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U.S. House of Representatives

September 12, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Poe (R), TX (September 11th)
  2. Abraham (R), LA (Constituent Tribute/Hurricane Harvey)
  3. Pallone (D), NJ (DACA/Dream Act)
  4.   Emmer (R), MN (Constituent Tributes)
  5. Foxx (R), NC (September 11th)
  6. Comer (R), KY (Israel)

 

The Chair declared the House in recess at 10:22 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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McGovern (D), MA led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Smith (R), TX (DACA and Liberal Media)
  2. McGovern (D), MA (Hunger in America)
  3. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (Constituent Tribute)
  4. Kildee (D), MI (DREAM Act)
  5. Hartzler (R), MO (Constituent Tribute)
  6. Schrader (D), OR (Wildfires)
  7. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Hunger)
  8. Davis, Rodney (R), IL (School Meals)

 

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Message from the Senate received (passed H.R. 3732 - To amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for increased fiscal year 2017 and 2018 payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries.)

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H.R. 3284 - Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[1]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:14 PM

 

  1. Fitzpatrick (R), PA
  2. Barragan (D), CA

 

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

Fitzpatrick (R), PA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 12:23 PM

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H.R. 2453 - DHS Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program Act of 2017

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[2]

Debate - 40 Mins.       xx AM

 

  1. Gallagher (R), WI
  2. Barragan (D), CA

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 12:31 PM

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H.R. 2427 - Pathways to Improving Homeland Security At the Local Level Act, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[3]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:31 PM

 

  1. Gallagher (R), WI
  2. Barragan (D), CA

 

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

 

PASSED – VOICE                12:38 PM

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H.R. 2470 - Homeland Threat Assessment Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[4]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:38 PM

 

  1. Gallagher (R), WI
  2. Barragan (D), CA

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 12:44 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------H.R. 2468 - Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[5]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:45 PM

 

  1. Perry (R), PA
  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 12:52 PM

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H.R. 2433 - Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists Use of Virtual Currencies Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[6]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:52 PM

 

  1. Perry (R), PA
  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 12:58 PM

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H.R. 2454 - Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[7]

Debate - 40 Mins.       12:59 PM

 

  1. Hurd (R), TX
  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

 

PASSED                     1:05 PM

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H.R. 2442 - FIRST State and Local Law Enforcement Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[8]

Debate - 40 Mins.       1:06 PM

 

  1. Hurd (R), TX
  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

 

PASSED                     1:11 PM

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H.R. 2443 - Department of Homeland Security Classified Facility Inventory Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[9]

Debate - 40 Mins.       1:12 PM

 

  1. Barletta (R), PA
  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

 

PASSED                     1:19 PM

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H.R. 2471 - TRACER Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[10]

Debate - 40 Mins.       1:20 PM

 

  1. McCaul (R), TX
  2. Rice (D), NY

 

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

 

PASSED                     1:28 PM

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H.R. 931 - Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[11]

Debate - 40 Mins.       1:29 PM

 

  1. Walden (R), OR
  2. Green, Gene (D), TX
  3. Collins (R), NY
  4. Pascrell (D), NJ
  5. Burgess (R), TX
  6. Lance (R), NJ
  7. Faso (R), NY

 

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

 

PASSED                     1:48 PM

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H.R. 2611 - Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[12]

Debate - 40 Mins.       1:51 PM

 

  1. Hill (R), AR
  2. Lewis (D), GA
  3. Westerman (R), AR
  4. Hanabusa (D), HI
  5. Bishop (R), UT

 

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

Bishop (R), UT asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 2:11 PM

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H.R. 3354 – Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act for FY 2018

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Amendments (con’t)

 

Culbertson (R), TX en bloc amendment #3 (#81, 82, 84, 86, 88-90, 92, 93, 95-100, 102, 103, 107, 110, 111):

 

            Increases funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms; adds $10 million for competitive and evidence-based programs to reduce gun crime and gang violence, which is offset by a $10 million reduction from the general administration account for the Department of Justice; increases funding for the Minority Business Development Agency by $5 million, offset by a reduction to Department of Commerce, Departmental Management, Salaries and Expenses; directs NIST to consider establishing standards for acceptable levels of pyrrhotite in concrete aggregate, and to continue providing technical assistance to those interested in pyrrhotite detection, prevention, and mitigation tools; and more.

