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Legislative Day of November 14, 2019

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5:58:19 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 15, 2019.

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5:58:19 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on November 15, 2019.
5:58:18 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
5:58:12 P.M. Mr. Van Drew moved that the House do now adjourn.
5:57:09 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:57:17 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:53:31 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:53:02 P.M. H.R. 4863 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4863 as unfinished business.
4:52:36 P.M. H.R. 4863 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4:52:24 P.M. H.R. 4863 Ms. Waters moved that the Committee rise.
4:52:09 P.M. H.R. 4863 On agreeing to the Ruiz amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:42:20 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz amendment No. 9.
4:42:18 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Mr. Ruiz, numbered 9 printed in House Report 116-289 to allow the US Export Finance Agency to use surplus funds to expand or establish additional regional finance centers.
4:41:54 P.M. H.R. 4863 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:33:00 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 8.
4:32:59 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 8 printed in House Report 116-289 to clarify that the Bank's activities to support exports in energy efficiency technologies shall include activities to support exports in electric battery vehicles, batteries for electric vehicles, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
4:32:41 P.M. H.R. 4863 On agreeing to the Case amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:24:09 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Case amendment No. 7.
4:24:08 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Mr. Case, numbered 7 printed in House Report 116-289 to clarify that, for the purpose of the Agency's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, "minority" is understood to include Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives.
4:23:44 P.M. H.R. 4863 On agreeing to the Tlaib amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:14:09 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tlaib amendment No. 6.
4:14:06 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Ms. Tlaib, numbered 6 printed in House Report 116-289 to require the Agency to submit an annual report to Congress about the Agency's activities in economically disadvantaged regions and efforts to support businesses in those regions. The amendment also defines economically disadvantaged regions.
4:13:25 P.M. H.R. 4863 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of 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 adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
4:03:45 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment No. 5.
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson (OH), numbered 5 printed in House Report 116-289 to prohibit Agency assistance for the governments of certain countries unless the President certifies that the government is cooperating with the U.S. to prevent illegal trafficking of synthetic opioids.
4:03:15 P.M. H.R. 4863 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McAdams amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McAdams demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:56:25 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McAdams amendment No. 4.
3:56:01 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Mr. McAdams, numbered 4 printed in House Report 116-289 to expand the prohibition of the Board of Directors from approving a transaction unless the person receiving the Agencys support certifies that the person does not engage in any activity in contravention of any U.S. law, regulation, or order concerning sanctions relating to the illegal trafficking of synthetic opioids, including any sanctions imposed pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.
3:55:33 P.M. H.R. 4863 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flores demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:49:47 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment No. 3.
3:49:15 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Mr. Flores, numbered 3 printed in House Report 116-289 to strike Section 13 and create the office of energy efficiency and clean energy exports which advises the EXIM board on ways to improve the export of goods and services that increase energy efficiency and clean energy abroad. Also, the amendment requires the EXIM bank to consider energy affordability as well as environmental impacts before approving transactions, and requires the EXIM bank to include in its annual report the impacts of any transaction backed by the Bank on the cost of energy in the importing country and the estimated emissions reductions caused by exports financed by the Bank.
3:47:41 P.M. H.R. 4863 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Torres (CA) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Waters demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
3:39:55 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres (CA) amendment No. 2.
3:39:36 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Torres (CA), numbered 2 printed in House Report 116-289 to ensure that the Bank will not provide credit to any individual who is subject to sanctions related to serious violations of human rights or free speech, including in China and Burma.
3:39:12 P.M. H.R. 4863 On agreeing to the Torres (CA) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:35:11 P.M. H.R. 4863 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres (CA) amendment No. 1.
3:34:51 P.M. H.R. 4863 An amendment, offered by Mrs. Torres (CA), numbered 1 printed in House Report 116-289 to require the Agency to emphasize outreach to tribal export businesses and to include in their annual report a summary of those outreach efforts and the provision of Agency support to tribal export businesses.
2:10:47 P.M. H.R. 4863 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4863.
2:09:44 P.M. H.R. 4863 The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Blumenauer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2:09:43 P.M. H.R. 4863 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 695 and Rule XVIII.
2:09:07 P.M. H.R. 4863 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4863 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Specified amendments are in order.
2:09:02 P.M. H.R. 4863 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 695. H.R. 4863 — "To promote the competitiveness of the United States, to reform and reauthorize the United States Export Finance Agency, and for other purposes."
2:08:23 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on November 14, 2019, at 11:51 a.m.: That the Senate passed S. 2851, and that the Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 72.
2:08:10 P.M. H.R. 1915 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mrs. Trahan asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1915, a bill originally introduced by Representative Cummings, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
2:08:09 P.M. H. Res. 693 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, H. Res. 693 is considered passed House.
2:07:47 P.M. H. Res. 661 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 695, H. Res. 661 is considered passed House.
2:06:29 P.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
2:05:52 P.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.
2:05:51 P.M. H. Res. 695 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:05:49 P.M. H. Res. 695 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 198 (Roll no. 616).
1:49:53 P.M. H. Res. 695 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 198 (Roll no. 615).
12:35:28 P.M. H. Res. 695 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 695.
12:31:03 P.M. H. Res. 695 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 695 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4863) to promote the competitiveness of the United States, to reform and reauthorize the United States Export Finance Agency, and for other purposes; and for other purposes."
12:06:15 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.
12:04:30 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Comer to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:03:58 P.M. SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) 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. Thompson (PA) 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.
12:00:44 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Mr. Dipesh Pandya, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Warrington, Pennsylvania.
12:00:36 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of November 14.
10:49:03 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:19 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.
10:00:10 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:02 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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