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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.

 

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Wrap Up 6/22/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing; confirmed: 65-35. Motion to invoke cloture on Kristine Svinicki to be Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; invoked: 89-10.   No Legislative Business   Executive Business Confirmed the following military promotions by unanimous consent:   ARMY Executive Calendar #120 – Brig. MORE

Wrap Up 6/21/2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Sigal Mandelker to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; confirmed: 96-4. Motion to invoke cloture on Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing; invoked: 65-34.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 6/20/217 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Brock Long to be Administrator, FEMA; confirmed: 95-4. Motion to invoke cloture Executive Calendar #94, Sigal Mandelker, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; invoked: 94-5.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up 6/19/2017  No Roll Call Votes   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

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Last Floor Action: 6/23/2017
9:58:05 A.M. -H.R. 2842
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 5.

9:00:22 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:27 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:26 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:28 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Heck to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:44 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.
9:10:28 A.M. H.R. 2842 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 396. H.R. 2842 — “To provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients.”
9:10:33 A.M. H.R. 2842 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2842 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-22. The resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Also, the resolution makes in order at any time on the legislative day of June 22, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motion that the House suspend the rules relating to the bill H.R. 2353.
9:11:01 A.M. H.R. 2842 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 396 and Rule XVIII.
9:11:02 A.M. H.R. 2842 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:11:13 A.M. H.R. 2842 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2842.
9:40:40 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-187 to encourage better coordination with state workforce development efforts and adds to the reporting requirements in Section 5 to describe efforts by the State to ensure nondisplacement and establish grievance procedures.
9:40:58 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 1.
9:44:04 A.M. H.R. 2842 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:44:13 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bost, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-187 to ensure that states include in their applications how they will use the funds to help individuals who have been displaced or relocated from a public housing authority to an alternative public housing facility or placed on rental assistance.
9:44:31 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost amendment No. 2.
9:47:55 A.M. H.R. 2842 On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:48:05 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-187 to require states to coordinate the subsidized employment program authorized in the bill with other federal workforce development programs, including the Federal Work Study Program.
9:48:23 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 3.
9:53:59 A.M. H.R. 2842 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:54:14 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Mr. Krishnamoorthi, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-187 to require states to report on the number of individuals who are in a career that matches their training.
9:54:31 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment No. 4.
9:57:05 A.M. H.R. 2842 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Krishnamoorthi amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (NE) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
9:57:44 A.M. H.R. 2842 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-187 to direct states to include in their end of the fiscal year report the number of recipients who received additional federal or state means-tested benefits during their subsidized employment.
9:58:05 A.M. H.R. 2842 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 396, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 5.

House Activity 6/22/2017

10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl L. “Buddy” Carter 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.
10:41:36 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 22.
12:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Kevin Kitrell Ross, Unity of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.
12:02:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:36 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Trott to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:26:04 P.M. H. Res. 396 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 396 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2842) to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
12:28:23 P.M. H. Res. 396 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 396.
1:34:29 P.M. H. Res. 396 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 184 (Roll no. 316).
1:34:31 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the sailors involved in the accident on the USS Fizgerald.
1:43:50 P.M. H. Res. 396 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 179 (Roll no. 317).
1:43:52 P.M. H. Res. 396 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:44:14 P.M. Mr. Dent filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2998.
1:45:06 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:46:21 P.M. H.R. 2353 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2353 — “To reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.”
1:46:39 P.M. H.R. 2353 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:46:43 P.M. H.R. 2353 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2353.
2:38:26 P.M. H.R. 2353 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:28 P.M. H.R. 2353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:34 P.M. H.R. 1654 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 392. H.R. 1654 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.”
2:40:39 P.M. H.R. 1654 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1873 and 1654, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and have specified amendments.
2:40:45 P.M. H.R. 1654 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 392 and Rule XVIII.
2:40:45 P.M. H.R. 1654 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:41:16 P.M. H.R. 1654 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1654.
3:26:19 P.M. H.R. 1654 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-186 to enhance federal cooperation in planning and construction of State-led water storage projects by ensuring such projects are eligible for permit streamlining under this bill.
3:26:21 P.M. H.R. 1654 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 1.
3:36:20 P.M. H.R. 1654 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:36:42 P.M. H.R. 1654 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-186 to exempt any dam projects from being fast-tracked by the bill if it could harm commercial fisheries.
3:36:45 P.M. H.R. 1654 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 2.
4:13:29 P.M. H.R. 1654 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 232 (Roll no. 318).
4:13:50 P.M. H.R. 1654 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1654.
4:14:32 P.M. H.R. 1654 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:24:23 P.M. H.R. 1654 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.
4:33:08 P.M. H.R. 1654 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 – 180 (Roll no. 319).
4:33:10 P.M. H.R. 1654 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:03:18 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:21:19 P.M. Mr. Raskin moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:21:20 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:21:21 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 23, 2017.

