the senate Jan 8-11 Congress ~ 2018 the house


January 11, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, January 11, 2018
January 10, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 10, 2018
January 9, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 9, 2018
January 8, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, January 8, 2018

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Last Floor Action:  1/12
10:02:08 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 16, 2018.

10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:37 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:01:48 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:01:50 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 16, 2018.

 

House Activity 1/11

9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:05 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:25 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:44 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:46 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Gallagher to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:08 A.M. 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.
9:22:37 A.M. S. 139 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 682S. 139 — “To implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, and for other purposes.”
9:22:42 A.M. S. 139 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to commit with or without instructions. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be considered as adopted. The further amendment printed in the report accompanying the rule, if offered by the Member designated in the report shall be debatable for the time printed in the report.
9:24:15 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 139.
9:37:30 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 875.
9:37:56 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE – The House resumed with debate on S. 139.
10:22:31 A.M. S. 139 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Amash, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-504 to replace the text of S. 139 with the text of the USA RIGHTS Act
10:23:56 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 682, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Amash substitute amendment No. 1.
10:54:20 A.M. S. 139 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:17:01 A.M. S. 139 On agreeing to the Amash amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 – 233 (Roll no. 14).
11:18:18 A.M. S. 139 Mr. Himes moved to commit with instructions to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).
11:18:41 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Himes motion to commit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to strengthen the provisions related to obtaining warrants to query information collected on persons in the United States.
11:24:55 A.M. S. 139 The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:33:01 A.M. S. 139 On motion to commit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 227 (Roll no. 15).
11:40:05 A.M. S. 139 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 256 – 164 (Roll no. 16).
11:40:06 A.M. S. 139 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:40:07 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:40:19 A.M. H.R. 4578 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4578 — “To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.”
11:46:51 A.M. H.R. 4578 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 – 2 (Roll no. 17).
11:46:52 A.M. H.R. 4578 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:47:05 A.M. H.R. 4708 Mr. McCaul asked unanimous consent to discharge from the Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary and consider.
11:47:05 A.M. H.R. 4708 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4708 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.”
11:47:22 A.M. H.R. 4708 On passage Passed without objection.
11:47:24 A.M. H.R. 4708 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:48:24 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House for the upcoming week.
11:55:00 A.M. Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on January 12. Agreed to without objection.
11:55:01 A.M. Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, January 12, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, January 16, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:55:02 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 Mr. Nunes asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
11:56:02 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 98 — “Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 139.”
11:56:12 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
11:56:22 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:57:16 A.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Diane Black. Mrs. Black submitted her resignation as Chairwoman from the Committee on the Budget. The resignation was accepted without objection.
11:57:30 A.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Trey Gowdy. Mr. Gowdy submitted his resignation from the Committee on Ethics. The resignation was accepted without objection.
11:58:27 A.M. H. Res. 685 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 685 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
11:58:59 A.M. H. Res. 685 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
11:59:02 A.M. H. Res. 685 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:59:50 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:13:47 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:31:37 P.M. Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:31:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:31:51 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 12, 2018.

 

House Activity 1/10

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:07 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Adrian Smith to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 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.
10:51:09 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:35 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
12:00:42 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:38 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Poe (TX) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Poe (TX) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:10 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Espaillat to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:29 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.
12:09:55 P.M. Mr. Espaillat moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:40:11 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 51 – 331 (Roll no. 5).
12:40:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed one minute speeches.
12:52:07 P.M. Mr. Gutierrez moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:17:22 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 54 – 311 (Roll no. 6).
1:17:28 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed one minute speeches.
1:22:55 P.M. Mr. Grijalva moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:47:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 62 – 324 (Roll no. 7).
1:47:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed one minute speeches.
1:53:59 P.M. H. Res. 681 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 681 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 140) to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.”
1:55:16 P.M. H. Res. 681 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 681.
2:46:58 P.M. H. Res. 681 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 681, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
2:47:24 P.M. H. Res. 682 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 682 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 139) to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, and for other purposes.”
2:49:13 P.M. H. Res. 682 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 682.
3:46:05 P.M. H. Res. 682 The previous question was ordered without objection.
4:14:13 P.M. H. Res. 682 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 181 (Roll no. 8).
4:14:15 P.M. H. Res. 682 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:27:02 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 681, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:27:11 P.M. H. Res. 681 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 681 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 140) to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.”
4:34:17 P.M. H. Res. 681 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 181 (Roll no. 9).
4:42:28 P.M. H. Res. 681 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 181 (Roll no. 10).
4:42:29 P.M. H. Res. 681 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:44:42 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on January 11. Agreed to without objection.
4:44:58 P.M. S. 140 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 681S. 140 — “To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.”
4:45:03 P.M. S. 140 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-54 shall be considered as adopted.
4:46:39 P.M. S. 140 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 140.
5:40:59 P.M. S. 140 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:10:31 P.M. S. 140 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 239 – 173 (Roll no. 11).
6:10:33 P.M. S. 140 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:10:34 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules and on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal which the yeas and nays were demanded.
6:10:50 P.M. H.R. 4567 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4567 — “To require a Department of Homeland Security overseas personnel enhancement plan, and for other purposes.”
6:17:40 P.M. H.R. 4567 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 0 (Roll no. 12).
6:17:41 P.M. H.R. 4567 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:17 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 178, 1 Present (Roll no. 13).
6:24:20 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:55:18 P.M. Ms. Tenney moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:55:19 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:55:20 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 11, 2018.

