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the senate ~ July 9 -13th Congress 2018 ~ the house


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House Activity  7/13

Last Floor Action:
11:23:42 A.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

9:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:27 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. Steven W. Schenewerk, Community Baptist Church, Winston, Oregon
9:01:59 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Newhouse 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. Newhouse 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.
9:02:47 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Barragan to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:12 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:15:09 A.M. H.R. 50 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 985H.R. 50 — “To provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes.”
9:15:14 A.M. H.R. 50 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 and H.R. 3281. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 under a structured rule and H.R. 3281 under a closed rule. Each measure is allowed one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
9:15:48 A.M. H.R. 50 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 985 and Rule XVIII.
9:15:48 A.M. H.R. 50 The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian J. Mast to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:16:41 A.M. H.R. 50 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 50.
9:58:50 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-812 to strike section 5, which repeals the exclusion of independent agencies from reporting requirements.
9:59:24 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman amendment No. 1.
10:05:22 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:05:38 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-812 to require a record of any consultation with any non-Federal party and any comments submitted by any non-Federal party to be posted on the agency website within five days after the consultation or date of submission.
10:06:14 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 2.
10:11:06 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:11:27 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-812 to provide for a sunset of amendments made to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Congressional Budget Act if GDP growth fails to increase at average annual rate of five percent or more.
10:12:10 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 4.
10:16:38 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:17:05 A.M. H.R. 50 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 50.
10:17:32 A.M. H.R. 50 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:17:40 A.M. H.R. 50 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.
10:18:07 A.M. H.R. 50 Mrs. Beatty moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
10:18:16 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beatty motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a new section to the bill to not restrict any Federal agency mandate or action to protect students and children from a person who has been convicted in any court of a sex offense against a minor; prevent domestic violence; prevent rape or sexual assault; and require criminal background checks for schools or other employees.
10:26:02 A.M. H.R. 50 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:53:14 A.M. H.R. 50 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 – 219 (Roll no. 327).
11:00:42 A.M. H.R. 50 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 – 168 (Roll no. 328).
11:00:44 A.M. H.R. 50 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:52 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:01:08 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:04:21 A.M. Mr. Womack filed a report from the Committee on The Budget on H. Con. Res. 128.
11:05:09 A.M. Mr. Womack asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Friday, July 13, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 16, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:06:22 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:23:32 A.M. Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:23:41 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:23:42 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

House Activity 7/12

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott DesJarlais to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
10:45:11 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 12.
12:00:50 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. J. Josh Smith, Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Athens, GA
12:01:37 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Gianforte to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:29 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.
12:18:34 P.M. H. Res. 989 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 989 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6237) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
12:20:45 P.M. H. Res. 989 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 989.
1:28:20 P.M. H. Res. 989 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 182 (Roll no. 322).
1:36:49 P.M. H. Res. 989 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 178 (Roll no. 323).
1:36:52 P.M. H. Res. 989 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:36:53 P.M. H.R. 6237 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 989H.R. 6237 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
1:36:58 P.M. H.R. 6237 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6237 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.
1:37:40 P.M. H.R. 6237 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 989 and Rule XVIII.
1:37:40 P.M. H.R. 6237 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy K. Weber, Sr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:38:54 P.M. H.R. 6237 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 6237.
2:06:29 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-815to add Russian to the list of the languages in Sec. 1501.
2:06:47 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment No. 1.
2:12:25 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:12:52 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schneider, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-815 to amend Sec. 1503 to include a list of foreign state or foreign nonstate actors involved in the threats to election campaigns for Federal offices.
2:13:09 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider amendment No. 2.
2:16:13 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Schneider amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:16:47 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-815 to amend the Sense of Congress already in the bill on the importance of re-review of security clearances held by individuals by adding consideration of whether the security clearance holders association or sympathy with persons or organizations that advocate, threaten, or use force or violence, or any other illegal or unconstitutional means, in an effort to prevent others from exercising their rights under the Constitution or laws of the United States or of any state, including but not limited to race, religion, national origin, or disability.
2:17:06 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3.
2:23:31 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:24:05 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Vargas, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-815 to add the use of virtual currencies to section 1505 to ensure it is included in the assessment of threat finance.
2:24:22 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Vargas amendment No. 4.
2:28:46 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Vargas amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:29:22 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Torres, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-815 to direct Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis, to produce a national intelligence estimate of the revenue sources of the North Korean regime.
2:29:41 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres amendment No. 5.
2:34:20 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Torres amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:35:00 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-815 to direct the Director of National Intelligence to create and implement a plan that expands the recruitment efforts of all intelligence agencies geographic parameters used in recruitment efforts so that rural and other underserved regions across the nation are more fully represented in such efforts.
2:35:25 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 6.
2:40:41 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:10 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schneider, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-815 to direct the DNI to report on Iran’s support for proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon, including Hizballah, and an assessment of the threat posed to Israel and other U.S. regional allies.
2:41:26 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider amendment No. 7.
2:45:09 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Schneider amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:45:29 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bera, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-815to require a briefing to relevant Congressional committees on the anticipated geopolitical effects of emerging infectious disease and pandemics, and their implications on the national security of the United States.
2:45:48 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bera amendment No. 8.
2:50:49 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Bera amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:51:08 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kennedy, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-815 to require the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report on the potential establishment of the “Foreign Malign Influence Response Center,” comprised of analysts from all elements of the intelligence community, to provide comprehensive assessment of foreign efforts to influence United States political processes and elections.
2:51:26 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment No. 9.
2:54:11 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:54:47 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Miss Rice (NY), numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-815 to require the Director of National Intelligence to report on the possible exploitation of virtual currencies by terrorist actors.
2:55:06 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rice (NY) amendment No. 10.
2:59:49 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Rice (NY) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:00:22 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lipinski, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-815 to require an annual report from the Director of National Intelligence describing Iranian expenditures on military and terrorist activities outside the country, such as on Hezbollah, Houthi rebels in Yemen, Hamas, and proxy forces in Iraq and Syria.
3:01:04 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lipinski amendment No. 11.
3:04:59 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Lipinski amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:05:19 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-815 to enhance oversight by augmenting existing semiannual reporting requirements regarding disciplinary actions.
3:05:49 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 12.
3:09:52 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Davidson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:34 P.M. H.R. 6237 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 6237.
3:11:06 P.M. H.R. 6237 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:11:20 P.M. H.R. 6237 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
3:12:19 P.M. H.R. 6237 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At conclusion of debate on H.R. 6237, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nunes demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:14:05 P.M. H.R. 3281 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 985H.R. 3281 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
3:14:10 P.M. H.R. 3281 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 and H.R. 3281. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 under a structured rule and H.R. 3281 under a closed rule. Each measure is allowed one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
3:14:53 P.M. H.R. 3281 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3281.
3:56:04 P.M. H.R. 3281 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:56:31 P.M. H.R. 3281 Mr. Huffman moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
3:56:50 P.M. H.R. 3281 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section at the end of the bill entitled “Prohibition Against Conflict of Interest”.
4:00:41 P.M. H.R. 3281 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:01:08 P.M. H.R. 3281 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion to recommit, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
4:01:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:45:15 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 12.
4:45:23 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to recommit on H.R. 3281, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:46:08 P.M. H.R. 3281 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3281 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
5:16:32 P.M. H.R. 3281 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 230 (Roll no. 324).
5:24:30 P.M. H.R. 3281 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 – 184 (Roll no. 325).
5:24:32 P.M. H.R. 3281 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:24:41 P.M. H.R. 6237 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6237 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
5:32:00 P.M. H.R. 6237 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 363 – 54 (Roll no. 326).
5:32:02 P.M. H.R. 6237 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:49 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the servicemember who lost their life in Jordan.
5:37:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:47:19 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:04:50 P.M. Mr. Pascrell moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:04:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:04:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 13, 2018

House Activity 7/11

10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:21 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:03:21 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 July 11.
12:00:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. John Hill, Flint United Methodist Church, Alexander City, Alabama
12:01:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:38 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Esty of CT to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:08 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have been killed or wounded in service to our country and all those who serve and their families.
12:03:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:24:41 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 11, 2018, at 9:13 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to a Conference on H.R. 5515.
12:25:04 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 11, 2018, at 11:20 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. Con. Res. 41.
12:25:25 P.M. H. Res. 985 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 985 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 50) to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3281) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
12:28:25 P.M. H. Res. 985 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 985.
1:02:30 P.M. H. Res. 985 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 985, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Torres demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:03:23 P.M. H. Res. 965 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 965 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 200) to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes.”
1:05:27 P.M. H. Res. 965 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 965.
2:10:03 P.M. H. Res. 965 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 186 (Roll no. 316).
2:20:05 P.M. H. Res. 965 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 184 (Roll no. 317).
2:20:07 P.M. H. Res. 965 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:23 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the attack in Annapolis, MD.
2:24:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 985, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
2:24:25 P.M. H. Res. 985 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 985 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 50) to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3281) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
2:31:19 P.M. H. Res. 985 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 184 (Roll no. 318).
2:38:50 P.M. H. Res. 985 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 183 (Roll no. 319).
2:38:52 P.M. H. Res. 985 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:53 P.M. H.R. 1898 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mrs. Blackburn asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be the first sponsor of H.R. 1898, a bill originally introduced by Representative Meehan, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
2:40:13 P.M. H. Res. 256 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:40:42 P.M. H. Res. 256 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 256 — “Expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”
2:42:03 P.M. H. Res. 256 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), to strike all after the resolving clause and insert new text.
2:42:25 P.M. H. Res. 256 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:42:39 P.M. H. Res. 256 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:42:40 P.M. H. Res. 256 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), to strike the preamble and insert new text.
2:42:49 P.M. H. Res. 256 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:43:05 P.M. H. Res. 256 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:06 P.M. H. Res. 256 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:43:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:44:22 P.M. H.R. 2075 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2075 — “To adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities in order to protect adjacent private property, and for other purposes.”
2:44:37 P.M. H.R. 2075 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:38 P.M. H.R. 2075 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2075.
2:56:29 P.M. H.R. 2075 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:32 P.M. H.R. 2075 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:56:33 P.M. H.R. 2075 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:56:58 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to a Conference on H.R. 5895.
2:57:24 P.M. H.R. 200 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 965H.R. 200 — “To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes.”
2:57:29 P.M. H.R. 200 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 200. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.
2:57:39 P.M. H.R. 200 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 965 and Rule XVIII.
2:57:40 P.M. H.R. 200 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:58:35 P.M. H.R. 200 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 200.
3:55:47 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-786 to strike sections 302(c) and 307, and modifies sections 205, 207, 304, 30 6, 406, and 408. The amendment also includes a new section regarding voting procedures for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program’s administrative panel.
3:56:03 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 1.
4:03:17 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:29 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-786 to create an industry-based pilot trawl survey for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council regions.
4:03:47 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 2.
4:08:53 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Courtney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:02 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-786 to provide voting representation for Rhode Island on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC).
4:09:21 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 3.
4:16:17 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Failed by voice vote.
4:16:31 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-786 to ensure that rebuilding plans are successful in rebuilding overfished fish stocks.
4:16:56 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 4.
4:23:27 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:24:00 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Webster (FL), numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-786 to waive compensatory mitigation requirements for maintenance dredging projects in certain inland waterways, inlets, or harbors.
4:24:20 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Webster amendment No. 5.
4:31:28 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Webster (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:40 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-786 to require the Comptroller General to submit a report to Congress on resource rent of LAPPs in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, ways to the Treasury can reclaim that resource rent, and ways to eliminate fiduciary conflicts of interest in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.
4:32:08 P.M. H.R. 200 Graves (LA) amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
4:32:20 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 6, as modified.
4:40:05 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4:40:31 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-786 to direct the Secretary to submit a plan to establish fully operational electronic monitoring and reporting procedures for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery.
4:40:48 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 7.
4:44:48 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:00 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poliquin, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-786 to require NOAA to conduct a study on all fees it charges the lobster industry and report those findings to Congress.
4:45:19 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poliquin amendment No. 8.
4:50:55 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Poliquin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:20 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Zeldin, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-786 to lift the ban on striped bass fishing in the Block Island transit zone between Montauk, NY and Block Island, RI.
4:51:39 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zeldin amendment No. 9.
5:00:24 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Zeldin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:36 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-786 to direct the Secretary to use funds collected from penalties and fines for monitoring in addition to traditional enforcement activities.
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 10.
5:04:30 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:18 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gaetz, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-786 to reward the elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals.
5:06:58 P.M. H.R. 200 Gaetz amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
5:07:23 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gaetz amendment No. 11, as modified.
5:11:58 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Gaetz amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:49 P.M. H.R. 200 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 200.
5:13:09 P.M. H.R. 200 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:13:17 P.M. H.R. 200 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:14:01 P.M. H.R. 200 Mr. Gomez moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
5:14:17 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gomez motion to recommit with instructions, pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to impose unilateral tariffs by other countries on any US seafood exports or unilateral tariffs imposed by any country on materials necessary for the economic viability of the US fishing industry. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
5:18:40 P.M. H.R. 200 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:46:44 P.M. H.R. 200 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 228 (Roll no. 320).
5:54:24 P.M. H.R. 200 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 193 (Roll no. 321).
5:54:26 P.M. H.R. 200 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:54:44 P.M. H.R. 200 UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST – Mr. Young (AK) asked unanimous consent that the engrossment of the bill, H.R. 200, the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes to the bill. The technical corrections was place at the desk and reads as follows: Page 14, line 15, strike ”’including”’. Agreed to without objection.
5:55:28 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 989.
5:57:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:10:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:28:08 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:28:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:15 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2018.

