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Legislative Day of December 06, 2019

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Last Floor Action:
3:49:02 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 9, 2019.

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9:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Anthony G. Brown to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:32 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:50 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:51 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:22 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.
9:13:59 A.M. H. Res. 326 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 741. H. Res. 326 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution."
9:14:04 A.M. H. Res. 326 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4 under a closed rule with one hour of general debate. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H. Res. 326 under a closed rule with one hour of general debate. The rule provides that the amendments to H. Res. 326 and preamble, modified by the amendments in Part B of the report are considered as adopted.
9:14:57 A.M. H. Res. 326 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 326.
10:26:32 A.M. H. Res. 326 The previous question on the preamble as amended and the resolution was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:26:41 A.M. H. Res. 326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 326, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the resolution and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Zeldin demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the resolution until a time to be announced.
10:28:52 A.M. H.R. 4 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 741. H.R. 4 — "To amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes."
10:28:57 A.M. H.R. 4 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4 under a closed rule with one hour of general debate. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H. Res. 326 under a closed rule with one hour of general debate. The rule provides that the amendments to H. Res. 326 and preamble, modified by the amendments in Part B of the report are considered as adopted.
10:29:45 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4.
11:41:03 A.M. H.R. 4 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:41:38 A.M. H.R. 4 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 4.
11:42:15 A.M. H. Res. 326 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 326 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution."
12:11:40 P.M. H. Res. 326 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 188, 2 Present (Roll no. 652).
12:11:42 P.M. H. Res. 326 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:12:18 P.M. H.R. 4 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX proceedings on H.R. 4 resumed.
12:12:52 P.M. H.R. 4 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12:13:07 P.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis (IL) 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 inserting a new section entitled rule of construction which states that nothing in this Act may be construed to allow fines or other amounts paid to the United States in connection with a violation of title I of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 including any amount paid pursuant to a settlement agreement, to be used to make a payment in support of a campaign for election for the office of Senator or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
12:25:31 P.M. H.R. 4 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12:33:54 P.M. H.R. 4 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 215 (Roll no. 653).
12:41:04 P.M. H.R. 4 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 228 - 187 (Roll no. 654).
12:41:05 P.M. H.R. 4 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:50:32 P.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.
1:21:19 P.M. Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, December 6, 2019, it adjourn to meet on Monday, December 9, 2019 at noon for Morning-Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
1:21:37 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:32:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:28:29 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:48:31 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 6.
3:49:00 P.M. Ms. McCollum moved that the House do now adjourn.
3:49:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:02 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 9, 2019.
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