the senate May 18-26 ~~CONGRESS~~ 2017 the house


Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, June 5, 2017

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times:   Friday, May 26th at 8:45am; Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00am; and Friday, June 2nd at 9:00am   When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, June 5,… MORE

Wrap Up for May 25,2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Amul Thapar to be US Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; confirmed: 52-44.   Legislative Business Passed S.12 with Moran amendment, Increasing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability to Veterans Act.   Passed S.114, Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act.   Passed Calendar #57, S.585, Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower… MORE

Wrap Up for May 24, 2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of John Sullivan to be Deputy Secretary of State; confirmed: 94-6. Motion to invoke cloture on Amul Thapar to be US Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; invoked: 52-48.   Legislative Business Passed H.R.375, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee,… MORE

Wrap Up for May 23, 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on John Sullivan to be Deputy Secretary of State; invoked: 93-6.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up for May 22, 2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador to China; confirmed: 82-13.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.156, recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster-care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster-care system.… MORE

Wrap Up for May 18, 2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Rachel Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General; confirmed: 52-46. Motion to invoke cloture on Terry Branstad to be Ambassador to China; agreed to: 86-12.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.172, designating May 2017, as “Older Americans Month”.   Adopted S.Res.173, designating the week of May 15 through May 21,… MORE

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House Activity May 22 – 25, 2017

