equipment in all formats.”
1:58:47 P.M. S. 3207 On passage Passed without objection.
1:58:49 P.M. S. 3207 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:50 P.M. Mr. Davis, Rodney asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, July 14, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 Agreed to without objection.
2:00:00 P.M. S. 3055 Mr. Wenstrup asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
2:00:02 P.M. S. 3055 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3055 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide a dental insurance plan to veterans and survivors and dependents of veterans.”
2:00:20 P.M. S. 3055 On passage Passed without objection.
2:00:21 P.M. S. 3055 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:34 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:36:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 CHAIR ANNOUNCEMENT – The Chair announced a correction to Roll Call number 472, the yeas were 191 and the nays were 236.
2:37:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed with one minute speeches.
3:21:11 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate disagreed to the House amendment, agreed to the request for conference, and appointed conferees, with instructions to S. 2943; the Senate agreed to S. Res. 534
4:02:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

July 13, 2016

House floor Activities

10:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:34 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:52 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.
11:02:52 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 13.
12:00:23 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Malcolm J. Byrd, Jackson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Hempstead, New York.
12:02:13 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:17 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Langevin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:56 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN – The Chair recognized Miss Rice of New York for the purpose of introducing today’s guest Chaplain.
12:05:12 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.
12:38:46 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 July 13, 2016 at 9:13 a.m.: That the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 4875.
12:40:13 P.M. H. Res. 822 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 822 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill (S. 764) to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (S. 304) to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.”
12:41:29 P.M. H. Res. 822 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 822.
1:43:40 P.M. H. Res. 822 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 822, 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 a time to be announced.
1:44:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
1:44:36 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:08:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 – 249 (Roll no. 433).
2:12:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 240 (Roll no. 434).
2:17:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 246 (Roll no. 435).
2:21:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the McNerney amendments; Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 248 (Roll no. 436).
2:24:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 202 – 225 (Roll no. 437).
2:28:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 – 258 (Roll no. 438).
2:28:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee now rise.
2:28:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:28:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
2:29:23 P.M. H. Res. 822 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 822 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill (S. 764) to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (S. 304) to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.”
2:35:59 P.M. H. Res. 822 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 245 – 183 (Roll no. 439).
2:37:02 P.M. H. Res. 826 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 826 — “Electing the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.”
2:37:28 P.M. H. Res. 826 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:37:39 P.M. H. Res. 826 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:00 P.M. ADMINISTERING OATH OF OFFICE – Mr. Philip George Kiko of the State of Ohio, chosen as Chief Administrative Officer, presented himself in the well of the House and the Speaker proceeded to administer the Oath of Office.
2:44:36 P.M. H. Res. 822 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 – 185 (Roll no. 440).
2:44:38 P.M. H. Res. 822 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:45:10 P.M. S. 304 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mrs. Blackburn asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on S. 304 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
2:45:34 P.M. S. 304 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 822. S. 304 — “To improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information.”
2:45:39 P.M. S. 304 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764. The resolution makes in order a motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764.
2:46:52 P.M. S. 304 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 304.
4:06:12 P.M. S. 304 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:06:40 P.M. S. 304 Ms. Wasserman Schultz moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
4:06:54 P.M. S. 304 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill prohibiting the provisions of section 3 from applying to the extent that such provisions would reduce access to health care services to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the Zika virus. The reservation was subsequently withdrawn.
4:14:08 P.M. S. 304 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Shultz demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.
4:16:10 P.M. H.R. 5119 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 819. H.R. 5119 — “To prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran.”
4:16:15 P.M. H.R. 5119 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4992, H.R. 5119 and H.R. 5631 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
4:16:37 P.M. H.R. 5119 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5119.
4:37:02 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate concurred in the House amendments to the Senate amendments to H.R. 636.
4:37:43 P.M. H.R. 5119 DEBATE – The House continued debate on H.R. 5119.
5:06:43 P.M. H.R. 5119 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:32:28 P.M. H.R. 5119 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 249 – 176 (Roll no. 441).
5:32:30 P.M. H.R. 5119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:37 P.M. S. 304 Considered as unfinished business. S. 304 — “To improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information.”
5:42:39 P.M. S. 304 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 – 244 (Roll no. 442).
5:48:56 P.M. S. 304 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 – 182 (Roll no. 443).
5:48:58 P.M. S. 304 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:49:14 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3055 and H.R. 5588.
5:49:52 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
5:50:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:50:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:54:38 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Boustany amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 195 (Roll no. 444).
5:57:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 – 189 (Roll no. 445).
6:00:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 197 (Roll no. 446).
6:03:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Graham amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 243 (Roll no. 447).
6:06:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 238 (Roll no. 448).
6:09:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 – 190 (Roll no. 449).
6:12:38 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 199 (Roll no. 450).
6:15:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Murphy (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 197 – 231 (Roll no. 451).
6:18:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 – 201 (Roll no. 452).
6:19:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the committee rise.
6:19:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:19:29 P.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
6:19:49 P.M. H. Res. 823 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:19:52 P.M. H. Res. 823 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 823 — “Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28, 2016, that resulted in the loss of at least 44 lives.”
6:20:40 P.M. H. Res. 823 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:20:41 P.M. H. Res. 823 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:20:42 P.M. H. Res. 827 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:21:00 P.M. H. Res. 827 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 827 — “Condemning the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, offering condolences to and expressing support for their families and friends and all those affected, and applauding the dedication and bravery of law enforcement, emergency response, and counterterrorism officials in responding to the attack.”
6:21:11 P.M. H. Res. 827 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:21:32 P.M. H. Res. 827 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:34 P.M. H.R. 5722 Mr. Chaffetz asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:22:15 P.M. H.R. 5722 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5722 — “To establish the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission.”
6:23:06 P.M. H.R. 5722 On passage Passed without objection.
6:23:11 P.M. H.R. 5722 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:23:51 P.M. Mr. Chaffetz moved that when the House adjourns on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
6:23:54 P.M. On motion to fix the next convening time Agreed to by voice vote.
6:25:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
6:25:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:25:56 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, numbered 76 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Enforcement Division.
6:26:36 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 76.
6:34:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 76, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Palmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:35:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lummis, numbered 77 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove federal protections for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse under the Endangered Species Act
6:36:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis amendment No. 77.
6:44:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lummis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 78 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove federal protections for the Mexican Wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and would prevent the expansion of the species habitat outside of its historic range.
6:44:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 78.
6:53:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 78, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:53:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 79 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to develop, administer, purchase, acquire, or operate an unmanned aircraft system owned by the Department of Interior or the Environmental Protection Agency to perform surveying, mapping, or collecting remote sensing data.
6:54:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry (PA) amendment No. 79.
7:04:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Perry(PA) amendment No. 79, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Perry(PA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:04:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 80 printed in House Report 114-683 to reduce Appropriations made in this Act for the Environmental Protection Agency by 17 percent.
7:05:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry (PA) amendment No. 80.
7:11:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Perry(PA) amendment No. 80, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Perry(PA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:11:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
7:12:44 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany S. 524.
7:12:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
7:13:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 81 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act.
7:14:11 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry (PA) amendment No. 81.
7:25:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:26:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pompeo, numbered 82 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer or enforce EPA’s proposed rule on Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Rink Management Program Under the Clean Air Act
7:26:30 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pompeo amendment No. 82.
7:29:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Pompeo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:29:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Calvert, comprised of the following amendments offered En Bloc# 1: Amendment Nos. 83, 86, 107, 118, 127 and 129 printed in House Report 114-683.
7:30:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Calvert amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:31:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, numbered 84 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule entitled `Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details.
7:31:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ratcliffe amendment No. 84.
7:36:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Ratcliffe amendment No. 84, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:36:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 85 printed in House Report 114-683 to block the use of funds to carry out the third sentence of section 107(f )(1) (CERCLA).
