Daily Digest

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7227–S7282

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2165–2180, and S. Res. 282–287.
Pages S7272–73

Measures Reported:

S. 1864, to improve national security by developing metrics to measure the effectiveness of security between ports of entry, at points of entry, and along the maritime border, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 114–152)

H.R. 322, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 16105 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the ``Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher Post Office''.

H.R. 323, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, as the ``Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office''.

H.R. 324, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11662 Gravois Road in St. Louis, Missouri, as the ``Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Post Office''.

H.R. 558, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 South Pioneer Boulevard in Springboro, Ohio, as the ``Richard `Dick' Chenault Post Office Building''.

H.R. 1442, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, as the ``Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz Post Office Building''.

H.R. 1884, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 206 West Commercial Street in East Rochester, New York, as the ``Officer Daryl R. Pierson Memorial Post Office Building''.

H.R. 3059, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4500 SE 28th Street, Del City, Oklahoma, as the James Robert Kalsu Post Office Building.

S. Res. 148, condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

S. Res. 274, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the peaceful and democratic reunification of Germany.

S. Res. 278, welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on her official visit to the United States and celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea relationship.

S. 1811, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a program to make loans to certain businesses, homeowners, and renters affected by Superstorm Sandy, with amendments.

S. 2126, to reauthorize the women's business center program of the Small Business Administration, with amendments.
Page S7271

Measures Passed:

Authorizing the Use of Emancipation Hall: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 21, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S7280–81

McConnell (for Booker) Amendment No. 2711, to amend the resolving clause to correct the date of the ceremony.
Page S7281


Commemorating the Life of Robert Edward Simon, Jr: Senate agreed to S. Res. 285, commemorating the life and accomplishments of Robert Edward Simon, Jr.
Page S7281


National Wildlife Refuge Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 286, designating the week beginning on October 11, 2015, as ``National Wildlife Refuge Week''.
Page S7281


Welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea: Senate agreed to S. Res. 278, welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on her official visit to the United States and celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea relationship.
Page S7281

Measures Considered:

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2028, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
Pages S7233–44, S7245–49

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

By 49 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 278), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S7244

Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7249


Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2146, to hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for defying Federal law, to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed, and to provide liability protection for State and local law enforcement who cooperate with Federal law enforcement.
Pages S7249–60

A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, October 8, 2015, a vote on cloture will occur at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
Page S7249

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 4 p.m., on Monday, October 19, 2015, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S7281


Pro Forma Session--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn until 10 a.m., on Friday, October 9, 2015, for a pro forma session only, with no business being conducted; that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, October 9, 2015, it next convene for pro forma session only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, and at 10 a.m., on Friday, October 16, 2015; that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, October 16, 2015, it next convene at 4 p.m., on Monday, October 19, 2015.
Page S7281


Donnelly Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that following Leader remarks on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Ann Donnelly, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; that the time until 11 a.m. be equally divided for debate on the nomination in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination; and that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
Page S7280


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Mario Cordero, of California, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2019.

Sarah Elizabeth Mendelson, of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

Sarah Elizabeth Mendelson, of the District of Columbia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Lucy Tamlyn, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Benin.

Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr., of California, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic.

David R. Gilmour, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Togolese Republic.

Edwin Richard Nolan, Jr., of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname.

W. Thomas Reeder, Jr., of Virginia, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Carolyn Patricia Alsup, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia.

Daniel H. Rubinstein, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia.

Susan Coppedge Amato, of Georgia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, with the rank of Ambassador at Large.
Pages S7244–45, S7282

Stephen C. Hedger, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Pages S7280, S7282


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Dana J. Boente, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years.

Robert Lloyd Capers, of New York, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York for the term of four years.

John P. Fishwick, Jr., of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia for the term of four years.

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Channing D. Phillips, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for the term of four years.

Emily Gray Rice, of New Hampshire, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire for the term of four years.

