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House Session - September 12, 2018

The House debated 24 bills, including approving measures that included grants for memorials for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and a ban on eating dog and cat meat.

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  • 12:00:15 PM

    The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

    • 12:00:24 PM

      The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

  • 12:00:40 PM

    MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

    The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

    • 12:25:31 PM

      Recess

      The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

      • 02:00:05 PM

        Reconvened

        The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 12.

        • 02:00:10 PM

          Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

        • 02:01:29 PM

          The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

      • 02:01:33 PM

        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

        The Chair designated Mr. Williams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

        • 02:01:52 PM

          ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

          The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

          • 02:06:39 PM

            Recess

            The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 P.M. today.

            • 02:30:45 PM

              Reconvened

              The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 12.

              • 02:31:24 PM

                The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.

              • 02:31:30 PM

                Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6198 — "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, and for other purposes."

              • 02:31:42 PM

                Considered under suspension of the rules.

            • 02:31:43 PM

              DEBATE

              The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6198.

              • 02:46:16 PM

                On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                • 02:46:18 PM

                  Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                • 02:47:00 PM

                  Mr. Abraham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6720 — "To prohibit the slaugher of dogs and cats for human consumption, and for other purposes."

                • 02:47:03 PM

                  Considered under suspension of the rules.

              • 02:47:04 PM

                DEBATE

                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6720.

                • 02:55:46 PM

                  On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

                  • 02:55:47 PM

                    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                  • 02:57:02 PM

                    Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6690 — "To establish a smart card pilot program to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to protect beneficiary identity under the Medicare program."

                  • 02:57:07 PM

                    Considered under suspension of the rules.

                • 02:57:09 PM

                  DEBATE

                  The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6690.

                  • 03:09:39 PM

                    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                    • 03:09:41 PM

                      Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                    • 03:10:05 PM

                      Mr. Paulsen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6662 — "To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the special election period under part C of the Medicare program for certain deemed individuals enrolled in a reasonable cost reimbursement contract to certain nondeemed individuals enrolled in such contract."

                    • 03:10:06 PM

                      Considered under suspension of the rules.

                  • 03:10:09 PM

                    DEBATE

                    The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6662.

                    • 03:14:54 PM

                      On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                      • 03:14:57 PM

                        Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                      • 03:14:59 PM

                        The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

                      • 03:15:11 PM

                        Mrs. Walorski moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6561 — "To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to finalize certain proposed provisions relating to the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under the Medicare and Medicaid programs."

                      • 03:15:23 PM

                        Considered under suspension of the rules.

                    • 03:15:24 PM

                      DEBATE

                      The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6561.

                      • 03:21:08 PM

                        On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                        • 03:21:11 PM

                          Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                        • 03:21:13 PM

                          The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

                        • 03:21:14 PM

                          Ms. Jenkins (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3635 — "To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to improve the process whereby medicare administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program, and for other purposes."

                        • 03:21:29 PM

                          Considered under suspension of the rules.

                      • 03:21:30 PM

                        DEBATE

                        The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3635.

                        • 03:30:11 PM

                          On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                          • 03:30:20 PM

                            Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                          • 03:30:33 PM

                            Mr. Rothfus moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5059 — "To amend the Home Owners' Loan Act with respect to the registration and supervision of insurance savings and loan holding companies, and for other purposes."

                          • 03:30:46 PM

                            Considered under suspension of the rules.

                        • 03:30:47 PM

                          DEBATE

                          The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5059.

                          • 03:44:07 PM

                            On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                            • 03:44:09 PM

                              Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                            • 03:44:10 PM

                              Mr. Rothfus moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6411 — "To amend the duties of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to ensure FinCEN works with Tribal law enforcement agencies, protects against all forms of terrorism, and focuses on virtual currencies."

                            • 03:44:20 PM

                              Considered under suspension of the rules.

                          • 03:44:21 PM

                            DEBATE

                            The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6411.

                            • 03:50:16 PM

                              On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

                              • 03:50:17 PM

                                Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                              • 03:51:50 PM

                                Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3764 — "To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes."

                              • 03:51:58 PM

                                Considered under suspension of the rules.

                            • 03:51:59 PM

                              DEBATE

                              The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3764.

