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Legislative Day of March 07, 2019

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10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:12 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Takano to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:22 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.
10:48:55 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:06 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 7.
12:00:09 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:01:09 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:13 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Crawford to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:38 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.
12:23:36 P.M. H.R. 1 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
12:23:46 P.M. H.R. 1 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
12:24:38 P.M. H.R. 1 Amendments en bloc offered by Ms. Lofgren, comprised of the following amendments : amendment Nos. 35, 36, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60, 65, 66, and 67 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16.
12:25:17 P.M. H.R. 1 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lofgren en bloc amendments No. 1.
12:37:35 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Lofgren amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
12:38:09 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Hice (GA), numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to remove the granting of subpoena authority to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics.
12:38:10 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 Hice (GA) amendment No. 23.
12:48:11 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Hice (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
12:48:50 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Pressley, numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to lower the mandatory minimum voting age to age 16 in federal elections.
12:48:52 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 Pressley amendment No. 24.
12:59:56 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pressley amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Pressley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:01:04 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green (TN), numbered 25 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to express a sense of Congress that free speech should be protected.
1:01:06 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 Green (TN) amendment No. 25.
1:11:09 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Green (TN) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Green (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
1:12:27 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Green (TX), numbered 26 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct the Election Assistance Commission to carry out a pilot program under which the Commission shall provide funds during the one-year period beginning after the date of enactment, to local educational agencies for initiatives to provide voter registration information to secondary school students in the 12th grade.
1:12:28 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 Green (TX) amendment No. 26.
1:20:18 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Green (TX) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:20:48 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 27 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to provide that States shall permit an individual who receives a vote by mail ballot to cast the ballot on the date of the election by delivering the ballot to a polling place.
1:20:50 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 Grijalva amendment No. 27.
1:31:59 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Grijalva amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:32:26 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney, numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Judicial Conference of the United States to implement a judicial code that is at least as stringent as the requirements placed on Members of Congress.
1:32:27 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 Rodney Davis amendment No. 28.
1:37:51 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment; Failed by voice vote.
1:38:15 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 29 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require voting registration materials to be sent with notification of restoration of rights.
1:38:16 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 Moore amendment No. 29.
1:48:40 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:49:01 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Moore, numbered 30 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to call for a GAO report on the challenges and progress made in making elections accessible for those with disabilities, including an assessment of the impact of changes included in H.R. 1.
1:49:03 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 Moore amendment No. 30.
1:58:57 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Moore amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:59:42 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson (OH), numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure that states that have taken appropriate measures to increase voter turnout are not subject to additional federal voter registration mandates.
2:00:27 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 Davidson (OH) amendment No. 31.
2:09:34 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Davidson (OH) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
2:10:09 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson (OH), numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to strike Title IV, subtitle F, which would allow the SEC to require disclosure of political contributions made by public corporations.
2:10:49 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 Davidson (OH) amendment No. 32.
2:22:42 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Davidson (OH) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2:23:16 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson (OH), numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to protect the ability of 501(c)4s to advocate for causes by striking a provision intended to allow for additional IRS regulation of 501(c)4s.
2:23:56 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 Davidson (OH) amendment No. 33.
2:35:41 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Davidson (OH) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2:36:08 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Lujan, numbered 34 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to revise Title III, Part 3, Election Infrastructure Innovation Grant Program, to include an emphasis on increasing voter participation, engage the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and increase funding for the competitive grants.
2:36:38 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 Lujan amendment No. 34
2:40:50 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Lujan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:41:35 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to end the practice of prison gerrymandering whereby incarcerated persons are counted in Census population counts as residents of correctional facilities and not their most recent residence prior to imprisonment.
2:42:21 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 Pocan amendment No. 37.
2:51:39 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:52:11 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Pocan, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require states to seek to ensure that any voting machine used for the purposes of a federal election, by 2022, is manufactured in the United States.
2:52:42 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 Pocan amendment No. 38
2:59:02 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:59:26 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Frankel, numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to clarify that election administration improvement grants may be used to implement and model best practices for ballot design, ballot instructions, and the testing of ballots.
3:00:20 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 Frankel amendment No. 39.
3:09:54 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Frankel amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:10:19 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Beyer, numbered 43 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to provide grants to states to encourage involvement of minors in election activities.
3:10:40 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 Beyer amendment No. 43.
3:21:39 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:22:04 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 45 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure Sunday early voting.
3:22:21 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 Brown (MD) amendment No. 45.
3:34:45 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:35:47 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 47 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to add early voting to the minimum notification requirement for voters affected by polling place changes. Instead of only requiring the State to notify individuals no later than seven days before the date of the election, or the first day of an early voting period (whichever comes first).
