the senate Jan 16-19th Congress ~ 2018 the house – #trumpshutdown


January 20, 2018 Wrap Up for Friday, January 19, 2018
January 18, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, January 18, 2018
January 17, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 17, 2018
January 16, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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House Activity 1/19

9:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:09 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Mara Nathan, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas.
9:01:26 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. Fitzpatrick 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. Fitzpatrick objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
9:01:53 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Brown of MD to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:16 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.
9:18:22 A.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Mr. Al Green (TX) notified the House of his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
9:29:52 A.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE – Mr. Al Green (TX) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. Subsequently, the Chair did not determine whether the resolution constituted a question of privilege. The Chair announced that a determination will be made at the time designated for consideration of the resolution.
9:32:09 A.M. H.R. 4712 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 694H.R. 4712 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”
9:32:14 A.M. H.R. 4712 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4712 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule also provides for proceedings during the period from January 22, 2018 through January 26, 2018.
9:32:38 A.M. H.R. 4712 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4712.
10:38:09 A.M. H.R. 4712 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:38:24 A.M. H.R. 4712 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 4712, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
10:40:54 A.M. H. Res. 705 QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE – Mr. Al Green (TX) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution and the Chair determined that the resolution did constitute a question of the privileges of the House.
10:45:53 A.M. H. Res. 705 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 705 — “Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors.”
10:46:41 A.M. H. Res. 705 Mr. McCarthy moved to table the measure.
11:17:10 A.M. H. Res. 705 On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 355 – 66, 3 Present (Roll no. 35).
11:17:23 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 4712, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:17:31 A.M. H.R. 4712 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4712 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.”
11:27:33 A.M. H.R. 4712 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 241 – 183 (Roll no. 36).
11:27:37 A.M. H.R. 4712 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:28:33 A.M. Mr. Hoyer moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:44:54 A.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by recorded vote: 1 – 418, 1 Present (Roll no. 37).
11:45:04 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.
11:45:25 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:49:25 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:08:52 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches without prejudice to the resumption of legislative business.
1:10:27 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:01:46 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 19.
1:02:14 A.M. Ms. Foxx moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:02:22 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:02:23 A.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 20, 2018.

House Activity 1/18/2017

10:00:10 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.10:00:20 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Ron Estes to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:58 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.11:40:40 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.12:00:07 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 18.12:00:17 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.12:01:52 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. Wilson (SC) 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. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.12:02:22 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Francis Rooney of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:02:40 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.12:28:58 P.M.H. Res. 694Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 694 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4712) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion, and providing for proceedings during the period from January 22, 2018, through January 26, 2018.”12:30:41 P.M.H. Res. 694DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 694.1:37:23 P.M.H. Res. 694POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 694, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. McGovern 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.1:37:42 P.M.The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con Res. 98 and the Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 139.1:38:30 P.M.H. Res. 696Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 696 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 195) to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, and for other purposes; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”1:40:17 P.M.H. Res. 696DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 696.2:59:03 P.M.H. Res. 696On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 191 (Roll no. 27).3:07:40 P.M.H. Res. 696On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 194 (Roll no. 28).3:07:42 P.M.H. Res. 696Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.3:07:46 P.M.H. Res. 694Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 694 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4712) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion, and providing for proceedings during the period from January 22, 2018, through January 26, 2018.”3:15:44 P.M.H. Res. 694On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 190 (Roll no. 29).3:23:21 P.M.H. Res. 694On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 189 (Roll no. 30).3:23:23 P.M.H. Res. 694Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.3:25:15 P.M.H.R. 2954Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 693H.R. 2954 — “To amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to specify which depository institutions are subject to the maintenance of records and disclosure requirements of such Act, and for other purposes.”3:25:20 P.M.H.R. 2954The rule provides for one hour of general debate on both measures. Only those amendments printed in Part A of the report shall be considered for H.R. 3326. The amendment printed in Part B of the report, relating to H.R. 2954, shall be considered as adopted. The rule allows for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both measures.3:26:15 P.M.H.R. 2954DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2954.4:32:21 P.M.H.R. 2954The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.4:32:50 P.M.H.R. 2954Mr. Ellison moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.4:33:02 P.M.H.R. 2954DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with instructions to add language mandating certain officers and institutions to confirm that they abide by requirements outlined within the amendment.4:40:22 P.M.H.R. 2954The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.4:40:28 P.M.H.R. 2954POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.4:44:04 P.M.H.R. 195Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 696, Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.4:44:27 P.M.H.R. 195DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 195.6:05:37 P.M.H.R. 195The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.6:05:46 P.M.H.R. 195POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Senate amendment, the Chair put the question on the motion to agree to the Senate amendment with an amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frelinghuysen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.6:06:23 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.7:00:09 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 18.7:00:24 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit with instructions on H.R. 2954, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.7:01:12 P.M.H.R. 2954Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2954 — “To amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to specify which depository institutions are subject to the maintenance of records and disclosure requirements of such Act, and for other purposes.”7:24:41 P.M.H.R. 2954On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 – 236 (Roll no. 31).7:31:28 P.M.H.R. 2954On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 184 (Roll no. 32).7:31:29 P.M.H.R. 2954Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:31:39 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Senate amendment to H.R. 195 with an amendment, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.7:37:29 P.M.H.R. 195On motion the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nay: 230-197 (Roll no. 33).7:37:31 P.M.H.R. 195Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:37:41 P.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.7:37:46 P.M.H.R. 1660Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1660 — “To direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency.”7:44:31 P.M.H.R. 1660On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 3 (Roll no. 34).7:44:32 P.M.H.R. 1660Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:44:43 P.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.7:44:57 P.M.On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.7:46:28 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.8:04:58 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.9:45:01 P.M.Mr. Espaillat moved that the House do now adjourn.9:45:04 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.9:45:05 P.M.The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 19, 2018.

