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Legislative Day of December 14, 2017

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9:00:29 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:34 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:03 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:04 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Lance to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:20 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.
9:15:35 A.M. H.R. 2396 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 657. H.R. 2396 — "To amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions."
9:15:40 A.M. H.R. 2396 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 for each bill. The amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in H.R. 2396 shall be considered as adopted. The rule also makes in order the amendment printed in the report. An amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 4015 consisting of Rules Committee Print 115-46, shall be considered as adopted.
9:16:54 A.M. H.R. 2396 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2396.
10:22:00 A.M. H.R. 2396 An amendment, offered by Mr. Clay, printed in Part A of House Report 115-462 to strike the term "financial institution" and replace it with "vehicle financial company" and define "vehicle financial company".
10:22:01 A.M. H.R. 2396 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 657, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clay No. 1.
10:30:10 A.M. H.R. 2396 The previous question was ordered on the amendment and the bill pursuant to the rule.
10:30:14 A.M. H.R. 2396 On agreeing to the Clay amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
10:30:30 A.M. H.R. 2396 Ms. Waters, Maxine moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
10:30:41 A.M. H.R. 2396 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 the vehicle financial company term from including a financial institution that is engaging or has engaged in a pattern or practice of unsafe or unsound banking practices and other violations related to consumer harm.
10:36:16 A.M. H.R. 2396 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:03:05 A.M. H.R. 2396 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 235 (Roll no. 681).
11:10:23 A.M. H.R. 2396 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 275 - 146 (Roll no. 682).
11:10:25 A.M. H.R. 2396 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:10:26 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit with instructions, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:10:35 A.M. H.R. 4324 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
11:16:54 A.M. H.R. 4324 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 - 233 (Roll no. 683).
11:27:50 A.M. H.R. 4324 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 252 - 167 (Roll no. 684).
11:27:51 A.M. H.R. 4324 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:27:52 A.M. H.R. 3771 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Cohen asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 3771, a bill originally introduced by Representative Conyers, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
11:27:53 A.M. H.R. 4324 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4324.
11:27:54 A.M. H.R. 2396 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2396.
11:29:20 A.M. H.R. 4042 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4042 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building"."
11:29:51 A.M. H.R. 4042 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11:29:53 A.M. H.R. 4042 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:29:54 A.M. H.R. 2815 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2815 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant John Basilone Post Office"."
11:30:25 A.M. H.R. 2815 An amendment, offered by Mr. Gianforte, inserting new text and title to the bill.
11:31:20 A.M. H.R. 2815 On agreeing to the Gianforte amendment; Agreed to without objection.
11:36:12 A.M. H.R. 2815 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11:36:18 A.M. H.R. 2815 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:36:21 A.M. H.R. 2815 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11:37:29 A.M. COLLOQUY HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House for the upcoming week.
12:42:15 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 5:30 p.m. on December 15. Agreed to without objection.
12:42:55 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 for Morning-Hour Debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business Agreed to without objection.
12:43:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:57:58 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:41:44 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:41:54 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:55 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on December 15, 2017.
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