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Legislative Day of December 12, 2017

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5:21:06 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

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5:21:06 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:14:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:11:03 P.M. H.R. 3971 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:01 P.M. H.R. 3971 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 294 - 129 (Roll no. 675).
5:03:17 P.M. H.R. 3971 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 - 233 (Roll no. 674).
4:37:17 P.M. H.R. 3971 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3971 — "To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes."
4:36:35 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 3971, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:35:41 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 658.
4:35:02 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 657.
4:34:55 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 12.
4:08:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:08:12 P.M. United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission - Pursuant to section 1238(b)(3) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2001 (22 U.S.C. 7002), as amended, the Democratic Leader appointed Ms. Carolyn Bartholomew, Washington, DC and Mr. Michael Wessel, Falls Church, VA, effective January 1, 2018.
4:07:56 P.M. H. Res. 357 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:07:50 P.M. H. Res. 357 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:09 P.M. H. Res. 357 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 357.
3:56:08 P.M. H. Res. 357 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:49 P.M. H. Res. 357 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 357 — "Reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Canada, recognizing bilateral cooperation that advances United States national interests, and urging increased bilateral cooperation on security, economic issues, and energy, and for other purposes."
3:55:45 P.M. H. Res. 336 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:55:38 P.M. H. Res. 336 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:42:20 P.M. H. Res. 336 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 336.
3:42:18 P.M. H. Res. 336 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:04 P.M. H. Res. 336 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 336 — "Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership."
3:41:54 P.M. H. Res. 407 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:53 P.M. H. Res. 407 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:24:58 P.M. H. Res. 407 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 407.
3:24:56 P.M. H. Res. 407 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:24:40 P.M. H. Res. 407 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 407 — "Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world."
3:23:38 P.M. H.R. 4285 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:23:35 P.M. H.R. 4285 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:05 P.M. H.R. 4285 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4285.
3:18:58 P.M. H.R. 4285 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:18:40 P.M. H.R. 4285 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4285 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the "James C. 'Billy' Johnson Post Office Building"."
3:18:34 P.M. H.R. 3655 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:18:32 P.M. H.R. 3655 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:12:35 P.M. H.R. 3655 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3655.
3:12:27 P.M. H.R. 3655 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:12:15 P.M. H.R. 3655 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3655 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the "Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building"."
3:12:05 P.M. H.R. 4042 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Gianforte objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:03:53 P.M. H.R. 4042 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4042.
3:03:51 P.M. H.R. 4042 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:03:37 P.M. H.R. 4042 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4042 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building"."
3:03:28 P.M. H.R. 3638 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:25 P.M. H.R. 3638 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:56:18 P.M. H.R. 3638 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3638.
2:56:17 P.M. H.R. 3638 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:56:05 P.M. H.R. 3638 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3638 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building"."
2:55:48 P.M. H.R. 2815 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Gianforte objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
2:40:31 P.M. H.R. 2815 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2815.
2:40:29 P.M. H.R. 2815 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:40:28 P.M. H.R. 2815 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2815 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant John Basilone Post Office"."
2:39:57 P.M. H.R. 1208 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:39:54 P.M. H.R. 1208 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:34:01 P.M. H.R. 1208 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1208.
2:33:59 P.M. H.R. 1208 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:33:43 P.M. H.R. 1208 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1208 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building"."
2:33:34 P.M. H.R. 4171 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:33:32 P.M. H.R. 4171 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:40 P.M. H.R. 4171 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4171.
2:21:38 P.M. H.R. 4171 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:21:12 P.M. H.R. 4171 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4171 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes."
2:20:23 P.M. H.R. 2880 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:20 P.M. H.R. 2880 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:06:46 P.M. H.R. 2880 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2880.
2:06:43 P.M. H.R. 2880 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:06:23 P.M. H.R. 2880 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2880 — "To amend the Federal Power Act to promote closed-loop pumped storage hydropower, and for other purposes."
2:06:20 P.M. H.R. 2872 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:06:16 P.M. H.R. 2872 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:48:38 P.M. H.R. 2872 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2872.
1:48:36 P.M. H.R. 2872 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:48:26 P.M. H.R. 2872 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2872 — "To amend the Federal Power Act to promote hydropower development at existing nonpowered dams, and for other purposes."
1:47:51 P.M. H.R. 1733 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:47:50 P.M. H.R. 1733 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:40:33 P.M. H.R. 1733 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1733.
1:40:32 P.M. H.R. 1733 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:40:23 P.M. H.R. 1733 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1733 — "To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil."
1:38:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:38:08 P.M. H.R. 3971 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Titus motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on passage of the motion to recommit, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Titus demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit until later in the legislative day.
1:37:50 P.M. H.R. 3971 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
1:29:57 P.M. H.R. 3971 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus 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 adding a new section pertaining to Protecting Consumers from Excessive Housing Costs and Predatory Lenders.
1:29:24 P.M. H.R. 3971 Ms. Titus moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
1:28:56 P.M. H.R. 3971 On agreeing to the Sherman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:28:46 P.M. H.R. 3971 The previous question was ordered on the amendment and the bill pursuant to the rule.
1:23:34 P.M. H.R. 3971 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 647, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherman amendment No. 1.
1:22:00 P.M. H.R. 3971 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sherman, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-443 to lower the amount of consolidated assets of a creditor eligible for the safe harbor from escrow requirements in the bill from $25,000,000,000 or less to $10,000,000,000 or less; lowers the number of loans that a mortgage servicer eligible for exemptions and adjustments from the Bureau can service annually from 30,000 or fewer mortgage loans to 20,000 or fewer mortgage loans.
12:22:07 P.M. H.R. 3971 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3971.
12:20:59 P.M. H.R. 3971 Provides for consideration of H.R. 477 and H.R. 3971 under structured rules with one hour of debate, one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each measure. Also provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 123 under a closed rule, with one hour of debate and one motion
12:20:54 P.M. H.R. 3971 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 647. H.R. 3971 — "To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating to mortgage loans, and for other purposes."
12:20:09 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 December 12, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 447.
12:02:01 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.
12:01:44 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Westerman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:41 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:30 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 12.
10:53:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. 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.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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