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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 40 public bills, H.R. 2183-
2222; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 100; and H. Res. 286-288, 290-292
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H. Res. 289, providing for consideration of the joint resolution
(H.J. Res. 99) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year
2017, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-97).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:49 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor
Melissa Hatch, Prosper United Methodist Church, Prosper, TX.
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a
recorded vote of 249 ayes to 163 noes with answering 2 “present”,
Roll No. 234.
Pages H2906, H2925
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules
and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, April
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”, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of
417 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 231.
Recess: The House recessed at 2:44 p.m. and reconvened at 3 p.m.
Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017: The House passed 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), by a yea-and-nay vote of 425 yeas with
none voting “nay”, Roll No. 233.
Pages H2910-19, H2920-25
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-14 shall be
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the
five-minute rule, modified by the amendment printed in part B of H.
Rept. 115-96, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute
recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now
printed in the bill.
Pages H2910, H2921
Ross amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-96) that
makes technical and conforming changes to the bill;
Clay amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-96) that
clarifies that nothing in the bill may be construed to preclude or
restrict disclosure of information regarding new products or
significant new product terms prior to loan purchasing; and
Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-96)
that ensures that the traditional Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
exemptions apply to this sub-section (by a recorded vote of 410 ayes to
5 noes, Roll No. 232).
Pages H2922, H2923-24
H. Res. 280, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
1694) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 192 noes, Roll
No. 230, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote
of 230 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 229.
Recess: The House recessed at 5:41 p.m. and reconvened at 11:03 p.m.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2918,
H2918-19, H2919-20, H2923-24, H2924-25, H2925. There were no quorum
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:04 p.m.
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