The Senate March 4-8th ::: CONGRESS ::: The House 2019


Wrap Up for Thursday, March 7, 2019

Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wrap Up for Monday, March 4, 2019

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Last Floor Action:
1:01:34 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019.

House Activity 3/8/2019

9:00:04 A.M.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:14 A.M.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Diana DeGette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:38 A.M.

Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:03 A.M.

SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Takano 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. Takano 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.
9:03:13 A.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Lowenthal to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:11 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.
9:16:46 A.M.
H.R. 1
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1 — “To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.”
9:17:05 A.M.
H.R. 1
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:18:11 A.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Neguse, numbered 70 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote ahead of their 18th birthday.
9:18:52 A.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neguse amendment No. 70.
9:28:19 A.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Neguse amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Neguse demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:28:54 A.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mrs. Kirkpatrick, numbered 71 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require verification value of credit cards for the purchase of online advertising.
9:29:18 A.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirkpatrick amendment No. 71.
9:40:12 A.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Kirkpatrick amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:40:48 A.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Golden, numbered 72 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to authorize the commission to refuse to certify a candidate to participate in the matching public finance program if they have been assessed three or more civil penalties in one or more elections previously and makes a candidate not eligible if there has been a willful violation. The amendment references criminal penalties for violations of the law.
9:41:54 A.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Golden amendment No. 72.
10:03:07 A.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Golden amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:29:22 A.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Brindisi amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 – 188 (Roll no. 115).
10:35:28 A.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Neguse amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 – 186 (Roll no. 116).
10:36:47 A.M.
H.R. 1
GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of further general debate on H.R. 1.
10:51:45 A.M.
H.R. 1
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1.
10:52:12 A.M.
H.R. 1
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:52:22 A.M.
H.R. 1
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:53:16 A.M.
H.R. 1
Mr. Crenshaw moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10:53:28 A.M.
H.R. 1
Floor summary: DEBATE – The House proceeded 10 minutes of debate on the Crenshaw motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language on Upholding Suffrage in America Title XI- Upholding Suffrage in America, Divison D.
11:05:49 A.M.
H.R. 1
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:13:09 A.M.
H.R. 1
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 – 228 (Roll no. 117).
11:23:05 A.M.
H.R. 1
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 – 193 (Roll no. 118).
11:23:08 A.M.
H.R. 1
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:23:10 A.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.
11:24:00 A.M.

On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:27:01 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.
12:13:22 P.M.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, March 8, 2019, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, March 11, 2019 for Morning-Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:14:08 P.M.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:32:23 P.M.

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:01:26 P.M.

Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:01:33 P.M.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:01:34 P.M.

The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019.

House Activity 2/7/2019

10:00:04 A.M.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Takano 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.
10:48:55 A.M.

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:06 P.M.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.
12:00:09 P.M.

Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:09 P.M.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:13 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Crawford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:38 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.
12:23:36 P.M.
H.R. 1
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1 — “To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.”
12:23:46 P.M.
H.R. 1
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
12:24:38 P.M.
H.R. 1
Amendments en bloc offered by Ms. Lofgren, comprised of the following amendments : amendment Nos. 35, 36, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60, 65, 66, and 67 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16.
12:25:17 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lofgren en bloc amendments No. 1.
12:37:35 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Lofgren amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:38:09 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Hice (GA), numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to remove the granting of subpoena authority to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics.
12:38:10 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hice (GA) amendment No. 23.
12:48:11 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Hice (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
12:48:50 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Pressley, numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to lower the mandatory minimum voting age to age 16 in federal elections.
12:48:52 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pressley amendment No. 24.
12:59:56 P.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Pressley amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Pressley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:01:04 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Green (TN), numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to express a sense of Congress that free speech should be protected.
1:01:06 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TN) amendment No. 25.
1:11:09 P.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Green (TN) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Green (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:12:27 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Green (TX), numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Election Assistance Commission to carry out a pilot program under which the Commission shall provide funds during the one-year period beginning after the date of enactment, to local educational agencies for initiatives to provide voter registration information to secondary school students in the 12th grade.
1:12:28 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TX) amendment No. 26.
1:20:18 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Green (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:48 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to provide that States shall permit an individual who receives a vote by mail ballot to cast the ballot on the date of the election by delivering the ballot to a polling place.
1:20:50 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 27.
1:31:59 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:32:26 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Judicial Conference of the United States to implement a judicial code that is at least as stringent as the requirements placed on Members of Congress.
1:32:27 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis amendment No. 28.
1:37:51 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
1:38:15 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require voting registration materials to be sent with notification of restoration of rights.
1:38:16 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 29.
1:48:40 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:49:01 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 30 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to call for a GAO report on the challenges and progress made in making elections accessible for those with disabilities, including an assessment of the impact of changes included in H.R. 1.
1:49:03 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 30.
1:58:57 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:59:42 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson (OH), numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure that states that have taken appropriate measures to increase voter turnout are not subject to additional federal voter registration mandates.
2:00:27 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment No. 31.
2:09:34 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Davidson (OH) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
2:10:09 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson (OH), numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to strike Title IV, subtitle F, which would allow the SEC to require disclosure of political contributions made by public corporations.
2:10:49 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment No. 32.
2:22:42 P.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Davidson (OH) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2:23:16 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson (OH), numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to protect the ability of 501(c)4s to advocate for causes by striking a provision intended to allow for additional IRS regulation of 501(c)4s.
2:23:56 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment No. 33.
2:35:41 P.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Davidson (OH) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2:36:08 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to revise Title III, Part 3, Election Infrastructure Innovation Grant Program, to include an emphasis on increasing voter participation, engage the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and increase funding for the competitive grants.
2:36:38 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan amendment No. 34
2:40:50 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Lujan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:35 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to end the practice of prison gerrymandering whereby incarcerated persons are counted in Census population counts as residents of correctional facilities and not their most recent residence prior to imprisonment.
2:42:21 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 37.
2:51:39 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:11 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require states to seek to ensure that any voting machine used for the purposes of a federal election, by 2022, is manufactured in the United States.
2:52:42 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 38
2:59:02 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:59:26 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Frankel, numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to clarify that election administration improvement grants may be used to implement and model best practices for ballot design, ballot instructions, and the testing of ballots.
3:00:20 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel amendment No. 39.
3:09:54 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Frankel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:19 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 43 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to provide grants to states to encourage involvement of minors in election activities.
3:10:40 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 43.
3:21:39 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:04 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 45 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure Sunday early voting.
3:22:21 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 45.
3:34:45 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:35:47 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 47 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to add early voting to the minimum notification requirement for voters affected by polling place changes. Instead of only requiring the State to notify individuals no later than seven days before the date of the election, or the first day of an early voting period (whichever comes first).
3:36:34 P.M.
H.R. 1
Brown (MD) amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
3:36:46 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 47.
3:43:41 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:12 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 48 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require a portion of the early voting hours of operations to occur outside of normal business hours to ensure maximum accessibility to working individuals.
3:44:38 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 48.
3:51:22 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:32 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 49 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the states to include in their bi-annual report to Congress on the operation of the voter information hotline, a description of any actions taken in response to reports of voter intimidation or suppression.
3:52:03 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 49.
3:59:30 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:11 P.M.
H.R. 1
Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
4:00:37 P.M.
H.R. 1
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:01 P.M.
H.R. 1
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
4:01:51 P.M.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:11 P.M.
H. Res. 183
Mr. Nadler moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 183 — “Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States.”
4:02:26 P.M.
H. Res. 183
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:28 P.M.
H. Res. 183
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 183.
5:34:25 P.M.
H. Res. 183
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 23, 1 Present (Roll no. 108).
5:34:31 P.M.
H. Res. 183
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:34:55 P.M.
H.R. 1
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1 — “To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.”
5:35:10 P.M.
H.R. 1
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:43:49 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 – 215 (Roll no. 109).
5:49:28 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Cole amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 199 – 235 (Roll no. 110).
5:55:48 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Pressley amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 126 – 305, 2 Present (Roll no. 111).
6:00:34 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Green (TN) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 200 – 233 (Roll no. 112).
6:05:51 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Davidson (OH) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 238 (Roll no. 113).
6:11:14 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Davidson (OH) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 237 (Roll no. 114).
6:14:51 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Brindisi, numbered 54 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct States to equalize polling hours across the state within certain parameters. Provides exceptions for municipalities to set longer hours.
6:14:53 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brindisi amendment No. 54.
6:22:17 P.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Brindisi amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brindisi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:22:53 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Case, numbered 56 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to incentive political party committees to prioritize small dollar donations (up to $200) to provide enhanced support for candidates.
6:22:55 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Case amendment No. 56.
6:34:50 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Case amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:35:18 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Houlahan, numbered 57 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to modify Section 1611 (Early Voting) to require that States provide for ten hours of early voting per day rather than four hours, as specified in the base text.
6:35:20 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 57.
6:44:30 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Houlahan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:52 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Phillips, numbered 58 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to clarify the authority of FEC attorneys, including the General Counsel, to represent the FEC in actions before the Supreme Court.
6:44:53 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Phillips amendment No. 58.
6:54:09 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Phillips amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:54:29 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Levin (MI), numbered 61 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prohibit violators of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and their immediate family members from serving on redistricting commissions.
6:54:30 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Levin (MI) amendment No. 61.
7:00:44 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Levin (MI) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:01:22 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mrs. Trahan, numbered 62 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prohibit agents registered under the Foreign Agents Act from serving on an independent redistricting commission.
7:01:24 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Trahan amendment No. 62.
7:09:18 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Trahan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:09:43 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mrs. Trahan, numbered 63 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to extend the guarantee of residency for purposes of voting to family members of absent military personnel.
7:09:45 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Trahan amendment No. 63.
7:14:22 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Trahan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:46 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Kim, numbered 64 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require all paper ballots used in an election for Federal office to be printed in the US on paper manufactured in the US.
7:14:47 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kim amendment No. 64.
7:23:27 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Kim amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:24:02 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Spanberger, numbered 68 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Director of National Intelligence to provide state election officials and Congress an assessment regarding risks and threats to election infrastructure 180 days before a general election.
7:24:04 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Spanberger amendment No. 68.
7:33:24 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Spanberger amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:34:16 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Slotkin, numbered 69 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to expand the ban on foreign money entering elections to include electioneering communications.
7:34:18 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slotkin amendment No. 69.
7:42:16 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Slotkin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:27 P.M.
H.R. 1
Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
7:42:40 P.M.
H.R. 1
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:47 P.M.
H.R. 1
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
7:44:27 P.M.

