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GOP Gov. Bill Haslam considering a run for open Tennessee Senate seat


The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.

LEADING OFF

• TN-SenOn Thursday, termed-out Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam confirmed that he’s considering a bid to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a fellow Republican. Haslam said he would spend “the next several days” thinking and praying about it, and said he would not draw things out for a month.

If Haslam ran, he’d be tough to stop. In addition to being known statewide, Haslam is also a billionaire, so money would not be a problem for him. However, Haslam isn’t universally beloved in the GOP. He has clashed with conservatives at times over his successful attempt to pass the state’s first gas tax increase since 1989 and his unsuccessful attempt to expand Medicaid. As head of the Koch brothers’ state Americans for Prosperity chapter, Andy Ogles, who announced he would run before Corker decided to retire, was a prominent Haslam opponent during those fights.

However, unlike most other Southern states, Tennessee has no runoff, so a very well-known candidate like Haslam could benefit from a crowded primary where a simple plurality is enough to win the nod. A number of other Republicans are considering, with Rep. Marsha Blackburn reportedly planning to jump in soon.

On the Democratic side, two state legislators are expressing interest in running. State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, who represents part of Nashville, says that he’ll decide “[o]ver the next few weeks.” The Tennessean’s Joey Garrison writes that Yarbro “is considered a top star among a depleted bench for Tennessee Democrats.” State Rep. John Ray Clemmons, another Nashville legislator, also tells the Nashville Post that he’s considering. So far, attorney and Army veteran James Mackler, who served in Iraq, still has the Democratic primary to himself, though a few others are considering running.

Gubernatorial

• FL-Gov: GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis has been considering jumping into the primary for a while, but we’ll be waiting a bit longer for his decision. DeSantis’s spokesperson Brad Herold Tells the Tampa Bay Times that the congressman will likely decide what to do in “late October or early November.”

• ME-GovOn Thursday, state Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason announced that he would run for the GOP nod to succeed termed-out Republican Gov. Paul LePage. As we noted earlier this month, Mason is close to the state’s conservative Evangelical political network, and he was a prominent supporter of Ted Cruz during the GOP primary caucus, which Cruz decisively won, and of Donald Trump during the general election. Mason also echoed Trump in his kickoff when he called for a “Maine first” agenda.

Mason will face two LePage allies, ex-Department of Health and Human Services head Mary Mayhew and state House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, in the primary, while Sen. Susan Collins says she’ll decide by Oct. 9 if she’ll run. It’s very possible that next year’s primaries could be conducted under an instant runoff voting system, which could introduce a lot of unpredictability to both parties’ contests.

• NH-Gov: The Democratic primary to take on GOP Gov. Chris Sununu is only slowly taking shape. So far, the only declared candidate is ex-Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand, who took second in the 2016 primary. The Concord Monitor’s Paul Steinhauser takes a look at some of the potential candidates, but no one seems in a huge hurry to get in. However, he writes that Gary Hirshberg, the former chairman of the organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farms and a longtime Democratic donor, does appear interested, and Hirshberg has been making the rounds at local Democratic events. Hirshberg does not appear to have said anything publicly.

Steinhauser also spoke to ex-Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, who lost to Sununu 49-47 last year. Van Ostern says he’s been encouraged to run again but says he’s focusing on candidates running in 2017, adding that, “Whenever anyone asks me about 2018 or 2020, I tell them that we have a lot of work to do in 2017 before we get there.” That’s certainly not a no. Van Ostern used to be an executive at Stonyfield Farms, and it’s possible that Hirshberg’s decision will impact his own, or vice versa.

Ex-Rep. Paul Hodes didn’t rule out a bid back in April, and he still isn’t saying no. Hodes told Steinhauser that he’s “focused in other areas” and has “not engaged in any formal process about running.” Hodes then talked about how important it is for Democrats to retake power in New Hampshire but added that “the race for governor of New Hampshire this cycle is going to be a very challenging race. You’ve got a one-term governor who according to the polls appears popular. Anybody considering a run for governor has to think long and hard and have the resources available.” Hodes represented half of New Hampshire for two terms, but lost the 2010 Senate race to Republican Kelly Ayotte 60-39.

