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Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, February 26, 2018
February 15, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, February 15, 2018
February 14, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 14, 2018
February 13, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 13, 2018
February 12, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, February 12, 2018
February 9, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, February 8, 2018

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House Activity 2/19/2018

Time Bill Activity
9:00:05 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bradley Byrne to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:39 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:16 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 4(a) of H. Res. 736, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
9:01:40 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:41 A.M. The House received a communication from Philip G. Kiko, Chief Administrative Officer. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Kiko notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for documents in a criminal case issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
9:02:41 A.M. The House received a communication from Susan Anfinson, Financial Administrator. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Anfinson notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for documents in a criminal case issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
9:03:03 A.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 February 15, 2018, at 1:50 p.m.: that the Senate passed S. 2246.
9:03:10 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(b) of H. Res. 736. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on February 20, 2018.

House Activity 2/15/2018

9:00:07 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:37 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:59 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. Byrne 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. Byrne objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
9:03:22 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Schrader to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:29 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.
9:13:35 A.M. H.R. 620 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 736H.R. 620 — “To amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes.”
9:13:40 A.M. H.R. 620 Provides for consideration of H.R. 620 and H.R. 3978 under structured rules and H.R. 3299 under a closed rule. Each bill shall be debatable for one hour. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period of February 16, 2018 through February 23, 2018.
9:14:05 A.M. H.R. 620 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 736 and Rule XVIII.
9:14:06 A.M. H.R. 620 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:15:00 A.M. H.R. 620 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 620.
10:21:41 A.M. H.R. 620 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the committee rise.
10:21:55 A.M. H.R. 620 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:22:02 A.M. H.R. 620 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 620 as unfinished business.
10:22:37 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
10:27:46 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 15.
10:27:48 A.M. H.R. 620 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 620 — “To amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes.”
10:28:04 A.M. H.R. 620 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10:29:26 A.M. H.R. 620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-559 to ensure the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section takes action, to the extent practicable, to make ADA compliance publications available in languages commonly used by owners and operators of U.S. businesses.
10:30:08 A.M. H.R. 620 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham Part A amendment No. 1.
10:37:49 A.M. H.R. 620 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:38:04 A.M. H.R. 620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-559 to remove the requirement that a person who claims discrimination must first provide written notice that allows 60 days for an owner to acknowledge receipt of the complaint and 120 days to demonstrate substantial progress in removing the barrier before legal action may be pursued.
10:38:54 A.M. H.R. 620 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin Part A amendment No. 2.
10:47:48 A.M. H.R. 620 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Langevin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:48:11 A.M. H.R. 620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Foster, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-559 to allow for punitive damages for noncompliance after the cure period.
10:48:41 A.M. H.R. 620 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster Part A amendment No. 3.
10:53:54 A.M. H.R. 620 On agreeing to the Foster amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:54:08 A.M. H.R. 620 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-559 to clarify that the defendant is still liable if the defendant fails to make substantial progress to remove the barrier.
10:54:47 A.M. H.R. 620 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier Part A amendment No. 4.
11:01:24 A.M. H.R. 620 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:01:38 A.M. H.R. 620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bera, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-559 to shorten the timeline from 180 to 120 total days.
11:02:05 A.M. H.R. 620 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bera Part A amendment No. 5.
11:08:44 A.M. H.R. 620 On agreeing to the Bera amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:08:59 A.M. H.R. 620 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-559 to strike the requirement that the written notices of alleged violation include the specific sections of the ADA alleged to have been violated.
11:09:40 A.M. H.R. 620 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 736, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe(TX) Part A amendment No. 6.
11:13:39 A.M. H.R. 620 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:15:06 A.M. H.R. 620 Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the committee rise.
11:15:16 A.M. H.R. 620 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:15:25 A.M. H.R. 620 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 620 as unfinished business.
11:15:50 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
11:20:53 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 15.
11:20:56 A.M. H.R. 620 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 620 — “To amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes.”
11:21:08 A.M. H.R. 620 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:21:09 A.M. H.R. 620 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.
11:47:08 A.M. H.R. 620 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 226 (Roll no. 79).
11:47:44 A.M. H.R. 620 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 620.
11:48:08 A.M. H.R. 620 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:50:38 A.M. H.R. 620 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:57:51 A.M. H.R. 620 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 192 (Roll no. 80).
11:57:53 A.M. H.R. 620 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:59:40 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:59:53 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:02:03 P.M. The Chair announced, on behalf of the Speaker, Majority Leader and Minority Leader, their joint appointment, pursuant to clause 6 of rule II, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, of Mr. Michael Ptasienski, McLean, Virginia, as Inspector General for the U.S. House of Representatives.
12:03:20 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:34:08 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:36:08 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:36:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:36:11 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 16, 2018.

House Activity 2/14/2018

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:26 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:41:30 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 14.
12:00:17 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:27 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:30 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Roby to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:51 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.
12:19:18 P.M. H. Res. 736 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 736 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 620) to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3299) to amend the Revised Statutes, the Home Owners’ Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require the rate of interest on certain loans remain unchanged after transfer of the loan, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3978) to amend the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from February 16, 2018, through February 23, 2018.”
12:24:12 P.M. H. Res. 736 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 736.
1:39:22 P.M. H. Res. 736 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 187 (Roll no. 72).
1:50:12 P.M. H. Res. 736 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 187 (Roll no. 73).
1:51:12 P.M. H. Res. 736 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:49 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules, which were debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:52:16 P.M. H.R. 3542 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3542 — “To impose sanctions against Hamas for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes.”
1:59:13 P.M. H.R. 3542 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. 74).
1:59:14 P.M. H.R. 3542 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:59:18 P.M. H.R. 3542 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
1:59:39 P.M. H. Res. 129 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 129 — “Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States.”
2:06:16 P.M. H. Res. 129 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 – 0 (Roll no. 75).
2:06:20 P.M. H. Res. 129 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:06:21 P.M. H. Res. 129 Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
2:06:23 P.M. H. Con. Res. 103 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:06:30 P.M. H. Con. Res. 103 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 103 — “Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.”
2:06:50 P.M. H. Con. Res. 103 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:07:05 P.M. H. Con. Res. 103 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:08:15 P.M. H.R. 3299 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 736H.R. 3299 — “To amend the Revised Statutes, the Home Owners’ Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require the rate of interest on certain loans remain unchanged after transfer of the loan, and for other purposes.”
2:08:20 P.M. H.R. 3299 Provides for consideration of H.R. 620 and H.R. 3978 under structured rules and H.R. 3299 under a closed rule. Each bill shall be debatable for one hour. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period of February 16, 2018 through February 23, 2018.
2:08:55 P.M. H.R. 3299 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3299.
3:12:36 P.M. H.R. 3299 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:13:19 P.M. H.R. 3299 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3299, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:13:35 P.M. H.R. 3978 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 736H.R. 3978 — “To amend the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures, and for other purposes.”
3:13:40 P.M. H.R. 3978 Provides for consideration of H.R. 620 and H.R. 3978 under structured rules and H.R. 3299 under a closed rule. Each bill shall be debatable for one hour. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period of February 16, 2018 through February 23, 2018.
3:15:11 P.M. H.R. 3978 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3978.
4:11:37 P.M. H.R. 3978 An amendment, offered by Mr. Foster, numbered 1 printed in Part C of Report 115-559 to clarify that the requirement applies only to proprietary source code related to algorithmic trading, which contains prescriptive information.
4:11:40 P.M. H.R. 3978 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 736, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment No. 1.
4:18:39 P.M. H.R. 3978 The previous question was ordered on the bill and amendment pursuant to the rule.
4:18:53 P.M. H.R. 3978 On agreeing to the Foster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:26 P.M. H.R. 3978 Mr. Capuano moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
4:20:53 P.M. H.R. 3978 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order.The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back with an amendment to extend exemptions to include companies that have claw back policies that require any executive officer incentive-based compensation to be clawed-back in the event that the issuer is required to prepare an accounting restatement due to the material noncompliance of the issuer with any financial reporting requirement under the securities laws, regardless of whether such compensation was paid to an officer who was a party to the actions that resulted in such restatement. Subsequently, the point of order was removed.
4:31:03 P.M. H.R. 3978 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:57:17 P.M. H.R. 3978 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 189 – 228 (Roll no. 76).
5:05:08 P.M. H.R. 3978 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 271 – 145 (Roll no. 77).
5:05:10 P.M. H.R. 3978 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:05:12 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.R. 3299, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:05:44 P.M. H.R. 3299 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3299 — “To amend the Revised Statutes, the Home Owners’ Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require the rate of interest on certain loans remain unchanged after transfer of the loan, and for other purposes.”
5:13:39 P.M. H.R. 3299 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 – 171 (Roll no. 78).
5:13:41 P.M. H.R. 3299 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:53 P.M. Mr. Fitzpatrick asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on February 15. Agreed to without objection.
5:14:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:31:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:20:00 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:20:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:20:09 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 15, 2018.

