Richmond: Del. Chris Hurst


Bills, Bills, Bills….
We have filed 14 bills and 5 resolutions this session and I’ve been busy fighting for each of them in committee and even on the House Floor! Click on the bill numbers below to see a copy of the full text of the bill and to track its progress through the General Assembly.
Bill Number Purpose of the Bill Status
HB 486 Makes a technical change for a mixed-beverage license for the Old Price’s Fork Elementary School redevelopment into apartments and a brewpub. Passed the House, 92-6
HB 634 Allows for two-way video testimony by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in preliminary and sentencing court hearings Passed the House, 98-0
HB 489 Closes loophole to help counties and towns collect delinquent vehicle property taxes and license fees House vote on Monday
HB 1075 Punishes poachers who disrespect private property rights and law-abiding hunters House debates on Monday
HB 710 Establishes the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman because our current system lacks independent oversight. Passed General Laws Subcommittee #1. Awaiting referral to Committee on Appropriations
HB 488 Amendment to the Charter of the Town of Blacksburg Passed Counties, Cities, & Towns Subcommittee #3. Awaiting hearing in Counties, Cities, & Towns full Committee
HB 1187 Increases protections for landowners throughout the surveying process for natural gas pipeline projects Awaiting hearing in Commerce & Labor Subcommittee #3
HB 1188 Pipeline Leak Prevention and Containment Act, requiring standards for natural gas lines that mirror oil pipeline standards Awaiting hearing in Agriculture, Chesapeake, & Natural Resources Committee
Committee Reports
I’m honored and proud to now serve on both the House Committee on Education and the House Committee on Science & Technology.
Click the links below to learn more about my fellow committee members, the bills we’ve voted on, and to watch live video of committee proceedings.
Meetings with You!
So many of you from the New River Valley have come to Richmond to meet with my staff and me and discuss policy priorities. I’ve enjoyed meeting with students from Virginia Tech and Radford University and teachers from Radford City and Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski County schools. It’s also been great to see members of Blacksburg Town Council and Radford City Council as well as representatives of our local unions and largest employers.
    
If you will be in the Richmond area and would like to schedule a meeting, please contact me at DelCHurst@house.virginia.gov. I would love to see you!
Upcoming Events
I hope to see you all at my upcoming Town Hall meetings. Like my page on Facebook to find more information about time, place, and location!
Thank you all for your continued support. It is an honor to represent you in Richmond. I hope that you’ll continue to reach out to me with feedback as the General Assembly session continues. And as always, please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you.
Super Bowl LII Prediction: Eagles 27, Patriots 21 Go Birds!
Yours in service,

Red Tails …. The story of the Tuskegee Airmen – HD Movie Trailer – Lucas film Official Trailer


by on Jul 29, 2011

First Public Promotional Trailer for the feature film RED TAILS.

1944. World War II rages and the fate of the free world hangs in the balance. Meanwhile the black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are courageously waging two wars at once — one against enemies overseas, and the other against discrimination within the military and back home. Racial prejudices have long held ace airman Martin “Easy” Julian (Nate Parker) and his black pilots back at base — leaving them with little to do but further hone their flying skills — while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the pilots of Tuskegee have mastered the skies with ease but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. Until now.
As the war in Europe continues to take its dire toll on Allied forces, Pentagon brass has no recourse but to reconsider these under-utilized pilots for combat duty. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard) awards them the ultimate chance to prove their mettle high above. Undaunted by the prospect of providing safe escort to bombers in broad daylight — a mission so dangerous that the RAF has refused it and the white fighter groups have sustained substantial losses — Easy’s pilots at last join the fiery aerial fray. Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies in a heroic endeavor to combat the enemy — and the discrimination that has kept them down for so long.

Directed by: Anthony Hemingway.

Starring: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Brandon T. Jackson and Nate Parker.

Red Tails is an upcoming film directed by Anthony Hemingway, from a script by John Ridley and story by executive producer George Lucas. It is based on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American combat pilots during World War II, and is the first Lucasfilm Ltd. production since Radioland Murders (1994) not to be associated with the Indiana Jones or Star Wars franchises.

