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Legislative Day of September 12, 2018

September 2018
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12:00:15 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:24 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:40 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.
12:25:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 12.
2:00:10 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:29 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:33 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Williams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:01:52 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:06:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 P.M. today.
2:30:45 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 12.
2:31:24 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:31:30 P.M. H.R. 6198 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6198 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, and for other purposes."
2:31:42 P.M. H.R. 6198 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:31:43 P.M. H.R. 6198 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6198.
2:46:16 P.M. H.R. 6198 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:46:18 P.M. H.R. 6198 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:47:00 P.M. H.R. 6720 Mr. Abraham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6720 — "To prohibit the slaugher of dogs and cats for human consumption, and for other purposes."
2:47:03 P.M. H.R. 6720 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:47:04 P.M. H.R. 6720 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6720.
2:55:46 P.M. H.R. 6720 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:55:47 P.M. H.R. 6720 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:57:02 P.M. H.R. 6690 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6690 — "To establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity under the Medicare program."
2:57:07 P.M. H.R. 6690 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:57:09 P.M. H.R. 6690 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6690.
3:09:39 P.M. H.R. 6690 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:09:41 P.M. H.R. 6690 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:10:05 P.M. H.R. 6662 Mr. Paulsen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6662 — "To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the special election period under part C of the Medicare program for certain deemed individuals enrolled in a reasonable cost reimbursement contract to certain nondeemed individuals enrolled in such contract."
3:10:06 P.M. H.R. 6662 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:10:09 P.M. H.R. 6662 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6662.
3:14:54 P.M. H.R. 6662 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:14:57 P.M. H.R. 6662 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:14:59 P.M. H.R. 6662 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:15:11 P.M. H.R. 6561 Mrs. Walorski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6561 — "To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to finalize certain proposed provisions relating to the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under the Medicare and Medicaid programs."
3:15:23 P.M. H.R. 6561 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:15:24 P.M. H.R. 6561 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6561.
3:21:08 P.M. H.R. 6561 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:21:11 P.M. H.R. 6561 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:21:13 P.M. H.R. 6561 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:21:14 P.M. H.R. 3635 Ms. Jenkins (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3635 — "To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to improve the process whereby medicare administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program, and for other purposes."
3:21:29 P.M. H.R. 3635 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:21:30 P.M. H.R. 3635 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3635.
3:30:11 P.M. H.R. 3635 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:30:20 P.M. H.R. 3635 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:30:33 P.M. H.R. 5059 Mr. Rothfus moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5059 — "To amend the Home Owners' Loan Act with respect to the registration and supervision of insurance savings and loan holding companies, and for other purposes."
3:30:46 P.M. H.R. 5059 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:30:47 P.M. H.R. 5059 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5059.
3:44:07 P.M. H.R. 5059 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:09 P.M. H.R. 5059 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:44:10 P.M. H.R. 6411 Mr. Rothfus moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6411 — "To amend the duties of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to ensure FinCEN works with Tribal law enforcement agencies, protects against all forms of terrorism, and focuses on virtual currencies."
3:44:20 P.M. H.R. 6411 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:44:21 P.M. H.R. 6411 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6411.
3:50:16 P.M. H.R. 6411 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
3:50:17 P.M. H.R. 6411 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:50 P.M. H.R. 3764 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3764 — "To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes."
3:51:58 P.M. H.R. 3764 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:51:59 P.M. H.R. 3764 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3764.
3:55:10 P.M. H.R. 3764 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:55:13 P.M. H.R. 3764 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:55:14 P.M. H.R. 5923 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5923 — "To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes."
3:55:47 P.M. H.R. 5923 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:49 P.M. H.R. 5923 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5923.
4:00:42 P.M. H.R. 5923 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.
4:01:10 P.M. H.R. 4824 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4824 — "To allow certain State permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural communities, and for other purposes."
4:01:17 P.M. H.R. 4824 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:01:19 P.M. H.R. 4824 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4824.
4:09:17 P.M. H.R. 4824 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:19 P.M. H.R. 4824 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:21 P.M. H.R. 4824 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
4:09:25 P.M. H.R. 2591 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2591 — "To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes."
4:09:40 P.M. H.R. 2591 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:09:42 P.M. H.R. 2591 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2591.
4:18:31 P.M. H.R. 2591 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:18:32 P.M. H.R. 2591 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:18:41 P.M. H.R. 2606 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2606 — "To amend the Act of August 4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes."
4:18:50 P.M. H.R. 2606 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:18:51 P.M. H.R. 2606 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2606.
