the senate Sept 10-18 **CONGRESS** 2018 the house


 
September 18, 2018 Wrap Up for Tuesday, September 18, 2018
September 17, 2018 Wrap Up for Monday, September 17, 2018
September 12, 2018 Wrap Up for Wednesday, September 12, 2018
1:00:03 P.M. 9/17/2018 Last Floor Action: 1:03:26 P.M. – The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 1059. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 2018. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
1:00:07 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Andy Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
1:00:43 P.M. SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 3(a) of H. Res. 1059, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
1:01:02 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
1:02:52 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 17, 2018, at 10:10 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1050 and S. 3029.
1:03:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 3(b) of H. Res. 1059. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 2018.
10:00:19 A.M. 9/13/2018 The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:30 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 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.
10:46:51 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 13.
12:00:28 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by Pastor Rosalinda Rivera, New Life Outreach Church, Richmond, VA
12:01:56 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. Williams 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. Williams objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:10 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kennedy to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:24:55 P.M. H. Res. 1059 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1059 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3798) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours; providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 5895) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 17, 2018, through September 24, 2018.”
12:27:50 P.M. H. Res. 1059 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1059.
12:34:43 P.M. H. Res. 1059 The previous question was ordered without objection.
1:01:42 P.M. H. Res. 1059 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 171 (Roll no. 397).
1:01:44 P.M. H. Res. 1059 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:01:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:02:07 P.M. H.R. 1911 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1911 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes.”
1:10:05 P.M. H.R. 1911 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 – 2 (Roll no. 398).
1:10:07 P.M. H.R. 1911 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:10:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:12:21 P.M. S. 3021 Mr. Shuster moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 3021 — “To designate the United States courthouse located at 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the “Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse”.”
1:12:39 P.M. S. 3021 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:12:40 P.M. S. 3021 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3021.
1:53:23 P.M. S. 3021 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:53:26 P.M. S. 3021 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:53:28 P.M. S. 3021 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
1:54:25 P.M. H.R. 6227 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6227 — “To provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States.”
1:54:41 P.M. H.R. 6227 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:54:42 P.M. H.R. 6227 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6227.
2:17:53 P.M. H.R. 6227 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:17:57 P.M. H.R. 6227 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:22 P.M. H.R. 589 Mr. Smith (TX) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
2:18:39 P.M. H.R. 589 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 589.
2:33:06 P.M. H.R. 589 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
2:33:07 P.M. H.R. 589 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:31 P.M. S. 97 Mr. Weber (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 97 — “To enable civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies by private and public institutions, to expand theoretical and practical knowledge of nuclear physics, chemistry, and materials science, and for other purposes.”
2:33:42 P.M. S. 97 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:33:45 P.M. S. 97 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 97.
2:46:59 P.M. S. 97 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:47:00 P.M. S. 97 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:58:18 P.M. H.R. 5895 Mr. Frelinghuysen brought up conference report H. Rept. 115-929 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 1059.
2:58:29 P.M. H.R. 5895 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1059, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 5895.
3:28:59 P.M. H.R. 5895 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:58:32 P.M. H.R. 5895 On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 377 – 20 (Roll no. 399).
3:58:54 P.M. H.R. 5895 Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:58:56 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.
3:58:56 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:10 P.M. S. Con. Res. 46 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
4:00:20 P.M. S. Con. Res. 46 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 46 — “Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 5895.”
4:00:33 P.M. S. Con. Res. 46 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:00:39 P.M. S. Con. Res. 46 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:00:50 P.M. S. 2946 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and consider.
4:01:14 P.M. S. 2946 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2946 — “To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the meaning of the terms “act of war” and “blocked asset”, and for other purposes.”
4:01:28 P.M. S. 2946 On passage Passed without objection.
4:01:34 P.M. S. 2946 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:02:08 P.M. H.R. 1109 Mr. Goodlate asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker’s table and agree to the Senate amendment.
4:02:10 P.M. H.R. 1109 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
4:02:20 P.M. H.R. 1109 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:03:06 P.M. H.R. 606 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:03:16 P.M. H.R. 606 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 606 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the “Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building”.”
