the Senate May ~ Congress ~ 2018 Republican led House


May 17, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, May 17, 2018
May 16, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 15, 2018
May 14, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, May 14, 2018
May 10, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, May 10, 2018
May 9, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 8, 2018
May 7, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, May 7, 2018

********************************************************************

Last Floor Action:
1:16:16 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 21, 2018.

9:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:19 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:31 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. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:14 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kilmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:21 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by directon of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:14:36 A.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
9:14:46 A.M. H.R. 2 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:15:22 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 21 printed in House Report 115-679 to establish a pilot program to demonstrate effective tools and techniques for safeguarding national forests and watersheds.
9:15:25 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 21.
9:24:29 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:24:52 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Ms. Stefanik, numbered 22 printed in House Report 115-679 to prioritize grants for forest restoration under the Competitive Forestry, Natural Resources, and Environmental Grants Program.
9:24:54 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stefanik amendment No. 22.
9:31:05 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Stefanik amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:31:28 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Faso, numbered 23 printed in House Report 115-679 to improve cooperation with the Forest Service to intercept tree and wood pests and would require a report on the interception of forest pests.
9:31:30 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Faso amendment No. 23.
9:42:04 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Faso amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:42:38 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Massie, numbered 25 printed in House Report 115-679 to prohibit federal interference with the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products between States that allow the distribution of unpasteurized milk or milk products for direct human consumption.
9:42:40 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie amendment No. 25.
9:55:54 A.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Massie amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
9:56:36 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costello (PA), numbered 26 printed in House Report 115-679 to direct the Secretary to designate, among existing USDA staff, a Beginning Farmer and Rancher (BFR) Coordinator in each state, without associated cost.
9:56:38 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costello (PA) amendment No. 26.
10:02:36 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Costello (PA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:02:54 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Noem, numbered 27 printed in House Report 115-679 to create a new initiative to allow the United States Department of Agriculture to match funds invested in educational programs or services for Indians.
10:02:56 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Noem amendment No. 27.
10:07:59 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Noem amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:08:19 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Roskam, numbered 28 printed in House Report 115-679 to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting by ensuring the law applies to all US territories.
10:08:20 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roskam amendment No. 28.
10:22:21 A.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Roskam amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Plaskett demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
10:22:51 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (LA), numbered 29 printed in House Report 115-679 to require the Secretary to consider the totality of conservation measures already in place, or proposed, to mitigate species or habitat loss when determining whether Federal action is likely to jeopardize either.
10:22:53 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (LA) amendment No. 29.
10:32:21 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Johnson (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:32:42 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hollingsworth, numbered 30 printed in House Report 115-679 to allow the Secretary of the Interior, in conjunction with the Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to issue depredation permits to livestock farmers authorizing the taking of black vultures otherwise prohibited by law to prevent damage to livestock during calving season.
10:32:43 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hollingsworth amendment No. 30.
10:40:09 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Hollingsworth amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:40:33 A.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Banks (IN), numbered 31 printed in House Report 115-679 to repeal the final rule issued by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of the Army entitled “Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States” (80 Fed. Reg. 37053 (June 29, 2015)).
10:40:35 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Banks (IN) amendment No. 31.
10:47:57 A.M. The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
10:48:27 A.M. H.R. 2 The Committee resumed its sitting.
10:48:42 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – The Committee resumed debated on the Banks (IN) amendment.
10:52:49 A.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Banks amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Banks demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
10:53:28 A.M. H.R. 2 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:19:50 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Russell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 54 – 356 (Roll no. 200).
11:24:22 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Massie amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 79 – 331 (Roll no. 201).
11:30:38 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Roskam amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 359 – 51 (Roll no. 202).
11:37:17 A.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Banks (IN) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 – 173 (Roll no. 203).
11:37:45 A.M. H.R. 2 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2.
11:38:19 A.M. H.R. 2 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:38:35 A.M. H.R. 2 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:39:40 A.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Maloney, Sean moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Agriculture.
11:39:52 A.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 redistribute funding throughout the bill for specified programs.
11:49:57 A.M. H.R. 2 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:57:08 A.M. H.R. 2 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 226 (Roll no. 204).
12:04:34 P.M. H.R. 2 On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 – 213 (Roll no. 205).
12:04:45 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to reconsider the vote.
12:05:20 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair put the question on the motion to reconsider and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hoyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
12:07:39 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question denovo.
12:24:23 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by recorded vote: 183 – 163, 1 Present (Roll no. 206).
