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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 1664-
1692; and 3 resolutions, H.J. Res. 37-38; and H. Res. 220 were 
introduced.
  Pages H2347-49

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H2350

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1215, to improve patient access to health care services and 
provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the 
liability system places on the health care delivery system, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 115-55, Part 1); and
  H. Res. 221, 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. 115-56).
Page H2347

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2291

Recess: The House recessed at 11:12 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H2299

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Tom 
Smiley, Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia.
  Page H2299

Question of Privilege: Representative Polis 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 Polis appealed the ruling of the 
chair and Representative Cheney 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 230 yeas to 189 nays with 1 answering “present”, Roll No. 
182.
  Pages H2308-11
Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 
372, to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the 
business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers, by a 
recorded vote of 416 ayes to 7 noes, Roll No. 184. Consideration began 
yesterday, March 21st.
  Pages H2311-12
  Rejected 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 189 yeas to 233 
nays, Roll No. 183.
Page H2311
  H. Res. 209, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
372) was agreed to yesterday, March 21st.
Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017: The House passed 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 
236 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 186.
  Pages H2312-30
  Rejected the Shea Porter motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Education and the Workforce with instructions to report the same 
back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 
179 yeas to 233 nays, Roll No. 185.
Pages H2328-30
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-9 shall be 
considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce 
now printed in the bill.
Page H2312

Agreed to:
  Herrera Beutler amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-51) that 
clarifies that existing association

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health plans may continue to operate under existing state and federal 
law.
Pages H2327-28
  H. Res. 210, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
1101) was agreed to yesterday, March 21st.

Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Securing our Agriculture and Food Act: H.R. 1238, to amend the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of 
Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the 
efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, 
agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 187. 
                                               Pages H2304-07, H2330-31

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 23.
  Page H2331

Congressional Award Board--Reappointment: Read a letter from 
Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she reappointed the 
following Member to the Congressional Award Board: Representative 
Dingell.
  Page H2331

Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed.
  Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017: H.R. 1302, 
to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel; 
and
  Pages H2303-04
  Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act: H.R. 
1365, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require 
certain acquisition innovation.
  Pages H2307-08

Recess: The House recessed at 6:11 p.m. and reconvened at 11:52 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2346

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
South Sudan is to continue in effect beyond April 3, 2017--referred to 
the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 
115-25).
  Page H2331
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H2302-03.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2310-11, 
H2311, H2311-12, H2329, H2330, and H2330-31. There were no quorum 
calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:53 p.m.



    


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