the senate ~ July 9 -13th Congress 2018 ~ the house


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House Activity  7/13

Last Floor Action:
11:23:42 A.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

9:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:27 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Dr. Steven W. Schenewerk, Community Baptist Church, Winston, Oregon
9:01:59 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. Newhouse 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. Newhouse 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.
9:02:47 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Barragan to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:12 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.
9:15:09 A.M. H.R. 50 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 985H.R. 50 — “To provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes.”
9:15:14 A.M. H.R. 50 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 and H.R. 3281. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 under a structured rule and H.R. 3281 under a closed rule. Each measure is allowed one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
9:15:48 A.M. H.R. 50 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 985 and Rule XVIII.
9:15:48 A.M. H.R. 50 The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian J. Mast to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:16:41 A.M. H.R. 50 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 50.
9:58:50 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-812 to strike section 5, which repeals the exclusion of independent agencies from reporting requirements.
9:59:24 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman amendment No. 1.
10:05:22 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:05:38 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-812 to require a record of any consultation with any non-Federal party and any comments submitted by any non-Federal party to be posted on the agency website within five days after the consultation or date of submission.
10:06:14 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 2.
10:11:06 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:11:27 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-812 to provide for a sunset of amendments made to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Congressional Budget Act if GDP growth fails to increase at average annual rate of five percent or more.
10:12:10 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 4.
10:16:38 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:17:05 A.M. H.R. 50 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 50.
10:17:32 A.M. H.R. 50 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:17:40 A.M. H.R. 50 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.
10:18:07 A.M. H.R. 50 Mrs. Beatty moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
10:18:16 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beatty 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 a new section to the bill to not restrict any Federal agency mandate or action to protect students and children from a person who has been convicted in any court of a sex offense against a minor; prevent domestic violence; prevent rape or sexual assault; and require criminal background checks for schools or other employees.
10:26:02 A.M. H.R. 50 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:53:14 A.M. H.R. 50 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 – 219 (Roll no. 327).
11:00:42 A.M. H.R. 50 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 – 168 (Roll no. 328).
11:00:44 A.M. H.R. 50 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:52 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:01:08 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:04:21 A.M. Mr. Womack filed a report from the Committee on The Budget on H. Con. Res. 128.
11:05:09 A.M. Mr. Womack asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Friday, July 13, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 16, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:06:22 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:23:32 A.M. Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:23:41 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:23:42 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

