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Legislative Day of February 27, 2018

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10:00:12 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:26 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Paul Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:35 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 11:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.
10:49:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
11:00:04 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 27.
11:00:18 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Chaplain Robert Vick, American Legion National Chaplain, New Port Richey, FL.
11:02:02 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
11:02:03 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Gianforte to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
11:02:22 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.
11:18:12 A.M. Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Agreed to without objection.
11:18:14 A.M. Mr. Collins (GA) asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Thursday, March 1, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
11:18:47 A.M. H. Res. 748 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 748 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1865) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes."
11:20:06 A.M. H. Res. 748 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 748.
11:47:20 A.M. H. Res. 748 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 748, 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 ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
11:48:01 A.M. H. Res. 747 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 747 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4296) to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4607) to amend the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 to ensure that Federal financial regulators perform a comprehensive review of regulations to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on covered persons, and for other purposes."
11:50:26 A.M. H. Res. 747 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 747.
12:27:02 P.M. H. Res. 747 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 747, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until later in the legislative day.
12:28:15 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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on February 27, 2018 at 9:24 a.m.: That the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 103 and H. Con. Res. 104.
12:28:26 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
1:07:29 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 27.
1:07:34 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION - Mr. Thompson (CA) was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification.
1:08:00 P.M. A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Thompson (CA) was recognized to be heard on the question of whether his resolution constituted a point of privilege. Subsequently, the Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a point of privilege.
1:12:10 P.M. Mr. Thompson (CA) appealed the ruling of the Chair.
1:13:09 P.M. Mr. Burgess moved to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair.
1:38:14 P.M. On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 184 (Roll no. 83).
1:38:51 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on ordering the previous question and adoption of H. Res. 747 and H. Res. 748, both of which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
1:39:05 P.M. H. Res. 748 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 748 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1865) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes."
1:46:26 P.M. H. Res. 748 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 184 (Roll no. 84).
1:53:20 P.M. H. Res. 748 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 - 175 (Roll no. 85).
1:53:22 P.M. H. Res. 748 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:53:28 P.M. H. Res. 747 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 747 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4296) to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4607) to amend the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 to ensure that Federal financial regulators perform a comprehensive review of regulations to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on covered persons, and for other purposes."
2:00:18 P.M. H. Res. 747 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 185 (Roll no. 86).
2:06:40 P.M. H. Res. 747 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 177 (Roll no. 87).
2:06:42 P.M. H. Res. 747 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:06:55 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:06:58 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 106 — "Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the members of the Office of Strategic Services."
2:08:14 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
2:08:16 P.M. H. Con. Res. 106 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:09:06 P.M. H.R. 1865 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 748. H.R. 1865 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes."
2:09:11 P.M. H.R. 1865 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1865. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1865 under a structured rule with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary printed in the bill. The rule also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
2:09:27 P.M. H.R. 1865 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 748 and Rule XVIII.
2:09:28 P.M. H.R. 1865 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:10:09 P.M. H.R. 1865 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1865.
3:06:54 P.M. H.R. 1865 An amendment, offered by Mr. Goodlatte, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-583 to make technical changes to the bill, add 'attempt' language that had been inadvertently omitted, clarify that only sex trafficking victims may recover restitution, and permit the existing affirmative defense to be raised in cases where a defendant is being prosecuted under subsection 2421A(b)(1).
3:08:15 P.M. H.R. 1865 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 748, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
3:10:25 P.M. H.R. 1865 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:43 P.M. H.R. 1865 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Walters, Mimi, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-583 to allow enforcement of criminal and civil sex trafficking laws against websites that knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking.
3:11:20 P.M. H.R. 1865 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 748, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mrs. Mimi Walters (CA) amendment No. 2.
3:23:00 P.M. H.R. 1865 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mimi Walters amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Lofgren demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:23:27 P.M. H.R. 1865 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-583 to request a GAO study of: (1) civil damages claimed and awarded in civil actions where the claimant alleges the defendant promoted or facilitated the prostitution of five or more people, or acted in reckless disregard of the fact that their conduct contributed to sex trafficking, filed pursuant to 18 USC 2421A(c); and (2) mandatory restitution requested and orders imposed by courts where a defendant is convicted of using or operating a facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce with intent to promote or facilitate the prostitution of another, promoted or facilitated the prostitution of five or more people, or acted in reckless disregard of the fact that their conduct contributed to sex trafficking, pursuant to 18 USC 2421A(d).
3:23:32 P.M. H.R. 1865 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 748, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3.
3:33:12 P.M. H.R. 1865 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:22 P.M. H.R. 1865 Mrs. Roby moved that the Committee rise.
3:33:33 P.M. H.R. 1865 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:33:42 P.M. H.R. 1865 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1865 as unfinished business.
3:34:41 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:35:55 P.M. H.R. 5078 Mr. Hill moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5078 — "To amend the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures, and for other purposes."
3:36:02 P.M. H.R. 5078 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:36:03 P.M. H.R. 5078 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5078.
3:50:43 P.M. H.R. 5078 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:50:45 P.M. H.R. 5078 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:52 P.M. H.R. 4296 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 747. H.R. 4296 — "To place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency."
3:51:57 P.M. H.R. 4296 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4296 and H.R. 4607. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4296 and H.R. 4607 under closed rules with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services for each measure.
3:53:41 P.M. H.R. 4296 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4296.
4:53:49 P.M. H.R. 4296 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:54:23 P.M. H.R. 4296 Ms. Waters, Maxine moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Financial Services.
4:54:46 P.M. H.R. 4296 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters(CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption to the underlying bill for any global systematically important bank holding company or subsidiary that has engaged in a pattern or practice of unsafe or unsound banking practices related to consumer harm.
5:02:22 P.M. H.R. 4296 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:30:00 P.M. H.R. 4296 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 185 - 228 (Roll no. 88).
5:38:52 P.M. H.R. 4296 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 245 - 169 (Roll no. 89).
5:38:53 P.M. H.R. 4296 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:38:57 P.M. H.R. 1865 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1865 — "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes."
5:39:07 P.M. H.R. 1865 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:39:11 P.M. H.R. 1865 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.
5:47:19 P.M. H.R. 1865 On agreeing to the Walters, Mimi amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 308 - 107 (Roll no. 90).
5:47:50 P.M. H.R. 1865 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1865.
5:48:00 P.M. H.R. 1865 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:48:26 P.M. H.R. 1865 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6:00:15 P.M. H.R. 1865 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 388 - 25 (Roll no. 91).
6:00:16 P.M. H.R. 1865 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:00:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:26:40 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:02:07 P.M. Mr. Green, Al moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:02:22 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:02:23 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on March 1, 2018.
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