12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:34 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Gallagher to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:58 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.
12:18:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 22.
2:00:21 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:24 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
4:03:58 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 22.
4:04:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:04:20 P.M. H.R. 1188 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1188 — “To reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.”
4:04:46 P.M. H.R. 1188 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:50 P.M. H.R. 1188 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1188.
4:21:15 P.M. H.R. 1188 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:21:17 P.M. H.R. 1188 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:26 P.M. H.R. 1862 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1862 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes.”
4:21:47 P.M. H.R. 1862 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:21:49 P.M. H.R. 1862 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1862.
4:53:10 P.M. H.R. 1862 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. 1842 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1842 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes.”
4:53:36 P.M. H.R. 1842 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:37 P.M. H.R. 1842 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1842.
5:25:12 P.M. H.R. 1842 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.
5:25:39 P.M. H.R. 883 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 883 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, to provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements, and for other purposes.”
5:25:47 P.M. H.R. 883 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:25:49 P.M. H.R. 883 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 883.
5:45:44 P.M. H.R. 883 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:45:46 P.M. H.R. 883 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:55 P.M. H.R. 695 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 695 — “To amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
5:46:10 P.M. H.R. 695 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:46:12 P.M. H.R. 695 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 695.
6:06:48 P.M. H.R. 695 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:06:50 P.M. H.R. 695 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:07:25 P.M. H.R. 1625 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1625 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State, and for other purposes.”
6:07:26 P.M. H.R. 1625 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:07:30 P.M. H.R. 1625 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1625.
6:31:08 P.M. H.R. 1625 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:31:11 P.M. H.R. 1625 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:26 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 348.
6:31:27 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.
6:32:21 P.M. H.R. 1862 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1862 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes.”
6:58:00 P.M. H.R. 1862 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 372 – 30 (Roll no. 269).
6:58:01 P.M. H.R. 1862 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:16 P.M. H.R. 1842 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1842 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes.”
7:05:33 P.M. H.R. 1842 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 371 – 30, 1 Present (Roll no. 270).
7:05:34 P.M. H.R. 1842 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:43 P.M. Library of Congress Trust Fund Board – Pursuant to section 1 of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board Act (2 U.S.C. 154), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ambassador Richard Fredericks, San Francisco, CA.
7:07:19 P.M. Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Pursuant to section 2(a) of the National Cultural Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76h(a)), amended by Public Law 107-117, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Mr. MacArthur.
7:07:45 P.M. Health Information Technology Advisory Committee – Pursuant to section 4003(e) of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Patrick Soon-Shion, Culver City, CA.
7:08:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:26:32 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:08:10 P.M. Mr. Bergman moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:08:25 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:08:26 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2017.
Time Bill Activity May 23, 2017
10:00:27 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Warren Davidson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:10 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.
10:24:00 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 May 23.
12:00:13 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:42 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Hill to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:05 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.
12:30:00 P.M. H. Res. 348 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 348 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 953) to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.”
12:32:30 P.M. H. Res. 348 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 348.
1:34:20 P.M. H. Res. 348 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 191 (Roll no. 271).
1:34:53 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester, England.
1:43:09 P.M. H. Res. 348 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 189 (Roll no. 272).
1:43:11 P.M. H. Res. 348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:43:29 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting hard copy volumes of the FY 2018 Budget – referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-3).
1:49:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:50:08 P.M. H.R. 1809 Mr. Lewis (MN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1809 — “To reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.”
1:50:29 P.M. H.R. 1809 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:50:31 P.M. H.R. 1809 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1809.
2:09:50 P.M. H.R. 1809 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:09:51 P.M. H.R. 1809 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:26 P.M. H.R. 1808 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1808 — “To amend and improve the Missing Children’s Assistance Act, and for other purposes.”
2:10:36 P.M. H.R. 1808 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:10:38 P.M. H.R. 1808 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1808.
2:38:14 P.M. H.R. 1808 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:15 P.M. H.R. 1808 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:42 P.M. H.R. 2288 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2288 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
2:38:53 P.M. H.R. 2288 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:38:54 P.M. H.R. 2288 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2288.
3:06:27 P.M. H.R. 2288 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.
3:06:44 P.M. H.R. 467 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 467 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department, and for other purposes.”
3:06:53 P.M. H.R. 467 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:06:54 P.M. H.R. 467 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 467.
3:17:40 P.M. H.R. 467 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.
3:18:17 P.M. H.R. 1005 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1005 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.”
3:18:25 P.M. H.R. 1005 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:18:27 P.M. H.R. 1005 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1005.
3:27:10 P.M. H.R. 1005 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:11 P.M. H.R. 1005 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:27:34 P.M. H.R. 1162 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1162 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans.”
3:27:42 P.M. H.R. 1162 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:27:43 P.M. H.R. 1162 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1162.
3:35:26 P.M. H.R. 1162 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:35:27 P.M. H.R. 1162 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:36:01 P.M. H.R. 1545 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1545 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes.”
3:36:02 P.M. H.R. 1545 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:36:04 P.M. H.R. 1545 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1545.
3:48:42 P.M. H.R. 1545 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:43 P.M. H.R. 1545 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:03 P.M. H.R. 1725 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1725 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
3:49:04 P.M. H.R. 1725 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:49:05 P.M. H.R. 1725 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1725.
3:54:40 P.M. H.R. 1725 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:42 P.M. H.R. 1725 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:54:45 P.M. H.R. 1725 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:55:16 P.M. H.R. 1329 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1329 — “To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
3:55:25 P.M. H.R. 1329 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:27 P.M. H.R. 1329 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1329.
4:06:46 P.M. H.R. 1329 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:06:48 P.M. H.R. 1329 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:51 P.M. H.R. 1329 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:07:12 P.M. H.R. 2052 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2052 — “To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images.”
4:07:28 P.M. H.R. 2052 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:07:29 P.M. H.R. 2052 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2052.
4:29:29 P.M. H.R. 2052 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.
4:30:51 P.M. H.R. 366 Mr. McCaul asked unanimous consent to take from Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendments.
4:31:20 P.M. H.R. 366 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
4:31:21 P.M. H.R. 366 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:32:01 P.M. H.R. 1370 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1370 — “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.”
4:32:03 P.M. H.R. 1370 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:08 P.M. H.R. 1370 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1370.
4:47:01 P.M. H.R. 1370 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:05 P.M. H.R. 1370 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:47:15 P.M. Mr. Buck filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 352.
4:48:12 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.
4:48:27 P.M. H.R. 2288 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2288 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
5:11:12 P.M. H.R. 2288 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 273).
5:11:13 P.M. H.R. 2288 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:24 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Ms. Linda T. Sanchez notified the House of her intent to offer a privilege resolution. The Chair subsequently announced that under rule IX, a resolution offer from the floor by a Member other than the Majority Leader or the Minority Leader as a question of the privileges of the House has immediate precedence only at a time designated by the Chair within 2 legislative days after the resolution is properly noticed. The Chair further announced that it would not, at that point, make the determination required by the rule.
5:20:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:20:59 P.M. H.R. 2473 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2473 — “To ensure compliance with the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, to make strides toward eradicating human trafficking, and for other purposes.”
5:21:46 P.M. H.R. 2473 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:48 P.M. H.R. 2473 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2473.
5:47:04 P.M. H.R. 2473 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:47:08 P.M. H.R. 2473 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:47:11 P.M. H.R. 2473 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:47:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:55:42 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:02:10 P.M. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:02:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:02:27 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2017.

