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U.S. House of Representatives

September 12, 2018

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Met at 12:00 PM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Poe (R), TX (Travis “Victory or Death” Letter)
  2. Bordallo (D), GU (Parity for Disabled Students)
  3. Carter, Buddy (R), TX (National Recovery Month)
  4. Levin (D), MI (Rohingya Muslim Persecution)
  5. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Constituent Tributes)
  6. Foxx (R), NC (Fairview Moravian Church)

 

Chair declared the House in recess at 12:25 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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Williams (R), TX led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Wilson (R), SC (PLO Office closure)
  2. Schneider (D), IL (Executive Appointee Lobbying)
  3. Williams (T), TX (Constituent Tribute - Lake Travis Fire Department, Bee Cave Police Department)

 

The Chair declared the House in recess at 2:06 PM until approximately 2:30 PM.

 

The House reconvened at 2:31 PM.

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H.R. 6198 - Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[1]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:31 PM

 

  1. Donovan (R), NY
  2. Payne (D), NJ
  3. McCaul (R), CA

 

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

PASSED - VOICE                 2:46 PM

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H.R. 6720 - Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[2]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:46 PM

 

  1. Abraham (R), LA
  2. Plaskett (D), VI
  3. Fitzpatrick (R), PA
  4. Hastings (D), FL

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 2:55 PM

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H.R. 6690 - Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[3]

Debate - 40 Mins.       2:56 PM

 

  1. Roskam (R), IL                                                          [jjs]
  2. Levin (D), MI

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 3:09 PM

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H.R. 6662 - Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[4]

Debate - 40 Mins.       3:09 PM

 

  1. Paulsen (R), MN
  2. Levin (D), MI

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 3:14 PM

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H.R. 6561 - Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[5]

Debate - 40 Mins.       3:15 PM

 

  1. Walorski (R), IN
  2. Levin (D), MI

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 3:20 PM

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H.R. 3635 - Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2018, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[6]

Debate- 40 Mins.       3:21 PM

 

  1. Jenkins (R), KS
  2. Levin (D), MI

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 3:29 PM

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H.R. 5059 - State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[7]

Debate- 40 Mins.       3:30 PM

 

  1. Rothfus (R), PA
  2. Beatty (D), OH
  3. Luetkemeyer (R), MO

 

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

 

PASSED                     3:43 PM

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H.R. 6411 - FinCEN Improvement Act of 2018

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[8]

Debate- 40 Mins.       3:44 PM

 

  1. Rothfus (R), PA
  2. Perlmutter (D), CO

 

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Message received from the President

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

 

PASSED                     3:50 PM

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H.R. 3764 - Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[9]

Debate- 40 Mins.       3:51 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Tsongas (D), MA

 

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

 

PASSED                     3:55 PM

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H.R. 5923 - Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[10]

Debate- 40 Mins.       3:56 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Tsongas (D), MA
  3. Westerman (R), AR

 

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

Gianforte (R), MT asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:00 PM

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H.R. 4824 - Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2018

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[11]

Debate- 40 Mins.       4:01 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Tsongas (D), MA
  3. Curtis (R), UT

 

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

 

PASSED                     4:08 PM

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H.R. 2591 - To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to modernize the funding of wildlife conservation

 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[12]

Debate- 40 Mins.       4:09 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Tsongas (D), MA
  3. Scott (R), GA

 

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

 

PASSED                     4:18 PM

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H.R. 2606 - Stigler Act Amendments of 2018

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[13]

Debate- 40 Mins.       4:19 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Tsongas (D), MA
  3. Cole (R), OK

 

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

 

PASSED                     4:27 PM

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H.R. 6287 - 9/11 Memorial Act, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[14]

Debate- 40 Mins.       4:27 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Nadler (D), NY
  3. MacArthur (R), NJ
  4. Payne (D), NJ
  5. Suozzi (D), NY
  6. Tsongas (D), MA

 

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

 

PASSED                     4:44 PM

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H.R. 3186 - Every Kid Outdoors Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[15]