House Activity 7/12

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:17 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott DesJarlais to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:50 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.
10:45:11 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 12.
12:00:50 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. J. Josh Smith, Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Athens, GA
12:01:37 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Gianforte to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:29 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:18:34 P.M. H. Res. 989 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 989 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6237) to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
12:20:45 P.M. H. Res. 989 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 989.
1:28:20 P.M. H. Res. 989 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 182 (Roll no. 322).
1:36:49 P.M. H. Res. 989 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 178 (Roll no. 323).
1:36:52 P.M. H. Res. 989 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:36:53 P.M. H.R. 6237 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 989H.R. 6237 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
1:36:58 P.M. H.R. 6237 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6237 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
1:37:40 P.M. H.R. 6237 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 989 and Rule XVIII.
1:37:40 P.M. H.R. 6237 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy K. Weber, Sr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:38:54 P.M. H.R. 6237 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 6237.
2:06:29 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schiff, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-815to add Russian to the list of the languages in Sec. 1501.
2:06:47 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment No. 1.
2:12:25 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:12:52 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schneider, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-815 to amend Sec. 1503 to include a list of foreign state or foreign nonstate actors involved in the threats to election campaigns for Federal offices.
2:13:09 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider amendment No. 2.
2:16:13 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Schneider amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:16:47 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-815 to amend the Sense of Congress already in the bill on the importance of re-review of security clearances held by individuals by adding consideration of whether the security clearance holders association or sympathy with persons or organizations that advocate, threaten, or use force or violence, or any other illegal or unconstitutional means, in an effort to prevent others from exercising their rights under the Constitution or laws of the United States or of any state, including but not limited to race, religion, national origin, or disability.
2:17:06 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3.
2:23:31 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:24:05 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Vargas, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-815 to add the use of virtual currencies to section 1505 to ensure it is included in the assessment of threat finance.
2:24:22 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Vargas amendment No. 4.
2:28:46 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Vargas amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:29:22 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Torres, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-815 to direct Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis, to produce a national intelligence estimate of the revenue sources of the North Korean regime.
2:29:41 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres amendment No. 5.
2:34:20 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Torres amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:35:00 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-815 to direct the Director of National Intelligence to create and implement a plan that expands the recruitment efforts of all intelligence agencies geographic parameters used in recruitment efforts so that rural and other underserved regions across the nation are more fully represented in such efforts.
2:35:25 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 6.
2:40:41 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:10 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schneider, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-815 to direct the DNI to report on Iran’s support for proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon, including Hizballah, and an assessment of the threat posed to Israel and other U.S. regional allies.
2:41:26 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider amendment No. 7.
2:45:09 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Schneider amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:45:29 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bera, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-815to require a briefing to relevant Congressional committees on the anticipated geopolitical effects of emerging infectious disease and pandemics, and their implications on the national security of the United States.
2:45:48 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bera amendment No. 8.
2:50:49 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Bera amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:51:08 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kennedy, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-815 to require the Director of National Intelligence to submit a report on the potential establishment of the “Foreign Malign Influence Response Center,” comprised of analysts from all elements of the intelligence community, to provide comprehensive assessment of foreign efforts to influence United States political processes and elections.
2:51:26 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment No. 9.
2:54:11 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:54:47 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Miss Rice (NY), numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-815 to require the Director of National Intelligence to report on the possible exploitation of virtual currencies by terrorist actors.
2:55:06 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rice (NY) amendment No. 10.
2:59:49 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Rice (NY) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:00:22 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lipinski, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-815 to require an annual report from the Director of National Intelligence describing Iranian expenditures on military and terrorist activities outside the country, such as on Hezbollah, Houthi rebels in Yemen, Hamas, and proxy forces in Iraq and Syria.
3:01:04 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lipinski amendment No. 11.
3:04:59 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Lipinski amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:05:19 P.M. H.R. 6237 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-815 to enhance oversight by augmenting existing semiannual reporting requirements regarding disciplinary actions.
3:05:49 P.M. H.R. 6237 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 989, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 12.
3:09:52 P.M. H.R. 6237 On agreeing to the Davidson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:34 P.M. H.R. 6237 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 6237.
3:11:06 P.M. H.R. 6237 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:11:20 P.M. H.R. 6237 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.
3:12:19 P.M. H.R. 6237 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At conclusion of debate on H.R. 6237, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nunes demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:14:05 P.M. H.R. 3281 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 985H.R. 3281 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
3:14:10 P.M. H.R. 3281 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 and H.R. 3281. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 under a structured rule and H.R. 3281 under a closed rule. Each measure is allowed one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
3:14:53 P.M. H.R. 3281 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3281.
3:56:04 P.M. H.R. 3281 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:56:31 P.M. H.R. 3281 Mr. Huffman moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
3:56:50 P.M. H.R. 3281 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman 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 a section at the end of the bill entitled “Prohibition Against Conflict of Interest”.
4:00:41 P.M. H.R. 3281 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:01:08 P.M. H.R. 3281 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion to recommit, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
4:01:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:45:15 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 12.
4:45:23 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to recommit on H.R. 3281, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:46:08 P.M. H.R. 3281 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3281 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
5:16:32 P.M. H.R. 3281 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 230 (Roll no. 324).
5:24:30 P.M. H.R. 3281 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 – 184 (Roll no. 325).
5:24:32 P.M. H.R. 3281 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:24:41 P.M. H.R. 6237 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6237 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
5:32:00 P.M. H.R. 6237 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 363 – 54 (Roll no. 326).
5:32:02 P.M. H.R. 6237 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:33:49 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the servicemember who lost their life in Jordan.
5:37:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:47:19 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:04:50 P.M. Mr. Pascrell moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:04:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:04:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 13, 2018

