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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 3191-
3215; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 108; and H. Res. 437-439, and 441 
were introduced.
  Pages H5758-59

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5760-61

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2786, to amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the 
criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower 
facility, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-213);
  H.R. 2056, to amend the Small Business Act to provide for expanded 
participation in the microloan program, and for other purposes, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 115-214);
  H.R. 2333, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to 
increase the amount of leverage made available to small business 
investment companies, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-215);
  H.R. 2364, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to 
increase the amount that certain banks and savings associations may 
invest in small business investment companies, subject to the approval 
of the appropriate Federal banking agency, and for other purposes (H. 
Rept. 115-216); and
  H. Res. 440, providing for further 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 (H. Rept. 115-217).
Pages H5756-57

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Bridenstine to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5437

Recess: The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H5441

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, 
Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Western Diocese, Armenian Church of North 
America, Burbank, CA.
  Page H5441

Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, July 11th.
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 
349.
  Page H5485

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017: H.R. 2430, amended, 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;
  Pages H5454-83
  Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act: H.R. 2664, to direct 
the Secretary of Labor to

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train certain Department of Labor personnel how to effectively detect 
and assist law enforcement in preventing human trafficking during the 
course of their primary roles and responsibilities;
  Pages H5486-88
  Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act: H.R. 
2480, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 
to include an additional permissible use of amounts provided as grants 
under the Byrne JAG program; and
  Pages H5488-92
  Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection 
Reauthorization Act of 2017: H.R. 2200, amended, to reauthorize the 
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
  Pages H5492-H5503
Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 23, 
to provide drought relief in the State of California, by a recorded 
vote of 230 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 352.
  Pages H5503-33
  Rejected the Carbajal motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 
230 noes, Roll No. 351.
Pages H5531-32
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-24 shall be 
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the 
five-minute rule.
Page H5511

Agreed to:
  LaMalfa amendment (No. 1 printed in part C of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
ensures water supply rescheduling provisions apply to equitably to all 
water districts in region;
Pages H5525-26
  Costa amendment (No. 2 printed in part C of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
authorizes the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to conduct geophysical 
characterization activities of groundwater aquifers and groundwater 
vulnerability in California, including identifying areas of greatest 
recharge potential;
Pages H5526-27
  Costa amendment (No. 3 printed in part C of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
authorizes the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to develop a study to enhance 
mountain runoff to Central Valley Project reservoirs from headwaters 
restoration activities;
Page H5527
  Denham amendment (No. 4 printed in part C of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
sets a timeline for completion of the New Melones Reservoir study, 
prevents exploitation of water rights, extends the program to protect 
Anadromous Fish in Stanislaus River for 2 years; and
Pages H5527-28
  Pearce amendment (No. 6 printed in part C of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
ensures that the water rights of federally recognized Indian tribes are 
not affected by this bill.
Pages H5529-30

Rejected:
  DeSaulnier amendment (No. 5 printed in part C of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that requires a review of available and new, innovative technologies 
for capturing municipal wastewater and recycling it for providing 
drinking water and energy, and a report on the feasibility of expanding 
the implementation of these technologies and programs among Central 
Valley Project contractors (by a recorded vote of 201 ayes to 221 noes, 
Roll No. 350).
Pages H5528-29, H5530-31
  H. Res. 431, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2810) and (H.R. 23) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 187 
noes, Roll No. 348, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-
and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 347. 
                                               Pages H5444-53, H5483-85

Clerk to Correct Engrossment: Agreed by unanimous consent that the 
Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections in the engrossment of 
H.R. 1719, to include addition of an enacting clause.
  Page H5533

Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Panetta 
wherein he resigned from the Committee on Natural Resources. 
                                                             Page H5533

Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Walz wherein 
he resigned from the Committee on Armed Services.
  Page H5533

Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 439, electing a Member 
to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives. 
                                                         Pages H5533-34

Unanimous Consent Agreement: Agreed by unanimous consent that during 
the consideration of H.R. 2810, pursuant to House Resolution 431, 
amendment numbered 88 printed in part B of House Report 115-212 may be 
considered out of sequence.
  Page H5534
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018: The House 
began consideration of H.R. 2810, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense 
and for military construction, and to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year. Consideration is expected to resume 
tomorrow, July 13th.
  Pages H5534-H5756
  Pursuant to the Rule, 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 H. Rept. 115-212, shall be considered as 
adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole, in lieu of the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
Armed Services now printed in the bill. The bill, as amended, shall be 
considered as the

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original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-
minute rule.
Page H5543