Randolph J. Seiler, of South Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota for the term of four years.

Amos J. Hochstein, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources).

David McKean, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.

Routine lists in the Army and Navy.
Page S7282


Messages from the House:
Page S7266


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S7266, S7281


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S7266


Executive Communications:
Pages S7266–71


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S7271


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S7271–72


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7273–74


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7274–79


Additional Statements:
Pages S7264–66


Amendments Submitted:
Page S7279


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S7279–80


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S7280


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--278)
Page S7244


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 5:49 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7281.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

RUSSIAN STRATEGY AND MILITARY OPERATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Russian strategy and military operations, after receiving testimony from General John M. Keane, USA (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Institute for the Study of War; General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.), former National Security Advisor, Atlantic Council Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies Europe Program; and Stephen Sestanovich, Council on Foreign Relations.

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY AND THE RECALL PROCESS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security concluded a hearing to examine consumer product safety and the recall process, after receiving testimony from Elliot F. Kaye, Chairman, and Ann Marie Buerkle, Commissioner, both of the Consumer Product Safety Commission; Frederick Locker, National Association of Manufacturers CPSC Coalition, New York, New York; Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation, and Cheryl A. Falvey, Crowell and Moring LLP, both of Washington, D.C.; and Nancy A. Cowles, Kids in Danger, Chicago, Illinois.

WATER AND HYDROELECTRIC LEGISLATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine H.R. 2898, to provide drought relief in the State of California, S. 1894, to provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California, S. 1936, to provide for drought preparedness measures in the State of New Mexico, S. 1583, to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, S. 2046, to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order continuing a stay of a hydroelectric license for the Mahoney Lake hydroelectric project in the State of Alaska, and S. 2083, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project, after receiving testimony from Senators Feinstein and Boxer; Representative Valadao; Michael L. Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior; Jeffrey Kightlinger, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles; Dan Keppen, Family Farm Alliance, Klamath Falls, Oregon; Richard M. Frank, University of California School of Law California Environmental Law and Policy Center, Davis; Adrian Oglesby, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Sarah Woolf, Clovis, California.

PUBLIC LANDS, FORESTS, AND MINING LEGISLATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining concluded a hearing to examine S. 414, to provide for conservation, enhanced recreation opportunities, and development of renewable energy in the California Desert Conservation Area, S. 872, to provide for the recognition of certain Native communities and the settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, S. 1295 and H.R. 1324, bills to adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, S. 1448, to designate the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in the State of Oregon, S. 1592, to clarify the description of certain Federal land under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the Kaibab National Forest, S. 1941 and H.R. 2223, bills to authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado, S. 1942 and H.R. 1554, bills to require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado, S. 1955, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans, S. 1971, to expand the boundary of the California Coastal National Monument, and S. 2069, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State of Oregon, after receiving testimony from Senators Feinstein and Sullivan; Glenn Casamassa, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Steven A. Ellis, Deputy Director, Operations, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Leo Barlow, Southeast Alaska Landless Corporation, Anchorage; Buck Lindekugel, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Juneau; Robert Lovingood, County of San Bernardino, Victorville, California; and Frazier Haney, Mojave Desert Land Trust, Joshua Tree, California.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 2152, to establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop and appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty reduction, promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth, with amendments;

S. 1789, to improve defense cooperation between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;

S. Res. 274, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the peaceful and democratic reunification of Germany;

S. Res. 278, welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on her official visit to the United States and celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea relationship;

S. Res. 148, condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights; and

The nominations of Robert Porter Jackson, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Harry K. Thomas, Jr., of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe, Julie Furuta-Toy, of Wyoming, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and Dennis B. Hankins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, all of the Department of State.