House Activity 2/13/2018

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:16 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:00 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.
12:09:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
2:00:22 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:14 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:16 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:08:06 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 Deputy Clerk notifed the House that he received a sealed envelope from the White House on February 9, 2018 at 10:19 a.m., said to contain a message from the President whereby he submits a notice continuing the national emergency with respect to Libya.
2:08:09 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect of Libya is in effect beyond February 25, 2018. – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-93).
2:10:33 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 Deputy Clerk notified the House that he received a sealed envelope from the White House on February 9, 2018 at 10:20 a.m., said to contain a message from the President whereby he submitted designations under the Balanced and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
2:10:43 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notice designating as emergency requirements all funding (including the transfer of funds) pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency deficit Control Act of 1985 – referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-94).
2:10:56 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a sealed envelope from the White House on February 12, 2018, at 3:28 p.m., and said to contain a message from the President on his Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, Efficient, Effective, Accountable- An American Budget.
2:16:31 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting hard copy volumes of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. – referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-88).
2:20:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. today.
3:30:57 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
3:31:02 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:31:20 P.M. H.R. 4533 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4533— “To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations.”
3:31:29 P.M. H.R. 4533 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:30 P.M. H.R. 4533 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4533.
3:46:04 P.M. H.R. 4533 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.
3:47:16 P.M. H.R. 3542 Mr. Wilson (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3542 — “To impose sanctions against Hamas for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes.”
3:47:26 P.M. H.R. 3542 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:27 P.M. H.R. 3542 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3542.
4:06:19 P.M. H.R. 3542 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:06:27 P.M. H. Res. 129 Mr. Wilson (SC) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 129 — “Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States.”
4:06:39 P.M. H. Res. 129 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:06:40 P.M. H. Res. 129 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 129.
4:28:55 P.M. H. Res. 129 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:30:28 P.M. H.R. 4675 Mr. Marshall moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4675— “To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide for a low-dose radiation basic research program.”
4:30:39 P.M. H.R. 4675 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:30:40 P.M. H.R. 4675 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4675.
4:42:38 P.M. H.R. 4675 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:40 P.M. H.R. 4675 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:14 P.M. H.R. 4377 Mr. Hultgren moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4377— “To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out an upgrade to research equipment and construct research user facilities, and for other purposes.”
4:43:24 P.M. H.R. 4377 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:43:26 P.M. H.R. 4377 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4377.
4:56:42 P.M. H.R. 4377 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:56:44 P.M. H.R. 4377 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:46 P.M. H.R. 4377 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:57:10 P.M. H.R. 4378 Mr. Weber (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4378 — “To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out the construction of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, and for other purposes.”
4:57:18 P.M. H.R. 4378 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:57:19 P.M. H.R. 4378 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4378.
5:09:22 P.M. H.R. 4378 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:09:24 P.M. H.R. 4378 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:10:05 P.M. H.R. 4376 Mr. Weber (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4376 — “To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out certain upgrades to research equipment and the construction of a research user facility, and for other purposes.”
5:10:24 P.M. H.R. 4376 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:10:25 P.M. H.R. 4376 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4376.
5:20:04 P.M. H.R. 4376 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 4376 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:43 P.M. H.R. 3397 Mr. Knight moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3397 — “To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood.”
5:20:54 P.M. H.R. 3397 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:20:56 P.M. H.R. 3397 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3397.
5:37:42 P.M. H.R. 3397 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:37:44 P.M. H.R. 3397 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:16 P.M. H.R. 4979 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4979— “To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program.”
5:38:37 P.M. H.R. 4979 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:38:39 P.M. H.R. 4979 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4979.
6:00:10 P.M. H.R. 4979 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.
6:01:15 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a sealed envelope from the White House on February 12, 2018, at 3:28 p.m., and said to contain a message from the President on his framework for rebuilding infrastructure in America.
6:03:49 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a message containing the framework for rebuilding infrastructure in America – referred to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans’ Affairs, and Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-95).
6:03:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
6:30:09 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules, which were debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:06 P.M. H.R. 4533 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4533 — “To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations.”
6:55:46 P.M. H.R. 4533 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 0 (Roll no. 70).
6:55:47 P.M. H.R. 4533 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:57 P.M. H.R. 4979 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4979 — “To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program.”
7:05:00 P.M. H.R. 4979 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 – 2 (Roll no. 71).
7:05:01 P.M. H.R. 4979 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:23 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 736.
7:07:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:30:57 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:02:43 P.M. Mr. Walden moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:02:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:02:56 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 2018.
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House Activity 1/21

2:00:18 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:41 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:42 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Pallone to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 10 per side of the aisle.
2:33:09 P.M. H. Res. 709 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 709 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
2:33:36 P.M. H. Res. 709 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:33:39 P.M. H. Res. 709 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:34:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:47:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 21.
9:47:29 P.M. Mr. Gowdy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on January 22. Agreed to without objection.
9:47:42 P.M. Mr. Gowdy moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:47:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:48:01 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 22, 2018.

House Activity 1/22

12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:27 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:44 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:45 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wenstrup to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 20 per side of the aisle.
12:52:24 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Patrick Meehan. Mr. Meehan submitted his resignation from the Committee on Ethics. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:53:15 P.M. H. Res. 710 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 710 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
12:53:38 P.M. H. Res. 710 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:53:42 P.M. H. Res. 710 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:53:47 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:31:47 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 22.
5:31:56 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 22, 2018, at 5:06 p.m.: that the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 195; and that the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 33.
5:33:15 P.M. H.R. 195 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to take from the Speaker’s table H.R. 195, with the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the Majority Leader or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment; that the Senate amendment and the motion be considered as read; that the motion be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to its adoption without intervening motion. Agreed to without objection.
5:33:16 P.M. H.R. 195 Pursuant to the order of the House of January 22, 2018, Mr. McCarthy moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 195.
5:33:41 P.M. H.R. 195 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 195.
5:49:22 P.M. H.R. 195 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the order of the House of January 22, 2018.
6:10:23 P.M. H.R. 195 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 266 – 150 (Roll no. 44).
6:10:25 P.M. H.R. 195 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:10:47 P.M. S. Con. Res. 33 Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
6:10:47 P.M. S. Con. Res. 33 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 33 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 195.”
6:11:12 P.M. S. Con. Res. 33 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:11:16 P.M. S. Con. Res. 33 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:11:38 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Jerrold Nadler. Mr. Nadler submitted his resignation from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The resignation was accepted without objection.
6:12:37 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 for the upcoming week.
6:20:29 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:37:04 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 694. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on January 25, 2018.

