the senate June 26 -29 **CONGRESS** 2017 the house


 

Wrap Up 6/29/2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Neomi Rao to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB; invoked: 59-36.   Legislative Business Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.1460, ENR Modernization (Murkowski).   Adopted S.Res.210, to correct the engrossment of S.722 (Iran/Russia Sanctions)…  MORE

Wrap Up 6/28/2017 No Roll Call Votes   Legislative Business Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.1460, Murkowski energy bill.   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 6/27/2017  No Roll Call Votes   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 6/26/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Kristine Svinicki to be Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; confirmed: 88-9.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

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Last Floor Action:
7:39:10 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on July 3, 2017.

House Activity 6/29/2017

Time Bill Activity
10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jody B. Hice 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.
10:51:53 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 June 29.
12:00:16 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Diocese of Stockton, Stockton, CA.
12:02:10 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:13 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Brown of MD to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:30 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.
12:24:31 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 had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 29, 2017, at 9:11 a.m.: Appointments: Board of Visitors of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission; and Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy.
12:25:17 P.M. H. Res. 415 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 415 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3004) to amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens, and providing for proceedings during the period from July 3, 2017, through July 10, 2017.”
12:27:33 P.M. H. Res. 415 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 415.
1:58:27 P.M. H. Res. 415 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 190 (Roll no. 339).
2:05:37 P.M. H. Res. 415 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 191 (Roll no. 340).
2:05:39 P.M. H. Res. 415 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:07:18 P.M. H.R. 3003 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 414H.R. 3003 — “To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivision of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, and for other purposes.”
2:07:23 P.M. H.R. 3003 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3003 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. Bill is closed to amendments.
2:07:46 P.M. H.R. 3003 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3003.
3:22:28 P.M. H.R. 3003 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:22:56 P.M. H.R. 3003 Mrs. Demings moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3:23:13 P.M. H.R. 3003 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Demings 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 the Public Safety Exception subsection in which the State or a political subdivision of the State certifies to the Attorney General that compliance with the underlying bill would endanger public safety.
3:31:58 P.M. H.R. 3003 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:32:25 P.M. H.R. 3003 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Demings motion to recommit with instructions, Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Demings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the later legislative day.
3:33:01 P.M. H.R. 3004 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 415H.R. 3004 — “To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens.”
3:33:06 P.M. H.R. 3004 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3004 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. Bill is closed to amendments. Providing for adjournment for the period of July 3, 2017 through July 10, 2017.
3:33:19 P.M. H.R. 3004 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3004.
4:38:14 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate requested the return of the papers to S. 722.
4:38:59 P.M. H.R. 3004 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:39:12 P.M. H.R. 3004 Ms. Lofgren moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:39:29 P.M. H.R. 3004 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lofgren 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 adding a new section at the end of the bill pertaining to Protecting Victims of Trafficking.
4:47:32 P.M. H.R. 3004 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:47:40 P.M. H.R. 3004 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lofgren motion to recommit with instructions, Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lofgren demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the later legislative day.
4:48:24 P.M. H.R. 3003 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3003 — “To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivision of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, and for other purposes.”
5:08:35 P.M. H.R. 3003 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 – 230 (Roll no. 341).
5:15:17 P.M. H.R. 3003 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 195 (Roll no. 342).
5:15:19 P.M. H.R. 3003 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:30 P.M. H.R. 3004 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3004 — “To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to reentry of removed aliens.”
5:21:12 P.M. H.R. 3004 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 – 232 (Roll no. 343).
5:26:57 P.M. H.R. 3004 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 257 – 167 (Roll no. 344).
5:26:59 P.M. H.R. 3004 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:27:52 P.M. H. Con. Res. 67 Mr. Smith (NJ) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:27:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 67 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 67 — “Urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to unconditionally release Liu Xiaobo, together with his wife Liu Xia, to allow them to freely meet with friends, family, and counsel and seek medical treatment wherever they desire.”
5:28:42 P.M. H. Con. Res. 67 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:28:44 P.M. H. Con. Res. 67 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:27 P.M. Mr. Carter (GA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, June 29, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017 Agreed to without objection.
5:30:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:57:37 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:39:01 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:39:05 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:39:10 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on July 3, 2017.

