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U.S. House of Representatives

March 20, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Monday, March 20, 2017

Met at 12:00 PM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Courtney (D), CT (GOP Healthcare Bill)

  2. Emmer (R), MN (National Agriculture Day)

  3. Abraham (R), LA (Constituent Tributes)

 

Chair declared the House in recess at 12:14 PM until 2:00 PM.

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The House reconvened at 2:00 PM.

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Journal approved.

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Wilson (R), SC led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Higgins (R), LA (Sgt. Shawn T. Anderson)

  2. Wilson (R), SC (Erika Perry/USC Gamecocks)

  3. Poe (R), TX (North Korea Missile Launches)

  4. Smith (R), NE (National Agriculture Week)

 

Chair declared the House in recess at 2:10 PM until 3:30 PM.

 

The House reconvened at 3:32 PM

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H.R. 1029 - Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[1]

Debate - 40 Mins.       3:33 PM

 

  1. Davis (R), IL

  2. Panetta (D), CA

 

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

 

PASSED –VOICE                  3:42 PM

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H.R. 382 - 100 Years of Women in Congress Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[2]

Debate - 40 Mins.       3:43 PM

 

  1. Davis (R), IL

  2. Meng (D), NY

  3. Blunt Rochester (D) DE

 

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

 

PASSED – VOICE                3:52 PM

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H.R. 1309 – TSA Administrator Modernization Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[3]

Debate – 40 Mins.       3:53 PM

 

  1. Katko (R), NY

  2. Rice (D), NY

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 4:00 PM

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H.R. 1353 - Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 
 

Under Susp. of Rules

[4]

Debate – 40 mins.       4:01 PM

  1. Rutherford (R), FL

  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

Rutherford (R), FL requested vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:07 PM

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H.R. 1294 - Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act 
 

Under Susp. of Rules

[5]

Debate – 40 min.         4:08 PM

  1. Rutherford (R), FL

  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

Rutherford (R), FL asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote- 4:15 PM

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H.R. 1297 - Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate – 40 min.         4:16 PM

  1. Rutherford (R), FL

  2. Watson Coleman (D), NJ

 

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

Rutherford (R), FL asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote- 4:22 PM

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H.R. 1249 - DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate – 40 min.         4:23 PM

  1. Fitzpatrick (R), PA

  2. Watson Coleman (D), NJ

 

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

Fitzpatrick (D), PA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote- 4:30 PM

 

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H.R. 1252 - DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017, as amended 
 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate – 40 min.         4:31 PM

  1. Higgins (R), LA

  2. Watson Coleman (D), NJ

 

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

Higgins (R), LA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote- 4:37 PM

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The Chair delcared the House in recess at 4:38 PM till 6:30 PM.

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Chair reconvened the House at 6:30 PM.

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Unfinished Business

 

On H.R. 1294 - Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act 

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

Rutherford (R), FL asked recorded vote – 6:32 PM

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YEAS 408       NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     6:52 PM

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Polis (D), CO intent to raise a question of the privileges of the House.

 

Requesting the President disclose his 2006-2015 tax returns in a closed executive session of the Ways and Means Committee.

 

Chair did not determine whether the resolution constitutes a question of the privileges of the House. The question will be considered at a later time.

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H.R. 1249 - DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017, as amended 

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

Fitzpatrick (D), PA asked recorded vote – 7:01 PM

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YEAS 409       NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     7:07 PM

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On H.R. 1252 - DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017, as amended 

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

Higgins (R), LA asked recorded vote – 7:07 PM

[175]

YEAS 407       NAYS 1

 

PASSED                     7:14 PM

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Rules Committee filed reports on H.R. 372 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 and H.R. 1101 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Budget Committee filed a report on H.R. 1828 – Providing for Reconciliation for FY 2017.

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Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Viscaya)

Tribute to this landmark in my South Florida district.

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Krishnamoorthi (D), IL (GO Health Care Plan)

This plan would drive people off insurance and ravage the nation’s economy.

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Thompson (R), PA (Trout Unlimited)

Tribute to the Spring Creek chapter of this conservation group.

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Jackson Lee (D), TX (Trump Wiretap Tweet)

FBI Director has rejected Trump’s claims that Obama tapped his phones.

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LaMalfa (R), CA (Town Hall)

I appreciate the input of voters.

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Kaptur (R), OH (PBS)

Today is Mr. Roger’s birthday. Let’s not eliminate his former PBS home.

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Espaillat (Constituent Tribute)

Tribute to Antonio Martinez, a ground-breaking Dominican-born lawyer.

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Special Orders            7:30 PM

 

  1.  Plaskett (D), VI (Affordable Care Act)
  2. Burgess (R), TX (Affordable Care Act) 8:23 PM
  3. Gohmert (D), TX (Affordable Care Ac) 8:58 PM

 

The House adjourned at 9:18 PM until 10:00 AM Tuesday.