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Legislative Day of July 26, 2017

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10:00:26 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:32 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Coffman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:59 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.
11:19:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 26.
12:00:06 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Reverend William D. Johnson, Jr., Harbour Lake Baptist Church, Goose Creek, South Carolina
12:01:19 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:22 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Lowenthal to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:44 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.
12:32:12 P.M. H. Res. 473 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 473 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
12:36:21 P.M. H. Res. 473 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 473.
1:56:35 P.M. H. Res. 473 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 193 (Roll no. 414).
2:03:09 P.M. H. Res. 473 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 192 (Roll no. 415).
2:03:11 P.M. H. Res. 473 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:03:48 P.M. Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent that the instructions in each amendments numbered 60, 61, and 66 printed in House Report 115-259 be modified by striking "the division" and inserting "division D". Agreed to without objection.
2:04:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:06:17 P.M. H.R. 3210 Mr. Mitchell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3210 — "To require the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau to submit a report on the backlog of personnel security clearance investigations, and for other purposes."
2:06:32 P.M. H.R. 3210 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:06:33 P.M. H.R. 3210 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3210.
2:21:25 P.M. H.R. 3210 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:28 P.M. H.R. 3210 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:22:03 P.M. H.R. 2370 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2370 — "To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance."
2:22:18 P.M. H.R. 2370 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:22:20 P.M. H.R. 2370 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2370.
2:30:09 P.M. H.R. 2370 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:30:12 P.M. H.R. 2370 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:30:18 P.M. H.R. 1927 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1927 — "To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the African American Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes."
2:30:36 P.M. H.R. 1927 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:30:38 P.M. H.R. 1927 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1927.
2:40:00 P.M. H.R. 1927 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:40:01 P.M. H.R. 1927 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:41:24 P.M. H. Res. 317 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 317 — "Calling for the unconditional release of United States citizens and legal permanent resident aliens being held for political purposes by the Government of Iran."
2:41:39 P.M. H. Res. 317 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:41:44 P.M. H. Res. 317 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 317.
3:10:28 P.M. H. Res. 317 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:29 P.M. H. Res. 317 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:11:32 P.M. H.R. 3219 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 473. H.R. 3219 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
3:11:37 P.M. H.R. 3219 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3219 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-30 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
3:11:48 P.M. H.R. 3219 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 473 and Rule XVIII.
3:11:49 P.M. H.R. 3219 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:12:02 P.M. H.R. 3219 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on H.R. 3219.
5:06:55 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funding for the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
5:07:02 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 1.
5:15:21 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by voice vote.
5:15:37 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Love, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-259 to expand the permissible uses of MRA funds that have been designated for Member security to include residential security systems that do not constitute structural improvements to Members' homes.
5:15:39 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Love amendment No. 2.
5:24:02 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Love amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:24:18 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase the House Wounded Warrior Program by $250,000.
5:24:20 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 3.
5:30:12 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:30:30 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-259 to reduce the appropriation to the Congressional Budget Office.
5:30:33 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 4.
5:41:22 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ryan(OH) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:41:50 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Griffith, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-259 to eliminate the Budget Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office and transfer the duties of that division to the Office of the Director of CBO.
5:41:52 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith amendment No. 5.
5:59:05 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Griffith amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Griffith demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:59:28 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funds in order to provide designated baby changing stations for members of the public who visit publicly accessible buildings controlled by the Architect of the Capitol, including in both male and female publicly accessible bathrooms
5:59:31 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 6.
6:04:46 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:05:06 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Takano, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-259 to appropriate $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), offset from funds from the Architect of the Capitol's Capital Construction and Operations Account.
6:05:14 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 7.
6:13:23 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
6:13:52 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shea-Porter, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the use of funds from Members Representational Allowances to mail any unsolicited mass mailing larger than the size of a standard US postcard.
6:13:54 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter amendment No. 8.
6:21:12 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Shea-Porter amendment; Failed by voice vote.
6:21:35 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Russell, numbered 9 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the printed distribution of the Federal Register to House offices, unless an office requests a printed copy.
6:21:37 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Russell amendment No. 9.
6:26:06 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Russell amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:27:02 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bergman, numbered 11 printed in House Report 115-259 to reduce the Veterans Benefits Administrations General Operating Expenses account by $30,000,000 and increase the Information Technology Systems Development, Modernization, and Enhancement account by the same amount.
6:27:04 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bergman amendment No. 11.
6:29:58 P.M. H.R. 3219 By unanimous consent, the Bergman amendment was withdrawn.
6:32:05 P.M. H.R. 3219 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Dent, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-259 as en bloc No. 1: 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, and 26.
6:32:12 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Dent en bloc amendment No. 1.
6:38:57 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Dent amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:39:15 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green, Al, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase Homeless Veteran Treatment by $70 million, and decrease General expenses account by $70 million.
6:39:18 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green amendment No. 13.
6:43:47 P.M. H.R. 3219 By unanimous consent, the Green, Al amendment was withdrawn.
