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House Activity 1/24/2019 Last Floor Action:
10:54:45 A.M. – COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Scalise for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week. 

9:00:00 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:10 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable James P. McGovern to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:26 A.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:51 A.M.SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Budd 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. Budd objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:18 A.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Roybal-Allard to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:36 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.
9:09:42 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 61. H.J. Res. 31 — “Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.”
9:09:47 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 648 and H.J. Res. 31. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 648 and H.J. Res. 31 under closed rules with one hour of debate for each measure. Rule provides for consideration of motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of February 1, 2019
9:10:00 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 31. 9:53:42 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
9:54:07 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
Ms. Granger moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
9:57:19 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Granger 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 striking the date February 28, 2019 and inserting January 24, 2019 on page 2, line 10.
9:57:28 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
9:57:50 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the motion and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms. Granger demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
9:57:59 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:15:19 A.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 24.
10:15:39 A.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the motion to recommit H. J. Res. 31, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:16:05 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 31 — “Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.”
10:41:56 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 200 – 214 (Roll no. 50).
10:50:24 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 180 (Roll no. 51).
10:50:31 A.M. H.J. Res. 31
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:51:00 A.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
10:51:37 A.M.On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
10:52:05 A.M.The House received a communication from the Honorable Adriano Espaillat. Mr. Espaillat submitted his resignation from the Committee on Education and Labor. The resignation was accepted without objection.
10:52:18 A.M.The House received a communication from the Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi. Mr. Krishnamoorthi submitted his resignation from the Committee on Education and Labor. The resignation was accepted without objection.
10:52:26 A.M. H. Res. 73
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 73 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
10:53:05 A.M. H. Res. 73
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
10:53:11 A.M. H. Res. 73
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:53:12 A.M. H. Res. 74
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 74 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
10:53:40 A.M. H. Res. 74
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
10:53:45 A.M. H. Res. 74
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:54:45 A.M.COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Scalise for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.

House Activity 1/23/2019

10:00:00 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:06 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Suzan K. DelBene to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 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.
11:16:45 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:01 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 23.
12:00:06 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:36 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. Crow 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. Crow 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.
12:02:14 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:37 P.M.WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation from the gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Marino, the whole number of the House is 433.
12:03:01 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.
12:23:08 P.M. H. Res. 61
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 61 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 648) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 31) making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.”
12:25:50 P.M. H. Res. 61DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 61.
1:19:09 P.M. H. Res. 61The previous question was ordered without objection.
1:19:14 P.M. H. Res. 61POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 61, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the resolution, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
1:20:27 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – Pursuant to clause 8 of Rule XX and the order of the House of January 17, 2019, the Chair announced that the unfinished business was the vote on passage of H.J. Res. 28, on which they yeas and nays were ordered.
1:20:38 P.M. H.J. Res. 28
Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 28 — “Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.”
1:45:43 P.M. H.J. Res. 28
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 184 (Roll no. 46).
1:45:44 P.M. H.J. Res. 28
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:45:48 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of H. Res. 61, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:45:56 P.M. H. Res. 61
Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 61 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 648) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 31) making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.”
1:57:51 P.M. H. Res. 61
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 190 (Roll no. 47).
1:57:53 P.M. H. Res. 61
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:57:55 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.
1:58:07 P.M.On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
1:59:35 P.M. H. Res. 67
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 67 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
2:00:00 P.M. H. Res. 67
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:00:03 P.M. H. Res. 67
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:01:56 P.M. H.R. 648
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 61. H.R. 648 — “Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
2:02:01 P.M. H.R. 648
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 648 and H.J. Res. 31. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 648 and H.J. Res. 31 under closed rules with one hour of debate for each measure. Rule provides for consideration of motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of February 1, 2019
2:02:34 P.M. H.R. 648
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 648.
3:07:06 P.M. H.R. 648
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:07:35 P.M. H.R. 648
Ms. Granger moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
3:08:25 P.M. H.R. 648
DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Granger 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 strike all after the enacting clause and insert new text related to payment of employees furloughed during the lapse in appropriations beginning on December 22, 2018.
3:11:19 P.M. H.R. 648
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:46:38 P.M. H.R. 648
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 200 – 215 (Roll no. 48).
3:56:01 P.M. H.R. 648
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 180 (Roll no. 49).
3:56:03 P.M. H.R. 648
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:56:04 P.M. H. Res. 68
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 68 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
3:56:51 P.M. H. Res. 68
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
3:56:56 P.M. H. Res. 68
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:56:57 P.M.Mr. Kennedy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on January 24. Agreed to without objection.
3:57:42 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:18:42 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:31:21 P.M.Ms. Foxx (NC) moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:31:29 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:30 P.M.The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 24, 2019.

