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05/19/2016 06:52 PM EDT

TORONTO – As a precaution, SunOpta expanded its voluntary recall of a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

05/16/2016 06:12 PM EDT

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.

05/20/2016 12:12 PM EDT

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today expanded its voluntary recall of products containing sunflower kernels which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono)

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 039-2016, Garland Ventures LTD Recalls Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination (May 10, 2016).
05/16/2016 06:23 PM EDT

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). There have been no reported illnesses to date. However, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.

05/16/2016 06:12 PM EDT

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling various not-ready-to-eat frozen food items due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.

05/13/2016 08:06 PM EDT

HMSHost of Bethesda, Maryland is recalling multiple brands of trail mix, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

05/13/2016 05:31 PM EDT

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling an additional 376,380 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may have been contaminated with extraneous materials.

 

05/14/2016 09:19 AM EDT

Montero Farms of McAllen, Texas is recalling Orange Habanero Peppers, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis

 

 

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Schedule for Monday, May 23, 2016

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, May 23, 2016.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #422, S.2613 – Adam Walsh…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, May 19, 2016

Roll Call Votes Collins motion to waive Lee budget point of order with respect to Blunt-Murray SA #3900 (Zika funding); waived: 70-28. Adoption of Blunt-Murray amendment #3900 (Zika funding); agreed to: 68-30. Cloture on substitute amendment #3896 to H.R.2577, THUD/MilCon-VA appropriations; invoked: 88-10. McCain motion to waive budget act re: McCain-Blumenthal amendment #4039; waived: 84-14.…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 18, 2016

No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #464, S.2840 – Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion Act of 2016 – by voice vote.   Passed H.R.2814 – to name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Dannie A. Carr Veterans Outpatient Clinic.   Adopted S.Res.471 – designating…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9 billion Zika funding); not invoked: 50-47. Motion to invoke cloture on Cornyn SA #3899, as modified ($1.1 billion Zika funding, $1.2billion offset through ACA prevention fund cut); not invoked: 52-45. Motion to invoke cloture on Blunt-Murray SA #3900, as modified ($1.1 billion Zika…

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Wrap Up for Thursday, May 12, 2016

Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations, as amended; passed: 90-8.   Legislative Business Adopted Calendar #452, S.Res.442 – Resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Brussels.   Adopted Calendar #449, S.Res.394 – recognizing the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.   Concurred…

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Cotton amendment #3878 (heavy water); not invoked: 57-42. Motion to invoke cloture on amendment #3801 (substitute) to H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations; invoked: 97-2. Cardin amendment #3871 (fish/wildlife impacts); not agreed to: 39-60. Fischer amendment #3888 (Republican River); not agreed to: 52-47.   No Legislative Business  …

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Passed S.1352, to increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers.   Passed H.R.4923, American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016.   Passed H.R.4336, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the burial in Arlington National Cemetery of the cremated remains of…

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of May 17, 2016

Last Floor Action:
10:48:28 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.

10:00:15 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:56 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.
10:48:28 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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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of May 16, 2016

