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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 46 public bills, H.R. 2823-
2868; and 1 private bill, H.R. 2869, were introduced.
Pages H4816-18, H4819
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Duncan (SC) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:56 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by
Pages H4711, H4802
Financial CHOICE Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 10, to create hope
and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending
bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street
accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and
credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make
America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, by a yea-and-nay
vote of 233 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 299.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
printed in part A of H. Rept. 115-163 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 Financial Services now printed in the bill.
Smucker amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-163) that
expresses the sense of Congress that consumer reporting agencies and
their subsidiaries should implement stronger multi-factor
authentication procedures when providing access to personal information
files to moreadequately protect consumer information from identity
McSally amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-163) that
requires the Department of Treasury to submit a report to Congress
regarding its efforts to work with Federal bank regulators, financial
institutions, and money service businesses to ensure that legitimate
financial transactions along the southern border move freely;
Hensarling amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-163)
that revises provisions subjecting certain FDIC and NCUA functions to
congressional appropriations, relating to appointments of positions
created by the Act, and providing congressional access to non-
publicFSOC information (by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 185 noes,
Roll No. 295);
Pages H4789-91, H4799
Hollingsworth amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-163)
that allows closed-end funds that are listed on a national securities
exchange, and that meet certain requirements to be considered “well-
known seasoned issuers” or “WKSIs” (by a recorded vote of 231 ayes
to 180 noes, Roll No. 296);
Pages H4791-93, H4799-H4800
Faso amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-163) that
allows Mutual Holding Companies (MHCs) to waive the receipt of
dividends (by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 297);
Pages H4794-96, H4800-01
Buck amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-163) that
requires the GSA to study CLEA's real estate needs due to changes in
the Agency's structure. It then authorizes the GSA to sell the current
CLEA building if CLEA's real estate needs have changed and there is no
government department or agency that can utilize the building (by a
recorded vote of 233 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 298).
Pages H4797-99, H4801
H. Res. 375, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
10) was agreed to yesterday, June 7th.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns
today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, June 12th for Morning
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4716.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and four recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4799,
H4799-H4800, H4800-01, H4801, and H4801-02. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:48 p.m.
THE NEXT FARM BILL: SNAP TECHNOLOGY AND MODERNIZATION
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing
entitled “The Next Farm Bill: SNAP Technology and Modernization”.
Testimony was heard from Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary,
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services;
Lauren Aaronson, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Office of Business
Process Innovation, New York City Human Resources Administration; and
APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and
Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Department of the
Interior. Testimony was heard from the following Department of the
Interior officials: Ryan Zinke, Secretary; Olivia Ferriter, Deputy
Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, Performance, and Acquisition; and
Denise Flanagan, Director, Office of Budget.
APPROPRIATIONS--COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural
Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies held a
budget hearing on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Testimony
was heard from J. Christopher Giancarlo, Acting Chairman, Commodity
Futures Trading Commission.
APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on
the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Testimony was heard
from Ben Carson, Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban
APPROPRIATIONS--NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science
and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration. Testimony was heard from Robert M. Lightfoot,
Jr., Acting Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space
DISRUPTER SERIES: IMPROVING CONSUMER'S FINANCIAL OPTIONS WITH FINTECH
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled “Disrupter Series:
Improving Consumer's Financial Options with FinTech”. Testimony was
heard from public witnesses.
EXAMINING THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN
HEALTH CARE CYBERSECURITY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Examining the Role of the
Department of Health and Human Services in Health Care Cybersecurity”.
Testimony was heard from the following Department of Health and Human
Services officials: Emery Csulak, Chief Information Security Officer,
Senior Privacy Official, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
and Co-Chair, Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force; Stephen
Curren, Director, Division of Resilience, Office of Emergency
Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and
Response; and Leo Scanlon, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer.
VIRTUAL CURRENCY: FINANCIAL INNOVATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit
Finance held a hearing entitled “Virtual Currency: Financial
Innovation and National Security Implications”. Testimony was heard
from public witnesses.
