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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:  29 public bills, H.R. 2901-
2929; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 385-389 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H4936-39

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4939-40

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1393, to limit the authority of States to tax certain income of 
employees for employment duties performed in other States (H. Rept. 
115-180);
  H.R. 2188, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish 
the major metropolitan area counterterrorism training and exercise 
grant program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-
181); and

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  H.R. 625, to provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies 
to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism, and for other purposes, 
with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-182).
Page H4936

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Harper to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4919

Recess: The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H4922

Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now Act: The House 
passed 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, by voice vote.
  Pages H4924-29
  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 H4925
  H. Res. 379, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2372) and (H.R. 2579) was agreed to by voice vote, after the previous 
question was ordered without objection.
Page H4925

Broader Options for Americans Act: The House passed H.R. 2579, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the premium tax credit with 
respect to unsubsidized COBRA continuation coverage, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 267 yeas to 144 nays, Roll No. 308.
  Pages H4924-31
  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 H4924
  H. Res. 379, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2372) and (H.R. 2579) was agreed to by voice vote, after the previous 
question was ordered without objection.
Page H4924
Expressing gratitude for the heroic actions of the United States 
Capitol Police and other first responders in the attack on Members of 
Congress on June 14, 2017, and expressing hope for a full recovery for 
the injured: The House agreed to H. Res. 385, expressing gratitude for 
the heroic actions of the United States Capitol Police and other first 
responders in the attack on Members of Congress on June 14, 2017, and 
expressing hope for a full recovery for the injured.
  Page H4931

Unanimous Consent Agreement: Agreed by unanimous consent that the 
gentleman from Texas, Mr. Doggett, may be recognized on the legislative 
day of Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to offer the resolution that he 
noticed on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, without further notice under clause 
2(a)(1) of rule IX.
  Page H4932

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, June 16th and further, 
when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on 
Tuesday, June 20th for Morning Hour debate.
  Page H4932
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4924.

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the 
proceedings of today and appears on pages H4930-31. There were no 
quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:26 p.m.

Committee Meetings

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a budget 
hearing on the Department of Defense. Testimony was heard from James N. 
Mattis, Secretary, Department of Defense; and General Joseph Dunford, 
U.S. Marine Corps, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on 
the Department of Transportation. Testimony was heard from Elaine Chao, 
Secretary, Department of Transportation.

APPROPRIATIONS--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and 
Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Environmental Protection 
Agency. Testimony was heard from Scott Pruitt, Administrator, 
Environmental Protection Agency; and Holly Greaves, Senior Advisor to 
the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the FY 
2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, 
and the Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2018. The 
bill was ordered reported, as amended.

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HELPING AMERICANS GET BACK TO WORK: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORKFORCE 
INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher 
Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled “Helping 
Americans Get Back to Work: Implementation of the Workforce Innovation 
and Opportunity Act”. Testimony was heard from Michelle Paczynski, 
Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Workforce and Economic 
Development, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce; 
Louis Dubin, Board Chair, Workforce Development Board, State of 
Maryland; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a 
markup on H.R. 806, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017”; 
legislation on the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and 
Reauthorization Act of 2017; and legislation on the Nuclear Waste 
Policy Amendments Act of 2017. H.R. 806, the Brownfields Enhancement, 
Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017; and the 
Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 were forwarded to full 
committee, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 
2868, the “National Flood Insurance Program Policyholder Protection 
Act of 2017”; H.R. 2874, the “21st Century Flood Reform Act of 
2917”; H.R. 1422, the “Flood Insurance Market Parity and 
Modernization Act”; H.R. 1558, the “Repeatedly Flooded Communities 
Preparation Act”; H.R. 2246, the “Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act of 
2017”; H.R. 2565, to require the use of replacement cost value in 
determining the premium rates for flood insurance coverage under the 
National Flood Insurance Act, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2875, 
the “National Flood Insurance Program Administrative Reform Act of 
2017”.

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES: PROCESS AND POLICY
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled “Foreign Military 
Sales: Process and Policy”. Testimony was heard from Tina S. Kaidanow, 
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, 
Department of State; and Vice Admiral Joseph Rixey, Director, Defense 
Security Cooperation Agency.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a markup on 
H.R. 1415, the “End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act”. H.R. 1415 was 
forwarded to full committee, without amendment.

AFRICA'S CURRENT AND POTENTIAL FAMINES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled “Africa's Current and Potential Famines”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

RUSSIA'S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa held a hearing entitled “Russia's Strategic Objectives in the 
Middle East and North Africa”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a markup on H. Res. 311, to recognize that for 50 years the Association 
of South East Asian Nations has worked toward stability, prosperity, 
and peace in Southeast Asia; H.R. 535, the “Taiwan Travel Act”; H.R. 
2061, the “North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017”; 
and H.R. 2397, the “Distribution and Promotion of Rights and Knowledge 
Act of 2017”. H. Res. 311 and H.R. 2061 were forwarded to full 
committee, as amended. H.R. 535 and H.R. 2397 were forwarded to full 
committee, without amendment.

RENEWING ASSURANCES: STRENGTHENING U.S.-TAIWAN TIES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a hearing entitled “Renewing Assurances: Strengthening U.S.-Taiwan 
Ties”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DATA STORED ABROAD: ENSURING LAWFUL ACCESS AND PRIVACY PROTECTION IN 

THE DIGITAL ERA
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Data Stored Abroad: Ensuring Lawful Access and Privacy Protection in 
the Digital Era”. Testimony was heard from Richard Downing, Acting 
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of 
Justice; Richard Littlehale, Special Agent in Charge, Technical 
Services Unit,

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a 
hearing on legislation to expedite under the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National 
Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the 
Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to 
overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes. Testimony 
was heard from Tim Freeman, Commissioner, Douglas County Board of 
Commissioners, Oregon; and public witnesses.

BOLSTERING THE GOVERNMENT'S CYBERSECURITY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM 

WANNACRY
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Oversight; 
and Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a joint hearing 
entitled “Bolstering the Government's Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned 
from WannaCry”. Testimony was heard from Charles H. Romine, Director, 
Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 2763, 
the “Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology 
Transfer Improvements Act of 2017”; H.R. 2594, the “Small Business 
Payment for Performance Act of 2017”; H.R. 2333, the “Small Business 
Investment Opportunity Act of 2017”; H.R. 2364, the “Investing in 
Main Street Act of 2017”; and H.R. 2056, the “Microloan Modernization 
Act of 2017”. H.R. 2763, H.R. 2594, H.R. 2333, and H.R. 2056 were 
ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 2364 was ordered reported, without 
amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1551, 
to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for 
production from advanced nuclear power facilities; and H.R. 2842, the 
“Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act”. H.R. 1551 and H.R. 
2842 were ordered reported, as amendment.

ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES: FY 18 BUDGET REQUEST
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
budget hearing entitled “Ongoing Intelligence Activities: FY 18 Budget 
Request”. This hearing was closed.-

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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