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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 209 (Thursday, December 21, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1357-D1359]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:  28 public bills, H.R. 4706-
4733; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 671-672 were introduced. 
                                                        Pages H10418-19

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H10421

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 670, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to 
the bill (H.R.1370) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to 
require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of 
Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part 
of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other 
purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4667) making 
further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, 
Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other 
purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from December 
22, 2017, through January 7, 2018 (H. Rept. 115-477);
  H.R. 3168, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
continued access to specialized Medicare Advantage plans for special 
needs individuals, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 
115-478, Part 1);
  H.R. 3726, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create 
alternative sanctions for technical noncompliance with the Stark rule 
under Medicare, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 
115-479, Part 1);
  H.R. 3727, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include 
additional telehealth services for purposes of MA organization bids, 
and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-480, Part 1);
  H.R. 3729, to amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
facilitate provider and supplier cost reporting of ambulance services 
under the Medicare program, and for other purposes, with an amendment 
(H. Rept. 115-481, Part 1); and
  Committee on Ethics. In the Matter Regarding the Arrests of Members 
of the House During a Protest Outside the United States Capitol on 
December 6, 2017 (H. Rept. 115-482).
Page H10418

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 225 yeas to 187 nays with one answering 
“present”, Roll No. 707.
  Pages H10347, H10361

Recess: The House recessed at 9:09 a.m. and reconvened at 12:21 p.m. 
                                                            Page H10348

Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures. Consideration began Tuesday, December 
19th.
  Jobs for Our Heroes Act: S. 1393, to streamline the process by which 
active duty military, reservists, and veterans receive commercial 
driver's licenses, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas with none 
voting “nay”, Roll No. 706; and
  Pages H10360-61
  No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act: S. 1532, to disqualify from 
operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an individual who uses a 
commercial motor vehicle in committing a felony involving human 
trafficking, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 393 yeas with none voting 
“nay”, Roll No. 710.
  Pages H10404-05

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission--Appointment: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part 
of the House to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission: 
Representative Harris. And from private life: Ms. Sylvia Quinton of 
Mardela Springs, Maryland, and Dr. C. James Trotman of West Chester, 
Pennsylvania.
  Page H10361
Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to 
award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole: The House agreed to 
take from the Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 31, authorizing 
the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to award the 
Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole.
  Pages H10361-62
Authorizing the President to award the Medal of Honor to John L. Canley 
for acts of valor during the Vietnam War while a member of the Marine 
Corps: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 4641, 
to authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to John L. 
Canley for acts of valor during the Vietnam War while a member of the 
Marine Corps.
  Page H10362

Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2017: S. 1766, to 
reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013.
  Pages H10362-64, H10405

Question of Consideration: The Chair announced that the bill (H.R. 
4667) making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes 
Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, contained an 
emergency designation pursuant to section 4(g)(1) of the Statutory Pay-
As-You-Go Act of 2010. Subsequently, the House agreed to consider H.R. 
4667 by voice vote.
  Page H10364
Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 
2017: The House agreed to the motion to concur in the Senate amendment 
to H.R. 1370, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the 
Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland 
Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the 
Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, with an amendment 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-52, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 231 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 708. 
                                         Pages H10349-60, H10394-H10403
  H. Res. 670, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate 
amendment to the bill (H.R. 1370) and providing for consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 4667) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 
188 noes, Roll No. 705, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 704. 
                                                        Pages H10359-60
Further Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief 
Requirements, 2017: The House passed H.R. 4667, making further 
supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, 
and calendar year 2017 wildfires, by a yea-and-nay vote of 251 yeas to 
169 nays, Roll No. 709.
  Pages H10364-94, H10403-04
  Pursuant to the Rule, the amendments printed in H. Rept. 115-477 
shall be considered as adopted.
Page H10364
  H. Res. 670, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate 
amendment to the bill (H.R. 1370) and providing for consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 4667) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 
188 noes, Roll No. 705, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 704. 
                                                        Pages H10359-60

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow, December 22nd. 
                                                            Page H10405

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress of a national emergency with respect to the unusual 
and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States posed by serious human rights abuse and 
corruption around the world--referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed 
(H. Doc. 115-83).
  Page H10405
Senate Referrals: S. Con. Res. 31 was held at the desk. S. 117 was 
referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. S. 501 was referred to 
the Committee on Natural Resources.
  Page H10416
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H10348.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Six yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H10359, 
H10359-60, H10360, H10361, H10403, H10403-04, and H10404-05. There were 
no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 7:19 p.m.

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