7:37:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 85.
7:42:27 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 85, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:43:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 87 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used to enforce a federal court decision that stopped implementation of the 2014 EA and take permit plan for double-crested cormorants.
7:43:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 87.
7:48:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:49:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 88 printed in House Report 114-683 to restrict federal agencies from using funds to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
7:49:29 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 88.
7:58:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 88, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:58:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 89 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to finalize, implement, or enforce new regulations on offshore Arctic energy exploration and development.
7:59:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 89.
8:03:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:03:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 90 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to implement a final plan to designate areas of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as wilderness.
8:04:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 90.
8:11:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 90, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:14:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 91 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to implement a final rule by the Fish and Wildlife Service and a proposed rule from the National Park Service.
8:14:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 91.
8:23:44 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:24:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 92 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to remove 3 Arctic Sales from the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Program.
8:25:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 92.
8:29:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 92, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:30:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 93 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from this Act to be used by the Department of Interior to change existing placer mining plans of operations in regard to re-vegetation.
8:31:08 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 93.
8:36:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:37:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Calvert, comprised of the following amendments offered En Bloc No. 2: amendments Nos. 108, 109, 110, 112, 115, 117, 121, 124, 125, and 126 printed in House Report 114-683.
8:37:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Calvert amendments en bloc #2.
8:44:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Calvert amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:45:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Zeldin, numbered 94 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to designate a National Marine Monument in the EEZ via presidential proclamation.
8:45:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zeldin amendment No. 94.
8:54:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Zeldin amendment No. 94, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Pingree demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:55:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 95 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used to block science-based protections for imperiled wildlife that has or may need Endangered Species Act protections.
8:55:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 95.
9:06:57 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 95, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:07:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 96 printed in House Report 114-683 to require that no funds made available by this Act be used in contravention of Executive Order 13653 or Executive Order 13693.
9:07:25 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 96.
9:12:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 96, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:12:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 97 printed in House Report 114-683 to require that no funds made available by this Act be used authorize, permit, or conduct geological or geophysical activities in support of oil, gas, or methane hydrate exploration and development in the Atlantic.
9:12:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 97.
9:20:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 97, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:20:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
9:41:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 223 (Roll no. 453).
9:45:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 – 203 (Roll no. 454).
9:48:11 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 161 – 262 (Roll no. 455).
9:51:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 239 (Roll no. 456).
9:54:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 197 (Roll no. 457).
9:58:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 – 257 (Roll no. 458).
10:01:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 – 202 (Roll no. 459).
10:04:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 – 191 (Roll no. 460).
10:07:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 – 185 (Roll no. 461).
10:11:27 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Zeldin amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 – 202 (Roll no. 462).
10:14:40 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 235 (Roll no. 463).
10:19:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 234 (Roll no. 464).
10:22:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 236 (Roll no. 465).
10:24:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 98 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds made available by this Act may be used to implement or enforce section 120, 425, 426, or 427.
10:24:52 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 98.
10:33:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 98, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:34:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Capps, numbered 99 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds to be used to process any application for a permit to drill or a permit to modify that would authorize use of hydraulic fracturing or acid well stimulation treatment in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf.
10:34:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment No. 99.
10:41:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment No. 99, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:42:05 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 100 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds in the bill from being used to abolish law enforcement offices at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.
10:42:08 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 100.
10:47:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 100, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:48:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Higgins, numbered 101 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by a State in contravention of the Great Lakes Compact, an interstate compact ratified by Congress detailing how the States will work together to manage and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.
10:48:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Higgins amendment No. 101.
10:51:11 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Higgins amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:51:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 102 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used in contravention to a 2009 Interior Department Secretarial Order on climate change.
10:51:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 102.
10:58:36 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 102, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:59:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, numbered 103 printed in House Report 114-683 to protect the Administration’s climate change and environmental sustainability executive order to ensure that no funds be used to weaken the executive order within this Act.
10:59:03 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 103.
11:04:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 103, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pocan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:04:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 104 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to pursue any additional legal ways to transfer Federal lands to private owners in contravention of existing law.
11:05:03 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 104.
11:09:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 104, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:10:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 105 printed in House Report 114-683 to Prohibits any funds from being made available to implement the proposed rule for dog management in the Golden Gate National Recreational Area.
11:10:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 105.
11:13:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:13:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 106 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent a provision of the bill that would block BLM resource management plans from going into effect if failing to implement the plans would limit BLM’s ability to meet its multiple use obligations, including providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.
11:13:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 106.
11:18:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 106, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:19:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 111 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase BIA funding for dirt school bus routes by $1.5 million. The cost is offset by decreasing EPA’s Environment Programs & Management fund by $1.75 million.
11:19:17 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz amendment No. 111.
11:25:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:25:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 113 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase funding for the National Estuary Program by $468,000.
11:25:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 113.
11:26:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:27:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norcross, numbered 114 printed in House Report 114-683 to add $15,282,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund.
11:27:24 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 114.
11:33:57 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 114, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norcross demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:34:15 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 116 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase and then decrease the amount provided for Wildland Fire Management by $2 million in order to apply additional funds to the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program.
11:34:17 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 116.
11:38:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:38:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 119 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds for the Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to prohibit tubing, waterskiing and wake boarding in an area on Lake Havasu.
11:38:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 119.
11:47:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:48:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Weber (TX), No. 120 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by EPA in contravention of the Clean Air Act provision requiring EPA to evaluate the impact of its actions with respect to jobs in America.
11:48:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weber amendment No. 120.
11:52:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Weber (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:53:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, No. 122 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to issue grazing permits or leases in contravention of BLM regulations.
11:53:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 122.
11:57:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 122, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gallego demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:57:38 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, No. 123 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the government from entering into a contract with an entity that discloses, as it is required to by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that it has been convicted of fraud or another criminal offense in the last three years in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public contract or subcontract; prohibit the government from contracting with entities that have been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes for which the liability remains unsatisfied.
11:57:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 123.
11:57:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:59:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, No. 130 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent funds from being used for Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses.
11:59:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 130.
12:06:05 A.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn.
12:06:30 A.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
12:06:45 A.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:06:53 A.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
12:08:05 A.M. Mr. Chaffetz moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:08:14 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:08:15 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 14, 2016.

