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Schedule for Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, September 22, 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 until 11:00am.   Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed 
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House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 21, 2016

10:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:46 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Reid J. Ribble to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:04 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.
11:01:15 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:27 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 21.
12:00:31 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Clarence A. Williams, Greater Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg, FL.
12:02:20 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Hardy to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:40 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.
12:41:11 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 September 21, 2016 at 9:10 a.m.: That the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 5252, H.R. 2515, H.R. 5937, and passed S. 3076.
12:42:11 P.M. H. Res. 876 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 876 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5461) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes.”
12:43:56 P.M. H. Res. 876 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 876.
1:22:15 P.M. H. Res. 876 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 876, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:23:04 P.M. H. Res. 875 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 875 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3438) to amend title 5, United States Code, to postpone the effective date of high-impact rules pending judicial review; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5719) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of certain equity grants; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
1:24:01 P.M. H. Res. 875 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 875.
2:14:08 P.M. H. Res. 875 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 – 171 (Roll no. 524).
2:21:19 P.M. H. Res. 875 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 – 181 (Roll no. 525).
2:21:21 P.M. H. Res. 875 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:37 P.M. UNFINSIHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 876, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:22:09 P.M. H. Res. 876 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 876 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5461) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes.”
2:27:33 P.M. H. Res. 876 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 – 181 (Roll no. 526).
2:33:39 P.M. H. Res. 876 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 247 – 174 (Roll no. 527).
2:33:41 P.M. H. Res. 876 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:59 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.
2:34:28 P.M. H.R. 3957 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3957 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily allow expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty.”
2:40:11 P.M. H.R. 3957 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 – 20 (Roll no. 528).
2:40:12 P.M. H.R. 3957 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:31 P.M. H.R. 5659 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5659 — “To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).”
2:46:23 P.M. H.R. 5659 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 0 (Roll no. 529).
2:46:24 P.M. H.R. 5659 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:46:36 P.M. H.R. 5713 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5713 — “To provide for the extension of certain long-term care hospital Medicare payment rules, clarify the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals, and for other purposes.”
2:53:20 P.M. H.R. 5713 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 3 (Roll no. 530).
2:53:21 P.M. H.R. 5713 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:53:40 P.M. H.R. 5613 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5613 — “To provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016.”
2:59:30 P.M. H.R. 5613 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 0 (Roll no. 531).
2:59:31 P.M. H.R. 5613 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:00:17 P.M. H.R. 1475 Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent that the House take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendment.
3:00:31 P.M. H.R. 1475 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
3:00:32 P.M. H.R. 1475 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:01:13 P.M. H.R. 2494 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that the House take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendment.
3:01:28 P.M. H.R. 2494 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
3:01:29 P.M. H.R. 2494 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:01:46 P.M. H. Res. 220 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
3:02:17 P.M. H. Res. 220 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 220 — “Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.”
3:02:27 P.M. H. Res. 220 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to strike all after the resolved clause and replace with an entire new text.
3:02:35 P.M. H. Res. 220 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to without objection.
3:02:52 P.M. H. Res. 220 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to strike the preamble and insert an entire new text.
3:03:06 P.M. H. Res. 220 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to without objection.
3:03:17 P.M. H. Res. 220 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:03:22 P.M. H. Res. 220 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:23 P.M. H.R. 5995 Mr. Meadows asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
3:03:47 P.M. H.R. 5995 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5995 — “To strike the sunset on certain provisions relating to the authorized protest of a task or delivery order under section 4106 of title 41, United States Code.”
