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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

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

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4820-21

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. 
                                                             Page H4705

Recess: The House recessed at 10:56 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H4711

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by 
voice vote.
  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.
  Pages H4716-H4802
  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. 
                                                             Page H4731

Agreed to:
  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 
theft;
Pages H4793-94
  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; 
                                                         Pages H4796-97
  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); 
and
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 
Hour debate.
  Page H4802
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.

Committee Meetings

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;

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Lauren Aaronson, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Office of Business 
Process Innovation, New York City Human Resources Administration; and 
public witnesses.

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 
Development.

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 
Administration.

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 

IMPLICATIONS
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 
AHEAD?
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 
Homeland Security.

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 
General.

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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.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
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 
Space Administration.

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 
ADMINISTRATION AUTHORIZATION
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 
witnesses.

IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF GI BILL PROCESSING FOR STUDENT 
VETERANS
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.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES' FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET 
REQUEST
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.

Joint Meetings

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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