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Committee Meetings

INNOCENT PARTY PROTECTION ACT; DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS 
ACT, 2017
Committee On Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 725, the 
“Innocent Party Protection Act”; H.R. 1301, the “Department of 
Defense Appropriations Act, 2017”. The committee granted, by voice 
vote, a closed rule for H.R. 1301. The rule provides one hour of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill 
shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit. The rule provides that the chair of the Committee on 
Appropriations may insert in the Congressional Record not later than 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, such material as he may deem explanatory of 
H.R. 1301. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for 
H.R. 725. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided 
and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be 
considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments 
printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be 
offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by 
a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall 
be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instruction. Testimony was heard from Chairman Frelinghuysen, 
and Representatives Visclosky, King of Iowa, and Cohen.

SHAPING THE FUTURE: CONSOLIDATING AND IMPROVING VA COMMUNITY CARE
Committee On Veterans' Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Shaping the Future: Consolidating and Improving VA Community Care.” 
Testimony was heard from Senator McCain; David J. Shulkin, M.D., 
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs; Michael J. Missal, Inspector 
General, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Veterans 
Affairs; and Randy Williamson, Director, Health Care, Government 
Accountability Office.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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