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Legislative Day of November 15, 2017

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10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:24 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.
11:09:51 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:18 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 15.
12:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Glynn Stone, Mobberly Baptist Church, Longview, Texas
12:01:45 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:48 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Jody B. Hice of GA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:33 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.
12:40:30 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 15, 2017 at 11:34 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 534.
12:41:57 P.M. H. Res. 619 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 619 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 17, 2017, through November 27, 2017."
12:44:25 P.M. H. Res. 619 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 619.
2:21:30 P.M. H. Res. 619 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 193 (Roll no. 632).
2:30:15 P.M. H. Res. 619 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 191 (Roll no. 633).
2:30:17 P.M. H. Res. 619 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:30:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 2331, as amended, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:30:26 P.M. H.R. 2331 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2331 — "To require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly, and for other purposes."
2:36:38 P.M. H.R. 2331 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 634).
2:36:39 P.M. H.R. 2331 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:08 P.M. Mr. Farenthold asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on November 16. Agreed to without objection.
2:37:30 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:39:01 P.M. H.R. 4174 Mr. Farenthold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4174 — "To amend titles 5 and 44, United States Code, to require Federal evaluation activities, improve Federal data management, and for other purposes."
2:39:16 P.M. H.R. 4174 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:39:18 P.M. H.R. 4174 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4174.
3:02:11 P.M. H.R. 4174 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:02:14 P.M. H.R. 4174 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:02:15 P.M. H.R. 3369 Mr. Farenthold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3369 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 North Main Street in Spring Lake, North Carolina, as the "Howard B. Pate, Jr. Post Office"."
3:02:37 P.M. H.R. 3369 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:02:40 P.M. H.R. 3369 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3369.
3:08:27 P.M. H.R. 3369 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:08:32 P.M. H.R. 3369 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:08:33 P.M. H.R. 1207 Mr. Farenthold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1207 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the "Tilden Veterans Post Office"."
3:09:02 P.M. H.R. 1207 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:09:04 P.M. H.R. 1207 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1207.
3:16:35 P.M. H.R. 1207 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:16:36 P.M. H.R. 1207 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:17:03 P.M. H.R. 2873 Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2873 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building"."
3:17:45 P.M. H.R. 2873 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:17:46 P.M. H.R. 2873 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2873.
3:25:21 P.M. H.R. 2873 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:25:23 P.M. H.R. 2873 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:25:56 P.M. H.R. 3109 Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3109 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the "Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building"."
3:26:04 P.M. H.R. 3109 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:26:05 P.M. H.R. 3109 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3109.
3:34:38 P.M. H.R. 3109 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Comer objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
3:34:47 P.M. H.R. 3893 Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3893 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Mathe Avenue in Interlachen, Florida, as the "Robert H. Jenkins Post Office"."
3:35:38 P.M. H.R. 3893 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:35:39 P.M. H.R. 3893 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3893.
3:41:13 P.M. H.R. 3893 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:41:15 P.M. H.R. 3893 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:41:18 P.M. H.R. 3893 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:41:51 P.M. H.R. 2672 Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2672 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 520 Carter Street in Fairview, Illinois, as the "Sgt. Douglas J. Riney Post Office"."
3:42:04 P.M. H.R. 2672 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:42:05 P.M. H.R. 2672 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2672.
3:48:54 P.M. H.R. 2672 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.
3:49:20 P.M. H.R. 3821 Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3821 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 Main Street in Clermont, Georgia, as the "Zachary Addington Post Office"."
3:49:29 P.M. H.R. 3821 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:49:30 P.M. H.R. 3821 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3821.
3:55:31 P.M. H.R. 3821 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.
3:56:20 P.M. H.R. 4374 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4374 — "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, and for other purposes."
3:56:28 P.M. H.R. 4374 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:56:29 P.M. H.R. 4374 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4374.
4:16:12 P.M. H.R. 4374 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:16:14 P.M. H.R. 4374 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:25 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:16:48 P.M. H.R. 3821 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3821 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 Main Street in Clermont, Georgia, as the "Zachary Addington Post Office"."
4:41:57 P.M. H.R. 3821 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. 635).
4:41:58 P.M. H.R. 3821 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:03 P.M. H.R. 3821 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:42:22 P.M. H.R. 2672 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2672 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 520 Carter Street in Fairview, Illinois, as the "Sgt. Douglas J. Riney Post Office"."
4:49:35 P.M. H.R. 2672 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 636).
4:49:36 P.M. H.R. 2672 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:12 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:50:17 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 Amendment offered by Mr. Royce (CA).
4:51:13 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:51:14 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:51:24 P.M. H. Con. Res. 92 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:52:37 P.M. H.R. 1 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 619. H.R. 1 — "To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018."
4:52:42 P.M. H.R. 1 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 with 4 hours 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. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule also provides that on any legislative day during the period from November 17, 2017, through November 27, 2017--the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved.
4:53:39 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - The House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 1.
7:15:05 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1 is postponed.
7:15:54 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:23:46 P.M. Mr. Schweikert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:23:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:23:59 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 16, 2017.
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