the senate July 14-20 **CONGRESS** 2017 the house


The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Monday, July 24, 2017.   Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #100, David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, with all post-cloture time expiring at 5:30pm.   Monday, July 24th at 5:30pm –…  MORE

Wrap Up 7/20/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #170, John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; confirmed: 51-47. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #100, David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior; invoked: 56-39.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 7/19/2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #170, John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; invoked: 51-48.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 7/18/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #157, Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 92-7.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 7/17/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #157, Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 92-7.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

 

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House Activity 7/20/2017

9:00:36 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:41 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:42 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Mitchell to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:02 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.
9:15:29 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
9:15:44 A.M. H.R. 2825 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2825— “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
9:16:21 A.M. H.R. 2825 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:16:23 A.M. H.R. 2825 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2825.
9:56:10 A.M. H.R. 2825 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.
9:57:30 A.M. H.R. 218 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454H.R. 218 — “To provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay.”
9:57:35 A.M. H.R. 218 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
9:57:45 A.M. H.R. 218 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
9:57:49 A.M. H.R. 218 The Speaker designated the Honorable Gary J. Palmer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:58:22 A.M. H.R. 218 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 218.
10:37:29 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to require mitigation measures, previously adopted in Public Law 111-11, to ensure that impacts to migratory birds, wildlife, and wetlands are minimized.
10:37:31 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 1.
10:48:09 A.M. H.R. 218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:48:42 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 2 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to amend section 7 to conform the text of H.R. 218 with the Senate text, S. 101.
10:48:46 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 2.
10:51:31 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:51:45 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to prohibit the Act from taking effect until $20 Million in federal funds given to Alaska for transportation purposes in King Cove is repaid to the Federal Government.
10:51:47 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 3.
10:59:25 A.M. H.R. 218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:00:15 A.M. H.R. 218 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved that the Committee rise.
11:00:28 A.M. H.R. 218 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:00:38 A.M. H.R. 218 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 218 as unfinished business.
11:01:10 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:01:25 A.M. H.R. 2825 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2825 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
11:34:06 A.M. H.R. 2825 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 – 41 (Roll no. 403).
11:34:07 A.M. H.R. 2825 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:34:15 A.M. H.R. 218 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 218 — “To provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay.”
11:34:27 A.M. H.R. 218 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:40:43 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 234 (Roll no. 404).
11:45:13 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 – 260 (Roll no. 405).
11:45:47 A.M. H.R. 218 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 218.
11:46:27 A.M. H.R. 218 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:46:37 A.M. H.R. 218 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.
11:47:45 A.M. H.R. 218 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
11:47:58 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi 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 add a provision to the underlying bill requiring the road to be constructed using only materials and equipment manufactured in the United States.
11:53:11 A.M. H.R. 218 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:53:18 A.M. H.R. 218 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by voice vote.
12:09:53 P.M. H.R. 218 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 – 179 (Roll no. 406).
12:09:55 P.M. H.R. 218 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:12:58 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:28:31 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns Thursday, July 20, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 24, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
12:29:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:49:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:48:01 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:48:05 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:48:10 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 24, 2017.

