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Legislative Day of January 17, 2019

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4:43:03 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on January 18, 2019.

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9:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:15 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States Senate, Washington, DC.
9:02:17 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. Schneider 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. Schneider 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.
9:02:39 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. DelBene to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:35 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.
9:16:04 A.M. H. Res. 52 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 52 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 28) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
9:17:19 A.M. H. Res. 52 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 52.
9:55:48 A.M. H. Res. 52 The previous question was ordered without objection.
9:56:44 A.M. H. Res. 52 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 52, the Chair put the question on agreeing to resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Lesko demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to H. Res. 52 until later in the legislative day.
9:57:19 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
10:04:00 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
10:05:18 A.M. Permanet Select Committee on Intelligence - Pursuant to clause 11 of rule X, clause 11 of rule I, and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Permanet Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Welch.
10:05:19 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to H. Res. 52, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
10:05:34 A.M. H. Res. 52 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 52 — "Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 28) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
10:32:39 A.M. H. Res. 52 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 190 (Roll no. 40).
10:32:41 A.M. H. Res. 52 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:32:45 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 150, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:32:52 A.M. H.R. 150 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 150 — "To modernize Federal grant reporting, and for other purposes."
10:40:46 A.M. H.R. 150 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 0 (Roll no. 41).
10:40:47 A.M. H.R. 150 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:44:20 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 52. H.J. Res. 28 — "Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes."
10:44:25 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 28. The resolution provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 28 under a closed rule with one motion to recommit. Also, the resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of January 25, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules.
10:44:52 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 28.
11:17:13 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:17:23 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 Ms. Granger moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
11:17:34 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 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 15, 2019.
11:21:43 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:22:25 A.M. H.J. Res. 28 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Granger 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. Ms. Granger demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
11:23:58 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
11:24:17 A.M. H.J. Res. 30 Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution. H.J. Res. 30 — "Disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation."
11:24:39 A.M. H.J. Res. 30 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:24:40 A.M. H.J. Res. 30 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 30.
11:59:39 A.M. H.J. Res. 30 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.
12:01:02 P.M. H.R. 251 Mr. Thompson (MS) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
12:01:42 P.M. H.R. 251 The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 251.
12:12:32 P.M. H.R. 251 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.
12:12:33 P.M. H.R. 251 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:13:29 P.M. H.J. Res. 30 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 30 — "Disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation."
12:41:55 P.M. H.J. Res. 30 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 362 - 53 (Roll no. 42).
12:41:57 P.M. H.J. Res. 30 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:42:44 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."
12:51:25 P.M. H.J. Res. 28 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 - 222 (Roll no. 43).
12:51:26 P.M. H.J. Res. 28 On passage Passed by voice vote.
12:51:29 P.M. H.J. Res. 28 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:52:26 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.
12:52:51 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
12:58:34 P.M. H. Res. 57 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 57 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
12:58:54 P.M. H. Res. 57 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:58:57 P.M. H. Res. 57 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:17:11 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:52:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
1:52:20 P.M. H.J. Res. 28 VITIATION OF EARLIER PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent to vacate proceedings by which House Joint Resolution 28 was passed, and the motion to reconsider laid upon the table, to the end that the Chair put the question on passage of House Joint Resolution 28 de novo, and further that if a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered on the question of passage of House Joint Resolution 28, further proceedings may be postponed through the legislative day of January 23, 2019, as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
1:53:20 P.M. H.J. Res. 28 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to the order of the House of January 17, 2019, the Chair put the question on passage of H.J. Res. 28 and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Scalise demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage through the legislative day of January 23, 2019.
2:01:45 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:10:01 P.M. Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. on January 18. Agreed to without objection.
2:10:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
2:21:38 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
3:37:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:35:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
4:35:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
4:42:52 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
4:43:01 P.M. Ms. Underwood moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:43:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:43:03 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on January 18, 2019.
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