the senate January **CONGRESS** 4-13 2017 the house


jointsessioninCongressSchedule for Friday, January 13, and Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 13, 2017 for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.   When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00pm.   On Tuesday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business…

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Schedule for Friday, January 13, and Tuesday, January 17, 2017The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 13, 2017 for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.   When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00pm.   On Tuesday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning 

 

 Wrap Up for Thursday, January 12, 2017

Roll Call Votes Passage of S.84, appointment exception for Secretary of Defense; passed: 81-17.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.14, commending the Clemson University Tigers football team for winning the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.   No Executive Business

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Roll Call Votes Motion to waive the budget act re: Flake amendment #52 (side by side to Sanders); not agreed to: 31-67. Motion to waive the budget act re: Sanders amendment #19 (no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid); not agreed to: 49-49.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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Schedule for Friday, January 6, and Monday, January 9, 2017 The Senate stands adjourned until 12:45pm on Friday, January 6, 2017.   Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will stand in recess, to then proceed as a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives under the provisions of S.Con.Res.2, for the counting of the electoral ballots.   Upon dissolution of the Joint…

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 Wrap Up for Thursday, January 5, 2017  Roll Call Votes Motion to waive the budget act with respect to Kaine-Murphy SA#8; not agreed to: 48-52.   Legislative Business Agreed to S.Res.7, to constitute the majority party’s membership on certain committees for the 115th Congress.   Agreed to S.Res.8, to constitute the minority party’s membership on certain committees for the 115th Congress.  …

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Roll Call Votes Motion to proceed to S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget; agreed to: 51Rs -48Ds.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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House Activity Nov 13, 2017

9:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:31 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:02 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Woodall demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Woodall objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:12 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Heck to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:20 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.
9:16:23 A.M. H. Res. 48 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 48 — “Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026, and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 84) to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.”
9:19:52 A.M. H. Res. 48 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 48.
10:48:03 A.M. H. Res. 48 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 179 (Roll no. 55).
10:54:28 A.M. H. Res. 48 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 188 (Roll no. 56).
10:54:30 A.M. H. Res. 48 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:56:42 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 48. S. Con. Res. 3 — “Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.”
10:56:47 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Rule provides for consideration of S. Con. Res. 3 and S. 84. The resolution provides for two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3 under a structured rule, and ninety minutes of debate on S. 84. The resolution also provides for one motion to commit on S. 84.
10:57:21 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 48 and Rule XVIII.
10:57:23 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
10:59:00 A.M. S. Con. Res. 3 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3.
1:33:20 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Yarmuth, printed in House Report 115-4 to strike all after the resolving clause and insert a complete new text.
1:33:34 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 48, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Yarmuth amendment No. 1.
1:46:26 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Yarmuth amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Yarmuth demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:47:35 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Mrs. Black moved that the Committee rise.
1:47:51 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
1:47:59 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving S. Con. Res. 3 as unfinished business.
1:50:01 P.M. S. 84 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 48. S. 84 — “To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.”
1:50:06 P.M. S. 84 Rule provides for consideration of S. Con. Res. 3 and S. 84. The resolution provides for two hours of general debate on S. Con. Res. 3 under a structured rule, and ninety minutes of debate on S. 84. The resolution also provides for one motion to commit on S. 84.
1:50:25 P.M. S. 84 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on S. 84.
3:00:48 P.M. S. 84 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:01:22 P.M. S. 84 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on S. 84, the Chair put the question on passge and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of S. 84 until later in the legislative day.
3:01:30 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:01:57 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Considered as unfinished business. S. Con. Res. 3 — “Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.”
3:02:10 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:25:57 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On agreeing to the Yarmuth amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 149 – 272 (Roll no. 57).
3:26:05 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report S. Con. Res. 3.
3:26:30 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:32:11 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 198 (Roll no. 58).
3:32:13 P.M. S. Con. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:32:19 P.M. S. 84 Considered as unfinished business. S. 84 — “To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.”
3:38:46 P.M. S. 84 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 268 – 151, 1 Present (Roll no. 59).
3:38:48 P.M. S. 84 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:49 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:39:04 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
3:39:13 P.M. H. Res. 51 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 51 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
3:39:32 P.M. H. Res. 51 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:39:40 P.M. H. Res. 51 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:00 P.M. Mrs. McMorris Rodgers asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, January 13, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
3:40:43 P.M. H. Res. 52 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 52 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
3:41:06 P.M. H. Res. 52 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:14 P.M. H. Res. 52 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:15 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Brendan F. Boyle. Mr. Boyle, Brendan F. submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
3:41:20 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Ted Lieu. Mr. Lieu, Ted submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
3:41:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:01:40 P.M. PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE – Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Crawford of Arkansas, Mr. Gowdy of South Carolina, and Ms. Stefanik of New York.
4:01:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:09:08 P.M. Mr. Fortenberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:09:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 17, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 12, 2017

