the senate Sept 4-7 **CONGRESS** 2018 the house


September 6, 2018 Wrap Up for Thursday, September 6, 2018
September 5, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 5, 2018
September 4, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, September 4, 2018

 

House Activity 9/7

9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:03 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John R. Curtis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:28 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:30 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:32 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. McClintock to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:50 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.
9:16:20 A.M. S. 994 Mrs. Handel asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
9:16:20 A.M. S. 994 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 994 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, and for other purposes.”
9:16:51 A.M. S. 994 On passage Passed without objection.
9:16:53 A.M. S. 994 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:17:30 A.M. H.R. 6691 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1051H.R. 6691 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the definition of “crime of violence”, and for other purposes.”
9:17:35 A.M. H.R. 6691 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6691 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. Section 2 provides that at any time on the legislative day of September 13, 2018, it shall be in order for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV.
9:18:12 A.M. H.R. 6691 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6691.
10:18:08 A.M. H.R. 6691 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:51:09 A.M. H.R. 6691 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 247 – 152, 2 Present (Roll no. 393).
10:51:10 A.M. H.R. 6691 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:54:59 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:03:38 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:14:37 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 7.
4:30:02 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 7, 2018 at 1:36 p.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1417S. 1586H.R. 302, as amended, and H.R. 6124. The Senate also agrees to Conference with the House of Representatives on H.R. 6147 and H.R. 6157.
4:36:35 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
4:49:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 7.
4:49:10 P.M. Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, September 7, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018, and further when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
4:49:15 P.M. Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:49:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to without objection.
4:49:21 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on September 10, 2018.

House Activity 9/6

10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:01 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:22 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.
10:57:06 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 6.
12:01:08 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Alexander Breckinridge IV, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina, Washington
12:02:30 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:32 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Gabbard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:54 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.
12:16:25 P.M. H. Res. 1051 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1051 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6691) to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the definition of “crime of violence”, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
12:20:38 P.M. H. Res. 1051 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1051.
12:48:57 P.M. H. Res. 1051 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 1051, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:49:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
1:00:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 6.
1:00:51 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 1051, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:01:07 P.M. H. Res. 1051 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 1051 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6691) to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the definition of “crime of violence”, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
1:28:04 P.M. H. Res. 1051 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 181 (Roll no. 386).
1:36:12 P.M. H. Res. 1051 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 225 – 179 (Roll no. 387).
1:36:14 P.M. H. Res. 1051 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:37:38 P.M. H.R. 4606 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1049H.R. 4606 — “To provide that applications under the Natural Gas Act for the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas shall be granted without modification or delay.”
1:37:43 P.M. H.R. 4606 The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 1635 and H.R. 4606. Also, the resolution provides for a motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
1:38:15 P.M. H.R. 4606 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 1049 and Rule XVIII.
1:38:17 P.M. H.R. 4606 The Speaker designated the Honorable Liz Cheney to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
1:39:32 P.M. H.R. 4606 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4606.
2:28:23 P.M. H.R. 4606 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pallone, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-919 to insert after the word “delay”, add “opportunity for hearing and public input”.
2:28:49 P.M. H.R. 4606 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 1.
2:39:58 P.M. H.R. 4606 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Pallone amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:40:18 P.M. H.R. 4606 An amendment, offered by Ms. DeGette, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-919 to require export applications to show that the natural gas to be exported was produced using available techniques to minimize methane emissions from leaks or venting.
2:40:40 P.M. H.R. 4606 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 2.
2:48:41 P.M. H.R. 4606 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the DeGette amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. DeGette demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:49:01 P.M. H.R. 4606 Mr. Olson moved that the committee rise.
2:49:27 P.M. H.R. 4606 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2:49:55 P.M. H.R. 4606 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4606 as unfinished business.
2:50:33 P.M. H.R. 6147 Mr. Calvert moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
2:51:50 P.M. H.R. 6147 The previous question was ordered without objection.
2:51:53 P.M. H.R. 6147 On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:40 P.M. H.R. 6147 Ms. McCollum moved that the House instruct conferees.
2:52:57 P.M. H.R. 6147 The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the McCollum motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 6147. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House be instructed to agree to section 114 of division A of the matter proposed to be added by the Senate amendment.
2:59:36 P.M. H.R. 6147 The previous question was ordered without objection.
3:29:30 P.M. H.R. 6147 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 218 (Roll no. 388).
3:29:32 P.M. H.R. 6147 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:30:08 P.M. H.R. 4606 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4606 — “To provide that applications under the Natural Gas Act for the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas shall be granted without modification or delay.”
3:30:18 P.M. H.R. 4606 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:37:01 P.M. H.R. 4606 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 176 – 227 (Roll no. 389).
3:43:14 P.M. H.R. 4606 On agreeing to the DeGette amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 210 (Roll no. 390).
3:44:05 P.M. H.R. 4606 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4606.
3:44:20 P.M. H.R. 4606 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:44:25 P.M. H.R. 4606 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.
3:46:11 P.M. H.R. 4606 Mrs. Watson Coleman moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
3:46:26 P.M. H.R. 4606 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman 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 prevent liquefied natural gas from being transported in pipelines in which the use of eminent domain was utilized for its construction, operation, or maintenance.
3:52:07 P.M. H.R. 4606 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:00:05 P.M. H.R. 4606 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 178 – 231 (Roll no. 391).
4:10:37 P.M. H.R. 4606 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 260 – 146 (Roll no. 392).
4:10:39 P.M. H.R. 4606 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:10:50 P.M. H.R. 6147 The Speaker appointed conferees: Frelinghuysen, Aderholt, Simpson, Calvert, Cole, Diaz-Balart, Graves of Georgia, Young of Iowa, Rutherford, Lowey, Price of North Carolina, Bishop of Georgia, McCollum, Quigley, and Pingree.
4:11:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:31:29 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:01:48 P.M. Mr. Diaz-Balart moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:01:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:01:56 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on September 7, 2018.

