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U.S. House of Representatives

February 16, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Costello (R), PA (Support of Veterans Bills)
  2. Gutierrez (D), IL (Puerto Rico Admission Act)
  3. Emmer (R), MN (Constituent Tributes)
  4. Clyburn (D), SC (Black History Month)
  5. Carter (R), GA (Constituent Tribute and Affordable Care Act)
  6. Torres (D), CA (Immigration Executive Order)

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The Chair reminded members to refrain from engaging in personality attacks on the President.

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  1. Barr (R), KY (Constituent Tribute)
  2. O’Rourke (D), TX (Immigration and Domestic Abuse)
  3. Roybal-Allard (D), CA (Title X Program)
  4. Lee (D), CA (Black History Month)

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The Chair declared the House in recess at 10:45 AM until 12:00 PM.

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Chair reconvened the House at 12:00 PM

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Journal approved.

Bishop, Rob (R), UT asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 12:06 PM

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Newhouse (R), WA led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Mulvaney (R), SC resignation read. Chair declared that the whole number of the House is 431.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Newhouse (R), WA (Gary Peterson)
  2. Watson Coleman (D), NJ (Bob Oliver)
  3. Lewis, Jason (R), MN (Bill Cooper)
  4. DelBene (D), WA (Child Abuse)
  5. Bilirakis (R), FL (Rare Diseases)
  6. Higgins (D), NY (Tax Credits)
  7. Bucshon (R), IN (Obamacare)
  8. Adams (D), NC (Women’s Rights)
  9. Hice (R), GA (Quentin Moses)
  10. Chu (D), CA (Trump-Russia Ties)
  11. Mast (R), FL (Opioid Abuse)
  12. Frankel (D), FL (Trump-Russia Ties)
  13. Hill (R), AR (Ducks Unlimited)
  14. Takano (D), CA (Mark Hawkins)
  15. LaHood (R), IL (Quincy Notre Dame High School)
  16. Kihuen (D), NV (Trump-Russia Ties)
  17. Rice (D), NY (Trump-Russia Ties)
  18. Barragan (D), CA (Trump-Russia Ties)
  19. Johnson, Hank (D), GA (Muslim Ban)
  20. Brown (D), MD (Prince Georges County Schools)
  21. Cicilline (D), RI (Trump-Russia Ties)
  22. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Trump-Russia Ties)
  23. Ruppersberger (D), MD (Trump-Russia Ties)

 

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Bishop, Michael (R), MI announced resignation from Judiciary and Education and Workforce committees.

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H.Res. 131 – Making changes on House Committees

 

ADOPTED - VOICE             12:36 PM

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H.J.Res. 69 - Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

 

Debate – 1 Hour          12:37 PM

 

  1. Bishop, Rob (R), UT
  2. Young, Don (R), AK

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Chair admonishes members to address their remarks to the Chair.

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  1. Beyer (D), VA
  2. Duncan (R), SC
  3. Tsongas (D), MA
  4. Grijalva (D), AZ
  5. McClintock (R), CA
  6. DeFazio (D), OR
  7. Westerman (R), AR
  8. Polis (D), CO
  9. Gosar (R), AZ
  10. Jackson Lee (D), TX
  11. Scott, Austin (R), GA
  12. Blumenauer (D), OR

 

On passage:

Beyer (D), VA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 1:42 PM

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H.J.Res. 43 - Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule submitted by Secretary of HHS relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients

 

Debate – 1 Hour          1:44 PM

 

  1. Black (R), TN
  2. DeGette (D), CO
  3. Smith (R), NJ
  4. Pallone (D), NJ
  5. Marshall (R), KS
  6. Lowey (D), NY
  7. Messer (R), IN
  8. Castor (D), FL
  9. Roby (R), AL
  10. Speier (D), CA
  11. Noem (R), SD
  12. DelBene (D), WA
  13. Walorski (D), IN
  14. Jackson Lee (R), TX
  15. Weber (R), TX
  16. Lee (D), CA
  17. Rothfus (R), PA
  18. Chu (D), CA                                                         [kjm]
  19. Hartzler (R), MO
  20. Maloney (D), NY
  21. Rooney (R), FL
  22. Frankel (D), FL
  23. Banks (R), IN
  24. Jayapal (D), WA
  25. Bera (D), CA

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The Chair reminded members to direct comments to the Chair.

