Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 48.
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 48 — "Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026, and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 84) to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces."
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Woodall demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Woodall objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Heck to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.