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Legislative Day of January 11, 2018

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9:00:00 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:05 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:25 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:44 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:46 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Gallagher to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:08 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.
9:22:37 A.M. S. 139 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 682. S. 139 — "To implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, and for other purposes."
9:22:42 A.M. S. 139 Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to commit with or without instructions. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be considered as adopted. The further amendment printed in the report accompanying the rule, if offered by the Member designated in the report shall be debatable for the time printed in the report.
9:24:15 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 139.
9:37:30 A.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 875.
9:37:56 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on S. 139.
10:22:31 A.M. S. 139 An amendment, in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Amash, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-504 to replace the text of S. 139 with the text of the USA RIGHTS Act.
10:23:56 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 682, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Amash substitute amendment No. 1.
10:54:20 A.M. S. 139 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:17:01 A.M. S. 139 On agreeing to the Amash amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 183 - 233 (Roll no. 14).
11:18:18 A.M. S. 139 Mr. Himes moved to commit with instructions to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).
11:18:41 A.M. S. 139 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Himes motion to commit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to strengthen the provisions related to obtaining warrants to query information collected on persons in the United States.
11:24:55 A.M. S. 139 The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:33:01 A.M. S. 139 On motion to commit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 227 (Roll no. 15).
11:40:05 A.M. S. 139 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 256 - 164 (Roll no. 16).
11:40:06 A.M. S. 139 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:40:07 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:40:19 A.M. H.R. 4578 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4578 — "To authorize certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes."
11:46:51 A.M. H.R. 4578 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 2 (Roll no. 17).
11:46:52 A.M. H.R. 4578 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:47:05 A.M. H.R. 4708 Mr. McCaul asked unanimous consent to discharge from the Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary and consider.
11:47:05 A.M. H.R. 4708 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4708 — "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."
11:47:22 A.M. H.R. 4708 On passage Passed without objection.
11:47:24 A.M. H.R. 4708 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:48:24 A.M. COLLOQUY ON 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.
11:55:00 A.M. Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:00 a.m. on January 12. Agreed to without objection.
11:55:01 A.M. Ms. Foxx asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, January 12, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, January 16, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:55:02 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 Mr. Nunes asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
11:56:02 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 98 — "Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 139."
11:56:12 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
11:56:22 A.M. H. Con. Res. 98 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:57:16 A.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Diane Black. Mrs. Black submitted her resignation as Chairwoman from the Committee on the Budget. The resignation was accepted without objection.
11:57:30 A.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Trey Gowdy. Mr. Gowdy submitted his resignation from the Committee on Ethics. The resignation was accepted without objection.
11:58:27 A.M. H. Res. 685 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 685 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
11:58:59 A.M. H. Res. 685 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
11:59:02 A.M. H. Res. 685 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:59:50 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:13:47 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:31:37 P.M. Mr. Hill moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:31:49 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:31:51 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 12, 2018.
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