House Activity 7/10

Time Bill Activity
12:00:23 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:37 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Francis Rooney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:53 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:06:23 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 10.
2:00:04 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:28 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:30 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:11:20 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 10, 2018 at 12:12 p.m. stating that that body had made an appointment to the Commission on Social Impact Partnerships.
2:11:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:30:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 10.
2:31:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.
2:31:44 P.M. H.R. 5729 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5729 — “To restrict the department in which the Coast Guard is operating from implementing any rule requiring the use of biometric readers for biometric transportation security cards until after submission to Congress of the results of an assessment of the effectiveness of the transportation security card program.”
2:31:55 P.M. H.R. 5729 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:31:56 P.M. H.R. 5729 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5729.
2:40:07 P.M. H.R. 5729 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:40:12 P.M. H.R. 5729 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:58 P.M. H.R. 6139 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6139 — “To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out a study to evaluate the issues affecting the provision of and reliance upon investment research into small issuers.”
2:41:08 P.M. H.R. 6139 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:41:10 P.M. H.R. 6139 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6139.
2:52:10 P.M. H.R. 6139 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:11 P.M. H.R. 6139 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:27 P.M. H.R. 1861 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1861 — “To award a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Doby in recognition of his achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the Armed Forces during World War II.”
2:52:42 P.M. H.R. 1861 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:52:45 P.M. H.R. 1861 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1861.
3:10:09 P.M. H.R. 1861 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:11 P.M. H.R. 1861 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:10:14 P.M. H.R. 5749 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5749— “To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to increase the risk-sensitivity of the capital treatment of certain centrally cleared options, and for other purposes.”
3:10:30 P.M. H.R. 5749 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:10:32 P.M. H.R. 5749 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5749.
3:24:36 P.M. H.R. 5749 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:25:02 P.M. H.R. 5877 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5877— “To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for the registration of venture exchanges, and for other purposes.”
3:25:11 P.M. H.R. 5877 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:25:13 P.M. H.R. 5877 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5877.
3:38:18 P.M. H.R. 5877 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:20 P.M. H.R. 5877 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:44 P.M. H.R. 5953 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5953 — “To provide regulatory relief to charitable organizations that provide housing assistance, and for other purposes.”
3:38:54 P.M. H.R. 5953 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:38:55 P.M. H.R. 5953 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5953.
3:53:30 P.M. H.R. 5953 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:32 P.M. H.R. 5953 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:53:49 P.M. H.R. 4537 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4537— “To preserve the State-based system of insurance regulation and provide greater oversight of and transparency on international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes.”
3:54:07 P.M. H.R. 4537 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:54:10 P.M. H.R. 4537 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4537.
4:07:55 P.M. H.R. 4537 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:07:56 P.M. H.R. 4537 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:08:10 P.M. H.R. 5793 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5793 — “To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a housing choice voucher mobility demonstration to encourage families receiving such voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas.”
4:08:23 P.M. H.R. 5793 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:08:24 P.M. H.R. 5793 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5793.
4:28:14 P.M. H.R. 5793 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.
4:28:43 P.M. H.R. 5970 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5970— “To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement rules simplifying the quarterly financial reporting regime.”
4:29:04 P.M. H.R. 5970 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:29:06 P.M. H.R. 5970 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5970.
4:42:34 P.M. H.R. 5970 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:36 P.M. H.R. 5970 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:37 P.M. H.R. 5970 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:43:35 P.M. H.R. 5626 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5626 — “To amend the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to require the Secretary of State to report on intercountry adoptions from countries which have significantly reduced adoption rates involving immigration to the United States, and for other purposes.”
4:43:51 P.M. H.R. 5626 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:43:53 P.M. H.R. 5626 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5626.
4:58:17 P.M. H.R. 5626 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:20 P.M. H.R. 5626 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:29 P.M. H. Res. 644 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 644 — “Strongly condemning the slave auctions of migrants and refugees in Libya, and for other purposes.”
4:58:37 P.M. H. Res. 644 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:58:39 P.M. H. Res. 644 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 644.
5:12:06 P.M. H. Res. 644 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:07 P.M. H. Res. 644 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:15 P.M. H. Res. 644 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:13:03 P.M. H.R. 2259 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2259— “To amend the Peace Corps Act to expand services and benefits for volunteers, and for other purposes.”
5:13:13 P.M. H.R. 2259 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:13:14 P.M. H.R. 2259 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2259.
5:33:58 P.M. H.R. 2259 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:34:00 P.M. H.R. 2259 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:34:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:29:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 10.
6:29:53 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 985.
6:30:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:00 P.M. H.R. 5793 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5793 — “To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a housing choice voucher mobility demonstration to encourage families receiving such voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas.”
6:55:39 P.M. H.R. 5793 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 368 – 19 (Roll no. 314).
6:55:40 P.M. H.R. 5793 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:38 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a letter received from Mr. Keith Ingram, Director of Elections, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas, indicating that, at the Special Election held June 30, 2018, the Honorable Michael Cloud was elected Representative to Congress for the 27th Congressional District, State of Texas.
6:58:39 P.M. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-elect Michael Cloud from the 27th Congressional District, State of Texas, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.
7:04:00 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 the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentleman from Texas, the whole number of the House is 429.
7:04:43 P.M. H.R. 5749 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5749 — “To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to increase the risk-sensitivity of the capital treatment of certain centrally cleared options, and for other purposes.”
7:12:17 P.M. H.R. 5749 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 385 – 0 (Roll no. 315).
7:12:18 P.M. H.R. 5749 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:22 P.M. H.R. 5749 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:40 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte filed a report from the Committee on Judiciary on H. Res. 938.
7:13:36 P.M. H. Res. 928 PERMISSION TO FILE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT – Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to file a supplemental report on H. Res. 928. Agreed to without objection.
7:13:49 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:14:16 P.M. H.R. 1700 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1700 — “To amend the Small Business Act to reauthorize the SCORE program, and for other purposes.”
7:14:23 P.M. H.R. 1700 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:14:24 P.M. H.R. 1700 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1700.
7:24:18 P.M. H.R. 1700 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:24:19 P.M. H.R. 1700 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:25:00 P.M. H.R. 2655 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2655 — “To amend the Small Business Act to expand intellectual property education and training for small businesses, and for other purposes.”
7:25:06 P.M. H.R. 2655 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:25:07 P.M. H.R. 2655 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2655.
7:35:34 P.M. H.R. 2655 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:35:36 P.M. H.R. 2655 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:35:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:45:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:31:32 P.M. Mr. Zeldin moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:31:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:31:50 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 11, 2018.
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House Activity 6/8/2018

Time Bill Activity
9:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:29 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
9:01:20 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:00 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Dunn to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:23 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.
9:18:50 A.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
9:19:28 A.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:20:40 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carbajal, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to provide $8 million for the Veterans Transportation Program to assist veterans in attending to all their medical appointments in a timely manner.
9:21:24 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carbajal Amendment No. 28.
9:25:05 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Carbajal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:25:23 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to allocate funding for the VA to create an opioid abuse healthcare kit for community healthcare providers.
9:25:56 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 29.
9:30:27 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:43 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 30 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to allocate funding for administrative costs at the VA to ensure providers at VA health facilities complete a continuing medication course in pain management.
9:31:23 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 30.
9:35:35 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:36:06 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B., numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to require the VA to report on how many delinquent payments by the VA to vendors and contractors there are and the total amount of money.
9:36:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eddie Bernice Johnson Amendment No. 31.
9:42:27 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:42:59 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to ensure sufficient funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to provide rigorous oversight of the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
9:43:43 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Amendment No. 32.
9:50:49 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:51:06 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of the U.S. Code regarding benefits for homeless veterans in training and outreach programs.
9:51:42 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 33.
9:56:33 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:56:49 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase the amount of funding for Supportive Services for Veterans Families by $2 million offset by a reduction of a $2.5 million in the funding for the VA’s information Technology Systems.
9:57:41 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 34.
10:01:28 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:01:49 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prevent funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce a proposed rule by the VA to limit an injured or amputee veterans ability to choose a prosthetist or orthotist who meets his or her needs whether employed by the VA or on contract with the VA.
10:02:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg Amendment No. 35.
10:05:47 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Walberg amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:06:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Eshoo, numbered 36 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to state that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the Army to convey the 17.1 acres of land and the 126 existing housing units known as Shenandoah Square in Mountain View, California.
10:06:47 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eshoo Amendment No. 36.
10:11:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Eshoo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:12:02 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit funds from being transferred from programs supporting veteran homelessness services.
10:12:42 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters Amendment No. 37.
10:15:55 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:16:09 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit funds from being used to propose, plan, or execute a new round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
10:16:44 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ratcliffe Amendment No. 38.
10:21:24 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:30:04 A.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
10:30:15 A.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:30:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
10:31:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
10:45:04 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 8.
10:45:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
10:45:18 A.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:12:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Gohmert amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 212 – 201 (Roll no. 253).
11:16:45 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 207 – 201 (Roll no. 254).
11:21:20 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 217 (Roll no. 255).
11:21:34 A.M. H.R. 5895 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5895.
11:22:17 A.M. H.R. 5895 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:22:31 A.M. H.R. 5895 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:24:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 Ms. Kuster (NH) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
11:24:20 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase the Veterans Health Administration’s Medical Services Account by $10,000,000.
11:30:05 A.M. H.R. 5895 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:37:38 A.M. H.R. 5895 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 225 (Roll no. 256).
11:44:12 A.M. H.R. 5895 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 179 (Roll no. 257).
11:44:14 A.M. H.R. 5895 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:44:18 A.M. UNFINSIHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:44:22 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:44:48 A.M. Mr. Katko filed a report from the Committee on Homeland Security on H. Res. 898.
11:48:04 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 during the upcoming week.
12:20:45 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, June 8, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:21:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:30:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:49:31 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the emergency with respect to Belarus – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-131).
1:50:46 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
2:49:49 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:49:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:49:56 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 12, 2018.