Executive Councilor Chris Pappas has been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for Congress or governor for a while, but it doesn’t sound like 2018 will be his year. Unnamed sources close to Pappas tell Steinhauser that a bid isn’t on his radar, which still isn’t quite a no. Steinhauser also writes that, while state Sen. Dan Feltes is getting mentioned, he doesn’t seem to have made a decision about his plans.

• OH-Gov: GOP Rep. Jim Renacci is out with his first TV spot, which his campaign tells Buzzfeed’s Henry J. Gomez is focused on cable and digital and will cost $300,000 total. The ad features actors portraying his three primary foes (Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Secretary of State Jon Husted, and Attorney General Mike DeWine) lounging around in cat costumes, as the narrator decries them as the “Columbus fat cats.” As you could imagine, the whole thing is weird.

The narrator accuses the trio of backing termed-out GOP Gov. John Kasich, one of Trump’s most prominent intra-party foes, when the governor “backed Obamacare. Common Core too.” As a mouse comes down from the ceiling and scares “Taylor,” the narrator calls them “the scaredy cats who refuse to support right-to-work. Career fat cats who’ve lived off taxpayers for decades.” Renacci then shows up not wearing a cat costume and calls for change. Renacci, who has served in the House since 2011, calls himself “a businessman, not a career politician.”

• TN-Gov: Apparently, we’re going to do this again. GOP Sen. Bob Corker spent a few months earlier this year refusing to rule out a run for governor in 2018, but he finally took his name out of contention in June. But after Corker announced on Tuesday that he would not seek re-election to the Senate, he once again did not close the door on a possible bid to succeed termed-out GOP Gov. Bill Haslam.

Corker said on Wednesday that if a campaign was “something that I was going to attempt to pursue, it would have been good to think about that a year ago,” and said that there were a lot of people already running. But Corker added that “over the course of the next 15 months, who knows what might happen.” Of course, as the Associated Press’ Erik Schelzig notes, Corker doesn’t have 15 months, he has until the April filing deadline.

The next day, Corker was again asked if he was interested and responded that he “can’t imagine it,” adding, “We’ve got a field of folks who have been out there working hard, and people are in line behind them. It just doesn’t seem to me that that’s something that is realistic to be thinking about.” When The Tennessean reporter Michael Collins pointed that this didn’t sound like a definitive no, Corker said, “You’re probably reading a little too much into it.” Nope, we’re with Collins here: If Corker wants to make it clear he won’t run for governor next year, literally all he needs to say is “I’m not running for governor.”

And indeed, it’s possible Corker is much more likely to run than he’s letting on. Unnamed “close associates” told the Nashville Post’s Cari Wade Gervin that the senator was interested in the race, though there’s no other information about how interested. Five notable Republicans are running for governor, and they probably would not appreciate Corker parachuting in.

• WI-Gov: Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has been talking about seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Scott Walker for a while, and he said over the summer that he would likely decide “sometime around Labor Day.” But Soglin now tells the National Journal that, due to city budget negotiations, it “is a possibility” he won’t decide until early next year. Several notable candidates have jumped into the primary over the last few months, but Soglin argues that, due to his long time in office (Soglin has served off-and-on as mayor since 1973), he can afford to wait.

House

• CA-24: A few weeks ago, 2016 Republican nominee Justin Fareed filed with the FEC for another bid against freshman Democratic Rep. Salud Carbajal. Fareed still hasn’t announced he’ll run, but he told KSBY News this week that he “recently reopened my campaign committee in order to better explore the possibility of running against Salud Carbajal and the response has overwhelming.” After bemoaning both parties, Fareed added that he’s “begun exploring whether I should run again to be an independent voice in Washington.”

Last cycle, Fareed lost the open seat race for this Santa Barbara-area district 53-47, running well ahead of Trump’s 57-36 deficit here. If Fareed gets in, he’ll likely have a tough time ousting an incumbent in a blue seat, especially if Trump remains anywhere near as unpopular as he is now. Still, after Fareed’s relatively good showing last time, Carbajal will want to at least take him seriously.

