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Legislative Day of October 25, 2017

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10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:11 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott Perry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:33 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.
11:01:50 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 25.
12:00:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, TX
12:02:15 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. Wilson (SC) 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. Wilson (SC) demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair announced that further proceedings on the question of agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal would be postponed until later in the legislative day.
12:02:24 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pittenger to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:29 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 25, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.: that the Senate passed S. 226 and S. 1766; that the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, that the Senate passed H.J. Res. 111, and appointments: United States Holocaust Memorial Council and Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Council.
12:05:21 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.
12:28:18 P.M. H. Res. 580 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 580 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 71) establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027."
12:29:27 P.M. H. Res. 580 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 580.
1:58:39 P.M. H. Res. 580 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 188 (Roll no. 582).
2:05:52 P.M. H. Res. 580 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 188 (Roll no. 583).
2:05:53 P.M. H. Res. 580 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:05:54 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:11:48 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 180, 2 Present (Roll no. 584).
2:12:02 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
2:12:02 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 26 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of the American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Chair of Honor."
2:12:42 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:12:43 P.M. S. Con. Res. 26 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:13:14 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 25, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 304, with an amendment and agreed to H. Con. Res. 85.
2:13:56 P.M. Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on October 26. Agreed to without objection.
2:14:22 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:22:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
2:31:22 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of October 25.
2:31:23 P.M. H.R. 1698 ANNOUNCEMENT - Mr. Royce asked to withdraw the motion to suspend the rules previously offered due to technical issues in the House Chamber.
2:33:04 P.M. H.R. 1698 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1698 — "To expand sanctions against Iran with respect to the ballistic missile program of Iran, and for other purposes."
2:33:24 P.M. H.R. 1698 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:33:25 P.M. H.R. 1698 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1698.
3:03:15 P.M. H.R. 1698 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.
3:03:28 P.M. H.R. 3342 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3342 — "To impose sanctions on foreign persons that are responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use by Hizballah of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes."
3:03:39 P.M. H.R. 3342 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:03:41 P.M. H.R. 3342 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3342.
3:40:45 P.M. H.R. 3342 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:40:46 P.M. H.R. 3342 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:07 P.M. H.R. 3329 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3329 — "To amend the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 to impose additional sanctions with respect to Hizballah, and for other purposes."
3:41:09 P.M. H.R. 3329 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:41:11 P.M. H.R. 3329 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3329.
4:00:50 P.M. H.R. 3329 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:57 P.M. H.R. 3329 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:01:00 P.M. H. Res. 359 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 359 — "Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members."
4:01:08 P.M. H. Res. 359 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:11 P.M. H. Res. 359 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 359.
4:15:53 P.M. H. Res. 359 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:00 P.M. H. Res. 359 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:19 P.M. H.R. 469 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577. 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."
4:21:24 P.M. H.R. 469 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.
4:21:43 P.M. H.R. 469 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 577 and Rule XVIII.
4:21:43 P.M. H.R. 469 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4:22:18 P.M. H.R. 469 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 469.
5:02:46 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Collins (GA), numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to clarify the application of 5 USC 552a (The Privacy Act) to the bill.
5:02:48 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) amendment No. 1.
5:08:22 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Collins (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:43 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to call for exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to the enforcement of civil rights laws.
5:08:44 P.M. H.R. 469 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. 2.
5:15:36 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment; Failed by voice vote.
5:15:59 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to exempt any consent decree or covered settlement agreement pertaining to a deadline established by Congress to significantly improve access to high-speed broadband in under-served markets, such as low-income and rural communities; and to facilitate economic development in locations without sufficient access to such service.
5:16:00 P.M. H.R. 469 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.
5:24:35 P.M. H.R. 469 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 noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:25:13 P.M. H.R. 469 The Committee rose informally.
5:25:40 P.M. H.R. 469 Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
5:26:18 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. McEachin, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to exempt any consent decree or settlement agreement pertaining to the improvement or maintenance of air or water quality.
5:26:20 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McEachin amendment No. 4.
5:32:39 P.M. H.R. 469 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McEachin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McEachin demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:33:13 P.M. H.R. 469 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 6 printed in Part A of House Report 115-363 to create additional exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements entered into pursuant to Meese Policy (28 C.F.R. Sec. 0.160-0.163 (2017)).
5:33:14 P.M. H.R. 469 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 577, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 6.
5:39:28 P.M. H.R. 469 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:39:54 P.M. H.R. 469 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:06:17 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 231 (Roll no. 585).
6:10:39 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the McEachin amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 226 (Roll no. 586).
6:15:23 P.M. H.R. 469 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 232 (Roll no. 587).
6:15:53 P.M. H.R. 469 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 469.
6:16:21 P.M. H.R. 469 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:16:52 P.M. H.R. 469 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
6:28:07 P.M. H.R. 469 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 - 187 (Roll no. 588).
6:28:08 P.M. H.R. 469 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:29:36 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:55:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:32:56 P.M. Mr. Butterfield moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:33:04 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:33:05 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on October 26, 2017.
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