12:00:11 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:17 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:36 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.
12:09:12 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 May 16.
2:01:11 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:20 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:23 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:05:49 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 16.
4:01:04 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:01:22 P.M. S. 1492 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1492 — “To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, to convey certain Federal property located in the State of Alaska to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska.”
4:01:41 P.M. S. 1492 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:42 P.M. S. 1492 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1492.
4:04:55 P.M. S. 1492 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:58 P.M. S. 1492 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:05:34 P.M. H.R. 3832 Mr. Renacci moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3832 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent tax-related identity theft and tax fraud, and for other purposes.”
4:05:54 P.M. H.R. 3832 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:05:55 P.M. H.R. 3832 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3832.
4:20:04 P.M. H.R. 3832 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:20:06 P.M. H.R. 3832 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:23 P.M. H. Con. Res. 88 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Con. Res. 88 — “Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as the cornerstone of United States-Taiwan relations.”
4:21:40 P.M. H. Con. Res. 88 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:21:42 P.M. H. Con. Res. 88 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 88.
4:39:53 P.M. H. Con. Res. 88 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:59 P.M. H. Con. Res. 88 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:40:10 P.M. S. 2143 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2143 — “To provide for the authority for the successors and assigns of the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company to maintain and operate a toll bridge across the Rio Grande near Rio Grande City, Texas, and for other purposes.”
4:40:23 P.M. S. 2143 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:40:25 P.M. S. 2143 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2143.
4:50:47 P.M. S. 2143 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:50:49 P.M. S. 2143 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:00 P.M. H.R. 1150 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1150 — “To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to improve the ability of the United States to advance religious freedom globally through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign assistance efforts, and through stronger and more flexible political responses to religious freedom violations and violent extremism worldwide, and for other purposes.”
4:51:05 P.M. H.R. 1150 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:51:07 P.M. H.R. 1150 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1150.
5:13:46 P.M. H.R. 1150 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:13:48 P.M. H.R. 1150 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:00 P.M. H.R. 1887 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1887 — “To amend certain appropriation Acts to repeal the requirement directing the Administrator of General Services to sell Federal property and assets that support the operations of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Plum Island, New York, and for other purposes.”
5:15:01 P.M. H.R. 1887 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:15:02 P.M. H.R. 1887 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1887.
5:30:20 P.M. H.R. 1887 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:22 P.M. H.R. 1887 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:25 P.M. H.R. 1887 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:30:39 P.M. H.R. 4743 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4743 — “To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, and for other purposes.”
5:30:52 P.M. H.R. 4743 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:54 P.M. H.R. 4743 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4743.
5:43:07 P.M. H.R. 4743 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.
5:43:28 P.M. H.R. 4780 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4780 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive strategy for Department of Homeland Security operations abroad, and for other purposes.”
5:43:41 P.M. H.R. 4780 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:43:43 P.M. H.R. 4780 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4780.
5:54:04 P.M. H.R. 4780 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:54:06 P.M. H.R. 4780 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:54:24 P.M. H.R. 4407 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4407 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities, and policy related to counterterrorism, and for other purposes.”
5:54:38 P.M. H.R. 4407 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:54:40 P.M. H.R. 4407 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4407.
6:03:13 P.M. H.R. 4407 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.
6:03:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:38 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 16.
6:30:40 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:21 P.M. H.R. 4743 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4743 — “To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, and for other purposes.”
6:51:37 P.M. H.R. 4743 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 – 3 (Roll no. 194).
6:51:38 P.M. H.R. 4743 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:51:48 P.M. H.R. 4407 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4407 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities, and policy related to counterterrorism, and for other purposes.”
6:57:49 P.M. H.R. 4407 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 – 5 (Roll no. 195).
6:57:50 P.M. H.R. 4407 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:56 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:18:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:03 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:20:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 16.
9:20:29 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 732.
9:21:06 P.M. Mr. Byrne moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:21:07 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:21:10 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 17, 2016.

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House Floor Activities

Legislative Day of May 13, 2016

9:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:29 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:51 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. Collins (GA) 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. Collins (GA) 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.
9:02:01 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Olson to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:23 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.
9:10:46 A.M. H. Res. 725 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 725 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 524) to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.”
9:14:18 A.M. H. Res. 725 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 725.
10:29:39 A.M. H. Res. 725 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 172 (Roll no. 190).
10:37:58 A.M. H. Res. 725 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 – 165 (Roll no. 191).
10:37:59 A.M. H. Res. 725 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:44:06 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 160, 2 Present (Roll no. 192).
10:44:22 A.M. S. 524 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 725. S. 524 — “To authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.”
10:44:27 A.M. S. 524 Rule provides for consideration of S. 524. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Bill is closed to amendments.
10:45:17 A.M. S. 524 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 524.
10:53:06 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. Senate agreed to House amendment to S. 1523.
10:54:07 A.M. S. 524 DEBATE – The House continued with debate on S. 524.
11:29:09 A.M. S. 524 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:51:38 A.M. S. 524 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 400 – 5 (Roll no. 193).
11:51:39 A.M. S. 524 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:51:40 A.M. S. 524 The title of the measure was amended pursuant to H. Res. 725.
11:53:39 A.M. S. 524 Mrs. Brooks (IN) asked unanimous consent that the House insist upon its amendments, and request a conference.
11:53:40 A.M. S. 524 On motion that the House insist upon its amendments, and request a conference Agreed to without objection.
11:54:21 A.M. S. 524 Ms. Esty moved that the House instruct conferees.
11:54:52 A.M. S. 524 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Esty motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede to title III of the bill (relating to treatment and recovery programs).
12:09:53 P.M. S. 524 The previous question was ordered without objection.
12:09:54 P.M. S. 524 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to instruct conferees and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion until a time to be announced.
12:10:14 P.M. Mrs. Brooks (IN) asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, May 13, 2016, it adjourn to meet at 12 Noon on Monday, May 16, 2016, for Morning Hour Debate and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection. Agreed to without objection.
12:10:15 P.M. Commission on International and Religious Freedom – pursuant to section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6431) and the order of the House of Jan. 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following individuals on the part of the House for a term effective May 14, 2016, and ending May 14, 2018: Mr. Daniel I. Mark, Villanova, PA, and Ms. Kristina Arriaga, Alexandria, VA, to succeed Dr. Robert P. George.
12:11:25 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:19:43 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:00:43 P.M. Mr. Grayson moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:00:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:00:55 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 16, 2016.