House Activity 1/17/2017

Time Bill Activity
10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:26 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.
10:42:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
12:00:21 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:55 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. Fitzpatrick 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. Fitzpatrick objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:28 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Bonamici to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:03 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.
12:25:35 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 17, 2018, at 11:20 a.m.: Appointment: Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.
12:26:06 P.M. H. Res. 693 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 693 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3326) to increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2954) to amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to specify which depository institutions are subject to the maintenance of records and disclosure requirements of such Act, and for other purposes.”
12:29:25 P.M. H. Res. 693 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 693.
1:36:51 P.M. H. Res. 693 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 187 (Roll no. 20).
1:46:24 P.M. H. Res. 693 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 188 (Roll no. 21).
1:46:26 P.M. H. Res. 693 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:46:30 P.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.
1:46:36 P.M. H.R. 4258 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4258 — “To promote the development of local strategies to coordinate use of assistance under sections 8 and 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 with public and private resources, to enable eligible families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency, and for other purposes.”
1:56:01 P.M. H.R. 4258 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 – 5 (Roll no. 22).
1:56:02 P.M. H.R. 4258 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:09 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency declared with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process is to continue in effect beyond January 23, 2018 – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-90).
1:58:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:58:24 P.M. H.R. 3445 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3445 — “To enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of programs under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and for other purposes.”
1:58:40 P.M. H.R. 3445 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:58:41 P.M. H.R. 3445 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3445.
2:20:18 P.M. H.R. 3445 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:20:27 P.M. H.R. 3445 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:40 P.M. H.R. 3776 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3776 — “To support United States international cyber diplomacy, and for other purposes.”
2:20:51 P.M. H.R. 3776 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:20:53 P.M. H.R. 3776 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3776.
2:36:33 P.M. H.R. 3776 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:36 P.M. H.R. 3776 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:36:47 P.M. H.R. 1660 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1660 — “To direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency.”
2:36:55 P.M. H.R. 1660 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:36:56 P.M. H.R. 1660 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1660.
2:45:31 P.M. H.R. 1660 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.
2:46:46 P.M. H.R. 3326 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 693H.R. 3326 — “To increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank.”
2:46:51 P.M. H.R. 3326 The rule provides for one hour of general debate on both measures. Only those amendments printed in Part A of the report shall be considered for H.R. 3326. The amendment printed in Part B of the report, relating to H.R. 2954, shall be considered as adopted. The rule allows for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both measures.
2:49:01 P.M. H.R. 3326 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 693 and Rule XVIII.
2:49:02 P.M. H.R. 3326 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:50:25 P.M. H.R. 3326 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3326.
3:58:06 P.M. H.R. 3326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norman, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-518 to modify a Treasury reporting requirement to ensure that the World Bank is promoting reduction of government barriers to entrepreneurship as an important component of poverty reduction.
3:58:28 P.M. H.R. 3326 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norman amendment No. 1.
4:03:58 P.M. H.R. 3326 On agreeing to the Norman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:13 P.M. H.R. 3326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-518 to require a report on steps taken by the World Bank to ensure G-5 visa holders employed by World Bank diplomats and staff are informed of the protections afforded to them pursuant to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
4:05:05 P.M. H.R. 3326 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 2.
4:10:34 P.M. H.R. 3326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
4:11:00 P.M. H.R. 3326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barr, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-518 to make U.S. opposition to IDA assistance for a foreign government mandatory if the government knowingly fails to enforce UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea.
4:11:53 P.M. H.R. 3326 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr amendment No. 3.
4:22:22 P.M. H.R. 3326 On agreeing to the Barr amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:33 P.M. H.R. 3326 Mr. Hensarling moved that the Committee rise.
4:22:48 P.M. H.R. 3326 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:02 P.M. H.R. 3326 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3326 as unfinished business.
4:23:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:02:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
5:02:12 P.M. H.R. 3326 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3326 — “To increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank.”
5:02:32 P.M. H.R. 3326 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:02:33 P.M. H.R. 3326 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:27:53 P.M. H.R. 3326 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 420 – 0 (Roll no. 23).
5:28:15 P.M. H.R. 3326 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3326.
5:29:25 P.M. H.R. 3326 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:29:57 P.M. H.R. 3326 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:38:20 P.M. H.R. 3326 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 – 184 (Roll no. 24).
5:38:21 P.M. H.R. 3326 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:30 P.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.
5:38:35 P.M. H.R. 4279 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4279 — “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise any rules necessary to enable closed-end companies to use the securities offering and proxy rules that are available to other issuers of securities.”
5:45:47 P.M. H.R. 4279 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 2 (Roll no. 25).
5:45:48 P.M. H.R. 4279 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:57 P.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.
5:53:40 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 185, 1 Present (Roll no. 26).
5:57:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:14:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:06:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:57:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
9:57:00 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 696.
9:58:00 P.M. Mr. Cole moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:58:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:58:04 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 18, 2018.

