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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 200 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1297-D1298]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO





                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 24 public bills, H.R. 4581-
4604; and 7 resolutions, H. Res. 648-654, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H9756-57

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H9757-58

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 4015, to improve the quality of proxy advisory firms for the 
protection of investors and the U.S. economy, and in the public 
interest, by fostering accountability, transparency, responsiveness, 
and competition in the proxy advisory firm industry (H. Rept. 115-451);
  H.R. 4324, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to make 
certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial 
institutions' aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for 
other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-452); and
  H.R. 1638, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a 
report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated 
total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian 
leaders and other figures, and for other purposes, with an amendment 
(H. Rept. 115-453, Part 1).
Page H9756

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Brat to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9711

Recess: The House recessed at 11:05 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H9717

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend 
Steven E. Boes, Boys Town, Boys Town, Nebraska.
  Page H9717

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 205 nays with two answering 
“present”, Roll No. 668.
  Pages H9717, H9731-32

Recess: The House recessed at 3:40 p.m. and reconvened at 4:14 p.m. 
                                                             Page H9742
Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage 
Simplification Act of 2017: The House passed 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 426 yeas 
with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 669.
  Pages H9739-42, H9742-43
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-43 shall be 
considered as adopted.
Page H9722

Agreed to:
  Sherman amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115-443) that 
makes several changes that provide additional protections for investors 
and small businesses, which will align the bill with a Securities and 
Exchange Commission no-action letter issued January 31, 2014; 
specifically the amendment includes provisions that would prohibit 
passive buyers in the M&A transaction, prohibit M&A brokers from 
binding a party to a transfer of ownership, prohibit M&A brokers from 
providing financing for the transfer, and require M&A brokers that 
represent both the buyer and seller to disclose that to both parties 
and receive written consent.
Pages H9741-42
  H. Res. 647, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
477) and (H.R. 3971) and the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 123) was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 238 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 666, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 
yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 665.
Pages H9722-30
Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018: The House passed H.J. Res. 
123, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, by 
a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 670. 
                                                  Pages H9722-39, H9743
  H. Res. 647, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
477) and (H.R. 3971) and the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 123) was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 238 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 666, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 
yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 665.
Pages H9722-30

[[Page D1298]]

Suspensions-Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures. Consideration began Tuesday, December 
5th.
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay 
vote of 419 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 667; and
  Pages H9730-31
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 388 yeas to 29 nays, Roll No. 671.
  Pages H9745-46
Admiral Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display 
Establishment Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table 
and pass 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.
  Page H9746

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, December 11th for 
Morning Hour debate.
  Page H9746
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H9755.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H9729, H9730, H9730, H9731, 
H9742, H9743, and H9745. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:46 p.m.



    


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