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May 12

10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:42 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
11:00:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 11.
12:00:27 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.
12:01:43 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. LaHood to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:02 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.
12:25:03 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 May 11, 2016 at 9:12 a.m.: that the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 4923; that the Senate passed S. 1352; that the Senate passed with amendments H.R. 4336.
12:25:24 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a) clause X of rule I, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York.
12:26:56 P.M. H. Res. 720 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 720 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5046) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, and for other purposes.”
12:31:42 P.M. H. Res. 720 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 720.
1:29:07 P.M. H. Res. 720 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 173 (Roll no. 182).
1:35:59 P.M. H. Res. 720 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 255 – 163 (Roll no. 183).
1:36:02 P.M. H. Res. 720 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:38:28 P.M. H.R. 4641 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 720. H.R. 4641 — “To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes.”
1:38:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4641 and H.R. 5046 and makes specified amendments in order on each measure.
1:40:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 720 and Rule XVIII.
1:40:01 P.M. H.R. 4641 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:40:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4641.
2:13:25 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brownley (CA), numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add the Office of Women’s Health.
2:13:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) Part A amendment no. 1.
2:18:21 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:19:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Brooks (IN), numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require that any physician, dentists, non-physician prescriber or pharmacist who becomes a member of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force shall currently be licensed and practicing in their appropriate State.
2:20:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) Part A amendment no. 2.
2:21:47 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Brooks (IN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:57 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to ensure that `first responders’ are included for membership on the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.
2:22:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson Part A amendment no. 3.
2:25:07 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:25:21 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add to the Task Force an expert in adolescent and young adult addiction, and a person in recovery from addiction to medication for chronic pain whose addiction began in adolescence or adulthood, and directs the Task Force to consider the distinct needs of adolescents and young adults in its development of best practices.
2:25:26 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 4.
2:29:32 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:29:40 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add representatives of Veteran Service Organizations to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.
2:29:43 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone Part A amendment no. 5.
2:33:32 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:33:53 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to insert a representative on the task force for active duty military, armed forces personnel, and veteran health and prescription opioid addiction.
2:33:56 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Part A amendment no. 6.
2:37:59 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:31 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to insert a minority health expert as a representative to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force established by this bill.
2:38:34 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman Part A amendment no. 7.
2:42:53 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:22 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kuster, numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require that the task force research addiction trends in communities with high rates of prescription drug abuse.
2:43:26 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster Part A amendment no. 8.
2:48:07 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Kuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:31 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require the Inter-Agency Task Force, as part of its duties to review and update best practices for pain management strategies, to also take into consideration the coordination of information collected from State prescription drug monitoring programs for the purpose of preventing the diversion of pain medication.
2:48:34 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff Part A amendment no. 9.
2:53:11 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:53:37 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 10 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to direct the Task Force to consider work done and any public comments submitted regarding electronic prescribing of opioids and its potential benefits, in the course of developing best practices.
2:53:39 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 10.
2:56:16 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:25 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rothfus, numbered 11 printed in Part of House Report 114-551 to require the inter-agency task force, as part of its review and update of best pra ctices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, to also take into consideration the practice of co-prescribing the overdose reversal drug naloxone.
2:56:28 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus Part A amendment no. 11.
3:02:23 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:02:46 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to direct the Task Force to consider, in the course of developing best practices, Federal agency programs and research relative to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults, as well as any gaps identified by Federal government programs or researchers in the prevention of, treatment for, and recovery from substance use by and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults.
3:02:49 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 12.
3:07:48 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:08:10 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, numbered 13 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require the inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, specifically as it pertains to physician education and consumer education.
3:08:13 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty Part A amendment no. 13.
3:15:41 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:57 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, numbered 14 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to expand the task force report to include information and recommendations on developing new non-opioid forms of pain relief.
3:16:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch Part A amendment no. 14.
