Daily Digest

Monday, November 30, 2015

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S8181–S8196

Measures Introduced: Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2332–2334, and S. Res. 322.
Page S8191

Measures Reported:

S. 1611, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–168)

S. 1115, to close out expired, empty grant accounts, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–169)

S. 2093, to provide that the Secretary of Transportation shall have sole authority to appoint Federal Directors to the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. (S. Rept. No. 114–170)

S. 2128, to require the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency to submit to Congress a report on Inspector General mandates, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 114–171)
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Measures Passed:

Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act: Senate passed S. 1698, to exclude payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits.
Page S8195


Recognizing Rosa Louise Parks: Senate agreed to S. Res. 322, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the refusal of Rosa Louise Parks to give up her seat on a bus on December 1, 1955.
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Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to an alternative plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2016; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (PM–33)
Page S8191


Tai-Ching Kan Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Secretary of the Senate be authorized to request the return of the papers with respect to Derek Tai-Ching Kan, of California, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years; and that when the Senate receives the papers, the Senate's action with respect to the nomination on Thursday, November 19, 2015, be vitiated.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 79 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX. 310), Gayle Smith, of Ohio, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
Pages S8195–96

1Air Force nomination in the rank of general.

1Army nomination in the rank of general.

5Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.

1Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S8193–96


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Steven Nathan Berk, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Elizabeth Carroll Wingo, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

36 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
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Messages from the House:
Page S8191


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S8181, S8191


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S8191–93


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S8193


Additional Statements:
Page S8190


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--310)
Pages S8195–96


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:14 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8196.)

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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: 11 public bills, H.R. 4127–4137; 2 and resolutions, and H. Res. 540–541 were introduced.
Pages H8644–45


Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 3490, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–345, Part 2);

H.R. 1755, to amend title 36, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the congressional charter of the Disabled American Veterans (H. Rept. 114–350);

H.R. 3279, to amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, to require annual reports to Congress on, and the maintenance of databases on, awards of fees and other expenses to prevailing parties in certain administrative proceedings and court cases to which the United States is a party, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–351);

H.R. 526, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–352);

H. Res. 539, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America's energy security and diplomacy, and promote energy efficiency and government accountability, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 23) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 24) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'' (H. Rept. 114–353); and

Conference report on S. 1177, to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves (H. Rept. 114–354).
Pages H8444–H8634, H8644


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:07 p.m. and reconvened at 4 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act: S. 611, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize technical assistance to small public water systems;
Pages H8418–20


Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act: H.R. 3490, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute;
Pages H8420–23


Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act: H.R. 3279, amended, to amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, to require annual reports to Congress on, and the maintenance of databases on, awards of fees and other expenses to prevailing parties in certain administrative proceedings and court cases to which the United States is a party;
Pages H8423–26


Amending title 36, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the congressional charter of the Disabled American Veterans: H.R. 1755, amended, to amend title 36, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the congressional charter of the Disabled American Veterans;
Pages H8426–27


Removing the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia: H.R. 2288, amended, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 644;
Pages H8427–28, H8432–33


PRISM Act: H.R. 1541, amended, to amend title 54, United States Code, to make Hispanic-serving institutions eligible for technical and financial assistance for the establishment of preservation training and degree programs;
Pages H8428–29


Taking certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria: H.R. 2212, amended, to take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria;
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Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act: H.R. 2270, amended, to redesignate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, located in the State of Washington, as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, to establish the Medicine Creek Treaty National Historic Site within the wildlife refuge, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 645; and
Pages H8429–31, H8433

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To redesignate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, located in the State of Washington, as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, to establish the Medicine Creek Treaty National Memorial within the wildlife refuge, and for other purposes.''.
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Recess: The House recessed at 5:30 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015: S. 1170, to amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Pages H8433–35


Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Brady (TX), wherein he resigned as the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.
Page H8435


Joint Economic Committee--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Joint Economic Committee: Representative Tiberi, to rank before Representative Amash.
Page H8435


Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted an alternative plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule in January 2016--referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114–81).
Page H8431


Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H8418 and H8432.

