Daily Digest

Monday, March 27, 2017

Daily Digest


Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1981–S2015

Measures Introduced:
Sixteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 723–738, and S. Res. 98–100.


Pages S1995–96

Measures Reported:


Special Report entitled ``History, Jurisdiction, and a Summary of Activities of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources During the 114th Congress''. (S. Rept. No. 115–10)

S. 269, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska. (S. Rept. No. 115–11)


Page S1995

Measures Passed:

Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution:
Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 30, providing for the reappointment of Steve Case as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and the resolution was then passed.


Page S2003
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution:
Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 35, providing for the appointment of Michael Govan as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and the resolution was then passed.

Pages S2003–04
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution:
Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 36, providing for the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and the resolution was then passed.

Page S2004

Appointments:


Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China:
The Chair, on behalf of the President of the Senate, pursuant to Public Law 106–286, appointed the following Member to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Senator King.


Page S2003

Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of T.D. 114–12, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:


Pages S1981, S1982–93

Pending:

McConnell Amendment No. 193, to change the enactment date.


Page S1982

McConnell Amendment No. 194 (to Amendment No. 193), of a perfecting nature.


Page S1982

During consideration of this treaty today, Senate also took the following action:

By 97 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 97), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the treaty.


Page S1992

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the treaty at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017; and that all time during Leader remarks, morning business, recess, and adjournment of the Senate count post-cloture.


Pages S1992–93

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations:

58 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

4 Army nominations in the rank of general.


Pages S2003, S2014–15

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations:

William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to Japan.

Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.

Althea Coetzee, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

2 Army nominations in the rank of general.

7 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.


Pages S2004–14

Messages from the House:


Page S1994 

Measures Referred:


Page S1994

Executive Communications:


Pages S1994–95

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages S1996–97

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:


Pages S1997–S2000

Additional Statements:

Amendments Submitted:


Pages S2002–03

Authorities for Committees to Meet:


Page S2003

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--97)


Page S1992

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:24 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2004.)

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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:
20 public bills, H.R. 1726–1745; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 231–232 were introduced.


Pages H2463–64  

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages H2464–65  

Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 229, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1430) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible (H. Rept. 115–60);

H. Res. 230, providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 34) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services'' (H. Rept. 115–61);

H.R. 1387, to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–62); and

H.R. 1431, to amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications, public participation, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–63).


Pages H2462–63

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


Page H2447  

Recess:
The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.


Page H2447  

Recess:
The House recessed at 2:05 p.m. and reconvened at 5:01 p.m.


Page H2448

Suspensions:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Requiring the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster:
H.R. 1117, amended, to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 195;


Pages H2448–50, H2452–53
Disaster Simplified Assistance Value Enhancement Act:
H.R. 1214, amended, to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a program to use simplified procedures to issue public assistance for certain projects under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; and

Pages H2449–50
Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017:
H.R. 654, amended, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas to 11 nays, Roll No. 196.

Pages H2454–55  

Recess:
The House recessed at 5:24 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.


Page H2452

Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer:
Representative Lofgren announced her intent to offer a privileged resolution.


Pages H2453–54

Senate Message:
Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2452.

Quorum Calls--Votes:
Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2452–53 and H2454–55. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:29 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

HONEST ACT; SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISAPPROVAL UNDER CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, OF THE RULE SUBMITTED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RELATING TO ``PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF CUSTOMERS OF BROADBAND AND OTHER TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES''

Committee on Rules:
Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1430, the ``HONEST Act''; and S.J. Res. 34, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services''. The committee granted, by record vote of 9–3, a closed rule for S.J. Res 34. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution. The rule provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution. The rule provides one motion to commit. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–3, a closed rule for H.R. 1430. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from Chairman Smith of Texas, and Representatives Blackburn, Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, and Beyer.

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

MARCH 28, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services:
to receive a closed briefing on Department of Defense worldwide policy and strategy and the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Supplemental Budget Request, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:
to hold hearings to examine fostering economic growth, focusing on the role of financial companies, 9:30 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:
to hold hearings to examine the United States' increasing dependence on foreign sources of minerals and opportunities to rebuild and improve the supply chain in the United States, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Subcommittee on Energy, to hold hearings to examine the cybersecurity threats to the United States electric grid and technology advancements to minimize such threats, including S. 79, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, 2:15 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works:
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, to hold hearings to examine S. 518, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for technical assistance for small treatment works, S. 692, to provide for integrated plan permits, to establish an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to promote green infrastructure, and to require the revision of financial capability guidance, and S. 675, to amend and reauthorize certain provisions relating to Long Island Sound restoration and stewardship, 2:15 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations:
to hold hearings to examine the view from Congress, focusing on United States policy on Iran, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary:
to hold hearings to examine protecting young athletes from sexual abuse, 10 a.m., SD–226.

