1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants


BY RYAN M. JONES

June 11, 1963 was a sweaty and humid day. The weather fit the climate of tension around Tuscaloosa, Alabama and throughout the state. For months, the University of Alabama was on edge and judgment had finally arrived. Two African-American students were going to be enrolled at the University under a Federal Court order.

 

The last time that happened, President John F. Kennedy was forced to send in 500 Federal Marshals to ensure the protection of James Meredith, who was attempting to integrate the University of Mississippi. Twenty-eight marshals received gunshot wounds. Two men were killed. Governor Ross Barnett attempted to deny Meredith admittance. Kennedy overruled and Meredith was enrolled.GeorgeWallaceConfrontMarshalls

 

The eyes of the nation were now on Tuscaloosa and Alabama Governor, George Wallace. Wallace had just been inaugurated on January 14, where he declared the intolerable proclamation: “I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever.”

 

This was Alabama 1963, where months later, the presence of Dr. Martin Luther King calling out for morality of man from a Birmingham jail and children are senselessly attacked by the order of Bull Connor’s fire hoses and police dogs. The two students, James Hood and Vivian Malone arrived at Foster’s Auditorium. Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach was met in the doorway by Governor Wallace, who claimed he was there to uphold the heritage of the South and the state of Alabama.

 

JFK got word of Wallace’s best response of brinkmanship and federalized the Alabama National Guard. The two enrolled and Tuscaloosa remained quiet. Kennedy could relax for a few hours. He too, was about to change history.

 

The President ignored his closest advisors on when to go public about Civil Rights. He and his brother Bobby, the Attorney General shared a moderate view on Civil Rights. Eliminate the violence, avoid open support. The violent images of Birmingham resonated with him. He was going on national television for 15 minutes. The nation listened as the 35th president of the United States spoke out on peaking civil rights movement and race relations, itself as a moral issue. He also announced he would ask Congress to pass a Civil Rights bill that would entirely end the era of Jim Crow. This speech came exactly one century after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

 

One thousand miles south, a man is driving home to his wife and three small children after a civil rights rally and hears the President’s speech on his radio. It is almost midnight.

 

MedgarEversIt had been nine years since Medgar Evers accepted the position of field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi. Organizing boycotts and investigating murders throughout the state made him a target of white segregationists overnight. He reached his driveway shortly after midnight after feeling overjoyed by the President’s speech. He was physically tired. Because of so many death threats, he trained himself to get out of the car on the passenger side door. He forgot on this night. Carrying t-shirts that said “Jim Crow Must Go,” a missile tore into his back and exited out of his chest, going through the front window, landing on the kitchen counter. The World War II veteran pulled his way up into his garage. His young wife Myrlie and children found him lying in a pool of blood. His eyes met hers and stated “Sit me up, turn me loose.” He was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

 

June 11, 1963, was the height of the American civil rights movement. The next night, people woke up to the news of the first political assassination of the decade. The President’s courage might have caused him the election of 1964 (which he never saw because of his tragic assassination in Dallas that November) and George Wallace, the most outspoken Governor of his time was neutralized to the entire globe.

 

The iconic March on Washington picked up where June 11 left off. Two hundred fifty thousand Americans of all races celebrated the proposed Civil Rights bill and mourned the death of a civil rights hero. Sixty-two years later, we reflect to that pastime and remember those historical giants as the story for freedom, justice and equality continues.

1963 University of Alabama desegregated


 

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Facing federalized Alabama National Guard troops, Alabama Governor George Wallace ends his blockade of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and allows two African American students to enroll.

George Wallace, one of the most controversial politicians in U.S. history, was elected governor of Alabama in 1962 under an ultra-segregationist platform. In his 1963 inaugural address, he promised his white followers: “Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!” When African American students attempted to desegregate the University of Alabama in June 1963, Alabama’s new governor, flanked by state troopers, literally blocked the door of the enrollment office. The U.S. Supreme Court, however, had declared segregation unconstitutional in 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education, and the executive branch undertook aggressive tactics to enforce the ruling.

On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy federalized National Guard troops and deployed them to the University of Alabama to force its desegregation. The next day, Governor Wallace yielded to the federal pressure, and two African American students–Vivian Malone and James A. Hood–successfully enrolled. In September of the same year, Wallace again attempted to block the desegregation of an Alabama public school–this time Tuskegee High School in Huntsville–but President Kennedy once again employed his executive authority and federalized National Guard troops. Wallace had little choice but to yield.

