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


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

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

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

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

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

 

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House Activity 7/20/2017

9:00:36 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:41 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:42 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Mitchell to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:02 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:15:29 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
9:15:44 A.M. H.R. 2825 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2825— “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
9:16:21 A.M. H.R. 2825 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:16:23 A.M. H.R. 2825 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2825.
9:56:10 A.M. H.R. 2825 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
9:57:30 A.M. H.R. 218 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454H.R. 218 — “To provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay.”
9:57:35 A.M. H.R. 218 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
9:57:45 A.M. H.R. 218 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
9:57:49 A.M. H.R. 218 The Speaker designated the Honorable Gary J. Palmer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:58:22 A.M. H.R. 218 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 218.
10:37:29 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to require mitigation measures, previously adopted in Public Law 111-11, to ensure that impacts to migratory birds, wildlife, and wetlands are minimized.
10:37:31 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 1.
10:48:09 A.M. H.R. 218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:48:42 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 2 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to amend section 7 to conform the text of H.R. 218 with the Senate text, S. 101.
10:48:46 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 2.
10:51:31 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:51:45 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to prohibit the Act from taking effect until $20 Million in federal funds given to Alaska for transportation purposes in King Cove is repaid to the Federal Government.
10:51:47 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 3.
10:59:25 A.M. H.R. 218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:00:15 A.M. H.R. 218 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved that the Committee rise.
11:00:28 A.M. H.R. 218 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:00:38 A.M. H.R. 218 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 218 as unfinished business.
11:01:10 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:01:25 A.M. H.R. 2825 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2825 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
11:34:06 A.M. H.R. 2825 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 – 41 (Roll no. 403).
11:34:07 A.M. H.R. 2825 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:34:15 A.M. H.R. 218 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 218 — “To provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay.”
11:34:27 A.M. H.R. 218 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:40:43 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 234 (Roll no. 404).
11:45:13 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 – 260 (Roll no. 405).
11:45:47 A.M. H.R. 218 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 218.
11:46:27 A.M. H.R. 218 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:46:37 A.M. H.R. 218 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:47:45 A.M. H.R. 218 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
11:47:58 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a provision to the underlying bill requiring the road to be constructed using only materials and equipment manufactured in the United States.
11:53:11 A.M. H.R. 218 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:53:18 A.M. H.R. 218 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by voice vote.
12:09:53 P.M. H.R. 218 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 – 179 (Roll no. 406).
12:09:55 P.M. H.R. 218 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:12:58 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:28:31 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns Thursday, July 20, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 24, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
12:29:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:49:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:48:01 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:48:05 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:48:10 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 24, 2017.

