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Legislative Day of December 11, 2018

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6:00:15 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order Speeches.

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6:00:15 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House resumed with Special Order Speeches.
5:59:41 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 2.
5:19:18 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
5:10:11 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:09:39 P.M. Commission on International Religious Freedom - Pursuant to section 201(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6431) and the order of the House of January 3, 2017, the Speaker appointed Ms. Anurima Bhargava, Chicago, IL, to succeed Mr. Daniel I. Mark for a term ending May 14, 2020.
5:08:47 P.M. S. 3119 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:08:41 P.M. S. 3119 On passage Passed without objection.
5:08:38 P.M. S. 3119 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3119 — "To allow for the taking of sea lions on the Columbia River and its tributaries to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and other nonlisted fish species."
5:08:14 P.M. S. 3119 Mr. Lamborn asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
5:08:13 P.M. S. 825 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:08:12 P.M. S. 825 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 3 (Roll no. 430).
4:58:34 P.M. S. 825 Considered as unfinished business. S. 825 — "To provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and for other purposes."
4:58:27 P.M. S. 3029 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:58:26 P.M. S. 3029 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 3 (Roll no. 429).
4:48:13 P.M. S. 3029 Considered as unfinished business. S. 3029 — "To revise and extend the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (PREEMIE Act)."
4:48:11 P.M. H.R. 7217 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:48:10 P.M. H.R. 7217 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 11 (Roll no. 428).
4:24:51 P.M. H.R. 7217 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 7217 — "To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions through a health home, and for other purposes."
4:23:01 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 were postponed.
4:22:48 P.M. H. Res. 1172 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:22:46 P.M. H. Res. 1172 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:22:30 P.M. H. Res. 1172 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 1172 — "Honoring the life of President George Herbert Walker Bush."
4:22:03 P.M. H. Res. 1172 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:22:03 P.M. H.R. 7243 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:59 P.M. H.R. 7243 On passage Passed without objection.
4:21:55 P.M. H.R. 7243 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 7243 — "To amend Public Law 115-217 to change the address of the postal facility designated by such Public Law in honor of Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe, and for other purposes."
4:21:37 P.M. H.R. 7243 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:21:16 P.M. H.R. 7230 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:21:13 P.M. H.R. 7230 On passage Passed without objection.
4:21:04 P.M. H.R. 7230 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 7230 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 226 West Main Street in Lake City, South Carolina, as the "Postmaster Frazier B. Baker Post Office"."
4:20:37 P.M. H.R. 7230 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:20:36 P.M. S. 3237 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:20:33 P.M. S. 3237 On passage Passed without objection.
4:20:18 P.M. S. 3237 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3237 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 12th Street Lobby in Columbus, Georgia, as the "Richard W. Williams Chapter of the Triple Nickles (555th P.I.A.) Post Office"."
4:19:53 P.M. S. 3237 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:19:52 P.M. S. 3209 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:48 P.M. S. 3209 On passage Passed without objection.
4:19:36 P.M. S. 3209 Considered by unanimous consent. S. 3209 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 413 Washington Avenue in Belleville, New Jersey, as the "Private Henry Svehla Post Office Building"."
4:19:07 P.M. S. 3209 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:19:07 P.M. H.R. 6930 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:19:03 P.M. H.R. 6930 On passage Passed without objection.
4:18:55 P.M. H.R. 6930 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6930 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10 Miller Street in Plattsburgh, New York, as the "Ross Bouyea Post Office Building"."
4:18:35 P.M. H.R. 6930 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:18:34 P.M. H.R. 6335 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:18:30 P.M. H.R. 6335 On passage Passed without objection.
4:18:21 P.M. H.R. 6335 On agreeing to the Mitchell amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:17:43 P.M. H.R. 6335 An amendment, offered by Mr. Mitchell, to strike all after the enacting clause and insert new text and title.
4:17:21 P.M. H.R. 6335 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6335 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 322 Main Street in Oakville, Connecticut, as the "Veterans Memorial Post Office"."
4:16:53 P.M. H.R. 6335 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:16:52 P.M. H.R. 6167 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:46 P.M. H.R. 6167 On passage Passed without objection.
4:16:40 P.M. H.R. 6167 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6167 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5707 South Cass Avenue in Westmont, Illinois, as the "James William Robinson Jr. Memorial Post Office Building"."
4:16:17 P.M. H.R. 6167 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:16:16 P.M. H.R. 6059 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:16:10 P.M. H.R. 6059 On passage Passed without objection.
4:16:06 P.M. H.R. 6059 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 6059 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 51 Willow Street in Lynn, Massachusetts, as the "Thomas P. Costin, Jr. Post Office Building"."
4:15:37 P.M. H.R. 6059 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:15:37 P.M. H.R. 5475 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:15:33 P.M. H.R. 5475 On passage Passed without objection.
4:15:20 P.M. H.R. 5475 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5475 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 North Macon Street in Bevier, Missouri, as the "SO2 Navy SEAL Adam Olin Smith Post Office"."
4:14:54 P.M. H.R. 5475 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:14:53 P.M. H.R. 5205 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:14:48 P.M. H.R. 5205 On passage Passed without objection.
4:14:38 P.M. H.R. 5205 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 5205 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 701 6th Street in Hawthorne, Nevada, as the "Sergeant Kenneth Eric Bostic Post Office"."
4:14:22 P.M. H.R. 5205 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:14:07 P.M. H.R. 4407 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:14:06 P.M. H.R. 4407 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
4:13:39 P.M. H.R. 4407 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's Table and agree to the Senate amendments.
4:12:52 P.M. H.R. 1850 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:12:40 P.M. H.R. 1850 On passage Passed without objection.