the senate ~ June 5-8 Congress 2018 ~ the house


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House Activity 6/8/2018

Time Bill Activity
9:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:29 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
9:01:20 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. 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.
9:02:00 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Dunn to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:23 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:18:50 A.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
9:19:28 A.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:20:40 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carbajal, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to provide $8 million for the Veterans Transportation Program to assist veterans in attending to all their medical appointments in a timely manner.
9:21:24 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carbajal Amendment No. 28.
9:25:05 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Carbajal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:25:23 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to allocate funding for the VA to create an opioid abuse healthcare kit for community healthcare providers.
9:25:56 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 29.
9:30:27 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:43 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 30 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to allocate funding for administrative costs at the VA to ensure providers at VA health facilities complete a continuing medication course in pain management.
9:31:23 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 30.
9:35:35 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:36:06 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B., numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to require the VA to report on how many delinquent payments by the VA to vendors and contractors there are and the total amount of money.
9:36:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eddie Bernice Johnson Amendment No. 31.
9:42:27 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Johnson, E. B. amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:42:59 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to ensure sufficient funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to provide rigorous oversight of the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
9:43:43 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Amendment No. 32.
9:50:49 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:51:06 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of the U.S. Code regarding benefits for homeless veterans in training and outreach programs.
9:51:42 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 33.
9:56:33 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:56:49 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase the amount of funding for Supportive Services for Veterans Families by $2 million offset by a reduction of a $2.5 million in the funding for the VA’s information Technology Systems.
9:57:41 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 34.
10:01:28 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:01:49 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prevent funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce a proposed rule by the VA to limit an injured or amputee veterans ability to choose a prosthetist or orthotist who meets his or her needs whether employed by the VA or on contract with the VA.
10:02:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg Amendment No. 35.
10:05:47 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Walberg amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:06:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Eshoo, numbered 36 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to state that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the Army to convey the 17.1 acres of land and the 126 existing housing units known as Shenandoah Square in Mountain View, California.
10:06:47 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eshoo Amendment No. 36.
10:11:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Eshoo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:12:02 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit funds from being transferred from programs supporting veteran homelessness services.
10:12:42 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters Amendment No. 37.
10:15:55 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:16:09 A.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit funds from being used to propose, plan, or execute a new round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
10:16:44 A.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ratcliffe Amendment No. 38.
10:21:24 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:30:04 A.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
10:30:15 A.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:30:39 A.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
10:31:08 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
10:45:04 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 8.
10:45:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
10:45:18 A.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:12:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Gohmert amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 212 – 201 (Roll no. 253).
11:16:45 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 207 – 201 (Roll no. 254).
11:21:20 A.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 217 (Roll no. 255).
11:21:34 A.M. H.R. 5895 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5895.
11:22:17 A.M. H.R. 5895 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:22:31 A.M. H.R. 5895 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.
11:24:08 A.M. H.R. 5895 Ms. Kuster (NH) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
11:24:20 A.M. H.R. 5895 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 increase the Veterans Health Administration’s Medical Services Account by $10,000,000.
11:30:05 A.M. H.R. 5895 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:37:38 A.M. H.R. 5895 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 225 (Roll no. 256).
11:44:12 A.M. H.R. 5895 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 179 (Roll no. 257).
11:44:14 A.M. H.R. 5895 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:44:18 A.M. UNFINSIHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:44:22 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:44:48 A.M. Mr. Katko filed a report from the Committee on Homeland Security on H. Res. 898.
11:48:04 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:20:45 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, June 8, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:21:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:30:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:49:31 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the emergency with respect to Belarus – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-131).
1:50:46 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
2:49:49 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:49:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:49:56 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 12, 2018.