House Activity 7/19/2017

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

House Activity 7/18/2017

0:00:45 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Claudia Tenney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:03:46 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:10:24 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 18.
12:00:23 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Terry Sanders, Victory House Ministry, Uniontown, PA
12:01:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Mast to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:26:21 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 18, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.: Appointments: Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.
12:26:45 P.M. H. Res. 451 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 451 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 806) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.”
12:29:20 P.M. H. Res. 451 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 451.
1:02:10 P.M. H. Res. 451 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 451, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:10:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:10:35 P.M. H.R. 2786 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2786 — “To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.”
1:10:51 P.M. H.R. 2786 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:10:52 P.M. H.R. 2786 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2786.
1:25:20 P.M. H.R. 2786 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:25:43 P.M. H.R. 2828 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2828 — “To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.”
1:25:53 P.M. H.R. 2828 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:25:54 P.M. H.R. 2828 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2828.
1:30:35 P.M. H.R. 2828 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:30:37 P.M. H.R. 2828 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:31:01 P.M. H.R. 3050 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3050 — “To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans, and for other purposes.”
1:31:02 P.M. H.R. 3050 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:31:03 P.M. H.R. 3050 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3050.
1:42:05 P.M. H.R. 3050 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:42:07 P.M. H.R. 3050 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:42:16 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 451 and a motion to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:42:24 P.M. H. Res. 451 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 451 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 806) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.”
2:07:25 P.M. H. Res. 451 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 188 (Roll no. 382).
2:08:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in the KC-130 military plane crash that occurred in Mississippi.
2:18:45 P.M. H. Res. 451 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 188 (Roll no. 383).
2:18:47 P.M. H. Res. 451 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:00 P.M. NOTICE OF INTENT TO OFFER A PRIVILEGE RESOLUTION – Mr. Cicilline notified the House of his intent to rise to a question of the privileges of the House and to offer a resolution. Mr. Cicilline was recognized to notice the form of his proposed resolution. The Chair subsequently announced that under rule XI, a resolution offered from the floor by a Member other than the majority leader or the minority leader as a question of the privileges of the House has immediate precedence only at a time designated by the Chair within 2 legislative days after the resolution is properly noticed. The Chair further announced that it would not, at that point, make the determination required by the rule.
2:29:34 P.M. H.R. 2786 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2786 — “To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.”
2:36:53 P.M. H.R. 2786 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 2 (Roll no. 384).
2:36:54 P.M. H.R. 2786 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:05 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable John P. Sarbanes. Mr. Sarbanes submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:37:38 P.M. H. Res. 453 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 453 — “Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
2:38:03 P.M. H. Res. 453 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:38:10 P.M. H. Res. 453 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:35 P.M. H.R. 806 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 451H.R. 806 — “To facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.”
2:38:40 P.M. H.R. 806 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 806 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
2:38:49 P.M. H.R. 806 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 451 and Rule XVIII.
2:38:50 P.M. H.R. 806 The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom Reed to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:39:02 P.M. H.R. 806 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 806.
3:37:33 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-229 to halt implementation of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that application could increase health risks to vulnerable populations including children, seniors, pregnant women, outdoor workers, and minority and low-income communities.
3:37:36 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 1.
3:46:33 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:02 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike subsection (b) of Section 3, which would to allow EPA to consider technological feasibility when determining what level of pollution is safe.
3:47:06 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 2.
3:54:34 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:55:06 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike subsection (h) of section 3 (relating to exceptional events).
3:55:08 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 3.
4:03:07 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:03:16 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-229to close the loophole that prevents aggregating emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well. Additionally, it seeks to require the EPA to add hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants.
4:03:18 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 4.
4:12:46 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:13:16 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike section 6 of the bill.
4:13:18 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 5.
4:23:04 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:23:49 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike the underlying bill and replace it with a grant program to benefit regions with the poorest air quality.
4:23:51 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 6.
4:33:36 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:34:01 P.M. H.R. 806 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:05:32 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 232 (Roll no. 385).
5:09:28 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 241 (Roll no. 386).
5:13:39 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 235 (Roll no. 387).
5:17:20 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 242 (Roll no. 388).
5:21:52 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 236 (Roll no. 389).
5:22:11 P.M. H.R. 806 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 806.
5:22:29 P.M. H.R. 806 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:22:41 P.M. H.R. 806 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:23:40 P.M. H.R. 806 Mr. Cartwright moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5:24:23 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the application of the Act and amendments if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that the application of the Act and amendments could increase, with respect to Americans without access to health insurance, certain health impacts.
5:31:11 P.M. H.R. 806 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:37:34 P.M. H.R. 806 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 – 235 (Roll no. 390).
5:44:32 P.M. H.R. 806 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 – 199 (Roll no. 391).
5:44:34 P.M. H.R. 806 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:14 P.M. Mr. Graves (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3280.
5:45:45 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 454.
5:46:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:55:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:55:27 P.M. Mr. Castro (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:55:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:55:34 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 19, 2017.

