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U.S. House of Representatives

February 15, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Blumenauer (D) OR (25th Amendment)
  2. Jenkins (R), WV (Coal Miners)
  3. Speier (D), CA (Russian Interference)
  4. McClintock (R), CA (California and Nullification)
  5. Courtney (D), CT (Russian Spy Ship)
  6. Blackburn (R), TN (H.J.Res. 43)

 

The Chair declared the House in recess at 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

The House reconvened at 12:00 PM.

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Journal approved.

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Kelly (D), IL led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (American Heart Month)
  2. Kelly (D), IL (Trump-Russia Hearings)
  3. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (Food Insecurity)
  4. Higgins (D), NY (EPA)
  5. Hultgren (R), IL (Zhu Yufu)
  6. Bustos (D), IL (Flynn Resignation)
  7. Ross, Dennis (R), FL (American Heart Month)
  8. Kildee (D), MI (Trump-Russia Ties)
  9. Smith, Lamar (R), TX (Liberal Media)
  10. Titus (D), NV (Trapping Rules)
  11. Huffman (D), CA (Trump-Russia Hearings)
  12. Jeffries (D), NY (Trump-Russia Hearings)

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Chair admonished members to avoid improper characterizations of the President.

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  1. Yoder (R), KS (Veterans)
  2. Green, Gene (D), TX (Executive Orders)

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H.Res. 123 – Providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 69 - Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska" and H.J. Res. 43 - Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients

 

Debate - 1 Hour          12:22 PM

 

  1. Burgess (R), TX
  2. Slaughter (D), NY
  3. DeLauro (D), CT
  4. Cardenas (D), CA
  5. Panetta (D), CA

 

On ordering the previous question on the rule:

Slaughter (D), NY asked recorded vote - 12:54 PM

[ric][93]

YEAS 233      NAYS 190

 

ORDERED                 1:19 PM

 

On adoption:

Slaughter (D), NY asked recorded vote - 1:19 PM

[94]

YEAS 233      NAYS 188

 

ADOPTED                 1:26 PM

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H.Res. 127 – Electing Cohen (D), TN to Comte on Ethics, Sarbanes (D), MD to Comte on Oversight and Government Reform, and Schneider (D), IL to Comte on Small Business

 

ADOPTED                 1:27 PM

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H.J.Res. 42 - Disapproving the rule submitted by DOL relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants

 

Debate – 1 Hour          1:29 PM

 

  1. Brady (R), TX
  2. Neal (D), MA
  3. Smith (R), NE
  4. Davis (D), IL
  5. Walorski (R), IN
  6. Levin (D), MI
  7. Smith (R), MO
  8. Johnson, Hank (D), GA
  9. Yoho (R), FL
  10. Lee (D), CA
  11. Jackson Lee (D), TX

 

On passage:

Davis (D), IL asked recorded vote - 2:12 PM

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H.J.Res. 66 - Disapproving the rule submitted by DOL relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees 

 

Debate – 1 Hour          2:17 PM

  1. Foxx (R), NC
  2. Bonamici, (D), OR
  3. Walberg (R), MI
  4. Scott (D), VA
  5. Roe (R), TN
  6. Neal (D), MA
  7. Davis (D), CA
  8. DeSaulnier (D), CA
  9. Waters (D), CA
  10. Roskam (R), IL
  11. Blumenauer (D), OR
  12. Schakowsky (D), IL                                 [kjm]
  13. Kaptur (D), OH
  14. Pelosi (D), CA
  15. Sarbanes (D), MD

 

On passage:

Bonamici (D), OR asked for a recorded vote - 3:24 PM

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H.J.Res. 67 - Disapproving the rule submitted by DOL relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees

 

Debate – 1 Hour          3:25 PM

  1. Walberg (R), MI
  2. Bonamici (D), OR
  3. Rooney (R), FL
  4. Crowley (D), NY
  5. Espaillat (D), NY

 

On passage:

Bonamici (D), OR asked for a recorded vote - 3:54 PM

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The Chair declared the House in recess at 3:54 PM subject to the call of the Chair.

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The Chair reconvened the House at 4:30 PM.

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Unfinished Business

 

H.J.Res. 67 - Disapproving the rule submitted by DOL relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees

On passage:

Bonamici (D), OR asked recorded vote – 4:31 PM

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YEAS 234      NAYS 191

 

PASSED                     4:54 PM

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H.J.Res. 66 - Disapproving the rule submitted by DOL relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees 

On passage:

Bonamici (D), OR asked for a recorded vote - 4:54 PM

[96]

 

YEAS 231      NAYS 193

 

PASSED                     5:03 PM

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H.J.Res. 42 - Disapproving the rule submitted by DOL relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants

On passage:

Davis (D), IL asked recorded vote - 5:03 PM

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YEAS 236      NAYS 189

 

PASSED                     5:11 PM

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Message from the Senate received (passed H.J.Res. 40 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.)

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Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of Davis, Susan (D), CA; Sherman (D), CA; and McEachin (D), VA to the to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Poe (R), TX (Human Trafficking)
  2. Demings (D), FL (National Security)
  3. LaMalfa (R), CA (Oroville Dam)
  4. Lowenthal (D), CA (Cambodia)
  5. DeFazio (D), OR (Miltiary Force)
  6. Jayapal (D), WA (Wells Fargo)
  7. McEachin (D), VA (Rep. Langston)
  8. Boyle (D), PA (Trump-Russia Connection)
  9. Payne (D), NJ (Refugees)

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Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of Davis, Rodney (R), IL to the British American Inter-Parliamentary Group.

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Special Orders

 

  1. Veasey (D), TX (Black History Month) 5:29 PM
  2. Gohmert (R) TX (Afghanistan) 6:30 PM
  3. Kaptur (D), OH (WH Holocaust Statement) 7:23 PM
  4. Ryan (D), OH (Infrastructure) 7:53 PM

 

The House adjourned at 8:19 PM until 10:00 AM Thursday.