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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:  11 public bills, H.R. 2889-
2899; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 381, 383 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H4912-13

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4913-14

Reports Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 382, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1215) to 
improve patient access to health care services and provide improved 
medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system 
places on the health care delivery system (H. Rept. 115-179). 
                                                             Page H4912

Speaker:  Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4857

Recess: The House recessed at 10:55 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H4865

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 238 yeas to 166 nays with two answering 
“present”, Roll No. 304.
  Pages H4874-75
Committee Chairman Resignation:  Read a letter from Representative 
Chaffetz wherein he resigned as Chairman of the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform.
  Page H4867

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Committee Elections:  The House agreed to H. Res. 381, electing Members 
to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives. 
                                                             Page H4867

Verify First Act: The House passed 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, by a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 306. 
                                                         Pages H4867-83
  Rejected the Sanchez motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House 
forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 193 yeas to 231 
nays, Roll No. 305.
Page H4883
  Pursuant to the Rule, 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.
Page H4875
  H. Res. 378, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2581) and (S. 1094) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 190 
noes, Roll No. 303, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-
and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 302.
Pages H4867-74

Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer:  Representative Doggett 
announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
  Pages H4898-99
Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower 
Protection Act of 2017: The House passed S. 1094, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, by a yea-and-nay vote of 368 yeas to 55 
nays, Roll No. 307.
  Pages H4867-74
  H. Res. 378, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2581) and (S. 1094) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 190 
noes, Roll No. 303, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-
and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 302.
Pages H4872-74

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of 
Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic processes 
or institutions is to continue in effect beyond June 16, 2017-referred 
to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 
115-47).
  Page H4901
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4867.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4873, 
H4873-74, H4874, H4897-98, H4899. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

Committee Meetings

SMALL WATERSHED INFRASTRUCTURE: CONTINUING THE MISSION, BUILDING UPON 
SUCCESS
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry 
held a hearing entitled “Small Watershed Infrastructure: Continuing 
the Mission, Building upon Success”. Testimony was heard from Jimmy 
Bramblett, Deputy Chief, Programs, Natural Resources Conservation 
Service, Department of Agriculture; and public witnesses.

APPROPRIATIONS--CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION AND IMMIGRATION AND 
CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a 
budget hearing on Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement. Testimony was heard from Thomas D. Homan, Acting 
Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; John P. Wagner, Deputy 
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection; and 
Carla L. Provost, Acting Chief, United States Border Patrol.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Department 
of Justice. Testimony was heard from Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney 
General.

PROMOTING SECURITY IN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled “Promoting Security in Wireless 
Technology”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DISRUPTER SERIES: UPDATE ON IOT OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled “Disrupter Series: Update 
on IOT Opportunities and Challenges”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONSHIP
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Middle East and North 
Africa held a hearing entitled “Challenges and Opportunities for the 
U.S.-Saudi Relationship”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE SUPREME COURT'S TC HEARTLAND DECISION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual 
Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled “Examining the 
Supreme Court's TC Heartland Decision”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

LAWSUIT ABUSE AND THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil 
Justice held a hearing entitled “Lawsuit Abuse and the Telephone 
Consumer Protection Act”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION REFORM ACT (FITARA) 

SCORECARD 4.0
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Information Technology; and Subcommittee on Government Operations held 
a joint hearing entitled “The Federal Information Technology 
Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 4.0”. Testimony was heard 
from David A. Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, Government 
Accountability Office; Beth Killoran, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
IT, Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services; 
Sheila Conley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acting Chief Financial 
Officer, Department of Health and Human Services; and a public witness.

PROTECTING ACCESS TO CARE ACT OF 2017
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1215, the 
“Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017”. The Committee granted, by 
record vote of 7-3, a structured rule for H.R. 1215. The rule provides 
one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee 
Print 115-10 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments 
printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be 
offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by 
a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall 
be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives King of 
Iowa, Cohen, Barr, Hudson, and Bucshon.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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