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

Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed business meeting to consider the Biennial Report, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Agriculture,
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, hearing entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: Commodity Policy Part I'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

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Subcommittee on Nutrition, hearing entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: The Future of SNAP'', 2 p.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, hearing on U.S. Central Command, 10:45 a.m., H–140 Capitol. This hearing will be closed.

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 10 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Military Assessment of Russian Activities and Security Challenges in Europe'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Naval Strike Fighters-Issues and Concerns'', 3:30 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce,
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, hearing entitled ``Examining the Corporation for National and Community Service and Its Failed Oversight of Taxpayer Dollars'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce,
Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Self-Driving Cars: Levels of Automation'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Examining FDA's Medical Device User Fee Program'', 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services,
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``The Arbitrary and Inconsistent Non-Bank SIFI Designation Process'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``The State of Bank Lending in America'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Budget, Diplomacy, and Development'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``Venezuela's Tragic Meltdown'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``East Africa's Quiet Famine'', 2:30 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security,
subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, hearing entitled ``The Current State of DHS' Efforts to Secure Federal Networks'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on House Administration,
Full committee, markup on a committee resolution regarding franked mail; hearing entitled ``The Smithsonian Institution's Priorities'', 11:30 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary,
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, hearing entitled ``Restoring Enforcement of our Nation's Immigration Laws'', 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, hearing to examine the state of forensic science in the United States, 3 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources,
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``ESA Consultation Impediments to Economic and Infrastructure Development'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
Full Committee, markup on H.R. 24, the ``Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017''; H.R. 1552, the ``Fair and Open Competition Act''; H.R. 1242, the ``400 Years of African-American History Commission Act''; and H.R. 1694, the ``Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Information Technology; and Subcommittee on Government Operations, joint hearing entitled ``Reviewing Challenges in Federal IT Acquisition'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules,
Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1431, the ``EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Ways and Means,
Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 186, of inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide to the House of Representatives the tax returns and other specified financial information of President Donald J. Trump, 4 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of March 28 through March 31, 2017

Senate Chamber

On
Tuesday
, at approximately 10 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of T.D. 114–12, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro, post-cloture.

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 Appropriations:
March 29, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine a review of the defense health program and military medicine funding, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

March 29, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine civil society perspectives on Russia, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services:
March 28, to receive a closed briefing on Department of Defense worldwide policy and strategy and the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Supplemental Budget Request, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

March 29, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold hearings to examine Russian influence and unconventional warfare operations in the ``Grey Zone'', focusing on lessons from Ukraine, 10 a.m., SR–222.

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March 29, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine on the health of the Department of Defense industrial base, and its role in providing readiness to the warfighter, 2:15 p.m., SR–232A.

March 29, Subcommittee on Airland, to hold hearings to examine Air Force modernization, 3:30 p.m., SR–222.

March 30, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Heather Wilson, of South Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force, Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:
March 28, to hold hearings to examine fostering economic growth, focusing on the role of financial companies, 9:30 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
March 29, to hold hearings to examine closing the skills gap and boosting United States competitiveness, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

March 29, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, 2:30 p.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:
March 28, to hold hearings to examine the United States' increasing dependence on foreign sources of minerals and opportunities to rebuild and improve the supply chain in the United States, 10 a.m., SD–366.

March 28, Subcommittee on Energy, to hold hearings to examine the cybersecurity threats to the United States electric grid and technology advancements to minimize such threats, including S. 79, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, 2:15 p.m., SD–366.

March 30, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending calendar business and subcommittee assignments, 10 a.m., SD–366.

March 30, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the potential for infrastructure improvements to create jobs and reduce the cost of living through all-of-the-above energy and mineral production in Alaska, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works:
March 28, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, to hold hearings to examine S. 518, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for technical assistance for small treatment works, S. 692, to provide for integrated plan permits, to establish an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to promote green infrastructure, and to require the revision of financial capability guidance, and S. 675, to amend and reauthorize certain provisions relating to Long Island Sound restoration and stewardship, 2:15 p.m., SD–406.

March 29, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine cleaning up our nation's Cold War legacy sites, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations:
March 28, to hold hearings to examine the view from Congress, focusing on United States policy on Iran, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

March 29, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, to hold hearings to examine United State-Mexico relationship, focusing on advancing security and prosperity on both sides of the border, 10:15 a.m., SD–419.

