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Don’t Get Fooled Again


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Jeb Bush Is Poised to Follow In His Brother’s Foreign Policy Footsteps

In case you had forgotten that expected presidential candidate Jeb Bush would promote many of the same failed policies that his brother George W. Bush did, Jeb did a good job of reminded us of that this week. In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday night, Jeb said he would have authorized the Iraq War knowing what we know now.

Soon after the interview, Bush tried to walk back the comment to Kelly saying he had misinterpreted the question, “I thought we were talking about ‘given what people knew then, would you have done it?’.” The next day, he dodged the question again on Sean Hannity’s radio show, blaming faulty intelligence and praising his brother’s leadership. Just today, he said hypothetical questions about the Iraq war are a “disservice” to troops. (Actually, if there had been more questions leading into the Iraq War, we may have been able to save thousands of lives.)

However, the issue is not solely whether Jeb Bush misunderstood the question. The oft-forgotten fact is that the Iraq War was not dictated by intelligence. Rather, as ThinkProgress Editor-in-Chief Judd Legum writes, “the [Bush] administration cherry-picked, manipulated and ignored intelligence to support their predetermined outcome.” A bipartisan report of the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded as much.

Later in his interview with Megyn Kelly, Jeb Bush said, “News flash to the world, if they’re trying to find places where there’s big space between me and my brother, this might not be one of those.” That shouldn’t be too much of a news flash for anyone who has been paying attention to Jeb’s position on foreign policy. Here are a few facts to prove there is little to no space between the Bush brothers:

  • Of Jeb’s campaign’s 21 foreign policy advisors, 17 came from George W.’s administration. His circle of foreign policy advisers has been drawn almost entirely from his brother’s team.
  • Jeb called the 2007 Iraq troop surge “hugely successful.” In the first major foreign policy speech of his campaign, Jeb praised the 2007 troop surge saying, “It was one of the most heroic acts of courage politically that any president’s done because there was no support for this. It was hugely successful and it created a stability that when a new president came in, he could’ve built on.”


BOTTOM LINE:
Despite the fact that Jeb Bush has tried to distance himself from his name, he seems poised to stumble along in his brother’s foreign policy footsteps. So the next time you hear his rhetoric leading you in a different direction, don’t get fooled again.

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the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 5/14 ~~ the House


redpeacesignThe Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:00am. At 10:00am, the Senate will proceed to the immediate consideration of Calendar #57, H.R.1295 and Calendar #56, H.R.644, en bloc. The Hatch amendments, which are the text of S.1267 and S.1269 respectively, will be considered and agreed to. No further amendments are in order prior to votes on passage of the bills, as amended. Each bill is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold for passage.  The time from 10:00am until 12:00pm and the time following the votes in relation to H.R.1295/H.R.644 until the cloture vote at 2:00pm will be equally divided.

At 2:00pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, upon reconsideration. If cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed, all post-cloture time would expire at 10:00pm Thursday night.

12:00pm—2 roll call votes:

  1. Passage of H.R.1295, as amended with S.1267, Preferences  (60-affirmative vote threshold)
  2. Passage of H.R.644, as amended with S.1269, Customs (60-affirmative vote threshold)

2:00pm—1 roll call vote:

  1. Cloture, upon reconsideration, on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the trade related legislation (TPA and TAA)

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

  1. Passage of H.R.1295, as amended with S.1267, Preferences  (60-affirmative vote threshold); passed: 97-1.
  2. Passage of H.R.644, as amended with S.1269, Customs (60-affirmative vote threshold); passed: 78-20.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture, upon reconsideration, on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the trade related legislation (TPA and TAA); invoked: 65-33.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.606, Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act.

Agreed to title amendment numbers 1240 and 1241.

Passed S.1356, Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform.

Adopted S.Res.179, Kids to Parks Day.

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.1357 (2 month Patriot Act extension)

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.1350 (short term highway extension).

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.2048 (USA Freedom Act).

Executive Business

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Last Floor Action:
8:58:40 P.M. -H.R. 1735
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Commitee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #4.

