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U.S. House of Representatives

September 5, 2018

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Met at 10:00 AM

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Morning Hour

 

  1. Paulsen (R), MN (Jobs/Alzheimer’s Legislation)
  2. Gutierrez (D), IL (Resign Trump) 

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

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  1. Fitzpatrick (R), PA (Constituent Tributes)
  2. Gallego (D), AZ (Arizona Public Education/ Brett Kavanaugh)
  3. Wenstrup (R), OH (Socialism)
  4. Jayapal (D), WA (Brett Kavanaugh)
  5. Roby (R), AL (August Recess)
  6. Jeffries (D), NY (GOP Failures)
  7. Kelly, Mike (R), PA (Black Family Foundation)
  8. Hill (R), AR (Constituent Tributes)
  9. Norman (R), SC (Constituent Tribute)

 

Chair declared the House in recess at 10:45 AM until 12:00 PM. 

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The House reconvened at 12:00 PM.

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On approval of the Journal:

Wilson (R), SC asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 12:01 PM

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Rogers (R), KY led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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House observed a moment of silence for all those killed or wounded in service of their country.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Wilson (R), SC (NDAA)
  2. Higgins (D), NY (Environmental Law)
  3. Kildee (D), MI (Butch Lewis Act)
  4. Schneider (D), IL (Tariffs)

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Message received from Senate (passed S.186- Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act, S. 994- Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2018, S. 2553- Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018, S. 3021- A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the "Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse", H.R 1109- To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act, H.R. 5385- Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 and H.R. 5772- To designate the J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the "J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse").

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H. Res. 1049 - The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1635 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act and of the bill H.R. 4606 - Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

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Rule – 1 hour 12:16 PM

 

  1. Cheney (R), WY
  2. Torres (D), CA
  3. Higgins (R), LA 
  4. Courtney (D), CT
  5. Johnson (R), OH

 

On ordering the previous question:

Torres (D), CA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote – 12:49 PM

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The Chair declared the House in recess for a period of less than 15 minutes. 

 

The House reconvened at 1:02 PM.

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H. Res. 1049 - The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1635 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act and of the bill H.R. 4606 - Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

 

On ordering the previous question:

Torres (D), CA asked recorded vote – 1:03 PM

[382]

YEAS 221      NAYS 186

 

ORDERED                 1:30 PM

 

On adoption:

Torres (D), CA asked recorded vote - 1:30 PM

[383]

YEAS 224      NAYS 180

 

ADOPTED     1:37 PM

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H.R. 4969 - Embassy Security Authorization Act for FY 2019, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[1]

Debate- 40 Mins.       1:40 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Bera (D), CA
  3. McCaul (R), TX

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 1:54 PM

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H.R. 5576 - Cyber Deterrence and Response Act, as amended 

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[2]

Debate- 40 Mins.       1:54 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Engel (D), CA                                                           [jjs]
  3. Yoho (R), FL
  4. Langevin (D), RI
  5. Fitzpatrick (R), PA
  6. Curtis (R), UT

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 2:17 PM

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H.R. 5274 - Global Electoral Exchange Act, as amended

 

Under Susp. of Rules

[3]

Debate- 40 Mins.       2:17 PM

 

  1. Royce (R), CA
  2. Castro (D), TX

 

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

 

PASSED - VOICE                 2:25 PM

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H.R. 1635 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act 

 

Debate – 1 Hour         2:27 PM

 

  1. Guthrie (R), KY 
  2. Bonamici (D), OR
  3. Foxx (R), NC
  4. Estes (R), KS
  5. Roe (R), TN
  6. Ferguson (R), GA
  7. Walberg (R), MI
  8. Allen (R), GA

 

Amendments - 2:58 PM

 

Stefanik (R), NY amendment (#1):

 

Provides all students with an explanation of how to seek additional assistance from the financial aid office should they experience a change of financial circumstance. Additionally, the amendment would specify that a borrower receives the loan amount they requested

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AGREED TO- VOICE         3:04 PM

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Murphy, Stephanie (D), FL amendment (#2):

 

Requires institutions of higher education, as part of the annual counseling process mandated by the bill, to inform a student borrower that the loan amounts the student uses during an academic term will count towards the student’s aggregate loan amounts, regardless of whether the credits transfer.

 

AGREED TO- VOICE         3:08 PM

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O'Halleran (D), AZ amendment (#3):

 

Requires counseling to disclose the anticipated monthly payment to borrowers for any income-driven repayment plan for which they are eligible, improving borrowers’ awareness of income-driven repayment plan options.

 

AGREED TO- VOICE         3:15 PM

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Lewis, Jason (R), MN amendment (#4):

 

Clarifies all payment options for Parent PLUS loans and notifies Parent PLUS borrowers that their dependent may qualify for and should consider scholarships, grants, and federal work-study jobs prior to borrowing

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      3:21 PM

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Allen (R), GA amendment (#5):

 

Provides that nothing prohibits institutions from providing additional financial counseling

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      3:24 PM

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Hartzler (R), MO amendment (#6):

 

Encourages institutions of higher education to have students attend in-person loan counseling sessions

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      3:30 PM

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Jayapal (D), WA amendment (#7):

 

Adds requirement that student loan exit counseling includes a warning about illegitimate third-party debt relief companies, which offer services for a fee already provided to borrowers free of charge through loan servicers.

 

AGREED TO - VOICE                      3:36 PM

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On Lamb (D), PA motion to recommit (adds veteran status to the list of borrower information that will be disaggregated alongside race, gender, income and status as an individual with a disability when ED conducts the required study on the effectiveness of student loan counseling):

Lamb (D), PA asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote – 3:43 PM

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Chair declared the House in recess at 3:44 PM subject to the call of the Chair.

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The House reconvened at 5:05 PM.

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Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 1635 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act 

 

On Lamb (D), PA motion to recommit (adds veteran status to the list of borrower information that will be disaggregated when ED conducts required study on student loan counseling):

Lamb (D), PA asked recorded vote - 5:06 PM

[384]

YEAS 187       NAYS 224

 

NOT AGREED TO    5:32 PM

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Rep.-elect Balderson (R) OH sworn in.

The whole number of the House stands at 430.

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On passage:

Guthrie (R), KY asked recorded vote - 5:42 PM

 [385]

YEAS 406       NAYS 4

 

PASSED                     5:52 PM

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On approval of the Journal (de novo):

 

APPROVED              5:53 PM

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H.Res. 1050 – Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House

 

ADOPTED                 5:53 PM

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Comte on Rules filed report on H.R. 6691 – Community Safety and Security Act.

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One Minutes

 

  1. Thompson (R), PA (USO)
  2. Payne (D), NJ (FEMA and Hurricane Maria)
  3. Carter (R), GA (Joseph and Josephine Mengoni)
  4. Langevin (D), RI (Revoking Security Clearances)
  5. LaMalfa (R), CA (California Firefighters and Carr Fire)
  6. Norton (D), DC (SOTU Nominee Brett Kavanaugh)
  7. Tenney (R), NY (Family Dairy Farms)
  8. Jackson Lee (D), TX (Saudi Arabia Bombing/Pakistan)

 

Special Orders

 

  1. Thompson (R), PA (Family Violence Prevention and Services Act) 6:08 PM

 

The House adjourned at 6:34 PM until 10:00 AM Thursday.