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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 1848-
1867; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 93; and H. Res. 239, 243-245, were 
introduced.
  Pages H2628-29

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2630-31

Reports Filed: A report was filed on March 31, 2017 as follows:
  H. Res. 184, resolution of inquiry requesting the President and 
directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain 
documents to the House of Representatives relating to communications 
with the government of Russia, with an amendment; adversely (H. Rept. 
115-74).
  Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 240, providing for consideration of the bill (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. 
115-75);
  H. Res. 241, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1304) to 
amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public 
Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude 
from the definition of health insurance coverage certain medical stop-
loss insurance obtained by certain plan sponsors of group health plans 
(H. Rept. 115-76); and
  H. Res. 242, providing for consideration of the bill (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, and providing for proceedings 
during the period from April 7, 2017, through April 24, 2017 (H. Rept. 
115-77).
Pages H2627-28

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2603

Recess: The House recessed at 12:06 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2604

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. 
Dan C. Cummins, Skyline Wesleyan Church, San Diego, CA.
  Page H2604

Recess: The House recessed at 2:07 p.m. and reconvened at 5:04 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2605

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Condemning North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental 
ballistic missiles: H. Res. 92, amended, condemning North Korea's 
development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 398 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 209; 
                                               Pages H2605-09, H2614-15
  Reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing 
Argentina's economic reforms: H. Res. 54, amended, reaffirming the 
United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina's 
economic reforms; and
  Pages H2609-11
  North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017: H.R. 
479, amended, to require a report on the designation of the Democratic 
People's Republic of Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 210. 
                                               Pages H2611-14, H2616-17

Recess: The House recessed at 6:10 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2614

Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Jeffries 
announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
  Pages H2615-16

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
transmitted Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service 
Process--referred to the Committee on Armed Services and ordered to be 
printed (H. Doc. 115-27).
  Page H2614
Senate Referral: S. 544 was held at the desk.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H2604-05 and 
H2614.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H2614-15 and H2616-17. There 
were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Committee Meetings

ENCOURAGING EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP ACT OF 2017; SUPPORTING AMERICA'S 
INNOVATORS ACT OF 2017; SELF-INSURANCE PROTECTION ACT
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1343, the 
“Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017”; H.R. 1219, the 
“Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2017”; and H.R. 1304, the 
“Self-Insurance Protection Act”. The Committee

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granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 1343. The rule 
provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The 
rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-11 shall be 
considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as 
read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the 
bill, as amended. The rule makes in order only the further amendment 
printed in the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member 
designated in the report, which shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment 
printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions. The Committee granted, by record vote of 6-3, a 
closed rule for H.R. 1304. The rule provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered 
as adopted, and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The 
rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. The Committee granted, by record vote of 6-3, a closed 
rule for H.R. 1219. The rule provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill 
shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit. In Section 2, the rule provides that on any legislative day 
during the period from April 7, 2017 through April 24, 2017: the 
Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as 
approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to 
meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the 
adjournment. In Section 3, the rule provides that the Speaker may 
appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of 
the period addressed by section 2. In Section 4, the rule provides that 
each day during the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution 
shall not constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the 
War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546). Finally, in Section 5, the rule 
provides that each day during the period addressed by section 2 of the 
resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of 
clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). Testimony was heard 
from Chairman Hensarling, Chairman Roe of Tennessee, and 
Representatives Kildee and Scott of Virginia.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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