12:24:29 P.M. Mr. Carter (TX) asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourn on Friday, May 18, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Monday, May 21, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:24:57 P.M. ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H. Con. Res. 72, a concurrent resolution originally introduced by Representative Meehan, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
12:25:20 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:37:09 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to the stabilization of Iraq – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-128).
12:38:37 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:16:02 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:16:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:16:16 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 21, 2018.

House Activity 5/17/18

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott DesJarlais to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:36 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:09:36 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 17.
12:00:23 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Monsignor John Zenz, Holy Name Parish, Birmingham, MI.
12:01:44 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:28 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Gallagher to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
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.
12:14:25 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a social security totalization agreement with Slovenia, titled “Agreement on Social security between the United States of America and the Republic of Slovenia” – referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-125).
12:17:55 P.M. H. Res. 900 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 900 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
12:19:47 P.M. H. Res. 900 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 900.
1:25:18 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2349H.R. 3562H.R. 4009H.R. 2772 amended, and H.R. 3249 amended. Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 112.
1:26:12 P.M. H. Res. 900 DEBATE – The House resumed debate on H. Res. 900.
1:57:48 P.M. H. Res. 900 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 189 (Roll no. 190).
2:05:43 P.M. H. Res. 900 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 188 (Roll no. 191).
2:05:45 P.M. H. Res. 900 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:10:39 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.
2:18:16 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 188, 2 Present (Roll no. 192).
2:18:49 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
2:19:03 P.M. H.R. 2 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:20:09 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Ms. Herrera Beutler, numbered 10 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to direct the payment of a portion of stewardship project revenues to the county in which the stewardship project occurs.
2:20:10 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Herrera Beutler amendment No. 10.
2:25:09 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Herrera Beutler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:25:24 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 11 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to authorize counties to be included in Good Neighbor Authority cooperative agreements and contracts in order to improve forest health and bolster watershed restoration.
2:25:25 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 11.
2:30:45 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:31:03 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gianforte, numbered 12 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to authorize expedited salvage operations for areas burned by wildfire to salvage dead trees and reforest to prevent re-burn, provide for the utilization of burned trees, or to provide a funding source for reforestation. Requires a two month environmental assessment for reforestation activities and at least 75% of the burned area be reforested.
2:31:05 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gianforte amendment No. 12.
2:36:47 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Gianforte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:37:16 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 13 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to require the Forest Service to consider long-term health of our nation’s forests when developing collaborative management plans, and shields agency decision making from certain injunctions on sustainable forest management.
2:37:18 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 13.
2:46:41 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Westerman amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:47:13 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 14 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to exempt all National Forests in Alaska from the U.S. Forest Service Roadless Rule.
2:47:14 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 14.
2:56:27 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Young (AK) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:57:18 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 15 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to allow the Village of Santa Clara to purchase land from the United States Forest Service that was formerly part of Fort Bayard Military Reservation.
2:57:20 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 15.
2:59:45 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:00:10 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 16 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to streamline the Forest Service application process required to construct broadband infrastructure on federal land.
3:00:12 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 16.
3:05:24 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:05:42 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 17 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to instruct the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior to provide Congress a yearly report tabulating the metrics surrounding wildfire prevention, including the number of acres treated and agency response time.
3:05:45 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 17.
3:07:47 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:07:58 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 18 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to reauthorize the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program for another 10 years.
3:08:02 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 18.
3:10:37 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:46 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tipton, numbered 19 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to authorize the U.S. Forest Service to convey 3.61 acres of Forest Service Land to Dolores County, Colorado for the strict purpose of building a fire station.
3:10:49 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 19.
3:12:13 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Tipton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:12:34 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thornberry, numbered 20 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to establish Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation and Training Centers to limit subjectivity and increase the accuracy of grading cattle across the country.
3:12:38 P.M. H.R. 2 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 20.
3:14:16 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:14:52 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Conaway moved that the Committee now rise.
3:15:13 P.M. H.R. 2 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:26 P.M. H.R. 2 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
3:16:28 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
3:16:49 P.M. H.R. 2 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:16:59 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-679to modernize and reform the sugar program by removing barriers to domestic production and implementing market reforms.
3:17:02 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 1.
3:45:21 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Foxx amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
3:45:41 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conaway, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-679 to make technical and conforming changes, in addition to making amendments to titles IV, VI and XI of H.R. 2. These amendments consist of changes to nutrition programs, requiring consultation between USDA and NTIA on broadband loan and grant programs and establishing a food access liaison at USDA.
