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Legislative Day of July 17, 2019

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9:28:14 P.M. - The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 18, 2019.

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10:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:26 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:32 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.
11:25:15 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 17.
12:00:20 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., Regis University, Denver, Colorado.
12:03:41 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:03:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Garcia of IL to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:05:19 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.
12:18:54 P.M. H. Res. 492 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 492 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 582) to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes."
12:20:27 P.M. H. Res. 492 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 492.
1:10:01 P.M. H. Res. 492 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 492, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Burgess demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 492 until later in the legislative day.
1:10:37 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 17, 2019, at 11:33 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 375.
1:11:49 P.M. The House received a communication from Traci Couture, District Director, Office of Rep. Rodgers (WA). Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Couture notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for testimony in a criminal trial issued by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
1:12:08 P.M. The House received a communication from Fred Towbridge, Legislative Aide, Office of Rep. Scalise. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Towbridge notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for testimony in a criminal trial issued by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena was consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
1:12:23 P.M. S.J. Res. 36 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 491. S.J. Res. 36 — "Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services."
1:12:28 P.M. S.J. Res. 36 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 and H. Res. 489 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 under a structured rule; provides for consideration of a resolution relating to House Report 116-125, if called up by direction of the Committee on Overisight and Reform; provides for consideration of a joint resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the Arms Export Control Act; provides for consideration of H. Res. 489.
1:13:08 P.M. S.J. Res. 36 DEBATE - The House proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on S.J. Res. 36.
1:33:25 P.M. S.J. Res. 36 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:34:16 P.M. S.J. Res. 36 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S.J. Res. 36, the Chair put the question on passage of the joint resolution and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
1:34:38 P.M. S.J. Res. 37 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 491. S.J. Res. 37 — "Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services."
1:34:43 P.M. S.J. Res. 37 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 and H. Res. 489 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 under a structured rule; provides for consideration of a resolution relating to House Report 116-125, if called up by direction of the Committee on Overisight and Reform; provides for consideration of a joint resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the Arms Export Control Act; provides for consideration of H. Res. 489.
1:34:53 P.M. S.J. Res. 37 DEBATE - The House proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on S.J. Res. 37.
1:49:54 P.M. S.J. Res. 37 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:50:32 P.M. S.J. Res. 37 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S.J. Res. 37, the Chair put the question on passage of the joint resolution and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kinzinger demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
1:51:06 P.M. S.J. Res. 38 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 491. S.J. Res. 38 — "Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services."
1:51:11 P.M. S.J. Res. 38 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 and H. Res. 489 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 under a structured rule; provides for consideration of a resolution relating to House Report 116-125, if called up by direction of the Committee on Overisight and Reform; provides for consideration of a joint resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the Arms Export Control Act; provides for consideration of H. Res. 489.
1:51:23 P.M. S.J. Res. 38 DEBATE - The House proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on S.J. Res. 38.
2:04:53 P.M. S.J. Res. 38 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2:05:28 P.M. S.J. Res. 38 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S.J. Res. 38, the Chair put the question on passage of the joint resolution and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Mast demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
2:09:00 P.M. By direction of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Mr. Cummings called up House Report 116-125.
2:09:58 P.M. H. Res. 497 By direction of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Mr. Cummings called up H. Res. 497 and asked for its immediate consideration.
2:10:00 P.M. H. Res. 497 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 491. H. Res. 497 — "Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform."
2:10:01 P.M. H. Res. 497 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 and H. Res. 489 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3494 under a structured rule; provides for consideration of a resolution relating to House Report 116-125, if called up by direction of the Committee on Overisight and Reform; provides for consideration of a joint resolution reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the Arms Export Control Act; provides for consideration of H. Res. 489.
2:10:10 P.M. H. Res. 497 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 497.
3:26:50 P.M. H. Res. 497 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:27:09 P.M. H. Res. 497 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 497, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the resolution and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the resolution until a time to be announced.
3:27:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:27:44 P.M. H.R. 1847 Mr. Rouda moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1847 — "To require congressional notification for certain changes in status of inspectors general, and for other purposes."
3:27:54 P.M. H.R. 1847 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:27:55 P.M. H.R. 1847 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1847.
3:37:40 P.M. H.R. 1847 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:37:42 P.M. H.R. 1847 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:37:42 P.M. H.R. 736 Mr. Rouda moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 736 — "To require the Director of the Government Publishing Office to establish and maintain an online portal accessible to the public that allows the public to obtain electronic copies of all congressionally mandated reports in one place, and for other purposes."
3:37:58 P.M. H.R. 736 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:37:59 P.M. H.R. 736 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 736.
3:43:11 P.M. H.R. 736 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:43:14 P.M. H.R. 736 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:43:15 P.M. H.R. 1250 Mr. Rouda moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1250 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the "Lucas Lowe Post Office"."
