the senate April 16 -19 CONGRESS 2018 the house


April 19, 2018

Wrap Up for Thursday, April 19, 2018
April 18, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 18 2018
April 17, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, April 17 2018
April 16, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, April 16 2018

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House Activity 4/19/2018

9:00:24 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:36 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:46 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:49 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:26 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on April 23, 2018.

House Activity  4/18/2018

10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy K. Weber Sr. 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.
10:36:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 18.
12:00:15 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:33 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:36 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:00 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.
12:21:40 P.M. H. Res. 831 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 831 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5444) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5445) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the information technology of the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.”
12:24:20 P.M. H. Res. 831 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 831.
1:26:49 P.M. H. Res. 831 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 189 (Roll no. 143).
1:33:48 P.M. H. Res. 831 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 – 177 (Roll no. 144).
1:33:50 P.M. H. Res. 831 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:33:51 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 April 18, 2018 at 10:55 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 1281; and Appointments: Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.
1:38:54 P.M. H.R. 5444 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 831H.R. 5444 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.”
1:38:59 P.M. H.R. 5444 Rule provides for consideration of both H.R. 5444 and H.R. 5445 under closed rules with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means for each measure. Rule also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
1:40:49 P.M. H.R. 5444 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5444.
2:25:57 P.M. H.R. 5444 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:26:43 P.M. H.R. 5444 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5444, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jenkins (KS) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 5444 until later in the legislative day.
2:27:08 P.M. H.R. 5445 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 831H.R. 5445 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the information technology of the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.”
2:27:13 P.M. H.R. 5445 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5444 and H.R. 5445. Rule provides for consideration of both H.R. 5444 and H.R. 5445 under closed rules with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means for each measure. Rule also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
2:28:49 P.M. H.R. 5445 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5445.
2:58:19 P.M. H.R. 5445 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:59:03 P.M. H.R. 5445 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5445, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jenkins (KS) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 5445 until later in the legislative day.
2:59:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 5:15 P.M. today.
5:30:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 18.
5:30:25 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 April 18, 2018, at 5:06 p.m.: that the Senate passed S.J. Res. 57
5:30:50 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the passage of H.R. 5445H.R. 5444, and a motion to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:32:09 P.M. H.R. 5445 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5445 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the information technology of the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.”
5:55:01 P.M. H.R. 5445 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 414 – 3 (Roll no. 145).
5:55:02 P.M. H.R. 5445 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:55:11 P.M. H.R. 5444 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5444 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.”
6:03:26 P.M. H.R. 5444 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 414 – 0 (Roll no. 146).
6:03:28 P.M. H.R. 5444 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:03:29 P.M. H.R. 5444 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 831, the text of H.R. 2901H.R. 5437H.R. 5438H.R. 5439H.R. 5440H.R. 5443H.R. 5445, and H.R. 5446, all as passed by the House, were appended to the end of the engrossment of H.R. 5444 as new matter.
6:03:40 P.M. H.R. 2905 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2905 — “To require the Attorney General to establish procedures for expedited review of the case of any person who unlawfully solicits personal information for purposes of committing identity theft, while purporting to be acting on behalf of the IRS, and for other purposes.”
6:10:01 P.M. H.R. 2905 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 – 3 (Roll no. 147).
6:10:02 P.M. H.R. 2905 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:10:08 P.M. H.R. 2905 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:10:24 P.M. Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 19. Agreed to without objection.
6:10:36 P.M. Mr. Walden asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, April 19, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018. Agreed to without objection.
6:12:41 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:27:02 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:27:41 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:27:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:52 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 19, 2018.

