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Legislative Day of October 24, 2017

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10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:13 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Trey Hollingsworth to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:29 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.
10:49:21 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 24.
12:00:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, Temple Emanu-El, Closter, NJ
12:01:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:47 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:07 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.
12:15:16 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Jeff Duncan. Mr. Duncan (SC) submitted his resignation from the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security. The resignation was accepted without objection.
12:15:54 P.M. H. Res. 579 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 579 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
12:16:04 P.M. H. Res. 579 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:16:09 P.M. H. Res. 579 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:16:11 P.M. H. Res. 577 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 577 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 469) to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 732) to limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes."
12:20:30 P.M. H. Res. 577 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 577.
1:38:07 P.M. H. Res. 577 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 189 (Roll no. 572).
1:45:21 P.M. H. Res. 577 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 190 (Roll no. 573).
1:45:23 P.M. H. Res. 577 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:45:45 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence for the victims of the wildfires in California.
1:49:02 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 2142, as amended which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:49:03 P.M. H.R. 2142 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
1:56:37 P.M. H.R. 2142 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 3 (Roll no. 574).
1:56:38 P.M. H.R. 2142 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:39 P.M. H.R. 469 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Collins(GA) asked unanimous consent that during consideration of H.R. 469, pursuant to H. Res. 577, the amendment at the desk be in order in lieu of the amendment printed in part A of House Report 115-363 and numbered 2. Agreed to without objection
1:58:13 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:58:28 P.M. H.R. 3972 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3972 — "To clarify that family offices and family clients are accredited investors, and for other purposes."
1:58:41 P.M. H.R. 3972 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:58:43 P.M. H.R. 3972 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3972.
2:11:14 P.M. H.R. 3972 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:11:16 P.M. H.R. 3972 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:11:31 P.M. H.R. 3898 Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3898 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to place conditions on certain accounts at United States financial institutions with respect to North Korea, and for other purposes."
2:11:47 P.M. H.R. 3898 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:11:49 P.M. H.R. 3898 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3898.
2:50:08 P.M. H.R. 3898 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.
2:50:53 P.M. H.R. 3101 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3101 — "To enhance cybersecurity information sharing and coordination at ports in the United States, and for other purposes."
2:51:09 P.M. H.R. 3101 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:51:11 P.M. H.R. 3101 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3101.
3:02:59 P.M. H.R. 3101 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:03:02 P.M. H.R. 3101 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:03:41 P.M. H.R. 732 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577. H.R. 732 — "To limit donations made pursuant to settlement agreements to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes."
3:03:46 P.M. H.R. 732 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 469 and H.R. 732. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 469. The rule also provides for consideration of amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 732. The rule provides for consideration of amendments printe in part B of the report.
3:04:11 P.M. H.R. 732 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 577 and Rule XVIII.
3:04:12 P.M. H.R. 732 The Speaker designated the Honorable Frank D. Lucas to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:04:35 P.M. H.R. 732 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 732.
4:07:01 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to prohibit Cy Pres distributions in cases where money is simply left over and the settlement contains no specific provision on its disposition. Amendment also clarifies that payments made must not only be remedial but must actually go to the victims who suffered the injury.
4:07:03 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
4:13:34 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:13:58 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cohen, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlement agreements based on race, religion, national origin, or any other protected category.
4:14:02 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 2.
4:18:50 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (LA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:20:07 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt a settlement agreement that directs funds to remediate the indirect harms caused by the manipulation of emission standards on automobiles.
4:20:09 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 3.
4:28:33 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (LA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:29:09 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlement agreements that pertain to providing restitution for a State.
4:29:10 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 4.
4:37:25 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:38:23 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cicilline, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlements in relation to the predatory or fraudulent conduct involving residential mortgage-backed securities.
4:38:24 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 5.
4:46:16 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:46:58 P.M. H.R. 732 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 115-363 to exempt settlements that direct funds to remedy the indirect harms of unlawful conduct resulting in an increase in the amount of lead in public drinking water.
4:46:59 P.M. H.R. 732 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 6.
4:55:34 P.M. H.R. 732 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:22:29 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 233 (Roll no. 575).
5:27:30 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 235, 1 Present (Roll no. 576).
5:31:53 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 234 (Roll no. 577).
5:36:56 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Cicilline amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 231 (Roll no. 578).
5:41:02 P.M. H.R. 732 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 229 (Roll no. 579).
5:41:33 P.M. H.R. 732 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 732.
5:42:02 P.M. H.R. 732 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:42:15 P.M. H.R. 732 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:48:51 P.M. H.R. 732 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 238 - 183 (Roll no. 580).
5:48:52 P.M. H.R. 732 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:48:57 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 3898, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:49:10 P.M. H.R. 3898 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3898 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to place conditions on certain accounts at United States financial institutions with respect to North Korea, and for other purposes."
5:54:51 P.M. H.R. 3898 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 2 (Roll no. 581).
5:54:52 P.M. H.R. 3898 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:54:55 P.M. H.R. 3898 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:55:39 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 580.
5:56:20 P.M. ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Mullin asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 3545, a bill originally introduced by Representative Murphy (PA), for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
5:57:23 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:16:52 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:55:54 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:56:01 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:56:02 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 2017.
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