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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 3356-
3357, 3359-3361, 3363-3376; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 72; and H. 
Res. 469-472, were introduced.
  Pages H6212-13

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H6214-15

Reports Filed: Reports were filed on July 21, 2017 as follows:
  H.R. 3353, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes 
(H. Rept. 115-237);

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  H.R. 3354, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, 
environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2018, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-238);
  H.R. 3355, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other 
purposes (H. Rept. 115-239); and
  H. Con. Res. 71, establishing the congressional budget for the United 
States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the 
appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027 (H. 
Rept. 115-240).
  Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1927, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within 
the National Park Service the African American Civil Rights Network, 
and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-241);
  S. 249, to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 
years certain restricted land, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-
242);
  H.R. 2749, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, and for other 
purposes (H. Rept. 115-243);
  H.R. 3358, making appropriations for the Departments of labor, 
health, and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 
115-244);
  H.R. 282, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to authorize 
spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the 
servicemembers (H. Rept. 115-245);
  H.R. 2006, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for 
other purposes (H. Rept. 115-246);
  H.R. 3218, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain 
improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-247, 
Part 1);
  H.R. 2772, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for 
requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans 
Affairs senior executive employees (H. Rept. 115-248);
  H.R. 1690, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding 
performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees 
of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-
249);
  H.R. 2781, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certify the 
sufficient participation of small business concerns owned and 
controlled by veterans and small business concerns owned by veterans 
with service-connected disabilities in contracts under the Federal 
Strategic Sourcing Initiative, and for other purposes, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 115-250);
  H.R. 3180, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for 
intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States 
Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central 
Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other 
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-251);
  H. Res. 468, providing for consideration of the joint resolution 
(H.J. Res. 111) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 
of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Arbitration Agreements” 
(H. Rept. 115-252); and
  H.R. 3362, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2018, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-253).
Pages H6211-12

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H6149

Recess: The House recessed at 12:06 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H6150

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017: H.R. 
3218, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain 
improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas with none voting 
“nay”, Roll No. 409;
  Pages H6158-70, H6197-98
  Military Residency Choice Act: H.R. 282, to amend the Servicemembers 
Civil Relief Act to authorize spouses of servicemembers to elect to use 
the same residences as the servicemembers;
  Pages H6170-71, H6198
  Veterans Affairs Provider Equity Act: H.R. 1058, amended, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the 
Department of Veterans Affairs;
  Pages H6171-72, H6198
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To amend title 38, United 
States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.”.
Page H6198
  Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act: H.R. 1690, 
amended, to amend title

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38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses 
awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs;
  Pages H6172-73, H6198
  Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017: H.R. 1848, 
amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a 
pilot program on the use of medical scribes in Department of Veterans 
Affairs medical centers;
  Pages H6173-74, H6198-99
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To direct the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on the use of medical 
scribes in Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, and for 
other purposes.”.
Pages H6198-99
  Veterans Affairs Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act: H.R. 
2006, to amend title 38, United States Code, and to improve the 
procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs; 
                                                  Pages H6174-75, H6199
  Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017: H.R. 
2749, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans; 
                                                  Pages H6175-76, H6199
  Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act: 
H.R. 2781, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
certify the sufficient participation of small business concerns owned 
and controlled by veterans and small business concerns owned by 
veterans with service-connected disabilities in contracts under the 
Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative;
  Pages H6176-78, H6199
  Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2017: H.R. 2333, 
amended, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase 
the amount of leverage made available to small business investment 
companies;
  Pages H6178-79
  Microloan Modernization Act of 2017: H.R. 2056, amended, to amend the 
Small Business Act to provide for expanded participation in the 
microloan program;
  Pages H6179-81
  Investing in Main Street Act of 2017: 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
  Pages H6181-83
  Authorizing the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United 
States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States 
Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries: H.R. 
3298, amended, to authorize the Capitol Police Board to make payments 
from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the 
United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty 
injuries.
  Pages H6183-87

Recess: The House recessed at 5:43 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H6195
Requesting the Senate return to the House H.J. Res. 76: The House 
agreed to H. Res. 469, that the Clerk of the House of Representatives 
request the Senate to return to the House the joint resolution (H.J. 
Res. 76) granting the consent and approval of Congress for the 
Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of 
Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the 
Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.
  Page H6196

Suspensions: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and pass 
the following measures:
  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018: H.R. 3180, 
amended, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for 
intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States 
Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central 
Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 241 yeas to 163 nays, Roll No. 407; and 
                                                  Pages H6187-95, H6196
  Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act: S. 114, 
amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding 
performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees 
of the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 
219 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 408.
  Pages H6151-58, H6196-97

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. 
115-57).
  Page H6150
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H6150.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H6196, H6197, and H6197-98. 
There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:54 p.m.

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