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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R.1420-
1441; and 7 rosolutions, H.J. Res. 86; and H. Res. 178-183, were
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 111, a resolution of inquiry directing the Attorney General
to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating
to the financial practices of the President, with an amendment;
adversely (H. Rept. 115-28); and
H. Res. 180, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 720) to
amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve
attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and providing for
consideration of the bill (H.R. 985) to amend the procedures used in
Federal court class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings to
assure fairer, more efficient outcomes for claimants and defendants,
and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-29).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Ros-Lehtinen to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:39 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Amending title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder--
Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 175, providing for
consideration of the bill (H.R. 725) to amend title 28, United States
Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to
185 noes, Roll No. 130, after the previous question was ordered by a
yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 129.
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Hoyer motion to adjourn by a recorded
vote of 127 ayes to 295 noes with 1 answering “present”, Roll No.
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the McGovern motion to adjourn by a
recorded vote of 107 ayes to 277 noes, Roll No. 134.
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Takano motion to adjourn by a recorded
vote of 114 ayes to 290 noes, Roll No. 135.
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017: The House passed H.R.
1301, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the
fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, by a yea-and-nay vote of 371
yeas to 48 nays, Roll No. 136.
H. Res. 174, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
1301) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 185 noes, Roll
No. 133, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote
of 232 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 131.
Pages H1604-11, H1618, H1619-20
Suspensions: The House considered the following measure under
suspension of the Rules:
Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance
Act of 2017: H.R. 132, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to
convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project,
Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District.
Motion to Adjourn: Agreed to the Raskin motion to adjourn by a yea-and-
nay vote of 314 yeas to 98 nays, Roll No. 137.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1616-17,
H1617, H1618, H1618-19, H1619-20, H1620, H1940-41, H1941-42, and H1943-
44. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:46 p.m.
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