House Activity 7/19/2017

10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bruce Westerman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:31 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.
10:53:47 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 July 19.
12:00:17 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Chaplain Marshall Dunbar, Christian Community Action, Lewisville, TX
12:01:41 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. Ros-Lehtinen 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. Ros-Lehtinen objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings poned until later in the legislative day.
12:02:14 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Deutch to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:34 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.
12:35:31 P.M. H. Res. 454 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 454 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2910) to provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2883) to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 218) to provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay; and for other purposes.”
12:43:13 P.M. H. Res. 454 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 454.
1:23:38 P.M. H. Res. 454 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 454, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes 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.
1:24:11 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION – Mr. Cicilline was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification. The Clerk reported the privileged resolution.
1:31:29 P.M. Mr. Cicilline was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not the resolution constituted a point of privilege and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
1:36:31 P.M. Mr. Cicilline moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
1:36:45 P.M. Ms. Cheney moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
2:02:20 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 190, 1 Present (Roll no. 392).
2:02:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 454, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:02:41 P.M. H. Res. 454 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 454 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2910) to provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2883) to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 218) to provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay; and for other purposes.”
2:11:48 P.M. H. Res. 454 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 – 192 (Roll no. 393).
2:23:29 P.M. H. Res. 454 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 194 (Roll no. 394).
2:23:30 P.M. H. Res. 454 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:23:33 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.
2:23:46 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
2:23:58 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations is to continue in effect beyond July 24, 2017 – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-55).
2:25:42 P.M. H.R. 2910 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454H.R. 2910 — “To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes.”
2:25:47 P.M. H.R. 2910 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
2:26:29 P.M. H.R. 2910 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
2:26:30 P.M. H.R. 2910 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:26:38 P.M. H.R. 2910 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2910.
3:08:01 P.M. H.R. 2910 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-235 to prohibit the application of section 3 if any part of a pipeline facility that is a subject of the application is to be located on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation.
3:08:02 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 1.
3:16:04 P.M. H.R. 2910 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:16:28 P.M. H.R. 2910 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lynch, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-235 to direct FERC, in considering an application for an authorization or certificate covered by the bill, to consult with the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration regarding the extent of the applicant’s compliance with security guidance and best practice recommendations issued by TSA on pipeline infrastructure security, pipeline cybersecurity, pipeline personnel security, and other pipeline security measures designed to ensure the public safety.
3:16:54 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 2.
3:25:22 P.M. H.R. 2910 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:25:45 P.M. H.R. 2910 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-235 to improve FERC’s public comment and transparency process.
3:25:47 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 3.
3:31:56 P.M. H.R. 2910 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:32:48 P.M. H.R. 2910 Mr. Upton moved that the Committee rise.
3:32:58 P.M. H.R. 2910 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:07 P.M. H.R. 2910 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2910 as unfinished business.
3:33:09 P.M. H.R. 2883 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454H.R. 2883 — “To establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity.”
3:33:14 P.M. H.R. 2883 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
3:34:25 P.M. H.R. 2883 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
3:34:26 P.M. H.R. 2883 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:34:36 P.M. H.R. 2883 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2883.
4:14:55 P.M. H.R. 2883 An amendment, offered by Mr. Engel, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-235 to ensure that permitting authority for cross- border pipelines remains with the Department of State.
4:15:17 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 1.
4:19:15 P.M. H.R. 2883 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:19:34 P.M. H.R. 2883 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-235 to state FERC may not issue a certificate of crossing if any part of the oil or natural gas pipeline project is to be located on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation.
4:19:59 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 2.
4:25:11 P.M. H.R. 2883 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:26:01 P.M. H.R. 2883 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Gene, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-235 to clarify the applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to projects affected by the bill.
4:26:31 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gene Green (TX) amendment No. 3.
4:29:47 P.M. H.R. 2883 On agreeing to the Green, Gene amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:29:48 P.M. H.R. 2883 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:59:14 P.M. H.R. 2883 On agreeing to the Engel amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 246 (Roll no. 395).
5:04:21 P.M. H.R. 2883 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 247 (Roll no. 396).
5:05:06 P.M. H.R. 2883 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2883.
5:05:34 P.M. H.R. 2883 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:05:45 P.M. H.R. 2883 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.
5:07:05 P.M. H.R. 2883 Mr. O’Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5:07:21 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran 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 a requirement that all iron and steel products used in construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the border-crossing facility be produced in the United States.
5:12:27 P.M. H.R. 2883 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:19:09 P.M. H.R. 2883 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 232 (Roll no. 397).
5:25:18 P.M. H.R. 2883 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 – 175 (Roll no. 398).
5:25:20 P.M. H.R. 2883 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:25:43 P.M. H.R. 2910 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2910 — “To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes.”
5:25:58 P.M. H.R. 2910 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:31:38 P.M. H.R. 2910 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 – 249 (Roll no. 399).
5:36:03 P.M. H.R. 2910 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 236 (Roll no. 400).
5:36:15 P.M. H.R. 2910 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2910.
5:36:23 P.M. H.R. 2910 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:37:07 P.M. H.R. 2910 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.
5:37:40 P.M. H.R. 2910 Mrs. Watson Coleman moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5:38:17 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman 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 add at the end of the bill a section pertaining to no eminent domain authority under section 7(h) of such Act.
5:43:40 P.M. H.R. 2910 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:50:19 P.M. H.R. 2910 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 239 (Roll no. 401).
5:57:30 P.M. H.R. 2910 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 – 179 (Roll no. 402).
5:57:32 P.M. H.R. 2910 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:48 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:17:49 P.M. Mr. Thompson (PA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on July 20. Agreed to without objection.
6:18:44 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:01:41 P.M. Mr. Garrett moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:01:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:01:55 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 20, 2017.

