Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
September 8, 2017
115th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 163, No. 145 — Daily Edition
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Friday, September 8, 2017
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, September 11, 2017.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 446, resolution of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the removal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–300); and
Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act: The House concurred in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 601, to enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of assistance provided under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to promote quality basic education in developing countries, to better enable such countries to achieve universal access to quality basic education and improved learning outcomes, and to eliminate duplication and waste, by a yea-and-nay vote of 316 yeas to 90 nays, Roll No. 480.
H. Res. 509, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 601) was agreed to by voice vote, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018: The House considered H.R. 3354, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. Further proceedings were postponed.
Pages H7197–H7200, H7201–08
Pearce amendment (No. 63 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that was debated on September 7th that prevents funds from being used to implement the Bureau of Land Management's ``Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation'' rule (by a recorded vote of 216 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 484); and
Smith (MO) amendment (No. 72 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that restricts federal agencies from using funds to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
Blackburn amendment (No. 55 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that was debated on September 7th that sought to call for 1% across the board cuts (by a recorded vote of 156 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 481);
Palmer amendment (No. 56 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that was debated on September 7th that sought to ensure that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Enforcement Division (by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 227 noes, Roll No. 482); and
Carbajal amendment (No. 57 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that was debated on September 7th that sought to state that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to process any application under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.) for a permit to drill or a permit to modify, that would authorize use of hydraulic fracturing or acid well stimulation treatment in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (by a recorded vote of 177 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 483).
Polis amendment (No. 75 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to support the closure or consolidation of any regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency;
Polis amendment (No. 76 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that seeks to prohibit the use of funds to pursue any extra-legal ways to transfer Federal lands to private owners in contravention of existing law; and
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, September 11th for Morning Hour debate.
Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 601: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 24, providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 601.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and four recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7196–97, H7197–98, H7198–99, H7199, and H7199–H7200. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:48 p.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R 2810, National Defense Authorization Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at 5:30 p.m.
(At approximately 3 p.m., Senate will observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the lives lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001.)
Program for Monday: To be announced.
Boyle, Brendan F., Pa., E1187
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1188
Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E1186
Hultgren, Randy, Ill., E1189
Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E1187
Katko, John, N.Y., E1186
Krishnamoorthi, Ill., E1188
Long, Billy, Mo., E1189
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1188
Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1189
Roby, Martha, Ala., E1187
Smith, Jason, Mo., E1187
Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E1188
Walden, Greg, Ore., E1190