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Legislative Day of July 23, 2019

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12:00:01 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:05 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Madeleine Dean to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:42 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:23:18 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:32 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.
2:00:33 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:07 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. Baird 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. Baird objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day.
2:02:47 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. McAdams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:03:13 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.
2:08:23 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:08:46 P.M. H.R. 1665 Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1665 — "To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood."
2:08:48 P.M. H.R. 1665 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:08:52 P.M. H.R. 1665 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1665.
2:21:11 P.M. H.R. 1665 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:21:14 P.M. H.R. 1665 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:21:26 P.M. H.R. 2397 Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2397 — "To amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to make changes to the implementation of the network for manufacturing innovation, and for other purposes."
2:21:41 P.M. H.R. 2397 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:21:43 P.M. H.R. 2397 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2397.
2:36:32 P.M. H.R. 2397 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:36:34 P.M. H.R. 2397 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:36:36 P.M. H.R. 2397 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2:36:37 P.M. H.R. 3153 Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3153 — "To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on opioid addiction, and for other purposes."
2:36:55 P.M. H.R. 3153 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:36:57 P.M. H.R. 3153 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3153.
2:49:28 P.M. H.R. 3153 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2:49:29 P.M. H.R. 3153 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:50:15 P.M. H.R. 36 Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 36 — "To provide for research to better understand the causes and consequences of sexual harassment affecting individuals in the scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics workforce and to examine policies to reduce the prevalence and negative impact of such harassment, and for other purposes."
2:50:18 P.M. H.R. 36 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:50:19 P.M. H.R. 36 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 36.
2:59:12 P.M. H.R. 36 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:59:13 P.M. H.R. 36 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:59:24 P.M. H.R. 3196 Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3196 — "To designate the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope as the "Vera Rubin Survey Telescope"."
2:59:34 P.M. H.R. 3196 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:59:36 P.M. H.R. 3196 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3196.
3:06:36 P.M. H.R. 3196 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:06:37 P.M. H.R. 3196 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:06:39 P.M. H.R. 3196 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3:07:00 P.M. H.R. 34 Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 34 — "To ensure consideration of water intensity in the Department of Energy's energy research, development, and demonstration programs to help guarantee efficient, reliable, and sustainable delivery of energy and clean water resources."
3:07:01 P.M. H.R. 34 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:07:02 P.M. H.R. 34 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 34.
3:15:14 P.M. H.R. 34 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:15:16 P.M. H.R. 34 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:15:30 P.M. H.R. 617 Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 617 — "To authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States, and for other purposes."
3:15:49 P.M. H.R. 617 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:15:50 P.M. H.R. 617 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 617.
3:29:08 P.M. H.R. 617 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:29:10 P.M. H.R. 617 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:29:23 P.M. The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 23, 2019, at 11:34 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 1199.
3:30:13 P.M. H. Res. 246 Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 246 — "Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel."
3:30:24 P.M. H. Res. 246 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:30:25 P.M. H. Res. 246 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 246.
4:14:15 P.M. H. Res. 246 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:14:59 P.M. H.R. 1837 Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1837 — "To make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize assistance for Israel, and for other purposes."
4:15:10 P.M. H.R. 1837 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:15:11 P.M. H.R. 1837 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1837.
4:35:37 P.M. H.R. 1837 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:35:39 P.M. H.R. 1837 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:35:39 P.M. H.R. 1850 Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1850 — "To impose sanctions with respect to foreign support for Palestinian terrorism, and for other purposes."
4:36:08 P.M. H.R. 1850 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:36:10 P.M. H.R. 1850 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1850.
4:46:10 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1327.
4:46:42 P.M. H.R. 1850 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 1850.
4:50:11 P.M. H.R. 1850 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:50:14 P.M. H.R. 1850 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:50:15 P.M. H. Res. 358 Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 358 — "Calling on the Government of Cameroon and armed groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence, and to pursue a broad-based dialogue without preconditions to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest regions."
