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Legislative Day of July 13, 2017

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:08 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Daniel M. Donovan Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:28 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.
10:54:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 13.
12:00:13 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Bishop Joshua K. Lynn, Mastin Lake Church of God of Prophecy, Huntsville, AL.
12:01:35 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:38 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. McNerney to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:05 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.
12:35:21 P.M. H. Res. 440 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 440 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
12:37:56 P.M. H. Res. 440 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 440.
12:52:18 P.M. Mr. McGovern moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:20:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 77 - 326 (Roll no. 353).
1:21:27 P.M. H. Res. 440 DEBATE - The House proceeded with further debate on H. Res. 440.
2:26:24 P.M. H. Res. 440 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 187 (Roll no. 354).
2:35:50 P.M. H. Res. 440 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 190 (Roll no. 355).
2:35:52 P.M. H. Res. 440 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:36:04 P.M. Ms. Granger filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3219.
2:36:05 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments to H.R. 2810 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:36:48 P.M. H.R. 2810 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2810 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
2:37:00 P.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:42:13 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Conaway amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 225 (Roll no. 356).
2:48:49 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 73 - 351 (Roll no. 357).
2:53:15 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 245 (Roll no. 358).
2:57:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 257 (Roll no. 359).
3:00:37 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 249 (Roll no. 360).
3:05:33 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Aguilar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 235 (Roll no. 361).
3:10:09 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Rogers (AL) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 - 172 (Roll no. 362).
3:14:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 232 (Roll no. 363).
3:18:05 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 169 - 254 (Roll no. 364).
3:23:35 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 248 (Roll no. 365).
3:24:21 P.M. H.R. 2810 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2810 as unfinished business.
3:24:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
3:32:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 13.
3:32:58 P.M. H.R. 2810 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2810 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
3:33:07 P.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:35:04 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-217 to strike section 123 regarding icebreaker vessels.
3:35:23 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 1.
3:46:25 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:47:05 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-217 to require the DOD to complete a cost competitiveness calculation ensuring that the Department does not purchase alternative fuels unless they are as cost effective as traditional fuels. Also, research on alternative fuels is allowed to continue.
3:47:26 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 3.
3:54:46 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Buck amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:55:12 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-217 to strike section 336, relating to climate change.
3:55:32 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 4.
4:07:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:08:14 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-217 to direct that any determination of prevailing wage pursuant to this Act, shall be conducted by the Secretary of Labor using surveys carried out by the Bureau that use proper random statistical sampling techniques.
4:08:35 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 5.
4:19:23 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Norcross demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:19:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rooney, Thomas J., numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-217 to strike Sec. 541 which prohibits student-athletes graduating from service academies from seeking a deferment of service in order to pursue professional athletic careers.
4:20:12 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thomas J. Rooney (FL) amendment No. 6.
4:32:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thomas J. Rooney (FL) amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Thomas J. Rooney (FL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:33:00 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-217 to authorize the Secretary of Defense to use Defense Health Program funds for testing ticks for tick-borne diseases.
4:33:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 7.
4:41:40 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:18 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 10 printed in House Report 115-217 to prohibit funds for medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care under chapter 55 of title 10, U.S. code.
4:42:36 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hartzler amendment No. 10.
4:58:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hartzler amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:58:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
4:59:08 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:59:17 P.M. H.R. 2810 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2810 as unfinished business.
4:59:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
5:05:50 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 13.
5:05:57 P.M. H.R. 2810 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2810 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes."
5:06:33 P.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:06:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments to H.R. 2810 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:30:34 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 220 (Roll no. 366).
5:35:39 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 - 218 (Roll no. 367).
5:39:08 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 234 (Roll no. 368).
5:42:20 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 209 - 214 (Roll no. 369).
5:46:35 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 242 (Roll no. 370).
5:51:14 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Rooney, Thomas J. amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 107 - 318 (Roll no. 371).
5:53:07 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cole, numbered 12 printed in House Report 115-217 to direct the President to provide to Congress a strategy and a budgetary analysis needed to defeat Al-Quaeda, the Taliban, The Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS, no later than 30 days after final passage. The report shall include an analysis of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the legal framework to accomplish the strategy described.
5:53:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment No. 12.
6:23:19 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Cole amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:23:28 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Franks (AZ), numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-217 to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification.
6:23:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment No. 13.
6:36:42 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Franks(AZ) amendment No. 13, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gallego demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:37:02 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Ms. Cheney, numbered 14 printed in House Report 115-217 to prevent reductions of ICBMs below the levels set by the New START Treaty.
6:37:14 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cheney amendment No. 14.
6:49:06 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Cheney amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:28 P.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 15 printed in House Report 115-217 to normalize the operational test and evaluation process for the ballistic missile defense system by conforming the condition for proceeding beyond low-rate initial production in line with all other major defense acquisition programs.
6:49:31 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 15.
7:01:27 P.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cooper demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:02:16 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 1: Nos. 2, 8, 9, 11, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35.
7:02:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 1.
7:15:40 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:54 P.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, offered by Mr. Thornberry, offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 2: Nos. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, and 53.
7:16:16 P.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 440, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 2.
7:17:10 P.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:04 P.M. H.R. 2810 Mr. Thornberry moved that the Committee rise.
7:18:15 P.M. H.R. 2810 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:18:22 P.M. H.R. 2810 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2810 as unfinished business.
7:19:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:19:51 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:18:26 P.M. Mr. King (IA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:18:42 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:18:43 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 14, 2017.
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