May 24, 2017

10:00:12 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.10:00:22 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Trey Hollingsworth to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:30 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.11:29:01 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.12:00:16 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 24.12:00:21 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Becky Tirabassi, Viewpoint Church, Newport Beach, CA.12:01:33 P.M.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:01:37 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Connolly to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:01:56 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.12:28:02 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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 24, 2017, at 9:04 a.m.: Appointments to the Election Assistance Board of Advisors.12:28:28 P.M.H. Res. 352Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 352 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1973) to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1761) to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017, through June 5, 2017.”12:33:20 P.M.H. Res. 352DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 352.12:56:25 P.M.H. Res. 352POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 352, 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 the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.12:57:00 P.M.POINT OF PRIVILEGE – The Chair recognized Ms. Linda T. Sanchez for the purpose of rising to offer a resolution of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a question of privilege.1:06:35 P.M.Ms. Linda T. Sanchez appealed the ruling of the Chair.1:06:43 P.M.Mr. Buck moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.1:32:12 P.M.On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 187, 1 Present (Roll no. 274).1:32:14 P.M.Motion to reconsider laid on the table.1:32:55 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 352, and motions to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.1:33:04 P.M.H. Res. 352Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 352 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1973) to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1761) to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017, through June 5, 2017.”1:40:11 P.M.H. Res. 352On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 188 (Roll no. 275).1:47:35 P.M.H. Res. 352On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 – 179 (Roll no. 276).1:47:37 P.M.H. Res. 352Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.1:47:41 P.M.H.R. 2052Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2052 — “To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images.”1:54:41 P.M.H.R. 2052On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 277).1:54:42 P.M.H.R. 2052Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.1:54:56 P.M.H.R. 467Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 467 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department, and for other purposes.”2:01:01 P.M.H.R. 467On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 0 (Roll no. 278).2:01:02 P.M.H.R. 467Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:01:17 P.M.The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 375.2:01:54 P.M.The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.2:02:29 P.M.H.R. 1293Mr. Ross moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1293 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees.”2:02:53 P.M.H.R. 1293Considered under suspension of the rules.2:02:58 P.M.H.R. 1293DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1293.2:40:29 P.M.H.R. 1293On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:40:32 P.M.H.R. 1293Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:40:41 P.M.H.R. 624Mr. Ross moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 624 — “To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.”2:40:50 P.M.H.R. 624Considered under suspension of the rules.2:40:53 P.M.H.R. 624DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 624.2:59:14 P.M.H.R. 624On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:59:16 P.M.H.R. 624Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:59:18 P.M.H.R. 624The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.3:00:18 P.M.H.R. 953Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 348. H.R. 953 — “To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.”3:00:23 P.M.H.R. 953Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 953 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-21.3:00:42 P.M.H.R. 953House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 348 and Rule XVIII.3:00:43 P.M.H.R. 953The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Duncan to act as Chairman of the Committee.3:02:03 P.M.H.R. 953GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 953.3:51:34 P.M.H.R. 953An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-145 to ensure that existing clean water protections apply to the release of these toxic chemicals into the environment.3:51:38 P.M.H.R. 953DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment.4:00:10 P.M.H.R. 953POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty (CT) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.4:00:42 P.M.H.R. 953An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-145 to protect commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries from the negative impacts of unregulated discharge.4:00:44 P.M.H.R. 953DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment.4:09:25 P.M.H.R. 953POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.4:09:54 P.M.H.R. 953UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.4:38:26 P.M.H.R. 953On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 229 (Roll no. 279).4:46:46 P.M.H.R. 953On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 230 (Roll no. 280).4:47:06 P.M.H.R. 953The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 953.4:47:19 P.M.H.R. 953The 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.4:48:52 P.M.H.R. 953Mr. McGovern moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.4:50:00 P.M.H.R. 953DEBATE – 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 an amendment to prohibit the Act, including any amendments from applying to the discharge of a pesticide if the manufacturer or distributor of the pesticide has made a political contribution to the President or to any Federal official charged with registration, regulation, or approval of the use of the pesticide.4:57:14 P.M.H.R. 953The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.5:04:10 P.M.H.R. 953On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 230 (Roll no. 281).5:11:19 P.M.H.R. 953On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 – 165 (Roll no. 282).5:11:20 P.M.H.R. 953Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:11:52 P.M.H. Res. 350Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.5:12:18 P.M.H. Res. 350Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 350 — “Permitting official photographs of the House of Representatives to be taken while the House is in actual session on a date designated by the Speaker.”5:12:20 P.M.H. Res. 350On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.5:12:24 P.M.H. Res. 350Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:12:25 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.5:13:01 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 14 — “Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.”5:13:05 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.5:13:08 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:13:33 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.5:17:25 P.M.Mr. Poliquin asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 25. Agreed to without objection.5:17:26 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House continued one minute speeches.5:28:56 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.7:14:45 P.M.Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.7:14:55 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.7:14:56 P.M.The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 25, 2017.

