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Legislative Day of May 21, 2018

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Last Floor Action:
4:23:05 P.M. -S. 1282
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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12:00:09 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:15 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Newhouse 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.
12:06:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 21.
2:00:17 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:49 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:51 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:59 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 May 21, 2018 at 10:22 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 346 and S.J. Res. 60.
2:05:50 P.M. Commission on International Religious Freedom - Pursuant to section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6431) and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker reappointed Ms. Kristina Arriaga, Alexandria, VA.
2:06:00 P.M. Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children - Pursuant to section 3 of the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act (Pub.L. 114-244), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ms. Gloria O'Neill, Anchorage, AK; Ms. Lisa Johnson Billy, Lindsay, OK, and Ms. Elizabeth Morris, Hillsboro, ND.
2:06:15 P.M. United States Semiquincentennial Commission - Pursuant to section 4 of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114-196), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Mr. Holding.
2:06:25 P.M. United States Capitol Preservation Commission - Pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 2081, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission: Mr. Holding.
2:07:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:00 p.m. today.
3:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 21.
3:00:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:00:24 P.M. H.R. 1972 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1972 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
3:00:34 P.M. H.R. 1972 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:00:57 P.M. H.R. 1972 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1972.
3:11:37 P.M. H.R. 1972 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:39 P.M. H.R. 1972 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:52 P.M. H.R. 3642 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3642 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve the access to private health care for veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma."
3:12:00 P.M. H.R. 3642 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:12:11 P.M. H.R. 3642 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3642.
3:19:28 P.M. H.R. 3642 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:29 P.M. H.R. 3642 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:19:51 P.M. H.R. 3832 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3832 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the executive director of a national network of State-based prescription monitoring programs under which Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers shall query such network, and for other purposes."
3:20:01 P.M. H.R. 3832 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:20:11 P.M. H.R. 3832 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3832.
3:25:06 P.M. H.R. 3832 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.
3:25:22 P.M. H.R. 3946 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3946 — "To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Statesboro, Georgia, the "Ray Hendrix Veterans Clinic"."
3:25:36 P.M. H.R. 3946 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:25:49 P.M. H.R. 3946 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3946.
3:33:53 P.M. H.R. 3946 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:55 P.M. H.R. 3946 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:34:22 P.M. H.R. 4245 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4245 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress certain documents relating to the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
3:34:33 P.M. H.R. 4245 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:34:34 P.M. H.R. 4245 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4245.
3:40:45 P.M. H.R. 4245 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:46 P.M. H.R. 4245 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:07 P.M. H.R. 4830 Mr. Dunn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4830 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the disapproval of any course of education for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless the educational institution providing the course permits individuals to attend or participate in courses pending payment by Department, and for other purposes."
3:41:15 P.M. H.R. 4830 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:17 P.M. H.R. 4830 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4830.
3:51:11 P.M. H.R. 4830 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.
3:51:51 P.M. H.R. 5215 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5215 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prohibit employees found to have knowingly misused Department of Veterans Affairs purchase cards from serving as purchase card holders or approving officials."
3:52:02 P.M. H.R. 5215 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:52:04 P.M. H.R. 5215 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5215.
3:57:44 P.M. H.R. 5215 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:57:45 P.M. H.R. 5215 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:58:07 P.M. H.R. 5418 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5418 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Medical Surgical Prime Vendor program using multiple prime vendors."
3:58:22 P.M. H.R. 5418 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:58:26 P.M. H.R. 5418 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5418.
4:04:14 P.M. H.R. 5418 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:15 P.M. H.R. 5418 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:04:37 P.M. H.R. 4958 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4958 — "To increase, effective as of December 1, 2018, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes."
4:04:48 P.M. H.R. 4958 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:04:49 P.M. H.R. 4958 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4958.
4:09:21 P.M. H.R. 4958 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:22 P.M. H.R. 4958 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:23 P.M. H.R. 5044 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 5044 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the treatment of certain surviving spouses under the contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
4:09:54 P.M. H.R. 5044 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:09:56 P.M. H.R. 5044 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5044.
4:15:58 P.M. H.R. 5044 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:00 P.M. H.R. 5044 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:17 P.M. S. 1282 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1282 — "To redesignate certain clinics of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana."
4:16:28 P.M. S. 1282 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:16:29 P.M. S. 1282 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1282.
4:23:04 P.M. S. 1282 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:05 P.M. S. 1282 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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