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Legislative Day of September 07, 2017

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10:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:19 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Joe Barton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:41 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.
11:29:12 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 7.
12:00:05 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Louis M. Murphy, Sr. Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL
12:01:53 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:57 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Walberg to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:11 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 September 7, 2017, at 9:27 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 23 and passed S. 652, S. 849, S. 920, H.R. 624 without amendment and S. 1359.
12:04:20 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.
12:42:57 P.M. H. Res. 504 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 504 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3354) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
12:45:02 P.M. H. Res. 504 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 504.
2:13:50 P.M. H. Res. 504 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 186 (Roll no. 457).
2:23:09 P.M. H. Res. 504 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 190 (Roll no. 458).
2:23:11 P.M. H. Res. 504 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:23:20 P.M. 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.
2:23:28 P.M. H.R. 3354 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3354 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
2:24:09 P.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:30:16 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 205 - 207 (Roll no. 459).
2:34:02 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Roybal-Allard amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 241 (Roll no. 460).
2:39:02 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 - 211 (Roll no. 461).
2:42:30 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Correa amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 229 (Roll no. 462).
2:47:07 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Hunter amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 245 - 168 (Roll no. 463).
2:51:37 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; as modified Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 240 (Roll no. 464).
2:55:24 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 230 (Roll no. 465).
3:12:49 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 230 (Roll no. 466).
3:13:19 P.M. H.R. 3354 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Rogers (KY), comprised of the following amendments offered as En Bloc No. 4: Amendments Nos. 90, 93, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 108, 109, 111, and 117 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295.
3:13:45 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Rogers (KY) En Bloc amendment No. 4.
3:23:10 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Rogers (KY) amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:23:50 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rothfus, numbered 91 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to transfer $30 million to the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement account from the Fulbright Program.
3:24:38 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus amendment No. 91.
3:35:23 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rothfus amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Lowey demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:35:52 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Scott, Austin, numbered 92 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to increase the appropriation for Western Hemisphere Regional Cooperation by $10 million dollars and reduces the appropriation for contributions to International Organizations by $10 million.
3:36:28 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Austin Scott Part B amendment No. 92.
3:45:23 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Austin Scott amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Lowey demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:51:42 P.M. H.R. 3354 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
3:51:45 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment with amendment to H.R. 601.
3:51:50 P.M. H.R. 3354 Subsequently, the Committee resume it's sitting.
3:52:59 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 94 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to defund the United States Institute of Peace and transfer funds to the spending reduction account.
3:53:43 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 94.
4:11:43 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:12:03 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Engel, numbered 95 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to increase funding for USAID's global health programs by $209 million in order to increase funding for bilateral tuberculosis (TB) assistance to $450 million.
4:12:47 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 95.
4:20:33 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Engel amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:21:18 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Ms. Frankel (FL), numbered 96 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to increase funding for the Economic Support Fund by $8.5 million.
4:21:51 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel (FL) amendment No. 96.
4:27:36 P.M. H.R. 3354 By unanimous consent, the Frankel (FL) amendment was withdrawn.
4:30:46 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 97 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to designate $12 million for programs benefiting the Ethiopian-Israeli community.
4:31:19 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 97.
4:35:44 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:36:05 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 98 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to designate $20 million for psychosocial support programs for religious and ethnic minorities persecuted by ISIS.
4:36:40 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 98.
4:42:37 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:42:56 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grothman, numbered 99 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to reduce the amount appropriated for the Economic Support Fund by $12,000,000.
4:43:27 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment No. 99.
4:46:42 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grothman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grothman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:47:19 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Paulsen, numbered 101 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to increase funding for the US African Development Foundation by $15 million.
4:47:53 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Paulsen amendment No. 101.
4:50:44 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment; Failed by voice vote.
4:52:05 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Yoho, numbered 110 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to prohibit funds from being used to make any U.S. contributions to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
4:52:54 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Yoho amendment No. 110.