House Activity 1/25

4:00:13 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
4:00:28 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Thomas J. Rooney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
4:00:43 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
4:01:08 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 694, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
4:01:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Aderholt to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
4:02:07 P.M. H. Con. Res. 101 Considered as privileged matter. H. Con. Res. 101 — “Providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President.”
4:02:32 P.M. H. Con. Res. 101 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:02:35 P.M. H. Con. Res. 101 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:03:17 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 24, 2018, at 1:27 p.m.: that the Senate passed S. 1395 and S. 2152.
4:03:43 P.M. Congressional Award Board – Pursuant to section 803(a) of the Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Act (2 U.S.C. 803(a)), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Hudson, North Carolina; and, in addition: Mr. Steve Hart, Washington, DC; Ms. Kimberly Norman, Dallas, TX; Mr. Michael Pitts, Jr., Kenosha, WI; Mr. Marc Baer, Savage, MN; Mr. Jason Van Pelt, Washington, DC.
4:04:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 694. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 29, 2018.

House Activity 1/29

12:00:10 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:18 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Johnson 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.
12:05:53 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 January 29.
2:00:03 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:50 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 25, 2018, at 5:24 p.m.: that the Senate passed S. 1873.
2:08:34 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 5:00 P.M. today.
5:00:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 29.
5:00:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:00:42 P.M. S. 534 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 534 — “To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.”
5:00:59 P.M. S. 534 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:11 P.M. S. 534 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 534.
5:44:54 P.M. S. 534 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.
5:45:45 P.M. H.R. 1457 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1457 — “To establish requirements for use of a driver’s license or personal identification card by certain financial institutions for opening an account or obtaining a financial product or service, and for other purposes.”
5:46:54 P.M. H.R. 1457 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:46:58 P.M. H.R. 1457 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1457.
5:56:18 P.M. H.R. 1457 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.
5:56:46 P.M. H.R. 1426 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1426 — “To amend the Home Owners’ Loan Act to allow Federal savings associations to elect to operate as national banks, and for other purposes.”
5:57:00 P.M. H.R. 1426 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:57:01 P.M. H.R. 1426 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1426.
6:08:34 P.M. H.R. 1426 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:08:36 P.M. H.R. 1426 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:08:37 P.M. H.R. 2255 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2255 — “To clarify that nonprofit organizations may accept donated mortgage appraisals, and for other purposes.”
6:08:56 P.M. H.R. 2255 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:08:58 P.M. H.R. 2255 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2255.
6:25:24 P.M. H.R. 2255 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:25:26 P.M. H.R. 2255 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:47 P.M. H.R. 4292 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4292 — “To reform the living will process under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.”
6:25:56 P.M. H.R. 4292 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:25:57 P.M. H.R. 4292 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4292.
6:32:03 P.M. H.R. 4292 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.
6:32:21 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 714.
6:33:06 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:33:26 P.M. S. 534 Considered as unfinished business. S. 534 — “To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.”
6:58:55 P.M. S. 534 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 3 (Roll no. 45).
6:58:56 P.M. S. 534 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:57 P.M. H.R. 1457 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1457 — “To establish requirements for use of a driver’s license or personal identification card by certain financial institutions for opening an account or obtaining a financial product or service, and for other purposes.”
7:07:00 P.M. H.R. 1457 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 8 (Roll no. 46).
7:07:01 P.M. H.R. 1457 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:07:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:07:34 P.M. H.R. 4792 Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4792 — “To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to expand access to capital for small businesses affected by hurricanes or other natural disasters, and for other purposes.”
7:08:47 P.M. H.R. 4792 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:08:48 P.M. H.R. 4792 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4792.
7:18:23 P.M. H.R. 4792 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:25 P.M. H.R. 4792 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:18:35 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:41:37 P.M. Congressional Award Board – The Chair announced the Speaker’s withdrawal of the appointment of the following individual to the Congressional Award Board on January 25, 2018: Mr. Steve Hart, Washington, DC.
7:42:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:04:16 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 101.
8:04:17 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed with Special Order Speeches.
9:56:25 P.M. Mr. Perlmutter moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:56:35 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:56:36 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 30, 2018.

House Activity 1/30

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:38 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.
10:40:21 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 30.
12:00:21 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Panetta to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:49 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.
12:21:40 P.M. H. Res. 719 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 719 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
12:21:41 P.M. H. Res. 719 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:21:42 P.M. H. Res. 719 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:23:32 P.M. H. Res. 714 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 714 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 695) to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
12:25:34 P.M. H. Res. 714 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 714.
1:44:49 P.M. H. Res. 714 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 187 (Roll no. 47).
1:53:28 P.M. H. Res. 714 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 183 (Roll no. 48).
1:53:30 P.M. H. Res. 714 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:53:31 P.M. H.R. 1098 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Reed asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1098, a bill originally introduced by Representative Tiberi, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
1:55:45 P.M. H.R. 695 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 714, Ms. Granger took from the Speaker’s table H.R. 695, and moved that the House agree in the Senate amendment to the title of H.R. 695 and that the House agree in the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 695 with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-56.
1:55:50 P.M. H.R. 695 Ms. Granger moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendments.
1:56:59 P.M. H.R. 695 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 714, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the motion that the House agree in the Senate amendments to H.R. 695 with an amendment.
2:42:37 P.M. H.R. 695 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:12:02 P.M. H.R. 695 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 250 – 166 (Roll no. 49).
3:12:04 P.M. H.R. 695 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:12:06 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on a motion to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:12:34 P.M. H.R. 4292 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4292 — “To reform the living will process under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.”
3:21:36 P.M. H.R. 4292 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 0 (Roll no. 50).
3:21:37 P.M. H.R. 4292 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:00 P.M. Investigative Subcommittees of the Committee on Ethics – Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X, and the order of the House of December 13, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following Members of the House to be available to serve on investigative subcommittees of the Committee on Ethics for the 115th Congress in light of the elections of Mrs. Mimi Walters of California and Mr. Ratcliffe to the Committee on Ethics: Ms. Herrera Beutler, Washington; and Mr. Thomas J. Rooney, Florida.
3:23:05 P.M. Mr. Rooney, Thomas J. asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018. Agreed to without objection.
3:23:06 P.M. Mr. Rooney, Thomas J. asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, February 2, 2018, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, February 5, 2018, for morning-hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
3:24:17 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 8:35 P.M. for the purpose of receiving in joint session the President of the United States.
8:33:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 30.
8:34:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION – The House convened in Joint Session with the Senate for the purpose of receiving an address from the President of the United States on the subject of the State of the Union.
10:38:00 P.M. JOINT SESSION DISSOLVED – The Speaker declared the Joint Session of the two Houses dissolved.
10:38:10 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 January 30, 2018, at 4:58 p.m.: That the Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 534 and the Senate passed H.R. 4708 without amendment.
10:38:20 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved that the President’s message be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered printed as a House document (H.Doc. 115-86). Agreed to without objection.
10:39:01 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved that the House do now adjourn.
10:39:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
10:39:32 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on February 2, 2018.

 

THE SENATE Dec1st -15th **CONGRESS** 2017 THE HOUSE


December 14, 2017 Wrap Up for Thursday, December 14, 2017
December 13, 2017 Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 13, 2017
December 12, 2017 Wrap Up for Tuesday, December 12, 2017
December 11, 2017 Wrap Up for Monday, December 11, 2017
December 7, 2017 Wrap Up for Thursday, December 7, 2017
December 6, 2017 Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 6, 2017
December 5, 2017 Wrap Up for Tuesday, December 5, 2017
December 4, 2017 Wrap Up for Monday, December 4, 2017
December 2, 2017 Wrap Up for Friday, December 1, 2017

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House Activity 12/15

Last Floor Action:
5:33:46 P.M. – The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 18, 2017.