House Activity 1/16/2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:18 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jodey C. Arrington to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:32 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.
12:11:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
2:00:03 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:11 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. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
2:01:52 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Smith of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:00 P.M. WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Ohio, Mr. Tiberi, the whole number of the House is 431.
2:02:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:11:31 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 12, 2018, at 11:15 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 984 and H.R. 4641; appointment: the United States Semiquincentennial Commission
2:12:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:15 P.M. today.
4:17:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
4:17:22 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:17:33 P.M. H.R. 4258 Mr. Duffy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4258 — “To promote the development of local strategies to coordinate use of assistance under sections 8 and 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 with public and private resources, to enable eligible families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency, and for other purposes.”
4:17:52 P.M. H.R. 4258 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:17:55 P.M. H.R. 4258 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4258.
4:31:40 P.M. H.R. 4258 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.
4:32:00 P.M. H.R. 770 Mr. Duffy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 770 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of American innovation and significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, to promote the importance of innovation in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, and for other purposes.”
4:32:10 P.M. H.R. 770 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:17 P.M. H.R. 770 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 770.
4:39:49 P.M. H.R. 770 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:51 P.M. H.R. 770 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:13 P.M. H.R. 4279 Mr. Duffy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4279 — “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise any rules necessary to enable closed-end companies to use the securities offering and proxy rules that are available to other issuers of securities.”
4:42:34 P.M. H.R. 4279 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:42:37 P.M. H.R. 4279 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4279.
4:51:35 P.M. H.R. 4279 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.
4:53:24 P.M. H.R. 4318 Mr. Bishop (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4318 — “To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty.”
4:53:42 P.M. H.R. 4318 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:44 P.M. H.R. 4318 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4318.
5:05:55 P.M. H.R. 4318 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.
5:07:00 P.M. S. 117 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 117 — “To designate a mountain peak in the State of Montana as “Alex Diekmann Peak”.”
5:07:08 P.M. S. 117 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:10 P.M. S. 117 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 117.
5:12:25 P.M. S. 117 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.
5:12:37 P.M. H.R. 1107 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1107— “To promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada, and for other purposes.”
5:12:53 P.M. H.R. 1107 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:54 P.M. H.R. 1107 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1107.
5:22:24 P.M. H.R. 1107 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:22:26 P.M. H.R. 1107 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:35 P.M. H.R. 1532 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1532 — “To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and for other purposes.”
5:22:47 P.M. H.R. 1532 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:22:50 P.M. H.R. 1532 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1532.
5:31:38 P.M. H.R. 1532 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:42 P.M. H.R. 1532 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:45 P.M. H.R. 2897 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2897 — “To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.”
5:31:58 P.M. H.R. 2897 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:32:06 P.M. H.R. 2897 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2897.
5:41:46 P.M. H.R. 2897 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:41:49 P.M. H.R. 2897 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:41:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
6:30:35 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:18 P.M. H.R. 4318 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4318 — “To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty.”
6:54:25 P.M. H.R. 4318 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 0 (Roll no. 18).
6:54:26 P.M. H.R. 4318 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:37 P.M. S. 117 Considered as unfinished business. S. 117 — “To designate a mountain peak in the State of Montana as “Alex Diekmann Peak”.”
7:04:26 P.M. S. 117 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 – 3 (Roll no. 19).
7:04:27 P.M. S. 117 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:36 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
7:04:48 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
7:06:29 P.M. Mr. Buck filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 693 and H. Res. 694.
7:06:29 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Darin LaHood. Mr. LaHood submitted his resignation from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The resignation was accepted without objection.
7:06:29 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Darin LaHood. Mr. LaHood submitted his resignation from the Committee on Natural Resources. The resignation was accepted without objection.
7:08:35 P.M. H. Res. 695 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 695 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
7:08:55 P.M. H. Res. 695 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:09:00 P.M. H. Res. 695 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:09:11 P.M. H.R. 1661 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Curbelo asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1661, a bill originally introduced by Representative Tiberi, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:10:10 P.M. Japan-United States Friendship Commission – Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2903, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Japan-United States Friendship Commission: Mr. Hill.
7:10:40 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:25:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:51:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:36:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
8:37:18 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:37:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:37:32 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 17, 2018.
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Still I Rise – Poem by Maya Angelou