3:03:53 P.M. H.R. 5995 On passage Passed without objection.
3:03:57 P.M. H.R. 5995 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:58 P.M. H.R. 5461 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 876. H.R. 5461 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes.”
3:04:03 P.M. H.R. 5461 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5461 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the report.
3:05:06 P.M. H.R. 5461 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 876 and Rule XVIII.
3:05:07 P.M. H.R. 5461 The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom McClintock to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:05:48 P.M. H.R. 5461 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5461.
4:12:26 P.M. H.R. 5461 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poliquin, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-778 to add Committee on Foreign Affairs to the reporting requirements in the Bill.
4:12:30 P.M. H.R. 5461 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 876, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poliquin amendment No. 1.
4:14:12 P.M. H.R. 5461 On agreeing to the Poliquin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:32 P.M. H.R. 5461 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (IN), numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-778 to add three additional provisions to the bill’s required report on Iranian leadership financial assets.
4:14:34 P.M. H.R. 5461 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 876, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (IN) amendment No. 2.
4:19:13 P.M. H.R. 5461 On agreeing to the Young (IN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:33 P.M. H.R. 5461 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lance, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-778 to add head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to list of Iranian leaders.
4:19:36 P.M. H.R. 5461 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 876, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lance amendment No. 3.
4:23:38 P.M. H.R. 5461 On agreeing to the Lance amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:52 P.M. H.R. 5461 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5461.
4:24:34 P.M. H.R. 5461 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:24:46 P.M. H.R. 5461 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:25:26 P.M. H.R. 5461 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5461, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the yeas had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
4:26:07 P.M. Ms. Foxx filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 879.
4:27:08 P.M. H.R. 3438 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 875. H.R. 3438 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to postpone the effective date of high-impact rules pending judicial review.”
4:27:13 P.M. H.R. 3438 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3438 and H.R. 5719. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 3438 and H.R. 5719. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 22, 2016 or September 23, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
4:27:39 P.M. H.R. 3438 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 875 and Rule XVIII.
4:27:41 P.M. H.R. 3438 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:27:57 P.M. H.R. 3438 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3438.
5:01:40 P.M. H.R. 3438 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-777 to exempt from the requirements of the legislation any rule that would reduce the cost of healthcare for people over the age of 65.
5:01:41 P.M. H.R. 3438 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 875, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 1.
5:07:50 P.M. H.R. 3438 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:08:05 P.M. H.R. 3438 An amendment, offered by Ms. DelBene, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-777 to exempt from the bill’s requirements rules relating to improving the affordability of higher education.
5:08:07 P.M. H.R. 3438 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 875, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 2.
5:15:11 P.M. H.R. 3438 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Marino demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:15:48 P.M. H.R. 3438 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:42:48 P.M. H.R. 3438 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 232 (Roll no. 532).
5:46:54 P.M. H.R. 3438 On agreeing to the DelBene amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 – 237 (Roll no. 533).
5:47:24 P.M. H.R. 3438 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3438.
5:47:38 P.M. H.R. 3438 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:48:42 P.M. H.R. 3438 Mr. Thompson (MS) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
5:49:24 P.M. H.R. 3438 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (MS) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add an exception for rules to decrease the vulnerability of the public to a terrorist attack.
5:58:37 P.M. H.R. 3438 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:05:17 P.M. H.R. 3438 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 240 (Roll no. 534).
6:11:55 P.M. H.R. 3438 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 244 – 180 (Roll no. 535).
6:11:57 P.M. H.R. 3438 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:12:14 P.M. H.R. 5461 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5461 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes.”
6:18:41 P.M. H.R. 5461 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 282 – 143 (Roll no. 536).
6:18:43 P.M. H.R. 5461 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:27 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:19:35 P.M. H.R. 5859 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5859 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the major metropolitan area counterterrorism training and exercise grant program, and for other purposes.”
6:26:42 P.M. H.R. 5859 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 30 (Roll no. 537).