Debate- 40 Mins.       4:45 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Tsongas (D), MA

 

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

Gianforte (R), MT asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 4:50 PM

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H.R. 5532 - Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[16]

Debate- 40 Mins.       4:51 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Clyburn (D), SC
  3. Tsongas (D), MA

 

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

 

PASSED                     5:03 PM

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H.R. 660 - Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[17]

Debate- 40 Mins.       5:04 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. Tsongas (D), MA
  3. Gosar (R), AZ

 

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

 

PASSED                     5:09 PM

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H.R. 4689 - To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[18]

Debate- 40 Mins.       5:11 PM

 

  1. Smith (R), NE
  2. Tsongas (D), MA
  3. Gianforte (R), MT

 

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

Gianforte (R), MT asked recorded vote.

Chia postponed vote - 5:13 PM

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S. 2497 - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 (concur in House amendment)

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[19]

Debate- 40 Mins.       5:15 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL
  4. Deutsch (D), FL
  5. Smith (R), NJ
  6. Frankel (D), FL

 

On susp. of rules & passage (concur in House amendment) (2/3):

 

PASSED                     5:44 PM

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H.R. 1911 - Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[20]

Debate- 40 Mins.       5:45 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Smith (R), NJ
  4. Deutsch (D), FL
  5. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL
  6. Roskam (R), IL

 

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

Royce (R), CA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 6:05 PM

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H.Res. 401 - Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[21]

Debate- 40 Mins.       6:7 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Hastings (D), FL
  4. Titus (D), NV

 

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

 

ADOPTED                 6:17 PM

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H.R. 6197 - RAWR Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[22]

Debate- 40 Mins.       6:18 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), NY
  3. Donovan (R), NY
  4. Titus (D), NV

 

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

 

PASSED                     6:30 PM

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 5923 - Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act

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

Gianforte (R), MT asked recorded vote - 6:32 PM

[394]

YEAS 379      NAYS 3

 

PASSED                     6:57 PM

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The House observed a moment of silence for all those who lost their lives in California wildfires.

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H.R. 3186 - Every Kid Outdoors Act

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

Gianforte (R), MT asked recorded vote - 7:02 PM

[395]

YEAS 383      NAYS 2

 

PASSED                     7:10 PM

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H.R. 4689 - To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska

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

Gianforte (R), MT asked recorded vote - 7:11 PM

[396]

YEAS 378      NAYS 1

 

PASSED                     7:20 PM

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Comte on Appropriations filed report on H.R. 6776 – Homeland Security Appropriations Act for FY 2019.

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H.R. 5317 - To repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[23]

Debate- 40 Mins.       7:23 PM

 

  1. Herrera Beutler (R), WA
  2. Tsongas (D), MA

 

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

 

PASSED                     7:27 PM

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H.R. 6040 - Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[24]

Debate- 40 Mins.       7:28 PM

 

  1. Gianforte (R), MT
  2. DeSaulnier (D), CA
  3. McNerney (D), CA
  4. Tsongas (D), MA

 

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

 

PASSED                     7:35 PM

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One Minutes

 

  1. Mast (R), FL (Benghazi KIA)

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Message received from the Senate (agreed to S.Con.Res. 46).

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  1. Payne (D), NJ (Hurricane Florence/FEMA)
  2. Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Honor Flight South Florida)
  3. Kaptur (D), OH (Healthcare Coverage)
  4. Hill (R), AR (Syria’s Idlib Province)
  5. Kihuen (D), NV (Christopher Elijah Harnum)
  6. Poe (R), TX (Armenian Genocide)
  7. Moore (D), WI (Vel R Philips)
  8. Gianforte (R) MT (Suicide)
  9. Johnson (R), OH (Sgt. Gerald Timmons)
  10. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Land and Water Conservation Fund)

 

Message read from the President (declaring a national emergency in regard to election interference).

 

Special Orders

 

  1. Estes (R), KS (Tax Reform) 7:55 PM

 

The House adjourned at 8:34 PM until 10:00 AM Thursday.