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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 208 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
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House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 4690-
4705; and 1 resolution, and H. Res. 669 were introduced.
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H. Res. 668, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to
the bill (H.R. 1) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II
and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018
(H. Rept. 115-476).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Rogers (KY) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 9:11 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m.
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a
yea-and-nay vote of 217 yeas to 194 nays with two answering
“present”, Roll No. 703.
Pages H10250, H10330-31
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 669, electing a Member
to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The House agreed to the motion to concur in the
Senate amendment to H.R.
1, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 224 yeas to 201 nays, Roll No. 699.
H. Res. 668, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate
amendment to the bill (H.R. 1) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of
232 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 698, after the previous question was
ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 697.
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules
and pass the following measure:
Consideration began Monday, December 18th.
United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act: H.R. 1159, amended, to
provide for continuing cooperation between the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration and the Israel Space Agency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-
nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 700.
Recess: The House recessed at 2:21 p.m. and reconvened at 6:08 p.m.
Motion to Fix Next Convening Time: Agreed by voice vote to the Yoder
motion that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m.
tomorrow, December 21.
Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017: The House
passed 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, by a yea-and-nay
vote of 238 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 702.
Rejected the Sarbanes motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on
Financial Services with instructions to report the same back to the
House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 189 yeas to
231 nays, Roll No. 701.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-46 shall be
considered as adopted.
H. Res. 657, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R.
2396) and (H.R. 4015) was agreed to Wednesday, December 13th.
Recess: The House recessed at 8:42 p.m. and reconvened at 10:44 p.m.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H10251 .
Quorum Calls Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes developed during the
proceedings of today and appear on pages H10260, H10261, H10312,
H10313, H10329-30, H10330, H10331. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10:45 p.m.
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