3:45:44 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway amendment No. 2.
3:56:01 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:20 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-679 to phase out agricultural subsidies.
3:56:23 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 3.
4:07:56 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
4:08:23 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaHood, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-679 to streamline the sign up process for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) by directing the Secretary of Agriculture to change the regulatory requirements from an annual sign up to a `one and done’ process for ARC and PLC only.
4:08:26 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaHood amendment No. 4.
4:11:50 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the LaHood amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:01 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (AL), numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-679 to amend the Conservation Title to cap the number of CRP acres at 24 million a year.
4:12:03 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) amendment No. 5.
4:14:46 P.M. H.R. 2 By unanimous consent, the Rogers (AL) amendment was withdrawn.
4:15:12 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Faso, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-679to expand USDA’s ability to assess natural resource concerns through enhanced measurement, evaluation, and reporting on conservation program outcomes.
4:15:16 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Faso amendment No. 6.
4:18:32 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Faso amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:14 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-679 to amend SNAP work requirements to repeal geographic area waivers to allow states to exempt only 5% of SNAP recipients, set the same hour per week work requirement for married parents as for single parents, exempt parents of children under 3 instead of children under 6, require participants in training programs to go through E Verify.
4:19:17 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 8.
4:31:11 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
4:31:29 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Conaway moved that the Committee now rise.
4:31:43 P.M. H.R. 2 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:58 P.M. H.R. 2 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
4:32:09 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Conaway asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 2, in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 900, amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-679 may be offered out of sequence. Agreed to without objection.
4:32:32 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
4:32:45 P.M. H.R. 2 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:33:31 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Fortenberry, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-679 to provide sequencing and prioritization for volunteer visits and improves communication and coordination between USDA, USAID and implementing partners. The amendment also establishes a geographically defined crop yield metrics system and an Internet-based resource for data and knowledge sharing among the participants, stakeholders and the public.
4:33:34 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fortenberry amendment No. 7.
4:39:06 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Fortenberry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:15 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. MacArthur, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-679 to ensure that if an individual becomes ineligible to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program as a household member due to failure to meet the requirements under subparagraph (B), the remaining household members (including children), shall not become ineligible to apply to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program due to such individual’s ineligibility.
4:39:17 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the MacArthur amendment No. 9.
4:50:49 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the MacArthur amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:14 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Holding, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-679 to end eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for convicted violent rapists, pedophiles and murderers after enactment into law.
4:51:17 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holding amendment No. 11.
4:53:39 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Holding amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:53:52 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR), numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-679 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study on developing a Thrifty Food Plan to calculate the amount of the Nutritional Assistance Program for Puerto Rico.
4:53:54 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon amendment No. 12.
4:58:11 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:42 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Faso, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-679 to provide states the flexibility to contract out administrative functions of SNAP.
4:58:44 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Faso amendment No. 13.
5:09:44 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Faso amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
5:10:06 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 14 printed in House Report 115-679 to expand access to traditional foods for native populations first created in Sec. 4033 of PL 113-79.
5:10:08 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 14.
5:16:28 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:45 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR), numbered 15 printed in House Report 115-679 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to provide an extension of study on comparable access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico.
5:16:48 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon amendment No. 15.
5:20:22 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:41 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Biggs, numbered 16 printed in House Report 115-679 to repeal the bioenergy subsidy programs established in title IX of the 2002 farm bill.
5:20:43 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Biggs amendment No. 16.
5:25:30 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Biggs amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Biggs demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
5:26:09 P.M. H.R. 2 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:54:36 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Foxx amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 137 – 278 (Roll no. 193).
5:59:43 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 34 – 380 (Roll no. 194).
6:03:55 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 83 – 330 (Roll no. 195).
6:08:02 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Faso amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 – 192 (Roll no. 196).
6:12:10 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Biggs amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 75 – 340 (Roll no. 197).
6:12:20 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Conaway moved that the committee rise.
6:12:39 P.M. H.R. 2 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:12:47 P.M. H.R. 2 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
6:12:53 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
6:13:08 P.M. H.R. 2 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:17:11 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 – 191 (Roll no. 198).
6:31:00 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 208 – 207 (Roll no. 199).
