THE SENATE Nov17th – Dec1 **CONGRESS** 2017 THE HOUSE


December 2, 2017 Wrap Up for Friday, December 1, 2017
November 30, 2017 Wrap Up for Thursday, November 30, 2017
November 29, 2017 Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 29, 2017
November 28, 2017 Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 28, 2017
November 27, 2017 Wrap Up for Monday, November 27, 2017
November 16, 2017 Wrap Up for Thursday, November 16, 2017

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House Floor Activities ~passed a tax bill that screws ALL Americans!
Legislative Day of December 01, 2017

9:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:11 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:05 A.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. Newhouse 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. Newhouse objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:42 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:53 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.
9:16:00 A.M. H.R. 1699 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 635H.R. 1699 — “To amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a high-cost mortgage, to amend the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to modify the definition of a loan originator, and for other purposes.”
9:16:05 A.M. H.R. 1699 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4182 and H.R. 1699. Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4182 under a structured rule, with one hour of general debate, and one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution also provides for consideration of H.R. 1699 under a closed rule, with one hour of general debate, and one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
9:17:09 A.M. H.R. 1699 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1699.
10:27:48 A.M. H.R. 1699 Ms. Waters, Maxine moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
10:28:26 A.M. H.R. 1699 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters, Maxine (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to protect consumers from excessive costs and predatory lenders.
11:00:56 A.M. H.R. 1699 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 – 227 (Roll no. 650).
11:11:14 A.M. H.R. 1699 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 – 163 (Roll no. 651).
11:11:17 A.M. H.R. 1699 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:11:20 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:19:02 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 169, 2 Present (Roll no. 652).
11:19:30 A.M. Mr. Upton asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, December 1, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
11:20:39 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:40:29 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:17:15 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:17:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:17:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on December 4, 2017.

House Activity 11/30

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Gary J. Palmer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:28 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.
10:54:02 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 30.
12:00:19 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Jon Lands, Fellowship Baptist Church, Vienna, West Virginia
12:01:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:46 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Panetta to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:16 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.
12:31:36 P.M. H. Res. 635 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 635 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4182) to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1699) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a high-cost mortgage, to amend the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to modify the definition of a loan originator, and for other purposes.”
12:34:40 P.M. H. Res. 635 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 635.
1:16:56 P.M. H. Res. 635 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 635, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:17:21 P.M. H.R. 3905 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the House resumed with further consideration of H.R. 3905.
1:43:24 P.M. H.R. 3905 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 – 237 (Roll no. 642).
1:51:18 P.M. H.R. 3905 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 216 – 204 (Roll no. 643).
1:51:19 P.M. H.R. 3905 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:20 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. McCarthy for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on a scheduling change for the week of December 4, 2017.
2:01:10 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 635 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:01:54 P.M. H. Res. 635 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 635 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4182) to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1699) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a high-cost mortgage, to amend the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to modify the definition of a loan originator, and for other purposes.”
2:09:14 P.M. H. Res. 635 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 189 (Roll no. 644).
2:16:21 P.M. H. Res. 635 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 186 (Roll no. 645).
2:16:23 P.M. H. Res. 635 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:05 P.M. H.R. 3017 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 631H.R. 3017 — “To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes.”
2:18:10 P.M. H.R. 3017 The rules provides 1 hour of general debate on both bills. For H.R. 3017, the bill is closed to amendments. For H.R. 3905, the rule provides for a specified amendment. The rule also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill.
2:19:22 P.M. H.R. 3017 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3017.
2:55:30 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 245S. 254S. 302S. 343S. 669S. 772S. 825S. 1285, and H.R. 228. 772, S. 825S. 1285, and H.R. 228, without amendment. In addition, an appointment to the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission was received.
2:56:01 P.M. H.R. 3017 DEBATE – The House resumed debate on H.R. 3017.
3:16:18 P.M. H.R. 3017 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:16:36 P.M. H.R. 3017 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3017, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Shimkus demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:18:13 P.M. H.R. 4182 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 635H.R. 4182 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes.”
3:18:18 P.M. H.R. 4182 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4182 and H.R. 1699. Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4182 under a structured rule, with one hour of general debate, and one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution also provides for consideration of H.R. 1699 under a closed rule, with one hour of general debate, and one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
3:18:59 P.M. H.R. 4182 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 635 and Rule XVIII.
3:19:01 P.M. H.R. 4182 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:19:11 P.M. H.R. 4182 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4182.
3:49:43 P.M. H.R. 4182 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-430 to exempt alumni of the PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps, and other national service programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service from the two year probationary period.
3:49:49 P.M. H.R. 4182 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 635, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment no. 1.
3:57:37 P.M. H.R. 4182 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:58:24 P.M. H.R. 4182 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gianforte, numbered 3 printed printed in House Report 115-430 to provide additional notification to supervisor with 1 year, 6 months, 3 months and 30 days of remaining probationary period.
3:59:30 P.M. H.R. 4182 Gianforte amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
3:59:35 P.M. H.R. 4182 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 635, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gianforte amendment no. 3, as modified.
4:02:50 P.M. H.R. 4182 On agreeing to the Gianforte amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:04 P.M. H.R. 4182 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-430 to strike the provisions of the bill and replaces it with a study and report by the Comptroller General of the United States. The study and report will be on those agencies that have lengthened the employee probationary period from 1 to 2 years, and any impact of an existing 2 year probationary period at the agency.
4:03:05 P.M. H.R. 4182 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 635, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment no. 4.
4:10:32 P.M. H.R. 4182 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:11:24 P.M. H.R. 4182 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:38:50 P.M. H.R. 4182 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 221 (Roll no. 646).
4:45:16 P.M. H.R. 4182 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 223 (Roll no. 647).
4:45:27 P.M. H.R. 4182 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4182.
4:45:48 P.M. H.R. 4182 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:46:14 P.M. H.R. 4182 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:52:44 P.M. H.R. 4182 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 213 – 204 (Roll no. 648).
4:52:46 P.M. H.R. 4182 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:52:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.R. 3017, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:52:59 P.M. H.R. 3017 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3017 — “To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes.”
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 3017 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 409 – 8 (Roll no. 649).
5:01:05 P.M. H.R. 3017 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:21 P.M. H. Res. 636 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 636 — “Relating to the exercise of the authority of the ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.”
5:02:30 P.M. H. Res. 636 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:34 P.M. H. Res. 636 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:02:37 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:38:30 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:08:26 P.M. Mr. Raskin moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:08:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:08:34 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 1, 2017.

