Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
Daily Digest/House of Representatives
(Daily Digest - December 17, 2015)
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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 184 (Thursday, December 17, 2015)] [Daily Digest] [Pages D1332-D1333] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 4281- 4289; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 103; and H. Res. 568-571, were introduced. Pages H9690-91 Additional Cosponsors: Pages H9691-92 Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today. Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 155 noes with two answering ``present'', Roll No. 704. Pages H9433-34 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016: H.R. 2029, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, [[Page D1333]] 2016, with the amendments to the Senate amendment specified in section 3 of H. Res. 566, was taken from the Speaker's Table. Pages H9390-H9433, H9434-H9676, H9693-H10160, H10161-H10471/H10692 Representative Brady (TX) moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2029 with the amendments specified in section 3 of H. Res. 566. Pages H9399-H9423 Pursuant to the Rule, the question was divided among the two House amendments, and the portion of the divided question comprising the amendment specified in section 3(b) of H. Res. 566 was considered first. Subsequently, the first portion of the divided question was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 318 yeas to 109 nays, Roll No. 703. Pages H9423-33 Consideration began on the second portion of the divided question, comprising the amendment specified in section 3(a) of H. Res. 566. Further proceedings were postponed until tomorrow, December 18th. Pages H9660-76 H. Res. 566, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2029) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 702, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 701. Pages H9379-90 Higher Education Extension Act of 2015: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3594, to extend temporarily the Federal Perkins Loan program. Page H9676 Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H9390. Senate Referral: S. 1616 was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Page H9689 Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9388-89, H9389-90, H9432-33, and H9433-34. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 4:50 p.m.