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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 198 (Tuesday, December 5, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1283-D1284]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 4546-
4557 were introduced.
  Page H9664

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H9665

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2897, to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the 
Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative 
management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of 
units of the National Park System in the

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District of Columbia, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-436, Part 
2);
  H.R. 4477, to enforce current law regarding the National Instant 
Criminal Background Check System, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-437);
  H.R. 3979, to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize 
the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education 
programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other 
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-438);
  H.R. 1132, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a 2-
year prohibition on employment in a career civil service position for 
any former political appointee, and for other purposes, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 115-439); and
  H. Res. 645, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 38) to 
amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which 
nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms 
may also do so in the State (H. Rept. 115-440).
Pages H9663-64

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Hice (GA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9623

Recess: The House recessed at 11:04 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H9630

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 183 nays with one answering 
“present”, Roll No. 657.
  Pages H9630, H9641

Change of Conferee: The Chair announced the removal of Representative 
Walden as a conferee on H.R. 1, to provide for reconciliation pursuant 
to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for 
fiscal year 2018, and appointed Representative Upton to fill the 
vacancy.
  Page H9641

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017: H.R. 3731, 
amended, to provide overtime pay for employees of the United States 
Secret Service, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas to 4 nays, Roll 
No. 655;
  Pages H9633-37, H9639-40
  Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation Act: H.R. 3317, amended, to 
amend title 18, United States Code, to increase the penalty for female 
genital mutilation, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none 
voting “nay”, Roll No. 656; and
  Pages H9637-39, H9640
  Taylor Force Act: H.R. 1164, amended, to condition assistance to the 
West Bank and Gaza on steps by the Palestinian Authority to end 
violence and terrorism against Israeli citizens.
  Pages H9648-53

Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Conyers, wherein 
he resigned as Representative for the Thirteenth Congressional District 
of Michigan, effective Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
  Page H9648

Whole Number of the House: The Chair announced to the House that, in 
light of the resignation of the gentleman from Michigan, Mr. Conyers, 
the whole number of the House is 433.
  Page H9648

Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed.
  Enhancing Veteran Care Act: S. 1266, to authorize the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations 
to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs; 
                                                         Pages H9641-43
  Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to 
the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to 
the state of Rakhine in Burma: H. Con. Res. 90, amended, condemning 
ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks 
in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of 
Rakhine in Burma;
  Pages H9643-48
  Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic 
Governance Act of 2017: H.R. 2658, amended, to provide humanitarian 
assistance for the Venezuelan people, to defend democratic governance 
and combat widespread public corruption in Venezuela; and 
                                                         Pages H9653-59
  Expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, 
social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: H. Res. 259, amended, 
expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, 
social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
  Pages H9659-63

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H9639-41. There were no quorum 
calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 4:24 p.m.



    


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