House Activity 6/28/2017

10:00:02 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.10:00:08 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:21 A.M.MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.10:51:57 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.12:00:22 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 28.12:00:25 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Howard Siplin, Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Coconut Grove, FL12:02:13 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. Ms. Velazquez 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. Ms. Velazquez demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.12:02:25 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Stewart to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:05:43 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.12:26:39 P.M.H. Res. 414Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 414 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3003) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivision of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, and for other purposes.”12:27:20 P.M.H. Res. 414DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 414.1:50:19 P.M.H. Res. 414On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 190 (Roll no. 331).1:58:10 P.M.H. Res. 414On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 190 (Roll no. 332).1:58:11 P.M.H. Res. 414Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.1:58:12 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal.2:05:41 P.M.On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 183, 2 Present (Roll no. 333).2:06:05 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 stating that that body had made a clerical correction to the March 22, 2017 appointment to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.2:06:47 P.M.H.R. 1215Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 382H.R. 1215 — “To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.”2:06:52 P.M.H.R. 1215Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1215 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. A specified amendment is in order. The resolution makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-10. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the report.2:07:05 P.M.H.R. 1215House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 382 and Rule XVIII.2:07:05 P.M.H.R. 1215The Speaker designated the Honorable Garret Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.2:07:42 P.M.H.R. 1215GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1215.3:24:16 P.M.H.R. 1215An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-179 to begin the tolling of the statute of limitations on the date of the alleged breach or tort, rather than the date of the injury, which is not always a date certain. The statute of limits will be three years after the alleged breach or one year after the claimant discovers the breach, whichever occurs first.3:24:19 P.M.H.R. 1215DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment No. 1.3:35:37 P.M.H.R. 1215On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.3:35:56 P.M.H.R. 1215An amendment, offered by Mr. Sessions, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-179 to clarify that health care services as defined in H.R. 1215 include safety, professional, and administrative services directly related to health care.3:35:57 P.M.H.R. 1215DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment No. 2.3:48:00 P.M.H.R. 1215On agreeing to the Sessions amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.3:48:21 P.M.H.R. 1215An amendment, offered by Mr. Roe (TN), numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-179 to limit who qualifies as an expert witness in medical malpractice negligence cases, based on professional qualifications as well as geographic relation to where the case in chief is being litigated.3:48:23 P.M.H.R. 1215DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roe (TN) amendment No. 3.4:00:16 P.M.H.R. 1215On agreeing to the Roe (TN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.4:00:47 P.M.H.R. 1215An amendment, offered by Mr. Hudson, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-179 to allow a physician to apologize to a patient for an unintended outcome without having the apology count against them in the court of law. Requires a plaintiff to provide a notice of intent to the physician 90 days before the lawsuit is filed. The amendment also defers to sundry state laws regarding lawsuits and outlines requirements witnesses must meet for testimony during trial.4:00:51 P.M.H.R. 1215DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hudson amendment No. 4.4:12:42 P.M.H.R. 1215POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hudson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.4:13:15 P.M.H.R. 1215An amendment, offered by Mr. Barr, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-179to give affirmative defense to defendants in health care liability cases if they can show they complied with clinical practice guidelines.4:13:18 P.M.H.R. 1215DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 382, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr amendment No. 5.4:24:49 P.M.H.R. 1215POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Barr amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Barr demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.4:25:18 P.M.H.R. 1215UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.4:47:34 P.M.H.R. 1215On agreeing to the Hudson amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 – 197 (Roll no. 334).4:54:49 P.M.H.R. 1215On agreeing to the Barr amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 116 – 310 (Roll no. 335).4:55:04 P.M.H.R. 1215The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1215.4:55:33 P.M.H.R. 1215The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.4:55:50 P.M.H.R. 1215The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.4:57:00 P.M.H.R. 1215Ms. Kuster (NH) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.4:57:59 P.M.H.R. 1215Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster 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 add an exemption to the underlying bill for any claim or action that pertains to the negligent prescription of opioids.5:05:51 P.M.H.R. 1215The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.5:13:10 P.M.H.R. 1215On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 235 (Roll no. 336).5:20:08 P.M.H.R. 1215On passage Passed by recorded vote: 218 – 210 (Roll no. 337).5:20:10 P.M.H.R. 1215Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:20:11 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.5:20:21 P.M.H.R. 1500Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1500 — “To redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as “Robert Emmet Park”, and for other purposes.”5:28:03 P.M.H.R. 1500On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 0 (Roll no. 338).5:28:04 P.M.H.R. 1500Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:28:25 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.5:39:11 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.6:42:27 P.M.Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.6:42:49 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.6:42:50 P.M.The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 29, 2017.

