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July 24, 2020

House Floor Summary, 7/23/2020

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

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

9:00:39 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:01:14 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. REST IN PEACE, JOHN LEWIS PDFH3695
5. HONORING REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS PDFH3696
6. VALLEY GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY PDFH3696
7. REMEMBERING REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS PDFH3696
8. 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WELLES DECLARATION PDFH3697
9. HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3697
10. HIGHLIGHTING CORRECTIONS OFFICERS AND STAFF AT FCC ALLENWOOD AND USP LEWISBURG AS PA-12 COVID-19 HEROES PDFH3697
11. HONORING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3698
12. CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF RON RICE PDFH3698
13. CALLING ON SENATE REPUBLICANS TO FUND SCHOOLS PDFH3699
14. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO OFFER RESOLUTION RAISING A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE PDFH3699
15. REMEMBERING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3699

9:45:00 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:27 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.

10:00:42 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:01:47 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.

10:02:06 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:02:29 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.

22. REMEMBERING JOSE ORNELAS PDFH3700
23. SUPPORTING THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION FOR PRODUCERS ACT PDFH3700
24. REMEMBERING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3700
25. REMEMBERING ROSEMARY STRATIOTI PDFH3700
26. HONORING THE GRAND COLUMBIA COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA PDFH3701
27. REOPEN THE SCHOOLS RESPONSIBLY PDFH3701
28. SUPPORTING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S DEALINGS WITH CHINA PDFH3701
29. REMEMBERING THE CARR FIRE PDFH3701
30. REMEMBERING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS PDFH3701

10:14:58 a.m. - NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OFFER RESOLUTION - Mr. Gohmert notified the House of his intent to offer a privileged resolution pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX. The Chair announced that a determination will be made at the time designated for consideration of the resolution.

10:24:28 a.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

32. STOP THE CANCEL CULTURE TRAIN PDFH3702


10:26:56 a.m. - POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE - Ms. Ocasio-Cortez rose to a point of personal privilege. The Chair announced that it was made aware of the basis for the point of personal privilege and recognized Ms. Ocasio-Cortez to proceed for one hour on her point of personal privilege.


35. PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 7608, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 PDFH3708

11:29:56 a.m. - H.Res. 1060 - Considered as privileged matter. H.Res. 1060 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7608) making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, and for other purposes.”

11:33:15 a.m. - H.Res. 1060 - DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.Res. 1060.


12:20:20 p.m. - H.Res. 1060 - On ordering the previous question Roll Call 157 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

1:10:20 p.m. - H.Res. 1060 - On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 189 (Roll no. 157).


1:10:22 p.m. - H.Res. 1060 - On agreeing to the resolution Roll Call 158 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

1:50:38 p.m. - H.Res. 1060 - On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 188 (Roll no. 158).


1:50:40 p.m. - H.Res. 1060 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


1:50:45 p.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.

2:04:50 p.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 23.


2:05:17 p.m. - The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting notification stating that the national emergency declared with respect to the situation in Mali in Executive Order 13882 of July 26, 2019, is to continue in effect beyond July 26, 2020. - referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116-138).


39. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021 PDFH3715

2:06:40 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Considered under the provisions of rule H.Res. 1060. H.R. 7608 — “Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, and for other purposes.”

2:06:45 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 7608 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provide that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-59 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

2:07:54 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7608.

3:16:54 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - An amendment, offered by Mr. Allen, numbered 1 printed in House Report 116-459 to reduce spending in Division A (State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs) by 5 percent.

3:17:26 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Allen amendment No. 1.

3:26:44 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.

3:27:10 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Allen amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Allen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.

3:27:37 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Amendments en bloc offered by Mrs. Lowey, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 116-459 as en bloc No. 1: Nos. 2, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20, 26, 30, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63, 69, 71, 73, 75, 79, 80, 81, 82, 99, 100, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, and 132.

3:28:14 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Lowey amendment en bloc No. 1.

3:50:41 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A003) pursuant to the rule.