UKRAINE

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the economic and political future of Ukraine, after receiving testimony from Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Clifford G. Bond, United States Assistance Coordinator in Ukraine, both of the Department of State; and Paula J. Dobriansky, Harvard University JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

DIPLOMATIC SECURITY TRAINING FACILITY

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development concluded a hearing to examine ensuring an efficient and effective diplomatic security training facility for the twenty-first century, after receiving testimony from Gregory B. Starr, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; Michael J. Courts, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office; and Connie L. Patrick, Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Department of Homeland Security.

THREATS TO THE HOMELAND

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine threats to the homeland, after receiving testimony from Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security; James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; and Nick Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Edward L. Gilmore, of Illinois, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years, Department of Justice.

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EMINENT DOMAIN

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution concluded a hearing to examine eminent domain ten years after Kelo v. City of New London, after receiving testimony from Clemente Casillas, Community Youth Athletic Center, National City, California; Dan Alban, Institute for Justice, Arlington, Virginia; and David A. Dana, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 3708–3730; and 9 resolutions, H.J. Res. 69; H. Con. Res. 85; and H. Res. 467–473 were introduced.
Pages H6935–36


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6937–38


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Duncan (TN) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H6895


Recess: The House recessed at 10:52 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H6900


Recess: The House recessed at 12:02 p.m. and reconvened at 1:01 p.m.
Page H6901


Native American Energy Act: The House passed H.R. 538, to facilitate the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, by a yea-and-nay vote of 254 yeas to 173 nays, Roll No. 544.
Pages H6911–20

Rejected the Ben Ray Luján (NM) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 239 nays, Roll No. 543.
Pages H6918–19

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–30 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read.
Pages H6916–18

Agreed to:

Young (AK) amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114–290) that clarifies that a state, tribes, and local governments in an affected area of a proposed federal action on Indian lands may continue as provided under current law to comment on an environmental impact statement required under the National Environmental Policy Act, and that Section 4 shall not limit any public comment on a federal action concerning gaming on Indian lands under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; and
Pages H6917–18

Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114–290) that allows the Forest Service to create a pilot program that would execute contracts with tribes to perform administrative, management, and other functions of programs of the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004.
Page H6918

H. Res. 466, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 538) and (H.R. 702) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 244 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 542, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 541.
Pages H6902–11


Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Representative Black.
Page H6921


National Council on Disability--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the National Council on Disability: Lt. Colonel Daniel M. Gade, PhD., New Windsor, New York.
Page H6921


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H6901.

Senate Referrals: S. 2162 was referred to the Committee on House Administration. S. 32 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Page H6932


Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6909–10, H6910–11, H6919, H6920. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:28 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

THE 2015 FIRE SEASON AND LONG-TERM TRENDS

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held a hearing to review the 2015 fire season and long-term trends. Testimony was heard from Tom Tidwell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service; and public witnesses.

U.S. STRATEGY IN AFGHANISTAN

Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan''. Testimony was heard from General John F. Campbell (USA), Commander, Operation Resolute Support and U.S. Forces--Afghanistan.

UPDATE ON MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing entitled ``Update on Military Suicide Prevention Programs''. Testimony was heard from Keita Franklin, Director, Suicide Prevention Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Lieutenant General James C. McConville, Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, U.S. Army; Rear Admiral Ann M. Burkhardt, Director, 21st Century Sailor Office, U.S. Navy; Major General Burke Whitman, Director Marine and Family Programs, U.S. Marine Corps; and Lieutenant General Mark Ediger, Surgeon General, USAF, U.S. Air Force.

REVIEWING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND HOW IT SERVES AT-RISK YOUTH

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Juvenile Justice System and How It Serves At-Risk Youth''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS CHEATING ALLEGATIONS: INITIAL QUESTIONS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Volkswagen Emissions Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions''. Testimony was heard from Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency; Phillip Brooks, Director, Air Enforcement Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Environmental Protection Agency; and a public witness.

EXAMINING LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO COMBAT OUR NATION'S DRUG ABUSE CRISIS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Examining Legislative Proposals to Combat our Nation's Drug Abuse Crisis''. Testimony was heard from Michael Botticelli, Director, National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President; Richard Frank, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services; and Jack Riley, Deputy Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration.