4:12:37 P.M. H.R. 1850 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 1850 — "To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 907 Fourth Avenue in Lake Odessa, Michigan, as the "Donna Sauers Besko Post Office"."
4:12:00 P.M. H.R. 1850 Mr. Mitchell asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:11:58 P.M. H. Res. 931 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:11:53 P.M. H. Res. 931 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
4:11:39 P.M. H. Res. 931 On agreeing to the Royce (CA) amendment; Agreed to without objection.
4:11:31 P.M. H. Res. 931 An amendment, offered by Mr. Royce (CA), to strike all after the resolving clause and insert new text.
4:11:13 P.M. H. Res. 931 Considered by unanimous consent. H. Res. 931 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine."
4:10:55 P.M. H. Res. 931 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
4:10:48 P.M. H.R. 3342 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:10:47 P.M. H.R. 3342 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection.
4:10:18 P.M. H.R. 3342 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's Table and agree to the Senate amendments.
4:09:26 P.M. H.R. 1918 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:25 P.M. H.R. 1918 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
4:09:12 P.M. H.R. 1918 Mr. Royce (CA) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
4:08:30 P.M. H. Res. 1162 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:08:23 P.M. H. Res. 1162 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:52:30 P.M. H. Res. 1162 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1162.
3:52:27 P.M. H. Res. 1162 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:52:03 P.M. H. Res. 1162 Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1162 — "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to Ukraine, and for other purposes."
3:51:45 P.M. H. Res. 1035 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:51:30 P.M. H. Res. 1035 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
3:38:32 P.M. H. Res. 1035 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1035.
3:38:29 P.M. H. Res. 1035 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:38:07 P.M. H. Res. 1035 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 1035 — "Expressing opposition to the completion of Nord Stream II, and for other purposes."
3:38:04 P.M. H. Res. 1165 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:37:38 P.M. H. Res. 1165 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:13:15 P.M. H. Res. 1165 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1165.
3:13:11 P.M. H. Res. 1165 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:12:59 P.M. H. Res. 1165 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1165 — "Condemning the Assad regime and its backers for their continued support of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria."
3:12:42 P.M. H. Res. 1157 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:12:39 P.M. H. Res. 1157 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
3:01:45 P.M. H. Res. 1157 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1157.
3:01:44 P.M. H. Res. 1157 Considered under suspension of the rules.
3:01:35 P.M. H. Res. 1157 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1157 — "Reaffirming the strong commitment of the United States to the countries and territories of the Pacific Islands region."
3:00:59 P.M. H. Res. 1149 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3:00:54 P.M. H. Res. 1149 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
2:45:51 P.M. H. Res. 1149 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1149.
2:45:39 P.M. H. Res. 1149 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:45:04 P.M. H. Res. 1149 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 1149 — "Recognizing that the United States-Republic of Korea alliance serves as a linchpin of regional stability and bilateral security, and exemplifies the broad and deep military, diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties shared between the United States and the Republic of Korea."
2:45:00 P.M. H. Res. 1091 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.
2:17:58 P.M. H. Res. 1091 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1091.
2:17:56 P.M. H. Res. 1091 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:17:47 P.M. H. Res. 1091 Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 1091 — "Calling on the Government of Burma to release Burmese journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sentenced to seven years imprisonment after investigating attacks against civilians by Burma's military and security forces, and for other purposes."
2:15:48 P.M. H.R. 1318 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:15:46 P.M. H.R. 1318 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
2:00:54 P.M. H.R. 1318 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1318.
2:00:51 P.M. H.R. 1318 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:00:28 P.M. H.R. 1318 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1318 — "To support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers, and for other purposes."
2:00:27 P.M. H.R. 6615 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:00:14 P.M. H.R. 6615 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
1:50:08 P.M. H.R. 6615 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6615.
1:50:05 P.M. H.R. 6615 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:49:20 P.M. H.R. 6615 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6615 — "To reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury program."
1:49:16 P.M. S. 3029 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.
1:33:28 P.M. S. 3029 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3029.
1:33:26 P.M. S. 3029 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:33:00 P.M. S. 3029 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 3029 — "To revise and extend the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (PREEMIE Act)."
1:32:59 P.M. S. 2465 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
1:32:48 P.M. S. 2465 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
1:23:37 P.M. S. 2465 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2465.
1:23:35 P.M. S. 2465 Considered under suspension of the rules.
1:23:05 P.M. S. 2465 Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2465 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a sickle cell disease prevention and treatment demonstration program and to provide for sickle cell disease research, surveillance, prevention, and treatment."
1:22:34 P.M. H.R. 7217 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.
12:39:37 P.M. H.R. 7217 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7217.
12:39:31 P.M. H.R. 7217 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:38:56 P.M. H.R. 7217 Mr. Barton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 7217 — "To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions through a health home, and for other purposes."
12:38:13 P.M. H.R. 6140 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:38:08 P.M. H.R. 6140 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:28:31 P.M. H.R. 6140 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6140.
12:28:29 P.M. H.R. 6140 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:27:54 P.M. H.R. 6140 Mr. Flores moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6140 — "To require the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a program to support the availability of HA-LEU for domestic commercial use, and for other purposes."
12:26:07 P.M. S. 943 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:26:05 P.M. S. 943 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12:19:15 P.M. S. 943 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 943.
12:19:12 P.M. S. 943 Considered under suspension of the rules.
12:18:52 P.M. S. 943 Mr. Estes (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 943 — "To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an accurate comprehensive student count for the purposes of calculating formula allocations for programs under the Johnson-O'Malley Act, and for other purposes."
12:18:38 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
12:01:39 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.
12:01:17 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Ros-Lehtinen to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:01:15 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:00:04 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
12:00:02 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 11.
10:49:40 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
10:00:36 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.
10:00:30 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Glenn Thompson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:27 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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