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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 188 (Thursday, November 16, 2017)]
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House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 36 public bills, H.R. 4416-4451;
and 2 resolutions, H.J. Res. 121; and H. Res. 625 were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 2907, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of
the Interior to develop and publish an all-of-the-above quadrennial Federal
onshore energy production strategy to meet domestic energy needs, and for
other purposes (H. Rept. 115-413);
H.R. 2706, to provide requirements for the appropriate Federal banking
agencies when requesting or ordering a depository institution to terminate a
specific customer account, to provide for additional requirements related to
subpoenas issued under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and
Enforcement Act of 1989, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept.
H.R. 4182, to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary
periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the
Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-415).
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Rob
Hughes, Broadway Presbyterian Church, Sedalia, Missouri.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:10 a.m. and reconvened at 12:30 p.m.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The House passed H.R. 1, to provide for
reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the
budget for fiscal year 2018, by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 205 nays,
Roll No. 637. Consideration began yesterday, November 15th.
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: “To provide for reconciliation
pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for
fiscal year 2018.”.
H. Res. 619, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) was
agreed to yesterday, November 15th.
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and
pass the following measure. Consideration began Wednesday, November 15th.
Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at
1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the “Sr. Chief Ryan
Owens Post Office Building”: H.R. 3109, to designate the facility of the
United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in
Chillicothe, Illinois, as the “Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building”.
United States Capitol Preservation Commission--Appointment: The Chair
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of
the House to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission:
Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission--Appointment: Read a letter from
Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the Honorable
Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, District of Columbia to the Frederick
Douglass Bicentennial Commission. And from private life: Mr. Kenneth B.
Morris, Jr. of Orange, California.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns
today, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, November 17th.
Senate Referral: S. 807 was held at the desk.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings
of today and appears on page H9413-14. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 3:14 p.m.
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