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Legislative Day of July 18, 2017

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10:00:45 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:01:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Claudia Tenney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:03:46 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.
10:10:24 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:17 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 18.
12:00:23 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend Terry Sanders, Victory House Ministry, Uniontown, PA
12:01:38 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:39 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Mast to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:18 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.
12:26:21 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 received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 18, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.: Appointments: Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission.
12:26:45 P.M. H. Res. 451 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 451 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 806) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes."
12:29:20 P.M. H. Res. 451 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 451.
1:02:10 P.M. H. Res. 451 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 451, 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.
1:10:21 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:10:35 P.M. H.R. 2786 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2786 — "To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility."
1:10:51 P.M. H.R. 2786 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:10:52 P.M. H.R. 2786 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2786.
1:25:20 P.M. H.R. 2786 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.
1:25:43 P.M. H.R. 2828 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2828 — "To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project."
1:25:53 P.M. H.R. 2828 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:25:54 P.M. H.R. 2828 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2828.
1:30:35 P.M. H.R. 2828 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:30:37 P.M. H.R. 2828 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:31:01 P.M. H.R. 3050 Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3050 — "To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans, and for other purposes."
1:31:02 P.M. H.R. 3050 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:31:03 P.M. H.R. 3050 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3050.
1:42:05 P.M. H.R. 3050 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:42:07 P.M. H.R. 3050 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:42:16 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 451 and a motion to suspend the rules, all of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:42:24 P.M. H. Res. 451 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 451 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 806) to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes."
2:07:25 P.M. H. Res. 451 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 188 (Roll no. 382).
2:08:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in the KC-130 military plane crash that occurred in Mississippi.
2:18:45 P.M. H. Res. 451 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 188 (Roll no. 383).
2:18:47 P.M. H. Res. 451 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:19:00 P.M. NOTICE OF INTENT TO OFFER A PRIVILEGE RESOLUTION - Mr. Cicilline notified the House of his intent to rise to a question of the privileges of the House and to offer a resolution. Mr. Cicilline was recognized to notice the form of his proposed resolution. The Chair subsequently announced that under rule XI, a resolution offered from the floor by a Member other than the majority leader or the minority leader as a question of the privileges of the House has immediate precedence only at a time designated by the Chair within 2 legislative days after the resolution is properly noticed. The Chair further announced that it would not, at that point, make the determination required by the rule.
2:29:34 P.M. H.R. 2786 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2786 — "To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility."
2:36:53 P.M. H.R. 2786 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 2 (Roll no. 384).
2:36:54 P.M. H.R. 2786 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:05 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable John P. Sarbanes. Mr. Sarbanes submitted his resignation from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The resignation was accepted without objection.
2:37:38 P.M. H. Res. 453 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 453 — "Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
2:38:03 P.M. H. Res. 453 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:38:10 P.M. H. Res. 453 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:38:35 P.M. H.R. 806 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 451. H.R. 806 — "To facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes."
2:38:40 P.M. H.R. 806 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 806 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
2:38:49 P.M. H.R. 806 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 451 and Rule XVIII.
2:38:50 P.M. H.R. 806 The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom Reed to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:39:02 P.M. H.R. 806 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 806.
3:37:33 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-229 to halt implementation of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that application could increase health risks to vulnerable populations including children, seniors, pregnant women, outdoor workers, and minority and low-income communities.
3:37:36 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 1.
3:46:33 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor (FL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:47:02 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike subsection (b) of Section 3, which would to allow EPA to consider technological feasibility when determining what level of pollution is safe.
3:47:06 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 2.
3:54:34 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:55:06 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike subsection (h) of section 3 (relating to exceptional events).
3:55:08 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 3.
4:03:07 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:03:16 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-229 to close the loophole that prevents aggregating emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well. Additionally, it seeks to require the EPA to add hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants.
4:03:18 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 4.
4:12:46 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:13:16 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike section 6 of the bill.
4:13:18 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 5.
4:23:04 P.M. H.R. 806 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:23:49 P.M. H.R. 806 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. McNerney, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-229 to strike the underlying bill and replace it with a grant program to benefit regions with the poorest air quality.
4:23:51 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 451, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney amendment No. 6.
4:33:36 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:34:01 P.M. H.R. 806 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:05:32 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 232 (Roll no. 385).
5:09:28 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 241 (Roll no. 386).
5:13:39 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 235 (Roll no. 387).
5:17:20 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 242 (Roll no. 388).
5:21:52 P.M. H.R. 806 On agreeing to the McNerney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 236 (Roll no. 389).
5:22:11 P.M. H.R. 806 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 806.
5:22:29 P.M. H.R. 806 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:22:41 P.M. H.R. 806 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.
5:23:40 P.M. H.R. 806 Mr. Cartwright moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5:24:23 P.M. H.R. 806 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 to prohibit the application of the Act and amendments if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that the application of the Act and amendments could increase, with respect to Americans without access to health insurance, certain health impacts.
5:31:11 P.M. H.R. 806 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:37:34 P.M. H.R. 806 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 235 (Roll no. 390).
5:44:32 P.M. H.R. 806 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 199 (Roll no. 391).
5:44:34 P.M. H.R. 806 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:14 P.M. Mr. Graves (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3280.
5:45:45 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 454.
5:46:59 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:55:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:55:27 P.M. Mr. Castro (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:55:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:55:34 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 19, 2017.
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