Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 173
(Daily Digest - December 01, 2015)

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 4138-
4151; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 100; and H. Res. 543-544 were 
introduced.
  Pages H8859-60
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H8860-61
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3459, to clarify the treatment of two or more employers as joint 
employers under the National Labor Relations Act, with an amendment (H. 
Rept. 114-355);
  H.R. 189, to extend foreclosure and eviction protections for 
servicemembers, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114-356);
  Conference report on H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the 
Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H. Rept. 114-357);
  H.R. 3016, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role 
of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs, with amendments 
(H. Rept. 114-358); and
  H. Res. 542, providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) 
to modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and 
manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and 
diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, 
and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the 
conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1177) to reauthorize the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every 
child achieves (H. Rept. 114-359).
Pages H8679-H8822, H8859
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Kelly (MS) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8649
Recess: The House recessed at 10:51 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H8654
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016: H.R. 4127, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and 
intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the 
Community Management Account, and the Central

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Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, by a \2/3\ 
recorded vote of 364 ayes to 58 noes, Roll No. 649 (Subsequent to the 
announcement by the Chair that H.R. 4127 had passed by voice vote, 
Representative Nunes asked unanimous consent that the proceedings by 
which the motion to reconsider the bill was laid upon the table and by 
which the motion that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill was 
adopted be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo).
                                                  Pages H8663-76, H8679
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure which was debated on Monday, November 
30th.
  Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015: S. 1170, to 
amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the 
United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for 
breast cancer research, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas to 1 
nay, Roll No. 648.
  Pages H8678-79
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, 
United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection 
Agency relating to ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: 
Electric Utility Generating Units'': The House passed S.J. Res. 23, 
providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, 
United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection 
Agency relating to ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: 
Electric Utility Generating Units'', by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas 
to 188 nays, Roll No. 651.
  Pages H8658-63, H8676-78, H8822-29, H8837-38
  H. Res. 539, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
8) and the joint resolutions (S.J. Res. 23) and (S.J. Res. 24), was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 243 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 647, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 242 
yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 646.
Pages H8676-77
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, 
United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection 
Agency relating to ``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing 
Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'': The House 
passed S.J. Res. 24, providing for congressional disapproval under 
chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the 
Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Carbon Pollution Emission 
Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating 
Units'', by a yea-and-nay vote of 242 yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 650. 
                                     Pages H8658-63, H8676-78, H8829-37
  H. Res. 539, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
8) and the joint resolutions (S.J. Res. 23) and (S.J. Res. 24), was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 243 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 647, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 242 
yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 646.
Pages H8676-77
Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015--Motion to go to 
Conference: The House agreed to the Brady (TX) motion to take from the 
Speaker's table the bill (H.R. 644) to reauthorize trade facilitation 
and trade enforcement functions and activities, with the House 
amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, insist on the House 
amendment, and agree to a conference with the Senate thereon, by a 
recorded vote of 252 ayes to 170 noes, Roll No. 652.
  Pages H8838-39
  Debated the Kuster motion to instruct conferees. Further proceedings 
were postponed.
Pages H8846-49
North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015: The 
House began consideration of H.R. 8, to modernize energy 
infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing 
workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy, and promote 
energy efficiency and government accountability. Consideration is 
expected to resume tomorrow, December 2nd.
  Pages H8658-63, H8676-78, H8839-46
  H. Res. 539, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
8) and the joint resolutions (S.J. Res. 23) and (S.J. Res. 24), was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 243 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 647, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 242 
yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 646.
Pages H8676-77
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8676-77, 
H8677, H8678-79, H8837, H8837-38 and H8838-39. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:45 p.m.