Daily Digest

Friday, March 24, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action



The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 8 public bills, H.R. 1718–1725, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 228, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1628) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017 (H. Rept. 115–58); and

H.R. 1430, to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible (H. Rept. 115–59).
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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 201 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 194.
Pages H2373, H2292–93


Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures. Consideration began Wednesday, March 22nd.
Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act: H.R. 1365, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain acquisition innovation, by a 2/3 recorded vote of 424 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 193; and
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Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017: H.R. 1302, to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel.
Pages H2441–42


American Health Care Act of 2017: The House considered H.R. 1628, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017. Further proceedings were postponed.
Pages H2393–H2441

Pursuant to H. Res. 228, the following amendments specified in section 2 shall be considered as adopted: a) the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–58, modified by the amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–58; and b) the amendment printed in part C of H. Rept. 115–58, modified by the amendments printed in part D and E of H. Rept. 115–58.
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H. Res. 228, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1628) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 192, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 191.
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Recess: The House recessed at 3:31 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m.
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Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, March 27th for Morning Hour debate.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2390–91, H2391–92, H2392, and H2392–93. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 4:31 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017

Committee on Rules: Full Committee concluded a hearing on H.R. 1628, the ``American Health Care Act of 2017''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 9–3, a closed rule for H.R. 1628. The rule provides four hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget or their respective designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report shall be considered as adopted. The rule provides that the amendment printed in part C of the Rules Committee report, modified by the amendments printed in part D and part E of the report shall be considered as adopted. The rule provides that 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 one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Black, Chairman Brady of Texas, and Chairman Walden, and Representatives Yarmuth, Pallone, Neal, Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn, Grothman, Jackson Lee, Palmer, Barton, Collins of New York, Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Herrera Beutler, Scott of Virginia, and Takano.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

MARCH 27, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider the nominations of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Rod J. Rosenstein, of Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney General, and Rachel L. Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General, both of the Department of Justice, 12 noon, SD–226.

House

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1430, the ``HONEST Act''; and S.J. Res. 34, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, March 27

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of T.D. 114–12, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the treaty at 5:30 p.m. The filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the treaty is at 3:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Monday, March 27

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.






Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E386

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E383, E384, E385, E388

Brown, Anthony G., Md., E385, E386, E387

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E381

Carbajal, Salud O., Calif., E379

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E380

Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E379

Donovan, Daniel M., Jr, N.Y., E379

Green, Al, Tex., E387

Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E380

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E379

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E384

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E380

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E382, E385

Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E382

Shimkus, John, Ill., E381

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E381

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E380, E381, E382, E382, E383, E385, E386

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E383, E384, E385, E386, E387, E387

Tsongas, Niki, Mass., E379

Westerman, Bruce, Ark., E383

Young, David, Iowa, E387, E388

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