House Activity 6/7/2018

10:00:42 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:47 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian K. Fitzpatrick to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:17 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.
11:02:40 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 7.
12:00:17 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Eddie Bevill, Parkridge Church, Coral Springs, Florida
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) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:06 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Pingree to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:09 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.
12:04:10 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 U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on June 7, 2018, at 9:04 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1692S. 2857H.R. 88, as amended, H.R. 1397H.R. 1719 and H.R. 1900.
12:36:52 P.M. H. Res. 923 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 923 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5895) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3) to rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.”
12:40:12 P.M. H. Res. 923 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 923.
1:57:22 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to H. Res. 923, if ordered and on agreeing to the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal which further proceedings were postponed earlier today.
1:59:09 P.M. H. Res. 923 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 185 (Roll no. 240).
2:06:44 P.M. H. Res. 923 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 – 187 (Roll no. 241).
2:06:46 P.M. H. Res. 923 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:15 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 213 – 197, 1 Present (Roll no. 242).
2:13:57 P.M. S. 1869 Mr. Blum asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
2:13:57 P.M. S. 1869 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 1869 — “To reauthorize and rename the position of Whistleblower Ombudsman to be the Whistleblower Protection Coordinator.”
2:15:08 P.M. S. 1869 On passage Passed without objection.
2:15:09 P.M. S. 1869 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:17:02 P.M. H.R. 2772 Mr. Roe (TN) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
2:17:14 P.M. H.R. 2772 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
2:17:15 P.M. H.R. 2772 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:17:23 P.M. H.R. 3 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 923H.R. 3 — “To rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.”
2:17:28 P.M. H.R. 3 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5895 and H.R. 3. The resolution provides for further consideration of H.R. 5895 under a structured rule. Also, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3 under a closed rule with one hour of debate. The resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
2:17:58 P.M. H.R. 3 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3.
3:19:00 P.M. H.R. 3 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:19:46 P.M. H.R. 3 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. DeLauro demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
3:22:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 918H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
3:22:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249 in addition to providing for consideration of H.R. 8 and H.R. 5895. Each measure will be debatable for 1 hour. For H.R. 8, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the report. For H.R. 5895, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report.
3:23:48 P.M. H.R. 5895 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 918 and Rule XVIII.
3:23:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:23:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5895.
4:26:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Harper raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Harper stated the provision contained in H.R. 5895 violates clause 2 of House rule XXI. The provision on page 66, line 14 through page 66, line 20, states an appropriation may not be reported in a general appropriation bill for an expenditure not previously authorized by law. The Chair sustained the point of order.
4:29:43 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Collins (NY), numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding for Army Corps Investigations account by $1.2 million, for a total of $129.2 million, offset by a reduction of $1.2 million in the Army Corps Expenses account.
4:29:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (NY) Amendment No. 1.
4:33:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Collins (NY) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:34:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Abraham, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase Corps of Engineers Construction by $17,410,000 and reduce DOE Departmental Administration by the same amount.
4:34:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Abraham Amendment No. 2.
4:37:20 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Abraham amendment was withdrawn.
4:37:39 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to ensure funds for additionally considering the historic and national significance of dredging projects in allocating Army Corps additional funding.
4:37:40 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 3.
4:41:35 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike Sec. 107, which prohibits funds from being used to require a permit for the discharge of dredged or fill material under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
4:41:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer Amendment No. 4.
4:52:11 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:52:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to redirect $2 million within the Water and Related Resources Account toward projects with a public health benefit.
4:52:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz Amendment No. 5.
4:58:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:59:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham, M., numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prioritize funding for Bureau of Reclamation research and development projects.
4:59:16 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham Amendment No. 6.
5:02:39 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Lujan Grisham, M. amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSaulnier, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase the Anadromous Fish Screen Program by $5 million for the purposes of making repairs to existing equipment.
5:03:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Amendment No. 7.
5:05:22 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $2 million for the SuperTruck II program.
5:05:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen Amendment No. 9.
5:07:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:09 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to allocate funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to support marine and hydrokinetic energy research and technologies.
5:08:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 10.
5:12:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Keating amendment was withdrawn.
5:12:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Bonamici, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding for the EERE Water Power Technologies Office by $10 million.
5:12:48 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici Amendment No. 11.
5:16:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Bonamici amendment was withdrawn.
5:16:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to restore $15 million in funding to the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE).
5:16:51 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) Amendment No. 12.
5:20:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Esty (CT) amendment was withdrawn.
5:21:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the purposes of offshore wind job training grants.
5:21:07 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas Amendment No. 13.
5:30:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:30:15 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding to the Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response program by $1,000,000 to further facilitate the Department of Energy’s effort to secure the nation’s energy infrastructure against all hazards, reduce the risks of and impacts from cyber events, and assist with restoration activities.
5:30:18 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 14.
5:32:43 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:32:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding to the Electricity Delivery program by $1,000,000 to further facilitate the programs aim to develop a modern power grid by advancing resilient power distribution systems, intelligent and high-efficiency grid components, and energy storage systems.
5:32:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 15.
5:35:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:35:11 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Weber (TX), numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide for $35 million from within funds appropriated to the Office of Nuclear Energy to meet the House-passed authorization level for the Versatile Neutron Source, a fast test reactor user facility.
5:35:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weber (TX) Amendment No. 16.
5:39:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Weber (TX) amendment was withdrawn.
5:39:25 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase and decrease funding to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by $20 million.
5:39:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) Amendment No. 17.
5:42:16 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:42:28 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 18 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase ARPA-E to its FY18 enacted level and reduces Fossil Energy R&D by the same amount.
5:42:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer Amendment No. 18.
5:56:01 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:56:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (TX), numbered 19 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide for $126.8 million from within funds appropriated to the Office of Science to meet House-passed authorization levels for the LINAC Coherent Light Source II High Energy Upgrade, the Proton Power Upgrade to the Spallation Neutron Source, the construction of the Spallation Neutron Source Second Target Station, and the construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; provides for full funding for the U.S. contribution to the construction of the ITER project.
5:56:34 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) Amendment No. 19.
6:01:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Smith (TX) amendment was withdrawn.
6:01:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 20 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to allocate funding to support research and grants to further innovation in the safe and secure storage, treatment, transportation, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel from civilian nuclear reactors.
6:01:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 20.
6:06:56 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:07:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase funding by $3 million to be used for divertor test tokamak research and development.
6:07:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin Amendment No. 22.
6:11:31 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
6:11:47 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kihuen, numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike $190 million for the licensing of the nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain.
6:11:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kihuen Amendment No. 23.
6:22:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Kihuen amendment; Failed by voice vote.
6:22:36 P.M. The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
6:22:54 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2377 and S. 2734.
6:23:32 P.M. H.R. 5895 The Committee resumed its sitting.
6:23:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to eliminate funding for the ARPA-E program as recommended by the administration.
6:23:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Amendment No. 24.
6:34:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:34:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to increase Administration account by $1 million to address environmental concerns in both urban and rural settings.
6:34:29 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 25.
6:39:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:39:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lee, numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike $65 million for the W76-2 warhead and transfer it to Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account.
6:39:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee Amendment No. 26.
7:03:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:03:35 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to restore the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account to the FY2018 funding level by giving the Weapons Activities account a $404 million increase.
7:03:37 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Amendment No. 27.
7:14:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:14:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. O’Halleran, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide funding to expedite the work of the Department of Energy’s Defense-Related Uranium Mines Program’s work on Native American Reservations in the west.
7:14:40 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran Amendment No. 28.
7:18:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the O’Halleran amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:58 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to use the Holman Rule to reduce the salary of Mark Gabriel, the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration, to $1.
7:19:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Amendment No. 29.
7:29:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:30:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 30 printed in House Report 115-711 to provide resources for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ensure safe and effective decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
7:30:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 30.
7:34:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:34:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike Sec.505, which prohibits funds from being used for further implementation of the coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components of the National Ocean Policy
7:35:20 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal Amendment No. 31.