 

House Activity 6/21/2017

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:45 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.
10:41:32 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 21.
12:00:02 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Hershel Lutch, MEOR Foundation, Baltimore, MD
12:01:56 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:59 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Gene Green of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:21 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.
12:28:30 P.M. H. Res. 392 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 392 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1873) to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1654) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.”
12:33:33 P.M. H. Res. 392 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 392.
1:30:45 P.M. H. Res. 392 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 392, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:32:36 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION – Mr. Doggett was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification and the previous order of the House of June 15, 2017. The Clerk reported the privileged resolution.
1:34:12 P.M. Mr. Doggett and Mr. Pascrell were recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not the resolution constituted a point of privilege and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
1:57:03 P.M. Mr. Doggett moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
1:57:55 P.M. Mr. Newhouse moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
2:20:46 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 188, 1 Present (Roll no. 311).
2:21:04 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of a letter from the Honorable Corey Stapleton, Secretary of State of Montana, indicating that, at the Special Election held on May 25, 2017, the Honorable Greg Gianforte was duly elected Representative to Congress for the At-Large Congressional District, State of Montana.
2:22:14 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-Elect Greg Gianforte, Member At-Large, State of Montana, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office which was administered by the Speaker of the House.
2:23:43 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of administration of the oath to the gentleman from Montana, the whole number of the House is 432.
2:26:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 392, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:26:56 P.M. H. Res. 392 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 392 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1873) to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1654) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.”
2:35:30 P.M. H. Res. 392 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 186 (Roll no. 312).
2:43:22 P.M. H. Res. 392 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 185 (Roll no. 313).
2:43:24 P.M. H. Res. 392 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:44:03 P.M. H.R. 2131 Mr. Higgins (LA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2131 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Homeland Security to improve consistency regarding discipline and adverse actions in the Department’s workforce, and for other purposes.”
2:44:17 P.M. H.R. 2131 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:19 P.M. H.R. 2131 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2131.
2:51:40 P.M. H.R. 2131 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:51:42 P.M. H.R. 2131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:16 P.M. H.R. 1282 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1282 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish Acquisition Review Boards in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
2:52:43 P.M. H.R. 1282 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:52:44 P.M. H.R. 1282 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1282.
3:03:00 P.M. H.R. 1282 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:03:02 P.M. H.R. 1282 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:04 P.M. H.R. 1282 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:03:47 P.M. H.R. 1873 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 392. H.R. 1873 — “To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands.”
3:03:52 P.M. H.R. 1873 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1873 and 1654, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and have specified amendments.
3:04:31 P.M. H.R. 1873 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 392 and Rule XVIII.
3:04:32 P.M. H.R. 1873 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:05:06 P.M. H.R. 1873 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1873.
3:41:21 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carbajal, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to ensure that owners and operators of electric transmission and distribution facilities submit management plans to the Secretary.
3:41:24 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carbajal Part A Amendment No. 1.
3:46:47 P.M. H.R. 1873 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Carbajal Part A amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Carbajal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:07 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sinema, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to ensure personnel of the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service involved in vegetation management decisions on transmission and distribution rights-of-way receive training on how unmanned technologies can be used to identify vegetation management needs, lower energy costs, and reduce the risk of wildfires.
3:47:10 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sinema Part A Amendment No. 2.
3:51:39 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Sinema amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:56 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to prohibit any loss of funds for wild-fire suppression.
3:51:59 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer Part A Amendment No. 3.
3:56:08 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:09 P.M. H.R. 1873 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of the Carbajal Part A Amendment No. 1 which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:23:08 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Carbajal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 – 243 (Roll no. 314).
4:23:16 P.M. H.R. 1873 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1873.
4:29:11 P.M. H.R. 1873 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:29:12 P.M. H.R. 1873 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.
4:40:14 P.M. H.R. 1873 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 300 – 118 (Roll no. 315).
4:40:15 P.M. H.R. 1873 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:40:40 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 396.
4:41:28 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:50:10 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 to the Western Balkans – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-48).
4:52:14 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 to North Korea – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-49).
4:54:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:44:45 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:44:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 22, 2017.