House Activity 6/7/2018

10:00:42 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:47 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:17 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.
11:02:40 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 7.
12:00:17 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Eddie Bevill, Parkridge Church, Coral Springs, Florida
12:01:44 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 postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:06 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Pingree to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:09 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.
12:04:10 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 7, 2018, at 9:04 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1692S. 2857H.R. 88, as amended, H.R. 1397H.R. 1719 and H.R. 1900.
12:36:52 P.M. H. Res. 923 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 923 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5895) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3) to rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.”
12:40:12 P.M. H. Res. 923 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 923.
1:57:22 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to H. Res. 923, if ordered and on agreeing to the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal which further proceedings were postponed earlier today.
1:59:09 P.M. H. Res. 923 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 185 (Roll no. 240).
2:06:44 P.M. H. Res. 923 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 – 187 (Roll no. 241).
2:06:46 P.M. H. Res. 923 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:15 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 213 – 197, 1 Present (Roll no. 242).
2:13:57 P.M. S. 1869 Mr. Blum asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
2:13:57 P.M. S. 1869 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1869 — “To reauthorize and rename the position of Whistleblower Ombudsman to be the Whistleblower Protection Coordinator.”
2:15:08 P.M. S. 1869 On passage Passed without objection.
2:15:09 P.M. S. 1869 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:17:02 P.M. H.R. 2772 Mr. Roe (TN) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
2:17:14 P.M. H.R. 2772 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
2:17:15 P.M. H.R. 2772 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:17:23 P.M. H.R. 3 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 923H.R. 3 — “To rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.”
2:17:28 P.M. H.R. 3 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5895 and H.R. 3. The resolution provides for further consideration of H.R. 5895 under a structured rule. Also, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3 under a closed rule with one hour of debate. The resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
2:17:58 P.M. H.R. 3 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3.
3:19:00 P.M. H.R. 3 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:19:46 P.M. H.R. 3 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. DeLauro demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
3:22:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 918H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
3:22:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249 in addition to providing for consideration of H.R. 8 and H.R. 5895. Each measure will be debatable for 1 hour. For H.R. 8, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the report. For H.R. 5895, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report.
3:23:48 P.M. H.R. 5895 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 918 and Rule XVIII.
3:23:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:23:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5895.
4:26:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Harper raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Harper stated the provision contained in H.R. 5895 violates clause 2 of House rule XXI. The provision on page 66, line 14 through page 66, line 20, states an appropriation may not be reported in a general appropriation bill for an expenditure not previously authorized by law. The Chair sustained the point of order.
4:29:43 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Collins (NY), numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding for Army Corps Investigations account by $1.2 million, for a total of $129.2 million, offset by a reduction of $1.2 million in the Army Corps Expenses account.
4:29:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (NY) Amendment No. 1.
4:33:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Collins (NY) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:34:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Abraham, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase Corps of Engineers Construction by $17,410,000 and reduce DOE Departmental Administration by the same amount.
4:34:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Abraham Amendment No. 2.
4:37:20 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Abraham amendment was withdrawn.
4:37:39 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to ensure funds for additionally considering the historic and national significance of dredging projects in allocating Army Corps additional funding.
4:37:40 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 3.
4:41:35 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike Sec. 107, which prohibits funds from being used to require a permit for the discharge of dredged or fill material under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
4:41:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer Amendment No. 4.
4:52:11 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:52:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to redirect $2 million within the Water and Related Resources Account toward projects with a public health benefit.
4:52:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz Amendment No. 5.
4:58:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:59:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham, M., numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prioritize funding for Bureau of Reclamation research and development projects.
4:59:16 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham Amendment No. 6.
5:02:39 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Lujan Grisham, M. amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase the Anadromous Fish Screen Program by $5 million for the purposes of making repairs to existing equipment.
5:03:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Amendment No. 7.
5:05:22 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $2 million for the SuperTruck II program.
5:05:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen Amendment No. 9.
5:07:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:09 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to allocate funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to support marine and hydrokinetic energy research and technologies.
5:08:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 10.
5:12:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Keating amendment was withdrawn.
5:12:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding for the EERE Water Power Technologies Office by $10 million.
5:12:48 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici Amendment No. 11.
5:16:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Bonamici amendment was withdrawn.
5:16:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to restore $15 million in funding to the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE).
5:16:51 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) Amendment No. 12.
5:20:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Esty (CT) amendment was withdrawn.
5:21:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the purposes of offshore wind job training grants.
5:21:07 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas Amendment No. 13.
5:30:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:30:15 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding to the Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response program by $1,000,000 to further facilitate the Department of Energy’s effort to secure the nation’s energy infrastructure against all hazards, reduce the risks of and impacts from cyber events, and assist with restoration activities.
5:30:18 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 14.
5:32:43 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding to the Electricity Delivery program by $1,000,000 to further facilitate the programs aim to develop a modern power grid by advancing resilient power distribution systems, intelligent and high-efficiency grid components, and energy storage systems.
5:32:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 15.
5:35:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:35:11 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Weber (TX), numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide for $35 million from within funds appropriated to the Office of Nuclear Energy to meet the House-passed authorization level for the Versatile Neutron Source, a fast test reactor user facility.
5:35:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weber (TX) Amendment No. 16.
5:39:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Weber (TX) amendment was withdrawn.
5:39:25 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase and decrease funding to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by $20 million.
5:39:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) Amendment No. 17.
5:42:16 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:42:28 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 18 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase ARPA-E to its FY18 enacted level and reduces Fossil Energy R&D by the same amount.
5:42:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer Amendment No. 18.
5:56:01 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:56:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (TX), numbered 19 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide for $126.8 million from within funds appropriated to the Office of Science to meet House-passed authorization levels for the LINAC Coherent Light Source II High Energy Upgrade, the Proton Power Upgrade to the Spallation Neutron Source, the construction of the Spallation Neutron Source Second Target Station, and the construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; provides for full funding for the U.S. contribution to the construction of the ITER project.
5:56:34 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) Amendment No. 19.
6:01:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Smith (TX) amendment was withdrawn.
6:01:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 20 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to allocate funding to support research and grants to further innovation in the safe and secure storage, treatment, transportation, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel from civilian nuclear reactors.
6:01:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 20.
6:06:56 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:07:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding by $3 million to be used for divertor test tokamak research and development.
6:07:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin Amendment No. 22.
6:11:31 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
6:11:47 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kihuen, numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike $190 million for the licensing of the nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain.
6:11:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kihuen Amendment No. 23.
6:22:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Kihuen amendment; Failed by voice vote.
6:22:36 P.M. The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
6:22:54 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2377 and S. 2734.
6:23:32 P.M. H.R. 5895 The Committee resumed its sitting.
6:23:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to eliminate funding for the ARPA-E program as recommended by the administration.
6:23:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Amendment No. 24.
6:34:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:34:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase Administration account by $1 million to address environmental concerns in both urban and rural settings.
6:34:29 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 25.
6:39:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:39:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee, numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike $65 million for the W76-2 warhead and transfer it to Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account.
6:39:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee Amendment No. 26.
7:03:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. 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.
7:03:35 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to restore the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account to the FY2018 funding level by giving the Weapons Activities account a $404 million increase.
7:03:37 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Amendment No. 27.
7:14:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:14:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. O’Halleran, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide funding to expedite the work of the Department of Energy’s Defense-Related Uranium Mines Program’s work on Native American Reservations in the west.
7:14:40 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran Amendment No. 28.
7:18:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the O’Halleran amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:58 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to use the Holman Rule to reduce the salary of Mark Gabriel, the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration, to $1.
7:19:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Amendment No. 29.
7:29:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:30:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 30 printed in House Report 115-711 to provide resources for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ensure safe and effective decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
7:30:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 30.
7:34:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:34:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike Sec.505, which prohibits funds from being used for further implementation of the coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components of the National Ocean Policy
7:35:20 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal Amendment No. 31.
7:46:28 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:46:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kihuen, numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike language that would prohibit closure of the Yucca Mountain project.
7:47:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kihuen Amendment No. 32.
7:56:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Kihuen amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:57:08 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prohibit the use of funds to sell the transmission assets of three Power Marketing Administrations and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
7:57:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse Amendment No. 33.
8:02:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:02:21 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide for a one percent across the board cut to the discretionary spending levels in Division A of the bill.
8:02:57 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn Amendment No. 34.
8:13:17 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:13:40 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to allocate an additional $3 million for post-disaster watershed assessment studies.
8:14:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 35.
8:20:08 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:20:25 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 36 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of the Department of Energy Organization Act and addresses the need to increase programs that educate minorities in science, technology, engineering and math.
8:21:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 36.
8:24:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:25:04 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSantis, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prohibit funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran.
8:25:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSantis Amendment No. 38.
8:29:32 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the DeSantis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:30:34 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norman, numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to reduce the total amount of appropriations made available by $1.5 billion to match the fiscal year 2018 enacted level.
8:31:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norman Amendment No. 39.
8:37:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Norman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:37:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee rise.
8:38:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:38:37 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
8:39:15 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
8:40:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
8:41:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to boost the Army Corps’ Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program by $1 million.
8:42:01 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Amendment No. 1.
8:47:23 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:48:00 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee rise.
8:48:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:48:21 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
8:49:23 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 3, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
8:49:59 P.M. H.R. 3 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3 — “To rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.”
9:18:53 P.M. H.R. 3 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 206 (Roll no. 243).
9:18:55 P.M. H.R. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:19:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
9:19:18 P.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:25:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 201 – 217 (Roll no. 244).
9:28:31 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 204 – 214 (Roll no. 245).
9:31:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 123 – 295 (Roll no. 246).
9:34:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 – 241 (Roll no. 247).
9:37:31 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 239 (Roll no. 248).
9:40:48 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 139 – 276, 2 Present (Roll no. 249).
9:43:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 223 (Roll no. 250).
9:47:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 155 – 262 (Roll no. 251).
9:51:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Norman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 128 – 289 (Roll no. 252).
9:51:56 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
9:52:39 P.M. S. 2246 Mr. Roe (TN) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
9:52:39 P.M. S. 2246 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2246 — “To designate the health care center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Tallahassee, Florida, as the Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic, and for other purposes.”
9:53:12 P.M. S. 2246 On passage Passed without objection.
9:53:15 P.M. S. 2246 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:53:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
9:53:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:56:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Eshoo, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $1,000,000, with the increase intended to support the development and deployment of high-efficiency linear generator power plant technology which, for purposes of stationary electric power production, is equivalent to fuel cell power plant technology; and to decrease funding for Departmental Administration by $1,000,000.
9:56:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eshoo Amendment No. 3.
10:00:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Eshoo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:01:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perlmutter, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding for EERE’s Facilities and Infrastructure account by $5 million offset by a $5 million reduction to DOE’s Departmental Administration account.
10:01:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perlmutter Amendment No. 4.
10:05:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Perlmutter amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:05:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding for cybersecurity of the electric power grid, offset by funding for fossil energy research and development.
10:05:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings Amendment No. 5.
10:10:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:11:08 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (AL), numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to provide $24 million for construction of critical infrastructure in NNSA, with an offset from NNSA Federal Salaries and Expenses.
10:11:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) Amendment No. 7.
10:13:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Rogers (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:13:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to allocate an additional $100 million for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects related to flood control.
10:14:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
10:17:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:17:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds for enforcing the EPA’s abandonment criteria for prior converted cropland.
10:18:04 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 9.
10:27:21 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:27:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gohmert, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon.
10:28:09 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gohmert amendment No. 10.
10:39:18 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gohmert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Kaptur demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:40:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding by $250,000 for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program, which provides employment opportunities within the U.S. House for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Decreases funding for the Architect of the Capitol, Capital Construction and Operations account by an equivalent amount.
10:40:37 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 12.
10:42:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:42:51 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding by $500,000 for the Office of Employee Assistance under the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to be pulled from the Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Grounds.
10:43:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment No. 13.
10:47:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:48:32 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meadows, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to reestablish a semiannual Government Accountability Office financial review of obligated expenditures from the Independent Counsel permanent indefinite appropriation, and requires the report’s findings to be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary of the House, and the Committees on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Judiciary of the Senate
10:49:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows amendment No. 15.
10:53:29 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Meadows amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ryan (OH) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:53:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to appropriate $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) to help Congress understand emerging technologies and their policy implications. Offset by funds from an administrative account within the Architect of the Capitol.
10:54:25 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 16.
11:01:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:02:14 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds to purchase plastic drinking straws.
11:02:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 17.
11:04:35 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:05:19 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 19 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding in the BRAC account to ensure there is suffici ent funding to prevent further contamination of PFAS at former-Wurtsmith AFB
11:05:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 19.
11:09:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Kildee amendment was withdrawn.
11:10:19 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Torres, numbered 20 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to direct the Secretary to use the DOD Base Closure Account to make funding available for the purposes of demolishing facilities closed by prior BRAC rounds.
11:10:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres amendment No. 20.
11:15:11 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Torres amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:15:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to create a funding carve-out for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment account.
11:16:00 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 21.
11:18:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Kildee amendment was withdrawn.
11:19:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding to VA Medical Services account from VA Medical Services account to conduct educational outreach to veterans to enroll in the burn pits registry, additional research using the registry, and other activities concerning the maintenance of registry.
11:19:39 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz amendment No. 22.
11:25:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:26:24 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (OH), numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to call on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a standard of hospice care tailored to the unique needs of combat veterans, including Vietnam-era veterans.
11:26:51 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (OH) amendment No. 23.
11:29:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Johnson (OH) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:30:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to direct the Secretary to change the phone system to have local Community Based Outpatient Center answer calls rather than having all calls routed to the major VA Medical Centers in an effort to reduce wait times for veterans on the phone and to provide more timely health services.
11:30:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz amendment No. 24.
11:34:20 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:34:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. McSally, numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to mandate that no less than $225,000,000 may be appropriated for VA mental health and suicide prevention programs.
11:35:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally amendment No. 25.
11:39:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the McSally amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:40:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to provide $5 million to better assist veterans exposed to burn pi ts by improving the existing registry and increasing clinical research on burn pit exposure. Decreases the Community Care account by the same amount.
11:40:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 26.
11:44:58 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:45:23 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barr, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to transfer $5 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Administration’s (VHA) Medical Community Care Account to the Medical Services Account for the explicit use for the Va’s Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) program, equine assisted therapy.
11:45:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr (KY) amendment No. 27.
11:47:58 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Barr amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:48:09 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Carter (TX) moved that the committee rise.
11:48:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:48:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
11:49:50 P.M. Mr. Hultgren moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:49:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:49:55 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 8, 2018.