ATTACKING HEZBOLLAH'S FINANCIAL NETWORK: POLICY OPTIONS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled
“Attacking Hezbollah's Financial Network: Policy Options”. Testimony
was heard from public witnesses.
HOW CAN THE UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE EVOLVE TO MEET THE CHALLENGES
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Transportation and
Protective Security held a hearing entitled “How Can the United States
Secret Service Evolve to Meet the Challenges Ahead?”. Testimony was
heard from Randolph Alles, Director, Secret Service, Department of
Homeland Security; and John Roth, Inspector General, Department of
OVERSIGHT OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing
entitled “Oversight of the Library of Congress' Information Technology
Management”. Testimony was heard from the following Library of
Congress officials: Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress; Bernard A.
Barton, Jr., Chief Information Officer; and Kurt W. Hyde, Inspector
OVERSIGHT OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT PROGRAMS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland
Security, and Investigations held a hearing entitled “Oversight of
Department of Justice Grant Programs”. Testimony was heard from Alan
Hanson, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs,
Department of Justice.
A TIME TO REFORM: OVERSIGHT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT'S CIVIL, TAX AND ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISIONS
AND THE U.S. TRUSTEE PROGRAM
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform,
Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing entitled “A Time to
Reform: Oversight of the Activities of the Justice Department's Civil,
Tax and Environment and Natural Resources Divisions and the U.S.
Trustee Program”. Testimony was heard from the following Department of
Justice officials: Chad Readler, Acting Assistant Attorney General,
Civil Division; Jeffery Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General,
Environment and Natural Resources Division; David Hubbert, Acting
Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division; Clifford White III, Director,
U.S. Trustee Program; and public witnesses.
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
held a hearing on H.R. 2083, the “Endangered Salmon and Fisheries
Predation Prevention Act”; and legislation to authorize the Secretary
of the Interior to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of
appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, and for other purposes.
Testimony was heard from Representative Herrera-Beutler; James Hess,
Chief of Staff, Bureau of Reclamation; and public witnesses.
BURDENSOME LITIGATION AND FEDERAL BUREAUCRATIC ROADBLOCKS TO MANAGE OUR
NATION'S OVERGROWN, FIRE-PRONE NATIONAL FORESTS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a
hearing entitled “Burdensome Litigation and Federal Bureaucratic
Roadblocks to Manage our Nation's Overgrown, Fire-Prone National
Forests”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION BUDGET
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held
a hearing entitled “An Overview of the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration Budget for Fiscal Year 2018”. Testimony was heard from
Robert M. Lightfoot, Acting Administrator, National Aeronautics and
AMERICAN SPACE COMMERCE FREE ENTERPRISE ACT OF 2017
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a
markup on H.R. 2809, the “American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act
of 2017”. H.R. 2809, was ordered reported, as amended.
BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AMERICA: FEDERAL AVIATION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Full Committee held a
hearing entitled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America:
Federal Aviation Administration Authorization”. Testimony was heard
from Elaine Chao, Secretary, Department of Transportation.
VA AND ACADEMIC AFFILIATES: WHO'S BENEFITING NOW?
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and
Investigations held a hearing entitled “VA and Academic Affiliates:
Who's Benefiting Now?”. Testimony was heard from Carolyn Clancy, M.D.,
Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organization Excellence, Veterans
Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public
IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF GI BILL PROCESSING FOR STUDENT
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
held a hearing entitled “Improving the Quality and Timeliness of GI
Bill Processing for Student Veterans”. Testimony was heard from Robert
M. Worley II, Director, Education Service, Veterans Benefit
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Lernes J. Herbert,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel
Policy, Department of Defense; and public witnesses.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES' FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled
“Department of Health and Human Services' Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
Request”. Testimony was heard from Thomas E. Price, M.D., Secretary,
Department of Health and Human Services.
OPIOID CRISIS ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
economic aspects of the opioid crisis, after receiving testimony from
former Senator Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, Columbus; Lisa N.
Sacco, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Angus
Deaton, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs and the Economics Department, Princeton, New
Jersey; and Richard G. Frank, Harvard Medical School Department of
Health Care Policy, Boston, Massachusetts.
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