House Activity 6/20/2017

12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:08 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.
12:09:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 20.
2:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:34 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:03:45 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 19, 2017 at 1:49 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 782.
2:03:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. today.
3:06:33 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 20.
3:06:42 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:07:00 P.M. H.R. 1393 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1393 — “To limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States.”
3:07:13 P.M. H.R. 1393 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:07:14 P.M. H.R. 1393 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1393.
3:34:05 P.M. H.R. 1393 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:34:07 P.M. H.R. 1393 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:35:02 P.M. H.R. 2847 Mrs. Walorski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2847 — “To make improvements to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and related provisions.”
3:35:21 P.M. H.R. 2847 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:35:23 P.M. H.R. 2847 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2847.
4:01:56 P.M. H.R. 2847 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.
4:03:00 P.M. H.R. 2866 Mr. Kelly (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2866 — “To review and improve licensing standards for placement in a relative foster family home.”
4:03:13 P.M. H.R. 2866 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:03:14 P.M. H.R. 2866 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2866.
4:26:17 P.M. H.R. 2866 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.
4:27:10 P.M. H.R. 1551 Mr. Rice (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1551 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.”
4:27:32 P.M. H.R. 1551 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:27:33 P.M. H.R. 1551 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1551.
4:59:58 P.M. H.R. 1551 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:00 P.M. H.R. 1551 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:36 P.M. H.R. 2742 Mrs. Walorski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2742 — “To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to adopt an electronic system to help expedite the placement of children in foster care or guardianship, or for adoption, across State lines, and to provide funding to aid States in developing such a system, and for other purposes.”
5:00:51 P.M. H.R. 2742 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:52 P.M. H.R. 2742 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2742.
5:18:16 P.M. H.R. 2742 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:19 P.M. H.R. 2742 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:19:01 P.M. H.R. 2834 Mrs. Noem moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2834 — “To improve the well-being of, and improve permanency outcomes for, children and families affected by heroin, opioids, and other substance abuse.”
5:19:03 P.M. H.R. 2834 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:19:05 P.M. H.R. 2834 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2834.
5:32:38 P.M. H.R. 2834 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:40 P.M. H.R. 2834 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:43 P.M. H.R. 2857 Mrs. Noem moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2857 — “To support foster care maintenance payments for children with parents in a licensed residential family-based treatment facility for substance abuse.”
5:32:59 P.M. H.R. 2857 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:32:59 P.M. H.R. 2857 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2857.
5:49:29 P.M. H.R. 2857 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:49:31 P.M. H.R. 2857 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:50:09 P.M. H.R. 2484 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2484 — “To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.”
5:50:24 P.M. H.R. 2484 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:50:26 P.M. H.R. 2484 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2484.
6:10:51 P.M. H.R. 2484 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:10:53 P.M. H.R. 2484 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:11:37 P.M. H.R. 1238 Mr. Katko asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendments.
6:11:54 P.M. H.R. 1238 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
6:11:55 P.M. H.R. 1238 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:12:01 P.M. H.R. 2132 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2132 — “To require the implementation of a redress process and review of the Transportation Security Administration’s intelligence-based screening rules for aviation security, and for other purposes.”
6:12:23 P.M. H.R. 2132 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:12:27 P.M. H.R. 2132 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2132.
6:19:05 P.M. H.R. 2132 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:19:08 P.M. H.R. 2132 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:20 P.M. H.R. 625 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 625 — “To provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism, and for other purposes.”
6:19:34 P.M. H.R. 625 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:19:36 P.M. H.R. 625 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 625.
6:27:58 P.M. H.R. 625 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:28:01 P.M. H.R. 625 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:28:22 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 392.
6:29:32 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.
6:29:51 P.M. H.R. 2847 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2847 — “To make improvements to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and related provisions.”
6:52:00 P.M. H.R. 2847 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 – 8 (Roll no. 309).
6:52:01 P.M. H.R. 2847 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:52:16 P.M. H.R. 2866 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2866 — “To review and improve licensing standards for placement in a relative foster family home.”
7:01:29 P.M. H.R. 2866 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 382 – 19 (Roll no. 310).
7:01:30 P.M. H.R. 2866 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:03:58 P.M. H.R. 2283 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2283 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve morale within the Department of Homeland Security workforce by conferring new responsibilities to the Chief Human Capital Officer, establishing an employee engagement steering committee, requiring action plans, and authorizing an annual employee award program, and for other purposes.”
7:04:33 P.M. H.R. 2283 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:04:35 P.M. H.R. 2283 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2283.
7:11:31 P.M. H.R. 2283 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:11:33 P.M. H.R. 2283 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:37 P.M. H.R. 2190 Mr. Rutherford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2190 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s real property portfolio, and for other purposes.”
7:11:52 P.M. H.R. 2190 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:11:56 P.M. H.R. 2190 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2190.
7:16:58 P.M. H.R. 2190 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:17:05 P.M. H.R. 2190 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
8:06:40 P.M. Mr. Faso moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:06:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:06:45 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 21, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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House Activity May 22 – 25, 2017

