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U.S. House of Representatives

December 7, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

[jjs]

Morning Hour

 

  1. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (National Miner’s Day)
  2. Davis, Danny (D), IL (Constituent Tribute)
  3. Jones (R), NC (Moment of Remembrance)
  4. Hanabusa (D), HI (H.R. 4300)
  5. Budd (R), NC (Illegal Immigrants)
  6. Kaptur (D), OH (National Debt)
  7. Foxx (R), NC (Business Favorability)
  8. Carter, Buddy (R), GA (Kumbaya)
  9. Green, Al (D), TX (Trump Impeachment)

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Chair admonished members to avoid engaging in personalities with the President.

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  1. Holding (R), NC (Constituent Tribute)
  2. Marshall (R), KS (Stop-the-bleed Training)
  3. Hoyer (D), MD (Government Shutdown)
  4. Blumenauer (D), OR (GOP Tax Bill)

 

The Chair declared the House in recess at 11:05 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

The Chair reconvened the House at 12:00 PM.

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On approval of the Journal:

Wilson, Joe (R), SC asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 12:01 PM

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Davidson (R), OH led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

           

1.Bacon (R), NE (Guest Chaplain)

2.Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Staff Tribute)

3.Green, Gene (D), TX (GOP Tax Bill)

4.Wilson, Joe (R), SC (Jerusalem)

5.McGovern (D), MA (Hunger in America)

6.Davidson (R), OH (Pearl Harbor Day)

7.Thompson, Mike (R), CA (Ducks Unlimited)

8.Comer (R), OH (Constituent Tribute)

9.Kaptur (D), OH (Russian Olympic Doping)

10.Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (Pearl Harbor Day)

11.Rosen (D), NV (GOP Tax Bill)

12.Smucker (R), PA (Constituent Tribute)

13.Gabbard (D), HI (Pearl Harbor Day)

14.Poe (R), TX (Pearl Harbor Day)

15.Lee (D), CA (Net Neutrality)

16.Yoder (R), KS (Pearl Harbor Day)

17.Kildee (D), MI (GOP Tax Bill)

18.Higgins (D), NY (GOP Tax Bill)

19.Schakowsky (D), IL (Medicare and Medicaid Cuts)

20.Huffman (D), CA (GOP Tax Bill)

21.Huizenga (R), MI (GOP Tax Bill)

22.Adams (D), NC (GOP Tax Bill)

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Chair admonished members to address their remarks to the Chair.

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23.Waters (D), CA (GOP Tax Bill)

24.Evans (D), PA (GOP Tax Bill)

25.Rice (D), NY (GOP Tax Bill)

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H.Res. 647 - Providing for consideration of H.R. 477 - Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act, H.R. 3971 - Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act, and H.J.Res. 123 - Making further continuing appropriations for FY 2018

 

Rule – 1 Hour             12:38 PM

 

  1. Woodall (R), GA
  2. Slaughter (D), NY
  3. Huizenga (R), MI                                               [kjm]
  4. Kildee (D), MI
  5. Tenney (R), NY
  6. Lee (D), CA

 

On ordering the previous question:

Slaughter (D), CA asked recorded vote - 1:39 PM

[665]

YEAS 236       NAYS 190

 

ORDERED                 2:05 PM

 

On adoption:

Slaughter (D), CA asked recorded vote - 2:06 PM

 [666]

YEAS 238       NAYS 188

 

ADOPTED                 2:12 PM

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Unfinished Business

 

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

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

Royce (R), CA asked recorded vote - 2:12 PM

[667]

YEAS 419       NAYS 8

 

ADOPTED                 2:19 PM

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On approval of the Journal:

Wilson (R), SC asked recorded vote - 2:20 PM

[668]

YEAS 212       NAYS 205      PRES 2

 

ADOPTED                 2:26 PM

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H.J.Res. 123 – Making further continuing appropriations for FY 2018 (through December 22)

 

Debate – 1 Hour          2:28 PM

 

  1. Frelinghuysen (R), NJ
  2. Lowey (D), NY
  3. Rogers (R), KY
  4. Kaptur (D), OH
  5. Aderholt (R), AL
  6. Wasserman Schultz (D), FL
  7. Granger (R), TX
  8. DeLauro (D), CT
  9. Simpson (R), ID
  10. Jackson Lee (D), TX
  11. Carter (R), TX                                                           [jjs]
  12. Calvert (R), CA
  13. Cole (R), OK
  14. Diaz-Balart (R), FL
  15. Dent (R), PA
  16. Walden (R), OR
  17. Burgess (R), TX
  18. Emmer (R), MN

 

 

On ordering the previous question:

Frelinghuysen (R), NJ asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 3:20 PM

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H.R. 477 - Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act

 

Debate – 1 Hour          3:20 PM

 

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4.

 

Amendments               3:33 PM

 

Sherman (D), CA amendment (#1):

 

Provides additional protections for investors and small businesses, which will align the bill with a Securities and Exchange Commission no-action letter issued Jan. 31, 2014.

 

ADOPTED                 3:39 PM

 

On passage:

Hensarling (R), TX asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 3:40 PM.

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Chair declared the House in recess at 3:40 PM subject to the call of the Chair.

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Chair reconvened the House at 4:15 PM.

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 477 - Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act

On passage:

Hensarling asked recorded vote – 4:16 PM

[669]

 

YEAS 426       NAYS 0

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H.J.Res. 123 – Making further continuing appropriations for FY 2018 (through Dec. 22)

On passage:

Frelinghuysen (R), NJ asked recorded vote – 4:41 PM

[670]

 

YEAS 235       NAYS 193

 

PASSED                     4:48 PM

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McCarthy (R), CA recognized for a scheduling announcement (votes are no longer expected in the House Friday, December 8; and the House will in session the week of December 18 with first votes at 6:30 PM Monday).

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H.R. 2658 - Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act

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

Royce (R), CA asked recorded vote – 5:05 PM

[671]

YEAS 388       NAYS 29

 

PASSED                     5:12 PM

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H.R. 4300 - Admiral Lloyd R. "Joe" Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act

 

PASSED                     5:13 PM

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One Minutes

 

  1. Paulsen (R), MN (Constituent Tributes)
  2. Payne (D), NJ (Shebaz Bulldogs Football)
  3. Westerman (R), AR (Resilient Federal Force Act)
  4. McEachin (D), VA (Richard Cohen)
  5. Cheney (R), WY (Clarence Buhr)
  6. Rooney (R), FL (Off-shore Drilling)
  7. Banks (R), IN (Joe George)

 

Special Orders

 

  1. Garrett (R), VA (Student Security Act) 5:24 PM
  2. Raskin (D), MD (Republican Tax Plan ) 5:38 PM
  3. Gohmert (R), TX (#GohmertHour) 6:15 PM

 

The House adjourned at 6:45 PM until 12:00 PM Monday, December 11.