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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 30 public bills, H.R. 1770-
1799; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 41-42, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H2557-59

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2560-61

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 369, to eliminate the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program, and 
for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-65);
  H.R. 194, to ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal 
agencies, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-66);
  H.R. 657, to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain 
protections against prohibited personnel practices, and for other 
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-67);
  H.R. 679, to amend title 41, United States Code, to improve the 
manner in which Federal contracts for design and construction services 
are awarded, to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and 
construction services procurements, and for other purposes, with 
amendments (H. Rept. 115-68);
  Authorization and Oversight Plans for all House Committees (H. Rept. 
  H.R. 1219, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the 
investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an 
exemption from the definition of an investment company (H. Rept. 115-
70); and
  H.R. 1343, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise 
its rules so as to increase the threshold amount for requiring issuers 
to provide certain disclosures relating to compensatory benefit plans 
(H. Rept. 115-71).
Page H2557

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Fleischmann to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2519

Recess: The House recessed at 11 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                         Pages H2525-26

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. 
Robert Dillingham, Farina United Methodist, Church Farina, IL. 
                                                             Page H2526
EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017--Rule for Consideration: 
The House agreed to H. Res. 233, providing for consideration of the 
bill (H.R. 1431) to amend the Environmental Research, Development, and 
Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific 
Advisory Board member qualifications and public participation, by a 
recorded vote of 232 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 204, after the previous 
question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 191 nays, 
Roll No. 203.
  Pages H2529-36

Recess: The House recessed at 2:52 p.m. and reconvened at 4:20 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2547
Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017: The House passed 
H.R. 1430, to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from 
proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments 
based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible, by a 
recorded vote of 228 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 206. 
                                               Pages H2536-47, H2547-48
  Rejected the McEachin motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Science, Space, and Technology with instructions to report the same 
back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 
189 yeas to 232 nays, Roll No. 205.
Pages H2546-47, H2547-48
  H. Res. 229, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
1430) was agreed to yesterday, March 28th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 30.
  Page H2548

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
significant malicious cyber-enabled activities is to continue in

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effect beyond April 1, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-26).
  Page H2557
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2529.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2535, 
H2535-36, H2547-48, and H2548. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:15 p.m.


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