Last Floor Action:
11:06:53 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable George Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:36 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.
11:06:53 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

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12:00:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 14.
12:00:20 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:41 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:45 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Higgins to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:10 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.
12:36:12 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Bradley Byrne. Mr. Byrne submitted his resignation from the Committee on Natural Resources. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:36:32 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 Reprentatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 14, 2015 at 9:49 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. Con. Res. 10, and that appointments had been made to the Boards of Visitors to the U.S. Naval Academy; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; the U.S. Air Force Academy; and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
12:37:27 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:38:12 P.M. H.R. 1191 Mr. Royce moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
12:38:21 P.M. H.R. 1191 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 1191.
1:48:34 P.M. H.R. 1191 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.
1:49:26 P.M. H.R. 2297 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2297 — “To prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.”
1:49:42 P.M. H.R. 2297 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:49:45 P.M. H.R. 2297 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2297.
2:25:13 P.M. H.R. 2297 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2:26:10 P.M. H. Res. 260 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 260 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
2:29:20 P.M. H. Res. 260 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 260.
3:30:54 P.M. H. Res. 260 The previous question was ordered without objection.
4:01:25 P.M. H. Res. 260 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 181 (Roll no. 225).
4:01:27 P.M. H. Res. 260 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:02:58 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – Mr. Hensarling led the House in a moment of silence for those affected by the recent tornados in Texas and Arkansas.
4:05:13 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:12:06 P.M. H.R. 1191 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 – 25 (Roll no. 226).
4:12:07 P.M. H.R. 1191 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:12:20 P.M. H.R. 2297 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2297 — “To prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.”
4:19:24 P.M. H.R. 2297 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 0 (Roll no. 227).
4:19:24 P.M. H.R. 2297 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:47 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 606.
4:19:57 P.M. H.R. 2252 Mr. Hurd (TX) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:20:23 P.M. H.R. 2252 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 2252 — “To clarify the effective date of certain provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, and for other purposes.”
4:20:27 P.M. H.R. 2252 On passage Passed without objection.
4:20:31 P.M. H.R. 2252 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:14 P.M. H.R. 1735 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1735 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
4:21:19 P.M. H.R. 1735 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1735. Specified amendments are in order. Providing for amendment debate for H.R. 1735
4:21:33 P.M. H.R. 1735 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 260 and Rule XVIII.
4:24:52 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-112 to make technical, conforming, and clarifying changes in the bill.
4:24:57 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 1.
4:26:48 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:26:55 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-112 to reduce from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the number of operational carriers that the U.S. Navy must have.
4:26:57 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 2.
4:39:15 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Forbes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:39:57 P.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments offered as en bloc No. 1: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 36, 76, and 94 printed in House Report 114-112.
4:40:06 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 1.
5:07:22 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:07:52 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brooks (AL), numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-112 to strike section 538, relating to a sense of the House of Representatives regarding Secretary of Defense review of section 504 of title 10, United States Code, regarding enlisting certain aliens in the Armed Forces.
5:07:59 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (AL) amendment No. 5.
5:20:25 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Brooks (AL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:21:22 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Walorski, numbered 15 printed in House Report 114-112 to extend and strengthen provisions related to detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
5:21:24 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walorski amendment No. 15.
5:34:13 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Walorski amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Walorski demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:35:04 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (WA), numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-112 to provide a framework for closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 31, 2017.
5:35:06 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment No. 16.
5:48:21 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:48:57 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. McCaul, numbered 17 printed in House Report 114-112 to amend 10 USC 2576a to include border security activities to the list of preferred applications the Department of Defense considers when transferring excess property to other federal agencies.
5:49:14 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCaul amendment No. 17.
6:02:18 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McCaul amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. O’Rourke demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:03:01 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hunter, numbered 21 printed in House Report 114-112 to establish an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator to direct hostage rescue efforts.
6:03:05 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hunter amendment No. 21.
6:10:55 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Hunter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:11:13 P.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments offered as en bloc No. 2: 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 40, 43, 47, 48, 49, and 50 printed in House Report 114-112.