5:30:08 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
5:30:13 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
5:30:25 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Peoples Church, Jacksonville, Texas
5:32:03 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
5:32:06 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Brady of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
5:32:07 P.M. H.R. 1 Conference report H. Rept. 115-466 filed.
5:33:16 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 December 14, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.: that the Senate passed S. 654
5:33:35 P.M. Mr. Brady (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:33:45 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:33:46 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 18, 2017.

House Activity 12/14

9:00:29 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:34 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:03 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:04 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Lance to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:20 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.
9:15:35 A.M. H.R. 2396 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 657H.R. 2396 — “To amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions.”
9:15:40 A.M. H.R. 2396 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for each bill. The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in H.R. 2396 shall be considered as adopted. The rule also makes in order the amendment printed in the report. An amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 4015 consisting of Rules Committee Print 115-46, shall be considered as adopted.
9:16:54 A.M. H.R. 2396 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2396.
10:22:00 A.M. H.R. 2396 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clay, printed in Part A of House Report 115-462 to strike the term “financial institution” and replace it with “vehicle financial company” and define “vehicle financial company”.
10:22:01 A.M. H.R. 2396 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 657, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clay No. 1.
10:30:10 A.M. H.R. 2396 The previous question was ordered on the amendment and the bill pursuant to the rule.
10:30:14 A.M. H.R. 2396 On agreeing to the Clay amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
10:30:30 A.M. H.R. 2396 Ms. Waters, Maxine moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
10:30:41 A.M. H.R. 2396 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 vehicle financial company term from including a financial institution that is engaging or has engaged in a pattern or practice of unsafe or unsound banking practices and other violations related to consumer harm.
10:36:16 A.M. H.R. 2396 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:03:05 A.M. H.R. 2396 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 – 235 (Roll no. 681).
11:10:23 A.M. H.R. 2396 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 275 – 146 (Roll no. 682).
11:10:25 A.M. H.R. 2396 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:10:26 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit with instructions, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:10:35 A.M. H.R. 4324 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4324 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions’ aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes.”
11:16:54 A.M. H.R. 4324 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 – 233 (Roll no. 683).
11:27:50 A.M. H.R. 4324 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 252 – 167 (Roll no. 684).
11:27:51 A.M. H.R. 4324 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:27:52 A.M. H.R. 3771 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Cohen asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 3771, a bill originally introduced by Representative Conyers, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
11:27:53 A.M. H.R. 4324 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. 4324.
11:27:54 A.M. H.R. 2396 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. 2396.
11:29:20 A.M. H.R. 4042 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4042 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the “Borinqueneers Post Office Building”.”
11:29:51 A.M. H.R. 4042 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11:29:53 A.M. H.R. 4042 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:29:54 A.M. H.R. 2815 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2815 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the “Sergeant John Basilone Post Office”.”
11:30:25 A.M. H.R. 2815 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gianforte, inserting new text and title to the bill.
11:31:20 A.M. H.R. 2815 On agreeing to the Gianforte amendment; Agreed to without objection.
11:36:12 A.M. H.R. 2815 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11:36:18 A.M. H.R. 2815 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:36:21 A.M. H.R. 2815 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11:37:29 A.M. COLLOQUY 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.
12:42:15 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 5:30 p.m. on December 15. Agreed to without objection.
12:42:55 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
12:43:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:57:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:41:44 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:41:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:55 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on December 15, 2017.

House Activity 12/13

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold Rogers 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.
10:40:17 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:24 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 13.
12:00:25 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:02 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:04 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Lawrence to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:24 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.
12:20:25 P.M. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE CHAIR – Without objection, The Chair announced the Speaker or a designee and the Minority Leader or a designee shall each name a total of 15 Members, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner from the respective party of such individual who are not members of the Committee on Ethics to be available to serve on investigative subcommittees of that committee during the 115th Congress pursuant to clause 5(a)(4) of rule 10.
12:21:08 P.M. Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics – Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X, and the order of the House of December 13, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics: Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Walorski, Mrs. Handel, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California and Mr. Paulsen.
12:22:03 P.M. Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics – Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X, and the order of the House of December 13, 2017, the Democratic Leader appointed the following members of the House to the Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics: Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. McEachin, Mrs. Torres and Ms. Tsongas.
12:22:22 P.M. H. Res. 658 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 658 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1638) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4324) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions’ aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes.”
12:26:31 P.M. H. Res. 658 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 658.
1:06:45 P.M. H. Res. 658 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 658, 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 on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:06:45 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
1:20:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 13.
1:20:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 658 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:20:49 P.M. H. Res. 658 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 658 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1638) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4324) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions’ aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes.”
1:50:38 P.M. H. Res. 658 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 189 (Roll no. 676).
1:57:58 P.M. H. Res. 658 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 – 182 (Roll no. 677).
1:58:00 P.M. H. Res. 658 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:04 P.M. H. Res. 657 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 657 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2396) to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4015) to improve the quality of proxy advisory firms for the protection of investors and the U.S. economy, and in the public interest, by fostering accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and competition in the proxy advisory firm industry.”
2:03:10 P.M. H. Res. 657 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 657.
2:54:53 P.M. H. Res. 657 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 657, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prveailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:56:13 P.M. H.R. 1638 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 658H.R. 1638 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes.”
2:56:18 P.M. H.R. 1638 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of general debate on each bill. It also makes in order specified amendments for the bills.
2:57:05 P.M. H.R. 1638 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 658 and Rule XVIII.
2:57:05 P.M. H.R. 1638 The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:57:11 P.M. H.R. 1638 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1638.
4:05:04 P.M. H.R. 1638 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schneider, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-463 to amend the reporting requirement on recommendations for how U.S. economic sanctions against Iran may be revised to prevent funds or assets from being used to contribute to the continued development of Iran’s ballistic missile program to also include human rights abuses.
4:05:08 P.M. H.R. 1638 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 658, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider Part A amendment No. 1.
4:13:33 P.M. H.R. 1638 On agreeing to the Schneider amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:13:56 P.M. H.R. 1638 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-463 to require the report created by this bill to include “an assessment of the impact and effectiveness of U.S. economic sanctions programs against Iran”.
4:14:03 P.M. H.R. 1638 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 658, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng Part A amendment No. 2.
4:17:28 P.M. H.R. 1638 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:23 P.M. H.R. 1638 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1638.
4:19:03 P.M. H.R. 1638 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:19:19 P.M. H.R. 1638 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.
4:20:08 P.M. H.R. 1638 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1638, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
4:20:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:47:34 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 13.
4:47:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 657 and passage of H.R. 1638, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:48:20 P.M. H. Res. 657 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 657 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2396) to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4015) to improve the quality of proxy advisory firms for the protection of investors and the U.S. economy, and in the public interest, by fostering accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and competition in the proxy advisory firm industry.”
5:12:38 P.M. H. Res. 657 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 – 187 (Roll no. 678).
5:20:46 P.M. H. Res. 657 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 – 184 (Roll no. 679).
5:20:48 P.M. H. Res. 657 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:52 P.M. H.R. 1638 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1638 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes.”
5:27:49 P.M. H.R. 1638 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 289 – 135 (Roll no. 680).
5:27:50 P.M. H.R. 1638 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:26 P.M. H.R. 4324 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 658H.R. 4324 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions’ aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes.”
5:29:31 P.M. H.R. 4324 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of general debate on each bill. It also makes in order specified amendments for the bills.
5:31:29 P.M. H.R. 4324 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4324.
6:39:37 P.M. H.R. 4324 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gaetz, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-463 to include, in the report already required in the underlying text, certification that the transaction will not benefit an Iranian person that has knowingly transported items used to establish in Syria a permanent military presence of either Iranian military forces or Iranian backed militia.
6:39:40 P.M. H.R. 4324 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 658, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gaetz amendment No. 1.
6:42:55 P.M. H.R. 4324 The previous question was ordered on the amendment pursuant to the rule.
6:42:57 P.M. H.R. 4324 On agreeing to the Gaetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:43:10 P.M. H.R. 4324 Mr. Swalwell (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
6:43:38 P.M. H.R. 4324 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 financial institutions participating in certain transactions from engaging in business with a foreign entity that has been found by the Secretary, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to have engaged in or authorized cyber-attacks targeting any election held in the United States.
6:51:59 P.M. H.R. 4324 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:52:07 P.M. H.R. 4324 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Swalwell demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.
6:52:42 P.M. Mr. Hensarling asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 14. Agreed to without objection.
6:53:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:59:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:11:31 P.M. Ms. Jackson Lee moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:11:39 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:11:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 14, 2017.

