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Legislative Day of April 27, 2018

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9:00:06 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:15 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Johnson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:28 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:32 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. 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 on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
9:02:09 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Curtis to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:29 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:10:34 A.M. H.R. 4 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4 — "To reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes."
9:10:56 A.M. H.R. 4 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:11:45 A.M. H.R. 4 Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Shuster, printed in Part A of House Report 115-650 consisting of amendments numbered 102, 103, 105, 106, 109, 111, 113 and 116.
9:11:52 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 839, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Shuster En bloc amendment No. 4.
9:13:08 A.M. H.R. 4 On agreeing to the Shuster amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:13:45 A.M. H.R. 4 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 104 printed in Part A of House Report 115-650 to allow for an arbitration process for those disputing their eligibility for assistance, or repayment of assistance, following a disaster.
9:14:05 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 839, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 104.
9:20:52 A.M. H.R. 4 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:21:05 A.M. H.R. 4 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 107 printed in Part A of House Report 115-650 to provide for reimbursement to state and local units of government for housing that produces cost-savings to comparable FEMA solutions.
9:21:22 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 839, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 107.
9:30:11 A.M. H.R. 4 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:32 A.M. H.R. 4 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 108 printed in Part A of House Report 115-650 to limit reductions in assistance for more than one building in a multi-structure educational, law enforcement, correctional, fire, or medical campus.
9:30:56 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 839, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 108.
9:34:56 A.M. H.R. 4 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:35:09 A.M. H.R. 4 An amendment, offered by Mr. Babin, numbered 110 printed in Part A of House Report 115-650 to prevent FEMA from recouping disaster relief funds that were previously certified by a FEMA Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) as eligible, reasonable and reimbursable. Requires confirmation of the TAC determination through an audit by the DHS Inspector General.
9:35:29 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 839, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Babin amendment No. 110.
9:42:07 A.M. H.R. 4 On agreeing to the Babin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:42:32 A.M. H.R. 4 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 112 printed in Part A of House Report 115-650 to strike Section 451 from the bill, which authorizes the Essential Air Service.
9:43:16 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 839, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 112.
9:54:57 A.M. H.R. 4 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
9:55:18 A.M. H.R. 4 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duncan (TN), numbered 114 printed in Part A of House Report 115-650 to establish a national standard for hiring motor carriers.
9:55:45 A.M. H.R. 4 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 839, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (TN) amendment No. 114.
10:05:30 A.M. H.R. 4 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duncan (TN) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
10:05:57 A.M. H.R. 4 Mr. Shuster moved that the committee rise.
10:06:12 A.M. H.R. 4 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
10:06:53 A.M. H.R. 4 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4 as unfinished business.
10:07:10 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
10:40:25 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 27.
10:40:27 A.M. H.R. 4 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4 — "To reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes."
10:40:37 A.M. H.R. 4 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11:08:04 A.M. H.R. 4 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 113 - 293 (Roll no. 162).
11:13:38 A.M. H.R. 4 On agreeing to the Duncan (TN) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 212 - 191 (Roll no. 163).
11:13:49 A.M. H.R. 4 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4.
11:14:40 A.M. H.R. 4 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:14:58 A.M. H.R. 4 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
11:15:49 A.M. H.R. 4 Ms. Velazquez moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
11:16:29 A.M. H.R. 4 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to require the federal government to cover 100% of the costs for natural disasters in connection with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the California Wildfires under the Stafford Act.
11:25:01 A.M. H.R. 4 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:31:43 A.M. H.R. 4 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 223 (Roll no. 164).
11:39:30 A.M. H.R. 4 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 393 - 13 (Roll no. 165).
11:39:32 A.M. H.R. 4 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:41:20 A.M. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION - Pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, Mr. Crowley was recognized to offer a privileged resolution.
11:45:22 A.M. H. Res. 856 QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE - Mr. Crowley rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Clerk reported the text of the resolution.
11:49:51 A.M. H. Res. 856 Mr. McCarthy moved to table the measure.
12:05:55 P.M. H. Res. 856 On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 - 171, 3 Present (Roll no. 166).
12:06:09 P.M. Mr. Rooney, Francis asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, April 27, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Agreed to without objection.
12:06:13 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:06:14 P.M. H.R. 4 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4.
12:07:57 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:27:48 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:59:32 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:59:44 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:59:45 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on May 1, 2018.
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