House Floor Activities

July 12, 2016

10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:23 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.
11:02:59 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 12.
12:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:32 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:36 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Forbes to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:53 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.
12:22:07 P.M. Mr. Grayson moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:44:37 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 0 – 377, 1 Present (Roll no. 404).
12:45:24 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 July 12, 2016 at 11:11 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 44.
12:47:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:58:50 P.M. H. Res. 820 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 820 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016; and for other purposes.”
1:04:43 P.M. H. Res. 820 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 820.
1:13:24 P.M. MOTION TO POSTPONE CONSIDERATION – The Chair recognized Mr. Grayson who moved to postpone the further consideration of H. Res. 820 until Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Pursuant to clause 6(b) of Rule XIII, the Chair ruled that the motion was dilatory and not in order.
1:13:45 P.M. RULING BY THE CHAIR – Mr. Grayson appealed the ruling of the Chair and the Chair announced that the appeal could not be entertained. As reflected by the ruling of Speaker Crisp of September 20, 1893, appeals of dilatory motions pending consideration of a report from the Committee on Rules on a special order of business are also dilatory within the meaning of the rule.
1:14:22 P.M. Mr. Grayson moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:43:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 0 – 362, 1 Present (Roll no. 405).
1:44:33 P.M. H. Res. 820 DEBATE – The House proceeded with further debate on H. Res. 820.
1:52:14 P.M. H. Res. 820 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 820, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:53:47 P.M. H. Res. 819 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 819 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4992) to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5119) to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5631) to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes.”
1:54:55 P.M. H. Res. 819 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 819.
2:23:54 P.M. H. Res. 819 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 819, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
2:24:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:25:19 P.M. H.R. 5658 Mr. Farenthold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5658 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
2:25:31 P.M. H.R. 5658 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:25:32 P.M. H.R. 5658 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5658.
2:35:06 P.M. H.R. 5658 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2:36:04 P.M. H.R. 5421 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5421 — “To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to apply the exemption from State regulation of securities offerings to securities listed on a national security exchange that has listing standards that have been approved by the Commission.”
2:36:06 P.M. H.R. 5421 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:36:07 P.M. H.R. 5421 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5421.
2:47:47 P.M. H.R. 5421 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:47:48 P.M. H.R. 5421 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:47:56 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous questions to H. Res. 820 and H. Res. 819, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:48:42 P.M. H. Res. 820 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 820 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016; and for other purposes.”
3:12:06 P.M. H. Res. 820 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 – 174 (Roll no. 406).
3:24:35 P.M. H. Res. 820 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 – 179 (Roll no. 407).
3:24:37 P.M. H. Res. 820 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:39 P.M. H. Res. 819 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 819 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4992) to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5119) to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5631) to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes.”
3:30:58 P.M. H. Res. 819 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 241 – 174 (Roll no. 408).
3:36:41 P.M. H. Res. 819 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 – 172 (Roll no. 409).
3:36:43 P.M. H. Res. 819 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:36:55 P.M. H.R. 5658 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5658 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
3:42:52 P.M. H.R. 5658 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 8 (Roll no. 410).
3:42:53 P.M. H.R. 5658 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:43:07 P.M. H.R. 4768 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4768 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.”
3:43:18 P.M. H.R. 4768 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:48:50 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 223 (Roll no. 411).
3:53:18 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Meeks amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 – 243 (Roll no. 412).
3:56:59 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 – 243 (Roll no. 413).
4:01:03 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 235 (Roll no. 414).
4:01:44 P.M. H.R. 4768 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4768.
4:01:55 P.M. H.R. 4768 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:03:03 P.M. H.R. 4768 Mr. Keating moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:04:21 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of 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 add a section titled “Excepted Rules Regarding the Prevention of Firearms Transfers to Criminals and Suspected Terrorists”.
4:12:30 P.M. H.R. 4768 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:18:43 P.M. H.R. 4768 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 169 – 236 (Roll no. 415).
4:31:20 P.M. H.R. 4768 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 – 171 (Roll no. 416).
4:31:22 P.M. H.R. 4768 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:31:23 P.M. H.R. 4768 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:32:13 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:32:29 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 142 — “Supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with respect to that bid.”
4:32:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:32:48 P.M. H. Con. Res. 142 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:32:49 P.M. H. Res. 374 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:33:25 P.M. H. Res. 374 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 374 — “Recognizing the 50th anniversary of Singaporean independence and reaffirming Singapore’s close partnership with the United States.”
4:33:34 P.M. H. Res. 374 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to strike all after the resolving clause and insert a completely new text.
4:33:53 P.M. H. Res. 374 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:33:54 P.M. H. Res. 374 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to strike the preamble and insert new language.
4:33:55 P.M. H. Res. 374 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:33:57 P.M. H. Res. 374 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:33:58 P.M. H. Res. 374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:59 P.M. H. Res. 374 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:34:02 P.M. H.R. 3394 Mr. Goodlatte called up H.R. 3394 and asked unanimous consent to consider in the the House.
4:35:02 P.M. H.R. 3394 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 3394 — “To amend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 to allow for the use of certain assets of foreign persons and entities to satisfy certain judgments against terrorist parties, and for other purposes.”
4:35:03 P.M. H.R. 3394 Amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by the House Committee on Judiciary, to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a completely new text.
4:35:15 P.M. H.R. 3394 On agreeing to the the Judiciary amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:35:16 P.M. H.R. 3394 On passage Passed without objection.
4:35:17 P.M. H.R. 3394 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:36:00 P.M. S. 2840 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:36:17 P.M. S. 2840 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2840 — “To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training, and for other purposes.”
4:36:36 P.M. S. 2840 On passage Passed without objection.
4:36:42 P.M. S. 2840 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:37:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 820. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
4:37:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5538 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall bedebatable for 20 minutes. on any legislative day during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016, the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period.
4:37:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 820 and Rule XVIII.
4:37:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:37:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5538.
5:18:30 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Bishop (UT) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Bishop (UT) raised a point of order against section 128 of the bill, stating it changed existing law and constituted legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
5:21:17 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-683 to match the budget request for Law Enforcement of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
5:21:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 1.
5:28:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:32:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase funding for the Operation of the National Park System (ONPS) account by $2,500,000, and decrease funding for the Departmental Operations Account for the Department of Interior by $2,500,000.
5:32:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 2.
5:36:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Himes, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-683 to fund the New England National Scenic Trail at $300,000 within the Operation of the National Park System.
5:36:56 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Himes amendment No. 3.
5:39:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Himes amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Himes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:40:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Griffith, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-683 to provide a distribution of funds among Appalachian states for reclamation of abandoned mine lands in conjunction with economic and community development, offset by funds from the Environmental Programs and Management account.
5:40:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith amendment No. 4.
5:46:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Griffith amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:46:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-683 to decrease and increase funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by $1 million to require that the BIA to report, identify and adjudicate to landowners egress and ingress easements where they do not exist for landowners on land parcels adjudicated under the Pueblo Lands Act of 1924.
5:46:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment No. 5.
5:51:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment was withdrawn.
5:52:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-683 to decrease and increase funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by $1 million to require the BIA to update and digitize its inventory of rights-of-way records and to make them publicly available in a commonly used mapping format.
5:52:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment No. 6.
5:56:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment was withdrawn.
5:56:36 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message.
