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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 182 (Wednesday, November 8, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1192-D1193]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 24 public bills, H.R. 4294-
4317; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 91, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H8660-61

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H8662-63

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3071, to require executive agencies to consider equipment rental 
in any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition, and for 
other purposes (H. Rept. 115-402); and
  H.R. 3244, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for 
annual surveys of Federal employees, and for other purposes, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 115-403).
Page H8660

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Bacon to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8599

Recess: The House recessed at 10:57 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H8605

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor 
Jeff Williams, Faith Community Church, Janesville, WI.
  Page H8605

Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act--Rule for Consideration: The House 
agreed to 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, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 233 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 617 , after the previous 
question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 190 nays, 
Roll No. 616.
  Pages H8609-14

Recess: The House recessed at 3:20 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8641

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, November 9.
  Page H8641
Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 
3043, to modernize hydropower policy, by a recorded vote of 257 ayes to 
166 noes, Roll No. 620.
  Pages H8614-42
  Pursuant to the Rule, it shall be in order to consider as an original 
bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill.
Page H8630

Agreed to:
  Grothman amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-391) that requires 
the U.S. Department of Interior consider the threat of invasive species 
when it makes decisions on hydropower licensing;
Pages H8633-34
  Babin amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115-391) that allows FERC 
to examine the licenses of any project located in an area that was 
declared by the President to be a disaster area in 2017; and 
                                                             Page H8634
  Jenkins (WV) amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115-391) that 
ensures that when hydro projects have an existing Memorandum of 
Understanding for non-federal hydropower with FERC that all relevant 
federal agencies are authorized to fully study and review the potential 
expansion of non-federal hydropower, including a review of seasonal 
pool levels and slowing flood releases.
Pages H8634-35

  Rush amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 4 printed in H. 
Rept. 115-391) that sought to add a new section to the Federal Power 
Act (FPA) to improve the hydropower licensing process; direct the 
Commission and the Federal resource agencies to convene a negotiated 
rulemaking within 90 days of enactment with state and local government 
representatives, Indian tribes, and stakeholders to develop a process 
that will coordinate all necessary Federal authorizations and enable 
the Commission to make a final decision on a license not later than 3 
years of receiving a completed license application (by a recorded vote 
of 185 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 619).
Pages H8635-41, H8641-42
  H. Res. 607, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
3043) and (H.R. 3441) was agreed to yesterday, November 7th.

Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures. Consideration began Tuesday, November 

[[Page D1193]]

  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting 
“nay”, Roll No. 618; and
  Page H8614
  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, by a 2/3 yea-
and-nay vote of 422 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 621. 
                                                             Page H8643
Senate Referrals: S. 1088 was referred to the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform. S. 1015 was referred to the Committee on Energy 
and Commerce and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
  Page H8660
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H8609.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8612-13, 
H8613-14, H8614, H8641-42, H8642, and H8643. There were no quorum 

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:57 p.m.


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