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Legislative Day of November 06, 2017

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12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:06 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable James Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:31 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.
12:06:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:14 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 6.
2:00:16 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:08 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 postponed further proceedings on the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
2:02:50 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Norton to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:40 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:15:15 P.M. The House received a communication from Kathy Register, District Director, Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Register notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for testimony, issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she would make the determinations required by rule VIII.
2:15:30 P.M. The House received a communication from Tishyra Johnson Armstrong, Constituent Servies Representative, Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Armstrong notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for testimony, issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she would make the determinations required by rule VIII.
2:16:07 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to the situation in Burundi declared in Executive Order 13712 on November 22, 2015, is to continue in effect beyond November 22, 2017. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-76).
2:17:41 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to Iran declared in Executive Order 12170 on November 14, 1979, is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 2017. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-77).
2:18:57 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction declared in Executive Order 12938 on November 14, 1994, is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 2017. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-78).
2:19:52 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 P.M. today.
4:30:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 6.
4:30:27 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:30:34 P.M. H.R. 3562 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3562 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes."
4:30:54 P.M. H.R. 3562 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:30:56 P.M. H.R. 3562 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3562.
4:40:02 P.M. H.R. 3562 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.
4:40:16 P.M. H.R. 1066 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1066 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report regarding the organizational structure of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
4:40:27 P.M. H.R. 1066 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:40:32 P.M. H.R. 1066 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1066.
4:48:43 P.M. H.R. 1066 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.
4:49:03 P.M. H.R. 3122 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3122 — "To protect individuals who are eligible for increased pension under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the basis of need of regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices, and for other purposes."
4:49:22 P.M. H.R. 3122 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:49:24 P.M. H.R. 3122 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3122.
5:00:12 P.M. H.R. 3122 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:00:15 P.M. H.R. 3122 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:00:18 P.M. H.R. 3122 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:00:21 P.M. H.R. 3656 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3656 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable."
5:00:45 P.M. H.R. 3656 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:00:52 P.M. H.R. 3656 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3656.
5:08:05 P.M. H.R. 3656 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:08:07 P.M. H.R. 3656 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:08:09 P.M. H.R. 3657 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3657 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries."
5:08:24 P.M. H.R. 3657 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:08:26 P.M. H.R. 3657 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3657.
5:15:40 P.M. H.R. 3657 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:15:42 P.M. H.R. 3657 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:15:45 P.M. H.R. 3657 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:15:59 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:21 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 6.
6:30:29 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:30:38 P.M. H.R. 3562 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3562 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes."
6:54:52 P.M. H.R. 3562 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 0 (Roll no. 607).
6:54:53 P.M. H.R. 3562 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:53 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the attack in Sutherland Springs, TX.
6:56:32 P.M. H.R. 1066 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1066 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report regarding the organizational structure of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
7:04:21 P.M. H.R. 1066 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 - 0 (Roll no. 608).
7:04:22 P.M. H.R. 1066 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:12:34 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 169, 3 Present (Roll no. 609).
7:14:37 P.M. Mr. Byrne filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 607.
7:16:05 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:30:11 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:29:10 P.M. Ms. Plaskett moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:29:12 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:29:14 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 7, 2017.
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