EXAMINING THE SYRIAN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS FROM THE GROUND, PART I

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis from the Ground, Part I''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PROTECTING MARITIME FACILITIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY: ARE OUR NATION'S PORTS AT RISK FOR A CYBER-ATTACK?

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security held a hearing entitled ``Protecting Maritime Facilities in the 21st Century: Are Our Nation's Ports at Risk for a Cyber-Attack?''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant, Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

REFORM AND IMPROVEMENT: ASSESSING THE PATH FORWARD FOR THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Transportation Security held a hearing entitled ``Reform and Improvement: Assessing the Path Forward for the Transportation Security Administration''. Testimony was heard from John Roth, Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security; and Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD EXPOSED: EXAMINING ABORTION PROCEDURES AND MEDICAL ETHICS AT THE NATION'S LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee concluded a markup on H.R. 974, the ``Yellowstone and Grand Teton Paddling Act''; H.R. 1107, the ``Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act''; H.R. 1452, to authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance; H.R. 1820, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes; H.R. 2212, to take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes; H.R. 2270, the ``Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act''; H.R. 2406, the ``SHARE Act''; and H.R. 3382, the ``Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015''. The following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 1452 and H.R. 1820. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 974, H.R. 1107, H.R. 2212, H.R. 2270, H.R. 2406, and H.R. 3382.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 3033, the ``Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia (READ) Act''; and H.R. 3293, the ``Scientific Research in the National Interest Act''. H.R. 3033 was ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 3293 was ordered reported, without amendment.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF DOL'S ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL OVERTIME RULE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations held a hearing entitled ``The Consequences of DOL's One-Size-Fits-All Overtime Rule for Small Businesses and their Employees''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

OCTOBER 9, 2015

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, markup on reconciliation submissions, 9 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled ``E-manifest: An Update on Implementation'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Future of the Multilateral Development Banks'', 9:15 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 348, supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to freely elect their government and determine their future; and H. Res. 354, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe, 11:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 10, the ``Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act''; H.R. 3231, the ``Federal Intern Protection Act of 2015''; H.R. 2347, the ``Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2015''; S. 1172, the ``Edward `Ted' Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015''; S. 1576, the ``Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015''; S. 1580, the ``Competitive Service Act of 2015''; S. 1629, the ``District of Columbia Courts, Public Defender Service, and Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Act of 2015''; H.R. 136, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 in Camp Pendleton, California, as the ``Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Post Office''; H.R. 2928, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in Perryville, Arkansas, as the ``Harold George Bennett Post Office''; H.R. 3082, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ``Daryle Holloway Post Office Building''; H.R. 3274, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in Pine Lake, Georgia, as the ``Francis Manuel Ortega Post Office''; H.R. 3601, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the ``Melvoid J. Benson Post Office Building''; S. 1596, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the ``Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building''; and S. 1826, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as the Lieutenant Colonel James ``Maggie'' Megellas Post Office, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``Deep Space Exploration: Examining the Impact of the President's Budget'', 9 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Friday, October 9

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.


Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, October 9

House Chamber

Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 702--To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1452, E1453

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1451

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1456

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1454

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1454

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E1455

Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E1455

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1453

Dent, Charles W., Pa., E1450

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1454

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1452

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1450, E1450

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1449

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1449

Joyce, David P., Ohio, E1450

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E1449

Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E1454

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1451

Moolenaar, John R., Mich., E1450, E1451, E1452, E1452, E1453

Mulvany, Mick, S.C., E1455

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1451

Payne, Donald M., Jr., N.J., E1453

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1455

Smith, Lamar, Tex., E1449

Takai, Mark, Hawaii, E1449

Valadao, David G., Calif., E1451, E1452

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E1455

Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E1454

Williams, Roger, Tex., E1451, E1453, E1454

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1453

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