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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
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-
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Carter (GA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:41 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev.
Kevin Kitrell Ross, Unity of Sacramento,Sacramento, CA.
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.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
No joint committee meetings were held.
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