Know Your Rights … Council member Teresa Mosqueda ~ repost


Our Work Continues

We’re One Month In to 2018, and I am excited to report that we are on track to get some good things done this year. January is where we begin preparing our workplans for the year, and my team has been listening to the community, identifying priorities for the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee this year.Watch a quick video update here.

In the Community

We have also been out in the community, meeting you where you are – from the Ft. Lawton discussion around housing in Magnolia, to meeting with workers in the north end at Seattle City Light; speaking on Capitol Hill at the Seattle Womxn’s March, to the Central District marching in solidarity as we honor the activism and radical change that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for within the #PoorPeoplesCampaign (link). We keep Dr. King’s legacy alive not by celebrating him one day, but by acting daily to create greater shared power and economic prosperity

The first few weeks of this year were filled with news about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on workplaces as the Trump administration ramps up on its arrests and deportations of our immigrant communities. Workers from New York to California, from those who work at 7-11 to those who work as activists, are being targeted. Here in our own city, Seattle ICE served nationally known immigrant rights activists Maru Mora Villalpando (click here to join the campaign to defend Maru). This is an issue that affects employers and employees. We ask you to share this information around with your employees, neighbors, and friends – both employers and employees have rights! Share this information below today!

What’s Next?

We are gearing up for a busy year. In the coming months, watch my office for introduction of legislation to expand efforts to make easier to access the Seattle City Light discount rate program for low- and moderate-income families throughout Seattle. We will be advancing legislation to codify the elimination of sub-minimum wage for workers with disabilities (a rule in place but changing it into law). We will be working in coordination with the Office of Housing and community partners to look at ways ease community-initiated development of affordable housing throughout our city to address the affordable housing crisis. In the upcoming month, look for future conversations around the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, to create stronger protections for workers – who are more likely to be women and people of color – to have greater workplace protections!

Want to keep up to date with what we are working on? Follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and keep an eye on our blog, where we’ll be diving into greater detail on topics in our committee and before your City Council.

In Solidarity,

Teresa Mosqueda
Seattle City Council Councilmember, Position 8
teresa.mosqueda@seattle.gov
206-684-8806

the senate March 5- CONGRESS 2018 the House


March 12, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, March 12, 2018
March 8, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, March 8, 2018
March 7, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 7, 2018
March 6, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 6, 2018
March 5, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, March 5, 2018

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Last Floor Action:
10:33:08 A.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 13, 2018.

March 9, 2018

10:30:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:30:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Fred Upton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:30:38 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Peoples Church, Jacksonville, TX.
10:32:17 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
10:32:20 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:33:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 13, 2018.

March 8, 2018

9:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:28 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Tony Perkins, Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, Greenwell Springs, LA
9:01:43 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Capuano to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:05 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.
9:12:44 A.M. H.R. 1119 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 762H.R. 1119 — “To establish the bases by which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for existing electric utility steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy.”
9:12:49 A.M. H.R. 1119 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1119 and H.R. 1917. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1119 and H.R. 1917 under closed rules. Each measure shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure.
9:14:18 A.M. H.R. 1119 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1119.
10:00:48 A.M. H.R. 1119 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:01:22 A.M. H.R. 1119 Mr. Kildee moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
10:01:40 A.M. H.R. 1119 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prevent the underlying bill from applying to any coal refuse electric utility steam generating facility associated with air pollution.
10:11:05 A.M. H.R. 1119 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:36:57 A.M. H.R. 1119 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 – 225 (Roll no. 100).
10:45:04 A.M. H.R. 1119 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 215 – 189 (Roll no. 101).
10:45:06 A.M. H.R. 1119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:45:08 A.M. H.R. 1119 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
10:48:08 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.
11:56:11 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. on March 9. Agreed to without objection.
11:56:35 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, March 9, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. for Morning-Hour Debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:57:17 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:58:18 A.M. H.R. 40 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
11:58:45 A.M. H.R. 1498 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1498, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
12:00:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resume with one minute speeches.
12:06:42 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:25:22 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 97S. 931S. 2040H.R. 294H.R. 452H.R. 1207H.R. 1208H.R. 1858H.R. 1988H.R. 2254H.R. 2302H.R. 2464H.R. 2672H.R. 2815H.R. 2873H.R. 3109H.R. 3369H.R. 3638H.R. 3655H.R. 3821H.R. 3893H.R. 4042, and H.R. 4285.
12:26:56 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed with Special Order Speeches.
12:27:33 P.M. Ms. Herrera Beutler moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:27:41 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:27:42 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on March 9, 2018.

