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Legislative Day of January 16, 2019

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10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Albio Sires to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:39 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
11:21:16 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 16.
12:00:07 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:23 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:25 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Banks to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.
12:31:29 P.M. H. Res. 46 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 46 — "Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
12:31:56 P.M. H. Res. 46 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:32:00 P.M. H. Res. 46 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:32:03 P.M. H. Res. 43 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 43 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 268) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules."
12:35:01 P.M. H. Res. 43 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 43.
1:56:35 P.M. H. Res. 43 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 194 (Roll no. 34).
2:04:19 P.M. H. Res. 43 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 193 (Roll no. 35).
2:04:21 P.M. H. Res. 43 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:04:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2:04:48 P.M. H.R. 190 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 190 — "To amend the Small Business Act to eliminate the inclusion of option years in the award price for sole source contracts, and for other purposes."
2:13:31 P.M. H.R. 190 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 6 (Roll no. 36).
2:13:32 P.M. H.R. 190 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:14:43 P.M. H.R. 268 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 43. H.R. 268 — "Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes."
2:14:48 P.M. H.R. 268 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 268 with 1 hour of general debate. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to resolutions reported from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of January 23, 2019, making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
2:16:29 P.M. H.R. 268 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 43 and Rule XVIII.
2:16:30 P.M. H.R. 268 The Speaker designated the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
2:18:35 P.M. H.R. 268 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 268.
3:16:52 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Bishop (GA), numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to increase emergency assistance funding to agricultural producers who suffered losses from hurricanes, wildfires and other agricultural related losses in 2018.
3:17:22 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (GA) amendment No. 1.
3:25:32 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Bishop (GA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:25:57 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. McGovern, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to state that none of the funds in this bill for the Army Corps of Engineers or Department of Homeland Security may be used to plan, develop, or construct the border wall.
3:26:10 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McGovern amendment No. 2.
3:33:35 P.M. H.R. 268 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McGovern amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Granger demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the McGovern amendment until a time to be announced.
3:34:11 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rice (SC), numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to remove the prohibition on the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's ability to waive requirements related to the environment.
3:34:25 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rice (SC) amendment No. 3.
3:42:50 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Rice (SC) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:43:10 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to provide $5 million to conduct an independent study, including a survey of participants, on the impact of the additional benefits provided through disaster nutrition assistance on the food insecurity, health status, and well-being of program participants.
3:43:20 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment No. 4.
3:47:11 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:47:34 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Ms. Velazquez, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to provide $25 million for Caño Martín Peña channel ecosystem restoration.
3:47:37 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment No. 5.
3:56:07 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:56:34 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Stewart, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to provide increased funding for hazardous fuels management activities to increase the resiliency of federal forests, to protect against catastrophic wildfires and reduce the amount of damage caused by such fires.
3:56:38 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stewart amendment No. 6.
4:00:21 P.M. H.R. 268 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stewart amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Stewart demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the Stewart amendment until a time to be announced.
4:00:48 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thompson (CA), numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to clarify that winegrape growers whose crops were tainted by smoke from a 2018 wildfire are eligible for assistance under this Act, even if the damage is discovered after the grapes have been removed from the vine.
4:00:51 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) amendment No. 7.
4:03:24 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Thompson (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:03:40 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Thompson (CA), numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to increase funding by $50 million for the Community Development Fund to help address unmet infrastructure needs for grantees that received allocations for disasters that occurred in 2017.
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) amendment No. 8.
4:09:16 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Thompson (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:09:36 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Graves (LA), numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to extend eligibility to Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA projects, but ensure they do not receive funding in excess of the amount at which they are authorized.
4:10:02 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Graves (LA) amendment No. 9.
4:16:42 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:17:08 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Richmond, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to clarify that the process for addressing duplication of benefits should be handled in accordance with current law.
4:17:11 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richmond amendment No. 10.
4:22:27 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Richmond amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:22:46 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to increase the funding for USFS State and Private Forestry account, with the goals of helping state and private forest managers recover from the catastrophic fires of 2018 and helping these land managers prepare for the next fire season.
4:22:54 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 11.
4:31:00 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:31:40 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to restrict DHS funding from being used for the construction or expansion of immigration detention facilities.
4:31:44 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 12.
4:41:22 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:41:49 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sablan, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to increase the funding for the Northern Marianas Medicaid program by $16 million to help the islands in recovery from Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu.
4:42:00 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sablan amendment No. 13.
4:46:57 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Sablan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:47:20 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Mr. Sablan, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to increase funding for the Marianas food stamps block grant by $15 million to cover the cost of households, not previously eligible for aid, who remain in need of assistance because of continuing income loss after Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu.
4:47:23 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sablan amendment No. 14.
4:51:05 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Sablan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:51:50 P.M. H.R. 268 An amendment, offered by Miss Gonzalez-Colon (PR), numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 116-2 to increase the amount of nutritional assistance appropriated in Sec. 101 by $5 million.
4:51:54 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 43, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gonzalez-Colon amendment No. 15.
4:54:15 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:54:35 P.M. H.R. 268 VACATED PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Stewart asked unanimous consent to vacate the proceedings on Stewart amendment No. 6 in Part B of House Report 116-2, which was postponed, to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
4:54:54 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the Stewart amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:27:48 P.M. H.R. 268 On agreeing to the McGovern amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 197 (Roll no. 37).
5:27:56 P.M. H.R. 268 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 268.
5:28:45 P.M. H.R. 268 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5:28:54 P.M. H.R. 268 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:30:43 P.M. H.R. 268 Mr. Dunn moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
5:31:39 P.M. H.R. 268 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dunn 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 strike title XII - Further Continuing Appropriations from the bill.
5:38:43 P.M. H.R. 268 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:48:48 P.M. H.R. 268 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 231 (Roll no. 38).
5:55:48 P.M. H.R. 268 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 187 (Roll no. 39).
5:55:50 P.M. H.R. 268 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:56:03 P.M. Ms. Scanlon filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 52.
5:56:45 P.M. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification stating that the national emergency declared with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process is to continue in effect beyond January 23, 2019 - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116-7).
5:59:58 P.M. PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION - Mr. Rush was recognized to offer a privileged resolution subsequent to the foregoing notification of January 14, 2019. The Clerk reported the privileged resolution.
6:07:27 P.M. H. Res. 53 Mr. Hoyer moved to refer to Ethics.
6:08:27 P.M. H. Res. 53 The previous question on the motion to refer was ordered without objection.
6:08:42 P.M. H. Res. 53 On motion to refer Agreed to by voice vote.
6:08:43 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:10:44 P.M. Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on January 17. Agreed to without objection.
6:10:55 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
6:29:12 P.M. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - Pursuant to clause 11 of rule X, clause 11 of rule I, and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Himes, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Speier, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Heck, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mrs. Demings and Mr. Krishnamoorthi.
6:30:06 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
7:12:19 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 251 amended.
7:12:41 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order speeches.
7:42:10 P.M. Mr. Grothman moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:42:16 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:17 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 17, 2019.
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