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Legislative Day of November 08, 2017

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10:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Don Bacon to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:39 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.
10:57:02 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:10 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 8.
12:00:30 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Pastor Jeff Williams, Faith Community Church, Janesville, WI
12:01:27 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:29 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Sires to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:21 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.
12:31:32 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 8, 2017 at 9:37 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1088 and S. 1015.
12:32:58 P.M. H. Res. 609 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 609 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2201) to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt certain micro-offerings from the registration requirements of such Act, and for other purposes."
12:33:06 P.M. H. Res. 609 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 609.
1:26:23 P.M. UNFINISHED BUINSESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to H. Res. 609 and on a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:27:21 P.M. H. Res. 609 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 - 190 (Roll no. 616).
1:35:23 P.M. H. Res. 609 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 190 (Roll no. 617).
1:35:24 P.M. H. Res. 609 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:35:27 P.M. H.R. 4173 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4173 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the Veterans Crisis Line."
1:41:27 P.M. H.R. 4173 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 0 (Roll no. 618).
1:41:28 P.M. H.R. 4173 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:43:08 P.M. H.R. 3043 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 607. H.R. 3043 — "To modernize hydropower policy, and for other purposes."
1:43:13 P.M. H.R. 3043 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3043 and H.R. 3441. Measure will be considered read. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3043. The resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed in the report and one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Also, the resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3441 with one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
1:43:26 P.M. H.R. 3043 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 607 and Rule XVIII.
1:43:28 P.M. H.R. 3043 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
1:43:57 P.M. H.R. 3043 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3043.
2:53:14 P.M. H.R. 3043 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grothman, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-391 to require the U.S. Department of Interior consider the threat of invasive species when it makes decisions on hydropower licensing.
2:53:15 P.M. H.R. 3043 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 607, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment No. 1.
2:58:28 P.M. H.R. 3043 On agreeing to the Grothman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:58:50 P.M. H.R. 3043 An amendment, offered by Mr. Babin, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-391 to allow FERC to examine the licenses of any project located in an area that was declared by the President to be a disaster area in 2017.
2:58:52 P.M. H.R. 3043 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 607, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Babin amendment No. 2.
3:05:05 P.M. H.R. 3043 On agreeing to the Babin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:05:31 P.M. H.R. 3043 An amendment, offered by Mr. Jenkins (WV), numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-391 to ensure that when hydro projects have an existing Memorandum of Understanding for non-federal hydropower with FERC that all relevant federal agencies are authorized to fully study and review the potential expansion of non-federal hydropower, including a review of seasonal pool levels and slowing flood releases.
3:05:32 P.M. H.R. 3043 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 607, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jenkins (WV) amendment No. 3.
3:09:25 P.M. H.R. 3043 On agreeing to the Jenkins (WV) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:04 P.M. H.R. 3043 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Rush, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-391 to add a new section to the Federal Power Act (FPA) to improve the hydropower licensing process. It directs the Commission and the Federal resource agencies to convene a negotiated rulemaking within 90 days of enactment with state and local government representatives, Indian tribes, and stakeholders to develop a process that will coordinate all necessary Federal authorizations and enable the Commission to make a final decision on a license not later than 3 years of receiving a completed license application.
3:10:11 P.M. H.R. 3043 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 607, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rush amendment No. 4.
3:19:07 P.M. H.R. 3043 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rush amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rush demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:19:33 P.M. H.R. 3043 Mr. Upton moved that the Committee rise.
3:19:44 P.M. H.R. 3043 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:19:52 P.M. H.R. 3043 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3043 as unfinished business.
3:20:27 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:30:52 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 8.
4:31:00 P.M. Mr. Hill asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on November 9. Agreed to without objection.
4:31:04 P.M. H.R. 3043 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3043 — "To modernize hydropower policy, and for other purposes."
4:31:20 P.M. H.R. 3043 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4:31:34 P.M. H.R. 3043 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:55:54 P.M. H.R. 3043 On agreeing to the Rush amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 234 (Roll no. 619).
4:56:06 P.M. H.R. 3043 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3043.
4:56:23 P.M. H.R. 3043 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:57:07 P.M. H.R. 3043 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.
5:03:46 P.M. H.R. 3043 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 257 - 166 (Roll no. 620).
5:03:48 P.M. H.R. 3043 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:52 P.M. H.R. 3705 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3705 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to require the use of certified mail and plain language in certain debt collection activities."
5:10:50 P.M. H.R. 3705 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 0 (Roll no. 621).
5:10:51 P.M. H.R. 3705 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:11:38 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:44:09 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:57:08 P.M. Mr. McClintock moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:57:08 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:57:09 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 9, 2017.
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