House Activity 4/17/2018

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop 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.
10:52:38 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:08 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 17.
12:00:12 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:32 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. McGovern to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:46 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.
12:20:19 P.M. H. Res. 830 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 830 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5192) to authorize the Commissioner of Social Security to provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities, and for other purposes.”
12:21:32 P.M. H. Res. 830 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 830.
12:47:04 P.M. H. Res. 830 The previous question was ordered without objection.
12:47:13 P.M. H. Res. 830 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:47:18 P.M. H. Res. 830 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:47:41 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 April 17 2018, at 11:20 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to S. Res. 467.
12:48:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:50:36 P.M. H.R. 2905 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2905— “To require the Attorney General to establish procedures for expedited review of the case of any person who unlawfully solicits personal information for purposes of committing identity theft, while purporting to be acting on behalf of the IRS, and for other purposes.”
12:50:45 P.M. H.R. 2905 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:50:47 P.M. H.R. 2905 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2905.
1:09:04 P.M. H.R. 2905 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
1:10:28 P.M. H.R. 4403 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4403— “To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to protect personally identifiable information, and for other purposes.”
1:10:39 P.M. H.R. 4403 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:10:41 P.M. H.R. 4403 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4403.
1:26:52 P.M. H.R. 4403 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:26:53 P.M. H.R. 4403 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:27:39 P.M. H.R. 5440 Ms. Jenkins (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5440 — “To require notice from the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of any closure of a Taxpayer Assistance Center.”
1:27:51 P.M. H.R. 5440 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:27:53 P.M. H.R. 5440 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5440.
1:45:05 P.M. H.R. 5440 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:45:07 P.M. H.R. 5440 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:45:36 P.M. H.R. 5446 Ms. Jenkins (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5446 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restrict the immediate sale of seized property by the Secretary of the Treasury to perishable goods.”
1:45:52 P.M. H.R. 5446 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:45:54 P.M. H.R. 5446 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5446.
2:01:17 P.M. H.R. 5446 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:01:19 P.M. H.R. 5446 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:01:41 P.M. H.R. 5438 Mr. Holding moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5438— “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow officers and employees of the Department of the Treasury to provide to taxpayers information regarding low-income taxpayer clinics.”
2:02:02 P.M. H.R. 5438 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:02:03 P.M. H.R. 5438 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5438.
2:10:47 P.M. H.R. 5438 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:10:49 P.M. H.R. 5438 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:11:24 P.M. H.R. 5437 Mr. Paulsen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5437— “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the issuance of identity protection personal identification numbers.”
2:11:36 P.M. H.R. 5437 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:11:37 P.M. H.R. 5437 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5437.
2:19:15 P.M. H.R. 5437 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:19:18 P.M. H.R. 5437 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:49 P.M. H.R. 5439 Mr. Renacci moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5439— “To provide for a single point of contact at the Internal Revenue Service for the taxpayers who are victims of tax-related identity theft.”
2:20:01 P.M. H.R. 5439 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:20:02 P.M. H.R. 5439 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5439.
2:27:46 P.M. H.R. 5439 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:27:47 P.M. H.R. 5439 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:28:09 P.M. H.R. 5443 Mr. Kelly (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5443 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require electronic filing of the annual returns of exempt organizations and provide for making such returns available for public inspection.”
2:28:37 P.M. H.R. 5443 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:28:39 P.M. H.R. 5443 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5443.
2:41:48 P.M. H.R. 5443 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:50 P.M. H.R. 5443 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:42:02 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:00:57 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 17.
4:01:08 P.M. H.R. 2901 Mr. Curbelo (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2901 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance matching grant program.”
4:01:23 P.M. H.R. 2901 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:24 P.M. H.R. 2901 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2901.
4:15:51 P.M. H.R. 2901 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:15:54 P.M. H.R. 2901 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:47 P.M. H.R. 1512 Mr. Marchant moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1512— “To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the reissuance of Social Security account numbers to young children in cases where confidentiality has been compromised.”
4:17:07 P.M. H.R. 1512 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:17:08 P.M. H.R. 1512 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1512.
4:32:59 P.M. H.R. 1512 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:33:01 P.M. H.R. 1512 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:34:46 P.M. H.R. 5192 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 830H.R. 5192 — “To authorize the Commissioner of Social Security to provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities, and for other purposes.”
4:34:51 P.M. H.R. 5192 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5192. Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means, and provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
4:36:57 P.M. H.R. 5192 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5192.
4:54:16 P.M. H.R. 5192 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:21:42 P.M. H.R. 5192 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 420 – 1 (Roll no. 142).
5:21:44 P.M. H.R. 5192 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:21:47 P.M. H. Res. 833 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 833 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
5:22:13 P.M. H. Res. 833 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:22:16 P.M. H. Res. 833 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:39 P.M. H.R. 141 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Johnson (GA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 141, 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.
5:23:00 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 Mr. Barletta asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
5:23:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 115 — “Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.”
5:23:36 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
5:23:40 P.M. H. Con. Res. 115 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:50 P.M. Mr. Barletta asked unanimous consent That it may be in order at any time on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, for the Speaker to declare a recess, subject to the call of the Chair, for the purpose of receiving in joint meeting His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. Agreed to without objection.
5:25:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:46:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:23:50 P.M. Mr. Schweikert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:23:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:23:53 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 18, 2018.

