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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 12,
3031-3052; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 65; and H. Res. 404 were
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 2258, to require that certain standards for commercial driver's
licenses applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves
also apply to current members of the armed services or reserves, with
an amendment (H. Rept. 115-189);
H.R. 2547, to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical
professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on
eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation
of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes, with an
amendment (H. Rept. 115-190);
H.R. 2548, to reauthorize the programs and activities of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-191, Part
H.R. 1492, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to direct the
Attorney General to register practitioners to transport controlled
substances to States in which the practitioner is not registered under
the Act for the purpose of administering the substances (under
applicable State law) at locations other than principal places of
business or professional practice (H. Rept. 115-192, Part 1).
Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act: The House passed H.R.
2842, to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the
effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients, by a yea-
and-nay vote of 377 yeas to 34 nays, Roll No. 322.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-22 shall be
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the
five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a
substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed
in the bill.
Foxx amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-187) that encourages
better coordination with state workforce development efforts and adds
to the reporting requirements in Section 5 to describe efforts by the
State to ensure nondisplacement and establish grievance procedures;
Bost amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115-187) that ensures that
states include in their applications how they will use the funds to
help individuals who have been displaced or relocated from a public
housing authority to an alternative public housing facility or placed
on rental assistance;
Bonamici amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115-187) that requires
states to coordinate the subsidized employment program authorized in
the bill with other federal workforce development programs, including
the Federal Work Study Program;
Khanna amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 115-187) that directs HHS
to measure the effect of
training and credentialing in its evaluation to the public and
recommendations to Congress;
Kilmer amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 115-187) that requires
the Secretary to address employment-related challenges in rural areas
and among members of federally recognized Indian tribes in the
recommendations provided to Congress;
Krishnamoorthi amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115-187) that
requires states to report on the number of individuals who are in a
career that matches their training (by a recorded vote of 380 ayes to
32 noes, Roll No. 320); and
Pages H5120, H5122-23
Davidson amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 115-187) that directs
states to include in their end of the fiscal year report the number of
recipients who received additional federal or state means-tested
benefits during their subsidized employment (by a recorded vote of 264
ayes to 147 noes, Roll No. 321).
Pages H5120-21, H5123-24
H. Res. 396, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
2842) was agreed to yesterday, June 22nd.
Announcement by the Chair: The Speaker addressed the Members on matters
of decorum in the House.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns
today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, June 26th for Morning
Pages H5125, H5137
Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Chaffetz, wherein
he resigned as Representative for the Third Congressional District of
Utah, effective at 10 a.m. on June 30, 2017.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and two recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5122-23,
H5124, H5124-25. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:51 p.m.
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch held a
markup on the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, FY 2018.
Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, was forwarded to the
full committee, without amendment.
EXAMINING THE EXTENSION OF SAFETY NET HEALTH PROGRAMS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing
entitled “Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs”.
Testimony was heard from Jami Snyder, Associate Commissioner for
Medicaid/State Children's Health Insurance Program Services, Texas
Health and Human Services Commission; and public witnesses.
THE EXPLOITATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY: EXAMINING ILLICIT ACTIVITY IN
THE ANTIQUITIES AND ART TRADE
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit
Finance held a hearing entitled “The Exploitation of Cultural
Property: Examining Illicit Activity in the Antiquities and Art
Trade”. Testimony was heard from Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
Department of State; Raymond Villanueva, Assistant Director for
International Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland
Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security; and a public
EXAMINING ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING ATTORNEY ADVERTISING
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil
Justice held a hearing entitled “Examining Ethical Responsibilities
Regarding Attorney Advertising”. Testimony was heard from public
No joint committee meetings were held.
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