House Activity 7/18/2017

0:00:45 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Claudia Tenney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:03:46 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.
10:10:24 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 18.
12:00:23 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Terry Sanders, Victory House Ministry, Uniontown, PA
12:01:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Mast to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:18 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.
12:26:21 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 July 18, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.: Appointments: Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.
12:26:45 P.M. H. Res. 451 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 451 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 806) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.”
12:29:20 P.M. H. Res. 451 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 451.
1:02:10 P.M. H. Res. 451 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 451, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:10:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:10:35 P.M. H.R. 2786 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2786 — “To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.”
1:10:51 P.M. H.R. 2786 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:10:52 P.M. H.R. 2786 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2786.
1:25:20 P.M. H.R. 2786 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:25:43 P.M. H.R. 2828 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2828 — “To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.”
1:25:53 P.M. H.R. 2828 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:25:54 P.M. H.R. 2828 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2828.
1:30:35 P.M. H.R. 2828 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:30:37 P.M. H.R. 2828 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:31:01 P.M. H.R. 3050 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3050 — “To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans, and for other purposes.”
1:31:02 P.M. H.R. 3050 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:31:03 P.M. H.R. 3050 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3050.
1:42:05 P.M. H.R. 3050 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:42:07 P.M. H.R. 3050 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:42:16 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 451 and a motion to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:42:24 P.M. H. Res. 451 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 451 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 806) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.”
2:07:25 P.M. H. Res. 451 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 188 (Roll no. 382).
2:08:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in the KC-130 military plane crash that occurred in Mississippi.
2:18:45 P.M. H. Res. 451 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 188 (Roll no. 383).
2:18:47 P.M. H. Res. 451 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:00 P.M. NOTICE OF INTENT TO OFFER A PRIVILEGE RESOLUTION – Mr. Cicilline notified the House of his intent to rise to a question of the privileges of the House and to offer a resolution. Mr. Cicilline was recognized to notice the form of his proposed resolution. The Chair subsequently announced that under rule XI, a resolution offered 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.
2:29:34 P.M. H.R. 2786 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2786 — “To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.”
2:36:53 P.M. H.R. 2786 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 2 (Roll no. 384).
2:36:54 P.M. H.R. 2786 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:05 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable John P. Sarbanes. Mr. Sarbanes submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:37:38 P.M. H. Res. 453 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 453 — “Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
2:38:03 P.M. H. Res. 453 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:38:10 P.M. H. Res. 453 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:35 P.M. H.R. 806 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 451H.R. 806 — “To facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.”
2:38:40 P.M. H.R. 806 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 806 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.
2:38:49 P.M. H.R. 806 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 451 and Rule XVIII.
2:38:50 P.M. H.R. 806 The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom Reed to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:39:02 P.M. H.R. 806 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 806.
3:37:33 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-229 to halt implementation of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that application could increase health risks to vulnerable populations including children, seniors, pregnant women, outdoor workers, and minority and low-income communities.
3:37:36 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 1.
3:46:33 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:02 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike subsection (b) of Section 3, which would to allow EPA to consider technological feasibility when determining what level of pollution is safe.
3:47:06 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 2.
3:54:34 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:55:06 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike subsection (h) of section 3 (relating to exceptional events).
3:55:08 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 3.
4:03:07 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:03:16 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-229to close the loophole that prevents aggregating emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well. Additionally, it seeks to require the EPA to add hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants.
4:03:18 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 4.
4:12:46 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:13:16 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike section 6 of the bill.
4:13:18 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 5.
4:23:04 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:23:49 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike the underlying bill and replace it with a grant program to benefit regions with the poorest air quality.
4:23:51 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 6.
4:33:36 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:34:01 P.M. H.R. 806 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:05:32 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 232 (Roll no. 385).
5:09:28 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 241 (Roll no. 386).
5:13:39 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 235 (Roll no. 387).
5:17:20 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 242 (Roll no. 388).
5:21:52 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 236 (Roll no. 389).
5:22:11 P.M. H.R. 806 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 806.
5:22:29 P.M. H.R. 806 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:22:41 P.M. H.R. 806 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.
5:23:40 P.M. H.R. 806 Mr. Cartwright moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5:24:23 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – 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 application of the Act and amendments if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that the application of the Act and amendments could increase, with respect to Americans without access to health insurance, certain health impacts.
5:31:11 P.M. H.R. 806 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:37:34 P.M. H.R. 806 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 235 (Roll no. 390).
5:44:32 P.M. H.R. 806 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 – 199 (Roll no. 391).
5:44:34 P.M. H.R. 806 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:14 P.M. Mr. Graves (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3280.
5:45:45 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 454.
5:46:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:55:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:55:27 P.M. Mr. Castro (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:55:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:55:34 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 19, 2017.

