Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 23, 2017
115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 108 — Daily Edition
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Friday, June 23, 2017
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 4 p.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
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. 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).
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.
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.
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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
Announcement by the Chair: The Speaker addressed the Members on matters of decorum in the House.
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.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:51 p.m.
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.
EXAMINING THE EXTENSION OF SAFETY NET HEALTH PROGRAMS
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.
THE EXPLOITATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY: EXAMINING ILLICIT ACTIVITY IN THE ANTIQUITIES AND ART TRADE
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.
EXAMINING ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES REGARDING ATTORNEY ADVERTISING
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.
No joint committee meetings were held.
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.
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.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
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
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
Walker, Mark, N.C., E888
Wilson, Joe, S.C., E895