• IL-14: This week, Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky endorsed Matt Brolley, the president of the village of Montgomery and a member of the board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Brolley, who also has Rep. Bill Foster in his corner, is competing with two other Democrats in the primary to face GOP Rep. Randy Hultgren in an exurban Chicago seat that shifted from 54-44 Romney to 49-45 Trump.

• NH-02: Republican Steve Negron, who first won his seat in the 400-person state House last year, has formed an exploratory committee for a possible bid against Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster, and his strategist says he’ll decide “in the coming weeks” if he’ll run. This district shifted from 54-45 Obama to 49-46 Clinton.

Grab Bag

• Where Are They Now?Under arrest. This week, a judge issued an arrest warrant against ex-GOP Rep. Vance McAllister, who served half a term representing a northern Louisiana seat, for repeatedly failing to appear in court. Several banks sued McAllister earlier this year over debts they say he owes them. After a default judgment was entered against the former congressman in one case, the bank filed a motion to make him produce his financial records. McAllister skipped a hearing, and missed a following court appearance where he was supposed to say why he should not be found in contempt of court. McAllister says he “missed a court date upon advice of counsel,” and insists this is just “a misunderstanding of that advice.”

Four years ago, a much more cash-flush McAllister, who owned an oil company and several restaurant franchises, used his money to make it to the special election runoff with state Sen. Neil Riser, a fellow Republican. McAllister ran to the left of Riser, who had the support of the state GOP establishment, and called for expanding Medicaid. McAllister also had the support of the stars of the reality show Duck Dynasty, who hail from the Monroe area. In a huge upset, McAllister won 60-40, and he quickly attracted the attention of the national press, which gushed over the political neophyte and his first-ever trip to D.C.

McAllister’s meteoric rise was accompanied by a meteoric fall. In April of 2014, months into his term, footage from a security camera leaked that featured McAllister passionately making out with a staffer who was not his wife. Under pressure from then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, McAllister announced he would not run for re-election. After Cantor lost renomination, however, McAllister changed his mind.

But while McAllister ran an ad where his wife attested to his character, he took a distant fourth place in the jungle primary with just 11 percent of the vote. (Republican Ralph Abraham went on to win the seat.) McAllister did not take the hint and decided to challenge GOP state Sen. Mike Walsworth the next year, only to lose 62-38.

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on this day 9/30 1998 – Gov. Pete Wilson of California signed a bill into law that defined “invasion of privacy as trespassing with the intent to capture audio or video images of a celebrity or crime victim engaging in a personal of family activity.” The law went into effect January 1, 1999. 


1399 – Henry Bolingbroke became the King of England as Henry IV.

1777 – The Congress of the United States moved to York, PA, due to advancing British forces. 

1787 – The Columbia left Boston and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world.

1846 – Dr. William Morton performed a painless tooth extraction after administering ether to a patient.

1861 – Chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. was born.

1868 – Spain’s Queen Isabella was deposed and fled to France.

1882 – In Appleton, WI, the world’s first hydroelectric power plant began operating.

1927 – George Herman “Babe” Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with the homerun. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record.

1930 – “Death Valley Days” was heard for the first time on the NBC Blue radio network.

1935 – “The Adventures of Dick Tracey” debuted on Mutual Radio Network.

1935 – “Porgy and Bess” premiered in Boston. 

1938 – The Munich Conference ended with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler. Britain, and France allowed Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland to be annexed by the Nazis.

1939 – “Captain Midnight” was heard for the first time on the Mutual Radio Network.

1946 – An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.

1947 – The World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

1949 – The Berlin Airlift came to an end. The airlift had taken 2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade.

1951 – “The Red Skelton Show” debuted on NBC-TV.

1954 – The U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954.

1954 – Julie Andrews made her first Broadway appearance in “The Boy Friend”.

1962 – James Meredith succeeded in registering at the University of Mississippi. It was his fourth attempt to register.

