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Legislative Day of November 01, 2017

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10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Roger W. Marshall 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.
11:16:54 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:30 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 1.
12:00:40 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, Joy Tabernacle AME Church, Dallas, TX
12:02:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:02:38 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Roskam to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:21 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.
12:24:12 P.M. H. Res. 595 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 595 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2936) to expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes."
12:26:59 P.M. H. Res. 595 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 595.
1:46:12 P.M. H. Res. 595 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 184 (Roll no. 592).
1:54:24 P.M. H. Res. 595 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 184 (Roll no. 593).
1:54:26 P.M. H. Res. 595 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:55:00 P.M. H. Res. 599 ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. Newhouse asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to consider in the House, H. Res. 599; that the resolution be considered as read; that the previous question be considered as ordered on the resolution and the preamble to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except for one hour of debate; and that notwithstanding any previous order of the House, the provisions of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546) shall not apply to H. Con. Res. 81. Agreed to without objection.
1:56:49 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 November 1, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.: Appointments: Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission.
1:57:46 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:59:08 P.M. H.R. 3903 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3903 — "To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the ability to use testing the waters and confidential draft registration submissions, and for other purposes."
1:59:29 P.M. H.R. 3903 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:59:30 P.M. H.R. 3903 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3903.
2:18:29 P.M. H.R. 3903 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.
2:19:00 P.M. H.R. 1585 Mr. Huizenga moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1585 — "To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to codify certain qualifications of individuals as accredited investors for purposes of the securities laws."
2:19:04 P.M. H.R. 1585 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:19:08 P.M. H.R. 1585 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1585.
2:36:12 P.M. H.R. 1585 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:15 P.M. H.R. 1585 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:49 P.M. H.R. 3279 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3279 — "To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas."
2:37:51 P.M. H.R. 3279 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:37:59 P.M. H.R. 3279 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3279.
2:44:25 P.M. H.R. 3279 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:44:27 P.M. H.R. 3279 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:44:36 P.M. H.R. 1074 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1074 — "To repeal the Act entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation"."
2:44:50 P.M. H.R. 1074 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:44:55 P.M. H.R. 1074 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1074.
2:53:33 P.M. H.R. 1074 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:53:37 P.M. H.R. 1074 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:54:00 P.M. H.R. 2600 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2600 — "To provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposes."
2:54:16 P.M. H.R. 2600 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:54:44 P.M. H.R. 2600 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2600.
3:01:47 P.M. H.R. 2600 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:01:48 P.M. H.R. 2600 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:02:00 P.M. H.R. 1488 Mr. Cook moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1488 — "To retitle Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as Indiana Dunes National Park, and for other purposes."
3:02:11 P.M. H.R. 1488 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:02:15 P.M. H.R. 1488 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1488.
3:10:42 P.M. H.R. 1488 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:44 P.M. H.R. 1488 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:12:59 P.M. H.R. 2936 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 595. H.R. 2936 — "To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes."
3:13:04 P.M. H.R. 2936 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2936 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
3:13:11 P.M. H.R. 2936 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 595 and Rule XVIII.
3:13:12 P.M. H.R. 2936 The Speaker designated the Honorable David Young to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:13:25 P.M. H.R. 2936 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2936.
4:24:44 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schrader, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-378 to strike "produce timber" as a forest management activity designated for Categorical Exclusion.
4:25:04 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader amendment No. 1.
4:27:58 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:28:32 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Khanna, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-378 to strike Subtitle B of Title III, the Forest Management Activity Arbitration Pilot Program, from the bill.
4:28:54 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Khanna amendment No. 2.
4:35:52 P.M. H.R. 2936 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Khanna amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Khanna demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:36:10 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. O'Halleran, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-378 to strike sections 801, pertaining to forest plans not condsidered major Federal actions for purposes of section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and 903, revision of extraordinary circumstances regulations in the bill.
