THE SENATE Oct 30-Nov 3 **CONGRESS** 2017 THE HOUSE


November 2, 2017 Wrap Up for Thursday, November 2, 2017
November 1, 2017 Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 1, 2017
October 31, 2017 Wrap Up for Tuesday, October 31, 2017
October 30, 2017 Wrap Up for Monday, October 30, 2017

 

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House Activity 11/3/2017

Last Floor Action: 
1:31:41 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on November 6, 2017.

9:00:10 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:18 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:51 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Hultgren 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. Hultgren objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:58 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Hartzler to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:06 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.
9:15:10 A.M. H.R. 3922 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 601H.R. 3922 — “To extend funding for certain public health programs, and for other purposes.”
9:15:15 A.M. H.R. 3922 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3922 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions.
9:16:02 A.M. H.R. 3922 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3922.
10:27:50 A.M. H.R. 3922 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:28:09 A.M. H.R. 3922 Mr. Clyburn moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
10:28:50 A.M. H.R. 3922 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clyburn motion to recommit with instructions pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a complete new text entitled “Continuing Community Health and Medical Professional Programs to Improve Our Nation and Keep Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017”. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
10:34:52 A.M. H.R. 3922 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:59:33 A.M. H.R. 3922 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 231 (Roll no. 605).
11:06:59 A.M. H.R. 3922 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 – 174 (Roll no. 606).
11:07:00 A.M. H.R. 3922 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:07:11 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal which the Chair put de novo.
11:07:55 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:15:59 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.
12:00:24 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on November 3, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday November 6, 2017 when it shall convene at noon for Morning-Hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:01:40 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:12:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:31:33 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:31:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:31:41 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on November 6, 2017.

House Activity 11/2/2017

10:00:16 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:21 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mimi Walters to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:01 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.
10:32:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 2.
12:00:06 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Kenneth Codner, Grace Baptist Church, Bellefonte, PA
12:01:56 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:58 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Gene Green of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:53 P.M. S. Con. Res. 28 Mr. Poe (TX) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
12:03:53 P.M. S. Con. Res. 28 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 28 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of S. 782.”
12:04:11 P.M. S. Con. Res. 28 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:04:15 P.M. S. Con. Res. 28 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:04:28 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.
12:22:04 P.M. H. Res. 600 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 600 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 849) to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.”
12:23:26 P.M. H. Res. 600 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 600.
12:50:54 P.M. H. Res. 600 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 600, 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.
12:51:02 P.M. H. Res. 601 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 601 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3922) to extend funding for certain public health programs, and for other purposes.”
12:52:25 P.M. H. Res. 601 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 601.
1:55:49 P.M. H. Res. 601 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 601, 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.
1:56:04 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:55:15 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 2.
2:55:26 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of both H. Res. 600and H. Res. 601, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:55:44 P.M. H. Res. 600 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 600 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 849) to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.”
3:17:51 P.M. H. Res. 600 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 193 (Roll no. 600).
3:25:07 P.M. H. Res. 600 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 – 178 (Roll no. 601).
3:25:09 P.M. H. Res. 600 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:25:16 P.M. H. Res. 601 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 601 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3922) to extend funding for certain public health programs, and for other purposes.”
3:32:06 P.M. H. Res. 601 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 191 (Roll no. 602).
3:32:35 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in New York.
3:39:23 P.M. H. Res. 601 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 192 (Roll no. 603).
3:39:24 P.M. H. Res. 601 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:02 P.M. OFFICIAL PHOTO – Pursuant to H. Res. 350, the Chair announced that the House would take a brief recess to prepare for the official photo of the House of Representatives while in session.
3:40:27 P.M. Pursuant to clause 12(a) of rule 1, the Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:43:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 2.
3:51:00 P.M. H.R. 849 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 600H.R. 849 — “To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.”
3:51:05 P.M. H.R. 849 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 849 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions.
3:52:00 P.M. H.R. 849 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 849.
4:44:57 P.M. H.R. 849 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:12:33 P.M. H.R. 849 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 307 – 111 (Roll no. 604).
5:12:35 P.M. H.R. 849 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:26 P.M. H.R. 304 Mr. Hudson asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendment.
5:13:36 P.M. H.R. 304 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
5:13:37 P.M. H.R. 304 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:01 P.M. Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy – Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 6968(a), clause 10 of rule 1, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy: Mr. Gallagher, to fill the existing vacancy thereon; Mr. Cummings and Mr. Ruppersberger.
5:14:50 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:34:10 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:12:04 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:12:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:12:24 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 3, 2017.