10:00:49 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:54 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:55:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
12:00:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Emmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:32 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 January 12, 2017 at 9:03 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 3.
12:02:34 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.
12:39:15 P.M. H.R. 238 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 40. H.R. 238 — “To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end-users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end-users manage risks, to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes.”
12:39:20 P.M. H.R. 238 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for suspension authority at any time on the legislative day of January 13, 2017. The resolution also provides for legislative proceedings during the period of January 16, 2017 through January 20, 2017.
12:39:33 P.M. H.R. 238 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 40 and Rule XVIII.
12:39:35 P.M. H.R. 238 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
12:40:19 P.M. H.R. 238 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 238.
1:25:26 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Aderholt, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission authority to designate other agencies to manage its leases.
1:25:31 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aderholt Part B amendment No. 1.
1:31:05 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Aderholt amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:34 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott, Austin, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to reform the Customer Protection Fund at the CFTC to amend the size of the fund, annual expenditures from the fund and return excess balance to the Treasury.
1:31:40 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Austin Scott (GA) Part B amendment No. 2.
1:36:56 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Scott, Austin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:37:25 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to make technical and conforming changes to the bill.
1:37:27 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B amendment No. 3.
1:38:58 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:39:09 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to make clear Congress’s intent that the Commission may impose and implement position limits as it finds necessary, provided the Commission makes a finding prior to imposing such limits. It makes no changes to the longstanding federal position limits regime for the enumerated agricultural commodities or the existing statutory requirements that Designated Contract Markets impose position limits or accountability levels on all contracts.
1:39:12 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B amendment No. 4.
1:50:20 P.M. H.R. 238 POSTSPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Conaway amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:50:43 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to prohibit the CFTC from compelling the production of algorithmic trading source code and similar intellectual property unless it has issued a subpoena.
1:50:48 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy Part B amendment No. 5.
1:56:55 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:57:33 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to prevent a situation in which an end-user loses its ability to rely on the end-user exception to the clearing requirement due simply to the positive performance of transactions entered into solely to mitigate the prospect of falling revenues and asset values.
1:57:38 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa Part B amendment No. 6.
2:00:04 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:00:24 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lucas, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to exempt all inter-affiliate transactions from being regulated as `swaps’ under the Dodd-Frank related provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (`CEA’) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (`CFTC’) regulations promulgated thereunder.
2:00:27 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lucas Part B amendment No. 7.
2:06:49 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Lucas amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:07:05 P.M. H.R. 238 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-3 to delay implementation of the CFTC Ownership and Control Reports Rule until the Chairman determines the rule has been amended by adjusting reporting trading volume levels to 300 contracts per day, removing the requirements for natural person controller data, and ensuring the rule does not require entities to violate foreign privacy laws.
2:07:26 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hartzler Part B amendment No. 8.
2:13:48 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:02 P.M. H.R. 238 Mr. Conaway moved that the committee rise.
2:14:17 P.M. H.R. 238 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:14:33 P.M. H.R. 238 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 238 as unfinished business.
2:14:49 P.M. H.R. 78 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 40. H.R. 78 — “To improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.”
2:14:54 P.M. H.R. 78 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 78 and H.R. 238. The resolution provides for suspension authority at any time on the legislative day of January 13, 2017. The resolution also provides for legislative proceedings during the period of January 16, 2017 through January 20, 2017.
2:16:25 P.M. H.R. 78 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 40 and Rule XVIII.
2:16:26 P.M. H.R. 78 The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom McClintock to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:16:37 P.M. H.R. 78 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 78.
3:27:36 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the SEC to identify, analyze and address potential conflicts of interest related to its rulemakings.
3:28:04 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) Part A amendment No. 1.
3:36:02 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Al Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:36:20 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the SEC consider the protection of investors, in addition to promoting efficiency, competition, and capital formation when conducting such a review and also expressly instructs the SEC to consider the public interest, the protection of investors as well as the promotion of efficiency, competition, and capital formation when conducting such a review of existing SEC regulations
3:36:50 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part A amendment No. 2.
3:40:53 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:21 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to exempt regulations promulgated to maintain or support U.S. financial stability or prevent or reduce systemic risk.
3:41:39 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) Part A amendment No. 3.
3:51:20 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Al Green (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:51:39 P.M. The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
3:52:20 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 84.
3:52:21 P.M. Subsequently, the Committee resumed it’s sitting.
3:53:05 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the Chairman of the SEC and his immediate family to divest from too-big-to-fail banks.
3:53:24 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Part A amendment No. 4.
4:01:14 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeSaulnier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:01:28 P.M. H.R. 78 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-3 to require the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to be trained on ethical standards and codes of conduct to ensure all regulations enacted are not done so with a conflict of interest, specifically regarding prior employment and legal representation of too-big-to-fail banks.
4:01:52 P.M. H.R. 78 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 40, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin Part A amendment No. 5.
4:12:24 P.M. H.R. 78 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Raskin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:35:49 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 233 (Roll no. 46).
4:41:23 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Green, Al amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 232 (Roll no. 47).
4:46:56 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 233 (Roll no. 48).
4:51:32 P.M. H.R. 78 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 – 231 (Roll no. 49).
4:51:41 P.M. H.R. 78 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 78.
4:52:26 P.M. H.R. 78 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:52:35 P.M. H.R. 78 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:52:57 P.M. H.R. 78 Mrs. Bustos moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
4:53:10 P.M. H.R. 78 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bustos 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 pertaining to consideration of the potential outsourcing of U.S. Jobs.
5:01:08 P.M. H.R. 78 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:07:27 P.M. H.R. 78 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 232 (Roll no. 50).
5:13:38 P.M. H.R. 78 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 243 – 184 (Roll no. 51).
5:13:40 P.M. H.R. 78 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:01 P.M. H.R. 238 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 238 — “To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end-users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end-users manage risks, to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes.”
5:14:13 P.M. H.R. 238 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:14:28 P.M. H.R. 238 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which were debated earlier an on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:18:49 P.M. H.R. 238 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 191 (Roll no. 52).
5:19:10 P.M. H.R. 238 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 238.
5:19:52 P.M. H.R. 238 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 238 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.
5:21:14 P.M. H.R. 238 Mr. Langevin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Agriculture.
5:21:29 P.M. H.R. 238 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert language prohibiting the Commission from considering the swaps regulatory requirements of a foreign jurisdiction if that jurisdiction has been found by the Commission, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to have engaged in cyber-attacks targeting any election held in the United States.
5:28:03 P.M. H.R. 238 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:35:06 P.M. H.R. 238 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 53).
5:41:21 P.M. H.R. 238 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 – 182 (Roll no. 54).
5:41:22 P.M. H.R. 238 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:44:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:11:10 P.M. Joint Economic Committee – Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1024(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Joint Economic Committee: Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Schweikert, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Francis Rooney (FL), Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY), Mr. Delaney, Ms. Adams and Mr. Beyer.
6:12:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:15:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
8:27:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 12.
8:27:15 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 48.
8:29:09 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:29:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:29:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 13, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 11, 2017

10:00:05 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:38 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.
11:29:28 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 11.
12:00:24 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:47 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Langevin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:13 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.
12:28:59 P.M. H. Res. 40 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 40 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 78) to improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 238) to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end-users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end-users manage risks, to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.”
12:34:28 P.M. H. Res. 40 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 40.
1:33:17 P.M. H. Res. 40 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 168 (Roll no. 32).
1:40:10 P.M. H. Res. 40 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 170 (Roll no. 33).
1:40:11 P.M. H. Res. 40 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:40:27 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 39, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:40:35 P.M. H.R. 39 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 39 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
1:47:17 P.M. H.R. 39 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 – 17 (Roll no. 34).
1:47:18 P.M. H.R. 39 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:49:58 P.M. H.R. 5 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 33. H.R. 5 — “To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes.”
1:50:03 P.M. H.R. 5 The resolution provides for both bills to be considered under a structured rule for one hour of general debate. The resolution also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions on both H.R. 5 and H.R. 79.
1:51:09 P.M. H.R. 5 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 33 and Rule XVIII.
1:51:09 P.M. H.R. 5 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:51:29 P.M. H.R. 5 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5.
3:08:53 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to revise section 2 of title II of the bill to restrain unwarranted interpretation of ambiguous statutes to find implied delegations of legislative rulemaking authority, and of ambiguous statutes and regulations to expansively extend agency authority.
3:08:55 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte Part A amendment No. 1.
3:17:10 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes 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.
3:17:39 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chaffetz, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to establish a timeline by which the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs must issue guidelines under title I of the bill.
3:17:42 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz Part A amendment No. 2.
3:27:26 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Chaffetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:57 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Chabot, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to require an agency to include an economic assessment or a summary of it when an agency certifies that a proposed rule will not have a `significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities’ under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. This will ensure an agency’s decision to certify a rule and not conduct a full regulatory flexibility analysis is supported by data.
3:27:59 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chabot Part A amendment No. 3.
3:39:23 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Chabot amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:39:54 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to strike Title III of the bill and replaces it with alternative language that reforms the Regulatory Flexibility Act to reduce the burden of regulations on small businesses.
3:39:56 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part A amendment No. 4.
3:50:57 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:52:15 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peterson, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to prohibit agencies from impartially communicating with the public in order to gener ate support or opposition to a proposed rule.
3:52:19 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peterson Part A amendment No. 5.
3:59:30 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Peterson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes 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.
4:00:18 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to provide agency accountability of major rules by requiring retrospective review and report.
4:00:20 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) Part A amendment No. 6.
4:12:13 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:56 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IA), numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to allow for sufficient time (at least 90 days) for affected entities to take steps to comply with issued guidance.
4:12:58 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IA) Part A amendment No. 7.
4:21:36 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Young (IA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:01 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 115-2 to ensure that any rule intended to protect public health and welfare is exempted from the requirements of this act.
4:22:03 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) Part A amendment No. 8.
4:29:52 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, 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.
4:30:25 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-2 to provide for the prevention of the transmission of foodborne illness or to meet preventive-control requirements for food safety.
4:30:27 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline Part A amendment No. 9.
4:38:04 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:38:32 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt rules that significantly improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment, such as persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
4:38:35 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part A amendment No. 10.
4:48:51 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:49:00 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt rules pertaining to the safety of children’s products or toys.
4:49:01 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz Part A amendment No. 11.
4:53:22 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Ruiz amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ruiz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:53:51 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-2 to exempt from the bill a rule which pertains to workplace health and safety and that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease at mining facilities which are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 USC 801, et seq) or workplaces which are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 USC 651 et seq).
4:53:53 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) Part A amendment No. 12.
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:01:32 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-2 to ensure that any rules made under the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” are exempted from this act.
5:01:34 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko Part A amendment No. 13.
5:08:51 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:09:23 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 14 printed in House Report 115-2 to strike language that would require the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to perform regulatory flexibility analyses for forest and land management plans.
5:09:25 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva Part A amendment No. 14.
5:19:02 P.M. H.R. 5 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, 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.
5:19:33 P.M. H.R. 5 An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, numbered 16 printed in House Report 115-2 to require federal agencies to report on influential scientific information and associated peer reviews disseminated or to be disseminated in a rulemaking proceeding.
5:19:34 P.M. H.R. 5 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Posey Part A amendment No. 16.
5:26:59 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Posey amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:13 P.M. H.R. 5 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:50:56 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 – 185 (Roll no. 35).
5:56:08 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Peterson amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 260 – 161 (Roll no. 36).
6:00:01 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 231 (Roll no. 37).
6:03:45 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 232 (Roll no. 38).
6:07:45 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 234 (Roll no. 39).
6:12:25 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 40).
6:17:46 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 227 (Roll no. 41).
6:21:35 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 235 (Roll no. 42).
6:25:03 P.M. H.R. 5 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 236 (Roll no. 43).
6:25:10 P.M. H.R. 5 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5.
6:25:28 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:26:57 P.M. H.R. 5 Mrs. Demings moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6:27:37 P.M. H.R. 5 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Demings 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 an exemption to H.R. 5 for any rules that reduce prescription drugs costs for seniors covered under Medicare Part D.
6:33:50 P.M. H.R. 5 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:40:21 P.M. H.R. 5 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 44).
6:46:57 P.M. H.R. 5 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 – 183 (Roll no. 45).
6:46:59 P.M. H.R. 5 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:47:27 P.M. The Chair announced that the Speaker’s appointment of members of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on January 6, 2017, without objection, is made notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(4)(A) of rule X.
6:47:28 P.M. H. Res. 45 Mr. Crowley asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
6:48:28 P.M. H. Res. 45 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 45 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
6:48:38 P.M. H. Res. 45 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:48:48 P.M. H. Res. 45 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:48:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:57:08 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the 2016 National Drug Control Strategy summary and accomplishments – referred to the Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Education and the Workforce, Transporation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, Veterans’ Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Financial Services, Homeland Security and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-5).
7:00:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:34 P.M. Mr. Franks (AZ) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:19:48 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:19:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 12, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 10, 2017

10:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:32 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:42:51 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:23 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
12:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:49 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.
12:02:56 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bergman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:07 P.M. ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE – The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to Member-elect Kurt Schrader from the 5th district of Oregon.
12:03:33 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under Clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath of office to the gentleman from Oregon, Mr. Schrader, the Whole Number of the House is 435.
12:03:58 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.
12:31:57 P.M. H. Res. 36 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 36 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:33:26 P.M. H. Res. 36 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:33:29 P.M. H. Res. 36 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:33:46 P.M. H. Res. 37 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 37 — “Providing for the attendance of the House at the Inaugural Ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States.”
12:34:06 P.M. H. Res. 37 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:34:10 P.M. H. Res. 37 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:35:18 P.M. H. Res. 33 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 33 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 79) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
12:38:03 P.M. H. Res. 33 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 33.
1:47:13 P.M. H. Res. 33 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 179 (Roll no. 26).
1:58:02 P.M. H. Res. 33 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 183 (Roll no. 27).
1:58:04 P.M. H. Res. 33 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:11 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal.
2:06:10 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 248 – 162, 3 Present (Roll no. 28).
2:06:34 P.M. H. Res. 39 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 39 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing Committee of the House of Representatives.”
2:06:44 P.M. H. Res. 39 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:06:47 P.M. H. Res. 39 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:07:46 P.M. H.R. 79 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 33. H.R. 79 — “To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
2:07:51 P.M. H.R. 79 The resolution provides for both bills to be considered under a structured rule for one hour of general debate. The resolution also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions on both H.R. 5 and H.R. 79.
2:08:17 P.M. H.R. 79 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 33 and Rule XVIII.
2:08:18 P.M. H.R. 79 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:09:03 P.M. H.R. 79 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 79.
2:57:12 P.M. H.R. 79 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-2 to require the event sponsor to provide attendees with a written disclosure outlinin g the nature of the event and the risks of investing in the securities for sale. It would also clarify that attendance at an event does not in itself establish a pre-existing relationship for purposes of Rule 506(b).
2:57:14 P.M. H.R. 79 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part B amendment No. 1.
3:07:03 P.M. H.R. 79 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Velazquez amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Velazquez demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:07:45 P.M. H.R. 79 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clay, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-2 to limit the types of fees “demo day” sponsors can collect and require an issuer to be a real business.
3:07:54 P.M. H.R. 79 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 33, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clay Part B amendment No. 2.
3:14:43 P.M. H.R. 79 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Clay amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Clay demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:15:26 P.M. H.R. 79 Mr. Huizenga moved that the Committee rise.
3:16:07 P.M. H.R. 79 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:14 P.M. H.R. 79 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 79 as unfinished business.
3:16:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:17:29 P.M. H.R. 306 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 306 — “To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes.”
3:17:37 P.M. H.R. 306 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:39 P.M. H.R. 306 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 306.
3:27:41 P.M. H.R. 306 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:43 P.M. H.R. 306 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:47 P.M. H.R. 288 Mrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 288 — “To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements.”
3:29:03 P.M. H.R. 288 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:29:05 P.M. H.R. 288 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 288.
3:46:46 P.M. H.R. 288 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:48 P.M. H.R. 288 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:17 P.M. H.R. 321 Mrs. Comstock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 321 — “To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.”
3:47:42 P.M. H.R. 321 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:56 P.M. H.R. 321 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 321.
4:03:42 P.M. H.R. 321 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 321 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:03:44 P.M. H.R. 255 Mrs. Comstock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 255 — “To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.”
4:04:09 P.M. H.R. 255 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:11 P.M. H.R. 255 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 255.
4:17:18 P.M. H.R. 255 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:20 P.M. H.R. 255 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:18:16 P.M. H.R. 239 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 239 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, and for other purposes.”
4:18:33 P.M. H.R. 239 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:18:35 P.M. H.R. 239 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 239.
4:27:52 P.M. H.R. 239 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:53 P.M. H.R. 239 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:28:13 P.M. H.R. 240 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 240 — “To encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, and for other purposes.”
4:28:25 P.M. H.R. 240 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:26 P.M. H.R. 240 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 240.
4:38:06 P.M. H.R. 240 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:38:07 P.M. H.R. 240 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:14 P.M. H.R. 274 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 274 — “To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes.”
4:39:27 P.M. H.R. 274 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:39:28 P.M. H.R. 274 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 274.
4:49:46 P.M. H.R. 274 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:49:48 P.M. H.R. 274 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:20:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
5:20:23 P.M. H.R. 79 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 79 — “To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
5:20:41 P.M. H.R. 79 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:43:43 P.M. H.R. 79 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 – 249 (Roll no. 29).
5:48:37 P.M. H.R. 79 On agreeing to the Clay amendment Failed by recorded vote: 163 – 253 (Roll no. 30).
5:48:42 P.M. H.R. 79 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 79.
5:49:55 P.M. H.R. 79 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:57:55 P.M. H.R. 79 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 344 – 73 (Roll no. 31).
5:57:57 P.M. H.R. 79 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:23 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 40.
6:00:25 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
6:01:35 P.M. H.R. 39 Mr. Hurd moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 39 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
6:01:45 P.M. H.R. 39 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:01:46 P.M. H.R. 39 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 39.
6:16:37 P.M. H.R. 39 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.
6:17:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:21:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:49 P.M. Ms. Kaptur moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:20:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:20:09 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 11, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 9, 2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:06 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:33 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.
12:12:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
2:00:05 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:00:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:00:29 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Womack to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:00:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
4:30:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:30:45 P.M. H.R. 309 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 309 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease, a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or insulin resistance, or complications caused by such a disease, and for other purposes.”
4:31:04 P.M. H.R. 309 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:35 P.M. H.R. 309 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 309.
4:40:45 P.M. H.R. 309 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:40:48 P.M. H.R. 309 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:19 P.M. H.R. 315 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 315 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services.”
4:41:28 P.M. H.R. 315 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:41:51 P.M. H.R. 315 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 315.
4:50:10 P.M. H.R. 315 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.
4:50:23 P.M. H.R. 302 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 302 — “To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State.”
4:50:30 P.M. H.R. 302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:32 P.M. H.R. 302 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 302.
5:00:22 P.M. H.R. 302 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:24 P.M. H.R. 302 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:37 P.M. H.R. 304 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 304 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.”
5:00:45 P.M. H.R. 304 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:49 P.M. H.R. 304 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 304.
5:07:47 P.M. H.R. 304 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.
5:08:40 P.M. H.R. 353 Mr. Lucas moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 353 — “To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather research through a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, to expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes.”
5:08:51 P.M. H.R. 353 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:08:53 P.M. H.R. 353 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 353.
5:26:36 P.M. H.R. 353 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:26:37 P.M. H.R. 353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:54 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
6:31:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:54 P.M. H.R. 315 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 315 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services.”
6:54:10 P.M. H.R. 315 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 – 0 (Roll no. 24).
6:54:11 P.M. H.R. 315 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims who lost their lives in the tragedy at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida International airport.
6:57:13 P.M. H.R. 304 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 304 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.”
7:04:23 P.M. H.R. 304 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 – 0 (Roll no. 25).
7:04:24 P.M. H.R. 304 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:33 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 33.
7:09:56 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:25:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House proceeded to Special order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.
8:25:23 P.M. H. Res. 34 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 34 — “Electing Members to Certain Standing Committees of the House of Representatives.”
8:25:39 P.M. H. Res. 34 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
8:25:45 P.M. H. Res. 34 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:26:09 P.M. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(D) of rule 10, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Himes, Ms. Sewell of AL, Mr. Carson of IN, Ms. Speier, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Swalwell of CA, Mr. Castro of TX and Mr. Heck.
8:26:48 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has resumed with Special Order speeches.
9:18:54 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:19:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:19:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 10, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 6, 2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:04 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:39 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Holding to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:56 P.M. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS – Pursuant to S. Con. Res. 2, 115th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Chair appointed tellers on the part of the House to count the electoral votes: Messrs. Harper of Mississippi and Brady of Pennsylvania.
12:02:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. today. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:55 a.m. today.
1:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 6.
1:00:10 P.M. APPEARANCE OF THE SENATE – The Vice President and the Members of the Senate appeared and were admitted into the House Chamber to meet with the House in a Joint Session for the purpose of certifying the Electoral College ballot count.
1:06:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION CALLED TO ORDER – The Vice President called the Joint Session to order, announced the purpose of the Joint Session and directed the tellers on the part of the House and Senate to take seats at the Clerk’s desk.
1:07:28 P.M. CERTIFICATION OF ELECTORAL VOTES – Beginning with the state of Alabama, the tellers proceeded with announcing the results of the Electoral College balloting. At the conclusion of the counting the Electoral ballots, the Vice President reported to the Joint Session that the votes would be recorded as follows: For the Office of President of the United States, Donald J. Trump–304, Hillary Clinton–227, Colin Powell–3, John Kasich–1, Ron Paul–1, Bernie Sanders–1, and Faith Spotted Eagle–1; and for the Office of Vice President of the United States, Michael R. Pence–305, Tim Kaine–227, Elizabeth Warren–2, Maria Cantwell–1, Susan Collins–1, Carly Fiorina–1, and Winona LaDuke–1.
1:08:40 P.M. OBJECTION TO ELECTORAL BALLOTS – During the course of the proceedings of the Joint Session, objections were raised against the certified results of the Electoral College ballots of several states. The objections, having been raised by a Representative, yet not supported by a Senator, were not recognized by the presiding officer.
1:41:33 P.M. DISSOLVING THE JOINT SESSION – After announcing the results of the certification process, the Vice President announced that the Joint Session was dissolved and that the results of the proceedings had during the Joint Session would be entered into the Journals of both Houses.
1:51:15 P.M. H. Res. 29 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 29 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
1:51:26 P.M. H. Res. 29 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:51:30 P.M. H. Res. 29 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:52:08 P.M. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – Pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(D) of rule 10, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Conaway, Mr. King of NY, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney, Mr. Pompeo, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Turner, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Schiff.
1:53:51 P.M. Mr. Smith (MO) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:53:59 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:54:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017.