6:32:18 P.M. H.R. 2 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
6:32:20 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
6:32:51 P.M. H.R. 2 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:34:38 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Russell, numbered 17 printed in House Report 115-679 to amend the Agricultural Risk Protection act of 2000 to prohibit the Depa rtment of Agriculture (USDA) from awarding value-added agricultural product market development grants to support the marketing of beer, wine, distilled spirits, hard cider, or other alcohol products. The amendment also rescinds $8 million of the unobligated funds that were previously provided to USDA for grants.
6:35:09 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Russell amendment No. 17.
6:47:09 P.M. H.R. 2 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Russell amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Conaway demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
6:47:36 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Turner, numbered 18 printed in House Report 115-679 to ensure that newly designated 1890 Institution’s base funding is calculated by using the same formula as already established 1890 Institutions.
6:48:01 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Turner amendment No. 18.
6:49:21 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Turner amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:51 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Ms. Stefanik, numbered 19 printed in House Report 115-679 to add invasive vegetation to Section 602 of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.
6:51:14 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Stefanik amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:51:40 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Ms. Cheney, numbered 20 printed in House Report 115-679 to direct the USFS and DOI to make vacant allotments available to grazing permit or lease holders in the even of a natural disaster, conflict with wildlife, or court-issued injunction. To prevent a court injunction in the event that the federal agency is unable to make a vacant allotment available.
6:52:06 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 900, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cheney amendment No. 20.
6:55:51 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Cheney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:56:01 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Conaway moved that the committee rise.
6:56:15 P.M. H.R. 2 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:56:23 P.M. H.R. 2 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
6:57:00 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a social security totalization agreement with Iceland, titled “Agreement on Social Security between the United States of America and Iceland” – referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-127).
6:59:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:04:47 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:15:15 P.M. Mr. Babin moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:15:20 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:22 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 18, 2018.

House Activity 5/16/18

Time Bill Activity
10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:07 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Clay Higgins to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:21 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.
10:59:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 16.
12:01:14 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. Ted Kitchens, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, TX.
12:02:19 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:55 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Cicilline to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:12 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.
12:26:19 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Jim Banks. Mr. Banks (IN) submitted his resignation from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:26:22 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable John H. Rutherford. Mr. Rutherford submitted his resignation from the Committees on Homeland Security and Veterans’ Affairs. The resignations were accepted without objection.
12:27:19 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Brad R. Wenstrup. Mr. Wenstrup submitted his resignation from the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services. The resignations were accepted without objection.
12:28:21 P.M. H. Res. 897 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 897 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:28:28 P.M. H. Res. 897 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:28:32 P.M. H. Res. 897 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:28:52 P.M. H. Res. 891 By direction of the Committee on Rules, Mr. Woodall called up H. Res. 891, and asked for its immediate consideration.
12:33:46 P.M. H. Res. 891 POINT OF ORDER – Mr. McGovern raised a point of order against the provisions of H. Res. 891 because it violates the Congressional Budget Act. The Chair announced that the disposition of the point of order would be resolved by the question of consideration of H. Res. 891. The House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the point of order, at the end of which the Chair will put the question on consideration.
1:17:24 P.M. H. Res. 891 On consideration of the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 181 (Roll no. 184).
1:18:30 P.M. H. Res. 891 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 891 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5698) to amend title 18, United States Code, to punish criminal offenses targeting law enforcement officers, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (S. 2372) to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
1:18:39 P.M. H. Res. 891 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 891.
2:50:13 P.M. H. Res. 891 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 184 (Roll no. 185).
2:58:56 P.M. H. Res. 891 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 185 (Roll no. 186).
2:58:58 P.M. H. Res. 891 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:02:45 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in honor of all law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
3:03:19 P.M. UNFINSHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:03:28 P.M. S. 35 Considered as unfinished business. S. 35 — “To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.”
3:11:04 P.M. S. 35 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 0 (Roll no. 187).
3:11:05 P.M. S. 35 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:07 P.M. H. Res. 899 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 899 — “Requesting the Senate to return to the House of Representatives the bill H.R. 4743.”
3:11:09 P.M. H. Res. 899 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:11:45 P.M. H. Res. 899 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:59 P.M. H.R. 5698 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 891H.R. 5698 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish criminal offenses targeting law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.”
3:12:00 P.M. H.R. 5698 The resolution provides for 1 hour of general on all three bills. For H.R. 5698 and H.R. 2, the resolution provides for consideration under a structured rule. For S. 2372, the resolution provides for consideration under a closed rule. Finally, the resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on all three bills.