7:46:28 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:46:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kihuen, numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to strike language that would prohibit closure of the Yucca Mountain project.
7:47:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kihuen Amendment No. 32.
7:56:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Kihuen amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:57:08 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Newhouse, numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prohibit the use of funds to sell the transmission assets of three Power Marketing Administrations and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
7:57:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse Amendment No. 33.
8:02:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:02:21 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to provide for a one percent across the board cut to the discretionary spending levels in Division A of the bill.
8:02:57 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn Amendment No. 34.
8:13:17 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:13:40 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to allocate an additional $3 million for post-disaster watershed assessment studies.
8:14:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 35.
8:20:08 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:20:25 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 36 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of the Department of Energy Organization Act and addresses the need to increase programs that educate minorities in science, technology, engineering and math.
8:21:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Amendment No. 36.
8:24:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:25:04 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSantis, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to prohibit funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran.
8:25:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSantis Amendment No. 38.
8:29:32 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the DeSantis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:30:34 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norman, numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 115-711 to reduce the total amount of appropriations made available by $1.5 billion to match the fiscal year 2018 enacted level.
8:31:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norman Amendment No. 39.
8:37:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Norman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:37:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee rise.
8:38:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:38:37 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
8:39:15 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
8:40:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
8:41:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to boost the Army Corps’ Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program by $1 million.
8:42:01 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Amendment No. 1.
8:47:23 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:48:00 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee rise.
8:48:10 P.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:48:21 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
8:49:23 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 3, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
8:49:59 P.M. H.R. 3 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3 — “To rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.”
9:18:53 P.M. H.R. 3 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 206 (Roll no. 243).
9:18:55 P.M. H.R. 3 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:19:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
9:19:18 P.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:25:02 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 201 – 217 (Roll no. 244).
9:28:31 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 204 – 214 (Roll no. 245).
9:31:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 123 – 295 (Roll no. 246).
9:34:38 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 – 241 (Roll no. 247).
9:37:31 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 239 (Roll no. 248).
9:40:48 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 139 – 276, 2 Present (Roll no. 249).
9:43:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 223 (Roll no. 250).
9:47:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 155 – 262 (Roll no. 251).
9:51:49 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Norman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 128 – 289 (Roll no. 252).
9:51:56 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
9:52:39 P.M. S. 2246 Mr. Roe (TN) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
9:52:39 P.M. S. 2246 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2246 — “To designate the health care center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Tallahassee, Florida, as the Sergeant Ernest I. “Boots” Thomas VA Clinic, and for other purposes.”
9:53:12 P.M. S. 2246 On passage Passed without objection.
9:53:15 P.M. S. 2246 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:53:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5895 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
9:53:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:56:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Eshoo, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $1,000,000, with the increase intended to support the development and deployment of high-efficiency linear generator power plant technology which, for purposes of stationary electric power production, is equivalent to fuel cell power plant technology; and to decrease funding for Departmental Administration by $1,000,000.
9:56:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eshoo Amendment No. 3.
10:00:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Eshoo amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:01:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perlmutter, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding for EERE’s Facilities and Infrastructure account by $5 million offset by a $5 million reduction to DOE’s Departmental Administration account.
10:01:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perlmutter Amendment No. 4.
10:05:05 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Perlmutter amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:05:26 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding for cybersecurity of the electric power grid, offset by funding for fossil energy research and development.
10:05:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings Amendment No. 5.
10:10:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:11:08 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (AL), numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to provide $24 million for construction of critical infrastructure in NNSA, with an offset from NNSA Federal Salaries and Expenses.
10:11:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) Amendment No. 7.
10:13:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Rogers (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:13:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to allocate an additional $100 million for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects related to flood control.
10:14:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
10:17:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:17:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds for enforcing the EPA’s abandonment criteria for prior converted cropland.
10:18:04 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 9.
10:27:21 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:27:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gohmert, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon.
10:28:09 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gohmert amendment No. 10.
10:39:18 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Gohmert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Kaptur demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:40:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding by $250,000 for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program, which provides employment opportunities within the U.S. House for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Decreases funding for the Architect of the Capitol, Capital Construction and Operations account by an equivalent amount.
10:40:37 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 12.
10:42:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:42:51 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding by $500,000 for the Office of Employee Assistance under the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to be pulled from the Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Grounds.
10:43:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment No. 13.
10:47:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:48:32 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meadows, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to reestablish a semiannual Government Accountability Office financial review of obligated expenditures from the Independent Counsel permanent indefinite appropriation, and requires the report’s findings to be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary of the House, and the Committees on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Judiciary of the Senate
10:49:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows amendment No. 15.
10:53:29 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Meadows amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ryan (OH) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:53:55 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to appropriate $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) to help Congress understand emerging technologies and their policy implications. Offset by funds from an administrative account within the Architect of the Capitol.
10:54:25 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 16.
11:01:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:02:14 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to prohibit the use of funds to purchase plastic drinking straws.
11:02:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 17.
11:04:35 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:05:19 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 19 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding in the BRAC account to ensure there is suffici ent funding to prevent further contamination of PFAS at former-Wurtsmith AFB
11:05:42 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 19.
11:09:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Kildee amendment was withdrawn.
11:10:19 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Torres, numbered 20 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to direct the Secretary to use the DOD Base Closure Account to make funding available for the purposes of demolishing facilities closed by prior BRAC rounds.
11:10:52 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres amendment No. 20.
11:15:11 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Torres amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:15:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to create a funding carve-out for the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment account.
11:16:00 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 21.
11:18:46 P.M. H.R. 5895 By unanimous consent, the Kildee amendment was withdrawn.
11:19:13 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to increase funding to VA Medical Services account from VA Medical Services account to conduct educational outreach to veterans to enroll in the burn pits registry, additional research using the registry, and other activities concerning the maintenance of registry.
11:19:39 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz amendment No. 22.
11:25:50 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:26:24 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (OH), numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to call on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a standard of hospice care tailored to the unique needs of combat veterans, including Vietnam-era veterans.
11:26:51 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (OH) amendment No. 23.
11:29:30 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Johnson (OH) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:30:06 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to direct the Secretary to change the phone system to have local Community Based Outpatient Center answer calls rather than having all calls routed to the major VA Medical Centers in an effort to reduce wait times for veterans on the phone and to provide more timely health services.
11:30:27 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz amendment No. 24.
11:34:20 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:34:41 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Ms. McSally, numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to mandate that no less than $225,000,000 may be appropriated for VA mental health and suicide prevention programs.
11:35:03 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally amendment No. 25.
11:39:44 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the McSally amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:40:12 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Welch, numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to provide $5 million to better assist veterans exposed to burn pi ts by improving the existing registry and increasing clinical research on burn pit exposure. Decreases the Community Care account by the same amount.
11:40:33 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 26.
11:44:58 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Welch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:45:23 P.M. H.R. 5895 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barr, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 115-712 to transfer $5 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Administration’s (VHA) Medical Community Care Account to the Medical Services Account for the explicit use for the Va’s Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) program, equine assisted therapy.
11:45:53 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 923, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr (KY) amendment No. 27.
11:47:58 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the Barr amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:48:09 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Carter (TX) moved that the committee rise.
11:48:36 P.M. H.R. 5895 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:48:45 P.M. H.R. 5895 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5895 as unfinished business.
11:49:50 P.M. Mr. Hultgren moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:49:51 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:49:55 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 8, 2018.

