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U.S. House of Representatives

September 13, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (Agriculture)
  2. Blumenauer (D), OR (Repetitive Flooding)
  3. Zeldin (R), NY (Opioid Abuse)
  4. Kelly (D), IL (Gun Violence Against Women)
  5. Costello (R), PA (U.N. Force in Lebanon)
  6. Hoyer (D), MD (DREAM Act)
  7. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Constituent Tributes)
  8. Lee (D), CA (AUMF)
  9. Arrington (R), TX (Constituent Tribute)
  10.   DeFazio (D), OR (Flight Delays)
  11. Green, Al (D), TX (Climate Change)

 

The Chair declared the House in recess at 10:52 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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Zeldin (R), NY led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Wilson, Joe (R), SC (Storm Recovery Volunteers)
  2. Cicilline (D), RI (Jobs)
  3. Stewart (R), UT (Suicide)
  4. Jeffries (D), NY (Tax Reform)
  5. Zeldin (R), NY (Campaign for Decency)
  6. Langevin (D), RI (Arts Funding)
  7. Hurd (R), TX (Harvey Recovery)
  8. Blunt Rochester (D), DE (DREAM Act)
  9. Davis, Rodney (R), IL (Pediatric Cancer)
  10. Schrader (D), OR (Wildfires)
  11. Smith, Lamar (R), TX (Trump)

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Collins, Doug (R), GA asked u.c. that when the House adjourn today that it meet again at 9:00 AM on Thursday.

 

AGREED TO -  12:17 PM

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H.R. 3697 - Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

 

Rule – 1 Hour        12:17 PM

 

  1. Collins, Doug (R), GA
  2. Hastings (D), FL
  3. Lofgren (D), CA
  4. Roby (R), AL
  5. Sanchez (D), CA

 

On ordering the previous question:

Hastings (D), FL asked recorded vote - 12:55 PM

[ric][486]

YEAS 222       NAYS 184

 

ADOPTED                 1:21 PM

 

On adoption:

Hastings (D), FL asked recorded vote - 1:21 PM

[487]

YEAS 222       NAYS 186

 

ADOPTED                 1:28 PM

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Pelosi (D), CA (Nadeam Elshami)

Chief of Staff worked up the ranks from Senate mailroom 25 years ago.

Ryan (R), WI (Nadeam Elshami)

I agree with Minority Leader: Nadeam has always been first-class.

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Unfinished Business

 

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

 

Mullin (R), OK amendment (#73) (prohibits funds for enforcing Obama Administration’s EPA methane rule):

McCollum (D), MN asked recorded vote - 1:38 PM

[488]

YEAS 218       NAYS 195

 

ADOPTED                 1:42 PM

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Mullin (R), OK amendment (#74) (prohibits funds for implementing the Obama Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon rule.

McCollum (D), MN asked recorded vote - 1:43 PM

[489]

YEAS 225       NAYS 186

 

ADOPTED                 1:46 PM

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Polis (D), CO amendment (#75) (no funds to close or consolidate any regional EPA office):

Polis (D), CO asked recorded vote - 1:47 PM

[490]

YEAS 201       NAYS 212

 

REJECTED                1:52 PM

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Polis (D), CO amendment (#76) (prohibits the use of funds to pursue any extra-legal ways to transfer Federal lands to private owners in contravention of existing law):

Polis (D), CO asked recorded vote - 1:52 PM

[491]

YEAS 198       NAYS 212

 

REJECTED                1:55 PM

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Norman (R), SC amendment (#77) (reduces total appropriations to EPA by $1.87 billion):

Norman (R), SC asked recorded vote - 1:55 PM

[492]

YEAS 151       NAYS 260

 

REJECTED                1:59 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):

On adoption (de novo):

 

ADOPTED                 2:01 PM

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Murphy, Tim (R), PA amendment (#176) (provides $9 million to support the development and improvement of statewide or regional pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs):

On adoption (de novo):

 

ADOPTED                 2:01 PM

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Amendments (con’t)

 

Graves (R), GA en bloc #5 (amendments #194, #197, #202, #209, #210, #214-217, #219, #220 and #224):

 

            Increase Office of National Drug Control Policy by $6.9 million, Increases SBA, Entrepreneurial Development Programs by $1 million, with the increase intended to support the Women's Business Centers program, increases Tax Counseling for the Elderly by $1 million, increases the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program by $10 million, and more.

 

ADOPTED                 2:14 PM

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Roskam (R), IL amendment (#190)

 

Prohibits funds to authorize a transaction by a U.S. financial institution that is ordinarily incident to the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

ADOPTED                 2:27 PM

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Roskam (R), IL amendment (#191):

 

Prohibits funds to issue a license pursuant to any Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) memo regarding section 5.1.1 of Annex II to the JCPOA, including the OFAC memo titled, “Statement of Licensing Policy for Activities Related to the Export or Re-Export to Iran of Commercial Passenger Aircraft and Related Parts and Services.”