House Activity 7/11

10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:21 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:03:21 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
12:00:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. John Hill, Flint United Methodist Church, Alexander City, Alabama
12:01:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:38 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Esty of CT to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:08 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.
12:03:36 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.
12:24:41 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 11, 2018, at 9:13 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to a Conference on H.R. 5515.
12:25:04 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 11, 2018, at 11:20 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. Con. Res. 41.
12:25:25 P.M. H. Res. 985 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 985 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 50) to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3281) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
12:28:25 P.M. H. Res. 985 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 985.
1:02:30 P.M. H. Res. 985 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 985, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Torres demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
1:03:23 P.M. H. Res. 965 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 965 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 200) to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes.”
1:05:27 P.M. H. Res. 965 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 965.
2:10:03 P.M. H. Res. 965 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 186 (Roll no. 316).
2:20:05 P.M. H. Res. 965 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 – 184 (Roll no. 317).
2:20:07 P.M. H. Res. 965 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:23 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the attack in Annapolis, MD.
2:24:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 985, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
2:24:25 P.M. H. Res. 985 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 985 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 50) to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3281) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.”
2:31:19 P.M. H. Res. 985 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 – 184 (Roll no. 318).
2:38:50 P.M. H. Res. 985 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 183 (Roll no. 319).
2:38:52 P.M. H. Res. 985 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:53 P.M. H.R. 1898 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mrs. Blackburn asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be the first sponsor of H.R. 1898, a bill originally introduced by Representative Meehan, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
2:40:13 P.M. H. Res. 256 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:40:42 P.M. H. Res. 256 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 256 — “Expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”
2:42:03 P.M. H. Res. 256 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), to strike all after the resolving clause and insert new text.
2:42:25 P.M. H. Res. 256 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:42:39 P.M. H. Res. 256 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:42:40 P.M. H. Res. 256 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), to strike the preamble and insert new text.
2:42:49 P.M. H. Res. 256 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
2:43:05 P.M. H. Res. 256 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:06 P.M. H. Res. 256 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:43:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:44:22 P.M. H.R. 2075 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2075 — “To adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities in order to protect adjacent private property, and for other purposes.”
2:44:37 P.M. H.R. 2075 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:38 P.M. H.R. 2075 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2075.
2:56:29 P.M. H.R. 2075 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:32 P.M. H.R. 2075 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:56:33 P.M. H.R. 2075 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:56:58 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to a Conference on H.R. 5895.
2:57:24 P.M. H.R. 200 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 965H.R. 200 — “To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes.”
2:57:29 P.M. H.R. 200 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 200. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.
2:57:39 P.M. H.R. 200 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 965 and Rule XVIII.
2:57:40 P.M. H.R. 200 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:58:35 P.M. H.R. 200 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 200.
3:55:47 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-786 to strike sections 302(c) and 307, and modifies sections 205, 207, 304, 30 6, 406, and 408. The amendment also includes a new section regarding voting procedures for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program’s administrative panel.
3:56:03 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 1.
4:03:17 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:29 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-786 to create an industry-based pilot trawl survey for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council regions.
4:03:47 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 2.
4:08:53 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Courtney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:02 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-786 to provide voting representation for Rhode Island on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC).
4:09:21 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 3.
4:16:17 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Failed by voice vote.
4:16:31 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-786 to ensure that rebuilding plans are successful in rebuilding overfished fish stocks.
4:16:56 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 4.
4:23:27 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:24:00 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Webster (FL), numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-786 to waive compensatory mitigation requirements for maintenance dredging projects in certain inland waterways, inlets, or harbors.
4:24:20 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Webster amendment No. 5.
4:31:28 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Webster (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:40 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-786 to require the Comptroller General to submit a report to Congress on resource rent of LAPPs in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, ways to the Treasury can reclaim that resource rent, and ways to eliminate fiduciary conflicts of interest in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.
4:32:08 P.M. H.R. 200 Graves (LA) amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
4:32:20 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 6, as modified.
4:40:05 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4:40:31 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-786 to direct the Secretary to submit a plan to establish fully operational electronic monitoring and reporting procedures for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery.
4:40:48 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 7.
4:44:48 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:00 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Poliquin, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-786 to require NOAA to conduct a study on all fees it charges the lobster industry and report those findings to Congress.
4:45:19 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poliquin amendment No. 8.
4:50:55 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Poliquin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:20 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Zeldin, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-786 to lift the ban on striped bass fishing in the Block Island transit zone between Montauk, NY and Block Island, RI.
4:51:39 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zeldin amendment No. 9.
5:00:24 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Zeldin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:36 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-786 to direct the Secretary to use funds collected from penalties and fines for monitoring in addition to traditional enforcement activities.
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 10.
5:04:30 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:05:18 P.M. H.R. 200 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gaetz, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-786 to reward the elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals.
5:06:58 P.M. H.R. 200 Gaetz amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
5:07:23 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 965, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gaetz amendment No. 11, as modified.
5:11:58 P.M. H.R. 200 On agreeing to the Gaetz amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:49 P.M. H.R. 200 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 200.
5:13:09 P.M. H.R. 200 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:13:17 P.M. H.R. 200 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.
5:14:01 P.M. H.R. 200 Mr. Gomez moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
5:14:17 P.M. H.R. 200 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gomez motion to recommit with instructions, pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to impose unilateral tariffs by other countries on any US seafood exports or unilateral tariffs imposed by any country on materials necessary for the economic viability of the US fishing industry. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
5:18:40 P.M. H.R. 200 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:46:44 P.M. H.R. 200 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 228 (Roll no. 320).
5:54:24 P.M. H.R. 200 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 193 (Roll no. 321).
5:54:26 P.M. H.R. 200 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:54:44 P.M. H.R. 200 UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST – Mr. Young (AK) asked unanimous consent that the engrossment of the bill, H.R. 200, the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes to the bill. The technical corrections was place at the desk and reads as follows: Page 14, line 15, strike ”’including”’. Agreed to without objection.
5:55:28 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 989.
5:57:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:10:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:28:08 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:28:14 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:15 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2018.

