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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 30 public bills, H.R. 2116-
2145; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 274, 276-278 were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 876, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform
programs of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other
purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115-94); and
H. Res. 275, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1695) to
amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional
responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, and for other purposes
(H. Rept. 115-95).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 12:10 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 2:17 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the
Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace
Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band
Exhibition: 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;
Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington
Soap Box Derby: H. Con. Res. 36, authorizing the use of the Capitol
Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby;
Designating the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court
Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the “R. Jess Brown United States
Courthouse”: 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”;
Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017:
H.R. 876, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform
programs of the Transportation Security Administration, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 223;
Pages H2825-28, H2838-39
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: “To reform programs of the
Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.”.
Homeland Security for Children Act: H.R. 1372, amended, to amend the
Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that the needs of children are
considered in homeland security planning;
U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act: H.R. 534, amended, to
require the Secretary of State to take such actions as may be necessary
for the United States to rejoin the Bureau of International
Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan: H. Res.
187, amended, relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South
Sudan, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 222.
Recess: The House recessed at 6:21 p.m. and reconvened at 6:31 p.m.
Oath of Office--Fourth Congressional District of Kansas:
Representative-elect Ron Estes presented himself in the well of the
House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier,
the Clerk of the House transmitted a copy of a letter received from the
Honorable Kris W. Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, indicating that,
at the Special Election held April 11, 2017, the Honorable Ron Estes
was elected Representative to Congress for the Fourth Congressional
District, State of Kansas.
Pages H2838, H2844
Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in
light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Kansas,
the whole number of the House is 431.
Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following
measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were
Repealing the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and
the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning
Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”: S. 496, to repeal
the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal
Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization
Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2820.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the
proceedings of today and appear on pages H2837-38, H2839. There were no
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
Committee on Rules: Full Committee began a hearing on H.R. 1694, the
“Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017”; and held a hearing on
H.R. 1695, the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability
Act of 2017”. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-3, a
structured rule for H.R. 1695. The rule provides one hour of general
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority
member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of
order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order an
amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules
Committee Print 115-13 and provides that it shall be considered as
read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the
nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further
amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment
may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered
only by a Member designated in the report, 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 amendments
printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or
without instructions. Additionally, section 2 of the rule provides that
H. Res. 254 shall be laid on the table. Testimony was heard from
Chairman Chaffetz, Chairman Goodlatte, and Representatives Clay and
No joint committee meetings were held.
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