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Legislative Day of September 28, 2017

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9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:01 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. J. Todd Mullins, Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
9:01:01 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. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:01 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Napolitano to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:09 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.
9:17:16 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
9:18:00 A.M. S. 1866 Mr. Allen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1866 — "To provide the Secretary of Education with waiver authority for the reallocation rules and authority to extend the deadline by which funds have to be reallocated in the campus-based aid programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 due to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria, to provide equitable services to children and teachers in private schools, and for other purposes."
9:18:02 A.M. S. 1866 Considered under suspension of the rules.
9:18:35 A.M. S. 1866 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1866.
9:25:22 A.M. S. 1866 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
9:25:24 A.M. S. 1866 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9:26:18 A.M. H.R. 2792 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 533. H.R. 2792 — "To amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act."
9:26:23 A.M. H.R. 2792 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2792. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. The resolution provides a structured rule for H.R. 2824, and closed rule for H.R. 2792. It provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills.
9:27:31 A.M. H.R. 2792 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2792.
10:19:05 A.M. H.R. 2792 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:20:16 A.M. H.R. 2792 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 2792, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Danny Davis (IL) demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
10:20:55 A.M. H.R. 3823 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 3823 resumed.
10:21:54 A.M. H.R. 3823 Mr. Nadler moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
10:22:30 A.M. H.R. 3823 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to increase by $1 billion the amount appropriated to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
10:28:44 A.M. H.R. 3823 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:52:45 A.M. H.R. 3823 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 - 227 (Roll no. 541).
10:59:46 A.M. WELCOMING BACK REPRESENTATIVE STEVE SCALISE - The Speaker recognized Representative Steve Scalise to address the House upon his return to the Chamber.
11:25:13 A.M. H.R. 3823 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 264 - 155 (Roll no. 542).
11:25:15 A.M. H.R. 3823 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:25:27 A.M. H.R. 2792 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2792 — "To amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act."
11:32:52 A.M. H.R. 2792 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 244 - 171 (Roll no. 543).
11:32:55 A.M. H.R. 2792 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:33:03 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker's Approval of the Journal, which the Chair will put de novo.
11:33:14 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:33:27 A.M. Mr. Goodlatte filed a report from the Committee on Judiciary on H. Res. 488.
11:46:06 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House for the upcoming week.
12:21:06 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2266 with an amendment.
12:21:07 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 Agreed to without objection.
12:22:55 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, September 29, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, October 2, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
12:24:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:36:19 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:42:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:00:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 28.
4:00:13 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 28, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.: that the Senate passed with an amendment H.R. 3823.
4:00:55 P.M. H.R. 3823 Mr. Smith (NE) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
4:01:37 P.M. H.R. 3823 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
4:01:38 P.M. H.R. 3823 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:01:47 P.M. Mr. Smith (NE) asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Thursday, September 28, 2017, it adjourn to meet on Monday, October 2, 2017, when it shall convene at noon for Morning-Hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
4:02:07 P.M. Mr. Smith (NE) moved that the House do now adjourn.
4:02:15 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
4:02:16 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on October 2, 2017.
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