House Activity 11/29

10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom Rice to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:47 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.
10:26:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 29.
12:00:07 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Ron Dunn, New Hope Ministries, Akron, MI.
12:01:26 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:28 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. McKinley to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:04 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.
12:40:04 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Don Bacon. Mr. Bacon submitted his resignation from the Committee on Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:41:11 P.M. H. Res. 634 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 634 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:41:44 P.M. H. Res. 634 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:41:48 P.M. H. Res. 634 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:41:49 P.M. H. Res. 631 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 631 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3017) to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3905) to require congressional approval of any mineral withdrawal or monument designation involving the National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota, to provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases in such lands, and for other purposes.”
12:44:40 P.M. H. Res. 631 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 631.
2:14:19 P.M. H. Res. 631 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 189 (Roll no. 640).
2:22:08 P.M. H. Res. 631 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 186 (Roll no. 641).
2:22:10 P.M. H. Res. 631 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:25:04 P.M. H. Res. 630 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 630 — “Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes.”
2:25:06 P.M. H. Res. 630 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:25:08 P.M. H. Res. 630 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 630.
3:19:43 P.M. H. Res. 630 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:44 P.M. H. Res. 630 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:04 P.M. H.R. 3905 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 631H.R. 3905 — “To require congressional approval of any mineral withdrawal or monument designation involving the National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota, to provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases in such lands, and for other purposes.”
3:21:09 P.M. H.R. 3905 The rules provides 1 hour of general debate on both bills. For H.R. 3017, the bill is closed to amendments. For H.R. 3905, the rule provides for a specified amendment. The rule also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill.
3:22:51 P.M. H.R. 3905 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3905.
4:15:51 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1892amended. Appointments: Board of Trustees of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development; Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center; and Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission
4:16:23 P.M. H.R. 3905 DEBATE – The House resumed with debate on H.R. 3905.
4:28:12 P.M. H.R. 3905 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-429 to increase the royalty rate by 16.66 percent for mineral leases in the Superior National Forest.
4:28:57 P.M. H.R. 3905 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 631, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 1.
4:38:45 P.M. H.R. 3905 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:39:33 P.M. H.R. 3905 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 3905 is postponed.
4:40:37 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:43:30 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:09:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
5:14:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 29.
5:14:27 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 635.
5:15:20 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:15:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:32 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 30, 2017.

