the senate ~ July 14 -26th Congress 2018 ~ the house


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House Activity 7/27

10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:36 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Gary Studniewski, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Washington, DC
10:01:11 A.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 1012, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
10:02:04 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 1012. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 31, 2018.

House 7/26

9:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:05 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John R. Curtis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:10 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:29 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:31 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Brown of MD to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:44 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.
9:13:03 A.M. H. Res. 1027 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1027 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 5515) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”
9:14:28 A.M. H. Res. 1027 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1027.
10:27:05 A.M. H. Res. 1027 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 183 (Roll no. 378).
10:27:07 A.M. H. Res. 1027 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
10:27:18 A.M. H. Res. 1027 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:29:14 A.M. H.R. 5515 Mr. Thornberry brought up conference report H. Rept. 115-874 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 1027.
10:30:56 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 5515.
11:11:59 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 4645without amendment.
11:12:29 A.M. H.R. 5515 DEBATE – The House resumed debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 5515.
11:33:54 A.M. H.R. 5515 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:11:41 P.M. H.R. 5515 On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 359 – 54 (Roll no. 379).
12:11:43 P.M. H.R. 5515 Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:12:09 P.M. Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on July 27. Agreed to without objection.
12:12:11 P.M. H.R. 134 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Jeffries asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be the first sponsor of H.R. 134, a bill originally introduced by Representative Conyers, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
12:13:20 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:35:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:54:45 P.M. Mr. Burgess moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:54:50 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:54:58 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 27, 2018.

