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U.S. House of Representatives

May 17, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Cuba & Human Rights)

  2. Greene (D), TX (Impeachment)

  3. McHenry (R), NC (National Police Week)

  4. Jeffries (D), NY (Special Prosecutor for Trump)

  5. Emmer (R), MN (Constituent Tribute)

  6. Doggett (D), TX (Abuse of Power)

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Chair reminded members to refrain from engaging in personalities against the President.

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  1. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Teachers)

  2. Kaptur (D), OH (President Sharing Intelligence)

  3. Jenkins (R), WV (Habitat for Humanity)

  4. Bacon (R), NE (Police Tribute)

  5. Olson (R), TX (Police Tribute)

  6. Zeldin (R), NY (Police Tribute)

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Chair declared the House in recess at 10:54 AM until 12:00 PM.

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Chair reconvened the House at 12:00 PM.

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Journal approved.

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Williams (R), TX led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. McSally (R), AZ (Guest Chaplain)

  2. Ryan (R), WI (National Police Week)

  3. Suozzi (D), NY (Jerusalem Reunification)

  4. Walberg (R), MI (Michael Winter)

  5. Higgins, Brian (D), NY (Trump Scandal)

  6. Williams (R), TX (National Police Week)

  7. Kildee (D), MI (Trump Scandal)

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

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  1. Tiber (R), OH (National Police Week)

  2. Tonko (D), NY (Water Infrastructure)

  3. Poe (R), TX (Granddaughter Ivy)

  4. Cicilline (D), RI (Drug Overdoses)

  5. Foxx (R), NC (U.S.-Taiwan Relations)

  6. Murphy, Stephanie (D), FL (National Police Week)

  7. LaHood (R), MI (National Police Week)

  8. McNerney (D), CA (Water Infrastructure)

  9. Lawrence (D), MI (Infrastructure)

  10. Bustos (D), IL (Infrastructure)

  11. Esty (D), CT (Infrastructure)

  12. Jayapal (D), WA (Infrastructure)

  13. Rosen (D), NV (Trump Scandal)

  14. Davis, Susan (D), CA (National Police Week)

  15. Carbajal (D), CA(Infrastructure)

  16. Barton (R), TX (Constituent Tributes)

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Chair admonishes members not to reference people in the viewing galleries.

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  1. Cardenas (D), CA (White House Crisis Week)

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Message from the Senate received (passed S. 419 - Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement Act, S. 583 - American Law Enforcement Heroes Act and S. 867 - Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, agreed to S.J.Res. 22 - Granting the consent and approval of Congress to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission nd made appointments to the Commission on Native Children.)

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H.R. 115 - Thin Blue Line Act

 

Rule – 1 Hour             12:38 PM

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  1. Buck (R), CO

  2. Hastings (D), FL

  3. Bucshon (R), IN

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

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  1. Swalwell (D), CA

  2. Knight (R), CA

  3. Roe (R), TN

  4. Yoho (R), FL

  5. Brooks (R), AL

  6. Bilirakis (R), FL

  7. Dunn (R), FL

  8. Babin (R), TX

  9. Fitzpatrick (R), PA

  10. Graves (R), LA

 

On ordering the previouse question:

Hastings (D), FL asked recorded vote - 1:23 PM

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YEAS 230       NAYS 189

 

ORDERED                 1:50 PM

 

On adoption:

Hastings (D), MD asked recorded vote - 1:51 PM

[260]

YEAS 233       NAYS 184

 

ADOPTED                 1:57 PM

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H.R. 2266 – Bankruptcy Judgeship Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[1]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:03 PM

[Rogers (R), KY presiding]

  1. Goodlatte (R), VA

  2. Conyers (D), MI

  3. Rochester (D), DE

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 2:18 PM

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S. 419 - Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       2:18 PM

 

  1. Goodlatte (R), VA

  2. Conyers (D), MI

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 2:30 PM

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H.R. 984 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[3]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:30 PM

 

  1. Whitman (R), VA

  2. Soto (D), FL

  3. McEachin (D), VA

  4. Connolly (D), VA

 

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

Walker (R), NC requested recorded vote.

