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Legislative Day of May 10, 2018

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9:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:06 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:18 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. Shimkus 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. Shimkus 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.
9:02:06 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Kustoff of TN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:11 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.
9:09:55 A.M. H.R. 3053 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 879. H.R. 3053 — "To amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, and for other purposes."
9:10:00 A.M. H.R. 3053 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3053. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3053 under a structured rule with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
9:10:39 A.M. H.R. 3053 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 879 and Rule XVIII.
9:10:40 A.M. H.R. 3053 The Speaker designated the Honorable Keith J. Rothfus to act as Chairman of the Committee.
9:11:10 A.M. H.R. 3053 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3053.
10:21:30 A.M. H.R. 3053 An amendment, offered by Mr. Keating, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-665 to require the Department of Energy to publish a financial statements summary in its annual Nuclear Waste Fund financial statement audit.
10:22:10 A.M. H.R. 3053 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment No. 1.
10:30:53 A.M. H.R. 3053 On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:31:14 A.M. H.R. 3053 An amendment, offered by Mr. Schneider, numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-665 to require a report on existing resources across the federal government that could assist communities struggling with the economic impact of a nuclear plant closure and housing spent nuclear fuel and assist communities in the decommissioning process with developing economic adjustment plans.
10:32:08 A.M. H.R. 3053 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider amendment No. 2.
10:40:15 A.M. H.R. 3053 On agreeing to the Schneider amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:40:35 A.M. H.R. 3053 An amendment, offered by Ms. Titus, numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-665 to strike the language of H.R. 3053 and insert language establishing a consent-based siting process for determining a permanent nuclear waste repository.
10:41:09 A.M. H.R. 3053 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 879, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus amendment No. 3.
11:17:04 A.M. H.R. 3053 On agreeing to the Titus amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 80 - 332 (Roll no. 178).
11:17:25 A.M. H.R. 3053 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3053.
11:18:20 A.M. H.R. 3053 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:18:43 A.M. H.R. 3053 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.
11:25:27 A.M. H.R. 3053 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 340 - 72 (Roll no. 179).
11:25:29 A.M. H.R. 3053 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:25:50 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of the Speaker's Approval of the Journal, which further proceedings were postponed earlier today.
11:32:45 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 207 - 179, 2 Present (Roll no. 180).
11:33:25 A.M. H. Res. 835 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
11:33:56 A.M. H. Res. 835 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), Amendment strikes all after the resolving clause and inserts complete new text.
11:34:56 A.M. H. Res. 835 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:35:56 A.M. H. Res. 835 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), Amendment strikes the preamble and inserts new text.
11:36:56 A.M. H. Res. 835 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
11:36:57 A.M. H. Res. 835 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
11:36:57 A.M. H. Res. 835 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:37:05 A.M. Commission on International Religious Freedom - Pursuant to section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6431) and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker reappointed Dr. Tenzin Dorjee, Fullerton, CA.
11:38:00 A.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:27:30 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:38:20 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency with respect to the Central African Republic is to continue in effect beyond May 12, 2018 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-123).
12:39:22 P.M. Mr. Dent asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. on May 11. Agreed to without objection.
12:39:31 P.M. Mr. Dent asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, May 11, 2018, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:39:32 P.M. Mr. Dent asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Appropriations have until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 to file privileged reports. Agreed to without objection.
12:40:42 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:49:46 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:49:53 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:49:54 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on May 11, 2018.
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