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July 23, 2020

House Floor Summary, 7/22/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityBills Passed: 1)Extensions

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

9:00:51 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:01:10 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. THE CULTURE WE CREATE IN OUR ARMED SERVICES MATTERS PDFH3615
5. HONORING MAJOR GENERAL BILL BLAND PDFH3616
6. CRITICAL INITIATIVES INCLUDED IN FISCAL YEAR 2021 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT PDFH3616
7. THE CONVERSATION ON STATUE REMOVAL PDFH3617
8. WE HAVE BEEN WARNED; NOW WHAT DO WE DO? PDFH3618
9. RECOGNIZING THE HEROIC SERVICE OF DETECTIVE JOSH SIMMONS PDFH3618
10. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020 PDFH3618
11. CALLING FOR TEMPORARY PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY PDFH3619
12. REQUIRE FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS PDFH3620
13. HONORING COLONEL CHARLES POWELL PDFH3620
14. THE WAY WE TREAT ONE ANOTHER MATTERS PDFH3621

9:49:53 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:58 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 22.

10:01:05 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:02:00 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.

10:02:34 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Takano to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:02:57 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. SENATE SHOULD PASS THE HEROES ACT PDFH3621
22. IN SUPPORT OF THE GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT PDFH3622
23. STUDENT LOAN DEBT CRISIS PDFH3622
24. NATIONAL FRAGILE X AWARENESS DAY PDFH3622
25. EXTENDING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PDFH3622
26. IN SUPPORT OF THE CITIZENS OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR PDFH3622
27. IN SUPPORT OF THE NO BAN ACT PDFH3622
28. THE WORDS OF A BLACK POLICE OFFICER PDFH3623
29. FEDERAL OFFICERS IN PORTLAND PDFH3623
30. PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO SMALL DEFENSE MANUFACTURERS PDFH3623
31. RECOGNIZING ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE ALONG ARMENIAN-AZERBAIJANI BORDER PDFH3623
32. RECOGNIZING RADIO STATION WHUB PDFH3623
33. LAUNCHING JUSTICE IN POLICING WEBSITE PDFH3623


34. FOSTERING UNDERGRADUATE TALENT BY UNLOCKING RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION ACT PDFH3624

10:29:30 a.m. - H.R. 2486 - Pursuant to H.Res. 891, Ms. Jayapal was recognized to move that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2486 with amendments specified in section 4 of H.Res. 891.

10:30:47 a.m. - H.R. 2486 - DEBATE - Pursuant H.Res. 891, the question shall be divided among the two House amendments. Pursuant to section 3(a) of H.Res. 891, the portion of the divided question comprising of the amendment specified in section 4(a) of H.Res. 891 shall be considered first. Each amendment specified in section 4 shall be debatable for one hour.

10:36:53 a.m. - The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S. 3989.

10:37:04 a.m. - H.R. 2486 - DEBATE - The House resumed debate on the House amendment to the Senate amendment.

11:46:00 a.m. - H.R. 2486 - The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

11:46:30 a.m. - H.R. 2486 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jayapal motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment specified in section 4(a) of H.Res. 891, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.

11:47:00 a.m. - H.R. 2486 - Pursuant to H.Res. 891, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment specified in section 4(b).

12:12:20 p.m. - H.R. 2486 - The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

12:12:42 p.m. - H.R. 2486 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - 1At the conclusion of debate on the Jayapal motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment specified in section 4(b) of H.Res. 891, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the motion until a time to be announced.


36. TAXPAYER FIRST ACT OF 2019 PDFH3642

12:19:47 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - Pursuant to H.Res. 1053, Mr. Grijalva moved to take H.R. 1957 from the Speaker's table, with the Senate amendments thereto and agree to the Senate amendments.

12:20:24 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1053 and the order of the House of July 21, 2020, the House proceeded with 80 minutes of debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957.

2:06:56 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

2:07:09 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendments and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (UT) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the Senate amendments until a time to be announced.


