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Committee Meetings

RENEGOTIATING NAFTA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURE
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Renegotiating NAFTA: Opportunities for Agriculture”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

EXPANDING OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS THROUGH EARN-AND-LEARN 
OPPORTUNITIES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher 
Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled “Expanding 
Options for Employers and Workers Through Earn-and-Learn 
Opportunities”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

POWERING AMERICA: A REVIEW OF THE OPERATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE 

NATION'S WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled “Powering America: A Review of the Operation and 
Effectiveness of the Nation's Wholesale Electricity Markets”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE EXTENSION OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled “Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans”. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.

ASSESSING THE U.S.-QATAR RELATIONSHIP
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa held a hearing entitled “Assessing the U.S.-Qatar 
Relationship”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 
2626, the “Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act”; H.R. 2805, to 
permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business 
Travel Card Program; H.R. 3202, the “Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure 
Reporting Act”; H.R. 3284, the “Joint Counterterrorism Awareness 
Workshop Series Act of 2017”; H.R. 3328, the “Cuban Airport Security 
Act of 2017”; H.R. 3359, the “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 
Security Agency Act of 2017”; and H. Res. 447, directing the Secretary 
of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of 
Representatives relating to Department of Homeland Security policies 
and activities relating to businesses owned or controlled by President 
Donald J. Trump. H.R. 3202, H.R. 3284, H.R. 3328, H.R. 3359, and H. 
Res. 447 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 2626 and H.R. 
2805 were ordered reported, as amended.

OVERSIGHT OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' STRATEGIC PLAN
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled “Oversight of the Library of Congress' Strategic Plan”. 
Testimony was heard from Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 391, 
the “Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017”; and H. Res. 
446, resolution of inquiry requesting the President and directing the 
Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the 
House of Representatives relating to the removal of former Federal 
Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. H.R. 391 and H. Res. 446 
were ordered reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee completed a markup on 
H.R. 825, the “Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act”; H.R. 
873, the “Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act”; H.R. 965, the 
“Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation Act”; H.R. 
1074, to repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the 
State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac 
and Fox Indian Reservation”; H.R. 1418, to amend the Alaska Native 
Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and 
shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1491, the “Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians 
Land Affirmation Act of 2017”; H.R. 1547, the “Udall Park Land 
Exchange Completion Act”; H.R. 2075, the “Crooked River Ranch Fire 
Protection Act”; H.R. 2083, the “Endangered Salmon and Fisheries 
Predation Prevention Act”; H.R. 2199, the “Federal Land Asset 
Inventory Reform Act of 2017”;

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H.R. 2316, the “Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 
2017”; H.R. 2371, the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency 
Act”; H.R. 2374, the “Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land 
Management Improvement Act”; H.R. 2423, the “Washington County, Utah, 
Public Lands Management Implementation Act”; H.R. 2582, the 
“Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act”; H.R. 2611, the 
“Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary 
Modification Act”; H.R. 2615, the “Gulf Islands National Seashore 
Land Exchange Act of 2017”; H.R. 2768, the “Fowler and Boskoff Peaks 
Designation Act”; H.R. 3115, the “Superior National Forest Land 
Exchange Act of 2017”; H.R. 3279, the “Helium Extraction Act of 
2017”; and H.R. 3281, the “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal 
Infrastructure Incentivization Act”. H.R. 825, H.R. 965, H.R. 1491, 
H.R. 2075, H.R. 2582, and H.R. 3115 were ordered reported, as amended. 
H.R. 3281, H.R. 3279, H.R. 2611, H.R. 2615, H.R. 2768, H.R. 2083, H.R. 
2199, H.R. 2316, H.R. 2371, H.R. 2374, H.R. 2423, H.R. 1547, H.R. 1074, 
H.R. 1418, and H.R. 873 were ordered reported, without amendment.

OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY: REAUTHORIZATION IN THE 115TH 

CONGRESS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled “Office of National Drug Control Policy: 
Reauthorization in the 115th Congress”. Testimony was heard from 
Richard Baum, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; 
Diana Maurer, Director, Justice and Law Enforcement Issues, Government 
Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
Committee on Rules: Full Committee, concluded a hearing on H.R. 3219, 
the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018” [Make America 
Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] [Meeting II]. The Committee granted, 
by record vote of 7-4, a structured rule for H.R. 3219. The rule 
provides that no further general debate shall be in order. The rule 
provides that the further amendment printed in part A of the Rules 
Committee report shall be considered as adopted. The rule makes in 
order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules 
Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the 
resolution, and available pro forma amendments described in section 4 
of House Resolution 473. Each further amendment printed in part B of 
the report 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, 
may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, 
shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in 
section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be subject to a demand 
for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order 
against further amendments printed in part B of the report or against 
amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. The rule 
provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the 
Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer further amendments 
en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not 
earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the 
chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or 
their designees, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments 
described in section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be 
subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 5, the rule 
provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day 
of July 27, 2017, or July 28, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain 
motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his 
designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the 
designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

STEM AND COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION: PREPARING THE 21ST CENTURY 

WORKFORCE
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research 
and Technology held a hearing entitled “STEM and Computer Science 
Education: Preparing the 21st Century Workforce”. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.

PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESSES FROM CYBER ATTACKS: THE CYBERSECURITY 

INSURANCE OPTION
Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Protecting Small Businesses from Cyber Attacks: the Cybersecurity 
Insurance Option”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.

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