House Activity 9/5

10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy K. Weber Sr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:26 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.
10:45:50 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 September 5.
12:00:07 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:17 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:01:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Rogers of KY to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:53 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.
12:02:58 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.
12:09:06 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 5, 2018, at 11:29 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 186S. 994S. 2553S. 3021H.R. 5385H.R. 5772, and H.R. 1109 with an amendment.
12:12:16 P.M. H. Res. 1049 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1049 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1635) to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4606) to provide that applications under the Natural Gas Act for the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas shall be granted without modification or delay.”
12:16:29 P.M. H. Res. 1049 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1049.
12:49:30 P.M. H. Res. 1049 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 1049, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Torres demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 1049 until later in the legislative day.
12:49:47 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
1:02:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 5.
1:02:24 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 1049, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:03:01 P.M. H. Res. 1049 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 1049 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1635) to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4606) to provide that applications under the Natural Gas Act for the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas shall be granted without modification or delay.”
1:30:33 P.M. H. Res. 1049 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 186 (Roll no. 382).
1:37:20 P.M. H. Res. 1049 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 – 180 (Roll no. 383).
1:37:21 P.M. H. Res. 1049 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:39:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:40:07 P.M. H.R. 4969 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4969 — “To improve the design and construction of diplomatic posts, and for other purposes.”
1:40:18 P.M. H.R. 4969 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:40:19 P.M. H.R. 4969 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4969.
1:54:35 P.M. H.R. 4969 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:54:37 P.M. H.R. 4969 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:55:03 P.M. H.R. 5576 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5576 — “To address state-sponsored cyber activities against the United States, and for other purposes.”
1:55:13 P.M. H.R. 5576 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:55:14 P.M. H.R. 5576 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5576.
2:17:13 P.M. H.R. 5576 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:17:15 P.M. H.R. 5576 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:17:33 P.M. H.R. 5274 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5274 — “To promote international exchanges on best election practices, cultivate more secure democratic institutions around the world, and for other purposes.”
2:17:42 P.M. H.R. 5274 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:17:43 P.M. H.R. 5274 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5274.
2:25:52 P.M. H.R. 5274 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:25:54 P.M. H.R. 5274 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:27:16 P.M. H.R. 1635 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1049H.R. 1635 — “To amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.”
2:27:21 P.M. H.R. 1635 The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on both H.R. 1635 and H.R. 4606. Also, the resolution provides for a motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
2:27:39 P.M. H.R. 1635 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 1049 and Rule XVIII.
2:27:40 P.M. H.R. 1635 The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold Rogers to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:28:50 P.M. H.R. 1635 GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1635.
2:59:08 P.M. H.R. 1635 An amendment, offered by Ms. Stefanik, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-919 to provide all students with an explanation of how to seek additional assistance from the financial aid office should they experience a change of financial circumstance. Additionally, the amendment would specify that a borrower receives the loan amount they requested.
2:59:28 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stefanik amendment No. 1.
3:04:15 P.M. H.R. 1635 On agreeing to the Stefanik amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:04:29 P.M. H.R. 1635 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Murphy (FL), numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-919 to require institutions of higher education, as part of the annual counseling process mandated by the bill, to inform a student borrower that the loan amounts the student uses during an academic term will count towards the student’s aggregate loan amounts, regardless of whether the credits transfer.