3:21:09 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to ensure the task force takes into consideration existing private sector, State, and local government efforts related to pain management and prescribing pain medication.
3:21:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions Part A amendment no. 15.
3:27:17 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:51 P.M. H.R. 4641 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4641.
3:28:50 P.M. H.R. 4641 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:29:06 P.M. H.R. 4641 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.
3:30:04 P.M. H.R. 4641 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate H.R. 4641, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Brooks (IN) demanded the yea and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
3:30:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:31:00 P.M. H.R. 4843 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4843 — “To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes.”
3:31:24 P.M. H.R. 4843 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:26 P.M. H.R. 4843 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4843.
3:52:43 P.M. H.R. 4843 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:52:53 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 4641, and adoption of a motion to suspend the rules, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:53:10 P.M. H.R. 4641 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4641 — “To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes.”
4:17:03 P.M. H.R. 4641 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 – 4 (Roll no. 184).
4:17:05 P.M. H.R. 4641 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:17:38 P.M. H.R. 4843 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4843 — “To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes.”
4:23:13 P.M. H.R. 4843 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 – 0 (Roll no. 185).
4:23:14 P.M. H.R. 4843 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:26:20 P.M. H.R. 4336 Mr. Abraham asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendments.
4:27:27 P.M. H.R. 4336 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
4:27:37 P.M. H.R. 4336 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:27:38 P.M. H.R. 4336 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:28:21 P.M. H.R. 4976 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4976 — “To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to seek recommendations from an advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration before approval of certain new drugs that are opioids without abuse-deterrent properties, and for other purposes.”
4:28:38 P.M. H.R. 4976 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:40 P.M. H.R. 4976 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4976.
4:41:30 P.M. H.R. 4976 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:33 P.M. H.R. 4976 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:00 P.M. H.R. 3680 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3680 — “To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs.”
4:42:01 P.M. H.R. 3680 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:42:02 P.M. H.R. 3680 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3680.
4:53:45 P.M. H.R. 3680 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:46 P.M. H.R. 3680 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:31 P.M. H.R. 4978 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4978 — “To require the Government Accountability Office to submit to Congress a report on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the United States and its treatment under Medicaid.”
4:54:38 P.M. H.R. 4978 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:40 P.M. H.R. 4978 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4978.
5:16:48 P.M. H.R. 4978 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:50 P.M. H.R. 4978 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:54 P.M. H.R. 4978 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:17:22 P.M. H.R. 3691 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3691 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women.”
5:17:33 P.M. H.R. 3691 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:35 P.M. H.R. 3691 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3691.
5:32:38 P.M. H.R. 3691 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:39 P.M. H.R. 3691 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:08 P.M. H.R. 1818 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1818 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.”
5:33:18 P.M. H.R. 1818 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:33:19 P.M. H.R. 1818 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1818.
5:45:27 P.M. H.R. 1818 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.
5:46:26 P.M. H.R. 4969 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4969 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide for informational materials to educate and prevent addiction in teenagers and adolescents who are injured playing youth sports and subsequently prescribed an opioid.”
5:46:37 P.M. H.R. 4969 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:46:39 P.M. H.R. 4969 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4969.
5:59:53 P.M. H.R. 4969 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:59:58 P.M. H.R. 4969 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:00:01 P.M. H.R. 4586 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4586 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States for developing standing orders and educating health care professionals regarding the dispensing of opioid overdose reversal medication without person-specific prescriptions, and for other purposes.”
6:00:21 P.M. H.R. 4586 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:00:23 P.M. H.R. 4586 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4586.
6:16:02 P.M. H.R. 4586 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.
6:16:29 P.M. H.R. 4599 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4599 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit certain partial fillings of prescriptions.”
6:16:42 P.M. H.R. 4599 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:16:45 P.M. H.R. 4599 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4599.
6:24:38 P.M. H.R. 4599 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:24:40 P.M. H.R. 4599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:43 P.M. H.R. 4982 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4982 — “To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to evaluate and report on the in-patient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs of the United States.”
6:24:57 P.M. H.R. 4982 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:24:59 P.M. H.R. 4982 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4982.
6:33:41 P.M. H.R. 4982 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:44 P.M. H.R. 4982 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:34:00 P.M. H.R. 4981 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4981 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment.”
6:34:07 P.M. H.R. 4981 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:34:10 P.M. H.R. 4981 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4981.
6:49:37 P.M. H.R. 4981 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:40 P.M. H.R. 4981 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:49:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:52:13 P.M. Mr. Peters moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:52:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:52:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 12, 2016.