House Activity 4/16/2018

12:00:11 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:20 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:35 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:02:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 16.
2:00:07 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:17 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:20 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:48 P.M. The House received a communication from Mark H. Nagales, Constituent Services Director, Honorable Jackie Speier. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Nagales notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for testimony in a criminal trial issued by the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:07:12 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan. Mr. Sablan submitted his resignation from the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:08:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 5:00 p.m. today.
4:59:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 16.
5:00:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:00:29 P.M. H.R. 3607 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3607 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”
5:00:38 P.M. H.R. 3607 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:43 P.M. H.R. 3607 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3607.
5:06:00 P.M. H.R. 3607 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:06:02 P.M. H.R. 3607 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:06:12 P.M. H.R. 4609 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4609 — “To provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire station.”
5:06:22 P.M. H.R. 4609 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:06:45 P.M. H.R. 4609 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4609.
5:12:45 P.M. H.R. 4609 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:46 P.M. H.R. 4609 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:55 P.M. H.R. 3961 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3961 — “To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River and its tributaries in the State of Florida for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.”
5:13:06 P.M. H.R. 3961 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:13:23 P.M. H.R. 3961 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3961.
5:19:05 P.M. H.R. 3961 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:19:07 P.M. H.R. 3961 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:19:21 P.M. H.R. 146 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 146 — “To take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes.”
5:19:30 P.M. H.R. 146 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:19:33 P.M. H.R. 146 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 146.
5:28:15 P.M. H.R. 146 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.
5:28:43 P.M. H.R. 443 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 443 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”
5:28:58 P.M. H.R. 443 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:29:06 P.M. H.R. 443 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 443.
5:34:59 P.M. H.R. 443 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:35:02 P.M. H.R. 443 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:35:17 P.M. S. 167 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 167 — “To designate a National Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas.”
5:35:25 P.M. S. 167 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:35:27 P.M. S. 167 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 167.
5:39:40 P.M. S. 167 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:40:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:18 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 16.
6:30:23 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 830 and H. Res. 831.
6:31:10 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:52 P.M. H.R. 146 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 146 — “To take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes.”
6:56:09 P.M. H.R. 146 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 – 2 (Roll no. 140).
6:56:10 P.M. H.R. 146 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:56:17 P.M. S. 167 Considered as unfinished business. S. 167 — “To designate a National Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas.”
7:04:21 P.M. S. 167 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 384 – 1 (Roll no. 141).
7:04:22 P.M. S. 167 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:00 P.M. The House received a communication from Patrick J. Conroy, S.J. wherein he resigns as the Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives effective May 24, 2018.
7:08:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:30:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:56:40 P.M. Mr. Wilson (SC) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:56:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:56:45 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 17, 2018.
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