6:26:43 P.M. H.R. 5859 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:27:42 P.M. H.R. 6007 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6007 — “To amend title 49, United States Code, to include consideration of certain impacts on commercial space launch and reentry activities in a navigable airspace analysis, and for other purposes.”
6:33:21 P.M. H.R. 6007 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 – 0 (Roll no. 538).
6:33:22 P.M. H.R. 6007 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:33:43 P.M. H.R. 5977 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5977 — “To direct the Secretary of Transportation to provide to the appropriate committees of Congress advance notice of certain announcements, and for other purposes.”
6:39:41 P.M. H.R. 5977 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 – 1 (Roll no. 539).
6:39:42 P.M. H.R. 5977 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:40:29 P.M. H.R. 6014 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6014 — “To direct the Federal Aviation Administration to allow certain construction or alteration of structures by State departments of transportation without requiring an aeronautical study, and for other purposes.”
6:46:00 P.M. H.R. 6014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 – 0 (Roll no. 540).
6:46:01 P.M. H.R. 6014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:46:04 P.M. H.R. 6014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:46:25 P.M. H.R. 5147 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5147 — “To amend title 40, United States Code, to require that male and female restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing facilities.”
6:52:25 P.M. H.R. 5147 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 – 34 (Roll no. 541).
6:52:26 P.M. H.R. 5147 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:28 P.M. H.R. 5147 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:52:48 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
6:53:25 P.M. H.R. 2315 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2315 — “To limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States.”
6:53:38 P.M. H.R. 2315 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:53:42 P.M. H.R. 2315 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2315.
7:25:59 P.M. H.R. 2315 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:26:03 P.M. H.R. 2315 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:26:14 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Mr. Bishop (MI) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Con. Res. 122 — “Supporting efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally.”
7:26:31 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:26:33 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 122.
7:40:51 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:41:01 P.M. H. Con. Res. 122 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:41:10 P.M. H.R. 4712 Mr. Bishop (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4712 — “To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide for an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under which a person to whom a document is sent under that initiative may require that the United States Postal Service obtain a signature from that person in order to deliver the document, and for other purposes.”
7:41:29 P.M. H.R. 4712 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:41:31 P.M. H.R. 4712 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4712.
7:54:07 P.M. H.R. 4712 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:54:10 P.M. H.R. 4712 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:55:01 P.M. H.R. 5064 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5064 — “To amend the Small Business Act to allow small business development centers to assist and advise small business concerns on relevant cyber security matters, and for other purposes.”
7:55:06 P.M. H.R. 5064 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:55:10 P.M. H.R. 5064 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5064.
8:15:51 P.M. H.R. 5064 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:15:53 P.M. H.R. 5064 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:16:14 P.M. H.R. 5708 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
8:16:24 P.M. H.R. 5708 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5708 — “To oppose loans at international financial institutions for the Government of Nicaragua unless the Government of Nicaragua is taking effective steps to hold free, fair, and transparent elections, and for other purposes.”
8:17:16 P.M. H.R. 5708 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce, to strike all after the enacting clause and insert an entire new text.
8:17:19 P.M. H.R. 5708 On agreeing to the Royce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:17:31 P.M. H.R. 5708 On passage Passed without objection.
8:17:37 P.M. H.R. 5708 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:17:41 P.M. H.R. 5708 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
8:18:01 P.M. H.R. 5094 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5094 — “To contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine, to assist Ukraine’s democratic transition, and for other purposes.”
8:18:11 P.M. H.R. 5094 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:18:16 P.M. H.R. 5094 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5094.
8:29:31 P.M. H.R. 5094 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:29:33 P.M. H.R. 5094 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:29:36 P.M. H.R. 3924 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3924 — “To establish in the United States Agency for International Development an entity to be known as the United States Global Development Lab, and for other purposes.”
8:29:50 P.M. H.R. 3924 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:29:52 P.M. H.R. 3924 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3924.
8:40:20 P.M. H.R. 3924 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:40:22 P.M. H.R. 3924 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:40:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:24:27 P.M. Ms. Sewell (AL) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:24:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:24:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 22, 2016.

