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Legislative Day of March 08, 2019

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9:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:14 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Diana DeGette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
9:00:38 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:02:03 A.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. Takano 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. Takano 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.
9:03:13 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Lowenthal to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:04:11 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.
9:16:46 A.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."
9:17:05 A.M. H.R. 1 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:18:11 A.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Neguse, numbered 70 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote ahead of their 18th birthday.
9:18:52 A.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 Neguse amendment No. 70.
9:28:19 A.M. H.R. 1 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Neguse amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Neguse demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
9:28:54 A.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Kirkpatrick, numbered 71 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require verification value of credit cards for the purchase of online advertising.
9:29:18 A.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 Kirkpatrick amendment No. 71.
9:40:12 A.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Kirkpatrick amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:40:48 A.M. H.R. 1 An amendment, offered by Mr. Golden, numbered 72 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to authorize the commission to refuse to certify a candidate to participate in the matching public finance program if they have been assessed three or more civil penalties in one or more elections previously and makes a candidate not eligible if there has been a willful violation. The amendment references criminal penalties for violations of the law.
9:41:54 A.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 Golden amendment No. 72.
10:03:07 A.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Golden amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
10:29:22 A.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Brindisi amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 188 (Roll no. 115).
10:35:28 A.M. H.R. 1 On agreeing to the Neguse amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 186 (Roll no. 116).
10:36:47 A.M. H.R. 1 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of further general debate on H.R. 1.
10:51:45 A.M. H.R. 1 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1.
10:52:12 A.M. H.R. 1 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:52:22 A.M. H.R. 1 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:53:16 A.M. H.R. 1 Mr. Crenshaw moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10:53:28 A.M. H.R. 1 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded 10 minutes of debate on the Crenshaw 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 language on Upholding Suffrage in America Title XI- Upholding Suffrage in America, Divison D.
11:05:49 A.M. H.R. 1 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11:13:09 A.M. H.R. 1 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 - 228 (Roll no. 117).
11:23:05 A.M. H.R. 1 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 193 (Roll no. 118).
11:23:08 A.M. H.R. 1 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:23:10 A.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.
11:24:00 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:27:01 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.
12:13:22 P.M. Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, March 8, 2019, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, March 11, 2019 for Morning-Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
12:14:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
12:32:23 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
1:01:26 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
1:01:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
1:01:34 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019.
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