4:50:28 P.M. H. Res. 358 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:50:32 P.M. H. Res. 358 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 358.
4:58:23 P.M. H. Res. 358 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
4:58:31 P.M. H. Res. 358 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:59:40 P.M. H.R. 2943 Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2943 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make all fact sheets of the Department of Veterans Affairs in English and Spanish."
4:59:54 P.M. H.R. 2943 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:59:56 P.M. H.R. 2943 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2943.
5:10:38 P.M. H.R. 2943 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:10:40 P.M. H.R. 2943 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:10:44 P.M. H.R. 2943 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
5:11:17 P.M. H.R. 2942 Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2942 — "To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Women's Health Transition Training pilot program through at least fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes."
5:11:25 P.M. H.R. 2942 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:11:27 P.M. H.R. 2942 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2942.
5:20:10 P.M. H.R. 2942 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:20:11 P.M. H.R. 2942 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:49 P.M. H.R. 3504 Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3504 — "To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for improvements to the specially adapted housing program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes."
5:21:00 P.M. H.R. 3504 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:21:02 P.M. H.R. 3504 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3504.
5:35:57 P.M. H.R. 3504 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
5:35:59 P.M. H.R. 3504 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:36:43 P.M. H.R. 549 Ms. Mucarsel-Powell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 549 — "To designate Venezuela under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Venezuela to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section, and for other purposes."
5:37:26 P.M. H.R. 549 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:37:28 P.M. H.R. 549 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 549.
6:14:27 P.M. H.R. 549 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
6:14:57 P.M. H.R. 2938 Mr. Cicilline moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2938 — "To exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense."
6:15:31 P.M. H.R. 2938 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:15:33 P.M. H.R. 2938 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2938.
6:20:40 P.M. H.R. 2938 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:20:44 P.M. H.R. 2938 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:20:46 P.M. H.R. 3304 Mr. Cicilline moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3304 — "To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days."
6:21:08 P.M. H.R. 3304 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:21:10 P.M. H.R. 3304 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3304.
6:25:20 P.M. H.R. 3304 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
6:25:47 P.M. H.R. 3311 Mr. Cicilline moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3311 — "To amend chapter 11 of title 11, United States Code, to address reorganization of small businesses, and for other purposes."
6:25:55 P.M. H.R. 3311 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:25:56 P.M. H.R. 3311 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3311.
6:29:53 P.M. H.R. 3311 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
6:29:55 P.M. H.R. 3311 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:30:18 P.M. S. 504 Mr. Correa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 504 — "To amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize The American Legion to determine the requirements for membership in The American Legion, and for other purposes."
6:31:06 P.M. S. 504 Considered under suspension of the rules.
6:31:08 P.M. S. 504 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 504.
6:35:19 P.M. S. 504 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
6:35:21 P.M. S. 504 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6:35:32 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:36:22 P.M. H. Res. 246 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 246 — "Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel."
7:06:33 P.M. H. Res. 246 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 17, 5 Present (Roll no. 497).
7:06:36 P.M. H. Res. 246 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:06:46 P.M. H.R. 549 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 549 — "To designate Venezuela under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Venezuela to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section, and for other purposes."
7:20:45 P.M. H.R. 549 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 268 - 154 (Roll no. 498).
7:20:59 P.M. H.R. 3304 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3304 — "To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days."
7:31:25 P.M. H.R. 3304 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 1 (Roll no. 499).
7:31:26 P.M. H.R. 3304 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:31:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished question was on the Speaker's approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
7:32:02 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
7:32:10 P.M. Mrs. Torres (CA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 509.
7:34:44 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:57:45 P.M. H. Res. 497 CHAIR ANNOUNCEMENT - The Chair informed the House that, pursuant to H. Res. 497, the Speaker has certified to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia the refusal of William P. Barr and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., to produce documents to the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
7:58:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:35:33 P.M. Mr. Hill (AR) moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:35:40 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:35:41 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 24, 2019.
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