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Legislative Day of December 03, 2019

December 2019
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2:00:00 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
2:00:10 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Max Rose to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
2:00:37 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:02:11 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:02:14 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:54 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 December 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 1138.
2:03:15 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:05:25 P.M. The House received a communication from Ryan Ethington, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Lance Gooden. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Ethington notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for testimony and documents issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and that after consultation with the Office of the General Counsel, he had determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
2:06:21 P.M. American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress - Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 2103(b), and the order of the House of January 3, 2019, the Speaker appointed Mr. Robert Anacletus Underwood, Hagatna, Guam for a term of 6 years.
2:06:35 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 3:45 p.m. today.
3:45:28 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.
3:45:43 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
3:45:52 P.M. H.R. 4803 Mr. Nadler moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4803 — "To facilitate the automatic acquisition of citizenship for lawful permanent resident children of military and Federal Government personnel residing abroad, and for other purposes."
3:46:35 P.M. H.R. 4803 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:46:38 P.M. H.R. 4803 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4803.
3:54:46 P.M. H.R. 4803 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:54:49 P.M. H.R. 4803 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:54:50 P.M. H.R. 565 Mr. Cicilline moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 565 — "To include Portugal in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E1 and E2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of Portugal."
3:55:56 P.M. H.R. 565 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:55:57 P.M. H.R. 565 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 565.
4:01:43 P.M. H.R. 565 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:01:46 P.M. H.R. 565 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:02:05 P.M. H.R. 4018 Mr. Deutch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4018 — "To provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes."
4:02:47 P.M. H.R. 4018 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:02:52 P.M. H.R. 4018 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4018.
4:08:46 P.M. H.R. 4018 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:08:49 P.M. H.R. 4018 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:50 P.M. H. Res. 517 Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 517 — "Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment."
4:14:19 P.M. H. Res. 517 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:14:59 P.M. H. Res. 517 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 517.
4:29:16 P.M. H. Res. 517 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
4:29:22 P.M. H. Res. 517 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:29:23 P.M. H.R. 3460 Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 3460 — "To facilitate effective research on and treatment of neglected tropical diseases through coordinated international efforts."
4:29:37 P.M. H.R. 3460 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:30:07 P.M. H.R. 3460 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3460.
4:45:01 P.M. H.R. 3460 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:45:03 P.M. H.R. 3460 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:45:04 P.M. H. Res. 546 Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 546 — "Disapproving the Russian Federation's inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies."
4:45:42 P.M. H. Res. 546 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:45:56 P.M. H. Res. 546 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 546.
4:56:17 P.M. H. Res. 546 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.
4:56:19 P.M. H. Res. 585 Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 585 — "Reaffirming support for the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements to ensure a lasting peace in Northern Ireland."
4:56:52 P.M. H. Res. 585 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:57:10 P.M. H. Res. 585 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 585.
5:16:17 P.M. H. Res. 585 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
5:16:22 P.M. H. Res. 585 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:16:23 P.M. S. 178 Mr. Sires moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 178 — "To condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China."
5:17:09 P.M. S. 178 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:17:10 P.M. S. 178 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 178.
5:55:54 P.M. S. 178 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.
5:56:39 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 P.M. today.
6:29:40 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.
6:29:48 P.M. Mr. Perlmutter filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 739.
6:30:45 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:13 P.M. H. Res. 546 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 546 — "Disapproving the Russian Federation's inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies."
7:02:21 P.M. H. Res. 546 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 339 - 71 (Roll no. 643).
7:02:23 P.M. H. Res. 546 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:02:33 P.M. S. 178 Considered as unfinished business. S. 178 — "To condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China."
7:13:14 P.M. S. 178 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 1 (Roll no. 644).
7:13:15 P.M. S. 178 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:14:19 P.M. H.R. 5277 Ms. Lofgren asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:14:19 P.M. H.R. 5277 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5277 — "To amend section 442 of title 18, United States Code, to exempt certain interests in mutual funds, unit investment trusts, employee benefit plans, and retirement plans from conflict of interest limitations for the Government Publishing Office."
7:15:11 P.M. H.R. 5277 On passage Passed without objection.
7:15:13 P.M. H.R. 5277 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:18:33 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:31:13 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:32:26 P.M. Ms. Adams moved that the House do now adjourn.
8:32:28 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
8:32:40 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 4, 2019.
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