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Legislative Day of June 21, 2017

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10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:45 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.
10:41:32 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 June 21.
12:00:02 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Hershel Lutch, MEOR Foundation, Baltimore, MD
12:01:56 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:59 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Gene Green of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:21 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.
12:28:30 P.M. H. Res. 392 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 392 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1873) to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1654) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes."
12:33:33 P.M. H. Res. 392 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 392.
1:30:45 P.M. H. Res. 392 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 392, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:32:36 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION - Mr. Doggett was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification and the previous order of the House of June 15, 2017. The Clerk reported the privileged resolution.
1:34:12 P.M. Mr. Doggett and Mr. Pascrell were recognized to be heard on the question of whether or not the resolution constituted a point of privilege and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
1:57:03 P.M. Mr. Doggett moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
1:57:55 P.M. Mr. Newhouse moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
2:20:46 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 188, 1 Present (Roll no. 311).
2:21:04 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of a letter from the Honorable Corey Stapleton, Secretary of State of Montana, indicating that, at the Special Election held on May 25, 2017, the Honorable Greg Gianforte was duly elected Representative to Congress for the At-Large Congressional District, State of Montana.
2:22:14 P.M. OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-Elect Greg Gianforte, Member At-Large, State of Montana, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office which was administered by the Speaker of the House.
2:23:43 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of Rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of administration of the oath to the gentleman from Montana, the whole number of the House is 432.
2:26:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 392, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:26:56 P.M. H. Res. 392 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 392 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1873) to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1654) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes."
2:35:30 P.M. H. Res. 392 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 186 (Roll no. 312).
2:43:22 P.M. H. Res. 392 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 185 (Roll no. 313).
2:43:24 P.M. H. Res. 392 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:43:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:44:03 P.M. H.R. 2131 Mr. Higgins (LA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2131 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Homeland Security to improve consistency regarding discipline and adverse actions in the Department's workforce, and for other purposes."
2:44:17 P.M. H.R. 2131 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:19 P.M. H.R. 2131 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2131.
2:51:40 P.M. H.R. 2131 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:51:42 P.M. H.R. 2131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:52:16 P.M. H.R. 1282 Mr. Garrett moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1282 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish Acquisition Review Boards in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes."
2:52:43 P.M. H.R. 1282 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:52:44 P.M. H.R. 1282 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1282.
3:03:00 P.M. H.R. 1282 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:03:02 P.M. H.R. 1282 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:04 P.M. H.R. 1282 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:03:47 P.M. H.R. 1873 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 392. H.R. 1873 — "To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands."
3:03:52 P.M. H.R. 1873 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1873 and 1654, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and have specified amendments.
3:04:31 P.M. H.R. 1873 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 392 and Rule XVIII.
3:04:32 P.M. H.R. 1873 The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:05:06 P.M. H.R. 1873 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1873.
3:41:21 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carbajal, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to ensure that owners and operators of electric transmission and distribution facilities submit management plans to the Secretary.
3:41:24 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carbajal Part A Amendment No. 1.
3:46:47 P.M. H.R. 1873 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carbajal Part A amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Carbajal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:07 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sinema, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to ensure personnel of the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service involved in vegetation management decisions on transmission and distribution rights-of-way receive training on how unmanned technologies can be used to identify vegetation management needs, lower energy costs, and reduce the risk of wildfires.
3:47:10 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sinema Part A Amendment No. 2.
3:51:39 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Sinema amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:56 P.M. H.R. 1873 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-186 to prohibit any loss of funds for wild-fire suppression.
3:51:59 P.M. H.R. 1873 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 392, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer Part A Amendment No. 3.
3:56:08 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:09 P.M. H.R. 1873 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of the Carbajal Part A Amendment No. 1 which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:23:08 P.M. H.R. 1873 On agreeing to the Carbajal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 243 (Roll no. 314).
4:23:16 P.M. H.R. 1873 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1873.
4:29:11 P.M. H.R. 1873 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:29:12 P.M. H.R. 1873 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.
4:40:14 P.M. H.R. 1873 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 300 - 118 (Roll no. 315).
4:40:15 P.M. H.R. 1873 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:40:40 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 396.
4:41:28 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:50:10 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-48).
4:52:14 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to North Korea - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-49).
4:54:55 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:44:45 P.M. Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:44:47 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:49 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 22, 2017.
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