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Legislative Day of October 11, 2017

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10:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Dan Newhouse to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:37 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.
10:42:25 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 11.
12:00:18 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Molly Fraser, Gig Harbor United Methodist Church, Gig Harbor, Washington.
12:01:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:26 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Babin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:00 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.
12:22:10 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION - Mr. Al Green (TX) notified the House of his intent to offer a privileged resolution pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX. The Chair announced that a determination will be made at the time designated for consideration of the resolution.
12:44:58 P.M. H. Res. 562 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 562 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 585) to provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from October 16, 2017, through October 20, 2017; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
12:47:01 P.M. H. Res. 562 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 562.
1:17:52 P.M. H. Res. 562 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 562, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:18:00 P.M. ANNOUNCEMENT - Pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, the Speaker designated this as the time for the gentleman from Texas, Mr. Al Green, to offer the resolution previously noticed. Subsequently, the resolution was not offered.
1:19:25 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question and agreeing to H. Res. 562, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
1:19:44 P.M. H. Res. 562 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 562 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 585) to provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from October 16, 2017, through October 20, 2017; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
1:44:54 P.M. H. Res. 562 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 190 (Roll no. 560).
1:51:35 P.M. H. Res. 562 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 234 - 185 (Roll no. 561).
1:51:36 P.M. H. Res. 562 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:52:09 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:55:19 P.M. H.R. 2105 Mr. Webster (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2105 — "To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate guidance to help reduce small business cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes."
1:56:05 P.M. H.R. 2105 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:56:09 P.M. H.R. 2105 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2105.
2:20:31 P.M. H.R. 2105 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:20:33 P.M. H.R. 2105 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:58 P.M. H.R. 2763 Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2763 — "To amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research program and Small Business Technology Transfer program, and for other purposes."
2:21:24 P.M. H.R. 2763 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:21:26 P.M. H.R. 2763 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2763.
2:44:53 P.M. H.R. 2763 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:44:55 P.M. H.R. 2763 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:46:14 P.M. S. 190 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 190 — "To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems, and for other purposes."
2:46:26 P.M. S. 190 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:46:27 P.M. S. 190 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 190.
2:52:51 P.M. S. 190 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:53 P.M. S. 190 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:53:02 P.M. S. 920 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 920 — "To establish a National Clinical Care Commission."
2:53:11 P.M. S. 920 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:53:13 P.M. S. 920 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 920.
3:07:36 P.M. S. 920 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:07:37 P.M. S. 920 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:15 P.M. H.R. 2302 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2302 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the "Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office"."
3:08:41 P.M. H.R. 2302 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:08:43 P.M. H.R. 2302 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2302.
3:13:44 P.M. H.R. 2302 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:13:46 P.M. H.R. 2302 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:13:55 P.M. H.R. 378 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 378 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to enhance the authority under which Federal agencies may pay cash awards to employees for making cost saving disclosures, and for other purposes."
3:14:05 P.M. H.R. 378 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:14:06 P.M. H.R. 378 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 378.
3:24:15 P.M. H.R. 378 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:24:16 P.M. H.R. 378 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:24:24 P.M. H.R. 2196 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2196 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients."
3:24:36 P.M. H.R. 2196 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:24:37 P.M. H.R. 2196 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2196.
3:31:03 P.M. H.R. 2196 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:31:05 P.M. H.R. 2196 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:31:13 P.M. H.R. 2229 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2229 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes."
3:31:24 P.M. H.R. 2229 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:25 P.M. H.R. 2229 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2229.
3:40:45 P.M. H.R. 2229 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:48 P.M. H.R. 2229 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:40:56 P.M. H.R. 2989 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2989 — "To establish the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission."
3:41:05 P.M. H.R. 2989 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:05 P.M. H.R. 2989 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2989.
3:49:40 P.M. H.R. 2989 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:49:42 P.M. H.R. 2989 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:49:51 P.M. H.R. 3031 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3031 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for flexibility in making withdrawals from a Thrift Savings Plan account, and for other purposes."
3:50:01 P.M. H.R. 3031 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:50:02 P.M. H.R. 3031 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3031.
4:00:05 P.M. H.R. 3031 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:06 P.M. H.R. 3031 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:00:07 P.M. H.R. 3243 Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3243 — "To amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and for other purposes."
4:00:45 P.M. H.R. 3243 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:00:47 P.M. H.R. 3243 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3243.
4:14:48 P.M. H.R. 3243 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:14:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
4:29:59 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 11.
4:30:14 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business is on motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:30:22 P.M. H.R. 452 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 452 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the "Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office"."
4:55:55 P.M. H.R. 452 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 562).
4:55:56 P.M. H.R. 452 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:04 P.M. H.R. 3243 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3243 — "To amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and for other purposes."
5:03:02 P.M. H.R. 3243 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 563).
5:03:03 P.M. H.R. 3243 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:19 P.M. H. Con. Res. 81 UNANIMOUS CONSENT - Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent that the provisions of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546) shall apply to H. Con. Res. 81 not earlier than November 2, 2017, but on the same terms that would have adhered on October 13, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
5:05:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:22:49 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:28:52 P.M. Mr. Soto moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:28:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:28:54 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 12, 2017.
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