House Activity Nov. 5,2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:00 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:05:35 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:05:36 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Walz to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:05:54 A.M. READING OF THE CONSTITUTION – Pursuant to section 5(a) of H. Res. 5, the Chair recognized the gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Goodlatte, for the reading of the Constitution.
11:15:06 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 5.
12:00:05 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.
12:37:25 P.M. H. Res. 22 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 22 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 26) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 11) objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes.”
12:40:00 P.M. H. Res. 22 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 22.
2:11:53 P.M. H. Res. 22 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 188 (Roll no. 9).
2:29:44 P.M. H. Res. 22 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 187 (Roll no. 10).
2:29:47 P.M. H. Res. 22 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:31:32 P.M. H.R. 26 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 22. H.R. 26 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.”
2:31:37 P.M. H.R. 26 Both H. Res. 11 and H.R. 26 shall be considered as read, and the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit on H.R. 26 with or without instructions.
2:32:20 P.M. H.R. 26 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 22 and Rule XVIII.
2:32:21 P.M. H.R. 26 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:32:34 P.M. H.R. 26 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 26.
3:41:12 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-1 to revise monetary threshold for identification of major rules to imposition on the economy of costs of $100 million or more per year, adjusted for inflation, to conform to monetary threshold in related legislation.
3:41:16 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
3:49:16 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:38 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Messer, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-1 to require each agency promulgating a new rule to identify and repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy.
3:49:41 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Messer amendment No. 2.
3:55:47 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Messer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:56:19 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-1 to require an accounting of the greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule as well as an analysis of the impacts on low-income and rural communities. If the rule increases carbon dioxide by a certain amount or increases the risk of certain health impacts to low-income or rural communities, then the rule is defined as a major rule.
3:56:22 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 3.
4:03:10 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, 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 later in the legislative day.
4:03:31 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-1 to ensure any rule that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children is not considered a “major rule”.
4:03:56 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 4.
4:11:15 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:11:44 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act.
4:12:05 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 5.
4:16:36 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:16:49 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules that provide for reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water.
4:17:09 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 6.
4:25:36 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:26:17 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-1 to expand the term “special rule” to include any safety product rule governing products used or consumed by children under 2 years of age.
4:26:37 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 7.
4:32:52 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, 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 later in the legislative day.
4:33:21 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt rules that improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment.
4:33:40 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 8.
4:40:58 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:41:19 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt from the bill’s congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns.
4:41:39 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 9.
4:49:07 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:49:48 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-1 to ensure that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a “major rule”.
4:50:10 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 10.
4:57:14 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, 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 later in the legislative day.
4:57:29 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott (VA), numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-1 to exempt from the definition of a “rule” any rule that pertains to workplace health and safety made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease.
4:57:49 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment No. 11.
5:04:33 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:05:11 P.M. H.R. 26 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-1 to create a process for Congress to review all rules currently in effect over a 10 year period.
5:05:33 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 22, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 12.
5:17:04 P.M. H.R. 26 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:17:32 P.M. H.R. 26 Mr. Marino moved that the committee rise.
5:17:50 P.M. H.R. 26 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:00 P.M. H.R. 26 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 26 as unfinished business.
5:18:22 P.M. H. Res. 11 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 22. H. Res. 11 — “Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes.”
5:18:27 P.M. H. Res. 11 Both measures shall be considered as read, the previous questions shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate. The rule makes in order a motion to recommit H.R. 26 with or without instructions.
5:18:53 P.M. H. Res. 11 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 11.
6:40:59 P.M. H. Res. 11 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7:04:42 P.M. H. Res. 11 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 342 – 80, 4 Present (Roll no. 11).
7:04:43 P.M. H. Res. 11 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:51 P.M. The House rose to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Arizona.
7:08:39 P.M. H.R. 26 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 26 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.”
7:08:54 P.M. H.R. 26 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:08:57 P.M. H.R. 26 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:14:04 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Messer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 185 (Roll no. 12).
7:17:56 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 230 (Roll no. 13).
7:21:20 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 14).
7:24:43 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 232 (Roll no. 15).
7:27:59 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 231 (Roll no. 16).
7:32:11 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 234 (Roll no. 17).
7:36:40 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 231 (Roll no. 18).
7:40:06 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 19).
7:43:40 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 232 (Roll no. 20).
7:48:39 P.M. H.R. 26 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 193 (Roll no. 21).
7:48:50 P.M. H.R. 26 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 26.
7:49:32 P.M. H.R. 26 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
7:50:31 P.M. H.R. 26 Mrs. Murphy (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
7:50:42 P.M. H.R. 26 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a new section to the bill that prohibits an insurance issuer from eliminating, weakening, or reducing health coverage benefits for dependents under the age of 26.
7:58:23 P.M. H.R. 26 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
8:04:57 P.M. H.R. 26 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 22).
8:11:08 P.M. H.R. 26 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 – 187 (Roll no. 23).
8:11:09 P.M. H.R. 26 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:11:20 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on January 6. Agreed to without objection.
8:11:32 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, January 6, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, January 9, 2017 for Morning-Hour debate. Agreed to without objection.
8:11:49 P.M. H. Res. 25 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 25 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
8:12:40 P.M. H. Res. 25 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
8:12:45 P.M. H. Res. 25 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:13:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:21:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:53:08 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:53:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:54:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 6, 2017.