4:03:25 P.M. H.R. 606 On passage Passed without objection.
4:03:28 P.M. H.R. 606 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:03:28 P.M. H.R. 4913 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:04:08 P.M. H.R. 4913 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4913 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 816 East Salisbury Parkway in Salisbury, Maryland, as the “Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner Post Office Building”.”
4:04:12 P.M. H.R. 4913 On passage Passed without objection.
4:04:15 P.M. H.R. 4913 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:15 P.M. H.R. 5737 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:04:37 P.M. H.R. 5737 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5737 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West D Street in Alpha, Illinois, as the “Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office”.”
4:04:51 P.M. H.R. 5737 On passage Passed without objection.
4:04:56 P.M. H.R. 5737 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:57 P.M. H.R. 5868 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:05:20 P.M. H.R. 5868 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5868 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 Claremont Avenue in Ashland, Ohio, as the “Bill Harris Post Office”.”
4:05:26 P.M. H.R. 5868 On passage Passed without objection.
4:05:30 P.M. H.R. 5868 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:05:32 P.M. H.R. 5935 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:06:06 P.M. H.R. 5935 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5935 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1355 North Meridian Road in Harristown, Illinois, as the “Logan S. Palmer Post Office”.”
4:06:09 P.M. H.R. 5935 On passage Passed without objection.
4:06:12 P.M. H.R. 5935 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:13 P.M. H.R. 6020 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:06:44 P.M. H.R. 6020 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6020 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 325 South Michigan Avenue in Howell, Michigan, as the “Sergeant Donald Burgett Post Office Building”.”
4:06:55 P.M. H.R. 6020 On passage Passed without objection.
4:06:57 P.M. H.R. 6020 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:59 P.M. H.R. 6116 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:07:33 P.M. H.R. 6116 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6116 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 362 North Ross Street in Beaverton, Michigan, as the “Colonel Alfred Asch Post Office”.”
4:07:36 P.M. H.R. 6116 On passage Passed without objection.
4:07:40 P.M. H.R. 6116 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:07:41 P.M. H.R. 5349 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:08:08 P.M. H.R. 5349 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5349 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1320 Autumn Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, as the “Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office Building”.”
4:08:22 P.M. H.R. 5349 Amendment offered by Mr. Russell.
4:08:25 P.M. H.R. 5349 On agreeing to the Russell amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:08:41 P.M. H.R. 5349 On passage Passed without objection.
4:08:44 P.M. H.R. 5349 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:08:47 P.M. H.R. 5349 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:08:50 P.M. H.R. 5784 Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:09:19 P.M. H.R. 5784 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5784 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the “Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building”.”
4:09:28 P.M. H.R. 5784 Amendment offered by Mr. Russell.
4:09:31 P.M. H.R. 5784 On agreeing to the Russell amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:09:37 P.M. H.R. 5784 On passage Passed without objection.
4:09:40 P.M. H.R. 5784 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:44 P.M. H.R. 5784 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:10:27 P.M. Mr. Russell asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, September 13, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018. Agreed to without objection.
4:11:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:26:12 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:47:49 P.M. H.R. 6157 Conference report H. Rept. 115-952 filed.
5:48:07 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:48:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:48:14 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on September 17, 2018.
12:00:15 P.M. 9/12/2018 The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:24 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:40 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.
12:25:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 12.
2:00:10 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Williams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 P.M. today.
2:30:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 12.
2:31:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:31:30 P.M. H.R. 6198 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6198— “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, and for other purposes.”
2:31:42 P.M. H.R. 6198 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:31:43 P.M. H.R. 6198 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6198.
2:46:16 P.M. H.R. 6198 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:46:18 P.M. H.R. 6198 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:47:00 P.M. H.R. 6720 Mr. Abraham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6720 — “To prohibit the slaugher of dogs and cats for human consumption, and for other purposes.”
2:47:03 P.M. H.R. 6720 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:47:04 P.M. H.R. 6720 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6720.
2:55:46 P.M. H.R. 6720 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:55:47 P.M. H.R. 6720 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:57:02 P.M. H.R. 6690 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6690— “To establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity under the Medicare program.”
