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8:47:18 P.M. -H.R. 6147
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 13.

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8:47:18 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 13.
8:46:47 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-830 to provide funding for the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a map showing pyrrhotite occurrences across the United States.
8:46:27 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Dingell amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:43:11 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment No. 12.
8:42:18 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Dingell, numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-830 to increase USGS funding by $250,000 for fisheries assessment to continue and expand advanced technologies research in the Ecosystem Fisheries Program in accordance with Congressional direction that mission areas and accounts would be maintained at the enacted level.
8:42:00 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Olson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:36:06 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Olson amendment No. 11.
8:35:16 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Olson, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-830 to reduce by $20,000,000 and then increase by the same amount the National Recreation and Preservation account with intent to use the funds for the National Maritime Heritage grant program.
8:34:53 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:31:57 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 10.
8:31:11 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-830 to state that of the funds provided for the Historic Preservation Fund, increase by $1,000,000 those funds allocated for grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
8:30:43 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Clyburn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:25:32 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clyburn amendment No. 9.
8:24:59 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clyburn, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-830 to increase funding by $2 million for Historic Preservation Fund grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
8:24:42 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:22:15 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
8:21:17 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-830 to increase by $500,000 the amount of funds provided for the Historic Preservation Fund to be used for competitive grants for the survey and nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places and as National Historic Landmarks associated with communities currently under-represented.
8:21:01 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:16:22 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sewell (AL) amendment No. 7.
8:15:33 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sewell (AL), numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-830 to increase funding for competitive grants to preserve the sites and stories of the Civil Rights Movement by $2,500,000, and reduce departmental operations for the Office of the Secretary of Interior by the same amount.
8:15:19 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Courtney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:13:14 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 6.
8:12:30 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-830 to increase the Historic Preservation Fund by $5 million to restore level funding with FY 2018.
8:12:12 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Courtney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:09:30 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney amendment No. 5.
8:08:52 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Courtney, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-830 to designate $300,000 within the Operation of the National Park System for the New England Scenic Trail.
8:08:21 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Lance amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:01:53 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lance amendment No. 4.
8:01:01 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lance, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-830 to increase funding for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program by $1 million.
8:00:47 P.M. H.R. 6147 On agreeing to the Soto amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:57:53 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Soto amendment No. 3.
7:57:52 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Soto, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-830 to increase funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System by $500,000 for the Wildlife and Habitat Management of invasive species.
7:56:28 P.M. H.R. 6147 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Biggs amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
7:50:30 P.M. H.R. 6147 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Biggs amendment No. 1.
7:50:28 P.M. H.R. 6147 An amendment, offered by Mr. Biggs, numbered 1 printed in House Report 118-830 to transfer funds from the BLM Land acquisition account to the NPS Parks Maintenance Backlog.
6:59:18 P.M. H.R. 6147 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 6147.
6:58:24 P.M. H.R. 6147 The Speaker designated the Honorable Liz Cheney to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
6:58:23 P.M. H.R. 6147 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 996 and Rule XVIII.
6:58:08 P.M. H.R. 6147 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6147 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6147 under a structured rule. Rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.
6:58:03 P.M. H.R. 6147 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 996. H.R. 6147 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes."
6:57:36 P.M. H.R. 4989 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:35 P.M. H.R. 4989 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 0 (Roll no. 335).
6:50:04 P.M. H.R. 4989 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4989 — "To require the Department of State to establish a policy regarding the use of location-tracking consumer devices by employees at diplomatic and consular facilities, and for other purposes."
6:49:48 P.M. H.R. 3030 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:49:47 P.M. H.R. 3030 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 5 (Roll no. 334).
6:43:10 P.M. H.R. 3030 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3030 — "To help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises."
6:42:56 P.M. S. 488 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:42:49 P.M. S. 488 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:42:48 P.M. S. 488 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 4 (Roll no. 333).
6:19:01 P.M. S. 488 Considered as unfinished business. S. 488 — "To increase the threshold for disclosures required by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to compensatory benefit plans, and for other purposes."
6:18:27 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:17:32 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1001.
6:17:16 P.M. H.R. 4032 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:17:14 P.M. H.R. 4032 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:11:16 P.M. H.R. 4032 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4032.
6:10:58 P.M. H.R. 4032 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:10:48 P.M. H.R. 4032 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4032 — "To confirm undocumented Federal rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other purposes."
6:10:39 P.M. H.R. 3777 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:10:37 P.M. H.R. 3777 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:04:26 P.M. H.R. 3777 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3777.
6:04:24 P.M. H.R. 3777 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:04:00 P.M. H.R. 3777 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3777 — "To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain National Forest System land containing the Nephi Work Center in Juab County, Utah, to Juab County."
6:03:55 P.M. H.R. 1037 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.
5:56:27 P.M. H.R. 1037 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1037.
