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Legislative Day of December 13, 2017

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10:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold Rogers to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:34 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.
10:40:17 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:24 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 13.
12:00:25 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:02 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:04 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Lawrence to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:24 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.
12:20:25 P.M. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE CHAIR - Without objection, The Chair announced the Speaker or a designee and the Minority Leader or a designee shall each name a total of 15 Members, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner from the respective party of such individual who are not members of the Committee on Ethics to be available to serve on investigative subcommittees of that committee during the 115th Congress pursuant to clause 5(a)(4) of rule 10.
12:21:08 P.M. Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics - Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X, and the order of the House of December 13, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics: Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Walorski, Mrs. Handel, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California and Mr. Paulsen.
12:22:03 P.M. Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics - Pursuant to clause 5(a)(4)(A) of rule X, and the order of the House of December 13, 2017, the Democratic Leader appointed the following members of the House to the Investigative Subcommittees to be established by the Committee on Ethics: Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. McEachin, Mrs. Torres and Ms. Tsongas.
12:22:22 P.M. H. Res. 658 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 658 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1638) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4324) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions' aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes."
12:26:31 P.M. H. Res. 658 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 658.
1:06:45 P.M. H. Res. 658 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 658, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
1:06:45 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
1:20:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 13.
1:20:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 658 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:20:49 P.M. H. Res. 658 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 658 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1638) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4324) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions' aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes."
1:50:38 P.M. H. Res. 658 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 189 (Roll no. 676).
1:57:58 P.M. H. Res. 658 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 182 (Roll no. 677).
1:58:00 P.M. H. Res. 658 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:04 P.M. H. Res. 657 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 657 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2396) to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4015) to improve the quality of proxy advisory firms for the protection of investors and the U.S. economy, and in the public interest, by fostering accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and competition in the proxy advisory firm industry."
2:03:10 P.M. H. Res. 657 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 657.
2:54:53 P.M. H. Res. 657 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 657, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prveailed. Mr. Polis demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:56:13 P.M. H.R. 1638 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 658. H.R. 1638 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes."
2:56:18 P.M. H.R. 1638 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of general debate on each bill. It also makes in order specified amendments for the bills.
2:57:05 P.M. H.R. 1638 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 658 and Rule XVIII.
2:57:05 P.M. H.R. 1638 The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:57:11 P.M. H.R. 1638 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1638.
4:05:04 P.M. H.R. 1638 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schneider, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-463 to amend the reporting requirement on recommendations for how U.S. economic sanctions against Iran may be revised to prevent funds or assets from being used to contribute to the continued development of Iran's ballistic missile program to also include human rights abuses.
4:05:08 P.M. H.R. 1638 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 658, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider Part A amendment No. 1.
4:13:33 P.M. H.R. 1638 On agreeing to the Schneider amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:13:56 P.M. H.R. 1638 An amendment, offered by Ms. Meng, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-463 to require the report created by this bill to include "an assessment of the impact and effectiveness of U.S. economic sanctions programs against Iran".
4:14:03 P.M. H.R. 1638 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 658, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng Part A amendment No. 2.
4:17:28 P.M. H.R. 1638 On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:23 P.M. H.R. 1638 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1638.
4:19:03 P.M. H.R. 1638 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:19:19 P.M. H.R. 1638 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.
4:20:08 P.M. H.R. 1638 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1638, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hensarling demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
4:20:16 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
4:47:34 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 13.
4:47:48 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 657 and passage of H.R. 1638, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:48:20 P.M. H. Res. 657 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 657 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2396) to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4015) to improve the quality of proxy advisory firms for the protection of investors and the U.S. economy, and in the public interest, by fostering accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and competition in the proxy advisory firm industry."
5:12:38 P.M. H. Res. 657 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 187 (Roll no. 678).
5:20:46 P.M. H. Res. 657 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 184 (Roll no. 679).
5:20:48 P.M. H. Res. 657 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:52 P.M. H.R. 1638 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1638 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes."
5:27:49 P.M. H.R. 1638 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 289 - 135 (Roll no. 680).
5:27:50 P.M. H.R. 1638 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:29:26 P.M. H.R. 4324 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 658. H.R. 4324 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions' aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes."
5:29:31 P.M. H.R. 4324 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of general debate on each bill. It also makes in order specified amendments for the bills.
5:31:29 P.M. H.R. 4324 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4324.
6:39:37 P.M. H.R. 4324 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gaetz, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 115-463 to include, in the report already required in the underlying text, certification that the transaction will not benefit an Iranian person that has knowingly transported items used to establish in Syria a permanent military presence of either Iranian military forces or Iranian backed militia.
6:39:40 P.M. H.R. 4324 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 658, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gaetz amendment No. 1.
6:42:55 P.M. H.R. 4324 The previous question was ordered on the amendment pursuant to the rule.
6:42:57 P.M. H.R. 4324 On agreeing to the Gaetz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:43:10 P.M. H.R. 4324 Mr. Swalwell (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
6:43:38 P.M. H.R. 4324 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit financial institutions participating in certain transactions from engaging in business with a foreign entity that has been found by the Secretary, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to have engaged in or authorized cyber-attacks targeting any election held in the United States.
6:51:59 P.M. H.R. 4324 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6:52:07 P.M. H.R. 4324 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Swalwell demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.
6:52:42 P.M. Mr. Hensarling asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on December 14. Agreed to without objection.
6:53:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:59:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:11:31 P.M. Ms. Jackson Lee moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:11:39 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:11:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 14, 2017.
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