5:03:57 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Yoho amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Yoho demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:04:45 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gaetz, numbered 113 printed in Part B of House Report 115-295 to prevent funds from being given to a list of Palestinian schools named after terrorists.
5:04:47 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 500, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gaetz amendment No. 113.
5:10:00 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Gaetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:17:54 P.M. H.R. 3354 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
5:18:05 P.M. H.R. 3354 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:18:11 P.M. H.R. 3354 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3354 as unfinished business.
5:18:13 P.M. H.R. 3354 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3354 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
5:19:11 P.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504.
5:21:52 P.M. H.R. 3354 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Calvert, comprised of the following amendments offered En bloc No. 1: 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 34, 35, 47, 48, 49, 58, and 79 printed in House Report 115-297.
5:22:02 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Calvert En Bloc amendment No. 1.
5:28:23 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Calvert amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:08 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-297 to restore funding to Superfund enforcement within the Hazardous Substance Superfund account with an equivalent cut to the oil and gas program within the BLM account.
5:29:09 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 2.
5:35:31 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:36:35 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bacon, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-297 to reduce the US Fish and Wildlife land acquisition account by 4,000,000 and redirects funds to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species delisting efforts.
5:36:37 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bacon amendment No. 5.
5:39:01 P.M. H.R. 3354 By unanimous consent, the Bacon amendment was withdrawn.
5:43:15 P.M. H.R. 3354 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Calvert, comprised of the following amendments offered En bloc No. 2: Amendments Nos. 1, 6, 24, 28, 33, 52, 54, and 70.
5:43:22 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Calvert En Bloc amendment No. 2.
5:50:49 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Calvert amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:51:21 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Ms. McSally, numbered 8 printed in House Report 115-297 to increase the National Park Service's Facility Maintenance and Operations account by $9.692 million to help address longstanding deferred park maintenance needs.
5:51:23 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally amendment No. 8.
5:55:50 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the McSally amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:56:44 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Griffith, numbered 13 printed in House Report 115-297 to restore the number of Appalachian states eligible for grants for the reclamation of abandoned mine lands to be used for economic and community development from 3 to 6.
5:56:57 P.M. H.R. 3354 Griffith amendment; modified by unanimous consent. Modification adds language to provide a more balanced distribution of funds among Appalachian states for reclamation of abandoned mine lands in conjunction with economic and community development, offset by funds from the Environmental Programs and Management account.
5:57:37 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith amendment No. 13, as modified.
6:02:57 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Griffith amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
6:07:28 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thompson (PA), numbered 15 printed in House Report 115-297 to restore funding for the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation pilot program to its 2017 level, while reducing EPA's Environmental Programs and Management by the same amount ($32,491,000).
6:07:29 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (PA) amendment No. 15.
6:13:32 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thompson (PA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:14:07 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 18 printed in House Report 115-297 to restore funding for the Environmental Justice Program within the EPA Environmental Programs and Management account with an equivalent cut to Leadership and Administration within the DOI Office of the Secretary.
6:14:08 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 18.
6:20:34 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:21:12 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Price (NC), numbered 21 printed in House Report 115-297 to provide $104,235,000 to restore funding to EPA's Science and Technology account.
6:21:15 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Price (NC) amendment No. 21.
6:27:43 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Price (NC) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
6:39:11 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 27 printed in House Report 115-297 to increase funding by $1 million for the Southern New England Program under Geographic Programs.
6:39:12 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 27.
6:43:30 P.M. H.R. 3354 By unanimous consent, the Langevin amendment was withdrawn.
6:43:47 P.M. H.R. 3354 The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
6:44:25 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 597, and S. 1165. Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 69 and S. Con. Res. 24. Con. Res. 69 and S. Con. Res. 24.
6:44:57 P.M. H.R. 3354 Subsequently, the Committee resume it's sitting.
