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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 3267-
3279, 3281-3293; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 453 and 455, were
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 2875, to make administrative reforms to the National Flood
Insurance Program to increase fairness and accuracy and protect the
taxpayer from program fraud and abuse, and for other purposes (H. Rept.
H.R. 3280, making appropriations for financial services and general
government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other
purposes (H. Rept. 115-234); and
H. Res. 454, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2910) to
provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of
certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other
purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2883) to
establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize
the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of
international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of
oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity; providing for
consideration of the bill (H.R. 218) to provide for the exchange of
Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska for the
construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay; and for other
purposes (H. Rept. 115-235).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Tenney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:10 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend
Terry Sanders, Victory House Ministry, Uniontown, PA.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the
Amending the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and
process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility: H.R.
2786, amended, to amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the
criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower
facility, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No.
Page H5935-37, H5942-43
Extending the deadline for commencement of construction of a
hydroelectric project: H.R. 2828, to extend the deadline for
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project; and
Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness
Act of 2017: H.R. 3050, amended, to amend the Energy Policy and
Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to
implement, review, and revise State energy security plans.
Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Cicilline
announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Sarbanes
wherein he resigned from the Committee on Oversight and Government
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 453, electing a Member
to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 806,
to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone
standards, by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 391.
Rejected the Cartwright motion to recommit the bill to the Committee
on Energy and Commerce 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. 390.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-26 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 Energy and Commerce now
printed in the bill.
McNerney amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 115-229) that sought to
strike the underlying bill and replace it with a grant program to
benefit regions with the poorest air quality;
Castor (FL) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-229) that sought
to halt implementation of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of
2017 if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds
that application could increase health risks to vulnerable populations
including children, seniors, pregnant women, outdoor workers, and
minority and low-income communities (by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to
232 noes, Roll No. 385);
Pages H5955-56, H5962-63
Tonko amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115-229) that sought to
strike subsection (b) of Section 3, which would allow EPA to consider
technological feasibility when determining what level of pollution is
safe (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 386);
Pages H5956-57, H5963-64
Beyer amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115-229) that sought to
strike subsection (h) of section 3 (relating to exceptional events) (by
a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 387);
Pages H5957-58, H5964
Polis amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115-229) that sought to
close the loophole which prevents aggregating emissions from any oil or
gas exploration or production well; additionally, it sought to require
the EPA to add hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants
(by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 388); and
Pages H5958-59, H5964-65
McNerney amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 115-229) that sought to
strike section 6 of the bill (by a recorded vote of 190 ayes to 236
noes, Roll No. 389).
Pages H5959-60, H5965
H. Res. 451, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
806) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No.
383, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of
231 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 382.
Pages H5927-35, H5940, H5940-41
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H5927.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and eight recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5940,
H5940-41, H5942-43, H5962-63, H5963, H5964, H5964-65, H5965, H5966-67,
and H5967. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
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