George Lucas began developing Red Tails around 1988. He compared it to Tucker: The Man and His Dream as “a story too good to be true”. Thomas Carter was his original choice to direct. A number of writers worked on the project until John Ridley was hired in 2007 to write the final screenplay. Lucas held discussions with Samuel L. Jackson regarding Jackson possibly directing and acting in the film. Although Jackson praised the script, he did not commit to either role. Anthony Hemingway was finally chosen to direct in 2008. In researching the film, Lucasfilm invited some of the surviving Tuskegee Airmen to Skywalker Ranch, where they were interviewed about their experiences during World War II. Lucasfilm was also given access to the original mission logbooks used by some of the pilots.
Production began in March 2009. High-definition Sony F35 cameras were used for principal photography, which took place in the Czech Republic, Italy, Croatia and England. While shooting in the Czech Republic, the actors underwent a “boot camp” program, during which they lived in similar conditions as the actual Tuskegee Airmen. Editing began while the production was in Prague. Avid editing systems were used simultaneously in a Prague studio and at Lucasfilm. A vehicle was fitted with a “technical center” so that the production could quickly move between locations. In March 2010, Lucas took over direction of reshoots, as Hemingway was busy working on episodes of the HBO series Treme. Hemingway will have final approval over the footage.

the senate Feb 5-7th CONGRESS the house 2018 2nd shutdown?


February 7, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 7, 2018
February 6, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 6, 2018
February 5, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, February 5, 2018

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House Activity 2/8/2018

9:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Rodney Davis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:35 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10 a.m. for the start of legislative business.
9:19:50 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.
10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 8.
10:00:03 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
10:00:58 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. 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) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
10:01:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Zeldin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:01:48 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
10:13:37 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
10:27:43 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 8.
10:27:45 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 1153, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:28:21 A.M. H.R. 1153 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1153 — “To amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction.”
10:28:28 A.M. H.R. 1153 On passage Roll Call 64 – Yea and Nay vote pending.

 

House Activity 2/7/2018

9:00:20 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:28 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:12 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Ms. 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 until later in the legislative day.
9:01:59 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Murphy of FL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:06 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.
9:13:27 A.M. H.R. 1153 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 725H.R. 1153 — “To amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction.”
9:13:32 A.M. H.R. 1153 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution also waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of February 9, 2018. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of February 8, 2018 or February 9, 2018 for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules.
9:14:01 A.M. H.R. 1153 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1153.
6:21:11 P.M. H.R. 1153 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:21:45 P.M. H.R. 1153 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1153, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
6:22:17 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
6:35:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 7.
6:35:18 P.M. Pursuant to clause 4 of rule 16, Mr. Mitchell moved that when the House adjourns on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Thursday, February 8, 2018, when it shall meet at 9 a.m. for morning-hour debate and 10 a.m. for legislative business.
6:35:58 P.M. On Motion to Fix the Convening Time Agreed to by voice vote.
6:36:01 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.
6:36:35 P.M. H.R. 3851 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3851 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes, and for other purposes.”
7:07:11 P.M. H.R. 3851 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 0 (Roll no. 61).
7:07:12 P.M. H.R. 3851 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:07:21 P.M. H.R. 1997 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1997 — “To encourage United States-Ukraine cybersecurity cooperation and require a report regarding such cooperation, and for other purposes.”
7:17:47 P.M. H.R. 1997 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 404 – 3 (Roll no. 62).
7:17:48 P.M. H.R. 1997 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:56 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.
7:25:56 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 210 – 185, 3 Present (Roll no. 63).
7:25:58 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
7:26:34 P.M. H.R. 2371 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2371 — “To require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, and for other purposes.”
7:27:12 P.M. H.R. 2371 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:14 P.M. H.R. 2371 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:27:22 P.M. S. 1438 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1438 — “To redesignate the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri as the “Gateway Arch National Park”.”
7:27:57 P.M. S. 1438 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:59 P.M. S. 1438 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:28:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:37:08 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:17:05 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:17:30 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:17:31 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 8, 2018.

