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Legislative Day of April 25, 2018

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5:05:17 P.M. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

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5:05:17 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
4:46:02 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
4:45:10 P.M. MOMENT OF SILENCE - The House observed a moment of silence in memory of the fallen officers killed in the line of duty in Florida.
4:44:18 P.M. H.R. 256 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Hunter asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 256, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Farenthold, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
4:43:37 P.M. H.R. 5447 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:43:36 P.M. H.R. 5447 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 154).
4:37:05 P.M. H.R. 5447 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5447 — "To modernize copyright law, and for other purposes."
4:36:52 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of a motion to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:36:51 P.M. H.R. 3144 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:36:49 P.M. H.R. 3144 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 189 (Roll no. 153).
4:29:39 P.M. H.R. 3144 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 - 226 (Roll no. 152).
4:02:05 P.M. H.R. 3144 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3:54:41 P.M. H.R. 3144 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal 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 stating that nothing in this Act shall prohibit the sale of electric power generated by the Federal Columbia River Power System at the lowest possible rate consistent with sound business practices and other factors required by current law.
3:53:54 P.M. H.R. 3144 Ms. Jayapal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources.
3:53:29 P.M. H.R. 3144 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3:48:52 P.M. H.R. 3144 DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 3144.
3:48:11 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 2061 amended.
3:00:49 P.M. H.R. 3144 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3144.
2:57:59 P.M. H.R. 3144 The rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4, under a structured rule, and H.R. 3144, under a closed rule. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in Part A of the committee report for H.R. 4. The rule provides for 1 hour of general debate for both H.R. 4 and H.R. 3144. The rule provides for one motion to recommit for both bills. And, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from April 30, 2018 through May 4, 2018, the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved.
2:57:54 P.M. H.R. 3144 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 839. H.R. 3144 — "To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes."
2:57:47 P.M. H.R. 5447 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.
2:05:56 P.M. H.R. 5447 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5447.
2:05:54 P.M. H.R. 5447 Considered under suspension of the rules.
2:05:35 P.M. H.R. 5447 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5447 — "To modernize copyright law, and for other purposes."
2:05:20 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
2:02:48 P.M. H.R. 4009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:02:46 P.M. H.R. 4009 On passage Passed without objection.
2:02:05 P.M. H.R. 4009 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 4009 — "To authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to plan, design, and construct a central parking facility on National Zoological Park property in the District of Columbia."
2:02:05 P.M. H.R. 4009 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
2:01:50 P.M. H. Res. 839 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:01:49 P.M. H. Res. 839 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 184 (Roll no. 151).
1:54:25 P.M. H. Res. 839 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 190 (Roll no. 150).
12:37:08 P.M. H. Res. 839 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 839.
12:32:44 P.M. H. Res. 839 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 839 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3144) to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from April 30, 2018, through May 4, 2018."
12:32:41 P.M. H. Res. 844 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:32:37 P.M. H. Res. 844 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
12:32:17 P.M. H. Res. 844 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 844 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."
12:31:01 P.M. PRINTING OF PROCEEDINGS IN THE RECORD - Mr. Woodall asked unanimous consent that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the record. Agreed to without objection.
12:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 25.
11:53:10 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
11:53:00 A.M. JOINT MEETING DISSOLVED - The Speaker declared the Joint Meeting of the two Houses dissolved. The House remains in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.
10:37:38 A.M. JOINT MEETING - The House convened in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving an address from His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
10:29:13 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of April 25.
9:07:20 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The House will reconvene in Joint Meeting with the Senate for the purpose of receiving His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
9:03:49 A.M. INTRODUCTION OF GUEST CHAPLAIN - The Chair recognized Mr. Jeffries for the purpose of introducing the guest chaplain.
9:03:29 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Abraham to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:03:27 A.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
9:01:39 A.M. Today's prayer was offered by Rabbi Shlomo Segal, Kehilat Moshe, Brooklyn, NY.
9:00:59 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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