House Activity 11/1/2017

10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall 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.
11:16:54 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 1.
12:00:40 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, Joy Tabernacle AME Church, Dallas, TX
12:02:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:38 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Roskam to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:21 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.
12:24:12 P.M. H. Res. 595 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 595 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2936) to expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.”
12:26:59 P.M. H. Res. 595 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 595.
1:46:12 P.M. H. Res. 595 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 184 (Roll no. 592).
1:54:24 P.M. H. Res. 595 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 184 (Roll no. 593).
1:54:26 P.M. H. Res. 595 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:55:00 P.M. H. Res. 599 ORDER OF BUSINESS – Mr. Newhouse asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to consider in the House, H. Res. 599; that the resolution be considered as read; that the previous question be considered as ordered on the resolution and the preamble to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except for one hour of debate; and that notwithstanding any previous order of the House, the provisions of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546) shall not apply to H. Con. Res. 81. Agreed to without objection.
1:56:49 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on November 1, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.: Appointments: Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission.
1:57:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:59:08 P.M. H.R. 3903 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3903— “To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the ability to use testing the waters and confidential draft registration submissions, and for other purposes.”
1:59:29 P.M. H.R. 3903 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:59:30 P.M. H.R. 3903 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3903.
2:18:29 P.M. H.R. 3903 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.
2:19:00 P.M. H.R. 1585 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1585— “To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to codify certain qualifications of individuals as accredited investors for purposes of the securities laws.”
2:19:04 P.M. H.R. 1585 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:19:08 P.M. H.R. 1585 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1585.
2:36:12 P.M. H.R. 1585 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:15 P.M. H.R. 1585 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:49 P.M. H.R. 3279 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3279 — “To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas.”
2:37:51 P.M. H.R. 3279 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:37:59 P.M. H.R. 3279 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3279.
2:44:25 P.M. H.R. 3279 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:44:27 P.M. H.R. 3279 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:44:36 P.M. H.R. 1074 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1074 — “To repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation”.”
2:44:50 P.M. H.R. 1074 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:55 P.M. H.R. 1074 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1074.
2:53:33 P.M. H.R. 1074 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:53:37 P.M. H.R. 1074 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:54:00 P.M. H.R. 2600 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2600 — “To provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposes.”
2:54:16 P.M. H.R. 2600 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:54:44 P.M. H.R. 2600 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2600.
3:01:47 P.M. H.R. 2600 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:01:48 P.M. H.R. 2600 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:02:00 P.M. H.R. 1488 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1488 — “To retitle Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as Indiana Dunes National Park, and for other purposes.”
3:02:11 P.M. H.R. 1488 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:02:15 P.M. H.R. 1488 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1488.
3:10:42 P.M. H.R. 1488 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:44 P.M. H.R. 1488 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:12:59 P.M. H.R. 2936 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 595H.R. 2936 — “To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.”
3:13:04 P.M. H.R. 2936 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2936 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.
3:13:11 P.M. H.R. 2936 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 595 and Rule XVIII.
3:13:12 P.M. H.R. 2936 The Speaker designated the Honorable David Young to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:13:25 P.M. H.R. 2936 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2936.
4:24:44 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schrader, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-378 to strike “produce timber” as a forest management activity designated for Categorical Exclusion.
4:25:04 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader amendment No. 1.
4:27:58 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:28:32 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Khanna, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-378 to strike Subtitle B of Title III, the Forest Management Activity Arbitration Pilot Program, from the bill.
4:28:54 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Khanna amendment No. 2.
4:35:52 P.M. H.R. 2936 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Khanna amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Khanna demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:36:10 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. O’Halleran, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-378 to strike sections 801, pertaining to forest plans not condsidered major Federal actions for purposes of section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and 903, revision of extraordinary circumstances regulations in the bill.
4:36:29 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran amendment No. 3.
4:42:20 P.M. H.R. 2936 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the O’Halleran amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. O’Halleran demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:42:51 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cardenas, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-378 to require the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with other relevant Departments, to conduct a study to evaluate the feasibility, safety and cost effectiveness of using unmanned aerial vehicles for the purposes of supporting wildfire response and suppression as well as forest restoration and management.
4:43:26 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cardenas amendment No. 4.
4:47:45 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Cardenas amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:58 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-378 to add land exclusions to Sec. 913, including Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Wilderness Act, lands managed under the National Trails System.
4:48:14 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole pro ceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 5.
4:54:12 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:54:22 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-378 to direct OPM to create a “wildland firefighter” occupational series.
4:54:44 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 6.
4:57:14 P.M. H.R. 2936 By unanimous consent, the LaMalfa amendment was withdrawn.
4:57:20 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-378 to establishe a pilot program to demonstrate effective tools and techniques for safeguarding natural resources.
4:57:37 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 7.
5:06:21 P.M. H.R. 2936 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Pearce amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes 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.
5:06:43 P.M. H.R. 2936 Mr. Westerman moved that the committee rise.
5:07:03 P.M. H.R. 2936 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:07:09 P.M. H.R. 2936 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2936 as unfinished business.
5:07:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
5:16:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 1.
5:16:22 P.M. H.R. 2936 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2936 — “To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.”
5:17:05 P.M. H.R. 2936 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:46:26 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Khanna amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 232 (Roll no. 594).
5:51:19 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the O’Halleran amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 226 (Roll no. 595).
5:56:22 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 184 (Roll no. 596).
5:56:33 P.M. H.R. 2936 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2936.
5:57:07 P.M. H.R. 2936 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:58:44 P.M. H.R. 2936 Mr. O’Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
5:59:00 P.M. H.R. 2936 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 adding a new section pertaining to Extension of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
6:05:20 P.M. H.R. 2936 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:12:36 P.M. H.R. 2936 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 230 (Roll no. 597).
6:19:02 P.M. H.R. 2936 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 – 188 (Roll no. 598).
6:19:06 P.M. H.R. 2936 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:19:12 P.M. H.R. 3903 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3903 — “To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the ability to use testing the waters and confidential draft registration submissions, and for other purposes.”
6:25:09 P.M. H.R. 3903 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 0 (Roll no. 599).
6:25:10 P.M. H.R. 3903 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:11 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 600 and H. Res. 601.
6:25:30 P.M. H.R. 3903 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. 3903.
6:26:01 P.M. H. Res. 428 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Costello (PA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H. Res. 428, 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.
6:26:50 P.M. H.R. 2936 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. 2936.
6:27:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 Mr. Scott, Austin asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:27:15 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 43 — “Providing official recognition of the massacre of 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army who had been captured in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944.”
6:27:32 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:27:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:28:47 P.M. H.R. 425 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 425— “To authorize the revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.”
6:28:48 P.M. H.R. 425 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:28:51 P.M. H.R. 425 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 425.
6:49:07 P.M. H.R. 425 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:08 P.M. H.R. 425 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:49:23 P.M. H. Res. 422 Mr. Yoho moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 422 — “Urging adherence to the “one country, two systems” policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Question of the Hong Kong.”
6:49:39 P.M. H. Res. 422 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:49:40 P.M. H. Res. 422 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 422.
7:03:06 P.M. H. Res. 422 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:03:11 P.M. H. Res. 422 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:12 P.M. H. Res. 422 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:03:49 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:09:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:14:09 P.M. Mr. Biggs moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:14:24 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:14:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 2, 2017.

