Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
May 19, 2017
115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 87 — Daily Edition
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Friday, May 19, 2017
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, May 22, 2017.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 1725, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–133);
H.R. 1329, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, to improve the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–134);and
H.R. 2288, to amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–135).
Recess: The House recessed at 9:58 a.m. and reconvened at 11:16 a.m.
Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 1039, to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 268.
Pages H4362–73, H4373–74
Jackson Lee amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–127) that sought to request a comprehensive study on the new authority of probation officers and sunsets that authority 30 months later after enactment (by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 267).
Pages H4368–73, H4373
United States Semiquincentennial Commission--Appointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the following Members to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Representatives Brady (PA) and Crowley; and from private life: Mr. Richard Trumka of Rockville, Maryland.
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development--Reappointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she reappointed the following Member to the Board of Trustees for the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development for a term of six years: Representative Sewell (AL).
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd and that the order of the House of January 3, 2017, regarding morning-hour debate not apply on that day.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, May 22nd for Morning Hour debate.
Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy: Representative Thomas J. Rooney (FL).
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:56 p.m.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 953, the ``Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Terry Branstad, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 p.m.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
Barton, Joe, Tex., E673
Bishop, Rob, Utah, E676
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E681
Cook, Paul, Calif., E683
Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E679
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E682
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E675
Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E675
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E675
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E682
Keating, William R., Mass., E680
Langevin, James R., R.I., E684
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E679
O'Rourke, Beto, Tex., E683
Price, David E., N.C., E677
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E680
Speier, Jackie, Calif., E684
Wilson, Joe, S.C., E678
Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E684