Daily Digest

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 11 a.m., on Friday, January 15, 2016.

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held.


House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 4376–4392; and 8 resolutions, H.J. Res. 81; H. Con. Res. 107–108; and H. Res. 585–589, were introduced.
Pages H363–64


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H365


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of ``waters of the United States'' under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act: The House passed S.J. Res. 22, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of ``waters of the United States'' under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, by a yea-and-nay vote of 253 yeas to 166 nays, Roll No. 45.
Pages H335–46, H355–56

H. Res. 583, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1644), the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 22), and the bill (H.R. 3662), was agreed to yesterday, January 12th.

Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act: The House considered H.R. 3662, to enhance congressional oversight over the administration of sanctions against certain Iranian terrorism financiers. Consideration will resume on Tuesday, January 26th.
Pages H346–55

Agreed by unanimous consent that the vote on Roll No. 44 and the motion to reconsider thereon be vacated and that further proceedings on the question of passage be postponed as though under clause 8 of rule 20 through the legislative day of January 26, 2016.
Page H356

H. Res. 583, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1644), the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 22), and the bill (H.R. 3662), was agreed to yesterday, January 12th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 15.
Page H356


Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 107, providing for an conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Pages H361–62


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 15th, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 107, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.
Page H362


Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on pages H355–56. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and at 1:01 p.m., the House stands adjourned until 1 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its adoption of H. Con. Res. 107, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.

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Committee Meetings

EFFECTS OF REDUCED INFRASTRUCTURE AND BASE OPERATING SUPPORT INVESTMENTS ON AIR FORCE READINESS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing entitled ``Effects of Reduced Infrastructure and Base Operating Support Investments on Air Force Readiness''. Testimony was heard from Major General Timothy Green, USAF, Director of Civil Engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force; Major General Jerry D. Harris, Jr., USAF, Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base; and Brigadier General Christopher Azzano, USAF, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base.

VIEWS ON COMMISSARY REFORM

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing entitled ``Views on Commissary Reform''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HOW TO CREATE A MORE ROBUST AND PRIVATE FLOOD INSURANCE MARKETPLACE

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled ``How to Create a More Robust and Private Flood Insurance Marketplace''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE U.S. RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR PROVOCATIONS

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``The U.S. Response to North Korea's Nuclear Provocations''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE ORIGINATION CLAUSE

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled ``The Original Meaning of the Origination Clause''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 4341, the ``Defending America's Small Contractors Act of 2016''. H.R. 4341 was ordered reported, as amended.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JANUARY 14, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

11 a.m., Friday, January 15

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1 p.m., Friday, January 15

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Calvert, Ken, Calif., E41, E44, E45, E47, E48

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E42

Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E42

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E47

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E49

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E44

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E45

Graves, Sam, Mo., E41, E42

Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E48

Huelskamp, Tim, Kans., E42

Jenkins, Evan H., W.Va., E42

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E47

Keating, William R., Mass., E43, E44

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E43, E47

Lance, Leonard, N.J., E47

McDermott, Jim, Wash., E42

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E48

Poe, Ted, Tex., E45, E49

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E45

Royce, Edward R., Calif., E41

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E49

Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E46

Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E48

Williams, Roger, Tex., E49

Young, David, Iowa, E41, E44, E45, E46, E47, E47, E48, E48, E49, E50

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E41, E47 

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