House Activity 6/6/2018

10:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:21 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Darrell E. Issa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:48 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2333, and H.R. 4743. Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 113.
10:01:12 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.
10:27:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:09 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
12:00:13 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Aaron Krupnick, Congregation Beth El, Voorhees, New Jersey
12:02:29 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. Schneider 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. Schneider demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:41 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Stefanik to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:57 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have been killed or wounded in service to our country and all those who serve and their families.
12:05:10 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.
12:25:32 P.M. H. Res. 918 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 918 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3249) to authorize the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5895) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
12:31:44 P.M. H. Res. 918 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 918.
1:45:35 P.M. H. Res. 918 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 176 (Roll no. 234).
1:51:49 P.M. H. Res. 918 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 – 175 (Roll no. 235).
1:51:51 P.M. H. Res. 918 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal, which further proceedings were postponed earlier today.
1:58:33 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 177, 1 Present (Roll no. 236).
2:08:36 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Woodall asked unanimous consent that during consideration of H.R. 8 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 918, the amendment by Mr. Moulton now at the desk be considered as though printed as the last amendment printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 and be debatable for 10 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
2:13:47 P.M. H.R. 3249 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, Mr. Goodlatte brought up H.R. 3249 and offered a motion.
2:13:49 P.M. H.R. 3249 Mr. Goodlatte moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
2:14:00 P.M. H.R. 3249 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249.
2:35:08 P.M. H.R. 3249 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:35:29 P.M. H.R. 3249 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until later in the legislative day.
2:37:11 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 918H.R. 8 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
2:37:16 P.M. H.R. 8 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249 in addition to providing for consideration of H.R. 8 and H.R. 5895. Each measure will be debatable for 1 hour. For H.R. 8, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the report. For H.R. 5895, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the report.
2:37:44 P.M. H.R. 8 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 918 and Rule XVIII.
2:37:45 P.M. H.R. 8 The Speaker designated the Honorable Gary J. Palmer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:37:52 P.M. H.R. 8 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 8.
3:17:33 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Shuster, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to make technical changes to the bill, as well as additional provisions relating to Corps of Engineers projects and reports. Additionally, it addresses a direct spending issue in sec. 306.
3:18:44 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded 10 with minutes of debate on the Shuster Part A Amendment No. 1.
3:19:17 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:23:51 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Shuster, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to provide technical assistance on construction to a state agency that is carrying out congressionally authorized projects.
3:24:02 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuster Part A Amendment No. 6.
3:24:17 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shuster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:26:26 P.M. H.R. 8 Mr. Shuster moved that the Committee rise.
3:26:45 P.M. H.R. 8 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:27:13 P.M. H.R. 8 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 8 as unfinished business.
3:29:47 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE – Mr. Shuster asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 8 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 918, the following amendments printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 may be considered out of sequence: Amendments numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. Agreed to without objection.
3:30:11 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 8 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
3:30:38 P.M. H.R. 8 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:31:50 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to amend language to ensure all factors are considered in order for the mitigation bank to provide sufficient financial assurances.
3:32:39 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs Amendment No. 3.
3:34:49 P.M. H.R. 8 By unanimous consent, the Gibbs amendment was withdrawn.
3:35:22 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to expand the areas of consideration to include water storage.
3:35:54 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 2.
3:37:37 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:00 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add flexibility in Section 120 so that future projects can also qualify for the pilot program.
3:38:54 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Royce Amendment No. 4.
3:40:15 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:42 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize Army Corps to give technical assistance to regional coalitions as they prepare for water resources development projects with potential connections to Army Corps projects or properties.
3:41:35 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Royce Amendment No. 5.
3:42:56 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:43:22 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Denham, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to extend authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enter into cost recovery agreements for evaluation and processing of permits.
3:44:04 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham Amendment No. 7.
3:45:44 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Denham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:46:13 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add t o a National Academy of Sciences report consideration of an analysis on whether the Corps considers cumulative benefits of locally developed projects, including Master Plans, and if the Corps uses these benefits for purposes of benefit-cost analysis for potential projects within such Master Plans.
3:46:59 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty Amendment No. 8.
3:50:51 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:15 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add universities to the list of entities that the Secretary of the Army Corps should consider when submitting a report to Congress on the use of innovative materials in water resource development projects.
3:51:53 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 9.
3:53:35 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:58 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Krishnamoorthi, numbered 10 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Comptroller of the United States to provide recommendations to improve the capacity and preparedness of the Corp of Engineers workforce.
3:54:40 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Krishnamoorthi Amendment No. 10.
3:57:39 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Krishnamoorthi amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:58:05 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 11 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add to a GAO study consideration of how changes to the navigation industry workforce with which the Army Corps of Engineers collaborates may affect safety and operations within the navigation industry.
3:58:53 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal Amendment No. 11.
4:00:53 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:19 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the GAO to specifically consider trough bars, coastal wetlands and barrier coral reefs for their study on the feasibility of projects for flood risk management, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and ecosystem restoration.
4:02:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 12.
4:06:07 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:06:31 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, numbered 13 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to ensure timely payback for advanced funds paid for by a non-federal sponsor.
4:07:05 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford Amendment No. 13.
4:09:38 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Sanford amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:10:04 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nolan, numbered 14 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Secretary to conduct a study of the status of the project for flood damage reduction and environmental restoration for the Muddy River authorized by WRDA 2000. The Secretary is required to submit a report to Congress describing the study and reasons for deauthorizing the project.
4:10:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan Amendment No. 14.
4:12:26 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Nolan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:12:48 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Corps to take steps to better engage with and meaningfully consult with communities of color, low-income communities, tribes, and rural communities.