House Floor Activities
Legislative Day of September 20, 2016

12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:35 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Adrian Smith to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:55 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.
12:13:02 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 20.
2:00:11 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:17 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:19 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:14:21 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 September 20, 2016 at 9:29 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 5985 and H.R. 5936 without amendment, and H.R. 1475 with an amendment. Appointment: John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission.
2:15:04 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:15:33 P.M. H.R. 670 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 670 — “To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicaid rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for Medicaid beneficiaries to trusts established by those beneficiaries, and for other purposes.”
2:15:46 P.M. H.R. 670 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:15:48 P.M. H.R. 670 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 670.
2:23:18 P.M. H.R. 670 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.
2:23:52 P.M. H.R. 5963 Mr. Curbelo (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5963 — “To reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.”
2:24:20 P.M. H.R. 5963 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:24:22 P.M. H.R. 5963 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5963.
2:42:01 P.M. H.R. 5963 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.
2:42:37 P.M. H.R. 5785 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5785 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for an annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers.”
2:43:28 P.M. H.R. 5785 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:43:29 P.M. H.R. 5785 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5785.
2:48:12 P.M. H.R. 5785 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.
2:48:59 P.M. H.R. 5690 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5690 — “To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.”
2:49:10 P.M. H.R. 5690 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:49:11 P.M. H.R. 5690 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5690.
2:53:18 P.M. H.R. 5690 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.
2:53:30 P.M. H.R. 4419 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4419 — “To update the financial disclosure requirements for judges of the District of Columbia courts.”
2:54:12 P.M. H.R. 4419 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:54:14 P.M. H.R. 4419 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4419.
3:00:55 P.M. H.R. 4419 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.
3:01:06 P.M. H.R. 5037 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5037 — “To authorize the establishment of a program of voluntary separation incentive payments for nonjudicial employees of the District of Columbia courts and employees of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service.”
3:01:23 P.M. H.R. 5037 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:01:40 P.M. H.R. 5037 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5037.
3:06:54 P.M. H.R. 5037 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.
3:07:23 P.M. H.R. 5625 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5625 — “To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes.”
3:07:35 P.M. H.R. 5625 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:07:47 P.M. H.R. 5625 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5625.
3:16:17 P.M. H.R. 5625 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.
3:16:28 P.M. S. 1550 Mr. Carter (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 1550 — “To amend title 31, United States Code, to establish entities tasked with improving program and project management in certain Federal agencies, and for other purposes.”
3:17:06 P.M. S. 1550 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:09 P.M. S. 1550 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1550.
3:26:16 P.M. S. 1550 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.
3:26:50 P.M. H.R. 5687 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5687 — “To eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office.”
3:27:01 P.M. H.R. 5687 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:27:03 P.M. H.R. 5687 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5687.
3:30:35 P.M. H.R. 5687 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:30:37 P.M. H.R. 5687 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:30:38 P.M. H.R. 5612 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5612 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the “Marine Lance Corporal Squire ‘Skip’ Wells Post Office Building”.”
3:31:07 P.M. H.R. 5612 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:08 P.M. H.R. 5612 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5612.
3:42:16 P.M. H.R. 5612 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:42:18 P.M. H.R. 5612 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:42:37 P.M. H.R. 4887 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4887 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the “Richard Allen Cable Post Office”.”
3:42:49 P.M. H.R. 4887 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:50 P.M. H.R. 4887 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4887.
3:47:32 P.M. H.R. 4887 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:47:34 P.M. H.R. 4887 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:51 P.M. H.R. 5150 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5150 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the “Leonard Montalto Post Office Building”.”
3:48:03 P.M. H.R. 5150 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:48:04 P.M. H.R. 5150 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5150.
3:53:14 P.M. H.R. 5150 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:16 P.M. H.R. 5150 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:53:34 P.M. H.R. 5309 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5309 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 McElroy Drive in Oxford, Mississippi, as the “Army First Lieutenant Donald C. Carwile Post Office Building”.”
3:53:44 P.M. H.R. 5309 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:53:45 P.M. H.R. 5309 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5309.
4:00:53 P.M. H.R. 5309 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:55 P.M. H.R. 5309 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:01:14 P.M. H.R. 5591 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5591 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office”.”
4:01:24 P.M. H.R. 5591 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:26 P.M. H.R. 5591 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5591.
4:07:51 P.M. H.R. 5591 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:07:55 P.M. H.R. 5591 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:08:06 P.M. H.R. 5676 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5676 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the “Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building”.”
4:08:09 P.M. H.R. 5676 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:08:11 P.M. H.R. 5676 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5676.
4:13:19 P.M. H.R. 5676 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:13:20 P.M. H.R. 5676 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:13:24 P.M. H.R. 5889 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5889 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Chalan Kanoa VLG in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, as the “Segundo T. Sablan and CNMI Fallen Military Heroes Post Office Building”.”
4:13:47 P.M. H.R. 5889 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:13:50 P.M. H.R. 5889 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5889.
4:20:40 P.M. H.R. 5889 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:20:42 P.M. H.R. 5889 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:44 P.M. H.R. 5356 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5356 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the “E. Marie Youngblood Post Office”.”
4:20:49 P.M. H.R. 5356 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:20:51 P.M. H.R. 5356 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5356.
4:27:48 P.M. H.R. 5356 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:51 P.M. H.R. 5356 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:28:00 P.M. H.R. 5798 Mr. Hice, Jody B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5798 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois, as the “Abner J. Mikva Post Office Building”.”
4:28:13 P.M. H.R. 5798 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:28:14 P.M. H.R. 5798 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5798.