House Activity 12/12

10:00:00 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.10:00:12 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:32 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.10:53:31 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.12:00:26 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 12.12:00:30 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.12:01:41 P.M.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:01:44 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Westerman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:02:01 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.12:20:09 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 December 12, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 447.12:20:54 P.M.H.R. 3971Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 647H.R. 3971 — “To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes.”12:20:59 P.M.H.R. 3971Provides for consideration of H.R. 477 and H.R. 3971 under structured rules with one hour of debate, one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure. Also provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 123 under a closed rule, with one hour of debate and one motion12:22:07 P.M.H.R. 3971DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3971.1:22:00 P.M.H.R. 3971An amendment, offered by Mr. Sherman, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-443 to lower the amount of consolidated assets of a creditor eligible for the safe harbor from escrow requirements in the bill from $25,000,000,000 or less to $10,000,000,000 or less; lowers the number of loans that a mortgage servicer eligible for exemptions and adjustments from the Bureau can service annually from 30,000 or fewer mortgage loans to 20,000 or fewer mortgage loans.1:23:34 P.M.H.R. 3971DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 647, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherman amendment No. 1.1:28:46 P.M.H.R. 3971The previous question was ordered on the amendment and the bill pursuant to the rule.1:28:56 P.M.H.R. 3971On agreeing to the Sherman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.1:29:24 P.M.H.R. 3971Ms. Titus moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.1:29:57 P.M.H.R. 3971DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment adding a new section pertaining to Protecting Consumers from Excessive Housing Costs and Predatory Lenders.1:37:50 P.M.H.R. 3971The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.1:38:08 P.M.H.R. 3971POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Titus motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on passage of the motion to recommit, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Titus demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.1:38:37 P.M.The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.1:40:23 P.M.H.R. 1733Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1733 — “To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil.”1:40:32 P.M.H.R. 1733Considered under suspension of the rules.1:40:33 P.M.H.R. 1733DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1733.1:47:50 P.M.H.R. 1733On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.1:47:51 P.M.H.R. 1733Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.1:48:26 P.M.H.R. 2872Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2872 — “To amend the Federal Power Act to promote hydropower development at existing nonpowered dams, and for other purposes.”1:48:36 P.M.H.R. 2872Considered under suspension of the rules.1:48:38 P.M.H.R. 2872DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2872.2:06:16 P.M.H.R. 2872On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:06:20 P.M.H.R. 2872Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:06:23 P.M.H.R. 2880Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2880 — “To amend the Federal Power Act to promote closed-loop pumped storage hydropower, and for other purposes.”2:06:43 P.M.H.R. 2880Considered under suspension of the rules.2:06:46 P.M.H.R. 2880DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2880.2:20:20 P.M.H.R. 2880On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:20:23 P.M.H.R. 2880Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:21:12 P.M.H.R. 4171Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4171— “To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes.”2:21:38 P.M.H.R. 4171Considered under suspension of the rules.2:21:40 P.M.H.R. 4171DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4171.2:33:32 P.M.H.R. 4171On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:33:34 P.M.H.R. 4171Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:33:43 P.M.H.R. 1208Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1208 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the “Converse Veterans Post Office Building”.”2:33:59 P.M.H.R. 1208Considered under suspension of the rules.2:34:01 P.M.H.R. 1208DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1208.2:39:54 P.M.H.R. 1208On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.2:39:57 P.M.H.R. 1208Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:40:28 P.M.H.R. 2815Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2815 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the “Sergeant John Basilone Post Office”.”2:40:29 P.M.H.R. 2815Considered under suspension of the rules.2:40:31 P.M.H.R. 2815DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2815.2:55:48 P.M.H.R. 2815At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Gianforte objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.2:56:05 P.M.H.R. 3638Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3638 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the “Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building”.”2:56:17 P.M.H.R. 3638Considered under suspension of the rules.2:56:18 P.M.H.R. 3638DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3638.3:03:25 P.M.H.R. 3638On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.3:03:28 P.M.H.R. 3638Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.3:03:37 P.M.H.R. 4042Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4042 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the “Borinqueneers Post Office Building”.”3:03:51 P.M.H.R. 4042Considered under suspension of the rules.3:03:53 P.M.H.R. 4042DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4042.3:12:05 P.M.H.R. 4042At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Gianforte objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.3:12:15 P.M.H.R. 3655Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3655 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the “Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building”.”3:12:27 P.M.H.R. 3655Considered under suspension of the rules.3:12:35 P.M.H.R. 3655DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3655.3:18:32 P.M.H.R. 3655On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.3:18:34 P.M.H.R. 3655Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.3:18:40 P.M.H.R. 4285Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4285 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the “James C. ‘Billy’ Johnson Post Office Building”.”3:18:58 P.M.H.R. 4285Considered under suspension of the rules.3:19:05 P.M.H.R. 4285DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4285.3:23:35 P.M.H.R. 4285On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.3:23:38 P.M.H.R. 4285Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.3:24:40 P.M.H. Res. 407Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 407 — “Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world.”3:24:56 P.M.H. Res. 407Considered under suspension of the rules.3:24:58 P.M.H. Res. 407DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 407.3:41:53 P.M.H. Res. 407On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.3:41:54 P.M.H. Res. 407Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.3:42:04 P.M.H. Res. 336Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 336 — “Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership.”3:42:18 P.M.H. Res. 336Considered under suspension of the rules.3:42:20 P.M.H. Res. 336DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 336.3:55:38 P.M.H. Res. 336On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.3:55:45 P.M.H. Res. 336Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.3:55:49 P.M.H. Res. 357Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 357 — “Reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Canada, recognizing bilateral cooperation that advances United States national interests, and urging increased bilateral cooperation on security, economic issues, and energy, and for other purposes.”3:56:08 P.M.H. Res. 357Considered under suspension of the rules.3:56:09 P.M.H. Res. 357DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 357.4:07:50 P.M.H. Res. 357On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.4:07:56 P.M.H. Res. 357Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.4:08:12 P.M.United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission – Pursuant to section 1238(b)(3) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2001 (22 U.S.C. 7002), as amended, the Democratic Leader appointed Ms. Carolyn Bartholomew, Washington, DC and Mr. Michael Wessel, Falls Church, VA, effective January 1, 2018.4:08:50 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.4:34:55 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 12.4:35:02 P.M.Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 657.4:35:41 P.M.Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 658.4:36:35 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 3971, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.4:37:17 P.M.H.R. 3971Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3971 — “To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes.”5:03:17 P.M.H.R. 3971On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 – 233 (Roll no. 674).5:11:01 P.M.H.R. 3971On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 294 – 129 (Roll no. 675).5:11:03 P.M.H.R. 3971Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:14:05 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.5:21:06 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.7:24:37 P.M.Ms. Kelly (IL) moved that the House do now adjourn.7:24:45 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.7:24:46 P.M.The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 13, 2017.

