Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 174
(Daily Digest - December 02, 2015)

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Committee Meetings
REVIEW OF THE FARM CREDIT SYSTEM
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing to review the 
Farm Credit System. Testimony was heard from Kenneth Spearman, Chairman 
of the Board and CEO, Farm Credit Administration.
PRINCIPLES FOR ENSURING RETIREMENT ADVICE SERVES THE BEST INTERESTS OF 
WORKING FAMILIES AND RETIREES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, 
Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled ``Principles 
for Ensuring Retirement Advice Serves the Best Interests of Working 
Families and Retirees''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a 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. H.R. 1641 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, were forwarded to the Full 
Committee, without amendment.
LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE THE U.S. CAPITAL MARKETS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets and 
Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled ``Legislative 
Proposals to Improve the U.S. Capital Markets''. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.

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IRAN'S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS: FUELING MIDDLE EAST TURMOIL
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Fueling Middle East 
Turmoil''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
THE PARIS ATTACKS: A STRATEGIC SHIFT BY ISIS?
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The Paris 
Attacks: A Strategic Shift by ISIS?''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
ASSESSING THE PRESIDENT'S STRATEGY IN AFGHANISTAN
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa held a hearing entitled ``Assessing the President's Strategy in 
Afghanistan''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
U.S. STRATEGIC INTERESTS AND THE APEC AND EAST ASIA SUMMITS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategic Interests and the APEC and East 
Asia Summits''. Testimony was heard from Michael H. Fuchs, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of State for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs, 
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State; and 
Bruce Hirsh, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and 
APEC, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a 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''. H.R. 1670 was ordered reported, 
without amendment. Testimony was heard from David S. Mao, Acting 
Librarian of Congress; Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights, U.S. 
Copyright Office; and Joel C. Willemssen, Managing Director for 
Information Technology, Government Accountability Office.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a 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''. H.R. 
1584 was ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 2831 and H.R. 2832 
were ordered reported, as amended.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL ACT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a 
hearing on discussion draft of the ``National Park Service Centennial 
Act''. Testimony was heard from Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, National 
Park Service; and public witnesses.
CONFERENCE REPORT TO ACCOMPANY THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION 
REAUTHORIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2015
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on a conference 
report to accompany H.R. 22, the ``Surface Transportation 
Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015''. The committee granted, by 
voice vote, a rule that waives all points of order against the 
conference report and against its consideration. The rule provides that 
the conference report shall be considered as read. The rule provides 
that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without 
intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to 
recommit if applicable. The rule states that debate on the conference 
report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII. Testimony was 
heard from Chairman Shuster and Representative DeFazio.
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY: REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Government Operations held a hearing entitled ``Office of National Drug 
Control Policy: Reauthorization''. Testimony was heard from Michael 
Botticelli, Director, National Drug Control Policy, Office of National 
Drug Control Policy; David Maurer, Director, Justice and Law 
Enforcement Issues, Government Accountability Office; and a public 
witness.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.