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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 181 (Tuesday, November 7, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1183-D1185]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 31 public bills, H.R. 4263-
4293; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res 90; and H. Res. 608, 610, 611, 
were introduced.
  Pages H8595-97

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H8598

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1133, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live 
donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, 
and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-393);
  H.R. 2123, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use 
of telemedicine, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-394);

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  H.R. 2601, to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability 
Act of 2014 to improve the access of veterans to organ transplants, and 
for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-395);
  H.R. 3634, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that 
individuals may access documentation verifying the monthly housing 
stipend paid to the individual under the Post-9/11 Educational 
Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (H. Rept. 115-
396);
  H.R. 3705, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to require the 
use of certified mail and plain language in certain debt collection 
activities, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-397);
  H.R. 3949, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the 
designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship 
programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-398);
  H.R. 1900, to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, 
Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and for other 
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-399, Part 1);
  H.R. 4173, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a 
study on the Veterans Crisis Line, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-
400); and
  H. Res. 609, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2201) to 
amend the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt certain micro-offerings from 
the registration requirements of such Act, and for other purposes (H. 
Rept. 115-401).
Page H8595

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Weber to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8525

Recess: The House recessed at 10:51 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H8531

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Chaplain 
Michael J. Halyard, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San 
Antonio, TX.
  Pages H8531-32

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 225 yeas to 184 nays with 3 answering “present”, 
Roll No. 612.
  Pages H8532, H8544-45
Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act of 2017: The House 
agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 3897, to amend title 
10, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of the Gold Star 
Installation Access Card to the surviving spouse, dependent children, 
and other next of kin of a member of the Armed Forces who dies while 
serving on certain active or reserve duty, and to ensure that a 
remarried surviving spouse with dependent children of the deceased 
member remains eligible for installation benefits to which the 
surviving spouse was previously eligible.
  Page H8545

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017: H.R. 3911, to amend the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to risk-based examinations 
of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, by a 2/3 
yea-and-nay vote of 389 yeas to 32 nays, Roll No. 615; 
                                                  Pages H8545-47, H8581
  Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans: H.R. 2148, amended, to amend 
the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to clarify capital requirements for 
certain acquisition, development, or construction loans; 
                                                         Pages H8547-50
  Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act: H.R. 918, amended, 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; 
                                                         Pages H8550-53
  Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017: H.R. 1133, amended, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for 
purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran; 
                                                         Pages H8553-54
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read:To amend the Veterans 
Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live 
donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, 
and for other purposes.”.
Page H8554
  National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act: H.R. 1900, amended, to 
designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the 
National Veterans Memorial and Museum;
  Pages H8554-56
  Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017: H.R. 2123, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health 
care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine; 
                                                         Pages H8556-58
  Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 
2017: H.R. 2601, amended, to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and 
Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the access of veterans to organ 
transplants;
  Pages H8558-60
  Securing Electronic Records for Veterans' Ease Act of 2017: H.R. 
3634, to amend title 38, United

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States Code, to ensure that individuals may access documentation 
verifying the monthly housing stipend paid to the individual under the 
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs; and
  Pages H8560-61
  Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act: H.R. 3949, 
amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the 
designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship 
programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
  Pages H8562-63

Save Local Business Act: The House passed 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, 
by a recorded vote of 242 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 614. 
                                                         Pages H8566-81
  Rejected the Bonamici motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce with instructions to report the same back 
to the House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 186 
yeas to 235 nays, Roll No. 613.
Pages H8579-80
  Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed 
in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
Page H8566
  H. Res. 607, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
3043) and (H.R. 3441) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 
182 noes, Roll No. 611, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 610. 
                                                         Pages H8535-44

Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed.
  Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017: H.R. 3705, amended, to direct 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to require the use of certified mail 
and plain language in certain debt collection activities; and 
                                                         Pages H8561-62
  Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017: H.R. 4173, amended, to direct 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the Veterans 
Crisis Line.
  Pages H8563-66
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H8534-35.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8543, 
H8543-44, H8544, H8580, H8580-81, and H8581. There were no quorum 
calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:38 p.m.



    


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