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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 209 (Thursday, December 21, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Page D1359]
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Committee Meetings

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; SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BLUE 

CAMPAIGN AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on 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 concluded a hearing on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1370, 
the “Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act 
of 2017” [Further Continuing Resolution]. The Committee granted, by 
record vote of 8-4, a rule providing for the consideration of the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 1370. The rule makes in order a motion offered 
by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that 
the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment consisting 
of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-52. The rule waives all points 
of order against consideration of the motion. The rule provides that 
the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The 
rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. In section 2, the rule provides for consideration of 
H.R. 4667 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 bill and provides that it shall be 
considered as read. The rule provides that the amendments printed in 
the Rules Committee report 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 provides 
that clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of 
the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative 
day of the first session of the 115th Congress after December 21, 2017: 
the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered 
as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned 
to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring 
the adjournment. In section 4, the rule provides that on any 
legislative day of the second session of the 115th Congress before 
January 8, 2018: the Speaker may dispense with organizational and 
legislative business; the Journal of the proceedings of the previous 
day shall be considered as approved if applicable; and the Chair may at 
any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be 
announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. In section 5, the 
rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the 
duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by 
sections 3 and 4. In section 6, the rule provides that each day during 
the period addressed by sections 3 and 4 of the resolution shall not 
constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the War 
Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546). In section 7, the rule provides 
that each day during the period addressed by sections 3 and 4 of the 
resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for the purposes of 
clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Pelosi, Hoyer, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New 
Mexico, Polis, and Weber of Texas.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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