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


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

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House Activity 10/27/2017

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

House Activity 10/26/2017

9:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:07 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:35 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:36 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:52 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:10:31 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 Mrs. Black moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
9:10:43 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Senate amendment to H. Con. Res. 71.
10:33:58 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:00:16 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 212 (Roll no. 589).
11:00:18 A.M. H. Con. Res. 71 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:55 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1698, as amended, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:01:03 A.M. H.R. 1698 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1698 — “To expand sanctions against Iran with respect to the ballistic missile program of Iran, and for other purposes.”
11:07:20 A.M. H.R. 1698 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 2 (Roll no. 590).
11:07:21 A.M. H.R. 1698 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:10:38 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House for the upcoming week.
11:35:34 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on October 27. Agreed to without objection.
11:35:46 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, October 27, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:36:21 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:46:28 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1329.
11:46:50 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed with one minute speeches.
12:01:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:21:07 P.M. Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:21:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:21:15 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 27, 2017.

House Activity 10/25/2017

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

House Activity 10/24/2017 

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

House Activity 10/23/2017

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