House Activity 12/11

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:20 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:28 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.
12:06:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 11.
2:00:04 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:24 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. LaMalfa to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:59 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Franks (AZ) wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 12:00 p.m. on December 8, 2017.
2:02:23 P.M. WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Arizona, Mr. Franks, the whole number of the House is 432.
2:02:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:07 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 December 11, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to a Conference with the House on H.R. 1
2:06:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 P.M. today.
4:30:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 11.
4:30:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:31:13 P.M. H.R. 3359 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3359— “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
4:31:33 P.M. H.R. 3359 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:35 P.M. H.R. 3359 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3359.
4:52:59 P.M. H.R. 3359 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:01 P.M. H.R. 3359 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:53:28 P.M. H.R. 3669 Mr. Estes (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3669 — “To improve and streamline security procedures related to general aviation and commercial charter air carrier utilizing risk-based security standards, and for other purposes.”
4:53:48 P.M. H.R. 3669 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:50 P.M. H.R. 3669 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3669.
5:05:36 P.M. H.R. 3669 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:37 P.M. H.R. 3669 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:06:52 P.M. H.R. 2706 Mr. Luetkemeyer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2706 — “To provide requirements for the appropriate Federal banking agencies when requesting or ordering a depository institution to terminate a specific customer account, to provide for additional requirements related to subpoenas issued under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, and for other purposes.”
5:07:01 P.M. H.R. 2706 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:03 P.M. H.R. 2706 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2706.
5:21:07 P.M. H.R. 2706 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.
5:21:36 P.M. H.R. 3093 Mr. Luetkemeyer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3093 — “To amend the Volcker Rule to permit certain investment advisers to share a similar name with a private equity fund, subject to certain restrictions, and for other purposes.”
5:21:48 P.M. H.R. 3093 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:50 P.M. H.R. 3093 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3093.
5:25:42 P.M. H.R. 3093 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:44 P.M. H.R. 3093 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:15 P.M. H.R. 1730 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1730— “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, and for other purposes.”
5:26:24 P.M. H.R. 1730 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:27 P.M. H.R. 1730 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1730.
5:55:05 P.M. H.R. 1730 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.
5:55:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 11.
6:30:05 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.
6:30:22 P.M. H.R. 2706 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2706 — “To provide requirements for the appropriate Federal banking agencies when requesting or ordering a depository institution to terminate a specific customer account, to provide for additional requirements related to subpoenas issued under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, and for other purposes.”
6:52:57 P.M. H.R. 2706 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 2 (Roll no. 672).
6:52:58 P.M. H.R. 2706 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:53:09 P.M. H.R. 1730 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1730 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, and for other purposes.”
7:00:57 P.M. H.R. 1730 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 2 (Roll no. 673).
7:00:59 P.M. H.R. 1730 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:25:20 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:26:00 P.M. Ms. Adams moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:26:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:26:05 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 12, 2017.

THE SENATE OCTOBER 23rd-26TH **CONGRESS** 2017 THE HOUSE


October 26, 2017 Wrap Up for Thursday, October 26, 2017
October 25, 2017 Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 25, 2017
October 24, 2017 Wrap Up for Tuesday, October 24, 2017
October 23, 2017 Wrap Up for Monday, October 23, 2017
October 19, 2017 Wrap Up for Thursday, October 19, 2017

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House Activity 10/27/2017

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:24 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Peoples Church, Jacksonville, Texas
10:02:07 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:02:09 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:34 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017.

House Activity 10/26/2017

9:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:07 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:35 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:36 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:52 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.
9:10:31 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 Mrs. Black moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
9:10:43 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Senate amendment to H. Con. Res. 71.
10:33:58 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:00:16 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 212 (Roll no. 589).
11:00:18 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:55 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1698, as amended, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:01:03 A.M. H.R. 1698 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1698 — “To expand sanctions against Iran with respect to the ballistic missile program of Iran, and for other purposes.”
11:07:20 A.M. H.R. 1698 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 2 (Roll no. 590).
11:07:21 A.M. H.R. 1698 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:10:38 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.
11:35:34 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on October 27. Agreed to without objection.
11:35:46 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, October 27, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:36:21 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:46:28 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1329.
11:46:50 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed with one minute speeches.
12:01:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:21:07 P.M. Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:21:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:21:15 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 27, 2017.

House Activity 10/25/2017

10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott Perry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 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.
11:01:50 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 October 25.
12:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, TX
12:02:15 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) 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.
12:02:24 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Pittenger to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:29 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 October 25, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 226 and S. 1766; that the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, that the Senate passed H.J. Res. 111, and appointments: United States Holocaust Memorial Council and Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Council.
12:05:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:28:18 P.M. H. Res. 580 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 580 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 71) establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.”
12:29:27 P.M. H. Res. 580 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 580.
1:58:39 P.M. H. Res. 580 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 188 (Roll no. 582).
2:05:52 P.M. H. Res. 580 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 188 (Roll no. 583).
2:05:53 P.M. H. Res. 580 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:05:54 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal, on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:11:48 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 180, 2 Present (Roll no. 584).
2:12:02 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
2:12:02 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 26 — “Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of the American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Chair of Honor.”
2:12:42 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:12:43 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:14 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 October 25, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 304, with an amendment and agreed to H. Con. Res. 85.
2:13:56 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on October 26. Agreed to without objection.
2:14:22 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:22:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
2:31:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 25.
2:31:23 P.M. H.R. 1698 ANNOUNCEMENT – Mr. Royce asked to withdraw the motion to suspend the rules previously offered due to technical issues in the House Chamber.
2:33:04 P.M. H.R. 1698 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1698 — “To expand sanctions against Iran with respect to the ballistic missile program of Iran, and for other purposes.”
2:33:24 P.M. H.R. 1698 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:33:25 P.M. H.R. 1698 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1698.
3:03:15 P.M. H.R. 1698 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.
3:03:28 P.M. H.R. 3342 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3342 — “To impose sanctions on foreign persons that are responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use by Hizballah of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes.”
3:03:39 P.M. H.R. 3342 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:03:41 P.M. H.R. 3342 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3342.
3:40:45 P.M. H.R. 3342 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:46 P.M. H.R. 3342 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:07 P.M. H.R. 3329 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3329 — “To amend the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 to impose additional sanctions with respect to Hizballah, and for other purposes.”
3:41:09 P.M. H.R. 3329 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:11 P.M. H.R. 3329 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3329.
4:00:50 P.M. H.R. 3329 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:57 P.M. H.R. 3329 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:01:00 P.M. H. Res. 359 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 359 — “Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members.”
4:01:08 P.M. H. Res. 359 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:11 P.M. H. Res. 359 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 359.
4:15:53 P.M. H. Res. 359 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:00 P.M. H. Res. 359 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:19 P.M. H.R. 469 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577H.R. 469 — “To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.”
4:21:24 P.M. H.R. 469 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 469 and H.R. 732. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 469. The rule also provides for consideration of amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 732. The rule provides for consideration of amendments printe in part B of the report.
4:21:43 P.M. H.R. 469 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 577 and Rule XVIII.
4:21:43 P.M. H.R. 469 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:22:18 P.M. H.R. 469 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 469.
5:02:46 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Collins (GA), numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to clarify the application of 5 USC 552a (The Privacy Act) to the bill.
5:02:48 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) amendment No. 1.
5:08:22 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Collins (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:43 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to call for exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to the enforcement of civil rights laws.
5:08:44 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 2.
5:15:36 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by voice vote.
5:15:59 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to exempt any consent decree or covered settlement agreement pertaining to a deadline established by Congress to significantly improve access to high-speed broadband in under-served markets, such as low-income and rural communities; and to facilitate economic development in locations without sufficient access to such service.
5:16:00 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 3.
5:24:35 P.M. H.R. 469 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:25:13 P.M. H.R. 469 The Committee rose informally.
5:25:40 P.M. H.R. 469 Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
5:26:18 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. McEachin, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to exempt any consent decree or settlement agreement pertaining to the improvement or maintenance of air or water quality.
5:26:20 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McEachin amendment No. 4.
5:32:39 P.M. H.R. 469 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McEachin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McEachin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:33:13 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to create additional exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements entered into pursuant to Meese Policy (28 C.F.R. Sec. 0.160-0.163 (2017)).
5:33:14 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 6.
5:39:28 P.M. H.R. 469 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:39:54 P.M. H.R. 469 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.
6:06:17 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 231 (Roll no. 585).
6:10:39 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the McEachin amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 226 (Roll no. 586).
6:15:23 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 232 (Roll no. 587).
6:15:53 P.M. H.R. 469 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 469.
6:16:21 P.M. H.R. 469 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:16:52 P.M. H.R. 469 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.
6:28:07 P.M. H.R. 469 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 – 187 (Roll no. 588).
6:28:08 P.M. H.R. 469 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:29:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:55:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:32:56 P.M. Mr. Butterfield moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:33:04 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:33:05 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on October 26, 2017.

