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Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a markup on the 
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. The Transportation, Housing and Urban 
Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, was 
forwarded to the full committee, without amendment.

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018; GAINING 
RESPONSIBILITY ON WATER ACT OF 2017
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2810, the 
“National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018”; and H.R. 
23, the “Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017”. The Committee 
granted, by record vote of 8-4, a structured rule for H.R. 2810. The 
rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled 
by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed 
Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-23, 
modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee 
Report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall 
be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule makes in order only those 
further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report and 
amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule. Provides that 
the amendments printed in part B of the report may be offered only in 
the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of the report or against amendments en bloc as 
described in section 3 of this rule. The rule provides that the 
chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer 
amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the 
report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered 
as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule 
provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order 
except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. Additionally, the 
rule grants a structured rule for H.R. 23. The rule provides one hour 
of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 115-24 and provides that it shall be considered as 
read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further 
amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such 
amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may 
be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be

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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part C of the report. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from 
Chairman Thornberry, Chairman Bishop of Utah, and Representatives 
Huffman and Smith of Washington.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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