Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6615–S6660

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2029–2036, and S. Res. 252–256.
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Measures Reported:

S. 1090, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide eligibility for broadcasting facilities to receive certain disaster assistance. (S. Rept. No. 114–142)

S. 1580, to allow additional appointing authorities to select individuals from competitive service certificates. (S. Rept. No. 114–143)

S. Res. 252, expressing the sense of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate relating to easing the burden of Federal tax compliance on small businesses, with a preamble.

S. 1400, to amend the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 1756, to help small businesses take advantage of energy efficiency.

S. 1857, to amend the Small Business Act to provide for expanded participation in the microloan program.

S. 1866, to establish the veterans' business outreach center program, to improve the programs for veterans of the Small Business Administration, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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Measures Passed:

Equity in Government Compensation Act: Senate passed S. 2036, to suspend the current compensation packages for the chief executive officers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 245, designating the week beginning September 13, 2015, as ``National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 254, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
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National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 255, designating the week beginning September 14, 2015, as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.
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School Bus Safety Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 256, designating September 2015 as ``School Bus Safety Month''.
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Measures Considered:

Hire More Heroes Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.J. Res. 61, amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
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Rejected:

McConnell motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 2645, to change the enactment date. (Senate tabled the motion.)
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McConnell Amendment No. 2643 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2640), to change the enactment date. (Senate tabled the amendment.)
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McConnell Amendment No. 2641 (to Amendment No. 2640), to change the enactment date. (Senate tabled the amendment.)
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Pending:

McConnell Amendment No. 2640, of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2656 (to Amendment No. 2640), to prohibit the President from waiving, suspending, reducing, providing relief from, or otherwise limiting the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2657 (to Amendment No. 2656), to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2658 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2640), to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2659 (to Amendment No. 2658), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 2660, to prohibit the President from waiving, suspending, reducing, providing relief from, or otherwise limiting the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2661 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2660), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2662 (to Amendment No. 2661), of a perfecting nature.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell Amendment No. 2656 (to Amendment No. 2640), and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, September 17, 2015.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell Amendment No. 2640, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of McConnell Amendment No. 2656 (to Amendment No. 2640).
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the joint resolution, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of McConnell Amendment No. 2640.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 56 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 265), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell Amendment No. 2640.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on the joint resolution, be withdrawn.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2646 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2645), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 2645 (listed above) was tabled.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2647 (to Amendment No. 2646), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2646 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2645) (listed above) fell.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2644 (to Amendment No. 2643), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2643 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2640) (listed above) was tabled.
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McConnell Amendment No. 2642 (to Amendment No. 2641), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2641 (to Amendment No. 2640) (listed above) was tabled.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 11 a.m., on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, with the time until 12:30 p.m. equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; and that the filing deadline for all first-degree amendments be at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.

2 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

4 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
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Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Executive Communications:
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
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Additional Statements:
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Amendments Submitted:
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Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--265)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 1 p.m. and adjourned at 7:43 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6660.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 7 public bills, H.R. 3504–3510; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 419 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Rooney (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 3:02 p.m.

Committee Meetings

REVIEW OF USDA ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, PART I

Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing to review USDA organization and program administration, part I. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Agriculture officials: Alexis Taylor, Deputy Under Secretary, Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment; and Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary, Research Education, and Economics.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to ensure the safety of the food supply and protect American consumers, 2 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine United States military operations to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the cause, response, and impacts of EPA's Gold King Mine spill, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the United States role and strategy in the Middle East, focusing on Syria, Iraq, and the fight against ISIS, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine achieving the promise of health information technology, focusing on improving care through patient access to their records, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine regulatory reform proposals, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine EPA's Gold King Mine disaster, focusing on the harmful impacts to Indian country, 2:15 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 10:15 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine S. 290, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 563, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish the Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans program to seek to employ physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a without compensation basis in practice areas and specialties with staffing shortages and long appointment waiting times, S. 564, to amend title 38, United States Code, to include licensed hearing aid specialists as eligible for appointment in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1450, to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1451, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adjudicate and pay survivor's benefits without requiring the filing of a formal claim, S. 1460, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program to cover recipients of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship, S. 1693, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment to certain veterans that were unable to receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 24-month period preceding the furnishing of such emergency treatment, S. 1856, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for suspension and removal of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct that is a threat to public health or safety and to improve accountability of employees of the Department, S. 1938, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the approval of certain programs of education for purposes of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