House Activity 10/24/2017 

10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Trey Hollingsworth to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:29 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.
10:49:21 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 October 24.
12:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, Temple Emanu-El, Closter, NJ
12:01:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:47 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:07 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.
12:15:16 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Jeff Duncan. Mr. Duncan (SC) submitted his resignation from the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:15:54 P.M. H. Res. 579 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 579 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
12:16:04 P.M. H. Res. 579 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:16:09 P.M. H. Res. 579 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:16:11 P.M. H. Res. 577 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 577 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 469) to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 732) to limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes.”
12:20:30 P.M. H. Res. 577 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 577.
1:38:07 P.M. H. Res. 577 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 189 (Roll no. 572).
1:45:21 P.M. H. Res. 577 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 190 (Roll no. 573).
1:45:23 P.M. H. Res. 577 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:45:45 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence for the victims of the wildfires in California.
1:49:02 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 2142, as amended which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:49:03 P.M. H.R. 2142 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2142 — “To improve the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to interdict fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, and other narcotics and psychoactive substances that are illegally imported into the United States, and for other purposes.”
1:56:37 P.M. H.R. 2142 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 – 3 (Roll no. 574).
1:56:38 P.M. H.R. 2142 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:39 P.M. H.R. 469 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Collins(GA) asked unanimous consent that during consideration of H.R. 469, pursuant to H. Res. 577, the amendment at the desk be in order in lieu of the amendment printed in part A of House Report 115-363 and numbered 2. Agreed to without objection
1:58:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:58:28 P.M. H.R. 3972 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3972 — “To clarify that family offices and family clients are accredited investors, and for other purposes.”
1:58:41 P.M. H.R. 3972 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:58:43 P.M. H.R. 3972 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3972.
2:11:14 P.M. H.R. 3972 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:11:16 P.M. H.R. 3972 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:11:31 P.M. H.R. 3898 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3898 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to place conditions on certain accounts at United States financial institutions with respect to North Korea, and for other purposes.”
2:11:47 P.M. H.R. 3898 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:11:49 P.M. H.R. 3898 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3898.
2:50:08 P.M. H.R. 3898 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2:50:53 P.M. H.R. 3101 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3101 — “To enhance cybersecurity information sharing and coordination at ports in the United States, and for other purposes.”
2:51:09 P.M. H.R. 3101 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:51:11 P.M. H.R. 3101 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3101.
3:02:59 P.M. H.R. 3101 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:03:02 P.M. H.R. 3101 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:41 P.M. H.R. 732 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577H.R. 732 — “To limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes.”
3:03:46 P.M. H.R. 732 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 469 and H.R. 732. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 469. The rule also provides for consideration of amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 732. The rule provides for consideration of amendments printe in part B of the report.
3:04:11 P.M. H.R. 732 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 577 and Rule XVIII.
3:04:12 P.M. H.R. 732 The Speaker designated the Honorable Frank D. Lucas to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:04:35 P.M. H.R. 732 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 732.
4:07:01 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to prohibit Cy Pres distributions in cases where money is simply left over and the settlement contains no specific provision on its disposition. Amendment also clarifies that payments made must not only be remedial but must actually go to the victims who suffered the injury.
4:07:03 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
4:13:34 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:13:58 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlement agreements based on race, religion, national origin, or any other protected category.
4:14:02 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 2.
4:18:50 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (LA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:20:07 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt a settlement agreement that directs funds to remediate the indirect harms caused by the manipulation of emission standards on automobiles.
4:20:09 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 3.
4:28:33 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (LA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:29:09 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlement agreements that pertain to providing restitution for a State.
4:29:10 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 4.
4:37:25 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:38:23 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlements in relation to the predatory or fraudulent conduct involving residential mortgage-backed securities.
4:38:24 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 5.
4:46:16 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:46:58 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlements that direct funds to remedy the indirect harms of unlawful conduct resulting in an increase in the amount of lead in public drinking water.
4:46:59 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 6.
4:55:34 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:22:29 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 233 (Roll no. 575).
5:27:30 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 235, 1 Present (Roll no. 576).
5:31:53 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 234 (Roll no. 577).
5:36:56 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 231 (Roll no. 578).
5:41:02 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 229 (Roll no. 579).
5:41:33 P.M. H.R. 732 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 732.
5:42:02 P.M. H.R. 732 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:42:15 P.M. H.R. 732 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:48:51 P.M. H.R. 732 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 – 183 (Roll no. 580).
5:48:52 P.M. H.R. 732 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:48:57 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 3898, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:49:10 P.M. H.R. 3898 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3898 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to place conditions on certain accounts at United States financial institutions with respect to North Korea, and for other purposes.”
5:54:51 P.M. H.R. 3898 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 2 (Roll no. 581).
5:54:52 P.M. H.R. 3898 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:54:55 P.M. H.R. 3898 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:55:39 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 580.
5:56:20 P.M. ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Mullin asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 3545, a bill originally introduced by Representative Murphy (PA), for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
5:57:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:16:52 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:55:54 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:56:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:56:02 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 2017.