37. PERMISSION TO EXTEND DEBATE TIME ON H.R. 7573, REPLACING BUST OF ROGER BROOKE TANEY WITH BUST OF THURGOOD MARSHALL PDFH3657

2:11:00 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Butterfield asked unanimous consent that debate under claue 1(c) of rule XV on the motion to suspend the rules relating to H.R. 7573 be extended to one hour. Agreed to without objection.

38. REPLACING BUST OF ROGER BROOKE TANEY WITH BUST OF THURGOOD MARSHALL PDFH3658

2:11:20 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - Mr. Butterfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 7573 — “To direct the Architect of the Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to remove certain statues from areas of the United States Capitol which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the United States Capitol, and for other purposes.”

2:11:56 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - Considered under suspension of the rules.

2:11:59 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the order of the House of today, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7573.

3:25:40 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - 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.


39. FOSTERING UNDERGRADUATE TALENT BY UNLOCKING RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION ACT PDFH3666

3:25:41 p.m. - UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the on the motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2486 with an amendment specified in section 4(a) of H.Res. 891, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

3:26:37 p.m. - H.R. 2486 - On motion to concur in the Senate amendment with amendment specified in section 4(a) of H.Res. 891 Roll Call 153 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

4:12:27 p.m. - H.R. 2486 - On motion to concur in the Senate amendment with amendment specified in section 4(a) of H.Res. 891 Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 183 (Roll no. 153).

40. FOSTERING UNDERGRADUATE TALENT BY UNLOCKING RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION ACT PDFH3666

4:13:29 p.m. - H.R. 2486 - On motion to concur in the Senate amendment with amendment specified in section 4(b) of H.Res. 891 Roll Call 154 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

4:51:32 p.m. - H.R. 2486 - On motion to concur in the Senate amendment with amendment specified in section 4(b) of H.Res. 891 Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 184 (Roll no. 154).

4:51:54 p.m. - H.R. 2486 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


41. TAXPAYER FIRST ACT OF 2019 PDFH3667

4:53:11 p.m. - UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on concurring in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

4:53:49 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - On motion to agree to the Senate amendments Roll Call 155 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

5:33:37 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 310 - 107 (Roll no. 155).

5:33:39 p.m. - H.R. 1957 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


42. REPLACING BUST OF ROGER BROOKE TANEY WITH BUST OF THURGOOD MARSHALL PDFH3668

5:34:26 p.m. - UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 7573, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

5:34:30 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 7573 — “To direct the Architect of the Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to remove certain statues from areas of the United States Capitol which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the United States Capitol, and for other purposes.”

5:34:32 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Roll Call 156 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

6:08:32 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 305 - 113 (Roll no. 156).

6:08:33 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

6:08:34 p.m. - H.R. 7573 - The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.


6:09:24 p.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

43. GOD BLESSED AMERICA WITH JOHN LEWIS PDFH3669
44. RECOGNIZING CAPTAIN CANDICE BOWEN PDFH3669
45. HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JOHN LEWIS PDFH3669
46. REMEMBERING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF CHARLES EVERS PDFH3669
47. MEMORIALIZING THE HONORABLE JOHN LEWIS PDFH3669
48. FUNDING NEVADA'S PRECIOUS PUBLIC LANDS PDFH3669
49. OPENING OUR SCHOOLS PDFH3670
50. KEEPING KLAMATH RIVER RENEWABLE ENERGY PDFH3670
51. REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3670
52. PAYING TRIBUTE TO CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3670
53. HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3670

6:25:43 p.m. - The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting notification stating that the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations declared in Executive Order 13581 of July 24, 2011, is to continue in effect beyond July 24, 2020. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116-137).

6:28:51 p.m. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

55. HONORING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3671
56. HONORING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3675
57. CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3677
58. MEMORIALIZING THE HONORABLE JOHN LEWIS PDFH3678
59. HONORING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3683
60. PAYING TRIBUTE TO CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3686
61. HONORING CONGRESSMAN JOHN ROBERT LEWIS PDFH3688

9:50:33 p.m. - 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 July 23, 2020.

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