Agreed to:
  Thornberry amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that makes several technical and conforming changes to the bill; 
                                                             Page H5721
  Wilson (SC) amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that prohibits funding for the preparatory commission for the 
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization except funds used 
for the international monitoring system;
Pages H5730-31
  Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212: Graves (LA) (No. 3) 
that requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a cost-benefit 
analysis on commissaries and exchanges; Rogers (AL) (No. 11) that 
increase funding for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative for 
“enhancing ISR capability of Ukrainian defense forces”; Fitzpatrick 
(No. 15) that states that the Secretary of Defense shall direct all 
branches to establish a comprehensive strategy to determine capability 
gaps in training that can be rectified by virtual training, acquire the 
needed technology, and analyze effectiveness from using virtual 
training technology; Brown (MD) (No. 16) that increases funding by $2 
million for the Army Electronics and Electronic Devices account within 
RDT&E with a corresponding decrease of $2 million to the Army 
Technology Maturation Initiatives account, also within RDT&E; Brown 
(MD) (No. 17) that increases funding by $4.135 million for the Defense-
wide Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions 
account within RDT&E, with a corresponding decrease of $4.135 million 
to the Defense-wide Advanced Innovative Analysis and Concepts account, 
also within RDT&E; Lipinski (No. 18) that authorizes the establishment 
of a Hacking for Defense program by the Secretary of Defense, under 
which the Secretary may obligate $15 million for the development of 
curriculum, recruitment materials, and best practices; expresses the 
sense of Congress that the program exposes young scientists and 
engineers to careers in public service and provides a unique pathway 
for veterans to leverage their military experience to solve national 
security challenges; Ratcliffe (No. 19) that exempts anyone employed in 
a defense industrial base facility or a center for industrial and 
technical excellence from a presidential hiring freeze; Fitzpatrick 
(No. 20) that ensures that DOD's biennial core reporting procedures 
align with the reporting requirements in Section 2464 and each 
reporting agency provides accurate and complete information by having 
the Secretary of Defense direct the Under Secretary of Defense for 
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to update DOD's guidance 
regarding future biennial core reports; Cardenas (No. 21) that requires 
the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on arctic 
readiness, including an analysis of challenges posed by rapid changes 
in the arctic region, how the changes will affect other regions, 
including coastal communities, how the changes will affect military 
infrastructure, and recommendation for congressional action to address 
the needs of the Armed Forces to respond to changes in the Arctic; 
Johnson (LA) (No. 22) that requires the Army to conduct a report on the 
Army Combat Training Centers and the current resident cyber 
capabilities and training at such bases to examine potential training 
readiness shortfalls and pre-rotational cyber training needs are met; 
Cicilline (No. 23) that requires the Secretary of Defense to produce a 
report analyzing the effects of automation within the Defense 
Industrial Base over the next ten years; Khanna (No. 24) that requires 
the Secretary of Defense to require a cost-benefit analysis of uniform 
specifications for Afghan Military or Security Forces for future 
contracts; Herrera-Beutler (No. 25) that enhances the training 
requirements for members of boards for the correction of military 
records and department of defense personnel who investigate claims of 
retaliation enacted in the NDAA for FY 2017; Kuster (No. 26) that 
expands DoD definition of sexual assault to include sexual coercion for 
the purpose of this report; Gottheimer (No. 27) that extends the 
Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program to October 2019; Jones (No. 
28) that provides a 5 year authorization for the DoDEA to fund their 
grants; Jones (No. 29) that allows United States Coast Guard retirees 
who live on a base with school age dependents the opportunity to attend 
DOD-based schools; Watson Coleman (No. 30) that expresses a sense of 
Congress affirming the nondiscrimination policy of the United States 
Military Academy in West Point, New York, including as applied to 
female cadets, staff, and faculty; and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) (No. 
31) that extends through 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs authority 
for the performance of medical disability evaluations by contract 
physicians;
Pages H5737-44
  Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 2 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212: Meng (No. 32) that 
requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure that each military 
department issues a single, consolidated instruction that addresses the 
decisions, actions, and requirements for members of the Armed Forces 
relating to pregnancy, the postpartum period, and parenthood, as 
recommended by last year's Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the 
Services report; Carson (IN) (No. 33) that makes permanent the 
Department of Defense's existing requirement to provide mental

