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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 202 (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1311-D1312]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 4616-
4633; 1 private bill, H.R. 4634; and 6 resolutions, H. Res. 656-661, 
were introduced.
  Page H9844-45

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H9846

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2872, to amend the Federal Power Act to promote hydropower 
development at existing nonpowered dams, and for other purposes, with 
an amendment (H. Rept. 115-461, Part 1);
  H. Res. 657, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2396) to 
amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain 
annual notices provided by financial institutions, and providing for 
consideration of the bill (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. 115-462); and
  H. Res. 658, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1638) to 
require the Secretaryof 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, and providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 4324) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to 
make certifications with respect toUnited States and foreign financial 
institutions' aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and, for 
other purposes (H. Rept. 115-463).
Page H9844

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9791

Recess: The House recessed at 10:53 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H9797

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Directing 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. 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;
  Pages H9808-09
  Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act: 
H.R. 2872, amended, to amend the Federal Power Act to promote 
hydropower development at existing nonpowered dams;
  Pages H9809-12
  Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act: H.R. 2880, 
amended, to amend the Federal Power Act to promote closed-loop pumped 
storage hydropower;
  Pages H9812-14
  Amending title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to 
conduct telework travel expenses test programs: H.R. 4171, amended, to 
amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct 
telework travel expenses test programs;
  Pages H9814-15
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the “Converse Veterans Post 
Office Building”: H.R. 1208, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, 
as the “Converse Veterans Post Office Building”;
  Pages H9815-16
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the “Rutledge Pearson 
Post Office Building”: H.R. 3638, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in 
Jacksonville, Florida, as the “Rutledge Pearson Post Office 
Building”;
  Pages H9818
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the “Dr. Walter S. 
McAfee Post Office Building”: H.R. 3655, to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, 
New Jersey, as the “Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building”; 
                                                         Pages H9819-20
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the “James C. 
`Billy' Johnson Post Office Building”: H.R. 4285, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton 
Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the “James C. `Billy' Johnson 
Post Office Building”;
  Pages H9820-21
  Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world: H. Res. 
407, amended, condemning the persecution of Christians around the 
world;
  Pages H9821-24
  Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico 
partnership: H. Res. 336, reaffirming

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a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership; and 
                                                         Pages H9824-26
  Reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and 
Canada, recognizing bilateral cooperation that advances United States 
national interests, and urging increased bilateral cooperation on 
security, economic issues, and energy: H. Res. 357, amended, 
reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and 
Canada, recognizing bilateral cooperation that advances United States 
national interests, and urging increased bilateral cooperation on 
security, economic issues, and energy.
  Page H9826-28
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission--
Reappointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority 
Leader, in which she reappointed the following individuals to the 
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, effective 
January 1, 2018: Ms. Carolyn Bartholomew of Washington, D.C. and Mr. 
Michael R. Wessel of Falls Church, Virginia.
  Page H9828

Recess: The House recessed at 4:08 p.m. and reconvened at 4:34 p.m. 
                                                             Page H9828
Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017: The House passed 
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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 294 yeas to 129 nays, Roll 
No. 675.
  Pages H9799-H9808, H9829-30
  Rejected the Titus motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Financial Services with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 190 yeas to 
233 nays, Roll No. 674.
Pages H9807-08, H9828-29
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-44 shall be 
considered as adopted.
Page H9799

Agreed to:
  Sherman amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-443) that 
lowers the amount of consolidated assets of a creditor eligible for the 
safe harbor from escrow requirements inthe bill from $25,000,000,000 or 
less to $10,000,000,000 or less; lowers the number of loans that a 
mortgage servicer eligible for exemptions and adjustments from the 
Bureau can service annually from 30,000 or fewer mortgage loans to 
20,000 or fewer mortgage loans.
Page H9806
  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 Thursday, December 7th.

Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed.
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the “Sergeant 
John Basilone Post Office”: H.R. 2815, to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in 
Raritan, New Jersey, as the “Sergeant John Basilone Post Office”; and
                                                         Pages H9816-18
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the “Borinqueneers 
Post Office Building”: H.R. 4042, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in 
Kissimmee, Florida, as the “Borinqueneers Post Office Building”. 
                                                         Pages H9818-19
Senate Referral: S. 447 was referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs.
  Page H9843
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H9799.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H9828-29 and H9829-30.There 
were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:24 p.m.



    


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