Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
December 19, 2017
115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 207 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D1343-D1344] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 4680- 4689, were introduced. Pages H10245-46 Additional Cosponsors: Pages H10246-47 Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows: H.R. 4478, to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-475, Part 1). Page H10245 Recess: The House recessed at 9:31 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. Page H10186 Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 180 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 696. Pages H10186-87, H10230-31 Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures. Consideration began Monday, December 18th. Women in Aerospace Education Act: H.R. 4254, amended, to amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to strengthen the aerospace workforce pipeline by the promotion of Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and National Aeronautics and Space Administration internship and fellowship opportunities to women, by a \2/3\ yea-and- nay vote of 409 yeas to 17 nays, Roll No. 690; and Pages H10200-01 Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act: H.R. 4323, amended, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with one voting ``nay'', Roll No. 693. Page H10215 Clerk to Correct Engrossment: Agreed by unanimous consent that, in the engrossment of H.R. 4375, the Clerk be directed to make the change placed at the desk. Page H10201 [[Page D1344]] Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To provide for a report on broadening participation in certain National Science Foundation research and education programs, to collect data on Federal research grants to science agencies, and for other purposes.''. Page H10201 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany 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 227 yeas to 203 nays, Roll No. 692. Pages H10189-10215 Rejected the Neal motion to recommit the conference report to the committee of conference, by a yea-and-nay vote of 191 yeas to 236 nays, Roll No. 691. Pages H10213-14 H. Res. 667, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 1) and the bill (H.R. 3312) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 193 noes, Roll No. 689, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 688. Pages H10189-H10200 Motion to Fix Next Convening Time: Agreed by unanimous consent to the Graves (MO) motion that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, December 20 for Morning Hour debate. Page H10215 Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 3312, to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, by a yea-and-nay vote of 288 yeas to 130 nays, Roll No. 694. Pages H10220-29 Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-49, modified by the amendment printed in H. Rept. 115-474, shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill. Pages H10220-21 H. Res. 667, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 1) and the bill (H.R. 3312) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 193 noes, Roll No. 689, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 688. Pages H10189-H10200 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure: Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act: S. 1536, to designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and to expand the scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's outreach and education program to include human trafficking prevention activities, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas with one voting ``nay'', Roll No. 695. Pages H10218-20, H10229-30 Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed. Jobs for Our Heroes Act: S. 1393, to streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and veterans receive commercial driver's licenses; and Pages H10215-17 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. Pages H10217-18 Quorum Calls--Votes: Eight yea-and-nay votes and one recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H10199, H10200, H10200-01, H10213-14, H10214, H10215, H10229, H10230, H10230- 31. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 7:11 p.m.