House 7/25

Time Bill Activity
10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:07 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Lamborn to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:43 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.
11:23:25 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2278 and S. 2779.
11:23:45 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House resumed Morning-Hour Debate.
11:36:48 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 25.
12:00:09 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Bishop Irinej Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, New Rochelle, New York.
12:01:53 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:54 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bishop of MI to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:13 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.
12:19:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:19:41 P.M. H.R. 5693 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5693— “To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the placement of veterans in non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently.”
12:19:50 P.M. H.R. 5693 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:19:51 P.M. H.R. 5693 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5693.
12:34:11 P.M. H.R. 5693 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:34:20 P.M. H.R. 5693 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:36:02 P.M. H.R. 2353 Mr. Thompson (PA) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
12:36:18 P.M. H.R. 2353 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Senate amendment to H.R. 2353.
1:16:30 P.M. H.R. 2353 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
1:16:31 P.M. H.R. 2353 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:17:52 P.M. H. Res. 981 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 981 — “Condemning the violence, persecution, intimidation, and murders committed by the Government of Nicaragua against its citizens.”
1:18:09 P.M. H. Res. 981 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:18:13 P.M. H. Res. 981 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 981.
1:36:22 P.M. H. Res. 981 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:36:27 P.M. H. Res. 981 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:36:58 P.M. H.R. 5535 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5535 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 regarding energy diplomacy and security within the Department of State, and for other purposes.”
1:37:07 P.M. H.R. 5535 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:37:08 P.M. H.R. 5535 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5535.
1:47:33 P.M. H.R. 5535 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:47:35 P.M. H.R. 5535 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:47:47 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.
1:48:21 P.M. S. 1182 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1182 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.”
2:13:20 P.M. S. 1182 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 366 – 52 (Roll no. 373).
2:13:21 P.M. S. 1182 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:22 P.M. H.R. 5864 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5864 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish qualifications for the human resources positions within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
2:21:32 P.M. H.R. 5864 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 0 (Roll no. 374).
2:21:33 P.M. H.R. 5864 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:34 P.M. S. 1182 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:23:16 P.M. H. Res. 257 Mrs. Handel asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:23:30 P.M. H. Res. 257 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 257 — “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States.”
2:23:41 P.M. H. Res. 257 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:23:46 P.M. H. Res. 257 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:23:59 P.M. S. 770 Mr. Webster (FL) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
2:24:27 P.M. S. 770 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 770 — “To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate resources to help reduce small business cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes.”
2:24:45 P.M. S. 770 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Webster (FL), to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a new text of a bill entitled the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act.
2:25:22 P.M. S. 770 On agreeing to the Webster (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:25:39 P.M. S. 770 On passage Passed without objection.
2:25:44 P.M. S. 770 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:25:47 P.M. S. 770 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:26:00 P.M. H.R. 5515 Conference report H. Rept. 115-874 filed.
2:27:46 P.M. H.R. 6414 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6414 — “To amend title 23, United States Code, to extend the deadline for promulgation of regulations under the tribal transportation self-governance program.”
2:27:56 P.M. H.R. 6414 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:27:58 P.M. H.R. 6414 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6414.
2:32:49 P.M. H.R. 6414 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:32:51 P.M. H.R. 6414 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:49 P.M. S. 756 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 756— “To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris, and for other purposes.”
2:33:59 P.M. S. 756 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:34:00 P.M. S. 756 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 756.
2:57:24 P.M. S. 756 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:57:25 P.M. S. 756 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:58:14 P.M. H. Res. 1009 Ms. Cheney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1009— “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the lack of timely and predictable funding unnecessarily undermines the mission of the United States Special Operations Command and jeopardizes the security of the United States.”