4:13:24 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore Amendment No. 15.
4:15:47 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:01 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meadows, numbered 16 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to prioritize the operation, maintenance, and improvement of existing infrastructure.
4:17:03 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows Amendment No. 16.
4:19:05 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:19:29 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mast, numbered 17 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to clarify the Secretary’s authority under WRDA 2000 to provide credit for Comprehensive Everglades Restoration in-kind work completed during design or construction, including work after a partnership agreement is signed. The Secretary and non-Federal sponsor must agree to the terms and conditions for in-kind work not expressly defined in the partnership agreement and the Secretary must determine the work is integral to the project.
4:19:44 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mast Amendment No. 17.
4:21:40 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Mast amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:04 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 18 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pay back the Federal cost share for projects carried out under section 593 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 in the next fiscal year.
4:22:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce Amendment No. 18.
4:24:14 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:38 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kelly (PA), numbered 19 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to state that in regards to WRDA funding determinations, the Corps of Engineers may consider operation and maintenance of the locks on Allegheny River for purposes of recreational boat traffic levels and related economic benefits.
4:25:21 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly (PA) Amendment No. 19.
4:26:58 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Kelly (PA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:18 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schrader, numbered 20 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to provide the Army Corps of Engineers with the authority to help mitigate any detrimental impacts to municipal water supply resulting from a Corps construction project.
4:27:55 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader Amendment No. 20.
4:28:41 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:29:06 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 21 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to request from the Army Corps of Engineers a report to Congress on the potential opportunity for integrating noise abatement and noise mitigation technologies and practices into improvements and operations in harbors and inland harbors.
4:29:55 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal Amendment No. 21.
4:31:43 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:32:34 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Higgins (LA), numbered 22 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to prefer acquiring the minimum interest necessary in real property needed to support a project or action. Requires consideration of the use of a temporary easement estate or other interests designed to reduce overall costs, reduce project time, and minimize conflict with property owners related to such project or action.
4:33:24 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Higgins (LA) Amendment No. 22.
4:36:49 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Higgins (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:37:14 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Babin, numbered 23 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to express the sense of Congress stating the importance and benefits of projects to improve 2-way traffic safety on high volume, deep draft navigation channels.
4:37:51 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Babin Amendment No. 23.
4:43:02 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Babin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:43:19 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bost, numbered 24 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to permit a non-federal flood control project sponsor to pay, or contribute to, the difference between the cost of repairing a damaged flood control project and its projected economic benefits.
4:43:58 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost Amendment No. 24.
4:46:41 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:03 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Heck, numbered 25 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct GAO to conduct a study on USACE’s ability to comply with Federal stormwater runoff requirements.
4:47:41 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck Amendment No. 25.
4:51:35 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Heck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:52:02 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR), numbered 26 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to express the sense of Congress that the Corps of Engineers should consider urgently and favorably projects and proposals pending before them for flood control, dam repair, beach erosion, harbor navigation in Puerto Rico, as well as for repair and mitigation required by natural disasters in 2017-2018; and that the Secretary should advance the project for ecosystem restoration at Caño Martin Peña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
4:52:30 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) Amendment No. 26.
4:57:11 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:30 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibbs, numbered 27 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to instruct the Secretary to expedite the DMMP process in order that studies reach completion within two years of their initiation and shall make maximum use of existing information and studies and avoid all redundant information collection and studies for purposes of Dredged Material Management Plans initiated in fiscal year 2018 and afterward.
4:57:47 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibbs Amendment No. 27.
5:00:53 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Gibbs amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:59 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 29 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to clarifiy that operation and maintenance of any project authorized under the Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study is done at an 80/20 Federal/non-Federal cost share. Also requires the Corps, following construction of any project authorized under the Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study, to consult with the governor of the state where the project is located and seek Congressional approval prior to implementing any additional technologies at the project. Also, it adds to the list of feasibility studies in the base bill the USACE must expedite completion of the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road Study.
5:02:05 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Daivs Amendment No. 29.
5:08:07 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR), numbered 30 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the secretary to expedite reports for the navigation project for San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, per the study authorized by resolution of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on September 20, 2006.
5:08:27 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon Amendment No. 30.
5:12:29 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:13:04 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lance, numbered 31 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to expedite the completion of a feasibility study for the Warren Glen Dam Removal Project in the Musconetcong River, New Jersey.
5:13:06 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lance Amendment No. 31.
5:15:55 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Lance amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:21 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray, numbered 32 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize the expansion of the Abiquiu Reservoir.
5:16:23 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan Amendment No. 32.
5:19:04 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Lujan, Ben Ray amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:19:26 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Larsen (WA), numbered 33 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to increase the per project funding cap for Section 544 Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration (PSAW) to $10 million–which is consistent with Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration projects and raises the overall authorization level for PSAW.
5:19:28 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Larsen (WA) Amendment No. 33.
5:22:55 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Larsen (WA) amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
5:23:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 34 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Army Corps to expedite and complete dredging in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts as authorized.
5:23:27 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 34.
5:27:15 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:30 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Joyce (OH), numbered 35 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete its Chief’s Report for the Brandon Road Study by February 2019.
5:27:31 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Joyce (OH) Amendment No. 35.
5:30:23 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Joyce (OH) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:39 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (GA), numbered 36 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to convey three parcels of land, known as the Earle May Recreational Area, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the City of Bainbridge.
5:30:41 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (GA) Amendment No. 36.
