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U.S. House of Representatives

October 12, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Blumenauer (D), OR (Opioid Crisis)
  2. Lance (R), NJ (Blue Ribbon Schools)
  3. Gutierrez (D), IL (Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)
  4. Foxx (R), NC (Constituent Tribute)
  5. Brown (D), MD (Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)
  6. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (National Farmers Day)
  7. DeFazio (D), OR (War Powers Act)
  8. Franks (R), AZ (Free Speech)
  9. Wasserman Schultz (D), FL (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
  10. Knight (R), CA (Supersonic Flight)
  11. Wilson, Frederica (D), FL (Constituent Tribute and Boko Haram)
  12. Marshall (R), KS (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
  13. Green, Al (D), TX (Articles of Impeachment)

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

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  1. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Constituent Tribute)
  2. Kihuen (D), NV (Las Vegas Shooting)
  3. Babin (R), TX (Constituent Tribute)
  4. Kaptur (D), OH (Puerto Rico and FEMA)

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Chair admonished those in the galleries to avoid expressions of approval or disapproval.

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  1. Messer (R), IN (Iran Nuclear Agreement)
  2. Yoho (R), FL (Potano Archaeological Site)
  3. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Care Corps)
  4. Abraham (R), LA (National Farmers Day)

                                                                                                             

The Chair declared the House in recess at 11:25 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

Chair reconvened the House at 12:00 PM.

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Journal approved.

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Gabbard (D), HI led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes   12:02 PM

 

  1. Marshall (R), KS (Guest Chaplain)
  2. Wilson, Joe (R), SC (Science)
  3. Gabbard (D), HI (Iran Nuclear Agreement)
  4. Byrne (R), AL (Constituent Tribute)
  5. Ruiz (D), CA (Las Vegas Shooting)
  6. Stefanik (R), NY (National Farmers Day)
  7. Green, Gene (D), TX (Hurricane Victims)
  8. Comer (R), KY (Constituent Tribute)
  9. Arrington (R), TX (National Farmers Day)
  10. Smith, Lamar (R), TX (Media Bias)
  11. Denham (R), CA (Wildfire Victims)
  12. Hartzler (R), MO (Constituent Tributes)
  13. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (Computer Apps)
  14. Westerman (R), AR (Bio-energy)
  15. Gallagher (R), WI (Whistleblower Bill)

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H.Res. 569 – Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, with an amendment

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[1]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:21 PM

 

  1. Frelinghuysen (R), NJ
  2. Lowey (D), NY
  3. Serrano (D), NY
  4. Calvert (R), CA
  5. Royball-Allard (D), CA
  6. McCollum (D), MN
  7. Gonzalez (R), PR
  8. Wasserman Shultz (D), FL

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

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  1. Velasquez (D), NY

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

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  1.  Diaz-Balart (R), FL
  2. Hoyer (D), MD

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Chair admonished members to address their remarks to the Chair.

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  1. Jackson Lee (D), TX

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Chair admonished members to heed the gavel.

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  1. Plaskett (D), VI
  2. Waters (D), CA
  3. Lee (D), CA
  4. Lowey (D), NY
  5. Smucker (R), PA

 

On susp. of rules & adoption (House amendment to Senate amendment) (2/3):

Frelinghuysen (R), NJ asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 1:10 PM

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S. 585 - Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act

 

Debate – 1 Hour          1:17 PM

 

  1. Blum (R), IA
  2. Cummings (D), MD
  3. Kind (D), WI
  4. DeFazio (D), OR
  5. Kuster (D), NH

 

On O’Halleran (D), AZ motion to recommit (extends protection to employees who disclose information about the improper use of aircraft by government officials):

O’Halleran (D), AZ asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 1:48 PM

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The Chair declared the House in recess at 1:48 PM, for a period of less than 15 minutes.

 

The House reconvened at 1:56 PM.

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H.R. 2810 – National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018 (motion to go to conference)

 

Thornberry (R), TX asked u.c. to disagree to the Senate amendment and request a conference:

 

AGREED TO             1:56  PM

 

Sent to conference.