House Activity 7/17/2017

12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:08 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott Taylor to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:45 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:18:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
2:00:05 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:13 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:15 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:40 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:19 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:45 P.M. today.
4:45:27 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
4:45:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:45:44 P.M. H.R. 2210 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2210 — “To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center”.”
4:46:11 P.M. H.R. 2210 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:13 P.M. H.R. 2210 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2210.
4:58:39 P.M. H.R. 2210 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:05:26 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution. H.J. Res. 92 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact.”
5:05:38 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:05:40 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 92.
5:13:31 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:13:55 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended. H.J. Res. 76 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”
5:14:04 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:05 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 76.
5:39:47 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:40:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
6:30:38 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:57 P.M. H.R. 2210 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2210 — “To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center”.”
6:55:26 P.M. H.R. 2210 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 0 (Roll no. 379).
6:55:27 P.M. H.R. 2210 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:54 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 92 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact.”
7:03:34 P.M. H.J. Res. 92 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 0 (Roll no. 380).
7:04:01 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 76 — “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”
7:10:17 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 – 5 (Roll no. 381).
7:10:22 P.M. H.J. Res. 76 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:10:48 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 451.
7:12:27 P.M. Mr. Simpson filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3266.
7:12:46 P.M. Mr. Culberson filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3267.
7:13:05 P.M. Mr. Aderholt filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3268.
7:13:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:26:02 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:21:14 P.M. Mr. Abraham moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:21:26 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:21:27 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 18, 2017.

House Activity 7/14/2017

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

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Wrap Up July 13 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #104, William Francis Hagerty IV, to be Ambassador to Japan; confirmed: 86-12.   Legislative Business Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization Act.   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up July 12  Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #116, David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho; confirmed: 100-0. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #104, William Francis Hagerty IV, to be Ambassador to Japan; invoked: 89-11.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up July 11 No Roll Call Votes   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business MORE

Wrap Up July 10 Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #154, Neomi Rao, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB; confirmed: 54-41. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #116, David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho; 97-0.   No Legislative Business   No… MORE

