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Legislative Day of September 08, 2017

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9:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:18 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:51 A.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote and made a point of no quorum and the Speaker announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
9:02:20 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Heck to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:46 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.
9:16:07 A.M. H. Res. 509 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 509 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 601) to enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of assistance provided under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to promote quality basic education in developing countries, to better enable such countries to achieve universal access to quality basic education and improved learning outcomes, to eliminate duplication and waste, and for other purposes."
9:17:20 A.M. H. Res. 509 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 509.
9:47:12 A.M. H. Res. 509 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by voice vote.
9:47:19 A.M. H. Res. 509 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
9:47:32 A.M. H. Res. 509 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:49:30 A.M. H.R. 601 Pursuant to the provisons of H. Res. 509, Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment.
9:50:31 A.M. H.R. 601 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 509, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 601.
10:03:51 A.M. H.R. 601 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:34:16 A.M. H.R. 601 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 316 - 90 (Roll no. 480).
10:34:18 A.M. H.R. 601 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:34:38 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
10:34:58 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
10:35:23 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments to H.R. 3354, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
10:35:34 A.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."
10:35:43 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
10:40:58 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 156 - 248 (Roll no. 481).
10:45:39 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 227 (Roll no. 482).
10:51:08 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Carbajal amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 230 (Roll no. 483).
10:55:44 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 216 - 186 (Roll no. 484).
10:56:23 A.M. H.R. 3354 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee rise.
10:56:36 A.M. H.R. 3354 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:56:45 A.M. H.R. 3354 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3354 as unfinished business.
10:57:07 A.M. Mr. Calvert asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, September 8, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, September 11, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
10:57:34 A.M. S. Con. Res. 24 Mr. Calvert asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
10:58:00 A.M. S. Con. Res. 24 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 24 — "Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 601."
10:58:05 A.M. S. Con. Res. 24 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
10:58:09 A.M. S. Con. Res. 24 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:58:27 A.M. Mr. Goodlatte filed a report from the Committee on Judiciary on H. Res. 446.
10:58:47 A.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."
10:59:23 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:00:30 A.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Knight, numbered 69 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds related to certain mineral contracts.
11:00:34 A.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 Knight amendment No. 69.
11:02:50 A.M. H.R. 3354 By unanimous consent, the Knight amendment was withdrawn.
11:02:58 A.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 72 printed in House Report 115-297 to restrict federal agencies from using funds to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
11:03:04 A.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 Smith (MO) amendment No. 72.
11:09:31 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:09:54 A.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mullin, numbered 73 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds for enforcing the Obama Administration's EPA methane rule.
11:10:01 A.M. H.R. 3354 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mullin amendment No. 73.
11:19:50 A.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mullin 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.
11:20:17 A.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mullin, numbered 74 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds for implementing the Obama Administration's Social Cost of Carbon rule.
11:20:30 A.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 Mullin amendment No. 74.
11:26:10 A.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mullin 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.
11:27:13 A.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 75 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds from being used to support the closure or consolidation of any regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency.
11:27:14 A.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 Polis amendment No. 75.
11:34:43 A.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:35:04 A.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Polis, numbered 76 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit the use of funds to pursue any extra-legal ways to transfer Federal lands to private owners in contravention of existing law.
11:35:11 A.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 Polis amendment No. 76.
11:40:12 A.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:40:39 A.M. H.R. 3354 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norman, numbered 77 printed in House Report 115-297 to reduce total appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency by $1,869,087,000.
11:40:41 A.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 Norman amendment No. 77.
11:50:51 A.M. H.R. 3354 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Norman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
11:51:22 A.M. H.R. 3354 Mr. Calvert moved that the Committee now rise.
11:51:42 A.M. H.R. 3354 On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11:51:53 A.M. H.R. 3354 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3354 as unfinished business.
11:52:36 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:57:18 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:47:45 P.M. Mr. Poe (TX) moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:48:00 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:48:01 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on September 11, 2017.
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