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May 11

10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:42 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
11:00:22 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 11.
12:00:27 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.
12:01:43 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. LaHood to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:02 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.
12:25:03 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 May 11, 2016 at 9:12 a.m.: that the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 4923; that the Senate passed S. 1352; that the Senate passed with amendments H.R. 4336.
12:25:24 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a) clause X of rule I, and the order of the House of January 6, 2015, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney, New York.
12:26:56 P.M. H. Res. 720 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 720 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5046) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, and for other purposes.”
12:31:42 P.M. H. Res. 720 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 720.
1:29:07 P.M. H. Res. 720 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 173 (Roll no. 182).
1:35:59 P.M. H. Res. 720 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 255 – 163 (Roll no. 183).
1:36:02 P.M. H. Res. 720 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:38:28 P.M. H.R. 4641 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 720. H.R. 4641 — “To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes.”
1:38:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4641 and H.R. 5046 and makes specified amendments in order on each measure.
1:40:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 720 and Rule XVIII.
1:40:01 P.M. H.R. 4641 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:40:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4641.
2:13:25 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Brownley (CA), numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add the Office of Women’s Health.
2:13:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) Part A amendment no. 1.
2:18:21 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:19:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Brooks (IN), numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require that any physician, dentists, non-physician prescriber or pharmacist who becomes a member of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force shall currently be licensed and practicing in their appropriate State.
2:20:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (IN) Part A amendment no. 2.
2:21:47 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Brooks (IN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:57 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to ensure that `first responders’ are included for membership on the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.
2:22:00 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson Part A amendment no. 3.
2:25:07 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:25:21 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add to the Task Force an expert in adolescent and young adult addiction, and a person in recovery from addiction to medication for chronic pain whose addiction began in adolescence or adulthood, and directs the Task Force to consider the distinct needs of adolescents and young adults in its development of best practices.
2:25:26 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 4.
2:29:32 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:29:40 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to add representatives of Veteran Service Organizations to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.
2:29:43 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone Part A amendment no. 5.
2:33:32 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:33:53 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to insert a representative on the task force for active duty military, armed forces personnel, and veteran health and prescription opioid addiction.
2:33:56 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Part A amendment no. 6.
2:37:59 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:31 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to insert a minority health expert as a representative to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force established by this bill.
2:38:34 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman Part A amendment no. 7.
2:42:53 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:43:22 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kuster, numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require that the task force research addiction trends in communities with high rates of prescription drug abuse.
2:43:26 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster Part A amendment no. 8.
2:48:07 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Kuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:31 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require the Inter-Agency Task Force, as part of its duties to review and update best practices for pain management strategies, to also take into consideration the coordination of information collected from State prescription drug monitoring programs for the purpose of preventing the diversion of pain medication.
2:48:34 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff Part A amendment no. 9.
2:53:11 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:53:37 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 10 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to direct the Task Force to consider work done and any public comments submitted regarding electronic prescribing of opioids and its potential benefits, in the course of developing best practices.
2:53:39 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 10.
2:56:16 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:25 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rothfus, numbered 11 printed in Part of House Report 114-551 to require the inter-agency task force, as part of its review and update of best pra ctices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, to also take into consideration the practice of co-prescribing the overdose reversal drug naloxone.
2:56:28 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus Part A amendment no. 11.
3:02:23 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:02:46 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Clark (MA), numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to direct the Task Force to consider, in the course of developing best practices, Federal agency programs and research relative to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults, as well as any gaps identified by Federal government programs or researchers in the prevention of, treatment for, and recovery from substance use by and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults.
3:02:49 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) Part A amendment no. 12.
3:07:48 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Clark (MA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:08:10 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty, numbered 13 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to require the inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, specifically as it pertains to physician education and consumer education.
3:08:13 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty Part A amendment no. 13.
3:15:41 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Esty amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:57 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, numbered 14 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to expand the task force report to include information and recommendations on developing new non-opioid forms of pain relief.