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House Activity 7/13/2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel M. Donovan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:28 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:54:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 13.
12:00:13 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Bishop Joshua K. Lynn, Mastin Lake Church of God of Prophecy, Huntsville, AL.
12:01:35 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 Mr. McNerney to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:35:21 P.M. H. Res. 440 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 440 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
12:37:56 P.M. H. Res. 440 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 440.
12:52:18 P.M. Mr. McGovern moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:20:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 77 – 326 (Roll no. 353).
1:21:27 P.M. H. Res. 440 DEBATE – The House proceeded with further debate on H. Res. 440.
2:26:24 P.M. H. Res. 440 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 187 (Roll no. 354).
2:35:50 P.M. H. Res. 440 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 190 (Roll no. 355).
2:35:52 P.M. H. Res. 440 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:36:04 P.M. Ms. Granger filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3219.
2:36:05 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments to H.R. 2810 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:36:48 P.M. H.R. 2810 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2810 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
2:37:00 P.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:42:13 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 – 225 (Roll no. 356).
2:48:49 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 73 – 351 (Roll no. 357).
2:53:15 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 245 (Roll no. 358).
2:57:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 – 257 (Roll no. 359).
3:00:37 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 – 249 (Roll no. 360).
3:05:33 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Aguilar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 235 (Roll no. 361).
3:10:09 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Rogers (AL) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 – 172 (Roll no. 362).
3:14:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 232 (Roll no. 363).
3:18:05 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 169 – 254 (Roll no. 364).
3:23:35 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 – 248 (Roll no. 365).
3:24:21 P.M. H.R. 2810 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2810 as unfinished business.
3:24:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
3:32:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 13.
3:32:58 P.M. H.R. 2810 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2810 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
3:33:07 P.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:35:04 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-217 to strike section 123 regarding icebreaker vessels.
3:35:23 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 1.
3:46:25 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:47:05 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-217to require the DOD to complete a cost competitiveness calculation ensuring that the Department does not purchase alternative fuels unless they are as cost effective as traditional fuels. Also, research on alternative fuels is allowed to continue.
3:47:26 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 3.
3:54:46 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Buck amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:55:12 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-217to strike section 336, relating to climate change.
3:55:32 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 4.
4:07:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:08:14 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-217 to direct that any determination of prevailing wage pursuant to this Act, shall be conducted by the Secretary of Labor using surveys carried out by the Bureau that use proper random statistical sampling techniques.
4:08:35 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 5.
4:19:23 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Norcross demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:19:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rooney, Thomas J., numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-217 to strike Sec. 541 which prohibits student-athletes graduating from service academies from seeking a deferment of service in order to pursue professional athletic careers.
4:20:12 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thomas J. Rooney (FL) amendment No. 6.
4:32:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Thomas J. Rooney (FL) amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Thomas J. Rooney (FL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:33:00 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-217 to authorize the Secretary of Defense to use Defense Health Program funds for testing ticks for tick-borne diseases.
4:33:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 7.
4:41:40 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:18 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-217 to prohibit funds for medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care under chapter 55 of title 10, U.S. code.
4:42:36 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hartzler amendment No. 10.
4:58:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Hartzler amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes 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.
4:58:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
4:59:08 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:59:17 P.M. H.R. 2810 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2810 as unfinished business.
4:59:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
5:05:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 13.
5:05:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2810 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
5:06:33 P.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:06:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments to H.R. 2810 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:30:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 – 220 (Roll no. 366).
5:35:39 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 – 218 (Roll no. 367).
5:39:08 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 – 234 (Roll no. 368).
5:42:20 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 209 – 214 (Roll no. 369).
5:46:35 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 242 (Roll no. 370).
5:51:14 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Rooney, Thomas J. amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 107 – 318 (Roll no. 371).
5:53:07 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cole, numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-217to direct the President to provide to Congress a strategy and a budgetary analysis needed to defeat Al-Quaeda, the Taliban, The Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS, no later than 30 days after final passage. The report shall include an analysis of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the legal framework to accomplish the strategy described.
5:53:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment No. 12.
6:23:19 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Cole amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:28 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Franks (AZ), numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-217 to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification.
6:23:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment No. 13.
6:36:42 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Franks(AZ) amendment No. 13, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gallego demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:37:02 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Ms. Cheney, numbered 14 printed in House Report 115-217 to prevent reductions of ICBMs below the levels set by the New START Treaty.
6:37:14 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cheney amendment No. 14.
6:49:06 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Cheney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:28 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 15 printed in House Report 115-217 to normalize the operational test and evaluation process for the ballistic missile defense system by conforming the condition for proceeding beyond low-rate initial production in line with all other major defense acquisition programs.
6:49:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 15.
7:01:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cooper demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:02:16 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 1: Nos. 2, 8, 9, 11, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35.
7:02:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 1.
7:15:40 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, offered by Mr. Thornberry, offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 2: Nos. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, and 53.
7:16:16 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 2.
7:17:10 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:04 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry moved that the Committee rise.
7:18:15 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2810 as unfinished business.
7:19:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:19:51 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:18:26 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:18:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:18:43 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 14, 2017.