The House received a communication from Brian Perkins, District Director, Office of Representative Jackie Speier. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Perkins notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for testimony issued by the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo, in a criminal proceeding involving an alleged threat of violence against office personnel and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:44:56 P.M.

The House received a communication from Sera Alptekin, Caseworker & Field Representative, Office of Representative Jackie Speier. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Alptekin notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for testimony issued by the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo, in a criminal proceeding involving an alleged threat of violence against office personnel and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:45:33 P.M.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:45:44 P.M.

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:53:19 P.M.

Mr. Grothman moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:53:29 P.M.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:53:30 P.M.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 8, 2019.

House Activity 3/6/2019

Time
Bill
Activity
10:00:14 A.M.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Cheri Bustos to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:40 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.
10:27:57 A.M.

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:12 P.M.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 6.
12:00:15 P.M.

Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:29 P.M.

SPEAKER’S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that she 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.
12:02:09 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Brownley of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:28 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.
12:20:58 P.M.
H. Res. 172
Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 172 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.”
12:25:14 P.M.
H. Res. 172
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 172.
1:53:21 P.M.
H. Res. 172
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 191 (Roll no. 106).
2:01:39 P.M.
H. Res. 172
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 192 (Roll no. 107).
2:01:41 P.M.
H. Res. 172
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:30 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.
2:24:35 P.M.