4:36:30 P.M. H.R. 5798 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:37:10 P.M. H.R. 3957 Mr. Buchanan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3957 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily allow expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty.”
4:37:36 P.M. H.R. 3957 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:37:38 P.M. H.R. 3957 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3957.
4:44:20 P.M. H.R. 3957 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:44:26 P.M. H.R. 5659 Mr. Smith (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5659 — “To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).”
4:44:47 P.M. H.R. 5659 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:49 P.M. H.R. 5659 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5659.
4:50:01 P.M. H.R. 5659 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:50:18 P.M. H.R. 5613 Ms. Jenkins (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5613 — “To provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016.”
4:50:41 P.M. H.R. 5613 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:43 P.M. H.R. 5613 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5613.
4:59:53 P.M. H.R. 5613 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.
5:00:23 P.M. H.R. 5320 Mr. Johnson, Sam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5320 — “To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Social Security Administration, and for other purposes.”
5:00:45 P.M. H.R. 5320 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:47 P.M. H.R. 5320 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5320.
5:09:15 P.M. H.R. 5320 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.
5:10:28 P.M. H.R. 5946 Mr. Dold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5946 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games.”
5:10:50 P.M. H.R. 5946 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:10:52 P.M. H.R. 5946 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5946.
5:23:58 P.M. H.R. 5946 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.
5:24:57 P.M. H.R. 5713 Mr. Tiberi moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5713 — “To provide for the extension of certain long-term care hospital Medicare payment rules, clarify the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals, and for other purposes.”
5:25:10 P.M. H.R. 5713 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:25:12 P.M. H.R. 5713 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5713.
5:34:12 P.M. H.R. 5713 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.
5:35:02 P.M. H.R. 2285 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2285 — “To improve enforcement against trafficking in cultural property and prevent stolen or illicit cultural property from financing terrorist and criminal networks, and for other purposes.”
5:35:36 P.M. H.R. 2285 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:35:37 P.M. H.R. 2285 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2285.
5:46:18 P.M. H.R. 2285 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.
5:46:49 P.M. H.R. 5523 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5523 — “To amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures, and for other purposes.”
5:47:17 P.M. H.R. 5523 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:47:38 P.M. H.R. 5523 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5523.
6:07:03 P.M. H.R. 5523 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.
6:07:30 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:32:35 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 20.
6:32:39 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:33:17 P.M. H.R. 670 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 670 — “To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicaid rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for Medicaid beneficiaries to trusts established by those beneficiaries, and for other purposes.”
6:54:13 P.M. H.R. 670 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 – 22 (Roll no. 521).
6:54:14 P.M. H.R. 670 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:26 P.M. H.R. 5785 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5785 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for an annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers.”
7:00:32 P.M. H.R. 5785 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 – 4 (Roll no. 522).
7:00:33 P.M. H.R. 5785 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:00:46 P.M. H.R. 5690 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5690 — “To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.”
7:11:38 P.M. H.R. 5690 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 – 0 (Roll no. 523).
7:11:39 P.M. H.R. 5690 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:00 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 875 and H. Res. 876.
7:13:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:13:31 P.M. H.R. 6007 Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6007 — “To amend title 49, United States Code, to include consideration of certain impacts on commercial space launch and reentry activities in a navigable airspace analysis, and for other purposes.”
7:13:51 P.M. H.R. 6007 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:13:52 P.M. H.R. 6007 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6007.
7:19:52 P.M. H.R. 6007 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.
7:20:08 P.M. H.R. 5977 Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5977 — “To direct the Secretary of Transportation to provide to the appropriate committees of Congress advance notice of certain announcements, and for other purposes.”
7:20:31 P.M. H.R. 5977 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:20:32 P.M. H.R. 5977 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5977.
7:24:17 P.M. H.R. 5977 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.
7:24:37 P.M. H.R. 5944 Mr. Zeldin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5944 — “To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances, and for other purposes.”
7:25:23 P.M. H.R. 5944 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:25:24 P.M. H.R. 5944 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5944.
7:30:14 P.M. H.R. 5944 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:16 P.M. H.R. 5944 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:30:45 P.M. H.R. 5957 Mr. Zeldin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5957 — “To include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration.”
7:30:56 P.M. H.R. 5957 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:30:57 P.M. H.R. 5957 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5957.
7:37:09 P.M. H.R. 5957 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:37:11 P.M. H.R. 5957 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:37:42 P.M. H.R. 6014 Mr. Zeldin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6014 — “To direct the Federal Aviation Administration to allow certain construction or alteration of structures by State departments of transportation without requiring an aeronautical study, and for other purposes.”
7:37:52 P.M. H.R. 6014 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:37:53 P.M. H.R. 6014 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6014.
7:43:13 P.M. H.R. 6014 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.
7:43:36 P.M. H.R. 5147 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5147 — “To amend title 40, United States Code, to require that male and female restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing facilities.”
7:44:06 P.M. H.R. 5147 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:44:08 P.M. H.R. 5147 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5147.
7:48:59 P.M. H.R. 5147 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.
7:49:31 P.M. H.R. 3937 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3937 — “To designate the building utilized as a United States courthouse located at 150 Reade Circle in Greenville, North Carolina, as the “Judge Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse”.”
7:49:41 P.M. H.R. 3937 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:49:42 P.M. H.R. 3937 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3937.
8:00:46 P.M. H.R. 3937 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
8:00:48 P.M. H.R. 3937 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:00:50 P.M. H.R. 3937 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
8:01:10 P.M. H.R. 5859 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5859 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the major metropolitan area counterterrorism training and exercise grant program, and for other purposes.”
8:02:02 P.M. H.R. 5859 Considered under suspension of the rules.
8:02:08 P.M. H.R. 5859 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5859.
8:44:45 P.M. H.R. 5859 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.
8:45:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:47:00 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:47:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:47:03 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 21, 2016.