House Activity 7/12/2017

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jim Bridenstine to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:35 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:35:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:23 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 12.
12:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Western Diocese, Armenian Church of North America, Burbank, CA
12:02:14 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:16 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.
12:04:06 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.
12:29:03 P.M. H. Res. 431 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 431 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 23) to provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes.”
12:34:44 P.M. H. Res. 431 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 431.
1:32:10 P.M. H. Res. 431 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 431, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:33:09 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:33:23 P.M. H.R. 2430 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2430— “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.”
1:33:37 P.M. H.R. 2430 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:33:38 P.M. H.R. 2430 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2430.
2:21:52 P.M. H.R. 2430 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:54 P.M. H.R. 2430 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:22:01 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 431 and a motion to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:22:19 P.M. H. Res. 431 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 431 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 23) to provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes.”
2:46:16 P.M. H. Res. 431 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 183 (Roll no. 347).
2:53:56 P.M. H. Res. 431 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 187 (Roll no. 348).
2:53:57 P.M. H. Res. 431 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:55:21 P.M. H.R. 1492 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1492 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Attorney General to register practitioners to transport controlled substances to States in which the practitioner is not registered under the Act for the purpose of administering the substances (under applicable State law) at locations other than principal places of business or professional practice.”
3:06:56 P.M. H.R. 1492 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 – 2 (Roll no. 349).
3:06:57 P.M. H.R. 1492 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:07:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:07:37 P.M. H.R. 2664 Mr. Walberg moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2664 — “To direct the Secretary of Labor to train certain Department of Labor personnel how to effectively detect and assist law enforcement in preventing human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities, and for other purposes.”
3:07:57 P.M. H.R. 2664 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:08:03 P.M. H.R. 2664 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2664.
3:26:29 P.M. H.R. 2664 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:26:31 P.M. H.R. 2664 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:27:13 P.M. H.R. 2480 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2480 — “To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include an additional permissible use of amounts provided as grants under the Byrne JAG program, and for other purposes.”
3:27:31 P.M. H.R. 2480 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:27:36 P.M. H.R. 2480 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2480.
3:54:34 P.M. H.R. 2480 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:36 P.M. H.R. 2480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:55:49 P.M. H.R. 2200 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2200 — “To reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.”
3:56:05 P.M. H.R. 2200 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:56:08 P.M. H.R. 2200 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2200.
4:33:14 P.M. H.R. 2200 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:33:16 P.M. H.R. 2200 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:34:05 P.M. H.R. 23 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 431H.R. 23 — “To provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes.”
4:34:10 P.M. H.R. 23 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on both H.R. 2810 and H.R. 23. Both bills are considered under structured rules.
4:34:17 P.M. H.R. 23 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 431 and Rule XVIII.
4:34:18 P.M. H.R. 23 The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott Perry to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:34:57 P.M. H.R. 23 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 23.
5:44:38 P.M. H.R. 23 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 115-212 to ensure water supply rescheduling provisions apply to equitably to all water districts in region.
5:44:40 P.M. H.R. 23 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 1.
5:54:37 P.M. H.R. 23 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:54:56 P.M. H.R. 23 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costa, numbered 2 printed in Part C of House Report 115-212 to authorize the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to conduct geophysical characterization activities of groundwater aquifers and groundwater vulnerability in California, including identifying areas of greatest recharge potential.
5:54:58 P.M. H.R. 23 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa amendment No. 2.
6:00:49 P.M. H.R. 23 On agreeing to the Costa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:01:28 P.M. H.R. 23 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costa, numbered 3 printed in Part C of House Report 115-212 to authorize the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to develop a study to enhance mountain runoff to Central Valley Project reservoirs from headwaters restoration activities.