On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
2:26:46 P.M.
H.R. 1
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 172. H.R. 1 — “To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.”
2:26:51 P.M.
H.R. 1
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-7, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the resolution is considered as adopted. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of March 8, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
2:26:57 P.M.
H.R. 1
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 172 and Rule XVIII.
2:26:58 P.M.
H.R. 1
The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:31:22 P.M.
H.R. 1
GENERAL DEBATE – The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on H.R. 1.
5:01:15 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Suozzi, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Federal Elections Commission to conduct an audit after each Federal election cycle to determine the incidence of illicit foreign money in the election. Within 180 Days, the FEC will submit to Congress a report containing audit results and recommendation(s) to address the presence of illicit foreign money.
5:01:17 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Suozzi amendment No. 1.
5:11:51 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Suozzi amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:36 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Butterfield, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure states locate polling locations for early voting in rural areas of the state and ensure that those polling places are located in communities that will give rural residents the best opportunity to vote during the early voting period.
5:12:38 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Butterfield amendment No. 2.
5:21:01 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Butterfield amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:21:28 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prevent corporate expenditures for campaign purposes unless the corporation has established a process for determining the political will of its shareholders.
5:21:29 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 3.
5:32:08 P.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rodney Davis (IL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:32:55 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require states to submit a report to Congress not later than 120 days after the end of a Federal election cycle regarding the number of ballots invalidated by signature mismatch, the attempts to contact voters to provide notice, and the cure process and results.
5:32:56 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 4.
5:38:59 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:22 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Cole, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 116-6 to restore a provision currently in law that bars government contractors from disclosing campaign contributions as part of the bidding process.
5:39:23 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment No. 5.
5:51:09 P.M.
H.R. 1
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – At the conclusion of debate on the Cole amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cole demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:52:06 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Scanlon, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to establish a fourth committee comprised of election security experts to review grant requests to ensure funds for election infrastructure are best spent.
5:52:07 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 6.
6:00:43 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Scanlon amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:01:06 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Scanlon, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to request a study by the Federal Election Commission to specifically assess whether the small donor match cap and the six-to-one ratio in H.R. 1 is appropriately scaled for both House and Senate elections.
6:01:08 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 7.
6:10:31 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Scanlon amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:10:59 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Morelle, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to change pre-election registration deadlines from 30 days to 28 days before election day to ensure the deadline does not fall on a legal public holiday.
6:11:01 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Morelle amendment No. 8.
6:14:08 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Morelle amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:14:44 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Shalala, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Office of Government Ethics to submit a report to Congress regarding the implications of the retroactive application of the ethics waiver process.
6:14:47 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shalala amendment No. 9.
6:19:21 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Shalala amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:20:06 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Biggs, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to provide that State DMV’s shall require individuals applying for a driver’s license to indicate whether the individual resides in another State or resided in another State prior to applying, and whether the individual intends for the State to serve as the primary residence for voting.
6:20:13 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Biggs amendment No. 11.
6:23:41 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Biggs amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:28:20 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Lieu, Ted, numbered 12 printed in Part B in House Report 116-16 to prohibit political appointees from using Federal funds to pay for travel on non- commercial, private, or chartered flights for official business. Exceptions are made if no commercial flight is available during the time at which travel is necessary. Any senior political appointee who travels on a non-commercial, private, or chartered flight under the above exception must submit a written statement to Congress certifying that no commercial flight was available.
6:28:24 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ted Lieu (CA) amendment No. 12.
6:33:44 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Lieu, Ted amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:34:12 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Office of Government Ethics to promulgate rules to apply ethics laws to unpaid employees of the Executive Office of the President and the White House.
6:35:50 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 13.
6:40:51 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:41:25 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prohibit compensation for lobbying contacts on behalf of foreign countries identified by the Secretary of State as engaging in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.
6:42:16 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 14.
6:50:14 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:50:32 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Office of Government Ethics to promulgate regulations establishing limits on gifts and donations to legal defense funds. The regulations would be required to, at a minimum, set basic requirements on transparency and prohibit mixing federal employees with non-federal employees to ensure federal employees cannot obtain money from prohibited sources.
6:51:11 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 15.
6:55:48 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:56:27 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to establish a Race to the Top model to award supplementary grants to state applicants based on evidence of previous voting system security reforms and plans for implementing additional innovations.
6:56:56 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 16.
7:00:22 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:00:47 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx (NC), numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to codify a Senate rule that brings transparency to sources of compensation for Congressional fellowships, applying it to both chambers.
7:01:06 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 17.
7:07:10 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Foxx (NC) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:07:41 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lawrence, numbered 18 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to add Cabinet members to the list of individuals prohibited from benefiting from an agreement with the U.S. Government.
7:08:05 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence amendment No. 18.
7:11:32 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Lawrence amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:12:34 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouda, numbered 20 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require that all paper ballots used in an election for Federal office must be printed on recycled paper and applies to all elections occurring on or after January 1, 2021.
7:12:53 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 20.
7:19:19 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Rouda amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:19:28 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouda, numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Election Assistance Commission to conduct a study of the best ways to design ballots used in elections for public office to minimize confusion, including paper and digital ballots to minimize confusion and user errors. The EAC must submit to Congress this report no later than January 1, 2020.
7:19:50 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 21.
7:27:12 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Rouda amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:23 P.M.
H.R. 1
An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouda, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Postmaster General to modify paper change of address forms used by the United States Postal Service to include a reminder that any individual using the form should update the individuals voter registration as a result of any change in address.
7:27:51 P.M.
H.R. 1
DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 22.
7:30:04 P.M.
H.R. 1
On agreeing to the Rouda amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:32 P.M.
H.R. 1
Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
7:30:46 P.M.
H.R. 1
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:56 P.M.
H.R. 1
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
7:31:41 P.M.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:51 P.M.

