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Legislative Day of February 12, 2020

February 2020
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10:00:04 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:09 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:17 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.
10:57:56 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:03 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 12.
12:00:06 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. Lance Watson, St. Paul's Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
12:01:36 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:37 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Quigley to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:27 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.
12:21:31 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 February 12, 2020, at 9:36 a.m.: that the Senate passed H.J. Res. 80.
12:22:31 P.M. H.R. 2546 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 844. H.R. 2546 — "To designate certain lands in the State of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes."
12:22:36 P.M. H.R. 2546 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 and H.J. Res. 79. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2546 under a structured rule and consideration of H.J. Res. 79 under a closed rule with a motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
12:23:19 P.M. H.R. 2546 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 844 and Rule XVIII.
12:23:20 P.M. H.R. 2546 The Speaker designated the Honorable James P. McGovern to act as Chairman of the Committee.
12:23:56 P.M. H.R. 2546 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2546.
1:30:02 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Ms. DeGette, numbered 1 printed in House Report 116-395 to make changes to Title I Colorado Wilderness, and amounts to an approximate 60,000 acres of additional wilderness designations under Title I.
1:30:47 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeGette amendment No. 1.
1:37:18 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeGette amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tipton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
1:37:41 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 2 printed in House Report 116-395 to delay wilderness designations under the Act until the affected county formally approves such designation.
1:38:13 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 2.
1:45:49 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
1:46:07 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, numbered 3 printed in House Report 116-395 to allow the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, to exclude from wilderness designations under this Act any areas that do not meet the definition of wilderness in the Wilderness Act.
1:46:50 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment No. 3.
1:55:34 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
1:55:58 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Brown (MD), numbered 4 printed in House Report 116-395 to encourage the Secretary of Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to ensure servicemember and veteran access to public lands.
1:56:28 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 4.
1:59:23 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
1:59:47 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Panetta, numbered 5 printed in House Report 116-395 to state that the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture may manage for fire, insects, and diseases in wilderness areas designated by this Act.
1:59:58 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Panetta amendment No. 5.
2:06:18 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Panetta amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Panetta demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:06:42 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 6 printed in House Report 116-395 to allow the Secretary of Agriculture or Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, to exempt from wilderness designations under the Act any area determined by the Secretary to be at high risk of wildfire.
2:06:43 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 6.
2:15:30 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Westerman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Westerman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:16:05 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Westerman, numbered 7 printed in House Report 116-395 to strike all designations of potential wilderness under the bill.
2:16:07 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman amendment No. 7.
2:24:28 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Westerman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Westerman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:25:05 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cunningham, numbered 8 printed in House Report 116-395 to ensure that military aircraft overflights, units of special air space, and flight training routes are allowed over wilderness areas designated by this Act.
2:25:06 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 8.
2:29:50 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cunningham amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cunningham demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:30:27 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tipton, numbered 9 printed in House Report 116-395 to strike wilderness additions in the 3rd Congressional District.
2:30:29 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 9.
2:42:18 P.M. H.R. 2546 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tipton amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tipton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2:42:53 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Tipton, numbered 10 printed in House Report 116-395 to require the Department of Defense to conduct a study on the impacts that the expansion of wilderness designations in the Western United States would have on the readiness of our armed forces with respect to aviation training.
2:42:54 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton amendment No. 10.
2:47:54 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Tipton amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:38 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Mr. Kilmer, numbered 11 printed in House Report 116-395 to clarify that the Washington State Department of Natural Resources retains the authority to manage all lands currently owned by the state of Washington; direct the Secretary of Agriculture to satisfy the requirements of section 3(d) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(d)) for new Wild and Scenic Rivers designated on the Olympic Peninsula through an updated land management plan for the Olympic National Forest.
2:48:40 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kilmer amendment No. 11.
2:54:54 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Kilmer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:55:21 P.M. H.R. 2546 An amendment, offered by Ms. Schrier, numbered 12 printed in House Report 116-395 to require the GAO conduct a study on how the preservation of wilderness lands can help reduce the risk of flooding in residential areas.
2:55:23 P.M. H.R. 2546 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrier amendment No. 12.
3:01:29 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Schrier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:02:00 P.M. H.R. 2546 Ms. DeGette moved that the committee rise.
3:02:12 P.M. H.R. 2546 On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3:02:21 P.M. H.R. 2546 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2546 as unfinished business.
3:03:00 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
3:31:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 12.
3:32:13 P.M. H.R. 2546 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2546 — "To designate certain lands in the State of Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes."
3:32:23 P.M. H.R. 2546 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3:32:26 P.M. H.R. 2546 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:03:46 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the DeGette amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 229 - 189 (Roll no. 60).
4:10:01 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 239 (Roll no. 61).
4:14:47 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 236 (Roll no. 62).
4:18:23 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Panetta amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 406 - 12 (Roll no. 63).
4:22:58 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 228 (Roll no. 64).
4:27:21 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Westerman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 233 (Roll no. 65).
4:30:56 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 419 - 1 (Roll no. 66).
4:35:38 P.M. H.R. 2546 On agreeing to the Tipton amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 234 (Roll no. 67).
4:35:46 P.M. H.R. 2546 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2546.
4:36:47 P.M. H.R. 2546 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:36:58 P.M. H.R. 2546 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4:37:43 P.M. H.R. 2546 Mr. McClintock moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
4:37:56 P.M. H.R. 2546 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock 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 allow mechanical wildfire mitigation in wilderness areas designated under the bill to protect life, property or the environment.
4:48:24 P.M. H.R. 2546 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4:55:55 P.M. H.R. 2546 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 199 - 215 (Roll no. 68).
5:01:53 P.M. H.R. 2546 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 183 (Roll no. 69).
5:01:55 P.M. H.R. 2546 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:02:47 P.M. Ms. DeGette asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on February 13. Agreed to without objection.
5:03:21 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:16:44 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
6:46:00 P.M. Mr. Grothman moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:46:02 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:46:03 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 13, 2020.
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