House Activity 10/31/2017

12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:09 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable A. Drew Ferguson IV to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:58 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:19:19 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 31.
2:00:23 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:01 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 October 27, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 782 and the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 28.
2:03:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:04:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 5:00 P.M. today.
5:00:31 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 31.
5:00:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:01:07 P.M. H.R. 2921 Mr. Crawford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2921 — “To establish a vegetation management pilot program on National Forest System land to better protect utility infrastructure from passing wildfire, and for other purposes.”
5:01:09 P.M. H.R. 2921 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:10 P.M. H.R. 2921 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2921.
5:07:13 P.M. H.R. 2921 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:07:14 P.M. H.R. 2921 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:07:26 P.M. H.R. 2941 Mr. Crawford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2941 — “To provide for the conveyance of certain National Forest System land within Kisatchie National Forest in the State of Louisiana.”
5:07:38 P.M. H.R. 2941 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:39 P.M. H.R. 2941 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2941.
5:10:29 P.M. H.R. 2941 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:31 P.M. H.R. 2941 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:10:45 P.M. H.R. 3567 Mr. Crawford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3567 — “To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other purposes.”
5:10:57 P.M. H.R. 3567 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:10:58 P.M. H.R. 3567 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3567.
5:16:21 P.M. H.R. 3567 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:23 P.M. H.R. 3567 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:19:37 P.M. H.R. 2521 Mr. Crawford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2521 — “To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include South Carolina as a part of the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region for purposes of appointment to the Peanut Standards Board.”
5:19:48 P.M. H.R. 2521 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:19:49 P.M. H.R. 2521 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2521.
5:23:54 P.M. H.R. 2521 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.
5:24:35 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification continuing the national emergency with respect to Sudan. – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-75).
5:26:47 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:27 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 31.
6:30:42 P.M. H.R. 2521 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2521 — “To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include South Carolina as a part of the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region for purposes of appointment to the Peanut Standards Board.”
6:56:29 P.M. H.R. 2521 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 – 1 (Roll no. 591).
6:56:30 P.M. H.R. 2521 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:26 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 595.
6:58:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:17:07 P.M. Mr. Massie moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:17:18 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:17:19 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 1, 2017.

on this day 11/05 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v. Warley) struck down Louisville, Ky., ordinance which required Blacks and whites to live in separate residential areas.


