On the House Floor

Legislative Day of 12/03/2020


Legislative Day of 12/03/2020

The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 4(b) of H. Res. 967. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 4, 2020.


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


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 272 - 114 (Roll no. 232).


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Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1380 — "To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes."


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UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1380, as amended, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 160 (Roll no. 231).


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On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 160 (Roll no. 230).


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Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 1244 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3884) to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes."


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UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on ordering the previous question on H. Res. 1244, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


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At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1380.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1380 — "To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 8810.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 8810 — "To establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7045.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 7045 — "To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on lands that could be included in a National Forest in Hawai'i, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4153.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4153 — "To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize urban Indian organizations to enter into arrangements for the sharing of medical services and facilities, and for other purposes."


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The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3682.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3682 — "To provide for greater consultation between the Federal Government and the governing bodies of land grant-mercedes and acequias in New Mexico and to provide for a process for recognition of the historic-traditional boundaries of land grant-mercedes, and for other purposes."


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At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2981.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 2981 — "To reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, and for other purposes."


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The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 306.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 306 — "To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site of the Kettle Creek Battlefield in Wilkes County, Georgia, and adjacent property, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1342.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 1342 — "To require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 914.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 914 — "To reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, to clarify the authority of the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with respect to post-storm assessments, and to require the establishment of a National Water Center, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 212.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. S. 212 — "To amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 199.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 199 — "To provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1049.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Case moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1049 — "To authorize a National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1115.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 1115 — "Calling for the immediate release of Trevor Reed, a United States citizen who was unjustly sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison."


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The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 17.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 17 — "Expressing concern over the detention of Austin Tice, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 958.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 958 — "Condemning the practice of politically motivated imprisonment and calling for the immediate release of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and urging action by the United States Government to impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for that form of human rights abuse."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 996.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 996 — "Expressing the sense of Congress that the activities of Russian national Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his affiliated entities pose a threat to the national interests and security of the United States and of its allies and partners."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1819.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1819 — "To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5517.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Engel moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5517 — "To affirm the friendship of the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of India, and to establish a bilateral partnership for collaboration to advance development and shared values, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 8229.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 8229 — "To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue a rule authorizing the Office of Hearings and Appeals to decide appeals relating to the status of HUBZone business concerns, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 8199.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 8199 — "To amend the Small Business Act to enhance the Office of Credit Risk Management, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue rules relating to environmental obligations of certified development companies, and for other purposes."


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 8211.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 8211 — "To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to improve the loan guaranty program, enhance the ability of small manufacturers to access affordable capital, and for other purposes."


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ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to consider a conference report to accompany H.R. 6395; that all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration be waived; that the conference report be considered as read; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the conference report to its adoption without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate; and (2) one motion to recommit if applicable.


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Conference report H. Rept. 116-617 filed.


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Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7903.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Ms. Velazquez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 7903 — "To amend the Small Business Act to establish the Community Advantage Loan Program."


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The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.


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The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on December 3, 2020at 11:44 am stating that that body had agreed to the House amendment to S. 910 and S. 1069; passed S. 434, S. 496, S. 578, H.R. 1044 as amended, H.R. 3349, and H.R. 3465.


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POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 1244, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Woodall demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.


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DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 1244.


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Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 1244 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3884) to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes."


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On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 5 - 220 (Roll no. 229).


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Mr. Biggs moved that the House do now adjourn.


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ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.


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ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule XX, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentleman from Georgia the whole number of the House is 431.


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ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-elect Kwanza Hall presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.


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The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a scanned copy of a letter received from Mr. Chris Harvey, Director of Election, Georgia Office of Secretary of State, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held December 1, 2020, the Honorable Kwanza Hall was elected to Representative to Congress for the Fifth Congressional District, State of Georgia.


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


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SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - Pursuant to section 4(a) of H. Res. 967, the Journal of the last day's proceedings was approved


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


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The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of December 3.


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The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.


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MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.


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The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


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The House convened, starting a new legislative day.