Daily Digest

Monday, May 22, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3051–S3074

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1190–1201, S. Res. 175, and S. Con. Res. 17.
Pages S3069–70

Measures Reported:

S. 39, to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. (S. Rept. No. 115–75)
Page S3069

Measures Passed:

National Foster Care Month: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 156, recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster-care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster-care system, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S3072–73


100th Anniversary of NOAA: Senate agreed to S. Res. 175, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the commissioned officer corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Page S3073

Appointments:

Election Assistance Board of Advisors: The Chair, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 107–252, Title II, Section 214, appointed the following individual to the Election Assistance Board of Advisors: Lawrence Norden of New York.
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Sullivan Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State, with the time until the vote on the motion to invoke cloture equally divided in the usual form; and that if cloture is invoked, all time during morning business, Leader remarks, recess, and adjournment count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S3073


Thapar Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
Page S3060

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State.
Page S3060

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S3060

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S3060


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 82 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. EX. 133), Terry Branstad, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.
Pages S3051–60


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

12 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force and Navy.
Page S3074


Messages from the House:
Page S3064


Measures Referred:
Page S3064


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S3064


Executive Communications:
Pages S3064–65


Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S3065–69


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3070–72


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S3072


Additional Statements:
Page S3063


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--133)
Page S3060


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:16 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3073.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 2581–2592; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 59; and H. Res. 349–350, were introduced.
Pages H4423–24


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4424–25


Reports Filed:Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1973, to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–136, Part 1);

H.R. 1761, to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–137);

H.R. 695, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–138);

H.R. 1862, to amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–139);

H.R. 1842, to amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–140);

H.R. 883, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, to provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–141);

H.R. 1188, to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–142);

H.R. 1370, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–143, Part 1);

H.R. 1545, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–144); and

H. Res. 348, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 953) to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–145).
Pages H4422–23


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Gallagher to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:18 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:10 p.m. and reconvened at 4:03 p.m.
Page H4396


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017: H.R. 1188, amended, to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006;
Pages H4396–99


Global Child Protection Act of 2017: H.R. 1862, to amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay of 372 yeas to 30 nays, Roll No. 269;
Pages H4399–H4402, H4414–15


Strengthening Children's Safety Act of 2017: H.R. 1842, to amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, and to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 371 yeas to 30 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 270;
Pages H4402–05, H4415


Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017: H.R. 883, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, and to provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements;
Pages H4406–09


Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017: H.R. 695, amended, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities; and
Pages H4409–11


Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking Act: H.R. 1625, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State.
Pages H4411–14


Library of Congress Trust Fund Board--Reappointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's reappointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board for a five-year term: Ambassador Richard Fredericks of San Francisco, California.
Page H4415


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Representative MacArthur.
Page H4415


Health Information Technology Advisory Committee--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee: Mr. Patrick Soon-Shiong of Culver City, California.
Page H4416


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4414–15 and H4415. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

REDUCING REGULATORY BURDENS ACT OF 2017

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 953, the ``Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–3, a structured rule for H.R. 953. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–21 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representative Gibbs.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D510)

S. 496, to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled ``Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform''. Signed on May 12, 2017. (Public Law 115–33)

H.R. 274, to provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business. Signed on May 16, 2017. (Public Law 115–34)

H.J. Res 66, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees. Signed on May 17, 2017. (Public Law 115–35)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

MAY 23, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine United States assistance for Central America, 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine worldwide threats, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, to hold hearings to examine the cyber posture of the Services; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