6:01:53 P.M. H.R. 23 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa amendment No. 3.
6:07:07 P.M. H.R. 23 On agreeing to the Costa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:07:28 P.M. H.R. 23 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, numbered 4 printed in Part C of House Report 115-212 to set a timeline for completion of the New Melones Reservoir study, prevents exploitation of water rights, extends the program to protect Anadromous Fish in Stanislaus River for 2 years.
6:07:50 P.M. H.R. 23 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham amendment No. 4.
6:10:45 P.M. H.R. 23 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:10:55 P.M. H.R. 23 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 5 printed in Part C of House Report 115-212 to require a review of available and new, innovative technologies for capturing municipal wastewater and recycling it for providing drinking water and energy, and a report on the feasibility of expanding the implementation of these technologies and programs among Central Valley Project contractors.
6:11:12 P.M. H.R. 23 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 5.
6:20:21 P.M. H.R. 23 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeSaulnier demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
6:21:11 P.M. H.R. 23 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 6 printed in Part C of House Report 115-212 to ensure that the water rights of federally recognized Indian tribes are not affected by this bill.
6:21:30 P.M. H.R. 23 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 6.
6:29:33 P.M. H.R. 23 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:53:49 P.M. H.R. 23 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 201 – 221 (Roll no. 350).
6:54:01 P.M. H.R. 23 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 23.
6:54:43 P.M. H.R. 23 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:54:51 P.M. H.R. 23 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.
6:56:28 P.M. H.R. 23 Mr. Carbajal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
6:56:53 P.M. H.R. 23 Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carbajal 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 ensure that there is an adequate supply of water to fight wildfires, utilizing water from reservoirs or other surface waters.
7:03:22 P.M. H.R. 23 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
7:10:00 P.M. H.R. 23 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 230 (Roll no. 351).
7:17:27 P.M. H.R. 23 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 – 190 (Roll no. 352).
7:17:29 P.M. H.R. 23 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:30 P.M. H.R. 1719 Mr. McClintock asked unanimous consent that the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1719, to include addition of an enacting clause. Agreed to without objection.
7:18:30 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Jimmy Panetta. Mr. Panetta submitted his resignation from the Committee on Natural Resources. The resignation was accepted without objection.
7:18:32 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Timothy J. Walz. Mr. Walz submitted his resignation from the Committee on Armed Services. The resignation was accepted without objection.
7:19:20 P.M. H. Res. 439 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 439 — “Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
7:19:22 P.M. H. Res. 439 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:19:26 P.M. H. Res. 439 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:19:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 ORDER OF BUSINESS – Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that during consideration of H.R. 2810, pursuant to H. Res. 431, amendment No. 88 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 may be considered out of sequence. Agreed to without objection.
7:20:13 P.M. H.R. 2810 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 431H.R. 2810 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
7:20:18 P.M. H.R. 2810 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on both H.R. 2810 and H.R. 23. Both bills are considered under structured rules.
7:20:43 P.M. H.R. 2810 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 431 and Rule XVIII.
7:20:44 P.M. H.R. 2810 The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
7:20:51 P.M. H.R. 2810 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2810.
8:31:09 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to make several technical and conforming changes to the bill.
8:31:13 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry Part B Amendment No. 1.
8:32:33 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:32:46 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to prohibit the DoD from entering new biofuels contracts while sequestration remains law. Once sequestration expires or is repealed, it amends current law to require the DoD to include calculations of any financial contributions made by other federal agencies for biofuels purchases.
8:32:49 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway Part B Amendment No. 2.
8:42:36 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Conaway amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Carbajal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:43:09 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to reduce the base Defense Department budget by 1% excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense Health Program account.
8:43:13 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part B Amendment No. 4.
8:54:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 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.
8:55:06 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to express the sense of Congress that any authorization to appropriate increases to combined budgets of National Defense Budget (050) and Overseas Contingency Operations should be matched for non-defense discretionary budget.