 

House Activity 1/9

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:05 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:34 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.
11:03:32 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 1425 and H.R. 3759.
11:06:45 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
12:00:16 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:13 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:15 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Babin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:30 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Tiberi wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2018.
12:02:42 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.
12:29:04 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:29:24 P.M. H.R. 4577 Mr. Rogers (AL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4577 — “To establish a working group to determine ways to develop a domestic canine breeding network to produce high quality explosives detection canines, and for other purposes.”
12:29:36 P.M. H.R. 4577 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:29:37 P.M. H.R. 4577 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4577.
12:38:59 P.M. H.R. 4577 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:39:01 P.M. H.R. 4577 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:39:18 P.M. H.R. 4567 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4567 — “To require a Department of Homeland Security overseas personnel enhancement plan, and for other purposes.”
12:39:31 P.M. H.R. 4567 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:39:34 P.M. H.R. 4567 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4567.
12:54:18 P.M. H.R. 4567 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.
12:54:52 P.M. H.R. 4561 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4561 — “To provide for third party testing of transportation security screening technology, and for other purposes.”
12:55:01 P.M. H.R. 4561 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:55:03 P.M. H.R. 4561 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4561.
1:07:50 P.M. H.R. 4561 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:07:52 P.M. H.R. 4561 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:08:33 P.M. H.R. 1486 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1486— “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide funding to secure non-profit facilities from terrorist attacks, and for other purposes.”
1:08:43 P.M. H.R. 1486 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:08:44 P.M. H.R. 1486 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1486.
1:15:48 P.M. H.R. 1486 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:15:50 P.M. H.R. 1486 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:16:40 P.M. H.R. 4578 Mr. Estes (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4578 — “To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.”
1:17:00 P.M. H.R. 4578 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:17:02 P.M. H.R. 4578 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4578.
1:23:54 P.M. H.R. 4578 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.
1:23:57 P.M. H.R. 4559 Mr. Estes (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4559 — “To conduct a global aviation security review, and for other purposes.”
1:25:08 P.M. H.R. 4559 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:25:10 P.M. H.R. 4559 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4559.
1:31:22 P.M. H.R. 4559 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:25 P.M. H.R. 4559 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:31:33 P.M. H.R. 3202 Mr. Estes (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3202 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report on cyber vulnerability disclosures, and for other purposes.”
1:31:44 P.M. H.R. 3202 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:31:45 P.M. H.R. 3202 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3202.
1:43:46 P.M. H.R. 3202 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:43:48 P.M. H.R. 3202 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:44:09 P.M. H.R. 4555 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4555 — “To authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
1:44:27 P.M. H.R. 4555 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:44:28 P.M. H.R. 4555 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4555.
1:51:27 P.M. H.R. 4555 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:51:28 P.M. H.R. 4555 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:52:15 P.M. H.R. 4564 Mr. Higgins (LA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4564 — “To require a threat assessment on current foreign terrorist fighter activities, and for other purposes.”
1:52:41 P.M. H.R. 4564 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:52:43 P.M. H.R. 4564 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4564.
1:58:49 P.M. H.R. 4564 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.
1:59:34 P.M. H.R. 4569 Mr. Gallagher moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4569 — “To require counterterrorism information sharing coordination, and for other purposes.”
1:59:48 P.M. H.R. 4569 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:59:49 P.M. H.R. 4569 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4569.
2:06:26 P.M. H.R. 4569 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:06:29 P.M. H.R. 4569 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:06:43 P.M. H.R. 4581 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4581 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, and for other purposes.”
2:06:58 P.M. H.R. 4581 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:06:59 P.M. H.R. 4581 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4581.
2:15:03 P.M. H.R. 4581 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.
2:15:28 P.M. H.R. 4433 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4433 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to achieve security of sensitive assets among the components of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
2:15:42 P.M. H.R. 4433 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:15:44 P.M. H.R. 4433 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4433.
2:21:57 P.M. H.R. 4433 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:22:02 P.M. H.R. 4433 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:09 P.M. H. Res. 676 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 676 — “Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.”
2:24:11 P.M. H. Res. 676 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:24:13 P.M. H. Res. 676 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 676.
3:11:36 P.M. H. Res. 676 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.
3:12:09 P.M. H.R. 535 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 535 — “To encourage visits between the United States and Taiwan at all levels, and for other purposes.”
3:12:10 P.M. H.R. 535 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:12:11 P.M. H.R. 535 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 535.
3:32:45 P.M. H.R. 535 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:32:46 P.M. H.R. 535 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:06 P.M. H.R. 3320 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3320 — “To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.”
3:33:08 P.M. H.R. 3320 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:33:11 P.M. H.R. 3320 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3320.
3:51:51 P.M. H.R. 3320 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:53 P.M. H.R. 3320 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:54 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:52:49 P.M. H. Res. 676 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 676 — “Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.”
4:18:47 P.M. H. Res. 676 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 2 (Roll no. 2).
4:19:02 P.M. H.R. 4564 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4564 — “To require a threat assessment on current foreign terrorist fighter activities, and for other purposes.”
4:26:21 P.M. H.R. 4564 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 0 (Roll no. 3).
4:26:22 P.M. H.R. 4564 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:26:34 P.M. H.R. 4581 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4581 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, and for other purposes.”
4:34:28 P.M. H.R. 4581 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 1 (Roll no. 4).
4:34:29 P.M. H.R. 4581 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:38:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:00:54 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:45:00 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 681 and H. Res. 682.
6:46:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
7:27:29 P.M. Ms. Kaptur moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:27:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 10, 2018.
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THE SENATE Jan2-4 **CONGRESS** 2018 THE HOUSE