2:58:46 P.M. H. Res. 1009 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:58:48 P.M. H. Res. 1009 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1009.
3:09:53 P.M. H. Res. 1009 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:09:58 P.M. H. Res. 1009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:10:08 P.M. H. Res. 1010 Ms. Cheney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1010 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Air Force faces significant readiness challenges due to insufficient personnel levels, a shrinking and depleted aircraft fleet, and maintenance deferrals, all of which are affected by budgetary uncertainty and impede the Air Force’s ability to meet ongoing and unexpected national security threats, putting United States national security at risk.”
3:10:15 P.M. H. Res. 1010 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:10:16 P.M. H. Res. 1010 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1010.
3:37:59 P.M. H. Res. 1010 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:02 P.M. H. Res. 1010 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:38:10 P.M. H. Res. 1007 Ms. Cheney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1007 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that not fully resourcing the United States Army in a timely manner erodes the Army’s ability to maintain readiness and poses risk to the Army’s ability to conduct military operations.”
3:38:18 P.M. H. Res. 1007 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:38:19 P.M. H. Res. 1007 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1007.
3:48:45 P.M. H. Res. 1007 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:48:49 P.M. H. Res. 1007 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:52 P.M. H.R. 6199 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1012H.R. 6199 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include certain over-the-counter medical products as qualified medical expenses.”
3:49:57 P.M. H.R. 6199 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6199. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6199 under a closed rule. Additionally, the rule provides for proceedings for the period from July 27, 2018 through September 3, 2018
3:51:19 P.M. H.R. 6199 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6199.
4:36:17 P.M. H.R. 6199 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:37:09 P.M. H.R. 6199 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 6199, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 6199 until later in the legislative day.
4:37:26 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1027.
4:38:33 P.M. H.R. 6311 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1011H.R. 6311 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and to allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower premium copper plan.”
4:38:38 P.M. H.R. 6311 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 184 and H.R. 6311. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 184 and H.R. 6311 both under closed rules. The rule provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure.
4:39:35 P.M. H.R. 6311 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6311.
5:37:26 P.M. H.R. 6311 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:38:08 P.M. H.R. 6311 Ms. Frankel (FL) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
5:38:28 P.M. H.R. 6311 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel (FL) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment stating no amendment made by this Act shall take effect until the annual reports of the Board of the Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund established under section 1817 of the Social Security Act and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund indicate the reduction of solvency of such trust funds by reason of Public Law 115-97 have been reversed.
5:42:02 P.M. H.R. 6311 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:08:25 P.M. H.R. 6311 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 229 (Roll no. 375).
6:15:08 P.M. H.R. 6311 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 242 – 176 (Roll no. 376).
6:15:10 P.M. H.R. 6311 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:15:11 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 6199 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:15:34 P.M. H.R. 6199 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6199 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include certain over-the-counter medical products as qualified medical expenses.”
6:21:25 P.M. H.R. 6199 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 277 – 142 (Roll no. 377).
6:21:27 P.M. H.R. 6199 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:21:28 P.M. H.R. 1002 ASSUMING FRIST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. McKinley asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be the first sponsor of H.R. 1002, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
6:23:01 P.M. H.R. 5754 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:23:35 P.M. H.R. 5754 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5754 — “To promote free and fair elections, political freedoms, and human rights in Cambodia, and for other purposes.”
6:23:44 P.M. H.R. 5754 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), Amendment strikes all after the enacting clause and inserts new text entitled, “Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018”.
6:23:45 P.M. H.R. 5754 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
6:24:01 P.M. H.R. 5754 On passage Passed without objection.
6:24:08 P.M. H.R. 5754 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:12 P.M. S. 2779 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
6:24:12 P.M. S. 2779 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2779 — “To amend the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001.”
6:24:34 P.M. S. 2779 On passage Passed without objection.
6:24:35 P.M. S. 2779 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:24:56 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on July 26. Agreed to without objection.
6:26:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:46:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:34:50 P.M. Mr. Bilirakis moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:34:52 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:34:54 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 26, 2018.