 

ADOPTED                 2:33 PM

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Palmer (R), AL amendment (#192):

 

Prohibits funds from being used to implement the District of Columbia's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act.

 

Norton (D), DC asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 2:49 PM

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Posey (R), FL amendment (#195)

 

Reduces the IRS’s Operations Support account by $165,300.

 

Quigley (D), IL asked recorded vote

Chair postponed vote - 2:57 PM

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Norton (D), DC amendment (#196)

 

Strikes the repeal of the District of Columbia’s Local Budget Autonomy Amendment Act of 2012.

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Norton (D), DC asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 3:05 PM

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Ellison (D), MN amendment (#199):

 

 Strikes section 926 on page 590, relating to bringing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into the regular appropriations process

 

Ellison (D), MN asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 3:18 PM

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Ellison (D), MN amendment (#200):

 

Strikes section 915 relating to manufactured housing.

 

Ellison (D), MN asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 3:31 PM

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Ellison (D), MN amendment (#201);

 

Strikes section 928, relating to removal of authority to regulate small-dollar credit.

 

Ellison (D), MN asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 3:44 PM

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Mitchell (R), MI amendment (#204):

 

Cuts 10 percent from the general administrative and departmental salary and expense accounts in Division D.

 

Quigley (D), IL asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote – 3:52 PM

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Jenkins, Evan (R), WV amendment (#205):

 

Increases funding for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) by $6 million with an offset from the IRS Enforcement account.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE             3:59 PM

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Jackson Lee (D), TX amendment (#206):

 

Increases funding for the Fund Program Account of the Community Development Financial Institutions by $500,000 and reduces funding for taxpayer services at IRS by $1 million.

 

REJECTED - VOICE            4:05 PM

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Huizenga (R), MI amendment (#207):

 

Prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce a SEC rule pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to conflict minerals.

 

Moore (D), WI asked recorded vote

Chair postponed vote - 4:18 PM

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Heck (D), WA amendment (#211)

 

Restores funding for SBA’s ScaleUp program, offset by the Department of the Treasury’s salaries and expenses account.

 

REJECTED                 4:27 PM

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Amodei (R), NV amendment (#221)

 

Strikes section 906 in title IX which would eliminate the provision of the bill which subjects the NCUA to appropriations.

 

PASSED                     4:39 PM

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Kildee (D), MI amendment (#222)

 

Strikes Sec. 133, which prohibits Treasury from enforcing rule or guideline implementing the Treasury guidance that ends US support of multilateral development bank funding for new overseas coal projects.

 

REJECTED                 4:45 PM

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Jackson Lee (D), TX amendment (#223)

 

Provides additional funding to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for the purpose of assisting the parents of a deceased child, when that child's information has been stolen and used on personal income taxes filed with the IRS, when the parent or guardian of record must report the identity theft of their deceased child's information.

 

Jackson Lee (D), TX asked recorded vote

Chair postponed vote - 4:54 PM

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Flores (R), TX amendment (#149) (increases CDC by $40 million NCI by $40 million, and National Institute on Aging funding by $40 million):

On adoption (de novo):

 

REJECTED                 6:03 PM

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Unfinished Business

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On Torres (D), CA amendment (#87) (increases funds for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program):

Torres (D), CA asked recorded vote.

[493]

YEAS 279      NAYS 137

 

ADOPTED                 5:30 PM

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On Grothman (R), WI amendment (#105) (cuts funds for ATF by 5%):

Grothman (R), WI asked recorded vote - 5:31 PM

[494]

YEAS 98        NAYS 313

 

REJECTED                 5:33 PM

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On Scott (D), VA amendment (#113) (strikes section prohibiting the EEOC from using funds to implement pay data collection):

Scott (D), VA asked recorded vote - 5:34 PM

[495]

YEAS 192      NAYS 223

 

REJECTED                 5:36 PM

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On Norton (D), DC amendment (#117) (prohibits 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 - 5:37 PM

[496]

YEAS 189      NAYS 225

 

REJECTED                 5:39 PM

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On Flores (R), TX amendment (#124) (no funds for EO 13547 relating to the stewardship of oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes):

Culberson (R), TX asked recorded vote - 5:39 PM

[497]

YEAS 216      NAYS 199

 

ADOPTED                 5:42 PM

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On 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 - 5:42 PM

[498]

YEAS 226      NAYS 191

 

ADOPTED                 5:45 PM

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On Kildee (D), MI amendment (#131) (increases Youth Employment Activities by $10 million):

Kildee (D), MI asked recorded vote - 5:46 PM

[499]

YEAS 247      NAYS 170

 

ADOPTED                 5:48 PM

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On Pocan (D), WI amendment (#134) (restores funding to worker protection agencies):