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:22 P.M.

Mr. Schweikert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:19:33 P.M.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:19:35 P.M.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 7, 2019.

House Activity 3/5/2019

12:00:11 P.M.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:16 P.M.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Lieu to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:51 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.
12:12:55 P.M.

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:04 P.M.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.
2:00:07 P.M.

Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:29 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. Ferguson 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. Ferguson 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.
2:01:54 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Brindisi to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:29 P.M.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:08:00 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 March 5, 2019, at 9:31 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 252.
2:09:59 P.M.

The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to Venezuela. – referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116-19).
2:09:59 P.M.

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:16 P.M.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.
4:00:20 P.M.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:00:37 P.M.
H.R. 762
Mr. Tonko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 762 — “To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and for other purposes.”
4:00:52 P.M.
H.R. 762
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:00:53 P.M.
H.R. 762
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 762.
4:14:59 P.M.
H.R. 762
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:15:01 P.M.
H.R. 762
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:15:09 P.M.
H.R. 347
Mr. Tonko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 347 — “To extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado.”
4:15:19 P.M.
H.R. 347
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:15:21 P.M.
H.R. 347
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 347.
4:23:02 P.M.
H.R. 347
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:04 P.M.
H.R. 347
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:23:11 P.M.
H.R. 1138
Mr. Tonko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1138 — “To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.”
4:23:21 P.M.
H.R. 1138
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:23:22 P.M.
H.R. 1138
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1138.
4:33:46 P.M.
H.R. 1138
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:33:47 P.M.
H.R. 1138
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:34:21 P.M.
H.R. 1381
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1381 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to take actions necessary to ensure that certain individuals may update the burn pit registry with a registered individual’s cause of death, and for other purposes.”
4:34:44 P.M.
H.R. 1381
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:34:45 P.M.
H.R. 1381
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1381.
4:58:43 P.M.
H.R. 1381
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.
4:59:12 P.M.
H.R. 1271
Mr. Tonko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1271 — “To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school.”
4:59:44 P.M.
H.R. 1271
Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:59:45 P.M.
H.R. 1271
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1271.
5:15:38 P.M.
H.R. 1271
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:39 P.M.
H.R. 1271
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:01 P.M.
S. 49
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 49 — “To designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.”
5:16:06 P.M.
S. 49
Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:16:07 P.M.
S. 49
DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 49.
5:31:27 P.M.
S. 49
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.
5:31:50 P.M.

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:15 P.M.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.
6:30:16 P.M.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:47 P.M.
H.R. 1381
Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1381 — “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to take actions necessary to ensure that certain individuals may update the burn pit registry with a registered individual’s cause of death, and for other purposes.”
6:58:21 P.M.
H.R. 1381
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 – 0 (Roll no. 104).
6:58:22 P.M.
H.R. 1381
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:24 P.M.
S. 49
Considered as unfinished business. S. 49 — “To designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation.”
7:09:05 P.M.
S. 49
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 0 (Roll no. 105).
7:09:06 P.M.
S. 49
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:09:31 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.
7:09:56 P.M.

On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
7:12:51 P.M.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:30:15 P.M.

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:58:39 P.M.

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:31:15 P.M.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 5.
9:31:19 P.M.

Ms. Scanlon filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 172.
9:32:00 P.M.

Ms. Scanlon moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:32:03 P.M.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:32:05 P.M.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2019.

House Activity 3/4/2019

11:30:00 A.M.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
11:30:12 A.M.

The Speaker designated the Honorable John P. Sarbanes to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
11:30:33 A.M.

Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
11:31:42 A.M.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
11:31:45 A.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:32:26 A.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 February 28, 2019, at 2:17 p.m.: that the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 21.
11:33:09 A.M.

The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on March 4, 2019, at 10:44 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to the House amendment to S. 483 and that the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 6 and S. Con. Res. 7.
11:33:31 A.M.

Select Committee on the Climate Crisis – Pursuant to section 104(f)(1)(B) of House Resolution 6, 116th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Lujan, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Huffman, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Casten of Illinois, Mr. Neguse, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mrs. Miller and Mr. Armstrong.
11:34:48 A.M.

The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 5, 2019.

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