12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:34 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Gallagher to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:58 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:18:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 22.
2:00:21 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:21 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:24 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
4:03:58 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 22.
4:04:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:04:20 P.M. H.R. 1188 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1188 — “To reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.”
4:04:46 P.M. H.R. 1188 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:50 P.M. H.R. 1188 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1188.
4:21:15 P.M. H.R. 1188 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:21:17 P.M. H.R. 1188 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:26 P.M. H.R. 1862 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1862 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes.”
4:21:47 P.M. H.R. 1862 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:21:49 P.M. H.R. 1862 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1862.
4:53:10 P.M. H.R. 1862 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:53:24 P.M. H.R. 1842 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1842 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes.”
4:53:36 P.M. H.R. 1842 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:37 P.M. H.R. 1842 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1842.
5:25:12 P.M. H.R. 1842 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:25:39 P.M. H.R. 883 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 883 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, to provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements, and for other purposes.”
5:25:47 P.M. H.R. 883 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:25:49 P.M. H.R. 883 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 883.
5:45:44 P.M. H.R. 883 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:45:46 P.M. H.R. 883 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:55 P.M. H.R. 695 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 695 — “To amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.”
5:46:10 P.M. H.R. 695 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:46:12 P.M. H.R. 695 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 695.
6:06:48 P.M. H.R. 695 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:06:50 P.M. H.R. 695 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:07:25 P.M. H.R. 1625 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1625 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State, and for other purposes.”
6:07:26 P.M. H.R. 1625 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:07:30 P.M. H.R. 1625 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1625.
6:31:08 P.M. H.R. 1625 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:31:11 P.M. H.R. 1625 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:26 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 348.
6:31:27 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:21 P.M. H.R. 1862 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1862 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes.”
6:58:00 P.M. H.R. 1862 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 372 – 30 (Roll no. 269).
6:58:01 P.M. H.R. 1862 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:16 P.M. H.R. 1842 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1842 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes.”
7:05:33 P.M. H.R. 1842 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 371 – 30, 1 Present (Roll no. 270).
7:05:34 P.M. H.R. 1842 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:43 P.M. Library of Congress Trust Fund Board – Pursuant to section 1 of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board Act (2 U.S.C. 154), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ambassador Richard Fredericks, San Francisco, CA.
7:07:19 P.M. Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Pursuant to section 2(a) of the National Cultural Center Act (20 U.S.C. 76h(a)), amended by Public Law 107-117, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Mr. MacArthur.
7:07:45 P.M. Health Information Technology Advisory Committee – Pursuant to section 4003(e) of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Patrick Soon-Shion, Culver City, CA.
7:08:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:26:32 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:08:10 P.M. Mr. Bergman moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:08:25 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:08:26 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2017.
Time Bill Activity May 23, 2017
10:00:27 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Warren Davidson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:10 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:24:00 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 23.
12:00:13 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:42 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Hill to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:30:00 P.M. H. Res. 348 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 348 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 953) to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.”
12:32:30 P.M. H. Res. 348 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 348.
1:34:20 P.M. H. Res. 348 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 191 (Roll no. 271).
1:34:53 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester, England.
1:43:09 P.M. H. Res. 348 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 189 (Roll no. 272).
1:43:11 P.M. H. Res. 348 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:43:29 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting hard copy volumes of the FY 2018 Budget – referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-3).
1:49:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:50:08 P.M. H.R. 1809 Mr. Lewis (MN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1809 — “To reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.”
1:50:29 P.M. H.R. 1809 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:50:31 P.M. H.R. 1809 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1809.
2:09:50 P.M. H.R. 1809 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:09:51 P.M. H.R. 1809 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:26 P.M. H.R. 1808 Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1808 — “To amend and improve the Missing Children’s Assistance Act, and for other purposes.”
2:10:36 P.M. H.R. 1808 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:10:38 P.M. H.R. 1808 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1808.
2:38:14 P.M. H.R. 1808 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:15 P.M. H.R. 1808 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:42 P.M. H.R. 2288 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2288 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
2:38:53 P.M. H.R. 2288 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:38:54 P.M. H.R. 2288 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2288.
3:06:27 P.M. H.R. 2288 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:06:44 P.M. H.R. 467 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 467 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department, and for other purposes.”
3:06:53 P.M. H.R. 467 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:06:54 P.M. H.R. 467 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 467.
3:17:40 P.M. H.R. 467 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:18:17 P.M. H.R. 1005 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1005 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.”
3:18:25 P.M. H.R. 1005 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:18:27 P.M. H.R. 1005 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1005.
3:27:10 P.M. H.R. 1005 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:11 P.M. H.R. 1005 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:27:34 P.M. H.R. 1162 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1162 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans.”
3:27:42 P.M. H.R. 1162 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:27:43 P.M. H.R. 1162 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1162.
3:35:26 P.M. H.R. 1162 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:35:27 P.M. H.R. 1162 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:36:01 P.M. H.R. 1545 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1545 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes.”
3:36:02 P.M. H.R. 1545 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:36:04 P.M. H.R. 1545 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1545.
3:48:42 P.M. H.R. 1545 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:43 P.M. H.R. 1545 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:03 P.M. H.R. 1725 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1725 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
3:49:04 P.M. H.R. 1725 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:49:05 P.M. H.R. 1725 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1725.
3:54:40 P.M. H.R. 1725 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:42 P.M. H.R. 1725 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:54:45 P.M. H.R. 1725 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:55:16 P.M. H.R. 1329 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1329 — “To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
3:55:25 P.M. H.R. 1329 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:27 P.M. H.R. 1329 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1329.
4:06:46 P.M. H.R. 1329 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:06:48 P.M. H.R. 1329 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:51 P.M. H.R. 1329 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:07:12 P.M. H.R. 2052 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2052 — “To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images.”
4:07:28 P.M. H.R. 2052 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:07:29 P.M. H.R. 2052 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2052.
4:29:29 P.M. H.R. 2052 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:30:51 P.M. H.R. 366 Mr. McCaul asked unanimous consent to take from Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendments.
4:31:20 P.M. H.R. 366 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
4:31:21 P.M. H.R. 366 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:32:01 P.M. H.R. 1370 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1370 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.”
4:32:03 P.M. H.R. 1370 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:08 P.M. H.R. 1370 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1370.
4:47:01 P.M. H.R. 1370 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:05 P.M. H.R. 1370 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:47:15 P.M. Mr. Buck filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 352.
4:48:12 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:48:27 P.M. H.R. 2288 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2288 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
5:11:12 P.M. H.R. 2288 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 273).
5:11:13 P.M. H.R. 2288 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:24 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Ms. Linda T. Sanchez notified the House of her intent to offer a privilege resolution. The Chair subsequently announced that under rule IX, a resolution offer from the floor by a Member other than the Majority Leader or the Minority Leader as a question of the privileges of the House has immediate precedence only at a time designated by the Chair within 2 legislative days after the resolution is properly noticed. The Chair further announced that it would not, at that point, make the determination required by the rule.
5:20:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:20:59 P.M. H.R. 2473 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2473 — “To ensure compliance with the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, to make strides toward eradicating human trafficking, and for other purposes.”
5:21:46 P.M. H.R. 2473 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:48 P.M. H.R. 2473 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2473.
5:47:04 P.M. H.R. 2473 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:47:08 P.M. H.R. 2473 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:47:11 P.M. H.R. 2473 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:47:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:55:42 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:02:10 P.M. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:02:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:02:27 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2017.