Pocan (D), WI asked recorded vote - 5:49 PM

[500]

YEAS 199      NAYS 219

 

REJECTED                 5:52 PM

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On Meng (D), NY amendment (#138) (adds $1.064 million for DOL’s Women’s Bureau):

Meng (D), NY asked recorded vote - 5:52 PM

[501]

YEAS 220      NAYS 198

 

REJECTED                 5:55 PM

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On Kildee (D), MI amendment (#145) (adds $24.8 million for the Healthy Start Program):

Kildee (D), MI asked recorded vote - 5:55 PM

[502]

YEAS 243      NAYS 175

 

ADOPTED                 5:58 PM

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On Clark (D), MA amendment (#154) (restores funding to SAMHSA’s mental health programs):

Clark (D), MA asked recorded vote - 5:58 PM

[503]

YEAS 225      NAYS 192

 

ADOPTED                 6:01 PM

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On Murphy, Tim (R), PA amendment (#155) (increases court-ordered Assisted Outpatient Treatment by $5 million):

Murphy, Tim (R), PA asked recorded vote - 6:01 PM

[504]

YEAS 198      NAYS 219

 

REJECTED                 6:04 PM

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On Lujan (D), NM amendment (#160) (transfers $2 million to peer support programs):

Lujan (D), NM asked recorded vote - 6:05 PM

[505]

YEAS 213      NAYS 205

 

ADOPTED                 6:08 PM

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On Lowey (D), NY amendment (#161) (restores funding to 21st Century Community Learning Centers program):

Lowey (D), NY asked recorded vote - 6:08 PM

[506]

YEAS 228      NAYS 188

 

ADOPTED                 6:11 PM

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On Courtney (D), CT amendment (#164) (transfers $1.2 million from Charter School Grants to Magnet Schools Assistance):

Courtney (D), CT asked recorded vote - 6:12 PM

[507]

YEAS 204      NAYS 212

                                                                                                  

REJECTED                 6:14 PM

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On Lewis, Jason (R), MN, amendment (#167) (adds $70 million for Career and Technical Education State Grants):

Lewis (R), MN asked recorded vote - 6:14 PM

[508]

YEAS 153      NAYS 263      PRES 1

 

REJECTED                 6:18 PM

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On Grothman (R), WI amendment (#168) (2% cut for ED’s Program Administration, Office of Inspector General, and Office of Student Aid Administration)

Grothman (R), WI asked recorded vote - 6:19 PM

[509]

YEAS 131      NAYS 285

 

REJECTED                 6:22 PM

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On Grothman (R), WI amendment (#170) (cuts NLRB budget by $99 million):

Grothman (R), WI asked recorded vote - 6:22 PM

[510]

YEAS 175      NAYS 241

 

REJECTED                 6:24 PM

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On Meadows (R), NC amendment (#172) (reduces positions and funding at MSHA by 10%):

Lowey (D), NY asked recorded vote - 6:25 PM

[511]

YEAS 178      NAYS 238      PRES 1

 

REJECTED                 6:28 PM

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On Walberg (R), MI amendment (#173) (no funds to implement NLRB’s Ambush Election rule):

Clark (D), MA asked recorded vote - 6:28 PM

[512]

YEAS 221      NAYS 196

 

ADOPTED                 6:31 PM

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On Blackburn (R), TN amendment (#174) (1% across-the-board cut to Division F):

Clark (D), MA asked recorded vote - 6:32 PM

[513]

YEAS 156      NAYS 260

 

REJECTED                 6:34 PM

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On Ellison (D), MN amendment (#186) (prohibits funds from going to federal contracts with willful or repeated violators of the Fair Labor Standards Act):

Ellison (D) asked recorded vote - 6:35 PM

[514]

YEAS 191      NAYS 226

 

REJECTED                 6:37 PM

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On Gibbs (R), OH amendment (#187) (No funds for final regulations on "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”):

Clark (D), NY asked recorded vote - 6:37 PM

[515]

YEAS 215      NAYS 201

 

ADOPTED                 6:40 PM

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One Minutes

 

  1. Thompson (R), PA (National Truck Drivers Appreciation Week)
  2. Rush (D), IL (National Franchises)
  3. Paulsen (R), MN (Officer William Mathews)
  4. Jayapal (D), WA (DACA Repeal)
  5. Bishop (R), MI (Patriot Week)
  6. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Sgt. Steve Perez)
  7. Williams (R), TX (Fort Hood)
  8. O’Rourke (D), TX (Hurricane Harvey)
  9. Poe (R), TX (ADA Reform Act)
  10. Kaptur (D), OH (Urban Agriculture Production Act)
  11. Carter (R), GA (Sybil D. Lynn)
  12. LaMalfa (R), CA (Teaching Health Centers)

 

The House adjourned at 7:02 PM until 9:00 AM Thursday.