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  1. Pingree (D), ME
  2. Kildee (D), MI
  3. Lawrence (D), MI
  4. Clark (D), MA
  5. Engel (D), NY
  6. Nadler (D), NY
  7. Schakowsky (D), IL

 

On passage:

DeGette (D), CO asked for a recorded vote.

The Chair postponed the vote - 2:52 PM

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Unfinished Business

 

H.J.Res. 69 - Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

 

On passage:

Beyer (D), VA asked recorded vote – 2:54 PM

[98]

YEAS 225      NAYS 193

 

PASSED                     3:17 PM

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H.J.Res. 43 - Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule submitted by Secretary of HHS relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients

 

On passage:

DeGette (D), CO asked for a recorded vote – 3:17 PM

[99]

 

YEAS 230      NAYS 188

 

PASSED                     3:27 PM

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On approving the Journal (de novo):

 

PASSED                     3:28 PM

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Speaker appointed Jackson Lee (D), TX and Moore (D), WI to the House Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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Allen (R), GA (WOTUS)

WOTUS has been a thorn on the side of Americans since its introduction.

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Kaptur (D), OH (President’s Military Appointments)

It is critical we stand together and ask for transparency.

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Poe (R), TX (ADA Education and Reform Act)

Allegedly nine ADA parking spaces were not spaced far enough.

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Payne (D), NJ (Michael Flynn Resignation)

Resignation of President’s National Security Advisor has done nothing to end the relationship with Russia.

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Meehan (R), PA (Wingman Act)

The Wingman Act will make this difficult job a little easier.

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Welch (D), VT (Flynn Resignation)

Flynn lied about his direct and probably illegal contact with the Russian Ambassador, assuring him that Obama sanctions against Russia would be reversed.

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Walberg (R), MI (Affordable Care Act)

Things continue to get worse under the healthcare law.

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Schneider (D), IL (Title X)

More than 4 million individuals across the country, many of the them low-income, depend on Title X for family planning.

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Smith (R), TX (Media and the President)

It is no surprise the media approval rating has hit a record low.

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McGovern (D), MA (US Troops in the Middle East)

CNN reported that the Pentagon is considering a proposal to send U.S. ground troops to Syria.

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McSally (R), AZ (Constituent Tribute)

I rise to commemorate the life of Tim Prenivil.

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Espaillat (D), NY (Constituent Tribute)

As a lifelong friend, I daily miss Oscar de la Renta.

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Thompson (R), PA (Manufacturing)

I’m pleased to see public-private partnerships working in our neighborhoods.

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Soto (D), FL (Xavier Becerra)

I rise to congratulate my friend and new California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

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Rothfus (R), PA (Coal)

It is a success story all around. By satisfying energy needs while preserving the environment.

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Lowenthal (D), VA (Affordable Care Act)

We have heard over and over again how ACA saves lives.

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Gaetz (R), FL (Thirty Million Words Initiative)

The Thirty Million Words Initiative is a collaborative effort.

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LaMalfa (R), CA (Israel-U.S. Relationship)

Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state.

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Special Orders

 

  1. King (R), IA (Heartbeat Protection Act) 3:56 PM
  2. Raskin (D), MD (Trump Administration) 4:56 PM
  3. Woodall (R), GA (ACA Repeal) 5:30 PM
  4. Hill (R), AR (Service) 5:55 PM

 

The House adjourned at 6:04 PM until 1:00 PM Friday (pro forma session).