8:55:11 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal Part B Amendment No. 5.
9:05:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Jayapal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jayapal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:06:37 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to strike section 1022 of the bill prohibiting the use of funds for transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States.
9:06:39 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler Part B Amendment No. 6.
9:18:17 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:18:53 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to strike section 1023 of the bill prohibiting the use of funds to construct or modify facilities in the United States to house detainees transferred from Guantanamo Bay.
9:18:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler Part B Amendment No. 7.
9:30:39 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by voice vote.
9:31:08 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to modify Sec. 1244 to include limitations on the development of an INF range ground-launched missile system.
9:31:10 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer Part B Amendment No. 8.
9:40:35 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:41:17 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Wilson (SC), numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to prohibit funding for the preparatory commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization except funds used for the international monitoring system.
9:41:20 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wilson (SC) Part B Amendment No. 9.
9:51:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Wilson (SC) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:51:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Aguilar, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to extend a currently required CBO cost estimate review on the fielding, maintaining, modernization, replacement, and life extension of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems from covering a 10-year period to covering a 30-year period.
9:51:56 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aguilar Part B Amendment No. 10.
10:00:16 P.M. H.R. 2810 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.
10:01:11 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to modify and extend the scope of the report required by Section 1043 of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
10:01:14 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi Part B Amendment No. 12.
10:08:30 P.M. H.R. 2810 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. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:09:15 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to limit spending on the Long Range Standoff weapon (LRSO) until the Administration submits a Nuclear Posture Review to Congress including a detailed assessment of the weapon.
10:09:18 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer Part B Amendment No. 13.
10:20:00 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:20:45 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to strike section 2702, the prohibition on conducting an additional round of Base Realignment and Closure.
10:20:47 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock Part B Amendment No. 14.
10:32:56 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:33:42 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (AL), numbered 88 printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 to amend section 1043 of the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act to state that the Secretary may include information and data on the costs of nuclear weapons modernization beyond the currently required 10-year window if the Secretary determines such is accurate and useful.
10:33:58 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) Part B Amendment No. 88.
10:35:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Rogers (AL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (AL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:36:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 as en bloc No. 1: Nos. 3, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.
10:36:36 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 1.
10:53:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:53:43 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 as en bloc No. 2: Nos. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49.
10:53:51 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 2.
11:07:16 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:08:02 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 as en bloc No. 3: Nos. 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, and 68.
11:08:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 3.
11:09:29 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:09:48 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in Part B of House Report 115-212 as en bloc No. 4: Nos. 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, and 87.
11:10:00 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 431, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 4, as modified.
11:11:03 P.M. H.R. 2810 Thornberry amendment; modified by unanimous consent. modification to amendment No. 76
11:11:24 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
11:11:59 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry moved that the Committee rise.
11:12:13 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:12:23 P.M. H.R. 2810 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2810 as unfinished business.
11:13:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
12:36:48 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 12.
12:36:55 A.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 440.
12:37:14 A.M. Mr. Byrne moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:37:21 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:37:22 A.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 13, 2017.

