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Legislative Day of February 08, 2019

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9:00:26 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:30 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:57 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:02:00 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Harder of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:10 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.
9:14:54 A.M. H.R. 840 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 840 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs."
9:15:11 A.M. H.R. 840 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:16:49 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sherrill, numbered 12 printed in House Report 116-6 to require the Secretary to provide public notification on VA.gov to ensure veterans are aware of the expanded, cost-free child care services within this Act, and to perform outreach to inform eligible veterans.
9:16:52 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherrill amendment No. 12.
9:23:40 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Sherrill amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:23:56 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 13 printed in House Report 116-6 to require annual reports on participation in this program and biannual reports on any other child care related barriers that remain for veterans seeking care at VA medical facilities.
9:24:10 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 13.
9:29:40 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:30:03 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Ms. Kuster (NH), numbered 14 printed in House Report 116-6 to require the Secretary to establish criteria for furnishing child care assistance to eligible veterans that accounts for unusual or excessive access burdens, such as excessive driving distance, geographic challenges, and other environmental factors.
9:30:05 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster amendment No. 14.
9:36:07 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Kuster (NH) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:36:49 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Mr. Delgado, numbered 15 printed in House Report 116-6 to add extended day programs to the child care services that can receive stipends.
9:36:52 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delgado amendment No. 15.
9:41:52 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Delgado amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:42:10 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Mr. Delgado, numbered 16 printed in House Report 116-6 to include under definitions in the Health Care Services, Emergency Mental Health Care Services, which provide immediate assistance to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
9:42:21 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delgado amendment No. 16.
9:46:28 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Delgado amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:46:58 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Mr. Golden, numbered 17 printed in House Report 116-6 to expand the scope of services under which a veteran would qualify for free child care to include health care services provided as part of readjustment counseling.
9:47:00 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Golden amendment No. 17.
9:52:11 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Golden amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:52:34 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Mr. Golden, numbered 18 printed in House Report 116-6 to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit a report to Congress regarding the accessibility and effectiveness of the program for eligible individuals who reside in rural and highly rural areas.
9:52:41 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Golden amendment No. 18.
9:57:21 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Golden amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:57:47 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sherrill, numbered 19 printed in House Report 116-6 to state that child care providers may not provide child care under the bill if they employ an individual who has been convicted of a sex crime, an offense involving a child victim, a violent crime, a drug felony, or other offense the Secretary deems appropriate.
9:57:50 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherrill amendment No. 19.
10:04:09 A.M. H.R. 840 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sherrill amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Sherrill demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
10:04:32 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Ms. Sherrill, numbered 20 printed in House Report 116-6 to amend the bill to specifically include Military Sexual Trauma counseling and care services under section 1720D of title 38 in the definition of covered health care services.
10:04:36 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sherrill amendment No. 20.
10:09:29 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Sherrill amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:09:49 A.M. H.R. 840 An amendment, offered by Ms. Slotkin, numbered 21 printed in House Report 116-6 to provide authority for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to consult with the Secretary of Defense in implementing the bill.
10:09:54 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 105, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slotkin amendment No. 21.
10:15:12 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Slotkin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:44:36 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Bergman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 172 - 246 (Roll no. 72).
10:45:38 A.M. H.R. 840 MOMENT OF SILENCE - Mr. Hoyer addressed the Committee and led a moment of silence in memory of the life and legacy of the Honorable John Dingell.
11:06:23 A.M. H.R. 840 On agreeing to the Sherrill amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 401 - 19 (Roll no. 73).
11:06:44 A.M. H.R. 840 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 840.
11:07:59 A.M. H.R. 840 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11:08:14 A.M. H.R. 840 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.
11:09:51 A.M. H.R. 840 Mr. Barr moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
11:10:07 A.M. H.R. 840 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barr 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 add a subsection to section 2 pertaining to additional requirements for child care providers.
11:19:47 A.M. H.R. 840 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:28:53 A.M. H.R. 840 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 214 (Roll no. 74).
11:36:23 A.M. H.R. 840 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 400 - 9 (Roll no. 75).
11:36:25 A.M. H.R. 840 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:36:26 A.M. H.R. 840 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 840.
11:40:24 A.M. H. Res. 113 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 113 — "Electing Members to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
11:40:47 A.M. H. Res. 113 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
11:40:53 A.M. H. Res. 113 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:41:45 A.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.
12:06:33 P.M. Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, February 8, 2019, it adjourn to meet on Monday, February 11, 2019, at noon for Morning-Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:07:12 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:15:00 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:10:01 P.M. Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress - Pursuant to section 201(b) of H. Res. 6, 116th Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, and notwithstanding the requirement of section 201(b)(2)(A) of such resolution, the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Woodall, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Newhouse and Mr. Timmons.
1:11:10 P.M. Ms. Tlaib moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:11:23 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:11:25 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on February 11, 2019.
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