5:33:02 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Bishop (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:33:47 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Blum, numbered 37 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to expedite the completion of the Cedar River flood risk management project authorized in 2014.
5:33:49 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blum Amendment No. 37.
5:35:55 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Blum amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:36:09 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 38 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to grant the Army Corps the authority to repair or replace bridges in New England that serve as emergency evacuation routes.
5:36:11 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating Amendment No. 38.
5:38:57 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:24 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, numbered 39 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize a land transfer between the Port of Whitman and the Army Corps of Engineers.
5:39:26 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McMorris Rodgers Amendment No. 39.
5:41:20 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the McMorris Rodgers amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:41:40 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shea-Porter, numbered 40 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to use existing authority to mitigate severe shoaling at Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire.
5:41:42 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter Amendment No. 40.
5:43:54 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:44:02 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shea-Porter, numbered 41 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary to expedite the navigation project for Portsmouth Harbor and the Piscataqua River.
5:44:04 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter Amendment No. 41.
5:46:30 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:46:51 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lewis (MN), numbered 41 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to encourage the Secretary to consider reasonable alternative agreements between state or local entities, private partners, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering to dispose of dredged material.
5:46:54 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis (MN) Amendment No. 42.
5:50:30 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Lewis (MN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:50:48 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Olson, numbered 43 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to look to expedite already authorized U.S. Army Corp of Engineers projects in the declared disaster areas of Texas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
5:50:51 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Olson Amendment No. 43.
5:55:10 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Olson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:55:41 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Culberson, numbered 44 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out flood and storm damage reduction studies expeditiously in order to reduce the risk of damage from future floods and hurricanes in the Houston and Coastal Texas areas.
5:55:43 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Culberson Amendment No. 44.
6:02:18 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Culberson amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
6:02:35 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Weber (TX), numbered 45 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to enhance the Levee Safety Action Classification (LSAC) risk categorization tool, developed internally by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also supplements current duties by ensuring that individual levee system LSAC ratings are transparent.
6:02:36 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weber Amendment No. 45.
6:08:36 P.M. H.R. 8 By unanimous consent, the Weber (TX) amendment was withdrawn.
6:08:57 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Meeks, numbered 46 printed in Part A in House Report 115-711 to expedite the Army Corps of Engineers reformulation project in certain Sandy Superstorm affected areas of Queens, NY.
6:09:37 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meeks Amendment No. 46.
6:12:42 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Meeks amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:13:13 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schrader, numbered 47 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to require the Army Corps of Engineers to include in future workplans, to the maximum extent practicable, any project or facility for disposition for which the Corps has a final report from the Director of Civil Works.
6:13:57 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader Amendment No. 47.
6:14:39 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:14:54 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 48 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to ensure prompt restoration and rebuilding in the event of an activation of any floodway or backwater feature within the Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries system.
6:15:31 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) Amendment No. 48.
6:19:08 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:19:34 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 49 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to Requires the Secretary to conduct an assessment of dams classified as Class III under the Dam Safety Action Classification of the Corps of Engineers. This amendment requires the Secretary to provide a report to Congress describing anticipated impacts on the local communities if the Secretary no longer assumes responsibility of the Class III dam, or what the effects would be if the Secretary continues to assume responsibility of the dams over a period of 15 years after the date of enactment of this Act.
6:20:24 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) Amendment No. 49.
6:22:23 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:22:41 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Costa, numbered 50 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to authorize the Army Corps to accept contributed funds from the owners of non-federal Section 7 reservoirs for the purpose of reviewing/revising operational documents, including flood control manuals and rule curves.
6:23:29 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa Amendment No. 50.
6:30:27 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Costa amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:30:52 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 51 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to direct the Secretary, to the maximum extent practicable, to endeavor to provide information to all adjoining residential property stakeholders, next to property which the Army Corps of Engineers holds an interest.
6:31:38 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto Amendment No. 51.
6:33:09 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:33:28 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Paulsen, numbered 52 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to expedite the completion of a disposition study and requires the Secretary to report on the feasibility of preserving and uenhancing recreational opportunities and the health of the ecosystem of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam.
6:34:21 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 918, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paulsen Amendment No. 52.
6:36:51 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:37:25 P.M. H.R. 8 An amendment, offered by Mr. Moulton, numbered 53 printed in Part A of House Report 115-711 to add at the end of title I the following section entitled: Corps of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program.
6:38:21 P.M. H.R. 8 DEBATE – Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moulton Amendment No. 53.
6:42:27 P.M. H.R. 8 On agreeing to the Moulton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:43:20 P.M. H.R. 8 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 8.
6:43:41 P.M. H.R. 8 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:43:50 P.M. H.R. 8 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.
6:44:32 P.M. H.R. 8 Ms. Velazquez moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
6:45:26 P.M. H.R. 8 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 add the end of title I, a section entitled: Post-Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency.
6:54:03 P.M. H.R. 8 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:54:37 P.M. H.R. 8 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Velazquez motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motiont and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Velazquez demanded a the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
6:54:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
7:08:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
7:08:24 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 923.
7:09:19 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:00:18 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 6.
9:00:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 8, if ordered and on the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249.
9:00:47 P.M. H.R. 8 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 8 — “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.”
9:26:40 P.M. H.R. 8 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 – 227 (Roll no. 237).
9:33:50 P.M. H.R. 8 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 408 – 2 (Roll no. 238).
9:33:52 P.M. H.R. 8 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:40:05 P.M. H.R. 3249 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 394 – 13, 2 Present (Roll no. 239).
9:40:07 P.M. H.R. 3249 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:40:08 P.M. H.R. 8 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 8.
9:41:32 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
9:46:04 P.M. Mr. LaMalfa moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:46:06 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:46:07 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 7, 2018.