March 7, 2018

10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:34 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:31:58 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:34 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.
12:00:51 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:02:16 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:19 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Duncan of TN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:40 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:18:02 P.M. H.R. 676 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Ellison asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 676, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
12:18:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House resumed one minute speeches.
12:25:01 P.M. H. Res. 762 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 762 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1119) to establish the bases by which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for existing electric utility steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1917) to allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.”
12:27:12 P.M. H. Res. 762 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 762.
1:40:20 P.M. H. Res. 762 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 183 (Roll no. 96).
1:48:03 P.M. H. Res. 762 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 185 (Roll no. 97).
1:48:04 P.M. H. Res. 762 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:31 P.M. H.R. 1917 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 762H.R. 1917 — “To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.”
1:51:36 P.M. H.R. 1917 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1119 and H.R. 1917 under closed rules. Each measure shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure.
1:52:33 P.M. H.R. 1917 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1917.
2:28:03 P.M. H.R. 1917 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:28:33 P.M. H.R. 1917 Ms. Castor (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2:28:49 P.M. H.R. 1917 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to the bill to add a new subsection entitled “Limitation on Private Plane Travel”.
2:37:34 P.M. H.R. 1917 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:37:50 P.M. H.R. 1917 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
2:38:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:00:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.
4:00:13 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit the bill H.R. 1917, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:00:46 P.M. H.R. 1917 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1917 — “To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.”
4:25:49 P.M. H.R. 1917 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 186 – 227 (Roll no. 98).
4:33:45 P.M. H.R. 1917 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 – 180, 1 Present (Roll no. 99).
4:33:46 P.M. H.R. 1917 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:58 P.M. Mr. Shimkus asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on March 8. Agreed to without objection.
4:35:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:49:45 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:57:30 P.M. Mr. Perlmutter moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:57:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:57:32 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 8, 2018.

March 6, 2018

10:00:09 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:16 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Gregg Harper to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:37 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.
10:38:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 6.
12:00:15 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:50 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:52 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Deutch to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:17 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have been killed or wounded in service to our country and all those who serve and their families.
12:02:44 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.
12:27:41 P.M. H.R. 4607 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 747H.R. 4607 — “To amend the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 to ensure that Federal financial regulators perform a comprehensive review of regulations to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on covered persons, and for other purposes.”
12:27:46 P.M. H.R. 4607 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4296 and H.R. 4607. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4296 and H.R. 4607 under closed rules with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services for each measure.
12:28:42 P.M. H.R. 4607 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4607.
1:22:43 P.M. H.R. 4607 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:23:29 P.M. H.R. 4607 Ms. Clark (MA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
1:23:44 P.M. H.R. 4607 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark (MA) motion to recommit with instructions pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike on Page 3, line 21 the language “otherwise determined” and insert “such action is at the request of and for the personal gain of the President, his or her immediate family members, or senior Executive Branch officials who are required to file annual financial disclosure forms or is other determined inappropriate”. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
1:30:12 P.M. H.R. 4607 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
1:30:44 P.M. H.R. 4607 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Clark (MA) motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Clark (MA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
1:31:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:31:33 P.M. H.R. 2226 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2226 — “To amend the Truth in Lending Act to provide a safe harbor from certain requirements related to qualified mortgages for residential mortgage loans held on an originating depository institution’s portfolio, and for other purposes.”
1:31:50 P.M. H.R. 2226 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:31:51 P.M. H.R. 2226 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2226.
1:56:53 P.M. H.R. 2226 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:56:55 P.M. H.R. 2226 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:57:11 P.M. H.R. 4725 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4725 — “To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require short form call reports for certain depository institutions.”
1:57:18 P.M. H.R. 4725 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:57:20 P.M. H.R. 4725 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4725.
2:12:14 P.M. H.R. 4725 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:12:16 P.M. H.R. 4725 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:12:47 P.M. H.R. 4768 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4768 — “To require the President to develop a national strategy to combat the financial networks of transnational organized criminals, and for other purposes.”
2:12:58 P.M. H.R. 4768 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:13:01 P.M. H.R. 4768 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4768.
2:38:43 P.M. H.R. 4768 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:38:44 P.M. H.R. 4768 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:39:06 P.M. H.R. 4986 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4986— “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reauthorize appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission, to provide for certain procedural changes to the rules of the Commission to maximize opportunities for public participation and efficient decisionmaking, and for other purposes.”
2:39:19 P.M. H.R. 4986 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:39:35 P.M. H.R. 4986 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4986.
3:22:07 P.M. H.R. 4986 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:10 P.M. H.R. 4986 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:11 P.M. H.R. 4986 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:22:58 P.M. H.R. 1132 Mr. Blum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1132 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a 2-year prohibition on employment in a career civil service position for any former political appointee, and for other purposes.”
3:23:08 P.M. H.R. 1132 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:23:10 P.M. H.R. 1132 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1132.
3:33:09 P.M. H.R. 1132 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:11 P.M. H.R. 1132 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:12 P.M. H.R. 3737 Mr. Blum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3737 — “To provide for a study on the use of social media in security clearance investigations.”
3:33:50 P.M. H.R. 3737 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:33:51 P.M. H.R. 3737 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3737.
3:40:34 P.M. H.R. 3737 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:39 P.M. H.R. 3737 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:56 P.M. H.R. 4043 Mr. Blum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4043 — “To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to reauthorize the whistleblower protection program, and for other purposes.”
3:41:55 P.M. H.R. 4043 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:57 P.M. H.R. 4043 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4043.
3:45:58 P.M. H.R. 4043 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:08 P.M. H.R. 4043 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:46:53 P.M. S. 188 Mr. Blum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 188 — “To prohibit the use of Federal funds for the costs of painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government.”
3:47:06 P.M. S. 188 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:07 P.M. S. 188 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 188.
3:51:00 P.M. S. 188 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:02 P.M. S. 188 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:06 P.M. S. 188 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:51:25 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit the bill H.R. 4607, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:52:03 P.M. H.R. 4607 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4607 — “To amend the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 to ensure that Federal financial regulators perform a comprehensive review of regulations to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on covered persons, and for other purposes.”
4:18:30 P.M. H.R. 4607 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 – 228 (Roll no. 94).
4:26:18 P.M. H.R. 4607 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 264 – 143 (Roll no. 95).
4:26:19 P.M. H.R. 4607 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:26:31 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Val Butler Demings. Mrs. Demings submitted her resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
4:27:19 P.M. H. Res. 764 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 764 — “Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
4:27:57 P.M. H. Res. 764 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:28:05 P.M. H. Res. 764 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:29:09 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:33:56 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:01:40 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:01:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:01:55 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 7, 2018.