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Washington Monument Grounds
Entrances – 17th Street & Constitution Avenue N.W.  &  17th Street S.W. near Independence Avenue

Friday, September 23, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m – Festival Program

Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Festival Program
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Concert featuring Living Colour, Public Enemy, and The Roots

Sunday, September 25, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Festival Program
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  –  Concert featuring Experience Unlimited (EU), Meshell Ndegeocello, and Angélique Kidjo

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Beginning Friday, September 23, 2016, on the Washington Monument grounds, the National Museum of African American History and Culture presents Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration. Conceived and presented in festival fashion, Freedom Sounds programming will include musical performances, dance, spoken word, oral history activities and two evening concerts. A drum circle, storytelling, and interactive workshops and a mural wall by artist Cey Adams offer opportunities to explore and celebrate the museum’s rich content and stories. The festival will include food concessions such as Southern BBQ, Soul Food, Gulf Coast Kitchen Po’ Boys, Kenyan Curries, Caribbean Jerk, and more.

This three-day music festival presents artists who represent the numerous cultural threads encompassing our shared African diasporic histories and traditions. Two tented stages will offer local, national and international performers including the Stax Music Academy, Len Chandler, Josh White Jr., Dom Flemons, Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Medoune Gueye, Jean Carne, the McIntosh County Shouters, Bobi Cespedes, Paito y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava, Morgan State University Choir, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Freedom Singers, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Randolph, Sweet Honey in the Rock, 9th Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Louise Toppin, the National Hand Dance Association, the National Association of Black Storytellers Inc. and Urban Artistry. View full list of artists with biographies.

