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Legislative Day of July 28, 2017

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9:00:21 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:26 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Pastor Scott Poling, Harvest New Beginnings Church, Oswego, IL.
9:01:46 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:48 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. DelBene to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:01 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.
9:03:16 A.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 27, 2017 at 6:33 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 3364.
9:03:20 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.
9:17:01 A.M. H. Res. 480 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 480 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (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."
9:18:15 A.M. H. Res. 480 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 480.
9:35:00 A.M. H. Res. 480 The previous question was ordered without objection.
9:35:10 A.M. H. Res. 480 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
9:35:14 A.M. H. Res. 480 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:35:54 A.M. H. Res. 481 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 481 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (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; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and providing for proceedings during the period from July 31, 2017, through September 4, 2017."
9:38:51 A.M. H. Res. 481 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 481.
10:03:18 A.M. H. Res. 481 The previous question was ordered without objection.
10:28:30 A.M. H. Res. 481 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 186 (Roll no. 436).
10:28:32 A.M. H. Res. 481 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:29:21 A.M. Mr. Hensarling filed a report from the Committee on Financial Services on H. Res. 442.
10:30:53 A.M. S. 114 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 480. 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."
10:30:58 A.M. S. 114 Rule provides for consideration of S. 114 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
10:32:13 A.M. S. 114 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 114.
10:59:42 A.M. S. 114 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:00:54 A.M. S. 114 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S. 114, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the aye had prevailed. Mr. Roe(TN) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
11:00:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
11:02:01 A.M. H.R. 95 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 95 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs."
11:02:03 A.M. H.R. 95 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:02:05 A.M. H.R. 95 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 95.
11:07:43 A.M. H.R. 95 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11:07:44 A.M. H.R. 95 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:08:13 A.M. H.R. 2772 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2772 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior executive employees."
11:08:25 A.M. H.R. 2772 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:08:26 A.M. H.R. 2772 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2772.
11:12:24 A.M. H.R. 2772 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11:12:26 A.M. H.R. 2772 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:12:28 A.M. H.R. 3262 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3262 — "To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department, and for other purposes."
11:12:58 A.M. H.R. 3262 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:12:59 A.M. H.R. 3262 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3262.
11:23:52 A.M. H.R. 3262 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11:23:54 A.M. H.R. 3262 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:23:56 A.M. H.R. 3262 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11:25:03 A.M. H.R. 873 Mr. McClintock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 873 — "To authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes."
11:25:04 A.M. H.R. 873 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:25:06 A.M. H.R. 873 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 873.
11:51:48 A.M. H.R. 873 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11:51:50 A.M. H.R. 873 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:52:30 A.M. H.R. 3180 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 481. 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."
11:52:35 A.M. H.R. 3180 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3180 with 1 hour of general debate. The resolution provides for a closed rule. The resolution provides for an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted, and the bill as amended, shall be considered as read.
11:53:55 A.M. H.R. 3180 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3180.
12:21:15 P.M. H.R. 3180 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:46:13 P.M. H.R. 3180 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 380 - 35 (Roll no. 437).
12:46:15 P.M. H.R. 3180 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:46:16 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of S. 114 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12:46:28 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."
12:53:37 P.M. S. 114 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 414 - 0 (Roll no. 438).
12:53:41 P.M. S. 114 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:53:43 P.M. S. 114 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12:55:30 P.M. S. 371 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
12:55:45 P.M. S. 371 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 371 — "To make technical changes and other improvements to the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017."
12:56:03 P.M. S. 371 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), to strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following new text entitled the "Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements Act"
12:56:08 P.M. S. 371 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
12:56:15 P.M. S. 371 On passage Passed without objection.
12:56:18 P.M. S. 371 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:56:27 P.M. Mr. Katko filed a report from the Committee on Homeland Security on H. Res. 447.
12:56:47 P.M. Mr. Shuster filed a report from the Committee on Transportation on H. Res. 437.
12:57:37 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:11:37 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:27:19 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to Lebanon that was declared in Executive Order 13441 of Aug. 1, 2007, is to continue in effect beyond Aug. 1, 2017. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-59).
1:27:20 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
2:26:45 P.M. Mr. Holding asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, July 28, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
2:26:46 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
2:40:58 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:41:28 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:29 P.M. Pursuant to the previous order of the House, and consistent with the fourth clause in section 5 of article I of the Constitution, and notwithstanding section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, the House stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
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