2:57:07 P.M. H.R. 6690 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:57:09 P.M. H.R. 6690 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6690.
3:09:39 P.M. H.R. 6690 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:09:41 P.M. H.R. 6690 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:10:05 P.M. H.R. 6662 Mr. Paulsen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6662— “To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the special election period under part C of the Medicare program for certain deemed individuals enrolled in a reasonable cost reimbursement contract to certain nondeemed individuals enrolled in such contract.”
3:10:06 P.M. H.R. 6662 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:10:09 P.M. H.R. 6662 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6662.
3:14:54 P.M. H.R. 6662 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:14:57 P.M. H.R. 6662 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:14:59 P.M. H.R. 6662 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:15:11 P.M. H.R. 6561 Mrs. Walorski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6561— “To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to finalize certain proposed provisions relating to the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.”
3:15:23 P.M. H.R. 6561 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:15:24 P.M. H.R. 6561 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6561.
3:21:08 P.M. H.R. 6561 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:11 P.M. H.R. 6561 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:13 P.M. H.R. 6561 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:21:14 P.M. H.R. 3635 Ms. Jenkins (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3635 — “To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to improve the process whereby medicare administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.”
3:21:29 P.M. H.R. 3635 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:21:30 P.M. H.R. 3635 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3635.
3:30:11 P.M. H.R. 3635 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:30:20 P.M. H.R. 3635 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:30:33 P.M. H.R. 5059 Mr. Rothfus moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5059— “To amend the Home Owners’ Loan Act with respect to the registration and supervision of insurance savings and loan holding companies, and for other purposes.”
3:30:46 P.M. H.R. 5059 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:30:47 P.M. H.R. 5059 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5059.
3:44:07 P.M. H.R. 5059 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:09 P.M. H.R. 5059 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:44:10 P.M. H.R. 6411 Mr. Rothfus moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6411 — “To amend the duties of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to ensure FinCEN works with Tribal law enforcement agencies, protects against all forms of terrorism, and focuses on virtual currencies.”
3:44:20 P.M. H.R. 6411 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:44:21 P.M. H.R. 6411 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6411.
3:50:16 P.M. H.R. 6411 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:50:17 P.M. H.R. 6411 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:50 P.M. H.R. 3764 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3764— “To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes.”
3:51:58 P.M. H.R. 3764 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:51:59 P.M. H.R. 3764 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3764.
3:55:10 P.M. H.R. 3764 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:55:13 P.M. H.R. 3764 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:55:14 P.M. H.R. 5923 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5923— “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes.”
3:55:47 P.M. H.R. 5923 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:49 P.M. H.R. 5923 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5923.
4:00:42 P.M. H.R. 5923 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.
4:01:10 P.M. H.R. 4824 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4824— “To allow certain State permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural communities, and for other purposes.”
4:01:17 P.M. H.R. 4824 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:19 P.M. H.R. 4824 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4824.
4:09:17 P.M. H.R. 4824 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:19 P.M. H.R. 4824 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:21 P.M. H.R. 4824 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:09:25 P.M. H.R. 2591 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2591— “To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes.”
4:09:40 P.M. H.R. 2591 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:09:42 P.M. H.R. 2591 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2591.
4:18:31 P.M. H.R. 2591 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:32 P.M. H.R. 2591 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:18:41 P.M. H.R. 2606 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2606— “To amend the Act of August 4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes.”
4:18:50 P.M. H.R. 2606 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:18:51 P.M. H.R. 2606 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2606.
4:27:04 P.M. H.R. 2606 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:07 P.M. H.R. 2606 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:27:14 P.M. H.R. 6287 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6287— “To provide competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.”
4:27:23 P.M. H.R. 6287 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:27:24 P.M. H.R. 6287 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6287.
4:44:38 P.M. H.R. 6287 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:41 P.M. H.R. 6287 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:44:41 P.M. H.R. 3186 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3186— “To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes.”
4:44:51 P.M. H.R. 3186 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:52 P.M. H.R. 3186 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3186.
4:50:24 P.M. H.R. 3186 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.
