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July 22, 2020

House Floor Summary, 7/21/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityBills Passed: 3)Extensions

9:00:00 a.m. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

9:00:36 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:00:56 a.m. - MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.

4. THANKING DAVID, JOSHUA, AND DANIEL SHIMKUS PDFH3591
5. PEACEFUL PROTEST IS THE BEST PROTEST PDFH3591
6. CONGRATULATING MILITARY ACADEMY GRADUATES PDFH3592
7. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECLARED WAR ON PORTLAND, OREGON PDFH3592
8. HONORING THE LIFE AND SERVICE OF MS. E.B. HINES PDFH3593
9. HONORING FALLEN HEROES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT PDFH3593
10. SUPPORTING NDAA AMENDMENT PDFH3594

9:32:40 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:59 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 21.

10:02:00 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:03:18 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Williams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:03:46 a.m. - 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.

10:07:57 a.m. - The House received a message from the Clerk. The Clerk transmitted to the House a scanned copy of a letter received from Mr. Robert Brehm and Mr. Tom Valentine, Co-Executive Directors, New York State Board of Elections, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held June 23, 2020, the Honorable Chris Jacobs was elected Representative to Congress for the 27th Congressional District, State of New York.

10:07:58 a.m. - ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE - Representative-elect Chris Jacobs presented himself in the well of the House to take the Oath of Office administered by the Speaker of the House.

10:08:58 a.m. - ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE - Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the Oath of Office to the gentleman from New York, the whole number of the House is 431.

10:11:46 a.m. - 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.

21. UNWELCOME TACTICS BY FEDERAL AGENTS PDFH3596
22. MFAR TRANSPARENCY ACT PDFH3596
23. HONORING THE LIFE OF JIM SMITH PDFH3596
24. REVIEWING AMERICA'S ROLE IN GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS PDFH3596
25. HONORING TIM HARE PDFH3597
26. COMMENDING JUDGE RICHARD L. KELLY PDFH3597
27. COMMEMORATING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEROES PDFH3597
28. INCREASING ACCESS TO LOCAL TELEHEALTH PDFH3597
29. RECOGNIZING GAIL'S SALAD COMPANY PDFH3597
30. SUPPORTING TROOPS THROUGH NDAA PDFH3597

31. WILLIAM M. (MAC) THORNBERRY NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 PDFH3598

10:26:59 a.m. - UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments to H.R. 6395 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

10:27:05 a.m. - H.R. 6395 - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 6395.

10:27:06 a.m. - H.R. 6395 - Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 6395 — “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.”


10:27:51 a.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Omar amendment (A004) Roll Call 144 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

11:21:42 a.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Omar amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 129 - 284 (Roll no. 144).

11:21:49 a.m. - H.R. 6395 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table


11:21:57 a.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment (A005) Roll Call 145 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

12:03:33 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 173 - 241 (Roll no. 145).

12:03:38 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table


12:03:56 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the DeGette amendment (A006) Roll Call 146 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

12:47:41 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the DeGette amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 179 (Roll no. 146).

12:47:46 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table


12:48:06 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Neguse amendment (A007) Roll Call 147 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

1:33:50 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Neguse amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 181 (Roll no. 147).

1:33:55 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table


1:34:38 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Pocan amendment (A008) Roll Call 148 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

2:16:27 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Pocan amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 93 - 324 (Roll no. 148).

2:16:31 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table


2:16:54 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Dean amendment (A009) Roll Call 149 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

3:05:14 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Dean amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 198 (Roll no. 149).

3:05:19 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table


3:05:46 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Takano amendment (A014) Roll Call 150 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

4:00:41 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On agreeing to the Takano amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 184 (Roll no. 150).

4:00:46 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table


4:00:58 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

4:01:22 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Mr. Green (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services.

4:01:37 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TN) motion to recommit with instructions pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to at the end of title XVII, add a new subtitle entitled “Defend COVID Research From Hackers Act". Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.

4:14:45 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.


4:14:49 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On motion to recommit with instructions Roll Call 151 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

5:05:54 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 - 219 (Roll no. 151).


5:06:00 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On passage Roll Call 152 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

5:45:09 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 295 - 125 (Roll no. 152).


5:45:12 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

5:45:13 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 6395.


5:46:40 p.m. - H.Res. 1055 - Mr. Smith (WA) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

5:46:45 p.m. - H.Res. 1055 - Considered by unanimous consent. H.Res. 1055 — “Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 6395.”

5:47:00 p.m. - H.Res. 1055 - On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

5:47:02 p.m. - H.Res. 1055 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


5:48:02 p.m. - Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent That notwithstanding H.Res. 1053, during consideration of the motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957 pursuant to such resolution, debate on such motion to concur shall not exceed 80 minutes, with one hour equally controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees. Agreed to without objection.

5:48:03 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. McGovern asked unanimous consent that, notwithstanding H.Res. 1053, during consideration of the motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957 pursuant to such resolution, debate on such motion to concur shall not exceed 80 minutes, with one hour equally controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.


5:49:14 p.m. - H.Res. 1058 - Considered as privileged matter. H.Res. 1058 — “Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.”

5:49:20 p.m. - H.Res. 1058 - On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

5:49:25 p.m. - H.Res. 1058 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


5:50:17 p.m. - The House received a communication from the Honorable James Comer. Mr. Comer submitted his resignation from the Committee on Agriculture. The resignation was accepted without objection.


5:52:14 p.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

5:54:14 p.m. - H.R. 6395 - The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

5:54:15 p.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed with one minute speeches.

37. SUPPORTING FISCAL YEAR 2021 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT PDFH3608
38. HONORING IRA KATZ PDFH3608
39. RECOGNIZING L'MIO EDWARDS PDFH3608
40. CELEBRATING WICHITA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY PDFH3608
41. OUR CITIES, TOWNS, AND SCHOOLS DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED PDFH3608
42. CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER PDFH3609
43. HONORING HENRY GONZALEZ PDFH3609

5:58:01 p.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to 4(b) of H.Res. 967. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on July 22, 2020.

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