                              • 03:55:10 PM

                                On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                • 03:55:13 PM

                                  Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                • 03:55:14 PM

                                  Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5923 — "To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes."

                                • 03:55:47 PM

                                  Considered under suspension of the rules.

                              • 03:55:49 PM

                                DEBATE

                                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5923.

                                • 04:00:42 PM

                                  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.

                                • 04:01:10 PM

                                  Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4824 — "To allow certain State permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural communities, and for other purposes."

                                • 04:01:17 PM

                                  Considered under suspension of the rules.

                              • 04:01:19 PM

                                DEBATE

                                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4824.

                                • 04:09:17 PM

                                  On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                  • 04:09:19 PM

                                    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                  • 04:09:21 PM

                                    The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

                                  • 04:09:25 PM

                                    Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2591 — "To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation, and for other purposes."

                                  • 04:09:40 PM

                                    Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                • 04:09:42 PM

                                  DEBATE

                                  The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2591.

                                  • 04:18:31 PM

                                    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                    • 04:18:32 PM

                                      Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                    • 04:18:41 PM

                                      Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2606 — "To amend the Act of August 4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes."

                                    • 04:18:50 PM

                                      Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                  • 04:18:51 PM

                                    DEBATE

                                    The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2606.

                                    • 04:27:04 PM

                                      On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                      • 04:27:07 PM

                                        Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                      • 04:27:14 PM

                                        Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6287 — "To provide competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001."

                                      • 04:27:23 PM

                                        Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                    • 04:27:24 PM

                                      DEBATE

                                      The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6287.

                                      • 04:44:38 PM

                                        On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                        • 04:44:41 PM

                                          Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3186 — "To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes."

                                        • 04:44:41 PM

                                          Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                        • 04:44:51 PM

                                          Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                      • 04:44:52 PM

                                        DEBATE

                                        The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3186.

                                        • 04:50:24 PM

                                          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.

                                      • 04:50:54 PM

                                        AUTHORITY TO FILE CONFERENCE REPORTS

                                        Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that the managers on the part of the House have until midnight on Friday, September 14, 2018, to file conference reports. Agreed to without objection.

                                        • 04:51:04 PM

                                          Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5532 — "To redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and for other purposes."

                                        • 04:51:14 PM

                                          Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                      • 04:51:15 PM

                                        DEBATE

                                        The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5532.

                                        • 05:03:01 PM

                                          On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                          • 05:03:03 PM

                                            Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                          • 05:03:24 PM

                                            Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 660 — "To require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets."

                                          • 05:03:32 PM

                                            Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                        • 05:03:33 PM

                                          DEBATE

                                          The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 660.

                                          • 05:09:47 PM

                                            On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

                                            • 05:09:49 PM

                                              Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                            • 05:10:02 PM

                                              Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4689 — "To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska."

                                            • 05:10:09 PM

                                              Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                          • 05:10:10 PM

                                            DEBATE

                                            The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4689.

                                            • 05:13:33 PM

                                              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.

                                            • 05:14:35 PM

                                              Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 2497 — "To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, and for other purposes."

                                            • 05:14:44 PM

                                              Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                          • 05:14:45 PM

                                            DEBATE

                                            The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2497.

                                            • 05:45:00 PM

                                              On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                              • 05:45:02 PM

                                                Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                              • 05:45:18 PM

                                                Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1911 — "To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes."

                                              • 05:45:27 PM

                                                Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                            • 05:45:30 PM

                                              DEBATE

                                              The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1911.

                                              • 06:05:45 PM

                                                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.

                                              • 06:06:16 PM

                                                Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 401 — "Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade."

                                              • 06:06:41 PM

                                                Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                            • 06:06:43 PM

                                              DEBATE

                                              The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 401.

                                              • 06:17:23 PM

                                                On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                                • 06:17:30 PM

                                                  The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

                                                • 06:17:51 PM

                                                  Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 6197 — "To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize rewards for thwarting wildlife trafficking linked to transnational organized crime, and for other purposes."

                                                • 06:18:00 PM

                                                  Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                              • 06:18:01 PM

                                                DEBATE

                                                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6197.

                                                • 06:31:00 PM

                                                  On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

                                                  • 06:31:01 PM

                                                    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                                • 06:31:13 PM

                                                  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                                                  The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

                                                  • 06:31:51 PM

                                                    Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5923 — "To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes."