May 24, 2017

10:00:12 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.10:00:22 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Trey Hollingsworth to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:30 A.M.MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.11:29:01 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.12:00:16 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 24.12:00:21 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Becky Tirabassi, Viewpoint Church, Newport Beach, CA.12:01:33 P.M.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.12:01:37 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Connolly to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.12:01:56 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.12:28:02 P.M.The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 24, 2017, at 9:04 a.m.: Appointments to the Election Assistance Board of Advisors.12:28:28 P.M.H. Res. 352Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 352 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1973) to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1761) to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017, through June 5, 2017.”12:33:20 P.M.H. Res. 352DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 352.12:56:25 P.M.H. Res. 352POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 352, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.12:57:00 P.M.POINT OF PRIVILEGE – The Chair recognized Ms. Linda T. Sanchez for the purpose of rising to offer a resolution of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a question of privilege.1:06:35 P.M.Ms. Linda T. Sanchez appealed the ruling of the Chair.1:06:43 P.M.Mr. Buck moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.1:32:12 P.M.On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 187, 1 Present (Roll no. 274).1:32:14 P.M.Motion to reconsider laid on the table.1:32:55 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 352, and motions to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.1:33:04 P.M.H. Res. 352Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 352 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1973) to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1761) to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017, through June 5, 2017.”1:40:11 P.M.H. Res. 352On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 188 (Roll no. 275).1:47:35 P.M.H. Res. 352On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 – 179 (Roll no. 276).1:47:37 P.M.H. Res. 352Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.1:47:41 P.M.H.R. 2052Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2052 — “To amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images.”1:54:41 P.M.H.R. 2052On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 277).1:54:42 P.M.H.R. 2052Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.1:54:56 P.M.H.R. 467Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 467 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department, and for other purposes.”2:01:01 P.M.H.R. 467On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 0 (Roll no. 278).2:01:02 P.M.H.R. 467Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:01:17 P.M.The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 375.2:01:54 P.M.The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.2:02:29 P.M.H.R. 1293Mr. Ross moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1293 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees.”2:02:53 P.M.H.R. 1293Considered under suspension of the rules.2:02:58 P.M.H.R. 1293DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1293.2:40:29 P.M.H.R. 1293On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:40:32 P.M.H.R. 1293Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:40:41 P.M.H.R. 624Mr. Ross moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 624 — “To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.”2:40:50 P.M.H.R. 624Considered under suspension of the rules.2:40:53 P.M.H.R. 624DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 624.2:59:14 P.M.H.R. 624On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.2:59:16 P.M.H.R. 624Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.2:59:18 P.M.H.R. 624The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.3:00:18 P.M.H.R. 953Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 348. H.R. 953 — “To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.”3:00:23 P.M.H.R. 953Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 953 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-21.3:00:42 P.M.H.R. 953House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 348 and Rule XVIII.3:00:43 P.M.H.R. 953The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Duncan to act as Chairman of the Committee.3:02:03 P.M.H.R. 953GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 953.3:51:34 P.M.H.R. 953An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-145 to ensure that existing clean water protections apply to the release of these toxic chemicals into the environment.3:51:38 P.M.H.R. 953DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment.4:00:10 P.M.H.R. 953POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty (CT) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.4:00:42 P.M.H.R. 953An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-145 to protect commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries from the negative impacts of unregulated discharge.4:00:44 P.M.H.R. 953DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment.4:09:25 P.M.H.R. 953POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.4:09:54 P.M.H.R. 953UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.4:38:26 P.M.H.R. 953On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 229 (Roll no. 279).4:46:46 P.M.H.R. 953On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 230 (Roll no. 280).4:47:06 P.M.H.R. 953The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 953.4:47:19 P.M.H.R. 953The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.4:48:52 P.M.H.R. 953Mr. McGovern moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.4:50:00 P.M.H.R. 953DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the Act, including any amendments from applying to the discharge of a pesticide if the manufacturer or distributor of the pesticide has made a political contribution to the President or to any Federal official charged with registration, regulation, or approval of the use of the pesticide.4:57:14 P.M.H.R. 953The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.5:04:10 P.M.H.R. 953On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 230 (Roll no. 281).5:11:19 P.M.H.R. 953On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 – 165 (Roll no. 282).5:11:20 P.M.H.R. 953Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:11:52 P.M.H. Res. 350Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.5:12:18 P.M.H. Res. 350Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 350 — “Permitting official photographs of the House of Representatives to be taken while the House is in actual session on a date designated by the Speaker.”5:12:20 P.M.H. Res. 350On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.5:12:24 P.M.H. Res. 350Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:12:25 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.5:13:01 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 14 — “Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.”5:13:05 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.5:13:08 P.M.S. Con. Res. 14Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.5:13:33 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.5:17:25 P.M.Mr. Poliquin asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 25. Agreed to without objection.5:17:26 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House continued one minute speeches.5:28:56 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.7:14:45 P.M.Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.7:14:55 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.7:14:56 P.M.The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 25, 2017.

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

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

the senate May 15-18 ::CONGRESS:: 2017 the house


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

Wrap UP for,May 17 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rachel Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General: invoked: 51-47.   Legislative Business Adopted by voice vote S.Res.160, DOD Laboratory Day.   Adopted by voice vote S.Res.161, National Travel and Tourism Week.   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up for ,May 16, 2017 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; confirmed: 56-42.   Legislative Business Passed S.867, Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017.   Passed S.J.Res.22, WMATA.   Passed Calendar #19, S.419 – Public Service Officers Benefits Improvement with Grassley amendment.   Passed Calendar #75, S.583 – American Law… MORE

Wrap Up for Monday, May 15, 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; invoked: 52-42.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up for Thursday, May 11, 2017 Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Robert Lighthizer to be U.S. Trade Representative; invoked: 81-15. Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer (USTR); confirmed: 82-14.   Legislative Business Passed S.1083, Merit Systems Protection Board.   No Executive Business MORE

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Last Floor Action: 5/19/2017