House Activity 6/6/2018

10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:21 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Darrell E. Issa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:48 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2333, and H.R. 4743. Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 113.
10:01:12 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.
10:27:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:09 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
12:00:13 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Aaron Krupnick, Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, New Jersey
12:02:29 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. Schneider 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. Schneider demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:41 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Stefanik to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:57 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have been killed or wounded in service to our country and all those who serve and their families.
12:05:10 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.
12:25:32 P.M. H. Res. 918 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 918 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3249) to authorize the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5895) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
12:31:44 P.M. H. Res. 918 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 918.
1:45:35 P.M. H. Res. 918 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 176 (Roll no. 234).
1:51:49 P.M. H. Res. 918 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 – 175 (Roll no. 235).
1:51:51 P.M. H. Res. 918 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal, which further proceedings were postponed earlier today.
1:58:33 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 177, 1 Present (Roll no. 236).
2:08:36 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Woodall asked unanimous consent that during consideration of H.R. 8 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 918, the amendment by Mr. Moulton now at the desk be considered as though printed as the last amendment printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 and be debatable for 10 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
2:13:47 P.M. H.R. 3249 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, Mr. Goodlatte brought up H.R. 3249 and offered a motion.
2:13:49 P.M. H.R. 3249 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
2:14:00 P.M. H.R. 3249 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249.
2:35:08 P.M. H.R. 3249 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:35:29 P.M. H.R. 3249 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until later in the legislative day.
2:37:11 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 918H.R. 8 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
2:37:16 P.M. H.R. 8 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249 in addition to providing for consideration of H.R. 8 and H.R. 5895. Each measure will be debatable for 1 hour. For H.R. 8, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the report. For H.R. 5895, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report.
2:37:44 P.M. H.R. 8 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 918 and Rule XVIII.
2:37:45 P.M. H.R. 8 The Speaker designated the Honorable Gary J. Palmer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:37:52 P.M. H.R. 8 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 8.
3:17:33 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Shuster, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to make technical changes to the bill, as well as additional provisions relating to Corps of Engineers projects and reports. Additionally, it addresses a direct spending issue in sec. 306.
3:18:44 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded 10 with minutes of debate on the Shuster Part A Amendment No. 1.
3:19:17 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:23:51 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Shuster, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to provide technical assistance on construction to a state agency that is carrying out congressionally authorized projects.
3:24:02 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuster Part A Amendment No. 6.
3:24:17 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:26:26 P.M. H.R. 8 Mr. Shuster moved that the Committee rise.
3:26:45 P.M. H.R. 8 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:13 P.M. H.R. 8 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 8 as unfinished business.
3:29:47 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Shuster asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 8 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 918, the following amendments printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 may be considered out of sequence: Amendments numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. Agreed to without objection.
3:30:11 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 8 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
3:30:38 P.M. H.R. 8 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:31:50 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to amend language to ensure all factors are considered in order for the mitigation bank to provide sufficient financial assurances.
3:32:39 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs Amendment No. 3.
3:34:49 P.M. H.R. 8 By unanimous consent, the Gibbs amendment was withdrawn.
3:35:22 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to expand the areas of consideration to include water storage.
3:35:54 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 2.
3:37:37 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:00 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add flexibility in Section 120 so that future projects can also qualify for the pilot program.
3:38:54 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Royce Amendment No. 4.
3:40:15 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:42 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize Army Corps to give technical assistance to regional coalitions as they prepare for water resources development projects with potential connections to Army Corps projects or properties.
3:41:35 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Royce Amendment No. 5.
3:42:56 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:43:22 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to extend authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enter into cost recovery agreements for evaluation and processing of permits.
3:44:04 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham Amendment No. 7.
3:45:44 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:13 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add t o a National Academy of Sciences report consideration of an analysis on whether the Corps considers cumulative benefits of locally developed projects, including Master Plans, and if the Corps uses these benefits for purposes of benefit-cost analysis for potential projects within such Master Plans.
3:46:59 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty Amendment No. 8.
3:50:51 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:15 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add universities to the list of entities that the Secretary of the Army Corps should consider when submitting a report to Congress on the use of innovative materials in water resource development projects.
3:51:53 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 9.
3:53:35 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:58 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Krishnamoorthi, numbered 10 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Comptroller of the United States to provide recommendations to improve the capacity and preparedness of the Corp of Engineers workforce.
3:54:40 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Krishnamoorthi Amendment No. 10.
3:57:39 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Krishnamoorthi amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:58:05 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 11 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add to a GAO study consideration of how changes to the navigation industry workforce with which the Army Corps of Engineers collaborates may affect safety and operations within the navigation industry.
3:58:53 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal Amendment No. 11.
4:00:53 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:19 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the GAO to specifically consider trough bars, coastal wetlands and barrier coral reefs for their study on the feasibility of projects for flood risk management, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and ecosystem restoration.
4:02:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 12.
4:06:07 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:06:31 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, numbered 13 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to ensure timely payback for advanced funds paid for by a non-federal sponsor.
4:07:05 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford Amendment No. 13.
4:09:38 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Sanford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:10:04 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 14 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Secretary to conduct a study of the status of the project for flood damage reduction and environmental restoration for the Muddy River authorized by WRDA 2000. The Secretary is required to submit a report to Congress describing the study and reasons for deauthorizing the project.
4:10:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Amendment No. 14.
4:12:26 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:48 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Corps to take steps to better engage with and meaningfully consult with communities of color, low-income communities, tribes, and rural communities.
4:13:24 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore Amendment No. 15.
4:15:47 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:01 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meadows, numbered 16 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to prioritize the operation, maintenance, and improvement of existing infrastructure.
4:17:03 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows Amendment No. 16.
4:19:05 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:29 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mast, numbered 17 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to clarify the Secretary’s authority under WRDA 2000 to provide credit for Comprehensive Everglades Restoration in-kind work completed during design or construction, including work after a partnership agreement is signed. The Secretary and non-Federal sponsor must agree to the terms and conditions for in-kind work not expressly defined in the partnership agreement and the Secretary must determine the work is integral to the project.
4:19:44 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mast Amendment No. 17.
4:21:40 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Mast amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:04 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 18 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pay back the Federal cost share for projects carried out under section 593 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 in the next fiscal year.
4:22:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce Amendment No. 18.
4:24:14 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:38 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kelly (PA), numbered 19 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to state that in regards to WRDA funding determinations, the Corps of Engineers may consider operation and maintenance of the locks on Allegheny River for purposes of recreational boat traffic levels and related economic benefits.
4:25:21 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly (PA) Amendment No. 19.
4:26:58 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Kelly (PA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:18 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schrader, numbered 20 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to provide the Army Corps of Engineers with the authority to help mitigate any detrimental impacts to municipal water supply resulting from a Corps construction project.
4:27:55 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader Amendment No. 20.
4:28:41 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:29:06 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 21 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to request from the Army Corps of Engineers a report to Congress on the potential opportunity for integrating noise abatement and noise mitigation technologies and practices into improvements and operations in harbors and inland harbors.
4:29:55 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal Amendment No. 21.
4:31:43 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:32:34 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Higgins (LA), numbered 22 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to prefer acquiring the minimum interest necessary in real property needed to support a project or action. Requires consideration of the use of a temporary easement estate or other interests designed to reduce overall costs, reduce project time, and minimize conflict with property owners related to such project or action.
4:33:24 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Higgins (LA) Amendment No. 22.
4:36:49 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Higgins (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:37:14 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Babin, numbered 23 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to express the sense of Congress stating the importance and benefits of projects to improve 2-way traffic safety on high volume, deep draft navigation channels.
4:37:51 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Babin Amendment No. 23.
4:43:02 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Babin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:43:19 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bost, numbered 24 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to permit a non-federal flood control project sponsor to pay, or contribute to, the difference between the cost of repairing a damaged flood control project and its projected economic benefits.
4:43:58 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost Amendment No. 24.
4:46:41 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:03 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Heck, numbered 25 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct GAO to conduct a study on USACE’s ability to comply with Federal stormwater runoff requirements.
4:47:41 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck Amendment No. 25.
4:51:35 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Heck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:52:02 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR), numbered 26 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to express the sense of Congress that the Corps of Engineers should consider urgently and favorably projects and proposals pending before them for flood control, dam repair, beach erosion, harbor navigation in Puerto Rico, as well as for repair and mitigation required by natural disasters in 2017-2018; and that the Secretary should advance the project for ecosystem restoration at Caño Martin Peña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
4:52:30 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) Amendment No. 26.
4:57:11 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:30 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs, numbered 27 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to instruct the Secretary to expedite the DMMP process in order that studies reach completion within two years of their initiation and shall make maximum use of existing information and studies and avoid all redundant information collection and studies for purposes of Dredged Material Management Plans initiated in fiscal year 2018 and afterward.
4:57:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs Amendment No. 27.
5:00:53 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Gibbs amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:59 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 29 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to clarifiy that operation and maintenance of any project authorized under the Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study is done at an 80/20 Federal/non-Federal cost share. Also requires the Corps, following construction of any project authorized under the Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study, to consult with the governor of the state where the project is located and seek Congressional approval prior to implementing any additional technologies at the project. Also, it adds to the list of feasibility studies in the base bill the USACE must expedite completion of the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road Study.
5:02:05 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Daivs Amendment No. 29.
5:08:07 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR), numbered 30 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the secretary to expedite reports for the navigation project for San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, per the study authorized by resolution of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on September 20, 2006.
5:08:27 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon Amendment No. 30.
5:12:29 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:13:04 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lance, numbered 31 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to expedite the completion of a feasibility study for the Warren Glen Dam Removal Project in the Musconetcong River, New Jersey.
5:13:06 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lance Amendment No. 31.
5:15:55 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Lance amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:21 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray, numbered 32 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize the expansion of the Abiquiu Reservoir.
5:16:23 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan Amendment No. 32.
5:19:04 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Lujan, Ben Ray amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:19:26 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Larsen (WA), numbered 33 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to increase the per project funding cap for Section 544 Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration (PSAW) to $10 million–which is consistent with Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration projects and raises the overall authorization level for PSAW.
5:19:28 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Larsen (WA) Amendment No. 33.
5:22:55 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Larsen (WA) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
5:23:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 34 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Army Corps to expedite and complete dredging in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts as authorized.
5:23:27 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 34.
5:27:15 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:30 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Joyce (OH), numbered 35 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete its Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study by February 2019.
5:27:31 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Joyce (OH) Amendment No. 35.
5:30:23 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Joyce (OH) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:39 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (GA), numbered 36 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to convey three parcels of land, known as the Earle May Recreational Area, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the City of Bainbridge.
5:30:41 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (GA) Amendment No. 36.
5:33:02 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Bishop (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:33:47 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blum, numbered 37 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to expedite the completion of the Cedar River flood risk management project authorized in 2014.
5:33:49 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blum Amendment No. 37.
5:35:55 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Blum amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:09 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 38 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to grant the Army Corps the authority to repair or replace bridges in New England that serve as emergency evacuation routes.
5:36:11 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 38.
5:38:57 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:24 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, numbered 39 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize a land transfer between the Port of Whitman and the Army Corps of Engineers.
5:39:26 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers Amendment No. 39.
5:41:20 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the McMorris Rodgers amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:41:40 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shea-Porter, numbered 40 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to use existing authority to mitigate severe shoaling at Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire.
5:41:42 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter Amendment No. 40.
5:43:54 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:44:02 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shea-Porter, numbered 41 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to expedite the navigation project for Portsmouth Harbor and the Piscataqua River.
5:44:04 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter Amendment No. 41.
5:46:30 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:46:51 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lewis (MN), numbered 41 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to encourage the Secretary to consider reasonable alternative agreements between state or local entities, private partners, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering to dispose of dredged material.
5:46:54 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis (MN) Amendment No. 42.
5:50:30 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Lewis (MN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:50:48 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Olson, numbered 43 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to look to expedite already authorized U.S. Army Corp of Engineers projects in the declared disaster areas of Texas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
5:50:51 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Olson Amendment No. 43.
5:55:10 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Olson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:55:41 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Culberson, numbered 44 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out flood and storm damage reduction studies expeditiously in order to reduce the risk of damage from future floods and hurricanes in the Houston and Coastal Texas areas.
5:55:43 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Culberson Amendment No. 44.
6:02:18 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Culberson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:35 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Weber (TX), numbered 45 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to enhance the Levee Safety Action Classification (LSAC) risk categorization tool, developed internally by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also supplements current duties by ensuring that individual levee system LSAC ratings are transparent.
6:02:36 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weber Amendment No. 45.
6:08:36 P.M. H.R. 8 By unanimous consent, the Weber (TX) amendment was withdrawn.
6:08:57 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meeks, numbered 46 printed in Part A in House Report 115-711 to expedite the Army Corps of Engineers reformulation project in certain Sandy Superstorm affected areas of Queens, NY.
6:09:37 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meeks Amendment No. 46.
6:12:42 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Meeks amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:13:13 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schrader, numbered 47 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Army Corps of Engineers to include in future workplans, to the maximum extent practicable, any project or facility for disposition for which the Corps has a final report from the Director of Civil Works.
6:13:57 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader Amendment No. 47.
6:14:39 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:14:54 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 48 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to ensure prompt restoration and rebuilding in the event of an activation of any floodway or backwater feature within the Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries system.
6:15:31 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) Amendment No. 48.
6:19:08 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:19:34 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 49 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to Requires the Secretary to conduct an assessment of dams classified as Class III under the Dam Safety Action Classification of the Corps of Engineers. This amendment requires the Secretary to provide a report to Congress describing anticipated impacts on the local communities if the Secretary no longer assumes responsibility of the Class III dam, or what the effects would be if the Secretary continues to assume responsibility of the dams over a period of 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act.
6:20:24 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) Amendment No. 49.
6:22:23 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:22:41 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costa, numbered 50 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize the Army Corps to accept contributed funds from the owners of non-federal Section 7 reservoirs for the purpose of reviewing/revising operational documents, including flood control manuals and rule curves.
6:23:29 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa Amendment No. 50.
6:30:27 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Costa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:30:52 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 51 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary, to the maximum extent practicable, to endeavor to provide information to all adjoining residential property stakeholders, next to property which the Army Corps of Engineers holds an interest.
6:31:38 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 51.
6:33:09 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:28 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Paulsen, numbered 52 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to expedite the completion of a disposition study and requires the Secretary to report on the feasibility of preserving and uenhancing recreational opportunities and the health of the ecosystem of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam.
6:34:21 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paulsen Amendment No. 52.
6:36:51 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:37:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Moulton, numbered 53 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add at the end of title I the following section entitled: Corps of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program.
6:38:21 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moulton Amendment No. 53.
6:42:27 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Moulton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:43:20 P.M. H.R. 8 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 8.
6:43:41 P.M. H.R. 8 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:43:50 P.M. H.R. 8 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.
6:44:32 P.M. H.R. 8 Ms. Velazquez moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
6:45:26 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add the end of title I, a section entitled: Post-Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency.
6:54:03 P.M. H.R. 8 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:54:37 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Velazquez motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motiont and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Velazquez demanded a the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
6:54:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
7:08:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
7:08:24 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 923.
7:09:19 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:00:18 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
9:00:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 8, if ordered and on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249.
9:00:47 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 8 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
9:26:40 P.M. H.R. 8 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 – 227 (Roll no. 237).
9:33:50 P.M. H.R. 8 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 408 – 2 (Roll no. 238).
9:33:52 P.M. H.R. 8 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:40:05 P.M. H.R. 3249 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 394 – 13, 2 Present (Roll no. 239).
9:40:07 P.M. H.R. 3249 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:40:08 P.M. H.R. 8 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 8.
9:41:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:46:04 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:46:06 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:46:07 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 7, 2018.

