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Legislative Day of December 01, 2017

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9:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:11 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:05 A.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. Newhouse 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. Newhouse objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:01:42 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:53 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:16:00 A.M. H.R. 1699 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 635. 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."
9:16:05 A.M. H.R. 1699 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.
9:17:09 A.M. H.R. 1699 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1699.
10:27:48 A.M. H.R. 1699 Ms. Waters, Maxine moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
10:28:26 A.M. H.R. 1699 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters, Maxine (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to protect consumers from excessive costs and predatory lenders.
11:00:56 A.M. H.R. 1699 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 193 - 227 (Roll no. 650).
11:11:14 A.M. H.R. 1699 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 163 (Roll no. 651).
11:11:17 A.M. H.R. 1699 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:11:20 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
11:19:02 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 209 - 169, 2 Present (Roll no. 652).
11:19:30 A.M. Mr. Upton asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, December 1, 2017, it adjourn to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017. Agreed to without objection.
11:20:39 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:40:29 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:17:15 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:17:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:17:24 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on December 4, 2017.
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