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Legislative Day of July 13, 2018

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Last Floor Action:
11:23:42 A.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

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9:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:27 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Steven W. Schenewerk, Community Baptist Church, Winston, Oregon
9:01:59 A.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. Newhouse 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. Newhouse 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.
9:02:47 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Barragan to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:12 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.
9:15:09 A.M. H.R. 50 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 985. H.R. 50 — "To provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes."
9:15:14 A.M. H.R. 50 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 and H.R. 3281. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 50 under a structured rule and H.R. 3281 under a closed rule. Each measure is allowed one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
9:15:48 A.M. H.R. 50 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 985 and Rule XVIII.
9:15:48 A.M. H.R. 50 The Speaker designated the Honorable Brian J. Mast to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:16:41 A.M. H.R. 50 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 50.
9:58:50 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-812 to strike section 5, which repeals the exclusion of independent agencies from reporting requirements.
9:59:24 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman amendment No. 1.
10:05:22 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:05:38 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-812 to require a record of any consultation with any non-Federal party and any comments submitted by any non-Federal party to be posted on the agency website within five days after the consultation or date of submission.
10:06:14 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 2.
10:11:06 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:11:27 A.M. H.R. 50 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-812 to provide for a sunset of amendments made to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Congressional Budget Act if GDP growth fails to increase at average annual rate of five percent or more.
10:12:10 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 985, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 4.
10:16:38 A.M. H.R. 50 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:17:05 A.M. H.R. 50 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 50.
10:17:32 A.M. H.R. 50 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:17:40 A.M. H.R. 50 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:18:07 A.M. H.R. 50 Mrs. Beatty moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
10:18:16 A.M. H.R. 50 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beatty 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 a new section to the bill to not restrict any Federal agency mandate or action to protect students and children from a person who has been convicted in any court of a sex offense against a minor; prevent domestic violence; prevent rape or sexual assault; and require criminal background checks for schools or other employees.
10:26:02 A.M. H.R. 50 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:53:14 A.M. H.R. 50 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 219 (Roll no. 327).
11:00:42 A.M. H.R. 50 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 - 168 (Roll no. 328).
11:00:44 A.M. H.R. 50 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:52 A.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.
11:01:08 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:04:21 A.M. Mr. Womack filed a report from the Committee on The Budget on H. Con. Res. 128.
11:05:09 A.M. Mr. Womack asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Friday, July 13, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 16, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:06:22 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:23:32 A.M. Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:23:41 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:23:42 A.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018.
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