House Activity 6/5/2018

12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:06 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Larry Bucshon to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:18 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.
12:21:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 5.
2:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:20 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:21 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 P.M. today.
4:33:51 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 5.
4:34:03 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:34:15 P.M. H.R. 5956 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5956 — “To incentivize the hiring of United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and for other purposes.”
4:34:28 P.M. H.R. 5956 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:34:30 P.M. H.R. 5956 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5956.
4:43:09 P.M. H.R. 5956 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:43:12 P.M. H.R. 5956 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:33 P.M. H.R. 1026 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1026 — “To revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes.”
4:43:46 P.M. H.R. 1026 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:43:48 P.M. H.R. 1026 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1026.
4:59:14 P.M. H.R. 1026 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:59:16 P.M. H.R. 1026 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:59:41 P.M. H.R. 2991 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2991 — “To establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.”
4:59:50 P.M. H.R. 2991 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:59:53 P.M. H.R. 2991 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2991.
5:06:26 P.M. H.R. 2991 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.
5:06:48 P.M. H.R. 5005 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5005 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System.”
5:07:14 P.M. H.R. 5005 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:16 P.M. H.R. 5005 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5005.
5:11:45 P.M. H.R. 5005 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.
5:12:12 P.M. H.R. 5655 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5655 — “To establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”
5:12:25 P.M. H.R. 5655 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:30 P.M. H.R. 5655 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5655.
5:21:30 P.M. H.R. 5655 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.
5:22:00 P.M. H.R. 801 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 801 — “To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.”
5:22:26 P.M. H.R. 801 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:22:28 P.M. H.R. 801 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 801.
5:30:42 P.M. H.R. 801 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:43 P.M. H.R. 801 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:05 P.M. H.R. 3997 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3997 — “To waive the application fee for any special use permit for veterans demonstrations and special events at war memorials on Federal land, and for other purposes.”
5:31:09 P.M. H.R. 3997 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:31:10 P.M. H.R. 3997 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3997.
5:40:11 P.M. H.R. 3997 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:40:12 P.M. H.R. 3997 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:40:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:24 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 5.
6:30:25 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.
6:30:58 P.M. H.R. 5005 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5005 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System.”
6:56:55 P.M. H.R. 5005 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 374 – 5 (Roll no. 231).
6:56:56 P.M. H.R. 5005 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:06 P.M. H.R. 2991 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2991 — “To establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.”
7:06:15 P.M. H.R. 2991 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 373 – 9 (Roll no. 232).
7:06:16 P.M. H.R. 2991 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:59 P.M. H.R. 5655 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5655 — “To establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”
7:14:58 P.M. H.R. 5655 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 – 4 (Roll no. 233).
7:15:00 P.M. H.R. 5655 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:01 P.M. H.R. 2846 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Fitzpatrick asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 2846, a bill originally introduced by Representative Farenthold, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
7:15:02 P.M. H. Res. 282 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Joyce asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H. Res. 282, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
7:16:25 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a withdrawal of four previously proposed recissions and reporting revisions to six recissions previously transmitted to Congress. – referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-130).
7:17:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:02:40 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 918.
9:03:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:10:14 P.M. Ms. Foxx moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:10:20 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:10:21 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2018.

the Senate May 21-25 ~ Congress ~ 2018 Republican led House


May 24, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, May 24, 2018
May 23, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 23, 2018
May 22, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 22, 2018
May 21, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, May 21, 2018

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House Activity May 25,2018

10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:24 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Christopher H. Smith to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:42 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Andrew Walton, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, FL.

House Activity  May 24

9:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark E. Amodei to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:34 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:49 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:51 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Murphy of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:14 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:13:46 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 May 24, 2018 at 8:12 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the bill S. 2372 and agreed to H. Con. Res. 121.
9:14:29 A.M. H.R. 5515 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5515 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
9:14:49 A.M. H.R. 5515 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:15:36 A.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-702 as En Bloc No. 4: Nos. 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, and 109.
9:15:43 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 4.
9:27:32 A.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:27:48 A.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-702 as En Bloc No. 5: Nos. 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, and 127.
9:27:55 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 5.
9:28:48 A.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:29:12 A.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-702 as En Bloc No. 6: Nos. 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, and 144.
9:29:33 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 6.
9:30:14 A.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:24 A.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-702 as En Bloc No. 7: Nos. 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, and 167.
9:30:29 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 7.
9:38:08 A.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:38:27 A.M. The Committee rose informally.
9:39:05 A.M. H.R. 5515 The Committee resumed its sitting.
9:39:22 A.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ferguson, numbered 168 printed in House Report 115-702 to ensure competition in the commercial e-commerce portal procurement program to foster a marketplace that provides the best products at the best prices.
9:39:29 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ferguson amendment No. 168.
9:44:03 A.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Ferguson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:44:37 A.M. H.R. 5515 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5515.
9:45:34 A.M. H.R. 5515 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:45:46 A.M. H.R. 5515 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
9:46:39 A.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thompson (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
9:46:53 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add, at the end of the bill a new section consisting of the bill titled “Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2018”.
9:54:25 A.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thornberry raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Thornberry made a point of order that the amendment violates clause 10 of rule 21 by proposing an increase in mandatory spending over a relevant period of time. Sustained by the Chair.
9:54:25 A.M. H.R. 5515 Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
9:55:38 A.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thompson (CA) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
9:55:58 A.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thornberry moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair
10:23:39 A.M. H.R. 5515 On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 191 (Roll no. 229).
10:33:08 A.M. H.R. 5515 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 351 – 66 (Roll no. 230).
10:33:09 A.M. H.R. 5515 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:33:13 A.M. H.R. 5515 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
10:33:14 A.M. H.R. 5515 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 5515.
10:34:11 A.M. Mr. Culberson filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 5952.
10:34:20 A.M. Mr. Culberson asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Appropriations have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018, to file a privileged report to accompany measures making appropriations for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
10:34:51 A.M. Mr. Russell filed a report from the Committee on Oversight and Government on H. Res. 877.
10:35:30 A.M. Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on May 25. Agreed to without objection.
10:35:55 A.M. H.R. 1094 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Brendan F. Boyle (PA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be the first sponsor of H.R. 1094, a bill originally introduced by Representative Slaughter, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
10:36:01 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
10:58:18 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
11:18:10 A.M. Mr. Engel moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:18:35 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:18:36 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 25, 2018.

