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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.
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);
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-
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recess: The House recessed at 1:03 p.m. and reconvened at 2:29 p.m.
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 48, providing
for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
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.
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-
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the
proceedings of today and appears on pages H2766-67. There were no
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.
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.
ENFORCEMENT IS NOT OPTIONAL: THE GOLDMAN ACT TO RETURN ABDUCTED
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
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
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.
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
Joint Committee on the Library: Committee adopted its rules of
procedure for the 115th Congress.
Joint Committee on Printing: Committee adopted its rules of procedure
for the 115th Congress.
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