On the House Floor

Legislative Day Of June 21, 2019


1:11:25 P.M.

The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 24, 2019.


1:11:24 P.M.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.


1:11:06 P.M.

Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.


12:10:00 P.M.

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.


12:07:23 P.M.

The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuance of the national emergency with respect to North Korea - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116-44).


11:46:40 A.M.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.


11:45:11 A.M.

Mr. Hoyer asked unanimous consent That when the House adjourns on Friday, June 21, 2019, it adjourn to meet on Monday, June 24, 2019, when it shall convene at noon for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.


11:10:32 A.M.

COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE - The Chair recognized Mr. Scalise for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. Hoyer on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.


11:09:00 A.M.

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3055 as unfinished business.


11:08:27 A.M.

On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.


11:08:16 A.M.

Mr. Hoyer moved that the Committee rise.


11:05:53 A.M.

On agreeing to the McAdams amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 420 - 3 (Roll no. 398).


11:01:52 A.M.

On agreeing to the Golden amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 418 - 6 (Roll no. 397).


10:56:58 A.M.

On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 373 - 51 (Roll no. 396).


10:23:06 A.M.

On agreeing to the Kim amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.


10:20:07 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kim amendment No. 228.


10:19:48 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Kim, numbered 228 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to increase and decrease the Army Reserve account by $7,000,000 to address road safety issues at military bases.


10:19:27 A.M.

On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.


10:16:00 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 226.


10:15:51 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Cunningham, numbered 226 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to prohibit the use of funds for future defense projects that do not conform with military resilience standards.


10:14:53 A.M.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McAdams amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McAdams demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.


10:09:59 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McAdams amendment No. 221.


10:09:30 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. McAdams, numbered 221 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to increase and decrease funding by $1 with the intent to instructs the Department of Veterans Affairs submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate an implementation plan, including expected timeline and resource requirements, for the Department of Veterans Affairs to complete the requirements of Section 302 of Public Law 115-174.


10:09:01 A.M.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Golden amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Golden demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.


10:03:12 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Golden amendment No. 220.


10:02:53 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Golden, numbered 220 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to increase funding for the VA Medical Facilities account by $5 million.


10:02:29 A.M.

On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.


9:59:22 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 219.


9:59:03 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Cunningham, numbered 219 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to prohibit the use of military construction funds for a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.


9:57:58 A.M.

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bost amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Schultz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.


9:55:13 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bost amendment No. 206.


9:54:57 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Bost, numbered 206 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of the Executive Order titled "Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects."


9:54:26 A.M.

By unanimous consent, the Walberg amendment was withdrawn.


9:51:37 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment No. 199.


9:51:09 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, numbered 199 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce proposed rules limiting veterans ability to access care from a prosthetist of their choice.


9:50:48 A.M.

By unanimous consent, the Blumenauer amendment was withdrawn.


9:46:59 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 198.


9:46:11 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Blumenauer, numbered 198 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to prohibt the Department of Veterans Affairs from interfering with a veterans participation in a state medical cannabis program, denying a veteran who participates in a state medical cannabis program from being denied VA services, and interfering with the ability of VA health care providers to recommend participation in state medical cannabis programs.


9:45:45 A.M.

On agreeing to the Wasserman Schultz amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.


9:24:56 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Wasserman Schultz en bloc amendment No. 6.


9:24:35 A.M.

Amendments en bloc offered by Ms. Wasserman Schultz, comprised of the following amendments printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 as en bloc No. 6: Nos. 196, 197, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 ,216, 217, 218, 222, 223, 224, 225, and 227.


9:24:01 A.M.

On agreeing to the Raskin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.


9:19:48 A.M.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 195.


9:18:59 A.M.

An amendment, offered by Mr. Raskin, numbered 195 printed in Part B of House Report 116-119 to increase and decrease funding by $1,000,000 for Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps in order to support construction projects on military facilities and facilities that serve the military community where health and safety are at risk.


9:18:08 A.M.

The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.


9:06:06 A.M.

Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 3055 — "Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes."


9:02:15 A.M.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.


9:02:08 A.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pappas to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


9:00:06 A.M.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.


9:00:05 A.M.

Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.


9:00:01 A.M.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.