House Activity 1/22/2019

12:00:06 P.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:13 P.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Donald S. Beyer Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:38 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.
12:05:43 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:02 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 22.
2:00:06 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:58 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. McCarthy 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. McCarthy 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.
2:02:29 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. McCarthy to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:05 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 January 18, 2019, at 12:59 p.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 259 and that the Senate agreed to S. Res. 10.
2:03:41 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:04:09 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:50 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 22.
4:01:08 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 January 22, 2019, at 2:23 p.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 430
4:01:25 P.M.The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:00 P.M. H.R. 439
Mr. Johnson (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 439 — “To amend the charter of the Future Farmers of America, and for other purposes.”
4:02:04 P.M. H.R. 439
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:05 P.M. H.R. 439
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 439.
4:14:49 P.M. H.R. 439
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:51 P.M. H.R. 439
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:15:01 P.M. H.R. 498
Mr. Johnson (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 498 — “To eliminate unused sections of the United States Code, and for other purposes.”
4:15:09 P.M. H.R. 498
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:15:10 P.M. H.R. 498
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 498.
4:32:48 P.M. H.R. 498
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:32:50 P.M. H.R. 498
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:34:21 P.M. H.R. 31
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 31 — “To require certain additional actions in connection with the national emergency with respect to Syria, and for other purposes.”
4:34:32 P.M. H.R. 31
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:34:33 P.M. H.R. 31
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 31.
4:51:00 P.M. H.R. 31
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:02 P.M. H.R. 31
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:22 P.M. H.R. 353
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 353 — “To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.”
4:51:29 P.M. H.R. 353
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:51:30 P.M. H.R. 353
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 353.
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 353
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:05 P.M. H.R. 353
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:13 P.M. H.R. 676
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 676 — “To reiterate the support of the Congress of the United States for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and for other purposes.”
5:01:19 P.M. H.R. 676 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:20 P.M. H.R. 676
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 676.
5:21:54 P.M. H.R. 676
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:22:28 P.M. H.R. 328
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 328 — “To require the Secretary of State to design and establish a Vulnerability Disclosure Process (VDP) to improve Department of State cybersecurity and a bug bounty program to identify and report vulnerabilities of internet-facing information technology of the Department of State, and for other purposes.”
5:22:39 P.M. H.R. 328
Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:22:41 P.M. H.R. 328
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 328.
5:33:11 P.M. H.R. 328
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.
5:33:41 P.M.The House received a communication from Representative Marino wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 12:01 a.m. on January 23, 2019.
5:33:59 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:07 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 22.
6:30:10 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.
6:31:03 P.M. H.R. 676
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 676 — “To reiterate the support of the Congress of the United States for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and for other purposes.”
7:01:34 P.M. H.R. 676
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 357 – 22 (Roll no. 44).
7:01:35 P.M. H.R. 676
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:01:43 P.M. H.R. 328
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 328 — “To require the Secretary of State to design and establish a Vulnerability Disclosure Process (VDP) to improve Department of State cybersecurity and a bug bounty program to identify and report vulnerabilities of internet-facing information technology of the Department of State, and for other purposes.”
7:11:42 P.M. H.R. 328
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 3 (Roll no. 45).
7:11:45 P.M. H.R. 328
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:01 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker’s Approval of the Journal, which the Chair put de novo.
7:12:18 P.M.On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
7:12:48 P.M.Mr. Morelle filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 61.
7:17:14 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:26:52 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:09:31 P.M.Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:09:37 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:09:38 P.M. The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 23, 2019.

