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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 199 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1291-D1292]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

Committee Meetings

WORKPLACE LEAVE POLICIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR EMPLOYERS 
AND WORKING FAMILIES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, 
Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled “Workplace 
Leave Policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Working 
Families”. Testimony was heard from Hans Riemer, President, Montgomery 
County Council, Maryland; and public witnesses.

BUSINESS MEETING; MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee held a business 
meeting on subcommittee membership; and a markup on H.R. 453, the 
“Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act of 2017”; H.R. 350, 
the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017”; H.R. 
1119, the “SENSE Act”; H.R. 1733, to direct the Secretary of Energy 
to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits 
of the re-refining of used lubricating oil; H.R. 1917, the “Blocking 
Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017”; H.R. 2872, 
the “Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams 
Act”; and H.R. 2880, the “Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage 
Hydropower Act”. The committee resolution on subcommittee membership 
passed, without amendment. H.R. 453, H.R. 350, H.R. 1733, and H.R. 1917 
were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 2872, H.R. 2880, and 
H.R. 1119 were ordered reported, as amended.

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FINANCE: PRIVATE SECTOR PERSPECTIVES ON HOUSING 

FINANCE REFORM, PART IV
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance 
held a hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Private Sector 
Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform, Part IV”. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.

ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS TO COMBAT EXTREMISM
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled “Advancing Human Rights to Combat Extremism”. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

BREXIT: A NEGOTIATION UPDATE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats held a hearing entitled “Brexit: A Negotiation 
Update”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

U.S. POLICY TOWARDS TIBET: ACCESS, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a hearing entitled “U.S. Policy Towards Tibet: Access, Religious 
Freedom, and Human Rights”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans 
held a hearing on H.R. 4465, the “Endangered Fish Recovery Programs 
Extension Act of 2017”. Testimony was heard from Representative 
Curtis; Henry Maddux, Director, Recovery Programs, Utah Department of 
Natural Resources; Andrew Colosimo, Government and Corporate Affairs 
Manager, Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado; and a public witness.

SMALL BUSINESS MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, SALES, AND BROKERAGE 
SIMPLIFICATION ACT OF 2017; COMMUNITY INSTITUTION MORTGAGE RELIEF ACT 
OF 2017; FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 477, the 
“Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage 
Simplification Act of 2017”; H.R. 3971, the “Community Institution 
Mortgage Relief Act of 2017”; and H.J. Res. 123, the “Further 
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018”. The Committee granted, by record 
vote of 8-4, a structured rule for H.R. 477. The rule provides one hour 
of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of 
the text of Rules Committee Print 115-43 shall be considered as adopted 
and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives 
all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The 
rule makes in order only the further amendment printed in part A of the 
Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the 
report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the 
proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule 
waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part A of 
the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. In section

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2, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3971 under a structured 
rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 
115-44 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall 
be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule makes in order only the 
further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, if 
offered by the Member designated in the report, which shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 
report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, 
shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand 
for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order 
against the amendment printed in part B of the report. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In 
section 3, the rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 123 under a 
closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the joint resolution. The rule provides that the joint 
resolution shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of 
order against provisions in the joint resolution. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hensarling and 
Representative Maxine Waters of California.

FROM LAB TO MARKET: A REVIEW OF NSF INNOVATION CORPS
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research 
and Technology held a hearing entitled “From Lab to Market: A Review 
of NSF Innovation Corps”. Testimony was heard from Dawn Tilbury, 
Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science 
Foundation; and public witnesses.

NASA'S NEXT FOUR LARGE TELESCOPES
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held 
a hearing entitled “NASA's Next Four Large Telescopes”. Testimony was 
heard from Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission 
Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Cristina 
Chaplain, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government 
Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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