You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in

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the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

People sold as property ~ change.org


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Meet Republican Tom Cotton … a repost &reminder


Yes, this man was given a seat in Congress … the man and his Republican crew in Congress seem more dangerous to our very democracy now …

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, you may remember, was a co-sponsor of the “Life at Conception Act,” a so-called personhood measure which would give full constitutional rights to each “preborn human person” at the “moment of fertilization. In addition to being a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade, the bill (likely unconstitutional) could ban certain forms of birth control such as IUDs or the morning-after pill. (It could also potentially force women into dangerous pregnancies and to deliver babies that can’t survive outside the womb, or force families in situations like this to keep a braindead woman on life support). COTTON: Co-sponsored bill that could ban certain forms of birth control. Click the graphic for the complete article  COTTON: Co-sponsored bill that could ban certain forms of birth control.

I know no candidate is perfect but if they are running to represent you as a Public Servant there are certain mandatory things they should all live up to … like the oath they take, which is seemingly being tossed aside by Republicans

I am sure there must be more information about where Tom Cotton stands on the issues …. do your research

I have to say that having spent a few minutes looking for actual comments from Mr.Cotton about the issues facing our 21st Century lives is not readily available. I went to plenty of sites, but one that claims they are a factcheck site seemed somewhat biased against mark pryor though they did divulge that Rep tom cotton did have an association or worked with the insurance industry at one time stating, “Cotton’s insurance experience is limited to consulting work for a federal agency.” This seems significant to me, but I am no expert.  The article does not think his consulting work is important, but seems to use the potato paatato meme quite often in their fact checking when his constituents deserve to know what part he played as an insurance consultant. I have a problem with the bottom line! That Rep.Tom Cotton seems to back stripping seniors of Medicare, assuming women have no common sense, backing  any budget coming from Rep.Paul Ryan – Those are just a few of many issues that seems buried in a lot of the surface articles concerning Mr. Cotton. So, it would be in the best interest of the People in Arkansas to ask questions of Tom Cotton … Where do you stand in this 21st Century life? Climate Change, Reproductive Rights, Immigration, ACA and tell your constituents why the GOP has no viable replacement bills plans to replace anything they may want to repeal ? I think the lack of plans offered up proves just how unqualified the 113th Republican members of Congress are

So, there is more information …. of course and for the complete article ~ search for the2013 headline in huffingtonpost.com

Tom Cotton In 1997: Women’s ‘Greatest Fear’ Is Men Leaving Them

Posted: 08/09/2013 1:48 pm EDT  |  Updated: 08/13/2013

among other things …below

Cotton, a freshman congressman who is running for Senate in 2014, warned feminists in a 1997 article for the Harvard Crimson that no-fault divorce will backfire on them by enabling their husbands to leave them for trophy wives.

“Feminists say no fault divorce was a large hurdle on the path to female liberation,” Cotton wrote. “They apparently don’t consult the deepest hopes or greatest fears of young women.”

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