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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 3089-
3103; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 67; and H. Res. 418-421 were 
  Pages H5294-95

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5296-97

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 91, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the 
pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans 
newly separated from service in the Armed Forces (H. Rept. 115-197); 
  H.R. 2825, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain 
improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-198).
                                                             Page H5294

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5235

Recess: The House recessed at 10:51 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H5240

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. 
Howard Siplin, Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, Coconut Grove, FL. 
                                                         Pages H5240-41

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 183 nays with two answering 
“present”, Roll No. 333.
  Pages H5241, H5262

No Sanctuary for Criminals Act--Rule for Consideration: The House 
agreed to H. Res. 414, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
3003) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions 
relating to assistance by States, and political subdivision of States, 
in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws, by a recorded vote of 
235 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 332, after the previous question was 
ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 331. 
                                                         Pages H5244-62
Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017: The House passed 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, by a recorded vote of 218 
ayes to 210 noes, Roll No. 337.
  Pages H5263-87
  Rejected the Kuster motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House 
forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 235 
noes, Roll No. 336.
Pages H5285-86
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-10 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 the Judiciary now printed in 
the bill.
Page H5273

Agreed to:
  Sessions amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-179) that begins 
the tolling of the statute of limitations on the date of the alleged 
breach or tort, rather than the date of the injury, which is not always 
a date certain; the statute of limits will be three years after the 
alleged breach or one year after the claimant discovers the breach, 
whichever occurs first;
Pages H5275-76
  Sessions amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115-179) that clarifies 
that health care services as defined in H.R. 1215 include safety, 
professional, and administrative services directly related to health 
Pages H5276-77
  Roe (TN) amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115-179) that limits 
who qualifies as an expert witness, in medical malpractice negligence 
cases, based on professional qualifications as well as geographic 
relation to where the case in chief is being litigated; and 
                                                         Pages H5277-79
  Hudson amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115-179) that allows a 
physician to apologize to a patient for an unintended outcome without 
having the apology count against them in the court of law; requires a 
plaintiff to provide a notice of intent to the physician 90 days before 
the lawsuit is filed; defers to sundry state laws regarding lawsuits 
and outlines requirements witnesses must meet for testimony during 
trial (by a recorded vote of 222 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 334). 
                                               Pages H5279-81, H5283-84

  Barr amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 115-179) that sought to 
give affirmative defense to defendants in health care liability cases 
if they can show they complied with clinical practice guidelines (by a 
recorded vote of 116 ayes to 310 noes, Roll No. 335). 
                                                  Pages H5281-83, H5284
  H. Res. 382, the rule providing for consideration off the bill (H.R. 
1215) was agreed to yesterday, June 27th.

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Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, June 27th.
  Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017: H.R. 1500, to redesignate the small 
triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the 
National Park Service as reservation 302 as “Robert Emmet Park”, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 
  Page H5287
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H5262.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5261, 
H5261-62, H5262, H5283-84, H5284, H5286, H5286-87 and H5287. There were 
no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:42 p.m.


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