 

ADOPTED                 2:23 PM

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Torres (D), CA amendment (#87):

 

 Increases funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program which is offset by a reduction in funding for the General Administration Salaries and Expenses of the Department of Justice.

 

Torres (D), CA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 2:34 PM

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McKinley (R) WV amendment (#91):

 

Provides funding for the NOAA Environmental Security Computing Center to support an increase in electrical capacity and completion of the build out.

 

ADOPTED                 2:38 PM

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Rosen (D), NV amendment (#94):

 

Maintains FY17 funding level for National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).

 

REJECTED                2:45 PM

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Cohen (D), TN amendment (#101):

 

Increases Legal Services Corporation by $10 million, reduces U.S. Marshals Service by $10 million.

 

WITHDRAWN                      2:51 PM

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Grothman (R), WI amendment (#105):

 

 Reduces the funding level for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by five percent.

 

Grothman (R), WI asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 2:59 PM

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Grothman (R), WI amendment (#106):

 

Strikes language that currently prevents funds from being used to process applications for relief from personal firearms disabilities.

 

ADOPTED                 3:05 PM

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Cohen (D), TN amendment (#108):

 

Provides funds for the support of Juvenile Justice.

 

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Pascrell (D), NJ, Reichert (R), WA amendment (#109)

 

Provides $100 million for the COPS Hiring Program.

 

ADOPTED                 3:18 PM

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Smith, Lamar (R), TX amendment (#112)

 

Increases basic research in the physical and biological sciences by 0.5% of the NSF Research budget.

 

ADOPTED                 3:20 PM

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DeLauro (D), CT, Frankel (D), FL, Scott, Bobby (D), VA amendment (#113)

 

Strikes section prohibiting the EEOC from using funds to implement pay data collection.

 

Scott (D), VA asked recorded vote

Chair postponed vote - 3:32 PM

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Zeldin (R), NY amendment (#115)

 

Lifts the ban on striped bass fishing in the Block Island Transit Zone between Montauk, NY and Block Island, RI.

 

ADOPTED                 3:40 PM

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Norton (D), DC amendment (#117)

 

Prohibits the Federal Bureau of Prisons from requiring individuals in halfway houses or on home confinement to pay a subsistence fee.

 

Norton (D), DC asked recorded vote

Chair postponed vote - 3:48 PM

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Latta (R), OH amendment (#118)

 

Prohibits the ATF from reclassifying the M855 ammunition as armor piercing ammunition.

 

ADOPTED                 3:55 PM

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Deutch (D), FL, Curbelo (R), FL, Hastings, Alcee (D), FL, Frankel (D), FL, Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL, Wasserman Schultz (D), FL amendment (#122)

 

Prohibits NOAA from using funds to relocate the Southeast Fisheries Science Center located in Virginia Key, Florida.

 

ADOPTED                 3:59 PM

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Serrano (D), NY amendment (#123)

 

Prohibits funds in the bill for private prisons.

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REJECTED - VOICE            4:08 PM

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Flores (R), TX amendment (#124):

 

No funds implement, administer, or enforce Executive Order No. 13547 (75 Fed. Reg. 43023, relating to the stewardship of oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes), including the National Ocean Policy developed under such Executive Order.

 

Culberson (R), TX asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:17 PM

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Buck (R), CO amendment (#125):

 

 Requires that localities receiving State Criminal Alien Assistance Program funds comply with federal immigration law.

 

Serrano (D), NY asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:26 PM

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Amash (R), MI amendment (#126):

 

Restricts the federal government’s use of adoptive forfeiture.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE             4:33 PM

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Roskam (R), IL amendment (#127):

 

Prohibits bonuses to the Justice Departments Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Division until they make decisions on the backlog of petitions of remission or mitigation on civil asset forfeiture cases.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE             4:40 PM

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Walberg (R), MI amendment (#129):

 

Limits funds to carry out Department of Justice Policy Directive 17-1, which reinstates the adoptive seizure policy and circumvents state limitations on civil asset forfeiture.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE             4:45 PM

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Raskin (D), MD amendment (#130):

 