6:45:12 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Biggs, numbered 29 printed in House Report 115-297 to cut $10,234,000 from the EPA Environmental Programs and Management Account enforcement line and redirects funds to the EPA Spending Reduction Account.
6:45:13 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Biggs amendment No. 29.
6:52:02 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Biggs amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:52:40 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Katko, numbered 30 printed in House Report 115-297 to increase the Clean Water State Revolving fund by $250 million, maintaining fiscal year 2016 levels to preserve critical water infrastructure funding.
6:52:41 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Katko amendment No. 30.
6:59:15 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Katko amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:59:26 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, Ben Ray, numbered 31 printed in House Report 115-297 to decrease and increase State and Tribal Assistance Grants by $6 million to direct the EPA to work with the affected States and Indian tribes to implement a long-term monitoring program for water quality of the Animas and San Juan Rivers in response to the Gold King Mine spill.
7:00:00 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan(NM) amendment No. 31.
7:04:52 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ben Ray Lujan(NM) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ben Ray Lujan (NM) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:05:58 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 36 printed in House Report 115-297 to strike section 430 on page 134, lines 17 through 25, relating to the Fe deral Water Pollution Control Act.
7:06:24 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 36.
7:11:25 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:11:36 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 37 printed in House Report 115-297 to strike section 431 on page 135, lines 1 through 23, which authorizes the Administrator 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.
7:11:55 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 37.
7:17:20 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Failed by voice vote.
7:17:29 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 38 printed in House Report 115-297 to strike the language that would delay the implementation of the new Ozone Standards.
7:17:58 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 38.
7:25:20 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:25:54 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lowenthal, numbered 39 printed in House Report 115-297 to strike a provision relating to the use of the National Ocean Policy.
7:26:12 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 39.
7:33:24 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
7:33:49 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Long, numbered 40 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds from being used to enforce reporting requirements of hazardous substances from farms in accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986.
7:34:19 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Long amendment No. 40.
7:39:22 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Long amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:39:40 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 41 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit the federal government from entering into an agreement to establish a heritage partnership program in nine counties in southeast Colorado.
7:40:01 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 41.
7:44:51 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:45:38 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 43 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds to be used to implement a rule by the National Park Service regarding wildlife management practices on National Preserves in Alaska.
7:46:31 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 43.
7:53:30 P.M. H.R. 3354 WORDS TAKEN DOWN - During the course of debate, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have the words taken down. Mr. Young (AK) asked unanimous consent to withdraw the words. Without objection the words were withdrawn. The Committee of the Whole resumed with debate on the Young (AK) amendment.
8:00:05 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young(AK) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jayapal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:00:20 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Young (AK), numbered 44 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds from this Act to be used by the Department of Interior t o change existing placer mining plans of operations in regard to re-vegetation.
8:00:55 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 44.
8:05:29 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:05:38 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 45 printed in House Report 115-297 to restrict funding from being used to enforce the final rule entitled "Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Oil" and published by the Bureau of Land Management on November 17, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 81462).
8:05:56 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 45.
8:11:52 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
8:12:24 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 50 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described "backstop" actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
8:12:43 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 50.
8:19:59 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott(VA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8:20:55 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, numbered 51 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds to authorize, permit, or conduct geological or geophysical activities in support of oil, gas, or methane and hydrate exploration and development in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic or the Straits of Florida.
8:21:21 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford amendment No. 51.
8:31:13 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Sanford amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:31:42 P.M. H.R. 3354 Mr. Calvert moved that the committee rise.
8:31:56 P.M. H.R. 3354 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8:32:04 P.M. H.R. 3354 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3354 as unfinished business.
8:32:42 P.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration pursuant to H. Res. 500.
8:32:43 P.M. H.R. 3354 VACATED PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Hastings asked unanimous consent to vacate the proceedings on his amendment numbered 97 printed Part B of House Report 115-295, which was postponed, to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
8:33:40 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:33:41 P.M. H.R. 3354 VACATED PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Hastings asked unanimous consent to vacate the proceedings on his amendment numbered 98 printed Part B of House Report 115-295, which was postponed, to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
8:34:33 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Failed by voice vote.