House Activity May 23

10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Evan H. Jenkins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:43 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:42:52 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 23.
12:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Stewart to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:15 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.
12:29:50 P.M. H. Res. 908 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 908 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5515) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from May 25, 2018, through June 4, 2018.”
12:32:54 P.M. H. Res. 908 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 908.
1:03:13 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 23, 2018 at 9:54 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to return the papers for H.R. 4743 to the House of Representatives at their request.
1:04:17 P.M. H. Res. 908 DEBATE – The House continued debate on H. Res. 908.
1:56:40 P.M. H. Res. 908 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 189 (Roll no. 217).
2:04:27 P.M. H. Res. 908 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 183 (Roll no. 218).
2:04:29 P.M. H. Res. 908 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:04:45 P.M. H.R. 5515 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5515 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
2:04:56 P.M. H.R. 5515 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:05:52 P.M. H.R. 5515 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.
2:11:22 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 62 – 351 (Roll no. 219).
2:16:05 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Gabbard amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 60 – 355 (Roll no. 220).
2:20:57 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Aguilar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 – 217 (Roll no. 221).
2:26:29 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 226 (Roll no. 222).
2:26:42 P.M. H.R. 5515 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5515 as unfinished business.
2:27:02 P.M. H.R. 5515 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5515 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
2:28:10 P.M. H.R. 5515 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:33:37 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-702 as En Bloc No. 1: Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, as modified, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, and 60.
2:33:45 P.M. H.R. 5515 Thornberry amendment; modified by unanimous consent. Modification to amendment No. 53 printed in House Report 115-702 and modification striking amendment No. 55 from the En Bloc.
2:35:45 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 1, as modified.
2:47:58 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:23 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Guthrie, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-702 to authorize the Secretary of the Army to continue to provide for the production, treatment, management, and use of natural gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky.
2:48:27 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Guthrie amendment No. 3.
2:55:43 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Guthrie amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:05 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Amodei, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-702 to address mine permitting issues in relationship to minerals deemed critical for national security and the nation’s infrastructure. The amendment is consistent with EO 13604 and EO 13817 from 2012 and 2017 respectively which ordered federal agencies to reduce the time required to make permitting and review decisions for critical mineral projects.
2:56:07 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Amodei amendment No. 8.
3:06:42 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Amodei amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:07:15 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. McGovern, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-702 to require the Secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation- exposed veterans (Atomic Veterans).
3:07:53 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the McGovern amendment No. 10.
3:10:54 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McGovern amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:11:17 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-702 to institute domestic sourcing requirements for dinner ware within the Department of Defense.
3:11:37 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 13.
3:20:23 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McKinley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McKinley demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:20:48 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tenney, numbered 19 printed in House Report 115-702 to reinstate the Berry Amendment’s longstanding domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware and provides a one year phase-in period.
3:21:10 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Tenney amendment No. 19.
3:30:22 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tenney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tenney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:31:20 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Engel, numbered 43 printed in House Report 115-702 to authorize financial and visa sanctions against perpetrators of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya by the Burmese military and security forces; limit U.S. military and security assistance with Burma until reforms take place; incentivize reform of the Burmese gemstone sector which is notoriously dominated by the military; and require a determination of what crimes the Burmese military committed, including genocide.
3:31:45 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 43.
3:34:21 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:34:36 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 50 printed in House Report 115-702 to reduce the amount authorized for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Weapons Account to the amount in the budget request.
3:35:18 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 50.
3:42:20 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:42:54 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallagher, numbered 55 printed in House Report 115-702 to add the use of immigration programs and visas by the Chinese Communist Party to enter the United States for the purposes of political, academic, or social influence efforts to the strategy required in Section 1252.
3:43:15 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallagher amendment No. 55.
3:53:57 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Gallagher amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:58 P.M. H.R. 5515 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:23:55 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Amodei amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 183 (Roll no. 223).
4:29:10 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the McGovern amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 408 – 1 (Roll no. 224).
4:35:40 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 160 – 252 (Roll no. 225).
4:40:23 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Tenney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 – 239 (Roll no. 226).
4:44:46 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Engel amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 382 – 30 (Roll no. 227).
4:50:36 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 174 – 239 (Roll no. 228).
4:51:28 P.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
4:51:39 P.M. H.R. 5515 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:49 P.M. H.R. 5515 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5515 as unfinished business.
4:52:12 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 5515 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 908, the fourth set of amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry of Texas pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 905 be considered to have been adopted with the modification at the desk. Agreed to without objection.
4:52:57 P.M. H.R. 5515 Thornberry amendment en bloc No. 4; modified by unanimous consent. Modification strikes amendment No. 69 printed in House Report 115-698.
4:52:59 P.M. H.R. 5515 THORNBERRY EN BLOC NO. 4, AS MODIFIED – Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-698 as En Bloc No. 4: Nos. 55, as modified, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, and 70.
4:53:29 P.M. H.R. 5515 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5515 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
4:53:41 P.M. H.R. 5515 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:54:58 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-702 as En Bloc No. 2: Nos. 31, 32, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76.
4:55:08 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 908, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 2.
5:13:40 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:14:10 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-702 as En Bloc No. 3: Nos. 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91 and 92.
5:15:08 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:32 P.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
5:15:46 P.M. H.R. 5515 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:56 P.M. H.R. 5515 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5515 as unfinished business.
5:17:38 P.M. Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on May 24. Agreed to without objection.
5:18:29 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:23:28 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:00:39 P.M. Mr. Soto moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:00:56 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:00:57 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 24, 2018.

House Activity May 22

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John R. Curtis 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 11:00 a.m. p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:32:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. today.
11:00:16 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 22.
11:00:19 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Mark Goeglein, Harrisonville Community Church, Harrisonville, Missouri
11:01:51 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. Ms. Hartzler demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Hartzler 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.
11:02:08 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:02:34 A.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.
11:10:57 A.M. H. Res. 905 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 905 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5515) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (S. 204) to authorize the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 2155) to promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections, and for other purposes.”
11:15:57 A.M. H. Res. 905 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 905.
12:45:24 P.M. H. Res. 905 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 184 (Roll no. 210).
12:53:45 P.M. H. Res. 905 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 180 (Roll no. 211).
12:53:47 P.M. H. Res. 905 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:53:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal, which further proceedings were postponed earlier today.
1:02:45 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 179, 1 Present (Roll no. 212).
1:06:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:07:23 P.M. H.R. 5682 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5682 — “To provide for programs to help reduce the risk that prisoners will recidivate upon release from prison, and for other purposes.”
1:07:43 P.M. H.R. 5682 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:07:44 P.M. H.R. 5682 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5682.
1:46:48 P.M. H.R. 5682 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:48:02 P.M. H. Con. Res. 113 Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Con. Res. 113 — “Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby.”
1:48:23 P.M. H. Con. Res. 113 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:48:26 P.M. H. Con. Res. 113 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 113.
1:55:18 P.M. H. Con. Res. 113 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
1:55:19 P.M. H. Con. Res. 113 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:57:15 P.M. S. 2155 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 905S. 2155 — “To promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections, and for other purposes.”
1:57:20 P.M. S. 2155 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5515S. 204 and S. 2155. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 5515S. 204 and S. 2155. The resolution provides for consideration of S. 2155 and S. 204 under a closed rule. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 5515 under a structured rule and makes an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-70 considered as adopted.
1:58:02 P.M. S. 2155 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 2155.
3:20:26 P.M. S. 2155 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:20:49 P.M. S. 2155 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on S. 2155, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:22:34 P.M. S. 292 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 292 — “To maximize discovery, and accelerate development and availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for other purposes.”
3:22:50 P.M. S. 292 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:23:00 P.M. S. 292 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 292.
3:51:37 P.M. S. 292 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:39 P.M. S. 292 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:52:15 P.M. S. 204 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 905S. 204 — “To authorize the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes.”
3:52:20 P.M. S. 204 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5515S. 204 and S. 2155. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 5515S. 204 and S. 2155. The resolution provides for consideration of S. 2155 and S. 204 under a closed rule. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 5515 under a structured rule and makes an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-70 considered as adopted.
3:52:52 P.M. S. 204 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 204.
4:42:53 P.M. S. 204 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:43:31 P.M. S. 204 Ms. Schakowsky moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
4:43:45 P.M. S. 204 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike everything after section 1 and insert a completely new text.
4:50:56 P.M. S. 204 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:19:02 P.M. S. 204 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 231 (Roll no. 213).
5:26:52 P.M. S. 204 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 250 – 169 (Roll no. 214).
5:26:54 P.M. S. 204 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:55 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 5682, as amended and passage of S. 2155 both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:27:15 P.M. H.R. 5682 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5682 — “To provide for programs to help reduce the risk that prisoners will recidivate upon release from prison, and for other purposes.”
5:33:38 P.M. H.R. 5682 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 360 – 59 (Roll no. 215).
5:33:39 P.M. H.R. 5682 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:52 P.M. S. 2155 Considered as unfinished business. S. 2155 — “To promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections, and for other purposes.”
5:42:51 P.M. S. 2155 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 258 – 159 (Roll no. 216).
5:42:52 P.M. S. 2155 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:43:24 P.M. H.R. 5515 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 905H.R. 5515 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
5:43:29 P.M. H.R. 5515 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5515S. 204 and S. 2155. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 5515S. 204 and S. 2155. The resolution provides for consideration of S. 2155 and S. 204 under a closed rule. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 5515 under a structured rule and makes an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-70 considered as adopted.
5:43:39 P.M. H.R. 5515 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 905 and Rule XVIII.
5:43:39 P.M. H.R. 5515 The Speaker designated the Honorable Gregg Harper to act as Chairman of the Committee.
5:45:18 P.M. H.R. 5515 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5515.
6:45:28 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-698 to state that the Secretary of Defense shall establish an innovators database within the Department of Defense. The database will focus on small business innovators that receive funds under the SBIR/SBTR program.
6:45:46 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 905, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 1.
6:49:57 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:50:15 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-698 to strike the authorization of funds made available under the Overseas Contingency Operations account.
6:50:31 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 905, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan amendment No. 2.
7:00:48 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Nolan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nolan demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:01:21 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Ms. Gabbard, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-698 to strike section 1225, a required strategy to counter destabilizing activities of Iran.
7:01:38 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 905, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Gabbard amendment No. 3.
7:10:51 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gabbard amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Gabbard demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:11:21 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Aguilar, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-698 to add to an already-mandated annual report, this amendment would require DoD to include a 20-year estimate of the projected life cycle costs of each type of nuclear weapon and delivery platform in its text.
7:11:37 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 905, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Aguilar amendment No. 4.
7:20:15 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Aguilar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Aguilar demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:20:50 P.M. H.R. 5515 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-698 to limit 50% of the funding for the W76-2 warhead modification program until the Secretary of Defense submits a report assessing the program’s impacts on strategic stability and options to reduce the risk of miscalculation.
7:21:11 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 905, the Committee of the Whole proceeed with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 5.
7:31:41 P.M. H.R. 5515 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:31:58 P.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
7:32:16 P.M. H.R. 5515 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:32:28 P.M. H.R. 5515 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5515 as unfinished business.
7:32:30 P.M. H.R. 5515 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5515 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
7:33:18 P.M. H.R. 5515 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:34:06 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-698 as En Bloc No. 1: Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22.
7:35:54 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 905, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 1.
7:44:42 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:44:55 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-698 as En Bloc No. 2: Nos. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, and 38.
7:45:01 P.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 905, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry En Bloc amendment No. 2.
7:48:51 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:49:11 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-698 as En Bloc No. 3: Nos. 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, and 54.
7:49:46 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:50:19 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-698 as En Bloc No. 4: Nos. 55, as modified, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, and 70.
7:51:46 P.M. H.R. 5515 Thornberry amendment; modified by unanimous consent. Modification to amendment No. 55 printed in House Report 115-698.
7:51:49 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
7:52:06 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-698 as En Bloc No. 5: Nos. 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 and 86.
7:52:57 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:53:23 P.M. H.R. 5515 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-698 as En Bloc No. 6: Nos. 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102 and 103.
7:54:13 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:55:52 P.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
7:56:05 P.M. H.R. 5515 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:56:12 P.M. H.R. 5515 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5515 as unfinished business.
8:00:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:09:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:26:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 22.
11:26:55 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 908.
11:28:30 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:28:32 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:28:35 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2018.