House Activity Jan 4, 2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Glenn Thompson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:03 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:30:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 4.
12:00:49 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:08 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:11 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:38 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.
12:28:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:29:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution. H.J. Res. 3 — “Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.”
12:29:27 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:29:28 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 3.
12:37:27 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:37:31 P.M. H.J. Res. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:38:04 P.M. H.R. 71 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 71 — “To provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the cost and performance of Government programs and areas of duplication among them, and for other purposes.”
12:38:26 P.M. H.R. 71 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:38:29 P.M. H.R. 71 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 71.
12:47:30 P.M. H.R. 71 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:47:31 P.M. H.R. 71 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:48:00 P.M. H.R. 73 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 73 — “To amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and for other purposes.”
12:48:10 P.M. H.R. 73 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:48:12 P.M. H.R. 73 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 73.
1:00:11 P.M. H.R. 73 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:00:14 P.M. H.R. 73 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:01:15 P.M. H.R. 70 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 70 — “To amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency of Federal advisory committees, and for other purposes.”
1:01:36 P.M. H.R. 70 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:01:38 P.M. H.R. 70 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 70.
1:12:32 P.M. H.R. 70 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:12:34 P.M. H.R. 70 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:13:04 P.M. H.R. 72 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 72 — “To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.”
1:13:13 P.M. H.R. 72 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:13:15 P.M. H.R. 72 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 72.
1:20:09 P.M. H.R. 72 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:11 P.M. H.R. 72 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:20:40 P.M. H.R. 69 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 69 — “To reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide modifications to authorities relating to the Office of Special Counsel, and for other purposes.”
1:20:50 P.M. H.R. 69 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:20:51 P.M. H.R. 69 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 69.
1:34:15 P.M. H.R. 69 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:34:17 P.M. H.R. 69 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:35:19 P.M. H.R. 21 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 5. H.R. 21 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes.”
1:35:35 P.M. H.R. 21 The rule provides for one hour of debate and one motion to recommit.
1:35:57 P.M. H.R. 21 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 21.
2:40:56 P.M. H.R. 21 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:41:29 P.M. H.R. 21 Ms. Castor (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2:41:40 P.M. H.R. 21 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) 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 at the end of the bill a section 3 pertaining to exception for certain rules that prohibit discrimination by insurance issuers on the basis of gender or preexisting condition or that make healthcare more affordable for working Americans.
2:51:56 P.M. H.R. 21 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:51:57 P.M. H.R. 21 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
2:53:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:15:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 4.
4:15:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 21.
4:15:30 P.M. H.R. 21 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 21 — “To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes.”
4:38:28 P.M. H.R. 21 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 – 236 (Roll no. 7).
4:48:31 P.M. H.R. 21 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 – 184 (Roll no. 8).
4:48:34 P.M. H.R. 21 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:43 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 22.
4:49:29 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on January 5. Agreed to without objection.
4:53:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:59:51 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:01:19 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:01:30 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:00 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 5, 2017.

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President Obama & Israel – The Facts – JAC