March 5, 2018

12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:09 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy K. Weber Sr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:34 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.
12:03:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.
2:00:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Brian Chrzastek, O.P., Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC.
2:01:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:40 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mrs. Brooks of IN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:08:37 P.M. The House received a communication from Vicky Hartzler, Member of Congress. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Hartzler notified the House that she had been served with civil subpoenas for documents and deposition testimony issued by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoenas was not consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:09:04 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 5, 2018 at 10:12 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1621S. 2248, and S. 2372 and H.R. 3656, without an amendment.
2:09:47 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:00 P.M. today.
5:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.
5:00:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:00:57 P.M. H.R. 1209 Mr. Palmer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1209 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the “Mission Veterans Post Office Building”.”
5:01:06 P.M. H.R. 1209 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:08 P.M. H.R. 1209 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1209.
5:07:26 P.M. H.R. 1209 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:07:28 P.M. H.R. 1209 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:07:50 P.M. H.R. 2673 Mr. Palmer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2673 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Broadway Street in Pekin, Illinois, as the “Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office”.”
5:08:00 P.M. H.R. 2673 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:08:04 P.M. H.R. 2673 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2673.
5:12:32 P.M. H.R. 2673 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:34 P.M. H.R. 2673 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:54 P.M. H.R. 4406 Mr. Palmer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4406 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the “Tuskegee Airman Post Office Building”.”
5:13:03 P.M. H.R. 4406 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:13:05 P.M. H.R. 4406 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4406.
5:18:20 P.M. H.R. 4406 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.
5:18:49 P.M. H.R. 4646 Mr. Palmer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4646 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1900 Corporate Drive in Birmingham, Alabama, as the “Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building”.”
5:18:57 P.M. H.R. 4646 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:19:08 P.M. H.R. 4646 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4646.
5:24:33 P.M. H.R. 4646 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:24:34 P.M. H.R. 4646 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:24:49 P.M. H.R. 4685 Mr. Palmer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4685 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the “First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office”.”
5:24:59 P.M. H.R. 4685 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:25:01 P.M. H.R. 4685 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4685.
5:36:11 P.M. H.R. 4685 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:13 P.M. H.R. 4685 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:34 P.M. S. 831 Mr. Palmer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 831 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 West Pike Street in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, as the “Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building”.”
5:36:48 P.M. S. 831 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:36:50 P.M. S. 831 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 831.
5:40:15 P.M. S. 831 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:40:17 P.M. S. 831 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:40:31 P.M. H.R. 3183 Mr. Palmer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3183 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the “U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office”.”
5:40:41 P.M. H.R. 3183 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:40:43 P.M. H.R. 3183 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3183.
5:48:23 P.M. H.R. 3183 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.
5:48:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.
6:30:08 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 762.
6:30:54 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:39 P.M. H.R. 3183 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3183 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the “U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office”.”
6:56:25 P.M. H.R. 3183 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 – 0 (Roll no. 92).
6:56:26 P.M. H.R. 3183 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:56:27 P.M. H.R. 4406 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4406 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the “Tuskegee Airman Post Office Building”.”
7:05:37 P.M. H.R. 4406 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 387 – 0 (Roll no. 93).
7:05:38 P.M. H.R. 4406 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:40 P.M. H.R. 4406 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:07:22 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:26:04 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:23:07 P.M. Ms. Foxx moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:23:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:23:18 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2018.