Prohibits funds from being used to implement Order Number 3946-2017 allowing Justice Department components and agencies to forfeit assets seized by state or local law enforcement agencies.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE             4:51 PM

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Cole (R), OK en bloc #4 (#132, 140, 143, 144, 146, 147, 148, 151, 153, 157, 159, 162, 163, 166, 177, 181, 185):

 

Increases funds for Job Corps, Women Apprenticeships in Nontraditional Occupations Grants for local communities to provide pre-apprenticeship training, boosts Heath Workforce by $18.2 million, increase lead exposure programs by $1 million each, increases CDC funding for insect and water-borne disease and cancer programs, provide $12.5 million for substance abuse, prevent funding gaps for youth shelters, increase funding for the Older Americans Act by $14.2 million, boost funds for State Assessment grants by $8.9 million, boosts academic grants by $1.15 billion, provide $10 million for family engagement centers, provide $10 million for medical residents’ training, restricts Child Care block grants and adds $2.7 million for Black Lung clinics.

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ADOPTED - VOICE             5:05 PM

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Message received from the Senate (passed S. 1311 - Abolish Human Trafficking Act).

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Kildee (D), MI amendment (#131):

 

            Increases funding for Youth Employment Activities by $10 million and reduces DOL Salaries and Expenses by $10 million

 

Kildee (D), MI asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 5:14 PM

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Mitchell (R), MI amendment (#133):

 

Reduces by 10% general administrative and departmental salary and expense accounts in Division F.

 

REJECTED                 5:22 PM

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Pocan (D), WI amendment (#134):

 

Restores funding to worker protection agencies, offset with DOL/HHS/ED program administration funds.

 

Pocan (D), WI asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 5:28 PM

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Sablan (D), MP amendment (#136):

 

Transfers funds from OSHA-Salaries and Expenses-Compliance Assistance-Federal Assistance to OSHA-Salaries and Expenses-Federal Enforcement to fund a full-time employee to increase OSHA enforcement presence in the Pacific.

 

REJECTED                 5:34 PM

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Meng (D), NY amendment (#138):

 

Increases funding for the Women’s Bureau within DOL by $1.064 million, and decreases funding by the same amount for BLS – Prices and Cost of Living Division.

 

Meng (D), NY asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 5:40 PM

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Foster (D), IL amendment (#139):

 

Requires BLS to submit an estimate of the resources needed to model for various changes in the workforce composition because of technological displacement.

 

ADOPTED                 5:47 PM

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Meng (D), NY amendment (#141):

 

Increases Behavioral Health Workforce and Training program by $5 million.

 

REJECTED                 5:50 PM

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Meng (D), NY amendment (#142):

 

Increases funding for HRSA’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program by $4 million, decreases funding for the Office of the Secretary of the HHS by $4 million.

 

REJECTED                 5:54 PM

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Kildee (D), MI amendment (#145):

 

Increases funding for the Healthy Start Program by $24.8 million, decreases General Departmental Management in the Office of the Secretary by $24.8 million.

 

Kildee (D), MI asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 5:59 PM

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Flores (R), TX amendment (#149):

 

Increases CDC funding by $40 million for an opioid drug overdose prevention program, increases National Cancer Institute funding by $40 million for pediatric cancer research, increases National Institute on Aging funding by $40 million for Alzheimer's research, decreases CMS Program Management by $120 million.

 

Flores (R), TX asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 6:09 PM

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Tenney (R), NY amendment (#150):

 

Increases $10 million to Community Services Block Grants and reduces funding for Global Health by $14 million.

 

WITHDRAWN          6:13 PM

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Nolan (D), MN amendment (#152):

 

Increases National Cancer Institute funding by $3,819,000, offset with a reduction to HHS Office of the Secretary account.

 

ADOPTED                 6:17 PM

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Clark (D), MA amendment (#154):

 

Restores funding to SAMHSA’s mental health programs, offset with HHS program administration funds.