House Activity 6/27/2017

10:00:23 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:27 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:43 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.
10:54:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 27.
12:00:25 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Gary Klein, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Palm Harbor, FL.
12:02:25 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. Ms. Foxx 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. Ms. Foxx demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.
12:03:01 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Himes to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:27 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.
12:27:28 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Tom Marino. Mr. Marino submitted his resignation from the Committee on Homeland Security. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:27:29 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Gary J. Palmer. Mr. Palmer submitted his resignation from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:27:30 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Jason Chaffetz. Mr. Chaffetz submitted his resignation from the Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:28:10 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Ron Estes. Mr. Estes (KS) submitted his resignation from the Committee on Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:28:15 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable David Rouzer. Mr. Rouzer submitted his resignation from the Committee on Natural Resources. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:28:56 P.M. H. Res. 410 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 410 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:29:37 P.M. H. Res. 410 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:29:44 P.M. H. Res. 410 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:29:55 P.M. H. Res. 382 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 382 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1215) to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.”
12:31:12 P.M. H. Res. 382 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 382.
1:41:34 P.M. H. Res. 382 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 184 (Roll no. 325).
1:49:49 P.M. H. Res. 382 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 186 (Roll no. 326).
1:49:51 P.M. H. Res. 382 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:49:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal which had been postponed earlier in the legislative day.
1:56:14 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 – 178, 2 Present (Roll no. 327).
1:57:01 P.M. H. Res. 411 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 411 — “Adjusting the amount of the Members’ Representational Allowance.”
1:57:03 P.M. H. Res. 411 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:57:10 P.M. H. Res. 411 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:01 P.M. H. Res. 412 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 412 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
1:58:03 P.M. H. Res. 412 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:58:06 P.M. H. Res. 412 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:58:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:59:46 P.M. H.R. 497 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 497 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain exchanged non-public lands, and for other purposes.”
1:59:59 P.M. H.R. 497 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:00:01 P.M. H.R. 497 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 497.
2:08:46 P.M. H.R. 497 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.
2:09:01 P.M. H.R. 220 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 220 — “To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes.”
2:09:05 P.M. H.R. 220 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:09:07 P.M. H.R. 220 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 220.
2:13:57 P.M. H.R. 220 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.
2:14:17 P.M. H.R. 1500 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1500 — “To redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as “Robert Emmet Park”, and for other purposes.”
2:14:25 P.M. H.R. 1500 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:14:26 P.M. H.R. 1500 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1500.
2:24:14 P.M. H.R. 1500 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.
2:24:23 P.M. H.R. 1073 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1073 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.”
2:24:33 P.M. H.R. 1073 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:24:34 P.M. H.R. 1073 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1073.
2:28:38 P.M. H.R. 1073 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:28:40 P.M. H.R. 1073 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:28:49 P.M. H.R. 1135 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1135 — “To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program.”
2:28:57 P.M. H.R. 1135 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:28:59 P.M. H.R. 1135 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1135.
2:52:35 P.M. H.R. 1135 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:37 P.M. H.R. 1135 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:45 P.M. H.R. 1967 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1967 — “To amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs.”
2:52:55 P.M. H.R. 1967 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:52:56 P.M. H.R. 1967 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1967.
2:59:22 P.M. H.R. 1967 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:59:23 P.M. H.R. 1967 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:00:01 P.M. H. Res. 397 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 397 — “Solemnly reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.”
3:00:02 P.M. H. Res. 397 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:00:03 P.M. H. Res. 397 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 397.
3:24:57 P.M. H. Res. 397 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.
3:25:07 P.M. H. Res. 351 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 351 — “Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya.”
3:25:19 P.M. H. Res. 351 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:25:20 P.M. H. Res. 351 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 351.
3:45:15 P.M. H. Res. 351 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:45:18 P.M. H. Res. 351 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:45:31 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier an on which further proceedings were postponed.
3:45:54 P.M. H. Res. 397 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 397 — “Solemnly reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.”
4:15:02 P.M. H. Res. 397 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 4 (Roll no. 328).
4:15:06 P.M. H. Res. 397 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:15:07 P.M. H.R. 497 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 497 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain exchanged non-public lands, and for other purposes.”
4:21:29 P.M. H.R. 497 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 – 0 (Roll no. 329).
4:21:30 P.M. H.R. 497 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:42 P.M. H.R. 220 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 220 — “To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes.”
4:30:56 P.M. H.R. 220 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 – 1 (Roll no. 330).
4:30:57 P.M. H.R. 220 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:32:01 P.M. H.R. 497 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:32:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:44:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:13:50 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 414 and H. Res. 415.
5:14:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House continued with Special Order speeches.
6:16:10 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Under Clause 2(g) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she herewith designated Mr. Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk to sign any and all papers and do all other acts for her under the name of the Clerk of the House which they would be authorized to do by virtue of this designation, except such as are provided by statute, in case of her temporary absence or disability. The designation shall remain in effect for the 115th Congress or until modified by the Clerk.
6:16:26 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:16:38 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:16:39 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 28, 2017.