Subcommittee on SeaPower, to receive a closed briefing on Navy readiness challenges, emerging threats, and the requirements underpinning the 355 ship force structure objective, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting to consider the nominations of Mira Radielovic Ricardel, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, and Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, and Heath P. Tarbert, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine reopening the American frontier, focusing on exploring how the Outer Space Treaty will impact American commerce and settlement in space, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine making implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone attainable, including S. 263, to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and S. 452, to amend the Clean Air Act to delay the enforcement and implementation of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Judiciary: Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, to hold hearings to examine building America's trust through border security, focusing on progress on the southern border, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:15 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, oversight hearing on the Internal Revenue Service, 3 p.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for U.S. Cyber Command: Cyber Mission Force Support to Department of Defense Operations'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``The Need for More Responsible Regulatory and Enforcement Policies at the EEOC'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus: Continuing Challenges'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: Delivering to Consumers'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, hearing entitled ``Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border Security'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2431, the ``Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act''; H.R. 2407, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2406, to amend section 442 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 1107, the ``Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act''; H.R. 2199, the ``Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017''; H.R. 2423, the ``Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act''; and H.R. 2425, the ``Public Lands Telecommunications Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth

Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing entitled ``The Status and Future of the Cobell Land Consolidation Program'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1761, the ``Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017''; and H.R. 1973, the ``Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Expanding the Role of States in EPA Rulemaking'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Accomplishments and Challenges at the SBA's Office of International Trade'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Increasing U.S. Competitiveness and Preventing American Jobs from Moving Overseas'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Social Security; and Subcommittee on Information Technology of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, joint hearing entitled, ``Protecting Americans' Identities: Examining Efforts to Limit the Use of Social Security Numbers'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Russia Investigation Task Force, hearing on ongoing intelligence activities, 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Russia Investigation Task Force, hearing on ongoing intelligence activities, 10 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of May 23 through May 26, 2017

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at approximately 11 a.m.

Upon disposition of the nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: May 25, to hold hearings to examine the Farm Economy, focusing on perspectives on rural America, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: May 23, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine United States assistance for Central America, 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

May 24, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Navy and Marine Corps, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

May 25, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Homeland Security, 10:30 a.m., SD–138.

Committee on Armed Services: May 23, to hold hearings to examine worldwide threats, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

May 23, Subcommittee on SeaPower, to receive a closed briefing on Navy readiness challenges, emerging threats, and the requirements underpinning the 355 ship force structure objective, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

May 23, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, to hold hearings to examine the cyber posture of the Services; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

May 24, Subcommittee on SeaPower, to hold hearings to examine industry perspectives on options and considerations for achieving a 355 ship Navy, 9:30 a.m., SR–232A.

May 24, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to hold hearings to examine Department of Energy atomic energy defense activities and programs, 2:30 p.m., SD–G50.

May 25, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the posture of the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: May 23, business meeting to consider the nominations of Mira Radielovic Ricardel, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, and Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, and Heath P. Tarbert, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: May 25, to hold hearings to examine the President's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, 9:45 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: May 23, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine reopening the American frontier, focusing on exploring how the Outer Space Treaty will impact American commerce and settlement in space, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

May 24, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, to hold hearings to examine pool safety, focusing on the tenth anniversary of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: May 25, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Neil Chatterjee, of Kentucky, and Robert F. Powelson, of Pennsylvania, both to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary, all of the Department of Energy, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: May 23, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine making implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone attainable, including S. 263, to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and S. 452, to amend the Clean Air Act to delay the enforcement and implementation of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: May 25, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Treasury, and tax reform, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: May 24, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine American leadership in the Asia-Pacific, focusing on economic issues, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

May 25, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, to hold hearings to examine the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2 p.m., SD–419.

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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: May 24, to hold hearings to examine border insecurity, focusing on the rise of MS–13 and other transnational criminal organizations, 10 a.m., SD–342.

May 25, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine stopping the shipment of synthetic opioids, focusing on oversight of United States strategy to combat illicit drugs, 9:30 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Judiciary: May 23, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, to hold hearings to examine building America's trust through border security, focusing on progress on the southern border, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

May 24, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Vishal J. Amin, of Michigan, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office of the President, Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Lee Francis Cissna, of Maryland, to be Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–226.