House Activity 11/28

12:00:09 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:20 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:38 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:16:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 28.
2:00:20 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:31 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:34 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Michael F. Doyle of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:13:48 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. today.
4:30:31 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 28.
4:30:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:31:06 P.M. H.R. 2768 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2768 — “To designate certain mountain peaks in the State of Colorado as “Fowler Peak” and “Boskoff Peak”.”
4:31:27 P.M. H.R. 2768 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:29 P.M. H.R. 2768 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2768.
4:35:18 P.M. H.R. 2768 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.
4:35:23 P.M. H.R. 2615 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2615 — “To authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes.”
4:35:49 P.M. H.R. 2615 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:51 P.M. H.R. 2615 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2615.
4:41:30 P.M. H.R. 2615 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:32 P.M. H.R. 2615 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:46 P.M. H.R. 1491 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1491 — “To reaffirm the action of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians, and for other purposes.”
4:41:57 P.M. H.R. 1491 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:41:59 P.M. H.R. 1491 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1491.
4:51:54 P.M. H.R. 1491 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:56 P.M. H.R. 1491 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:52:41 P.M. H.R. 3115 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3115 — “To provide for a land exchange involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Weeks Law, and for other purposes.”
4:52:51 P.M. H.R. 3115 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:53 P.M. H.R. 3115 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3115.
5:03:25 P.M. H.R. 3115 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.
5:04:12 P.M. H.R. 995 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 995 — “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to amend regulations for racial appropriateness.”
5:04:39 P.M. H.R. 995 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:04:40 P.M. H.R. 995 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 995.
5:20:02 P.M. H.R. 995 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:04 P.M. H.R. 995 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 995 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:21:01 P.M. H.R. 2228 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2228 — “To provide support for law enforcement agency efforts to protect the mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.”
5:21:14 P.M. H.R. 2228 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:16 P.M. H.R. 2228 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2228.
5:52:13 P.M. H.R. 2228 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:52:15 P.M. H.R. 2228 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:52:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:29:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 28.
6:29:25 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 631.
6:30:40 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.
6:31:29 P.M. H.R. 2768 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2768 — “To designate certain mountain peaks in the State of Colorado as “Fowler Peak” and “Boskoff Peak”.”
6:57:44 P.M. H.R. 2768 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 0 (Roll no. 638).
6:57:45 P.M. H.R. 2768 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:52 P.M. H.R. 3115 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3115 — “To provide for a land exchange involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Weeks Law, and for other purposes.”
7:07:00 P.M. H.R. 3115 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 309 – 99 (Roll no. 639).
7:07:01 P.M. H.R. 3115 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:07:09 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:21:22 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:09:34 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:09:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:09:42 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 29, 2017.

 

 

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Jeff Sessions: 5 reasons why he should resign -a repost


 Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to resign. Why? He has tarnished the office he sits in for numerous reasons, from his collusion with Russia to his reigniting of the war on drugs. Here are five reasons why he needs to step down, NOW:

  1. During his confirmation testimony in front of the US Senate, Sessions lied under oath about his meetings with the Russian ambassador.
  2. Sessions violated two separate recusal oaths related to his conflicts of interest when he recommended Donald Trump fire former FBI director James Comey, and ignored Comey’s plea not to leave him alone with the president.
  3. Sessions continues to undermine the historical and incredibly important independence of the Department of Justice, seeming to act at times more like the president’s personal attorney than the attorney general of the United States.
  4. Sessions’ DOJ is pursuing an anti-civil rights agenda that criminalizes communities of color instead of protecting Americans’ rights and ensuring justice for all.
  5. And most recently, he’s shirked congressional oversight by refusing to testify before the committees with oversight jurisdiction over the DOJ and when he did testify before the Senate Intel committee, he stonewalled the committee and refused to answer questions about his conversations with Trump.

Jeff Sessions is unfit to serve as attorney general — please demand he resign now>>

Right now it’s critical to keep fighting for the integrity of our institutions, and our democracy is at stake.

Thank you,

Katie O’Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator

trump wants a bill to allow Employers to deny Women Birth Control ~reminder


just another rant …

A allowing employers to coverage as part of their health insurance for any religious or moral reason is beyond my understanding, especially since this attitude is bumping up against 98% of the women in this country who choose and use btw sometime during their lives … including Catholics!

Does this guy know, do republicans in congress know or care about the statistics regarding “unsafe abortions” in America?   It would be nice for voters to know if these people even care why providing an affordable safe place for health procedures not just abortions is important …planned parenthood allows women&men btw to get help as well as information and procedures if needed not just because they need to hide any aspect of their services.  And FYI: No woman advocates for abortion but there are legit reasons to exercise your rights and no person should get between a woman and her doctor …we want women to have choice, preferably use birth control for family planning and what seems to be left out of all of this … Not that anyone needs a reminder but sometimes republicans seem to need one so … hey folks, it takes two to engage in sex so what part or role do men have in any of this nonsense or higher standard that republicans seem to push upon women? It makes you believe republican men don’t think about having to experience any of this ish because most feel ….well, as of late politicians show it with comments on the floor of Congress then vote the reality of their privileged lives …Not what average jane and or joe is living.

 

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