                                                  • 06:32:10 PM

                                                    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Roll Call 394 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

                                                • 06:57:21 PM

                                                  House Vote 394 - On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended

                                                  Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act

                                                  Passed (379 - 3)
                                                  Yea

                                                  Vote Details: Yea - 379
                                                  Republican - 208
                                                  Democratic - 171

                                                  Vote Details: Nay - 3
                                                  Republican - 3

                                                  Vote Details: Not Voting - 46
                                                  Democratic - 22
                                                  Republican - 24

                                                  • 06:57:22 PM

                                                    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                                • 06:58:53 PM

                                                  MOMENT OF SILENCE

                                                  The House observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in the California wildfires.

                                                  • 07:01:47 PM

                                                    Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3186 — "To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes."

                                                  • 07:02:25 PM

                                                    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Roll Call 395 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

                                                • 07:10:53 PM

                                                  House Vote 395 - On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended

                                                  Every Kid Outdoors Act

                                                  Passed (383 - 2)
                                                  Yea

                                                  Vote Details: Yea - 383
                                                  Republican - 211
                                                  Democratic - 172

                                                  Vote Details: Nay - 2
                                                  Republican - 2

                                                  Vote Details: Not Voting - 43
                                                  Democratic - 21
                                                  Republican - 22

                                                  • 07:10:54 PM

                                                    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                                  • 07:11:06 PM

                                                    Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4689 — "To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska."

                                                  • 07:11:33 PM

                                                    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Roll Call 396 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

                                                • 07:20:53 PM

                                                  House Vote 396 - On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass

                                                  To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.

                                                  Passed (378 - 1)
                                                  Yea

                                                  Vote Details: Yea - 378
                                                  Republican - 209
                                                  Democratic - 169

                                                  Vote Details: Nay - 1
                                                  Republican - 1

                                                  Vote Details: Not Voting - 49
                                                  Democratic - 24
                                                  Republican - 25

                                                  • 07:20:54 PM

                                                    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                                • 07:21:09 PM

                                                  ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP

                                                  Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 2926, a bill originally introduced by Representative Meehan, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.

                                                  • 07:22:16 PM

                                                    Mr. Yoder filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 6776.

                                                  • 07:22:31 PM

                                                    Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5317 — "To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands."

                                                  • 07:22:42 PM

                                                    Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                                • 07:22:55 PM

                                                  DEBATE

                                                  The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5317.

                                                  • 07:27:28 PM

                                                    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                                    • 07:27:31 PM

                                                      Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                                    • 07:27:55 PM

                                                      Mr. Gianforte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 6040 — "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project."

                                                    • 07:28:02 PM

                                                      Considered under suspension of the rules.

                                                  • 07:28:04 PM

                                                    DEBATE

                                                    The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6040.

                                                    • 07:35:00 PM

                                                      On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                                                      • 07:35:07 PM

                                                        Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

                                                    • 07:35:18 PM

                                                      ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

                                                      The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

                                                      • 07:37:23 PM

                                                        The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 46. The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5895.

                                                    • 07:37:24 PM

                                                      ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

                                                      The House continued one minute speeches.

                                                      • 07:52:58 PM

                                                        The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the declaration of a national emergency with respect to the threat of foreign interference in United States elections.

                                                        referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, House Administration, and Intelligence and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-152).

                                                        • 07:55:35 PM

                                                          SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES

                                                          The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

                                                          • 08:10:09 PM

                                                            Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1059.

                                                        • 08:11:59 PM

                                                          SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES

                                                          The House resumed Special Order speeches.

                                                          • 08:34:27 PM

                                                            Mr. Estes (KS) moved that the House do now adjourn.

                                                        • 08:34:40 PM

                                                          On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

                                                          • 08:34:41 PM

                                                            Adjourned

                                                            The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on September 13, 2018.

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                                                            115th Congress - House
                                                            Total Hours: 1482 (After 658 days)
                                                            • Debate689 Hours
                                                            • Special Orders287 Hours
                                                            • Votes231 Hours
                                                            • One Minute Speeches120 Hours
                                                            • Morning Hour107 Hours
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