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Legislative Day of February 13, 2018

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12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:16 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:01:00 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.
12:09:55 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:20 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
2:00:22 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:14 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:16 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Schneider to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:47 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:08:06 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 Deputy Clerk notifed the House that he received a sealed envelope from the White House on February 9, 2018 at 10:19 a.m., said to contain a message from the President whereby he submits a notice continuing the national emergency with respect to Libya.
2:08:09 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect of Libya is in effect beyond February 25, 2018. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-93).
2:10:33 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 Deputy Clerk notified the House that he received a sealed envelope from the White House on February 9, 2018 at 10:20 a.m., said to contain a message from the President whereby he submitted designations under the Balanced and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
2:10:43 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notice designating as emergency requirements all funding (including the transfer of funds) pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency deficit Control Act of 1985 - referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-94).
2:10:56 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 sealed envelope from the White House on February 12, 2018, at 3:28 p.m., and said to contain a message from the President on his Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, Efficient, Effective, Accountable- An American Budget.
2:16:31 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting hard copy volumes of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. - referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-88).
2:20:32 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 P.M. today.
3:30:57 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
3:31:02 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:31:20 P.M. H.R. 4533 Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4533 — "To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the "Lexington VA Health Care System" and to make certain other designations."
3:31:29 P.M. H.R. 4533 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:31:30 P.M. H.R. 4533 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4533.
3:46:04 P.M. H.R. 4533 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.
3:47:16 P.M. H.R. 3542 Mr. Wilson (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3542 — "To impose sanctions against Hamas for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes."
3:47:26 P.M. H.R. 3542 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:47:27 P.M. H.R. 3542 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3542.
4:06:19 P.M. H.R. 3542 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.
4:06:27 P.M. H. Res. 129 Mr. Wilson (SC) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 129 — "Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States."
4:06:39 P.M. H. Res. 129 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:06:40 P.M. H. Res. 129 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 129.
4:28:55 P.M. H. Res. 129 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.
4:30:28 P.M. H.R. 4675 Mr. Marshall moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4675 — "To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide for a low-dose radiation basic research program."
4:30:39 P.M. H.R. 4675 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:30:40 P.M. H.R. 4675 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4675.
4:42:38 P.M. H.R. 4675 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:40 P.M. H.R. 4675 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:14 P.M. H.R. 4377 Mr. Hultgren moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4377 — "To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out an upgrade to research equipment and construct research user facilities, and for other purposes."
4:43:24 P.M. H.R. 4377 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:43:26 P.M. H.R. 4377 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4377.
4:56:42 P.M. H.R. 4377 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:56:44 P.M. H.R. 4377 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:56:46 P.M. H.R. 4377 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:57:10 P.M. H.R. 4378 Mr. Weber (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4378 — "To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out the construction of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, and for other purposes."
4:57:18 P.M. H.R. 4378 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:57:19 P.M. H.R. 4378 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4378.
5:09:22 P.M. H.R. 4378 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:09:24 P.M. H.R. 4378 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:10:05 P.M. H.R. 4376 Mr. Weber (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4376 — "To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out certain upgrades to research equipment and the construction of a research user facility, and for other purposes."
5:10:24 P.M. H.R. 4376 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:10:25 P.M. H.R. 4376 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4376.
5:20:04 P.M. H.R. 4376 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:06 P.M. H.R. 4376 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:43 P.M. H.R. 3397 Mr. Knight moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3397 — "To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood."
5:20:54 P.M. H.R. 3397 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:20:56 P.M. H.R. 3397 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3397.
5:37:42 P.M. H.R. 3397 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:37:44 P.M. H.R. 3397 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:16 P.M. H.R. 4979 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4979 — "To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program."
5:38:37 P.M. H.R. 4979 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:38:39 P.M. H.R. 4979 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4979.
6:00:10 P.M. H.R. 4979 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.
6:01:15 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 sealed envelope from the White House on February 12, 2018, at 3:28 p.m., and said to contain a message from the President on his framework for rebuilding infrastructure in America.
6:03:49 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a message containing the framework for rebuilding infrastructure in America - referred to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans' Affairs, and Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-95).
6:03:50 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.
6:30:07 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
6:30:09 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on motions to suspend the rules, which were debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:06 P.M. H.R. 4533 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4533 — "To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the "Lexington VA Health Care System" and to make certain other designations."
6:55:46 P.M. H.R. 4533 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. 70).
6:55:47 P.M. H.R. 4533 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:55:57 P.M. H.R. 4979 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4979 — "To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program."
7:05:00 P.M. H.R. 4979 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 2 (Roll no. 71).
7:05:01 P.M. H.R. 4979 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:05:23 P.M. Mr. Burgess filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 736.
7:07:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:30:57 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:02:43 P.M. Mr. Walden moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:02:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:02:56 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 2018.
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