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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 195 (Thursday, November 30, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1264-D1265]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO





                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 4488-
4507; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 636-638 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H9568-69

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H9570

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 477, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from 
registration brokers performing services in connection with the 
transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies (H. Rept. 
115-431); and
  H.R. 3971, to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate 
Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for 
community financial institutions with respect to certain rules relating 
to mortgage loans, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-432). 
                                                             Page H9568

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Palmer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9519

Recess: The House recessed at 10:54 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H9526

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor 
Jon Lands, Fellowship Baptist Church, Vienna, West Virginia. 
                                                             Page H9526
Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act: The 
House passed H.R. 3905, to require congressional approval of any 
mineral withdrawal or monument designation involving the National 
Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota, to provide for the 
renewal of certain mineral leases in such lands, by a recorded vote of 
216 ayes to 204 noes, Roll No. 643. Consideration began yesterday, 
November 29th.
  Pages H9535-36

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Rejected:
  Grijalva amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-429) that was 
debated on November 29th that sought to increase the royalty rate by 
16.66 percent for mineral leases in the Superior National Forest (by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 182 yeas to 237 nays, Roll No. 642).
Page H9535
  H. Res. 631, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
3017) and (H.R. 3905) was agreed to yesterday, November 29th.
Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017: The House passed 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, by a recorded vote of 213 ayes to 204 
noes, Roll No. 648.
  Pages H9529-35, H9537-38, H9547-59

Agreed to:
  Gianforte amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115-430), as modified, 
that provides additional notification to supervisor with 1 year, 6 
months, 3 months and 30 days of remaining probationary period. 
                                                             Page H9555

Rejected:
  Hastings (FL) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-430) that 
sought to exempt alumni of the PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps, and other 
national service programs under the Corporation for National and 
Community Service from the two year probationary period (by a recorded 
vote of 195 ayes to 221 noes, Roll No. 646); and
Pages H9554-55, H9556-57
  Conolly amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 4 printed in H. 
Rept. 115-430) that sought to strike the provisions of the bill and 
replace it with a study and report by the Comptroller General of the 
United States; the study and report would be on those agencies that 
have lengthened the employee probationary period from 1 to 2 years, and 
any impact of an existing 2 year probationary period at the agency (by 
a recorded vote of 193 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 647). 
                                                         Pages H9555-58
  H. Res. 635, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
4182) and (H.R. 1699) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas 
to 186 nays, Roll No. 645, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 644. 
                                                         Pages H9537-38
Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization 
Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 3017, to amend the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to 
reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 409 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 649.
  Page H9538-47, H9559
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-40 shall be 
considered as adopted.
Page H9539
  H. Res. 631, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
3017) and (H.R. 3905) was agreed to yesterday, November 29th.
Relating to the exercise of the authority of the ranking minority 
member of the Committee on the Judiciary: The House agreed to H. Res. 
636, relating to the exercise of the authority of the ranking minority 
member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  Page H9559
Senate Referrals: S. 825 was referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. S. 1285 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. 
S. 254 was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce. S. 
772 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. S. 669 was referred 
to the Committee on Natural Resources. S. 245 was referred to the 
Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce. S. 343 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. S. 
302 was held at the desk.
  Page H9567
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H9547.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9535, 
H9536, H9537-38, H9538, H9557, H9557-58, H9558-59, and H9559. There 
were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:08 p.m.



    


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