3:16:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch Part A amendment no. 14.
3:21:09 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:29 P.M. H.R. 4641 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 114-551 to ensure the task force takes into consideration existing private sector, State, and local government efforts related to pain management and prescribing pain medication.
3:21:33 P.M. H.R. 4641 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 720, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions Part A amendment no. 15.
3:27:17 P.M. H.R. 4641 On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:51 P.M. H.R. 4641 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4641.
3:28:50 P.M. H.R. 4641 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:29:06 P.M. H.R. 4641 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.
3:30:04 P.M. H.R. 4641 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate H.R. 4641, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Brooks (IN) demanded the yea and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
3:30:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:31:00 P.M. H.R. 4843 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4843 — “To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes.”
3:31:24 P.M. H.R. 4843 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:26 P.M. H.R. 4843 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4843.
3:52:43 P.M. H.R. 4843 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:52:53 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 4641, and adoption of a motion to suspend the rules, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:53:10 P.M. H.R. 4641 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4641 — “To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes.”
4:17:03 P.M. H.R. 4641 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 412 – 4 (Roll no. 184).
4:17:05 P.M. H.R. 4641 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:17:38 P.M. H.R. 4843 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4843 — “To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes.”
4:23:13 P.M. H.R. 4843 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 – 0 (Roll no. 185).
4:23:14 P.M. H.R. 4843 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:26:20 P.M. H.R. 4336 Mr. Abraham asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendments.
4:27:27 P.M. H.R. 4336 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
4:27:37 P.M. H.R. 4336 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:27:38 P.M. H.R. 4336 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:28:21 P.M. H.R. 4976 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4976 — “To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to seek recommendations from an advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration before approval of certain new drugs that are opioids without abuse-deterrent properties, and for other purposes.”
4:28:38 P.M. H.R. 4976 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:40 P.M. H.R. 4976 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4976.
4:41:30 P.M. H.R. 4976 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:33 P.M. H.R. 4976 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:00 P.M. H.R. 3680 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3680 — “To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs.”
4:42:01 P.M. H.R. 3680 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:42:02 P.M. H.R. 3680 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3680.
4:53:45 P.M. H.R. 3680 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:46 P.M. H.R. 3680 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:31 P.M. H.R. 4978 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4978 — “To require the Government Accountability Office to submit to Congress a report on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the United States and its treatment under Medicaid.”
4:54:38 P.M. H.R. 4978 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:40 P.M. H.R. 4978 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4978.
5:16:48 P.M. H.R. 4978 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:50 P.M. H.R. 4978 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:54 P.M. H.R. 4978 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:17:22 P.M. H.R. 3691 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3691 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women.”
5:17:33 P.M. H.R. 3691 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:35 P.M. H.R. 3691 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3691.
5:32:38 P.M. H.R. 3691 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:39 P.M. H.R. 3691 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:08 P.M. H.R. 1818 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1818 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.”
5:33:18 P.M. H.R. 1818 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:33:19 P.M. H.R. 1818 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1818.
5:45:27 P.M. H.R. 1818 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.
5:46:26 P.M. H.R. 4969 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4969 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide for informational materials to educate and prevent addiction in teenagers and adolescents who are injured playing youth sports and subsequently prescribed an opioid.”
5:46:37 P.M. H.R. 4969 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:46:39 P.M. H.R. 4969 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4969.
5:59:53 P.M. H.R. 4969 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:59:58 P.M. H.R. 4969 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:00:01 P.M. H.R. 4586 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4586 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States for developing standing orders and educating health care professionals regarding the dispensing of opioid overdose reversal medication without person-specific prescriptions, and for other purposes.”
6:00:21 P.M. H.R. 4586 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:00:23 P.M. H.R. 4586 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4586.
6:16:02 P.M. H.R. 4586 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.
6:16:29 P.M. H.R. 4599 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4599 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit certain partial fillings of prescriptions.”
6:16:42 P.M. H.R. 4599 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:16:45 P.M. H.R. 4599 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4599.
6:24:38 P.M. H.R. 4599 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:24:40 P.M. H.R. 4599 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:43 P.M. H.R. 4982 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4982 — “To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to evaluate and report on the in-patient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs of the United States.”
6:24:57 P.M. H.R. 4982 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:24:59 P.M. H.R. 4982 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4982.
6:33:41 P.M. H.R. 4982 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:44 P.M. H.R. 4982 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:34:00 P.M. H.R. 4981 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4981 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment.”
6:34:07 P.M. H.R. 4981 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:34:10 P.M. H.R. 4981 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4981.
6:49:37 P.M. H.R. 4981 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:40 P.M. H.R. 4981 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:49:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:52:13 P.M. Mr. Peters moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:52:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:52:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 12, 2016.

