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U.S. House of Representatives

December 5, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

[kjm]

 

Message from Senate (agreed to the amendment of the House to S. 371- Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements Act)

 

Morning Hour

 

  1. Thompson (R), PA (Constituent Tribute – college student)
  2. Blumenauer (D), OR (Tax Reform/Administration/Policy)
  3. Blackburn (R), TN (Sanctuary Cities)
  4. Butterfield (D), NC (Constituent Tribute – Mayor William Bell)
  5. Poe (R), TX (College rape victims)
  6. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Constituent Tribute – school)
  7. Emmer (R), MN (Constituent Tribute)
  8. Green (D), TX (Impeachment of President Trump)
  9. Byrne (R), AL (Workforce Protection/Constituent Tribute)
  10. Kelly (R), PA (Constituent Tribute)
  11. Arrington (R), TX (Agriculture Safety Net/Rural America/Farm Bill)
  12. Barr (R), KY (Tax Reform)
  13. Norman (R), SC (Constituent Tribute)
  14. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Cuban Human Rights/Bolivia)
  15. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Rep. Conyers Statement of Retirement)

 

The Chair declared the House in recess at 11:04 AM until 12:00 PM.

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The House reconvened at 12:00 PM.

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On approval of the Journal:

Thompson (R), PA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 12:01 PM

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Hurd (R), TX led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

           

1.Wilson (R), SC (Constituent Tribute)

2.Green (D), TX (Healthcare.gov Signups)

3.Thompson (R), PA (Nutrition and Soil)

4.Schakowsky (D), IL (Access to Birth Control)

5.Poe (R), TX (Fallen Officer)

6.Higgins (D), NY (USS Little Rock)

7.Hurd (R), TX (Burmese Genocide)

8.Schneider (D), IL (Gun Control)

9.Marchant (R), TX (Concealed Carry Reciprocity)

10.Maloney (D), NY (Family Values and Fiscal Responsibility)

11.Comer (R), KY (Constituent Tribute)

12.Arrington (R), TX (Gun Rights)

13.LaMalfa (R), CA (Aid to Palestinian Interests)

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H.R. 3731 - Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[1]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:29 PM

  1. Rutherford (R), FL
  2. Jackson Lee (D), TX
  3. Katko (R), NY
  4. Nadler (D), NY
  5. Hice (R), GA
  6. Cummings (D), MD

 

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):

Rutherford (R), TX asked recorded vote

Chair postponed vote - 12:55 PM

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H.R. 3317 - SAFE Act of 2017, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[2]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:55 PM

  1. Rutherford (R), FL                                                   [jjs]
  2. Jackson Lee (D), TX
  3. Trott (R), MI
  4. Maloney (D), NY

 

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):

Rutherford (R), TX asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 1:12 PM

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Unfinished Business   1:12 PM

 

H.R. 3731 - Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017, as amended

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):

Rutherford (R), TX asked recorded vote - 1:13 PM

[655]

YEAS 407      NAYS 4

 

PASSED                     1:38 PM

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H.R. 3317 - SAFE Act of 2017, as amended

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):

Rutherford (R), TX asked recorded vote - 1:39 PM

[656]

YEAS 409      NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     1:45 PM

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On approval of the Journal:

Thompson, Glenn (R), PA asked recorded vote - 1:46 PM

[657]

YEAS 224      NAYS 183      PRESENT 1

 

APPROVED              1:52 PM

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Chair announced change of conferees on H.R. 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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S. 1266 - Enhancing Veteran Care Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[3]

Debate - 40 Mins.       1:56 PM

 

  1. Roe (R), TN
  2. Takano (D), CA
  3. Mullin (R), OK
  4. Kuster (D), NH
  5. Smith (R), NJ

 

On susp. of rules & passage (2/3):

Roe (R), TN asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 2:08 PM

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H.Con.Res. 90 - Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[4]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:09 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Rohrabacher (R), CA
  4. Crowley (D), NY
  5. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL
  6. Levin (D), MI
  7. Chabot (R), OH
  8. Schakowsky (D), IL
  9. Smith (R), NJ
  10. McCollum (D), MN

 

On susp. of rules & adoption, as amended (2/3):

Royce (R), CA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 2:50 PM

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Message received from Senate [Conyers (D), MI resignation].

Chair announced the whole number of the house at 433.

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H.R. 1164 - Taylor Force Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[5]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:52 PM

 

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Lamborn (R), CO                                                  [kjm]
  4. Deutch (D), FL
  5. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL
  6. Gottheimer (D), NJ
  7. Smith (R), NJ
  8. Frankel (D), FL
  9. Zeldin (R), NY

 

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):

 

PASSED - VOICE                 3:32 PM

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H.R. 2658 - Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017, as amended

Under Susp. of Rules

[6]

Debate - 40 Mins.       3:32 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL
  4. Sires (D), NJ
  5. Cook (R), CA
  6. Wasserman Schutlz (D), FL

 

On susp. of rules & passage (2/3):

Royce (R), CA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:01 PM

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[enk]

H.Res. 259 - Expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[7]

Debate - 40 Mins.       4:02 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. DeSantis (R), FL
  4. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL

 

On susp. of rules & passage (2/3):

Royce (R), CA asked recorded vote

Chair postponed vote - 4:23 PM

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The House adjourned at 4:24 PM until 10:00 AM on December 5, 2017.