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health assessments to service members during deployment; Kuster (No. 
34) that requires health care providers to provide transitioning 
service members information and referrals for counseling and treatment 
of substance use disorders and chronic pain management services, when 
appropriate; Lance (No. 35) that prohibits the Department of Defense 
(DoD) or the DSPO (Department of Suicide Prevention Office) from 
terminating the Vets4Warriors crisis hotline program unless a report to 
Congress demonstrates a sufficient programming replacement; Pascrell 
(No. 36) that directs the Secretary of the Department of Defense to 
report to Congress on the DOD's implementation of recommendations from 
the Government Accountability Office to ensure that post-traumatic 
stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are considered in misconduct 
separations; Meehan (No. 37) that authorizes the Secretary of Defense 
to enter into intergovernmental agreements to provide for health 
screenings in communities near formerly used defense sites that have 
been identified by the Secretary as sources of perfluorooctanesuflonic 
acid and perfluorooctanoic acid; Kuster (No. 38) that requires the 
Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the 
training provided to military health care providers regarding opioid 
prescribing practices; the study would exam DoD's success in reducing 
opioid prescriptions, dosages, duration of treatment, and overdoses; 
Thornberry (No. 39) that establishes conditions for the use of 
qualified private auditors to conduct incurred cost audits for 
Department of Defense contracts; requires the Secretary of Defense to 
develop a plan to acquire contract audit services; ensures the 
Department has access to documents necessary to oversee contracts for 
contract audit services; Foxx (No. 40) that requires the Director of 
Intellectual Property to develop resources and guidelines on 
intellectual property matters and to resolve ambiguities in various 
types of technical data; also requires the Director of Intellectual 
Property to engage with appropriately representative entities on 
intellectual property matters, including large and small businesses, 
traditional and non-traditional Government contractors, prime 
contractors and subcontractors, and maintenance repair organizations; 
Connolly (No. 41) that Directs the Secretary of Defense to develop a 
definition and way to measure Procurement Administration Lead Time 
(PALT); Nolan (No. 42) that expresses the sense of Congress that a 
strong domestic iron ore and steel industry is vital to the national 
security of the United States; Connolly (No. 43) that extends sunsets 
for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) 
provisions on federal data center consolidation, transparency and risk 
management of major IT systems, and IT portfolio, program, and resource 
reviews; Lipinski (No. 44) that expresses the sense of Congress that 
the Secretary of Defense should establish a cooperative program between 
the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Department of 
Defense, the Defense Procurement Acquisition Policy, and the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology-Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership; the cooperative program established shall educate and 
assist small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms in the Department of 
Defense supply chain in achieving compliance with NIST Special 
Publication 800-171 titled “Protecting Controlled Unclassified 
Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations” as 
such publication is incorporated into the Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Conaway (No. 45) that conforms with the 
September 30, 2017, audit readiness deadline, this makes changes to the 
current reporting requirements to reflect the DoD moving into the 
statutory audit phase; this requires the DoD and armed services to 
report on audit progress and remediation efforts necessary to reach 
complete auditability; Burgess (No. 46) that requires a report ranking 
all military departments and Defense Agencies in order of how advanced 
they are in achieving auditable financial statements as required by 
law; Yoho (No. 47) that prohibits the use of funds to close or 
relinquish control of United States naval station at Guantanamo Bay, 
Cuba; Sanford (No. 48) that requires the Secretary of Defense to 
account for the total cost of National Guard flyovers at public events 
and publish them in a public report; and Yoho (No. 49) that limitation 
on use of funds for provision of man-portable air defense systems to 
the vetted Syrian opposition;
Pages H5744-49
  Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 3 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212: Torres (No. 50) that 
requires the Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency to 
determine whether any defense article sold to a foreign government has 
been transferred to any unit that has committed any gross violation of 
human rights; it also requires the Secretary of Defense to report to 
Congress regarding such determinations; Young (AK) (No. 51) that 
requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report with the necessary 
steps the Department is undertaking to resolve arctic security 
capability and resource gaps, and the requirements and investment plans 
for military infrastructure required to protect United States national 
security interests in the arctic region; Evans (No. 52) that requires a 
report on potential agreement with the government of Russia on the 
status of Syria; it requires the President submit a report that 
includes a description of any understanding between the President and 
government of Russia regarding a plan

