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Legislative Day of December 07, 2017

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Last Floor Action:
6:46:08 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017.

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10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dave Brat to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:36 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.
11:05:41 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 December 7.
12:00:04 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Steven E. Boes, Boys Town, Boys Town, Nebraska
12:01:37 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. 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) demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.
12:02:15 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Davidson to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:30 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.
12:37:59 P.M. H. Res. 647 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 647 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 477) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from registration brokers performing services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3971) to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 123) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes."
12:41:52 P.M. H. Res. 647 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 647.
2:05:36 P.M. H. Res. 647 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 190 (Roll no. 665).
2:12:12 P.M. H. Res. 647 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 188 (Roll no. 666).
2:12:13 P.M. H. Res. 647 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:12:43 P.M. H. Res. 259 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 259 — "Expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela."
2:19:41 P.M. H. Res. 259 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 8 (Roll no. 667).
2:19:47 P.M. H. Res. 259 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on question on the Speaker's approval of the Journal which had been postponed.
2:26:51 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 212 - 205, 2 Present (Roll no. 668).
2:27:33 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 647. H.J. Res. 123 — "Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes."
2:27:38 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 Provides for consideration of H.R. 477 and H.R. 3971 under structured rules with one hour of debate, one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure. Also provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 123 under a closed rule, with one hour of debate and one motion
2:28:47 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 123.
3:19:34 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:20:16 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.J. Res. 123, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and announced by voice vote that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frelinghuysen demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:21:16 P.M. H.R. 477 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 647. H.R. 477 — "To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from registration brokers performing services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies."
3:21:21 P.M. H.R. 477 Provides for consideration of H.R. 477 and H.R. 3971 under structured rules with one hour of debate, one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure. Also provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 123 under a closed rule, with one hour of debate and one motion
3:22:35 P.M. H.R. 477 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 477.
3:33:55 P.M. H.R. 477 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sherman, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-443 to make several changes that provide additional protections for investors and small businesses. Specifically the amendment includes provisions that would prohibit passive buyers in the M&A transaction, prohibit M&A brokers from binding a party to a transfer of ownership, prohibit M&A brokers from providing financing for the transfer, and require M&A brokers that represent both the buyer and seller to disclose that to both parties and receive written consent.
3:34:22 P.M. H.R. 477 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 647, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherman amendment No. 1.
3:39:24 P.M. H.R. 477 The previous question was ordered on the amendment and the bill without objection
3:39:32 P.M. H.R. 477 On agreeing to the Sherman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:29 P.M. H.R. 477 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 477, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and announced by voice vote that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:40:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:14:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 7.
4:15:41 P.M. H.R. 477 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 477 — "To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from registration brokers performing services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies."
4:41:12 P.M. H.R. 477 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 426 - 0 (Roll no. 669).
4:41:14 P.M. H.R. 477 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:41:40 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 123 — "Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes."
4:48:57 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 193 (Roll no. 670).
4:48:58 P.M. H.J. Res. 123 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:05:22 P.M. H.R. 2658 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2658 — "To provide humanitarian assistance for the Venezuelan people, to defend democratic governance and combat widespread public corruption in Venezuela, and for other purposes."
5:12:43 P.M. H.R. 2658 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 388 - 29 (Roll no. 671).
5:12:44 P.M. H.R. 2658 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:59 P.M. H.R. 4300 Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
5:12:59 P.M. H.R. 4300 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4300 — "To authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and for other purposes."
5:13:30 P.M. H.R. 4300 On passage Passed without objection.
5:13:31 P.M. H.R. 4300 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:03 P.M. Mr. Bishop (UT) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, December 7, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017, for morning-hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
5:14:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:24:20 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:26:44 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.J. Res. 123.
6:27:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
6:45:55 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:46:07 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:46:08 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017.
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