1:56:57 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 22, 2017

9:00:13 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:24 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:47 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. Culberson 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. Culberson objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:20 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Womack to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:26 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.
9:09:20 A.M. H.R. 1039 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 324. H.R. 1039 — “To amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
9:09:25 A.M. H.R. 1039 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1039. Rule provides for consideration of the bill under a structured rule with one hour of general debate equally divided between the chair and ranking member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The resolution also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
9:10:22 A.M. H.R. 1039 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1039.
9:11:48 A.M. H.R. 1039 ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting the amendment to H.R. 1039 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
9:49:07 A.M. H.R. 1039 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-127 to request a comprehensive study on the new authority of probation officers and sunsets that authority 30 months later after enactment.
9:49:10 A.M. H.R. 1039 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 324, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 1.
9:57:11 A.M. H.R. 1039 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:58:26 A.M. H.R. 1039 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of the debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee requested the Yeas and Nays and pursuant to the order of the House of May 19, 2017 the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the Jackson Lee amendment until a time to be announced.
9:58:59 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 11:15 a.m. today.
11:16:42 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 19.
11:16:46 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Jackson Lee amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:17:13 A.M. H.R. 1039 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1039 — “To amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
11:40:30 A.M. H.R. 1039 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 178 – 229 (Roll no. 267).
11:48:12 A.M. H.R. 1039 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 177 (Roll no. 268).
11:48:14 A.M. H.R. 1039 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:48:15 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal which the Chair put de novo.
11:48:34 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:49:15 A.M. United States Semiquincentennial Commission – Pursuant to Section 4 of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-196), the Democratic Leader appointed The Honorable Robert Brady of Pennsylvania; The Honorable Joseph Crowley of New York; and from private life: Richard Trumka of Rockville, Maryland.
11:49:50 A.M. Board of Trustees for the John C. Stennis Center – Pursuant to Section 114(b) of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development Act (2 U.S.C. 1103), the Democratic Leader appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Trustees for the John C. Stennis Center: Ms. Sewell of AL.
11:54:48 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 next week.
11:54:49 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 19, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 and that the order of the House of January 3, 2017, regarding Morning-Hour Debate not apply. Agreed to without objection. Subsequently, a new order of the House was agreed to.
12:33:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded further with one minute speeches.
12:33:04 P.M. Mr. Flores asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 19, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon for Morning Hour Debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:56:25 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:55:26 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida.
1:56:49 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:56:56 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:56:57 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 22, 2017.

House Activity May 17,2017


10:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:35 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:54:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 17.
12:00:41 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Thomas A. Louchheim, Congregation Or Chadash, Tucson, AZ
12:02:05 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:07 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Williams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:38:00 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 17, 2017 at 9:20 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 419, S. 583, S. 867 and the Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 22.
12:38:05 P.M. H. Res. 323 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 323 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 115) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim.”
12:39:16 P.M. H. Res. 323 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 323.
1:50:48 P.M. H. Res. 323 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 189 (Roll no. 259).
1:58:03 P.M. H. Res. 323 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 – 184 (Roll no. 260).
1:58:05 P.M. H. Res. 323 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:01:33 P.M. H.R. 2266 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2266 — “To amend title 28 of the United States Code to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges; and for other purposes.”
2:01:49 P.M. H.R. 2266 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:01:51 P.M. H.R. 2266 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2266.
2:18:08 P.M. H.R. 2266 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:18:10 P.M. H.R. 2266 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:39 P.M. S. 419 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 419 — “To require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program, and for other purposes.”
2:18:47 P.M. S. 419 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:18:48 P.M. S. 419 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 419.
2:30:38 P.M. S. 419 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:30:40 P.M. S. 419 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:30:52 P.M. H.R. 984 Mr. Wittman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 984 — “To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.”
2:31:02 P.M. H.R. 984 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:31:04 P.M. H.R. 984 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 984.
2:47:54 P.M. H.R. 984 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.
