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Legislative Day of July 14, 2017

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9:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:07 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:27 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:42 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:46 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Bost to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:58 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:06:00 A.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."
9:06:10 A.M. H.R. 2810 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:07:25 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 17 printed in House Report 115-217 to classify a vessel being repaired or dismantled to be a "recreational vessel" if the vessel shares elements of design and construction of traditional recreational vessels and is not normally engaged in a military or commercial undertaking when operating.
9:07:28 A.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 Byrne amendment No. 17.
9:15:53 A.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 17, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Courtney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:16:12 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hunter, numbered 18 printed in House Report 115-217 to address forum selection for claims from foreign maritime crews.
9:16:14 A.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 Hunter amendment No. 18.
9:26:05 A.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hunter amendment No. 18, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:26:31 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Mr. McGovern, numbered 43 printed in House Report 115-217 to require the Secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans
9:26:43 A.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 McGovern amendment No. 43.
9:32:41 A.M. H.R. 2810 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McGovern amendment No. 43, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:33:04 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 3: 16, 49, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, and 71.
9:33:11 A.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. 3.
9:53:16 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:53:40 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 4: 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91.
9:53:47 A.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. 4.
10:03:03 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:03:15 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 5: 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107.
10:03:22 A.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. 5.
10:04:31 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:04:46 A.M. H.R. 2810 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Thornberry, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-217 as en bloc No. 6: 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121.
10:04:52 A.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. 6.
10:23:17 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Thornberry amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:23:31 A.M. H.R. 2810 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tenney, numbered 122 printed in House Report 115-217 to reinstate the Berry Amendment's longstanding domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware and provides for a one year phase-in period.
10:23:33 A.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 Tenney amendment No. 122.
10:32:36 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Tenney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:58:41 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Franks (AZ) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 208 - 217 (Roll no. 372).
11:02:48 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 189 (Roll no. 373).
11:06:12 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 244 - 181 (Roll no. 374).
11:09:48 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the Hunter amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 190 (Roll no. 375).
11:13:13 A.M. H.R. 2810 On agreeing to the McGovern amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 424 - 0 (Roll no. 376).
11:13:25 A.M. H.R. 2810 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2810.
11:13:58 A.M. H.R. 2810 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:14:27 A.M. H.R. 2810 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:14:55 A.M. H.R. 2810 Ms. Lujan Grisham, M. moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services.
11:15:09 A.M. H.R. 2810 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a new section to prohibit any funds authorized to be appropriated in the underlying bill from being used to plan, develop, or construct any barriers, including walls or fences, along the international border of the United States.
11:27:29 A.M. H.R. 2810 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:33:29 A.M. H.R. 2810 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 235 (Roll no. 377).
11:40:44 A.M. H.R. 2810 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 344 - 81 (Roll no. 378).
11:40:46 A.M. H.R. 2810 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:40:48 A.M. H.R. 2810 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11:40:49 A.M. H.R. 2810 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. 2810.
11:44:27 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. McCarthy for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
11:52:28 A.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, July 14, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, July 17, 2017 at noon for Morning-House debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:53:49 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:15:36 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:01:14 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:01:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:01:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on July 17, 2017.
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