House Activity 6/5/2018

12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:06 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Larry Bucshon to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:18 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.
12:21:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 5.
2:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:20 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:21 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 P.M. today.
4:33:51 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 5.
4:34:03 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:34:15 P.M. H.R. 5956 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5956 — “To incentivize the hiring of United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and for other purposes.”
4:34:28 P.M. H.R. 5956 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:34:30 P.M. H.R. 5956 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5956.
4:43:09 P.M. H.R. 5956 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:43:12 P.M. H.R. 5956 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:33 P.M. H.R. 1026 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1026 — “To revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes.”
4:43:46 P.M. H.R. 1026 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:43:48 P.M. H.R. 1026 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1026.
4:59:14 P.M. H.R. 1026 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:59:16 P.M. H.R. 1026 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:59:41 P.M. H.R. 2991 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2991 — “To establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.”
4:59:50 P.M. H.R. 2991 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:59:53 P.M. H.R. 2991 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2991.
5:06:26 P.M. H.R. 2991 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.
5:06:48 P.M. H.R. 5005 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5005 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System.”
5:07:14 P.M. H.R. 5005 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:16 P.M. H.R. 5005 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5005.
5:11:45 P.M. H.R. 5005 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.
5:12:12 P.M. H.R. 5655 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5655 — “To establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”
5:12:25 P.M. H.R. 5655 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:30 P.M. H.R. 5655 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5655.
5:21:30 P.M. H.R. 5655 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.
5:22:00 P.M. H.R. 801 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 801 — “To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.”
5:22:26 P.M. H.R. 801 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:22:28 P.M. H.R. 801 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 801.
5:30:42 P.M. H.R. 801 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:43 P.M. H.R. 801 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:05 P.M. H.R. 3997 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3997 — “To waive the application fee for any special use permit for veterans demonstrations and special events at war memorials on Federal land, and for other purposes.”
5:31:09 P.M. H.R. 3997 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:31:10 P.M. H.R. 3997 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3997.
5:40:11 P.M. H.R. 3997 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:40:12 P.M. H.R. 3997 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:40:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:24 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 5.
6:30:25 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.
6:30:58 P.M. H.R. 5005 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5005 — “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System.”
6:56:55 P.M. H.R. 5005 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 374 – 5 (Roll no. 231).
6:56:56 P.M. H.R. 5005 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:06 P.M. H.R. 2991 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2991 — “To establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.”
7:06:15 P.M. H.R. 2991 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 373 – 9 (Roll no. 232).
7:06:16 P.M. H.R. 2991 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:59 P.M. H.R. 5655 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5655 — “To establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”
7:14:58 P.M. H.R. 5655 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 – 4 (Roll no. 233).
7:15:00 P.M. H.R. 5655 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:01 P.M. H.R. 2846 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Fitzpatrick asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 2846, a bill originally introduced by Representative Farenthold, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
7:15:02 P.M. H. Res. 282 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Joyce asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H. Res. 282, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
7:16:25 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a withdrawal of four previously proposed recissions and reporting revisions to six recissions previously transmitted to Congress. – referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-130).
7:17:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:02:40 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 918.
9:03:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:10:14 P.M. Ms. Foxx moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:10:20 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:10:21 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2018.