5:56:26 P.M. H.R. 1037 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:56:03 P.M. H.R. 1037 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1037 — "To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes."
5:56:03 P.M. H.R. 4645 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:56:01 P.M. H.R. 4645 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:50:51 P.M. H.R. 4645 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4645.
5:50:49 P.M. H.R. 4645 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:50:40 P.M. H.R. 4645 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4645 — "To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System."
5:50:07 P.M. H.R. 5480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:50:05 P.M. H.R. 5480 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:56 P.M. H.R. 5480 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5480.
5:31:55 P.M. H.R. 5480 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:31:42 P.M. H.R. 5480 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5480 — "To improve programs and activities relating to women's entrepreneurship and economic empowerment that are carried out by the United States Agency for International Development, and for other purposes."
5:31:34 P.M. H.R. 5105 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:32 P.M. H.R. 5105 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:00 P.M. H.R. 5105 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5105.
5:09:58 P.M. H.R. 5105 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:09:48 P.M. H.R. 5105 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5105 — "To establish the United States International Development Finance Corporation, and for other purposes."
5:09:34 P.M. H.R. 4989 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.
4:58:57 P.M. H.R. 4989 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4989.
4:58:56 P.M. H.R. 4989 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:58:43 P.M. H.R. 4989 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4989 — "To require the Department of State to establish a policy regarding the use of location-tracking consumer devices by employees at diplomatic and consular facilities, and for other purposes."
4:58:02 P.M. H.R. 3030 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.
4:34:55 P.M. H.R. 3030 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3030.
4:34:53 P.M. H.R. 3030 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:34:41 P.M. H.R. 3030 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3030 — "To help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises."
4:34:29 P.M. H.R. 4819 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:34:27 P.M. H.R. 4819 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:32 P.M. H.R. 4819 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4819.
4:17:30 P.M. H.R. 4819 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:17:00 P.M. H.R. 4819 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4819 — "To promote inclusive economic growth through conservation and biodiversity programs that facilitate transboundary cooperation, improve natural resource management, and build local capacity to protect and preserve threatened wildlife species in the greater Okavango River Basin of southern Africa."
4:14:56 P.M. S. 488 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.
3:20:29 P.M. S. 488 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 488.
3:20:28 P.M. S. 488 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:20:16 P.M. S. 488 Mr. Hensarling moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 488 — "To increase the threshold for disclosures required by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to compensatory benefit plans, and for other purposes."
3:19:48 P.M. H. Res. 994 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:19:44 P.M. H. Res. 994 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:11:14 P.M. H. Res. 994 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 994.
3:11:13 P.M. H. Res. 994 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:11:10 P.M. H. Res. 994 Ms. Cheney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 994 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Marine Corps faces significant readiness challenges and that budgetary uncertainty impedes the Corps' ability to meet ongoing and unexpected national security threats, putting United States national security at risk."
2:43:45 P.M. H. Res. 998 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:42:45 P.M. H. Res. 998 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:42:44 P.M. H. Res. 998 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 998.
2:42:42 P.M. H. Res. 998 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:42:07 P.M. H. Res. 998 Ms. Cheney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 998 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Navy's total readiness remains in a perilous state due to high operational demands, increased deployment lengths, shortened training periods, and deferred maintenance all while the Navy is asked to "do more with less" as financial support for critical areas waned in the era of sequestration and without consistent Congressional funding."
2:41:59 P.M. H. Res. 995 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:41:53 P.M. H. Res. 995 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:08:41 P.M. H. Res. 995 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 995.
2:08:39 P.M. H. Res. 995 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:08:29 P.M. H. Res. 995 Ms. Cheney moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 995 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation now faces a more complex and grave set of threats than at any time since the end of World War II, and that the lack of full, on-time funding related to defense activities puts servicemen and servicewomen at risk, harms national security, and aids the adversaries of the United States."
2:07:43 P.M. S. 717 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:07:41 P.M. S. 717 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:50:13 P.M. S. 717 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 717.
1:50:10 P.M. S. 717 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:49:33 P.M. S. 717 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 717 — "To promote pro bono legal services as a critical way in which to empower survivors of domestic violence."
1:48:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:47:41 P.M. H. Res. 1000 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:47:36 P.M. H. Res. 1000 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
1:47:14 P.M. H. Res. 1000 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1000 — "Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives:."
1:46:13 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
1:45:39 P.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.
1:45:35 P.M. H. Res. 996 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:45:33 P.M. H. Res. 996 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 - 184 (Roll no. 332).
1:37:28 P.M. H. Res. 996 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 183 (Roll no. 331).
12:26:39 P.M. H. Res. 996 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 996.
12:23:17 P.M. H. Res. 996 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 996 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6147) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes."
12:01:59 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.
12:01:40 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kilmer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:05 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. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) 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.
12:00:05 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
10:52:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:25 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.
10:00:06 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bradley Byrne to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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