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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 1644-
1663; and 7 resolutions, H. Res. 213-219 were introduced.
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H. Res. 154, resolution of inquiry requesting the President of the
United States and directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services
to transmit certain information to the House of Representatives
relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act and the health-
related measures of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of
2010; adversely (H. Rept. 115-54).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Jenkins (WV) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:02 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor
Chris Bell, 3 Circle Church, Fairhope, Alabama.
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules
and pass the following measures which were debated on Monday, March
Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017: H.R. 1353, to
amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain additional
information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year
technology investment plan of the Transportation Security
Administration, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas to 2 nays, Roll
No. 178; and
Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of
2017: H.R. 1297, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make
technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland
Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 181.
Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017: The House agreed to
discharge from committee and pass S. 305, to amend title 4, United
States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States
on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017: The House considered
H.R. 372, to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to
the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.
Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, March 22nd.
Considered the Rosen motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on
the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House
forthwith with an amendment.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-8 shall be
considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a
substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in
H. Res. 209, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
372) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No.
177, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of
231 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 176.
Recess: The House recessed at 3:31 p.m. and reconvened at 4:12 p.m.
Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017--Rule for Consideration:
The House agreed to H. Res. 210, providing for consideration of the
bill (H.R. 1101) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs
with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees,
by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 180, after the
previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 186
nays, Roll No. 179.
Pages H2260-67, H2275-76
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2258-59,
H2259, H2259-60, H2275, H2275-76, and H2276-77. There were no quorum
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:27 p.m.
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