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Legislative Day of October 23, 2017

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12:00:20 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:24 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David Kustoff to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:35 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:13:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:11 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 23.
2:00:19 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:31 P.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. Poe (TX) 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. Poe (TX) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
2:02:06 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Comer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:43 P.M. ADJUSTMENT OF WHOLE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman for Pennsylvania, Mr. Murphy, the whole number of the House is 433.
2:02:57 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 received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 19, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 2989 without amendment.
2:03:27 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 received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 20, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.: that the Senate passed H. Con. Res. 71 with an amendment.
2:03:52 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.
2:11:18 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification continuing the national emergency with respect to the situation in, or in relation to, the Democratic Republic of Congo. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-72).
2:12:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:30 p.m. today.
4:31:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 23.
4:31:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:31:50 P.M. H.R. 4038 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4038 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reassert article I authorities over the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes."
4:32:22 P.M. H.R. 4038 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:24 P.M. H.R. 4038 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4038.
4:38:39 P.M. H.R. 4038 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:38:41 P.M. H.R. 4038 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:11 P.M. H.R. 3328 Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3328 — "To require a study regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba's airports, require the standardization of Federal Air Marshal Service agreements, require efforts to raise international aviation security standards, and for other purposes."
4:39:13 P.M. H.R. 3328 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:39:14 P.M. H.R. 3328 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3328.
4:51:24 P.M. H.R. 3328 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:25 P.M. H.R. 3328 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:52:28 P.M. H.R. 3551 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3551 — "To amend the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 to reauthorize the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program, and for other purposes."
4:52:42 P.M. H.R. 3551 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:52:43 P.M. H.R. 3551 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3551.
5:00:12 P.M. H.R. 3551 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.
5:00:15 P.M. S. 504 Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 504 — "To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program."
5:00:48 P.M. S. 504 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:49 P.M. S. 504 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 504.
5:06:21 P.M. S. 504 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.
5:07:18 P.M. H.R. 2142 Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2142 — "To improve the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to interdict fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, and other narcotics and psychoactive substances that are illegally imported into the United States, and for other purposes."
5:07:20 P.M. H.R. 2142 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:22 P.M. H.R. 2142 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2142.
5:16:04 P.M. H.R. 2142 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.
5:17:03 P.M. H.R. 4010 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4010 — "To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States and title 28, United States Code, to enhance compliance with requests for information pursuant to legislative power under Article I of the Constitution, and for other purposes."
5:17:04 P.M. H.R. 4010 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:06 P.M. H.R. 4010 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4010.
5:29:18 P.M. H.R. 4010 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:20 P.M. H.R. 4010 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 23.
6:30:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier, and on the Speaker's approval of the Journal, which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:46 P.M. H.R. 3551 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3551 — "To amend the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 to reauthorize the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program, and for other purposes."
6:54:42 P.M. H.R. 3551 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 1 (Roll no. 569).
6:54:43 P.M. H.R. 3551 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:49 P.M. S. 504 Considered as unfinished business. S. 504 — "To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program."
7:02:20 P.M. S. 504 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 - 2 (Roll no. 570).
7:02:21 P.M. S. 504 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:10:19 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 158, 2 Present (Roll no. 571).
7:10:38 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 577.
7:11:32 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed a report from the Committee on Natural Resources on H. Res. 555.
7:13:17 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Jerry Kleczka.
7:14:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:31:04 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:31:56 P.M. Mr. Veasey moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:32:11 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:32:12 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 24, 2017.
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