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Legislative Day of September 20, 2019

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Last Floor Action:
12:48:16 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 24, 2019.

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9:00:17 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:22 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:52 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. Blumenauer 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. Blumenauer objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
9:02:05 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Chabot to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:30 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.
9:11:57 A.M. H.R. 1423 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 558. H.R. 1423 — "To amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration."
9:12:02 A.M. H.R. 1423 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1423 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution 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 September 20, 2019, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 19, 2019, or September 20, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
9:12:13 A.M. H.R. 1423 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 558 and Rule XVIII.
9:12:14 A.M. H.R. 1423 The Speaker designated the Honorable Lauren Underwood to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
9:12:43 A.M. H.R. 1423 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1423.
10:10:00 A.M. H.R. 1423 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jordan, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 116-210 to strike from the bill safe-harbor provisions that allow unions and union employees to keep and enforce union-negotiated pre-dispute mandatory binding arbitration agreements with employers or other unions, while the bills other provisions abrogate non-union employees rights to keep and enforce their own agreements.
10:10:23 A.M. H.R. 1423 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 558, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jordan amendment No. 1.
10:18:21 A.M. H.R. 1423 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jordan amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Jordan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:18:48 A.M. H.R. 1423 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Fletcher, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 116-210 to clarify that nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit the use of arbitration on a voluntary basis when consent is given after the dispute arises.
10:19:14 A.M. H.R. 1423 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 558, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fletcher amendment No. 2.
10:25:41 A.M. H.R. 1423 On agreeing to the Fletcher amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:58:13 A.M. H.R. 1423 On agreeing to the Jordan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 161 - 253 (Roll no. 539).
10:58:37 A.M. H.R. 1423 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1423.
10:59:25 A.M. H.R. 1423 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:07:49 A.M. H.R. 1423 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 225 - 186 (Roll no. 540).
11:07:50 A.M. H.R. 1423 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:08:15 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:08:16 A.M. H.R. 463 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Garamendi asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 463, a bill originally introduced by Representative Jones, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XIII. Agreed to without objection.
11:13:23 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.
11:50:24 A.M. Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, September 20, 2019, it adjourn to meet at noon on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 for Morning-Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
11:51:42 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:58:59 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:47:58 P.M. The House received a communication from Representative Duffy wherein he resigns as a member of the House of Representatives effective at 6:00 p.m. on September 23, 2019.
12:48:01 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:48:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:48:16 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 24, 2019.
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