March 29, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine American leadership in the Asia-Pacific, focusing on security issues, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

March 30, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine United States interests, values, and the American people, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:
March 30, business meeting to consider the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of Florida, to be Secretary of Labor, Time to be announced, SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
March 29, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, to hold hearings to examine the effect of borrowing on Federal spending, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs:
March 29, business meeting to consider S. 304, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 343, to repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Indians, S. 381, to repeal the Act entitled ``An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation'', S. 607, to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities, and S. 669, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine native youth, focusing on promoting diabetes prevention through healthy living, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary:
March 28, to hold hearings to examine protecting young athletes from sexual abuse, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
March 29, to hold hearings to examine how small businesses confront and shape regulations, 3 p.m., SR–428A.

Select Committee on Intelligence:
March 28, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:15 p.m., SH–219.

March 28, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed business meeting to consider the Biennial Report, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

March 29, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 12 noon, SH–219.

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March 30, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine disinformation, focusing on a primer in Russian active measures and influence campaigns, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Special Committee on Aging:
March 29, to hold hearings to examine the arc of Alzheimer's, focusing on preventing cognitive decline in Americans to assuring quality care for those living with the disease, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture
, March 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Review of the Farm Credit System'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations,
March 29, Subcommittee on Defense, hearing on U.S. European Command, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol. This hearing will be closed.

March 29, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services, 10 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

March 29, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, hearing for public witnesses, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services,
March 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Military Assessment of the Security Challenges in the Greater Middle East'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

March 29, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; and Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security, joint hearing entitled ``Threats to Space Assets and Implications for Homeland Security'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

March 29, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Military Pilot Shortage'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

March 30, Subcommittee on Readiness; and Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, joint hearing entitled ``The Current State of U.S. Transportation Command'', 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

March 30, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, joint hearing entitled ``Consequences and Context for Russia's Violations of the INF Treaty'', 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce,
March 29, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, hearing on H.R. 986, the ``Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce,
March 29, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Realizing Nationwide Next-Generation 911'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

March 29, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Federal Energy Related Tax Policy and its Effects on Markets, Prices, and Consumers'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services,
March 29, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``Examining the Impact of the Volcker Rule on the Markets, Businesses, Investors, and Job Creators'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs,
March 29, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 54, reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina's economic reforms; H. Res. 92, condemning North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes; H. Res. 137, ``Honoring the life of Shimon Peres''; H. Res. 145, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the fight against corruption in Central America; H.R. 390, the ``Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017''; H.R. 479, the ``North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017''; H.R. 672, the ``Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017''; and H.R. 1644, the ``Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act'', 10:45 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

March 29, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``Testing the Limits: Iran's Ballistic Missile Program, Sanctions, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security,
March 29, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``Terrorism in North Africa: An Examination of the Threat'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary,
March 29, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1667, the ``Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017''; H.R. 1695, the ``Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017''; H. Res. 184, a resolution of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to communications with the government of Russia; and H. Res. 203, a resolution of inquiry requesting the President, and directing the Attorney General, to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to certain communications by the President of the United States, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

March 30, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing on H.R. 1689, the ``Private Property Rights Protection Act'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
March 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Federally Funded Cancer Research: Coordination and Innovation'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

March 29, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``WMATA After SafeTrack'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,
March 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business,
March 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Evaluating the Paperwork Reduction Act: Are Burdens Being Reduced?'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

March 30, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, hearing entitled ``SBA's Entrepreneurial Development Programs: Resources to Assist Small Businesses'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
March 29, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1346, to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled ``Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform''; H.R. 1726, the ``Coast Guard Improvement and Reform Act of 2017''; H.R. 1093, to require the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Authority to provide appropriate Congressional notice of safety audits conducted with respect to railroads and rail transit agencies; H.R. 1665, to ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration; H.R. 1678, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes; H.R. 1679, the ``FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017''; H. Con. Res. 35, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition; H. Con. Res. 36, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby; H.R. 455, to designate the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse''; and possible other matters cleared for consideration, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
March 29, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on draft of the ``Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017''; H.R. 91, the ``Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act''; H.R. 95, the ``Veterans' Access to Child Care Act''; H.R. 467, the ``VA Scheduling Accountability Act''; H.R. 907, the ``Newborn Care Improvement Act''; H.R. 918, the ``Veterans Urgent Access to Mental Health Care Act''; H.R. 1005, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans; H.R. 1162, the ``No Hero Left Untreated Act''; H.R. 1545, to clarify VA's authority to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs; and H.R. 1662, to prohibit smoking in any facility of the Veterans Health Administration, 8 a.m., 334 Cannon.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, March 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
Senate will continue consideration of T.D. 114–12, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro, post-cloture.





Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, March 28

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
Consideration of S.J. Res. 34--Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Babin, Brian, Tex., E390

Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E389

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E391

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E389

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E391

DelBene, Suzan K., Wash., E392

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E391

Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E389

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E392, E393

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E389

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E393

Messer, Luke, Ind., E389

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E391

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