The Chair posponed the vote - 2:48 PM

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H.R. 2227 - MGT Act, as amended

Under Susp. of Rules

[4]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:49 PM

 

  1. Hurd (R), TX

  2. Connolly (D), VA

  3. Hoyer (D), MD

  4. McCarthy (R), CA

  5. Kelly (D), IL

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 3:15 PM

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 984 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 3:16 PM
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H.R. 194 - Federal Agency Mail Management Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       3:17 PM

 

  1. Russell (R), OK
  2. Connolly (D), VA

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 3:21 PM

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H.R. 195 - Federal Register Printing Savings Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       3:22 PM

 

  1. Russell (R), OK
  2. Connolly (D), VA

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 3:27 PM

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H.R. 653 - Federal Intern Protection Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       3:28 PM

 

  1. Russell (R), OK
  2. Connolly (D), VA
  3. Cummings (D), MD

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 3:38 PM

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H.R. 2169 - Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[8]

Debate - 40 Mins.       3:39 PM

 

  1. Katko (R), NY
  2. Vela (D), TX

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 3:46 PM

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H.R. 2281 - Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       3:47 PM

 

  1. Katko (R), NY
  2. Vela (D), TX

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 3:58 PM

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H.R. 1177 - Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act 

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Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       4:01 PM

 

  1. Davis, Rodney (R), IL
  2. Peterson (D), MN
  3. Poliquin (R), ME

 

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):
Davis, Rodney (R), IL asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:07 PM

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H.R. 2154 - To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       4:08 PM

 

  1. Davis, Rodney (R), IL
  2. Peterson (D), MN
  3. Cramer (R), ND

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 4:15 PM

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H.R. 672 - Combating European Anti-Semitism Act, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[12]

Debate - 40 Mins.       4:19 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Poe (R), TX
  4. Lowey (D), NY
  5. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 4:41 PM

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H.Res. 145 - Sense of the House regarding the fight against corruption in Central America

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       4:41 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL
  4. Torres (D), CA
  5. Moolenaar (R), MI

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

 

ADOPTED                 5:02 PM

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H.R. 1677 - Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

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Debate - 40 Mins.       5:03 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Kinzinger (R), IL
  4. Hoyer (D), MD
  5. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL
  6. Frankel (D), FL
  7. Wasserman-Schultz (D), FL

 

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

 

PASSED                     5:39 PM

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Unfinished Business

 

Pallone (D), NJ question on point of privilege (resolution requiring President Trump to release his 2006-2015 tax returns to Congress)

 

Chair ruled resolution does not constitute as a point of privilege.

 

Pallone (D), NJ appealed of the ruling of the Chair:

 

On Rothfus (R), PA motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair:

Pallone (D), NJ asked recorded vote - 5:58 PM

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YEAS 229      NAYS 188      PRES 1

 

TABLED                    6:21 PM

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H.R. 1177 - Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act 

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):
Davis, Rodney (R), IL asked recorded vote - 6:22 PM

[262]

YEAS 418      NAYS 1

 

PASSED                     6:30 PM

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S. 583 – American Law Enforcement Heroes Act

 

PASSED                     6:32 PM

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One Minutes

 

  1. Biggs (R), AZ (Sharon Helman)
  2. Demings (D), FL (Florida Police Officers KIA)
  3. Thompson (R), PA (Veterans Mental Health)
  4. Beatty (D), OH (National Infrastructure Week)
  5. Hill (R), AR (National Police Week)
  6. Espaillat (D), NY (President Trump)
  7. Garrett (R), VA (National Police Week)
  8. Olson (R), TX (Manfred Mavericks)
  9. Hollingsworth (R), IN (CHOICE Act)

 

Special Orders

 

  1. Reichert (R), WA (National Police Week) 6:48 PM
  2. Jackson Lee( D), TX (Russian Collusion) 7:49 PM
  3. Boyle (D), PA (National Infrastructure Week) 7:51 PM

 

The House adjourned at 8:43 PM until 10:00 AM Thursday.