1963 – The Soviet Union publicly declared itself on the side of India in their dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

1966 – Albert Speer and Baldur von Schirach were released at midnight from Spandau prison after completing their 20-year sentences. Speer was the Nazi minister of armaments and von Schirach was the founder of Hitler Youth.

1971 – The Soviet Union and the United States signed pacts that were aimed at avoiding an accidental nuclear war.

1971 – A committee of nine people was organized to investigate the prison riot at Attica, NY. 10 hostages and 32 prisoners were killed when National Guardsmen stormed the prison on September 13, 1971.

1976 – California enacted the Natural Death Act of California. The law was the first example of right-to-die legislation in the U.S.

1980 – Israel issued its new currency, the shekel, to replace the pound.

1983 – The first AH-64 Apache attack helicopter was rolled out by McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company.

1982 – “Cheers” began an 11-year run on NBC-TV.

1984 – Mike Witt became only the 11th pitcher to throw a perfect game in major league baseball.

1984 – “Doonesbury” by Garry Trudeau returned. The comic strip had not been printed in nearly 20 months.

1986 – The U.S. released accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov, one day after the Nicholas Daniloff had been released by the Soviets.

1987 – Mikhail S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko from the Politburo and fired other old-guard leaders in a shake-up at the Kremlin.

1989 – Thousands of East Germans began emigrating under an accord between the NATO nations and the Soviet Union.

1989 – Non-Communist Cambodian guerrillas claimed that they had captured 3 towns and 10 other positions from the residing government forces.

1990 – The Soviet Union and South Korea opened diplomatic relations.

1991 – Haiti’s first freely elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was overthrown by Brigadier General Raoul Cedras. Aristide was later returned to power.

1992 – George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reached his 3,000th career hit during a game against the California Angels.

1992 – Moscow banks distributed privatization vouchers aimed at turning millions of Russians into capitalists.

1993 – U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell retired.

1994 – The space shuttle Endeavor took off on an 11-day mission. Part of the mission was to use a radar instrument to map remote areas of the Earth.

1997 – France’s Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the persecution and deportation of Jews the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.

1998 – Gov. Pete Wilson of California signed a bill into law that defined “invasion of privacy as trespassing with the intent to capture audio or video images of a celebrity or crime victim engaging in a personal of family activity.” The law went into effect January 1, 1999. 

1999 – The San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last baseball game to be played at Candlestick Park (3Com Park). The Dodgers won 9-4.

1999 – In Tokaimura, Japan, radiation escaped a nuclear facility after workers accidentally set off an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction.

2014 – Amazon filed for a patent for a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) configured to autonomously deliver items to customers. The patent was related to Amazon’s plan for their Prime Air service.

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Last Floor Action: 9/28/2017
4:02:16 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 2, 2017.