4:36:29 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran amendment No. 3.
4:42:20 P.M. H.R. 2936 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the O'Halleran amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. O'Halleran demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:42:51 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cardenas, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-378 to require the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with other relevant Departments, to conduct a study to evaluate the feasibility, safety and cost effectiveness of using unmanned aerial vehicles for the purposes of supporting wildfire response and suppression as well as forest restoration and management.
4:43:26 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cardenas amendment No. 4.
4:47:45 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Cardenas amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:58 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 5 printed in House Report 115-378 to add land exclusions to Sec. 913, including Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Wilderness Act, lands managed under the National Trails System.
4:48:14 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole pro ceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 5.
4:54:12 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:54:22 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. LaMalfa, numbered 6 printed in House Report 115-378 to direct OPM to create a "wildland firefighter" occupational series.
4:54:44 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 6.
4:57:14 P.M. H.R. 2936 By unanimous consent, the LaMalfa amendment was withdrawn.
4:57:20 P.M. H.R. 2936 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pearce, numbered 7 printed in House Report 115-378 to establishe a pilot program to demonstrate effective tools and techniques for safeguarding natural resources.
4:57:37 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 7.
5:06:21 P.M. H.R. 2936 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pearce amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5:06:43 P.M. H.R. 2936 Mr. Westerman moved that the committee rise.
5:07:03 P.M. H.R. 2936 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5:07:09 P.M. H.R. 2936 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2936 as unfinished business.
5:07:44 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
5:16:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 1.
5:16:22 P.M. H.R. 2936 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2936 — "To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes."
5:17:05 P.M. H.R. 2936 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:46:26 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Khanna amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 594).
5:51:19 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the O'Halleran amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 226 (Roll no. 595).
5:56:22 P.M. H.R. 2936 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 184 (Roll no. 596).
5:56:33 P.M. H.R. 2936 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2936.
5:57:07 P.M. H.R. 2936 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:58:44 P.M. H.R. 2936 Mr. O'Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
5:59:00 P.M. H.R. 2936 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment adding a new section pertaining to Extension of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
6:05:20 P.M. H.R. 2936 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:12:36 P.M. H.R. 2936 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 230 (Roll no. 597).
6:19:02 P.M. H.R. 2936 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 188 (Roll no. 598).
6:19:06 P.M. H.R. 2936 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:19:07 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:19:12 P.M. H.R. 3903 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3903 — "To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the ability to use testing the waters and confidential draft registration submissions, and for other purposes."
6:25:09 P.M. H.R. 3903 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 - 0 (Roll no. 599).
6:25:10 P.M. H.R. 3903 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:25:11 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 600 and H. Res. 601.
6:25:30 P.M. H.R. 3903 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 3903.
6:26:01 P.M. H. Res. 428 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Costello (PA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H. Res. 428, 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.
6:26:50 P.M. H.R. 2936 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2936.
6:27:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 Mr. Scott, Austin asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
6:27:15 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 43 — "Providing official recognition of the massacre of 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army who had been captured in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944."
6:27:32 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:27:34 P.M. H. Con. Res. 43 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:28:47 P.M. H.R. 425 Mr. Poe (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 425 — "To authorize the revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes."
6:28:48 P.M. H.R. 425 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:28:51 P.M. H.R. 425 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 425.
6:49:07 P.M. H.R. 425 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:49:08 P.M. H.R. 425 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:49:23 P.M. H. Res. 422 Mr. Yoho moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 422 — "Urging adherence to the "one country, two systems" policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of the Hong Kong."
6:49:39 P.M. H. Res. 422 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:49:40 P.M. H. Res. 422 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 422.
7:03:06 P.M. H. Res. 422 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:03:11 P.M. H. Res. 422 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:03:12 P.M. H. Res. 422 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
7:03:49 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:09:50 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:14:09 P.M. Mr. Biggs moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:14:24 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:14:25 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 2, 2017.
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