2:49:06 P.M. H.R. 2227 Mr. Hurd moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2227 — “To modernize Government information technology, and for other purposes.”
2:49:21 P.M. H.R. 2227 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:49:23 P.M. H.R. 2227 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2227.
3:15:22 P.M. H.R. 2227 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:24 P.M. H.R. 2227 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:45 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Walker asked unanimous consent that the proceedings by which the yeas and nays were ordered on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 984 be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
3:15:55 P.M. H.R. 984 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 984 — “To extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.”
3:16:10 P.M. H.R. 984 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:12 P.M. H.R. 984 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:16:50 P.M. H.R. 194 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 194 — “To ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.”
3:17:04 P.M. H.R. 194 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:06 P.M. H.R. 194 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 194.
3:21:29 P.M. H.R. 194 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:31 P.M. H.R. 194 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:43 P.M. H.R. 195 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 195 — “To amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, and for other purposes.”
3:21:53 P.M. H.R. 195 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:21:55 P.M. H.R. 195 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 195.
3:28:01 P.M. H.R. 195 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:28:03 P.M. H.R. 195 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:28:09 P.M. H.R. 653 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 653 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.”
3:28:21 P.M. H.R. 653 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:28:25 P.M. H.R. 653 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 653.
3:38:36 P.M. H.R. 653 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:37 P.M. H.R. 653 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:39:41 P.M. H.R. 2169 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2169 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance information sharing in the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative, and for other purposes.”
3:39:51 P.M. H.R. 2169 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:39:52 P.M. H.R. 2169 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2169.
3:46:58 P.M. H.R. 2169 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:59 P.M. H.R. 2169 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:28 P.M. H.R. 2281 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2281 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
3:47:40 P.M. H.R. 2281 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:42 P.M. H.R. 2281 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2281.
3:58:58 P.M. H.R. 2281 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:59:00 P.M. H.R. 2281 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:59:38 P.M. H.R. 1177 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1177 — “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.”
3:59:49 P.M. H.R. 1177 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:59:51 P.M. H.R. 1177 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1177.
4:08:05 P.M. H.R. 1177 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.
4:08:07 P.M. H.R. 2154 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2154 — “To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center.”
4:08:31 P.M. H.R. 2154 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:08:37 P.M. H.R. 2154 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2154.
4:15:30 P.M. H.R. 2154 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:15:32 P.M. H.R. 2154 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:01 P.M. H.R. 672 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 672 — “To require continued and enhanced annual reporting to Congress in the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, the safety and security of European Jewish communities, and the efforts of the United States to partner with European governments, the European Union, and civil society groups, to combat anti-Semitism, and for other purposes.”
4:19:39 P.M. H.R. 672 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:19:42 P.M. H.R. 672 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 672.
4:41:32 P.M. H.R. 672 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:34 P.M. H.R. 672 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:43 P.M. H. Res. 145 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 145 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the fight against corruption in Central America.”
4:41:55 P.M. H. Res. 145 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:41:57 P.M. H. Res. 145 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 145.
5:02:01 P.M. H. Res. 145 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:04 P.M. H. Res. 145 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:02:05 P.M. H.R. 1677 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1677 — “To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.”
5:02:20 P.M. H.R. 1677 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:02:22 P.M. H.R. 1677 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1677.
5:39:47 P.M. H.R. 1677 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:49 P.M. H.R. 1677 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:40:01 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE – Mr. Pascrell was recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not his previously noticed resolution constituted a point of privilege.
5:57:38 P.M. Mr. Pascrell appealed the ruling of the Chair.
5:57:46 P.M. Mr. Rothfus moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
6:22:05 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 188, 1 Present (Roll no. 261).
6:22:07 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
6:22:14 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:22:24 P.M. H.R. 1177 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1177 — “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.”
6:30:34 P.M. H.R. 1177 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 1 (Roll no. 262).
6:30:35 P.M. H.R. 1177 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:55 P.M. S. 583 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
6:32:27 P.M. S. 583 On passage Passed without objection.
6:32:29 P.M. S. 583 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:33:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:47:56 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:43:43 P.M. Mr. Boyle, Brendan F. moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:43:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:43:51 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 18, 2017.
10:00:14 A.M. House Activity May 18, 2017