House Activity 7/10

Time Bill Activity
12:00:23 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:37 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Francis Rooney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:53 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:06:23 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 10.
2:00:04 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:28 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:30 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:11:20 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 a message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 10, 2018 at 12:12 p.m. stating that that body had made an appointment to the Commission on Social Impact Partnerships.
2:11:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
2:30:53 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 10.
2:31:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.
2:31:44 P.M. H.R. 5729 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5729 — “To restrict the department in which the Coast Guard is operating from implementing any rule requiring the use of biometric readers for biometric transportation security cards until after submission to Congress of the results of an assessment of the effectiveness of the transportation security card program.”
2:31:55 P.M. H.R. 5729 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:31:56 P.M. H.R. 5729 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5729.
2:40:07 P.M. H.R. 5729 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:40:12 P.M. H.R. 5729 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:40:58 P.M. H.R. 6139 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6139 — “To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out a study to evaluate the issues affecting the provision of and reliance upon investment research into small issuers.”
2:41:08 P.M. H.R. 6139 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:41:10 P.M. H.R. 6139 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6139.
2:52:10 P.M. H.R. 6139 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:11 P.M. H.R. 6139 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:27 P.M. H.R. 1861 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1861 — “To award a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Doby in recognition of his achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the Armed Forces during World War II.”
2:52:42 P.M. H.R. 1861 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:52:45 P.M. H.R. 1861 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1861.
3:10:09 P.M. H.R. 1861 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:11 P.M. H.R. 1861 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:10:14 P.M. H.R. 5749 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5749— “To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to increase the risk-sensitivity of the capital treatment of certain centrally cleared options, and for other purposes.”
3:10:30 P.M. H.R. 5749 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:10:32 P.M. H.R. 5749 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5749.
3:24:36 P.M. H.R. 5749 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.
3:25:02 P.M. H.R. 5877 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5877— “To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for the registration of venture exchanges, and for other purposes.”
3:25:11 P.M. H.R. 5877 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:25:13 P.M. H.R. 5877 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5877.
3:38:18 P.M. H.R. 5877 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:20 P.M. H.R. 5877 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:44 P.M. H.R. 5953 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5953 — “To provide regulatory relief to charitable organizations that provide housing assistance, and for other purposes.”
3:38:54 P.M. H.R. 5953 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:38:55 P.M. H.R. 5953 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5953.
3:53:30 P.M. H.R. 5953 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:53:32 P.M. H.R. 5953 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:53:49 P.M. H.R. 4537 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4537— “To preserve the State-based system of insurance regulation and provide greater oversight of and transparency on international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes.”
3:54:07 P.M. H.R. 4537 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:54:10 P.M. H.R. 4537 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4537.
4:07:55 P.M. H.R. 4537 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:07:56 P.M. H.R. 4537 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:08:10 P.M. H.R. 5793 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5793 — “To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a housing choice voucher mobility demonstration to encourage families receiving such voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas.”
4:08:23 P.M. H.R. 5793 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:08:24 P.M. H.R. 5793 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5793.
4:28:14 P.M. H.R. 5793 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:28:43 P.M. H.R. 5970 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5970— “To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement rules simplifying the quarterly financial reporting regime.”
4:29:04 P.M. H.R. 5970 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:29:06 P.M. H.R. 5970 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5970.
4:42:34 P.M. H.R. 5970 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:36 P.M. H.R. 5970 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:37 P.M. H.R. 5970 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:43:35 P.M. H.R. 5626 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5626 — “To amend the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to require the Secretary of State to report on intercountry adoptions from countries which have significantly reduced adoption rates involving immigration to the United States, and for other purposes.”
4:43:51 P.M. H.R. 5626 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:43:53 P.M. H.R. 5626 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5626.
4:58:17 P.M. H.R. 5626 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:20 P.M. H.R. 5626 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:29 P.M. H. Res. 644 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 644 — “Strongly condemning the slave auctions of migrants and refugees in Libya, and for other purposes.”
4:58:37 P.M. H. Res. 644 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:58:39 P.M. H. Res. 644 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 644.
5:12:06 P.M. H. Res. 644 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:07 P.M. H. Res. 644 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:15 P.M. H. Res. 644 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:13:03 P.M. H.R. 2259 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2259— “To amend the Peace Corps Act to expand services and benefits for volunteers, and for other purposes.”
5:13:13 P.M. H.R. 2259 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:13:14 P.M. H.R. 2259 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2259.
5:33:58 P.M. H.R. 2259 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:34:00 P.M. H.R. 2259 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:34:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:29:48 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 10.
6:29:53 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 985.
6:30:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:00 P.M. H.R. 5793 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5793 — “To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a housing choice voucher mobility demonstration to encourage families receiving such voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas.”
6:55:39 P.M. H.R. 5793 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 368 – 19 (Roll no. 314).
6:55:40 P.M. H.R. 5793 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:38 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a letter received from Mr. Keith Ingram, Director of Elections, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas, indicating that, at the Special Election held June 30, 2018, the Honorable Michael Cloud was elected Representative to Congress for the 27th Congressional District, State of Texas.
6:58:39 P.M. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-elect Michael Cloud from the 27th Congressional District, State of Texas, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.
7:04:00 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentleman from Texas, the whole number of the House is 429.
7:04:43 P.M. H.R. 5749 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5749 — “To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to increase the risk-sensitivity of the capital treatment of certain centrally cleared options, and for other purposes.”
7:12:17 P.M. H.R. 5749 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 385 – 0 (Roll no. 315).
7:12:18 P.M. H.R. 5749 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:22 P.M. H.R. 5749 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:40 P.M. Mr. Goodlatte filed a report from the Committee on Judiciary on H. Res. 938.
7:13:36 P.M. H. Res. 928 PERMISSION TO FILE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT – Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to file a supplemental report on H. Res. 928. Agreed to without objection.
7:13:49 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:14:16 P.M. H.R. 1700 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1700 — “To amend the Small Business Act to reauthorize the SCORE program, and for other purposes.”
7:14:23 P.M. H.R. 1700 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:14:24 P.M. H.R. 1700 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1700.
7:24:18 P.M. H.R. 1700 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:24:19 P.M. H.R. 1700 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:25:00 P.M. H.R. 2655 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2655 — “To amend the Small Business Act to expand intellectual property education and training for small businesses, and for other purposes.”
7:25:06 P.M. H.R. 2655 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:25:07 P.M. H.R. 2655 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2655.
7:35:34 P.M. H.R. 2655 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:35:36 P.M. H.R. 2655 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:35:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:45:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:31:32 P.M. Mr. Zeldin moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:31:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:31:50 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 11, 2018.