House
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Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing to review USDA organization and program administration, Part II, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled ``Oversight of Federal Facility Cleanup under CERCLA'' (continued), 4 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Full Committee, markup on the ``North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015''; and H.R. 702, to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions, 5 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 348, the ``RAPID Act''; H.R. 758, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015''; H.R. 3134, the ``Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015''; and H.R. 3504, the ``Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act'', 7 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 16 through September 18, 2015

Senate Chamber

On Wednesday, at approximately 11 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of H.J. Res. 61, Hire More Heroes Act.

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 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: September 17, business meeting to consider H.R. 2051, to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to extend the livestock mandatory price reporting requirements, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: September 16, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to ensure the safety of the food supply and protect American consumers, 2 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: September 16, to hold hearings to examine United States military operations to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 10 a.m., SD–106.

September 17, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine maritime security strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, 10 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: September 17, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Adam J. Szubin, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 17, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Sarah Elizabeth Feinberg, of West Virginia, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, 9:45 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: September 17, to hold hearings to examine reauthorization of and potential reforms to the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: September 16, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the cause, response, and impacts of EPA's Gold King Mine spill, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: September 16, to hold hearings to examine the United States role and strategy in the Middle East, focusing on Syria, Iraq, and the fight against ISIS, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

September 17, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on State Department processes in establishing tier rankings for the 2015 trafficking in persons report, 11:30 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 16, to hold hearings to examine achieving the promise of health information technology, focusing on improving care through patient access to their records, 10 a.m., SD–430.

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September 17, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, to hold hearings to examine biosimilar implementation, focusing on a progress report from FDA, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 16, to hold hearings to examine regulatory reform proposals, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: September 16, to hold an oversight hearing to examine EPA's Gold King Mine disaster, focusing on the harmful impacts to Indian country, 2:15 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: September 16, to hold hearings to examine reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 10:15 a.m., SD–226.

September 17, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1814, to withhold certain Federal funding from sanctuary cities, S. 32, to provide the Department of Justice with additional tools to target extraterritorial drug trafficking activity, and the nominations of John Michael Vazquez, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Wilhelmina Marie Wright, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota, and Paula Xinis, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, 10:15 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: September 16, to hold hearings to examine S. 290, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 563, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish the Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans program to seek to employ physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a without compensation basis in practice areas and specialties with staffing shortages and long appointment waiting times, S. 564, to amend title 38, United States Code, to include licensed hearing aid specialists as eligible for appointment in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1450, to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1451, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adjudicate and pay survivor's benefits without requiring the filing of a formal claim, S. 1460, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program to cover recipients of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship, S. 1693, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment to certain veterans that were unable to receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 24-month period preceding the furnishing of such emergency treatment, S. 1856, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for suspension and removal of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct that is a threat to public health or safety and to improve accountability of employees of the Department, S. 1938, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the approval of certain programs of education for purposes of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: September 17, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 17, Full Committee, markup on the ``North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015''; and H.R. 702, to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions (continued), 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

September 17, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Protecting Infants: Ending Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Providers Who Violate the Law'', 3 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

September 18, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Improving the Medicaid Program for Beneficiaries'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, September 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Dodd-Frank Act Five Years Later: Are We More Free?'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 17, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``Strengthening U.S. Leadership in a Turbulent Global Economy'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 17, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, markup on H. Res. 277, honoring the Tunisian People for their democratic transition; and H. Res. 293, expressing concern over anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority; and hearing entitled ``Major Beneficiaries of the Iran Deal: IRGC and Hezbollah'', 1:45 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 17, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``Challenges to Religious Freedom in the Americas'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, September 17, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, markup on H.R. 3490, the ``Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act''; H.R. 3493, the ``Securing the Cities Act of 2015''; the ``Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Strategy Act of 2015''; and Committee Print of the ``DHS Science and Technology Reform and Improvements Act of 2015'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