House 7/24

10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven M. Palazzo to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:24 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.
10:35:52 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 24.
12:00:13 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Imam Seyed Ali Ghazvini, Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, Fresno, California
12:01:57 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:58 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:08 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.
12:17:57 P.M. H. Res. 1011 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1011 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 184) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6311) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and to allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower premium copper plan.”
12:20:24 P.M. H. Res. 1011 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1011.
1:00:41 P.M. H. Res. 1011 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 1011, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 1011 until later in the legislative day.
1:00:58 P.M. H. Res. 1012 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1012 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6199) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include certain over-the-counter medical products as qualified medical expenses, and providing for proceedings during the period from July 27, 2018, through September 3, 2018.”
1:03:36 P.M. H. Res. 1012 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1012.
1:28:37 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 2503H.R. 589 amended, and H.R. 2353 amended.
1:29:54 P.M. H. Res. 1012 DEBATE – The House resumed with debate on H. Res. 1012.
2:13:15 P.M. H. Res. 1012 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 184 (Roll no. 368).
2:20:53 P.M. H. Res. 1012 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 – 179 (Roll no. 369).
2:20:55 P.M. H. Res. 1012 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:22:43 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police who were killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol on July 24, 1998.
2:23:32 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 1011, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:30:26 P.M. H. Res. 1011 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 188 (Roll no. 370).
2:37:08 P.M. H. Res. 1011 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 – 184 (Roll no. 371).
2:37:10 P.M. H. Res. 1011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:38:01 P.M. H.R. 1201 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1201— “To amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate, and for other purposes.”
2:38:10 P.M. H.R. 1201 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:38:11 P.M. H.R. 1201 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1201.
2:52:42 P.M. H.R. 1201 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:43 P.M. H.R. 1201 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:53:00 P.M. H.R. 1476 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1476— “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.”
2:53:01 P.M. H.R. 1476 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:53:02 P.M. H.R. 1476 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1476.
3:01:18 P.M. H.R. 1476 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:01:20 P.M. H.R. 1476 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:02:24 P.M. H.R. 519 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 519 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to facilitate water leasing and water transfers to promote conservation and efficiency.”
3:02:43 P.M. H.R. 519 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:02:45 P.M. H.R. 519 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 519.
3:13:16 P.M. H.R. 519 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:13:17 P.M. H.R. 519 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:13:18 P.M. H.R. 3500 Ms. Jenkins (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3500 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from rehiring any employee of the Internal Revenue Service who was involuntarily separated from service for misconduct.”
3:13:43 P.M. H.R. 3500 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:13:45 P.M. H.R. 3500 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3500.
3:22:14 P.M. H.R. 3500 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:16 P.M. H.R. 3500 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:22:26 P.M. H.R. 6084 Mr. Bishop (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6084 — “To amend title VII of the Social Security Act to provide for a single point of contact at the Social Security Administration for individuals who are victims of identity theft.”
3:23:01 P.M. H.R. 6084 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:23:02 P.M. H.R. 6084 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6084.
3:32:32 P.M. H.R. 6084 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:32:34 P.M. H.R. 6084 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:33:21 P.M. H.R. 4952 Mr. Kelly (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4952 — “To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit a report on the effects of the inclusion of quality increases in the determination of blended benchmark amounts under part C of the Medicare program.”
3:33:38 P.M. H.R. 4952 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:33:40 P.M. H.R. 4952 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4952.
3:40:15 P.M. H.R. 4952 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:17 P.M. H.R. 4952 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:24 P.M. H.R. 6138 Mr. Nunes moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6138 — “To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for ambulatory surgical center representation during the review of hospital outpatient payment rates under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.”
3:40:34 P.M. H.R. 6138 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:40:36 P.M. H.R. 6138 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6138.
3:45:38 P.M. H.R. 6138 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:45:40 P.M. H.R. 6138 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:46:13 P.M. H.R. 6124 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6124— “To amend title II of the Social Security Act to authorize voluntary agreements for coverage of Indian tribal council members, and for other purposes.”
3:46:23 P.M. H.R. 6124 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:46:47 P.M. H.R. 6124 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6124.
3:56:18 P.M. H.R. 6124 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:23 P.M. H.R. 6124 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:56:24 P.M. H.R. 184 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1011H.R. 184 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.”