House Activity 1/10/2019

10:00:12 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:15 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Eric Swalwell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:38 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.
11:18:47 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:15 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 10.
12:00:17 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:20 P.M.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:22 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:46 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.
12:35:35 P.M. H.R. 265Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 28. H.R. 265 — “Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
12:35:40 P.M. H.R. 265Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266 and H.R. 267. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides one hour of debate, orders the previous question, and allows one motion to commit on each bill. The rule waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of January 15, 2019, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
12:35:59 P.M.H.R. 265
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 265.
1:43:01 P.M. H.R. 265The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:43:34 P.M. H.R. 265
Mr. Aderholt moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
1:44:04 P.M.H.R. 265
DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aderholt motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to make various reductions throughout the bill and increases funds for Rurual Utilities Service – Distance Learning, Telemedicine, and Broadband Program, originally funded in Public Law 115-141. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
1:49:26 P.M.H.R. 265
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
1:49:37 P.M.H.R. 265
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Aderholt demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit with instructions until a time to be announced.
1:51:31 P.M.H.R. 267
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 28. H.R. 267 — “Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
1:51:36 P.M.H.R. 267
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266 and H.R. 267. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides one hour of debate, orders the previous question, and allows one motion to commit on each bill. The rule waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of January 15, 2019, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
1:52:13 P.M.H.R. 267
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 267.
2:48:09 P.M.H.R. 267
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:48:46 P.M.H.R. 267
Mr. Diaz-Balart moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
2:49:19 P.M.H.R. 267
DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Diaz-Balart motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase the Public and Indian Housing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance account by $71 million and to decrease the Information Technology Fund account by a similar amount.
2:54:39 P.M.H.R. 267
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2:55:09 P.M.H.R. 267
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Diaz-Balart motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion to recommit and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Diaz-Balart demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
2:57:34 P.M.H.R. 115
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 115 — “To require the Department of State to establish a policy regarding the use of location-tracking consumer devices by employees at diplomatic and consular facilities, and for other purposes.”
2:58:18 P.M.H.R. 115
Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:58:20 P.M.H.R. 115
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 115.
3:04:52 P.M.H.R. 115
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:04:58 P.M.H.R. 115
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:05:00 P.M.H.R. 133
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 133 — “To promote economic partnership and cooperation between the United States and Mexico.”
3:05:20 P.M.H.R. 133
Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:05:21 P.M.H.R. 133
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 133.
3:11:20 P.M.H.R. 133
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:29 P.M.H.R. 133
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:30 P.M.H.R. 192
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 192 — “To establish an interagency program to assist countries in North and West Africa to improve immediate and long-term capabilities to counter terrorist threats, and for other purposes.”
3:11:45 P.M.H.R. 192
Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:11:47 P.M.H.R. 192
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 192.
3:17:34 P.M.H.R. 192
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:17:38 P.M.H.R. 192
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:17:40 P.M.H.R. 221
Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 221 — “To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes.”
3:17:52 P.M.H.R. 221
Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:54 P.M.H.R. 221
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 221.
3:42:27 P.M.H.R. 221
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3:42:28 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 267 with instructions, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3:42:30 P.M.H.R. 267
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 267 — “Making appropriations for the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
4:07:13 P.M.H.R. 267
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 – 228 (Roll no. 22).
4:16:44 P.M.H.R. 267
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 180 (Roll no. 23).
4:16:46 P.M.H.R. 267
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:55 P.M.H.R. 265
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 265 — “Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
4:25:30 P.M.H.R. 265
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 – 229 (Roll no. 24).
4:34:15 P.M.H.R. 265
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 183 (Roll no. 25).
4:34:16 P.M.H.R. 265
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:34:52 P.M.Joint Economic Committee – Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1024(a), and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Joint Economic Committee: Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York.
4:36:47 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:55:31 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:18:57 P.M.The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 24.
6:19:04 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has resumed Special Order speeches.
7:10:22 P.M.Mr. Schweikert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:10:40 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:10:41 P.M.The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 11, 2019.

