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U.S. House of Representatives

May 16, 2018

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Gutierrez (D), IL (McCain Insult)

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

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  1. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Americans Detained in Iran)
  2. Costa (D), CA (Farm Bill)
  3. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Gynecological Cancers)
  4. Blumenauer (D), OR (Farm Bill)
  5. Byrne (R), AL (National Police Week)
  6. O’Halleran (D), AZ (Arizona Wildfires)
  7. Kustoff (R), TN (Burrell Farm)
  8. Greene, AL (D), TX (Trump’s Bigotry)

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

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  1. Higgins (R), LA (Sugar Farmers)
  2. Keating (D), MA (Capt. Timothy Tobias)
  3. Kelly (R), PA (William Don Thomas)
  4. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Mother’s Day)

 

Chair declared the House in recess at 10:59 AM until 12:00 PM. 

 

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 - 12:02 PM

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Cicilline (D), RI led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Foxx (R), NC (Brown v. Board of Education)
  2. Kildee (R), MI (Infrastructure)
  3.  Ryan (R), WI (Law Enforcement)
  4. Cicilline (D), RI (Prescription Drug Coverage)
  5. Wilson, Joe (R), SC (Hamas Gaza Attacks)
  6. Green, Gene (D), TX (Farm Bill)
  7. Gianforte (R), MT (National Police Week)
  8. Schneider (D), IL (Russian Information Warfare)
  9. Brooks (R), IN (National Police Week)
  10. Butterfield (D), NC (Farm Bill)
  11. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Constituent Tribute)
  12. Lesko (R), AZ (GOP Tax Cut)
  13. Gonzalez (R), PR (Puerto Rico Recovery)
  14. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (National Police Week)
  15. LaMalfa (R), CA (National Infrastructure)

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Message from Banks (R), IN read (resignation from Science, Space and Technology Committee).

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Message from Rutherford (R), FL read (resignation from the Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs committees).

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Message from Wenstrup (R), OH read (resignation from Veterans Affairs and Armed Services committees).

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H.Res. 897 - Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives

 

ADOPTED - VOICE              12:28 PM

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H. Res. 891 - The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 5698 - Protect and Serve Act of 2018 and of the bill S. 2372 - VA MISSION Act of 2018 and of the bill H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

 

McGovern (D), MA p.o.o. against the rule – unfunded mandate (violates Section 426(a) of the Congressional Budget Act)

On question of consideration of the rule:

McGovern asked recorded vote - 2:50 PM

[184]

YEAS 223      NAYS 181

 

ADOPTED                 1:18 PM

 

Debate – 1 Hour         12:31 PM

 

  1. Woodall (R), GA
  2. McGovern (D), MA
  3. Polis (D), CO
  4. Lamb (D), PA
  5. Walz (D), MN
  6. Cicilline (D), NY                                                     [jjs]
  7. Blunt Rochester (D), DE
  8. Lawrence (D), MI
  9. Engel (D), NY

 

On ordering the previous question on the rule:

McGovern (D), MA asked recorded vote - 2:25 PM

[185]

YEAS 230      NAYS 184

 

ORDERED     2:50 PM

 

On adoption of the rule:

Torres (D), CA asked recorded vote – 2:50 PM

[186]

YEAS 229      NAYS 185

 

ADOPTED                 2:59 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reichert (R), WA asked u.c. to observe a moment of silence for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

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Unfinished Business

 

S. 35 - Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act 

Bishop (R), UT asked recorded vote – 3:02 PM

[187]

YEAS 407      NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     3:11 PM

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H.Res. 899 – Asking the Senate return H.R. 4743 – To Amendment the Small Business Act.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE              3:11 PM

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H.R. 5698 - Protect and Serve Act of 2018 

 

Debate – 1 Hour        3:12 PM

 

  1. Goodlatte (R), VA
  2. Nadler (D), NY
  3. Rutherford (R), FL
  4. Jackson Lee (D), TX
  5. Scalise (R), LA

 

