Daily Digest

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S359–S394

House Messages:

Further Continuing Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 195, to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S358–93

Pending:

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
Page S359

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 1917 (to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the bill), of a perfecting nature.
Page S359

McConnell motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 1918, to change the enactment date.
Page S359

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the House Message to accompany the bill at approximately 1 p.m., on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Page S394


Messages from the House:
Page S393


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S393


Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 p.m. and adjourned at 7:35 p.m., until 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S394.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 4871–4873, were introduced.
Page H603


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H603


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 708, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 115–521).
Page H603


Recess: The House recessed at 9:17 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H587


Quorum Call: The House agreed to the Guthrie motion for a Call of the House by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 150 nays with 10 answering ``present'', Roll No. 38. Subsequently, the House ascertained the presence of a quorum (377 Present, Roll No. 39).
Pages H588–89


Recess: The House recessed at 12:46 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
Page H589


Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules: The House agreed to H. Res. 708, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules, by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 170 nays, Roll No. 42, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 41.
Pages H589–H602

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During the course of debate on H. Res. 708, the House agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised by Mr. Perlmutter regarding decorum, by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 173 nays with two answering ``present'', Roll No. 40.
Pages H592–93


Motion to Fix Next Convening Time: Agreed to the Sessions motion that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow, January 21st, by a recorded vote of 394 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 43.
Pages H602–03


Recess: The House recessed at 7:11 p.m. and reconvened at 7:31 p.m.
Page H603


Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes, two recorded votes, and one quorum call developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H588, H588–89, H593, H601, H602, and H602–03.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

Committee Meetings

RESOLUTION TO WAVE A REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6(A) OF RULE XIII WITH RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on a resolution to wave a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–4, a rule that waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported through the legislative day of January 29, 2018. In section 2, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of January 28, 2018, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SUNDAY,

JANUARY 21, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

1 p.m., Sunday, January 21

Senate Chamber

Program for Sunday: Senate will continue consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 195, Further Continuing Appropriations Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Sunday, January 21

House Chamber

Program for Sunday: To be announced.

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