1605 – The “Gunpowder Plot” attempted by Guy Fawkes failed when he was captured before he could blow up the English Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated every November 5th in Britain to celebrate his failure to blow up all the members of Parliament and King James I.

1844 – In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden.

1862 – Frazier A Boutelle is commissioned as second lieutenant in the Fifth New York Calvary

1867 – First Reconstruction constitutional convention (eighteen Blacks, ninety whites) opened in Montgomery, Alabama. blackfacts.com

1872 – In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. She never paid the fine.

1895 – George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later.

1911 – Italy officially annexed Tripoli.

1917 – U.S. Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v. Warley) struck down Louisville, Ky., ordinance which required Blacks and whites to live in separate residential areas blackfacts.com

1935 – The game “Monopoly” was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.

1940 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office.

1944 – Lord Moyne, a British official, was assassinated by the Zionist Stern gang in Cairo, Egypt.

1946 – John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29.

1955 – The Vienna State Opera House in Austria formally opened.

1956 – British and French forces began landing in Egypt during the Suez Canal Crisis. A cease-fire was declared 2 days later.

1959 – The American Football League was formed.

1963 – Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

1967 – In Moscow, the Ostankino Tower opened. It was the world’s tallest free-standing structure for nine years.

1968 – A record number of Black congressmen and the first Black woman representative were elected to Congress. The nine Black congressmen and Sen. Edward W. Brooke topped the previous high of eight in the Forty-fourth Congress of 1875-77. The first Black woman representative, Shirley Chisholm of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, defeated former CORE director James Farmer, in New York’s Twelfth Congressional critics and reelected Adam Clayton Powell Jr. In addition to Powell, the following incumbents were reelected: William L. Dawson (Ill.), Charles C. Diggs (Mich.), Augustus Hawkins (Cali.), Robert N.C. Nix (Pa.) and John Conyers (Mich.) Elected to Congress for the first time were Mrs. Chisholm, Louis Stokes (Ohio) and William L. Clay (Mo.) blackfacts.com

1974 – George Brown was elected Lt Governor of Colorado, becoming one of the first two Black Lt Governors in the USA blacksfact.com
1974 – Walter E. Washington, became the first elected mayor of Washington, D.C., in the twentieth century. blackfacts.com
1974 – Harold Ford of Memphis elected to House of Representatives. blackfacts.com
1974 – State Sen. Mervyn M. Dymally elected lieutenant governor of California. State Sen. Georgia L. Brown elected lieutenant governor of Colorado. blackfacts.com
1974 – Shirley Chisholm, a New York Democrat, is the 1st African American woman elected to Congress.

 

1974 – Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut. She was the first woman in the U.S. to win a governorship without succeeding her husband.

1984 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.

1986 – The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of weapons to Iran. 

1987 – In South Africa, Goban Mbeki was released after serving 24 years in the Robben Island prison. He had been sentenced to life for treason against the white minority government of South Africa.

1998 – Scientists published a genetic study that showed strong evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child (Eston Hemings) of his slave, Sally Hemings. (for more information

1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Kach movement, was shot to death after a speech at a New York Hotel. His assassin, Egyptian El Sayyid, was later convicted of the murder and was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the World Trade Center bombing.

1992 – Malice Green, a black motorist, was beaten to death in Detroit during a struggle with police. Two officers were later convicted in his death and sentenced to prison. 

1994 – Former U.S. President Reagan announced that he had Alzheimer’s disease.

1994 – George Foreman, 45, became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas, NV.

1998 – In the U.S., Chairman Henry Hyde of the Judiciary Committee asked President Clinton to answer 81 questions for the House impeachment inquiry.

1998 – The U.N. announced that the Taliban militia had killed up to 5,000 civilians in a takeover of an Afghani town.

1999 – A 12-day conference on global warming, attended by delegates from 170 nations, ended in Bonn, Germany.

1999 – Dennis Rodman (NBA) and Carmen Electra were both arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence in a hotel in Miami Beach, FL.

1999 – U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft Corp. enjoyed “monopoly power”.

2001 – It was announced that European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Dubai-based Emirates airlines set up a joint venture specializing in airline services.

2009 – At Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX, Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.