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January’s racist Elle cover?


Change.org

The petition below is from 2011 ..much has happen before it and since … as an article states in 9/2012 she had commercials … scene: The young woman then waltzes off in a tiny pair of white shorts as a voice-over states that the product can help skin become “bright and translucent”.

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Tell Elle to ends its practice of racist skin-whitening and apologize

Sign the Petition

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appears on the January cover of Elle magazine, but she’s outraged by the image. Her skin appears far more pale than it is in real life. Her dark brown hair is shown to be practically red.

Elle claims to celebrate women of color by featuring them on magazine covers, but this is the second time in just six months that Elle has blatantly made women of color more white. (The last controversy surrounded Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe.)

For better or worse, publications like Elle play a huge role in determining global standards of beauty — especially for young girls and teenagers who read it. It sends a cruel and dangerous message to women of color everywhere when Elle manipulates the skin color of one of India’s most famous actresses just so she can appear on a magazine cover.

Here’s our opportunity: Elle is a business that cares more about its bottom line and public image than anything else. To change their behavior — and send a message that reverberates through the whole fashion industry — we need a public outcry.

Join Change.org members in telling Elle Magazine to ends its practice of racist skin-whitening.

India already has a billion-dollar skin-whitening industry. Many women burn their skin through the use of unsafe whitening products. And there’s a pervasive prejudice against girls who are “too dark” and therefore can’t get hired or married.

A global publication like Elle has no business reinforcing that racist and damaging stereotype. Elle suffered from some bad press when the magazine cover came out, but there still needs to be a massive public campaign to force them to take real action. This is that campaign.

Tell Elle that women don’t have to be white to be beautiful – and to apologize for its offensive doctoring of its cover models:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/tell_elle_magazine_to_apologize_for_skin-bleaching_aishwarya_rai_bachchan?alert_id=SPPuQeEVud_RyCWzJiVMg&me=aa

Thanks for taking action,

– Judith and the Change.org team

Tell Congress: Support pregnant workers … a repost


by Emily J. Martin

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching — but for some moms, celebrating is the last thing on their minds.

Because Congress has failed to act, some pregnant women might be spending this holiday facing an impossible choice between risking their health and risking their family’s economic security.

Tell Your Members of Congress
to Support Pregnant Workers

No mom-to-be should be forced to choose between risking her health and risking her family’s economic security this Mother’s Day. Write to your Members of Congress now.

Lots of pregnant women don’t need any changes on the job, but some do, and for them the stakes are high. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is commonsense legislation that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations when workers have a medical need for them because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions — just as employers are already required to do for people with disabilities.

Over the next several weeks, we’re turning the pressure up to raise awareness and take action in support of pregnant workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will be re-introduced in Congress soon. But to give it a strong start, we need to make sure we have as many co-sponsors on the bill as possible.

It’s time we turn it up a notch and push for what moms really need. Please take a minute to honor the mothers in your life by supporting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Thanks for all that you do.

Sincerely,
Emily J. Martin
Vice President and General Counsel
National Women’s Law Center