3:12:01 P.M. H.R. 5698 ORDER OF BUSINESS – Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting the amendment H.R. 5698 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
3:13:44 P.M. H.R. 5698 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5698.
3:42:02 P.M. H.R. 5698 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-677 to add clarifying language so only those who cause injury to a law enforcement officer with intent, not by accident, can be charged under the statute. It also amends the definition of law enforcement officer to assure correctional officers are covered by the definition
3:42:28 P.M. H.R. 5698 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
3:44:21 P.M. H.R. 5698 The previous question was ordered on the amendment and bill without objection.
3:44:31 P.M. H.R. 5698 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:45:19 P.M. H.R. 5698 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5698, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of H.R. 5698 until later in the legislative day.
3:47:41 P.M. S. 2372 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 891S. 2372 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks, and for other purposes.”
3:47:46 P.M. S. 2372 The resolution provides for 1 hour of general on all three bills. For H.R. 5698 and H.R. 2, the resolution provides for consideration under a structured rule. For S. 2372, the resolution provides for consideration under a closed rule. Finally, the resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on all three bills.
3:48:36 P.M. S. 2372 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 2372.
4:51:40 P.M. S. 2372 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:52:24 P.M. S. 2372 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on S. 2372, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Roe (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of S. 2372 until later in the legislative day.
4:53:46 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 891H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
4:53:51 P.M. H.R. 2 The resolution provides for 1 hour of general on all three bills. For H.R. 5698 and H.R. 2, the resolution provides for consideration under a structured rule. For S. 2372, the resolution provides for consideration under a closed rule. Finally, the resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on all three bills.
4:53:56 P.M. H.R. 2 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 891 and Rule XVIII.
4:53:57 P.M. H.R. 2 The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:54:16 P.M. H.R. 2 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2.
5:14:26 P.M. H.R. 2 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
5:15:21 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S.J. Res. 52.
5:16:34 P.M. H.R. 2 Subsequently, the Committee resumed it’s sitting.
6:12:13 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Conaway moved that the Committee now rise.
6:12:28 P.M. H.R. 2 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6:12:39 P.M. H.R. 2 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
6:12:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 5698 and S. 2372, and adoption of the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal, all of which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:13:16 P.M. H.R. 5698 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5698 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish criminal offenses targeting law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.”
6:36:23 P.M. H.R. 5698 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 382 – 35 (Roll no. 188).
6:36:25 P.M. H.R. 5698 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:36:57 P.M. S. 2372 Considered as unfinished business. S. 2372 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks, and for other purposes.”
6:43:49 P.M. S. 2372 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 347 – 70 (Roll no. 189).
6:43:51 P.M. S. 2372 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:44:14 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
6:44:21 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 Mr. Roe (TN) asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
6:44:21 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 121 — “Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 2372.”
6:44:46 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:44:47 P.M. H. Con. Res. 121 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:45:33 P.M. H.R. 2 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2 — “To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.”
6:45:47 P.M. H.R. 2 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:48:52 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to allow Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to go into contracts with drainage districts to provide irrigation or water efficiency.
6:48:55 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 1.
6:54:19 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:54:41 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs, numbered 2 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to express a sense of congress encouraging partnerships at the watershed level between nonpoint sources and regulated point sources to advance the goals of the Water Pollution Control Act.
6:54:44 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs amendment No. 2.
6:58:06 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Gibbs amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:59:02 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (AL), numbered 4 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to amend the Nutrition title to allow SNAP users to purchase a multivitamin with their SNAP benefits.
6:59:05 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) amendment No. 4.
7:01:03 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Rogers (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:01:16 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bergman, numbered 5 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to direct GAO to study the agricultural credit needs of farms, ranches, and related agricultural businesses that are owned or operated by Indian tribes on tribal lands or enrolled members of Indian tribes on Indian allotments. If needs are not being met, report shall include legislative and other recommendations that would result in a system under which the needs are met in an equitable and effective manner.
7:01:19 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bergman amendment No. 5.
7:03:37 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Bergman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:04:05 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Arrington, numbered 6 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to modify the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Guarantee Loan Program and the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program to permit rural hospitals to refinance existing debt.
7:04:07 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Arrington amendment No. 6.
7:12:49 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Arrington amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:07 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jones, numbered 7 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to remove the first 1,500 individuals residing on military bases from calculation into population thresholds set for “rural areas.’
7:13:09 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jones amendment No. 7.
7:15:45 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Jones amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:52 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Latta, Amendment numbered 8 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to require the Federal Communications Commission, in consultation with the United States Department of Agriculture, to establish a task force for reviewing the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.
