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Legislative Day of September 14, 2017

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9:00:59 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:01:04 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:04 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:06 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Krishnamoorthi to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:15 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.
9:16:14 A.M. H.R. 3697 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 513. H.R. 3697 — "To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to aliens associated with criminal gangs, and for other purposes."
9:16:19 A.M. H.R. 3697 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3697 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
9:17:10 A.M. H.R. 3697 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3697.
10:18:31 A.M. H.R. 3697 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:18:45 A.M. H.R. 3697 Mr. Beyer moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10:18:56 A.M. H.R. 3697 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of the bill a section pertaining to Protecting Innocent Religious Workers from Deportation.
10:26:50 A.M. H.R. 3697 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:51:49 A.M. H.R. 3697 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 220 (Roll no. 516).
11:00:27 A.M. H.R. 3697 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 175 (Roll no. 517).
11:00:29 A.M. H.R. 3697 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:00:30 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."
11:01:32 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:07:12 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 - 194 (Roll no. 518).
11:10:27 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Gohmert amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 223 (Roll no. 519).
11:15:01 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 222 (Roll no. 520).
11:18:24 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 226 (Roll no. 521).
11:21:40 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 245 (Roll no. 522).
11:25:06 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 221 (Roll no. 523).
11:29:21 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Mitchell amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 - 241 (Roll no. 524).
11:32:50 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Huizenga amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 211 - 195 (Roll no. 525).
11:36:07 A.M. H.R. 3354 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 265 - 143 (Roll no. 526).
11:36:13 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3354.
11:36:54 A.M. H.R. 3354 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:37:03 A.M. H.R. 3354 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:38:28 A.M. H.R. 3354 Ms. Jackson Lee moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
11:38:39 A.M. H.R. 3354 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike the $2.3 billion in total appropriated for a border wall and for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to purchase detention beds; and to transfer funds to the FEMA Federal Assistance Account to provide addition funds for pre-disaster mitigation services.
11:46:30 A.M. H.R. 3354 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:53:37 A.M. H.R. 3354 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 223 (Roll no. 527).
12:00:23 P.M. H.R. 3354 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 211 - 198 (Roll no. 528).
12:00:25 P.M. H.R. 3354 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:00:37 P.M. H.R. 3284 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3284 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series, and for other purposes."
12:06:32 P.M. H.R. 3284 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 4 (Roll no. 529).
12:06:33 P.M. H.R. 3284 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:06:56 P.M. Mr. Brady (TX) filed a report from the Committee on Ways and Means on H. Res. 479.
12:06:57 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.
12:09:23 P.M. Mr. Allen asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, September 14, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 and that the order of the House of January 3, 2017, regarding morning-hour debate not apply on that day. Agreed to without objection.
12:09:51 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:31:02 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:34:12 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:34:21 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:34:22 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on September 18, 2017.
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