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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 63 public bills, H.R. 1902-
1964; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 94; H. Con. Res. 47; and H. Res.
249-251, were introduced.
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H.R. 1667, to amend title 11 of the United States Code in order to
facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in
bankruptcy (H. Rept. 115-80).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Webster (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:49 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2017--Rule for Consideration:
The House agreed to 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, by a recorded
vote of 240 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 218, after the previous question
was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No.
Pages H2708-15, H2720-22
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the
Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017: H.R. 1667, amended, to
amend title 11 of the United States Code in order to facilitate the
resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy; and
Amending Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to
modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program: S. 544, to
amend Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify
the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program.
Question of Privilege: Representative Jeffries 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 Jeffries appealed the ruling of the
chair and Representative Foxx 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 228 yeas to 185 nays with 2 answering “present”, Roll No.
Self-Insurance Protection Act: The House passed 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, by a
yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas to 16 nays, Roll No. 220.
Pages H2726-29, H2731-32
Pursuant to the Rule, 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.
H. Res. 241, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
1304) was agreed to yesterday, April 4th.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns
today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, April 6.
House Democracy Partnership--Appointment: Read a letter from
Representative Pelosi, Minority
Leader, in which she appointed the following Members to the House
Democracy Partnership: Representative Price (NC), Ranking Member;
Representatives Ellison, Davis (CA), Moore, Titus, Roybal-Allard,
Connolly, Ted Lieu (CA), and Torres.
Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China--
Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the
following Member on the part of the House to the Congressional-
Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Representative
Ted Lieu (CA).
Discharge Petition: Representative Eshoo presented to the clerk a
motion to discharge the Committees on Ways and Means and Oversight and
Government Reform from the consideration of H.R. 305, to amend the
Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require the disclosure of certain
tax returns by Presidents and certain candidates for the office of the
President, and for other purposes (Discharge Petition No. 1).
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2720-21,
H2721, H2731, and H2731-32. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:28 p.m.
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