6:11:30 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 2.
6:33:28 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:53 P.M. H.R. 1735 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:00:09 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 60 – 363 (Roll no. 228).
7:04:56 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Brooks (AL) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 221 – 202 (Roll no. 229).
7:08:55 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Walorski amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 243 – 180 (Roll no. 230).
7:13:26 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Smith (WA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 – 249 (Roll no. 231).
7:18:12 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the McCaul amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 – 166 (Roll no. 232).
7:21:04 P.M. H.R. 1735 Mr. Thornberry moved that the Committee rise.
7:21:27 P.M. H.R. 1735 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:21:39 P.M. H.R. 1735 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1735 as unfinished business.
7:21:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
7:27:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 14.
7:28:27 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1295 amended, H.R. 644 amended, and S. 1356.
7:29:04 P.M. H.R. 1735 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1735 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
7:29:15 P.M. H.R. 1735 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:29:37 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rohrabacher, No. 23 printed in House Report 114-112 to acknowledge Dr. Afridi’s instrumental role in identifying the hiding place of Osama bin Laden and to further state that it is the Sense of Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and that the Government of Pakistan should release him immediately from prison.
7:29:40 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment No. 23.
7:35:55 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment No. 23, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rohrabacher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:36:24 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, No. 27 printed in House Report 114-112 to limit funding for implementing the New START treaty.
7:36:27 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 27.
7:47:26 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 27, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cooper demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:48:08 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, No. 32 printed in House Report 114-112 to require funding for the Navy’s new Ohio-class replacement submarines to come from their traditional Navy accounts, instead of the Sea-Based Deterrent Fund and transfers funds from the Sea-Based Deterrent Fund back into their historic Navy budget lines.
7:48:11 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 32.
8:00:56 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 32, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Forbes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:01:17 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lummis, No. 35 printed in House Report 114-112 to prohibit reducing the alert posture of the ICBM force.
8:01:19 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis amendment No. 35.
8:11:43 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Lummis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:12:17 P.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of amendments Nos. 37, 39, 42, 44, 45, 46, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 63, 64 and 66 printed in House Report 114-112 offered enbloc.
8:12:29 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #3.
8:23:21 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:24:50 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lucas, No. 38 printed in House Report 114-112 to reverse and prohibit the further listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened or endangered species until 2021, thereby allowing the states to implement their voluntary Range-Wide Conservation Plan for the Lesser Prairie Chicken’s habitat. Amendment also de-lists the American Burying Beetle as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.
8:24:53 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 260, the Committe of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lucas amendment No. 38.
8:37:46 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lucas amendment No. 38, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:38:44 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, No. 41 printed in House Report 114-112 to strike sec. 3121 which places limits on funding for dismantlement of nuclear weapons.
8:38:46 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 41.
8:50:38 P.M. H.R. 1735 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 41, 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 a time to be announced.
8:51:27 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, No. 52 printed in House Report 114-112 to require outreach for small business concerns owned and controlled by women and minorities before conversion of certain functions to contractor performance.
8:51:30 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 52.
8:57:53 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:58:28 P.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry.
8:58:40 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Commitee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #4.

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8:58:28 P.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of amendments nos. 58, 60, 61, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 75, 79, 80, 81 and 82 printed in House Report 114-112.
8:58:40 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Commitee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #4.
9:04:11 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:05:48 P.M. H.R. 1735 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of amendments nos. 62, 73, 74, 77, 78, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 92, 93, 95, 97, 98 and 100 printed in House Report 114-112.
9:05:50 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #5.
9:16:14 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:17:51 P.M. H.R. 1735 An amendment, offered by Mr. Burgess, No. 83 printed in House Report 114-112 to require a report ranking all military departments and Defense Agencies in order of how advanced they are in achieving auditable financial statements as required by law.
9:17:54 P.M. H.R. 1735 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 260, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess amendment No. 83.
9:27:46 P.M. H.R. 1735 On agreeing to the Burgess amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:27:59 P.M. H.R. 1735 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
9:28:15 P.M. H.R. 1735 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
9:28:28 P.M. H.R. 1735 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1735 as unfinished business.
9:28:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period less than 15 minutes.
9:35:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 14.
9:35:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

10:00:55 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:00:56 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:00:57 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 15, 2015.