5:58:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 The Committee resumed its sitting.
5:58:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-683 to reprogram already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Interior.
5:58:24 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 8.
6:06:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:07:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norcross, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-683 to add $13,060,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund (equal to President’s Budget request) and reduces Payments In Lieu of Taxes by the same amount.
6:07:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 9.
6:13:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norcross demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:13:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike lines 4 through 19 on page 67.
6:13:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 10.
6:23:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:23:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 122.
6:23:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 11.
6:28:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:28:25 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 124.
6:28:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 12.
6:35:52 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:36:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 127 of the Act, which would delay the finalization and implementation of the proposed rule for air quality control, reporting, and compliance in specific offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean.
6:36:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 13.
6:41:56 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 13, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:42:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 14 printed in House Report 114-683 to eliminate funding for the Air, Climate and Energy Research Program under EPA.
6:42:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 14.
6:46:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 14, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Pingree demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:47:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lummis, numbered 15 printed in House Report 114-683 to increase the EPA’s Inspector General fund by $10,038,000 to bring up to President’s request and decreases the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Programs and Management fund by $14,000,000.
6:47:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis amendment No. 15.
6:53:54 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lummis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:54:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-683 to redirect funds from EPA bureaucracy to the Forest Service Hazardous Fuels account in order to prevent dangerous wildfires.
6:54:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 16.
7:02:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:12 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 17 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove funds from the EPA bureaucracy, and places them into the US Forest Service’s Forest and Rangeland Research Account, which funds the Forest Products Laboratory and Forest Inventory and Analysis, among other programs.
7:02:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 17.
7:07:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:08:06 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure implementation of the EPA’s Final Rule on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities is consistent with Executive Order 12898.
7:08:09 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 18.
7:12:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, numbered 19 printed in House Report 114-683 to direct $10,000,000 to Brownfields projects within State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) from Superfund cleanup to help states leverage $18 for $1 expended for the purpose of cleaning up brownfield properties, such as abandoned factories or former dry cleaning establishments, in their communities.
7:13:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment No. 19.
7:18:39 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:19:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, numbered 20 printed in House Report 114-683 to eliminate funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants and sends the savings to the spending reduction account.
7:19:05 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole pro ceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 20.
7:28:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 20, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Palmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:29:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray (NM), numbered 21 printed in House Report 114-683 to decrease and increase State and Tribal Assistance Grants by $6 million to direct the EPA to work with the affected States and Indian tribes to implement a long-term monitoring program for water quality of the Animas and San Juan Rivers in response to the Gold King Mine spill.
7:29:24 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment No. 21.
7:35:15 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment No. 21, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ben Ray Lujan (NM) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:35:42 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Dingell, numbered 22 printed in House Report 114-683 to remove language that would exempt a number of potentially damaging activities in National Forests from consideration, including public notice and comment and alternatives analysis, under the National Environmental Policy Act.
7:35:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 22.
7:45:08 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 22, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Dingell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:48:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 25 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 425, which prohibits the EPA from acting on changes to the definition of `fill material’ and `discharge of fill material’ under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
7:48:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 25.
7:56:57 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:57:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lawrence, numbered 26 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 427.
7:57:24 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence amendment No. 26.
8:00:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 By unanimous consent, the Lawrence amendment was withdrawn.
8:00:47 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 27 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike language that would delay implementation of the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.
8:00:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 27.
8:07:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 27, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:07:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Becerra, numbered 28 printed in House Report 114-638 to strike section 430 of Interior Appropriations bill for FY 17.
8:07:40 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Becerra amendment No. 28.
8:13:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Becerra amendment No. 28, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Becerra demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:14:13 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 29 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 431.
8:14:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 29.
8:22:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 29, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:22:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 30 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 434 to allow the EPA to regulate ozone-depleting substances under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program to improve public health and fight the root causes of climate change.
8:22:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 30.
8:28:40 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:28:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 31 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike Section 436 to allow federal agencies to use the social cost of carbon in rule makings and guidance documents
8:28:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 31.
8:39:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) amendment No. 31, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:39:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 32 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 453.
8:39:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 32.
8:46:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 32, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:47:00 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 33 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 439, regarding methane emissions.
8:47:03 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 33.
8:55:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 33, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:55:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 34 printed in House Report 114-683 to allow the Interior Department to proceed with updating royalty rates and valuation for federal coal, oil, and gas by striking Section 440.
8:55:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 34.
9:05:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 34, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:06:00 P.M. UNANIMOUS CONSENT – Mr. Calvert asked unanimous consent that amendments numbered 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40 printed in House Report 114-683 be considered en bloc. Agreed to without objection.
9:06:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. McNerney, Amendments numbered 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40 printed in House Report 114-683.
9:06:41 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendments Nos. 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40.
9:17:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney En Bloc amendments No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:18:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, Amendment numbered 41 printed in House Report 114-683 to strike section 453.
9:18:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 41.
9:29:27 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 41, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:30:15 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Black, numbered 42 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the EPA from using funds to implement, administer, or enforce the agency’s `Phase 2′ fuel-efficiency and emissions standards, or any rule with respect to glider kits and glider vehicles.
9:30:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Black amendment No. 42.
9:39:03 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Black amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:39:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 43 printed in House Report 114-683 to impose a 1 percent across-the-board spending cut to the bill.
9:39:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 43.
9:48:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 43, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:49:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Boustany, numbered 44 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior to implement, administer, or enforce any rule or guidance substantially similar to the proposed guidance that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management made available for public comment on September 22, 2015, regarding financial assurances for oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf.
9:49:04 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boustany amendment No. 44.
9:57:26 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Boustany amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:57:49 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Boustany, numbered 45 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure that no money is permitted for the implementation of the Well Control Rule.
9:57:51 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boustany amendment No. 45.