Throughout his presidency, President Barack Obama has made strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship a top foreign policy priority. His work to strengthen that relationship places him among Israel’s strongest supporters ever.
Here is a quick list of things that President Obama has done to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel, along with quotes to support his work from prominent Israel leaders. (PDF available for download.)
We stand with Israel as a Jewish democratic state because we know that Israel is born of firmly held values that we, as Americans, share: a culture committed to justice, a land that welcomes the weary, a people devoted to tikkun olam…. So America’s commitment … and my commitment to Israel and Israel’s security is unshakeable. It is unshakeable…. I am proud to say that no U.S. administration has done more in support of Israel’s security than ours. None. Don’t let anybody else tell you otherwise. It is a fact.”  [Obama, December 16, 2011]
AIPAC issued a statement shortly before Rosh Hashanah thanking US leaders – President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner by name – for the “close and unshakeable partnership” between the United States and Israel. The statement said President Obama and Congress have “deepened America’s support for Israel” and taken US-Israel security cooperation to “unprecedented levels.” [AIPAC – September 17, 2012]
Obama provided Israel with the largest amount of American military aid in U.S. history, including:
  • Over $3 billion per year to assist Israel’s military to ensure it has the latest and most efficient technologies and weapons available; and
  • $275 million in supplemental funding to develop the Iron Dome missile system, praised by Israel’s defense leaders for its “exceptional” success at saving the lives of Israelis who live under threat from Hamas’ rockets.
  • Additional funding for the Arrow and David’s Sling missile systems, bringing the total funding for missile defense to $650 million — double the amount spent by the Bush Administration.
Obama restored Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) with advanced weaponry by:
  • Signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act;
  • Selling Israel bunker busting bombs and F-35 fighter planes while fast-tracking arms sales;
  • Committing American troops to the 2009 Juniper Cobra and 2012 Austere Challenge joint military exercises — the largest and most extensive exercises ever with Israel;
  • Authorizing Israel to use American weapons stored in Israel during an emergency; and
  • Working with Israel to combat smuggling into Gaza.
 Obama’s diplomatic support for Israel is unparalleled. President Obama:
  • Forcefully opposed the Palestinians’ attempt to unilaterallydeclare a state;
  • Rallied the world against a nuclear-armed Iran and continues to lead the sanctions effort by example;
  • Voted with Israel 100% of the time at the United Nations, a first in modern history;
  • Defended Israel’s legitimacy on the world stage, and vocally protested efforts to isolate Israel at the United Nations and in UN bodies;
  • Consistently affirmed the U.S.-Israel bond; and
  • Asserted Israel’s right to self-defense repeatedly – including against the Gaza flotilla.
Obama personally came to Israel’s aid immediately when it needed it most. President Obama:
  • Answered Israel’s “3 am phone call” and personally intervened to rescue Israel’s diplomats in Cairo; and
  • Personally ordered that Israel receive “whatever it need[ed]” to put out the Carmel fire.
President Obama Has Taken the Lead in Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran:
  • Signed off on the most restrictive Iran sanctions yet, targeting Iran’s Central Bank, making it impossible for third parties to deal with the U.S. and Iranian economies simultaneously
  • Lined up substantive international support forparticipation in stepped up sanctions
  • Declared the US will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, saying no options are off the table
  • “We have closer military and intelligence consultation between our two countries than we ever have,” Pres. Obama said in a pre-Superbowl interview when Matt Lauer asked him if he expected advance warning from Israel in case of a strike. “And my No. 1 priority continues to be the security of the United States, but also the security of Israel, and we are going to make sure that we work in lockstep as we proceed to try to solve this, hopefully diplomatically.”
  • PM Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed President Obama’s strategy on Iran in a speech September 27, 2012 before the U.N. General Assembly. “Two days ago President Obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear Iran cannot be contained,” Netanyahu said. “We thank and support President Obama for his position. I believe Democrats and Republicans alike share his position, and it is shared by leaders around the world … Israel is in discussions with the United States on this issue, and I am confident that we can chart a path forward together.”
Israeli Leaders on President Obama
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
PM Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed President Obama’s strategy on Iran in a speech before the U.N. General Assembly. “Two days ago President Obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear Iran cannot be contained,” Netanyahu said. “We thank and support President Obama for his position. I believe Democrats and Republicans alike share his position, and it is shared by leaders around the world … Israel is in discussions with the United States on this issue, and I am confident that we can chart a path forward together.” [September 27, 2012]
“Two days ago President Obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear Iran cannot be contained,” PM Netanyahu said. “We thank and support President Obama for his position.” [September 27, 2012]
“Americans know that Israel and the United States share common values, that we defend common interests, that we face common enemies. …We are you, and you are us. We’re together.”
[March 5, 2012]
“I think that standing your ground, taking this position of principle… I think this is a badge of honor and I want to thank you for wearing that badge of honor.” [September 22, 2011]
“I would like to express my gratitude to the President of the United States, Barack Obama. I asked for his help. … He said, ‘I will do everything I can.’ And so he did. … We owe him a special measure of gratitude.” [September 10, 2011]
“I trust Barack Obama, President of the United States to carry out with me the policies that have joined Israel and the United States.” [July 7, 2010]
President Shimon Peres:
“Mr. President, I know your commitment to Israel is deep and profound. Under your leadership, security cooperation between the US and Israel has reached its highest level. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a friend in the White House.” [March 4, 2012]
Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak:
“I should tell you honestly that this Administration under President Obama is doing in regard to our security more than anything that I can remember in the past.” [July 30, 2012]
“The unshakable bonds between Israel and America and their respective defense establishments under the guiding hand of President Barack Obama are stronger and deeper than ever and we are very thankful and appreciative of that.” [December 16, 2011]
“Our countries are good friends. … I can hardly remember a better period of support, American support and backing and cooperation and similar strategic understanding of events around us than what we have right now.” [August 3, 2011]
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon:
“I can tell you in a very categorical way I believe also in an authoritative way that we have not had a better friend than President Obama and we will continue to work together because not only it’s our ideal it’s also our interests … cooperation has never been better while issues which are of the most sensitive and of most importance to our collective security and wellbeing.” [August 28, 2011]
Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren:
“We see things very much eye-to-eye on how to move forward. … The President’s speech here at the General Assembly was quite strong in his support for Israel in its security needs, in its sympathy for the Israeli people and the situation they find themselves in the Middle East and I think the most important thing was the strong emphasis placed on the connection between the Jewish people of Israel and the
Land of Israel.” [September 26, 2011]
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on this day 1/21 Newt Gingrich was fined for ethical misconduct


World1789 – W.H. Brown’s “Power of Sympathy” was published. It was the first American novel to be published. The novel is also known as the “Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth”.

1793 – During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine. He had been condemned for treason.

1812 – The Y-bridge in Zanesville, OH, was approved for construction.

1846 – The first issue of the “Daily News,” edited by Charles Dickens, was published.

1853 – Dr. Russell L. Hawes patented the envelope folding machine.

1861 – The future president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi, resigned from the U.S. Senate. Four other Southerners also resigned.

1865 – An oil well was drilled by torpedoes for the first time.

1900 – Canadian troops set sail to fight in South Africa. The Boers had attacked Ladysmith on January 8, 1900.

1908 – In New York City, the Sullivan Ordinance was passed. It made smoking in public places by women illegal. The measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan Jr. two weeks later.

1911 – The first Monte Carlo car rally was held. Seven days later it was won by Henri Rougier.

1915 – The first Kiwanis club was formed in Detroit, MI.

1924 – Soviet leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died. Joseph Stalin began a purge of his rivals for the leadership of the Soviet Union.

1927 – The first opera broadcast over a national radio network was presented in Chicago, IL. The opera was “Faust”.

1941 – The British communist newspaper, the “Daily Worker,” was banned due to wartime restrictions.

1946 – “The Fat Man” debuted on ABC radio.

1954 – The Nautilus was launched in Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered submarine. U.S. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow.

1954 – The gas turbine automobile was introduced in New York City.

1970 – The Boeing 747 made its first commercial flight from New York to London for Pan American.

1970 – ABC-TV presented “The Johnny Cash Show” in prime time.

1976 – The French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service for Air France and British Airways.

1977 – U.S. President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.

1980 – Gold was valued at $850 an ounce.

1986 – Former major-league player, Randy Bass, became the highest-paid baseball player in Japanese history. Bass signed a three-year contract for $3.25 million. He played for the Hanshin Tigers.

1994 – A jury in Manassas, VA, acquitted Lorena Bobbitt by reason of temporary insanity of maliciously wounding (severing his penis) her husband John. She accused him of sexually assaulting her.

1997 – Newt Gingrich was fined as the U.S. House of Representatvies voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct.

1998 – A former White House intern said on tape that she had an affair with U.S. President Clinton.

1999 – The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a ship headed for Houston, TX, that had over 9,500 pounds of cocaine aboard. It was one of the largest drug busts in U.S. history.

2002 – In Goma, Congo, about fifty people were killed when lava flow ignited a gas station. The people killed were trying to steal fuel from elevated tanks. The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo began on January 17, 2002.

2002 – In London, a 17th century book by Capt. John Smith, founder of the English settlement at Jamestown, was sold at auction for $48,800. “The General History of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles” was published in 1632.