3:56:29 P.M. H.R. 184 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 184 and H.R. 6311. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 184 and H.R. 6311 both under closed rules. The rule provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure.
3:58:18 P.M. H.R. 184 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 184.
4:38:35 P.M. H.R. 184 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:39:17 P.M. H.R. 184 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 184, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Paulsen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
4:39:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
4:50:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 24.
4:50:04 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 184 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:51:22 P.M. H.R. 184 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 184 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.”
5:17:11 P.M. H.R. 184 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 283 – 132 (Roll no. 372).
5:17:13 P.M. H.R. 184 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:17:57 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
5:19:50 P.M. S. 1182 Mr. Hensarling moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 1182— “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.”
5:19:54 P.M. S. 1182 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:19:55 P.M. S. 1182 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1182.
6:08:25 P.M. S. 1182 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.
6:09:04 P.M. H.R. 2409 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2409— “To allow servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television, and Internet access service contracts while deployed.”
6:09:08 P.M. H.R. 2409 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:09:09 P.M. H.R. 2409 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2409.
6:17:50 P.M. H.R. 2409 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:17:51 P.M. H.R. 2409 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:18:29 P.M. H.R. 2787 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2787— “To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school.”
6:18:41 P.M. H.R. 2787 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:18:42 P.M. H.R. 2787 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2787.
6:27:55 P.M. H.R. 2787 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:28:00 P.M. H.R. 2787 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:28:01 P.M. H.R. 5538 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5538 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain additional periods of active duty service for purposes of suspending charges to veterans’ entitlement to educational assistance under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs during periods of suspended participation in vocational rehabilitation programs.”
6:28:34 P.M. H.R. 5538 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:28:35 P.M. H.R. 5538 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5538.
6:36:19 P.M. H.R. 5538 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:36:20 P.M. H.R. 5538 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:36:44 P.M. H.R. 5649 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5649— “To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to amend the Social Security Act, and to direct the Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Labor, and Homeland Security, and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, to take certain actions to improve transition assistance to members of the Armed Forces who separate, retire, or are discharged from the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.”
6:36:59 P.M. H.R. 5649 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:37:01 P.M. H.R. 5649 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5649.
7:02:09 P.M. H.R. 5649 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:02:22 P.M. H.R. 5649 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:36 P.M. H.R. 5882 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5882— “To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the termination by a spouse of a lessee of certain leases when the lessee dies while in military service.”
7:02:47 P.M. H.R. 5882 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:02:49 P.M. H.R. 5882 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5882.
7:13:27 P.M. H.R. 5882 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:13:29 P.M. H.R. 5882 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:13:32 P.M. H.R. 5864 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5864— “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish qualifications for the human resources positions within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”
7:13:49 P.M. H.R. 5864 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:13:50 P.M. H.R. 5864 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5864.
7:21:29 P.M. H.R. 5864 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.
7:21:56 P.M. H.R. 5938 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5938— “To amend the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a vacancy and recruitment database to facilitate the recruitment of certain members of the Armed Forces to satisfy the occupational needs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish and implement a training and certification program for intermediate care technicians in that Department, and for other purposes.”
7:22:02 P.M. H.R. 5938 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:22:03 P.M. H.R. 5938 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5938.
7:30:28 P.M. H.R. 5938 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:30 P.M. H.R. 5938 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:30:40 P.M. H.R. 5974 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5974— “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use on-site regulated medical waste treatment systems at certain Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes.”
7:30:48 P.M. H.R. 5974 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:30:49 P.M. H.R. 5974 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5974.
7:38:06 P.M. H.R. 5974 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:38:09 P.M. H.R. 5974 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:38:34 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has proceeded to Special Order speeches, without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.
8:37:40 P.M. H. Res. 1019 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1019 — “Raising a question of the privileges of the House pursuant to article I, section 7, of the United States Constitution.”
8:37:42 P.M. H. Res. 1019 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
8:37:45 P.M. H. Res. 1019 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8:39:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:28:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 24.
9:28:05 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1020.
9:28:07 P.M. Mr. Sessions moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:28:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:28:12 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 25, 2018.