3:36:34 P.M. H.R. 1 Brown (MD) amendment; modified by unanimous consent.
3:36:46 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 Brown (MD) amendment No. 47.
3:43:41 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
3:44:12 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 48 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require a portion of the early voting hours of operations to occur outside of normal business hours to ensure maximum accessibility to working individuals.
3:44:38 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 Brown (MD) amendment No. 48.
3:51:22 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:51:32 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 49 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the states to include in their bi-annual report to Congress on the operation of the voter information hotline, a description of any actions taken in response to reports of voter intimidation or suppression.
3:52:03 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 Brown (MD) amendment No. 49.
3:59:30 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:00:11 P.M. H.R. 1 Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
4:00:37 P.M. H.R. 1 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:01 P.M. H.R. 1 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
4:01:51 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:02:11 P.M. H. Res. 183 Mr. Nadler moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 183 — "Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States."
4:02:26 P.M. H. Res. 183 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:28 P.M. H. Res. 183 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 183.
5:34:25 P.M. H. Res. 183 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 23, 1 Present (Roll no. 108).
5:34:31 P.M. H. Res. 183 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:34:55 P.M. H.R. 1 Considered as unfinished business. 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."
5:35:10 P.M. H.R. 1 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5:43:49 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 - 215 (Roll no. 109).
5:49:28 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Cole amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 235 (Roll no. 110).
5:55:48 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Pressley amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 126 - 305, 2 Present (Roll no. 111).
6:00:34 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Green (TN) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 233 (Roll no. 112).
6:05:51 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Davidson (OH) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 238 (Roll no. 113).
6:11:14 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Davidson (OH) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 237 (Roll no. 114).
6:14:51 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brindisi, numbered 54 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct States to equalize polling hours across the state within certain parameters. Provides exceptions for municipalities to set longer hours.
6:14:53 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 Brindisi amendment No. 54.
6:22:17 P.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brindisi amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brindisi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
6:22:53 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Case, numbered 56 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to incentive political party committees to prioritize small dollar donations (up to $200) to provide enhanced support for candidates.
6:22:55 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 Case amendment No. 56.
6:34:50 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Case amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:35:18 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Houlahan, numbered 57 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to modify Section 1611 (Early Voting) to require that States provide for ten hours of early voting per day rather than four hours, as specified in the base text.
6:35:20 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 Houlahan amendment No. 57.
6:44:30 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Houlahan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:44:52 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Phillips, numbered 58 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to clarify the authority of FEC attorneys, including the General Counsel, to represent the FEC in actions before the Supreme Court.
6:44:53 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 Phillips amendment No. 58.
6:54:09 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Phillips amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
6:54:29 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Levin (MI), numbered 61 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prohibit violators of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and their immediate family members from serving on redistricting commissions.
6:54:30 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 Levin (MI) amendment No. 61.
7:00:44 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Levin (MI) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:01:22 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Trahan, numbered 62 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prohibit agents registered under the Foreign Agents Act from serving on an independent redistricting commission.
7:01:24 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 Trahan amendment No. 62.
7:09:18 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Trahan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:09:43 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Trahan, numbered 63 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to extend the guarantee of residency for purposes of voting to family members of absent military personnel.
7:09:45 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 Trahan amendment No. 63.
7:14:22 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Trahan amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:46 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kim, numbered 64 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require all paper ballots used in an election for Federal office to be printed in the US on paper manufactured in the US.
7:14:47 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 Kim amendment No. 64.
7:23:27 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Kim amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:24:02 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Spanberger, numbered 68 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Director of National Intelligence to provide state election officials and Congress an assessment regarding risks and threats to election infrastructure 180 days before a general election.
7:24:04 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 Spanberger amendment No. 68.
7:33:24 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Spanberger amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:34:16 P.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Ms. Slotkin, numbered 69 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to expand the ban on foreign money entering elections to include electioneering communications.
7:34:18 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 Slotkin amendment No. 69.
7:42:16 P.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Slotkin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:27 P.M. H.R. 1 Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
7:42:40 P.M. H.R. 1 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
7:42:47 P.M. H.R. 1 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
7:44:27 P.M. The House received a communication from Brian Perkins, District Director, Office of Representative Jackie Speier. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Perkins notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for testimony issued by the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo, in a criminal proceeding involving an alleged threat of violence against office personnel and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:44:56 P.M. The House received a communication from Sera Alptekin, Caseworker & Field Representative, Office of Representative Jackie Speier. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Alptekin notified the House that she had been served with a subpoena for testimony issued by the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Mateo, in a criminal proceeding involving an alleged threat of violence against office personnel and that after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
7:45:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:45:44 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:53:19 P.M. Mr. Grothman moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:53:29 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:53:30 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 8, 2019.
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