9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:01 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. J. Todd Mullins, Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
9:01:01 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:01 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Napolitano to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:09 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:17:16 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
9:18:00 A.M. S. 1866 Mr. Allen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1866 — “To provide the Secretary of Education with waiver authority for the reallocation rules and authority to extend the deadline by which funds have to be reallocated in the campus-based aid programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 due to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria, to provide equitable services to children and teachers in private schools, and for other purposes.”
9:18:02 A.M. S. 1866 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:18:35 A.M. S. 1866 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1866.
9:25:22 A.M. S. 1866 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
9:25:24 A.M. S. 1866 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:26:18 A.M. H.R. 2792 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 533H.R. 2792 — “To amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act.”
9:26:23 A.M. H.R. 2792 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2792. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. The resolution provides a structured rule for H.R. 2824, and closed rule for H.R. 2792. It provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills.
9:27:31 A.M. H.R. 2792 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2792.
10:19:05 A.M. H.R. 2792 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:20:16 A.M. H.R. 2792 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 2792, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Danny Davis (IL) demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
10:20:55 A.M. H.R. 3823 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 3823 resumed.
10:21:54 A.M. H.R. 3823 Mr. Nadler moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
10:22:30 A.M. H.R. 3823 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler 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 increase by $1 billion the amount appropriated to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
10:28:44 A.M. H.R. 3823 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:52:45 A.M. H.R. 3823 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 – 227 (Roll no. 541).
10:59:46 A.M. WELCOMING BACK REPRESENTATIVE STEVE SCALISE – The Speaker recognized Representative Steve Scalise to address the House upon his return to the Chamber.
11:25:13 A.M. H.R. 3823 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 264 – 155 (Roll no. 542).
11:25:15 A.M. H.R. 3823 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:25:27 A.M. H.R. 2792 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2792 — “To amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act.”
11:32:52 A.M. H.R. 2792 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 171 (Roll no. 543).
11:32:55 A.M. H.R. 2792 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:33:03 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal, which the Chair will put de novo.
11:33:14 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:33:27 A.M. Mr. Goodlatte filed a report from the Committee on Judiciary on H. Res. 488.
11:46:06 A.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 for the upcoming week.
12:21:06 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2266 with an amendment.
12:21:07 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 Agreed to without objection.
12:22:55 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, September 29, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, October 2, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
12:24:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:36:19 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:42:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 28.
4:00:13 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 September 28, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.: that the Senate passed with an amendment H.R. 3823.
4:00:55 P.M. H.R. 3823 Mr. Smith (NE) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
4:01:37 P.M. H.R. 3823 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
4:01:38 P.M. H.R. 3823 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:01:47 P.M. Mr. Smith (NE) asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, September 28, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, October 2, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for Morning-Hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
4:02:07 P.M. Mr. Smith (NE) moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:02:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:02:16 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 2, 2017.

House Activity 9/27/2017

3:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
3:00:49 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Dennis Jokela, Chaplain, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, Kalamazoo, MI.
3:01:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
3:01:27 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Poe of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
3:01:44 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.
3:01:45 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 September 27, 2017 at 1:35 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1866S. 1028S. 504S. 1057, and S. 870.
3:27:01 P.M. H. Res. 538 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 538 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3823) to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to provide disaster tax relief, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
3:28:52 P.M. H. Res. 538 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 538.
4:27:29 P.M. H. Res. 538 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 538, 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.
4:28:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:28:38 P.M. S. 327 Mr. Hill moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 327 — “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, and for other purposes.”
4:29:01 P.M. S. 327 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:29:02 P.M. S. 327 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 327.
4:36:33 P.M. S. 327 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:36:35 P.M. S. 327 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:37:15 P.M. H.R. 3229 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3229 — “To protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes.”
4:37:26 P.M. H.R. 3229 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:37:34 P.M. H.R. 3229 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3229.
4:50:45 P.M. H.R. 3229 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:50:46 P.M. H.R. 3229 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:58 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 538, agreeing to H. Res. 538, and suspending the rules and agreeing to H. Res. 311, which were all debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
4:51:27 P.M. H. Res. 538 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 538 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3823) to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to provide disaster tax relief, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
5:14:41 P.M. H. Res. 538 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 187 (Roll no. 538).
5:23:07 P.M. H. Res. 538 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 190 (Roll no. 539).
5:23:08 P.M. H. Res. 538 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:33 P.M. H. Res. 311 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 311 — “Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.”
5:30:38 P.M. H. Res. 311 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 0 (Roll no. 540).
5:30:42 P.M. H. Res. 311 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:30:43 P.M. H. Res. 311 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:57 P.M. Mr. Curbelo (FL) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on September 28. Agreed to without objection.
5:33:19 P.M. H.R. 3823 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 538H.R. 3823 — “To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to provide disaster tax relief, and for other purposes.”
5:33:24 P.M. H.R. 3823 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3823 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. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered as adopted. The rule also provides for suspension authority on the legislative day of September 28, 2017.
5:34:28 P.M. H.R. 3823 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3823.
6:43:36 P.M. H.R. 3823 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:43:46 P.M. H.R. 3823 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 3823 is postponed.
6:44:22 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:49:01 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:58:02 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 3819without amendment
6:59:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – Subsequently, the House resumed Special Order speeches.
8:06:16 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:06:27 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:06:28 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on September 28, 2017.

