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Legislative Day of February 06, 2018

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9:00:08 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:15 A.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in honor of those who have been killed or wounded in service to our country and all those who serve and their families.
9:00:43 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.
9:15:04 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.
10:00:19 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
10:00:20 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. Poe (TX) 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. Poe (TX) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
10:01:53 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Costello of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
10:02:45 A.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.
10:12:35 A.M. H. Res. 725 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 725 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 772) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1153) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4771) to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
10:15:15 A.M. H. Res. 725 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 725.
10:49:56 A.M. H. Res. 725 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 725, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
10:54:08 A.M. H. Res. 726 QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution and the Chair determined that the resolution did constitute a question of the privileges of the House.
10:54:10 A.M. H. Res. 726 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 726 — "Raising a question of the privileges of the House."
10:54:27 A.M. H. Res. 726 Mr. Buck moved to table the measure.
11:27:27 A.M. H. Res. 726 On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 187 (Roll no. 53).
11:27:40 A.M. H. Res. 725 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 725 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 772) to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1153) to amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4771) to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
11:35:28 A.M. H. Res. 725 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 188 (Roll no. 54).
11:42:03 A.M. H. Res. 725 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 - 186 (Roll no. 55).
11:42:06 A.M. H. Res. 725 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:42:43 A.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
11:43:26 A.M. H.R. 4924 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4924 — "To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including protections against sexual harassment, and for other purposes."
11:43:36 A.M. H.R. 4924 Considered under suspension of the rules.
11:43:37 A.M. H.R. 4924 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4924.
12:30:18 P.M. H.R. 4924 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12:30:19 P.M. H.R. 4924 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:30:33 P.M. H. Res. 724 Mr. Harper moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 724 — "Requiring each employing office of the House of Representatives to adopt an anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy for the office's workplace, establishing the Office of Employee Advocacy to provide legal assistance and consultation to employees of the House regarding procedures and proceedings under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, and for other purposes."
12:30:43 P.M. H. Res. 724 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:30:44 P.M. H. Res. 724 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 724.
12:33:45 P.M. H. Res. 724 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
12:33:50 P.M. H. Res. 724 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:34:27 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
12:34:27 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 102 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass."
12:34:52 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:34:53 P.M. H. Con. Res. 102 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:41:18 P.M. H.R. 772 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 725. H.R. 772 — "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A."
12:41:23 P.M. H.R. 772 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution also waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of February 9, 2018. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of February 8, 2018 or February 9, 2018 for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules.
12:43:03 P.M. H.R. 772 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 772.
1:30:33 P.M. H.R. 772 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:31:24 P.M. H.R. 772 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 772, the Chair put the question on passage of the measure, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Schakowsky demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
1:31:58 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:08:19 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 6.
3:08:26 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 727.
3:09:11 P.M. H. Res. 727 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 727 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1892) to amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty."
3:10:29 P.M. H. Res. 727 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 727.
4:11:23 P.M. H. Res. 727 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 727, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Slaughter demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
4:11:49 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on passage of H.R. 772, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:12:02 P.M. H.R. 772 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 772 — "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and to amend the authority to bring proceedings under section 403A."
4:37:54 P.M. H.R. 772 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 266 - 157, 1 Present (Roll no. 56).
4:37:56 P.M. H.R. 772 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:39:56 P.M. QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Pursuant to rule IX, Ms. Pelosi was recognized to present a resolution raising a question of the privileges of the House. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution, and the Chair subsequently ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
4:48:08 P.M. Ms. Pelosi moved to appeal the ruling of the Chair.
4:48:20 P.M. Mr. McCarthy moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
5:04:58 P.M. On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 190 (Roll no. 57).
5:05:00 P.M. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:05:05 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 727, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
5:05:11 P.M. H. Res. 727 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 727 — "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1892) to amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty."
5:12:35 P.M. H. Res. 727 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 189 (Roll no. 58).
5:19:14 P.M. H. Res. 727 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 188 (Roll no. 59).
5:19:15 P.M. H. Res. 727 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:21:25 P.M. H.R. 1892 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 727, Mr. Frelinghuysen brought up H.R. 1892 and offered a motion.
5:21:35 P.M. H.R. 1892 Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
5:22:00 P.M. H.R. 1892 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 727, the House proceeded with 1 hour of debate on the motion that the House agree in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1892 with an amendment.
6:31:08 P.M. H.R. 1892 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:56:18 P.M. H.R. 1892 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 182 (Roll no. 60).
6:56:20 P.M. H.R. 1892 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:56:24 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 219, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:56:30 P.M. H.R. 219 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 219 — "To correct the Swan Lake hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide for the conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the corrected survey boundary to the State of Alaska."
6:57:12 P.M. H.R. 219 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:57:15 P.M. H.R. 219 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:57:33 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.
6:57:45 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
6:57:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent to consider as introduced.
6:57:54 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 104 — "Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1892."
6:58:08 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
6:58:10 P.M. H. Con. Res. 104 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:30 P.M. Mr. Frelinghuysen asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on February 7. Agreed to without objection.
7:03:54 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:20:53 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:40:56 P.M. Ms. Tenney moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:40:58 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:40:59 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 7, 2018.
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