House Activity 6/26/2017

12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:24 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.
12:05:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:08 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 26.
2:00:12 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:41 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 5:00 p.m. today.
5:00:10 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 26.
5:00:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:00:30 P.M. H.R. 2547 Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2547 — “To expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes.”
5:00:53 P.M. H.R. 2547 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:59 P.M. H.R. 2547 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2547.
5:11:03 P.M. H.R. 2547 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.
5:11:12 P.M. H.R. 1684 Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1684 — “To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance, and for other purposes.”
5:11:25 P.M. H.R. 1684 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:11:26 P.M. H.R. 1684 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1684.
5:21:24 P.M. H.R. 1684 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:21:26 P.M. H.R. 1684 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:21:34 P.M. H.R. 2258 Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2258 — “To require that certain standards for commercial driver’s licenses applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also apply to current members of the armed services or reserves.”
5:21:45 P.M. H.R. 2258 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:47 P.M. H.R. 2258 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2258.
5:32:21 P.M. H.R. 2258 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.
5:32:48 P.M. H.R. 1726 Mr. Hunter moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1726 — “To amend title 14, United States Code, to improve the organization of such title and to incorporate certain transfers and modifications into such title, and for other purposes.”
5:32:58 P.M. H.R. 1726 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:32:59 P.M. H.R. 1726 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1726.
5:39:38 P.M. H.R. 1726 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:40 P.M. H.R. 1726 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:39:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 26.
6:30:24 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier an on which further proceedings were postponed.
6:31:08 P.M. H.R. 2547 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2547 — “To expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes.”
6:53:48 P.M. H.R. 2547 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 0 (Roll no. 323).
6:53:49 P.M. H.R. 2547 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:22 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of a letter from the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor, the State of Georgia, indicating that, at the Special Election held on June 20, 2017, the Honorable Karen Handel was duly elected Representative to Congress for the Sixth Congressional District, State of Georgia.
6:55:29 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of a letter from Ms. Marci Andino Executive Director, South Carolina Election Commission, indicating that, at the Special Election held on June 20, 2017, the Honorable Ralph Norman was duly elected Representative to Congress for the Fifth Congressional District, State of South Carolina.
6:57:11 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE – Representatives-Elect Handel and Norman, presented themselves in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office which was administered by the Speaker of the House.
7:07:11 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of administration of the oath to the gentlewoman from Georgia and the gentleman from South Carolina, the whole number of the House is 434.
7:07:28 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 2258, as amended, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:08:14 P.M. H.R. 2258 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2258 — “To require that certain standards for commercial driver’s licenses applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also apply to current members of the armed services or reserves.”
7:14:21 P.M. H.R. 2258 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 0 (Roll no. 324).
7:14:22 P.M. H.R. 2258 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:38:18 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:39:49 P.M. Ms. Plaskett moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:39:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:39:51 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 27, 2017.

 

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