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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:  8 public bills, H.R. 3525-
3632; and 14 resolutions, H.J. Res. 116; H. Con. Res. 75, 76; and H. 
Res. 485-495 were introduced.
  Pages H6571-80

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H6580-82

Reports Filed:Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 873, to authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation 
to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a 
commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes 
(H. Rept. 115-264);
  H. Res. 442, resolution of inquiry directing the Secretary of the 
Treasury to provide certain documents in the Secretary's possession to 
the House of Representatives relating to President Trump's financial 
connections to Russia, certain illegal financial schemes, and related 
information; adversely (H. Rept. 115-265);
  H.R. 95, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to 
veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department 
of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-266);
  H.R. 3262, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out 
a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former 
members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician 
assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish pay 
grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the 
Department, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-
267);
  H.R. 2195, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for 
access of the Special Counsel to certain information, with amendments 
(H. Rept. 115-268);
  H. Res. 437, resolution of inquiry requesting the President to 
provide certain documents in the President's possession; adversely (H. 
Rept. 115-269); 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; adversely 
(H. Rept. 115-270).
Page H6571

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Veterans' Access to Child Care Act:  H.R. 95, amended, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical 
services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs; 
                                                         Pages H6538-39
  Veterans Affairs Senior Executive Accountability Act: H.R. 2772, 
amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for 
requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans 
Affairs senior executive employees;
  Page H6540
  Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education 
Act of 2017: H.R. 3262, amended, to require the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance 
to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and 
training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
and

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to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician 
assistants of the Department; and
  Pages H6540-43
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To require the Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational 
assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education 
and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, and for other purposes.”.
Page H6543
  Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act: H.R. 873, to authorize the 
Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National 
Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the 
District of Columbia.
  Pages H6543-47
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018: The House passed 
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, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 380 yeas to 35 nays, Roll No. 437.
  Pages H6528-31, H6547
  Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now 
printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
Page H6528
  H. Res. 481, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
3180) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 186 nays, Roll 
No. 436, after the previous question was ordered without objection. 
                                                         Pages H6530-31

Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act: The House passed 
S. 114, 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 yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas with 
none voting “nay”, Roll No. 438.
  Pages H6525-28, H6531-38, H6557-58
  Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
printed in H. Rept. 115-262 shall be considered as adopted. 
                                                             Page H6525
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To authorize 
appropriations and to appropriate amounts for the Veterans Choice 
Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve hiring 
authorities of the Department, to authorize major medical facility 
leases, and for other purposes.”.
Page H6558
  H. Res. 480, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (S. 
114) was agreed to by voice vote, after the previous question was 
ordered without objection.
Page H6525
Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements 
Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 371, as 
amended by Representative Royce, to make technical changes and other 
improvements to the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 
2017.
  Pages H6558-60

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1st. 
                                                             Page H6568

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency with respect to Lebanon 
that was declared in Executive Order 13441 of August 1, 2007, is to 
continue in effect beyond August 1, 2017--referred to the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-59). 
                                                         Pages H6563-64
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H6523.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H6556-57. There were no quorum 
calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:41 p.m.



    


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