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Legislative Day of May 15, 2018

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12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:14 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David Kustoff to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:36 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.
12:12:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:08 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.
2:00:20 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:26 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:27 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Banks of IN to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:09:25 P.M. ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Dent, the whole number of the House is 428.
2:10:09 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 May 14, 2018 at 10:28 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 931 amended.
2:10:10 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 House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 15, 2018 at 11:43 a.m. stating that that body had made an appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
2:10:37 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:45 P.M. today.
3:52:56 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.
3:53:07 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:53:26 P.M. H.R. 613 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 613 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to require that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional institution provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes."
3:53:42 P.M. H.R. 613 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:53:53 P.M. H.R. 613 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 613.
4:12:22 P.M. H.R. 613 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.
4:12:47 P.M. H. Res. 285 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 285 — "Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve."
4:12:59 P.M. H. Res. 285 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:13:07 P.M. H. Res. 285 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 285.
4:36:08 P.M. H. Res. 285 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.
4:36:37 P.M. H.R. 4854 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4854 — "To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors, and for other purposes."
4:36:47 P.M. H.R. 4854 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:36:58 P.M. H.R. 4854 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4854.
4:53:11 P.M. H.R. 4854 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.
4:54:01 P.M. H.R. 5242 Mr. Rokita moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5242 — "To require the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to conduct a survey of all public schools to determine the number of school resource officers at such schools."
4:54:11 P.M. H.R. 5242 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:54:13 P.M. H.R. 5242 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5242.
5:06:33 P.M. H.R. 5242 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:06:34 P.M. H.R. 5242 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:07:46 P.M. H.R. 4895 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4895 — "To establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes."
5:07:57 P.M. H.R. 4895 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:07:59 P.M. H.R. 4895 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4895.
5:17:13 P.M. H.R. 4895 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:17:15 P.M. H.R. 4895 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:17:17 P.M. H.R. 4895 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:17:32 P.M. S. 35 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 35 — "To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes."
5:17:40 P.M. S. 35 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:42 P.M. S. 35 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 35.
5:24:11 P.M. S. 35 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.
5:24:50 P.M. S. 1285 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1285 — "To allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands."
5:25:00 P.M. S. 1285 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:25:03 P.M. S. 1285 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1285.
5:29:48 P.M. S. 1285 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:50 P.M. S. 1285 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:17 P.M. H.R. 1417 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1417 — "To amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms, and for other purposes."
5:30:31 P.M. H.R. 1417 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:34 P.M. H.R. 1417 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1417.
5:37:43 P.M. H.R. 1417 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:37:44 P.M. H.R. 1417 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:37:56 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:35 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.
6:30:40 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:19 P.M. H.R. 613 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 613 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to require that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional institution provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes."
6:55:53 P.M. H.R. 613 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 - 0 (Roll no. 181).
6:55:54 P.M. H.R. 613 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:56:13 P.M. H.R. 4854 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4854 — "To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors, and for other purposes."
7:03:51 P.M. H.R. 4854 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 - 1 (Roll no. 182).
7:03:52 P.M. H.R. 4854 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:03 P.M. H. Res. 285 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 285 — "Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve."
7:10:59 P.M. H. Res. 285 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 - 2 (Roll no. 183).
7:11:03 P.M. H. Res. 285 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:42 P.M. H.R. 1017 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1017, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:20 P.M. H.R. 1960 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Johnson (GA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1960, a bill originally introduced by Representative Slaughter of New York, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:12:47 P.M. H.R. 5505 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 5505, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:13:03 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:18:00 P.M. Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 891.
8:19:01 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:20:54 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:20:55 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:20:56 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 16, 2018.
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