May 24, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine law enforcement access to data stored across borders, focusing on facilitating cooperation and protecting rights, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

May 25, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 782, to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, and the nominations of Noel J. Francisco, of the District of Columbia, to be Solicitor General of the United States, and Makan Delrahim, of California, and Steven Andrew Engel, of the District of Columbia, both to be an Assistant Attorney General, all of the Department of Justice, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: May 24, business meeting to consider pending calendar business, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: May 24, business meeting to consider S. 1094, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: May 23, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:15 p.m., SH–219.

May 24, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

May 25, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Appropriations, May 24, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

May 24, Subcommittee on Defense, oversight hearing on the National Guard and Reserve, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol.

May 24, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, oversight hearing on the General Services Administration, 10 a.m., H–310, Capitol.

May 24, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Corps of Engineers (Civil Works) and the Bureau of Reclamation, 10:30 a.m., 2362–B Rayburn.

May 24, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Education, 11 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

May 24, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Indian Health Service, 1 p.m., 2007 Rayburn.

May 24, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Justice, 1:30 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

May 24, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, budget hearing on the Department of Homeland Security, 3 p.m., 2358–A Rayburn.

May 25, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Food and Drug Administration, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

May 25, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Commerce, 10:30 a.m., H–309 Capitol.

May 25, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Forest Service, 9:30 a.m., 2007 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, May 24, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Department of the Navy FY 2018 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

May 24, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Ground Force Modernization Budget Request'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

May 25, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Department of the Air Force FY 2018 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces'', 8 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

May 25, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2018 Priorities for Nuclear Forces and Atomic Energy Defense Activities'', 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, May 24, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget'', 9:30 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, May 24, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, hearing entitled ``Empowering Students and Families to Make Informed Decisions on Higher Education'', 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, May 24, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, markup on H. Res. 201, expressing support to the Government of Argentina for its investigation into the terrorist bombing of the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992; H. Res. 259, expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela; H. Res. 336, reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States--Mexico Partnership; and H.R. 1918, the ``Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act of 2017'', 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

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May 24, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Nuclear Deal Fallout: The Global Threat of Iran'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

May 25, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2484, the ``Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017''; and S. 371, the ``Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements Act'', 9:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

May 25, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Vietnam: Why Religious Freedom and Human Rights Are Critical to U.S. National Interest'', 12:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on House Administration, May 24, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Architect of the Capitol's Office of Inspector General'', 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, May 24, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2431, the ``Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act''; H.R. 2407, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and for other purposes; H.R. 2406, to amend section 442 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes; and the ``Secret Service Reauthorization Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, May 24, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Examining Impacts of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray'', 9 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

May 24, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on the ``Community Reclamation Partnerships Act'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, May 24, Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and the Environment; and Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs, joint hearing entitled, ``Examining `Sue and Settle' Agreements: Part I'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

May 25, Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs, joint hearing entitled ``Improper Payments in the Federal Government: Student Aid'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, May 24, Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and Subcommittee on Oversight, joint hearing entitled ``Examining the Overhead Cost of Research'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, May 25, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce; and Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, joint hearing entitled ``All Work and No Pay: Change Orders Delayed for Small Construction Contractors'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, May 24, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2018'', 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

May 24, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``VA Financial Management'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, May 24, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2372, ``Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now Act''; H.R. 2579, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the premium tax credit with respect to unsubsidized COBRA continuation coverage; and H.R. 2581, the ``Verify First Act'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

May 24, Full Committee, hearing on President Trump's budget proposals for fiscal year 2018, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, May 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at approximately 11 a.m.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, May 23

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 953--Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E690

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E690

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E692

Collins, Doug, Ga., E691

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E688

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E689

DelBene, Suzan K., Wash., E693

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E687, E691

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E689

Lance, Leonard, N.J., E692

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E692

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E688, E692

Messer, Luke, Ind., E689

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E688

Pittenger, Robert, N.C., E691

Posey, Bill, Fla., E691

Rooney, Francis, Fla., E687, E689

Ryan, Paul D., Wisc., E687

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E693

Takano, Mark, Calif., E692

Vargas, Juan, Calif., E690

Walden, Greg, Ore., E689

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E687, E688, E690, E691, E693

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