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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 36 public bills, H.R. 2995-
3030; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 106; and H. Res. 400-403, were 
introduced.
  Pages H5108-09

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5111-12

Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2998, making appropriations for military construction, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-
188).
Page H5108

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Carter (GA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5051

Recess: The House recessed at 10:41 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H5055

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. 
Kevin Kitrell Ross, Unity of Sacramento,Sacramento, CA. 
                                                         Pages H5055-56
Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act--Rule for 
Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 396, providing for 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 2842) to provide for the conduct of 
demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized 
employment for TANF recipients, and providing for consideration of 
motions to suspend the rules, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 179 
noes, Roll No. 317, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-
and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 316.
  Pages H5059-67

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century 
Act: H.R. 2353, amended, to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and 
Technical Education Act of 2006.
  Pages H5067-82

Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act: The House passed 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, by a 
recorded vote of 233 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 319.
  Pages H5082-95
  Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the 
bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of 
amendment under the five-minute rule.
Page H5087

Agreed to:
  LaMalfa amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-186) that 
aligns H.R. 1654 with WIIN Act (S. 612 of the 114th Congress) 
provisions enhancing federal cooperation in planning and construction 
of State-led water storage projects by ensuring such projects are 
eligible for permit streamlining under this bill.
Pages H5088-89

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Rejected:
  Lowenthal amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-186) 
that sought to exempt any dam projects from being fast-tracked by the 
bill if it could harm commercial fisheries (by a recorded vote of 179 
ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 318).
Pages H5089-94
  H. Res. 392, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1873) and (H.R. 1654) was agreed to yesterday, June 21st.

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and three recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5065-66, 
H5066-67, H5093-94, and H5095. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:21 p.m.

Committee Meetings

THE NEXT FARM BILL: UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing entitled “The 
Next Farm Bill: University Research”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a markup on 
H.R. 2810, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2018”. H.R. 2810 was forwarded to the full committee, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a 
markup on H.R. 2810, the “National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2018”. H.R. 2810 was forwarded to the full committee, as 
amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a 
markup on H.R. 2810, the “National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2018”. H.R. 2810 was forwarded to the full committee, 
without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection 
Forces held a markup on H.R. 2810, the “National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2018”. H.R. 2810 was forwarded to the full 
committee, as amended.

STUDENT SAFETY IN THE JOB CORPS PROGRAM
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled “Student Safety in the Job Corps Program”. Testimony was 
heard from Cindy Brown Barnes, Director, Education Workforce and Income 
Security, Government Accountability Office; Larry Turner, Deputy 
Inspector General, Department of Labor; and a public witness.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a markup 
on legislation on Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017; 
legislation on Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency 
Preparedness Act; H.R. 2786, to amend the Federal Power Act with 
respect to the criteria and process to qualify a qualifying conduit 
hydropower facility; H.R. 2883, the “Promoting Cross-Border Energy 
Infrastructure Act”; and H.R. 2910, the “Promoting Interagency 
Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act”. Hydropower 
Policy Modernization Act of 2017, Enhancing State Energy Security 
Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act, H.R. 2883, and H.R. 2910 were 
forwarded to the full committee, without amendment. H.R. 2786 was 
forwarded to the full committee, as amended.

JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM IN THE MODERN ERA
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland 
Security, and Investigations held a hearing entitled “Juvenile Justice 
Reform in the Modern Era”. Testimony was heard from Joe Vignati, 
Assistant Commissioner, Chief of Staff, Georgia Department of Juvenile 
Justice; Devon McDonald, Chief of Staff, General Counsel, Indiana 
Criminal Justice Institute; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR'S SPENDING PRIORITIES AND THE 
PRESIDENT'S FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and 
the President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal”. Testimony was heard 
from Ryan Zinke, Secretary, Department of the Interior.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 
218, the “King Cove Road Land Exchange Act”; H.R. 289, the “Guides 
and Outfitters Act”; H.R. 597, the “Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 
2017”; H.R. 954, to remove the use restrictions on certain land 
transferred to Rockingham

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County, Virginia, and for other purposes; H.R. 1107, the “Pershing 
County Economic Development and Conservation Act”; H.R. 1306, the 
“Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act”; H.R. 1397, to authorize, 
direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative 
jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1399, the “American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act”; H.R. 1404, the 
“Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act”; H.R. 1541, to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the 
Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 1719, the “John Muir National Historic Site Expansion 
Act”; H.R. 1731, the “RECLAIM Act of 2017”; H.R. 1913, the “Clear 
Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act”; H.R. 1927, the 
“African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017”; H.R. 2053, the 
“Mining School Enhancement Act”; H.R. 2156, the “Saint Francis Dam 
Disaster National Memorial Act”; H.R. 2370, the “Escambia County Land 
Conveyance Act”; H.R. 2425, the “Public Lands Telecommunications 
Act”; H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017”; H.R. 
2937, the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act”; H.R. 2939, the 
“Water Rights Protection Act of 2017”; and S. 249, to provide that 
the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted 
land, and for other purposes.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: 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. 2763 was 
ordered reported, as amended.

IMPROVING BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT: SOLUTIONS FOR RURAL AMERICA
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and 
Trade, hearing entitled “Improving Broadband Deployment: Solutions for 
Rural America”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AMERICA: CHALLENGES AND 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing entitled 
“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Challenges and 
Opportunities for Intercity Passenger Rail Service”. Testimony was 
heard from Paul Nissenbaum, Associate Administrator, Railroad Policy 
and Development, Federal Railroad Administration; Dan Richard, Chair, 
California High-Speed Rail Authority; and public witnesses.

FY 2018 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BUDGET REQUEST FOR THE VETERANS 
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled “FY 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for 
the Veterans Health Administration”. Testimony was heard from Poonam 
Alaigh M.D., Acting Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

U.S. TRADE POLICY AGENDA
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“U.S. Trade Policy Agenda”. Testimony was heard from Robert E. 
Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, Office of the United 
States Trade Representative.

ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES: FY 18 BUDGET REQUEST
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Emerging 
Threats held a 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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