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Legislative Day of January 17, 2018

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10:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David G. Valadao to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:26 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.
10:42:31 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
12:00:21 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:55 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. Fitzpatrick 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. Fitzpatrick objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
12:02:28 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Bonamici to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:03 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.
12:25:35 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 had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 17, 2018, at 11:20 a.m.: Appointment: Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.
12:26:06 P.M. H. Res. 693 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 693 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3326) to increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2954) to amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to specify which depository institutions are subject to the maintenance of records and disclosure requirements of such Act, and for other purposes."
12:29:25 P.M. H. Res. 693 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 693.
1:36:51 P.M. H. Res. 693 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 187 (Roll no. 20).
1:46:24 P.M. H. Res. 693 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 188 (Roll no. 21).
1:46:26 P.M. H. Res. 693 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:46:30 P.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.
1:46:36 P.M. H.R. 4258 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
1:56:01 P.M. H.R. 4258 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 5 (Roll no. 22).
1:56:02 P.M. H.R. 4258 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:56:09 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency declared with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process is to continue in effect beyond January 23, 2018 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-90).
1:58:12 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
1:58:24 P.M. H.R. 3445 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3445 — "To enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of programs under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and for other purposes."
1:58:40 P.M. H.R. 3445 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:58:41 P.M. H.R. 3445 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3445.
2:20:18 P.M. H.R. 3445 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:20:27 P.M. H.R. 3445 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:20:40 P.M. H.R. 3776 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3776 — "To support United States international cyber diplomacy, and for other purposes."
2:20:51 P.M. H.R. 3776 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:20:53 P.M. H.R. 3776 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3776.
2:36:33 P.M. H.R. 3776 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:36 P.M. H.R. 3776 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:36:47 P.M. H.R. 1660 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1660 — "To direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency."
2:36:55 P.M. H.R. 1660 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:36:56 P.M. H.R. 1660 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1660.
2:45:31 P.M. H.R. 1660 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.
2:46:46 P.M. H.R. 3326 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 693. H.R. 3326 — "To increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank."
2:46:51 P.M. H.R. 3326 The rule provides for one hour of general debate on both measures. Only those amendments printed in Part A of the report shall be considered for H.R. 3326. The amendment printed in Part B of the report, relating to H.R. 2954, shall be considered as adopted. The rule allows for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both measures.
2:49:01 P.M. H.R. 3326 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 693 and Rule XVIII.
2:49:02 P.M. H.R. 3326 The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:50:25 P.M. H.R. 3326 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3326.
3:58:06 P.M. H.R. 3326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Norman, numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 115-518 to modify a Treasury reporting requirement to ensure that the World Bank is promoting reduction of government barriers to entrepreneurship as an important component of poverty reduction.
3:58:28 P.M. H.R. 3326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norman amendment No. 1.
4:03:58 P.M. H.R. 3326 On agreeing to the Norman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:04:13 P.M. H.R. 3326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 115-518 to require a report on steps taken by the World Bank to ensure G-5 visa holders employed by World Bank diplomats and staff are informed of the protections afforded to them pursuant to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
4:05:05 P.M. H.R. 3326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 2.
4:10:34 P.M. H.R. 3326 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
4:11:00 P.M. H.R. 3326 An amendment, offered by Mr. Barr, numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 115-518 to make U.S. opposition to IDA assistance for a foreign government mandatory if the government knowingly fails to enforce UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea.
4:11:53 P.M. H.R. 3326 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr amendment No. 3.
4:22:22 P.M. H.R. 3326 On agreeing to the Barr amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:33 P.M. H.R. 3326 Mr. Hensarling moved that the Committee rise.
4:22:48 P.M. H.R. 3326 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:23:02 P.M. H.R. 3326 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3326 as unfinished business.
4:23:36 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
5:02:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
5:02:12 P.M. H.R. 3326 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3326 — "To increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank."
5:02:32 P.M. H.R. 3326 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:02:33 P.M. H.R. 3326 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:27:53 P.M. H.R. 3326 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 420 - 0 (Roll no. 23).
5:28:15 P.M. H.R. 3326 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3326.
5:29:25 P.M. H.R. 3326 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:29:57 P.M. H.R. 3326 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.
5:38:20 P.M. H.R. 3326 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 184 (Roll no. 24).
5:38:21 P.M. H.R. 3326 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:30 P.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.
5:38:35 P.M. H.R. 4279 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
5:45:47 P.M. H.R. 4279 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 - 2 (Roll no. 25).
5:45:48 P.M. H.R. 4279 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:57 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.
5:53:40 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 185, 1 Present (Roll no. 26).
5:57:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:14:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:06:08 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:57:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 17.
9:57:00 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 696.
9:58:00 P.M. Mr. Cole moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:58:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:58:04 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on January 18, 2018.
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