House Activity May 21

12:00:09 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:15 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Newhouse to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:38 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:06:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 21.
2:00:17 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:49 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:51 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:59 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 21, 2018 at 10:22 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 346 and S.J. Res. 60.
2:05:50 P.M. Commission on International Religious Freedom – Pursuant to section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6431) and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker reappointed Ms. Kristina Arriaga, Alexandria, VA.
2:06:00 P.M. Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children – Pursuant to section 3 of the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act (Pub.L. 114-244), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ms. Gloria O’Neill, Anchorage, AK; Ms. Lisa Johnson Billy, Lindsay, OK, and Ms. Elizabeth Morris, Hillsboro, ND.
2:06:15 P.M. United States Semiquincentennial Commission – Pursuant to section 4 of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114-196), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Mr. Holding.
2:06:25 P.M. United States Capitol Preservation Commission – Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 2081, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission: Mr. Holding.
2:07:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:00 p.m. today.
3:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 21.
3:00:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:00:24 P.M. H.R. 1972 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1972 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
3:00:34 P.M. H.R. 1972 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:00:57 P.M. H.R. 1972 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1972.
3:11:37 P.M. H.R. 1972 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:39 P.M. H.R. 1972 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:52 P.M. H.R. 3642 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3642 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve the access to private health care for veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma.”
3:12:00 P.M. H.R. 3642 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:12:11 P.M. H.R. 3642 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3642.
3:19:28 P.M. H.R. 3642 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:29 P.M. H.R. 3642 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:19:51 P.M. H.R. 3832 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3832 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the executive director of a national network of State-based prescription monitoring programs under which Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers shall query such network, and for other purposes.”
3:20:01 P.M. H.R. 3832 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:20:11 P.M. H.R. 3832 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3832.
3:25:06 P.M. H.R. 3832 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:25:22 P.M. H.R. 3946 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3946 — “To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Statesboro, Georgia, the “Ray Hendrix Veterans Clinic”.”
3:25:36 P.M. H.R. 3946 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:25:49 P.M. H.R. 3946 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3946.
3:33:53 P.M. H.R. 3946 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:55 P.M. H.R. 3946 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:34:22 P.M. H.R. 4245 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4245 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress certain documents relating to the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
3:34:33 P.M. H.R. 4245 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:34:34 P.M. H.R. 4245 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4245.
3:40:45 P.M. H.R. 4245 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:46 P.M. H.R. 4245 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:07 P.M. H.R. 4830 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4830 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the disapproval of any course of education for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless the educational institution providing the course permits individuals to attend or participate in courses pending payment by Department, and for other purposes.”
3:41:15 P.M. H.R. 4830 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:17 P.M. H.R. 4830 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4830.
3:51:11 P.M. H.R. 4830 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.
3:51:51 P.M. H.R. 5215 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5215 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prohibit employees found to have knowingly misused Department of Veterans Affairs purchase cards from serving as purchase card holders or approving officials.”
3:52:02 P.M. H.R. 5215 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:52:04 P.M. H.R. 5215 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5215.
3:57:44 P.M. H.R. 5215 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:57:45 P.M. H.R. 5215 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:58:07 P.M. H.R. 5418 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5418— “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program using multiple prime vendors.”
3:58:22 P.M. H.R. 5418 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:58:26 P.M. H.R. 5418 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5418.
4:04:14 P.M. H.R. 5418 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:15 P.M. H.R. 5418 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:37 P.M. H.R. 4958 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4958 — “To increase, effective as of December 1, 2018, 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, and for other purposes.”
4:04:48 P.M. H.R. 4958 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:49 P.M. H.R. 4958 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4958.
4:09:21 P.M. H.R. 4958 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:22 P.M. H.R. 4958 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:23 P.M. H.R. 5044 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5044 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the treatment of certain surviving spouses under the contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
4:09:54 P.M. H.R. 5044 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:09:56 P.M. H.R. 5044 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5044.
4:15:58 P.M. H.R. 5044 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:00 P.M. H.R. 5044 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:17 P.M. S. 1282 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1282 — “To redesignate certain clinics of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana.”
4:16:28 P.M. S. 1282 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:16:29 P.M. S. 1282 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1282.
4:23:04 P.M. S. 1282 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:05 P.M. S. 1282 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:23:15 P.M. H.R. 3663 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3663 — “To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia, as the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center.”
4:23:26 P.M. H.R. 3663 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:23:28 P.M. H.R. 3663 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3663.
4:39:34 P.M. H.R. 3663 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:35 P.M. H.R. 3663 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:40:06 P.M. H.R. 4451 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4451— “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.”
4:40:15 P.M. H.R. 4451 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:40:30 P.M. H.R. 4451 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4451.
4:49:43 P.M. H.R. 4451 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.
4:50:18 P.M. H.R. 4334 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4334— “To provide for certain reporting requirements relating to medical care for women veterans provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and through contracts entered into by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with non-Department medical providers, and for other purposes.”
4:50:28 P.M. H.R. 4334 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:45 P.M. H.R. 4334 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4334.
5:00:12 P.M. H.R. 4334 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:14 P.M. H.R. 4334 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:34 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 21.
6:30:38 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.
6:31:13 P.M. H.R. 4830 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4830 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the disapproval of any course of education for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless the educational institution providing the course permits individuals to attend or participate in courses pending payment by Department, and for other purposes.”
6:57:36 P.M. H.R. 4830 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 382 – 0 (Roll no. 207).
6:57:37 P.M. H.R. 4830 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:45 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence for the victims of the tragedy at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX.
7:01:45 P.M. H.R. 4451 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4451 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.”
7:09:48 P.M. H.R. 4451 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 1 (Roll no. 208).
7:09:49 P.M. H.R. 4451 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:09:53 P.M. H.R. 3832 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3832 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the executive director of a national network of State-based prescription monitoring programs under which Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers shall query such network, and for other purposes.”
7:17:25 P.M. H.R. 3832 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 2 (Roll no. 209).
7:17:26 P.M. H.R. 3832 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:29 P.M. H.R. 3832 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:17:55 P.M. Mr. Simpson filed reports from the Committee on Appropriations, H.R. 5894 and H.R. 5895.
7:18:20 P.M. Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Monday, May 21, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 for morning-hour debate and 11 a.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
7:19:02 P.M. H.R. 5515 SUPPLEMENTAL FILING AUTHORITY – Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on the bill H.R. 5515. Agreed to without objection.
7:19:16 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:34:51 P.M. H.R. 548 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Kelly (PA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 548, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
7:35:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House continued one minute speeches.
7:35:49 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification with respect to Venezuela that takes additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Orders 13808 and 13827. – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-129).
7:38:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:04:03 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 905.
9:04:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:32:50 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:32:52 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:32:55 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 22, 2018.

 

the senate March 19-23 CONGRESS 2018 the house pro forma until 4/9


 

 

March 23, 2018 Schedule for pro formas and Monday, April 9, 2018

March 23, 2018

Wrap Up for Thursday

March 22, 2018 wrap up, votes still possible tonight
March 21, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 21, 2018
March 20, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 20, 2018
March 19, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, March 19, 2018

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House Activity 4/5/2018

12:00:59 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:07:01 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Robert B. Aderholt to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:07:38 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., Jesuit Conference, Washington, DC.
12:08:15 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 796, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
12:09:01 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:09:15 P.M. Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission – Pursuant to section 431(a)(3) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ms. Rebecca Kleefisch, Oconomowoc, WI, and Ms. Heather Higgins, New York, NY.
12:10:04 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 796. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on April 9, 2018.

House Activity 4/2/2018

9:30:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:30:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Alexander X. Mooney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:30:38 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gene Hemrick, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
9:31:39 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 796, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
9:31:45 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:32:36 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 796. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on April 5, 2018.

House Activity 3/23/2018

10:00:47 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:13:04 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jodey C. Arrington to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:14:19 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Peoples Church, Jacksonville, TX
10:16:10 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 796, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:16:18 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:16:28 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 23, 2018, at 8:52 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 116, with amendment and the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1625.
10:17:30 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 796. The next meeting is schedule for 4:00 p.m. on March 26, 2018.

House Activity  3/22/2018

9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:06 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Paul Meyers, Roscoe United Methodist Church, Roscoe, Illinois
9:01:08 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:43 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Barragan to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:25 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:13:05 A.M. H. Res. 796 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 796 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to 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; and providing for proceedings during the period from March 23, 2018, through April 9, 2018.”
9:15:43 A.M. H. Res. 796 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 796.
10:45:18 A.M. H. Res. 796 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 186 (Roll no. 123).
10:54:03 A.M. H. Res. 796 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 211 – 207 (Roll no. 124).
10:54:04 A.M. H. Res. 796 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:54:07 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:54:14 A.M. H.R. 4227 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4227 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine what actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism, and for other purposes.”
11:01:15 A.M. H.R. 4227 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 2 (Roll no. 125).
11:01:16 A.M. H.R. 4227 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:01:24 A.M. H.R. 5131 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5131 — “To improve the effectiveness of Federal efforts to identify and address homeland security risks to surface transportation, secure against vehicle-based attacks, and conduct a feasibility assessment of introducing new security technologies and measures, and for other purposes.”
11:08:34 A.M. H.R. 5131 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 5 (Roll no. 126).
11:08:35 A.M. H.R. 5131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:09:30 A.M. H.R. 1625 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, Mr. Frelinghuysen brought up H.R. 1625and offered a motion.
11:09:47 A.M. H.R. 1625 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
11:10:40 A.M. H.R. 1625 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the motion that the House agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1625 with an amendment.
12:35:14 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 4851amended.
12:35:55 P.M. H.R. 1625 DEBATE – The House proceeded with further debate on the motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1625 with an amendment.
12:37:15 P.M. H.R. 1625 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:00:51 P.M. H.R. 1625 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 256 – 167 (Roll no. 127).
1:00:53 P.M. H.R. 1625 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:00:58 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.
1:01:40 P.M. H.R. 4467 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4467 — “To require the Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based strategies, and for other purposes.”
1:07:00 P.M. H.R. 4467 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 0 (Roll no. 128).
1:07:01 P.M. H.R. 4467 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:07:12 P.M. H.R. 5089 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5089 — “To improve threat information sharing, integrated operations, and law enforcement training for transportation security, and for other purposes.”
1:14:19 P.M. H.R. 5089 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 1 (Roll no. 129).
1:14:20 P.M. H.R. 5089 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:14:34 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:14:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
1:15:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:19:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
1:19:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 116 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1625.”
1:20:33 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:20:35 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:20:46 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on March 23. Agreed to without objection.
1:21:07 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one further minute speeches.
1:37:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has proceeded to Special Order speeches without prejudice to the resumption of legislative business.
1:58:52 P.M. H.R. 4851 Mr. Curtis asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
1:59:20 P.M. H.R. 4851 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
1:59:21 P.M. H.R. 4851 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:59:41 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
3:11:40 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:11:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:59 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 23, 2018.

