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Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and
Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. The Subcommittee on
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Appropriations Bill, FY 2018 was ordered reported, as amended.
OZONE STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION ACT OF 2017
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 806, the
“Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017”. The Committee granted,
by record vote of 6-3, a structured rule for H.R. 806. The rule
provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by
the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and
Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of
the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of
amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the
text of Rules Committee Print 115-26 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 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 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 the report. The rule provides one
motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard
from Representatives Shimkus, Tonko, Olson, Cooper and Polis.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R.
3218, the “Harry W. Colmery Veteran Educational Assistance Act of
2017”. Testimony was heard from Leader McCarthy, Representatives
Takano, Bilirakis, Peters, Coffman, Wenstrup, Rutherford, Banks of
Indiana, Messer, and Cook; Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for
Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of
Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.
No joint committee meetings were held.
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