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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 3175-
3187; 3 private bills, H.R. 3188-3190; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 432-
436, were introduced.
  Pages H5432-33

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5433-35

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2430, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical 
devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for 
other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-201);
  H.R. 597, to take lands in Sonoma County, California, into trust as 
part of the reservation of the Lytton Rancheria of California, and for 
other purposes (H. Rept. 115-202);
  H.R. 954, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred 
to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-
203);
  H.R. 1306, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in 
the State of Oregon, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-204);
  H.R. 1404, to provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings 
owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to 
the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona (H. Rept. 115-205);
  H.R. 1397, to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the 
transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and 
for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-206, Part 1);
  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. Rept. 115-207);
  H.R. 1719, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire 
approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, and for other 
purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115-208);
  H.R. 1913, to establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in 
San Benito and Fresno Counties, California, to designate the Joaquin 
Rocks Wilderness in such counties, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 
115-209);
  H.R. 2156, to provide for the establishment of a national memorial 
and national monument to commemorate those killed by the collapse of 
the Saint Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, and for other purposes (H. 
Rept. 115-210);
  H.R. 2868, to protect National Flood Insurance Program policyholders 
from unreasonable premium rates and to require the Program to consider 
the unique characteristics of urban properties, and for other purposes 
(H. Rept. 115-211);
  Supplemental report on H.R. 2810, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense 
and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-
200, Part 2); and
  H. Res. 431, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2810) to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to 
prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 23) 
to provide drought

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relief in the State of California, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 
115-212).
Pages H5431-32

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5393

Recess: The House recessed at 12:11 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5394

Public Interest Declassification Board--Appointment: Read a letter from 
Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the 
following individual to the Public Interest Declassification Board: Mr. 
John F. Tierney of Massachusetts.
  Page H5396

Recess: The House recessed at 2:11 p.m. and reconvened at 4 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5396

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017: H.R. 702, amended, 
to amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and 
Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws 
enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand 
accountability within the Federal Government;
  Pages H5398-H5402
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the “Merle Haggard 
Post Office Building”: H.R. 1988, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in 
Bakersfield, California, as the “Merle Haggard Post Office Building”;
                                                         Pages H5402-03
  Removing the use restrictions on certain land transferred to 
Rockingham County, Virginia: H.R. 954, to remove the use restrictions 
on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia; 
                                                         Pages H5403-04
  Authorizing, directing, facilitating, and expediting the transfer of 
administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land: H.R. 1397, to 
authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of 
administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 406 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 345; 
                                                  Pages H5404-05, H5417
  Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act: H.R. 1404, to provide for the 
conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the 
Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of 
Arizona;
  Pages H5405-07
  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property 
related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas: 
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;
  Pages H5407-08
  John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act: H.R. 1719, amended, 
to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 
acres of land in Martinez, California, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 
401 yeas to 15 nays, Roll No. 346;
  Pages H5408-09, H5418-19
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, 
California, for inclusion in the John Muir National Historic Site, and 
for other purposes.”.
Page H5419
  Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act: H.R. 1913, 
to establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and 
Fresno Counties, California, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness 
in such counties;
  Pages H5409-11
  Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act: H.R. 1306, to provide for the 
conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon; 
                                                         Pages H5412-14
  Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act: H.R. 2156, to 
provide for the establishment of a national memorial and national 
monument to commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint 
Francis Dam on March 12, 1928; and
  Pages H5414-15
  Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017: H.R. 597, to take lands in 
Sonoma County, California, into trust as part of the reservation of the 
Lytton Rancheria of California.
  Pages H5415-16

Recess: The House recessed at 5:29 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5417

Oath of Office--Thirty-Fourth Congressional District of California: 
Representative-elect Jimmy Gomez presented himself in the well of the 
House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, 
the Clerk of the House transmitted a copy of a letter received from the 
Honorable Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, indicating that, 
at the Special Election held on June 6, 2017, the Honorable Jimmy Gomez 
was elected Representative to Congress for the 34th Congressional 
District, State of California.
  Pages H5417-18

Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in 
light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from 
California, the whole number of the House is 434.
  Page H5418

Supplemental Report: Agreed by unanimous consent that the Committee on 
Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on H.R. 
2810,

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
  Page H5419

Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed.
  Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017: 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.
  Pages H5396-98

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
Sudan is to continue in effect beyond October 12, 2017--referred to the 
Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-
51).
  Pages H5421-22
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H5396.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H5417 and H5418-19. There were 
no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:11 p.m.



    


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