Daily Digest

Friday, September 8, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action



The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 3711–3725; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 511–512, were introduced.
Pages H7216–17


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H7217–18


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

H.R. 931, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–301).
Page H7216


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H7185, H7197


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.
Pages H7191–97

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.
Pages H7187–91


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

Agreed to:

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
Pages H7199–H7200

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.
Pages H7202–03

Rejected:

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);
Pages H7197–98

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
Pages H7198–99

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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).
Page H7199

Withdrawn:

Knight amendment (No. 69 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have prohibited funds related to certain mineral contracts
Pages H7201–02

Proceedings Postponed:

Mullin amendment (No. 73 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that seeks to prohibit funds for enforcing the Obama Administration's EPA methane rule;
Pages H7203–04

Mullin amendment (No. 74 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that seeks to prohibit funds for implementing the Obama Administration's Social Cost of Carbon rule;
Pages H7204–05

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;
Pages H7205–06

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
Pages H7206–07

Norman amendment (No. 77 printed in H. Rept. 115–297) that seeks to reduce total appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency by $1,869,087,000.
Pages H7207–08

H. Res. 504, the rule providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3354) was agreed to yesterday, September 7th.

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.
Page H7200


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.
Pages H7200–01


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.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, September 11

Senate Chamber

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.

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(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.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Monday, September 11

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.








Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Boyle, Brendan F., Pa., E1187

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1188

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1186, E1190

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E1186

Hultgren, Randy, Ill., E1189

Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E1187

Katko, John, N.Y., E1186

Krishnamoorthi, Ill., E1188

Long, Billy, Mo., E1189

Luján, Ben Ray, N.M., E1185, E1190

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1188

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1189

Roby, Martha, Ala., E1187

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1185, E1186, E1187, E1189, E1190, E1191

Smith, Jason, Mo., E1187

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1186, E1190

Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E1188

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1185, E1191

Walden, Greg, Ore., E1190

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