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Legislative Day of December 06, 2017

December 2017
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10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Fortenberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:31 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.
10:38:42 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 6.
12:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:18 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:21 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. O'Halleran to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:43 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.
12:15:39 P.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION - Mr. Al Green (TX) notified the House of his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
12:16:45 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Al Green (TX) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. Subsequently, the Chair did not determine whether the resolution constituted a question of privilege. The Chair announced that a determination will be made at the time designated for consideration of the resolution.
12:30:52 P.M. H. Res. 645 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 645 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 38) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State."
12:32:15 P.M. H. Res. 645 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 645.
1:33:33 P.M. H. Res. 645 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 645, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:34:37 P.M. H. Res. 646 QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Al Green (TX) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution and the Chair determined that the resolution did constitute a question of the privileges of the House.
1:34:38 P.M. H. Res. 646 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 646 — "Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors."
1:46:27 P.M. H. Res. 646 Mr. McCarthy moved to table the measure.
2:10:07 P.M. H. Res. 646 On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 364 - 58, 4 Present (Roll no. 658).
2:10:19 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question to H. Res. 645, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:10:33 P.M. H. Res. 645 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 645 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 38) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State."
2:17:51 P.M. H. Res. 645 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 189 (Roll no. 659).
2:25:44 P.M. H. Res. 645 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 194 (Roll no. 660).
2:25:46 P.M. H. Res. 645 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:25:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass S. 1266, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:25:57 P.M. S. 1266 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1266 — "To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs."
2:36:42 P.M. S. 1266 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 661).
2:36:43 P.M. S. 1266 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:37:25 P.M. H.R. 38 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 645. H.R. 38 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State."
2:37:30 P.M. H.R. 38 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 38 with 1 hour 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.
2:38:28 P.M. H.R. 38 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 38.
3:59:29 P.M. H.R. 38 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:00:04 P.M. H.R. 38 Mr. Thompson (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4:00:23 P.M. H.R. 38 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to prohibit an individual who has been convicted of a violent crime within the preceding three years from possessing or carrying a concealed handgun in a State that by law prohibits a person from doing so on the basis of a conviction for such offense. The amendment also outlines what is considered a violent crime, and a conviction.
4:07:56 P.M. H.R. 38 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:35:26 P.M. H.R. 38 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 - 236 (Roll no. 662).
4:43:18 P.M. H.R. 38 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 - 198 (Roll no. 663).
4:43:19 P.M. H.R. 38 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:31 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to H. Con. Res. 90, as amended, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:43:38 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Considered as unfinished business. H. Con. Res. 90 — "Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma."
4:51:06 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 3 (Roll no. 664).
4:51:10 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:51:13 P.M. H. Con. Res. 90 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:51:20 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 647.
4:52:42 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:04:00 P.M. Mr. Tipton moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:04:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:04:10 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 7, 2017.
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