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

10:00:33 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:54 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.
10:55:09 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
12:00:54 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Glen Berteau, The House Modesto, Modesto, CA.
12:02:05 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:09 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Lawson of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:31 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.
12:28:57 P.M. H. Res. 324 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 324 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1039) to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
12:30:17 P.M. H. Res. 324 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 324.
1:04:09 P.M. H. Res. 324 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 324, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on H. Res. 324 until later in the legislative day.
1:04:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:15 P.M. today.
2:15:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
2:15:26 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 324, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:16:00 P.M. H. Res. 324 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 324 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1039) to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.”
2:39:24 P.M. H. Res. 324 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 188 (Roll no. 263).
2:48:06 P.M. H. Res. 324 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 184 (Roll no. 264).
2:48:08 P.M. H. Res. 324 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:49:02 P.M. H.R. 115 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 323. H.R. 115 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim.”
2:49:05 P.M. H.R. 115 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 115 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-17 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
2:50:48 P.M. H.R. 115 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 115.
3:44:14 P.M. H.R. 115 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:45:09 P.M. H.R. 115 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 115, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
3:45:27 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
3:56:51 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 18.
3:56:56 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 115, and a motion to suspend the rules, which been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:57:26 P.M. H.R. 115 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 115 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim.”
4:21:09 P.M. H.R. 115 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 271 – 143 (Roll no. 265).
4:21:10 P.M. H.R. 115 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:11 P.M. H.R. 1892 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1892 — “To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.”
4:28:08 P.M. H.R. 1892 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 – 1 (Roll no. 266).
4:28:09 P.M. H.R. 1892 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:30:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:01:31 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:29:45 P.M. Ms. Lee moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:29:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:29:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 19, 2017.

House Activity 5/15 Last Floor Action:
10:02:43 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 299. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 16, 2017.

10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Fred Upton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:41 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:02:07 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 299, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:02:26 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:43 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 299. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 16, 2017.