Senate Referrals: S. 2328 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. S. 1698 and S. 1550 were referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Pages H8418, H8432, H8642


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8432–33 and H8433. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

Committee Meetings

NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY SECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE ACT OF 2015; SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISAPPROVAL UNDER CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, OF A RULE SUBMITTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RELATING TO ``STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM NEW, MODIFIED, AND RECONSTRUCTED STATIONARY SOURCES: ELECTRIC UTILITY GENERATING UNITS''; SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISAPPROVAL UNDER CHAPTER 8 OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, OF A RULE SUBMITTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RELATING TO ``CARBON POLLUTION EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR EXISTING STATIONARY SOURCES: ELECTRIC UTILITY GENERATING UNITS''

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 8, the ``North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015'' [general debate]; S.J. Res. 23, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''; S.J. Res. 24, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units''. The committee granted, by record vote of 8–3, a general debate rule for H.R. 8. The rule provides one hour of general 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 bill. The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. Additionally, the rule grants closed rules for S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24. The rule provides one hour of debate on each joint resolution 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 each joint resolution. The rule provides that each joint resolution shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in each joint resolution. The rule provides each joint resolution one motion to commit. Testimony was heard from Representatives Whitfield and Tonko.

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Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

DECEMBER 1, 2015

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine acquisition reform, focusing on next steps, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Well Control Rule and other regulations related to offshore oil and gas production, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine international tax, focusing on OECD BEPS and European Union state aid, 2:45 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Catherine Ebert-Gray, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu, Scot Alan Marciel, of California, to be Ambassador to the Union of Burma, John D. Feeley, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Linda Swartz Taglialatela, of New York, to be Ambassador to Barbados, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Todd C. Chapman, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, and Amos J. Hochstein, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Resources), all of the Department of State, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine Puerto Rico's fiscal problems, focusing on examining the source and exploring the solution, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Acquisition Efficiency and the Future Navy Force'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, joint hearing entitled ``Russian Arms Control Cheating: Violation of the INF Treaty and the Administration's Responses One Year Later'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Disrupter Series: Mobile Payments'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 699, the ``Email Privacy Act'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on the Interior, hearing entitled ``Examining Invasive Species Policy'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Pitfalls of Unilateral Negotiations at the Paris Climate Change Conference'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Tax Policy, hearing on the OECD BEPS Project final recommendations and its effect on worldwide American companies, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 8, the ``North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015'' [amendment consideration], 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of December 1 through December 4, 2015

Senate Chamber

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

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
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Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: December 2, to hold hearings to examine agriculture's role in combating global hunger, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Armed Services: December 1, to hold hearings to examine acquisition reform, focusing on next steps, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

December 2, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Department of Defense personnel reform and strengthening the all-volunteer force, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

December 3, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine supporting the warfighter of today and tomorrow, 9:30 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on the Budget: December 2, to hold hearings to examine reforming the federal budget process, focusing on modernizing budget concepts to improve accuracy and transparency, 10:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: December 1, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Well Control Rule and other regulations related to offshore oil and gas production, 10 a.m., SD–366.

December 3, Full Committee, to hold an oversight hearing to examine implementation of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980, including perspectives on the Act's impacts in Alaska and suggestions for improvements to the Act, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: December 1, to hold hearings to examine international tax, focusing on OECD BEPS and European Union state aid, 2:45 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: December 1, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Catherine Ebert-Gray, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu, Scot Alan Marciel, of California, to be Ambassador to the Union of Burma, John D. Feeley, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Linda Swartz Taglialatela, of New York, to be Ambassador to Barbados, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Todd C. Chapman, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, Jean Elizabeth Manes, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, and Amos J. Hochstein, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Resources), all of the Department of State, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

December 2, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of G. Kathleen Hill, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, Eric Seth Rubin, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, Kyle R. Scott, of Arizona, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, and David McKean, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg, all of the Department of State, and Carlos J. Torres, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

December 2, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action oversight, focusing on the International Atomic Energy Agency's report on the possible military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program, 4 p.m., SH–219.