Wrap Up for Thursday, January 4, 2018
January 3, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 3, 2018
January 2, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 2, 2018

 

Last Floor Action: Jan. 3rd
12:03:01 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(c) of H. Res. 670. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 5, 2018.

11:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
11:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Patrick T. McHenry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
11:00:30 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
11:01:30 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 670, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
11:01:42 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:02:33 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:55:23 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 3.
11:55:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn Sine Die.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day, pursuant to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution for the meeting of the second session of the 115th Congress.
12:01:00 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Patrick T. McHenry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:00 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:00 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:00 P.M. The Chair announced that pursuant to section 4(a) of H. Res. 670, no organizational or legislative business will be conducted on this day.
12:02:40 P.M. The Chair announced that bills and resolutions introduced today will receive a number but will not be referred to committee or noted in the Record until a subsequent day. The Chair also announced that executive communications, memorials, and petitions likewise will be referred and numbered on a subsequent day.
12:03:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(c) of H. Res. 670. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 5, 2018.

Did trump make this possible


Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va. on August 11, 2017.
Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with tiki torches in Charlottesville, Va. on August 11, 2017.
Shay Horse—Sipa USA/AP
 i saw this and wondered if there is any chance a paper trail would could be found to include someone on team trump

FDA/USDA ~Jan 2018 Alerts & Safety pg2


  • Norovirus – El Toro and Pho aroma – Seattle,WA
  • Café Spice GCT Inc., Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
    Café Spice GCT Inc., a New Windsor, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 289 pounds of chicken salad products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
  • Duke Sandwich Productions, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products Due to Misbranding
    Duke Sandwich Productions, Inc., an Easley, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 743 pounds of chicken salad products due to misbranding
  • Evershing International Trading Company is recalling Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, 16 oz., because they have 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 system. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting in to the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.This coconut product was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Oklahoma with redistribution to Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas. This Frozen Shredded Coconut product is packaged in 16 ounces plastic bags. This is a complete recall of ALL Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut currently on the market. Any customers who have this product should return the product to place of purchase for full refund. Customers may also contact Evershing International Trading Company at (408) 975-9660 during hours of operation, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.The issue was discovered by testing performed by the State of Massachusetts.

