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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 199 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1289-D1291]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 4558-
4580, were introduced.
  Pages H9708-09

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H9710

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

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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 
1);
  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).
Pages H9707-08

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Fortenberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9667

Recess: The House recessed at 10:38 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H9671

Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Al Green (TX) 
announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
  Page H9682

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. 
                                                         Pages H9682-83
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.
  Pages H9685-9703
  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.
Pages H9701-03
  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 
the bill.
Page H9685
  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 
5th.
  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
  Pages H9684-85
  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 No. 664;
  Pages H9703-04
  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 
in Burma.”.
Page H9704

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 
calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:04 p.m.

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