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U.S. House of Representatives

March 15, 2017

 

 Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Met at 4:30 PM

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Journal approved.

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Dunn (R), FL led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Dunn (R), FL (Constituent Tribute)
  2. Kildee (D), MI (Trumpcare)
  3. Mitchell (R), MI (Police Bravery)
  4. Schneider (D), IL (Great Lakes)
  5. Poe (R), TX (ADA Lawsuits)
  6. Hanabusa (D), HI (Constituent Tribute)
  7. Carter, Buddy (R), GA (Constituent Tribute)
  8. Panetta (D), CA (Nation’s Infrastructure)
  9. Rosenthal (D), CA (DACA)

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H.R. 132 - Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017

 

Under Susp. of Rules (Cont’d)

[1]

Debate - 40 Mins.       4:46 PM

 

  1. Tipton (R), CO
  2.  Brown (D), MD

 

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

Brown, Anthony (D), MD asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:49 PM

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S.J.Res. 1 – Approving location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield

 

PASSED - VOICE                 4:50 PM

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H.R. 648 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[2]

Debate - 40 Mins.       4:50 PM

 

  1. Tipton (R), CO
  2. Brown (D), MD
  3. Cheyney (R), WY

 

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

Tipton (R), CO asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:56 PM

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H.R. 267 - Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       4:56 PM

 

  1. Tipton (R), CO
  2. Brown (D), MD
  3. Lewis (D), GA
  4. Johnson, Hank (D), GA

 

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

Titpton (R), CO asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 5:05 PM

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Chair declared the House in recess at 5:05 PM until 6:30 PM.

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The House reconvened at 6:30 PM.

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Message received from the Senate (passed H.R. 1362 – To name the VA community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’au’a Hunkin VA Clinic).

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 132 - Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017

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

Brown (D), MD asked recorded vote - 6:32 PM

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YEAS 407      NAYS 1

 

PASSED                     6:57 PM

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H.R. 648 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir

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

Tipton (R), CO asked recorded vote - 6:58 PM

[159]

YEAS 408      NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     7:04 PM

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Crowley (D), NY notified the House of his intent to offer a privilege resolution (sense of House that the President should immediately disclose his tax return information to Congress and the American people).

 

Chair determined that the resolution did not constitute a question of the proivleges of the House - 7:31 PM

 

Crowley (D), NY appealed the ruling of the Chair.

 

On McCarthy (R), CA motion to table the appeal of the ruling:

Crowley (D), NHY asked recorded vote - 7:32 PM

[161]

YEAS 223      NAYS 183      PRES 1

 

TABLED                    7:48 PM

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H.R. 267 - Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act

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

 

PASSED                     7:49 PM

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Rules Comte filed report on expenses for various committees.

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H.R. 1228 – Providing for appointment on board of compliance, as amended

 

PASSED                     7:51 PM

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Rules Comte filed report on H.R. 1259 – VA Accountability First Act, H.R. 1367 – To improve the authority of VA to hire and retain employees, and H.R. 1181 – Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

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One Minutes               7:52 PM

 

  1. Paulsen (R), MN (National Canine Veterans Day)
  2. Langevin (D), RI (NOAA)
  3. Cheney (R), WY (Rep. John Wold)
  4. Bass (D), CA (South Sudan Famine)
  5. Foxx (R), NC (Theresa Bryant, Teacher of the Year)
  6. Swalwell (D), CA (Rep. King, Immigration)
  7. LaMalfa (R), CA (CAFE Standards)
  8. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Wiretapping Accusations)
  9. Thompson (R), PA (Trinity United Methodist Church)
  10. Jayapal (D), WA (D.C. Bully Busters)
  11. Bergman (R), MI (VA Accountability First Act)

 

Special Orders

 

  1. Ferguson (R), GA (AHCA) 8:10 PM
  2. O’Rourke (D), TX (Road trip with Hurd (R), TX) 8:54 PM

 

The House adjourned at 9:20 PM until 10:00 AM Thursday.