House Activity 2/6/2018

9:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:15 A.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have been killed or wounded in service to our country and all those who serve and their families.
9:00:43 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.
9:15:04 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.
10:00:19 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
10:00:20 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. 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) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
10:01:53 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Costello of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:45 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
10:12:35 A.M. H. Res. 725 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 725 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 772) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1153) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4771) to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.”
10:15:15 A.M. H. Res. 725 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 725.
10:49:56 A.M. H. Res. 725 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 725, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
10:54:08 A.M. H. Res. 726 QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE – Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution and the Chair determined that the resolution did constitute a question of the privileges of the House.
10:54:10 A.M. H. Res. 726 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 726 — “Raising a question of the privileges of the House.”
10:54:27 A.M. H. Res. 726 Mr. Buck moved to table the measure.
11:27:27 A.M. H. Res. 726 On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 187 (Roll no. 53).
11:27:40 A.M. H. Res. 725 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 725 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 772) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1153) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4771) to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.”
11:35:28 A.M. H. Res. 725 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 188 (Roll no. 54).
11:42:03 A.M. H. Res. 725 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 186 (Roll no. 55).
11:42:06 A.M. H. Res. 725 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:42:43 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
11:43:26 A.M. H.R. 4924 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4924 — “To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including protections against sexual harassment, and for other purposes.”
11:43:36 A.M. H.R. 4924 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:43:37 A.M. H.R. 4924 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4924.
12:30:18 P.M. H.R. 4924 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:30:19 P.M. H.R. 4924 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:30:33 P.M. H. Res. 724 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 724 — “Requiring each employing office of the House of Representatives to adopt an anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy for the office’s workplace, establishing the Office of Employee Advocacy to provide legal assistance and consultation to employees of the House regarding procedures and proceedings under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, and for other purposes.”
12:30:43 P.M. H. Res. 724 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:30:44 P.M. H. Res. 724 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 724.
12:33:45 P.M. H. Res. 724 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:33:50 P.M. H. Res. 724 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:34:27 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
12:34:27 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 102 — “Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass.”
12:34:52 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:34:53 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:41:18 P.M. H.R. 772 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 725H.R. 772 — “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A.”
12:41:23 P.M. H.R. 772 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution also waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of February 9, 2018. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of February 8, 2018 or February 9, 2018 for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules.
12:43:03 P.M. H.R. 772 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 772.
1:30:33 P.M. H.R. 772 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:31:24 P.M. H.R. 772 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 772, the Chair put the question on passage of the measure, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
1:31:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:08:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
3:08:26 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 727.
3:09:11 P.M. H. Res. 727 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 727 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1892) to amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.”
3:10:29 P.M. H. Res. 727 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 727.
4:11:23 P.M. H. Res. 727 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 727, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
4:11:49 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 772, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:12:02 P.M. H.R. 772 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 772 — “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A.”
4:37:54 P.M. H.R. 772 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 266 – 157, 1 Present (Roll no. 56).
4:37:56 P.M. H.R. 772 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:56 P.M. QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE – Pursuant to rule IX, Ms. Pelosi was recognized to present a resolution raising a question of the privileges of the House. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution, and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
4:48:08 P.M. Ms. Pelosi moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
4:48:20 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
5:04:58 P.M. On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 190 (Roll no. 57).
5:05:00 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:05:05 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 727, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:05:11 P.M. H. Res. 727 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 727 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1892) to amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.”
5:12:35 P.M. H. Res. 727 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 189 (Roll no. 58).
5:19:14 P.M. H. Res. 727 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 – 188 (Roll no. 59).
5:19:15 P.M. H. Res. 727 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:21:25 P.M. H.R. 1892 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 727, Mr. Frelinghuysen brought up H.R. 1892and offered a motion.
5:21:35 P.M. H.R. 1892 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
5:22:00 P.M. H.R. 1892 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 727, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the motion that the House agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1892 with an amendment.
6:31:08 P.M. H.R. 1892 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:56:18 P.M. H.R. 1892 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 245 – 182 (Roll no. 60).
6:56:20 P.M. H.R. 1892 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:56:24 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 219, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:56:30 P.M. H.R. 219 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 219 — “To correct the Swan Lake hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide for the conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the corrected survey boundary to the State of Alaska.”
6:57:12 P.M. H.R. 219 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:57:15 P.M. H.R. 219 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:33 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.
6:57:45 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
6:57:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
6:57:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 104 — “Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1892.”
6:58:08 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:58:10 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:30 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on February 7. Agreed to without objection.
7:03:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:20:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:40:56 P.M. Ms. Tenney moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:40:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:40:59 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 7, 2018.