10:06:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Boustany amendment No. 45, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:07:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:31:02 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 197 – 225 (Roll no. 417).
10:33:50 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Himes amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 241 (Roll no. 418).
10:36:53 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 – 251 (Roll no. 419).
10:40:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Norcross amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 143 – 282 (Roll no. 420).
10:43:37 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 421).
10:46:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 – 240 (Roll no. 422).
10:50:31 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 237 (Roll no. 423).
10:54:16 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 244 (Roll no. 424).
10:56:25 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 208 – 217 (Roll no. 425).
10:59:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 – 250 (Roll no. 426).
11:03:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lujan, Ben Ray (NM) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 – 207 (Roll no. 427).
11:06:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Dingell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 – 256 (Roll no. 428).
11:09:10 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 231 (Roll no. 429).
11:12:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Becerra amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 236 (Roll no. 430).
11:15:14 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 244 (Roll no. 431).
11:18:17 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 241 (Roll no. 432).
11:19:33 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee now rise.
11:19:55 P.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:20:08 P.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
11:20:30 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 822.
11:21:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
11:21:22 P.M. H.R. 5538 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:22:07 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brat, numbered 46 printed in House Report 114-683 to sunset Land and Water Conservation Fund grants with states or local government units after 20 years.
11:23:32 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brat amendment No. 46.
11:26:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Brat amendment; Failed by voice vote.
11:27:23 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 47 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent the Department of Interior from partnering with private organizations to create or expand national heritage areas in southeast Colorado.
11:27:28 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 47.
11:29:58 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:30:18 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Burgess, numbered 48 printed in House Report 114-683 to restrict funds from being used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hire new employees under the Title 42 Special Pay Program or transfer existing employees into the Title 42 Special Pay Program authorized for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
11:30:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess amendment No. 48.
11:37:29 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Burgess amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:37:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 49 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit any funds from being used to develop or propose legislation to redirect funds allocated from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).
11:37:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 49.
11:44:29 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:44:43 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 50 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funding from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the Obama administration’s National Ocean Policy.
11:44:45 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 50.
11:53:30 P.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 50, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:53:46 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cramer, numbered 51 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure no funds are provided to finalize or implement the Fish and Wildlife Service rule entitled “Management of Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights.”
11:53:48 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cramer amendment No. 51.
11:58:59 P.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Cramer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:59:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, numbered 52 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the EPA from enforcing or implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule on farming and ranching operations.
11:59:21 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment No. 52.
12:03:41 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:03:57 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Crawford, numbered 53 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds in support of grassroots advocacy campaigns intended to persuade the outcome of legislation pending in Congress or state legislatures.
12:03:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crawford amendment No. 53.
12:08:23 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Crawford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:08:38 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 54 printed in House Report 114-683 to prevent any funds from being used for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the EPA and reduces the Environmental Programs and Management account by $4,235,000.
12:08:40 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis amendment No. 54.
12:13:48 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:14:08 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 57 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described “backstop” actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
12:14:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 57.
12:22:12 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 57, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kilmer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:22:37 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 58 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the draft EPA-USGS Technical Report entitled “Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration.”
12:22:39 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 58.
12:29:59 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:30:41 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jenkins (WV), numbered 62 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funding for the EPA to develop, finalize, promulgate, implement, administer, or enforce any rule under section 112 of the Clean Air Act that applies to glass manufacturers that do not use continuous furnaces.
12:30:43 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jenkins (WV) amendment No. 62.
12:37:26 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Jenkins (WV) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:37:35 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Ms. Graham, numbered 63 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure none of the funds made available by the Act may be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.
12:37:37 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graham amendment No. 63.
12:40:53 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Graham amendment No. 63, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Graham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:41:15 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 64 printed in House Report 114-683 to ensure that no funds appropriated by this Act can be used to implement, administer, or enforce Davis-Bacon prevailing rate wage requirements.
12:41:17 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 64.
12:51:49 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 64, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
12:52:32 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 66 printed in House Report 114-683 to Prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the final rule entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands”.
12:52:34 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 66.
1:00:52 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:01:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 67 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review as required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
1:01:11 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 67.
1:09:18 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 67 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:09:52 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 68 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.
1:09:54 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 68.
1:16:30 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 68 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:17:11 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Loudermilk, No. 69 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funds from being used to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act.
1:17:15 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Loudermilk amendment No. 69.
1:22:36 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Loudermilk amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:23:04 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lummis, No. 70 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit funding to finalize, implement, or enforce EPA proposed rulemaking regarding in situ uranium production.
1:23:06 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis amendment No. 70.
1:30:17 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Lummis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, No. 71 printed in House Report 114-683 to limit permit inspection regulations with respect to the export of squid, octopus, and cuttlefish products.
1:31:11 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 71.
1:35:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:36:54 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Murphy (FL), No. 72 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit use of funds to carry out seismic airgun testing or seismic airgun surveys in the OCS Planning Areas located within the EEZ bordering the State of Florida.
1:36:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment No. 72.
1:42:35 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment No. 72 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Murphy (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:43:01 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, No. 73 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Department of Interior to treat any Gray Wolf in the 48 contiguous states as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act after June 13, 2017.
1:43:05 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 73.
1:52:09 A.M. H.R. 5538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 73 the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:52:31 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, No. 74 printed in House Report 114-683 to prohibit the use of funds by EPA to issue and expand new regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that would apply to Animal Feeding Operations.
1:52:34 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 74.
2:00:58 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:01:47 A.M. H.R. 5538 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, No. 75 printed in House Report 114-683 to restore $1 million for the Wolf Livestock Loss Demonstration Program offset by reducing funds for EPA Environmental Programs & Management by a similar amount.
2:01:50 A.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 820, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 75.
2:07:45 A.M. H.R. 5538 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:08:08 A.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
2:08:23 A.M. H.R. 5538 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:08:32 A.M. H.R. 5538 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5538 as unfinished business.
2:09:17 A.M. Mr. Collins (GA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:09:28 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:09:29 A.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 13, 2016.