6:48:46 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ratcliffe, numbered 20 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit funds from being used to propose, plan, or execute a new round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
6:48:48 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ratcliffe amendment No. 20.
6:54:28 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Ratcliffe amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:54:52 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brat, numbered 21 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs from spending money on a study that causes significant pain or distress to dogs. Amendment also clarifies that training programs or studies of service dogs are not included in the ban on funding.
6:54:54 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brat amendment No. 21.
7:03:01 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Brat amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:03:37 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 23 printed in House Report 115-259 to ensure that no funds are used to implement, administer, or enforce the Davis-Bacon Act.
7:03:38 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 23.
7:14:48 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Schultz demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
7:17:02 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bergman, numbered 27 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase the Investigations account under the Army Corps of Engineers by $1,000,000 and reduces Army Corps Expenses by the same amount.
7:17:03 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bergman amendment No. 27.
7:23:07 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Bergman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:19 P.M. H.R. 3219 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Simpson, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 115-259 as en bloc No 2: 29, 30, 33, 34, 45, 47, 48, 66, 67, 68, and 69.
7:28:25 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Simpson en bloc amendment No. 2.
7:31:05 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Simpson amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:22 P.M. H.R. 3219 Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee rise.
7:43:54 P.M. H.R. 3219 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:44:02 P.M. H.R. 3219 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3219 as unfinished business.
7:44:50 P.M. ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 3219, pursuant to H. Res. 473, amendments numbered 32 and 35 printed in House Report 115-259 may be offered out of sequence. Agreed to without objection.
7:45:11 P.M. H.R. 3219 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3219 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
7:45:23 P.M. H.R. 3219 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
7:46:53 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mitchell, numbered 36 printed in House Report 115-259 to reduce by 10% the general administrative expense accounts of the USACE, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Department of the Interior, and Department of Energy. Amendment also transfers the savings to the Spending Reduction Account.
7:46:55 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mitchell amendment No. 36.
7:54:41 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Mitchell amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:55:03 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mast, numbered 32 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase Aquatic Plant Control Research Program by $500,000.00 and aims to (1) provide science-based guidance on developing or using new technologies for managing, preventing, and monitoring aquatic invasive species; (2) improve the efficacy and diversity of available management options; (3) reduce the impacts of aquatic invasive species on federally listed (threatened and endangered) species; (4) reduce operations and maintenance costs associated with aquatic invasive species management; and (5) develop solutions regarding these species based on field needs.
7:55:05 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mast amendment No. 32.
8:00:32 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Mast amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:00:58 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Heck, numbered 35 printed in House Report 115-259 to provide funding for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study on the extent to which the agency has used low impact development to comply with Sec. 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
8:01:20 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck amendment No. 35.
8:05:47 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Heck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:06:29 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kaptur, numbered 37 printed in House Report 115-259 to strike section 108 on page 277, line 12, which authorizes the Administr ator of the EPA and the Secretary of the Army to withdraw the WOTUS rule without regard to any provision of statue or regulation that establishes a requirement for such withdrawal.
8:06:51 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kaptur amendment No. 37.
8:14:56 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Kaptur amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:15:28 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Castor (FL), numbered 38 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $177,000,000 and reduce funding for Fossil Energy Research and Development by $355,000,000.
8:15:49 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 38.
8:24:07 P.M. H.R. 3219 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.
8:24:36 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norcross, numbered 39 printed in House Report 115-259 to add $161.725 million to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for research and development to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
8:24:58 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 39.
8:34:12 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Norcross amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norcross demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
8:34:40 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Quigley, numbered 40 printed in House Report 115-259 to cut $921 million from the Department of Energy nuclear weapons activities account and add $921 million to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
8:34:59 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley amendment No. 40.
8:42:24 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Quigley amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:42:53 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 41 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funds for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $986,292,000 and decrease funds for Fossil Energy Research and Development by $634,600,000 and reduce the National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities account by $352,000,000.
8:43:12 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 41.
8:52:25 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Polis amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:52:49 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. McKinley, numbered 42 printed in House Report 115-259 to increases fossil energy funding to 2017 funding levels.
8:53:09 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 42.
9:02:09 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:02:40 P.M. H.R. 3219 Mr. Simpson moved that the committee rise.
9:03:11 P.M. H.R. 3219 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
9:03:26 P.M. H.R. 3219 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3219 as unfinished business.
9:03:35 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 478.
9:04:21 P.M. H.R. 3219 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3219 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
9:04:31 P.M. H.R. 3219 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:05:06 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 43 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funding for EERE by $15,000,000 and decrease funding for the Department of Energy departmental administration by $15,000,000.
9:05:25 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 43.
9:14:39 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:14:52 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Esty (CT), numbered 44 printed in House Report 115-259 to increase funding to the Advanced Manufacturing Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $20 million by cutting $40 million from the Fossil Energy Research and Development.
9:15:17 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment No. 44.
