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Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R. 3377-
3398; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 474, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 3178, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve
the delivery of home infusion therapy and dialysis and the application
of the Stark rule under the Medicare program, and for other purposes,
with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-254, Part 1);
H.R. 2246, to repeal the mandatory flood insurance coverage
requirement for commercial properties located in flood hazard areas and
to provide for greater transfer of risk under the National Flood
Insurance Program to private capital and reinsurance markets, and for
other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-255);
H.R. 2053, to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of
1977 to enhance and support mining and mineral engineering programs in
the United States by funding activities at mining schools, and for
other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-256);
H.R. 2939, to prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or
other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United
States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, and for
other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-257, Part 1);
H.R. 3210, to require the Director of the National Background
Investigations Bureau to submit a report on the backlog of personnel
security clearance investigations, and for other purposes, with an
amendment (H. Rept. 115-258); and
H. Res. 473, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219)
making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year
ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-259).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Johnson (LA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:41 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend
Lonnie Mitchell, Sr., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church,
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the
Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017: H.R. 3178, amended, to amend
title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the delivery of home
infusion therapy and dialysis and the application of the Stark rule
under the Medicare program;
Plum Island Preservation Act: H.R. 2182, to require the Comptroller
General of the United States to submit a report to Congress on the
alternatives for the final disposition of Plum Island, including
preservation of the island for conservation, education, and research;
Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act: H.R. 3364, to
provide congressional review and to counter aggression by the
Governments of Iran, the Russian Federation, and North Korea, by a \2/
3\ yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 413.
Pages H6241-68, H6278-79
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”: The House
passed 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”, by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 412.
Pages H6225-33, H6268-78
H. Res. 468, the rule providing for consideration of the joint
resolution (H.J. Res. 111) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 233 ayes
to 188 noes, Roll No. 411, after the previous question was ordered by a
yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 410.
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee: The Chair announced
the Speaker's appointment of the following individual on the part of
the House to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee: Ms.
Cynthia A. Fisher of Newton, Massachusetts.
Recess: The House recessed at 8 p.m. and reconvened at 9:39 p.m.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6232,
H6233, H6278, and H6278-79. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:40 p.m.
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