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TumblrDoves-doves-31209090-2560-2069Schedule for Friday July 1, Tuesday July 5, and Wednesday July 6, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Friday, July 1, at 9:30am; Tuesday, July 5, at 9:00am.   When the Senate adjourns on Tuesday, July 5, it will next convene at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. 

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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of July 05, 2016

Last Floor Action:
7:34:35 P.M. -H.R. 4855
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Roll Call 350 – 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:13 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:33 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
1:06:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:10 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 5.
2:00:12 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:35 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:40 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Courtney to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:55:25 P.M. H. Res. 796 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 796 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4768) to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions; providing for proceedings during the period from June 23, 2016, through July 4, 2016; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
2:58:33 P.M. H. Res. 796 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 796.
4:04:32 P.M. H. Res. 796 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 796, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
4:04:45 P.M. H. Res. 793 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 793 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1270) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.”
4:06:33 P.M. H. Res. 793 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 793.
4:51:51 P.M. H. Res. 793 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 793, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
4:52:30 P.M. H. Res. 794 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 794 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5485) making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
4:56:21 P.M. H. Res. 794 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 794.
5:37:29 P.M. H. Res. 794 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 796, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
5:37:39 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 June 30, 2016 at 3:01 p.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Res. 516.
5:38:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:38:59 P.M. H.R. 5210 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5210 — “To improve access to durable medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.”
5:39:23 P.M. H.R. 5210 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:39:25 P.M. H.R. 5210 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5210.
5:52:44 P.M. H.R. 5210 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:52:45 P.M. H.R. 5210 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:53:46 P.M. H.R. 4854 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4854 — “To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an exemption from the definition of an investment company.”
5:54:20 P.M. H.R. 4854 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:54:22 P.M. H.R. 4854 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4854.
6:06:44 P.M. H.R. 4854 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.
6:07:14 P.M. H.R. 4855 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4855 — “To amend provisions in the securities laws relating to regulation crowdfunding to raise the dollar amount limit and to clarify certain requirements and exclusions for funding portals established by such Act.”
6:07:16 P.M. H.R. 4855 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:07:17 P.M. H.R. 4855 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4855.
6:32:52 P.M. H.R. 4855 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.
6:33:11 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 803.
6:34:14 P.M. H. Res. 796 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 796 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4768) to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions; providing for proceedings during the period from June 23, 2016, through July 4, 2016; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
6:55:48 P.M. H. Res. 796 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 343).
7:03:19 P.M. H. Res. 796 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll no. 344).
7:03:20 P.M. H. Res. 796 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:31 P.M. H. Res. 793 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 793 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1270) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.”
7:10:10 P.M. H. Res. 793 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 345).
7:15:48 P.M. H. Res. 793 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll no. 346).
7:15:49 P.M. H. Res. 793 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:16:28 P.M. H. Res. 794 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 794 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5485) making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
7:21:51 P.M. H. Res. 794 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 347).
7:28:00 P.M. H. Res. 794 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll no. 348).
7:28:01 P.M. H. Res. 794 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:28:05 P.M. H.R. 4854 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4854 — “To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an exemption from the definition of an investment company.”
7:34:11 P.M. H.R. 4854 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 349).
7:34:11 P.M. H.R. 4854 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:34:18 P.M. H.R. 4855 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4855 — “To amend provisions in the securities laws relating to regulation crowdfunding to raise the dollar amount limit and to clarify certain requirements and exclusions for funding portals established by such Act.”
7:34:35 P.M. H.R. 4855 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Roll Call 350 – 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

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