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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 127 public bills, H.R. 1965-
2081; 1 private bill, H.R. 2082; and 25 resolutions, H.J. Res. 95-97; 
H. Con. Res. 48-50; and H. Res. 252-253, 255-271 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H2783-89

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2793-94

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 680, to prohibit accessing pornographic web sites from Federal 
computers, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-81);
  H.R. 1003, to authorize the establishment of a program of voluntary 
separation incentive payments for nonjudicial employees of the District 
of Columbia courts and employees of the District of Columbia Public 
Defender Service (H. Rept. 115-82);
  H. Res. 203, resolution of inquiry requesting the President, and 
directing the Attorney General, to transmit, respectively, certain 
documents to the House of Representatives relating to certain 
communications by the President of the United States, with an 
amendment; adversely (H. Rept. 115-83);

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  H.R. 455, to designate the United States courthouse located at 501 
East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the “R. Jess Brown 
United States Courthouse” (H. Rept. 115-84);
  H.R. 1346, to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway 
Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled 
“Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area 
Reform” (H. Rept. 115-85);
  H. Con. Res. 36, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the 
Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (H. Rept. 115-86);
  H. Con. Res. 35, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the 
National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard 
and Pipe Band Exhibition (H. Rept. 115-87); and
  H. Res. 254, providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 
1628) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017 (H. Rept. 115-
88).
Page H2783

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by 
voice vote.
  Page H2757
Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2017: The House passed 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 yea-and-
nay vote of 417 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 221.
  Pages H2766-67
  H. Res. 242, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
1219) was agreed to yesterday, April 5th.
Providing for the reappointment of Steve Case as a citizen regent of 
the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: The House agreed 
to discharge from committee and pass S.J. Res. 30, providing for the 
reappointment of Steve Case as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents 
of the Smithsonian Institution.
  Page H2767
Providing for the appointment of Michael Govan as a citizen regent of 
the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: The House agreed 
to discharge from committee and pass S.J. Res. 35, providing for the 
appointment of Michael Govan as a citizen regent of the Board of 
Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  Page H2767
Providing for the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent 
of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: The House 
agreed to discharge from committee and pass S.J. Res. 36, providing for 
the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent of the Board 
of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  Page H2767

Recess: The House recessed at 1:03 p.m. and reconvened at 2:29 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2782

Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 48, providing 
for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. 
                                                             Page H2782

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, unless it 
sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its 
concurrence in H. Con. Res. 48, in which case the House shall stand 
adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.
  Page H2782

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
Somalia is to continue in effect beyond April 12, 2017--referred to the 
Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-
28).
  Page H2767

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the 
proceedings of today and appears on pages H2766-67. There were no 
quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and at 2:32 p.m., the House stands 
adjourned until 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, unless it sooner 
has received a message from the Senate transmitting its adoption of H. 
Con. Res. 48, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to 
that concurrent resolution.

Committee Meetings

EVALUATING THE DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDITING PROCESS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Evaluating the Defense 
Contract Auditing Process”. Testimony was heard from Anita F. Bales, 
Director, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller); and public witnesses.

EXAMINATION OF THE FEDERAL FINANCIAL REGULATORY SYSTEM AND 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR REFORM
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled “Examination of the 
Federal Financial Regulatory System and Opportunities for Reform”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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ENFORCEMENT IS NOT OPTIONAL: THE GOLDMAN ACT TO RETURN ABDUCTED 
AMERICAN CHILDREN
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled “Enforcement is Not Optional: The Goldman Act to Return 
Abducted American Children”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

THE BEST AND WORST PLACES TO WORK IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Government Operations held a hearing entitled “The Best and Worst 
Places to Work in the Federal Government”. Testimony was heard from 
Roberta Jeanquart, Director, Office of Human Resources Management, 
Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Agriculture; Lacey Dingman, 
Director, Office of Human Resources, Chief Human Capital Officer, 
Securities and Exchange Commission; Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital 
Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Lee Gardner, Managing 
Director, Surface Transportation Board; Veronica Villalobos, Principal 
Deputy Associate Director, Employee Services Division, Acting Executive 
Director, Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Office of Personnel 
Management; and a public witness.

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1628, the 
“American Health Care Act of 2017”. The Committee granted, by record 
vote of 9-2, a rule providing for further consideration of H.R. 1628, 
the American Health Care Act of 2017. The rule provides that the 
further amendment printed in the Rules Committee Report shall be 
considered as adopted. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Schweikert, Palmer, and Gohmert.

SCAM SPOTTING: CAN THE IRS EFFECTIVELY PROTECT SMALL BUSINESS 

INFORMATION?
Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Scam Spotting: Can the IRS Effectively Protect Small Business 
Information?”. Testimony was heard from Russell George, Inspector 
General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a markup on 
H.R. 91, the “Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act”; 
H.R. 95, the “Veterans' Access to Child Care Act”; H.R. 467, the “VA 
Scheduling Accountability Act”; H.R. 907, the “Newborn Care 
Improvement Act”; H.R. 918, the “Veteran Urgent Access to Mental 
Healthcare Act”; H.R. 1005, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans; 
H.R. 1162, the “No Hero Left Untreated Act”; H.R. 1545, the “VA 
Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017”; H.R. 1662, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to prohibit smoking in any facility of the 
Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1848, 
the “Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017”. H.R. 91, 
H.R. 95, H.R. 467, H.R. 907, H.R. 918, H.R. 1005, H.R. 1162, H.R. 1545, 
H.R. 1662, and H.R. 1848 were forwarded to the full committee, without 
amendment.

Joint Meetings

BUSINESS MEETING
Joint Committee on the Library: Committee adopted its rules of 
procedure for the 115th Congress.

BUSINESS MEETING
Joint Committee on Printing: Committee adopted its rules of procedure 
for the 115th Congress.



    


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