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Legislative Day of January 16, 2018

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12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:18 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Jodey C. Arrington to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:32 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:11:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:01 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
2:00:03 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:11 P.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.
2:01:52 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Smith of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:00 P.M. WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Ohio, Mr. Tiberi, the whole number of the House is 431.
2:02:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:11:31 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 January 12, 2018, at 11:15 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.R. 984 and H.R. 4641; appointment: the United States Semiquincentennial Commission
2:12:05 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:15 P.M. today.
4:17:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
4:17:22 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:17:33 P.M. H.R. 4258 Mr. Duffy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4258 — "To promote the development of local strategies to coordinate use of assistance under sections 8 and 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 with public and private resources, to enable eligible families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency, and for other purposes."
4:17:52 P.M. H.R. 4258 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:17:55 P.M. H.R. 4258 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4258.
4:31:40 P.M. H.R. 4258 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:32:00 P.M. H.R. 770 Mr. Duffy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 770 — "To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of American innovation and significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, to promote the importance of innovation in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, and for other purposes."
4:32:10 P.M. H.R. 770 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:32:17 P.M. H.R. 770 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 770.
4:39:49 P.M. H.R. 770 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:39:51 P.M. H.R. 770 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:42:13 P.M. H.R. 4279 Mr. Duffy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4279 — "To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise any rules necessary to enable closed-end companies to use the securities offering and proxy rules that are available to other issuers of securities."
4:42:34 P.M. H.R. 4279 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:42:37 P.M. H.R. 4279 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4279.
4:51:35 P.M. H.R. 4279 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:53:24 P.M. H.R. 4318 Mr. Bishop (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4318 — "To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty."
4:53:42 P.M. H.R. 4318 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:53:44 P.M. H.R. 4318 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4318.
5:05:55 P.M. H.R. 4318 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:07:00 P.M. S. 117 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 117 — "To designate a mountain peak in the State of Montana as "Alex Diekmann Peak"."
5:07:08 P.M. S. 117 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:10 P.M. S. 117 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 117.
5:12:25 P.M. S. 117 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5:12:37 P.M. H.R. 1107 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1107 — "To promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada, and for other purposes."
5:12:53 P.M. H.R. 1107 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:12:54 P.M. H.R. 1107 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1107.
5:22:24 P.M. H.R. 1107 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:22:26 P.M. H.R. 1107 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:22:35 P.M. H.R. 1532 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1532 — "To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and for other purposes."
5:22:47 P.M. H.R. 1532 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:22:50 P.M. H.R. 1532 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1532.
5:31:38 P.M. H.R. 1532 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:31:42 P.M. H.R. 1532 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:31:45 P.M. H.R. 2897 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2897 — "To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes."
5:31:58 P.M. H.R. 2897 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:32:06 P.M. H.R. 2897 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2897.
5:41:46 P.M. H.R. 2897 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:41:49 P.M. H.R. 2897 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:41:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:26 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
6:30:35 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:18 P.M. H.R. 4318 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4318 — "To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty."
6:54:25 P.M. H.R. 4318 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 0 (Roll no. 18).
6:54:26 P.M. H.R. 4318 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:54:37 P.M. S. 117 Considered as unfinished business. S. 117 — "To designate a mountain peak in the State of Montana as "Alex Diekmann Peak"."
7:04:26 P.M. S. 117 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 3 (Roll no. 19).
7:04:27 P.M. S. 117 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:36 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
7:04:48 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
7:06:29 P.M. Mr. Buck filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 693 and H. Res. 694.
7:06:29 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Darin LaHood. Mr. LaHood submitted his resignation from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The resignation was accepted without objection.
7:06:29 P.M. The House received a communication from the Honorable Darin LaHood. Mr. LaHood submitted his resignation from the Committee on Natural Resources. The resignation was accepted without objection.
7:08:35 P.M. H. Res. 695 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 695 — "Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives."
7:08:55 P.M. H. Res. 695 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
7:09:00 P.M. H. Res. 695 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:09:11 P.M. H.R. 1661 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Curbelo asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1661, a bill originally introduced by Representative Tiberi, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:10:10 P.M. Japan-United States Friendship Commission - Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2903, and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Japan-United States Friendship Commission: Mr. Hill.
7:10:40 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:25:05 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:51:15 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
8:36:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
8:37:18 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:37:31 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:37:32 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 17, 2018.
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