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Legislative Day of July 11, 2017

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12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:12 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable James Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:37 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:11:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
2:00:06 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:26 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:30 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Norton to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:07:01 P.M. H.R. 392 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Yoder asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 392, a bill originally introduced by Representative Chaffetz, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
2:07:22 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
2:11:05 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 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.: Appointments: Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.
2:11:18 P.M. Public Interest Declassification Board - Pursuant to section 703(c) of the Public Interest Declassification Act of 2000 (50 U.S.C.) 3161 note), the Democratic Leader appointed Mr. John F. Tierney of Massachusetts.
2:11:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. today.
4:00:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
4:01:01 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:05 P.M. H.R. 1492 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1492 — "To amend the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Attorney General to register practitioners to transport controlled substances to States in which the practitioner is not registered under the Act for the purpose of administering the substances (under applicable State law) at locations other than principal places of business or professional practice."
4:02:17 P.M. H.R. 1492 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:18 P.M. H.R. 1492 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1492.
4:12:09 P.M. H.R. 1492 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.
4:13:03 P.M. H.R. 702 Mr. DeSantis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 702 — "To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes."
4:13:24 P.M. H.R. 702 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:13:25 P.M. H.R. 702 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 702.
4:24:18 P.M. H.R. 702 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:21 P.M. H.R. 702 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:24:32 P.M. H.R. 1988 Mr. DeSantis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1988 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the "Merle Haggard Post Office Building"."
4:24:44 P.M. H.R. 1988 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:24:45 P.M. H.R. 1988 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1988.
4:34:02 P.M. H.R. 1988 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:34:03 P.M. H.R. 1988 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:35:02 P.M. H.R. 954 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 954 — "To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes."
4:35:16 P.M. H.R. 954 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:35:18 P.M. H.R. 954 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 954.
4:44:18 P.M. H.R. 954 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:20 P.M. H.R. 954 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:44:33 P.M. H.R. 1397 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1397 — "To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes."
4:44:42 P.M. H.R. 1397 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:43 P.M. H.R. 1397 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1397.
4:51:40 P.M. H.R. 1397 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.
4:52:01 P.M. H.R. 1404 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1404 — "To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona."
4:52:02 P.M. H.R. 1404 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:04 P.M. H.R. 1404 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1404.
4:57:30 P.M. H.R. 1404 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:57:31 P.M. H.R. 1404 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:01 P.M. H.R. 1541 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1541 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes."
4:58:11 P.M. H.R. 1541 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:58:12 P.M. H.R. 1541 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1541.
5:01:31 P.M. H.R. 1541 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:01:33 P.M. H.R. 1541 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:44 P.M. H.R. 1719 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1719 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes."
5:01:56 P.M. H.R. 1719 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:01:58 P.M. H.R. 1719 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1719.
5:08:48 P.M. H.R. 1719 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.
5:09:21 P.M. H.R. 1913 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1913 — "To establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties, California, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in such counties, and for other purposes."
5:09:33 P.M. H.R. 1913 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:09:35 P.M. H.R. 1913 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1913.
5:13:53 P.M. H.R. 1913 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:13:58 P.M. H.R. 1913 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:20 P.M. H.R. 1306 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1306 — "To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes."
5:14:23 P.M. H.R. 1306 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:24 P.M. H.R. 1306 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1306.
5:19:35 P.M. H.R. 1306 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:19:42 P.M. H.R. 1306 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 2156 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2156 — "To provide for the establishment of a national memorial and national monument to commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, and for other purposes."
5:20:16 P.M. H.R. 2156 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:20:17 P.M. H.R. 2156 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2156.
5:25:52 P.M. H.R. 2156 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:25:53 P.M. H.R. 2156 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:26:06 P.M. H.R. 597 Mr. LaHood moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 597 — "To take lands in Sonoma County, California, into trust as part of the reservation of the Lytton Rancheria of California, and for other purposes."
5:26:16 P.M. H.R. 597 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:26:17 P.M. H.R. 597 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 597.
5:29:20 P.M. H.R. 597 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:22 P.M. H.R. 597 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 11.
6:30:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:06 P.M. H.R. 1397 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1397 — "To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes."
6:54:12 P.M. H.R. 1397 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 0 (Roll no. 345).
6:54:13 P.M. H.R. 1397 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:49 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a facsimile copy of a letter received from the Honorable Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, indicating that, at the Special Election held on June 6, 2017, the Honorable Jimmy Gomez was duly elected Representative in Congress for the 34th Congressional District, State of California.
6:55:45 P.M. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-elect Jimmy Gomez from the Thirty-Fourth Congressional District, State of California, presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.
6:56:41 P.M. The gentlewoman from the California delegation, Representative Maxine Waters, addressed the House and introduced Representative Jimmy Gomez, Thirty-Fourth District, California.
7:02:10 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 the administration of the Oath of Office to the Gentleman from California, the whole number of the House is 434.
7:02:18 P.M. H.R. 1719 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1719 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other purposes."
7:10:53 P.M. H.R. 1719 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 - 15 (Roll no. 346).
7:10:54 P.M. H.R. 1719 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:10:57 P.M. H.R. 1719 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:11:00 P.M. H.R. 622 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Stewart asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 622, a bill originally introduced by Representative Chaffetz, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:11:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 SUPPLEMENTAL FILING AUTHORITY - Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on the bill, H.R. 2810. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:26 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:32:40 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting an notification of an Executive Order to amend Executive Order 13761 of January 13, 2017. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-51).
7:34:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:10:00 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 431.
9:11:00 P.M. Mr. Byrne moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:11:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:11:59 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2017.
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