2003 – It was announced by the U.S. Census Bureau that estimates showed that the Hispanic population had passed the black population for the first time.

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1265 – The first English parliament met in Westminster Hall.

1801 – John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States.

1839 – Chile defeated a confederation of Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay.

1841 – The island of Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain. It returned to Chinese control in July 1997.

1885 – The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson.

1886 – The Mersey Railway Tunnel was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

1887 – The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.

1891 – James Hogg took office as the first native-born governor of Texas.

1892 – The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA, YMCA Training School.

1929 – The movie “In Old Arizona” was released. The film was the first full-length talking film to be filmed outdoors.

1937 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th. The 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution officially set the date for the swearing in of the President and Vice President.

1942 – Nazi officials held the Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final solution” that called for exterminating Europe’s Jews.

1944 – The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.

1952 – In Juarez, Mexico, Patricia McCormick debuted as the first professional woman bullfighter from the United States.

1953 – “Studio One” became the first television show to be transmitted from the United States to Canada.

1954 – The National Negro Network was formed on this date. Forty radio stations were charter members of the network.

1972 – The number of unemployed in Britain exceeded 1 million.

1981 – Iran released 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days. The hostages were flown to Algeria and then to a U.S. base in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The release occurred minutes after the U.S. presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

1985 – The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Super Bowl XIX marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute.

1986 – The U.S. observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

1986 – Britain and France announced their plans to build the Channel Tunnel.

1986 – New footage of the 1931 “Frankenstein” was found. The footage was originally deleted because it was considered to be too shocking.

1987 – Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite was kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon. He was there attempting to negotiate the release of Western hostages. He was not freed until November 1991.

1994 – Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. Faulkner joined the cadet corps in August 1995 under court order but soon dropped out.

1996 – Yasser Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority and his supporters won two thirds of the 80 seats in the Legislative Council.

1997 – Bill Clinton was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States.

1998 – American researchers announced that they had cloned calves that may produce medicinal milk.

1998 – In Chile, a judge agreed to hear a lawsuit that accused Chile’s former dictator Augusto Pinochet with genocide.

1999 – The China News Service announced that the Chinese government was tightening restrictions on internet use. The rules were aimed at ‘Internet Bars.’

2000 – Greece and Turkey signed five accords aimed to build confidence between the two nations.

2002 – Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player. The Wizards beat the Bulls 77-69.

FDA/USDA ~~ January Alerts & Safety -tupperwareChipotleSeasoning,Hy-VeeCandy


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01/17/2017 10:42 AM EST

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one (1) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

01/14/2017 04:53 PM EST

The Pictsweet Company is voluntarily recalling select packages of Pictsweet Farms 12 ounce Breaded Okra after the company learned that some packages may contain glass fragments, which could cause injury if ingested. There has been one minor injury reported in connection with this issue.

01/13/2017 06:11 PM EST

Physio-Control announced today that the company is launching a voluntary field action for the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator due to reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment.

Olymel S.E.C./L.P. Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Olymel S.E.C./ L.P., a Boucherville, Quebec, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 1,124 pounds of pork ribs products because the products were repacked and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection.

01/13/2017 01:29 PM EST

Birmingham, AL: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips with a “Best if Used By” date APR 1417 and Specific Product Code Lot 364 5 or 365 5

01/13/2017 08:57 AM EST

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling several candy trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Palmer Candy Company announced a limited recall of certain chocolate products after it was informed by its supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

01/11/2017 01:35 PM EST

Tupperware U.S., Inc. of Orlando, Florida, is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was manufactured for Tupperware by a third party blender of fine spices and seasonings.

01/12/2017 08:33 AM EST

As a result of an ingredient supplier recall, Dutch Valley is issuing a recall on Cappuccino Snack Mix due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 002-2017, Schreiber Processing Corp. Recalls Chicken Tender Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination and Misbranding (Jan 9, 2017). Schreiber Processing Corp. Recalls Chicken Tender Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination and MisbrandingSchreiber Processing Corp., a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,330 pounds of chicken tender products that may be contaminated with plastic and misbranded.

 

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” – FDR’s First Inaugural Address


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Franklin D. Roosevelt had campaigned against Herbert Hoover in the 1932 presidential election by saying as little as possible about what he might do if elected. Through even the closest working relationships, none of the president-elect’s most intimate associates felt they knew him well, with the exception perhaps of his wife, Eleanor. The affable, witty Roosevelt used his great personal charm to keep most people at a distance. In campaign speeches, he favored a buoyant, optimistic, gently paternal tone spiced with humor. But his first inaugural address took on an unusually solemn, religious quality. And for good reason—by 1933 the depression had reached its depth. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address outlined in broad terms how he hoped to govern and reminded Americans that the nation’s “common difficulties” concerned “only material things.”

 


I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.

In such a spirit on my part and on yours we face our common difficulties. They concern, thank God, only material things. Values have shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone.

More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.

Yet our distress comes from no failure of substance. We are stricken by no plague of locusts. Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for. Nature still offers her bounty and human efforts have multiplied it. Plenty is at our doorstep, but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply. Primarily this is because the rulers of the exchange of mankind’s goods have failed, through their own stubbornness and their own incompetence, have admitted their failure, and abdicated. Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men.

True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern of an outworn tradition. Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money. Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence. They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish.

The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit.

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.

Recognition of the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success goes hand in hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are to be valued only by the standards of pride of place and personal profit; and there must be an end to a conduct in banking and in business which too often has given to a sacred trust the likeness of callous and selfish wrongdoing. Small wonder that confidence languishes, for it thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, on unselfish performance; without them it cannot live.

Restoration calls, however, not for changes in ethics alone. This Nation asks for action, and action now.

Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the Government itself, treating the task as we would treat the emergency of a war, but at the same time, through this employment, accomplishing greatly needed projects to stimulate and reorganize the use of our natural resources.

Hand in hand with this we must frankly recognize the overbalance of population in our industrial centers and, by engaging on a national scale in a redistribution, endeavor to provide a better use of the land for those best fitted for the land. The task can be helped by definite efforts to raise the values of agricultural products and with this the power to purchase the output of our cities. It can be helped by preventing realistically the tragedy of the growing loss through foreclosure of our small homes and our farms. It can be helped by insistence that the Federal, State, and local governments act forthwith on the demand that their cost be drastically reduced. It can be helped by the unifying of relief activities which today are often scattered, uneconomical, and unequal. It can be helped by national planning for and supervision of all forms of transportation and of communications and other utilities which have a definitely public character. There are many ways in which it can be helped, but it can never be helped merely by talking about it. We must act and act quickly.

Finally, in our progress toward a resumption of work we require two safeguards against a return of the evils of the old order; there must be a strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments; there must be an end to speculation with other people’s money, and there must be provision for an adequate but sound currency.

There are the lines of attack. I shall presently urge upon a new Congress in special session detailed measures for their fulfillment, and I shall seek the immediate assistance of the several States.

Through this program of action we address ourselves to putting our own national house in order and making income balance outgo. Our international trade relations, though vastly important, are in point of time and necessity secondary to the establishment of a sound national economy. I favor as a practical policy the putting of first things first. I shall spare no effort to restore world trade by international economic readjustment, but the emergency at home cannot wait on that accomplishment.

The basic thought that guides these specific means of national recovery is not narrowly nationalistic. It is the insistence, as a first consideration, upon the interdependence of the various elements in all parts of the United States—a recognition of the old and permanently important manifestation of the American spirit of the pioneer. It is the way to recovery. It is the immediate way. It is the strongest assurance that the recovery will endure.

In the field of world policy I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the good neighbor—the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others—the neighbor who respects his obligations and respects the sanctity of his agreements in and with a world of neighbors.

