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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 185 (Monday, November 13, 2017)]
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House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 4372-
4381; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 92-93; and H. Res. 615, 617, 618
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 2331, to require a new or updated Federal website that is
intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly, and for other
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-406);
H.R. 3739, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the
Act of 1958”, with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a
former President, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-407);
H. Res. 616, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2874) to
achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National
Flood Insurance Program, to enhance the development of more accurate
estimates of flood risk through new technology and better maps, to
increase the role of private markets in the management of flood
insurance risks, and to provide for alternative methods to insure
against flood peril, and for other purposes, and providing for
consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R.
2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other
purposes (H. Rept. 115-408); and
H.R. 1, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018, with
amendments (H. Rept. 115-409).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a
yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 165 nays with two answering
“present”, Roll No. 625.
Recess: The House recessed at 2:04 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the
Market Data Protection Act of 2017: H.R. 3973, to amend the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require certain entities to develop
internal risk control mechanisms to safeguard and govern the storage of
Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017: H.R. 3071, amended, to
require executive agencies to consider equipment rental in any cost-
effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition, by a yea-and-nay vote
of 396 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 624; and
Pages H9143-45, H9157
Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017: H.R. 3739, amended,
to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the “Former
Presidents Act of 1958”, with respect to the monetary allowance
payable to a former President.
Recess: The House recessed at 5:54 p.m. and reconvened at 6:31 p.m.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to
United States policy towards Yemen: The House agreed to H. Res. 599,
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to
United States policy towards Yemen, by a yea-and-nay vote of 366 yeas
to 30 nays with one answering “present”, Roll No. 623.
Pages H9148-55, H9155-56
Oath of Office--Third Congressional District of Utah: Representative-
elect John Curtis presented himself in the well of the House and was
administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of
the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from the
Honorable Spencer J. Cox, Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah,
indicating that, at the Special Election held on November 7, 2017, the
Honorable John Curtis was elected Representative to Congress for the
3rd Congressional District, State of Utah.
Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in
light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Utah, the
whole number of the House is 434.
Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following
measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were
Connected Government Act: H.R. 2331, amended, to require a new or
updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be
Senate Referrals: S. 324 was held at the desk. S. 886 was held at the
desk. S. 906 was held at the desk. S. 1153 was referred to the
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. S. 1266 was referred to the Committee
on Veterans' Affairs.
Pages H9140, H9168
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H9156.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the
proceedings of today and appear on pages H9155-56, H9157, H9158. There
were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:47 p.m.
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