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Legislative Day of January 11, 2019

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9:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:33 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:35 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:39 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mrs. Craig to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:04 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by the direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:18:33 A.M. H.R. 266 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 28. H.R. 266 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes."
9:18:38 A.M. H.R. 266 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266 and H.R. 267. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides one hour of debate, orders the previous question, and allows one motion to commit on each bill. The rule waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of January 15, 2019, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
9:19:24 A.M. H.R. 266 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 266.
10:41:06 A.M. H.R. 266 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:41:33 A.M. H.R. 266 Mr. Calvert moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
10:42:04 A.M. H.R. 266 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Calvert 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 decrease the Bureau of Land Management, Management of Lands and Resources account by $6 million and increase the Wildland Fire Management account by a similar amount; and to increase the Forest Service, Forest and Rangeland Research account by $15 million, and decrease the Capital Improvement and Maintenance account by a similar amount.
10:48:21 A.M. H.R. 266 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:49:03 A.M. H.R. 266 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Calvert demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion to recommit with instructions until a time to be announced.
10:50:55 A.M. S. 24 Mr. Cummings moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 24 — "To provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations."
10:51:04 A.M. S. 24 Considered under suspension of the rules.
10:51:06 A.M. S. 24 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 24.
11:28:05 A.M. S. 24 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.
11:28:23 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to recommit H.R. 266 and on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
11:29:21 A.M. H.R. 266 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 266 — "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes."
11:54:59 A.M. H.R. 266 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 - 229 (Roll no. 26).
12:04:05 P.M. H.R. 266 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 179 (Roll no. 27).
12:04:07 P.M. H.R. 266 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:04:08 P.M. S. 24 Considered as unfinished business. S. 24 — "To provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations."
12:12:07 P.M. S. 24 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 7 (Roll no. 28).
12:12:08 P.M. S. 24 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:12:10 P.M. H.R. 221 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 221 — "To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes."
12:24:57 P.M. H.R. 221 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 1 (Roll no. 29).
12:24:58 P.M. H.R. 221 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:25:29 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Scalise for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
1:13:34 P.M. Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, January 11, 2019, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, January 14, 2019, for Morning-Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
1:14:09 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
1:27:57 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:22:32 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:22:45 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:22:46 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on January 14, 2019.
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