AARP: Tell the Administration to stop their backdoor assault on our health care!


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Unprecedented: Your health care is under attack in federal court – and it could cost you thousands.

Stop the new backdoor plan to let big insurance companies price gouge older Americans: Send your letter to the Administration NOW!

The Justice Department is attacking the protections that make it illegal to price gouge you for health care,by arguing in court that they’re unconstitutional.

If they get their way, you might have to pay thousands of dollars more per year for insurance.

AARP is taking legal action to challenge their attack on your health care, and we will fight for you in court. But our best chance to make them back down is to raise overwhelming pressure on the White House – and that’s where you come in:

Tell the Administration: I won’t accept a backdoor attack on our health care!

If the Administration wins in court, the big insurance companies will get a slew of unfair handouts like:

  • An “age tax” that would let them charge Americans aged 50+ up to 10 times more for health care than everyone else. Take Action >>
  • A free pass to deny coverage for up to 25 million older Americans dealing with pre-existing conditions like cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. Take Action >>
  • Higher drug costs for seniors in the Medicare Part D doughnut hole, who are already struggling with the most expensive prescription drug prices in the world. Take Action >>

Let’s be honest about what’s happening here, C: The Administration and their allies failed to pass their unfair health care policies in Congress, so now they’re trying to sneak them through the courts.

