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Legislative Day of November 30, 2017

December 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 Gary J. Palmer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:28 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.
10:54:02 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:04 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 30.
12:00:19 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Pastor Jon Lands, Fellowship Baptist Church, Vienna, West Virginia
12:01:43 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:46 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Panetta to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:04:16 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.
12:31:36 P.M. H. Res. 635 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 635 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4182) to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1699) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a high-cost mortgage, to amend the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to modify the definition of a loan originator, and for other purposes."
12:34:40 P.M. H. Res. 635 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 635.
1:16:56 P.M. H. Res. 635 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 635, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:17:21 P.M. H.R. 3905 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the House resumed with further consideration of H.R. 3905.
1:43:24 P.M. H.R. 3905 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 182 - 237 (Roll no. 642).
1:51:18 P.M. H.R. 3905 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 216 - 204 (Roll no. 643).
1:51:19 P.M. H.R. 3905 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:51:20 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. McCarthy for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on a scheduling change for the week of December 4, 2017.
2:01:10 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 635 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:01:54 P.M. H. Res. 635 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 635 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4182) to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1699) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a high-cost mortgage, to amend the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to modify the definition of a loan originator, and for other purposes."
2:09:14 P.M. H. Res. 635 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 189 (Roll no. 644).
2:16:21 P.M. H. Res. 635 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 186 (Roll no. 645).
2:16:23 P.M. H. Res. 635 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:18:05 P.M. H.R. 3017 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 631. H.R. 3017 — "To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes."
2:18:10 P.M. H.R. 3017 The rules provides 1 hour of general debate on both bills. For H.R. 3017, the bill is closed to amendments. For H.R. 3905, the rule provides for a specified amendment. The rule also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill.
2:19:22 P.M. H.R. 3017 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3017.
2:55:30 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 245, S. 254, S. 302, S. 343, S. 669, S. 772, S. 825, S. 1285, and H.R. 228. 772, S. 825, S. 1285, and H.R. 228, without amendment. In addition, an appointment to the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission was received.
2:56:01 P.M. H.R. 3017 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 3017.
3:16:18 P.M. H.R. 3017 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:16:36 P.M. H.R. 3017 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3017, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Shimkus demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
3:18:13 P.M. H.R. 4182 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 635. H.R. 4182 — "To amend title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes."
3:18:18 P.M. H.R. 4182 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4182 and H.R. 1699. Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4182 under a structured rule, with one hour of general debate, and one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Resolution also provides for consideration of H.R. 1699 under a closed rule, with one hour of general debate, and one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
3:18:59 P.M. H.R. 4182 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 635 and Rule XVIII.
3:19:01 P.M. H.R. 4182 The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
3:19:11 P.M. H.R. 4182 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4182.
3:49:43 P.M. H.R. 4182 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-430 to exempt alumni of the PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps, and other national service programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service from the two year probationary period.
3:49:49 P.M. H.R. 4182 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 635, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment no. 1.
3:57:37 P.M. H.R. 4182 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:58:24 P.M. H.R. 4182 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gianforte, numbered 3 printed printed in House Report 115-430 to provide additional notification to supervisor with 1 year, 6 months, 3 months and 30 days of remaining probationary period.
3:59:30 P.M. H.R. 4182 Gianforte amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
3:59:35 P.M. H.R. 4182 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 635, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gianforte amendment no. 3, as modified.
4:02:50 P.M. H.R. 4182 On agreeing to the Gianforte amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:04 P.M. H.R. 4182 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 4 printed in House Report 115-430 to strike the provisions of the bill and replaces it with a study and report by the Comptroller General of the United States. The study and report will be on those agencies that have lengthened the employee probationary period from 1 to 2 years, and any impact of an existing 2 year probationary period at the agency.
4:03:05 P.M. H.R. 4182 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 635, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment no. 4.
4:10:32 P.M. H.R. 4182 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:11:24 P.M. H.R. 4182 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.
4:38:50 P.M. H.R. 4182 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 221 (Roll no. 646).
4:45:16 P.M. H.R. 4182 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 223 (Roll no. 647).
4:45:27 P.M. H.R. 4182 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4182.
4:45:48 P.M. H.R. 4182 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:46:14 P.M. H.R. 4182 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:52:44 P.M. H.R. 4182 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 213 - 204 (Roll no. 648).
4:52:46 P.M. H.R. 4182 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:52:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on passage of H.R. 3017, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:52:59 P.M. H.R. 3017 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3017 — "To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes."
5:01:03 P.M. H.R. 3017 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 409 - 8 (Roll no. 649).
5:01:05 P.M. H.R. 3017 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:01:21 P.M. H. Res. 636 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 636 — "Relating to the exercise of the authority of the ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary."
5:02:30 P.M. H. Res. 636 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
5:02:34 P.M. H. Res. 636 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:02:37 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:38:30 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:08:26 P.M. Mr. Raskin moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:08:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:08:34 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 1, 2017.
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