House Activity 7/11/2017

12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable James Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:37 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.
12:11:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
2:00:06 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:26 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. Norton to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:01 P.M. H.R. 392 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Yoder asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 392, a bill originally introduced by Representative Chaffetz, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
2:07:22 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed one minute speeches.
2:11:05 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 had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.: Appointments: Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.
2:11:18 P.M. Public Interest Declassification Board – Pursuant to section 703(c) of the Public Interest Declassification Act of 2000 (50 U.S.C.) 3161 note), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. John F. Tierney of Massachusetts.
2:11:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
4:01:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:05 P.M. H.R. 1492 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1492 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Attorney General to register practitioners to transport controlled substances to States in which the practitioner is not registered under the Act for the purpose of administering the substances (under applicable State law) at locations other than principal places of business or professional practice.”
4:02:17 P.M. H.R. 1492 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:18 P.M. H.R. 1492 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1492.
4:12:09 P.M. H.R. 1492 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.
4:13:03 P.M. H.R. 702 Mr. DeSantis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 702— “To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.”
4:13:24 P.M. H.R. 702 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:13:25 P.M. H.R. 702 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 702.
4:24:18 P.M. H.R. 702 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:21 P.M. H.R. 702 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:24:32 P.M. H.R. 1988 Mr. DeSantis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1988 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the “Merle Haggard Post Office Building”.”
4:24:44 P.M. H.R. 1988 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:24:45 P.M. H.R. 1988 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1988.
4:34:02 P.M. H.R. 1988 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:34:03 P.M. H.R. 1988 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:35:02 P.M. H.R. 954 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 954 — “To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes.”
4:35:16 P.M. H.R. 954 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:18 P.M. H.R. 954 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 954.
4:44:18 P.M. H.R. 954 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:20 P.M. H.R. 954 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:44:33 P.M. H.R. 1397 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1397 — “To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.”
4:44:42 P.M. H.R. 1397 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:43 P.M. H.R. 1397 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1397.
4:51:40 P.M. H.R. 1397 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.
4:52:01 P.M. H.R. 1404 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1404 — “To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.”
4:52:02 P.M. H.R. 1404 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:04 P.M. H.R. 1404 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1404.
4:57:30 P.M. H.R. 1404 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:31 P.M. H.R. 1404 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:01 P.M. H.R. 1541 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1541 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes.”
4:58:11 P.M. H.R. 1541 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:58:12 P.M. H.R. 1541 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1541.
5:01:31 P.M. H.R. 1541 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:33 P.M. H.R. 1541 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:44 P.M. H.R. 1719 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1719— “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes.”
5:01:56 P.M. H.R. 1719 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:58 P.M. H.R. 1719 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1719.
5:08:48 P.M. H.R. 1719 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.
5:09:21 P.M. H.R. 1913 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1913 — “To establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties, California, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in such counties, and for other purposes.”
5:09:33 P.M. H.R. 1913 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:09:35 P.M. H.R. 1913 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1913.
5:13:53 P.M. H.R. 1913 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:13:58 P.M. H.R. 1913 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:20 P.M. H.R. 1306 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1306 — “To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.”
5:14:23 P.M. H.R. 1306 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:24 P.M. H.R. 1306 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1306.
5:19:35 P.M. H.R. 1306 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:19:42 P.M. H.R. 1306 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 2156 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2156 — “To provide for the establishment of a national memorial and national monument to commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, and for other purposes.”
5:20:16 P.M. H.R. 2156 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:20:17 P.M. H.R. 2156 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2156.
5:25:52 P.M. H.R. 2156 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:53 P.M. H.R. 2156 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:06 P.M. H.R. 597 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 597 — “To take lands in Sonoma County, California, into trust as part of the reservation of the Lytton Rancheria of California, and for other purposes.”
5:26:16 P.M. H.R. 597 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:17 P.M. H.R. 597 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 597.
5:29:20 P.M. H.R. 597 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:22 P.M. H.R. 597 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
6:30:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:06 P.M. H.R. 1397 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1397 — “To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes.”
6:54:12 P.M. H.R. 1397 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 0 (Roll no. 345).
6:54:13 P.M. H.R. 1397 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:49 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a letter received from the Honorable Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, indicating that, at the Special Election held on June 6, 2017, the Honorable Jimmy Gomez was duly elected Representative in Congress for the 34th Congressional District, State of California.
6:55:45 P.M. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-elect Jimmy Gomez from the Thirty-Fourth Congressional District, State of California, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.
6:56:41 P.M. The gentlewoman from the California delegation, Representative Maxine Waters, addressed the House and introduced Representative Jimmy Gomez, Thirty-Fourth District, California.
7:02:10 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 California, the whole number of the House is 434.
7:02:18 P.M. H.R. 1719 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1719 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes.”
7:10:53 P.M. H.R. 1719 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 15 (Roll no. 346).
7:10:54 P.M. H.R. 1719 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:10:57 P.M. H.R. 1719 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:11:00 P.M. H.R. 622 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Stewart asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 622, a bill originally introduced by Representative Chaffetz, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:11:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 SUPPLEMENTAL FILING AUTHORITY – Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on the bill, H.R. 2810. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:26 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:32:40 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting an notification of an Executive Order to amend Executive Order 13761 of January 13, 2017. – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-51).
7:34:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:10:00 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 431.
9:11:00 P.M. Mr. Byrne moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:11:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:11:59 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2017.

House Activity 7/10/2017

10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:29 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gary Studniewski, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Washington, DC
10:01:13 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 415, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:01:37 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:12 A.M. Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission – Pursuant to Section 431(a)(3) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-31), the Democratic Leader appointed Ms. Nicola Miner of San Francisco, California; Ms. Jennifer Siebel Newsom of San Francisco, California.
10:02:43 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 415. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 11, 2017.