House Activity 1/9/2019

10:00:00 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:07 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Robin L. Kelly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:20 A.M.MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:02:35 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:02 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 9.
12:00:08 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:47 P.M.The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:49 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Johnson of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:17 P.M.ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE – The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to a Member-elect of the 116th Congress who was absent during the Oath of Office administered on January 3, 2019.
12:03:22 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.
12:30:57 P.M. H. Res. 31
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 31 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
12:31:26 P.M. H. Res. 31
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:31:30 P.M. H. Res. 31
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:31:31 P.M. H. Res. 28
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 28 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 264) making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 265) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 266) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 267) making appropriations for the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.”
12:34:00 P.M. H. Res. 28
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 28.
1:53:41 P.M. H. Res. 28
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 195 (Roll no. 16).
2:04:29 P.M. H. Res. 28
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 195 (Roll no. 17).
2:04:30 P.M. H. Res. 28
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:04:55 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 226 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:04:56 P.M. H.R. 226
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 226 — “To amend the Small Business Act to include best in class designations in the annual report on small business goals prepared by the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.”
2:14:31 P.M. H.R. 226
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 11 (Roll no. 18).
2:14:32 P.M. H.R. 226
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:14:34 P.M. H. Res. 32
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 32 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”
2:15:11 P.M. H. Res. 32
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:15:17 P.M. H. Res. 32
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:15:18 P.M. H.R. 264Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 28. H.R. 264 — “Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
2:15:23 P.M. H.R. 264Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266 and H.R. 267. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides one hour of debate, orders the previous question, and allows one motion to commit on each bill. The rule waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of January 15, 2019, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
2:16:47 P.M. H.R. 264
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 264.
3:09:04 P.M. H.R. 264
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:09:42 P.M. H.R. 264
Mr. Graves (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
3:10:21 P.M. H.R. 264
DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (GA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Salaries and Expenses account by $2 million and to decrease the General Services Administration Real Property Activities Federal Buildings Fund by a similar amount.
3:17:37 P.M. H.R. 264
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:17:38 P.M. H.R. 264
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Graves (GA) motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion to recommit and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Graves (GA) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
3:20:18 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – Pursuant to section 3 of H. Res. 5, the Chair announced that proceedings would resume on H. Res. 6.
3:20:19 P.M. H. Res. 6
Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 6 — “Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, and for other purposes.”
3:20:52 P.M. H. Res. 6
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 5, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on Title III of H. Res. 6.
4:25:48 P.M. H. Res. 6
The previous question on the motion On agreeing to Title III of the resolution was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:51:28 P.M. H. Res. 6
On agreeing to Title III of the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 192 (Roll no. 19).
4:51:40 P.M. H. Res. 6
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:52:05 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 264 with instructions, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:52:11 P.M. H.R. 264
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 264 — “Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.”
5:01:55 P.M. H.R. 264
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 200 – 227 (Roll no. 20).
5:11:11 P.M. H.R. 264
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 – 188 (Roll no. 21).
5:11:13 P.M. H.R. 264
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:24 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:29:59 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:29:01 P.M.Mr. Fortenberry moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:29:07 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:29:08 P.M.The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 10, 2019.