House Activity 10/23/2017

12:00:20 P.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.12:00:24 P.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable David Kustoff to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.12:00:35 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.12:13:51 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.2:00:11 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 23.2:00:19 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.2:01:31 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. Poe (TX) 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. Poe (TX) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.2:02:06 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Comer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.2:02:43 P.M.ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman for Pennsylvania, Mr. Murphy, the whole number of the House is 433.2:02:57 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 October 19, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 2989 without amendment.2:03:27 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 October 20, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.: that the Senate passed H. Con. Res. 71 with an amendment.2:03:52 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.2:11:18 P.M.The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification continuing the national emergency with respect to the situation in, or in relation to, the Democratic Republic of Congo. – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-72).2:12:51 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. today.4:31:22 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 23.4:31:39 P.M.The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.4:31:50 P.M.H.R. 4038Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4038 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reassert article I authorities over the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”4:32:22 P.M.H.R. 4038Considered under suspension of the rules.4:32:24 P.M.H.R. 4038DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4038.4:38:39 P.M.H.R. 4038On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.4:38:41 P.M.H.R. 4038Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.4:39:11 P.M.H.R. 3328Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3328 — “To require a study regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba’s airports, require the standardization of Federal Air Marshal Service agreements, require efforts to raise international aviation security standards, and for other purposes.”4:39:13 P.M.H.R. 3328Considered under suspension of the rules.4:39:14 P.M.H.R. 3328DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3328.4:51:24 P.M.H.R. 3328On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.4:51:25 P.M.H.R. 3328Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.4:52:28 P.M.H.R. 3551Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3551— “To amend the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 to reauthorize the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program, and for other purposes.”4:52:42 P.M.H.R. 3551Considered under suspension of the rules.4:52:43 P.M.H.R. 3551DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3551.5:00:12 P.M.H.R. 3551At 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.5:00:15 P.M.S. 504Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 504 — “To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program.”5:00:48 P.M.S. 504Considered under suspension of the rules.5:00:49 P.M.S. 504DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 504.5:06:21 P.M.S. 504At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.5:07:18 P.M.H.R. 2142Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2142 — “To improve the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to interdict fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, and other narcotics and psychoactive substances that are illegally imported into the United States, and for other purposes.”5:07:20 P.M.H.R. 2142Considered under suspension of the rules.5:07:22 P.M.H.R. 2142DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2142.5:16:04 P.M.H.R. 2142At 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.5:17:03 P.M.H.R. 4010Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4010 — “To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States and title 28, United States Code, to enhance compliance with requests for information pursuant to legislative power under Article I of the Constitution, and for other purposes.”5:17:04 P.M.H.R. 4010Considered under suspension of the rules.5:17:06 P.M.H.R. 4010DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4010.5:29:18 P.M.H.R. 4010On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.5:29:20 P.M.H.R. 4010Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:29:46 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.6:30:01 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 23.6:30:07 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 the Speaker’s approval of the Journal, which further proceedings had been postponed.6:30:46 P.M.H.R. 3551Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3551 — “To amend the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 to reauthorize the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program, and for other purposes.”6:54:42 P.M.H.R. 3551On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 1 (Roll no. 569).6:54:43 P.M.H.R. 3551Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.6:54:49 P.M.S. 504Considered as unfinished business. S. 504 — “To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program.”7:02:20 P.M.S. 504On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 2 (Roll no. 570).7:02:21 P.M.S. 504Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.7:10:19 P.M.On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 – 158, 2 Present (Roll no. 571).7:10:38 P.M.Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 577.7:11:32 P.M.Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Natural Resources on H. Res. 555.7:13:17 P.M.MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Jerry Kleczka.7:14:18 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.7:31:04 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.8:31:56 P.M.Mr. Veasey moved that the House do now adjourn.8:32:11 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.8:32:12 P.M.The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 24, 2017.

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Wrap Up 9/21/2017  The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session only with no business conducted on Thursday, September 21, at 8:30am. When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, it will next convene at 4:00pm on Monday, September 25, 2017.   On Monday, following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #176, William…

Wrap Up 9/18/2017 

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2810, National Defense Authorization Act, as amended; invoked: 90-7. Passage of H.R.2810, NDAA, as amended; passed: 89-8.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #37, S.188 – EGO Act.   Adopted S.Res.260 – designating September 2017 as “School Bus Safety Month”.   Adopted S.Res.261 – recognizing the month of… MORE

Wrap Up 9/14/2017 

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Pamela Hughes Patenaude (HUD); confirmed: 80-17. Motion to invoke cloture on McCain-Reed amendment #1003, as modified (substitute); invoked: 84-9.   Legislative Business Passed Calendar #26, S.129 – National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2017, with Wicker substitute amendment.   Passed Calendar #202, S.1393 – to streamline the process… MORE

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House Activity 9/21/2017

Last Floor Action: 
11:04:07 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 513. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 25, 2017.

11:00:09 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.11:00:19 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.11:00:42 A.M.Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gary Studniewski, St. Peters Catholic Church, Washington, DC.11:02:03 A.M.SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 513, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.11:02:10 A.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.11:02:19 A.M.The House received a communication from Hakeem Jeffries, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Jeffries notified the House that he had been served with a third party subpoena for documents, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The United States Attorney’s Office has explained that while Mr. Jeffries’ office is not involved in this matter, it may posses documents that could assist the investigation. After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.11:02:30 A.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 19, 2017 at 10:21 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 188.11:03:43 A.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 20, 2017 at 9:50 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 3110, without amendment.11:04:07 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 513. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 25, 2017.

House Activity 9/18

2:00:18 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:26 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable George Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:00:41 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Michael Wilker, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, D.C.
2:02:20 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 513, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
2:02:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:08 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 14, 2017 at 3:06 p.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Res. 254.
2:03:21 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 had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 18, 2017 at 10:46 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 129S. 1393S. 1532, and S. 1536.
2:03:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 513. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on September 21, 2017.

House Activity 9/14

9:00:59 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:04 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:04 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:06 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Krishnamoorthi to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:15 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.
9:16:14 A.M. H.R. 3697 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 513H.R. 3697 — “To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to aliens associated with criminal gangs, and for other purposes.”
9:16:19 A.M. H.R. 3697 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3697 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.
9:17:10 A.M. H.R. 3697 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3697.
10:18:31 A.M. H.R. 3697 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:18:45 A.M. H.R. 3697 Mr. Beyer moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10:18:56 A.M. H.R. 3697 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer 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 Protecting Innocent Religious Workers from Deportation.
10:26:50 A.M. H.R. 3697 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:51:49 A.M. H.R. 3697 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 – 220 (Roll no. 516).
11:00:27 A.M. H.R. 3697 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 175 (Roll no. 517).
11:00:29 A.M. H.R. 3697 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:30 A.M. H.R. 3354 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3354 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.”
11:01:32 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:07:12 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 – 194 (Roll no. 518).
11:10:27 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Gohmert amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 223 (Roll no. 519).
11:15:01 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 222 (Roll no. 520).
11:18:24 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 226 (Roll no. 521).
11:21:40 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 – 245 (Roll no. 522).
11:25:06 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 221 (Roll no. 523).
11:29:21 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Mitchell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 – 241 (Roll no. 524).
11:32:50 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Huizenga amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 211 – 195 (Roll no. 525).
11:36:07 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 265 – 143 (Roll no. 526).
11:36:13 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3354.
11:36:54 A.M. H.R. 3354 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:37:03 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:38:28 A.M. H.R. 3354 Ms. Jackson Lee moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
11:38:39 A.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee 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 strike the $2.3 billion in total appropriated for a border wall and for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to purchase detention beds; and to transfer funds to the FEMA Federal Assistance Account to provide addition funds for pre-disaster mitigation services.
11:46:30 A.M. H.R. 3354 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:53:37 A.M. H.R. 3354 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 223 (Roll no. 527).
12:00:23 P.M. H.R. 3354 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 211 – 198 (Roll no. 528).
12:00:25 P.M. H.R. 3354 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:00:37 P.M. H.R. 3284 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3284 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series, and for other purposes.”
12:06:32 P.M. H.R. 3284 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 – 4 (Roll no. 529).
12:06:33 P.M. H.R. 3284 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:06:56 P.M. Mr. Brady (TX) filed a report from the Committee on Ways and Means on H. Res. 479.
12:06:57 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.
12:09:23 P.M. Mr. Allen asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, September 14, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 and that the order of the House of January 3, 2017, regarding morning-hour debate not apply on that day. Agreed to without objection.
12:09:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:31:02 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:34:12 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:34:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:34:22 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on September 18, 2017.