House Floor Activities

July 11, 2016

12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:18 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:29 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:24:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
2:00:04 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:15 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:16 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:45 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:10 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:10:52 P.M. H.R. 5322 Mr. Hurt (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5322 — “To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States.”
2:11:17 P.M. H.R. 5322 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:11:19 P.M. H.R. 5322 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5322.
2:21:00 P.M. H.R. 5322 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:01 P.M. H.R. 5322 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:42 P.M. H.R. 5469 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5469 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to direct the United States Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to support the capacity of the International Monetary Fund to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism.”
2:21:51 P.M. H.R. 5469 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:21:53 P.M. H.R. 5469 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5469.
2:28:51 P.M. H.R. 5469 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:28:53 P.M. H.R. 5469 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:29:16 P.M. H.R. 5594 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5594 — “To require the establishment of a national strategy for combating the financing of terrorism and related financial crimes, and for other purposes.”
2:29:56 P.M. H.R. 5594 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:30:02 P.M. H.R. 5594 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5594.
2:43:26 P.M. H.R. 5594 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:29 P.M. H.R. 5594 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:49 P.M. H.R. 5606 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5606 — “To facilitate better information sharing to assist in the fight against the funding of terrorist activities, and for other purposes.”
2:43:58 P.M. H.R. 5606 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:00 P.M. H.R. 5606 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5606.
2:54:08 P.M. H.R. 5606 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2:54:39 P.M. H.R. 5607 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5607 — “To enhance the Department of the Treasury’s role in protecting national security, and for other purposes.”
2:54:48 P.M. H.R. 5607 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:54:49 P.M. H.R. 5607 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5607.
3:04:03 P.M. H.R. 5607 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:04:32 P.M. H.R. 5602 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5602 — “To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for other purposes.”
3:04:42 P.M. H.R. 5602 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:04:44 P.M. H.R. 5602 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5602.
3:12:22 P.M. H.R. 5602 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:13:31 P.M. H.R. 4785 Mr. Perry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4785 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s vehicle fleet, and for other purposes.”
3:13:51 P.M. H.R. 4785 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:13:53 P.M. H.R. 4785 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4785.
3:21:58 P.M. H.R. 4785 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:59 P.M. H.R. 4785 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:13 P.M. H.R. 5385 Mr. Perry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5385 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes.”
3:22:20 P.M. H.R. 5385 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:22:22 P.M. H.R. 5385 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5385.
3:29:25 P.M. H.R. 5385 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:29:26 P.M. H.R. 5385 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:29:51 P.M. H.R. 5056 Mr. Perry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5056 — “To modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security strategies, and for other purposes.”
3:30:10 P.M. H.R. 5056 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:30:11 P.M. H.R. 5056 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5056.
3:41:25 P.M. H.R. 5056 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:27 P.M. H.R. 5056 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:47 P.M. H.R. 4404 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4404 — “To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes.”
3:41:57 P.M. H.R. 4404 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:59 P.M. H.R. 4404 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4404.
3:51:32 P.M. H.R. 4404 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:34 P.M. H.R. 4404 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:41 P.M. H.R. 5588 Mr. Abraham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5588 — “To increase, effective as of December 1, 2016, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.”
3:52:28 P.M. H.R. 5588 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:52:30 P.M. H.R. 5588 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5588.
3:56:36 P.M. H.R. 5588 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:38 P.M. H.R. 5588 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:57:50 P.M. H.R. 5252 Mr. Johnson, Sam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5252 — “To designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at 1400 Lower Island Road in Tornillo, Texas, as the “Marcelino Serna Port of Entry”.”
3:58:01 P.M. H.R. 5252 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:58:03 P.M. H.R. 5252 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5252.
4:01:34 P.M. H.R. 5252 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:39 P.M. H.R. 5252 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:02:28 P.M. H. Con. Res. 138 Mr. Brat moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 138 — “Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library.”
4:02:45 P.M. H. Con. Res. 138 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 138 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 138.
4:13:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 138 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
4:13:07 P.M. H. Con. Res. 138 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:14:25 P.M. H.R. 3178 Mr. Messer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3178 — “To simplify and streamline the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education, and for other purposes.”
4:14:38 P.M. H.R. 3178 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:14:41 P.M. H.R. 3178 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3178.
4:23:53 P.M. H.R. 3178 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:56 P.M. H.R. 3178 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:24:28 P.M. H.R. 5530 Mr. Byrne moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5530 — “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify certain provisions relating to the capital financing of historically Black colleges and universities.”
4:24:44 P.M. H.R. 5530 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:24:45 P.M. H.R. 5530 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5530.
4:32:58 P.M. H.R. 5530 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:33:01 P.M. H.R. 5530 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:26 P.M. H.R. 3179 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3179 — “To amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.”
4:33:43 P.M. H.R. 3179 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:33:49 P.M. H.R. 3179 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3179.
4:44:31 P.M. H.R. 3179 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:34 P.M. H.R. 3179 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:45:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:16:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
5:16:24 P.M. H.R. 5528 Mr. Heck (NV) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5528 — “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to simplify the FAFSA, and for other purposes.”