8:34:34 P.M. 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.
9:03:16 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 248 (Roll no. 467).
9:10:48 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Scott, Austin amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 - 193 (Roll no. 468).
9:15:52 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Grothman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 105 - 307 (Roll no. 469).
9:19:59 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Yoho amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 212 (Roll no. 470).
9:20:15 P.M. H.R. 3354 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3354 as unfinished business.
9:20:30 P.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration pursuant to H. Res. 504.
9:26:50 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 221 (Roll no. 471).
9:31:48 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Thompson (PA) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 207 - 205 (Roll no. 472).
9:35:25 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 218 (Roll no. 473).
9:39:33 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Biggs amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 228 (Roll no. 474).
9:43:45 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Lujan, Ben Ray amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 220 - 191 (Roll no. 475).
9:46:51 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 218 (Roll no. 476).
9:50:04 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Lowenthal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 220 (Roll no. 477).
9:53:47 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 215 - 196 (Roll no. 478).
9:57:21 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 - 197 (Roll no. 479).
10:00:12 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, numbered 55 printed in House Report 115-297 to call for 1% cuts across the board.
10:01:01 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 55.
10:12:01 P.M. H.R. 3354 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 a time to be announced.
10:12:25 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, numbered 56 printed in House Report 115-297 to ensure that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Enforcement Division.
10:13:05 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Palmer amendment No. 56.
10:20:57 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Palmer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Calvert demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:21:07 P.M. H.R. 3354 Mr. Calvert moved that the committee rise.
10:21:26 P.M. H.R. 3354 On motion that the committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:21:41 P.M. H.R. 3354 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3354 as unfinished business.
10:22:19 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 509.
10:23:20 P.M. H.R. 3354 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3354 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
10:23:38 P.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10:25:29 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Carbajal, numbered 57 printed in House Report 115-297 to state that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to process any application under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.) for a permit to drill or a permit to modify, that would authorize use of hydraulic fracturing or acid well stimulation treatment in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf.
10:25:48 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carbajal amendment No. 57.
10:29:28 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carbajal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Carbajal demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:29:54 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Perry, numbered 59 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds from being used to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act.
10:30:35 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 59.
10:36:39 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:37:51 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 62 printed in House Report 115-297 to prevent funds being used to implement the Bureau of Land Management's "Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Site Security" rule.
10:38:57 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 62.
10:48:41 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:49:00 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 63 printed in House Report 115-297 to prevent funds from being used to implement the Bureau of Land Management's "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties,and Resource Conservation" rule.
10:50:03 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 63.
10:59:27 P.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pearce amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:00:01 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. McEachin, numbered 65 printed in House Report 115-297 to prevent funds from being used to prepare a five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program that would schedule OCS oil or gas leases before 2022.
11:00:37 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McEachin amendment No. 65.
11:09:50 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the McEachin amendment; Failed by voice vote.
11:10:09 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grothman, numbered 66 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled "National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone" published by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register on October 26, 2015.
11:10:49 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment No. 66.
11:15:03 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Grothman amendment; Failed by voice vote.
11:15:35 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 67 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds for being used to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a review as required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act.
11:16:19 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 mintues of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 67.
11:25:43 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:26:00 P.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 68 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds for being used to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse under the Endangered Species Act.
11:26:33 P.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 68.
11:35:28 P.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Lamborn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:35:40 P.M. H.R. 3354 Mr. Calvert moved that the committee rise.
11:35:52 P.M. H.R. 3354 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:36:03 P.M. H.R. 3354 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3354 as unfinished business.
11:37:07 P.M. Mr. Calvert moved that the House do now adjourn.
11:37:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
11:37:24 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on September 8, 2017.
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