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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 38 public bills, H.R. 10,
2146-2182; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 99; and H. Res. 279, 281-285
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H. Res. 280, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1694) to
require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of
section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the
Freedom of Information Act), and for other purposes; providing for
consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a
requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration
resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 115-96).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Woodall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:43 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev.
Michael D. Gutierrez, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Baldwin
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a
yea-and-nay vote of 237 yeas to 161 nays with 2 answering “present”,
Roll No. 228.
Pages H2856, H2877-78
Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017: The
House passed H.R. 1695, to amend title 17, United States Code, to
provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, by
a yea-and-nay vote of 378 yeas to 48 nays, Roll No. 227.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-13 shall be
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the
five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a
substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in
Judy Chu (CA) amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115-95) that
specifies that nothing in the bill shall impact the mandatory deposit
requirements of title 17; and
Deutch amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-95) that requires the
Register of Copyrights to be capable of identifying and supervising a
Chief Information Officer or similar official responsible for managing
information technology systems (by a recorded vote of 410 ayes to 14
noes, Roll No. 226).
Pages H2874-75, H2876
H. Res. 275, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
1695) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 186 noes, Roll
No. 225, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote
of 234 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 224.
Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 275, H. Res. 254 was laid on the
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee--Appointment: Read a
letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she
appointed the following individual to the Health Information Technology
Advisory Committee: Dr. Steven Lane of Palo Alto, California.
Recess: The House recessed at 6:22 p.m. and reconvened at 11:31 p.m.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2867,
H2867-68, H2876, H2877, H2877-78. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:32 p.m.
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