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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 27 public bills, H.R. 3294-
3320; and 9 resolutions, H.J. Res. 109-110; H. Con. Res. 69; and H. 
Res. 456-461, were introduced.
  Pages H6040-42

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H6043-44

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Westerman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5981

Recess: The House recessed at 10:53 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H5987

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Chaplain 
Marshall Dunbar, Christian Community Action, Lewisville, TX. 
                                                             Page H5987

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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by 
voice vote.
  Pages H5987, H6001

Question of Privilege: Representative Cicilline rose to a question of 
the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Chair ruled 
that the resolution did not present a question of the privileges of the 
House. Subsequently, Representative Cicilline appealed the ruling of 
the chair and Representative Cheney moved to table the appeal. Agreed 
to the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair by a yea-
and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 190 nays with one answering “present”, 
Roll No. 392.
  Pages H5997-99

Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act: The House passed 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, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 254 yeas to 175 nays, Roll No. 398.
  Page H6010-23
  Rejected the O'Halleran 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 193 ayes to 
232 noes, Roll No. 397.
Pages H6021-23
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-29 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.
Page H6017

Agreed to:
  Gene Green (TX) amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-
235) that clarifies the applicability of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to projects affected by the bill. 
                                                         Pages H6019-20

Rejected:
  Engel amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-235) that 
sought to ensure that permitting authority for cross-border pipelines 
remains with the Department of State (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 
246 noes, Roll No. 395); and
Pages H6018-19, H6020-21
  Tsongas amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-235) that 
sought to state FERC may not issue a certificate of crossing if any 
part of the oil or natural gas pipeline project is to be located on 
lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for 
purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation (by a recorded 
vote of 179 ayes to 247 noes, Roll No. 396).
Pages H6019, H6021
  H. Res. 454, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2910), (H.R. 2883), and (H.R. 218) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 234 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 394, after the previous question was 
ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 393. 
                                            Pages H5991-97, H5999-H6001
Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines 
Act: The House passed H.R. 2910, to provide for Federal and State 
agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the 
Natural Gas Act, by a yea-and-nay vote of 248 yeas to 179 nays, Roll 
No. 402.
  Pages H6001-10, H6023-27
  Rejected the Watson Coleman 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 
189 ayes to 239 noes, Roll No. 401.
Pages H6025-26
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-28 shall be 
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the 
five-minute rule.
Page H6006

Agreed to:
  Lynch amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115-235) that 
directs FERC, in considering an application for an authorization or 
certificate covered by the bill, to consult with the Administrator of 
the Transportation Security Administration regarding the extent of the 
applicant's compliance with security guidance and best practice 
recommendations issued by TSA on pipeline infrastructure security, 
pipeline cybersecurity, pipeline personnel security, and other pipeline 
security measures designed to ensure the public safety. 
                                                         Pages H6008-09

Rejected:
  Tsongas amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115-235) that 
sought to prohibit the application of section 3 if any part of a 
pipeline facility that is a subject of the application is to be located 
on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for 
purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation (by a recorded 
vote of 180 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 399); and 
                                               Pages H6007-08, H6923-24
  Beyer amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115-235) that 
sought to improve FERC's public comment and transparency process (by a 
recorded vote of 192 ayes to 236 noes, Roll No. 400). 
                                               Pages H6009-10, H6024-25
  H. Res. 454, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2910), (H.R. 2883), and (H.R.

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218) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 194 nays, Roll 
No. 394, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 236 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 393.
Pages H5991-97, H5999-H6001

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, July 20.
  Page H6030

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared in Executive 
Order 13581 with respect to significant transnational criminal 
organizations is to continue in effect beyond July 24, 2017--referred 
to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 
115-55).
  Page H6001

Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and six recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5998-99, 
H5999-H6000, H6000-01, H6020-21, H6021, H6022-23, H6023, H6024, H6024-
25, H6026, and H6026-27. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:01 p.m.



    


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