On The Floor

Proceedings from the previous 7 legislative days are available from the Office of the Clerk.

LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 27, 2017

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10:00:03 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:20 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Matt Gaetz to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:00:42 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.
11:08:11 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
12:00:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 27.
12:00:10 P.M. Today's prayer was offered by Dr. George Dillard, Peachtree Christian Church, Peachtree City, Georgia.
12:01:50 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
12:01:53 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Faso to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
12:02:12 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.
12:35:01 P.M.H. Res. 478 Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 478 — "Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."
12:38:28 P.M.H. Res. 478 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 478.
1:41:50 P.M. The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 3298, with an amendment.
1:42:00 P.M.H. Res. 478 DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H. Res. 478.
2:09:13 P.M.H. Res. 478 On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 185 (Roll no. 426).
2:16:05 P.M.H. Res. 478 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 196 (Roll no. 427).
2:16:07 P.M.H. Res. 478 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2:16:30 P.M.H.R. 3219 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3219 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
2:16:47 P.M.H.R. 3219 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2:16:55 P.M.H.R. 3219 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
2:21:32 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 140 - 285, 1 Present (Roll no. 428).
2:26:04 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Perry amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 248 (Roll no. 429).
2:26:14 P.M.H.R. 3219 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3219 as unfinished business.
2:27:08 P.M.H.R. 3219 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3219 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."
2:27:09 P.M.H.R. 3219 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the House proceeded with further consideration of H.R. 3219.
2:28:08 P.M.H.R. 3219 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 478 and Rule XVIII.
2:31:12 P.M.H.R. 3219 Amendments en bloc offered by Ms. Granger, comprised of the following amendments printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 as en bloc No. 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 40, 44, 46, 49, 50, 52, 53, and 54.
2:31:19 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Granger en bloc amendment No. 1.
2:40:18 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Granger amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
2:40:39 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to support the reinvigoration of the DOD Cyber Scholarship Program.
2:40:41 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 8.
2:47:29 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
2:48:00 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Suozzi, numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to increase Environmental Restoration, Navy funding by $34,734,000 and decrease Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $34,734,000.
2:48:02 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Suozzi amendment No. 10.
2:54:34 P.M.H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Suozzi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Suozzi demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
2:55:13 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Boyle, Brendan F., numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to increase by $30 million each the Navy Environmental Restoration Account and the Air Force Environmental Restoration Account for the purpose of remediating perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) drinking water contamination and outreach and engagement with local communities with impacted drinking water systems.
2:55:14 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brendan F. Boyle amendment No. 12.
3:02:27 P.M.H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brendan F. Boyle amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brendan F. Boyle demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:02:55 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grothman, numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to reduce the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account by $30 million and increase the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle account by $30 million.
3:02:56 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment No. 13.
3:06:30 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Grothman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:07:06 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Dunn, numbered 31 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to reduce the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force account by $30 million and increase the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force to accelerate deployment of Air Force Major Range Test Facility Base (MRTFB) open-air range capabilities in the Eastern Gulf.
3:07:07 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dunn amendment No. 31.
3:12:14 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Dunn amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
3:12:25 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Ms. Speier, numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to specify that $25 million appropriated for Defense Health Program research, development, test and evaluation may be used to award grants to medical researchers and universities to support research into early detection of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
3:12:26 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 35.
3:19:54 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:20:16 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Nadler, numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to strike sections 8094 and 8095, relating to the release or transfer detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay to secure facilities in the United States and allow for funding to construct, acquire, or modify domestic facilities to host these relocated detainees.
3:20:19 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 38.
3:29:52 P.M.H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:31:39 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Foster, numbered 42 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to prohibit the use of funds to develop a space-based ballistic missile intercept layer.
3:32:28 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment No. 42.
3:42:06 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Foster amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:42:18 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, numbered 43 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to prohibit the use of funds be used to plan for, begin, continue, complete, process, or approve a public-private competition to determine whether Federal civilian jobs should be outsourced.
3:42:37 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 43.
3:48:25 P.M.H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3:48:59 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, numbered 45 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to prohibit use of funds with respect to military action in Yemen to the extent that such action is inconsistent with the War Powers Resolution.
3:49:27 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 45.
3:56:58 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Davidson amendment; Failed by voice vote.
3:57:39 P.M.H.R. 3219 An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSantis, numbered 47 printed in Part B of House Report 115-261 to prohibit funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran.
3:58:02 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSantis amendment No. 47.
4:03:51 P.M.H.R. 3219 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeSantis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeSantis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4:03:52 P.M.H.R. 3219 VACATED PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Visclosky asked unanmious consent to vacate the proceedings for a recorded vote on the DeSantis amendment No. 47, to the end that the Chair put the question on the amendment de novo. Agreed to without objection.
4:10:03 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the DeSantis amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
4:10:04 P.M.H.R. 3219 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
4:42:24 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Suozzi amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 - 211 (Roll no. 430).
4:47:34 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Boyle, Brendan F. amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 256 - 169 (Roll no. 431).
4:52:01 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 172 - 252 (Roll no. 432).
4:57:46 P.M.H.R. 3219 On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 - 172 (Roll no. 433).
4:57:53 P.M.H.R. 3219 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3219.
4:58:54 P.M.H.R. 3219 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4:59:01 P.M.H.R. 3219 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
5:00:06 P.M.H.R. 3219 Ms. Roybal-Allard moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
5:03:44 P.M.H.R. 3219 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roybal-Allard 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 strike the division of the underlying bill that appropriates $1.6 billion in funds to begin construction of border wall along the U.S. Mexico border.
5:07:26 P.M.H.R. 3219 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5:14:11 P.M.H.R. 3219 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 193 - 234 (Roll no. 434).
5:20:24 P.M.H.R. 3219 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 192 (Roll no. 435).
5:20:26 P.M.H.R. 3219 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:21:22 P.M.H.R. 3298 Mr. Harper asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's Table and agree to the Senate amendment.
5:22:06 P.M.H.R. 3298 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
5:22:07 P.M.H.R. 3298 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:23:07 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
5:26:53 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.
6:16:25 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 27.
6:16:30 P.M. Ms. Cheney filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 480 and H. Res. 481.
6:18:02 P.M. Ms. Cheney moved that the House do now adjourn.
6:18:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
6:18:05 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 28, 2017.