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to divide territories and a description of any understanding that would 
provide Iran access to the border between Israel and Syria; Correa (No. 
53) that requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the 
Director of National Intelligence, to provide Congress a report on any 
attempts to attack Department of Defense systems within the past 24 
months by the Russian Federation or actors supported by the Russian 
Federation; Boyle (No. 54) that requires a report on the Department's 
progress developing and implementing alternatives to AFFF firefighting 
foam that do not contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and 
perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as the Department has already 
begun; Walorski (No. 55) that directs the Comptroller General to report 
to Congress on adopting and enhancing nationally-accredited project, 
program, and portfolio management standards within the Department of 
Defense; Harper (No. 56) that authorizes the Speaker of the House with 
the concurrence of the Minority Leader to call upon the Executive 
Branch for additional resources in the event the House is the victim of 
a cyber-attack; Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) (No. 57) that updates 
Department of Defense regulations to ensure service members receive 
adequate consumer protections with respect to collection of debt; 
Hanabusa (No. 58) that expresses the sense of Congress that a Pacific 
War Memorial should be established to honor members of the United 
States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, 
also known as the Pacific War; Kilmer (No. 59) that extends the 
authorization for Navy civilian employees who perform nuclear 
maintenance for the forward deployed aircraft carrier in Japan to earn 
overtime pay; Gallego (No. 60) that amends the requirements for the 
Afghanistan strategy mandated in the bill to include a description of 
military and diplomatic efforts to disrupt foreign support for the 
Taliban and other extremist groups; Rohrabacher (No. 61) that expresses 
a sense of Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and 
that the Government of Pakistan should release him immediately from 
prison; Sinema (No. 62) that requires the Report on United States 
Strategy in Syria to include a description of amounts and sources of 
ISIL financing in Syria and efforts to disrupt this financing as part 
of the broader strategy of the United States in Syria; Conyers (No. 63) 
that requires a report assessing the relative merits of a multilateral 
or bilateral Incidents at Sea military-to-military agreement between 
the United States, the Government of Iran, and other countries 
operating in the Persian Gulf aimed at preventing accidental naval 
conflict in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz; Kihuen (No. 64) 
that extends the existing presidential reporting requirement for three 
more years--until December 31, 2022--to ensure we have an integrated 
strategy between the Administration and Congress in deterring Iran's 
nuclear weapons program; Hastings (No. 65) that requires the President 
to report to Congress on protocols related to the rescue, care, and 
treatment of religious minorities held captive by the Islamic State; 
Wilson (SC) (No. 66) that expresses a sense of Congress that North 
Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile program are a threat to the 
United States and our allies in the region, and that the United States 
must retain all diplomatic, economic, and military options to defend 
against and pressure North Korea to abandon its illicit weapons 
program; Bera (No. 67) that requires the Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with the Secretary of State, to develop a strategy for 
advancing defense cooperation between the United States and India; and 
Walz (No. 68) that directs the Director of the Defense Intelligence 
Agency to submit to the Secretary of Defense and the HASC, HPSCI, SASC, 
and SSCI a report on the military training center and logistical 
capabilities of the Chinese and Russian armies; and
Pages H5749-53
  Thornberry en bloc amendment No. 4, as modified, consisting of the 
following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212: Turner (No. 
69) that expresses a sense of Congress on the North Atlantic Treaty 
Organization; Trott (No. 70) that expresses the Sense of Congress that 
the proposed sale of semi-automatic handguns to the Turkish Government 
should remain under scrutiny until a satisfactory and appropriate 
resolution is reached in regards to the events that took place on May 
16, 2017; Engel (No. 71) that requires a strategy to support 
improvements by the Nigerian Government in defense sector transparency 
and civilian protection during Nigeria's military operations against 
Boko Haram, the Islamic State, and other militant groups; Wilson (FL) 
(No. 72) that expresses a sense of Congress supporting the kidnapped 
Chibok schoolgirls and the United States strategy for countering Boko 
Haram; Fitzpatrick (No. 73) that requires DOD to include a description 
of any Chinese laws, regulations, or policies that could jeopardize the 
economic security of the United States in their Congressionally-
required annual report on Chinese military and security development; 
Fitzpatrick (No. 74) that requires report to Congress regarding the 
extent of cooperation on nuclear programs, ballistic missile 
development, chemical and biological weapons development, or 
conventional weapons programs between Iran and North Korea; Yoho (No. 
75) that ensures

