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Legislative Day of July 19, 2017

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10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Bruce Westerman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:31 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.
10:53:47 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 19.
12:00:17 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Chaplain Marshall Dunbar, Christian Community Action, Lewisville, TX
12:01:41 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings poned until later in the legislative day.
12:02:14 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Deutch to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:34 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.
12:35:31 P.M. H. Res. 454 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 454 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2910) to provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2883) to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 218) to provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay; and for other purposes."
12:43:13 P.M. H. Res. 454 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 454.
1:23:38 P.M. H. Res. 454 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 454, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Ms. Slaughter 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.
1:24:11 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION - Mr. Cicilline was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification. The Clerk reported the privileged resolution.
1:31:29 P.M. Mr. Cicilline was 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.
1:36:31 P.M. Mr. Cicilline moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
1:36:45 P.M. Ms. Cheney moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
2:02:20 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 190, 1 Present (Roll no. 392).
2:02:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 454, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:02:41 P.M. H. Res. 454 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 454 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2910) to provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2883) to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 218) to provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay; and for other purposes."
2:11:48 P.M. H. Res. 454 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 192 (Roll no. 393).
2:23:29 P.M. H. Res. 454 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 194 (Roll no. 394).
2:23:30 P.M. H. Res. 454 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:23:33 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
2:23:46 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
2:23:58 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations is to continue in effect beyond July 24, 2017 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-55).
2:25:42 P.M. H.R. 2910 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454. H.R. 2910 — "To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes."
2:25:47 P.M. H.R. 2910 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910, H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
2:26:29 P.M. H.R. 2910 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
2:26:30 P.M. H.R. 2910 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:26:38 P.M. H.R. 2910 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2910.
3:08:01 P.M. H.R. 2910 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-235 to prohibit the application of section 3 if any part of a pipeline facility that is a subject of the application is to be located on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation.
3:08:02 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 1.
3:16:04 P.M. H.R. 2910 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:16:28 P.M. H.R. 2910 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lynch, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-235 to direct FERC, in considering an application for an authorization or certificate covered by the bill, to consult with the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration regarding the extent of the applicant's compliance with security guidance and best practice recommendations issued by TSA on pipeline infrastructure security, pipeline cybersecurity, pipeline personnel security, and other pipeline security measures designed to ensure the public safety.
3:16:54 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 2.
3:25:22 P.M. H.R. 2910 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:25:45 P.M. H.R. 2910 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-235 to improve FERC's public comment and transparency process.
3:25:47 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 3.
3:31:56 P.M. H.R. 2910 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.
3:32:48 P.M. H.R. 2910 Mr. Upton moved that the Committee rise.
3:32:58 P.M. H.R. 2910 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:07 P.M. H.R. 2910 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2910 as unfinished business.
3:33:09 P.M. H.R. 2883 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454. H.R. 2883 — "To establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity."
3:33:14 P.M. H.R. 2883 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910, H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
3:34:25 P.M. H.R. 2883 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
3:34:26 P.M. H.R. 2883 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:34:36 P.M. H.R. 2883 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2883.
4:14:55 P.M. H.R. 2883 An amendment, offered by Mr. Engel, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-235 to ensure that permitting authority for cross- border pipelines remains with the Department of State.
4:15:17 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 1.
4:19:15 P.M. H.R. 2883 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Engel amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:19:34 P.M. H.R. 2883 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tsongas, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-235 to state FERC may not issue a certificate of crossing if any part of the oil or natural gas pipeline project is to be located on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation.
4:19:59 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 2.
4:25:11 P.M. H.R. 2883 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:26:01 P.M. H.R. 2883 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Gene, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-235 to clarify the applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to projects affected by the bill.
4:26:31 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gene Green (TX) amendment No. 3.
4:29:47 P.M. H.R. 2883 On agreeing to the Green, Gene amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:29:48 P.M. H.R. 2883 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:59:14 P.M. H.R. 2883 On agreeing to the Engel amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 246 (Roll no. 395).
5:04:21 P.M. H.R. 2883 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 247 (Roll no. 396).
5:05:06 P.M. H.R. 2883 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2883.
5:05:34 P.M. H.R. 2883 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:05:45 P.M. H.R. 2883 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.
5:07:05 P.M. H.R. 2883 Mr. O'Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5:07:21 P.M. H.R. 2883 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran 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 a requirement that all iron and steel products used in construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the border-crossing facility be produced in the United States.
5:12:27 P.M. H.R. 2883 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:19:09 P.M. H.R. 2883 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 232 (Roll no. 397).
5:25:18 P.M. H.R. 2883 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 175 (Roll no. 398).
5:25:20 P.M. H.R. 2883 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:25:43 P.M. H.R. 2910 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2910 — "To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes."
5:25:58 P.M. H.R. 2910 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:31:38 P.M. H.R. 2910 On agreeing to the Tsongas amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 249 (Roll no. 399).
5:36:03 P.M. H.R. 2910 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 236 (Roll no. 400).
5:36:15 P.M. H.R. 2910 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2910.
5:36:23 P.M. H.R. 2910 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:37:07 P.M. H.R. 2910 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.
5:37:40 P.M. H.R. 2910 Mrs. Watson Coleman moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
5:38:17 P.M. H.R. 2910 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman 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 add at the end of the bill a section pertaining to no eminent domain authority under section 7(h) of such Act.
5:43:40 P.M. H.R. 2910 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:50:19 P.M. H.R. 2910 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 239 (Roll no. 401).
5:57:30 P.M. H.R. 2910 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 179 (Roll no. 402).
5:57:32 P.M. H.R. 2910 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:58:48 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:17:49 P.M. Mr. Thompson (PA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on July 20. Agreed to without objection.
6:18:44 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:01:41 P.M. Mr. Garrett moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:01:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:01:55 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 20, 2017.
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