5:16:55 P.M. H.R. 5528 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:16:57 P.M. H.R. 5528 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5528.
5:29:44 P.M. H.R. 5528 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:47 P.M. H.R. 5528 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:05 P.M. H.R. 5529 Mr. Heck (NV) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5529 — “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize additional grant activities for Hispanic-serving institutions.”
5:30:20 P.M. H.R. 5529 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:26 P.M. H.R. 5529 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5529.
5:41:16 P.M. H.R. 5529 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:41:20 P.M. H.R. 5529 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:42:40 P.M. H.R. 4768 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 796. H.R. 4768 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.”
5:42:45 P.M. H.R. 4768 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4768 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed.
5:42:53 P.M. H.R. 4768 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 796 and Rule XVIII.
5:42:54 P.M. H.R. 4768 The Speaker designated the Honorable E. Scott Rigell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
5:43:18 P.M. H.R. 4768 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4768.
6:23:01 P.M. H.R. 4768 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4768 as unfinished business.
6:23:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
6:31:31 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
6:31:39 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:15 P.M. H.R. 5602 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5602 — “To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for other purposes.”
6:53:50 P.M. H.R. 5602 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 356 – 47 (Roll no. 401).
6:53:51 P.M. H.R. 5602 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:53 P.M. H.R. 5607 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5607 — “To enhance the Department of the Treasury’s role in protecting national security, and for other purposes.”
7:01:44 P.M. H.R. 5607 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 362 – 45 (Roll no. 402).
7:01:45 P.M. H.R. 5607 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:00 P.M. H.R. 5606 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5606 — “To facilitate better information sharing to assist in the fight against the funding of terrorist activities, and for other purposes.”
7:09:04 P.M. H.R. 5606 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 229 – 177 (Roll no. 403).
7:11:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:12:28 P.M. H. Res. 818 Mr. Shuster moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 818 — “Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 636, with amendments.”
7:13:38 P.M. H. Res. 818 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:13:40 P.M. H. Res. 818 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 818.
7:33:35 P.M. H. Res. 818 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
7:33:36 P.M. H. Res. 818 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:33:37 P.M. H.R. 636 House agreed to Senate amendments with amendments pursuant to H. Res. 818.
7:35:21 P.M. H.R. 5639 Mr. Moolenaar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5639 — “To update the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act, and for other purposes.”
7:35:34 P.M. H.R. 5639 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:35:38 P.M. H.R. 5639 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5639.
7:46:09 P.M. H.R. 5639 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:46:11 P.M. H.R. 5639 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:46:45 P.M. H.R. 5636 Mr. Loudermilk moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5636 — “To increase the effectiveness of and accountability for maintaining the physical security of NIST facilities and the safety of the NIST workforce.”
7:47:04 P.M. H.R. 5636 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:47:07 P.M. H.R. 5636 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5636.
7:59:27 P.M. H.R. 5636 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:59:29 P.M. H.R. 5636 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:00:45 P.M. H.R. 5640 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5640 — “To provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of an Electricity Storage Basic Research Initiative.”
8:00:48 P.M. H.R. 5640 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:00:52 P.M. H.R. 5640 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5640.
8:12:22 P.M. H.R. 5640 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:12:24 P.M. H.R. 5640 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:12:46 P.M. H.R. 5638 Mr. Knight moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5638 — “To provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of a Solar Fuels Basic Research Initiative.”
8:13:00 P.M. H.R. 5638 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:13:01 P.M. H.R. 5638 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5638.
8:26:03 P.M. H.R. 5638 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:26:05 P.M. H.R. 5638 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:26:46 P.M. H.R. 4768 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4768 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.”
8:27:08 P.M. H.R. 4768 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
8:29:05 P.M. H.R. 4768 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-641 to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to regulation of lead or copper in drinking water.
8:29:06 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 1.
8:35:57 P.M. H.R. 4768 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:36:36 P.M. H.R. 4768 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-641 to exclude cases where rules are issued by the Department of Homeland Security and pertain to matters of national security.
8:36:38 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 2.
8:44:55 P.M. H.R. 4768 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:45:58 P.M. H.R. 4768 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meeks, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-641 to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
8:46:00 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meeks amendment No. 3.
8:53:52 P.M. H.R. 4768 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Meeks amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Meeks demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:54:25 P.M. H.R. 4768 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-641 to exempt from the bill rules issued pursuant to an express grant of authority from Congress.
8:54:27 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 4.
9:00:19 P.M. H.R. 4768 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:01:14 P.M. H.R. 4768 UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST – Mr. Johnson (GA) asked unanimous consent that the request for a recorded vote on amendment No. 2 be withdrawn to the end that the amendment stand disposed of by the voice vote. Agreed to without objection.
9:01:38 P.M. H.R. 4768 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
9:01:48 P.M. H.R. 4768 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-641 to preserve judicial deference to agency expertise during the review of consumer safety rules issued by the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
9:01:50 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 5.
9:06:12 P.M. H.R. 4768 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:07:01 P.M. H.R. 4768 Mr. Cartwright moved that the committee rise.
9:07:41 P.M. H.R. 4768 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
9:07:49 P.M. H.R. 4768 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4768 as unfinished business.
9:08:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:10:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:45:40 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
9:45:45 P.M. Mr. Stivers filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 819 and H. Res. 820.
9:47:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:48:08 P.M. Mr. Smith (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:48:18 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:48:19 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2016.