House Activity 1/8/2019

12:00:08 P.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable James P. McGovern to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:32 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.
12:18:24 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:24 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 8.
2:00:33 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:51 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. Watkins 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. Watkins 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.
2:02:45 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Watkins to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:25 P.M.ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE – On January 4, 2019, Mr. Butterfield administered the oath of office to Representative-elect Walter B. Jones of the Third District of the State of North Carolina pursuant to H. Res. 22, 116th Congress. Mr. Butterfield delivered 2 copies of the oath, signed by Mr. Jones, to the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
2:04:25 P.M.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 to the gentleman from North Carolina, the whole number of the House is 434.
2:04:38 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:09:35 P.M.United States Semiquincentennial Commission – Pursuant to section 4 of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-196), and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Mr. Evans.
2:10:35 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
4:00:09 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 8.
4:00:17 P.M. H. Res. 26
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 26 — “Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.”
4:00:38 P.M. H. Res. 26
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:00:49 P.M. H. Res. 26
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:00:50 P.M.The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:01:18 P.M. H.R. 259
Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 259 — “To extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Rebalancing demonstration, to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, and for other purposes.”
4:01:35 P.M. H.R. 259
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:37 P.M. H.R. 259
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 259.
4:13:28 P.M. H.R. 259
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:13:48 P.M. H.R. 259
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:13:50 P.M. H.R. 269
Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 269 — “To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved drug application, and for other purposes.”
4:14:07 P.M. H.R. 269
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:14:09 P.M. H.R. 269
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 269.
4:36:40 P.M. H.R. 269
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.
4:36:44 P.M. H.R. 251
Mr. Thompson (MS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 251 — “To extend by two years the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
4:37:45 P.M. H.R. 251
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:37:47 P.M. H.R. 251DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 251.
5:00:36 P.M. H.R. 251
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.
5:00:39 P.M. H.R. 226
Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 226 — “To amend the Small Business Act to include best in class designations in the annual report on small business goals prepared by the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.”
5:01:33 P.M. H.R. 226
Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:36 P.M. H.R. 226
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 226.
5:15:21 P.M. H.R. 226
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.
5:15:25 P.M. H.R. 227
Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 227 — “To amend the Small Business Act to specify what credit is given for certain subcontractors and to provide a dispute process for non-payment to subcontractors, and for other purposes.”
5:16:08 P.M. H.R. 227
Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:16:09 P.M. H.R. 227
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 227.
5:23:08 P.M. H.R. 227
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:23:12 P.M. H.R. 227
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:13 P.M. H.R. 128
Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 128 — “To clarify the primary functions and duties of the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.”
5:23:48 P.M. H.R. 128
Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:23:49 P.M. H.R. 128
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 128.
5:31:48 P.M. H.R. 128
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:52 P.M. H.R. 128
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:32:03 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:05 P.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 8.
6:30:14 P.M.UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:52 P.M. H.R. 269
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 269 — “To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved drug application, and for other purposes.”
7:01:34 P.M. H.R. 269
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 17 (Roll no. 13).
7:01:35 P.M. H.R. 269
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:07:52 P.M.MOMENT OF SILENCE – The Chair led the House in observing a moment of silence in memory of those affected by the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, on January 8, 2011.
7:08:33 P.M. H.R. 251
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 251 — “To extend by two years the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
7:18:47 P.M. H.R. 251
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 3 (Roll no. 14).
7:18:48 P.M. H.R. 251
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:18:52 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.
7:29:29 P.M.On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 161, 2 Present (Roll no. 15).
7:29:55 P.M.Mr. McGovern filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 28.
7:31:11 P.M.ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:46:25 P.M.SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:50:35 P.M.Mr. Meuser moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:50:40 P.M.On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:50:41 P.M.The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 9, 2019.

House Activity 1/3/2019

11:00:08 A.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
11:00:15 A.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
11:00:37 A.M.Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
11:01:34 A.M.SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 1180, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
11:01:46 A.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:02:28 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:55:09 A.M.The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 3.
11:56:03 A.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn Sine Die.

House Activity 1/2/2019

12:00:35 P.M.The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:38 P.M.The Speaker designated the Honorable Fred Upton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:53 P.M.Today’s prayer was offered by Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
12:01:47 P.M.SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – Pursuant to section 2(a) of H. Res. 1180, the Journal of the last day’s proceedings was approved.
12:01:53 P.M.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:12 P.M.ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE – Under Clause 5(d) of Rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentlewoman from New Mexico, the whole number of the House is 432.
12:02:50 P.M.The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 1180. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on January 3, 2019.

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