Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
February 24, 2017
115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 33 — Daily Edition
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Friday, February 24, 2017
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 12 noon, on Monday, February 27, 2017.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
5 public bills, H.R. 1214–1218, were introduced.
Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 906, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–18).
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. David Godleski, Jesuit Conference, Washington, DC.
Congressional Advisers on Trade Policy and Negotiations--Appointment:
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House as Congressional Advisers on Trade Policy and Negotiations: Representatives Brady (TX), Reichert, and Nunes.
United States Semiquincentennial Commission--Appointment:
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Representatives Meehan and Aderholt; and from private life: Mr. Jim Koch of Newton, Massachusetts, Mr. Val Crofts of Milton, Wisconsin, Dr. Wilfred McClay of Norman, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Lynn Young of Rockdale, Texas.
There were no yea-and-nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.
The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:33 a.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
Committee on Rules,
Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 998, the ``SCRUB Act''; H.J. Res. 83, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to ``Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Assessing VA's Risks for Drug Diversion'', 3:30 p.m., 334 Cannon.
Program for Monday:
Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce, post-cloture.
At 3 p.m., Senator Sasse will be recognized to deliver Washington's Farewell Address.
At 7 p.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce. Following disposition of the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ryan Zinke, of Montana, to be Secretary of the Interior.
Program for Monday:
To be announced.