Daily Digest

Monday, January 4, 2016

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Interim Résumé of Congressional Activity.
    Second Session of the One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress convened as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States.

Senate

Chamber Action

The Senate met at 12:00:12 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 104, at 12:00:27 p.m. until 2 p.m., on Monday, January 11, 2016.––––––

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: There were no public bills or resolutions introduced today.

Additional Cosponsors:

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Harvey Sparks, Temple Hills Baptist Church, Temple Hills, Maryland.
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Convening of the Second Session of the 114th Congress: Pursuant to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution by Public Law 114–108, the House met at 12 noon on January 4, 2016 for the convening of the second session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress. Pursuant to section 7(a) of H. Res. 566, the Chair announced that no organizational or legislative business will be conducted on this day. The Chair further announced that messages requiring action will be laid before the House on a subsequent day and that bills and resolutions introduced today will receive a number but will not be referred to committee or noted in the Record until a subsequent day. Executive communications, memorials, and petitions likewise will be referred and numbered on a subsequent day.
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H1.

Senate Referrals: S. 1115 and S. 1893 were held at the desk.

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 12 noon and at 12:04 p.m. the House stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, pursuant to section 7(a) of H. Res. 566.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JANUARY 5, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 712, the ``Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015''; H.R. 1155, the ``SCRUB Act of 2015''; and Senate amendment to H.R. 3762, the ``Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of January 5 through January 8, 2016

Senate Chamber

Senate is not in session.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, January 7, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Acquisition Reform: Experimentation and Agility'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

January 8, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``Effects of Reduced Infrastructure and Base Operating Support Investments on Navy Readiness'', 8 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, January 7, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1797, the ``End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act''; H.R. 3662, the ``Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act''; and the ``Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2015'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, January 7, Subcommittee on Transportation Security, hearing entitled ``Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: Examining Remaining Challenges'', 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, January 6, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Army Fee Assistance Program: Part 11'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

January 7, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Document Production Status Update'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

January 8, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Treasury Oversight of TARP's Hardest Hit Fund'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, January 6, Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, hearing on H.R. 1610, the ``Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2015'', 10:30 a.m., H–313 Capitol.

January 6, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1927, the ``Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, January 8, Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and Subcommittee on Oversight, joint hearing entitled ``Cyber Security: What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private Sector'', 9 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, January 6, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Attention Needed: Mismanagement at the SBA--The GAO Findings'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

January 7, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Attention Needed: Mismanagement at the SBA--The Administrator Responds'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, January 7, Full Committee, business meeting to consider Member access request, 9 a.m., HVC–304. January 4, 2016* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 199 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 385 reports have been filed in the House.

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Interim Résumé of Congressional Activity

FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 6, 2015 through December 18, 2015

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

168157
. .

Time in session

1,073 hrs., 39804 hrs., 59
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

8,91310,713
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,845
. .

Public bills enacted into law

3677
113

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

11
. .

Measures passed, total

441525
966

Senate bills

9838
. .

House bills

82323
. .

Senate joint resolutions

43
. .

House joint resolutions

35
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

116
. .

House concurrent resolutions

2428
. .

Simple resolutions

219122
. .

Measures reported, total

289373
662

Senate bills

2199
. .

House bills

36288
. .

Senate joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .3
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

1. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .3
. .

Simple resolutions

3370
. .

Special reports

227
. .

Conference reports

35
. .

Measures pending on calendar

21078
. .

Measures introduced, total

2,8235,070
7,893

Bills

2,4274,312
. .

Joint resolutions

2879
. .

Concurrent resolutions

26105
. .

Simple resolutions

342574
. .

Quorum calls

62
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

339300
. .

Recorded votes

. .403
. .

Bills vetoed

21
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 6, 2015 through December 18, 2015

Civilian nominations, totaling 366, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

173

Unconfirmed

181

Withdrawn

10

Returned to White House

2

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 3,802, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,383

Unconfirmed

97

Withdrawn

322

Air Force nominations, totaling 5,734, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,550

Unconfirmed

181

Withdrawn

3

Army nominations, totaling 5,214, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,474

Unconfirmed

1,740

Navy nominations, totaling 3,936, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,931

Unconfirmed

5

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,070, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,067

Unconfirmed

3

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

0

Total nominations received this Session

20,122

Total confirmed

17,578

Total unconfirmed

2,207

Total withdrawn

335

Total returned to the White House

2
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2 p.m., Monday, January 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, with a vote on confirmation of the nomination, at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Tuesday, January 5

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Establishing a quorum in the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the 114th Congress.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E1

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1

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