Daily Digest

Friday, June 23, 2017

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 4 p.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 12, 3031–3052; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 65; and H. Res. 404 were introduced.
Pages H5138–39

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H5140

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2258, to require that certain standards for commercial driver's licenses applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also apply to current members of the armed services or reserves, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–189);

H.R. 2547, to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–190);

H.R. 2548, to reauthorize the programs and activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–191, Part 1); and

H.R. 1492, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Attorney General to register practitioners to transport controlled substances to States in which the practitioner is not registered under the Act for the purpose of administering the substances (under applicable State law) at locations other than principal places of business or professional practice (H. Rept. 115–192, Part 1).
Page H5137

Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act: The House passed H.R. 2842, to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients, by a yea-and-nay vote of 377 yeas to 34 nays, Roll No. 322.
Pages H5114–25

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–22 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill.
Page H5117

Agreed to:

Foxx amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that encourages better coordination with state workforce development efforts and adds to the reporting requirements in Section 5 to describe efforts by the State to ensure nondisplacement and establish grievance procedures;
Pages H5118–19

Bost amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that ensures that states include in their applications how they will use the funds to help individuals who have been displaced or relocated from a public housing authority to an alternative public housing facility or placed on rental assistance;
Page H5119

Bonamici amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that requires states to coordinate the subsidized employment program authorized in the bill with other federal workforce development programs, including the Federal Work Study Program;
Pages H5119–20

Khanna amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that directs HHS to measure the effect of training and credentialing in its evaluation to the public and recommendations to Congress;
Pages H5121–22


Kilmer amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that requires the Secretary to address employment-related challenges in rural areas and among members of federally recognized Indian tribes in the recommendations provided to Congress;
Page H5122

Krishnamoorthi amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that requires states to report on the number of individuals who are in a career that matches their training (by a recorded vote of 380 ayes to 32 noes, Roll No. 320); and
Pages H5120, H5122–23

Davidson amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that directs states to include in their end of the fiscal year report the number of recipients who received additional federal or state means-tested benefits during their subsidized employment (by a recorded vote of 264 ayes to 147 noes, Roll No. 321).
Pages H5120–21, H5123–24

H. Res. 396, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2842) was agreed to yesterday, June 22nd.

Announcement by the Chair: The Speaker addressed the Members on matters of decorum in the House.
Page H5123

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, June 26th for Morning Hour debate.
Pages H5125, H5137

Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Chaffetz, wherein he resigned as Representative for the Third Congressional District of Utah, effective at 10 a.m. on June 30, 2017.
Page H5137

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5122–23, H5124, H5124–25. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:51 p.m.

Committee Meetings


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch held a markup on the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, was forwarded to the full committee, without amendment.


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs''. Testimony was heard from Jami Snyder, Associate Commissioner for Medicaid/State Children's Health Insurance Program Services, Texas Health and Human Services Commission; and public witnesses.


Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance held a hearing entitled ``The Exploitation of Cultural Property: Examining Illicit Activity in the Antiquities and Art Trade''. Testimony was heard from Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State; Raymond Villanueva, Assistant Director for International Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security; and a public witness.


Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled ``Examining Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Attorney Advertising''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


JUNE 26, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Airland, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 4 p.m., SR–232A.


Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, markup on Defense Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 7 p.m., H–140 Capitol. This hearing will be closed.


Next Meeting of the

4 p.m., Monday, June 26

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Monday, June 26

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E893

Bishop, Mike, Mich., E889

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E895

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E895

Clark, Katherine M., Mass., E892

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E892

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E890

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E888, E889

Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E888

Himes, James A., Conn., E887

Johnson, Mike, La., E889

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E894

LaMalfa, Doug, Calif., E887

Mast, Brian J., Fla., E887

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E887

Neal, Richard E., Mass., E894

Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E893

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E890

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E891

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E891

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E888, E889, E890, E891, E892, E894, E895, E896

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E887, E890, E891

Walker, Mark, N.C., E888

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E895