 

House Activity 7/23

12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:08 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Debbie Lesko 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.
12:00:54 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.
2:00:19 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:48 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:49 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Bilirakis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:05:32 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 19, 2018, at 5:38 p.m. stating that that body had made appointments to the Creating Options for Veterans’ Expedited Recovery Commission and the Commission on Social Impact Partnerships.
2:05:38 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 the honor to transmit a seal envelope received from the White House on July 20, 2018, at 12:25 p.m., said to contain a message from the President regarding the continuation of the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations.
2:05:51 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations is to continue in effect beyond July 24, 2018 – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-142).
2:08:03 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:08:09 P.M. H.R. 2345 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2345 — “To require the Federal Communications Commission to study the feasibility of designating a simple, easy-to-remember dialing code to be used for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system.”
2:08:27 P.M. H.R. 2345 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:08:28 P.M. H.R. 2345 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2345.
2:23:30 P.M. H.R. 2345 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.
2:23:46 P.M. H.R. 4881 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4881 — “To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force for meeting the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.”
2:24:01 P.M. H.R. 4881 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:24:03 P.M. H.R. 4881 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4881.
2:32:55 P.M. H.R. 4881 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.
2:33:21 P.M. H.R. 5709 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5709 — “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for pirate radio, and for other purposes.”
2:33:31 P.M. H.R. 5709 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:33:32 P.M. H.R. 5709 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5709.
2:42:25 P.M. H.R. 5709 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:42:27 P.M. H.R. 5709 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:44:11 P.M. H.R. 3728 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3728— “To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to the health professions workforce, and for other purposes.”
2:44:12 P.M. H.R. 3728 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:13 P.M. H.R. 3728 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3728.
2:50:39 P.M. H.R. 3728 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:50:40 P.M. H.R. 3728 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:50:58 P.M. H.R. 5385 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5385— “To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to children’s hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs, and for other purposes.”
2:51:13 P.M. H.R. 5385 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:51:14 P.M. H.R. 5385 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5385.
3:01:05 P.M. H.R. 5385 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:01:08 P.M. H.R. 5385 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:01:26 P.M. H.R. 1676 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1676 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.”
3:01:38 P.M. H.R. 1676 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:01:39 P.M. H.R. 1676 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1676.
3:15:04 P.M. H.R. 1676 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:06 P.M. H.R. 1676 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:23 P.M. H.R. 959 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 959 — “To amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs, and for other purposes.”
3:15:40 P.M. H.R. 959 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:15:41 P.M. H.R. 959 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 959.
3:24:05 P.M. H.R. 959 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:24:08 P.M. H.R. 959 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:28 P.M. H.R. 3994 Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3994 — “To establish the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, and for other purposes.”
3:24:57 P.M. H.R. 3994 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:24:59 P.M. H.R. 3994 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3994.
3:34:21 P.M. H.R. 3994 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:34:23 P.M. H.R. 3994 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:02 P.M. H.R. 1689 Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1689 — “To protect private property rights.”
3:40:35 P.M. H.R. 1689 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:40:36 P.M. H.R. 1689 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1689.
4:14:57 P.M. H.R. 1689 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:58 P.M. H.R. 1689 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:15:13 P.M. H.R. 5954 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5954— “To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the meaning of the terms “act of war” and “blocked asset”, and for other purposes.”
4:15:33 P.M. H.R. 5954 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:15:37 P.M. H.R. 5954 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5954.
4:30:51 P.M. H.R. 5954 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:30:53 P.M. H.R. 5954 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:31:11 P.M. H.R. 4100 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4100 — “To amend title 36, United States Code, to revise the Federal charter for the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association.”
4:31:20 P.M. H.R. 4100 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:31:22 P.M. H.R. 4100 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4100.
4:42:30 P.M. H.R. 4100 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:31 P.M. H.R. 4100 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:13 P.M. S. 2245 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2245 — “To include New Zealand in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of New Zealand.”
4:43:15 P.M. S. 2245 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:43:16 P.M. S. 2245 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2245.
4:49:47 P.M. S. 2245 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:49:48 P.M. S. 2245 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:33 P.M. H.R. 2630 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2630 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and for other purposes.”
4:50:50 P.M. H.R. 2630 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:51 P.M. H.R. 2630 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2630.
4:59:41 P.M. H.R. 2630 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:59:43 P.M. H.R. 2630 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:00 P.M. H.R. 1220 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1220 — “To establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107-62, and for other purposes.”
5:00:03 P.M. H.R. 1220 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:05 P.M. H.R. 1220 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1220.
5:08:20 P.M. H.R. 1220 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:21 P.M. H.R. 1220 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:08:31 P.M. H.R. 3045 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3045 — “To amend the National Trails System Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.”
5:08:40 P.M. H.R. 3045 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:08:41 P.M. H.R. 3045 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3045.
5:16:12 P.M. H.R. 3045 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:13 P.M. H.R. 3045 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:14 P.M. H.R. 5875 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5875 — “To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other purposes.”
5:16:28 P.M. H.R. 5875 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:16:30 P.M. H.R. 5875 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5875.
5:22:06 P.M. H.R. 5875 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:22:07 P.M. H.R. 5875 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:16 P.M. H.R. 5979 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5979 — “To establish the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.”
5:22:27 P.M. H.R. 5979 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:22:28 P.M. H.R. 5979 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5979.
5:31:23 P.M. H.R. 5979 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:25 P.M. H.R. 5979 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:36 P.M. H.R. 6077 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6077 — “Recognizing the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.”
5:31:46 P.M. H.R. 6077 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:31:47 P.M. H.R. 6077 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6077.
5:37:59 P.M. H.R. 6077 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:38:00 P.M. H.R. 6077 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:09 P.M. S. 2850 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2850 — “To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.”
5:38:16 P.M. S. 2850 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:38:17 P.M. S. 2850 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2850.
5:45:00 P.M. S. 2850 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:45:13 P.M. S. 2850 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:30 P.M. H.R. 5613 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5613 — “To designate the Quindaro Townsite in Kansas City, Kansas, as a National Historic Landmark, and for other purposes.”
5:45:36 P.M. H.R. 5613 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:45:37 P.M. H.R. 5613 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5613.
5:55:06 P.M. H.R. 5613 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:55:08 P.M. H.R. 5613 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:55:09 P.M. H.R. 5613 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:55:42 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.
6:30:35 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:05 P.M. H.R. 2345 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2345 — “To require the Federal Communications Commission to study the feasibility of designating a simple, easy-to-remember dialing code to be used for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system.”
6:54:24 P.M. H.R. 2345 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 – 1 (Roll no. 366).
6:54:25 P.M. H.R. 2345 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:52 P.M. H.R. 4881 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4881 — “To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force for meeting the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.”
7:02:34 P.M. H.R. 4881 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 – 4 (Roll no. 367).
7:02:35 P.M. H.R. 4881 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:39 P.M. H.R. 4881 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:02:56 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 1011 and H. Res. 1012.
7:04:09 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 6470.
7:06:10 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:32:54 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:51:00 P.M. H.R. 5515 Conference report H. Rept. 115-863 filed.
8:52:15 P.M. Mr. Thornberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:52:17 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:52:20 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 24, 2018.
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