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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 2870-
2888; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 380 were introduced.
  Pages H4853-55

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H4855

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1873, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the 
threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution 
facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on 
such lands, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-165, Part 1);
  H.R. 1654, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate 
Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of 
new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of 
the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to 
designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit 
processing, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-
166);
  H.R. 1109, to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act (H. Rept. 
115-167);
  H.R. 338, to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing 
workforce (H. Rept. 115-168, Part 1);
  H.R. 446, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project (H. Rept. 115-169);
  H.R. 447, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project (H. Rept. 115-170);
  H.R. 627, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide 
for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal 
programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and for 
other purposes (H. Rept. 115-171);
  H.R. 951, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
a hydroelectric project (H. Rept. 115-172);
  H.R. 2274, to amend the Federal Power Act to provide for extended 
periods relating to preliminary permits and commencement of 
construction, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-173);
  H.R. 2292, to extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission involving the Cannonsville Dam (H. Rept. 115-174);
  H.R. 2122, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric

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project involving Jennings Randolph Dam (H. Rept. 115-175);
  H.R. 2457, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of 
certain hydroelectric projects, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-176);
  H. Res. 378, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2581) to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the provision of 
social security numbers as a condition of receiving the health 
insurance premium tax credit, and providing for consideration of the 
bill (S. 1094) to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and 
for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-177); and
  H. Res. 379, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2372) to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the rules relating 
to veteran health insurance and eligibility for the premium tax credit, 
and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2579) to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the premium tax credit with 
respect to unsubsidized COBRA continuation coverage (H. Rept. 115-178).
                                                             Page H4853

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Bergman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4823

Recess: The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4823

Recess: The House recessed at 2:05 p.m. and reconvened at 3:43 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4824

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Extending the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
hydroelectric project: H.R. 446, to extend the deadline for 
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project;
  Page H4824
  Extending the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
hydroelectric project: H.R. 447, to extend the deadline for 
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; 
                                                         Pages H4824-25
  Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017: H.R. 627, to 
amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the 
dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs 
relating to energy efficiency projects for schools;
  Pages H4825-26
  Extending the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
hydroelectric project: H.R. 951, to extend the deadline for 
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; 
                                                         Pages H4826-27
  Amending section 203 of the Federal Power Act: H.R. 1109, to amend 
section 203 of the Federal Power Act;
  Pages H4827-28
  Reinstating and extending the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph 
Dam: H.R. 2122, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement 
of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph 
Dam;
  Page H4828
  HYdropower Permit Extension Act: H.R. 2274, to amend the Federal 
Power Act to provide for extended periods relating to preliminary 
permits and commencement of construction;
  Pages H4828-29
  Extending a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
involving the Cannonsville Dam: H.R. 2292, to extend a project of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving the Cannonsville Dam, by 
a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 300; 
                                               Pages H4829-30, H4834-35
  J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017: H.R. 
2457, amended, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction 
of certain hydroelectric projects, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 
yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 301; and
  Pages H4830-31, H4835
  Promoting a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce: H.R. 
338, to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce. 
                                                         Pages H4831-34

Recess: The House recessed at 4:45 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4834
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4824.
Senate Referrals: S.J. Res. 45 was referred to the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform. S. 826 was held at the desk. 
                                                     Pages H4824, H4850

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H4834-35, and H4835. There 
were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:26 p.m.

Committee Meetings

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and 
General Government held a budget hearing on the Department of the 
Treasury. Testimony was heard from Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, 
Department of the Treasury.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, 
Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies held a markup on the FY 2018 
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill. The 
bill was forwarded to the full committee, without amendment.

THE FISCAL YEAR 2018 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BUDGET REQUEST FROM 
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“The Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Budget Request 
from the Department of Defense”. Testimony was heard from the 
following Department of Defense officials: James N. Mattis, Secretary; 
General Joseph Dunford, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and David L. 
Norquist, Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, and Chief Financial 
Officer.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ACCOUNTABILITY AND WHISTLEBLOWER 
PROTECTION ACT OF 2017; VETERAN ACT; BROADER OPTIONS FOR AMERICANS ACT; 
VERIFY FIRST ACT
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on S. 1094, the 
“Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower 
Protection Act of 2017”; H.R. 2372, the “VETERAN Act”; H.R. 2579, 
the “Broader Options for Americans Act”; and H.R. 2581, the “Verify 
First Act”. The Committee granted, by record vote of 9-3, a closed 
rule for H.R. 2581. The rule provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment 
in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and 
Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted, and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 
Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for S. 1094. The rule 
provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The 
rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule 
provides one motion to commit. The Committee granted, by record vote of 
9-3, a closed rule for H.R. 2372. The rule provides one hour of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment 
in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and 
Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted, and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 
Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 2579. The rule 
provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The 
rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill 
shall be considered as adopted, and the bill, as amended, shall be 
considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from 
Chairman Brady of Texas, Chairman Roe of Tennessee, and Representatives 
Neal, Tiberi, Walz, and Takano.-

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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