3:05:04 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment No. 2.
3:09:07 P.M. H.R. 1635 On agreeing to the Murphy (FL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:09:29 P.M. H.R. 1635 An amendment, offered by Mr. O’Halleran, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-919 to require counseling to disclose the anticipated monthly payment to borrowers for any income-driven repayment plan for which they are eligible, improving borrowers’ awareness of income-driven repayment plan options.
3:09:51 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O’Halleran amendment No. 3.
3:15:22 P.M. H.R. 1635 On agreeing to the O’Halleran amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:37 P.M. H.R. 1635 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lewis (MN), numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-919 to clarify all payment options for Parent PLUS loans and notify Parent PLUS borrowers that their dependent may qualify for and should consider scholarships, grants, and federal work-study jobs prior to borrowing.
3:16:00 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis (MN) amendment No. 4.
3:21:18 P.M. H.R. 1635 On agreeing to the Lewis (MN) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:28 P.M. H.R. 1635 An amendment, offered by Mr. Allen, numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 115-919 to provide that nothing prohibits institutions from providing additional financial counseling.
3:21:49 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Allen amendment No. 5.
3:25:05 P.M. H.R. 1635 On agreeing to the Allen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:25:25 P.M. H.R. 1635 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-919 to encourage institutions of higher education to have students att end in-person loan counseling sessions.
3:25:56 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hartzler amendment No. 6.
3:30:22 P.M. H.R. 1635 On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:30:39 P.M. H.R. 1635 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 115-919 to add requirement that student loan exit counseling includes a warning about illegitimate third-party debt relief companies, which offer services for a fee already provided to borrowers free of charge through loan servicers.
3:31:00 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1049, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 7.
3:36:56 P.M. H.R. 1635 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:37:06 P.M. H.R. 1635 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1635.
3:38:07 P.M. H.R. 1635 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:38:56 P.M. H.R. 1635 Mr. Lamb moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
3:39:12 P.M. H.R. 1635 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamb 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 adding the status as a recipient of assistance under the tuition assistance program conducted by DOD or other authorities available to the DOD or veterans’ education benefits.
3:43:44 P.M. H.R. 1635 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:43:45 P.M. H.R. 1635 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Lamb motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lamb demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings under later in the legislative day.
3:44:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:05:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 5.
5:05:39 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 1635, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:06:32 P.M. H.R. 1635 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1635 — “To amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.”
5:32:42 P.M. H.R. 1635 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 – 224 (Roll no. 384).
5:33:39 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of the Certificate of Election received from the Honorable Jon Husted, the Ohio Secretary of State, indicating that, at the Special Election held on August 7, 2018, the Honorable Troy Balderson was duly elected Representative in Congress for the 12th Congressional District, State of Ohio. District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
5:34:07 P.M. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE – Representative-elect Troy Balderson from the Twelfth Congressional District, State of Ohio, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.
5:41:41 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 Ohio, the whole number of the House is 430.
5:42:48 P.M. H.R. 1635 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1635 — “To amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.”
5:52:55 P.M. H.R. 1635 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 406 – 4 (Roll no. 385).
5:52:56 P.M. H.R. 1635 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:52:59 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
5:53:09 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
5:53:19 P.M. H. Res. 1050 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1050 — “Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
5:53:40 P.M. H. Res. 1050 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
5:53:48 P.M. H. Res. 1050 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:53:57 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1051.
5:55:01 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:08:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:34:09 P.M. Mr. Thompson (MS) moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:34:22 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:34:23 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 6, 2018.

 