House Activity 9/26/2017

10:00:05 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dave Brat to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:34 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:08:26 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 September 26.
12:00:06 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. William Lynn Nash, Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Mangham, Louisiana
12:01:50 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Shimkus demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Shimkus 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.
12:02:26 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Davis of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:22 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.
12:22:34 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 September 26, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 2810 with an amendment
12:23:08 P.M. H. Res. 533 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 533 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2824) to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2792) to amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act; and for other purposes.”
12:27:16 P.M. H. Res. 533 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 533.
1:01:09 P.M. H. Res. 533 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 533, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Hastings 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.
1:02:00 P.M. Mr. Burgess moved pursuant to clause 4 of rule 16, that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 3:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017
1:03:00 P.M. On Motion to Fix the Convening Time Agreed to by voice vote.
1:04:20 P.M. H. Res. 533 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 533 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2824) to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2792) to amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act; and for other purposes.”
1:04:21 P.M. H. Res. 533 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 533, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:28:21 P.M. H. Res. 533 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 189 (Roll no. 532).
1:38:05 P.M. H. Res. 533 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 190 (Roll no. 533).
1:38:06 P.M. H. Res. 533 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:38:20 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal.
1:45:41 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 – 199, 1 Present (Roll no. 534).
1:45:43 P.M. H.R. 296 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Gaetz asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as first sponsor of H.R. 296, a bill originally introduced by Representative Chaffetz, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
1:46:48 P.M. H.R. 2824 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 533H.R. 2824 — “To amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.”
1:46:53 P.M. H.R. 2824 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2792. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. The resolution provides a structured rule for H.R. 2824, and closed rule for H.R. 2792. It provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills.
1:47:22 P.M. H.R. 2824 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 533 and Rule XVIII.
1:47:23 P.M. H.R. 2824 The Speaker designated the Honorable Martha Roby to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
1:48:07 P.M. H.R. 2824 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2824.
2:27:04 P.M. H.R. 2824 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (NE), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-331 to allow states to take into account staffing, community resource, and other requirements when determining how to operate at least one home visiting model in communities in need of services.
2:27:15 P.M. H.R. 2824 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (NE) amendment No. 1.
2:31:55 P.M. H.R. 2824 On agreeing to the Smith (NE) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:32:17 P.M. H.R. 2824 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pascrell, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-331 to maintain MIECHV’s current focus of funding evidence-based home visiting programs that strengthen families to make kids healthier, safer, and more ready to learn when they start school by striking the provision in the bill that would add `increasing employment and earnings’ to the program’s measured outcomes.
2:32:20 P.M. H.R. 2824 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pascrell amendment No. 2.
2:40:04 P.M. H.R. 2824 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Pascrell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pascrell demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:40:34 P.M. H.R. 2824 An amendment, offered by Ms. DelBene, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-331 to eliminate the bill’s matching requirement for tribal home visiting programs.
2:40:39 P.M. H.R. 2824 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 3.
2:44:19 P.M. H.R. 2824 On agreeing to the DelBene amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:44:36 P.M. H.R. 2824 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Murphy (FL), numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-331 to require HRSA, to the extent it continues to allocate Home Visiting funding to states and territories based in whole or in part on the relative share of families with young children living at or below the federal poverty line in each state and territory, to utilize the most accurate federal data available for each jurisdiction.
2:44:39 P.M. H.R. 2824 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment No. 4.
2:48:48 P.M. H.R. 2824 On agreeing to the Murphy (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:50:24 P.M. H.R. 2824 Mr. Smith (NE) moved that the Committee now rise.
2:50:44 P.M. H.R. 2824 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:50:56 P.M. H.R. 2824 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2824 as unfinished business.
2:51:22 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:14:54 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 26.
3:14:55 P.M. H.R. 2824 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2824 — “To amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.”
3:15:20 P.M. H.R. 2824 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:15:49 P.M. H.R. 2824 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:41:52 P.M. H.R. 2824 On agreeing to the Pascrell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 231 (Roll no. 535).
3:42:15 P.M. H.R. 2824 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2824.
3:42:52 P.M. H.R. 2824 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:43:17 P.M. H.R. 2824 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.
3:43:56 P.M. H.R. 2824 Ms. DelBene moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
3:44:14 P.M. H.R. 2824 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment to strike the two additional requirements in the underlying bill to allow for a clean reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV).
3:50:11 P.M. H.R. 2824 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:59:39 P.M. H.R. 2824 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 232 (Roll no. 536).
4:05:36 P.M. H.R. 2824 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 214 – 209 (Roll no. 537).
4:05:38 P.M. H.R. 2824 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:08:45 P.M. Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission – Pursuant to section 603 of the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-323), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Matt Salmon, Mesa, AZ.
4:09:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:27:24 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:48:19 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 538.
5:49:26 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed with Special Order Speeches.
6:01:13 P.M. Mr. Johnson (LA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:01:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:01:22 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to Clause 4 of Rule 16. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on September 27, 2017.