September 17, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, markup on H.R. 3350, the ``Know the CBRN Terrorism Threats to Transportation Act''; H.R. 3361, the ``Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2015''; H.R. 3503, the ``Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act of 2015''; a bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve the management and administration of the security clearance processes throughout the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; and Committee Print of the ``Fusion Center Enhancement Act of 2015'', 1 p.m., 311 Cannon.

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September 17, Subcommittee on Transportation Security; and Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, joint hearing entitled ``Safeguarding our Nation's Surface Transportation Systems Against Evolving Terrorist Threats'', 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.

September 18, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, hearing entitled ``Making DHS More Efficient: Industry Recommendations to Improve Homeland Security'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, September 17, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1428, the ``Judicial Redress Act of 2015''; H.R. 1755, to amend title 36, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the congressional charter of the Disabled American Veterans; and H.R. 3449, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend honorary citizenship to otherwise qualified noncitizens who enlisted in the Philippines and died while serving on active duty with the United States Armed Forces during certain periods of hostilities, and for other purposes, 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 17, Full Committee; and the House Committee on Natural Resources, joint hearing entitled, ``EPA's Animas Spill'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

September 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Federal Air Marshal Service: Oversight'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, September 18, Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and Subcommittee on Oversight, joint hearing entitled ``NEON Warning Signs: Examining the Management of the National Ecological Observatory Network'', 9 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, September 17, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``Financing Main Street: How Dodd-Frank is Crippling Small Lenders and Access to Capital'', 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, September 17, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3106, the ``Construction Reform Act of 2015''; H.R. 3016, the ``VA Provider Equity Act''; H.R. 677, the ``American Heroes COLA Act of 2015''; H.R. 1338, the ``Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2015''; H.R. 1384, the ``Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act''; H.R. 2360, the ``Career-Ready Student Veterans Act''; and H.R. 2915, the ``Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act'', 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, September 17, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2061, the ``EACH Act''; H.R. 1270, the ``Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015''; H.R. 2940, the ``Educator Tax Relief Act of 2015''; H.R. 765, the ``Restaurant and Retail Jobs and Growth Act''; H.R. 2510, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation; H.R. 961, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the subpart F exemption for active financing income; and H.R. 1430, the ``Permanent CFC Look-Through Act of 2015'', 10:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, September 18, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, hearing on the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Defense Clandestine Service, 9 a.m., HVC–304.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of H.J. Res. 61, Hire More Heroes Act. The filing deadline for all first-degree amendments is 2:30 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

12 p.m., Wednesday, September 16

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the rules: 1) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 23--``National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization; 2) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 720--``Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2015; 3) H.R. 487--``To allow the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to lease or transfer certain lands; 4) H.R. 959--``Medgar Evers House Study Act, as amended; 5) H.R. 1214--``National Forest Small Tracts Act Amendments Act, as amended; 6) H.R. 1289--``John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act; 7) H.R. 1554--``Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2015; 8) H.R. 1949--``National Liberty Memorial Clarification Act of 2015, as amended; 9) H.R. 2223--``Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act of 2015; 10) H.R. 2791--``Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act; 11) S. 501--``New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act; and 12) S. 230--``To provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation located in Bethel, Alaska.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue.








HOUSE


Bera, Ami, Calif., E1277

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1278

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1280, E1282

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1279, E1280, E1281

Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1277, E1278, E1278, E1279, E1280, E1281, E1281, E1282, E1282, E1283

Keating, William R., Mass., E1279

Larson, John B., Conn., E1283

Moolenaar, John R., Mich., E1278

Plaskett, Stacey E., Virgin Islands, E1277

Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1277

Sires, Albio, N.J., E1279

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1281

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