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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 180 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1174-D1175]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 4254-
4262, were introduced.
  Page H8522

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H8523

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3122, to protect individuals who are eligible for increased 
pension under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on 
the basis of need of regular aid and attendance from dishonest, 
predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices, and for other purposes, 
with amendments (H. Rept. 115-385);
  H.R. 3562, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of 
residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of 
such title, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-386);
  H.R. 3656, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a 
consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans 
Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and 
dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 115-387);
  H.R. 3657, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the 
graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal 
cemeteries, with amendments (H. Rept. 115-388);
  H.R. 1066, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to 
the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives a report regarding the organizational structure of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-
389);
  H.R. 918, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental health care to certain 
former members of the Armed Forces who are not otherwise eligible to 
receive such care, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 
115-390);
  H. Res. 607, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3043) to 
modernize hydropower policy, and for other purposes, and providing for 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 3441) to clarify the treatment of two 
or more employers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations 
Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (H. Rept. 115-391); and
  H.R. 2148, to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to clarify 
capital requirements for certain acquisition, development, or 
construction loans, with amendments (H. Rept. 115-392). 
                                                         Pages H8521-22

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8499

Recess: The House recessed at 12:06 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8500

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 169 nays with 3 answering “present”, 
Roll No. 609.
  Pages H8500, H8510-11

Recess: The House recessed at 2:19 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8502

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Amending title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of 
veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title: 
H.R. 3562, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of 
residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of 
such title, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas with none voting 
“nay”, Roll No. 607;
  Pages H8502-04, H8509
  Veterans Affairs Management Alignment Act of 2017: H.R. 1066, to 
direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to the Committees on 
Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a 
report regarding the organizational structure of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, by a 2/3 yea-

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and-nay vote of 399 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 608; 
                                                  Pages H8504-05, H8510
  Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017: H.R. 3122, amended, 
to protect individuals who are eligible for increased pension under 
laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the basis of 
need of regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or 
otherwise unlawful practices;
  Pages H8505-07
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To direct the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to include on the internet website of the Department 
of Veterans Affairs a warning regarding dishonest, predatory, or 
otherwise unlawful practices targeting individuals who are eligible for 
increased pension on the basis of need for regular aid and attendance, 
and for other purposes.”.
Page H8507
  Amending title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent 
eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs 
memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent 
children of veterans whose remains are unavailable: H.R. 3656, amended, 
to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent 
eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs 
memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent 
children of veterans whose remains are unavailable; and
  Page H8507
  Amending title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of 
spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries: 
H.R. 3657, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for 
the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal 
cemeteries;
  Pages H8508-09
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To amend title 38, United 
States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide 
certain burial benefits for spouses and children of veterans who are 
buried in tribal cemeteries, and for other purposes.”.
Page H8509

Recess: The House recessed at 5:15 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8509

Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of 
the victims of the attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 
                                                         Pages H8509-10

Presidential Messages: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency with respect to Burundi 
that was declared in Executive Order 13712 of November 22, 2015 is to 
continue in effect beyond November 22, 2017--referred to the Committee 
on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-76). 
                                                             Page H8502
  Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that 
the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared in 
Executive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979 is to continue in effect 
beyond November 14, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs 
and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115-77).
Page H8502
  Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that 
the national emergency with respect to the proliferation of weapons of 
mass destruction that was declared in Executive Order 12938 of November 
14, 1994 is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 2017--referred to 
the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 
115-78).
Page H8502

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H8509, H8510, and H8510-11. 
There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:29 p.m.



    


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