3:43:30 P.M. H.R. 1250 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:43:54 P.M. H.R. 1250 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1250.
3:50:33 P.M. H.R. 1250 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:50:36 P.M. H.R. 1250 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:50:44 P.M. H.R. 1250 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:50:46 P.M. H.R. 1526 Mr. Rouda moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1526 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the "Eva G. Hewitt Post Office"."
3:51:00 P.M. H.R. 1526 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:51:09 P.M. H.R. 1526 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1526.
3:59:59 P.M. H.R. 1526 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:00 P.M. H.R. 1526 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:00:02 P.M. H.R. 1844 Mr. Rouda moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1844 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the "Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building"."
4:00:12 P.M. H.R. 1844 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:00:14 P.M. H.R. 1844 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1844.
4:06:14 P.M. H.R. 1844 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:06:15 P.M. H.R. 1844 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:06:17 P.M. H.R. 3305 Mr. Rouda moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3305 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the "Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building"."
4:06:39 P.M. H.R. 3305 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:06:41 P.M. H.R. 3305 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3305.
4:11:51 P.M. H.R. 3305 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:11:53 P.M. H.R. 3305 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:12:14 P.M. H.R. 2325 Mr. Rouda moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2325 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the "65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building"."
4:12:23 P.M. H.R. 2325 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:12:24 P.M. H.R. 2325 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2325.
4:21:23 P.M. H.R. 2325 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:21:25 P.M. H.R. 2325 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:23:28 P.M. H.R. 748 The Chair announced the Speaker's designation, pursuant to clause 7(a)(1) of rule 15, of H.R. 748 as the measure on the Consensus Calendar to be considered this week.
4:23:32 P.M. H.R. 748 Mr. Neal moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 748 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage."
4:23:56 P.M. H.R. 748 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:24:14 P.M. H.R. 748 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 748.
5:03:45 P.M. H.R. 748 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.
5:04:50 P.M. H. Res. 498 QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Al Green (TX) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution and the Chair determined that the resolution did constitute a question of the privileges of the House.
5:07:49 P.M. H. Res. 498 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 498 — "Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors."
5:08:20 P.M. H. Res. 498 Mr. McCarthy moved to table the measure.
5:39:45 P.M. H. Res. 498 On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 332 - 95, 1 Present (Roll no. 483).
5:39:47 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H. Res. 492, if ordered; S.J. Res. 36; S.J. Res. 37; S.J. Res. 38 and on agreeing to H. Res. 497.
5:40:32 P.M. H. Res. 492 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 492 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 582) to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes."
5:47:51 P.M. H. Res. 492 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 194 (Roll no. 484).
5:55:50 P.M. H. Res. 492 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 197 (Roll no. 485).
5:55:52 P.M. H. Res. 492 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:56:04 P.M. S.J. Res. 36 Considered as unfinished business. S.J. Res. 36 — "Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services."
6:03:18 P.M. S.J. Res. 36 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 190 (Roll no. 486).
6:03:42 P.M. S.J. Res. 37 Considered as unfinished business. S.J. Res. 37 — "Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services."
6:10:03 P.M. S.J. Res. 37 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 190 (Roll no. 487).
6:10:18 P.M. S.J. Res. 38 Considered as unfinished business. S.J. Res. 38 — "Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services."
6:17:10 P.M. S.J. Res. 38 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 190 (Roll no. 488).
6:17:25 P.M. H. Res. 497 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 497 — "Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform."
6:23:44 P.M. H. Res. 497 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 198 (Roll no. 489).
6:23:46 P.M. H. Res. 497 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:23:47 P.M. H.R. 3494 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3494 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
6:23:59 P.M. H.R. 3494 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6:30:04 P.M. H.R. 3494 On agreeing to the Chabot amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 255 (Roll no. 490).
6:35:19 P.M. H.R. 3494 On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 196 (Roll no. 491).
6:35:26 P.M. H.R. 3494 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3494.
6:36:22 P.M. H.R. 3494 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:36:31 P.M. H.R. 3494 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
6:43:44 P.M. H.R. 3494 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 397 - 31 (Roll no. 492).
6:43:46 P.M. H.R. 3494 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:43:50 P.M. H.R. 3494 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:43:51 P.M. H.R. 3494 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 3494.
6:44:04 P.M. H.R. 748 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 748 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage."
6:57:55 P.M. H.R. 748 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 6 (Roll no. 493).
6:57:56 P.M. H.R. 748 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:01:02 P.M. Mr. Payne asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on July 18. Agreed to without objection.
7:01:14 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:22:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:28:05 P.M. Mr. Grothman moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:28:13 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:28:14 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 18, 2019.
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