7:15:54 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latta amendment No. 8.
7:20:56 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Latta amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:21:23 P.M. H.R. 2 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thompson (PA), Amendment numbered 9 printed in Part C of House Report 115-677 to add Chronic Wasting Disease to Sec. 7208, High-Priority Research and Extension Initiatives.
7:21:25 P.M. H.R. 2 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 891, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (PA) amendment No. 9.
7:28:20 P.M. H.R. 2 On agreeing to the Thompson (PA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:35 P.M. H.R. 2 Mr. Conaway moved that the Committee rise.
7:28:47 P.M. H.R. 2 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:55 P.M. H.R. 2 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
7:30:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:30:22 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:31:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:40:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 16.
9:40:30 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 900.
9:41:09 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:41:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:41:11 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 17, 2018.

House Activity 5/15/18

12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:14 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David Kustoff to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:36 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.
12:12:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:08 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.
2:00:20 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:26 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:27 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Banks of IN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:09:25 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Dent, the whole number of the House is 428.
2:10:09 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 May 14, 2018 at 10:28 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 931 amended.
2:10:10 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 House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 15, 2018 at 11:43 a.m. stating that that body had made an appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
2:10:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:45 P.M. today.
3:52:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.
3:53:07 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:53:26 P.M. H.R. 613 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 613 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to require that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional institution provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes.”
3:53:42 P.M. H.R. 613 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:53:53 P.M. H.R. 613 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 613.
4:12:22 P.M. H.R. 613 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.
4:12:47 P.M. H. Res. 285 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 285— “Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve.”
4:12:59 P.M. H. Res. 285 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:13:07 P.M. H. Res. 285 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 285.
4:36:08 P.M. H. Res. 285 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.
4:36:37 P.M. H.R. 4854 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4854 — “To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors, and for other purposes.”
4:36:47 P.M. H.R. 4854 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:36:58 P.M. H.R. 4854 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4854.
4:53:11 P.M. H.R. 4854 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.
4:54:01 P.M. H.R. 5242 Mr. Rokita moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5242 — “To require the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to conduct a survey of all public schools to determine the number of school resource officers at such schools.”
4:54:11 P.M. H.R. 5242 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:13 P.M. H.R. 5242 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5242.
5:06:33 P.M. H.R. 5242 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:06:34 P.M. H.R. 5242 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:07:46 P.M. H.R. 4895 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4895 — “To establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes.”
5:07:57 P.M. H.R. 4895 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:59 P.M. H.R. 4895 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4895.
5:17:13 P.M. H.R. 4895 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:17:15 P.M. H.R. 4895 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:17:17 P.M. H.R. 4895 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:17:32 P.M. S. 35 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 35 — “To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.”
5:17:40 P.M. S. 35 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:42 P.M. S. 35 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 35.
5:24:11 P.M. S. 35 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:24:50 P.M. S. 1285 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1285 — “To allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands.”
5:25:00 P.M. S. 1285 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:25:03 P.M. S. 1285 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1285.
5:29:48 P.M. S. 1285 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:50 P.M. S. 1285 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:17 P.M. H.R. 1417 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1417 — “To amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms, and for other purposes.”
5:30:31 P.M. H.R. 1417 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:34 P.M. H.R. 1417 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1417.
5:37:43 P.M. H.R. 1417 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:37:44 P.M. H.R. 1417 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:37:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:35 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.
6:30:40 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:19 P.M. H.R. 613 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 613 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to require that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional institution provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes.”
6:55:53 P.M. H.R. 613 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 – 0 (Roll no. 181).
6:55:54 P.M. H.R. 613 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:56:13 P.M. H.R. 4854 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4854 — “To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors, and for other purposes.”
7:03:51 P.M. H.R. 4854 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 1 (Roll no. 182).
7:03:52 P.M. H.R. 4854 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:03 P.M. H. Res. 285 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 285 — “Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve.”
7:10:59 P.M. H. Res. 285 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 2 (Roll no. 183).
7:11:03 P.M. H. Res. 285 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:42 P.M. H.R. 1017 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1017, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:20 P.M. H.R. 1960 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Johnson (GA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1960, a bill originally introduced by Representative Slaughter of New York, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:47 P.M. H.R. 5505 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 5505, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:13:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:18:00 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 891.
8:19:01 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:20:54 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:20:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:20:56 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 16, 2018.
Advertisements