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U.S. House of Representatives

June 8, 2018

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Friday, June 8, 2018

Met at 9:00 AM

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On approval of the Journal:

Thompson (R), PA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 9:01 AM

 

One Minutes

 

  1. Thompson (R), PA (Domestic Violence)
  2. Hoyer (D), MD (Sports)
  3. Newhouse (R), WA (Native Americans)
  4. Suozzi (D), NY (Constituent Tribute)
  5. Dunn (R), FL (Veterans)
  6. Bonamici (D), OR (Ocean Plastic)
  7. Palmer (R), AL (Israel)
  8. Kilmer (D), WA (Affordable Care Act)
  9. Eshoo (D), CA (Net Neutrality)

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H.R. 5895 - Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for FY 2019

 

(Continued Consideration)

 

Amendments (Cont’d) - 9:19 AM

 

Carbajal (D-CA) – Amendment No. 28

 

Provides $8 million for the Veterans Transportation Program to assist veterans in attending to all their medical appointments in a timely manner.
 

ADOPTED - VOICE 9:25 AM

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Keating (D-MA) – Amendment No. 29 –

 

Allocates funding for the VA to create an opioid abuse healthcare kit for community healthcare providers.
 

ADOPTED - VOICE 9:30 AM

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Keating (D-MA) – Amendment No. 30 - Allocates funding for administrative costs at the VA to ensure providers at VA health facilities complete a continuing medication course in pain management.

ADOPTED - VOICE 9:36 AM

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Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX) – Amendment No. 31 - Requires the VA to report on how many delinquent payments by the VA to vendors and contractors there are and the total amount of money. 

ADOPTED - VOICE             9:44 AM

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Connolly (D-VA), Norton (D-DC) – Amendment No. 32 –

 

Ensures sufficient funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to provide rigorous oversight of the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
 

ADOPTED - VOICE 9:50 AM

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Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 33 - Prohibits the use of funds in contravention of the U.S. Code regarding benefits for homeless veterans in training and outreach programs.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE 9:58 AM

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Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 34 - Increases the amount of funding for Supportive Services for Veterans Families by $2 million offset by a reduction of a $2.5 million in the funding for the V A's information Technology Systems. 


ADOPTED - VOICE 10:01 AM

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Walberg (R-MI), Rutherford (R-FL) – Amendment No. 35 - Prevents funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce a proposed rule by the VA to limit an injured or amputee veteran’s ability to choose a prosthetist or orthotist who meets his or her needs whether employed by the VA or on contract with the VA.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE 10:06 AM

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Eshoo (D-CA) – Amendment No. 36 - States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the Army to convey the 17.1 acres of land and the 126 existing housing units known as Shenandoah Square in Mountain View, California.


ADOPTED - VOICE 10:11 AM

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Peters, Scott (D-CA) – Amendment No. 37 - Prohibits funds from being transferred from programs supporting veteran homelessness services.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE 10:17 AM

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Ratcliffe (R-TX) – Amendment No. 38 - Prohibits funds from being used to propose, plan, or execute a new round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). 

 

ADOPTED - VOICE 10:21 AM

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Chair declared the House in recess at 10:31 AM for a period of less than 15 minutes.

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 5895 - Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for FY 2019

 

Amendments

 

Gohmert (R-TX), Gosar (R-AZ), Duncan (R-SC), McKinley (R-WV)– Amendment No. 10 - Prohibits the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon.
 

On passage:

Kaptur (D), OH asked recorded vote - 10:39 PM

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YEAS 212       NAYS 201

 

ADOPTED                 11:12 AM

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Meadows (R-NC) – Amendment No. 15 - Reestablishes a semiannual Government Accountability Office financial review of obligated expenditures from the Independent Counsel permanent indefinite appropriation, and requires the report’s findings to be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary of the House, and the Committees on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Judiciary of the Senate. 

 

Ryan (D), OH asked recorded vote- 11:12 AM

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YEAS 207       NAYS 201

 

ADOPTED                 11:16 AM

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Takano (D-CA), Delaney (D-MD), Esty (D-CT), Foster (D-IL), Langevin (D-RI), Lieu (D-CA), Lujan (D-NM) – Amendment No. 16 - Appropriates $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) to help Congress understand emerging technologies and their policy implications. Offset by funds from an administrative account within the Architect of the Capitol. 


Takano (D), CA asked recorded vote- 11:17 AM

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YEAS 195       NAYS 217

 

REJECTED                11:21 AM

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Committee arose.

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 5895 - Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for FY 2019

 

On Kuster (D), NH motion to recommit (increase the Veterans Health Administration’s Medical Services Account by $10,000,000 in order to provide additional funds for community care, aid to state veterans’ homes, loan repayment, and caregivers assistance, offset by a reduction in the Department of Administration’s General Administration Account):

Kuster (D), NH asked recorded vote – 11:30 AM

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YEAS 187       NAYS 225

 

REJECTED                11:37 AM

 

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On passage:

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YEAS 235       NAYS 179

 

PASSED                     11:44 AM

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On approval of the Journal

 

APPROVED - VOICE                       11:44 AM

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Katko (R), NY filed a report to accompany H. Res. 898 – Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to Department of Homeland Security policies and activities relating to homeland security information produced and disseminated regarding cybersecurity threats posed by the ZTE Corporation, headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

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Colloquy

 

The House meets Tuesday at 12:00 PM for morning hour and 2:00 PM for legislative business. The House meets Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM for morning hour and 12:00 PM for legislative business. The House meets Friday at 9:00 AM for legislative business. Last votes are expected no later than 3 PM

 

The House will consider suspension bills, HR 5788 - Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018, HR 5735 - THRIVE Act, and HR 2851 – SITSA Act.

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One Minutes               12:20 PM

 

  1. LaMalfa (R), CA (Constituent Tribute - Northern California Power Agency 50th Anniversary)
  2. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Pardon of Alice Johnson/Sentencing Reduction)
  3. Poe (R), TX (Water for Power
  4. Gabbard (D), HI (Water is Life)

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Message in writing received from the president.

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  1. Gaetz (R), FL (100-year anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan)
  2. Roskam (R), IL (Constituent Tribute - Lt Colonel Sean Morrow)

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Special Orders – 12:30 PM

 

  1. Flores (R), TX (Constituent Tribute - Bill Hamilton Jr./Wilton Lanning/Beatrice Rodriguez/Joe Rodriguez/Arnold Robert Mattias/Emily Toukerblake/WWI Brazos County)
  2. Gallego (D), AZ (EPA Administrator Pruitt) - 12:51 PM
  3. Lieu (D), CA (EPA Administrator Pruitt) – 12:53 PM
  4. Holmes Norton (D), DC (DC Statehood) – 1:07 PM

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Message from the President read (national emergency in connection with Belarus).

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  1. King, Steve (R), IA (Immigration) 1:50 PM
  2. Gohmert (R), TX (Census) 2:20 PM

 

Chair declared the House adjourned at 2:48 PM until 12:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12.