Last Floor Action: 5/25
1:16:05 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 26, 2017.

9:00:10 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:14 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:19 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:22 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Olson to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:46 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.
9:17:19 A.M. H.R. 1973 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 352. H.R. 1973 — “To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.”
9:17:24 A.M. H.R. 1973 The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1973 and H.R. 1761. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017 through June 5, 2017.
9:18:01 A.M. H.R. 1973 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 352 and Rule XVIII.
9:18:02 A.M. H.R. 1973 The Speaker designated the Honorable Bruce Poliquin to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:18:48 A.M. H.R. 1973 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1973.
9:18:49 A.M. H.R. 1973 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
9:18:50 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1238amended.
9:19:49 A.M. H.R. 1973 Subsequently, the Committee resume its sitting.
9:19:50 A.M. H.R. 1973 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole resumed with general debate on H.R. 1973.
9:54:08 A.M. H.R. 1973 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (LA), numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-152 to clarify duties of national governing bodies with respect to implementing procedures pertaining to interactions between young athletes and adults. Also, the amendment makes technical and conforming changes.
9:54:37 A.M. H.R. 1973 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 352, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (LA) amendment No. 1.
10:00:46 A.M. H.R. 1973 On agreeing to the Johnson (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:01:08 A.M. H.R. 1973 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costa, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-152 to strike the word “reasonably” from the bill to make the Senate statute of limitations apply rather than the House statute.
10:01:29 A.M. H.R. 1973 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 352, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa amendment No. 2.
10:05:29 A.M. H.R. 1973 By unanimous consent, the Costa amendment was withdrawn.
10:06:09 A.M. H.R. 1973 An amendment, offered by Mr. O’Halleran, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-152 to require national governing bodies to clearly list dedicated information and resources, which may include sexual assault hotlines and victim support resources, on their official websites.
10:06:44 A.M. H.R. 1973 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 352, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran amendment No. 3.
10:13:01 A.M. H.R. 1973 On agreeing to the O’Halleran amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:15:13 A.M. H.R. 1973 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1973.
10:15:33 A.M. H.R. 1973 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:15:35 A.M. H.R. 1973 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.
10:16:29 A.M. H.R. 1973 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1973, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
10:17:07 A.M. H.R. 1761 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 352. H.R. 1761 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes.”
10:17:12 A.M. H.R. 1761 The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1973 and H.R. 1761. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017 through June 5, 2017.
10:18:48 A.M. H.R. 1761 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1761.
10:59:14 A.M. H.R. 1761 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-152 to ensure minors are not punished as sex offenders.
10:59:18 A.M. H.R. 1761 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 352, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 1.
11:08:52 A.M. H.R. 1761 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
11:33:40 A.M. H.R. 1761 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 – 238 (Roll no. 283).
11:41:29 A.M. H.R. 1761 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 368 – 51 (Roll no. 284).
11:41:31 A.M. H.R. 1761 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:41:32 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 1973, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:41:40 A.M. H.R. 1973 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1973 — “To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.”
11:48:23 A.M. H.R. 1973 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 415 – 3 (Roll no. 285).
11:48:24 A.M. H.R. 1973 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:49:30 A.M. S. 1083 Mr. Hice, Jody B. asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
11:49:59 A.M. S. 1083 Amendment offered by Mr. Hice, Jody B..
11:50:07 A.M. S. 1083 On agreeing to the Hice, Jody B. amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:50:10 A.M. S. 1083 On passage Passed without objection.
11:50:35 A.M. S. 1083 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:50:45 A.M. Mr. Hice, Jody B. asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on May 26. Agreed to without objection.
11:51:15 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:18:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:16:01 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:16:04 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:16:05 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 26, 2017.
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