House Activity 7/17/2017

12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:08 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott Taylor to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:45 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.
12:18:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
2:00:05 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:13 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:15 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:40 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:19 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:45 P.M. today.
4:45:27 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
4:45:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:45:44 P.M. H.R. 2210 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2210 — “To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center”.”
4:46:11 P.M. H.R. 2210 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:13 P.M. H.R. 2210 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2210.
4:58:39 P.M. H.R. 2210 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.
5:05:26 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution. H.J. Res. 92 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact.”
5:05:38 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:05:40 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 92.
5:13:31 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 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.
5:13:55 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended. H.J. Res. 76 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”
5:14:04 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:05 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 76.
5:39:47 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 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.
5:40:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
6:30:38 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:57 P.M. H.R. 2210 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2210 — “To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center”.”
6:55:26 P.M. H.R. 2210 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 0 (Roll no. 379).
6:55:27 P.M. H.R. 2210 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:54 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 92 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact.”
7:03:34 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 0 (Roll no. 380).
7:04:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 76 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”
7:10:17 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 – 5 (Roll no. 381).
7:10:22 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:10:48 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 451.
7:12:27 P.M. Mr. Simpson filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3266.
7:12:46 P.M. Mr. Culberson filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3267.
7:13:05 P.M. Mr. Aderholt filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3268.
7:13:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:26:02 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:21:14 P.M. Mr. Abraham moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:21:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:21:27 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 18, 2017.

House Activity 7/14/2017

9:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:07 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:27 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:42 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:46 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bost to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:58 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.
9:06:00 A.M. H.R. 2810 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2810 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
9:06:10 A.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:07:25 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 17 printed in House Report 115-217 to classify a vessel being repaired or dismantled to be a “recreational vessel” if the vessel shares elements of design and construction of traditional recreational vessels and is not normally engaged in a military or commercial undertaking when operating.
9:07:28 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 17.
9:15:53 A.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 17, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:16:12 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hunter, numbered 18 printed in House Report 115-217 to address forum selection for claims from foreign maritime crews.
9:16:14 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hunter amendment No. 18.
9:26:05 A.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hunter amendment No. 18, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:26:31 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. McGovern, numbered 43 printed in House Report 115-217 to require the Secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans
9:26:43 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McGovern amendment No. 43.
9:32:41 A.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McGovern amendment No. 43, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:33:04 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 3: 16, 49, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, and 71.
9:33:11 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 3.
9:53:16 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:53:40 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 4: 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91.
9:53:47 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 4.
10:03:03 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:03:15 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 5: 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107.
10:03:22 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 5.
10:04:31 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:04:46 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 6: 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121.
10:04:52 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 6.
10:23:17 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:23:31 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tenney, numbered 122 printed in House Report 115-217 to reinstate the Berry Amendment’s longstanding domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware and provides for a one year phase-in period.
10:23:33 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tenney amendment No. 122.
10:32:36 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Tenney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:58:41 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Franks (AZ) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 208 – 217 (Roll no. 372).
11:02:48 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 189 (Roll no. 373).
11:06:12 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 244 – 181 (Roll no. 374).
11:09:48 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Hunter amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 – 190 (Roll no. 375).
11:13:13 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the McGovern amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 424 – 0 (Roll no. 376).
11:13:25 A.M. H.R. 2810 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2810.
11:13:58 A.M. H.R. 2810 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:14:27 A.M. H.R. 2810 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:14:55 A.M. H.R. 2810 Ms. Lujan Grisham, M. moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services.
11:15:09 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a new section to prohibit any funds authorized to be appropriated in the underlying bill from being used to plan, develop, or construct any barriers, including walls or fences, along the international border of the United States.
11:27:29 A.M. H.R. 2810 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:33:29 A.M. H.R. 2810 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 235 (Roll no. 377).
11:40:44 A.M. H.R. 2810 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 344 – 81 (Roll no. 378).
11:40:46 A.M. H.R. 2810 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:40:48 A.M. H.R. 2810 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11:40:49 A.M. H.R. 2810 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2810.
11:44:27 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. McCarthy for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:52:28 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, July 14, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 17, 2017 at noon for Morning-House debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:53:49 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:15:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:01:14 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:01:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:01:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 17, 2017.
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