 

Clark (D), MA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 6:23 PM

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 2611 - Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act

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

Bishop (R), UT asked recorded vote - 6:25 PM

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YEAS 390      NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     6:53 PM

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S.Con.Res. 23 – Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a gold medal ceremony honoring Phillipine soldiers of WWII

 

ADOPTED                 6:54 PM

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S.J.Res. 49 – Condemning the violence of the terrorist attack of August 12 in Charlottesville, VA

 

PASSED                     6:55 PM

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H.R. 3354 – Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act for FY 2018

 

Amendments (con’t)

 

Murphy, Tim (R), PA amendment (#155):

 

Increases court-ordered Assisted Outpatient Treatment by $5 million to support the severely mentally ill.

 

Murphy, Tim (R), PA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 7:10 PM

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Kelly (R), PA amendment (#156):

 

Supports funding of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program.

 

ADOPTED                 7:20 PM

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Rules Comte filed report on H.R. 3697 – Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.

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Bonamici (D), OR amendment (#158):

 

Increases Aging and Disability Services by $51 million and reduces General Departmental Management by $64 million to provide additional funding for Older Americans Act Title III, parts B, C, and E nutrition programs.

 

REJECTED                 7:30 PM

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Lujan (D), NM amendment (#160):

 

Transfers $2 million from HHS General Departmental Management to Peer Support Programs.

 

Lujan (D), NM asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 7:37 PM

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Lowey (D), NY amendment (#161):

 

Restores funding to 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, offset with Department of Education program administration funds.

 

Lowey (D), NY asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 7:45 PM

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Courtney (D), CT amendment (#164):

 

Increases Funding for Magnet Schools Assistance by $1,184,000. Decreases funding for Charter School Grants by $1,184,000.

 

Courtney (D), CT asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 7:55 PM

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Lewis, Jason (R), MN, amendment (#167):

 

Increases funding for Career and Technical Education State Grants by $70,246,000.

 

Lewis (R), MN asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 8:12 PM

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Grothman (R), WI amendment (#168):

 

Reduces funding for Department of Education's Program Administration, Office of Inspector General, and Office of Student Aid Administration by 2%.

 

Grothman (R), WI asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 8:19 PM

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Grothman (R), WI amendment (#170):

 

Reduces the NLRB budget by $99 million.

 

Grothman (R), WI asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 8:27 PM

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Meadows (R), NC amendment (#172):

 

Reduces the number of positions and funding at Mine Safety and Health Administration by 10%.

 

Lowey (D), NY asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 8:39 PM

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Walberg (R), MI amendment (#173):

 

Prevents funding to implement NLRB’s Ambush Election rule.

 

Clark (D), MA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 8:52 PM

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Blackburn (R), TN amendment (#174):

 

Provides for a 1% across-the-board cut to Division F.

 

Clark (D), MA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 9:03 PM

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Murphy, Tim (R), PA) amendment (#175):

 

Provides $5 million for grants that enhance infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment programs.

 

Cole (R), OK asked recorded vote.
Chair postponed vote - 9:13 PM

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Murphy, Tim (R), PA amendment (#176):

 

Provides $9 million to provide access to behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development and improvement of statewide or regional pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs.

 

Cole (R), OK asked recorded vote.
Chair postponed vote - 9:23 PM

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Murphy, Tim (R), PA amendment (#178):

 

Provides $5 million for the creation and operation of a National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory.

 

WITHDRAWN          9:28 PM

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Murphy, Tim (R), PA amendment (#179):

 

Provides $10 million in grants to develop, maintain, or enhance a database of inpatient psychiatric facilities, crisis stabilization units, and residential community mental health and residential substance use disorder treatment facilities.

 

ADOPTED                 9:34 PM

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Burgess (R), TX amendment (#182):

 

Provides $10 million to the Controlled Substance Monitoring Program.

 

ADOPTED                 9:38 PM

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Scott (D), VA amendment (#184):

 

Prohibits the use of funds to prepare for or facilitate the transfer of DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs into the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

 

ADOPTED                 9:44 PM

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Ellison (D), MN amendment (#186):

 

Prohibits funds from going federal contracts with willful or repeated violators of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

Ellison (D) asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 9:51 PM

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Gibbs (R), OH amendment (#187):

 

Prohibits funds to implement, administer, or enforce the final regulations on "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses."

 

Clark (D), NY asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 10:00 PM

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One Minutes

 

  1. LaMalfa (R), CA (Forest School)

 

The House adjourned at 10:05 PM until 10:00 AM Wednesday.