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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 7 (Thursday, January 11, 2018)]
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House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 4766-
4784; and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 98; and H. Res. 684-691 were
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 4043, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to reauthorize
the whistleblower protection program, and for other purposes, with
amendments (H. Rept. 115-510);
H.R. 1701, to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the costs of
painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government,
with amendments (H. Rept. 115-511, Part 1);
H.R. 3737, to provide for a study on the use of social media in
security clearance investigations (H. Rept. 115-512); and
H.R. 1532, to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust
for the benefit of the Poarch Band
of Creek Indians, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115-513).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed
Representative Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Rapid DNA Act: The House passed S. 139, to implement the use of Rapid
DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention
and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other
crimes, to exonerate the innocent, and to prevent DNA analysis
backlogs, by a yea-and-nay vote of 256 yeas to 164 nays, Roll No. 16.
Rejected the Himes motion to commit the bill to the Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence with instructions to report the same back to
the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 189 ayes
to 227 noes, Roll No. 15.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-53 shall be
considered as adopted.
Amash amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115-504) that sought to
replace the text of S. 139 with the text of the USA RIGHTS Act (by a
yea-and-nay vote of 183 yeas to 233 nays, Roll No. 14).
H. Res. 682, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (S.
139) was agreed to yesterday, January 10th.
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules
and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, January
Counter Terrorist Network Act: H.R. 4578, to authorize certain
counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border
Protection, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No.
Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act: The
House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 4708, 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.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns
today, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, January 12th and
further, when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourns to meet at 12
noon on Tuesday, January 16th for Morning Hour debate.
Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the
enrollment of the bill S. 139: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 78,
directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the
enrollment of the bill S. 139.
Committee Chairwoman Resignation: Read a letter from Representative
Black wherein she resigned as the Chairwoman of the Committee on the
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Gowdy wherein
he resigned from the Committee on Ethics.
Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 685, electing Members
to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Senate Referral: S. 875 was referred to the Committee on Energy and
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H157-58,
H159, H159-160, and H160. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:31 p.m.
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