4:27:04 P.M. H.R. 2606 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:27:07 P.M. H.R. 2606 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:27:14 P.M. H.R. 6287 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6287 — "To provide competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001."
4:27:23 P.M. H.R. 6287 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:27:24 P.M. H.R. 6287 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6287.
4:44:38 P.M. H.R. 6287 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:44:41 P.M. H.R. 6287 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:44:41 P.M. H.R. 3186 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3186 — "To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes."
4:44:51 P.M. H.R. 3186 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:44:52 P.M. H.R. 3186 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3186.
4:50:24 P.M. H.R. 3186 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.
4:50:54 P.M. AUTHORITY TO FILE CONFERENCE REPORTS - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that the managers on the part of the House have until midnight on Friday, September 14, 2018, to file conference reports. Agreed to without objection.
4:51:04 P.M. H.R. 5532 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5532 — "To redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and for other purposes."
4:51:14 P.M. H.R. 5532 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:51:15 P.M. H.R. 5532 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5532.
5:03:01 P.M. H.R. 5532 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:03:03 P.M. H.R. 5532 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:03:24 P.M. H.R. 660 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 660 — "To require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets."
5:03:32 P.M. H.R. 660 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:03:33 P.M. H.R. 660 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 660.
5:09:47 P.M. H.R. 660 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:09:49 P.M. H.R. 660 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:10:02 P.M. H.R. 4689 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4689 — "To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska."
5:10:09 P.M. H.R. 4689 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:10:10 P.M. H.R. 4689 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4689.
5:13:33 P.M. H.R. 4689 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.
5:14:35 P.M. S. 2497 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2497 — "To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, and for other purposes."
5:14:44 P.M. S. 2497 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:45 P.M. S. 2497 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2497.
5:45:00 P.M. S. 2497 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:45:02 P.M. S. 2497 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:45:18 P.M. H.R. 1911 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1911 — "To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes."
5:45:27 P.M. H.R. 1911 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:45:30 P.M. H.R. 1911 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1911.
6:05:45 P.M. H.R. 1911 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.
6:06:16 P.M. H. Res. 401 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 401 — "Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade."
6:06:41 P.M. H. Res. 401 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:06:43 P.M. H. Res. 401 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 401.
6:17:23 P.M. H. Res. 401 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:17:30 P.M. H. Res. 401 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
6:17:51 P.M. H.R. 6197 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6197 — "To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime, and for other purposes."
6:18:00 P.M. H.R. 6197 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:18:01 P.M. H.R. 6197 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6197.
6:31:00 P.M. H.R. 6197 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:31:01 P.M. H.R. 6197 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:31:13 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.
6:31:51 P.M. H.R. 5923 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5923 — "To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes."
6:57:21 P.M. H.R. 5923 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 - 3 (Roll no. 394).
6:57:22 P.M. H.R. 5923 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:58:53 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in the California wildfires.
7:01:47 P.M. H.R. 3186 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3186 — "To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes."
7:10:53 P.M. H.R. 3186 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 - 2 (Roll no. 395).
7:10:54 P.M. H.R. 3186 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:11:06 P.M. H.R. 4689 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4689 — "To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska."
7:20:53 P.M. H.R. 4689 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 - 1 (Roll no. 396).
7:20:54 P.M. H.R. 4689 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:21:09 P.M. H.R. 2926 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 2926, a bill originally introduced by Representative Meehan, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
7:22:16 P.M. Mr. Yoder filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 6776.
7:22:31 P.M. H.R. 5317 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5317 — "To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands."
7:22:42 P.M. H.R. 5317 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:22:55 P.M. H.R. 5317 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5317.
7:27:28 P.M. H.R. 5317 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:31 P.M. H.R. 5317 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:27:55 P.M. H.R. 6040 Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6040 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project."
7:28:02 P.M. H.R. 6040 Considered under suspension of the rules.
7:28:04 P.M. H.R. 6040 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6040.
7:35:00 P.M. H.R. 6040 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7:35:07 P.M. H.R. 6040 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:35:18 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:37:23 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 46. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5895.
7:37:24 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House continued one minute speeches.
7:52:58 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the declaration of a national emergency with respect to the threat of foreign interference in United States elections. - referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, House Administration, and Intelligence and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-152).
7:55:35 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:10:09 P.M. Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1059.
8:11:59 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed Special Order speeches.
8:34:27 P.M. Mr. Estes (KS) moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:34:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:34:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 13, 2018.
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