Time for DOJ to visit the #AustinPoliceDept … by thinkprogres


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Make America One Again: RNC rhetoric seems divisive … ProgressReport


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The Finale of The Republican National Convention

Tonight is the fourth and final (!) night of the Republican National Convention and if the trends continue, we’ve got a lot to look forward to. Last night, Indiana Governor Mike Pence made his vice presidential debut after being overshadowed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who—in a speech that sounded like the launch of a 2020 presidential campaign—refused to endorse Donald Trump.

Tonight, Trump will take the stage for the finale to make the case that he can “Make America One Again” with “leadership that will focus on what unites us, not what divides us.” But since launching his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers to saying “there has to be some sort of punishment” for women who get an abortion, Trump’s hateful rhetoric has only been aimed at dividing Americans. While his comments about immigrants, refugees, Muslims, women, and LGBT people have gotten a lot of attention, the implications of that rhetoric have not. But his divisive comments are paired with dangerous plans that would not only be harmful to each community, but also to the nation as a whole. Here are just a few examples:

  • Trump vowed to deport all unauthorized immigrants. Trump’s extreme mass deportation plan is perhaps the clearest example of his efforts to divide the country. And the plan is as impractical as it is immoral: based on previous analysis from the Center for American Progress, a mass deportation strategy would cost an average of $10,070 per person, for a total of $114 billion to remove 11.3 million people—and that doesn’t even take into account the huge economic contribution of these immigrants that would be lost.
  • Trump called for “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Since the San Bernardino terror attack seven months ago, Trump has been calling for an end to Muslim immigrationinto the U.S. on top of his mass deportation plan. But alienating entire communities through Islamophobia, including the Muslim community here in the U.S., helps ISIS achieve its stated goal of using violent attacks to instill fear and cause disruption. And in addition to being in our national security interest, it is a core American value to give a home to those fleeing violence and tyranny.
  • Trump said “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have an abortion. While Trump has made many offensive comments about women, his rhetoric on abortion could have a serious impact on women’s access to health care. Criminalizing abortion, as Trump suggests, not only violates women’s reproductive rights, but also comes with severe health consequences. A report from the Guttmacher Institute found that highly restrictive abortion laws do not decrease abortion rates. Instead, they lead to higher rates of unsafe abortion. And, even without a President Trump banning most abortion in the U.S. by instituting draconian restrictions that make safe abortion care inaccessible, the complicated web of more than 300 abortion restrictions currently in place in states across the country already punish women seeking a safe, legal procedure.
  • Trump said the Black Lives Matter movement has instigated police killings. In the aftermath of the death of five Dallas police officers, Trump said the Black Lives Matter movement has helped instigaterecent killings of police officers. He also accused the group of “essentially calling death to the police” and called them a “threat.” In November, after a Black Lives Matter protester was kicked and pushed to the ground while being removed from a campaign event in Birmingham, Trump argued in favor of the violent treatment of the protester, stating “maybe [the Black Lives Matter protester] should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.” According to a recent poll on race relations 63 percent of Americans view them as “generally bad” and 55 percent say they are “getting worse.”

BOTTOM LINE: Tonight, Trump will take the stage to make the case that he is a leader who can bring Americans together. But if there has been one consistency throughout Trump’s campaign it is his divisiveness. Since he launched his campaign Trump has focused on alienating already-marginalized communities in his effort to Make America Great Again for people like Trump.

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Bar-S Foods Company Recalls Chicken and Pork Hot Dog and Corn Dog Products Due to PossibleListeria ContaminationBar-S Foods Company, an Altus, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 372,684 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes The ready-to-eat, chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog items were produced on July 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2016.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 062-2016, Kapowsin Meats Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Possible SalmonellaContamination (Jul 21, 2016).

House of Smoke Recalls Products Due To Nitrite Levels in Excess of Regulatory Limit House of Smoke, Inc., a Ft. Lupton, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,692 pounds of Wild Boar Brotwurst products due to nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit.

07/22/2016 01:11 PM EDT

Talon Compounding Pharmacy (“TCP”) of San Antonio, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin aseptically compounded and packaged by TCP and that remain within expiry due to the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) concern over a lack of sterility assurance

07/21/2016 01:42 PM EDT

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Hy-Vee No-Salt-Added Black Beans across its eight-state region due the potential presence of plastic and/or metal pieces within the product. The presence of small pieces of plastic and/or metal has the potential to cause a choking hazard and may cause adverse health consequences, including injury.

07/20/2016 10:19 AM EDT

Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling 389 cases Cappuccino Ice Cream because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Kapowsin Meats Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Possible Salmonella ContaminationKapowsin Meats Inc., a Graham, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,658 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Pork Product Due To Possible Salmonella ContaminationThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert today due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- that may be associated with use and consumption of whole hog roasters prepared for barbeque.

 

 

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