If I read the temper of our people correctly, we now realize as we have never realized before our interdependence on each other; that we can not merely take but we must give as well; that if we are to go forward, we must move as a trained and loyal army willing to sacrifice for the good of a common discipline, because without such discipline no progress is made, no leadership becomes effective. We are, I know, ready and willing to submit our lives and property to such discipline, because it makes possible a leadership which aims at a larger good. This I propose to offer, pledging that the larger purposes will bind upon us all as a sacred obligation with a unity of duty hitherto evoked only in time of armed strife.

With this pledge taken, I assume unhesitatingly the leadership of this great army of our people dedicated to a disciplined attack upon our common problems.

Action in this image and to this end is feasible under the form of government which we have inherited from our ancestors. Our Constitution is so simple and practical that it is possible always to meet extraordinary needs by changes in emphasis and arrangement without loss of essential form. That is why our constitutional system has proved itself the most superbly enduring political mechanism the modern world has produced. It has met every stress of vast expansion of territory, of foreign wars, of bitter internal strife, of world relations.

It is to be hoped that the normal balance of executive and legislative authority may be wholly adequate to meet the unprecedented task before us. But it may be that an unprecedented demand and need for undelayed action may call for temporary departure from that normal balance of public procedure.

I am prepared under my constitutional duty to recommend the measures that a stricken nation in the midst of a stricken world may require. These measures, or such other measures as the Congress may build out of its experience and wisdom, I shall seek, within my constitutional authority, to bring to speedy adoption.

But in the event that the Congress shall fail to take one of these two courses, and in the event that the national emergency is still critical, I shall not evade the clear course of duty that will then confront me. I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis—broad Executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe.

For the trust reposed in me I will return the courage and the devotion that befit the time. I can do no less.

We face the arduous days that lie before us in the warm courage of the national unity; with the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious moral values; with the clean satisfaction that comes from the stern performance of duty by old and young alike. We aim at the assurance of a rounded and permanent national life.

We do not distrust the future of essential democracy. The people of the United States have not failed. In their need they have registered a mandate that they want direct, vigorous action. They have asked for discipline and direction under leadership. They have made me the present instrument of their wishes. In the spirit of the gift I take it.

In this dedication of a Nation we humbly ask the blessing of God. May He protect each and every one of us. May He guide me in the days to come.

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933, as published in Samuel Rosenman, ed., The Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Two: The Year of Crisis, 1933 (New York: Random House, 1938), 11–16.

TGIF thoughts as Barack Obama returns to citizen


Reality vs. Fabrication

TGIF to everyone and Thank you for reading my blog … rants

I admit, I want to cry be sad that so many drank the #trumpkool-aid and voter for a man who quite possibly will be the worst president ever. I will post over and over how much Barack Obama will be missed, but in this era of trump, we must refuse to sit back,give the finger or give up the fight! Please be alert challenge main stream media and political entertainers, pundits on/in the airwaves as the news creeps up on the blurriness of truth, political, fake, edited or manipulated.

The high expectations and or higher standard people put on President Obama are points of contention for any sane person and should make us all want to shake somebody but ranting seems a lot more therapeutic …

So, not that anyone needs to be reminded but, the house of Bush gave tax breaks to the wealthy in 2001 sold as a stimulus or that ever popular republican phrase “trickle-down economics/theory” and again in 2003 when he invested ” in 2 Wars count them t-w-o, which resulted in massive debt and a quick trip to the road of recession just short of a huge depression, actually it was huge. I have to say now that it’s 2016 many parts of America have NOT felt the recovery, which quite possibly is because Republicans refused to help folks in certain area codes… is anyone paying attention! If you dig deep some governors misused, abused and or plugged their budgets with stimulus funds.  While you may NOT want to believe it, Bush allowed his government to spend $$ like a “drunken soldier,” lest we talk or question Bush’s inability to regulate his financial House/banks which led us into an effing ditch!

The party of Barack Obama tried to move Americans into the 21st Century, most of us thought it was obvious we couldn’t afford to go backward and who would want to because Republicans don’t seem or didn’t seem to believe in inclusion, fairness, or fair share… a phrase that will always ring true to most who lean left of center: Republicans do not have our best interests in their minds or hearts and what better evidence is there then the constant NO votes that could have gotten us out of a number of crisis sooner rather than later, lest we talk about the many short term deals made between Ds and Rs that used to be 1-2yrs now only last weeks and or a month because of a group of seemingly racist men and women who have behaved unlike any Congress ever. Tell me …prove to me it isn’t about race.

TGIF, my first post was six years ago,i tweaked it and while it’s now 2016, it has been a long week of clichés we all indulge in and some we can laugh at though most are very accurate as our workweek ends on this day and President Obama becomes a regular citizen again. The thing is, the #workweek didn’t end for President Obama, he has been at work getting our economy back on track for less than two years, and though pundits,cable heads and of course republicans would have you believe progress  is not happening, they are wrong. The recovery has had many obstacles placed in the way of this President, some include members of the Democratic Party, called Conservadems btw which is very odd yet should give the public a better view of how hard this whole thing was going to be. If anyone remembers at all, our then young Obama and candidate for President stated many times that he cannot get the change we believe in or need alone. It still is true that the change we need is one that everyone has to take part in which means that independents should be calling legislators to act in the best interest of the people, stop stalling, holding back and up appointments the President has a right to have to govern.

 

Speaking of governing, in a year of major elections that will change how our Congress looks many Economists state few in Congress have the courage to commit to change and act boldly to get America straightened out. If you listen to those pushing the negative poll numbers at us, should we all give up just because they say so, this is not the time for democratic supporters, voters the 53% that put this President in office to now turn their backs. The fact is we have 2 political parties and one nation under god but Republicans have forgotten that and have instead set out on a mission to not only bring down this President but in doing so will take the rest of us down with them.

 

We have Republicans who continue to be obstructionists along with a couple of members of the Democratic Party and that being said, people need reminding. The President was given the worst economy since the depression and has pulled the US back from the ditch that we all faced; actually, a huge percentage of people did fall into that ditch and are now collateral damage the house of Bush failed to stop while he was still in office. In fact, most of the people I talk to cannot even remember where he was after the announcement of just how bad a crisis we were in before this President took over. The President had an agenda during the 2008 campaign that did not include a complete financial crisis. The Mccain/Palin ticket said oh our economy is fundamentally sound and that was the first sign as to whom we all needed to vote into office. The facts slowly came out and we probably have not heard all the truth which means things obviously were worse than they knew people on the right keep trying to hold this President to the original numbers; the fact is everything is relative and the numbers have to adjusted folks. The President can give Congress an agenda but it is up to them to move us into the 21st Century, which means creating and voting on legislation that will put those laws on the books but they continue to say no or treat them as failures.

 

There have been major changes not failures made by this President and reports of him being weak are just a joke that Americans needed to fight.  The verbal beat downs that people on the right are engaging in… and while we said please who has time for that; unfortunately this ish worked though it was obvious President Obama was not only too busy saving our asses, he wanted republicans to side and act for the “greater good.” which they opted out of for 8yrs. I preferred then and am happy now that his choice was to make progress into the 21st Century and when the move stops we must challenge him or those who continue to stall block and vote against it.

 

The progress President Obama and our Congress has made seldom got the airtime it should which is annoying, disappointing but what is even more sad to hear that the President’s own advisors pleaded with him to give up on Health Care Reform, we all should be thankful he did not listen as there are at least twenty million plus who have never had healthcare, had it but lost a job or are now stabilized because they qualified for Medicare due to the ACA rules and policies

  – Nativegrl77

 

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