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Legislative Day of July 20, 2017

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Last Floor Action:
1:48:10 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 24, 2017.

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9:00:36 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:41 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:42 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:44 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Mitchell to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:02 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.
9:15:29 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
9:15:44 A.M. H.R. 2825 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2825 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes."
9:16:21 A.M. H.R. 2825 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:16:23 A.M. H.R. 2825 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2825.
9:56:10 A.M. H.R. 2825 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.
9:57:30 A.M. H.R. 218 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454. H.R. 218 — "To provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay."
9:57:35 A.M. H.R. 218 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910, H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
9:57:45 A.M. H.R. 218 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
9:57:49 A.M. H.R. 218 The Speaker designated the Honorable Gary J. Palmer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:58:22 A.M. H.R. 218 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 218.
10:37:29 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to require mitigation measures, previously adopted in Public Law 111-11, to ensure that impacts to migratory birds, wildlife, and wetlands are minimized.
10:37:31 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 1.
10:48:09 A.M. H.R. 218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:48:42 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 2 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to amend section 7 to conform the text of H.R. 218 with the Senate text, S. 101.
10:48:46 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 2.
10:51:31 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:51:45 A.M. H.R. 218 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 3 printed in Part C of House Report 115-235 to prohibit the Act from taking effect until $20 Million in federal funds given to Alaska for transportation purposes in King Cove is repaid to the Federal Government.
10:51:47 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 3.
10:59:25 A.M. H.R. 218 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:00:15 A.M. H.R. 218 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved that the Committee rise.
11:00:28 A.M. H.R. 218 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:00:38 A.M. H.R. 218 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 218 as unfinished business.
11:01:10 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:01:25 A.M. H.R. 2825 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2825 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes."
11:34:06 A.M. H.R. 2825 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 - 41 (Roll no. 403).
11:34:07 A.M. H.R. 2825 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:34:15 A.M. H.R. 218 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 218 — "To provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay."
11:34:27 A.M. H.R. 218 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:40:43 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 234 (Roll no. 404).
11:45:13 A.M. H.R. 218 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 260 (Roll no. 405).
11:45:47 A.M. H.R. 218 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 218.
11:46:27 A.M. H.R. 218 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:46:37 A.M. H.R. 218 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.
11:47:45 A.M. H.R. 218 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
11:47:58 A.M. H.R. 218 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi 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 provision to the underlying bill requiring the road to be constructed using only materials and equipment manufactured in the United States.
11:53:11 A.M. H.R. 218 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:53:18 A.M. H.R. 218 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by voice vote.
12:09:53 P.M. H.R. 218 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 179 (Roll no. 406).
12:09:55 P.M. H.R. 218 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:12:58 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:28:31 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns Thursday, July 20, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 24, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
12:29:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:49:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:48:01 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:48:05 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:48:10 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 24, 2017.
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