Don’t let them get away with it: Tell the Administration that you’re watching, and you won’t stand for their backdoor health care attack!

Thanks for speaking out again about this crucial issue. I’ll be in touch soon with more updates.

Sincerely,

Fred Griesbach
AARP Campaigns

Friday the 13th ~ History


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Long considered a harbinger of bad luck, Friday the 13th has inspired a late 19th-century secret society, an early 20th-century novel, a horror film franchise and not one but two unwieldy terms—paraskavedekatriaphobia and friggatriskaidekaphobia—that describe fear of this supposedly unlucky day.

Just like walking under a ladder, crossing paths with a black cat or breaking a mirror, many people hold fast to the belief that Friday the 13th brings bad luck. Though it’s uncertain exactly when this particular tradition began, negative superstitions have swirled around the number 13 for centuries.

While Western cultures have historically associated the number 12 with completeness (there are 12 days of Christmas, 12 months and zodiac signs, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 gods of Olympus and 12 tribes of Israel, just to name a few examples), its successor 13 has a long history as a sign of bad luck.

The ancient Code of Hammurabi, for example, reportedly omitted a 13th law from its list of legal rules. Though this was probably a clerical error, superstitious people sometimes point to this as proof of 13’s longstanding negative associations.

Fear of the number 13 has even earned a psychological term: triskaidekaphobia.

According to biblical tradition, 13 guests attended the Last Supper, held on Maundy Thursday, including Jesus and his 12 apostles (one of whom, Judas, betrayed him). The next day, of course, was Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion.

The seating arrangement at the Last Supper is believed to have given rise to a longstanding Christian superstition that having 13 guests at a table was a bad omen—specifically, that it was courting death.

Though Friday’s negative associations are weaker, some have suggested they also have roots in Christian tradition: Just as Jesus was crucified on a Friday, Friday was also said to be the day Eve gave Adam the fateful apple from the Tree of Knowledge, as well as the day Cain killed his brother, Abel.

In the late-19th century, a New Yorker named Captain William Fowler (1827-1897) sought to remove the enduring stigma surrounding the number 13—and particularly the unwritten rule about not having 13 guests at a dinner table—by founding an exclusive society called the Thirteen Club.

The group dined regularly on the 13th day of the month in room 13 of the Knickerbocker Cottage, a popular watering hole Fowler owned from 1863 to 1883. Before sitting down for a 13-course dinner, members would pass beneath a ladder and a banner reading “Morituri te Salutamus,” Latin for “Those of us who are about to die salute you.”

Four former U.S. presidents (Chester A. ArthurGrover ClevelandBenjamin Harrison and Theodore Roosevelt) would join the Thirteen Club’s ranks at one time or another.

An important milestone in the history of the Friday the 13th legend in particular (not just the number 13) occurred in 1907, with the publication of the novel Friday, the Thirteenth written by Thomas William Lawson.

The book told the story of a New York City stockbroker who plays on superstitions about the date to create chaos on Wall Street, and make a killing on the market.

The horror movie Friday the 13th, released in 1980, introduced the world to a hockey mask-wearing killer named Jason, and is perhaps the best-known example of the famous superstition in pop culture history. The movie spawned multiple sequels, as well as comic books, novellas, video games, related merchandise and countless terrifying Halloween costumes.

On Friday, October 13, 1307, officers of King Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar, a powerful religious and military order formed in the 12th century for the defense of the Holy Land.

Imprisoned on charges of various illegal behaviors (but really because the king wanted access to their financial resources), many Templars were later executed. Some cite the link with the Templars as the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition, but like many legends involving the Templars and their history, the truth remains murky.

In more recent times, a number of traumatic events have occurred on Friday the 13th, including the German bombing of Buckingham Palace (September 1940); the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens, New York (March 1964); a cyclone that killed more than 300,000 people in Bangladesh (November 1970); the disappearance of a Chilean Air Force plane in the Andes (October 1972); the death of rapper Tupac Shakur (September 1996) and the crash of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Italy, which killed 30 people (January 2012).

“The Origins of Unlucky Friday the 13th,” Live Science.
“Friday the 13th: why is it unlucky and other facts about the worst day in the calendar,” The Telegraph.
“13 Freaky Things That Happened on Friday the 13th,” Live Science.
“Here’s Why Friday the 13th is Considered Unlucky,” Time.
“Friggatriskaidekaphobes Need Not Apply,” New-York Historical Society.

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