On passage:

Goodlatte (R), VA asked recorded vote 

Chair postponed vote - 3:45 PM

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S. 2372 - VA MISSION Act of 2018

 

Debate – 1 Hour        3:47 PM

 

  1. Roe (R), TN
  2. Walz (D), MN
  3. Johnson, Sam (R), TX
  4. Takano (D), CA
  5. Wenstrup (R), OH
  6. Brownley (D), CA
  7. Bilirakis (R), FL
  8. Kuster (D), NH
  9. Poliquin (R), ME
  10. Correa (D), CA
  11. Dunn (R), FL
  12. Esty (D), CT
  13. Rutherford (R), FL
  14. Bergman (R), MI

 

On passage:

Roe (R), TN asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:52 PM

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H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 

 

Debate– 1 Hour         4:53 PM

 

  1. Conaway (R), TX
  2. Peterson, Collin (D), MN
  3. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA
  4. Scott (D), GA
  5. Fudge (D), OH
  6. Bost (R), IL

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Message received from the Senate: Senate agreed S.J. Res 2.

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  1. Lujan Grisham (D), NM
  2. Rouzer (R), NC
  3. Crowley (D), NY
  4. Yoho (R), FL
  5. Nolan (D), MN
  6. Emmer (R), MN
  7. Bustos (D), IL
  8. Allen (R), GA
  9. Scott (D), VA
  10. Roby (R), AL
  11. McLane Kuster (D), NH
  12. Scott (R), GA
  13. Grijalva (D), AZ
  14. Crawford (R), AR
  15. Adams (D), NC
  16. O’Halleran (D), AZ
  17. Lee (D), CA
  18. Davis (R), IL
  19. Pelosi (D), CA
  20. Panetta (D), CA
  21. Young (R), IA
  22. Blunt Rochester (D), DE
  23. Lucas (R), OK

 

On passage:

 

YEAS 382      NAYS 35

PASSED                     6:37 PM

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S. 2372 - VA MISSION Act of 2018

 

On passage:

Roe (R), TN asked recorded vote- 4:52 PM

 

 

YEAS 347      NAYS 70

PASSED                     6:43 PM

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Journal approved by voice.

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 

 

Amendments

 

King, Steve (IA)Allows Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to go into contracts with drainage districts to provide irrigation or water efficiency.

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      6:54 PM

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Gibbs (OH)Expresses a sense of congress encouraging partnerships at the watershed level between nonpoint sources and regulated point sources to advance the goals of the Water Pollution Control Act.      

AGREED TO - VOICE                      6:58 PM

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Rogers (AL)Amends the Nutrition title to allow SNAP users to purchase a multivitamin with their SNAP benefits.        

AGREED TO- VOICE         6:59 PM

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Bergman (MI)Directs GAO to study the agricultural credit needs of farms, ranches, and re(LATE)d agricultural businesses that are owned or operated by Indian tribes on tribal lands or enrolled members of Indian tribes on Indian allotments. If needs are not being met, report shall include legislative and other recommendations that would result in a system under which the needs are met in an equitable and effective manner.         

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      7:03 PM

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Arrington (TX)Modifies the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Guarantee Loan Program and the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program to permit rural hospitals to refinance existing debt.

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      7:13 PM

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Jones (NC)(REVISED) Removes the first 1,500 individuals residing on military bases from calculation into population thresholds set for 'rural areas.'  

 

AGREED TO- VOICE                       7:15 PM

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Latta (OH), Loebsack (IA)Requires the Federal Communications Commission, in consultation with the United States Department of Agriculture, to establish a task force for reviewing the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.          

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      7:20 PM

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Thompson, Glenn (PA)Adds Chronic Wasting Disease to Sec.7208, High-Priority Research and Extension Initiatives.    

AGREED TO             7:28 PM

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Special Orders

 

  1. Perlmutter (D), CO (Election Security)
  2. Courtney (D), CT (Election Security)