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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 28 public bills, H.R. 1528-
1555; and 3 resolutions, H.J. Res. 89; H. Con. Res. 33; and H. Res. 199 
were introduced.
  Pages H2081-83

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H2084

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1309, to streamline the office and term of the Administrator of 
the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes (H. 
Rept. 115-37);
  H. Res. 173, providing for the expenses of certain committees of the 
House of Representatives in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress (H. 
Rept. 115-38); and
  H. Res. 198, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1259) to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or 
demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on 
performance or misconduct, and for other purposes; providing for 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 1367) to improve the authority of the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other 
employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other 
purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1181) to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under 
which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally 
incompetent for certain purposes (H. Rept. 115-39).
Page H2081

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Webster (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2061

Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure. Consideration began Wednesday, March 8th.
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 407 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 159. 
                                                  Pages H2063, H2066-67
Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the 
members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of 
Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield: The House agreed to 
take from the Speaker's table and pass S.J. Res. 1, approving the 
location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the 
Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert 
Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
  Pages H2063-64, H2067-68

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan 
Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active 
capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir: H.R. 648, to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the 
Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the 
Fontenelle Reservoir, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas with none 
voting “nay”, Roll No. 160; and
  Pages H2064-65
  Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017: H.R. 
267, amended, to redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National 
Historic Site in the State of Georgia.
  Pages H2065-66, H2071

Recess: The House recessed at 5:05 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2066

Question of Privilege: Representative Crowley rose to a question of the 
privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Chair ruled 
that the resolution did not present a question of the privileges of the 
House. Subsequently, Representative Crowley appealed the ruling of the 
chair and Representative McCarthy moved to table the appeal. Agreed to 
the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair by a yea-and-
nay vote of 223 yeas to 183 nays with 1 answering “present”, Roll No. 
161.
  Pages H2068-71
Providing for the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of 
the Office of Compliance to replace members whose terms expire during 
2017: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 1228, 
as amended by Representative Harper, to provide for the appointment of 
members of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance to 
replace members whose terms expire during 2017.
  Page H2071

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H2067, H2067-68 and H2070-71. 
There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 4:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

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