House Activity 2/5/2018

12:00:11 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:23 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:43 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:06:44 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 February 5.
2:00:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:38 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that she 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 until later in the legislative day.
2:02:13 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:29 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:10:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
4:00:37 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 5.
4:00:48 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:01:09 P.M. H.R. 4547 Mr. Brady (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4547 — “To amend titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act to improve and strengthen the representative payment program.”
4:01:10 P.M. H.R. 4547 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:12 P.M. H.R. 4547 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4547.
4:25:37 P.M. H.R. 4547 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:27:01 P.M. H.R. 2371 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2371 — “To require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, and for other purposes.”
4:27:03 P.M. H.R. 2371 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:27:07 P.M. H.R. 2371 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2371.
4:31:17 P.M. H.R. 2371 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Gosar objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
4:31:39 P.M. H.R. 2888 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2888 — “To establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes.”
4:31:54 P.M. H.R. 2888 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:57 P.M. H.R. 2888 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2888.
4:39:18 P.M. H.R. 2888 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:19 P.M. H.R. 2888 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:33 P.M. S. 1438 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1438 — “To redesignate the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri as the “Gateway Arch National Park”.”
4:39:48 P.M. S. 1438 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:39:50 P.M. S. 1438 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1438.
4:46:10 P.M. S. 1438 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Gosar objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
4:46:46 P.M. H.R. 2504 Mr. Gosar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2504 — “To ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms.”
4:46:57 P.M. H.R. 2504 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:46:58 P.M. H.R. 2504 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2504.
4:57:52 P.M. H.R. 2504 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:54 P.M. H.R. 2504 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:02:11 P.M. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Monday, February 5, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 9 a.m. for morning-hour debate and 10 a.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
5:06:58 P.M. H.R. 2646 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2646 — “To reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and for other purposes.”
5:07:10 P.M. H.R. 2646 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:11 P.M. H.R. 2646 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2646.
5:23:30 P.M. H.R. 2646 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:23:32 P.M. H.R. 2646 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:40 P.M. H.R. 1997 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1997 — “To encourage United States-Ukraine cybersecurity cooperation and require a report regarding such cooperation, and for other purposes.”
5:23:49 P.M. H.R. 1997 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:23:51 P.M. H.R. 1997 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1997.
5:38:40 P.M. H.R. 1997 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Royce (CA) objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
5:38:48 P.M. H.R. 3851 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3851 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes, and for other purposes.”
5:39:17 P.M. H.R. 3851 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:39:19 P.M. H.R. 3851 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3851.
5:55:16 P.M. H.R. 3851 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Royce (CA) objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
5:56:08 P.M. H.R. 219 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 219 — “To correct the Swan Lake hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide for the conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the corrected survey boundary to the State of Alaska.”
5:56:20 P.M. H.R. 219 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:56:22 P.M. H.R. 219 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 219.
6:01:49 P.M. H.R. 219 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Young (AK) objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
6:01:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:23 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 5.
6:30:26 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4547, as amended which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:14 P.M. H.R. 4547 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4547 — “To amend titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act to improve and strengthen the representative payment program.”
6:56:15 P.M. H.R. 4547 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 – 0 (Roll no. 51).
6:56:16 P.M. H.R. 4547 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:56:27 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.
7:03:50 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 159, 1 Present (Roll no. 52).
7:04:12 P.M. Mr. Buck filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 725.
7:04:47 P.M. H.R. 1057 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Faso asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1057, a bill originally introduced by Representative Tiberi, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:05:15 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION – Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico was recognized to give noticed of her intent to raise a question of the privileges of the House and proceeded to present the form of a resolution. Subsequently, under rule IX, the Chair announced that 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 two legislative days after the resolution is properly noticed.
7:09:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:52:53 P.M. Mr. Soto moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:52:56 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:52:57 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 6, 2018.