3:51:01 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Lowey amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.

3:51:20 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table.

3:51:22 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Amendments en bloc offered by Mrs. Lowey, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 116-459 as en bloc No. 2: Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 39, 58, 61, 64, 65, 70, 72, 78, 83, 84, 85, 87, 91, 92, 93, 94, 97, 98, 105, and 110.

3:51:54 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Lowey amendment en bloc No. 2.

4:07:16 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A004) pursuant to the rule.

4:07:36 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowey amendment en bloc No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Granger demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.

4:07:57 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Amendments en bloc offered by Mrs. Lowey, comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 116-459 as en bloc No. 3: Nos. 15, 25, 36, 68, 74, 76, 77, 88, 89, 90, 95, 96, 101, 112, 120, and 124.

4:08:41 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Lowey amendment en bloc No. 3.

4:30:11 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A005) pursuant to the rule.

4:30:46 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowey amendment en bloc No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Lowey demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.


4:31:31 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Allen amendment (A002) Roll Call 159 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

5:23:58 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Allen amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 88 - 329 (Roll no. 159).

5:24:04 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table.


5:24:44 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Lowey amendments (A004) Roll Call 160 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

6:05:47 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Lowey amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 223 - 194 (Roll no. 160).

6:05:52 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table.


6:06:52 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Lowey amendments (A005) Roll Call 161 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

6:41:06 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Lowey amendments; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 - 230 (Roll no. 161).

6:41:08 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Without objection, a motion to reconsider was laid upon the table.


6:43:01 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - An amendment, offered by Mr. Allen, numbered 62 printed in House Report 116-459 to reduce spending in Division C (Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies) by 5 percent.

6:43:28 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Allen amendment No. 62.

6:52:13 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A006) pursuant to the rule.

6:52:29 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Allen amendment No. 62, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Allen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.

6:53:28 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - An amendment, offered by Mr. Tonko, numbered 67 printed in House Report 116-459 to prohibit funds from being used by the EPA to finalize, implement, or en force the proposed rule, Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency on April 30, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 24094 et seq.), which fails to protect, within an adequate margin of safety, communities of color from harmful air pollution during a global public health pandemic, where those communities are experiencing a disproportionately high death rate made worse by decades of exposure to toxic pollution.

6:53:50 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 67.

7:03:47 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A007) pursuant to the rule.

7:03:55 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko amendment No. 67, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced. %kp1

7:04:20 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - An amendment, offered by Mr. Kennedy, numbered 86 printed in House Report 116-459 to prohibit funds from being used by the Department of the Interior to rescind the decision to take the lands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe into federal trust or revoke other associated actions related to the Tribe.

7:04:49 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy amendment No. 86.

7:13:50 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A008) pursuant to the rule.

7:14:12 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Kennedy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.

7:15:01 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 102 printed in House Report 116-459 to reduce funding for the EPA Environmental programs and management to match the President's FY 21 budget request.

7:15:21 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 102.

7:23:32 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A009) pursuant to the rule.

7:23:58 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith(MO) amendment No. 102, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. McCollum demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.

7:24:59 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - An amendment, offered by Mr. Smith (MO), numbered 103 printed in House Report 116-459 to reduce funding for EPA Science and Technology to match the President's FY21 Budget request.

7:25:25 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1060, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 103.

7:31:56 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A010) pursuant to the rule.

7:32:20 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Failed by voice vote.

7:32:40 p.m. - H.R. 7608 - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further proceedings on H.R. 7608 were postponed.

7:34:57 p.m. - 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 July 23, 2020, at 2:00 pm.: That the Senate passed S. 906 and S. 4065.


7:35:01 p.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

41. WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO SERVE IN DIGNITY PDFH3829
42. HONORING REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS PDFH3830
43. WE NEED TO FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY PDFH3830


7:41:54 p.m. - SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

44. AMERICA IS A GREAT NATION PDFH3830


8:41:56 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 24, 2020.

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