On the House Floor

Legislative Day of 05/11/2021


Legislative Day of 05/11/2021

The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 11(b) of H. Res. 188. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 12, 2021.


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


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


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On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 250 - 168 (Roll no. 134).


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Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 1629 — "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs, and for other purposes."


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UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1629, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.


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The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 11.


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The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. today.


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The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuation of the national emergency with respect to securing the information and communications technology and services supply chain - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 117-38).


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The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a notification of the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Yemen - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 117-37).


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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. 1629.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


Legislative Day of 05/11/2021

Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1629 — "To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs, 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 H.R. 768.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 768 — "To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the process for registrants to exercise due diligence upon discovering a suspicious order, 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 H.R. 2955.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2955 — "To authorize a pilot program to expand and intensify surveillance of self-harm in partnership with State and local public health departments, to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in hospital emergency departments, 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 H.R. 2981.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2981 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure the provision of high-quality service through the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 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 H.R. 2862.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2862 — "To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a national suicide prevention media campaign, 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 H.R. 1480.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1480 — "To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers, 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 H.R. 1324.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1324 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to improve the identification, assessment, and treatment of patients in hospital emergency departments who are at risk of suicide, 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 H.R. 1205.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1205 — "To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to implement innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate follow-on care for individuals who experience an acute mental health episode and present for care in an emergency department, 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 H.R. 1260.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1260 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs, 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 H.R. 2877.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2877 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop best practices for the establishment and use of behavioral intervention teams at schools, 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 H.R. 721.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 721 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs."


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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. 586.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 586 — "To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy."


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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. 1475.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


Legislative Day of 05/11/2021

Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1475 — "To address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes."


Legislative Day of 05/11/2021

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. 433.


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Considered under suspension of the rules.


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Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 433 — "To establish a grant program for family community organizations that provide support for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families."


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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 the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 11, 2021, at 11:40 a.m.: Appointment: Member of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.


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The House received a communication from the Honorable Scott H. Peters. Mr. Peters submitted his resignation from the Committee on Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.


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


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ADJUSTMENT OF THE 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 Louisiana, Mr. Troy Carter, the whole number of the House is 431.


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OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-elect Troy A. Carter presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.


Legislative Day of 05/11/2021

The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a copy of the Certificate of Election received from the Honorable John Bel Edwards, the Governor of Louisiana, and the Honorable R. Kyle Ardoin, the Secretary of State of Louisiana, indicating that, at the Special Election held April 24, 2021, the Honorable Troy A. Carter was elected Representative to Congress for the Second Congressional District, State of Louisiana.


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HOUSE DECOURM - The Chair addressed the House regarding an update to the policies of January 4, 2021, and December 15, 2020, regarding the requirement to wear masks in the Hall of the House during the coronavirus pandemic. Consistent with the updated guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician, the Chair informed Members that while masks continue to be required in the Hall of the House, Members are permitted to remove their masks temporarily while under recognition. Members and staff must wear masks in the Hall of the House at all times except that a Member may remove their mask when recognized by the Chair and Members presiding as Chair may remove their masks when speaking. The Sergeant-at-Arms is directed to enforce mask requirements consistent with this announcement.


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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Graves of LA 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 11(a) of H. Res. 188, the Journal of the last day's proceedings was approved.


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Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Chaplain Margaret Grun Kibben.


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The House convened, starting a new legislative day.