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Legislative Day of December 21, 2017

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9:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:07 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:01 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. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
9:01:38 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kildee to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:01:58 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.
9:09:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
12:21:16 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 21.
12:21:56 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 670.
12:23:02 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on December 21, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.: that the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 31, that the Senate passed S. 117 and S. 501.
12:23:40 P.M. H. Res. 670 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 670 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1370) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4667) making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from December 22, 2017, through January 7, 2018."
12:27:39 P.M. H. Res. 670 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 670.
2:03:46 P.M. H. Res. 670 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 188 (Roll no. 704).
2:11:38 P.M. H. Res. 670 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 188 (Roll no. 705).
2:11:40 P.M. H. Res. 670 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:11:41 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules and pass S. 1393, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:11:59 P.M. S. 1393 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1393 — "To streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and veterans receive commercial driver's licenses."
2:20:09 P.M. S. 1393 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 706).
2:20:10 P.M. S. 1393 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:11 P.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.
2:27:15 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 187, 1 Present (Roll no. 707).
2:27:41 P.M. Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission - Pursuant to section 5 of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act(Public Law 115-77), and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Mr. Harris, MD, Ms. Sylvia Quinton, Mardela Springs, MD and Dr. C. James Trotman, West Chester, PA.
2:28:06 P.M. S. Con. Res. 31 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
2:28:06 P.M. S. Con. Res. 31 Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 31 — "Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole."
2:28:34 P.M. S. Con. Res. 31 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:28:36 P.M. S. Con. Res. 31 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:28:54 P.M. H.R. 4641 Mr. Coffman asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:28:57 P.M. H.R. 4641 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4641 — "To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to John L. Canley for acts of valor during the Vietnam War while a member of the Marine Corps."
2:29:22 P.M. H.R. 4641 On passage Passed without objection.
2:29:25 P.M. H.R. 4641 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:29:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:30:11 P.M. S. 1766 Mrs. Handel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1766 — "To reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013, and for other purposes."
2:30:23 P.M. S. 1766 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:30:24 P.M. S. 1766 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1766.
2:45:04 P.M. S. 1766 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mrs. Handel objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
2:46:11 P.M. H.R. 4667 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 670. H.R. 4667 — "Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes."
2:48:02 P.M. H.R. 4667 QUESTION OF CONSIDERATION - The Chair announced that the bill contained an emergency designation pursuant to section 4(g)(1) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 and accordingly, the Chair would put the question of consideration under section 4(g)(2) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
2:48:28 P.M. H.R. 4667 On question of consideration of the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:56 P.M. H.R. 4667 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4667.
3:51:57 P.M. H.R. 4667 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:52:25 P.M. H.R. 4667 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further consideration of H.R. 4667 was postponed.
3:55:24 P.M. H.R. 1370 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 670, Mr. Frelinghuysen brought up H.R. 1370 and offered a motion.
3:55:25 P.M. H.R. 1370 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
3:55:33 P.M. H.R. 1370 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree in the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 1370.
4:54:30 P.M. H.R. 1370 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 188 (Roll no. 708).
4:54:32 P.M. H.R. 1370 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:54:35 P.M. H.R. 4667 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4667 — "Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes."
5:02:16 P.M. H.R. 4667 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 169 (Roll no. 709).
5:02:18 P.M. H.R. 4667 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:37 P.M. S. 1532 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1532 — "To disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an individual who uses a commercial motor vehicle in committing a felony involving human trafficking."
5:12:45 P.M. S. 1532 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 - 0 (Roll no. 710).
5:12:46 P.M. S. 1532 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:12:50 P.M. S. 1766 Considered as unfinished business. S. 1766 — "To reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013, and for other purposes."
5:13:13 P.M. S. 1766 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:13:16 P.M. S. 1766 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:13:35 P.M. Mr. Faso asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on December 22. Agreed to without objection.
5:14:00 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States posed by serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world - referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Judiciary and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-83).
5:17:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:35:16 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:19:15 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:19:32 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:19:33 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on December 22, 2017.
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