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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 30 public bills, H.R. 2116-
2145; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 274, 276-278 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H2845-47

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2848-50

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).
Page H2845

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2817

Recess: The House recessed at 12:10 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2818

Recess: The House recessed at 2:17 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2820

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  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;
  Pages H2820-21
  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;
  Pages H2821-22
  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”;
  Pages H2822-23
  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.”. 
                                                             Page H2839
  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;
  Pages H2828-29
  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 
Expositions; and
  Pages H2829-32
  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.
                                                         Pages H2832-38

[[Page D448]]

Recess: The House recessed at 6:21 p.m. and reconvened at 6:31 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2837

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.
  Page H2838

Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed.
  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”.
  Pages H2823-25
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 
quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 7:59 p.m.

Committee Meetings
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 
Conyers.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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