House Activity 3/22/2018

9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:06 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Paul Meyers, Roscoe United Methodist Church, Roscoe, Illinois
9:01:08 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:43 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Barragan to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:25 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:13:05 A.M. H. Res. 796 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 796 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to 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; and providing for proceedings during the period from March 23, 2018, through April 9, 2018.”
9:15:43 A.M. H. Res. 796 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 796.
10:45:18 A.M. H. Res. 796 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 186 (Roll no. 123).
10:54:03 A.M. H. Res. 796 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 211 – 207 (Roll no. 124).
10:54:04 A.M. H. Res. 796 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:54:07 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:54:14 A.M. H.R. 4227 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4227 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine what actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism, and for other purposes.”
11:01:15 A.M. H.R. 4227 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 2 (Roll no. 125).
11:01:16 A.M. H.R. 4227 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:01:24 A.M. H.R. 5131 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5131 — “To improve the effectiveness of Federal efforts to identify and address homeland security risks to surface transportation, secure against vehicle-based attacks, and conduct a feasibility assessment of introducing new security technologies and measures, and for other purposes.”
11:08:34 A.M. H.R. 5131 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 5 (Roll no. 126).
11:08:35 A.M. H.R. 5131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:09:30 A.M. H.R. 1625 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, Mr. Frelinghuysen brought up H.R. 1625and offered a motion.
11:09:47 A.M. H.R. 1625 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
11:10:40 A.M. H.R. 1625 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 796, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the motion that the House agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1625 with an amendment.
12:35:14 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 4851amended.
12:35:55 P.M. H.R. 1625 DEBATE – The House proceeded with further debate on the motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1625 with an amendment.
12:37:15 P.M. H.R. 1625 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:00:51 P.M. H.R. 1625 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 256 – 167 (Roll no. 127).
1:00:53 P.M. H.R. 1625 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:00:58 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.
1:01:40 P.M. H.R. 4467 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4467 — “To require the Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based strategies, and for other purposes.”
1:07:00 P.M. H.R. 4467 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 0 (Roll no. 128).
1:07:01 P.M. H.R. 4467 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:07:12 P.M. H.R. 5089 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5089 — “To improve threat information sharing, integrated operations, and law enforcement training for transportation security, and for other purposes.”
1:14:19 P.M. H.R. 5089 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 1 (Roll no. 129).
1:14:20 P.M. H.R. 5089 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:14:34 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:14:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
1:15:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:19:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
1:19:57 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 116 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1625.”
1:20:33 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:20:35 P.M. H. Con. Res. 116 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:20:46 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on March 23. Agreed to without objection.
1:21:07 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one further minute speeches.
1:37:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has proceeded to Special Order speeches without prejudice to the resumption of legislative business.
1:58:52 P.M. H.R. 4851 Mr. Curtis asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
1:59:20 P.M. H.R. 4851 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
1:59:21 P.M. H.R. 4851 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:59:41 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
3:11:40 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:11:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:59 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 23, 2018.

House Activity 3/21/2018

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:23 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 11:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:38:30 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. today.
11:00:06 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
11:00:09 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Minister Jeremiah Tatum, Willow Avenue Church of Christ, Cookeville, Tennessee
11:01:27 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day
11:01:58 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Trott to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:03:56 A.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.
11:18:07 A.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received a sealed envelope from the White House on March 20, 2018, at 4:49 p.m., and said to contain a message from the President whereby he submits a Report to the Congress on the Extension of Trade Promotion Authority.
11:18:08 A.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a request to extend trade authorities procedures for three years. – referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-104).
11:19:55 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 received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 21, 2018, at 8:52 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 899.
11:20:25 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:21:40 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:00:57 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
1:01:32 P.M. H.R. 5247 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 787H.R. 5247 — “To authorize the use of eligible investigational drugs by eligible patients who have been diagnosed with a stage of a disease or condition in which there is reasonable likelihood that death will occur within a matter of months, or with another eligible illness, and for other purposes.”
1:01:37 P.M. H.R. 5247 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each bill. The resolution makes in order only the further amendment to H.R. 4566 printed in the report. No further amendments on either bill are made in order. Section 3 of the resolution makes it in order to consider any resolution reported from the Rules Committee on the day it is reported through the legislative day of March 23, 2018. Section 4 grants suspension authority on the legislative days of March 22, 2018 and March 23, 2018. Section 5 of the resolution amends section 3(a) of H. Res. 5.
1:02:43 P.M. H.R. 5247 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5247.
1:59:53 P.M. H.R. 5247 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:00:52 P.M. H.R. 5247 Mr. Pallone moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2:01:07 P.M. H.R. 5247 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue guidance describing how the agency will use expanded access outcomes when considering and evaluating investigational products for full approval. Additionally, the motion seeks to provide liability protection to manufacturers, physicians, and hospitals offering a product under expanded access, as long as the entity is in compliance with current federal law, and it also increases transparency in the FDAs expanded access program.
2:07:51 P.M. H.R. 5247 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:08:01 P.M. H.R. 5247 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
2:08:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:15:23 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
9:15:49 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 March 21, 2018, at 5:15 p.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 1865 without amendment.
9:16:16 P.M. H.R. 5247 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5247 — “To authorize the use of eligible investigational drugs by eligible patients who have been diagnosed with a stage of a disease or condition in which there is reasonable likelihood that death will occur within a matter of months, or with another eligible illness, and for other purposes.”
9:44:35 P.M. H.R. 5247 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 – 233 (Roll no. 120).
9:54:18 P.M. H.R. 5247 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 267 – 149 (Roll no. 121).
9:54:20 P.M. H.R. 5247 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:55:07 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence for the service men who gave their lives in service of our Nation in a Navy jet crash off the coast of the Florida Keys during a training exercise.
9:55:08 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
10:07:14 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 216 – 192, 2 Present (Roll no. 122).
10:07:17 P.M. Mr. Gowdy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on March 22. Agreed to without objection.
10:07:18 P.M. Mr. Gowdy asked unanimous consent that the Speaker notwithstanding clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on the questions of agreeing to motions to suspend the rules with regard to H.R. 4227H.R. 4467H.R. 5089, and H.R. 5131, may continue to be postponed through the legislative day of Thursday, March 22, 2018. Agreed to without objection.
10:08:17 P.M. H.R. 3731 Mr. Gowdy asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
10:08:19 P.M. H.R. 3731 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
10:09:15 P.M. H.R. 3731 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:09:17 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
10:21:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:20:34 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 21.
1:20:41 A.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 796.
1:21:00 A.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:21:06 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:21:07 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 22, 2018.

House Activity 3/20/2018

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy K. Weber Sr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:34 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:07:30 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.
12:00:03 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. Michael Lewis, Roswell Street Baptist Church, Marietta, GA
12:01:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:40 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:21 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.
12:16:05 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 20, 2018, at 11:18 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 3731 with an amendment; and Appointments: Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy, and United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
12:17:06 P.M. H. Res. 787 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 787 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4566) to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to provide relief to nonbanks from certain stress test requirements under such Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5247) to authorize the use of eligible investigational drugs by eligible patients who have been diagnosed with a stage of a disease or condition in which there is reasonable likelihood that death will occur within a matter of months, or with another eligible illness, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.”
12:20:15 P.M. H. Res. 787 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 787.
1:04:16 P.M. H. Res. 787 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 787, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:04:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:40:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 20.
1:40:35 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 787, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:41:14 P.M. H. Res. 787 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 787 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4566) to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to provide relief to nonbanks from certain stress test requirements under such Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5247) to authorize the use of eligible investigational drugs by eligible patients who have been diagnosed with a stage of a disease or condition in which there is reasonable likelihood that death will occur within a matter of months, or with another eligible illness, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.”
2:06:14 P.M. H. Res. 787 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 181 (Roll no. 117).
2:07:20 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the airmen who lost their lives in Iraq last week.
2:19:15 P.M. H. Res. 787 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 – 183 (Roll no. 118).
2:19:17 P.M. H. Res. 787 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:10 P.M. H.R. 4566 ORDER OF BUSINESS – Ms. Waters of California asked unanimous consent to modify amendment No. 1 printed in House Report 115-613. Agreed to without objection.
2:21:18 P.M. H.R. 4566 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 787H.R. 4566 — “To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to provide relief to nonbanks from certain stress test requirements under such Act.”
2:21:23 P.M. H.R. 4566 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each bill. The resolution makes in order only the further amendment to H.R. 4566 printed in the report. No further amendments on either bill are made in order. Section 3 of the resolution makes it in order to consider any resolution reported from the Rules Committee on the day it is reported through the legislative day of March 23, 2018. Section 4 grants suspension authority on the legislative days of March 22, 2018 and March 23, 2018. Section 5 of the resolution amends section 3(a) of H. Res. 5 by striking “the first session of”.
2:23:08 P.M. H.R. 4566 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4566.
3:07:15 P.M. H.R. 4566 Waters, Maxine amendment (A002) modified by unanimous consent. An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-613 to restore the Federal Reserve Board’s discretionary authority to stress test any non-designated non-bank, provided that certain conditions are met.
3:07:24 P.M. H.R. 4566 DEBATE – Pursuant to the order of the House on March 20, 2018, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maxine Waters amendment No. 1, as modified.
3:13:05 P.M. H.R. 4566 On agreeing to the Waters, Maxine amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
3:13:06 P.M. H.R. 4566 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:44:45 P.M. H.R. 4566 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 395 – 19 (Roll no. 119).
3:44:47 P.M. H.R. 4566 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:45:25 P.M. Mr. Issa asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 2018 for Morning-Hour debate and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
3:45:56 P.M. H.R. 4463 Mr. Issa asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
3:46:20 P.M. H.R. 4463 On passage Passed without objection.
3:46:22 P.M. H.R. 4463 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:46:25 P.M. S. 2040 Mr. Issa asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
3:46:25 P.M. S. 2040 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2040 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 621 Kansas Avenue in Atchison, Kansas, as the “Amelia Earhart Post Office Building”.”
3:46:59 P.M. S. 2040 On passage Passed without objection.
3:47:00 P.M. S. 2040 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:47:12 P.M. H.R. 756 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Garrett asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 756, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Chaffetz, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
3:47:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
3:57:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:56:15 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:56:27 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:56:28 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 2018.

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Last Floor Action: March 1, 2018
1:36:46 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 759. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018.

1:30:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
1:30:10 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
1:30:37 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gene Hemrick, St. Josephs Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
1:31:27 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
1:31:31 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Budd to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
1:32:10 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on February 28, 2018, at 12:59 p.m.: that the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 35; Appointments: Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, and Public Interest Declassification Board.
1:32:52 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 March 1, 2018, at 10:59 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 53 and H.Con Res. 106 and that the Senate passed H.R. 535, without amendment and H.R. 1625, with amendment.
1:33:41 P.M. Social Security Advisory Board – Pursuant to section 703 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 903), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker re-appointed Ms. Nancy Altman, Bethesda, MD for a term of six years.
1:34:14 P.M. Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform – Pursuant to section 30442(b)(3) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123), the Speaker appointed jointly with the Majority Leader of the Senate, Mr. Womack of Arkansas to serve as co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform.
1:34:49 P.M. Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans – Pursuant to section 30422(b)(3) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker and the Majority Leader of the Senate jointly appointed Mr. Hatch (UT) to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans as co-chair.
1:35:32 P.M. Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform – Pursuant to section 30442(b)(3) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123), the Democratic Leader jointly appointed with the Minority Leader of the Senate the Honorable Nita Lowey of New York to serve as co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform.
1:35:40 P.M. H. Res. 759 Mr. Budd asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
1:35:45 P.M. H. Res. 759 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 759 — “Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Reverend Billy Graham.”
1:36:21 P.M. H. Res. 759 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
1:36:23 P.M. H. Res. 759 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:36:31 P.M. Mr. Budd moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:36:45 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:36:46 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to H. Res. 759. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018.