December 3, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on the United States role in the Middle East, 9 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: December 3, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Robert A. Salerno, and Darlene Michele Soltys, both to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years, and Carol Waller Pope, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2019 (Reappointment), 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: December 2, business meeting to consider S. 1125, to authorize and implement the water rights compact among the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the State of Montana, and the United States, and S. 1879, to improve processes in the Department of the Interior; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), focusing on whether the justice systems in Indian country have improved, 2:15 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: December 1, to hold hearings to examine Puerto Rico's fiscal problems, focusing on examining the source and exploring the solution, 10 a.m., SD–226.

December 2, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine protecting trade secrets, focusing on the impact of trade secret theft on American competitiveness and potential solutions to remedy this harm, 10 a.m., SD–226.

December 2, Full Committee, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Administration's alien removal policies, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

December 3, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 247, to amend section 349 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deem specified activities in support of terrorism as renunciation of United States nationality, S. 1318, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for protection of maritime navigation and prevention of nuclear terrorism, and the nominations of Dana J. Boente, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years, and John P. Fishwick, Jr., to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia for the term of four years, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: December 2, to hold hearings to examine consolidating non-Department of Veterans Affairs care programs, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: December 1, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

December 3, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees
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Committee on Agriculture, December 2, Full Committee, hearing to review the Farm Credit System, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Armed Services, December 3, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``Effects of Reduced Infrastructure and Base Operating Support Investments on Readiness'', 8 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

December 3, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Stakeholder Views on Military Health Care'', 10:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, December 2, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, hearing entitled ``Principles for Ensuring Retirement Advice Serves the Best Interests of Working Families and Retirees'', 10 a.m., 2261 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, December 2, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, markup on H.R. 1641, the ``Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2015''; and a discussion draft to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to facilitate that deployment of communications infrastructure by providing for an inventory of Federal assets for use in connection with such deployment, to streamline certain Federal approvals of communication facilities, to provide for measures to promote the use of utility poles in the deployment, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

December 3, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled ``The Nuclear Waste Fund: Budgetary, Funding, and Scoring Issues'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

December 3, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Broadcasting Ownership in the 21st Century'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, December 2, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ``Legislative Proposals to Improve the U.S. Capital Markets'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, December 2, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Fueling Middle East Turmoil'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

December 2, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Paris Attacks: A Strategic Shift by ISIS?'', 1 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

December 2, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``Assessing the President's Strategy in Afghanistan'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

December 2, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategic Interests and the APEC and East Asia Summits'', 2 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, December 3, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, hearing entitled ``Driving Away with Taxpayer Dollars: DHS's Failure to Effectively Manage the FPS Vehicle Fleet'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on House Administration, December 2, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1670, the ``National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015''; hearing entitled ``Improving Customer Service for the Copyright Community: Ensuring the Copyright Office and the Library of Congress Are Able To Meet the Demands of the Digital Age'', 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, December 2, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2831, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, United States Code; H.R. 2832, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 52, United States Code; and H.R. 1584, the ``CARDER Act of 2015'', 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

December 3, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration Review'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, December 2, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on discussion draft of the ``National Park Service Centennial Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, December 2, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Office of National Drug Control Policy: Reauthorization'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, December 3, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing on H.R. 4084, the ``Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, December 3, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``Employers of Choice: How the Tax Extender Debate Will Affect Small Business'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: December 3, to hold hearings to examine the economic outlook, 10 a.m., SH–216.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, December 1

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30 p.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, December 1

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the following measure under suspension of the rules: H.R. 4127--Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. Consideration of S.J. Res. 23--Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'' (Subject to a Rule); consideration of S.J. Res. 24--Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ``Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units'' (Subject to a Rule); and consideration of H.R. 8--North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1675

Bost, Mike, Ill., E1674

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1676

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1676

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1674

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1673, E1674, E1676, E1677

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1671

Frankel, Lois, Fla., E1676

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1674

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1673, E1675

Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E1673

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1677

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E1676

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E1671

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1672

Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E1672

Speier, Jackie, Calif., E1672, E1675

Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E1671

Westmoreland, Lynn A., Ga., E1671

Williams, Roger, Tex., E1673, E1676

Young, David, Iowa, E1677, E1677, E1677, E1678, E1678, E1678, E1678, E1678, E1678, E1679

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E1674

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