4:50:54 P.M. AUTHORITY TO FILE CONFERENCE REPORTS – Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that the managers on the part of the House have until midnight on Friday, September 14, 2018, to file conference reports. Agreed to without objection.
4:51:04 P.M. H.R. 5532 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5532— “To redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and for other purposes.”
4:51:14 P.M. H.R. 5532 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:51:15 P.M. H.R. 5532 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5532.
5:03:01 P.M. H.R. 5532 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:03 P.M. H.R. 5532 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:24 P.M. H.R. 660 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 660 — “To require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets.”
5:03:32 P.M. H.R. 660 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:03:33 P.M. H.R. 660 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 660.
5:09:47 P.M. H.R. 660 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:09:49 P.M. H.R. 660 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:10:02 P.M. H.R. 4689 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4689 — “To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.”
5:10:09 P.M. H.R. 4689 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:10:10 P.M. H.R. 4689 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4689.
5:13:33 P.M. H.R. 4689 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:14:35 P.M. S. 2497 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2497— “To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, and for other purposes.”
5:14:44 P.M. S. 2497 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:45 P.M. S. 2497 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2497.
5:45:00 P.M. S. 2497 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:45:02 P.M. S. 2497 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:18 P.M. H.R. 1911 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1911 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes.”
5:45:27 P.M. H.R. 1911 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:45:30 P.M. H.R. 1911 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1911.
6:05:45 P.M. H.R. 1911 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.
6:06:16 P.M. H. Res. 401 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 401 — “Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade.”
6:06:41 P.M. H. Res. 401 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:06:43 P.M. H. Res. 401 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 401.
6:17:23 P.M. H. Res. 401 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:17:30 P.M. H. Res. 401 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:17:51 P.M. H.R. 6197 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6197 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime, and for other purposes.”
6:18:00 P.M. H.R. 6197 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:18:01 P.M. H.R. 6197 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6197.
6:31:00 P.M. H.R. 6197 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:31:01 P.M. H.R. 6197 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:13 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.
6:31:51 P.M. H.R. 5923 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5923 — “To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes.”
6:57:21 P.M. H.R. 5923 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 – 3 (Roll no. 394).
6:57:22 P.M. H.R. 5923 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:53 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE – The House observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in the California wildfires.
7:01:47 P.M. H.R. 3186 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3186 — “To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes.”
7:10:53 P.M. H.R. 3186 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 – 2 (Roll no. 395).
7:10:54 P.M. H.R. 3186 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:06 P.M. H.R. 4689 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4689 — “To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.”
7:20:53 P.M. H.R. 4689 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 – 1 (Roll no. 396).
7:20:54 P.M. H.R. 4689 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:21:09 P.M. H.R. 2926 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP – Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 2926, a bill originally introduced by Representative Meehan, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:22:16 P.M. Mr. Yoder filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 6776.
7:22:31 P.M. H.R. 5317 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5317— “To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands.”
7:22:42 P.M. H.R. 5317 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:22:55 P.M. H.R. 5317 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5317.
7:27:28 P.M. H.R. 5317 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:31 P.M. H.R. 5317 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:27:55 P.M. H.R. 6040 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6040— “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project.”
7:28:02 P.M. H.R. 6040 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:28:04 P.M. H.R. 6040 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6040.
7:35:00 P.M. H.R. 6040 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:35:07 P.M. H.R. 6040 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:35:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:37:23 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 46. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5895.
7:37:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House continued one minute speeches.
7:52:58 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the declaration of a national emergency with respect to the threat of foreign interference in United States elections. – referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, House Administration, and Intelligence and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-152).
7:55:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:10:09 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1059.
8:11:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
8:34:27 P.M. Mr. Estes (KS) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:34:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:34:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 13, 2018.
3:30:07 P.M. 9/10/2018 The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
3:30:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
3:30:34 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
3:32:04 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
3:32:06 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Simpson to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
3:33:12 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative DeSantis wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at close of business today.
3:34:38 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Florida, Mr. DeSantis, the whole number of the House is 429.
3:36:22 P.M. H.R. 5895 Conference report H. Rept. 115-929 filed.
3:36:42 P.M. Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:36:48 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:36:50 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 12, 2018.
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