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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 199 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)]
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House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 4558-
4580, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights
Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT
Settlement Fund (H. Rept. 115-441);
H.R. 1800, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain
Federal land to facilitate scientific research supporting Federal space
and defense programs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-442);
H. Res. 647, providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for
consideration of the bill (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; and
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 123)
making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for
other purposes (H. Rept. 115-443);
H.R. 1148, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand
access to telehealth-eligible stroke services under the Medicare
program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-444, Part 1);
H.R. 3120, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce
the volume of future electronic health record-related significant
hardship requests (H. Rept. 115-445, Part 1);
H.R. 3263, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend
the Medicare independence at
home medical practice demonstration program, with an amendment (H.
Rept. 115-446, Part 1);
H.R. 3271, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order
to strengthen rules in case of competition for diabetic testing strips,
and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-447, Part 1);
H.R. 3245, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to increase
civil money penalties and criminal fines for Federal health care
program fraud and abuse, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-448, Part
H.R. 2557, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide
for coverage under the Medicare program of certain DNA Specimen
Provenance Assay clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, with an
amendment (H. Rept. 115-449, Part 1); and
H.R. 4300, to authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a
commemorative display to honor members of the United States Armed
Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and for other
purposes (H. Rept. 115-450).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Fortenberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:38 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Al Green (TX)
announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
Question of Privilege: Representative Al Green (TX) rose to a question
of the privileges of the House and submitted a privileged resolution.
Upon examination of the resolution, the Chair determined that the
resolution qualified. Subsequently, the House agreed to the McCarthy
motion to table H. Res. 646, impeaching Donald John Trump, President of
the United States, of high misdemeanors, by a yea-and-nay vote of 364
yeas to 58 nays with four answering “present”, Roll No. 658.
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017: The House passed 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, by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 198
noes, Roll No. 663.
Rejected the Thompson (CA) motion to recommit the bill to the
Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to
the House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 190 yeas
to 236 nays, Roll No. 662.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-45 shall be
considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a
substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in
H. Res. 645, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R.
38) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No.
660, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of
236 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 659.
Pages H9674-82, H9683-84
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules
and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, December
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,
by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll
No. 661; and
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, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas to 3 nays, Roll
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: “Condemning ethnic
cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the violence in and
an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9683,
H9683-84, H9684, H9685, H9702, H9702, and H9704. There were no quorum
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:04 p.m.
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