Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 172
(Daily Digest - November 30, 2015)

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                      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.

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                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  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.

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                            House Committees

  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.