    This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

  • Case label, Palmer Candy Co. Sea Salt Caramel Hearts

Palmer Candy Company (www.palmercandy.com), announced today a limited recall of Sea Salt Caramel Hearts that were only sold at Bomgaars Supply Inc. Store in the Midwest States. The voluntary recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to abundance of caution of a possible peanut allergen contamination. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The issue was discovered by Palmer Candy Team Members. During the packing process a peanut was observed stuck to the outside of the Sea Salt Caramel Heart. To date no complaints of illness or injury have been reported to Palmer Candy.

UPC #s are usually on the label on the bottom of containers. The Best Buy Date is on the bottom of the containers.

Product photos are attached.

Product was sold in IA, SD, NE, MN, WY, CO.

Consumers should throw out or return these products to the point of sale for a full refund. For more information, consumers may call to speak with a Customer Service Representative at Palmer Candy Company between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time at 712-258-5543.

  • AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose Injection 250mg/50mL in a Single-Use flexible container NDC 55150-243-46, Lot CLF160003, Expiry date May 2018, to the hospital level. The product has been found to contain visible particulate matter tentatively identified as mold. This problem was discovered as a result of a product complaint in which the contents of one flexible bag was found to contain white particulate matter.Risk Statement: Use of a non-sterile injectable product could result in fatal infections in a broad array of patients. To date, AuroMedics Pharma LLC has not received reports of any adverse events or identifiable safety concerns attributed to this recall.Levofloxacin injection is indicated for the treatment of adults (≥18 years of age) with mild, moderate, and severe infections caused by susceptible isolates of the designated microorganisms in the specified conditions. Levofloxacin injection is indicated when intravenous administration offers a route of administration advantageous to the patient (e.g., patient cannot tolerate an oral dosage form). The affected Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose Injection 250mg/50mL lot being recalled is CLF160003, Expiry date May 2018. This recall is being carried out to the hospital level. It is packaged in a carton containing 24 bags, NDC: 55150-243-46. The product can be identified as a single-use, ready-to-use flexible plastic infusion bag in a foil laminate overwrap. AuroMedics shipped the lot to wholesalers and/or hospitals nationwide September 19 through October 31, 2017.

    AuroMedics Pharma LLC is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letters and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of all recalled product. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have the product lot which is being recalled should immediately stop using and return to place of purchase/contact their doctor as appropriate.

    Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact AuroMedics Customer Service Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST at 888-238-7880 Option 1. If you need assistance in returning your product or have questions about the recall process, contact Inmar at 800-967-5952, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

    Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Following the issuance of a voluntary recall dated November 10, 2017 of one lot of NEXTERONE (amiodarone HCl) 150 mg/100 mL Premixed Injection, Baxter International Inc. announced today it is expanding the recall to include a second lot (NC109123) of NEXTERONE due to the potential presence of particulate matter. The affected lots were distributed between 7/21/2017 and 10/2/2017 in the United States to wholesalers/distributors and healthcare facilities. The particulate matter may have entered the solution during the manufacturing process.Intravenous administration of a solution containing sterile particulate matter may lead to adverse health consequences. The extent and severity of harm depends on the size, number and composition of the foreign material, and the patient’s underlying medical condition. In the absence of in-line filtration, these particles may cause local vein irritation, inflammatory reaction, aggravation of preexisting infections, allergic reactions, phlebitis, pulmonary emboli, pulmonary granulomas, immune system dysfunction, pulmonary dysfunction, pulmonary infarction, and systemic embolization. To date, there have been no reports of adverse events associated with this issue.NEXTERONE is a prescription antiarrhythmic agent indicated for initiation of treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia in patients refractory to other therapy.The particulate matter was identified by Baxter during a stability study, and was consistent with polyethylene, the primary constituent of the film and ports used to manufacture the bag in which NEXTERONE is packaged.Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lots should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. Inform health care professionals in your organization of this recall. If you have further distributed the recalled product, please notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product from you. Further, please instruct entities that may have received the recalled product from you that if they redistributed the product, they should notify their accounts, locations or facilities of the recall to the hospital/retail user level. Recalled product should be returned to Baxter for credit by contacting Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 888-229-0001, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time.

    Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Baxter Corporate Product Surveillance at 800-437-5176, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time. Customers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this product.

    Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

    Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htmRegular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

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Tom Steyer — Need to Impeach


 

For any president to properly perform their job leading our country, both their physical and mental health are critically important.

That’s why more than 70 mental health professionals are sending a letter to Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, Chief Physician to the President. They’re requesting that the presidential physical include an evaluation of Trump’s mental health along with his physical health. It’s standard practice for patients of 66 years and older, and President Trump should not be the exception to this rule. Asking the most powerful person in the world to be subjected to the same evaluation as a rank and file member of the military is just common sense.

Please join us in asking for a comprehensive evaluation of the president’s physical AND mental health.

The American people have the right to ask these tough questions, and expect an honest answer:

  • Is self-described “very stable genius” Donald Trump competent enough to be near the nuclear codes?
  • Can this volatile person faithfully execute his duties as President of the United States?

As the World Health Organization says, “there is no health without mental health.” These are questions every American deserves to know the answers to when President Trump undergoes his annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. And yet the White House has already said that there will be NO mental fitness evaluation.

Mental and physical health screens should be part of any physical — and for the president of the United States, these evaluations are particularly important.

Please join us in asking Rear Admiral Jackson to do right by the American people in evaluating the president’s overall health — head to toe.

Thanks,
Tom

BossFeed Briefing from Working Washington


We are Working Washington

BossFeed Briefing for January 15, 2018. Last Monday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos became the wealthiest person ever assessed by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Last Tuesday, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act was heard in a State House committee, and last Wednesday it was heard in the State Senate. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Early this morning a top official in the state Department of Licensing resigned under pressure after it was discovered his agency was sharing information with federal immigration authorities. Saturday is the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.


Make you grimace 

Grimace + Trump
Tag line from this 2002 TV ad: “Together Grimace, we could own this town”

Three things to know this week:

facepalm A Subway owner in Seattle, who has already become notorious for his serial bellyaching about workers’ rights,posted a sign blaming the lack of a $5 footlong that day on essentially every step forward for workers since 2010 — while also promising a coupon was on the way. He then claimed that a Subway rep called him to say that life would get very ugly if he failed to take down the sign.

fries A Trump appointee to the National Labor Relations Board is apparently likely to withdraw a court case which could have set a new precedent that McDonald’s is in fact responsible for what happens at McDonald’s locations. A different Trump appointee recently changed the rules so that states may require people to find work in order to receive healthcare through Medicaid.

homes More than a million homes in the United States are currently vacant. Three quarters of those vacant homes are owned by investors.

 

Two things to ask:

angry face Did they misunderstand the meaning of “no means no”?The Equal Pay Opportunity Act advanced out of the Washington State House Labor Committee last week. While a majority voted yes, three members of the committee said no — putting themselves on the record in opposition to progress on gender equality and pay transparency.

calendar So who forgot to check the PR calendar? On Thursday, Walmart announced plans to maybe raise pay to as much as $11/hour across the country, which apparently they thought sounded pretty high even though it would still leave pay rates in most of the nation below the current Washington State minimum wage. Hours later the company stomped on their own reputation-burnishing effortby announcing the sudden closure of several dozen Sam’s Club stores, displacing hundreds of workers with little notice.

 

And one thing that’s worth a closer look:

lotus position An increasing number of corporations are launching “mindfulness” programs for executives and employees — at exactly the same time as employment itself grows more precarious. As Laura Marsh traces the history of this development in DissentmagazineMonsanto was among the first to go big on mindfulness when they were struggling with poor morale and a worse corporate reputation during the first big debates over their efforts to genetically engineer seeds to boost use of the company’s herbicides. While of course there’s nothing objectionable about the practice of cultivating a mindful approach to life, it’s curious, Marsh points out, how frequently these mindfulness initiatives are imposed due to a CEO’s personal awakening, and happen right around the same time as a wave of layoffs and belt-tightening. Which raises the question of what it means for a corporation to encourage mental resilience in uncertain times… when that uncertainty was caused by the corporation itself.

 

Read this far?

tophat Consider yourself briefed, boss.

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