9:22:14 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Esty(CT) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty(CT) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
9:22:55 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 49 printed in House Report 115-259 to redirect $1 million in funding within the Departmental Administration account in order to address environmental concerns in both urban and rural settings.
9:23:24 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 49.
9:26:55 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:27:31 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham, M., numbered 50 printed in House Report 115-259 to prioritize funding for the construction of facilities that NNSA needs t o meet its mission.
9:27:55 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment No. 50.
9:31:05 P.M. H.R. 3219 By unanimous consent, the Lujan Grisham, M. amendment was withdrawn.
9:31:26 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Foster, numbered 51 printed in House Report 115-259 to reduce the NNSA Weapons Account by $10,000,000 and increases the account by the same amount, to be used to fight bioterror.
9:31:49 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment No. 51.
9:37:25 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Foster amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:37:45 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Garamendi, numbered 52 printed in House Report 115-259 to reduce the Weapons Activities--Recapitalization--Infrastructure to the Presidents Budget level and increases the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account by the same amount.
9:37:50 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 52.
9:48:20 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, 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 later in the legislative day.
9:49:04 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Rosen, numbered 53 printed in House Report 115-259 to transfer to the Spending Reduction Account funding for Department of Energy disposal of defense nuclear waste, including acquisition of real property or facility construction/expansion.
9:49:06 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rosen amendment No. 53.
9:54:09 P.M. H.R. 3219 By unanimous consent, the Rosen amendment was withdrawn.
9:55:00 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Pingree, numbered 54 printed in House Report 115-259 to strike section 505 on page 325 that pertains to National Ocean Policy and Ocean Planning.
9:55:03 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pingree amendment No. 54.
10:11:01 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pingree amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Pingree demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:11:58 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kihuen, numbered 55 printed in House Report 115-259 to strike language that would prohibit closure of the Yucca Mountain project.
10:12:01 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kihuen amendment No. 55.
10:20:49 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Kihuen amendment; Failed by voice vote.
10:21:14 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 56 printed in House Report 115-259 to allocate an additional $3 million for post-disaster watershed assessment studies.
10:21:17 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 56.
10:25:35 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
10:26:49 P.M. H.R. 3219 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:49:19 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 107 - 314 (Roll no. 416).
10:54:31 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Griffith amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 116 - 309 (Roll no. 417).
10:58:20 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 236 (Roll no. 418).
11:01:22 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 249 (Roll no. 419).
11:04:31 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Castor (FL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 246 (Roll no. 420).
11:07:45 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Norcross amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 241 (Roll no. 421).
11:10:36 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 - 224 (Roll no. 422).
11:13:32 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 247 (Roll no. 423).
11:16:27 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Pingree amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 235 (Roll no. 424).
11:21:27 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 192 (Roll no. 425).
11:23:17 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 57 printed in House Report 115-259 to allocate an additional $100 million for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects related to flood control.
11:23:20 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 57.
11:27:18 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:27:35 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 58 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit use of funds in contravention of the Department of Energy Organization Act and address the need to increase programs that educate minorities in science, technology, engineering and math.
11:27:38 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 58.
11:30:45 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:31:05 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 59 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon.
11:31:10 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 59.
11:37:41 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:38:04 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. DelBene, numbered 60 printed in House Report 115-259 to ensure the Army Corps of Engineers is using taxpayer dollars on American-made anchor chain.
11:38:07 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 60.
11:42:09 P.M. H.R. 3219 By unanimous consent, the DelBene amendment was withdrawn.
11:42:17 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Burgess, numbered 61 printed in House Report 115-259 to state that limitation amendment pertaining to lightbulb energy efficiency regulations.
11:42:19 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess amendment No. 61.
11:49:52 P.M. H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Burgess amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:50:20 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 62 printed in House Report 115-259 to provide for a one percent across the board cut to the discretionary spending levels in Division D of the bill.
11:50:22 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 62.
11:58:15 P.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11:58:46 P.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 63 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the final rule published by the Secretary of Energy entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps."
11:58:49 P.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 63.
12:08:11 A.M. H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Kaptur demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12:09:01 A.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Budd, numbered 64 printed in House Report 115-259 to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage requirements in subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Davis-Bacon Act).
12:09:03 A.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Budd amendment No. 64.
12:11:37 A.M. H.R. 3219 By unanimous consent, the Budd amendment was withdrawn.
12:11:45 A.M. H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mitchell, numbered 70 printed in House Report 115-259 to ensure none of the funds in this act are used to delay the release of the USACE Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Brand Road Study.
12:11:47 A.M. H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mitchell amendment No. 70.
12:21:18 A.M. H.R. 3219 By unanimous consent, the Mitchell amendment was withdrawn.
12:21:37 A.M. H.R. 3219 Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee now rise.
12:21:56 A.M. H.R. 3219 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
12:22:17 A.M. H.R. 3219 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3219 as unfinished business.
12:22:44 A.M. Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:22:58 A.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:22:59 A.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 27, 2017.
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