House Activity 9/25/2017

12:00:24 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:35 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:55 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.
12:20:30 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 25.
2:00:16 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Pittenger to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:08:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:00 p.m. today.
3:04:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 25.
3:04:45 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:04:52 P.M. H.R. 2061 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2061 — “To reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.”
3:05:09 P.M. H.R. 2061 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:05:12 P.M. H.R. 2061 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2061.
3:24:58 P.M. H.R. 2061 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.
3:25:53 P.M. H. Res. 311 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 311 — “Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.”
3:26:04 P.M. H. Res. 311 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:26:07 P.M. H. Res. 311 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 311.
3:44:22 P.M. H. Res. 311 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.
3:44:46 P.M. S. 1141 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1141 — “To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.”
3:44:55 P.M. S. 1141 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:44:57 P.M. S. 1141 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1141.
4:04:32 P.M. S. 1141 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:34 P.M. S. 1141 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:20 P.M. H.R. 1235 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1235 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.”
4:06:47 P.M. H.R. 1235 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:06:49 P.M. H.R. 1235 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1235.
4:21:35 P.M. H.R. 1235 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:21:36 P.M. H.R. 1235 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:57 P.M. H.R. 2519 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2519 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.”
4:22:06 P.M. H.R. 2519 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:22:08 P.M. H.R. 2519 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2519.
4:54:01 P.M. H.R. 2519 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:54:03 P.M. H.R. 2519 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:45 P.M. S. 810 Mr. Ferguson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 810 — “To facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri, and for other purposes.”
4:54:57 P.M. S. 810 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:59 P.M. S. 810 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 810.
4:58:43 P.M. S. 810 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:45 P.M. S. 810 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:59:27 P.M. H.R. 3823 Mr. Curbelo (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3823 — “To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to provide disaster tax relief, and for other purposes.”
4:59:43 P.M. H.R. 3823 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:59:46 P.M. H.R. 3823 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3823.
5:39:23 P.M. H.R. 3823 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.
5:40:07 P.M. H.R. 3819 Mr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3819 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
5:40:22 P.M. H.R. 3819 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:40:24 P.M. H.R. 3819 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3819.
5:54:05 P.M. H.R. 3819 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:54:08 P.M. H.R. 3819 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:54:17 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 25.
6:30:08 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 533.
6:30:33 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinised 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.
6:30:59 P.M. H.R. 3823 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3823 — “To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to provide disaster tax relief, and for other purposes.”
6:53:13 P.M. H.R. 3823 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 245 – 171 (Roll no. 530).
6:53:28 P.M. H.R. 2061 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2061 — “To reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, and for other purposes.”
7:00:40 P.M. H.R. 2061 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 0 (Roll no. 531).
7:00:41 P.M. H.R. 2061 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:26:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:28:02 P.M. Mr. Evans moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:28:11 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:28:12 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 26, 2017.