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the full reporting of freedom of navigation operations, including 
maritime claims that go unchallenged; Jackson Lee (No. 76), as 
modified, that directs the Department of Defense to prepare contingency 
plans to assist relief organizations in delivery of humanitarian 
assistance efforts in South Sudan and to engage in consultation with 
South Sudan military counterparts to deescalate conflict; Norman (No. 
77) that requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
to keep separate the accounts of the Overseas Contingency Operations 
and the Department of Defense; Cicilline (No. 78) that provides that 
the Secretary of Defense shall consult with the Office of Management 
and Budget to update guidelines for the proper use of funds within the 
Overseas Contingency Operations account consistent with the 
recommendations of GAO Report GA0-17-68; Soto (No. 79) that directs the 
Secretary of Defense to monitor space weather and to provide alerts and 
warnings for space weather phenomena that may affect weapons systems, 
military operations, or the defense of the United States; Correa (No. 
80) that requires the Department of Defense to update its cyber 
strategy; to require the President to develop a strategy for the 
offensive use of cyber capabilities; and to allow for technical 
assistance to North Atlantic Treaty Organization members; Aguilar (No. 
81) that creates a talent management pilot program for the recruitment, 
training, professionalization, and retention of personnel in the cyber 
workforce of the Department of Defense; Cooper (No. 82) that clarifies 
that report on implementation of a plan to mitigate risks to strategic 
stability is required; Jackson Lee (No. 83) that directs the Secretary 
of Defense to develop measures to defend against deployment of nuclear 
ICBMs by North Korea to protect against damage or destruction of 
satellites critical to U.S. national defense and global communications, 
International Space Station, and other vital assets; Culberson (No. 84) 
that provides competitively awarded grant funding for the preservation 
of our nation's historic battleships; requires grantees to provide a 
1:1 matching of any federal funding received pursuant to this grant 
program; the grant program sunsets on September 30, 2024; LaMalfa (No. 
85) that prohibits funds or resources from being used by the Secretary 
of the Air Force to continue an accelerated rehabilitation plan to 
return approximately 927 acres of Modoc National Forest land occupied 
by the Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter Radar (OTHB) station in Modoc 
County, CA, per an agreement with Modoc National Forest with the 
exception of the removal of the perimeter fence surrounding the radar 
site; Norman (No. 86) that requires the Department of Defense to update 
the March 2016 report on “Department of Defense Infrastructure 
Capacity”; and Lujan (No. 87) that expresses the sense of Congress 
that the United States should compensate and recognize all of the 
miners, workers, downwinders, and others suffering from the effects of 
uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War. 
                                                         Pages H5753-56

Rejected:
  Nadler amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
sought to strike section 1023 of the bill prohibiting the use of funds 
to construct or modify facilities in the United States to house 
detainees transferred from Guantanamo Bay.
Pages H5727-29

Proceedings Postponed:
  Conaway amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
seeks to prohibit the DoD from entering new biofuels contracts while 
sequestration remains law; once sequestration expires or is repealed, 
it seeks to amend current law to require the DoD to include 
calculations of any financial contributions made by other federal 
agencies for biofuels purchases;
Pages H5721-23
  Polis amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
seeks to reduce the base Defense Department budget by 1 percent 
excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense 
Health Program account;
Pages H5723-24
  Jayapal amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
seeks to express the sense of Congress that any authorization to 
appropriate increases to combined budgets of National Defense Budget 
(050) and Overseas Contingency Operations should be matched for non-
defense discretionary budget;
Pages H5724-26
  Nadler amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
seeks to strike section 1022 of the bill prohibiting the use of funds 
for transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to 
the United States;
Pages H5726-27
  Blumenauer amendment (No. 8 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that seeks to modify Sec. 1244 to include limitations on the 
development of an INF range groundlaunched missile system; 
                                                         Pages H5729-30
  Aguilar amendment (No. 10 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) that 
seeks to extend a currently required CBO cost estimate review on the 
fielding, maintaining, modernization, replacement, and life extension 
of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems from covering a 
10-year period to covering a 30-year period;
Pages H5731-33
  Garamendi amendment (No. 12 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that seeks to modify and extend the scope of the report required by 
Section 1043 of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization 
Act;
Pages H5733-34

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  Blumenauer amendment (No. 13 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that seeks to limit spending on the Long Range Standoff weapon (LRSO) 
until the Administration submits a Nuclear Posture Review to Congress 
including a detailed assessment of the weapon;
Pages H5734-35
  McClintock amendment (No. 14 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that seeks to strike section 2702, the prohibition on conducting an 
additional round of Base Realignment and Closure; and
Pages H5735-37
  Rogers (AL) amendment (No. 88 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-212) 
that seeks to amend section 1043 of the FY2012 National Defense 
Authorization Act to state that the Secretary may include information 
and data on the costs of nuclear weapons modernization beyond the 
currently required 10-year window if the Secretary determines such is 
accurate and useful.
Page H5737
  H. Res. 431, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2810) and (H.R. 23) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 187 
noes, Roll No. 348, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-
and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 347. 
                                               Pages H5444-53, H5483-85

Recess: The House recessed at 11:13 p.m. and reconvened at 12:36 a.m. 
                                                             Page H5756

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5483-84, 
H5484-85, H5485, H5530-31, H5532, and H5532-33. There were no quorum 
calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:37 a.m. on 
Thursday, July 13, 2017.



    


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