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Legislative Day of March 06, 2019

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10:00:14 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:18 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Cheri Bustos to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:40 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.
10:27:57 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:12 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 6.
12:00:15 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:29 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that she had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Wilson (SC) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wilson (SC) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
12:02:09 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Brownley of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:28 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.
12:20:58 P.M. H. Res. 172 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 172 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) to expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
12:25:14 P.M. H. Res. 172 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 172.
1:53:21 P.M. H. Res. 172 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 191 (Roll no. 106).
2:01:39 P.M. H. Res. 172 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 192 (Roll no. 107).
2:01:41 P.M. H. Res. 172 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:24:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the Speaker's Approval of the Journal, which the Chair put de novo.
2:24:35 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
2:26:46 P.M. H.R. 1 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 172. H.R. 1 — "To expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes."
2:26:51 P.M. H.R. 1 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-7, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the resolution is considered as adopted. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of March 8, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
2:26:57 P.M. H.R. 1 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 172 and Rule XVIII.
2:26:58 P.M. H.R. 1 The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:31:22 P.M. H.R. 1 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on H.R. 1.
5:01:15 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Suozzi, numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Federal Elections Commission to conduct an audit after each Federal election cycle to determine the incidence of illicit foreign money in the election. Within 180 Days, the FEC will submit to Congress a report containing audit results and recommendation(s) to address the presence of illicit foreign money.
5:01:17 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Suozzi amendment No. 1.
5:11:51 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Suozzi amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:12:36 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Butterfield, numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure states locate polling locations for early voting in rural areas of the state and ensure that those polling places are located in communities that will give rural residents the best opportunity to vote during the early voting period.
5:12:38 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Butterfield amendment No. 2.
5:21:01 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Butterfield amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:21:28 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prevent corporate expenditures for campaign purposes unless the corporation has established a process for determining the political will of its shareholders.
5:21:29 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 3.
5:32:08 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rodney Davis (IL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:32:55 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hastings, numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require states to submit a report to Congress not later than 120 days after the end of a Federal election cycle regarding the number of ballots invalidated by signature mismatch, the attempts to contact voters to provide notice, and the cure process and results.
5:32:56 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 4.
5:38:59 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Hastings amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
5:39:22 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cole, numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 116-6 to restore a provision currently in law that bars government contractors from disclosing campaign contributions as part of the bidding process.
5:39:23 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment No. 5.
5:51:09 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cole amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cole demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
5:52:06 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Scanlon, numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to establish a fourth committee comprised of election security experts to review grant requests to ensure funds for election infrastructure are best spent.
5:52:07 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 6.
6:00:43 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Scanlon amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:01:06 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Scanlon, numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to request a study by the Federal Election Commission to specifically assess whether the small donor match cap and the six-to-one ratio in H.R. 1 is appropriately scaled for both House and Senate elections.
6:01:08 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 7.
6:10:31 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Scanlon amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:10:59 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Morelle, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to change pre-election registration deadlines from 30 days to 28 days before election day to ensure the deadline does not fall on a legal public holiday.
6:11:01 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Morelle amendment No. 8.
6:14:08 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Morelle amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:14:44 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Shalala, numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Office of Government Ethics to submit a report to Congress regarding the implications of the retroactive application of the ethics waiver process.
6:14:47 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shalala amendment No. 9.
6:19:21 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Shalala amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:20:06 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Biggs, numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to provide that State DMV's shall require individuals applying for a driver's license to indicate whether the individual resides in another State or resided in another State prior to applying, and whether the individual intends for the State to serve as the primary residence for voting.
6:20:13 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Biggs amendment No. 11.
6:23:41 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Biggs amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:28:20 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lieu, Ted, numbered 12 printed in Part B in House Report 116-16 to prohibit political appointees from using Federal funds to pay for travel on non- commercial, private, or chartered flights for official business. Exceptions are made if no commercial flight is available during the time at which travel is necessary. Any senior political appointee who travels on a non-commercial, private, or chartered flight under the above exception must submit a written statement to Congress certifying that no commercial flight was available.
6:28:24 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ted Lieu (CA) amendment No. 12.
6:33:44 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Lieu, Ted amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:34:12 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Office of Government Ethics to promulgate rules to apply ethics laws to unpaid employees of the Executive Office of the President and the White House.
6:35:50 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 13.
6:40:51 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:41:25 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prohibit compensation for lobbying contacts on behalf of foreign countries identified by the Secretary of State as engaging in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.
6:42:16 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 14.
6:50:14 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:50:32 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Jayapal, numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Office of Government Ethics to promulgate regulations establishing limits on gifts and donations to legal defense funds. The regulations would be required to, at a minimum, set basic requirements on transparency and prohibit mixing federal employees with non-federal employees to ensure federal employees cannot obtain money from prohibited sources.
6:51:11 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 15.
6:55:48 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:56:27 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Connolly, numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to establish a Race to the Top model to award supplementary grants to state applicants based on evidence of previous voting system security reforms and plans for implementing additional innovations.
6:56:56 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 16.
7:00:22 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:00:47 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Foxx (NC), numbered 17 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to codify a Senate rule that brings transparency to sources of compensation for Congressional fellowships, applying it to both chambers.
7:01:06 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 17.
7:07:10 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Foxx (NC) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:07:41 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Lawrence, numbered 18 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to add Cabinet members to the list of individuals prohibited from benefiting from an agreement with the U.S. Government.
7:08:05 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence amendment No. 18.
7:11:32 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Lawrence amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:12:34 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouda, numbered 20 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require that all paper ballots used in an election for Federal office must be printed on recycled paper and applies to all elections occurring on or after January 1, 2021.
7:12:53 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 20.
7:19:19 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Rouda amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:19:28 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouda, numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Election Assistance Commission to conduct a study of the best ways to design ballots used in elections for public office to minimize confusion, including paper and digital ballots to minimize confusion and user errors. The EAC must submit to Congress this report no later than January 1, 2020.
7:19:50 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 21.
7:27:12 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Rouda amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:27:23 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Rouda, numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Postmaster General to modify paper change of address forms used by the United States Postal Service to include a reminder that any individual using the form should update the individuals voter registration as a result of any change in address.
7:27:51 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 22.
7:30:04 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Rouda amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:32 P.M. H.R. 1 Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
7:30:46 P.M. H.R. 1 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:30:56 P.M. H.R. 1 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
7:31:41 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:33:51 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:19:22 P.M. Mr. Schweikert moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:19:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:19:35 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 7, 2019.
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