The Freedom Sounds festival is free and open to the public, with no tickets required. The event is co-produced by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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Dedication Ceremony

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Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. Gathering and Musical Prelude
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On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the public witnesses the outdoor Dedication Ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In the afternoon, the museum officially opens to the public. Tickets are not required for the public to view the outdoor Dedication Ceremony. Extensive large-screen viewing areas are well-positioned for crowds during the Dedication Ceremony.

Museum Opens to the Public

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Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 7:00 a.m. – Midnight

The Museum officially opens to the public following the Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The museum will keep its doors open for extended hours Monday through Friday, September 26 – 30, 10 a.m.– 7:30 p.m, Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.– midnight, and Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m.– 10 p.m.

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Krishna Food Corp of Neshanic Station, New Jersey is recalling 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI, NET WT: 300g 10.58 OZ Batch no 2016 F97 Best Before June 2017, because it has 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.

Kiwi Care Package Company Recalls Wattie’s Canned Spaghetti With Sausage Products Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection
Kiwi Care Package Company, a South Tahoe, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 90 pounds of Wattie’s canned spaghetti with sausage that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection and was received from a New Zealand establishment that was not eligible to export product to the U.S.

 

From the HHS Blog: Making Progress on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Most of modern medicine is possible because antibiotics gave us the power to fight common infections. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this tool’s power gradually diminish over time. Partners from across industry and government have come together to support programs that can help fight antibiotic resistance by helping clinicians more accurately diagnose infections,supporting the development of new antibiotics, and bringing together more partners to tackle this challenge.  Learn More >>

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HHS forges strategic partnerships with two global companies to develop new antibiotics

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. This week, ASPR announced strategic partnerships with two companies to fight the rise of antibiotic resistance. These partnerships will focus on developing products that combat the growing threat of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. Learn More >>

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Get Ready to Help. Become an Active Bystander.

When an emergency happens, whether it is a major disaster or smaller local incident, bystanders are the first people on the scene and their actions can help protect and save lives – often times, these are the lives of their friends, families or community members. During National Preparedness Month, take some time to learn how you can get ready to provide urgently needed care in a disaster.  Learn More >>

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Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of Zika

Many people who are infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms.  Zika is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. So, many people might not realize they have been infected. Symptoms of Zika are include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. People with Zika may also have muscle pain and headaches. Learn More >>

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Save the Date:  #Prep2Grow Twitter Chat

Kids change quickly from birth to five.  It seems like every day, they’ve grown an inch, learned a new word, or tried something different.  As your child grows from a tiny little newborn to tumbling toddler to a playful preschooler, they change in so many ways. Is your emergency plan keeping up with all these changes? Join us for a twitter chat on September 29 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT to learn about ways that families with young children can stay safe and healthy before, during and after an emergency.  Learn More >>

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a message from Rep. John Lewis … Vote for Bob Schneider


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Over 50 years ago, I joined with my brothers and sisters to march on Washington to demand an end to the great civil injustices our nation was promoting.

While we’ve come a great way since those days, the awful rhetoric coming from Donald Trump and his Republican colleagues feels all too familiar.

We CANNOT allow Republicans to take us back to that time. Not now, not ever.

I need you standing shoulder-to-shoulder with me. Chip in $5 immediately to help us bring Democrat Brad Schneider back to Congress.

I can’t believe that in 2016, I’m still fighting many of the same battles I fought 50 years ago.

Sadly, if we don’t replace these extremist Republicans, I know I’m going to continue fighting them until the day I die.
I need partners like Brad with me in Washington. I need more progressive leaders that will stand up to intolerance and help ensure every American has an equal say in our government.

But Brad has a crucial fundraising deadline in just 6 days.

I need to ask you personally: will you help him out and pitch in a $5 contribution today?

http://act.schneiderforcongress.com/donate

Thank you,

Congressman John Lewis