House Activity 9/4

2:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:05 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:55 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:58 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Hill to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:08:40 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 notifed the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on August 31, 2018, at 10:16 a.m.: Appointment: Creating Options for Veterans’ Expedited Recovery (COVER Commission).
2:08:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:15 p.m. today.
4:17:44 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 4.
4:17:44 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable James Comer. Mr. Comer submitted his resignation from the Committee on Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.
4:18:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:18:36 P.M. H.R. 4318 Mr. Brady (TX) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
4:18:49 P.M. H.R. 4318 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Senate amendments to H.R. 4318.
4:32:47 P.M. H.R. 4318 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.
4:32:48 P.M. H.R. 4318 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:33:52 P.M. H.R. 6439 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6439 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, and for other purposes.”
4:34:03 P.M. H.R. 6439 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:34:20 P.M. H.R. 6439 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6439.
4:51:52 P.M. H.R. 6439 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.
4:52:43 P.M. H.R. 6459 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6459 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a strategy to diversify the technology stakeholder marketplace regarding the acquisition by the Transportation Security Administration of security screening technologies, and for other purposes.”
4:53:09 P.M. H.R. 6459 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:11 P.M. H.R. 6459 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6459.
5:02:39 P.M. H.R. 6459 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:41 P.M. H.R. 6459 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:13 P.M. H.R. 6430 Mr. King (NY) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6430 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to implement certain requirements for information relating to supply chain risk, and for other purposes.”
5:03:53 P.M. H.R. 6430 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:03:55 P.M. H.R. 6430 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6430.
5:12:45 P.M. H.R. 6430 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:46 P.M. H.R. 6430 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:04 P.M. H.R. 6443 Mr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6443— “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
5:13:21 P.M. H.R. 6443 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:13:45 P.M. H.R. 6443 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6443.
5:28:33 P.M. H.R. 6443 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:28:34 P.M. H.R. 6443 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:00 P.M. H.R. 5869 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5869 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a maritime border threat analysis, and for other purposes.”
5:29:25 P.M. H.R. 5869 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:29:28 P.M. H.R. 5869 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5869.
5:46:32 P.M. H.R. 5869 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:46:37 P.M. H.R. 5869 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:47:05 P.M. H.R. 6374 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6374 — “To require the Department of Homeland Security to streamline Federal contractor fitness determinations, and for other purposes.”
5:47:08 P.M. H.R. 6374 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:47:09 P.M. H.R. 6374 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6374.
5:55:28 P.M. H.R. 6374 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:55:45 P.M. H.R. 6374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:55:52 P.M. H.R. 6447 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6447 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the position of Chief Data Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
5:56:15 P.M. H.R. 6447 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:56:16 P.M. H.R. 6447 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6447.
6:05:31 P.M. H.R. 6447 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:05:33 P.M. H.R. 6447 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:06:48 P.M. H.R. 6157 Mr. Cole moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
6:07:41 P.M. H.R. 6157 The previous question was ordered without objection.
6:07:45 P.M. H.R. 6157 On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
6:08:12 P.M. H.R. 6157 Ms. DeLauro moved that the House instruct conferees.
6:08:24 P.M. H.R. 6157 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the DeLauro motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 6157. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House be instructed to agree to division B (relating to appropriations for Labor, Education, and Health and Human services) of the matter proposed to be added by the Senate amendment.
6:27:29 P.M. H.R. 6157 The previous question was ordered without objection.
6:55:03 P.M. H.R. 6157 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 171 – 221 (Roll no. 380).
6:55:05 P.M. H.R. 6157 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:24 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 6439, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:55:30 P.M. H.R. 6439 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6439 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, and for other purposes.”
7:03:12 P.M. H.R. 6439 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 272 – 119 (Roll no. 381).
7:03:13 P.M. H.R. 6439 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:05 P.M. H.R. 6157 The Speaker appointed conferees: Frelinghuysen, Granger, Cole, Calvert, Womack, Aderholt, Rogers of Kentucky, Roby, Lowey, Visclosky, DeLauro, Roybal-Allard, and McCollum.
7:04:18 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Barry Loudermilk. Mr. Loudermilk submitted his resignation from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The resignation was accepted without objection.
7:04:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
7:08:12 P.M. H.R. 6265 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6265 — “To ensure that only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program use Transportation Security Administration security screening lanes designated for trusted travelers, and for other purposes.”
7:08:21 P.M. H.R. 6265 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:08:22 P.M. H.R. 6265 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6265.
7:17:26 P.M. H.R. 6265 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:17:30 P.M. H.R. 6265 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:42 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1049.
7:18:18 P.M. H.R. 6461 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6461 — “To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish in the Transportation Security Administration a National Deployment Office, and for other purposes.”
7:18:33 P.M. H.R. 6461 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:18:34 P.M. H.R. 6461 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6461.
7:25:50 P.M. H.R. 6461 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:25:52 P.M. H.R. 6461 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:26:04 P.M. H.R. 6438 Mr. Perry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6438 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator, and for other purposes.”
7:26:25 P.M. H.R. 6438 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:26:26 P.M. H.R. 6438 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6438.
7:34:29 P.M. H.R. 6438 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:34:30 P.M. H.R. 6438 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:35:00 P.M. H.R. 6400 Mrs. Lesko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6400 — “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a threat and operational analysis of ports of entry, and for other purposes.”
7:35:02 P.M. H.R. 6400 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:35:04 P.M. H.R. 6400 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6400.
7:42:50 P.M. H.R. 6400 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:52 P.M. H.R. 6400 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:43:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:45:20 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:29:51 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:29:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:29:59 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 5, 2018.
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