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Langevin (D), RI motion to instruct conferees (instruct conferees to disagree with changes in the underlying bill related to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, and to require that all excess firearms be disposed of rather than available for purchase by the public):

 

Debate – 1 Hour                      1:57 PM

 

  1. Langevin (D), RI
  2. Thornberry (R), TX
  3. Carbajal (D), CA
  4. Rogers (R), AL
  5. Rosen (D), NV
  6. Smith (D), WA
  7. Davis (D), CA

 

On Langevin (D), RI motion to instruct conferees:

Langevin (D), RI asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 2:37 PM

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The Chair declared the House in recess for a period of less than 15 minutes at 2:37 PM.

 

The House reconvened at 2:40 PM.

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 2810 – National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018

On Langevin (D), RI motion to instruct conferees:

Langevin (D), RI asked recorded vote- 2:41 PM

[564]

YEAS 184       NAYS 237

 

REJECTED                3:09 PM

 

Thornberry (R), TX motion to close portions of the conference on H.R. 2810:

Under House rules, vote is automatic - 3:10 PM

 [565]

YEAS 414       NAYS 8

 

ADOPTED                 3:15 PM

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H.Res. 569 – Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, with an amendment

 

On susp. of rules & adoption (House amendment to Senate amendment) (2/3):

Frelinghuysen (R), NJ asked recorded vote - 3:16 PM

[566]

YEAS 353       NAYS 69

 

ADOPTED                 3:24 PM

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S. 585 - Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act

 

On O’Halleran (D), AZ motion to recommit (extends protection to employees who disclose information about the improper use of aircraft by government officials):

O’Halleran (D), AZ asked recorded vote - 3:24 PM

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YEAS 190       NAYS 232

 

REJECTED                3:32 PM

 

On passage:

Blum (R), IA asked recorded vote - 3:33 PM

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YEAS 420       NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     3:39 PM

(To White House)

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H.R. 2810 – National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018

 

Chair appointed conferees.

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Ratcliffe (R), TX asked u.c. to consider H.R. 1616 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 

 

AGREED TO and PASSED   3:49 PM

(To White House)

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Frelinghuysen (R), NJ asked u.c. to adopt H.Con.Res. 85 –Making a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2266 - Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017

 

AGREED TO              3:49 PM

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Frelinghuysen (R), NJ asked u.c. that when the House adjourns it reconvene to meet at 10:00 AM on Monday, Oct.16.

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One Minutes               3:39 PM

 

  1. Tenney (R), NY (Constituent Tribute)
  2. Payne (D), NY (CHIP)
  3. Mitchell (R), MI (Tax Reform)
  4. Takano (D), CA (Constituent Tribute)
  5. Gaetz (R), FL (Israel)
  6. McNerney (D), CA (Clean Power Plan)
  7. Rothfus (R), PA (Disaster Funding)
  8. Gottheimer (D), NJ (Taxes)
  9. Taylor (R), VA (Virginia’s Puerto Rico Relief)
  10. Panetta (D), CA (Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge)
  11. Rooney (R), FL (Catalan, Spain)
  12. Beyer (D), VA (50th Company, 2469)
  13. Aderholt (R), AL (Elizabeth King)
  14. Schneider (D), IL (Contraception Executive Order)
  15. Arrington (R), TX (Officer Floyd East Jr.)
  16. Schrader (D), OR (Otto Solano)
  17. Carter (R), GA (American Pharmacists Month)
  18. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Las Vegas Shooting)
  19. LaMalfa (R), CA (ACA)

 

Special Orders

 

  1. Khanna (D), CA (Republican Tax Plan) 4:18 PM
  2. Gohmert (R), TX (#GohmertHour) 4:44 PM
  3. Sherman (D), CA (Sindh/Republican Tax Plan) 5:26 PM
  4. Rohrabacher (R), CA (Classic Liberalism) 5:56 PM

 

The House adjourned at 6:28 PM until 10:00 AM Monday, October 16.