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Legislative Day of July 24, 2017

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12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:07 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable James Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:30 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.
12:06:33 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 24.
2:00:13 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:28 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 Mr. Walz to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:53 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:02:15 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 20, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.: Appointments: Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
2:03:36 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 from the White House on July 20, 2017, at 5:14 p.m. a sealed envelope to contain a message from the President whereby he submitted a notice continuing the national emergency with respect to significant transnational criminal organizations.
2:03:38 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. This message supersedes the notice regarding this topic submitted to the Federal Register on July 19, 2017. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-57).
2:03:39 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:03:40 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:11:11 P.M. S. 114 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 114 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
2:11:13 P.M. S. 114 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:11:15 P.M. S. 114 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 114.
2:47:14 P.M. S. 114 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.
2:49:35 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3358.
2:50:01 P.M. H.R. 3218 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3218 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
2:50:16 P.M. H.R. 3218 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:50:17 P.M. H.R. 3218 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3218.
3:24:44 P.M. H.R. 3218 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.
3:25:01 P.M. H.R. 282 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 282 — "To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to authorize spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers."
3:25:25 P.M. H.R. 282 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:25:27 P.M. H.R. 282 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 282.
3:30:14 P.M. H.R. 282 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Walz objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:30:21 P.M. H.R. 1058 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1058 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs."
3:30:32 P.M. H.R. 1058 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:30:34 P.M. H.R. 1058 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1058.
3:36:47 P.M. H.R. 1058 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Walz objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:37:25 P.M. H.R. 1690 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1690 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
3:37:30 P.M. H.R. 1690 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:37:31 P.M. H.R. 1690 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1690.
3:43:40 P.M. H.R. 1690 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Walz objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:44:20 P.M. H.R. 1848 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1848 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on the use of medical scribes in Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers."
3:44:29 P.M. H.R. 1848 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:44:30 P.M. H.R. 1848 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1848.
3:48:30 P.M. H.R. 1848 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Walz objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:53:00 P.M. H.R. 2006 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2006 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
3:53:02 P.M. H.R. 2006 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:53:04 P.M. H.R. 2006 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2006.
3:53:10 P.M. H.R. 2006 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Walz objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:54:01 P.M. H.R. 2749 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2749 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, and for other purposes."
3:54:02 P.M. H.R. 2749 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:54:03 P.M. H.R. 2749 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2749.
3:58:17 P.M. H.R. 2749 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Walz objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:58:28 P.M. H.R. 2781 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2781 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certify the sufficient participation of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans and small business concerns owned by veterans with service-connected disabilities in contracts under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative, and for other purposes."
3:58:46 P.M. H.R. 2781 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:58:50 P.M. H.R. 2781 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2781.
4:12:02 P.M. H.R. 2781 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Walz objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
4:13:38 P.M. H.R. 2333 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2333 — "To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the amount of leverage made available to small business investment companies."
4:13:53 P.M. H.R. 2333 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:13:59 P.M. H.R. 2333 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2333.
4:26:09 P.M. H.R. 2333 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:26:11 P.M. H.R. 2333 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:26:15 P.M. H.R. 2056 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2056 — "To amend the Small Business Act to provide for expanded participation in the microloan program, and for other purposes."
4:26:30 P.M. H.R. 2056 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:26:32 P.M. H.R. 2056 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2056.
4:40:15 P.M. H.R. 2056 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:40:17 P.M. H.R. 2056 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:40:30 P.M. H.R. 2364 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2364 — "To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the amount that certain banks and savings associations may invest in small business investment companies, subject to the approval of the appropriate Federal banking agency, and for other purposes."
4:40:45 P.M. H.R. 2364 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:40:47 P.M. H.R. 2364 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2364.
4:51:39 P.M. H.R. 2364 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:40 P.M. H.R. 2364 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:52:20 P.M. H.R. 3298 Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3298 — "To authorize the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, and for other purposes."
4:52:38 P.M. H.R. 3298 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:40 P.M. H.R. 3298 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3298.
5:27:27 P.M. H.R. 3298 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:30 P.M. H.R. 3298 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:28:21 P.M. H.R. 3180 Mr. Nunes moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3180 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
5:28:36 P.M. H.R. 3180 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:28:37 P.M. H.R. 3180 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3180.
5:43:28 P.M. H.R. 3180 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.
5:43:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:27 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 24.
6:30:39 P.M. Mr. Buck filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 468.
6:30:40 P.M. H. Res. 469 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 469 — "Requesting the Senate to return to the House of Representatives House Joint Resolution 76."
6:30:50 P.M. H. Res. 469 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
6:31:00 P.M. H. Res. 469 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:32:04 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 debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:32:32 P.M. H.R. 3180 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3180 — "To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes."
6:55:30 P.M. H.R. 3180 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 241 - 163 (Roll no. 407).
6:55:59 P.M. S. 114 Considered as unfinished business. S. 114 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
7:03:54 P.M. S. 114 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 219 - 186 (Roll no. 408).
7:04:00 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson.
7:05:52 P.M. H.R. 3218 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3218 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
7:12:46 P.M. H.R. 3218 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 0 (Roll no. 409).
7:12:47 P.M. H.R. 3218 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:13:33 P.M. Mr. Rogers (KY) filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 3362.
7:14:01 P.M. H.R. 282 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 282 — "To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to authorize spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers."
7:14:24 P.M. H.R. 282 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:27 P.M. H.R. 282 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:14:29 P.M. H.R. 1058 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1058 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs."
7:14:41 P.M. H.R. 1058 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:44 P.M. H.R. 1058 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:14:47 P.M. H.R. 1058 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:14:52 P.M. H.R. 1690 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1690 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
7:15:21 P.M. H.R. 1690 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:25 P.M. H.R. 1690 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:30 P.M. H.R. 1848 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1848 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on the use of medical scribes in Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers."
7:15:54 P.M. H.R. 1848 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:15:57 P.M. H.R. 1848 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:15:59 P.M. H.R. 1848 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:16:03 P.M. H.R. 2006 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2006 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
7:16:26 P.M. H.R. 2006 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7:16:30 P.M. H.R. 2006 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:16:33 P.M. H.R. 2749 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2749 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, and for other purposes."
7:17:01 P.M. H.R. 2749 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:17:03 P.M. H.R. 2749 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:06 P.M. H.R. 2781 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2781 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certify the sufficient participation of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans and small business concerns owned by veterans with service-connected disabilities in contracts under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative, and for other purposes."
7:17:27 P.M. H.R. 2781 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:17:40 P.M. H.R. 2781 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:17:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:44:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:54:03 P.M. Mr. Deutch moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:54:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:54:11 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 25, 2017.
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